WrestleCon is once again bringing its signature event, the Mark Hitchcock Memorial SuperShow to WrestleMania week! It kicks off on Thursday, March 31st at 9:00PM EST. We have plenty of familiar faces and a few new ones as well. The latest American tour by Minoru Suzuki continues in Texas, as well as appearances by Tomohiro Ishii and Atsushi Onita. Biff Busick, Athena, Mia Yim, and Timothy Thatcher springboard back onto the independent scene for one of the biggest weeks in wrestling fresh off of their WWE releases. There’s also more to be revealed as WrestleCon always likes to leave a few surprises for the annual Mark Hitchcock Memorial SuperShow!
Full Card for Mark Hitchcock Memorial SuperShow:
-Bandido vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey
-The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe) vs. The Rottweilers (Homicide & Low-Ki)
-Athena vs. Mia Yim
– John Morisson vs. Taya Valkyrie
-Biff Busick vs. Minoru Suzuki
-Tomohiro Ishii vs. Timothy Thatcher
-Laredo Kid, Michael Oku, Rey Horus vs. Ace Austin, Black Taurus, Josh Alexander
-Team Atsushi Onita vs. Team PCO
Bandido vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey
One of the first matches announced for the Mark Hitchcock Memorial SuperShow was this one. This will be the third encounter between Bandido and “Speedball” Mike Bailey. They clashed first back in 2020 in the quarterfinal round of the wXw 16 Carat Gold Tournament, which was won by Bailey. Back in January of this year, they faced off in the first round of the PWG Battle of Los Angeles, which also saw Bailey walk away with the win. His track record with the Speedball is a microcosm of Bandido’s 2022 so far; he’s only won a total of four matches! Bailey however has been on a roll, signing with IMPACT Wrestling, and returning to the United States scene following a ban of five years. Momentum and history are clearly on Bailey’s side, but will Bandido come into Dallas determined to take destiny into his own hands?
Athena vs. Mia Yim
Mia Yim is returning to the ring for the first time in over a year. Following her release from WWE and taking time for herself, she’s now ready to remind the world what the “Blasian Baddie” is all about. She will take on an old friend and fellow WWE alumnus, Athena. Athena has had a couple of matches under her belt with Warrior Wrestling, however, both were losses. These two have faced off in the past, the latest coming way back in 2015 at SHIMMER Volume 72 in a two out of three falls match. Athena has the winning record, winning three out of their four past contests. We also will finally get a chance to see what these women have had to hold back due to conforming to the WWE style that they are once again free from.
Biff Busick vs. Minoru Suzuki
This is a much anticipated first-ever encounter between Biff Busick and Minoru Suzuki. Busick has been slowly getting back into the groove on the independent scene, currently sitting at .500 in his first matches post-WWE. He was also due to compete in this year’s 16 Carat Gold Tournament but was forced out due to testing positive for COVID-19. Suzuki won the King of Pro Wrestling title at Wrestle Kingdom 16, only to lose it to Toru Yano in February. He also was eliminated in the second round of the New Japan Cup tournament. So needless to say, Suzuki is coming into this US tour with a chip on his shoulder. It will be hard-hitting, stiff, and one you do not want to miss at the Mark Hitchcock Memorial SuperShow.
Tomohiro Ishii vs. Timothy Thatcher
In another first-time-ever encounter, we have the Stone Pitbull taking on Timothy Thatcher. This will be Thatcher’s first match since departing WWE as well. Ishii, like his NJPW brethren Suzuki, has not had the best start to the year. He lost the NEVER Openweight Championship to EVIL at night one of the Wrestle Kingdom 16 and was eliminated in the first round of the New Japan Cup. Thatcher’s WWE run left a lot to be desired with what most fans know of what he is capable of. On paper, Thatcher has an advantage with his proficient mat wrestling abilities. However, Ishii is not to be overlooked, while that may not be one of his strengths, it is not an area in which he is deficient. At the Mark Hitchcock Memorial SuperShow, they will have a worldwide stage with which to prove who they are and what they bring to the table.
How to Watch The Mark Hitchcock Memorial SuperShow
The Mark Hitchcock Memorial SuperShow goes down live on Thursday, March 31st with a 9:00 PM bell time. If you are in the Dallas area, it is highly encouraged you scoop up tickets if they are available. If you are not, fear not, it is available for purchase on FITE.TV as part of the WrestleCon Bundle. It includes this show as well as five other wrestling shows and two live podcast shows for the price of USD 74.99. This works out to just over $9 per show! If you are looking for other shows to check out for WrestleMania week, LWOPW has you covered! Our site will be pushing out previews, analyses, and results as the biggest week in wrestling unfolds!
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