The first match of the second day of OWE UK’s inaugural Tag Team tournament first-round sounds like a clash of a nation. Northern Ireland team The Kings of North will face Irish team More Than Hype. These 2 teams have already competed against each other many times in OTT. The match will take place in London, on September 19.
“One of the most feared tag teams in Europe, the Kings of the North, enter the OWE Tag Team Championship Tournament. How do you think this phenomenal tag team from Northern Ireland will fare in the tournament? Do they have what it takes to claim the OWE gold?” Here is how OWE UK announced The Kings of North will participate in the tournament.
According to sources, “Bonesaw & Corvin have been the dominant faction in Over The Top Wrestling since the start. They have had multiple epic encounters and a number of tag team reigns. They never fail to impress and have had a number of highly memorable matches including a cage match over the last number of years on Irish soil. They definitely deserve more international recognition.”
Bonesaw is a 17-year ring veteran, trained by Fergal Devitt, aka Finn Balor, and Paul Tracey. “The Prince of Pain” Damian Corvin started in 2007. Since 2015, their team have become one of the biggest in the United Kingdom and Ireland. They are former 3-time OTT Tag Team Champion and the current TNT Tag Team Champion.
More Than Hype are the trio of LJ Cleary, Darren Kearney and Nathan Martin. They have been mainstays in OTT since 2018 and have spent much of 2019 showing their stuff in all the big UK promotions. They have made appearances in ICW, Fight Club Pro and PROGRESS as well as many others.
The trio has their own unique styles as Cleary is the showman, Psycho Nathan Martin is the strong style enthusiast and Kearney is the complete mix of tag team, traditional and submission wrestling, partially due to time training with Lance Storm’s Wrestling Academy.
Cleary may be the most recognisable of the group as he has held singles titles in OTT, holding the Gender Neutral and Irish Junior Heavyweight titles. He is not alone though as his teammates have also been champions in both singles and tag divisions. They are receiving a lot of attention as a team and even have an upcoming match against The Rascalz in Fight Club Pro later this month.
To reply to the many requests for multi-day tickets for both venues in the UK tour, OWE UK decided to create passes for the 2 London shows and 3 Liverpool shows. A 5-day pass for all OWE UK shows is also available. Passes holders will have the chance to attends some meet & greets. The tour will be taking place from September 18th-22nd. For more information on the company and tickets, be sure to check out their Twitter and their website here. Stay tuned on our media for the next matches of the tournament, as we’ll soon be able to unveil the full bracket of this Tag Team extravaganza.
Co-written with John Dinsdale. All pics courtesy of OWE UK, OWE, Kings of North, LJ Cleary, Fight Club Pro, OTT Wrestling and More Than Hype. Feature image modified by @frenchnygma