Brandon Espinosa is #329 in the 2011 Pro Wrestling Illustrated 500 ranking. The TV Champion is not satisfied. Espinosa is regularly heralded as one of the best grapplers in the Midwest. The TV Champion is not satisfied. Espy has captured almost every MMWA championship there is to capture.
Yet, the TV Champion is still unsatisfied. There lies the issue: he doesn’t have the MO/IL Heavyweight Championship, currently held by Gary Jackson.
After defeating Dave Vaughn for the TV Title two months ago (with a subsequent defense against a game Ace Hawkins), “Thee” Brandon Espinosa feels a match with Jackson is the logical next step.
Over the past several weeks, Brandon has taken to blowing up the MMWA’s Facebook page with brash declarations:
I’ve defeated ROH and TNA stars Jimmy Jacobs, El Generico, Jay Lethal, a 500-pound monster known as Mississippi Madman. I’ve ended the career of A.J. Williams, hold four championships, and have become tomorrow’s superstar… I have held every MMWA singles championship (except one). I am demanding a heavyweight championship match against Gary Jackson. I’m not wrestling until I get Gary Jackson!
Executive Producer Tim Miller responded with agreement for Espinosa’s wish and stated that title shots for the next several months are being scheduled. Miller did not explicitly grant Espinosa a title shot.
Gary Jackson has been the MO/IL Heavyweight Champion since December 4th and has defended against The Big Texan, Mark Sterling and Sean Vincent.