5/28-Wrestling Night in the Heartland on HOTv


Last Week on Wrestling Night in the Heartland
-MATCH #1 ‘The Shadow Warrior’ Shizuko Yamazaki defeated Amberley Stanton in a Women’s Division #1 Contender’s Match
-Thunderbolt and Hall review the ongoing war between MVW Tag Team Champions The Stevens Dynasty and challengers No Quarter before their match tonight.
-Kellie Burkowski interviews No Quarter. Bracken Krueger vows to pound the Dynasty into the ground. Thompson says she’s going to choke out George Stevens.
-The SEC cuts a promo for MVW Champion Luke Woods before his title defense tonight against ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson and introduces a new member- ‘The Georgia Bulldog’ Brice Brantley.
-Kellie interviews Cary Stevens who says No Quarter couldn’t tie the Stevens Dynasty’s shoes.
-MATCH #2: No Quarter defeated The Stevens Dynasty © via DQ in a MVW Tag Team Title match- the Stevens Dynasty retain the title.
-Kellie interviews ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson. Dickinson is using the loss to restoke the fire in his belly and go after the title again.
-MAIN EVENT: Luke Woods © defeated ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson to retain the MVW Title.

Missouri Valley Wrestling
Wrestling Night in the Heartland on HOTv
JHQ Arena
Springfield, Missouri
Tuesday May 28th, 2024

Announcers: Thunderbolt Smith and ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall

Backstage Interviewer: Kellie Burkowski

Ring Announcer: Heather Cooper


Thunderbolt and Hall welcomed everyone to Wrestling Night in the Heartland from the JHQ Arena in Springfield, Missouri.

Hall noted that there are nearly 8,000 people in the arena tonight- a great turnout to support regional pro wrestling.

Thunderbolt sent it right to the ring for our first match.

MATCH #1: The Shamrocks vs. The Lumberjacks
The crowd roared as Heather Cooper, the mesmerizing ring announcer for MVW, strutted onto the stage in a figure-hugging red dress. The flashing lights caught on her sparkling earrings and glinted off her perfect brunette hair, styled into loose waves that cascaded down her shoulders. As she reached the center of the stage, her brown eyes lit up with excitement as she gripped the microphone in her perfectly manicured hands.

Her voice resonated throughout the arena as she announced, “Our first match will be…”

“ONE FALL!” the crowd roared in unison, a chorus of wrestling aficionados completing the ritual chant.

“Introducing first…” Heather continued.

The Shamrocks

Tom Flynn
AGE: 36 / HT: 6’ 0” WT: 241 / HOME: Dublin, Ireland
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: Brawlers / FIN: Pot of Gold

Sean O’Grady
AGE: 36 / HT: 5’ 11” WT: 236 / HOME: Dublin, Ireland
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: Brawlers / FIN: Final Rolling Elbow
THEME: “Going Out In Style”- The Dropkick Murphy’s

“And their opponents,” Heather announced.

The Lumberjacks

Dave Strack
AGE: 25 / HT: 6’ 4” WT: 233 / HOME: Mountain Home, AR
ALIGN: Heel / STYLE: Brawler / FIN: Strack Neckbreaker

Dan Poole
AGE: 28 / HT: 6’ 0” WT: 220 / HOME: Longview, TX
ALIGN: Heel / STYLE: Brawler / FIN: Poole Piledriver
THEME MUSIC: ‘The Lumberjack’- Jackyl

-This is a eliminatin match in the Men’s Tag Team Non-Division, the step below the Heartland and the Men’s Tag Team Divisions between two teams who have languished in the Non-Division.

“Going Out In Style” by The Dropkick Murphy’s came back on. Heather Cooper stepped into the ring to make the official announcement of the winner.  “Your winner at twenty-seven minutes and twenty-five seconds… THE SHAMROCKS!”

-Great match between The Shamrocks and The Lumberjacks. Both teams fought hard as they want to get out of the Non-Division and back into the Men’s Tag Team Division.
-Big win for The Shamrocks tonight.

Thunderbolt stepped back in.  “All right folks, we are off and running tonight.  We will be back with more after our first commercial break of the evening.”

High Octane Wrestling

Back from commercial, Thunderbolt sent it right to the ring where Cary Stevens

Cary Stevens (Stevens Dynasty) In-Ring Promo
The crowd roared with boos as Cary Stevens, the grizzled patriarch of the Stevens Dynasty, strode into the ring with all the swagger of a man who’d tamed more than his fair share of Texas tornadoes. His weathered face twisted into a scowl beneath his ten-gallon hat as he gripped the microphone he ripped from ring announcer Heather Cooper’s hand, his eyes blazing with that ornery fire that had become his trademark.

Cary Stevens

“Last week,” Cary bellowed, his thick Texan drawl cutting through the din like a chainsaw through butter, “I laid out Bracken Krueger cold in this very ring!” The audience erupted, some cheering his bravado, others jeering his unsportsmanlike conduct. “And what happened? The Stevens Dynasty got disqualified! Disqualified,” he spat with disdain, “for being too tough for No Quarter to handle!”

He paced the ring like a caged bull, the heat from his words nearly visible in the charged air. “Y’all saw it! Krueger and his what’s-her-face partner couldn’t keep up with the likes of us Stevens. They ain’t tough enough.  Ain’t no way. Ain’t no how!”

Without missing a beat, Cary turned his ire towards the man at the helm of MVW. “And now, Ray McAvay,” he growled, shaking his head as if the mere mention of the name left a sour taste in his mouth. “You book us a match at Wrestling Night in America—where if we get disqualified, we lose our titles?”

The crowd’s reaction was a mixed chorus, some relishing the added stakes, others sympathizing with the perceived injustice. But Cary was undeterred, his pride as untamed as a wild Texas storm. “Let me tell you something, McAvay,” he continued, jabbing a finger toward the camera, knowing full well the majority owner would be watching. “You think you can corner the Stevens Dynasty? Think again!”

Cary’s voice rose to a near shout, his declaration echoing off the rafters. “We are the MVW Tag Team Champions for a reason! There ain’t a tag team in this company—or on God’s green earth—that can measure up to us. We’ve clawed our way to the top, and we sure as hell ain’t leaving without a fight.”

He slammed the mic into his other hand, punctuating each word. “At Wrestling Night in America, disqualification or not, we will retain our titles. Because the Stevens Dynasty is the best damn tag team in MVW- the best MVW has ever seen!”

The crowd’s reaction crescendoed, a tidal wave of emotion crashing against the shores of the arena. Cary Stevens stood tall in the center of the ring, chest heaving, his message delivered with the force of a Texas gale. He was resolute, unyielding—a patriarch defending his dynasty’s honor and legacy with every fiber of his being.

The arena lights dimmed, casting an expectant shadow over the ring where Cary Stevens, the rugged patriarch of the Stevens Dynasty, stood with his chest puffed out and his jaw set in a defiant sneer. The crowd’s roars were still simmering from his fiery proclamation when the thunderous twang of Chris Jansen’s “White Trash” sliced through the charged atmosphere.

Strutting onto the stage like she owned it, Sunny O’Callahan, frizzy blonde hair untamed and wild as her spirit, sauntered forward swigging from a bottle of Southern Comfort. She wore a bandage on her forehead from an incident that took place the night before at HOW’s Chaos 65 show.  Her 1970’s Southern Rock garb glittered under the stage lights while R.G. Jenkins and David Bonnett—the Alabama Gang—flanked her, exuding raw, unpolished menace.

“Do you really think you’re the kings of this here rodeo?” Sunny’s voice drawled into the microphone, each syllable dripping with disdain. “The Stevens Dynasty ain’t nothing but a bunch of yellow-bellied cheats!” The crowd erupted, cheering the bold accusation.

Cary’s face flushed a shade deeper than Texas clay. “We fight fair and square!” he bellowed back, his accent thickening with rage. “And we’ll whip y’all any day of the week!”

Sunny cackled, the sound sharp and taunting. “Oh shut up, Cary,” she sneered back. “All I’ve got to say is you and your boys better watch your backs ’cause the Alabama Gang ain’t afraid to get their hands dirty.”

Jenkins and Bonnett cracked their knuckles, eyeing Cary with a glint of challenge. They took a step toward the ring, the tension between them as taut as a guitar string about to snap.

But before a single boot could grace the canvas, a blur of motion caught the crowd’s attention. From behind, Bo and George Stevens—wearing their championship gold around their waists like war trophies—ambushed the Alabama Gang with a ferocity that rattled the stage.

Fists flew and bodies slammed against the unforgiving metal of the ramp. The two teams clashed in a whirlwind of chaos, each blow punctuated by the audience’s gasps and shouts.

MVW Security, big and burly, stormed the stage, their presence commanding as they dove into the fray, prying apart the warring factions. The four men, each one a tempest of anger and adrenaline, were dragged back, but their eyes never left their adversaries, burning with the promise of unfinished business.

As the melee was quelled, Sunny, still clutching her bottle, raised the mic to her lips, her voice carrying over the din. “You just remember, Cary Stevens,” she grinned, a viper baring its fangs, “we’ll be seeing you and your boys real soon.” The threat hung heavy in the air, a harbinger of battles yet to come.

The scene faded to black, leaving echoes of the confrontation reverberating through the hearts of everyone watching, each one knowing that this was far from over.

Kellie Burkowski Interviews Jill Berg (CEO of Jill Berg Enterprises)
The raucous echoes of the Stevens Dynasty-Alabama Gang brawl still rang throughout the arena as MVW security personnel, broad-shouldered and stern-faced, methodically restored order to the chaos-ridden ring. Amidst a scattering of discarded chairs and signs, Thunderbolt Smith’s measured voice cut through the commotion with practiced ease, “Ladies and gentlemen, let’s take you backstage to Kellie Burkowski for an exclusive interview.”

‘The Corporate Predator Extraordinaire”
Jill Berg (CEO-Jill Berg Enterprises)

Backstage, the ambiance sharply contrasted the pandemonium of the ring. The camera focused on Kellie Burkowski, her blonde hair impeccably styled, her blue eyes intent and probing. She stood confidently beside the imposing figure of Jill Berg, the CEO of Jill Berg Enterprises. Clad in a sharp, tailored suit that screamed corporate power, Jill emanated an air of calculated control.

“Jill,” Kellie began, her tone neutral yet warm, inviting conversation. “Tonight marks a significant milestone for Bethany Stewart as she enters her first Non-Division singles match against the lightning-fast Ninja Kitty. Can you speak to her transition from tag team competition to this new challenge?”

“Absolutely, Kellie,” Jill responded in her signature corporate drawl, every word exuding confidence. “Bethany Stewart embodies the robust growth trajectory we champion at Jill Berg Enterprises. Her evolution from a synergistic tag team member to a formidable singles competitor is a testament to our investment in her potential. We’ve optimized her performance metrics, and I have every bit of faith that she’s ready to disrupt the rankings, starting with the Women’s Heartland Division.”

“Speaking of disruption,” Kellie pivoted smoothly, “Felicia LaBarbara faces off against MVW Women’s Champion Jennifer Colton tonight in non-title action. Your thoughts?”

“Kellie, Felicia has been leveraging the full corporate might of Jill Berg Enterprises. She’s been strategically positioned to deliver key performance indicators inside the ring,” Jill replied, her eyes narrowing with intensity. “Consider tonight’s match a strategic warning shot across the bow. Felicia LaBarbara is on an assertive path to ascend the rankings and dismantle Colton’s title reign. It’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’.”

“Thank you for your insights, Jill.” Kellie nodded, maintaining her professional composure. “Thunderbolt, back to you.”

Thunderbolt and Hall do a quick run-down of the other matches tonight:
-Bethany Stewart of Jill Berg Enterprises vs. Ninja Kitty in a Women’s Non-Division elimination match
-The Redneck Mafia vs. The Alabama Gang in a Men’s Tag Team #3 vs. #4 contender’s match
-J.J. Bittinger vs. Aaron Gray in a Men’s Division #3 vs. #4 contender’s match
-Tonight’s Main Event: MVW Women’s Champion Jennifer Colton vs. Felicia LaBarbara of Jill Berg Enterprises

“We’ll be back with our next match right after these commercial messages,” Thunderbolt said before sending it to a commercial break.


Thunderbolt immediately sent it to Heather Cooper in the ring for our next match.

MATCH #2: Bethany Stewart (Jill Berg Enterprises) vs. Ninja Kitty
“Thanks Thunderbolt,” Heather said and then introduced the two women.

Jill Berg, flanked by her six-person security detail, is escorted down the ramp to the ring accompanied by Prisoner #034291.

Jill Berg Enterprises
“Jill Berg Enterprises Means Business”
CEO: Jill Berg ‘The Corporate Predator’, ‘The Phenomenon Known as…’

Bethany Stewart
AGE: 29 / HT: 5′ 10″ WT: 160 / HOME: Chesterfield, MO
ALIGN: Tweener / STYLE: Power / FIN: Torture Rack Lungblower
“Freak Like Me” – Halestorm

With: Prisoner #034291

“And her opponent…” Heather went on.

Ninja Kitty
AGE: 27 / HT: 5′ 2″ WT: 95 / HOME: Rio Rancho, NM
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: High Flyer / FIN: Hurricanrana DDT
THEME MUSIC: “Ninja Cat Theme Song”

-Speed versus power.  Ninja Kitty is lightning-quick.  Bethany Stewart will bring her brawn into this match to slow down Ninja Kitty.
-Ninja Kitty must keep away from Stewart’s power game.  Stewart must slow down Ninja Kitty.

Halestorm’s “Freak Like Me” played as Heather Cooper again stepped into the ring.  “Your winner at six minutes and thirteen seconds… BETHANY STEWART!”

-Impressive win for Bethany Stewart tonight.  She kept Ninja Kitty from getting her quick offense going and wins with a Muscle Bomb Press.

Kellie Interviews the Redneck Mafia
The camera panned across the bustling backstage area before settling on Kellie Burkowski, who stood poised and professional amidst the chaos. With her blonde hair perfectly in place and the stern focus of a seasoned journalist in her blue eyes, she commanded the scene as she turned toward the colorful trio beside her.


The Redneck Mafia
Cletus T. Johnson, Enos T. Johnson, and ‘The Girl in Every Country Song’ Lillie Mae

“Tonight, MVW fans are buzzing with anticipation,” Kellie began, her voice cutting through the ambient noise, “as we gear up for a showdown that’s been simmering hotter than a summer barbecue. I’m here with ‘The Girl in Every Country Song’ Lillie Mae, and the Redneck Mafia, Cletus and Enos Johnson.”

Lillie Mae flashed a confident grin, her bikini top glinting under the harsh stage lights, the colors of Old Glory echoing the pride in her voice. Her cut-off jeans shorts and sandals were a testament to her down-home charisma, which resonated with the audience even from behind the scenes.

“Kellie,” Lillie replied, her Southern twang wrapping around each word like a warm embrace, “Cletus, Enos, and I, we’re more than just ready. We’re fixin’ to make our statement tonight, loud and clear.”

The camera shifted slightly, bringing the bulky forms of Cletus and Enos into clearer view. The Johnson brothers, towering and formidable, stood with their arms crossed over their chests, their flannel shirts rolled up at the sleeves revealing arms that seemed forged from country grit and raw power.

“Alabama Gang might think they’ve got us figured out,” Cletus rumbled, his deep voice carrying a threat as potent as a rattlesnake’s hiss, “but we’re about to rewrite the song they thought they knew by heart.”

“Yessir,” Enos added, nodding solemnly, his stoic expression unyielding as an oak tree, “We’ve got a tune of our own, and it’s gonna ring in their ears long after the last bell’s rung.”

“Thank you, Lillie, Cletus, Enos,” Kellie said, maintaining her composure and professionalism while subtly acknowledging the intensity radiating from the trio. “Folks at home, don’t you dare change that channel. This is one clash you won’t want to miss.”

As the interview wrapped up, the camera lingered for a moment on Lillie Mae’s determined face, then on the silent vow etched in the lines of the Redneck Mafia’s sturdy frames. The message was implicit but unmistakable: they were a united front, ready to bring the fight to The Alabama Gang with the full force of their renegade spirit.

The screen cut back to Thunderbolt at the broadcast desk.  “All right folks, we’ve got the Redneck Mafia and The Alabama Gang coming up after these commercial messages.”

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May 31st – Norfolk Senior High School / Norfolk, NE
June 1st – Wilkert Event Center / Columbus, NE
June 4th – Ford Arena / Evansville, IN
June 7th – Grossinger Motors Arena / Bloomington, IL
June 8th – Peoria Civic Center / Peoria, IL
June 9th – David S. Palmer Arena / Danville, IL
June 14th – Hartman Arena /Park City, KS
June 15th – Cook Center / Manhattan, KS
June 18th – Knapp Center / Des Moines, IA
June 30th – Wrestling Night in America PPV – Hale Arena / Kansas City, MO

MVW Majority Owner Ray McAvay Makes an Annoucement
The arena lights dimmed, and the crowd erupted into a mix of cheers and anticipation-fueled murmurs. Ray McAvay, majority owner of MVW, emerged from behind the curtain, his presence immediately commanding attention.

MVW Majority Owner
Ray McAvay

With a deliberate gait, he walked down the aisle, each step resonating with the gravity of his authority. Ray’s rugged face was stern, etched with lines that told tales of wrestling wars waged in years past. Clad in an untucked dark Hawaiian shirt that sort of spoke to his professional demeanor, he climbed the steel steps and entered the ring, pausing to survey the sea of fans before him.

Ray gestured for a microphone, and the music faded, leaving silence hanging in the air. He raised the mic, his voice cutting through the hush like a knife.

“Good evening,” he began, the timbre of his voice unmistakably gruff yet imbued with a sense of fairness. “I’m out here to make a couple of announcements. The first one is effective immediately, the Heartland division will no longer be exclusively the ‘house show’ title. The Heartland title will now stand as a secondary MVW title ”

A roar of approval swept over the crowd, echoing off the walls of the arena. Ray nodded, acknowledging their response with the hint of a smile tugging at the corner of his mouth.

“Also,” Ray continued, his words reverberating with clarity and conviction. “Let’s not forget the hardworking wrestlers in what we call the Non-Division… below the Top title and the Heartland titles.   For them, we’re introducing a new ‘house show’ title – because every fighter in MVW deserves a shot at glory.”

The announcement was met with another wave of cheers, the audience hanging on every word McAvay uttered. He paused, allowing the moment to breathe before delivering the next bombshell.

“Now, let’s talk about Wrestling Night in America,” he said, shifting gears. “As you know, our shows and cards are usually decided by our rankings.  At Wrestling Night in America, I personally book the title matches to reward the wrestler or tag team who had the best six months- other than the current champion.  With that in mind, I’m happy to announce that I’ve booked two more matches. In the MVW Title Match, it’ll be Luke Woods stepping into the ring with ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson.”

The mention of the two titans drew a cacophony of reactions; shouts of support clashed with boos, painting a vivid picture of the division among the fans.

“So, if Dickinson wins the #1 contender’s match on June 4th against either Ricky Stevens or Aaron Gray, that match will take place at Wrestling Night in America.  If Stevens or Gray become the new #1 contender, they will get their title shot the first weekend of shows when we come back in August. As for the MVW Women’s Title Match,” Ray added, building suspense with a brief pause, “our champion, Jennifer Colton, will defend her title against Victoria McGill.  And last, but not least, the MVW Women’s Tag Team champions Jill Berg Enterprises will defend the title at Wrestling Night in America against… The Working Girls.”

This news was met with a surge of excitement, the prospect of two fierce competitors clashing for the coveted title igniting the spectators’ imaginations.

“The Men’s and Women’s Heartland matches will be determined via the rankings per usual,” Ray declared, his tone implying that it would be worth the wait. With that, he lowered the microphone and exited the ring with the same purposeful stride that had carried him there.

The crowd buzzed with animated discussions about the announcements, while Ray McAvay walked back up the ramp, disappearing behind the curtain.

-No real surprises there.  Dickinson’s a clear choice in the Men’s Division.  So is Victoria McGill in the Women’s.
-No Quarter deserves another shot at The Stevens Dyansty.  And I can’t argue with Ray booking The Working Girls to challenge Jill Berg Enterprises.
-It all makes perfect sense.

Thunderbolt announced it was time for our second match and sent it to Heather Cooper in the ring.

MATCH #3: The Alabama Gang vs. The Redneck Mafia
Heather announced this match would be a #3 vs. #4 contender’s match in the Men’s Tag Team Division.

“Introducing first,” Heather spoke.

The Alabama Gang

R.G. Jenkins (Right)
AGE: 40 / HT: 5’ 11”  WT: 242 / HOME: Monroeville, AL
ALIGN: Tweener / STYLE: Brawler / FIN: Cobra Claw submission
David Bonnett (Left)
AGE: 38 / HT: 6’ 3” WT: 264  / HOME: Livingston, AL
ALIGN: Tweener / STYLE: Brawler  / FIN: Death Valley Driver
THEME MUSIC: “White Trash”- Chris Janson

With: Manager Sunny O’Callahan

“And their opponents,” Heather continued.

Redneck Mafia

Cletus T. Johnson
AGE: 39 / HT: 6′ 3″ WT: 300 / HOME: Hueysville, KY
ALIGN: Heel / STYLE: Brawler / FIN: Kentucky Hoedown
THEME MUSIC: “But What Do I Know”- Robert Counts
Enos T. Johnson
AGE: 37 / HT: 6′ 1″ WT: 285 / HOME: Garrett, KY
ALIGN: Heel / STYLE: Redneck Brawler / FIN: Kentucky Hoedown
THEME MUSIC: “But What Do I Know”- Robert Counts
With: Valet “The Girl in Every Country Song” Lillie Mae

-The first big test for the incarnation of The Alabama Gang.  The Redneck Mafia are back and looking to spread mayhem through the tag division to gain back the title.
-Jenkins and Bonnett are tough brawlers though.  We’ll see who has more fight in them.

Chris Jansen’s “White Trash” came back on but Heather stayed outside as Enos T. Johnson hopped over the rope to get into the ring.  “Your winner at one minute and thirty seconds via count-out… THE ALABAMA GANG!

Thunderbolt said, “Referee Ron Martin signaled a win for the Alabama Gang by way of count-out. The Redneck Mafia, Cletus T. Johnson and Enos T. Johnson, are absolutely livid.”

Barely a few seconds passed before Enos unleashed his frustration, charging at R.G. Jenkins with the ferocity of a wild boar, blindsiding him with a vicious clothesline that sent Jenkins crashing to the canvas.

“Good heavens!” Thunderbolt Smith’s voice was a calm island in the storm of chaos, his seasoned eyes tracking every movement. “Enos T. Johnson has just ignited a powder keg here!”

“Absolutely, Thunderbolt,” agreed ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall, his tone reflecting the escalating excitement. “The Redneck Mafia got caught in a brawl outside the ring and they are pissed!”

As the fracas unfolded with Jenkins and Enos exchanging heavy blows, a sudden metallic flash caught the corner of the camera’s eye. It was ‘The Girl in Every Country Song’ Lillie Mae, her face a picture of vengeful determination as she swung a steel folding chair with all the wrath of a scorned siren of the south. The impact was sickening as the chair collided with Sunny O’Callahan’s face, and the crack echoed through the arena like a gunshot.

“Dear Lord!” exclaimed Thunderbolt, as the chair clattered to the ground and the audience gasped in shock. “Lillie Mae has just laid out Sunny O’Callahan with a devastating chair shot!”

Blood began to seep from a reopened wound on Sunny’s forehead, painting a grim crimson mask over his features. Meanwhile, David Bonnett had joined the fray, trading haymakers with Cletus as the ring became a battlefield of relentless aggression. It was old-school mayhem at its finest, a no-holds-barred struggle of pride and retribution playing out before the fans’ hungry eyes.

But the anarchy was short-lived as MVW Security, built like a fleet of human tanks, stormed down the aisle and into the ring, systematically prying the combatants apart with the efficiency of a well-oiled machine.

“Looks like this brawl didn’t go the way the Redneck Mafia thought it would,” observed Thunderbolt, his voice never losing its composed timbre.

“You can say that again, partner,” Hall chimed in, his own voice tinged with a mix of awe and respect for the unfolding drama.

The security team’s presence restored a semblance of order as they ushered the battered wrestlers to opposite corners while medics attended to the bloodied Sunny O’Callahan. The crowd was still buzzing, riding the high of adrenaline and shock at the sudden turn of events.

“And with that unexpected twist, folks,” Thunderbolt concluded, his steady gaze sweeping across the recovering wrestlers and the sea of spectators, “we’ll be taking a short break. Don’t go anywhere; MVW action will continue after these messages.”

With that, the screen faded to black, giving the audience a moment to catch their breath before diving back into the non-stop action of the night’s wrestling showcase.

SHOOT Project

Back from break, Thunderbolt sent it right back to the ring and Heather Cooper.

MATCH #4: Aaron Gray vs. J.J. Bittinger
Heather announced, “Our next match is a #3 vs. #4 contender’s match in the Men’s Division.  Introducing first…”

Aaron Gray
AGE: 34 / HT: 6’ 0” WT: 260 / HOME: Modesto, CA
ALIGN: Heel / STYLE: Power  / FIN: Gray Matter
THEME MUSIC: “Total War”- Warbringer

“And his opponent…”

J.J. ‘The Bear’ Bittinger
AGE: 31 / HT: 6′ 4″ WT: 265 / HOME: Cherokee, NC
ALIGN: Tweener / STYLE: Power / FIN: Bear Hug or the Bear Trap (Sami Callihan submission)
THEME MUSIC: “Whiskey Man”- Molly Hatchett

-Aaron Gray has steadily moved up the rankings from the Non-Division, through the Heartland Division, and now he’s the #4 contender in the Men’s Division.
-J.J. Bittinger returned from Appalachian Mountain Championship Wrestling and had a brief two week stint as the Heartland Champion before earning promotion to the Men’s Division.  Bittinger is a two-time MVW Champion.
-Both men use power.  J.J. likes to get his guy on the ground.  Gray likes to throw people around.  Should be an interesting match.

As Warbringer’s “Total War” blares over the PA, Heather climbed into the ring to make the final pronouncement.  “Your winner at eight minutes and fifty-seven seconds… AARON GRAY!”

-Wow.  Aaron Gray knocked out J.J.- that’s a big deal.
-Gray moved up to #3 in the contender’s rankings.

Kellie Burkowski Interviewed Aaron Gray
The roar of the crowd thundered through the arena as Kellie Burkowski stepped into the ring, her heels clicking on the canvas. She approached Aaron Gray, who was still basking in the adulation from his recent victory over J.J. Bittinger. His mohawk was a spiky silhouette against the bright lights, the camouflage tights he wore clinging to his muscular frame like a second skin.

“Big win tonight, Aaron,” Kellie announced, her voice cutting through the noise with practiced precision. Her eyes locked onto his, conveying both respect and anticipation for what he had to say. “With this victory, you move up to number three in the rankings.”

Aaron’s chest heaved with each breath, sweat glistening on his tattooed torso as he snatched the microphone from Kellie’s outstretched hand. The crowd hushed, hanging on the precipice of his words.

“Beating a former champion like Bittinger,” Gray began, the growl in his tone reflecting the ferocity of his in-ring persona, “it’s just the start. I feel like I’ve ripped through a barricade, and now, nothing is gonna hold me back!”

The audience erupted once more, their cheers echoing his fervor. Gray’s eyes flared with an untamed energy, a wild fire that seemed to scorch the very air around him.

“Ricky Stevens, this Saturday,” he continued, his voice rising with every word, “you better be ready because I’m coming for you. And when I step into this ring,” he paused, slamming his fist into his open palm, “I’m taking no prisoners!”

Kellie nodded, her expression unflinching as she absorbed the intensity radiating from Gray. She offered the microphone back to him, but he simply shook his head, his statement complete.

As Gray’s music hit, he raised one arm triumphantly, the crowd mirroring his gesture. Kellie gracefully exited the ring, leaving the warrior to his spoils, the echoes of his declaration reverberating throughout the arena. Ricky Stevens’ name lingered in the air, a warning shot fired with unmistakable intent.

Thunderbolt came back on.  It’s time for our final commercial break of the night.

May 31st – Norfolk Senior High School / Norfolk, NE
June 1st – Wilkert Event Center / Columbus, NE
June 4th – Ford Arena / Evansville, IN
June 7th – Grossinger Motors Arena / Bloomington, IL
June 8th – Peoria Civic Center / Peoria, IL
June 9th – David S. Palmer Arena / Danville, IL
June 14th – Hartman Arena /Park City, KS
June 15th – Cook Center / Manhattan, KS
June 18th – Knapp Center / Des Moines, IA
June 30th – Wrestling Night in America PPV – Hale Arena / Kansas City, MO

Kellie Burkowski Interviews MVW Women’s Champion Jennifer Colton
Backstage, the pulsating energy of the arena was a distant roar compared to the intensity in Kellie Burkowski’s focused gaze as she stood ready, microphone in hand. Her poised figure cut through the hustle with professional grace, her eyes alight with the anticipation of a seasoned journalist about to delve into the heart of MVW’s drama.

MVW Women’s Champion
Jennifer Colton

“Tonight, I’m here with the woman of the hour,” Kellie began, turning to the indomitable presence beside her, “MVW Women’s Champion, Jennifer Colton.” The camera zoomed in on Jennifer’s face, etched with the calm resolve of a champion carrying not just the gold around her waist but the weight of expectations on her shoulders.

“Jennifer, this Tuesday, you’re going up against ‘The Shadow Warrior’ Shizuko Yamazaki for your title. She’s known for her merciless style in the ring. Any thoughts on this upcoming challenge?” Kellie asked, her tone even, inviting the champion to unveil her mindset.

Jennifer’s eyes flashed with steely determination, her muscular frame shifting ever so slightly as if ready to take on the world at a moment’s notice. “Kellie, Shizuko is a formidable opponent,” she acknowledged with a nod, “but I didn’t become champion by backing down from a fight. I respect her skills, but come Tuesday, that title is staying right where it is.”

“Before you get there,” Kellie interjected, honing in on the immediate threat, “tonight, you step into the ring with Felicia LaBarbara. She’s backed by Jill Berg Enterprises, and we can expect Prisoner #034291 and Jill herself at ringside. How do you prepare for such unpredictability?”

A wry smile tugged at the corner of Jennifer’s lips. “Let’s just say, I’ve got eyes in the back of my head,” she responded, her voice laced with confidence. “Jill Berg Enterprises plays dirty, but I play to win. They should be wary of me.”

“All right,” Thunderbolt said.  “It’s time for our main event.  Let’s go to Heather Cooper in the ring.”

MAIN EVENT: MVW Women’s Champion Jennifer Colton vs. Felicia LaBarbara (Jill Berg Enterprises)
“Our main event tonight will be a non-title match,” Heather informed the fans.  “Introducing first…”

Jill Berg, flanked by her six-person security detail, is escorted down the ramp to the ring accompanied by Prisoner #034291.

Jill Berg Enterprises
“Jill Berg Enterprises Means Business”
CEO: Jill Berg ‘The Corporate Predator’, ‘The Phenomenon Known as…’

Felicia LaBarbara

AGE: 22 / HT: 5’ 10” WT: 104 / HOME: Garibaldi, OR
ALIGN: Heel / STYLE: Technical / FIN:  Stealth Viper
THEME MUSIC: “Black Sheep”- Dorothy

With: Prisoner #034291

“And her opponent…”

Jennifer Colton

AGE: 22 / HT: 5’6″ WT: 130 / HOME: Evansville, IN
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: Technical / FIN: Colton Clutch 2 (Lebell lock, but with cobra clutch grip instead of crossface)
THEME MUSIC: “Heartache Tonight”- The Eagles

-Felicia LaBarbara is the #4 ranked contender in the Women’s Division.  Tonight, she has a chance to make a statement against the MVW Women’s Champion.
-This will be a good test for Jennifer Colton as she ramps up for her next title defense next Tuesday night against ‘The Shadow Warrior’ Shizuko Yamazaki.

The Eagles’ “Heartache Tonight” rang out through the arena speakers as Heather Cooper rolled back into the ring. “Your winner at eight minutes and thirty-two seconds… MVW Women’s Champion JENNIFER COLTON!”

The crowd roared for the popular women’s champion but the celebration of Jennifer Colton’s victory was short-lived as Felicia LaBarbara, flanked by the menacing figure of Prisoner #034291, Bethany Stewart, and the calculating Jill Berg herself, encircled the weary champion like predators closing in for the kill.

“JBE has the Women’s Champion circled in the ring,” Thunderbolt exclaimed.

Hall pointed out, “And Jennifer does not have much backup.”

“This could be bad… WAIT!” Thunderbolt stood up and looked up at the stage.

The crowd’s excitement reached a fever pitch when the unmistakable opening riffs of Samantha Fish’s “Twisted Ambition” blasted through the speakers. All eyes turned to the entrance ramp where Victoria McGill – Colton’s archrival, the epitome of twisted ambition herself – emerged, flanked by the Queens of Desire. Dawn McGill’s powerhouse aura, Tammie Hardy’s enigmatic charm, and Savannah Smith’s raw athleticism united in a front that promised retribution.

“But are they here to help Jennifer Colton?” Thunderbolt asked.

“Look, Tori McGill is no fan of Jill Berg Enterprises,” Hall replied. “And neither is Dawn McGill.  Why else would they be out here?”

Colton, still catching her breath from her match, stared down the approaching faction, uncertainty flashing across her features for a split second.

“Colton’s not sure either,” Thunderbolt added.

But as Tori and her cohorts stormed the ring, it was clear they weren’t there for her.

Like a whirlwind unleashed, the Queens of Desire collided with Jill Berg Enterprises. Fists flew, bodies slammed, and the crowd roared as alliances shifted and the ring became a battlefield of chaotic splendor. Tori, with fire in her eyes, commanded the fray, her sights set on dismantling the forces at ringside.

As the show reached its climactic end, with Jill Berg Enterprises reeling from the unexpected onslaught, Jennifer Colton stood tall amidst the turmoil, a resilient champion whose next battle loomed just over the horizon.

Thunderbolt wrapped up the show.  Next week:

Jill Berg Enterprises © vs. Backman Taylor Powerdrive

Jennifer Colton © vs. ‘The Shadow Warrior’ Shizuko Yamazaki.

“See you next week,” Thunderbolt said as the show faded to black.

The Shamrocks defeated The Lumberjacks at 27:25 (edited to 12:30 for television) in a Men’s Tag Team Non-Division elimination match
-Bethany Stewart of Jill Berg Enterprises defeated Ninja Kitty at 6:13 in a Women’s Non-Division elimination match
-The Alabama Gang defeated The Redneck Mafia in 1:30 via countout in a Men’s Tag Team #3 vs. #4 contender’s match
-Aaron Gray defeated J.J. Bittinger at 8:57 in a Men’s Division #3 vs. #4 contender’s match
-MAIN EVENT: MVW Women’s Champion Jennifer Colton defeated Felicia LaBarbara of Jill Berg Enterprises at 8:32 in a non-title match

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