Matt Cardona Wins Sixth Title

More gold for Cardona

Matt Cardona continues to cement himself as a belt collector on the independent wrestling scene. 

The 36-year-old won his sixth title on Saturday, February 26, defeating Michael Mistretta at New York Wrestling Connection's Psycho Circus show to win the promotion's heavyweight championship. 

Mistretta issued an open challenge at the event and Cardona soon responded, hitting his opponent with the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Title before he followed up with a Rough Rider for the win. 

Cardona commented on his title win, noting he hadn't performed for NYWC since 2006.

He wrote on Instagram

"I started training at @nywcwrestling in 2003. I never wanted to be NYWC Champion. I didn't want to be there long enough for that to happen. I wanted to get signed...I wanted to become a wrestling superstar...and I did.

"I hadn't been in a NYWC ring since 2006. Last night I returned at Psycho Circus. I tried doing something nice for the NYWC Universe. I tried giving @nobodysbetta the rub by accepting his open challenge. But I wasn't welcomed back with open arms. Guys in the locker room like @dickierodz2000, @thedanbarry, @greekgodpapadon, & @kingmega_ygb wouldn't even shake my hand. @uhohitsthebigo legit left the building. The crowd BOOED when I won the NYWC Championship. I don't know if you'll ever see me in a NYWC ring ever again after that blatant disrespect. P.S. I now have 6 f*cking titles!"

With the win, Cardona captures his sixth title. 

Along with holding the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship and NYWC Heavyweight Title, Cardona is also the Internet Champion, IMPACT Digital Media Champion, the AIW Intense Champion and AIW Absolute Champion. 

That's certainly a lot of gold to carry through an airport. 

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