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MCWProWrestling.com – MCW recently lost competitor and friend Martin “Eric Chapel” Eason II. We extend our condolences to his family, friends, and fans.
View a special tribute at youtube.com/watch?v=IUI37sX615I. MCW will be announcing a special event for his family in the near future.
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MCW Pro Wrestling brings “Jimmy’s Slamboree” on Saturday, June 1 to the MCW Arena, 1000 Joppa Farm RD in Joppa, MD! Meet and Greet 5:30 pm, live event 7:30 pm!
This event features Shawn Spears (fka Tye Dillinger) and ROH World Tag and IWGP Heavyweight Tag champions Guerrillas of Destiny (Tanga Loa, Tama Tonga) and will benefit former MCW Heavyweight champion Bruiser and his battle with Leukemia.
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By Nicholas Jason Lopez
While January begins with a countdown from ten to one, wrestling fans most associate the month with the same countdown towards another festivity – the Royal Rumble.
Given the “Big Four” treatment, equivalent in 2017 to a NXT TakeOver event the day before, a two-hour pre-show and a five-and-a-half-hour Pay-Per-View, it was treated as a huge deal.
It probably also helped that it emanated from San Antonio’s Alamodome, with a house count of 52,020. It was practically WrestleMania without being it.
Given the Rumble’s star power of Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman, The Big Show, Goldberg and The Undertaker, there was an unpredictability headed in that severely lacked the previous few years.
Femme Fatale Four-Way
– The Ember Moon-Liv Morgan match was set up last week as a friendly competition to see who’d “unofficially” face the NXT Women’s Champion coming out of NXT TakeOver: San Antonio. Moon was still undefeated, yet Morgan was the one to challenge her. The story was there at least. They exchanged some chain wrestling and rolled around in package pin attempts for a good 25 seconds. Morgan seemed to have improved a bit as she hit a huracanrana. Moon applied a crossface, though Morgan fought out of it with a pin attempt that took Moon’s momentum back. Morgan laid on a guillotine, but was taken and dumped over the top rope by Moon. A minute later, Moon Eclipsed Morgan to take the win. It’s obvious how Moon’s in a holding pattern until TO:SA, but it also helped Morgan here. She could use more of a gimmick than “tough Jersey girl.” It was enough to make us want more, but what we got was good. They shared sportsmanship after the bell to keep the friendship going.
The Glorious Shiba Inu
– The opening video hyped the contact signing segment between NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura and Bobby Roode. It pretty much wrote itself. Hopefully they’d so something to make this feud personal.