In August last year BMW entered Centre 81 and defeated the interim champions to win themselves the SWA Tag Team Championship but after losing the titles to the Originals later in the month in SWA’s ten man Clan Wars match, the duo had been keeping their distance from one another. Or so we thought…
In what started as a one off tag match together, BMW’s undeniable chemistry together became an accidental gem in British wrestling. Bringing their team back home to Scotland, the duo soon began to make a massive impact as their talent and friendship evolved into something truly magnificent leading them into gaining the SWA Tag Team Championship on several occasions, and collecting tag gold in every promotion they went to.
The lessons learned and skills gained in their career, which included winning SWA tag tam gold at Gathering 2, were valuable assets when it came to their singles careers as O’Conor and Renwick both won singles gold – the SWA Laird of the Ring and NWA Scottish championships – the following year at the Gathering 3. But despite their dedication to their singles careers, with Renwick soon becoming the longest reigning champion the Scottish title has seen to date, the two men continued to share their bond as a tag team across the country.
In 2011 the team came back together to the delight of fans across the country and quickly regained the SWA tag Team titles at a Source event leading up to Clan Wars. But their reign was short lived as Eric Canyon, who owned the controlling share of SWA, forced them out of the titles. A loss that broke Renwick as Canyon had relentlessly stalked him during his time as Scottish champion before Canyon took the belt from him in February 2011. And as Renwick spiraled into self loathing and hatred, the team seemed to drift apart.
Renwick and O’Conors careers started to move in different directions with Renwick striking out against everyone he laid eyes on and O’Conor having a series of outstanding pure wrestling matches including battling Doug Williams earlier this year. We thought we’d never see the team join together again. But despite their distance in the past year, the two men continued to have a bond that could never truly be broken.
At Source’s Last Stand event on September 1st we were shocked to see the two walk through the curtain together and when they got into the ring it was clear the team was stronger than ever.
Forsaking their traditional kilts, the duo adopted a no nonsense image as they returned to each others side. Covered head to toe with black combats and hoodies, their faces covered with bandana’s, the team worked in violent harmony as they tore apart the developmental duo or Tornado and Solar. After the match they made a bold statement by destroying their opponents and letting the world of SWA know they were back, and they were here to stay!
We have no idea where things will go from here with the team. But if BMW are back, no one is safe!