Folks we are only 24 hours away from the MWF’s Big Bang Birthday Bash Weekend and we are pleased to have the MWF’s Senior Offical provide us with his thoughts on the biggest weekend in the MWF’s History in the week’s “Whole Ref’N Show.
The official rundown of this Saturday night’s MWF “Big Bang Birthday Bash” in Melrose, MA.
This Saturday night, the Millennium Wrestling Federation will celebrate its ninth anniversary in style with an event that could definitely shape out to be the biggest in company history with the “Big Bang Birthday Bash”.
The MWF had their first event on September 28, 2001 and since then, has been going strong with their fundraising efforts with organizations including the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, Shiloh Pepin Foundation, Special Olympics of Massachusetts and Toys For Local Children; online television programming and strong, action-packed live events featuring a combination of the legends and enduring personalities of yesterday and today’s top talent.
I have had the pleasure to have been involved with the Millennium Wrestling Federation since October 2007, and I have enjoyed every moment of it; getting the opportunity to work with the best talent not only in the area, but beyond the area, is something that I take great pleasure in, because I feel that the promoter is entrusting you to take care of their top talent in the ring, so when the show is over, the fans can leave knowing that they got their money’s worth and then some; I definitely feel that this will be one of those events.
As advertised on BostonWrestling.com, this is the rundown of Saturday night’s event.
First, Matt Borne, the original, Doink The Clown, will go one-on-one with Julian Starr.
Borne’s credentials speak volumes: he has competed at two WrestlieManias in two different decades as well as competing not only on the first and early episodes of “Monday Night RAW”, but also against competed against the best in the history of the sport; he was born to be in this industry as well, as his father, the late, “Tough” Tony Borne was a star in World Class Championship Wrestling. From “Maniac” Matt Borne, to Doink The Clown, to Borne Again, the man behind the paint remains the same and as Beau Douglas found out last June at “Night Of Champions”, looks can be deceiving.
His opponent, Julian Starr, is one of the top rising athletes in the independent scene today. His risk-taking, never-say-die attitude has made him someone to watch in the years ahead; he has also tasted gold has he has been Chaotic Wrestling’s New England Champion. Win, lose or draw, look for Starr to shoot to the top.
It’s a test of veteran instinct and experience against youthful exuberance with endurance…Matt Borne vs. Julian Starr.
In a battle of two former MWF Heavyweight Champions, “Sudden Impact” Dylan Kage faces Todd Hanson.
There are many differences between these two men, both personal and professional, but there is one common bond and that is the MWF Heavyweight Championship. Dylan Kage, as part of The Trifecta, led by Paul Bearer, dominated as champion for nearly four years until Todd Hanson ended his reign in August 2007 at “Soul Survivor IV”. Since then, Kage has been consumed with nothing but getting “his” championship back and destroying the lives of the people that have caused him discomfort in the past, including but not limited to wrestlers and MWF personnel.
Todd Hanson, in his reign, like Kage, took on all comers without taking a back step and retained the gold by any means necessary, until Dylan Kage caused him an injury that would force Hanson to vacate the Heavyweight Championship nearly one year into his reign. Since then, the landscape of not only their MWF careers, but the organization as a whole, has changed; Dylan Kage has since reunited with his longtime Trifecta leader, Paul Bearer, who has led many men to championship gold in his illustrious career, including The Undertaker & Kane to World Wrestling Federation Championships; and Todd Hanson, while still chasing after the gold, will have in his corner to counteract Paul Bearer, the Iron Sheik, former WWF Heavyweight Champion and the man who in his final match last April at “Soul Survivor VI”, made Dylan Kage submit to the Camel Clutch.
4 personalities; 2 former Heavyweight Champions; 2 Hall of Famers outside the ring and one winner when the bell sounds at the end of this war…the only question is, who will emerge victorious?
The MWF Tag Team Championship will be on the line as Homicide & Jay Lethal challenge champions and Uprising members, J-Busta & Antonio Thomas for the gold.
At “Soul Survivor VI”, J-Busta, on behalf of The Uprising, introduced their newest member, former WWE Superstar “The Promise” Antonio Thomas as his tag team partner to face then-Tag Team Champions Beau Douglas & “Road Dogg” BG James for the championship. After BG James failed to appear at the event, MWF President John Cena, Sr. stepped in to take over as Beau’s new partner, much to the dismay of “The Dynasty”. In the blink of an eye, “The Platinum Playboy” & “The Promise” were Tag Team Champions and brought The Uprising one step closer to company-wide domination.
Homicide & Jay Lethal are no strangers to tag team gold; Homicide, with Hernandez as part of LAX, has been both an NWA & TNA World Tag Team Champion, and Jay Lethal has been a Tag Team Champion with newly-signed WWE Developmental talent, Consequences Creed. Both men have also competed in MWF competition; in Homicide’s only appearance to date in June 2008, defeated former Uprising member “Future Legend” Luke Robinson, and Lethal has held both the MWF Television & Heavyweight Championships, both victories over members of The Uprising.
Will The Uprising retain the gold or will Homicide & Jay Lethal leave the “Big Bang Birthday Bash” as Tag Team Champions?
The crown jewel of John “Bradshaw” Layfield’s uprising, Slyck Wagner Brown, puts his MWF Heavyweight Championship on the line against The Boogeyman.
In his MWF debut at “Soul Survivor VI” last April, The Boogeyman made a statement by gaining an impressive victory over “The Executioner” Brian Milonas and now, the former WWE Superstar is bringing his A-game (and bag of worms) in an attempt to dethrone Slyck Wagner Brown as MWF Heavyweight Championship. However, it won’t be easy as SWB looks to protect his investment as being the tip man in the MWF.
“The Underground King”, an MWF Original, began his second reign as champion last November defeating Jay Lethal and last April, defeated Chris Sabin for the second time in MWF competition to retain the gold. He has successfully turned back the test of challengers since becoming champion and his is looking to add The Boogeyman to a long list of defeated opponents.
The Boogeyman has another opportunity to stick it to John “Bradshaw” Layfield, just like he did at the 2006 Royal Rumble when he defeated him in less than two minutes, but to do it this time, he must defeat Slyck Wagner Brown for the Heavyweight Championship and that is easier said than done.
In the main event of the evening, the biggest and most competitive match in MWF history will take place in a Five Man Sudden Death Match for the MWF Television Championship, as “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards, “Hurricane” John Walters, Shelton Benjamin, “Million Dollar Investment” Tommaso Ciampa and current champion “Straight Edge” Brian Fury look to make this match one for the record books.
“Die Hard” Eddie Edwards is one of the top wrestlers in the world today and on February 5, 2005, became the first-ever Television Champion in MWF history, by defeating former TNA Superstar “Mr. 630” Jerelle Clark in an Eight Man Single-Elimination Tournament; he is also the longest reigning Television Champion in company history, holding the gold for over two-and-a-half years. Edwards has been a mainstay in the northeast independent scene for years and has competed in the top promotions in the area. At this time, he is under contract to Ring Of Honor where he has previously held the ROH World Tag Team Championship as well as being the current and inaugural holder of the Ring Of Honor World Television Championship, and obtaining the MWF Television Championship for the second time since losing it nearly three years ago, especially from the man defeated him for it, Tommaso Ciampa, would be the sweetest revenge.
“Hurricane” John Walters has been called the finest pure wrestler to ever come out of New England and there is little argument about that. He, like Edwards, has held ROH gold in the Pure Championship. Trained by the late Walter “Killer” Kowalski, “Hurricane” began to develop his mastery in pure wrestling and ring psychology to fine-tune his skills to be one of the best, not just in the area, but in the world. In the MWF, he has a submission victory over fellow challenger Eddie Edwards, but unsuccessful in his match against Brian Fury for his Television Championship last June; he has held Heavyweight Championships in Chaotic Wrestling & New England Championship Wrestling, but has not held any gold in the Millennium Wrestling Federation, but if he is victorious this Saturday night, he will accomplish that feat.
Shelton Benjamin. The Gold Standard. One of the greatest talents to never wear the World Heavyweight or WWE Championships. His perseverance, determination, and all-around athletic ability since his WWE debut in 2002, has made him one of the most captivating presences in the business; when you see him walk down the aisle, he walks, talks, eats and breathes WRESTLING. The former High School & College standout athlete in Amateur Wrestling and Track & Field brought his skills to professional wrestling where he became a WWE Tag Team, United States and Intercontinental Champion, where in fact, he is the longest Intercontinental Champion of the last decade.
However, Benjamin’s involvement in this match and event as a whole was non-existent a few weeks ago. It was originally scheduled to be current WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) to take part in this Saturday’s “Big Bang Birthday Bash” but was re-hired by WWE last month before “SummerSlam”, and with WWE’s “Night Of Champions” pay-per-view the next night, it just wasn’t meant to be. With this sudden turn of events, the transformation of challengers from Bryan Danielson to the inclusion of Shelton Benjamin, will add a tremendous element to this match what will make it a “Match of the Year”.
Tommaso Ciampa knows what chasing and obtaining the Television Championship is all about. He defeated fellow challenger Eddie Edwards to become the Television Champion in September 2007, ending Edwards’ near three-year reign as champion. His reign as champion ended in June 2008, but his transformation into the competitor we see today was slowly starting to take shape; new look, new association with John “Bradshaw” Layfield and his Uprising, and a new, established, methodical, aggressive mean-streak made Ciampa one of the top standouts not just in the MWF, but in all of independent wrestling. However, he has also had a cloud of “Fury” hanging over his head as in the past two years, has been unable to score a victory against Brian Fury in an MWF ring…look for Project Ciampa to renovate this match and make Brian Fury his point of attack, with the goal of gaining the Television Championship for a second time and give The Uprising and more importantly, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, every championship attainable in the MWF.
“Straight Edge” Brian Fury is the current, reigning and defending MWF Television Champion, an accomplishment that he has held since “Soul Survivor V” in November 2008, defeating Jay Lethal in a 30 Minute Four Way Iron Man Match which also involved current Heavyweight Champion Slyck Wagner Brown and one of his four challengers, “Hurricane” John Walters. Since his victory, he has turned back all challengers including Scott Reed, Tommaso Ciampa & John Walters. Fury, like Slyck, is an MWF Original, as he competed ironically against SWB in the first show in company history on September 28, 2001, and he may be going into this match as the ultimate underdog, but he has been in these situations before and has always come out on top with the gold around his waist and wants to continue his journey as the longest reigning champion in the Millennium Wrestling Federation today.
It is bar-none, the biggest main event and match in the history of the Millennium Wrestling Federation as five men vie for one Television Championship and whoever leaves with the gold around their waist will truly earn the honor of being called champion.
However, it is not just the action in the ring that makes the event one-of-a-kind, as there will be opportunities for you, the fans, to go home with great memorabilia! You will have the opportunity to bid on individual TNA & WWE Superstar promo photos, participate in a special 50/50 raffle, a special charity auction for a event poster signed by WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan with the money going to your choice of three notable charities: a donation to the Cauliflower Alley Club (a non-profit organization that helps out retired professional wrestlers with medical & life issues) in honor of the late Luna Vachon, Special Olympics of Massachusetts or Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay; and there will be a raffle of a special commemorative John Cena WrestleMania XXIV plaque which will not only be autographed by John Cena himself, but will also have a piece of the actual ring canvas used at the event. Also, after the event, stay for a special meet & greet autograph session with all of the headline names of the “Big Bang Birthday Bash”: “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards, Doink The Clown (Matt Borne), Homicide, Iron Sheik, Jay Lethal, John Cena, Sr. Paul Bearer, Shelton Benjamin and The Boogeyman!
I encourage you to visit the official home of the Millennium Wrestling Federation, BostonWrestling.com for event and ticket information leading up to the mega-event this Saturday night.
You will have the opportunity to see me in action at these following events:
-Saturday, September 18: Millennium Wrestling Federation – “Big Bang Birthday Bash” in Melrose, MA
-Saturday, September 25: New England Championship Wrestling – Rocks for TEAMFOX: A Special Benefit Event for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research in Worcester, MA
-Sunday, September 26: Top Rope Promotions – “Sunday Night Slam” in Franklin, MA
-Saturday, October 2: Powerhouse Wrestling – “Decade Of Destruction” in Worcester, MA
-Friday, October 8: Top Rope Promotions – “Kowalski Cup 2010” in Fall River, MA
Check out my website, http://refereetonys.tripod.com for contact, booking and general information as to where I will be heading next.