The night started with Wolverhampton wrestler Trent Seven and the crowd celebrating his latest achievements on his travels. This time it was the positive critical response his and Tyler Bate’s recent matches on WWE television had received.
Indeed, as Seven noted, one respected American writer rated a recent match of theirs, as the best WWE tag-team match of all time.
However, Seven and the rest of Fight Club: PRO management would not enjoy the rest of the night. While Big Strong Bois may have been named after Moustache Mountain, the night belonged to the newly formed supergroup, Schadenfreude.
In their first match Kyle Fletcher defeated his former mentor Travis Banks with an assist from Kid Lykos, in a short but all-action match.
But if Fletcher is holding Meiko Satomura’s world title hostage, then his stablemate would decisively become the new number one contender.
Hailing from Austria, Walter already holds titles in Britain and America. On Friday he faced Birmingham’s Omari, a young wrestler who has gone toe-to-toe with some of the hardest hitters around.
Here he was no match for a powerhouse that stands tall at 6ft 10inches. Walter threw Omari around the ring and hit him with some hellacious shots.
In victory, Walter also secured the Infinity Trophy, a prize he would show complete disdain for.
Schadenfreude’s contempt for Fight Club: PRO management was best demonstrated in the main event. In a four-way elimination match for the tag team titles, their constant cheating ultimately saw the promotion’s owner, Martin Zaki, get involved in the action.
That wasn't the only sharp practice seen in the match, as the event saw Mille Mckenzie fought by WWE UK superstar, Jinny.
If the other two matches involving Schadenfreude had seen them be surprisingly dominant, this was a wild, all-action match. With eight participants, the action never stopped with high-flying, power moves and brawling all part of the package.
The match saw new tag team champions crowned, with Mark Davis turning on his tag-team partner Jonah Hex to give the titles to Chris Brookes and Kid Lykos. In doing so he reunited with Kyle Fletcher and became Schadenfreude’s fifth member.
Elsewhere, Jeff Cobb and Jordan Devlin had an excellent match. It was a cat and mouse contest, with the former Olympic wrestler trying to use his grappling and power to throw Devlin around.
However, the Irishman had the speed and high-flying technique to keep up with a powerhouse that has long been a fixture on American television.
Big Strong Bois will shortly be available to buy on DVD or Video on Demand. Fight Club: PRO next returns to the Starworks Warehouse on Friday, August 31, 2018. For more information, go to https://fightclubpro.bigcartel.com/.
By Will Cooling