Saturday night, the South Broadway Athletic Club locker room will be empty because every wrestler will be ringside for the main event. It’s a lumberjack match.
Gary Jackson will defend his MO/IL Heavyweight Championship for the third time against Brandon Espinosa. If either Jackson or Espinosa finds themselves outside the ring, the collective roster will throw them back in the ring.
Hopefully, this time we will get to see a conclusion to one of the hottest feuds in MMWA history. The Big Texan (dressed as Santa Claus!) interrupted the last title match December 3rd and attacked the champion.
The Lumberjacks (Abe & Gabe Hall) stormed the ring to aid Gary and clear Texan and Espinosa from the squared circle. Inspired by the flanneled tag team, Commissioner Keith Smith declared a third title encounter for January 21st.
So far, Jackson has garnered two disqualification wins against Espy in this series (although the first one should have been a no contest).
Understandably, Brandon was livid when Phil E. Blunt cost him his first title shot. But even though The Big Texan spoiled Espy’s second shot last month, Espinosa joined the masked man in stomping a grounded Jackson.
It begs the question: Is Brandon Espinosa worried he can’t beat “Gorgeous” Gary Jackson?
(UPDATE: Due to a family issue, Lumberjacks Abe & Gabe will not be appearing.)