|SUNDAY, AUGUST 13TH 3:00 PM BELL TIME
LAKE CALLIS RECREATION COMPLEX
1152 N. Gale Road. Between Davison Rd & Lapeer Rd
ADMISSION: $5.00 At The Gate
OUTDOOR EVENT. FANS ENCOURAGED TO BRING OWN CHAIRS
The Creature Feature John Campbell has spent the better part of two years atop the Michigan Wrestling Organization. Currently in his second reign as MWO heavyweight champion, Campbell has fended off a variety of challengers that each brought a different dynamic and offense that forced the champion to constantly change his own game plan in order to maintain his title tenure. At the 20th Anniversary of SummerSmash, the Creature Feature will once again defend his title against a unique opponent in a very high profile main event. However, it is the Hall of Fame veteran the Real Deal Michael Reaver who will try his hand at ending Campbell’s championship run.
Reaver emerged as the 2017 MWO Slam-a-Thon tournament winner on June 11 to earn the opportunity to challenge Campbell at SummerSmash. The summer supercard has always been one of the Real Deal’s greatest stages. He competed in the third installment of SummerSmash in 2000 and has been a signature star for the MWO for the past 17 years. He won his first MWO Championship title at the next year’s SummerSmash main event, solidifying his status as a main event staple. Now, Reaver is a cornerstone in The Uprising, the group headed up by Simon Paige and includes Blackwell and Brother Will Vendetta, all of whom could become a factor in the match, if history is any indication. With his involvement with The Uprising, Reaver has almost completely reinvented himself once again. And his focus is squarely on the Creature Feature and the MWO championship.
Never one to shy away from a fight and with previous experience of being outnumbered heading into a big match, John Campbell is one of the most accomplished wrestlers in the MWO. For two years, he has dominated the organization landscape with major victories over the likes of Positive Promotions, Jacob Brawn, Mike Goodman, Victor Cross, and Kristian Klayton in a hard-fought main event at WrestleRama 23. With the experience that Reaver brings to the table, Campbell will no doubt be prepared for his title defense. The MWO Champion’s ability to adapt to any style of match is a major contributor to his success in the organization. Although Campbell’s tenure with the MWO may not be as long as his opponent’s, his wealth of knowledge from traveling the independent scene in several states before establishing his home roots in the MWO makes the current kingpin on the same cerebral level as the cagey Reaver.
MWO EDITORIAL STAFF'S PICKS
|X||MELVIN PRATT, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF|
|X||JC EDWARDS, STAFF WRITER|
|WILDMAN WILLIAMS, COLUMNIST||X|
|LEONARD BROECKER, STAFF WRITER||X|
|X||MIGUEL SANCHEZ, STAFF WRITER|
ANALYSIS: Much like the popular opinion of Michigan Wrestling Organization fans, the editorial staff favored the Creature Feature John Campbell. While Campbell is among the MWO's most popular superstars, it's not a popularity contest at SummerSmash. The Real Deal Michael Reaver does not care if he is liked or not. He's coming to Davison's Lake Callis for one purpose: to take the MWO Championship title to The Uprising camp.