Preview: Fair City Wrestling ‘Nae Mercy’ Night One (31 Mar 2023)

This weekend plays host to FCW’s biggest event of the year in the form of Nae Mercy and 2023’s edition is so big that both Perth and Dundee are having to jointly host.

‘Retro’ Randy Valentine vs ‘Filthy’ Ryan Roode

Well… this was one of the more interesting call outs I have seen in pro wrestling. The retro one was convinced that the risqué video was the work of Glory Hunting Agencies but the man behind it was revealed to be Ryan Roode thanks to some help from Detective Botchico.

Randy scored an impressive win in his return to singles action against Sebastian Asher in Tayport and he will be looking to continue his winning ways in this contest.

Pick Your Poison Match – Dickie Divers vs TBA

FCW Commissioner Kevin Williams has decided to lift the suspensions on Dickie Divers and Ian Ambrose that he handed out in Tayport. The reason for him handing them out in the first place was due to Divers initially injuring Ambrose to gain a stoppage victory in their match, Duke Cannon stepped in to give the crowd a proper contest but at the end of this match Ambrose was back out at ringside and he and Divers continued to brawl which resulted in a stray Superkick from Ambrose striking a referee and knocking him out.

The condition of this decision is that there is no physicality between the two over Nae Mercy weekend. Instead, the two will pick each other’s opponent and speculation is rife with who will come out from behind the curtain.

FCW Women’s Championship – Emily Hayden (c) vs Ashley Vega

If we’re going with the form then everything points to the Modern Day Diva becoming the new Champion as that is exactly what has happened in the last two title matches. Brodie Adler won the Championship from Debbie Dahmer but then lost it in her first defence against WrestleBeech in Tayport just a few weeks later.

Emily Hayden will be looking to buck the trend in Perth and walk into the Ardler Complex still the FCW Women’s Champion the next day.

FCW Junior Heavyweight Championship – Fatal Four Way – Spike Tierney (c) vs Zach Swift vs Sebastian Asher w/Marcus Hunter vs Air Myles

Spike Tierney won the FCW Jr. Heavyweight Championship last time out at Tayport in a Fatal Four Way and is now being tasked with defending it in the very same stipulation. Nae Mercy brings three new challengers for his title but it will be just as, if not more, challenging for the Champion to retain and return to his hometown as Champion.

The Fair City Saint’s Air Myles will be looking to end Spike’s reign before it properly gets going and get his own personal hometown moment on Night One. Zach Swift went hard on Spike’s Luchadore background and is also extremely capable of walking out of Perth with the gold. Behind all of his bravado and Marcus ‘The Glory’ Hunter lies a very good wrestler in Sebastian Asher, one who is destined for big things in FCW. He lost to Randy Valentine fair and square in his last outing but was unable to accept it and keeps claiming he kicked out at two.

Rather than making excuses for his shortcomings he needs to focus on this massive opportunity in front of him this Friday.

FCW Tag Team Championships – Red Gate (Jacob Deacon Wilde & Tommy Cross) (c) vs Sea Bears (Rob Mills & Jarek Nowak)

The Champions are fresh off retaining their titles against the Big Lads in Tayport where they won the SWN’s Match of the Month award for February in the process. Red Gate have now been tasked with a pair of challengers who will be making their FCW debut as a Tag Team in the Sea Bears who are on a quest for Booty.

The swashbuckling challengers will have to bring their lunch if they are going to bring down Wilde and Cross as the Champions have already proven just how tough they are during their reign so far. An impressive win in the one night Tag Tournament to win the belts followed having to absorb an unholy amount of punishment from the Big Lads in Tayport before overcoming them to retain makes it hard to see anyone taking the titles from them.

However, with Mills and Nowak being new to the FCW Tag Division, perhaps the element of surprise will serve them well at Nae Mercy.

FCW Heavyweight Championship – Euan G Mackie (c) vs Theo Doros

If you want to know the history behind this encounter then please watch the Champion’s Promo that I have linked above, it outlines just how long in the making this match is. Mackie will be looking to continue his reign as ‘The Monarch of Ruin’ but he has arguably his toughest test to date as Theo Doros makes his FCW debut at Nae Mercy.

The former ICW Zero-G Champion will be looking to add another title to his collection as he continues on his mission as ‘The Saviour of Pro Wrestling’. However, if the ‘The Walking Work of Art’ is going to take the FCW Championship back home to Limassol with him then he will somehow have to best not just Euan G. Mackie and his Neo Paradigm but also whatever lies in store for whoever the FCW Champion is on Night 2 in Dundee.

More Information

Date: Friday 31/3/2023
Location: The Tulloch Institute Club, Perth
Doors: 6.30pm
Bell time: 7pm

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