Saturday, April 28, 2012
Jessika Heiser, known as Jessie Kaye in MCW, is pursuing an education at Towson University while also working to achieve her dream of becoming a pro wrestler.
Jessika Heiser gets beat up by guys on a weekly basis and she wouldn’t have it any other way. The 20-year-old Heiser proudly shows off the bruises and cuts that often cover a good portion of her body. Those injuries came following a recent session of training to become a professional wrestler. Heiser is less than two years removed from pursuing her dream. She currently is a regular fixture with Maryland Championship Wrestling. There, she is the evil Jessie Kaye, where her job is to incite the crowd while leading her man MCW veteran Ronnie Zukko to the ring. She also plays the part of MCW’s co-Commissioner as part of "Team McDevitt," a group of "heels" or bad guys led by MCW owner and Middle River resident Dan McDevitt. "I’ve been really …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Pro wrestler Matt Bowman, known as "Wiseguy" Jimmy Cicero, has become an advocate for autism research after his two sons were both diagnosed with the disorder.
Matt Bowman understands all too well the prevalence of autism in the United States today. Known by many from his professional wrestling name, "Wiseguy" Jimmy Cicero, Bowman's two sons—Nicky 5, Anthony 3—have both been diagnosed with autism. Bowman's sons are part of a growing number of young people living with the disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with autism; a 23 percent increase since 2009. The CDC reports the figures are even worse for boys, where 1 in 54 are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. "Scary statistics, right?" Bowman said. "Yes, but that information means that research is indeed being done." Bowman continues to take an active role in advocating for…
Friday, January 6, 2012
One of the top wrestling leagues is having a television taping Saturday at Du Burns Arena.
Adam Cole has been a professional wrestler for less than four years, yet in many ways he is a seasoned veteran. Cole, 22, is an up-and-coming wrestler who was recently a star with Maryland Championship Wrestling, which is owned by a Middle River resident. He is currently signed with Ring of Honor, which is considered the nation's No. 3 league behind WWE and TNA and which is hosting an event Saturday in Baltimore. “Being a pro wrestler is all I ever wanted to be,” Cole said. “I was 10 years old and watched as ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and The Rock came out to a crowd of 70,000 at WrestleMania XVII and knew I wanted to be out there one day.” Despite being 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Cole has developed a solid reputation as an up-and-coming pro…
Monday, January 2, 2012
Maryland Championship Wrestling ended 2011 with a bang as it held its most shocking card of the of the year in Dundalk.
Maryland Championship Wrestling made sure to save the best for last. The local promotion held its final event of the year, "Holiday Hell," on Dec. 30 at The Green Room in Dundalk. In all, three titles changed hands, MCW owner Dan McDevitt was revealed to be behind a series of bounties against several wrestlers over the last year and six new members were inducted into the MCW Hall of Fame. A complete rundown of the card can be found on the MCW fan page. There was even an appearance by former WWE Diva Maryse. Did you miss MCW Holiday Hell? Then check out what the fall out will be from the card at the free MCW Rage TV tapings Friday at Gillberg's Wrestling Academy in Severn. Free tickets are available for the tapings.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
MCW's most anticipated pro wrestling card of the year attracted more than 500 fans to the New Green Room in Dundalk.
More than 500 fans crammed into the New Green Room in Dundalk on Saturday to watch the Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup XI, the most anticipated Maryland Championship Wrestling card of the year, and Patch was there to bring you all the action. The Cup brought together some of the top up-and-coming independent wrestlers from across the country. Sami Callihan won the tournament in the main event of the evening. Other highlights of the card included Cobian retaining the MCW Heavyweight Title against The Bruiser, while Fed Up won the tag-team titles from MCW mainstays The Holly Rollers. With the loss, Ramblin' Rich Myers and Earl the Pearl were forced to retire as part of a pre-match stipulation. In addition, Ronnie Zukko retained the MCW Rage TV …
Friday, July 29, 2011
The 11th annual pro wrestling card is set for Saturday night at the Green Room in Dundalk.
Many of the top up-and-coming professional wrestlers from throughout the country will descend Saturday on Dundalk’s Green Room for what local promoters proclaim to be one of the top independent cards in the country. The 11th annual Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup tournament will feature eight wrestlers in a tournament, an attraction, which is the biggest card of the year for Maryland Championship Wrestling. “This is our Wrestlemania,” said MCW owner Dan McDevitt, referring to the annual event promoted by WWE, which typically attracts more than 50,000 fans. “This card is one wrestlers as far away as California contact us to be a part of because of the attention it garners.” McDevitt, who lives in Middle River, said the Shamrock Cup typically is…