MIW’s largest audience of 2017 was on-hand to witness MIW’s most unique card in the last 5 years. The MIW Rumble, and under card provided a great night of wrestling entertainment.
The debuting Air Wolf teamed with MIW main-stay and perinial fan-favorite El Bano to team against former MIW Tag-team Champions “Miami Money” Aiden Wake and “Stonehenge” Joseph Wayne, DTF. This is the first teaming of the former champs since they lost the championship in May 2016. After a dazzling display of offense by Air Wolf, DTF was able to regain their poise and secure the victory
The Anarchist Arik Cannon defeated the debuting Giant Griffin
In a match that was originally scheduled by Terry Fox, “Never Ending” Scott Story was scheduled to take on “Husky Hearththrob” Kody Rice. However new MIW President “Playboy” Pete Huge said that Scott Story would NOT be competing prior to his spot in the MIW Rumble, which Huge reminded everyone would be the final spot. Huge introduced “Downtown” Petey Brown as Story’s replacement. Kody Rice went on to defeat Petey Brown with the “Butter Roll” for the pinfall.
James Dawson defeated “The Genuine Article” Chris Jordan for the LION Open-weight championship. During the match, referee Action Jackson, was incapacitated, this brought out Dawson’s cronies DTF and Tom T Butterman to assault Jordan. Ty Cooper, El Bano and Air Wolf came to Jordan’s aid, but in the melee, Bano smooshed Jordan in the corner, allowing Dawson to get the pinfall. In light of the controversial ending, the title’s sponsor, the Columbia Heights Lions decided hold up the title and declared that the winner of the MIW Rumble would be the new Lion Open-Weight Champion.
JD Bandit successfully defending the MIW Championship against Mitch Paradise. Many had questioned what condition Bandit would be in after Paradise’s relentless locker room assault a week ago in Chanhassen, but Bandit rose to the occasion to retain the title and cap 11 months as the champion. After the match, Mitch Paradise declared himself an entrant in the MIW Rumble.
- Downtown Petey Brown
- Husky Heartthrob Kody Rice
- Tomahawk Kid
- Air Wolf
- El Bano
- Heavy Metal Lore – ELIMINATION #1: Tomahawk Kid by Heavy Metal Lore
- Mitch Paradise – ELIMINATION #2: Petey Brown By Mitch Paradise. ELIMINATION #3: Leonard Literacy by Heavy Metal Lore. ELIMINATION #4 Kody Rice by Mitch Paradise
- Tom T Butterman (was immediately chokeslammed and hid under the ring)
- Giant Griffin
- Miami Money Aiden Wake – ELIMINATION #5 Heavy Metal Lore by Mitch Paradise
- “Genuine Article” Chris Jordan
- James Dawson – ELIMINATION #6 Mitch Paradise By El Bano, Chris Jordan, Air Wolf, and Giant Griffen
- Anarchist Arik Cannon – ELIMINATION #7 Giant Griffin by Arik Cannon
- Mr Entertainment Ty Cooper
- Stonehenge Joseph Wayne – ELIMINATION #8 Aiden Wake by El Bano
- “Never Ending” Scott Story – ELIMINATION #9 Air Wolf by Scott Story
- “Playboy” Pete Huge – ELIMINATION #10 Arik Cannon by Pete Huge. ELIMINATION #11 Pete Huge by El Bano. ELIMINATION #12 EL Bano by Stonehenge. ELIMINATION #13 Scott Story by Chris Jordan. ELIMINATION #14 Chris Jordan by Stonehenge (w/ help from Scott story). ELIMINATION #15 James Dawson by Ty Cooper. ELIMINATION #16 Tom T Butterman by Ty Cooper. ELIMINATION #18 Stonehenge by Ty Cooper
Winner, and new Lion Open-Weight Champion: Mr Entertainment Ty Cooper