For those who don't know, the ACW Light Heavyweight Championship has been held by the same person for over 2 years now. That person's name is "The miniBOSS" Diaz. For those that are counting, that is the longest title reign in Maryland Wrestling today. It hasn't been a cakewalk either. The champion has defended his title successfully against the likes of Shane "Swerve" Strickland, BLK JEEZ, Chris Wylde, Robbie Illuminati, 2013 King of Maryland Winner: Skull, and countless others. While all of those opponents impressive and all of those victories were hard-fought, a victory against his opponent at Broken Dreams next Saturday night would erase all doubt in anyone's mind that the champ is the greatest light-heavyweight in the State of Maryland today.
If you have been following Maryland Wrestling for the last 10 years, you may have heard of Diaz' opponent a few times. His name is Claude Marrow aka Ruckus, and he is considered to be arguably the most decorated light-heavyweight wrestler in Maryland Wrestling history. Ruckus has done it all in Maryland and has an impressive resume to prove it. He has won multiple Light-Heavyweight championships in the state as well as multiple Tag Team Championships. If that's not impressive, he even has a couple of CZW World Heavyweight Championships to add to that list. He has traveled the globe nationally and internationally for companies like MTV's Wrestling Society X as well as All-Japan Pro Wrestling. If that's not enough add tournament wins in the Shane Shamrock Cup as well as CZW's Best of the Best Tournament and well.... you get the picture.
Set all of the accolades and achievements aside, the most important thing here to remember is that Diaz in the two years that he has been champion has NEVER faced Ruckus in a title defense. That's right, the man who has raised the bar for the ACW Light Heavyweight Championship has never faced the most decorated light-heavyweight in the state and that's what makes this match interesting. A champion who has reached unprecedented levels of success versus a challenger with equally impressive accolades of his own. A win for Ruckus provides him with yet another impressive achievement and would mean the end of Diaz' championship run. There would be no shame in losing to an opponent the caliber of Ruckus. After all, a two year championship run is pretty damn impressive. However, a win for Diaz would cement his championship reign as one of the very best in the history of Maryland Wrestling. Next Saturday night, the ACW Light Heavyweight Champion goes to finishing school, and the only way to graduate is to leave with his championship.......
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