NWA Champion, Matt Cardona, will face off against long time, online rival and former WWE Superstar, Tatanka, when the two meet at The Wrestling Showcase.
Matt Cardona, a former WWE Intercontinental Champion, known formerly as Zack Ryder, who has been throwing Twitter jabs at WWE legend Tatanka, for months, long before this match was announced, has now stepped up his campaign.
It remains to be seen whether or not the self-proclaimed Death Match King will be fully fit for his Round 1 match, after suffering a torn bicep in a GCW match against high flying Blake Christian.
The Internet Champion also has an upcoming NWA title defence against former champion, Nick Aldis, at the Cardona catchphrase-inspired NWA Alwayz Ready.
Bootleg Texas Tornando https://t.co/q4vzGOrNXT
— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) June 6, 2022
Cardona isn’t phased at the prospect of a Round 1 match with Tatanka. On the contrary, feeling he has the edge over the veteran.
“Tatanka was never a top guy. He had that shot at the IC Title at WrestleMania, did he win? No. I had a shot at the IC Title at WrestleMania, did I win? Yes, I did.”
The stacked card features an array of familiar names and Round 1 includes some interesting match-ups to feature alongside Matt Cardona v Tatanka.
Killer Kross will meet AEW’s Tony Nese, IMPACT Wrestling’s Steve Maclin will face Jacob Fatu and new IMPACT Digital Media Champion Rich Swann takes his place in the final match against former WWE Superstar John Morrison, aptly named, Johnny Showcase, at this event.
The first-ever Wrestling Showcase event is set to take place on September 3rd.
H/T Wrestling Inc for transcription.