PREVIEW: Melbourne City Wrestling (MCW) – Clash Of The Titans (3/16/19)

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This weekend’s Clash Of The Titans could very well be Melbourne City Wrestling’s (MCW) highest stakes event of all time as the MCW World Heavyweight Champion and MCW Intercommonwealth Champion go toe-to-toe in a winner takes all encounter.

JK Moody vs Taylor King

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Last month at Vendetta JK Moody came to Australia looking to challenge Melbourne’s best, much to his disdain though he was greeted by Perth’s former WWE star Mikey Nicholls. Whilst Moody tasted bitter defeat that night he now understands why. Moody says that he showed far too much respect to Nicholls at Vendetta and will not be making the same mistake twice.

This Saturday Moody will once again be squaring off with another man from Perth, in the form of hot young prospect Taylor King. In recent months King has been making waves over in the west and will now look to bring that momentum with him for his debut with MCW. 

Mike Burr vs DCT

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Former Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) World Heavyweight Champion DCT made the bold claim last month at Vendetta that he is “the hardest man in Melbourne.” This weekend he will have to put his money where his mouth is for his in-ring Melbourne Championship Wrestling debut when he battles the ‘War Dog’ Mike Burr.

Expect these two men to absolutely destroy each other in a match which will be incredibly hard hitting and not for the faint of heart.

Robbie Eagles vs Ritchie Taylor

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Since his debut in MCW late last year, Ritchie Taylor has quickly become a fan favourite, despite some disappointing results. What better way to immediately jumpstart his MCW career than by clipping the wings of the ‘Sniper Of The Skies’ Robbie Eagles.

Eagle’s is coming into this match off the back of a hellacious schedule which has seen him competing in Japan for New Japan Pro Wrestling and also touring Australia defending his World Series Wrestling Heavyweight Championship against the world’s best. Will fatigue play a factor into this match and allow Taylor to pick up the biggest win of his career?

Indi Hartwell vs Avary vs Kellyanne

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The rivalry and animosity between these three ladies have reached a point where it can only be described as hatred at this point.

Over the course of the past year, these three have gone back and forth fighting each other, interfering in each other’s matches and ultimately straight up fighting each other any chance they get. Earlier this month, in fact, the hatred between the ladies spilt over to the G.IRL Women’s Wrestling event as all three brawled as the entire locker room attempted to keep them apart.

These are three of the best performers in Australia but don’t go into this one expecting a technical masterpiece. These three women are simply going to attempt to kill each other as they all stake claim to the top spot in the MCW women’s division.

MCW Tag Team Championship – Tables, Ladders & Chairs: The Brat Pack (Nick Bury & Mitch Waterman) vs. The Law (Dowie James & Adam Brooks)

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After losing the MCW Tag Team Championships in a triple-threat match in January The Brat Pack finally get their rematch this weekend. The LAW, however, had one stipulation to add before accepting the match, that being that this match would be fought under TLC rules.

With the MCW Tag Team Championships hanging high above the ring of the Thornbury Theatre fans of MCW can expect this match to quickly descend into chaos. Whilst The Brat Pack have managed to defeat many of Australia’s finest tag teams throughout their career this could be their toughest challenge to date.

Fun Time Phil vs Lochy Hendricks

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As the ‘Loverboy Farewell Tour’ continues Lochy Hendrick will be looking to land one final blow to the hearts of the MCW faithful as he takes on the beloved Fun Time Phil. Not only will Hendricks be looking to humiliate Phil in this match but the stakes have been raised even further with the stipulation that Phil’s partner Aria will be fired from MCW if he loses.

Champion vs Champion: Gino Gambino vs Slex

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Two of Australia’s most prestigious championships will be on the line this weekend in a winner takes all encounter, where there must be a winner.

Since winning the MCW Heavyweight Championship by defeating Dowie James Gino Gambino has continued to elevate the prestige of the championship. He has done this taking on the finest talent Australia has to offer, such as JXT, Robbie Eagles, Jonah Rock, before then heading abroad to defend the championship on foreign soil against New Zealand and the UK’s best. In doing so Gambino has awarded World Championship status to the MCW Heavyweight Championship, making it amongst the most coveted in the entire wrestling business.

During this same time period though Slex and cast of others have been not so quietly elevating the MCW Intercommonwealth Championship by stealing the show whenever the championship is defended. Boasting a list of names which includes the likes of Will Ospreay, Robbie Eagles, Adam Brooks and Jonah Rock as former champions it’s clear why the MCW Intercommonwealth Championship has become so coveted by competitors and adored by fans.

For many fans, these two championships are on an equal footing in regards to their importance within MCW, which is an opinion which certainly doesn’t sit well with Gino Gambino. This weekend Gambino and Slex will battle it out to settle the debate once and for all.

There must be a victor in this match with one man walking out of the Thornbury Theatre holding both championships aloft as the king of champions!

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