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"Big A" captured his first solo title
in the MWO at Christmas Clash

The Epidemic attacked the Creature
Feature backstage at the Clash

Could Damon Grey be a surprise
entrant in Bunkhouse Brawl?

A lot of news, notes, and perhaps even some spoilers coming out of the Michigan Wrestling Organization's 25th presentation of Christmas Clash on December 8th at the Richfield Road Church. From top top bottom, the Clash provided a much needed boost to the promotion as a whole. And even though the attendance can be deemed disappointing, the ones that were in attendance were treated to a solid show, capped off by Jeremiah J Hughes' successful MWO Title defense against a game Tyson Dean, and Old School Ric Caurdiea's Steel Cage "I Quit" Match win over organization CEO Jason "the Basher" Clouse. We also saw Adrian Anderson win his first solo championship in the MWO when he captured the Great Lakes Title in a competitive triple threat match against defending champion Roberto Cruz and The Mighty Bojack. But there was some interesting reports from the backstage area of the Richfield Road Church, some of which may not have been intended for public release...oh well!

MWO fans and superstars were somewhat stunned to learn that the organization is not planning on a January live event. Instead, the announcement of the Bunkhouse Brawl coming on Feb. 9th as the first event announcement for 2020 left many wondering what was happening behind the scenes. Some insiders speculate that Jason Clouse's Jan. 5th speaking engagement at Frankenmuth's Fischer Hall may have some sort of influence, while others shot down that theory. With the emphasis on restructuring the entire promotion still at the forefront, the month of January may be used to revamp various aspects of the company and may use the Brawl as the catapult for a rebranded promotion.  

A piece of video was leaked from the backstage area at Christmas Clash that saw the Creature Feature John Campbell being assaulted by reigning MWO Tag Team Champions The Epidemic. The footage was apparently shot after Campbell's loss to Butch "The Bruiser" Reichel as the Creature Feature was preparing to leave the Richfield Road Church. DJ Edwards & Loco explode into the shot as they clobbered Campbell. A voice sounding very much like Jason "the Basher" Clouse's can be heard off screen ordering The Epidemic in the attack. Why Campbell was the target of the attack is unknown, but John is vowing revenge against the tag champs, even if it means going at it alone. MWO Commissioner Simon Paige has gone on record to say that he is reviewing the tape and will make a formal announcement once he has all of the information.

Alex Crow picked up a much-needed victory at Christmas Clash when he downed former Scum of the Earth partner Corey Kerr, in what was, in Crow's words, step one of his plan to face the Basher in the ring. Crow is still searching for revenge after Kerr and MWO Tag Team Champions The Epidemic betrayed Alex to join The Show camp. After the match, there was a moment in which it looked as if Kerr showed some sort of respect for his former mentor, something that drew the ire of the Basher later in the night. To further speculation, Crow and Kerr were seen leaving the venue at the same time, with a nod from Kerr towards Crow. The "Dire Wolf" had an opportunity to lower the boom on Alex following their Clash match, but elected not to. Will this lead to the first real inner issue within The Show camp?

The list of hopeful contenders for the MWO Bunkhouse Brawl invitational battle royal reads like a who's who in the company. Virtually every wrestler in the MWO has thrown their names into the proverbial hat in hopes of winning the Brawl match and earning a shot at the MWO Heavyweight Title in the main event of WrestleRama 26 in April. What's interesting is the number of former or part-time superstars who have expressed interest in the Brawl match. Hall of Famers Levi Blue and X-Convict--both of whom made impressive showings during Christmas Clash--are favored to be added to the match. Former stars like Damon Grey, N-Tense, and Jimmy "Wildfire" Jones have previously expressed interest but none of those wrestlers have formally been added to the mix.