Indie Watch is our regular series that looks at all of the amazing talent working the independent circuits around the world. Some are veterans revitalizing their careers, some are indie prospects hitting their peaks, while others are names to be on the watch for! This edition looks at arguably the most popular tag team in Scottish wrestling today, “The Hardcore Hippie” Aspen Faith and “The Renegade” Lewis Girvan, The Kings of Catch.
Aspen Faith and Lewis Girvan were born to team together. They look alike, they wrestle alike, they dress alike. Up until 2016 though, they both led very different careers. Faith began his training at WrestleZone, a promotion based in Aberdeen, Scotland (debuting in January 2012), while Girvan began his training at Glasgow’s Source Wrestling School (debuting in July 2010). Their first singles match against each other came in May 2015 at a Source Wrestling Showcase event, a match won by Lewis. From this point forward, Big Damo (now WWE’s Killian Dain) practically begged for the two to team together.
Tomorrow afternoon it happens again, Aspen Faith vs Lewis Girvan, this time, the Y Division title will be on the line in a Submission match, it'll be the first time at Discovery Wrestling but certainly not the first or last time we fight..
Posted by Aspen Faith on Saturday, April 9, 2016
After wrestling each other a handful of other times, The Kings of Catch was officially formed in August 2016 when Aspen helped Lewis defeat the masked luchador Robbie Solar. In the months that followed, The KoC faced the likes of Polo Promotions (Jackie Polo and Mark Coffey), The Underdogs (Kieran Kelly and Scott McManus), and The New Nation (The Primate and Alexander Henry). After wrestling for a few promotions here and there, they finally found a place to call home in the form of Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW). It was here where they joined Stevie Boy and Kay Lee Ray as part of The Filthy Generation.
Since the summer of 2017, the pair have blown up the British wrestling circuit, with their names often being linked to CCK for their sick tag moves. Wrestling regularly for ICW, Discovery Wrestling (DW), WrestleZone (WZ) and others, it’s astonishing that they’ve only held one set of tag team championships together (they’re the reigning WZ Tag Team Champions). Imagine a team being this good and not winning that much gold despite being on the go for one and a half years. It boggles the mind.
As of July 2018, The Kings of Catch also have a YouTube channel where they post episodes of a wonderful show known as KINGS ROAD, which returns with a new season and look (rebooting as KINGS ROAD WARRIORS) on Tuesday night! If you’re not watching, what’s wrong with you?
British wrestling is in mighty find hands as long as these two continue to team. Always remember, #KINGS4Everyone.
Catch Up on Previous Indie Watch Articles!
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- Indie Watch: “Red Death” Daniel Garcia (USA), December 11, 2018
- Indie Watch: Royce Isaac$ (USA), November 29, 2018
- Indie Watch: A-Kid (Spain), November 16, 2018
- Indie Watch: Rush (Mexico), November 12, 2018
- Indie Watch: Addy Starr (Canada), October 24, 2018
- Indie Watch: Puma King (Mexico), October 14, 2018
- Indie Watch: Kevin Ku (USA), October 11, 2018
- Indie Watch: The Filip Brothers (Australia), October 10, 2018
- Indie Watch: Daga (Mexico), October 9, 2018
- Indie Watch: Salina de la Renta (Puerto Rico), October 5, 2018
- Indie Watch: Sheldon Jean (Canada), September 29, 2018
- Indie Watch: King Khash (USA/Persia), September 25, 2018
- Indie Watch: Martina ‘The Session Moth’ (Ireland), September 18, 2018
- Indie Watch: Zachary Wentz (USA), September 9, 2018
- Indie Watch: Scotty Davis (Ireland), September 4, 2018
- Indie Watch: SCHAFF (USA), August 21, 2018
- Indie Watch: Bandido (Mexico), August 15, 2018
- Indie Watch: Aiden Prince (Canada), August 7, 2018
- Indie Watch: “The Business” Slex (Australia), May 9, 2018
- Indie Watch: Robbie Eagles (Australia), May 1, 2018
- Indie Watch: Jordynne Grace (USA), April 27, 2018
- Indie Watch: D.L. Hurst (USA), April 13, 2018
- Indie Watch: The Maine State Posse (USA), January 24, 2018
- Indie Watch: The Women of PROGRESS (UK), January 20, 2018