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Wrestling Showcase to Crown Promotion’s First Ever Champion

August 30, 2022

Eight men – everyone of them main event caliber. Cardona vs. Tatanka will settle beef that started with action-figure accusations; Fatu and Maclin, hardest hitting and most athletic in the world today face off in a first time match

It's a one-night, eight-man single elimination tournament to crown the inaugural Wrestling Showcase Champion – and you can watch it live from Hyatt Regency Schaumburg in Schaumberg, Illinois on Saturday September 3rd on FITE. Everyone in the tournament Is a main event caliber wrestler. Every match in the first round could be or has been a main event all over the world.

The first round matches will include Impact World Champion Josh Alexander vs Moose – Fans will know Alexander won the title from Moose, who perhaps even more than wanting to win the Wrestling Showcase title, wants to humiliate Alexander.

The match up of Johnny Showcase (FKA John Morrison) and Rich Swann brings high-flying style to the tournament. It's Showcase's first match back after an injury and he and Swann have a long history. Steve Maclin vs Jacob Fatu gives fans a match up of two of the hardest hitting and most athletic wrestlers of these times.

And many will be focused on the Matt Cardona vs Tatanka match up: they'll be settling a beef that began when Cardona insulted the quality of Tatanka's action figures – then the social media sparring started to get vicious. Cardona, currently with NWA, is entering the match coming off a bicep injury – he has even maintained the right to have Brian Myers take his place if he's not cleared to fight in time. Tatanka who retired from WWE and now has a Legends contract, is out to right some wrongs and show the world why he should have been an even bigger deal than he was.

Major League Wrestling has also put its women's featherweight title on the line with Taya Valkerie defending against "The Virtuosa" Deonna Purrazzo and Chelsea Green – both currently tag team partners and co-holders of the Impact Knockouts Tag Team titles in Impact Wrestling. Though here it will be every woman for herself!

An additional "Future Star Showcase Match" will see 2 of OVW's brightest prospects face off: Kal Herro vs "Certified" Luke Kurtis.

You can see all the action starting at 5PM ET on Saturday, September 3rd on FITE! (Order now).