MCW Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 13
August 10th, 2013
The Green Room in Dundalk, MD
2401-G North Point Blvd.
Dundalk, MD 21222
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Bell Time: 7:30 p.m.
Over the years, many wrestlers have graced the MCW ring. MCW has played host to legends such as Jerry "The King" Lawler, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, The Road Warriors, "Sensational" Sherri Martel, and Eddie Guerrero; journeymen such as Headbanger Mosh, Sabu, Jerry Lynn, Chris Kanyon, Sandman, and Raven.
Even some of today's wrestling stars such as Batista, Kevin Nash, Abyss, Christian Cage, and Team 3D have made their presence felt in MCW.
Just because some of the biggest names in wrestling have wrestled for MCW, doesn't mean that MCW hasn't produced its own talent.
One such standout was a local by the name of Brian Stephen Howser. Born on February 8, 1975 in Baltimore, Maryland, fans would come to know Howser as the "Irish Ironman" Shane Shamrock.
Shamrock began his wrestling career in 1997 making his way through various east coast independent promotions.
On July 19, 1998, Shamrock was on hand when MCW opened its doors to the public. He was one of six participants in the match that would determine the first ever MCW Light Heavyweight Champion.
Shamrock duked it out with Joey Matthews (Joey Mercury), Christian York, Mark Schrader, Quinn Nash, and Earl the Pearl, before locking in his signature Irish Cloverleaf to become the first MCW Light Heavyweight Champion.
The future looked bright for the high-flyer, but Shamrock's wrestling career and life were cut short on August 18, 1998.
Although he died on August 18, Shamrock's official title reign ended on September 20, 1998. It was then that he was named Lifetime MCW Heavyweight Champion. Soon after, a new Cruiserweight Championship was introduced to replace the Light Heavyweight Championship which had been retired in honor of "The Irish Ironman".
In 1999, MCW would introduce the Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup. Six of the best Light Heavyweights from around the world compete for the chance to lift the cup made in honor of Shamrock.
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