An Interview With The Bollocks (Kenny Williams)

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I’m a fan of simple titles for things. The words will do the talking know what I mean? Flashy titles tends to mean pish writing if ye ask me. So with the interviews its always just “An Interview With *insert name*” and thats that. Had tae make a slight exception here because this is an interview with Kenny Williams, and Kenny is the fuckin bollocks. No question. Kenny is one of the fastest rising stars in Scottish Wrestling, and a fan favourite everywhere he goes because he gets it. He knows what folk want from a wrestling show. They want entertainment. They want cunts knocking their pan in to provide that entertainment, and some of them even want the guys providing said entertainment to have more product in their hair than a burd in a beauty pageant. Kenny Williams has it all. When he first debuted alongside Christopher in ICW, my first thought was “aww whit, ANOTHER one of these wee fannies?” but we soon seen Kenny was nae joke. Him and Christopher’s match with the NAK at ICWs Maryhill show was when most of us realised Kenny was legit. Kenny is the bollocks.

The bollocks took some time out of his busy schedule of being a globetrotting professional sha….I mean wrestler, to answer a few questions for his pals at Snapmare Necks (thats us btw) so you should probably go right ahead and read that shit. Its waiting for ye. Down there. See it? Just below this? Thats the one. In amongst it.


1. You’re one of the newer faces in Scottish Wrestling, can you tell us a bit about how you got started and who/what influenced your decision to give wrestling a go?

Generally I’ve always loved the ‘Rasslin! But it wasn’t untill I was about 18 that I decided to give it a go. I had gotten into Law at university straight from school but I only last about 6 weeks as I realised it just wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life. I fannyed about for a few months after that and at the beginning of 2012 I decided to give something that I had always loved a bash. I searched about for local schools and luckily a PBW Academy had just opened in the area that I love of Airdrie. I’ve been hooked ever since then!

2. The “Kenny is the bollocks” chant at ICW has been going for a while, with your popularity in the company seemingly sky high. How much do you enjoy working in front of those wild crowds, particularly when they seem to have taken you to their hearts so quickly?

I find it ridiculous anytime that chant starts up when I come out. It’s so humbling and overwhelming and I appreciate who ever started it because I’m hopefully going to sell lots of t-shirts with that printed on it! Working for ICW is a tremendous experience and I’ve been so lucky with the situations that have arisen for me. Being part of Team CK the fans never really got to see the full potential that we had as a duo and so when Christopher decided to call it a day I was disheartened by it all. However, when I finally got a chance to showcase what I could do in the ring on a singles level, with one of the best in the country, Lionheart, that’s when it felt like everything clicked with the fans. They didn’t just see some wee guy with a quiff and pair of skinny jeans. They saw a wee guy with a quiff and skinny jeans that had a bit of fight and determination in him. Since then I’ve been riding on a wave of momentum that the fans have created with this chant! And I’m so grateful to every person who starts that up when I walk out with those dafties in the Kennedy Administration!

3. You’re part of a stable with a bit of everything at the moment with the “Kennedy Administration” in ICW, how much are you enjoying being involved in that? And with you not getting on particularly well with your stable mates, are there any plans in place to toe their baws any time soon?

I’m finding it really fun because it’s a different dynamic than any of the other factions in ICW as it’s a heel group with a fan favourite trapped in it. And luckily/unluckily I’m that fan favourite so it’s funny to see how harshly the fans react to James R Kennedy when he starts hurling abuse at me. The fans anticipation for me to finally skud one of them is definitely growing but its like being caught between a rock and a hard place as I can’t risk having my contract terminated by Kennedy.

4. You recently made your debut for SWA, in a belter of a match against Lewis Girvan, and you’re a regular with PBW. How do you enjoy the family friendly shows compared to the adult orientated ones?

Despite the obvious differences in content of the shows, I feel that working any wrestling show the fans are all there for the same reason, to see top quality wrestling that Scotland has become a custom to. So I enjoy the two types equally because I’m getting to do what I love to do and if I’m doing it well I’m hopefully entertaining the fans who have made the effort to come out and support their local wrestling promotion.

5. Do you have a match that you’d rank as your best so far?

I’m to critical of myself to cite a best match so instead ill list some favourites and plug some of the youtube footage I have
PBW- vs Zack Sabre Jr.. A match that came out of pure circumstance and I was a last-minute substitute. Working Zack was a ridiculous experience as he is just a different class of performer.

PBW – Kenny Williams vs Zack Sabre Jr

PBW – vs Liam Thompson… Got to main event in my hometown and fool friends and family into thinking I had won the title. Was a crazy atmosphere and by far one of my favourite nights in wrestling

PBW – Liam Thomson vs Kenny Williams (PBW Title Match)

ICW – vs Lionheart… Like I said this match really helped establish me as a singles competitor and a fan favourite and it took a lot of folk by surprise.
BCW – vs Kid Fite… Got to main event a show with a guy who was a major part of my training so it meant a lot to me. Also happened to be a year after I debuted so it was full of sentimentalities!

(Not the match Kenny mentioned, as its been taken off youtube, but still a cracker of a match between these two)

SSW – Kid Fite vs Kenny Williams

6. Favourite wrestler? Either currently or all-time…or both if ye fancy.

Currently my favourite wrestler would have to be Bray Wyatt. He’s so captivating, it’s like watching a scene from a movie when he cuts a promo and his matches are always so different from what’s going on in the rest of the show. Of all time it has to be Shawn Michaels. I got into wrestling when he came back all born again and drug free so I got HBK when he was at his healthiest and churning out some of his best matches.

7. You’re confirmed for ICWs latest project, a show mainly geared towards the younger talents called “Spacebaws – A New Hope”. Are you excited to play a prominent role on this show?

I have no idea what I’ll be doing on this show I have to admit. I’m on the poster so I’m on the show! I can assure you though this will be a night not to miss! Cramming a show full of hungry young talent in an over 18s environment is a recipe for mayhem because there will be a level of one up manship between every person on that show to prove to Mark Dallas why they deserve to be part of ICW’s regular roster. I’ll be doing the exact same to prove why I deserve to be at the level I’ve been fortunate enough to get to so quickly so I’d advise folk to get a ticket before they disappear!

8. Earliest wrestling memory?

Waking up early on a Saturday to watch Smackdown on Sky 1 and asking my cousin to VHS record any PPV he would end up paying for. Think the first one I can remember watching back with him was Wrestlemania 17.

9. You recently worked on the PBW Academy Attacks show in Coatbridge, where many PBW Academy students made their debuts. Are there any in particular that standout in your opinion?

The PBW Academy is amongst the top wrestling schools in Britain. It has 3 branches (Airdrie/Barrhead/Greenock) and has churned out some of the best young talent on the scene just now such as Noam Dar, Andy Wild, Kay Lee Ray, Davey Blaze, TJ Rage, Saqib Ali and more. To say I picked a great school to learn is an understatement. The talent coming through just now including myself have had a lot of opportunities to showcase there talents and the academy attack shows are definitely one of the chance to shine in front of a crowd and also in front of certain promoters. It has opened doors for a lot of younger guys who have stood out such as Lou King Sharp, Brendan Cooper, Tommy Marx, Aaron Echo and more. Lou King Sharp in particular has started to make a name for himself debuting on the first Academy Attack show against myself and in the last year he has went on to wrestle for Pro Wrestling Elite, British Championship Wrestling and is also confirmed for ICW Space Baws. He is so unique with his character work and I’m pleased he is getting the opportunities he is getting.

10. You made your PCW debut recently, how was the PCW experience and has this led to further opportunities to wrestle outside Scotland?

Working for PCW was a cool experience. I was given a shot in there annual Rumble and managed to last about 15 minutes which wasn’t so bad for the skinniest guy in the match. I’d love to work there again but in less crowded match so I could really show the fans down there exactly what I can bring to the table. Other opportunities to wrestle outside Scotland have come up recently with my debut in May for Kamikaze Pro which is a great promotion down in Birmingham. I’m also set to debut in Ireland at the end of the year. Also luckily for me I’ve had the chance to wrestle outside of Scotland through ICW who have ran successful shows in both London and Newcastle.

I’ve been really fortunate so far with the opportunities I’ve had in wrestling and I’m so grateful to both TJ Rage and Kid Fite for their high level of training and to all the promoters who have ever put my on a show. I’m having a rare time with the wrestling and I’m lucky to be a part of some of the top promotions in the country.


If ye enjoyed this, follow Kenny on twitter, cause he’s sound and good at the wrestling.

A few wee plugs for upcoming shows Kenny is on, follow the links for ticket info etc.

PBW Capital Clash

ICW – SpaceBaws

BCW – Homecoming

Cheers to Kenny for taking the time to answer the questions, and it goes without saying, but get yerselves to all of these shows, and any other show Kenny might be on, and any other show with wrestling on it, cause wrestling is the fuckin best shit on the planet that disnae involve breasts, and sometimes it even involves breasts!

Kenny is the bollocks.

 

 

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