Missouri Valley Wrestling’s MVWA 80 Recap

MVWA 80 Recap
Hinkle Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Sunday December 17th, 2017
Hosts: Thunderbolt Smith and ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Thanks to the sudden implosion of Bro-Slam, Missouri Valley Wrestling had to do a little last second shuffling with the result being MVWA 80 ended up delayed one night and not televised. However, that minor hiccup didn’t keep just over four thousand people away from the show that featured not only wrestlers from Missouri Valley Wrestling but from other wrestling…and former wrestling…companies…plus one major surprise.

While both Men’s champion ‘Tin Cup’ Ray McAvay and Women’s champion Lisa Barbosa-Stevens were in action Saturday night, the only MVW title on the line at MVWA 80 was the Tag Team Titles defended by The Sports Entertainment Corporation (P.M.C. Banks and ‘Canadian Bad Boy’ Justin Beaver).

The show kicked off with a thirty person battle royal match.   Two wrestlers started in the ring. One wrestler joined them every sixty seconds. Elimination took place when a wrestler was thrown over the top rope.

Extra motivation…the winner of the match would also collect a check for the tidy sum of $25,000.

Hank of the Beer Bellied Softball Playing Ninja and Brad Company of Perfectly Average Company started things off.

1:00 – Jeff Johnson

2:00 – MVW Women’s House champion ‘Queen of the Trailer Park’ Lani Harlot

3:00 – I3W wrestler Brenna Brantley

4:00 – D.B. Ruff of Rough Justice

4:12 – Jeff Johnson eliminated by Hank

5:00 – Millennial Man

5:21 – Millennial Man eliminated by Lani Harlot

6:00 – The Monongahelian Stomper

6:19 – Brad Company eliminated by Hank

6:27 – Hank eliminated by D.B. Ruff

7:00 – Bo Stevens

8:00 – I3W wrestler Dedrich Dawson

9:00 – former PCW wrestler ‘Not Just Intolerable…Not Just Unbearable…He Is…’ Justin Sufferable

9:27 – Brenna Brantley eliminated by Lani Harlot

10:00 – Ken Kardoucheian of the Kardoucheian Empire

10:15 – D.B. Ruff eliminated by Bo Stevens

11:00 ‘Extreme Pizza Delivery Girl’ Tessa Martin

11:46 – Lani Harlot eliminated by Tessa Martin

12:00 – Charlie Blackwell

12:30 – Justin Sufferable eliminated by Charlie Blackwell

13:00 – ‘Cowboy’ Dan Butler

13:17 – The Monongahelian Stomper eliminated by ‘Cowboy’ Dan Butler

14:00 – I3W wrestler Kellie Bull

15:00 – ‘The Luchador with Insanely Poor Oral Hygiene’ Halitosis

16:00 – Koley Kardoucheian

17:00 – Independent wrestler, the masked Midnight Texas Rider

18:00 – Kathryn Randall Collins

18:06 – Halitosis eliminated by The Midnight Texas Rider

19:00 – MVW Men’s House champion SNAFU

20:00 – Jobber D’Hut

20:55 – Dedrich Dawson eliminated by The Midnight Texas Rider

21:00 – Melissa Hanson of the hockey loving Hanson Sisters

21:22 – Lani Harlot eliminated by Melissa Hanson

22:00 – Jack Frasier

22:49 – Melissa Hanson eliminated via DQ (Blatant interference by Andrea and Charissa Hanson)

23:00 – Former PCW wrestler Daniel-San

24:00 – MVW Television champion ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson

24:19 – Jobber D’Hut eliminated by ‘Cowboy’ Dan Butler

24:22 – Tessa Martin eliminated by Kellie Bull

24:30 – Kellie Bull eliminated by Kathryn Randall Collins

24:33 – Kathryn Randall Collins eliminated by The Midnight Texas Rider

24:41 – Koley Kardoucheian eliminated by Charlie Blackwell

24:45 – Charlie Blackwell eliminated by Ken Kardoucheian

24:51 – Ken Kardoucheian eliminated by ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson

25:00 – Rah (is announced)

26:00 – ‘No Frills’ Chris Escondido

27:00 – Average Joe

28:00 – The Couch Potato

28:10 – The Couch Potato eliminated by ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson

29:20 – Jack Frasier eliminated by SNAFU

30:00 – Rah finally makes it to the ring following his overlong entrance.

30:42 – SNAFU eliminated by Rah

32:15 – Daniel-San eliminated by Bo Stevens

32:20 – Bo Stevens eliminated by the Midnight Texas Rider (Stevens lasted over 25 minutes)

35:41 – ‘Cowboy’ Dan Butler eliminated by ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson (Butler lasted over 18 minutes)

36:03 – Average Joe eliminated by Rah

Final four wrestlers remaining: The Midnight Texas Rider, ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson, Rah, and ‘No Frills’ Chris Escondido

39:09 – ‘No Frills’ Chris Escondido eliminated by The Midnight Texas Rider

42:40 – Rah eliminated by ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson

44:31 – ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson eliminated by The Midnight Texas Rider

WINNER: The Midnight Texas Rider

After referee Davey Keels raised The Midnight Texas Rider’s hand in victory, MTR removed his mask and the crowd gasped when he revealed himself to be…’The Scorpion’ Scott Stevens. The stunned fans watched as MVW CEO Jill Berg came out and presented Stevens with a $25,000 check for his efforts.

The win Sunday night started what would end up being a pretty good week for Scott Stevens. The Scorpion also picked up a big win over Andy Murray this week at Defiance Wrestling’s DEFtv 94 show.

But this just wasn’t a good night for Scott Stevens.

Lisa Barbosa-Stevens vs. Sheline Carrigan
Next up, the MVW Women’s champion Lisa Barbosa-Stevens…who also just happened to be Scott Stevens’s wife…defeated former longtime rival and current I3W Women’s champion Sheline Carrigan. In a twenty-five minute epoch that pitted Barbosa-Stevens technical ability against Carrigan’s raw power, the MVW Women’s champion managed to wear down Carrigan, avoid her power moves, and caught her with the Toxic Sting to pull off a long-overdue win over the Canadian Cyborg.

‘Tin Cup’ Ray McAvay vs. Rod Hall and his Emo
Then it was time for McAvay, the MVW Men’s Champion to take on I3W Champion Rod Hall and his Emo. Hall, the only wrestler we know of who’s ever wrestled with a hand puppet attached to his arm, came into this contest looking for payback on McAvay. The two had tangled two years ago in I3W with McAvay winning the I3W title from Hall and then piledriving Emo, his foul mouthed hand puppet and Hall’s alter ego, for good measure.

The fifty-seven year old Hall delivered his usual conglomeration of in-ring shenanigans. Emo continuously interjected himself into the match with various cheap shots on McAvay. An enraged Ray nearly managed to rip Emo off Hall’s arm at one point. For his part, McAvay, as always, had his Basket of Deplorables (General DeBauchery, Nic Koteen, Al Cahall, et al) supporting him plus West Texas Entertainment Legends Dark and Stormy with Bert the Janitor at ringside. Dark got into an ‘argument’ with Emo at one point and had to be held back by Stormy after she attempted to rip the head off the rogue hand puppet.

The match took an unexpected detour when Charlie Blackwell, whom McAvay has waged a bitter feud with since MVW reopened in July, suddenly showed up at ringside and wrested the Big Bertha driver away from Bert the Janitor. Blackwell then used the club to hack down McAvay from behind and seemed to have handed Hall the win. The unexpected detour took an even weirder turn when Hall did not go for the immediate win. He demanded a microphone from ring announcer Kimber Marshall and told the audience that “…tonight, this is going to be my final match ever. And if this is going to be my last match, for once in my career, I’m not going to take the easy road to victory…I’m not going to rely on a gimmick to win. I’m going to do this the right way.” Hall instructed referee Ron Martin to restart the match. Hall then ‘argued’ with Emo and then removed the hand puppet from his arm and threw it over the ropes.

McAvay and Hall went at it for the next ten minutes exchanging moves and counter moves as the crowd cheered both men on. Hall finally tired and slowed and McAvay seized the momentum. He hit the Shakin’ and Stirred (neckbreaker/running bulldog combination) and Hall slumped over with his hands propped on his knees…exhausted…and out of gas. Hall gestured at Ray one last time to ‘come on.’ McAvay, knowing what he was about to do, nodded and mouthed ‘I’m sorry.’ Hall mouthed back: ‘yeah whatever…just do it already and get it over with.’ And McAvay did. Boot to the gut. McGill Bomb (sit down powerbomb). One. Two. Three.   McAvay picked up the win at 22:08 and thus ended the career of Rod Hall and his ever-present (and often annoying) Emo. Clayton Ridgeway of the I3W climbed into the ring to congratulate Hall for his accomplishments and announced a tournament to determine the new I3W champion. Ridgeway also added that he hoped to see a few MVW wrestlers in the mix.

MAIN EVENT: The Sports Entertainment Corporation: P.M.C. Banks and ‘Canadian Bad Boy’ Justin Beaver vs. Weapons of Mass Destruction: A. Tom Bomb and Hy Drogen Bomb
So then it came down to the main event of the show. The MVW Tag Team title match between the champions Sports Entertainment Corporation (aka…the SEC) versus the challengers and advocates of the American military complex Weapons of Mass Destruction. WMD rode high into the match after a brief feud with the Beer Bellied Softball Playing Ninja while the SEC was mired in a battle with the Kardoucheian Empire over the video account of Ken Kardoucheian’s dream date with Dawn McGill. The SEC paid two million dollars to the Kardoucheians only to discover that the video was nothing more than a two hour tutorial on what happens when people drink to excess.

Would the SEC be properly focused on a hungry and dangerous tag team looking for gold?

For the most part…yes.

Banks and Beaver, supported by ‘Sports Entertainment Genius’ Mr. McMann, Corporate SportsEntertainment Programming Nation (CSPN) CEO Mark Splitter, ‘Twerkin’ Miley Vyrus, ‘Country…er…Pop Songstress Taylor Switt, and Charlie Blackwell, showed their intention early on by working quick tags and trying to isolate A-Bomb. H-Bomb, bolstered by the ringside presence of their younger sister Daisy Cutter-Bomb, showed a patience uncommon to the Bomb’s unpredictable (and typically combustible) disposition to ride out the storm as Banks and Beaver took turns working over their brother. A-Bomb finally escaped and made the red hot tag to H-Bomb and he exploded. First Banks went flying out of the ring; then it was Beaver’s turn. Charlie Blackwell tried to intervene and H-Bomb rewarded him with a Hydrogen Powerbomb through a table A-Bomb and Daisy set up just outside the ring.

But H-Bomb wandered too close to Switt and the vengeful songstress lifted up her guitar…with the requisite white powder leaking out from inside and leaving a clear trail behind…and blasted him over the head with the instrument. White powder went everywhere. H-Bomb staggered into the corner. And Daisy Cutter-Bomb raced across the ring and speared Switt right off the ring apron to the floor.   The match went off the rails from there with referee Davey Keels struggling to maintain some semblance of order.   The disorder played right into the hands of A-Bomb and H-Bomb and they took control of the match.

Banks and Beaver rallied late with Blackwell again sticking his nose into the match and causing A-Bomb trip. Banks had him set for the Foreclosure. And then the Kardoucheians walked out to the ring and all hell broke loose. The SEC, itching for a little retribution after giving away two million, became distracted at the worst possible time. With referee Keels looking elsewhere, Daisy bolted into the ring and low bridged Banks. A-Bomb, with help from Daisy, hit a massive and uber violent Atomic Powerbomb and nearly sent Banks through the ring. A-Bomb hooked the leg. Daisy redirected Keels attention back to the match. And before the SEC realized what was happening, Keels counted to three and Weapons of Mass Destruction became the NEW MVW Tag Team champions.

MVWA 80 Match Results:
Scott Stevens won the $25,000 30 person battle royal.
MVW Women’s champion Lisa Barbosa-Stevens defeated I3W Women’s champion Sheline Carrigan
MVW Men’s champion ‘Tin Cup’ Ray McAvay defeated I3W Men’s champion Rod Hall and his Emo
MAIN EVENT: Weapons of Mass Destruction: A. Tom Bomb and Hy Drogen Bomb defeated MVW Tag Team champions The Sports Entertainment Corporation: P.M.C. Banks and ‘Canadian Bad Boy’ Justin Beaver to win the Tag Team title.

MVW CEO Jill Berg came back out after the ring area had finally cleared and thanked everyone for coming out to the show. Berg explained what had transpired with the sudden collapse of Bro-Slam and pledged to work night and day to find a new cable outlet for MVW during the Christmas break. She told everyone to enjoy the holiday and MVW would hit the road once again starting in mid-January.

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