Preview: Respect Pro Wrestling ‘Walker Brawl 2019’

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Respect Pro Wrestling’s final show of the year sees them make their debut at Kilbirnie’s Walker Memorial Hall as they present The Walker Brawl. 2019 has been quite the year for all at Respect Pro, with the crowning of the inaugural Tag Team Champions back in March, the signing of current ROH star Joe Hendry (who would go on to lift the Heavyweight Championship in August), and now, they hold their first show inside this Kilbirnie venue. The show was unveiled by co-general managers Billy Kirkwood and The Wee Man one year ago, with Kirkwood having since stepped back from his management duties. Who knows, perhaps we’ll find out who his replacement is at The Walker Brawl. For now though, here’s what we do know will be happening come Saturday evening!

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Respect Pro Heavyweight Championship – Fatal Four Way Match
Joe Hendry (c) vs Robert Wishart vs Lewis Girvan vs Alexander Darwin MacAllan

Joe Hendry makes the first defence of his Heavyweight Championship as he defends his title against not one, not two, but three challengers in what is sure to be a banger of a Fatal Four Way Match. After making his surprise debut at England vs Scotland 2, The Prestigious One ended Lewis Girvan’s second reign as the Heavyweight Champion at Midsummer Mayhem, with Respect Pro management then scheduling three qualifying matches at one of their September events to determine the ROH star’s three opponents for The Walker Brawl. Those matches would see Girvan, Robert Wishart, and Alexander Darwin MacAllan all securing their spots in this huge match after overcoming Bobby Roberts, Scott McManus, and Glen Dunbar respectively. Seeing as he’s a two-time champ, Lewis certainly knows what it takes to become the Heavyweight Champion in Respect Pro Wrestling, whereas both Wishart and MacAllan will do whatever it takes to head into a new decade as the Respect Pro Heavyweight Champion. Can Joe Hendry survive this challenge, or will a new champ ascend to the top of the throne?

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Respect Pro Tag Team Championships – Kilbirnie Street Fight
The Sensational Scenebirds (Christopher Saynt & Darrell Costello) vs BMD (Bobby Roberts & JD Bravo)

Ever since the Respect Pro Tag Team Championships were introduced in November 2018, the two main teams in the division have been the current champions The Sensational Scenebirds and the inaugural champs BMD. The latter of those teams cemented their names in the history books by beating not only Christopher Saynt and Darrell Costello, but also The Violence Institute’s MATT DALY and Luke Matthews, and the Team AbFab pairing of Jesse Santana and Jonathan Richards in March to be crowned the first Tag Team Champions in Respect Pro Wrestling history. Saynt and Costello would then go on to dethrone Bobby Roberts and JD Bravo at Midsummer Mayhem, with Upbrawl Championship Wrestling regulars The Social Order being the third team in that particular equation. Now, BMD are getting their championship rematch, but to make things a bit more interesting, management have decided to throw the rules out the window by making this a Kilbirnie Street Fight. Things could get rather ugly on Saturday evening as Saynt, Costello, Roberts, and Bravo go to war.

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Emily Hayden vs Ayesha Raymond

Emily Hayden has left quite the impact in Respect Pro Wrestling this year, capturing the UCW Women’s Championship from Gia Adams at the start of August, a title she has since gone on to retain against both Rosie Nyte and Anastasia. Although that title won’t be on the line at The Walker Brawl (it’s not been advertised at least, it could very well be turned into a title match), Emily still finds herself with one of the biggest challenges of her career as she battles the debuting Ayesha Raymond. You don’t need me to tell you impressive The Amazon is, her resume speaks for itself. The current Women’s Champion of the German Wrestling Federation, Ayesha made her return to Scottish wrestling at the start of September, going to a double count out with Alexxis Falcon at Fierce Females’ Welcome to the Hellmouth event. She and Hayden recently collided at Discovery Wrestling’s Jam House of Horrors events, with Emily and Sensational Scenebirds pal Christopher Saynt pulling out the win against Ayesha and Theo Doros. A second victory in the same month over someone the calibre of Ayesha Raymond would do wonders for the career of The Best, The Beautiful, The Only.

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Paul Tracey vs Glen Dunbar

Also scheduled to make his debut at The Walker Brawl is Irish wrestling legend Paul Tracey, who’ll be taking on Respect Pro regular Glen Dunbar in his first stint for the company. Like with the previous match, there’s no point in writing about the resume of The Lord of the Manor. If I did, I’d be here for days. He made his return to the Scottish wrestling scene in the middle of September, with appearances for Insane Championship Wrestling, Discovery Wrestling, and Reckless Intent Wrestling all cropping up against Joe Coffey, Liam Thomson, and Michael Chase respectively, and now he can add Glen Dunbar to that list. Similarly to Tracey, The Lowland Superstar is also a veteran of the business, with Respect Pro Wrestling being one of his home promotions these days. He just missed out on a chance to be challenging for the Heavyweight Championship on this show after losing to Alexander Darwin MacAllan, but a win over wrestling royalty would surely shoot Dunbar right into the title picture once 2020 rolls around.

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Lou King Sharp vs Saqib Ali

More debuts! This time, it’s a full house of Respect Pro debuts as Lou King Sharp collides with Saqib Ali. 2019 has proven to be quite the year for Sharp, as he jetted off to China for a few months over the summer as he joined the roster of Oriental Wrestling Entertainment alongside Robert Sharpe. Upon his return to the homeland, The Blood Tourist would reunite with big Scudmaster Sexy Krieger in ICW, with the pair recently becoming the #1 contenders to The Purge’s Tag Team Championships. So, while the world has been talking about LKS, what has Saqib Ali been up to? As far as I’m aware, he hasn’t doneΒ that much in 2019, but he’s clearly impressed enough to be offered the chance to add another promotion to his collection. This could very well be the start of something special for either man in their Respect Pro Wrestling careers.

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Frank X. Cross vs Krieger w/Matt Shaw

In a rematch from Respect Pro’s recent event in Kilwinning, Krieger and Frank X. Cross will once again collide, with Matt Shaw standing in the corner of Scudmaster Sexy. After rechristening himself as Frank X. Cross, The Cowboy of Chaos hasn’t exactly had that much success thus far. However, this match could very well spin things right around, unless Big Money has something to say about it. Shaw has taken quite a few talents under his wing since opening up his managerial services, with both Dean Ford and Danny Edwards being his two clients over in Pro Wrestling Innovation. While Ford would lose his first match in PWI, Edwards would advance to the semifinals of the Young Lions Tournament at the expense of Alex Parker. With a multi-time Tag Team Champion now being accompanied by Scotland’s biggest sports executive, we could very well be looking at a future contender to the Heavyweight Championship.

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Dave Conrad vs James Scott

In a battle between two big beefy bois, Dave Conrad is set to take on James Scott. Conrad made his debut at Midsummer Mayhem as he laid down an open challenge to anyone, which would first be answered by Shaun Walker in Shaun’s retirement match, who Dave dismantled. Although Joseph Biggs would then answer the challenge afterwards and defeat The Alpha Male, Conrad still made his presence felt that evening, putting the entire Respect Pro roster on notice. Meanwhile, James Scott made his debut in September, going on to have mixed success in his short Respect Pro career. So far, The King of the North has picked up victories over both Frank X. Cross and BIG Bennie, while being pinned by Lucha DS and one half of the current Tag Team Champions Darrell Costello. As is the case with many of the other competitors on this show, either of these men could very well challenge for the Heavyweight Championship further down the line. It all depends on racking up those victories.

VIP tickets are sold out, however, general admission tickets to the show are still available by messaging the Respect Pro Wrestling Facebook page, priced at Β£10 for adults, Β£5 for children, and Β£20 for a family of four. In addition, if you purchase an adult ticket, you can get a child ticket for free. Doors open at 5:30pm for VIP ticket holders and 6pm for general admission ticket holders, with the action kicking off at 6:30pm!


Announced Matches
Respect Pro Heavyweight Championship – Fatal Four Way Match – Joe Hendry (c) vs Robert Wishart vs Lewis Girvan vs Alexander Darwin MacAllan
Respect Pro Tag Team Championships – Kilbirnie Street Fight – The Sensational Scenebirds (Christopher Saynt & Darrell Costello) (c) vs BMD (Bobby Roberts & JD Bravo)
Emily Hayden vs Ayesha Raymond
Paul Tracey vs Glen Dunbar
Lou King Sharp vs Saqib Ali
Frank X. Cross vs Krieger w/Matt Shaw
Dave Conrad vs James Scott

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