30 in 30: MFPW’s Channel

by Daniel Johnson

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The full Monster Factory Pro Wrestling (MFPW) YouTube channel can be found here.

Here are the facts about MFPW’s YouTube channel:

Number of videos: 53

Frequency new videos are added: The channel hasn’t been updated in over seven months. When the channel was updated videos would be added in spurts of roughly five a month or so.

Frequency full shows are added: There are no full shows on the channel.

Total views of the most popular video: 891

“Pretty Boy” Larry Sharpe’s Monster Factory is a legendary training center in the realm of professional wrestling. Some notable wrestlers who have trained their include Sheamus, Bam Bam Bigelow and Raven just to name a few. MFPW’s YouTube channel on the other hand features lesser known talent such as QT Marshall, Mike Reed and Shaheem Ali. Some of the workers on the channel are already pretty good with QT Marshall in particular having some good showings. It is easy to see why ROH decided to showcase Marhsall. Other workers certainly need work, but they’re wrestling at a training center after all so it makes sense. The lighting is pretty dim for most of the clips and crowds resemble more of a super small time indie crowd rather than having a Beyond Wrestling vibe that one might expect. Matches are shot with one camera that is often shaky and no commentary is featured. The channel hasn’t been updated in over seven months, but the Monster Factory’s official website is updated often and features videos from the channel so there is still hope.

A recommended clip:

“God’s Gift” QT Marshall vs. Major McClendon

“God’s Gift” QT Marshall plays the heel in this match though he doesn’t do anything particularly heelish. Oh well, I guess having the moniker, “God’s Gift” is heelish enough. Major McClendon on the other hand plays to the crowd and does his best as the face of the match. It is just too bad McClendon isn’t a hair more subtle in his moves. At one point during his punching while he is stomping the mat I got a sudden bit of deja vu of Mick Foley making fun of wrestlers who do the same thing by exaggerating his own stomping during his punches. Really, it puts Jake “The Snake” Roberts to shame.

This is a grounded contest so fans shouldn’t expect a lot of high flying. That isn’t to say this match does not have a fast pace to it. In the roughly seven minutes this match has to unfold Marshall and McClendon pack in a lot including McClendon even doing an homage to The Miz’s hoorah catchphrase. For the finish, after stomping the mat a bunch more, McClendon attempts a scissor kick, but Marshall ducks then schoolboys McClendon for the pin. In perhaps his only full-on heel move of the encounter Marhsall grab’s McClendon tights for the victory.



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