Stevie Boy is looking to reign on as the leading man in ICW.
The leader of the 'Filthy Generation' and current ICW World Heavyweight Champion Stevie Boy spoke with Glasgow Live ahead of his first title defense this upcoming Sunday at the ICW Fight Club tapings entitled 'Ready Player Wan'. Capturing his first world title in the promotion was an emotional moment for Stevie Boy and it still has not sunken in that he is the world champion of Insane Championship Wrestling.
“The way things have worked out after the Barras, things have just got busier and busier." He said. "I've not really had the chance to take my foot off the gas yet. The past couple of days it's started to sink in. It's starting to feel a bit more real. The whole night was an emotional roller coaster, not just for the audience but for myself. From watching the crowd come in, seeing the first match, and then you had Jackie (Polo) and Lionheart absolutely nailing it. The ovations those boys were getting was putting the fear in everyone backstage, but what a night, it was absolutely incredible.”
Stevie Boy has a loaded resume' that he has assembled throughout his time in ICW becoming the promotions first 'King Of Insanity' winner which is a death-match that he gingerly walked out of victorious. On top of that Stevie Boy is a former two-time ICW Tag Team Champion and the third triple-crown champion in the promotion's history. He went on to speak about his accomplishments as a part of ICW.
“It was always something in the back of my head," he continued, "BT Gunn was the first ever grand slam champion but I was always thinking I could do everything. In terms of being a grand slam champion, it was kind of going unnoticed at the time, but then as it started getting closer, winning the Square Go match and winning the King of Insanity back at the Hydro, it felt like this was it. It's a real chance to tick off the boxes and be the first person to do it (winning Square Go match and being a Grand Slam champion). In terms of the Square Go, it was some buzz." He said. "It was such a long day waiting throughout the show. I was in at number 29 so the anticipation just kept building and building. Every time you heard that buzzer going off, seeing someone else going out and the crowd's reaction to it, I started getting a bit antsy, hoping I get the same reaction. When I was in there and it down to myself and Mark (Coffey), the crowd were just 50-50 between the two of us. We both looked at each other and were like, 'This is brilliant. This is what we live for.' When people say they want to be professional wrestlers, it's those kind of moments that we're talking about. It was brilliant.”
One of the many who congratulated Stevie Boy on becoming the ICW World Heavyweight Champion was an ICW Hall Of Famer and a former NXT Champion, Drew McIntyre. Stevie Boy shared that right after he won the world title he checked his phone and there were messages waiting for him from "The Sinister Scotsman" who provided him with a bit of advice while congratulating him on his moment.
“Literally the night I won the title, I came back and checked my phone and one of the first things I seen was a message from Drew himself, saying congratulations and letting me that this was when the real work starts." He shared. "I've burst myself to get to where I've got to, but it's not the time now to take my foot off the pedal. It's time to drop a gear and just keep pushing forward. I seen the tweets that Drew had put out the night of the tournament. I thought it was a cracking thing, especially for all the younger guys trying to get through just now, puts a bit of mainstream attention their way as well.”
Stevie Boy also went over the exact moments before he went out to cash-in his briefcase to win the ICW World Heavyweight Title, and more. To read the full interview with the champ, click here.