At tonight’s WCPW iPPV Refuse To Lose, Bullet Club member “The Villain” Marty Scurll beat Joe Hendry to become the new WCPW World Heavyweight Champion, ending “The Prestigious One”‘s 156-day reign as World Champion. Scurll will be the World Champion when the promotion rebrands in December as Defiant Wrestling (unless he loses it by then). With his 156-day reign, Hendry had just passed Drew Galloway (aka Drew McIntyre) as the longest reigning WCPW World Champion (Galloway held it for 150 days). This marks the third World title of Scurll’s career, following two reigns as PROGRESS World Champion and one as wXw‘s Unified World Champion in Germany.
BREAKING: Marty Scurll Crowned WCPW World Champion
Scurll also wrestles in Ring of Honor, where he is a former Television Champion, losing the belt to Kushida. He also works for New Japan Pro Wrestling, working in this year’s best of the Super Junior Tournament.
The Villain is well-known for bringing his umbrella to the ring.
The company recently announced that it would be rebranding as Defiant Wrestling, with former WWE superstar Wade Barrett aka Stu Bennett announced as the promotion’s new general manager.
Meanwhile WCPW’s original creative team; Adam Blampied, Adam Pacitti, Ross Tweddell, Sam Driver and Jack King appear to be starting up their own promotion.