Aside from my responsibilities as the CEO of the Michigan Wrestling Organization, I’m also a proud member of UAW Local 598 that represents the workers of the General Motors Flint Assembly plant. Much like we strive for in the MWO, the men and women of Flint Assembly have always rallied around our coworkers in their times of need. Whether it’s a school fundraiser drive for someone’s child or a collection to help a union brother or sister cover the funeral costs of a loved one, there has always been a sense of unity among the plant workers when times get tough for one of our own.
That is the reason why the Michigan Wrestling Organization is presenting a very special benefit show on Sunday, November 11 from the Richfield Road Church in Flint. Proceeds from the show will help Kelly Chase, a local woman and mother of young kids, who is in the fight of her life battling brain cancer. Kelly is not only a union sister with Local 598, but she is also a friend.
I first met Kelly late last year while we worked together on the Old Newsboys fundraising campaign at Flint Assembly. We were among a select few employees to be picked to help raise money for the Flint-area charity. During that campaign, she had told me that she had taken her kids to WrestleRama 23 at the Union Hall in April 2017 and how much they enjoyed the show. It wasn’t long after the campaign had ended that it was discovered that Kelly had brain cancer. As she underwent treatment, she was unable to work and provide for her family. Just recently, Kelly was able to return to Flint Assembly, but her fight is far from over as is her need for support for her family.
A friend of mine designed a special t-shirt to honor Kelly and her fight, which proved to be a profitable endeavor to help raise money for Kelly and her family. But with a growing number of bills and other expenses, the MWO is jumping on board to help this brave woman. Thanks to our friends at the Richfield Road Church, we have set the stage for what should be one of the most emotionally-charged events in some time for the Michigan Wrestling Organization. For me personally, this is a very important event. Not just for the MWO but more so for Kelly Chase. We hope you can join us on November 11 for this very special afternoon of family-friendly sports-entertainment action.
SCHEDULED MATCHES ANNOUNCED
MWO TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Champion REAL DEAL MICHAEL REAVER vs. Challenger THE PACKAGE ANDREW STEELE
Reaver added another accolade to his Hall of Fame career at Trick-or-Slam when he defeated Cannonball Alex Steele to win the MWO Television championship and joining the Grand Slam Club. On Nov. 11th, the Real Deal will defend his newly-won title against former TV champ and Alex's twin brother, the Package Andrew Steele in what will be a physical confrontation between two all-time greats. Can Reaver maintain his championship status or will the Package avenge his brother's loss?
6-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
CREATURE FEATURE JOHN CAMPBELL, X-CONVICT, & TYLER DEAN
vs. DISCIPLES OF DARKNESS
The Disciples of Darkness' goal of dominating the Michigan Wrestling Organization has had everyone on the edge of their seats. But now, the troops are beginning to rally against Skullz and his army of disciples. The "Ruler of Parts Unknown" will lead Tag Team championship co-holder Jack Teryn and Tyson Dean into six-man war against the popular trio of Tyler Dean, X-Convict, and the returning Creature Feature John Campbell--all of whom have major scores to settle with the dark faction.
CANNONBALL ALEX STEELE vs. CODENAME OMEGA
Still reeling from his TV championship loss at Trick-or-Slam, Cannonball Alex Steele is looking to rebound and earn a rematch with new champ Michael Reaver. However, standing in the Cannonball's way is the imposing Codename Omega, who is also on the hunt for championship gold. No stranger to being the underdog in matches, Steele knows he will have dig down deep to upend the powerful Omega.
THE WAR BETWEEN MWO CHAMPION RIC CAURDIEA & ALEX CROW CONTINUES
Everyone thought there was a mutal level of respect between between long-time rivals Old School Ric Caurdiea and the Superstar Alex Crow. But after Caurdiea retained the MWO Championship title at Trick-or-Slam, he found out that Crow has other plans to dethrone the kingpin. By enlisting the services of Loco, the Superstar showed that the war with "Old School" was no where near over. If anything, it just took a dramatic detour. What's next between these two rivals?