MTV’s Godfather of actuality tv Mark Long is on the point of rumble within the ring with an upcoming skilled wrestling match.
Long, 51, will battle former WWE star Matt Cardona as a part of an occasion for Boca Raton Championship Wrestling out of Florida.
The Challenge star is not any stranger to professional wrestling as he’s beforehand teased a rivalry with WWE’s Sheamus and in addition confirmed up within the WWE’s NXT alongside Grayson Waller.
However, Long’s upcoming match happened throughout a phase that featured a ceremony to current him with the BRCW All Star Championship belt.
With Long wearing a swimsuit within the ring, one of many different males within the ring for the presentation acquired a name on his cellphone.
Cardona appeared on a giant display screen to interrupt the ceremony and referred to as out Long, even citing his present The Challenge throughout his promo.
Former WWE star Matt Cardona referred to as out The Challenge’s Mark Long
In a video shared on Twitter this previous week, BRCW Florida confirmed the incident that occurred whereas The Challenge star acquired his All Star Championship belt. Cardona determined to grab the chance to attempt to add one other wrestling belt to his assortment.
“Mark Long, huh? How fitting because you probably are a mark,” Cardona stated, referring to a term for a wrestling fan that “buys into the emotion and characteristics of the storyline and characters.”
“You’re from The Challenge, huh? Well, I’ve got a challenge for you. How bout this? May 7th, you put that participation trophy on the line against me- the death match king, the indie God, the internet champion, the belt collector, always ready, Matt Cardona,” he stated to Long.
Cardona additionally introduced up a mutual buddy, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, who received his begin with MTV’s The Real World and The Challenge. Cardona talked about how Long’s buddy, The Miz appeared as a part of his wedding ceremony social gathering, not Long’s.
“This is the true story of how I’m gonna kick your f***ing a** and send you back to VH1. See ya later, Mark,” Cardona stated as he completed his promo.
After Cardona was executed, Long referred to as it “bull***t” on the microphone and responded to Cardona’s match suggestion.
“You tell Matt, or Zack Ryder, or Meatball, or whatever his name is, in May, challenge accepted,” Long stated as he appeared into a close-by digital camera recording the occasion.
Mark Long was beforehand concerned in WWE segments
Monsters and Critics beforehand reported that Long feuded with WWE’s Sheamus a bit, together with an change throughout a dwell WWE occasion that spilled over to social media. Not a lot got here from it past some trash-talking forwards and backwards.
Long was seen at a number of occasions in help of his good friend The Miz, who’s at the moment working with WWE and even prompt Long was able to wrestle there. In addition, Long popped as much as help one other buddy, NXT’s Grayson Waller, and was a part of a backstage interview Waller did of a match.
Long, who most not too long ago appeared in The Challenge: All Stars 3 spinoff on Paramount Plus, is at the moment listed among the many expertise on BCRW’s roster.
Cardona, 37, labored in WWE as Zack Ryder from 2006 by way of 2020. During that point, he was a two-time tag workforce champion. He additionally received the United States Championship and Intercontinental Championship.
Following his release from WWE in 2020, Cardona labored with All Elite Wrestling in a restricted contract state of affairs earlier than shifting to Impact Wrestling and National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). His spouse, Chelsea Green, at the moment works with WWE.
As talked about, Cardona and Long’s match is scheduled for the BRCW Challenge Accepted occasion on May 7, with additional occasion particulars to reach at BRCW’s website.
The Challenge: World Championship episodes arrive Wednesdays on Paramount Plus.