The rain moved the planned outdoor event indoors, but the neither action nor the atmosphere was damped as the MIW faithful cheered on their favorites.
To the surprise and delight of the fans the steel cage was already up when they entered the building and the crowd was buzzing for the match. It was announced that Chris Jordan would not be at the event due to a family situation. Ryan Cruz stormed out the ring and demanded competition. MIW owner Terry Fox promised Cruz competition and brought back JD Bandit from his firing. Fox declared that the winner of the cage match would get an opportunity to face Scott Story for the MIW Championship on September 30th.
JD Bandit showed early ring-rust, but showed the grit that made him a champion for nearly a whole year as he was able to defeat Ryan Cruz and become the #1 contender.
MIW debuted two new singles wrestlers at this Forest Lake card. Both Tomahawk Kid and Cal Creed were impressive but both fell short in their debuts vs El Bano and Aiden Wake respectively. Tomahawk Kid gets another opportunity in an MIW ring at our MS Wellness Event as he takes on former champion Chris Jordan.
MIW’s heavy hitter, Chadwick Wentworth III made an appearance at this card to take on “Mr Entertainment” Ty Cooper. Wentworth III has made himself into a feared and respected competitor over the last 15 years and his reputation, regionally, is often intimidating enough before he even steps in the ring. Since winning the LION Open-Weight Championship, Ty Cooper has stepped his game up against a higher level of competition, his next step will be to start winning some matches against the bigger name opponents. Ty Cooper put up an impressive fight, but the bigger, stronger, more experienced Chadwick Wentworth III was able to secure the victory.
MIW’s two resident monsters Mitch Paradise and Stonehenge Joseph Wayne closed their ongoing rivalry with a brutal street fight. Moving the action indoors didn’t stop the action from spilling all over the venue. Seeing these gigantic men up close both delighted the MIW fans as well as had them scrambling out of the way. Paradise withstood a barrage of attacks from Stonehenge including a kendo stick and garbage can, but once again, Mitch Paradise proved he was the top of the mountain in MIW when he defeated Stonehenge. After the match, Chadwick Wentworth III challenged Paradise to a match on September 30th to see who rules the roost as the true big man of MIW. Paradise agreed. These two will first put those differences aside as they team up on September 9th to take on the Black Plague.