THE LAST STOP ON THE ROAD TO
NTC Church in Burton Hosts
Slammin' Saturday Night This Weekend
As the Michigan Wrestling Organization continues its trek to its biggest annual supercard, it makes one last stop on the road to WrestleRama 23 this weekend, when the NTC Church in Burton hosts a highly anticipated Slammin’ Saturday Night event. And given the chaotic state surrounding the MWO Championship situation and the vacancy of the MWO Tag Team titles, this Saturday’s event is sure to see its fair share of historic moments in the final week leading up to WrestleRama.
Reigning MWO champion the Creature Feature John Campbell still has not learned who he will defend the title against on April 30 when WrestleRama 23 invades UAW Local 598’s Mazey Hall in Flint. However, the popular titleholder will be in Saturday’s main event when he squares off against current MWO Television champion JJ Hughes in a Champion vs. Champion spotlight match. Campbell, like many who are in the organization or the fans that support our product, is anxious to find out who indeed will be named the new No.1 contender to the heavyweight crown. MWO commissioner Pope Brandon Brownson is also curious to know who the organization’s top officials will send to the main event of WrestleRama to challenge the Creature Feature. Brownson said that as of now, he has no idea who the challenger will be, as he has not been involved in any meetings concerning the future of the title match. However, the colorful commissioner is focusing on giving MWO fans a memorable evening of action this weekend at Slammin’ Saturday Night in Burton.
Brownson did say he will have a major announcement concerning the vacancy of the MWO Tag Team championship that had been stripped from the Sinister Prophets after the surprise release of Stitches McVey last month. The division’s top-ranked contenders, the Clouse Brothers, are also keeping a close eye on Pope’s announcement. Jason “the Basher” Clouse & Pure Fury Jeff Clouse had already solidified their spot in the tag title match for WrestleRama 23 by winning a Fatal 4-Way Match to earn the title shot in February’s Bunkhouse Brawl. While the Clouses should still be in the title hunt, there are a lot of other tag teams vying for their opportunity to fill the vacancy of the championships. Two of those tandems—the Dean Boys and former champs the Steele Twins—are slated to battle each other at Slammin’ Saturday Night. All indications are that the winners of this match could advance to WrestleRama to meet the Basher and PF for the vacant belts.
Several other matches have been signed for Saturday’s event at the NTC Church, all which could have a major impact on the WrestleRama card. Zero Briggs is looking to gain a measure of revenge after accepting the opportunity to fight his former manager, Simon Paige, who now oversees The Uprising group. When Paige is around, one can expect that his charges—Blackwell, Will Vendetta, and the Real Deal Michael Reaver—will not be too far behind. Should Briggs be able to get his hands on Paige, he will have nearly a year’s worth of animosity to dish out on his one-time manager. A triple threat match has been announced that will feature three of the TV title division’s brightest stars—Bam Grizzlee, Cesar Ashur, and former champion THEE Cody Leedy—in what should be a very competitive match.
Commissioner Pope also said that that the official contract signing of the MWO Great Lakes championship match for WrestleRama 23 will take place during Slammin’ Saturday Night. Defending titlist the Flatliner Scotty Fraytown and former champion Old School Ric Caurdiea will be in the same ring to make the match official just eight days before their epic confrontation for the title.
Bell time for Slammin’ Saturday Night is set for 6:00 PM. Doors will open to the public at 5:15 PM. There is a $5.00 admission at the door to watch one of the most important events that the NTC Church has ever hosted. However, as always, fans ages 5 and under will be admitted free.
MWO SLAMMIN' SATURDAY NIGHT
THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND @ 6:00 PM
Doors Open at 5:15 PM
NTC CHURCH in BURTON
3484 S. Belsay Rd. South of I-69 at Bristol Rd.
$5.00 at the Door. Fans ages 5 & under FREE