Caballero's Stable Shocks The MSWA!
He led 3rd Rail to the MSWA Mid-South Title. And then MSWA shut down. And things changed. So it should come as no surprise that Stevie Caballero was not happy with the way things were when the company started up again.
But commissioner Kevin Morgan was certainly caught off guard when Caballero dug deep into his pockets to pay off the men Morgan had paid himself to handle the issues Rail & Caballero were set to cause in the company.
During MSWA's hiatus, 3rd Rail had competed at a show in Texas where he had severely injured Chavo Guerrero, Sr. and his brother Hector Guerrero. When MSWA returned, Outlaw came to the ring and explained this situation to the crowd, telling them that the Oklahoma Athletic Commission had attemtped to ban Rail from competing due to his actions in Texas. He promised that Rail would be back and it appeared that Outlaw was taking over the reigns of leadership from Caballero, as "The Texas Yankee" was nowhere to be found.
But Caballero returned on May 27th, with 3rd Rail in tow. And the two men came out and occupied the MSWA ring. Caballero immediately addressed the problem at hand, which was that, as far as he was concerned, Rail was still the MSWA Champion. He had never been beaten for the title. It was "a travesty" that the title had been stripped from him in Caballero's estimation. He wanted a championship match and he intended to stay in the ring and hold up the show until that opportunity came his way.
Kevin Morgan came out and immediately apologised to the fans who had to listen to Caballero complain. Again, Caballero reiterated the point that the title should still be around 3rd Rail's massive waist and he wanted a title match to get that belt back. Morgan said that he had someone for Rail to face, although he didn't think it was who he was expecting. So Rail should go to the back and get ready for that match a little later.
When Rail & Caballero came out for their match, Morgan arrived also and said that he didn't think Rail was going to like who he had chosen for the match. Even HE doesn't really like these individuals, but they work for money. Out came The Syndicate and Caballero appeared rather concerned.
The match began and it seemed like Rail's size was going to be a sufficient match for the Sanders twins. Shawn Sanders started the match, circling round Rail and looking for a lock-up. He decided that he wasn't going to be able to accomplish anything, so he tagged his brother Scott in. Scott also circled around, hoping to find a weakness, but accomplished nothing. Shawn then asked the referee if it was legal for them to both be in the ring together (since it was a Handicap match). The referee agreed and both Sanders twins stood face to face against "The Monster". Surely this would be what was needed and Caballero turned his head, proclaiming that he couldn't watch.
Then both Sanders fell backwards on the mat. The crowd was confused. Even Rail was confused. But Caballero urged him to cover one of them and he did, getting the pinfall. At that point, Caballero scurried into the ring and pulled out a thick envelope of money, which he handed to the Sanders'. It had all been a ploy. While Morgan had paid the Sanders to deal with his dirty work, Caballero's pockets (which are extremely deep) had paid them EVEN MORE and now the veteran manager had found himself two more pieces in his planned domination of MSWA.
The Sanders' were certainly the heavy favourites to win the MSWA Mid-South Tag Team Title tournament in April and had to be considered a major upset for them to be eliminated by Mexi-Canada. Now, with them under Caballero's wing, and with him focused so heavily on the gold, it's possible that Caballero could have still more shocks waiting for the MSWA fans and wrestlers.