Posted in Star of the Month on Monday, May 21, 2012 by H. Hoffmeyer.
Now that the dust has settled after Clash of the Titans, we couldn’t quit decide who had the biggest achievements at the event so we’re sharing the spotlight and taking a look at two of the nights biggest successes for May’s Star of the Month.
One of the most anticipated matches of the night was undoubtedly the headline bout which saw SWA’s own Joe Coffey step through the ropes to stand toe to toe with one of the best athletes and wrestlers in the world, new Japan Pro Wrestling star Prince Fergal Devitt. Since the first mention of such a match, fans on social networking sites were buzzing about the encounter, not only for the chance to see a modern icon like Devitt return to Scotland in such a huge night, but also because the rise of Joe Coffey can’t be ignored. This match matched the night’s name and was truly a Clash of the Titans.
Coffey has been on top form recently. Who am I kidding? Coffey has always been on top form! Perhaps one of the biggest and best breakouts in recent years, the SWS graduate has exploded onto the Scottish scene with a vengeance and in his home base of SWA he’s been the unltimate standout having made the Laird of the Ring Championship inseparable from himself.
When Scotland’s rising star stepped into the ring with a modern icon, people expected to see a match of the ages. And not one single person was disappointed. The two tore lumps out of each other and gave everything they had – and even when Devitt picked up the win, Coffey got to his feet with a smile and shook the mans hand as he knew there was o shame in being beaten by the best, and that win or lose he walked out of Stirling with a much better perspective of wrestling having just grappled with the best.
After the bout both men had nothing but nice things to say about each other, passing on good wishes across twitter to the delight of their fans, and as followers of Devitt’s official fan page showed, the two even trained together as he prepared to head back to Japan to take on another massive challenge.
Headlining the biggest event in Scotland this year opposite one of the best in the world and being able to hold his own… Coffey is now one to keep a very close eye on as the sky is the limit for what this man can achieve.
Coffey wasn’t the only SWA star to shine at clash of the Titans as SWA Tag Team champions John Graham and Nathan Black secured their name in the history books as they achieved another massive step to glory in Stirling!
Stepping into the ring against their Originals adversaries Adam Shame and Eric Canyon, thw two teams went to war with a massive reward on the line. With Shame and Canyon holding the W3L tag titles, and WMD the SWA tag belts, both sets of titles were put on the line in a unification bout, seeing the east and West regional titles come together as one.
The power and strength of the SWA side, WMD, overpowered A&E, leaving the fans on their feet in celebration as Black and Graham stood victorious, unifying the two titles to create the first ever Scottish National Tag Team Championship!
And of course… Nikki Storm also came out on top in the countries first ever Womens Ladder match. But to ceebrate the monumental win, we’ll be speaking to Nikki for our next edition of Foul Play.
Clash of the Titans was truly a great night for SWA, W3L and wrestling as a whole. And if you missed out, don’t worry… we’ve heard a rumour that there may be a chnce to watch the show in the comfort of your own home! So stay tuned for ore details as they become available.
Until then, you can see WMD and Joe Coffey in action on June 1st in Govan, and June 2nd in Motherwell in SWA events. for fulll information, click here.