Matt Cardona is the new GCW World Heavyweight champion.
Cardona defeated Nick Gage on the first night of Game Changer Wrestling’s Homecoming event at the Showboat in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The finish of the match had Ricky Shane Page come out and, at first, helped even things out by taking out the 44OH stable that had surrounded Gage at ringside.. However, RSP then turned on Gage, allowing Cardona to attack Gage with a light tube and pinned him following the Radio Silence.
After the match, the irate crowd began throwing garbage, striking Cardona as he held up the title. Gage had held the title since April 9, when he defeated Ricky Shane Page at a GCW event held during WrestleMania 37 weekend.
Cardona and Gage have been feuding for the last month, which started when Cardona made a surprise appearance at a GCW show back in June under a mask. He imitated Jon Moxley, who Gage is also feuding with, then attacked Gage and revealed himself. Gage later confronted Cardona during a live episode of the Major Wrestling Figure podcast, which set up tonight’s match.
Gage is set to face Chris Jericho in a no disqualification match on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite.