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8/14 MECW results in Indiana: Sid Vicious vs. former TNA wrestler, Davey Richards, Chris Hero, Hardcore Justice "ECW" wrestler"

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Main Event Championship Wrestling results
August 14, 2010
Evansville, Ind.
Report by David Miller, PWTorch reader


MECW held another spectacular wrestling card at the National Guard Armory in Evansville, Ind. last night. They opened the show by announcing that MECW has secured a TV deal with My44 that will air weekly on Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. CST. MECW officials are hoping to bring back the rich Evansville tradition of Saturday morning wrestling on TV.

Last night's show featured notable names Sid Vicious, Tracy Smothers, who was on last Sunday's TNA "Hardcore Justice" PPV, Davey Richards, Chris Hero, and former TNA wrestler Chase Stevens.

(1) J.P. Lightning beat Ryan Drago in a crisp, well-executed contest that sufficiently warmed up the crowd.

(2) "Headliner" Chris Michaels beat Lord Humongous in a comedy match.

(3) "Platinum" Chris Phoenix beat Chris Thomas.

(4) The Metal Master beat Tony Kozina in a quick match. After the match, ROH standout Davey Richards ran out and assisted Kozina in attacking Metal Master. Much to the crowd's delight, independent star Chris Hero ran out to make the save. Hero and Master then challenged Richards and Kozina to a tag match later in the show.

"The Natural" Chase Stevens then came to the ring and announced that Sid Vicious was a no-show and demanded that referee Billy Blaze count Sid out and declare him the winner. The lights then went out in the building and when they came back on, Sid was standing behind Stevens.

(5) Sid Vicious beat "The Natural" Chase Stevens. A noticeably leaner, but still muscular Vicious went on the offensive with some standard chain wrestling, with a couple of submission moves thrown in here and there. The match basically consisted of Sid on basic, slow-paced offense and Chase selling like crazy for him, much like Hogan-Michaels from Summerslam 2005. Chris Michaels ran out to interfere, allowing Sid to get the pin following a sloppily-executed powerbomb. Afterward, Michaels cut a heel promo on Chase about beating him in front of his hometown crowd in Monroe City last month and challenged him to another match, which Chase accepted.

(6) Tracey Smothers beat Casey Cage. Smothers was accompanied by "his family." The Smothers family, one of which was independent wrestler Mickie Knuckles, constantly interfered in the match when they weren't insulting the fans at ringside. Smothers really knows how to antagonize the crowd with old-school heel tactics and playing off the southern redneck gimmick.
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(7) Chris Hero & The Metal Master beat Davey Richards & Tony Kozina in a match that really blew the roof off the building. The boisterous crowd chanted Hero's name and "This is awesome!" throughout the thrilling match. These guys delivered like they were in the main event of a nationally-televised PPV. Truly one of the best main events I have seen anywhere in ages. Lots of high-flying and hard-hitting by the faces, and the heels sold like they were getting hit by cannonballs. Both Hero's and Richards's presence was greatly appreciated by the fans. Hero addressed the crowd after the match, thanking them for their support and declaring that he might just stick around MECW.

A great outing by MECW, which is trying hard to make a name for themselves by bringing in top names, going after a TV deal, and consistently putting on top-notch wrestling shows.

[Torch art credit Marco D'Alfonso (c) PWTorch.com]


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