Modern Championship wrestling returned to the Walsworth Community Center in Marceline Missouri for a show called No Love Lost this past Feb night featured an innovative new match type, as well as the crowning of two new champions.
The evening began with the sponsors being thanked, the building being recognized, and some other bookkeeping items by MCW Promoter Dustin Watson. He was interrupted, however, by the antics of Pablo the Puerto Rican Poolboy, and the debuting Silverdust. The pair sprayed silly string all over the arena, and when confronted by the Promoter, shouted “Stella!” and coated Watson as well.
“Showtime” Shane Somers, accompanied by his manager Garrett “Freakin” Williams berated the Marceline faithful. The pair then went on to deal with Angel de la Muerte, whom Somers defeated with the Gourdbuster.
Silverdust, an enigmatic masked wrestler, then made his compeitive debut in a match with The Bigg Dogg. Dogg used his superior size and strength to manhandle the siver-masked warrior, and won with a big swinging cutter.
In a rematch from a benefit show in Chillicothe Missouri in October, “Superstar” Steve Fender, accompanied by Johnny Gold, did battle with “The Iceman” Howard Moritz. The Gold Exchange proved to be too much for The Iceman on this night, and came away with a controversial win.
Chad Mylan, of the Mylan Management Association, brought his newest client JB Payne “The Midwest Mauler” to the ring and irritated the MCW audience. They did battle with the debuting Austin Storm, a veteran of the ring wars. Storm’s experience did not help on this night, as the MMA-led Mauler brought home a win.
Promoter Watson returned to the ring and brought out a pair of the Brookfield Bulldogs High School state champion wrestling team. The pair received a standing ovation from the largest crowd in MCW history and returned to the back.
Watson then explained a new concept in professional wrestling, the No Limit match. And talked about an open bout to take place after intermission for the new No Limit Championship. The rules of a No Limit match are simple:
No pinfalls – matches end via submission or a 10-count knockout
20 counts outside of the ring instead of 10
Two rope-breaks per competitor per match
The title can change hands on a disqualification or count-out
After the intermission, Warden Winter brought Tony Raze to the ring. The corrupt prison guard and his warden/manager ran down the crowd once again, prompting Promoter Watson to head to the ring. After a verbal sparring bout with Warden Winter, Raze was formally entered into the No Limit open match for the Championship. At the count of 10, The Iceman limped to the ring, cutting off “Superstar” Steve Fender, and inserted himself into the contest. After a lengthy battle, The Iceman made Raze tap to an ankle lock to earn the first-ever MCW No Limit Championship.
The Main Event of the evening saw MCW Champion Brian Blade defend his title against the number one contender Jack “The Hangman” Norton. The contest was two-out-of-three falls, with the first fall being a singles bout, the second being a Falls Count Anywhere, and the third being a Lumberjack Match.
Blade took it to The Hangman, and secured a pinfall after “The Cutting Edge” for a first fall win. Blade continued his relentless assault on the challenger in the second fall. Norton fought back, and secured the second fall via an inside cradle on the floor to knot the match up at one fall each.
The MCW roster surrounded the ring for the final fall, and the two gladiators fought tooth and nail for the most prized possession in Modern Championship Wrestling. In the end, a massive Spinebuster from The Hangman secured Jack Norton his first-ever singles championship to the delight of the hometown crowd.
The Iceman and Promoter Watson joined The Hangman in the ring to celebrate. After Watson and Norton’s daughter got out of the ring, both competitors were brutally attacked by Fender and Blade. After being chased off by Tony Raze, an act which confused Warden Winter, Johnny Gold, demanded that Superstar Steve get a shot at The Iceman’s No Limit Championship at the April 2 event. Simultaneously, Blade invoked his rematch clause against Norton for the same show. Promoter Watson wasted no time in setting up this double main event for the next MCW show in Marceline on April 2.