Seasons Beatings 12/26/2015
Maryland Championship Wrestling uses a formula that's very familiar in today's world of independent professional wrestling. They bring in major names, and superstars, to help draw the crowd, and then have their own home grown/trained talent perform in most of the matches, alongside some well, or better known indy circuit wrestlers. The formula works, but MCW does it better than most, it not everyone. The reasons MCW stands out among the crowd are several. First, their home grown/trained wrestlers are great. They all have very good skills inside the ring, good looks, solid gear, and the gimmicks are balanced just right. You won't be disappointed in an MCW show after meeting the "stars," because the mainstay "workers" can go, and will not disappoint you. MCW uses solid story lines as well, something nearly non existent in today's indy wrestling. To top it all off, their presentation is very professional with a nice set up, beautiful entry way, and a clean ring. Their title belts aren't knock offs, and they look very professional. MCW is a first rate organization, and the best place to go to meet numerous superstars in the preshow, and then watch tomorrows stars in the matches. I highly recommend them.
First up this Saturday, we've got a great heel stable tag team consisting of Oakley Woods and Bo Nekoda taking on fairly well established indy stars Sean Carr and Kai Katana. The first thing about this match up is that it's not just random. MCW actually has very solid story lines. When you combine story lines with good workers you get what wrestling is supposed to be all about, athletic drama! Colonel Callahan, a very solid manager, has been having his men wreck havoc on Katana for months now, and Katana reached out to Eddie Smooth on the last Joppa show. Smooth, unable to make this show is being replaced with Sean Carr. Carr, growing in reputation daily is a suitable replacement for Smooth (incredible in his own right) to take on a solid team in Oakley and Bo. This will be fun match with 4 wrestlers than can go, and a solid male manager, the likes of which we never see anymore.
On the 26th we will also see Fenix Fury, a very fast and solid Lucha style wrestler that has been getting better each time I see him. He seems to be challenging himself as of late, as he's taken on much larger and stronger opponents. Last time in Joppa he wrestled the former and multiple time MCW Champion, The Bruiser. This time he's going against another larger opponent in Sean Studd. A clash of styles like this can be great, or terrible. I trust that Fenix will do all that he can to steal the show, and make this one memorable, while Studd does all he can to ground the high flyer and pound him through the canvas.
The Dixon Line Security, two guys that stand guard over the MCW Champion, King Ryan McBride, do any and all they can to cause misery to anyone not associated with them and their "King." FED-UP is a very popular team among the MCW faithful. As such this will be a very fun, and well supported clash between the fan favorites, and the hated "bad guys." If you like and miss traditional professional wrestling, this match has it in spades. MCW has many solid tag teams, something you don't see much of today, and both of these teams want the coveted MCW tag team titles. This bout is about pride, respect, and getting to the top of the heap to go for those belts!
In a match that has happened outside the MCW borders, inside the violent confines of CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) comes the feud between MCW mainstay, and star, Lio Rush and The Bad Boy Joey Janela. These two tore the house down at CZW's Cage of Death, and Rush captured the CZW Wired Championship from Janela. Now The Bad Boy is coming to Maryland, and he would like nothing else than to embarass Rush in front of the hometown faithful. This is immediately a contender for match of the night, I promise you that.
Brandon Scott, the former MCW Rage Champion, out to prove he's as good as anyone in all of professional wrestling, will challenge the former TNA World Champion, Ethan Carter the third, or EC3 in what is bound to be incredible. Carter is out to show the world that he's one of the top names in all of professional wrestling, and that his home base, TNA is as good as any other wrestling company known to man. Carter is coming in to knock Scott down a few pegs, to prove that he's not ready for the big time yet. Scott is out to show that he can beat a former legitimate World champion, and deserves to be just as respected. These are two top level talents with opposite missions in the match up. Both will wrestle with heart, fire, and passion, and both have all the talent in the world. This match will be five star, of that I am certain.
For the MCW Women's championship, it's champion Kimber Lee, a women who seems to be the women's champion every singe place in the world, and the Grand Champion of CHIKARA, taking on the challenge of MCW mainstay and crowd favorite, Renee Michelle. Lee, fresh off a major performance in Ring of Honor, feels Michelle isn't much of a threat, but Renee has been practicing her craft like never before, recently returning from a trip to Japan, and promises that she's never been more prepared and anxious for a match. On the last Joppa show, Michelle defeated Tessa Blanchard, and now seeks to defeat another well known name in women's wrestling in order to be crowned MCW women's champion. Is Lee spreading herself too thin? Or will she make quick work of Renee?
Former WWE writer/creative team member (I know this because the man never lets anyone forget it) Kevin Eck brings his tag team champions, The Ecktourage to Joppa to defend against former champions The Hell Cats. The has been a long standing feud, and kindles ones memories back to the days of the Midnight Express vs the Rock n Roll Express. The MCW tag titles are important because of battles like these. Eck, always out to prove how foolish WWE was for letting him go, has gotten his team to the top, and as hard as it is for me to say this, established himself as a good manager. The Hell Cats are a very popular, fined tuned, fast, and exciting team on the rise. This match will be great, and calling a winner is near impossible, but inside of a steel cage, I'd say The Hell Cats hold a slight advantage.
Finally, for the MCW Championship it's the current champion, King Ryan McBride defending against the former, and multiple time MCW champ, The Bruiser. Mcbride, one of the slimiest, sneakiest, underhanded, cheats, in all of wrestling today will stop at nothing to keep his title, but this time the hordes of people he likes to have escort him to the ring, and help him any chance they get, will be hindered by a steel cage! The Bruiser is a very large man, very skilled, and has nearly every single MCW fan behind him. I don't see how "The King" gets through this match with the title...but if anyone can find some way to do so, it's Ryan McBride.
I'll be venturing off to Joppa Maryland the day after Christmas all on my own, as my staff, and other friends, will still be preoccupied with the holidays. For me, Wrestling is better than anything the "Christmas Spirit" has to bring me, so join me for MCW's Seasons Beatings, and then tell me how correct I was about this preview, because MCW is "Wrestling Done Right!"