|B. T. Gunn|
|Birth name||Thomas McGowan|
|Born||2 April 1986|
Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||B. T. Gunn|
|Billed height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Billed weight||194 lb (88 kg)|
& Eric Canyon
|Debut||14 October 2006|
Thomas McGowan (born 2 April 1986) is a Scottish professional wrestler, better known by his ring name B. T. Gunn. Gunn is a Wrestling Coach at the GPWA Glasgow Asylum. He also wrestles for numerous promotions in the British independent circuit but is best known for his work with Insane Championship Wrestling.
On 30 March 2007, Gunn debuted in a singles match, losing against Kolobos. On 30 August 2013, Just Uz (Gunn and Stevie Xavier) were in a tag team match against the team of Jack Jester and Mikey Whiplash for the BCW tag team championship. Just Uz won the match to become the new tag team champions.
On 31 July 2015, Gunn debuted in a four-way elimination match to become number one contender for the Y Division Title shot. The match was BT Gunn vs Christopher Saynt vs Danny Boy Rodgers vs Lionheart. Saynt won the match.
On 15 September 2007, Gunn took part in a six-man cruiserweight elimination match. The match was Gunn vs Liam Thompson vs CJ Hunter vs El Ligero vs Johnny Starr vs The Falcon. Gunn was eliminated from the match.
Gunn made his ICW debut on 22 July 2007, against James Wallace for the 1PW Openweight Title in a losing effort. After being absent for a year, he made his return on 5 September 2009 at Fear & Loathing 2 in a tag team match with his tag partner Chris Renfrew, which they lost against the team of Lionheart & Red Lightning. A year later at Fear & Loathing 3, Gunn picked up his 1st win in ICW, tagging with Jack Jester against James Scott & Wolfgang. On 5 June, Gunn defeated Johnny Moss, Liam Thompson and Wolfgang, in a four-way elimination match to win the ICW Heavyweight Championship for the 1st time, which he would hold for 4 months until he lost it to Darkside on the 4 of September. On 22 January 2012, Gunn would regain the ICW Heavyweight Championship by beating Darkside at the 1st Annual Square Go. He would lose it to Square Go winner Red Lightning on 3 June.
Gunn, along with Chris Renfrew would form the New Age Kliq and go on to win the ICW Tag Team Championship on 3 different occasions, their first reign started on the 13 August 2013, by defeating the Bucky Boys and would end on 26 January 2014, after the tag team titles being vacated as of a double pin. They unsuccessfully attempted to regain the tag team championship in a three-way ladder match against former champions the Bucky Boys and eventual winners The Sumerian Death Squad. After the tag titles became vacant on 27 July, they would go on to win their second ICW Tag Team Championship, by defeating the team of Stevie Xavier & Kay Lee Ray, who substituted for an injured Davey Blaze. They would lose the belts on the 10 of August, to the team of Colt Cabana & Grado, but would regain the titles 2 weeks later,
After feuding with Wolfgang for most of 2014, their rivalry was finally brought to a close on 25 January 2015, when Wolfgang defeated Gunn in ICW's first ever Steel Cage match. Disappearing for 2 months, Gunn would return with a much darker persona, labelled 'The Oddity', and turned his attention to Mikey Whiplash, with the pair competing in a number of brutal matches throughout the first half of the year. At Shug's Hoose Party II, Gunn defeated Whiplash, after Mikey was busted open and powerbombed onto the steel ring steps. Their feud would transform into a rivalry between the New Age Kliq, now including Wolfgang, and Legion (Mikey Whiplash, Tommy End & Michael Dante). This would lead to a 3-on-3 Steel Cage match, at Fear & Loathing VIII at the SEC Centre, with the New Age Kliq coming away with the victory thanks to Gunn.
In early 2016, Gunn & Chris Renfrew were left as the only remaining members of the New Age Kliq, with Wolfgang, Kay Lee Ray & Stevie Boy defecting from the group. Turning face around the same time and dropping 'The Oddity' persona, Gunn focused much of his attention on Stevie Boy, with Stevie & Gunn competing in many singles and tag team matches throughout the year. After Stevie attempted to crush Gunn's throat with a chair, Gunn was sidelined for 3 months, before returning 'The Oddity' once again to exact revenge. This led to the first ever Casket Match in ICW history, at Fear & Loathing IX at The SSE Hydro, where Stevie would powerbomb Gunn onto the top of the casket, before picking up the victory.
On 29 July 2017, on night 1 of Shug's Hoose Party 4, Gunn competed alongside Trent Seven, Wolfgang & Pete Dunne in a Four Way match for the WWE United Kingdom Championship. This was the first time that the title would be defend on UK soil, outside of a WWE ring.
The following night, Gunn defeated Kenny Williams, to win his first ICW Zero-G Championship, becoming the first ever ICW Triple Crown Champion in the process. Gunn then challenged ICW World Heavyweight Champion Joe Coffey to a Title vs Title match at Fear & Loathing X, at The SSE Hydro. Gunn would go on to defeat Joe, winning the ICW World Heavyweight Championship for the first time since 2012, and the third time overall, becoming the first ever Undisputed ICW World Champion. After successfully defending the title against Bram & James Storm, Gunn's rivalry with Mikey Whiplash was re-ignited, with Whiplash claiming that Gunn had forgotten who he truly is, and demanding to face 'The Oddity' one more time. On 3 April 2018, Gunn was forced to vacate the ICW Zero-G Championship due to a double pinfall between Jody Fleisch and Mark Coffey, and interference from Whiplash. On 29 April 2018, at ICW BarraMania 4, 'The Oddity' returned to face Whiplash in the first ever ICW World Heavyweight Championship Death Match. Gunn would go on to lose the title, after 2018 Square Go winner Stevie Boy cashed in his contract mid-match, turning the contest into a Three Way, and pinned Whiplash, who had been driven through a pane of glass.
Having lost both titles without being pinned, Gunn looked to climb back up the ladder. After facing and defeating Walter at night 1 of Shug's Hoose Party 5, Gunn's protege Kez Evans attacked him, claiming that Gunn had done nothing except hold him back. Kez would go on to defeat Gunn the following night. After briefly reforming the New Age Kliq to challenge the Kings Of Catch, Renfrew left the company, changing Gunn's direction and focus. After accepting an offer from Wolfgang & The Purge to join Bad Company, Gunn & Wolfgang teamed with Noam Dar to face British Strong Style at Fear & Loathing XI, with Gunn scoring the pin over Trent Seven for the win.
Gunn & The Purge would then become embroiled in a feud with ICW owner Mark Dallas and his heel faction, with Dallas stating that Bad Company are not would the ICW needs in its current climate. After defeating Joe Hendry, Kez Evans & Leyton Buzzard in a 6-man tag team match, Gunn & The Purge were the first team announced for the inaugural 'King Of Hawners' tournament.
In Defiant Wrestling, Gunn was part of a stable called The Prestige, alongside Joe Coffey, Joe Hendry, El Ligero & Travis Banks. Gunn joined at an event called Exit Wounds. At WCPW Loaded #20, Gunn made his WCPW debut as he defeated Travis Banks. On WCPW Pro Wrestling World Cup - English Qualifying Round, The Prestige defeated Bullet Club (Adam Cole, The Young Bucks) and Gabriel Kidd. At WCPW Pro Wrestling World Cup - Scottish Qualifying Round, Gunn defeated Lewis Girvan in the first round match of the Pro Wrestling World Cup Scottish Qualifying, Gunn was defeated in the final match of the first round match of the Pro Wrestling World Cup Scottish Qualifying by Drew Galloway. On 29 April, at No Regrets, Gunn entered at #18 in a thirty-man rumble for the WCPW Championship, however he was eliminated by Rampage.
At the last episode of WCPW Loaded the show was re-branded as Defiant Wrestling before the show started. Gunn and Joe Coffey would betray The Prestige by walking out on the team, leaving former stable mates Joe Hendry and El Ligero to be beaten up by Marty Scurll and The Young Bucks. At the first iPPV, #WeAreDefiant, they gained the #1 contendership for the Defiant Wrestling Tag Team Championship. At the 22 December episode of Defiant, they unsuccessful challenged for the titles, losing to defending champions Jimmy Havoc and the Primate. After the match, both teams were attacked by Chris Ridgeway and Mark Haskins. On the 29 December episode of Defiant, Gunn alongside Joe Coffey, Jimmy Havoc and Primate, made a stand to defend their respective company from the other rival company IPW:UK. After Jimmy Havoc called them out, the four were attacked by Aries, Haskins and Ridgeway along with other wrestlers from the IPW:UK roster.
On 18 February at Chain Reaction, Gunn joined Team Defiant (Rampage, Martin Kirby, Travis Banks and Primate) who defeated Team IPW (Austin Aries, No Funne Dunne, Mark Haskins, Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis).