It shaped up to be one of the biggest days in Discovery history, it ended in chaotic controversy.
So what happened as Discovery celebrated its 7th anniversary?
It all kicked off with the VIP pre-show where the super positive duo of Deacon Matthews and Emily Hayden took on the dysfunctional Double D’s.
It would be Dickie Divers and Debbie ‘Jack Morris’ Dahmer who would pick up the win after Deacon’s head collided with a chair – tossed aside by Dahmer.
Next up, the undefeated Ryan Richards against FPWA standout Tommy Kartel. Somehow, it was the Supreme who would have his hand raised in victory once again, beating a count-out after a battering from the Hardest Man in Fife. Kartel wouldn’t go quietly though, leaving Richards flat out on his back.
To the main show in front of Disco’s biggest crowd since returning last year!
And it was one of the hottest feuds in Disco history that would get us started. Caleb Valhalla and Ryan Griffin would be connected by a leather strap, tied to their wrists. Despite repeated interventions from the ferocious Athena, it would be Caleb leaving the victor!
What next for Valhalla?
Gene Munny then delighted the Disco crowd by making his way to the ring and again calling out Jack Morris. And it wasn’t long before Mr Disco Derby would enter and finally accept the challenge, but only after Gene Munny agreed to put the Gene Munny Championship of Gene Munny on the line.
It would be that Good Boi who would leave with his title – defeating the NOAH star with a massive Ainsley Lariat!
The Discovery tag team champions were up next with the Kings of the North making their first defence since winning gold in July.
They battled their way past fan favourites Sunshine Machine who were making their long awaited Disco debuts – two years after their original appearance was scuppered by the pandemic.
Surely not the last time we’ll see TK Cooper and Chuck Mambo in a Disco ring.
The first half main-event would see Aspen Faith and Mark Haskins go head to head and anything certainly did go. This feud goes back a long way, with Aspen putting his hands on Mark’s wife Vicky on more than one occasion.
The two men would battle all over the venue, with Aspen sent tumbling down the bleacher stairs at one point.
Several chair shots later, and with Vicky playing a pivotal role, it would be Mark Haskins who would walk out the winner.
Into the second half and Lana Austin surprised the Disco faithful with a new, not so good attitude. Stealing kids toys and fans hats, it was clear Austin was in a mischievous mood!
Cue the exciting Daisy Jenkins who had the crowd firmly on her side.
But despite a spirited effort and many near falls, it would be the number 1 contender picking up the win.
Next up for Lana Austin? She finally gets her match with Kasey for the Discovery Women’s Championship.
6 person tag team action next as Theo Doros teamed up with the Fair City Saints to take on the Foundation of the Future and….Ian Skinner?
In one of the biggest surprises of the day, Skinner would team with the Foundation. We were informed Zach Dynamite hadn’t travelled to Edinburgh, opting to remain in Aberdeen instead. Ryan Riley would tell the Disco crowd that they’d found themselves a replacement, someone who’d taken up their offer of cash.
Ultimately, Skinner would prove to be the difference, picking up the win for his team. This was a much more aggressive Ian Skinner than we’ve seen before.
Question remains, why? Perhaps it was the frustration of being left off the card? Maybe it was the money?
And now it was time for the main event, a collision between two of the best wrestlers Scotland has ever produced.
It would be the Oddity BT Gunn going one-on-one with Joe Hendry.
We say one-on-one, but it definitely felt like all the odds were stacked against Gunn, thanks to the presence of Hendry’s new manager Mister Manoval.
We pride ourselves on being “all about the wrestling”, this match was “all about the controversy”.
Referees Mike Ainsley and Chris Quinn were both laid out during the match.
That allowed a mystery man to enter the ring and brutally attack BT Gunn before being chased off by security.
With no ref in sight, it was left to Disco owner Alan Smith to officiate the rest of this match.
And one almighty title shot to Gunn’s head later, which was missed by Smith, the owner had no choice but to make the three count and raise Joe Hendry’s hand in victory.
A controversial end to one of the most eventful days in Discovery history.
Lots of questions to be asked about how we got to this point, questions which we’ll surely get the answers to in the coming days.