Preview: Respect Pro Wrestling ‘Live in Kilbirnie’ February 2020


Respect Pro Wrestling’s first event of 2020 sees them head to the Garnock Community Social Club in Kilbirnie for what is quite possibly one of their most stacked events to date, complete with brand new Heavyweight and Tag Team Champions. Based off the card that’s been put together, it’s looking set to be a cracking night of action, main evented by quite the Heavyweight Championship encounter.


Respect Pro Heavyweight Championship
Robert Wishart (c) vs Alexander Darwin MacAllan

Fresh off winning the title from Joe Hendry in a Fatal Four Way Match at the Walker Brawl, Robert Wishart will have a tough test on his hands if he hopes to leave Kilbirnie with the title still in his possession as he defends one of the other combatants in that match, Alexander Darwin MacAllan. ‘The Clyde River Killer’ knows a thing or two about being the top champion of a promotion, having been the Source Wrestling Champion for about a year and a half before being usurped by Grant McIvor, during which he fended off the likes of Kieran Kelly, Ravie Davie, and Suge D. He’s no slouch. What he has done, however, is make repeated comments towards Wishart’s unborn child. Not the best move there from ADM, but since when does he care who he upsets? 450 splashes, boots to the skull, it’ll be a banger and a half I’m sure. Setting the tone for Respect Pro in 2020.


Respect Pro Tag Team Championships
BMD (Bobby Roberts & JD Bravo) (c) vs The Ashen Brothers (Nick Gray & Damian Black)

The Tag Team Championships are also set to be up for grabs in Kilbirnie as BMD put their straps on the line against Respect Pro debutants, The Ashen Brothers. Bobby Roberts and JD Bravo, who became the inaugural tag champs literally just under a year ago (officially a year ago next weekend for all you fact fans), regained the gold from Sensational Scenebirds members Christopher Saynt and Darrell Costello in a chaotic Street Fight at the Walker Brawl. In their previous reign with the titles, we saw Upbrawl Championship Wrestling pairing The Social Order come up to Scotland for a crack at the titles, and now we’ve got The Ashen Brothers dropping in to say hello. At the time of writing, I believe Nick Gray and Damian Black are actually still in possession of the UCW Tag Team Championships, besting both BMD and The Social Order in a Tables Match back in September. While this is currently only scheduled to be for the Respect Pro titles, would anyone really be opposed to a Winners Take All Match tomorrow evening?


Walker Brawl 2 Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match
Darrell Costello vs Rob Mills vs Curtis Reid vs Zayne Freeman

Speaking of Respect Pro championships, management have announced they’ll be introducing a third championship this year, with details on that title yet to be announced. What we do know though is that the first champion will be crowned at the Walker Brawl 2, with qualifying matches set to take place in the build towards November’s show, the first of which sees Darrell Costello, Rob Mills, Curtis Reid, and Zayne Freeman facing off to earn the first spot in that match. Costello is a former Tag Team Champion in Respect Pro alongside Christopher Saynt, while Mills is an experienced veteran of Reckless Intent Wrestling, with the odd appearance in other promotions. As for Reid and Freeman? Until I looked into it, I actually thought they were two of the Respect Pro trainees, but it turns out Zayne is a regular for English promotions like the aforementioned UCW, as well as Full Tilt Wrestling. I’m not entirely sure where Curtis works for mainly, but expect all four of these men to put in the showing of their lives en-route to making Respect Pro history.


Lewis Girvan vs Krieger w/Matt Tyson

Having failed to regain the Heavyweight Championship, Lewis Girvan’s quest to becoming the first three-time champion in Respect Pro continues as he battles Krieger – a first-time bout, as far as I’m aware. ‘The Renegade’ had an incredibly mixed 2019 in Respect Pro, having captured the title from Kings of Catch pal Aspen Faith in March, having a bit of success, then losing it to Joe Hendry in August, then having some more success, then failing to lift the title in that Fatal Four Way Match. A shame he couldn’t keep the success running throughout the whole year. As for big ‘Scudmaster Sexy’, he returned to Respect Pro in the middle of last year, being flanked by the head honcho of Big Money Enterprises in the form of Matt Tyson. A victory over Frank X. Cross at the Walker Brawl ended his year on a high, but can Krieger continue that success into a new decade of Respect Pro action? Seeing as Tyson led Danny Edwards to win the PWI Young Lions Tournament, I’d say there’s a high possibility.


Molly Spartan vs Emily Hayden

Molly Spartan will make her Respect Pro Wrestling debut on Saturday evening as she comes up against regular Emily Hayden, who is of course ‘The Best, The Beautiful, The Only’. It’s important to mention it every article in case any of our dear readers somehow forgets. Emily has proven herself to be a big name in Respect Pro Wrestling, facing off with names such as Angel Hayze, Gia Adams, and Ayesha Raymond, while even capturing the UCW Women’s Championship from Adams at Midsummer Mayhem. Meanwhile, Molly Spartan is looking to make a name for herself on the Scottish wrestling scene. While she’s had a few appearances in Scotland earlier on in her career, she’s mainly been found as part of ICW’s broadcast team in this nation, but she is a formidable force down in England for the Liverpool-based TNT Extreme Wrestling with The She-Wolves. She could easily be a top level performer in all the big Scottish companies. It all kicks off with Respect Pro Wrestling against the first lady of The Sensational Scenebirds.


Craig Forsyth vs BIG Bennie

BIG Bennie has been slowly making a name for himself since coming out of the Respect Pro training centre, although it hasn’t exactly been the best time for him, seeing as he took a huge chokeslam from big Jason Hyde at the Walker Brawl. Nevertheless, your favourite Respect Pro wrestler and mine is back in Kilbirnie to tangle with Craig Forsyth. Is this his debut? I’m near enough 100% sure – if not, it’s his first appearance in quite some time. ‘The King of Fun Style’ has been a regular in Reckless Intent, teaming with Freddie Mackk in The Odd Squad, a pairing that went on to capture the Reckless Intent Tag Team Championships at one point. It’s back to singles action for Forsyth in Kilbirnie though. Can he muster up the strength and courage it takes to defeat a man like BIG Bennie? He’s not just Bennie, he’s BIG Bennie. Massive.


Sean Martin vs Mark J. Wilson

Another notable graduate of the Respect Pro training school is Sean Martin, who has been impressing both fans and management since his debut a few months ago. The young upstart comes up against a standout of the Source Wrestling School in Mark J. Wilson. Wilson has been receiving praise as of late from head Source trainer Mikey Whiplash, and rightfully so. He’s clearly been putting in the hours to become a well-rounded performer, something that Respect Pro management have picked up on. Either of these lads could easily become a huge name in Respect Pro by the end of the year. It all starts in Kilbirnie.

Tickets to the show are available from both the Garnock Community Social Club and via messaging the official Respect Pro Wrestling Facebook page, priced at Β£10 for adults, Β£5 for children, and Β£25 for a family of four. Doors open at 6pm, with the action kicking off at 6:30!

Announced Matches
Respect Pro Heavyweight Championship – Robert Wishart (c) vs Alexander Darwin MacAllan
Respect Pro Tag Team Championships – BMD (Bobby Roberts & JD Bravo) (c) vs The Ashen Brothers (Nick Gray & Damian Black)
Walker Brawl 2 Fatal Four Way Qualifying Match – Darrell Costello vs Rob Mills vs Curtis Reid vs Zayne Freeman
Lewis Girvan vs Krieger w/Matt Tyson
Molly Spartan vs Emily Hayden
Craig Forsyth vs BIG Bennie
Sean Martin vs Mark J. Wilson

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