Maryland’s Greatest Professional Wrestling Tradition takes place on Saturday July 19, 2014 as Maryland Championship Wrestling Presents Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 14
Baltimore, MD June 24, 2014- Brian “Shane Shamrock” Howser was a cornerstone of Maryland Championship Wrestling when the company originally formed in 1998. Howser was the first and only MCW Light Heavyweight Champion, a championship which he won in a 6 way elimination match at our inaugural event on July 19, 1998. Brian tragically lost his life in August of 1998 and every year the most talented wrestlers from around the country come to MCW to compete in the Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup Tournament.
The tournament was originally started to honor Brian Howser and keep the spirit and passion of Shane Shamrock alive. Over the years it has become one of the most prestigious tournaments in Independent Professional Wrestling. Past winners include Christian York (3x), Former WWE tag Team Champion Joey Mercury (Matthews), Sami Calihan, Ruckus, Ryan McBride, Josh Daniels, Former Ring Of Honor World Champion Adam Cole and current reigning champion “The Southern Stomper” Luke Hawx.
There will be five qualifying matches and the winners of those matches will all advance into the finals of a Six way elimination match which will include Luke Hawx who receives a bye into the finals because he is the defending champion. The five qualifying matches are as follows.
Qualifying Match #1:
Tony Nese vs “The Greek God” Papadon
Qualifying Match #2:
The CEO Of Black WallStreet DROLIX vs “The Punk Rock All Star” SHAUN CANNON
Qualifying Match #3:
“The Appalachian Outlaw” BO NEKODA vs “Mr Xcellence” BRANDON SCOTT
Qualifying Match #4:
SHANE STRICKLAND vs FENIX FURY
Qualifying Match #5 is a Tag Team Qualifying Match.
Whichever wrestler scores the pinfall or gets the Submission advances into the Tournament Final. LOS BEN DEJOS (Cruz & Rios) vs. TEAM WILDKAT (Bolt Brady & Bu Ku Dao)
Shamrock Cup 14 will take place at The Maryland Championship Wrestling Arena located at 1000 Joppa Farm Road in Joppatowne, MD 21085 with a 7:30PM Bell time. There will be 9 action packed matches including an MCW Heavyweight Championship match featuring the Champion Matt Hardy. Also appearing on the card is former WWE & TNA Star Devon Dudley, Former TNA Knockout Shelly Martinez and doing a special meet and greet before the event from 5:30-7:30 will be former WWE Divas Champion Celeste Bonin f.k.a. Kaitlyn. More matches will be announced in the coming weeks.
You can get more event information as it becomes available & Purchase tickets online at MCW’s official website www.MarylandWrestling.com or you can call the 24 Hour MCW Information line at 410-541-6291. Also make sure to stay up to follow MCW on all of our social platforms. On Facebook search Maryland Championship Wrestling, follow us on Twitter @MCWWrestling and also follow on Instagram @MarylandWrestling