By MCW Pro Wrestling
MCW Cast Apr 06, 2022
Episode #64 with Tim Spriggs
On this episode of the cast we welcome Tim Spriggs, the newest graduate of the MCW Pro Wrestling Training Center. Tim Spriggs is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Julius Park of the Crazy 88 academy, an affiliate of Lloyd Irvin‘s academy. Born and raised in Columbia, MD (USA), the powerhouse, Spriggs made a career in the lower belt divisions of the sport, utilizing his strong guard passing game to win several important trophies such as a brown belt world title (2014), several Pan American titles and a World Expo GP title, also as a brown belt.
Episode #63 with Tehuti Miles
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome a former MCW Pro Wrestling Training Center graduate as well as a former MCW Rage TV Champion Tehuti Miles. Kown as Ashante Thee Adonis in the WWE Tehuti was a part of the faction known as Hit Row in NXT and then Smackdown before being suddenly released. After three months of inactivity following the WWE releases, Hit Row, now known as the HitMakerZ reunited at the MCW Pro Wrestling Spring Fever show on March 19, 2022 in Parkville, Maryland while Scott (going by the name of Swerve Strickland), had signed with All Elite Wrestling and debuted at the Revolution event a week prior. HitMakerZ will appear at GCW For The Culture event in April
Episode #62 with Adena Steele
On this episode of the cast we welcome a newcomer to MCW Pro Wrestling Adena Steele. The Scranton, Pennsylvania native is known as for her beauty mixed with her ferocity. A fiery competitor with the ability to adjust to all types of opponents, Steele is certainly a major player on the independent wrestling scene and looks to put the MCW Women's division on notice.
Episode #61 with "The Professor" Nick Harrison
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome "The Professor" Nick Harrison. The Professor is a true internet sensation as he has accumulated nearly one million followers on Tik Tok. A majority of his followers are fans of Professional Wrestling due to the fact that many of The Professor's videos are of him imitating your favorite wrestler entrances.
Episode #60 with Robert Locke & Portia
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome two of the most controversial members of the MCW Roster currently. Robert Locke was recently revealed to be the mastermind behind the faction known as the Trade. He was formerly known as Robbie and is a multi time MCW Tag Team Champion. Portia was the long time advocate for Dante Caballero and The Cartel.
Episode #59 with Action Andretti
On this episode of the MCW cast we welcome MCW Pro Wrestling Training Center graduate and the current Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup Champion Action Andretti. Although only a few years in the industry Andretti is quickly becoming one of the more popular independent professional wrestlers having stand out matches with people such as Brian Cage, Ninja Mack, Jay Lethal & Lio Rush
Episode #58 with Boom Hayden
On this episode of the MCW cast we welcome MCW Pro Wrestling Training Center graduate Boom Hayden. Known to MCW fans as the protégé of The current MCW Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion Ken Dixon, Boom is a fan favorite that lives by the idea that its not about the size of the dog in the fight but about the size of the fight in the dog.
Episode #57 with Nzo Enzo Amore
In WWE, he came to prominence for his partnership with Big Cass, whom he teamed with from 2013 to 2017. Together, they won the NXT Year-End Award for Tag Team of the Year in 2015. He was later moved to the 205 Live brand, where he was a two-time Cruiserweight Champion. Since leaving WWE, he has also embarked on a rap music career initially under the name Real1, but now goes under the same name he uses on the independent circuit.
Episode #56 with Erick Redbeard
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome Erick Redbeard. Best known for his time in WWE, where he performed under the ring name Erick Rowan (later simply Rowan) between 2011 and 2020.Having previously wrestled in Japan, where he trained and performed for Pro Wrestling Noah, He signed a contract with WWE in 2011. He was sent to its developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), before debuting on the NXT brand in 2012 as a member of The Wyatt Family alongside Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. He went on to become a one-time NXT Tag Team Champion (with Harper) and a two-time SmackDown Tag Team Champion (once with Harper and once with Daniel Bryan
Episode #55 Celebfest 3 & Winter Blast Preview
Celebfest 3 & Winter Blast Preview
Episode #54 with Breaux Keller
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome Breaux Keller. Breaux epitomizes “All Energy” and brings his animated spirit into every room he steps into! As a collegiate All-American in track, he’s shown the lengths he’s willing to take when grinding it out for his next accolade in the ring. The. Kid. Won’t. Stop!”
Episode #53 with Eel Oneal
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome Eel Oneal. An 8 year wrestling veteran who has worked for Beyond, Action Wrestling, WWRplus, and GCW. A technical wrestler with a background in catch wrestling American smash mouth wrestling, Eel prides story and substance over flash and ostentation.
Episode #52 One Year Anniversary
On this episode of the MCW cast we celebrate our one year Anniversary and we pull back the curtain for our listeners.
Episode #51 with Megan Bayne
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome "The Megasus" Megan Bayne. Making her wrestling debut in 2017 under the ring name Meg in Ohio Valley Wrestling. The last few years Megan Bayne has rose quickly through the ranks of Professional Wrestling competing for Impact Wrestling, Beyond Wrestling, ECWA, Shine Wrestling and has recently been featured several times on AEW Dark. Megan debuted in MCW Pro Wrestling in October 2021 and has quickly become a dominant force in the women's division
Episode #50 Last Call At The MCW Arena Preview
On today's episode Dan, Larry & Tara will discuss the final event at the MCW Arena "Last Call" happening on December 30th
Episode #49 with Killian McMurphy
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome Independent Wrestling Standout Killian McMurphy
Episode #48 with Leila Grey
Leila Grey is an American actress, singer, model and TV and radio personality. Born and raised in New York, Grey realized at a tender age that entertainment would be her ultimate goal. Growing up in a Dominican household, the sounds of Spanish music flowed through her ears and influenced the path to becoming a singer. Selena Quintanilla, an early 90s Tejano singer, became her musical idol and impacted Grey's overall love and passion for music. She is best known for playing Ashley Kuipers in the film, "Vow." Grey graduated with a bachelors in broadcast media from Florida International University in 2017. In 2018, she became a co-host on Skyhawk Radio's, "The Bougie Show," alongside Xay the DJ and Paige Alexandria. Leila made the decision to train to be a professional wrestler in the last few years and Recently has had several appearances on AEW programming whether it’s AEW Dark or AEW Elevation and has battled it out against the likes of Penelope Ford, Diamante, and Tay Conti.
Episode #47 with Erica Leigh
Erica Leigh is a relative new comer to professional wrestling with only three years experience under her belt. However in that time she’s managed to capture the hearts of many with her potty mouth Twitter presence, cinematic antics involving the Goons, and of course her in-ring skills which have earned her the World Heavyweight Championship at Pro Wrestling Magic. The first ever woman to hold that title, she has made history on more than one occasion. Always with a new bit in mind, it can be hard to keep up with her, but the entertaining spit-fire is worth the effort and most certainly one to watch
Episode #46 Seasons Beatings 2021 Preview
On this episode of the MCW Cast we review the upcoming event Seasons Beatings 2021
Episode #45 with Luke Hawx
MCW Cast Episode 45 w/ Luke Hawx - Pro Wrestling Podcast. On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome Luke Hawx an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling promoter, actor, and stuntman. He is best known under the ring name Luke Hawx and is also known for his time in Xtreme Pro Wrestling under the ring name Altar Boy Luke, along with being the founder and current CEO of Wildkat Sports. He has appeared in box office hits like Logan and The Fate of the Furious. He also works as a consultant on Starz television series Heels.
Episode #44 with Shannon Moore
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome Shannon Moore. Best known for his work with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) between 1999 and 2001 and with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for several years in the 2000s. Shannon Moore has also worked for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).
Episode #43 Shamrock 20 Cup Preview
🎧MCW Cast Episode 43🎤 w/ Shamrock Cup 20 Preview - Pro Wrestling Podcast. On this episode of the MCW Cast we review the upcoming event Shamrock Cup 20.
Episode #42 with Chad Austin
🎧MCW Cast Episode 42🎤 w/ Chad Austin - Pro Wrestling Podcast. On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome Chad Slivenski, a semi-retired American professional wrestler, known by his ring name Chad Bowman, who competed in East Coast and Mid-Atlantic independent promotions during the 1990s and 2000s. Early in his career, Slivenski spent time in regional promotions such as the MEWF and Smoky Mountain Wrestling before their close in the mid-1990, as well as ECW.
Episode #41 with Alec Odin
🎧MCW Cast Episode 41🎤 w/ Alec Odin - Pro Wrestling Podcast. On this episode of the MCW Cast welcomes MCW Pro Wrestling's Alec Odin, a graduate of the MCW Pro Wrestling Training Center and current Roster member who is making a major impact at a very young age.
Episode # 40 with Doc Gallows
🎧MCW Cast Episode 40🎤 w/ Doc Gallows - Pro Wrestling Podcast. On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome former WWE Star, AEW Star & Impact Wrestling star Doc Gallows, formerly known as Luke Gallows.
Episode #39 with Napalm Bomb
🎧MCW Cast Episode 39🎤 w/ Napalm Bomb - Pro Wrestling Podcast. On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome Derrick Green Jr., an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Napalm Bomb. Derrick is an accomplished amateur freestyle wrestler and football player. He attended and graduated from Frostburg University. Green Jr. is also trained in American kickboxing.
Episode #38 with Tim Spriggs & Chad Clark
🎧MCW Cast Episode 38🎤 w/ Tim Spriggs & Chad Clark - Pro Wrestling Podcast. On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome MCW Pro Wrestling Training Center Trainee Tim Spriggs & The promoter for Baltimore Celeb fest Chad Clark.
Episode #37 Bruiser Strong Event Recap
Bruiser Strong recap - Pro Wrestling Podcast. On this episode of the MCW Cast we recap the Bruiser Strong 2021 event.
Episode #36 with Matt Hardy
Wrestling through four separate decades, Matt Hardy is a household name when it comes to Professional Wrestling. Along with his brother Jeff Hardy he gained notoriety in WWF's tag team division during the 2000s due to his participation in TLC matches. Along with being a 14 time world tag team champion Matt is also a former MCW Pro Wrestling tag Team Champion along with Jeff and a former MCW Pro Wrestling Champion. Among many other topics during this interview we will discuss the long standing relationship between MCW Pro Wrestling and the Hardy Boys that goes back to the mid 1990's.
Episode #35 with Duane "Gillberg" Gill
Although Duane Gill has his roots in the Maryland Independent wrestling scene Duane is best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) during the Attitude Era under the ring name Gillberg, a parody of then-rival promotion World Championship Wrestling's top star Goldberg. During his tenure in the WWF, Gill became a one-time Light Heavyweight Champion. He held the title for 15 months, becoming the longest reigning Light Heavyweight Champion as recognized by WWE.
Episode #34 with Eric Martin
Eric Martin is a professional wrestler with 7 years of experience. In those 7 years, he has traveled most of the east coast, been to Germany, and has trained with some of the best in the game. Eric has won championships pretty much everywhere he has been including being a former MCW Tag Team Champion. Amongst his journey in professional he has met a lot of people who passed knowledge to him, and hopes to return the favor one day.
Episode #33 with Sam Adonis & Ray Lyn
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome Pro Wrestling couple Sam Adonis & Ray Lyn to the show. Best known under the ring name Sam Adonis and Sam Elias. he formerly worked in Mexico's Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) as a heel pro-Trump character and currently works for DTU, IWRG, Toryumon Mexico and the Mexican Independent circuit. Adonis is the younger brother of WWE commentator Corey Graves. Ray Lyn is an American Fitness competitor who trained as a Pro Wrestler under Al Snow & Nick Dinsmore in OVW Wrestling and has recently competed on AEW Dark.
Episode #32 with Trish Adora
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome "The Afro-Punk" Trish Adora. She served eight years in the United States Army. She worked as a Signal Support Specialist and Military Police Officer. Trish served in Kabul, Afghanistan. Her wrestling journey started when she moved to Florida and trained at the Team 3D Academy owned and operated by the wrestling tag team specialists known to fans nation-wide as The Dudley Boyz. Trish is currently getting big matches on the independent scene as well as Ring Of Honor
Episode #31 with James Ellsworth
Best known for his tenure in WWE James Ellsworth began his career in 2002 training at the MCW Pro Wrestling Training Center then known as Bone Breakers and worked for 14 years on the independent circuit as Jimmy Dream. In 2016, he had a squash match against Braun Strowman in WWE. After his appearance, he became very popular with the fans and, months later, WWE signed him to a contract. He would be included in a storyline between WWE Champion AJ Styles and challenger Dean Ambrose. Later, he began a storyline where he became the manager of Carmella.
Episode #30 with Kelly Bell
A true renaissance man, Kelly has been a wrestler, actor, bouncer and, of course, singer. In the past two decades, he and his band have headlined some of Maryland's biggest stages, and entertained U.S. military around the world. Kelly is a former MCW Pro Wrestling Rage TV & Tag Team Champion, he currently hosts Evenings With Kelly Bell WTMD Radio
Episode #29 with Shane Taylor
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome former Ring Of Honor (ROH) Television Champion & Current ROH 6 Man Tag Team Champion Shane Taylor the CEO of Shane Taylor Promotions and The Baddest Of All Time.
Episode #28 with King Ryan McBride
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome "King" Ryan McBride, one of the long time veterans of the MCW locker room. Ryan mainly competes for MCW Pro Wrestling these days and is a former MCW Heavyweight Champion, Rage TV Champion, Cruiserweight Champion & Tag Team Champion. McBride is also a former Shane Shamrock memorial Cup winner and in the past has competed for many of the top tier independent wrestling promotions such as Combat Zone Wrestling.
Episode #27 with Amber Rodriguez
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome MCW Pro Wrestling Women's Champion Amber Rodriguez to the show. Amber is not just a professional wrestler but also an esthetician, military veteran, mother and the owner of her very own holistic skincare line Ashley Renée Beauty Company LLC. Listen to the queen of all trades discuss various points in her wrestling career and what the future holds!
Episode #26 with Dante Caballero
On this episode of the MCW Podcast we welcome Former Rage TV champion, 2 time MCW Tag Team Champion and second longest reigning MCW Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion In History. Dante Caballero talks about his beginning in wrestling, the difference between Puerto Rican and American Wrestling. How he made it into the ROH dojo and a story on how he got in the best shape possible. Dante shares his feelings on being the The Bruiser’s last match and their relationship behind the scenes.
Episode #25 with Rayo
On this episode of the MCW Podcast we welcome MCW Pro Wrestling Training Center graduate, Rayo to the show. Rayo has wrestled for notable promotions such as WWE, Ring Of Honor, Evolve and is currently the IOCW Champion representing international brands such as Lucha Libre Online and Mas Lucha. Rayo talks about his struggles in the business and how “expanding his consciousness” has open doors for him not only in wrestling but in life.
Episode #24 with Danny Mays
On this episode of the MCW Cast, we sit down with long-time MCW live event host and ring announcer, Danny Mays. We discuss his start in the professional wrestling business, how he broke into MCW and the backstage politics that came along with it, and his current contributions behind the scenes in the company. As an emcee, Danny is regularly called upon to facilitate a variety of public and private functions, including a previous stint as “The Voice of Ripken Stadium” for the Aberdeen Ironbirds. As a musician, he has shared the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters, All Time Low, Good Charlotte, Halestorm, Chris Kirkpatrick, Billy Idol and many more. He currently performs with 90s tribute act, Here's to the Night, touring the Mid-Atlantic region 60+ dates per year.
Episode #23 with The Ghetto Mafia
On this episode of the MCW Podcast we welcome The original two members of "Ghetto Mafia, 2 Dope & Sydeswype who together held the MCW Tag Team Championships four times. Sydeswype & 2 dope were MCW originals dating back the first show in July of 1998 and were a major part of the foundation of the company that took part in many memorable moments including them scoring a big pin fall win over Matt & Jeff Hardy.
Episode #22 with Conrad Thompson
Conrad Thompson is an American mortgage broker and professional wrestling podcast host who presents and co-hosts the wrestling-themed podcasts, Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, 83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff, What Happened When with Tony Schiavone, Grilling JR with Jim Ross, The Arn Show with Arn Anderson, The Kurt Angle Show with Kurt Angle, & My World with Jeff Jarrett.
Episode #21 with Greg Excellent
On this episode of the MCW Podcast we welcome the former MCW RageTV champion & The “King of Keto” Greg Excellent. A veteran of professional wrestling for over 18 years, Greg discusses how it all started in his parent’s backyard, through a much-publicized legal battle, and what ultimately grew into travelling throughout the US and overseas. Greg also opens about his body transformation and dietary lifestyle that helped him shed over 180 pounds. Check out this episode to hear more about Greg’s journey of food, friendship, the fraternal brotherhood of professional wrestling, and Momma Excellent!
Episode #20 with Pat Brink
On this episode of the MCW Cast we welcome and MCW Pro Wrestling original, Pat Brink to the show. Pat began his pro wrestling career training with MCW in 1998. He originally debuted under the name Genesis along side Platinum Nat & The Holy Rollers. Pat went on to be signed by WWE two different times and worked in their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) where he wrestled under the ring names Kaleb O'Neal and Calvin Raines and held tag team gold along with Big E. Pat was also instrumental in helping relaunch the MCW Training Center in 2014 and is a former MCW Pro Wrestling Heavyweight, Rage TV & Tag Team Champion.
Episode #19 with Kekoa
On this episode of the MCW Podcast we welcome the last person to hold the MCW Heavyweight Championship, The Hawaiian Warrior Kekoa!! Kekoa is a decorated professional wrestler for over 14 years who has worked for WWE, Evolve, Ring of Honor as well as over seas tours! He is a constant motivator with the mindset that will lead him to the success he dreams of. Tune in to learn more about Kekoa, his journey to MCW, his future goals and where his favorite drop in Warzone is!
Episode #18 with Bob Starr
Bob Starr is a semi-retired professional wrestler, trainer and manager who has competed in numerous independent promotions throughout the United States since his debut in 1988. He is especially well known in the Mid-Atlantic region where he has competed for Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation, National Wrestling League, and the Virginia Wrestling Alliance. Bob also wrestled as a preliminary wrestler in both World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation throughout the 1990s.
Episode #17 with Matt Cardona
This is a live version of the podcast - we apologize in advance for the quality of the audio. Formerly known as Zack Ryder in the WWE Matt Cardona is currently working for Impact Wrestling & All Elite Wrestling. Cardona debuted in professional wrestling in 2004, teaming with Curt Hawkins on the independent circuit. Both men were signed by WWE the following year, making their main roster debuts in 2007. Cardona has been a free agent since his release from WWE in April of 2020.
Episode #16 with Mark "The Shark" Shrader
Mark Shrader is the co founder of MCW Pro Wrestling formerly known as Maryland Championship Wrestling as well as Bone Breakers Pro Wrestling Training center which is now the MCW Pro Wrestling Training Center. Mark co founded those companie with Dan McDevitt one of the current hosts of the MCW Cast in 1997 and eventually stepped away for the Pro Wrestling business as a whole in 2003. Mark also competed as a pro wrestler for many years known professionally as Mark "the Shark" Shrader.
Episode #15 with Renee Michelle
An MCW Pro Wrestling Trainee, Renee Michelle is making her mark through the world of professional wrestling. Renee is currently married to WWE Superstar Drake Maverick and appeared on WWE television with her husband in segments with R Truth over the 24/7 title. Renee is currently appearing on both AEW & Impact Wrestling and has been touring all over the world the last few years.