Exclusive: Kings of Catch on WWE's Killian Dain's mentorship and their Tag Team Title shot at ICW Square Go
Not many tag teams have made such a huge impression on tag team wrestling in Scotland in such a short time as Kings of Catch.
Aspen Faith and Lewis Girvan may just be the perfect pairing - but it wasn't always that way. Faith started his career in Aberdeen, wrestling for WrestleZone in 2012 while Girvan trained at Source Wrestling School in Glasgow with the pair making their names as singles stars from 2012 and 2010 respectfully.
After battling each other in 2015, WWE's Killian Dain (then known as Big Damo) would be so impressed that he'd personally vouch that they become a tag team and they've taken ICW by storm ever since - a feat that looks only likely to continue after they joined forces with The Filthy Generation - Stevie Boy Xavier and current ICW Women's Champion Kay Lee Ray.
The next step, though, is undoubtedly winning the gold. Will they be successful? I caught up with Kings of Catch ahead of their title bout at Square Go on February 24th.
You guys have been a tag team for a few years now after two really promising singles careers collided head-on, quite literally, in the ring. How was it transitioning into tag team wrestling?
Lewis Girvan: The transition into tag wrestling was quite seamless as both Aspen and I had a really similar mindset towards our matches and what kind of team we wanted to be. We looked around at what every other team was doing and made the conscious decision to try and do the exact opposite, we wanted to be completely our own entity and stand on our own.
For myself, having never been in a proper team before, it took some getting used to sharing the workload and bouncing ideas off another person - rather than being the one solely responsible.
While we are really similar in some regards, I feel it’s our differences that contribute most to the success of the team so far as we balance each other out and push the other to get better at certain aspects of pro wrestling that maybe we weren’t before. That breeds a friendly competition between us both.
Aspen Faith: For me, transitioning was totally fine. I'd already had tag team experience from when I worked with James Midas as Team SMASH, so that side wasn’t an issue. Going from rivals to tag partners proved a little difficult but we got there.
NEXT: How Killian Dain played an instrumental part in Kings of Catch's careers!