Richard Holliday
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Richard Holliday Wins ISPW Heavyweight Title, Gunning For Matt Cardona’s Record

Richard Holliday is looking to follow in Matt Cardona‘s footsteps with his return to the independent wrestling scene.

In the finals of a one-night tournament to crown a new ISPW Champion, Richard Holliday defeated Bull James thanks to an assist from his new manager, Busted Open’s Dave LaGreca.

Holliday took to social media to post a picture of him holding the ISPW Heavyweight Championship and said he’s gunning for the Indy God Matt Cardona’s title collection.

“AND NEW @ISPWWrestling Champion! First of many! I’m gunning for @TheMattCardona’s record of belts! Winning the @GCWrestling_ tomorrow night!! #SummerOfHolliday,” Richard Holliday said in a post.

Holliday is scheduled to challenge Blake Christian for the Game Changer Wrestling World Championship tonight at GCW: Clean Up Man.

Will Holliday add more championship gold to his luggage this evening? Or will Blake Christian have his fourth successful title defense? We’ll find out soon enough.

READ MORE: Richard Holliday Set For GCW Debut On 7/8

ISPW Results

Full results from ISPW’s event are below:

Anthony defeated Michael Mars and Mr. Joe Clean in a non-tournament match

  • Michael Mars came out and complain he wasn’t in the title tournament, so he wanted a match. Mars got them to make it a triple threat, and Anthony pinned Mars immediately. Mars flipped out and laid out both of his opponents.

ISPW Title Tournament Round 1 Matches

  • Bull James defeated Justin Corino
  • Joey Ace pinned TJ Epixx
  • Leo Sparrow beat Vinny Pacifico
  • Richard Holliday beat Crowbar

Tag Team Championship: The Now (Vik Dalishus & Anthony subbing for Hale Collins) (c) defeated Silk City Kings, Race Allen & Jake Powers and Nick Gene & Christian Hunter to retain

ISPW Title Tournament Round 2 Matches

  • Bull James pinned Joey Ace
  • Richard Holliday beat Leo Sparrow

Tri-State Championship: Rey Calitri defeated GKM (c) to WIN the title

ISPW Title Tournament Final Round: Richard Holliday defeated Bull James to WIN the ISPW Heavyweight Championship

  • Maven was about to get involved at the end to help Bull win, but Dave LaGreca and his brother Don LaGreca from The Michael Kay Show prevented Maven from getting involved. After the match, Dave announced that he was Richard Holliday’s new manager.


The first match has been announced for ISPW25 on Friday, September 29th in Totowa, NJ at the Totowa PAL. New ISPW Tri-State Champion Rey Calitri will put the title on the line against former ECW/WWE star Super Crazy! Tickets will go on sale next Saturday, July 15th. The following day, September 30th will be 90s Wrestling Con at the Rockaway Mall in Rockaway, NJ featuring Kevin Nash, Team 3D, and so much more. For tickets:

What are your thoughts on Holliday capturing ISPW gold? Do you think he’ll add the GCW World Championship to his collection later on tonight? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section below.