December of 2005, GQ Status faced Raven in Athens, Georgia when MCW ran their first show in the Deep South. Also on the show was Lex Luger, Buff Bagwell.
Dale Pierce wrote: In 2005, GQ Status formed The Status Symbols tag team with Gorgeous Gino, formerly known as Cruz Sangrada, with whom he had earlier done a feud. They became regulars under management of The Time Traveler, for a number of indy groups in the Ohio/West Virginia area Many years before, proving it a small worlds, GQ Status was a mark in the audience at a card outside Dayton in 1999, in which he saw The Time Traveler and Rainbow (Rainbow’s last card before retiring) appearing as managers. In 2006, GQ Status purchased the MCW (Main Event Championship Wrestling) which had drawn large crowds at The Canton Civic Arena and other venues, from promoter Shasta, becoming the new promoter for this office.