BT Gunn

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BT Gunn
Birth name Thomas McGowan
Born (1986-04-02) April 2, 1986 (age 32)
Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) BT Gunn
Billed height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Billed weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Trained by Conscience
& Eric Canyon
Debut October 14, 2006

Thomas McGowan (born April 2, 1986) is a Scottish professional wrestler, better known by his ring name BT Gunn. BT Gunn is a Wrestling Coach at the GWPA Glasgow Asylum. He also wrestles for numerous promotions in the British independent circuit but is best known for his work with Insane Championship Wrestling.[2]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Tag Teams and Stables[3]

  • Playas BT Gunn and Micken 2008-2009
  • The New Age Kilq BT Gunn and Chris Renfrew 2011 - Present
  • Just Uz BT Gunn and Stevie Xavier 2013 - Present
  • A List BT Gunn, KG Tyler, Lady L, Johnny Darko, Darkside, Wolfgang, Falcon, Micken 2006-2007
  • Flithy Kilq BT Gunn, Stevie Xavier and Kay Lee Ray 2017 - Present
  • The New Age Kilq BT Gunn, Chris Renfrew, Wolfgang, Stevie Xavier, Darkside, Rob Cage, Dickie Divers and Kay Lee Ray 2013 - 2016
  • Prestige BT Gunn, Joe Hendry, Joe Coffey, Travis Banks, El Ligero 2017

British Championship Wrestling (2007–present)[edit]

On 30 March 2007, BT Gunn debuted in a singles match, losing against Kolobos.[4]

Discovery Wrestling (2015–present)[edit]

On 31 July 2015, BT Gunn debuted in a four-way elimination match to become number one contender for the Y Division Title shot. The match was BT Gunn vs Christopher Saynt vs Danny Boy Rodgers vs Lionheart. Saynt won the match.[5]

Premier British Wrestling (2007–present)[edit]

On 15 September 2007, BT Gunn took part in a six man cruiserweight elimination match. The match was BT Gunn vs Liam Thompson vs CJ Hunter vs El Ligero vs Johnny Starr vs The Falcon. BT Gunn was eliminated from the match.[6]

Insane Championship Wrestling (2007–present)[edit]

BT Gunn made his ICW debut on 22 July 2007, against James Wallace for the 1PW Openweight Title in a losing effort. After being absent for a year, he made his return on 5 September 2009 at Fear & Loathing 2 in a tag team match with his tag partner Chris Renfrew, which they lost against the team of Lionheart & Red Lightning. A year later at Fear & Loathing 3, BT Gunn picked up his 1st win in ICW, tagging with Jack Jester against James Scott & Wolfgang. On 5 June, BT Gunn defeated Johnny Moss, Liam Thompson and Wolfgang, in a four-way elimination match to win the ICW Heavyweight Championship for the 1st time, which he would hold for 4 months until he lost it to Darkside on the 4 of September. On 22 January 2012, BT Gunn would regain the ICW Heavyweight Championship by beating Darkside at the 1st Annual Square Go. He would lose it to Square Go winner Red Lightning on 3 June. BT Gunn along with Chris Renfrew would form the New Age Kliq and go on to win the ICW Tag Team Championship on 3 different occasions, their first reign started on the 13 of August 2013 by defeating the Bucky Boys and would end on 26 January 2014, after the tag team titles being vacated as of a double pin. They unsuccessfully attempted to regain the tag team championship in a three-way ladder match against former champions the Bucky Boys and eventual winners The Sumerian Death Squad. After the tag titles became vacant on 27 July, they would go on to win their second ICW Tag Team Championship, by defeating the team of Stevie Xavier & Kay Lee Ray, who substituted for an injured Davey Blaze. They would lose the belts on the 10 of August, to the team of Colt Cabana & Grado, but would regain the titles 2 weeks later. On 30 July 2017? BT Gunn defeated Kenny Williams, to win his first ICW Zero-G Championship. BT Gunn Challenged Joe Coffey to a title unification match on the 18 of September at ICW Fear & Loathing X, which Joe Coffey would except 2 weeks later. BT Gunn would go on to defeat Joe Coffey, winning the ICW World Heavyweight Championship for the first time since 2012, and the third time overall. By retaining the ICW Zero-G Championship in the match, it made BT Gunn the First Undisputed ICW Champion.

On April 3, 2018, BT Gunn was forced to vacated the ICW Zero-G Championship due to a double pinfall between Jody Fleisch and Mark Coffey. On April 29, 2018, at ICW BarraMania 4, BT Gunn lost the ICW World Heavyweight Championship to Stevie Xavier, as he Cashed in his Square Go contract during a deathmatch which featured Mikey Whiplash.

What Culture Pro Wrestling/Defiant Wrestling (2017–present)[edit]

In Defiant Wrestling BT Gunn was part of a stable called The Prestige, alongside Joe Coffey, Joe Hendry, El Ligero & Travis Banks.[7] BT Gunn joined at an event called Exit Wounds. WCPW Loaded #20 BT Gunn made his WCPW debut as he defeated Travis Banks. On WCPW Pro Wrestling World Cup - English Qualifying Round The Prestige defeated Bullet Club (Adam Cole, The Young Bucks) and Gabriel Kidd. At WCPW Pro Wrestling World Cup - Scottish Qualifying Round BT Gunn defeated Lewis Girvan in the First Round Match of the Pro Wrestling World Cup Scottish Qualifying, BT Gunn was defeated in the Final Match of the First Round Match of the Pro Wrestling World Cup Scottish Qualifying by Drew Galloway. On April 29, at No Regrets, BT Gunn entered at #18 in a thirty-man rumble for the WCPW Championship, however he was eliminated by Rampage.

At the last episode of WCPW Loaded the show was re-branded as Defiant Wrestling before the show started. BT Gunn and Joe Coffey would betray The Prestige by walking out on the team, leaving former stable mates Joe Hendry and El Ligero to be beaten up by Marty Scurll and The Young Bucks. At the first iPPV, #WeAreDefiant, they gained the #1 contendership for the Defiant Wrestling Tag Team Championship. At the December 22 episode of Defiant, they unsuccessful challenged for the titles, losing to defending champions Jimmy Havoc and the Primate. After the match, both teams were attacked by Chris Ridgeway and Mark Haskins. On the December 29th episode of Defiant BT Gunn alongside Joe Coffey, Jimmy Havoc and Primate, made a stand to defend their respective company from the other rival company IPW:UK.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • British Championship Wrestling
    • BCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)[8]
    • BCW Openweight Championship (1 time)[9][10]
    • BCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) with Stevie Xavier[9][11]
  • Full Tilt Wrestling
    • FTW Tag Team Championship (1 time) with Dickie Divers [12]
  • Insane Championship Wrestling
  • Main Event Wrestling
    • MEW Tag Team Championship (2 times) with Chris Renfrew[15]
  • Premier British Wrestling
    • PBW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[9][16]
    • PBW Tag Team Championship (1 time) with Stevie Xavier[9][17]
  • Pro Wrestling Elite
    • PWE Tag Team Championship (2 times) with Chris Renfrew[9]
  • Revolution Championship Wrestling
    • RCW Championship (1 time, current)[18]
  • Rock N Wrestle
    • RNW Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) with Stevie Xavier[19]
    • King of the North (2015)[20]
  • Scottish Wrestling Alliance
  • Southside Wrestling Entertainment
    • SWE Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[22]
  • Target Wrestling
    • Target Wrestling Championship (1 time)[9]
    • Target Wrestling Tag Team Championship (1 time) with Chris Renfrew
    • Target Wrestling Championship Tournament (2013)[23]
  • TNT Wrestling
    • Division Champion (1 time)[24]
  • What Culture Pro Wrestling
    • WCPW Hardcore Championship (1 time)[13]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Insane Championship Wrestling". insanewrestling.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
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  7. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Matches « Prestige « Stables Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net. 
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  24. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Matches « BT Gunn « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.