MCW Season's Beatings Results
12/30 in Joppa, MD
Saturday night, MCW held their last event of 2022 in Joppa, MD. There were four belts on the line, and they all changed hands. Some of these changes made fans happy and some probably upset them.
I live-tweeted from the event, so I’ll include those tweets here along with my expanded comments.
This match went back and forth and finally, when Hawkins was in a strong position, his teammate Brandon Scott from The Trade came out to the ring with a chair and tossed it to Hawkins while the ref was incapacitated. Hawkins refused the chair and threw it out of the ring, then went on to pin Breaux Keller cleanly.
This was just more foreshadowing of tensions between Hawkins and the rest of The Trade after events that have occurred during recent months.
This match started out hot and heavy between Gia Scott and Mandy Leon. As they moved outside the ring, Ray Lyn and B3cca were wrestling in the ring. After everyone got back into the ring, Eventually, Mandy Leon pinned and eliminated Gia Scott, who didn’t go quietly.
This leaves B3cca and Ray Lyn as the final two in the ring.
B3cca won the match and the MCW Women’s championship, but the count by Ref Becky didn’t seem to actually get to 3 before Ray Lyn’s shoulders were up.
I’m sure this will just set up a feud going forward between the pair.
After the two wrestlers came to the ring, a video was shown of Andy Vineberg on a beach somewhere saying he couldn’t be there. The match got underway and was a pretty violent one at times with both wrestlers going airborne from the top turnbuckle multiple times. Vineberg popped back up on the video screen as Adonis was on the top rope and warned him to watch out behind him. This distraction was enough for McBride to take him down and get the pin.
And yes, Sam Adonis was acting confused and walking around ringside and looking into the crowd and asking “Where’s Andy?” after he lost.
This match was an entertaining one. There was classic tag team wrestling going on the whole match, and the ref ejected Portia from ringside after he caught her pulling Robert Locke’s foot to the rope to break up a pin attempt (not the first time in the match she did it).
Later in the match, Portia would return, along with Brandon Scott and Myles Hawkins, after the ref was incapacitated. Hawkins again refused to interfere in the match. despite being pressured to by his Trade teammates. Hawkins would actually assist Keys and Caballero and in the end Hawkins would raise the hands of Joe Keys and Dante Caballero in the air as they held their new MCW Tag Team Championship belts.
The Hawkins turn has been building for a while, and it will be interesting to see what happens with him moving forward.
The next match was a Triple Threat Match for the MCW Rage TV Championship between Miami Mike Walker, Demarcus Kane, and the defending champion, Moses. I figured the late addition of Miami Mike to this match on December 16 meant they were putting him over.
Moses and Demarcus Kane threw Miami Mike around the ring like a sack of potatoes before bouncing him around like a ping pong ball in the early part of this match. Of course there were attempts at interference on Mike’s behalf by Hellfire McGuire and he got into it with Gia Scott at one point, before Kane started to move on him until Miami Mike came out to ringside to try to stop it.
The match continued hot and heavy for a bit, before Miami Mike ended up getting the pin to win the MCW Rage TV Championship. His push the past several months has been pretty meteoric, so I’m looking for big things from him in 2023.
This match concluded the first half of the show and there was a brief intermission.
After the break The Sigma Males faced Drolix, Angel Alvarado, and Solo.
After The Sigma Males won, members of the other team were saying “It’s Not Over” - so expect this feud to continue in 2023.
Kekoa and Clay Jacobs faced off next, and 3 other members of the Jacobs family were at ringside, including Mary Beth, who has been obsessed with Kekoa in recent months.
Mary Beth tried to help Kekoa by handing him a chair at one point, which he refused. As Kekoa was lying flat on the mat Mary Beth leaned over and kissed him, and I kept hearing people around me making comments about him being a married man, with a new baby.
Mary Beth Jacobs took two horrendous bumps during this match. The first was from her brother Clay, when he was running at Kekoa and the Hawaiian Warrior stepped out of the way, causing him to squash his sister in the corner. The other bump was when Kekoa climbed to the top turnbuckle and launched himself into the ring on top of her.
Kekoa got the pin, but I doubt this feud is ending anytime soon.
In the next match, Mushmaster Tim Spriggs faced Alec Odin in the latest match in their feud. Team Spriggs was thankfully banned from ringside; there are so many members that they can make it hard to see a match that’s going on, especially when they have his BJJ trophies, belts, and the champagne bottle.
The Mushmaster put on a clinic of BJJ holds and had Odin screaming loudly during the match. It really was no surprise when the match ended in a submission hold with Spriggs as the winner.
The main event is next.
The Mecca Brian Johnson comes to the ring and then Action Andretti comes out with his face heavily bandaged around his left eye and he’s wearing an eye pabch. This was a result of Chris Jericho’s actions at AEW Dynamite before Christmas:
After the ring announcer introduced the two opponents, a video popped up on the screen from MCW Winter Blast earlier in the year, showing Robert Locke winning an opportunity to cash in on a chance at a championship.
Locke headed to the ring and stopped on the runway and said he was cashing in his chance and that would make it a Triple Threat match instead of of an I Quit Match. MCW General Manager Phil Stamper interrupted to say he had already planned another surprise entrant. At that point Ken Dixon’s music started playing. Dixon, who hadn’t been seen in wrestling since events in early October, headed to the ring for what now had become a Fatal Four Way match.
After the match gets underway, it’s announced it is a one-fall match, which angers The Mecca; but honestly, what doesn’t anger him? Action Andretti’s injuries are being used against him in the match and he is removed from the ring by MCW medical staff and taken to the back.
Eric Martin and Brandon Scott come out in an attempt to help Robert Locke then Action Andretti makes his way back to the ring. Locke had the momentum for a while and there had been several near falls back and forth between him and Dixon, but Andretti got into it with both of them when he came back out.
At one point, Dixon got a staple gun out from underneath the ring and started using it on Locke’s feet. The match went back and forth for a little while longer before Dixon got the victory over Mecca.
Action Andretti talked to Dixon, who exited the ring and then Andretti addressed the fans. As the event ended he was signing autographs at ringside for awhile.
MCW’s next events are February 3 in Joppa, MD, February 4th in Hollywood, MD, and February 25th in Perryville, MD.