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MCW Pro Wrestling (formerly known as Maryland Championship Wrestling)[1][2] is a regional independent wrestling promotion based in Joppa, Maryland. It has regularly run events in the Mid-Atlantic region since the late 1990s.[3]

MCW Pro Wrestling
AcronymMCW
Founded1998
StyleProfessional wrestling
HeadquartersBaltimore, Maryland
Founder(s)Dan McDevitt
Dennis Wipprecht
Owner(s)Dan McDevitt (1998-present)
Dennis Wipprecht (1998-present)
ParentMSDM, Inc.[citation needed]
FormerlyMaryland Championship Wrestling
Websitehttp://www.mcwprowrestling.com

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HistoryEdit

Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW) was originally established by wrestlers Dan McDevitt and Dennis Wipprecht as an extension of the wrestling school Bone Breakers Training Center. MCW held its first card at Baltimore's Patapsco Arena on July 19, 1998, featuring Jerry Lynn, Devon Storm, Little Guido, Balls Mahoney, manager Jim Cornette and The Headbangers. During that event, MCW held a six-man match to crown the first ever Light Heavyweight Champion. The winner of the match was Shane Shamrock and due to his shooting death by police the following month, MCW named him as the lifetime Light Heavyweight Champion and replaced it with the Cruiserweight Championship.

Throughout the next year, the promotion featured veteran wrestlers such as Ricky Steamboat, Ricky Morton, Bobby Eaton, Tito Santana, The Iron Sheik, Sherri Martel, The Road Warriors, King Kong Bundy and Jerry "The King" Lawler, the latter two winning the promotion's heavyweight championship. Longtime mainstays such as Joey Matthews, Jimmy Cicero, Judas Young and Mickie James also began gaining popularity in the promotion.[4]

On March 27, 2002, Steve Wilkos of The Jerry Springer Show made a one night appearance teaming with Gillberg to defeat The Slackers (Chad Bowman and Dino Devine) in a tag team match in Glen Burnie, Maryland; the 1,267 in attendance setting a new record for its home arena Michael's Eighth Avenue ballroom.[5]

After holding its final card, The Last Dance: Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup, on July 16, 2003, MCW announced its intentions to merge with its longtime rival the Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation. McDevitt and Shrader had originally left Mid-Eastern due to a business dispute with half its roster subsequently leaving for the newly established MCW.[6] Although operations officially ceased in 2003, McDevitt continued holding occasional cards exclusively at Fort Meade[7] under the "Fort Meade Wrestling" banner during the next several years before returning booking regular MCW events again.

MCW made Baltimore headlines in October 2006, with the booking of WIYY morning show personalities Kirk McEwen and Mark Ondayko as part of an eight-man tag match. Participating would have been a breach of their contract with their radio station, however, in the ensuing controversy, the longtime DJs left WIYY for rival WHFS.[8]

On April 22, 2016, it was announced that the promotion was changing its name from Maryland Championship Wrestling to MCW Pro Wrestling.[2]

Rage TVEdit

Rage TV
 
Created byMCW Pro Wrestling
Country of originUnited States

The promotion also has a syndicated television show, Rage TV, which is also broadcast via the internet.[9] Episodes of Rage TV have also been released on DVD.

In December 2000, local television producer Natasha Small filed a complaint to city officials in Bowie, Maryland in which she claimed she and her daughter had been subject to harassment stemming from a verbal confrontation with Rage TV host Jeff Jones during a television taping at the Bowie Community Television station on October 1, 2002. Although a written response by the city manager's office condemned both parties, no criminal or civil charges were filed against Jones or Maryland Championship Wrestling. Small's claims were supported by former studio director Milly Hall who had previously filed a complaint accusing Jones of using the studio to produce tapes for sale over the internet and what she described as "pornographic-like images" appearing on the show's official website. Maryland Championship Wrestling denied these charges however and, while city officials admitted the possibility of the promotion using the show to "assist a commercial venture", the city notified producers of new policy updates to guard against such assistance.[10]

In April 2011, Rage TV taped shows at Duane "Gillberg" Gill's Professional Wrestling Academy in Severn, Maryland. The show was hosted by country music singer Mark Bray and Gill.[11]

Shane Shamrock Memorial CupEdit

The Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup is an annual tournament held since 1999. The format of the tournament sees twelve wrestlers competing in six one-on-one matches, with the six winners advancing to an elimination match finale. The tournament is named in honor of Shane Shamrock, the inaugural MCW Light Heavyweight Champion who was shot and killed during an altercation with police officers in 1998.[12]

When MCW closed its doors in 2003, an arrangement was made with Ring of Honor (ROH) that when ROH made its debut in the Baltimore area, it would carry on the tradition of the Shane Shamrock Cup. At ROH's The Last Stand, it was announced ROH would continue the Shane Shamrock Cup on June 24, 2004. In March, however, Rob Feinstein was forced to step down as owner of ROH. Less than a week before the tournament, Feinstein sold his share of ROH to Cary Silkin, causing Maryland promoter Dick Caricofe to pull out of the show. ROH was forced to move the show to Philadelphia and renamed the show Survival of the Fittest.

When MCW reopened in February 2006, it was announced that they were bringing back the Shane Shamrock Cup.

Shamrock Cup X (2010)Edit

MCW held its 10th annual Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup (branded as "MCW Shamrock Cup X") on July 31, 2010.

No. Results Stipulations
1 Ryan McBride defeated Patrick Brink (c) Singles match for the MCW Heavyweight Championship[13]
2 The Holy Rollers defeated Team MackTion (c), The Hit Squad, CA Elliott and Nui Tofiga Fatal four-way Tag team match for the MCW Tag Team Championship
3 Cobian and Tommy Dreamer defeated Adam Cole (c) and Tyler Hilton Hardcore tag team match
4 Mickie James defeated Mia Yim Singles match[14]
5 Kevin Eck, Ronnie Zukko, and Cole Calloway defeated Peter Schmuck and Fed-Up Six-man tag team match[15][16]
6 Christian York defeated Ryan McBride, Teddy Stigma, Tommaso Ciampa, Rich Swann, and Sami Callihan Six-man elimination match for the Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Competitor Eliminated by
Sami Callihan Rich Swann
Rich Swann Tommaso Ciampa
Tommaso Ciampa Christian York
Teddy Stigma Ryan McBride
Ryan McBride (p) Christian York
Christian York Winner
(p) – refers to the previous winner heading into the match

Shane Shamrock Cup (2013)Edit

The 13th MCW Shane Shamrock Cup was held on August 10, 2013.[17]

No. Results Stipulations
1 Derek Frazier & Ruckus defeated The Unleashed (Dezmond Xavier and Fenix Fury) Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 1st Round tag team match
2 Drolix defeated Alexander James Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 1st Round match
3 Luke Hawx defeated Lance Anoai Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 1st Round match
4 Papadon defeated Oliver Grimsly Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 1st Round match
5 Mike Mondo defeated Shawn Patrick Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 1st Round match
6 Buck Chyld and G-Fed defeated Mitch Miller and Paul White, 2-Dope and Napalm Bomb, The Hell Cats (Jimmy Starz and Sexy Steve), Hoss Hagood, The New Age Scumbags (Adam Flash and Ronnie Zukko) (c), and Chuck Lennox and Solo Gauntlet Match for the MCW Tag Team Championship
7 Cobian and Nui Tofiga fought to a double countout Singles match
8 Jessie Kaye and Veda Scott defeated Amber Rodriguez and Renee Michelle Tag team match
9 Christian York (c) defeated C-Fed Singles match for the MCW Heavyweight Championship
10 Luke Hawx defeated Derek Frazier, Drolix, Papadon, Mike Mondo, and Adam Cole Six-way elimination match for the Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Competitor Eliminated by
Mike Mondo Papadon
Papadon Derek Frazier
Derek Frazier Drolix
Drolix Adam Cole
Adam Cole (p) Luke Hawx
Luke Hawx Winner
(p) – refers to the previous winner heading into the match

Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup (2014)Edit

The 14th Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup was held on July 19, 2014 in Joppa, Maryland.[18]

No. Results Stipulations
1 Shane Strickland defeated Fenix Fury Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 1st Round match
2 Bo Nekoda defeated Brandon Scott Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 1st Round match
3 Papadon defeated Tony Nese Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 1st Round match
4 Drolix defeated Shaun Cannon Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 1st Round match
5 Rush Hour (Bolt Brady and Bu Ku Dao) defeated Los Ben Dejos (Jay Cruz and Jay Rios) Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 1st Round tag team match
6 Black Wall Street (Napalm Bomb and Solo) (c) defeated Adam Flash and Ronnie Zukko Tag Team match for the MCW Tag Team Championships
7 The Bruiser defeated Chuck Lennox Singles match
8 Brother Devon, Buck Chyld, and G-Fed defeated The Hell Cats (Jimmy Starz and Sexy Steve) and Ryan McBride Six-man tag team match
9 Reby Sky defeated Shelley Martinez Singles match
10 Drolix defeated Shane Strickland, Bo Nekoda, Papadon, Bu Ku Dao, and Bolt Brady Six Way Elimination match for the 2014 Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup
11 Matt Hardy (c) defeated Luke Hawx (c) Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for Hardy's MCW Heavyweight Championship and Hawx's Extreme Rising Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Competitor Eliminated by
Bo Nekoda Bu Ku Dao
Bolt Brady Papadon
Papadon Shane Strickland
Shane Strickland Bu Ku Dao
Bu Ku Dao Drolix
Drolix Winner

Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup XV (2015)Edit

The 15th annual Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup took place on July 18, 2015 at the MCW Arena in Joppa, Maryland.[19]

No. Results Stipulations
1 Shane Strickland defeated Eddie Smooth Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2015 First Round Match
2 Lio Rush defeated Kai Katana Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2015 First Round Match
3 Brandon Scott defeated Chuck Lennox Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2015 First Round Match
4 Matt Cross defeated Bo Nekoda Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2015 First Round Match
5 Eddie Edwards and Fenix Fury defeated The Punk Rock All Stars (Drake Carter and Shaun Cannon) Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2015 First Round Tag Team Match (Winner of the Fall advances)
6 Madison Rayne and Veda Scott defeated Amber Rodriguez and Kimber Lee Tag Team Match; Velvet Sky was special guest referee
7 The Ecktourage (Dirty Money and Eric Chapel) defeated The Hell Cats (Jimmy Starz and Sexy Steve) (c), Black Wall Street (Napalm Bomb and Solo), and Fed Up (C-Fed and G-Fed) Four Corners Tag Team match for the MCW Tag Team Championship
8 The Bruiser (c) defeated Ryan McBride No Count Out, No Disqualification match for the MCW Heavyweight Championship
9 Lio Rush defeated Shane Strickland, Brandon Scott, Matt Cross, Eddie Edwards, and Drolix Six Way Elimination match for the Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Competitor Eliminated by
Eddie Edwards Shane Strickland
Brandon Scott Drolix
Matt Cross Lio Rush
Drolix (p) Shane Strickland
Shane Strickland Lio Rush
Lio Rush Winner
(p) – refers to the previous winner heading into the match

Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup XVI (2016)Edit

The 16th annual Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup took place on July 16, 2016 at the MCW Arena in Joppa, Maryland.[20]

No. Results Stipulations
1 Sonjay Dutt defeated Chuck Lennox Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2016 First Round Match
2 Travis Gordon defeated Facade and Leon St. Giovanni Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2016 First Round Triple Threat Match
3 The Dixon Line (Robert Locke and Joe Keys) defeated Brandon Scott and Sean Carr Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2016 First Round Tag Team Match (Winner of the Fall advances)
4 Tommaso Ciampa defeated Jason Kincaid Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2016 First Round Match
5 Jason Kincaid defeated Leon St. Giovann, Chuck Lennox, Facade, Brandon Scott, Sean Carr, and Robert Locke Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2016 Last Chance Battle Royal
6 F.U. (George Jenkins and Chris Swann) defeated The Hell Cats (Jimmy Starz and Sexy Steve) Unsanctioned Street Fight
7 Ecktourge (Dirty Money and Eric Chapel) defeated Punk Rock All-Stars (c) (Shaun Cannon and Drake Carter), Bruiser and Rayo, Guns 4 Hire (Paul Jordane and Bill Collier), Cousin Clay and Bo Nekoda and Black Wall Street’s Napalm and Solo MCW Tag Team Championship Gauntlet Match
8 Brittany Blake (c) defeated Kennadi Brink Singles Match for the MCW Women's Championship
9 King McBride (c) defeated Drolix Singles Match for the MCW Heavyweight Championship
10 Lio Rush defeated Sonjay Dutt, Travis Gordon, Joe Keys, Tommaso Ciampa, and Jason Kincaid Six Way Elimination match for the 2016 Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Competitor Eliminated by
Joe Keys Jason Kincaid
Sonjay Dutt Travis Gordon
Jason Kincaid Lio Rush
Travis Gordon Tommaso Ciampa
Tommaso Ciampa Lio Rush
Lio Rush (p) Winner
(p) – refers to the previous winner heading into the match

Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup XVII (2017)Edit

The 17th annual Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup took place on July 14 and 15, 2017 at the MCW Arena in Joppa, Maryland.

Day 1
No. Results Stipulations
1 Brandon Scott defeated Anthony Bowens, Matt Macintosh, and Lor Diaz Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2017 First Round Four Way Match
2 Lio Rush defeated Ken Dixon Singles Match
3 Joey Janela defeated Maxwell Jacob Friedman Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2017 First Round Match
4 Greg Excellent defeated Dante Cabellero (c) by Disqualification Singles Match for the MCW Rage Championship
5 Shaheem Ali defeated Leon St. Giovanni Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2017 First Round Match
6 Joey Matthews defeated Joe Keys Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2017 First Round Match
7 Anthony Henry and Josh Woods fought to a time limit draw Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2017 First Round Match
8 The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) defeated The Appalachian Outlaws (Bo Nekoda and Hoss Hagood) Tag Team Match
9 Marcellus Prime defeated Sean Studd (c) by disqualification Singles Match for the MCW Heavyweight Championship; The Bruiser and Napalm Bomb were Special Guest Enforcers
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Day 2
No. Results Stipulations
1 Leon St. Giovanni defeated Joe Keys Singles Match
2 The Winner's Circle (Jeremiah and Rayo) defeated The Hell Cats (Jimmy Starz and Sexy Steve) Tag Team Match
3 Anthony Henry defeated Lor Diaz, Chuck Lennox, Shaun Moore, Hoss Hagood, Punk Rock All-Stars (Shaun Cannon and Drake Carter), Elia, Kai Katana, Leon St. Giovanni, and Josh Woods Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2016 Last Chance Battle Royal
4 Anthony Bowen defeated Matt Macintosh Singles Match
5 Maxwell Jacob Friedman defeated Dante Cabellero (c) and Greg Excellent Triple Threat Match for the MCW Rage Championship
6 Marcellus Prime and The Bruiser defeated Napalm Bomb and Sean Studd No Count Out, No Disqualification Tag Team Match
7 Ryan McBride defeated Ken Dixon Singles Match
8 Guns 4 Hire (Paul Jordane and Bill Collier) (c) defeated Ecktourge (Dirty Money and Eric Chapel) Tag Team Match for the MCW Tag Team Championship
9 Joey Matthews defeated Shaheem Ali, Joey Janela, Brandon Scott, Anthony Henry, and Lio Rush Six Way Elimination match for the 2016 Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Competitor Eliminated by
Shaheem Ali Joey Matthews
Brandon Scott Lio Rush
Anthony Henry Joey Janela
Joey Janela Lio Rush
Lio Rush (p) Joey Matthews
Joey Matthews Winner
(p) – refers to the previous winner heading into the match

Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup XVIII (2018)Edit

The 18th annual Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup took place on July 13 and 14, 2018 at the MCW Arena in Joppa, Maryland.

Day 1
No. Results Stipulations
1 Anthony Henry defeated Joe Keys Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2018 First Round Match
2 Brandon Scott defeated Ken Dixon Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2018 First Round Match
3 Dante Caballero defeated Joe Gacy Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2018 First Round Match
4 Ryan McBride defeated Greg Excellent (c) Singles Match for the MCW Rage Championship
5 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Drew Alder Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2018 First Round Match
6 John Skyler defeated Rayo Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2018 First Round Match
7 James Drake and Kekoa fought to a Draw Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2018 First Round Match
8 Joe Keys defeated Drew Alder, James Drake, Rayo, Kekoa, Ken Dixon, and Joe Gacy Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2018 Last Chance Battle Royal
9 The Bruiser (c) defeated The Cartel (Dante Caballero and Joe Keys) Handicap Match for the MCW Heavyweight Championship
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Day 2
No. Results Stipulations
1 Tehuti Miles defeated Dirty Money Singles Match
2 Bishop Khan and Malcolm Moses defeated The Hell Cats (Jimmy Starz and Sexy Steve) Tag Team Match
3 Rosa Mendes defeated Robyn Reid Singles Match to determine the #1 contender for the MCW Women's Championship
4 Robby and Bobby defeated The Cartel (Dante Caballero and Joey Keys) (c) Tag Team Match for the MCW Tag Team Championship
5 The Bruiser (c) defeated Christian York Street Fight Match for the MCW Heavyweight Championship
6 Dante Caballero defeated The Bruiser (c) Singles Match for the MCW Heavyweight Championship
7 Greg Excellent and Momma Excellent defeated Ryan McBride and Andy Vineberg Tag Team Match
8 Joe Gacy defeated James Drake and Rayo Triple Threat Match
9 Ken Dixon defeated Drolix Singles Match
10 Joe Keys defeated Dante Caballero, Anthony Henry, John Skyler, Brandon Scott, and 2 Cold Scorpio Six Way Elimination match for the 2018 Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
Competitor Eliminated by
Anthony Henry 2 Cold Scorpio
John Skyler Brandon Scott
2 Cold Scorpio Joe Keys
Dante Caballero Joe Keys
Brandon Scott Joe Keys
Joe Keys Winner
(p) – refers to the previous winner heading into the match

ChampionshipsEdit

ActiveEdit

Championship Champion(s) Date won Days Location Note
MCW Heavyweight Championship Dante Caballero July 14, 2018 400 Joppa, Maryland
MCW Rage Championship Joe Keys April 27, 2019 113 Joppa, Maryland
MCW Tag Team Championship The Saviors (Eric Martin and John Skyler) July 13, 2019 36 Joppa, Maryland
MCW Women's Championship Aria Palmer March 31, 2019 140 Joppa, Maryland

RetiredEdit

Championship Champion(s) Previous champion(s) Date won Location Note
MCW Light Heavyweight Championship Shane Shamrock N/A July 19, 1998[21][22] Dundalk, MD Shamrock was the only champion. Shamrock was named lifetime Light Heavyweight Championship after his death due to being shot. The Light Heavyweight Championship was replaced with the Cruiserweight Championship.
MCW Cruiserweight Championship Ryan McBride Adam Cole December 26, 2009 Dundalk, MD After McBride won the Rage Championship, the Cruiserweight championship was combined with the Rage TV title since he held both titles.

Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup winnersEdit

Name Date[23]
Christian York July 8, 1999
Qeenan Creed July 9, 2000
Joey Matthews July 18, 2001
Reckless Youth July 17, 2002 [24]
Christian York (2) July 16, 2003
Ruckus July 7, 2006
Josh Daniels July 8, 2007
Derek Frazier July 19, 2008
Ryan McBride July 11, 2009
Christian York (3)[13] July 31, 2010
Sami Callihan July 30, 2011
Adam Cole July 7, 2012
Luke Hawx August 10, 2013
Drolix July 19, 2014
Lio Rush July 18, 2015
Lio Rush (2) July 16, 2016
Joey Matthews (2) July 15, 2017
Joe Keys July 14, 2018

Hall of FameEdit

The MCW Hall of Fame is an American professional wrestling hall of fame. It was established in 2009.[25]

Ring name MCW debut Year inducted Notes
Axl Rotten July 1998 2009
Barry Hardy November 2009 2009
Dennis Wipprecht N/A 2009 Co-owner of Maryland Championship Wrestling
Duane Gill December 1998 2009
Nikolai Volkoff 2009
Tim "Lucifer" Burke November 2009 2009
Adam Flash July 1998 2010 (3 time) MCW Heavyweight Champion, (4 time) MCW Cruiserweight Champion and (1 time) MCW Tag Team Champion
Dave Casanova N/A 2010
Bob Starr November 2009 2010
Max Thrasher November 2011 2010
Morgus The Maniac N/A 2010
Rip Sawyer November 2009 2010
Steve Corino March 2000 2010

MediaEdit

  • MCW: Xtreme Measures II DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2007.
  • MCW: Shane Shamrock Tribute Show, 9/20/98. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2007.
  • MCW: Aggravated Assault. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2007.
  • MCW: Anniversary 2007. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2007.
  • MCW: 6th Shane Shamrck Memorial Cup DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2006.
  • MCW: Guerrilla Warfare. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2006.
  • MCW: Holiday Homecoming. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2006.
  • MCW: March Madness. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2006.
  • MCW: Monster Mash. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2006.
  • MCW: Phenomenal Final Four. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2006.
  • MCW: Red, White, Black & Bruised. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2006.
  • MCW: Resurrection. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2006.
  • MCW: Tribute to the Legends. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2006.
  • MCW: Xtreme Measures. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2006.
  • MCW: The Last Dance. DVD. Maryland Championship Wrestling, 2003.

Further readingEdit

  • "Wrestling, all pumped up The violent, adult themes of today's pro wrestling are a far cry from the cartoonish characters of the 1980s. Should parents let their kids watch?". York Daily Record. 23 July 2001

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