MICHIGAN WRESTLING ORGANIZATION PRESENTS
SUNDAY, MAY 19TH @ 3:00 PM
RICHFIELD ROAD CHURCH in FLINT
6259 Richfield Rd. between Irish Rd. & Belsay Rd.
ADMISSION: $5.00 at the Door. Fans ages 5 & under FREE
Doors open at 2:30 PM
FLINT, MI—Since its debut in 2002, “Redemption” has been viewed as the event that crosses the bridge between the end of one “year” and the beginning of the next. It has been the backdrop that has seen loose ends tied up from WrestleRama and the kickoff to the trek to the next supercard, whether it was Slam-a-Thon or SummerSmash.
Coming into this Sunday’s MWO Redemption event at the Richfield Road Church, it may be the one time that there are more questions than answers stemming from the controversies surrounding WrestleRama 25 nearly a month ago in Fenton. The entire landscsape of the talent roster has changed and there is still a lot of unfinished business surrounding the Michigan Wrestling Organization Championship title and the remaining superstars at the core of the division.
As of this writing, MWO Redemption 2019 will now have three scheduled title matches as news just broke prior to this writing that Pure Fury Jeff Clouse’s announced MWO Television title defense against Skullz had been pulled from the card. Still, the components of the organization’s triple crown will be on full display. Pope-n-Friends—the popular tandem of THEE Cody Leedy & Blackwell—will defend the MWO Tag Team championship against Scum of the Earth members the Valor Society (Loco & DJ Edwards), who are looking to dethrone the favored titleholders and bring the Scum faction it’s first piece of organization gold. Scum of the Earth will have another opportunity to score a title when its leader, the Superstar Alex Crow, will be one of two challengers looking to win the MWO Championship from Old School Ric Caurdiea in the show’s main event. Jeremiah J. Hughes is also involved in the triple threat main event, as he will finally cash in his guaranteed title match contract as part of this triple threat match. Hughes’ runningmate in The Takeover, reigning MWO Great Lakes champion Roberto Cruz, will have a big title defense this Sunday as he will have a rematch with Rex Havoc in a Best of 3 Falls Match with the championship on the line.
With WrestleRama 25 in the rearview mirror, all roads now lead to Fremont, Indiana as Slam-a-Thon marks the MWO’s out-of-state debut on Saturday, June 15. With Redemption this Sunday starting to the road to the historic supercard, a pair of tournament qualifying matches have been slated as part of this event. Looking to avenge his loss at WrestleRama, the Creature Feature John Campbell will go one-on-one with Corey Kerr of Scum of the Earth. The stakes have risen in this match, as the winner will secure his spot in the first round of the Slam-a-Thon Tournament. As Campbell prepares for Kerr, he is also focused on the possible interference from Professor Albert Teach, who has been a thorn in the side of the Creature Feature since February. The other scheduled qualifying match is also a WrestleRama rematch, pitting real-life brothers and now bitter in-ring rivals Cesar Ashur and The Mighty Bojack against one another.
Two other matches announced for MWO Redemption will likely have major effects on the championship divisions in the organization. With tag teams jockeying for position as the top contenders, two of the MWO’s best squads will resume their rivalry in a rare Tornado Tag Team Match, where there is no traditional tag format. Hoss Fight’s imposing tandem of Adrian Anderson & Fat Tony are looking to avenge their WrestleRama 25 outing against the despised Steele Twins, who are boasting over having their hands raised in Fenton. The winning duo in this match will have to be considered for a title shot sooner rather than later. In a real-life clash between David and Goliath, Victor Cross is the odds-on-favorite when he steps into the ring for reportedly the last time for a while against Tyler Dean. Tyler is giving up a great deal of size and power to Cross, but his aerial attack is among the most effective in the MWO. However, if Cross traps him in a corner and is able to dictate the tempo of the match, it will be a bad day for Dean, as he attempts to jumpstart his solo career.
The Richfield Road Church has hosted many historic MWO events in the last few years, but MWO Redemption may be remembered as a pivotal point where everything changed for the promotion.