ICW World Heavyweight Championship (Scotland)

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ICW World Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionInsane Championship Wrestling
Date establishedOctober 15, 2006[1]
Current champion(s)Vacant
Other name(s)
  • ICW National Heavyweight Championship
  • ICW Heavyweight Championship
  • Undisputed ICW Championship

The ICW World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship owned by United Kingdom's Insane Championship Wrestling promotion. The title was first established as the ICW National Heavyweight Championship on at ICW's debut show on October 15, 2006, with Drew Galloway becoming the inaugural champion.[2] On February 7, 2015, the title was officially renamed the ICW World Heavyweight Championship after Galloway successfully defended the title in a match against Matt Hardy for the Family Wrestling Entertainment promotion in New York.[3][4][5] The championship has been defended in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Australia, Denmark, Italy and Germany. In addition to these international title matches, defenses can be seen televised in over 30 countries via Fight Network as well as an international presence on iPPV.[6][7]

The championship is currently vacant; previous champion Lionheart died on June 19, 2019. Overall, there have been twenty-one reigns shared among sixteen wrestlers, with two vacancies.

The championship was featured prominently in both the Insane Fight Club documentaries produced by the BBC.[8][9]

History[edit]

Drew Galloway became the inaugural champion of Mark Dallas' ICW promotion on October 15, 2006 at their debut show "Fear & Loathing," having won a triple threat match against Darkside and Allan Grogan.

Initially a regional heavyweight title in the Glasgow area, the title was defended outside Scotland for the first time by Jack Jester, who defeated Jimmy Havoc in London, England to retain the title on May 4, 2014. It was first defended overseas by Drew Galloway on December 20, 2014 in Denmark for Dansk Pro Wrestling promotion, when Galloway won a Title-for-Title Three-Way match against DPW Champion Michael Fynne and Chaos.[10] Galloway then announced his intention to take the title overseas more often and make it a World Championship. His second international title defense was booked for February 7, 2015 against Matt Hardy in New York, USA after which the title was officially renamed the ICW World Heavyweight Championship. The ICW World Heavyweight Championship was defended in Australia for the first time on March 20, 2015 when Galloway retained in a Title-for-Title match over OCW Championship Andy Phoenix at an Outback Championship Wrestling show. The title was first defended in Northern Ireland when Galloway retained over Joe Hendry, TRON and Luther Valentine in a four-way match at a Pro Wrestling Ulster.[11] Galloway again defended the title in America on July 18, 2015 at a Warriors of Wrestling show in Staten Island where he retained over Joey Ace, Matt Macintosh and Logan Black.[12] Galloway defended the championship in Kiel, Germany at a Maximum Wrestling show on October 16th, retaining in a Title-for-Title triple threat over UEWA European Champion Chaos and Apu Singh.[13][14] Big Damo would go on to win the championship from Chris Renfrew in Northern Ireland, before defending the title successfully in Wales and Ireland on ICW's 2016 tour. The title was defended in Italy for the first by Wolfgang on December 17, 2016.[15] Another notable international title defense saw Trent Seven retain the title over Wolfgang on April 2, 2017, at a WWE WrestleMania Axxess show.[16]

In addition to these international title matches, numerous wrestlers from outside Scotland have challenged for the title domestically, including Kassius Ohno,[17] Sabu, Fergal Devitt,[18] Martin Stone, Doug Williams, Rhino, Colt Cabana, Tommy End, Noam Dar, Pete Dunne, Jordan Devlin, Dave Mastiff, Robbie Dynamite, Zack Gibson, Johnny Moss, Rampage Brown, Kris Travis and Bram.[19][20] The only non-Scottish wrestlers to hold the championship are Mikey Whiplash, Trent Seven and Big Damo.

The title was defended in a pre-show "Dark" segment for the first time in its history on October 17, 2015 when Drew Galloway would retain the title twice in two consecutive matches against Matt Daly and Coach Trip.[21]

Statistics[edit]

As of November 2017, BT Gunn has the record for most reigns, with three. Darkside's first reign is the longest in the title's history, at 1028 days (the company was largely inactive during this period), while Joe Coffey's reign is the shortest, as he lost the title the same day. Drew Galloway currently holds the record for the most defenses, both within an individual reign and cumulatively. Joe Coffey holds the record for least successful defenses, losing the championship to Wolfgang in his first defense.[22]

Title history[edit]

Names[edit]

Name Years
ICW Heavyweight Championship October 15, 2006 – February 7, 2015
ICW World Heavyweight Championship February 7, 2015 – present

Reigns[edit]

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
Successful defenses The number of successful defenses the champion had during her reign
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Drew Galloway 1 October 15, 2006 280 Glasgow, Scotland Fear & Loathing Galloway defeated Allan Grogan and Darkside in a triple threat match to become the inaugural champion [23]
2 Darkside 1 July 22, 2007 1,028 Glasgow, Scotland ReZerection Won the title in a five-way match involving Drew Galloway, Jack Jester, Liam Thompson and Wolfgang [24]
Vacated May 15, 2010 N/A Title vacated due to injury [25]
3 BT Gunn 1 June 5, 2010 91 Glasgow, Scotland Menace 2 Society Defeated Johnny Moss, Liam Thompson and Wolfgang in a four-way elimination match [26][26]
4 Darkside 2 September 4, 2010 505 Glasgow, Scotland Dazed and Confused
5 BT Gunn 2 January 22, 2012 133 Glasgow, Scotland 1st Annual Square Go!
6 Red Lightning 1 June 3, 2012 336 Glasgow, Scotland In Your Gaff Cashed in his "Square Go!" briefcase to defeat Gunn
7 Mikey Whiplash 1 May 5, 2013 161 Glasgow, Scotland Reservoir Dogs This was Whiplash's Square Go contract cash-in match
8 Jack Jester 1 October 13, 2013 385 Glasgow, Scotland Fear & Loathing VI - Welcome to Bat Country [19][27]
9 Drew Galloway 2 November 2, 2014 378 Glasgow, Scotland Fear & Loathing VII Title was renamed the ICW World Heavyweight Championship on February 7, 2015 following numerous international title defenses [23][28][29][30]
10 Grado 1 November 15, 2015 70 Glasgow, Scotland Fear & Loathing VIII
11 Chris Renfrew 1 January 24, 2016 34 Glasgow, Scotland 5th Annual Square Go! This was Renfrew's Square Go contract cash-in match
12 Big Damo 1 February 27, 2016 155 Belfast, Northern Ireland Hey Look! It's That Mad Wrestling Thing aff the Telly Tour - The Big Elbowski [31]
13 Joe Coffey 1 July 31, 2016 <1 Glasgow, Scotland Shug's Hoose Party 3
14 Wolfgang 1 189 This was Wolfgang's Square Go contract cash-in match
15 Trent Seven 1 February 5, 2017 70 Newcastle upon Tyne, England 6th Annual Square Go!
16 Joe Coffey 2 April 16, 2017 217 Glasgow, Scotland Barramania III This was Coffey's Square Go contract cash-in match
17 BT Gunn 3 November 19, 2017 161 Glasgow, Scotland ICW Fear & Loathing X BT Gunn defended his ICW Zero-G Championship in this match as well [32]
18 Stevie Boy 1 April 29, 2018 91 Glasgow, Scotland Barramania 4 Cashed in his Square Go contract during a deathmatch between BT Gunn and Mikey Whiplash, pinning the latter [33]
19 DCT 1 July 29, 2018 56 Glasgow, Scotland Shugs Hoose Party 5, Night 2 This was a Loser Leaves The UK match [34]
20 Jackie Polo 1 September 23, 2018 70 Glasgow, Scotland ICW Fight Club: Bravehearto
21 Lionheart 1 December 2, 2018 199 Glasgow, Scotland ICW Fear & Loathing XI This was a Title vs Career match. [35]
Vacated June 19, 2019 N/A Title vacated after Lionheart's death. [36]

List of combined reigns[edit]

As of June 19, 2019

Indicates the current champion
Rank [1] Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Darkside 2 1,533
2 Drew Galloway 2 658
3 BT Gunn 3 385
Jack Jester 1 385
5 Red Lightning 1 336
6 Joe Coffey 2 217
7 Lionheart 1 199
8 Wolfgang 1 189
9 Mikey Whiplash 1 161
10 Big Damo 1 155
11 Stevie Boy 1 91
12 Grado 1 70
Jackie Polo 1 70
Trent Seven 1 70
15 DCT 1 56
16 Chris Renfrew 1 34

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "BBC One - Insane Fight Club, Insane Fight Club - Drew Galloway". BBC.
  3. ^ "FWE Wrestling". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
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  7. ^ http://www.insanewrestling.co.uk/news/stories/icwfightclub_nuvolari/
  8. ^ "BBC One - Insane Fight Club, Insane Fight Club". BBC.
  9. ^ "BBC One - Insane Fight Club, Episode 2". Bbc.co.uk. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
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  13. ^ Philip Kreikenbohm. "Maximum Wrestling". Cagematch.net. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
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  26. ^ a b Philip Kreikenbohm. "ICW Menace 2 Society". Cagematch.net. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
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  30. ^ Philip Kreikenbohm. "DPW Hardcore X-Mas 8". Cagematch.net. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
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  33. ^ https://www.prowrestling.com/icw-barramania-4-results-4-30-2018/
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  35. ^ https://www.sescoops.com/icw-fear-loathing-xi-results/
  36. ^ @InsaneChampWres (June 19, 2019). "We are heartbroken to learn of the tragic death of ICW World Heavyweight Champion, Adrian 'Lionheart' McCallum. Adrian was a mainstay of ICW and British professional wrestling. Most importantly, he was our friend. His passing leaves a huge hole in the lives of those who knew him" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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