All reigning Maryland Championship Wrestling (and other) titleholders held on to their belts, "The Dancing Sensation" wound up regretting giving his erstwhile "Dancin'" tag-team partner a second chance, and the appearance of WWF stars highlighted the MCW card held at the Volunteer Fire Hall in Denton, MD, on February 18. Attendance estimated at 375. MCW commissioner: MR. JACK ADONIS. MCW communications director: PETE McDEVITT. Music provided by BIG DADDY PRODUCTIONS. Ring announcer: STEVE VENTURELLA. Timekeeper at the bell: JEFF AMDUR. Ring attendant: PERRY KURZ. Referees for the evening: DAVE "THE WAVE", BARRY ROBERTS, and D. EDWARDS. PETE McDEVITT welcomed the crowd by announcing that MCW will be returning to Denton on a regular basis throughout the year. He was then interrupted by CUEBALL CARMICHAEL, who complained that he has been screwed over by MCW when it comes to the quality of the competition. He's been wrestling in the area for several years now and has yet to get a title shot. So JACK ADONIS obliges Cueball, as, to the haunting drum/trumpet music and led to the ring by security staff brandishing sparklers, out came the current WWF light-heavyweight champion, none other than GILLLLLLLBERRRRRRRG. MATCH 1: GILLLLLLLBERRRRRRRG pinned CUEBALL CARMICHAEL in 2:27. As Cueball grabbed the light-heavy belt and brandished it high in the air while taunting the crowd, he turned around and was hit by a devastating Gilllllllberrrrrrrg spear and then pinned. MATCH 2: DINO DIVINE pinned MAD DOG O'MALLEY in 8:12. Dog tried to follow up a chokeslam with a middle-rope splash. Dino moved out of the way and was then able to roll up Dog for the pin. JACK ADONIS came out again. He called out STEVIE RICHARDS and said that normally the dethroned tag team champs would have first crack at regaining the title in a rematch, but because of the recent bad blood between Stevie and EARL THE PEARL, the rematch wouldn't happen. Stevie then called out Earl, and explained that he had cracked due to the pressure of all that had happened to him over the past year, and asks for forgiveness. As a sign of his sincerity, he gave Earl a chair and asked him to give him a chairshot, although such a chairshot could kill him because of that neck injury. Earl refused, and said that if Stevie wanted to prove his sincerity, he would be his partner once again in a rematch for the tag title. Jack Adonis agreed to the match, and Earl and Stevie left the ring shaking hands. MATCH 3: In a tag-team contendes' three-way dance, BACKSTREET (JOEY "THE FUTURE" MATTHEWS & QUINN NASH, with PLATINUM NAT) beat THE BALD AND THE BEAUTIFUL ("WISE GUY" JIMMY CICERO & JULIO "THE LATIN DRAGON" SANCHEZ) and two members of THE FAMILY OF FREAKS (BRUISER & "DOOMSDAY" DANNY ROSE) in 20:52. Joey first pinned Julio after whacking him with Nat's "good book". Cicero came into the ring and grabbed the "good book" and was prepared to plonk Joey in turn; but Joey moved, and Cicero zapped Bruiser instead. Matthews then covered for the pin, and there were words between Cicero and Bruiser after the match. A rant by heavyweight champ ROMEO VALENTINO complaining about no opposition was answered as JACK ADONIS says that Romeo would face CORPORAL PUNISHMENT later that night in a no-disqualification match. They were in turn interrupted by TOM BRANDI and manager ROYCE (t)C(w) PROFIT, complaining about a lack to title shots and a general lack of opposition. Corporal then came out and said that MCW has indeed found an opponent for Brandi tonight: HEADBANGER MOSH. Royce and Tom scattered, but eventually the match started. MATCH 4: HEADBANGER MOSH beat TOM BRANDI by disqualification in 15:57 in a wild match, as there wound up being too much interference from the "TCW" camp. CORPORAL PUNISHMENT eventually came to the aid of Mosh. The fans could see alliances forming among Brandi and his fellow Italian Romeo Valentino, and on the other side between Corporal and Mosh. MATCH 5: CHRISTIAN YORK retained his cruiserweight belt by pinning ADAM FLASH in 10:32. Adam missed a top rope leap and was schoolboyed by Christian. After the match, Adam, who thought he was given a fast three-count, tried to get his hands on referee D. EDWARDS, but the ref ran to safety. MATCH 6: 2-DOPE & SIDESWIPE (with DONNIE B. & BOBCAT) pinned STEVIE RICHARDS & EARL THE PEARL in 13:06 to keep their tag-team belts. The former champs looked like they were in control until suddenly, Earl was Steviekicked and rolled up for the pin. After the match, Stevie taunted Earl, slapping him in the face, calling him a "piece of crap", and boasting to the crowd that he had to be "the best actor in Hollywood today" since Earl bought his "sincerity" act. All three refs had to help the woozy Earl back to the lockers. MATCH 7: ROMEO VALENTINO (with DINO DEVINE) pinned CORPORAL PUNISHMENT in 7:16 to keep the MCW heavyweight title. There was constant interference in the match from Divine as well as from the intruding TOM BRANDI and ROYCE C. PROFIT; but referee DAVE "THE WAVE" couldn't do anything because of the no-dq stipulation. After the match, the members of "TCW" (Profit's disciples) pummeled Corporal until HEADBANGER MOSH made the save. Corporal then asked Mosh to be his partner in a tag team match that he demanded be booked for the next MCW card in Denton. Mosh, whose usual partner THRASHER is still recovering from an injury, agreed. And speaking of that next card, MCW will be back at the Denton Fire Hall on Thursday, April 15. Stay tuned to these boards for further news.
March 7, Teamsters Hall in Baltimore: STEVIE RICHARDS vs. EARL THE PEARL in a grudge match. HEADBANGER MOSH challenges ROMEO VALENTINO for the MCW title 2-DOPE & SIDESWIPE defend their MCW tag title against WWF up-and-comers THE HARDY BOYS (MATT & JEFF) ********************************************** Maryland Championship Wrestling, in conjunction with Chesapeake Promotions & Entertainment and the Patuxent High School baseball team, is putting on a stellar eight-match MCW card on Saturday, March 20 at Patuxent High School, 12485 Rousby Hall Road, in Lusby, MD, with an 8 pm bell time. Here are the stars that have been already signed to appear. There will be a grudge match between KING KONG BUNDY and TOM BRANDI. From the WWF: HEADBANGER MOSH GILLLLLLLBERRRRRRRG!!!!!!! Tag-team sensations THE HARDY BOYS (MATT & JEFF HARDY) >From ECW: AXL ROTTEN BALLS MAHONEY STEVIE RICHARDS "WILDFIRE" TOMMY RICH LITTLE GUIDO TRACY SMOTHERS Thanks to Jeff Amdur for this information.