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WLW Returns to Troy, Missouri With Terry Funk Bobby Eaton and the Stars of WLW Nov 15th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 22, 2014

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World League Wrestling
Press Release
WLW presents SHOWDOWN in Troy!
October 20, 2014

World League Wrestling, a professional wrestling company owned and operated by 8-Time NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion Harley Race, is celebrating its 15th year of being in business. They have recently relocated to Troy, MO – a suburb of St. Louis – to rejuvenate their fan base and to also expand it. Still keeping their traditional venues, they also look to expand where they host their wrestling events.

Upon opening its doors for live events on May 31st, 2014, the Race Wrestling Arena has held 4 events at its new location. The professional wrestling company looks to bring wrestling back to the greater St. Louis area on a permanent basis as they continue to run live events at the new wrestling arena located in Troy, MO.

On November 15th, World League Wrestling will be celebrating its 15th year of operation and will host the biggest wrestling event this year – SHOWDOWN.

Prior to this event, the wrestling company will also host a week-long training camp that will be bringing in over 30 students from Africa, Japan, Canada, and all over the United States. Participants will get to learn from legendary trainers such as Harley Race, Beautiful Bobby Eaton, and Tom Prichard while also learning from top wrestling companies in Japan like Pro-Wrestling NOAH and New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

This event will feature the following matches, Leland Race vs. Ace Steel for the WLW Heavyweight Championship, High Level Enterprise vs. the Black Hand Warriors for the WLW Tag Team Championship, Miss Natural vs. Stacey O’Brien for the WLW Ladies Championship, Dustin Bozworth vs. Kyle Roberts, and more!

As an added bonus, fans will get to meet wrestling legends Terry Funk and “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton! There will be an opportunity to meet, get an autograph, and a photo with Harley Race, Terry Funk, Bobby Eaton, and the REAL NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship!

Tickets are available at Ultimate Fitness Plus and the WLW Headquarters in Troy. They are also available to purchase online at http://www.harleyrace.com. Ticket prices are $10 per ticket. For the premium ticket, which costs $40, you will get a ringside seat, and a photo opportunity with Harley Race, Terry Funk, “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton and the REAL NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship from Wrestling at the Chase!

For more information, please visit http://www.harleyrace.com, search for World League Wrestling on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or call 573-392-4100.

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The Wrestle Nerds Podcast: Mallaki Matthews

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 22, 2014

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Beginning his career in 2012, Mallaki Matthews is one of the youngest up-and-comers on the Midwest indie scene. A current resident of Davenport, Iowa, Matthews is the current holder of the Scott County Wrestling Quad City Cup. Austin and Brian chat with Matthews about training, traveling and keeping your body healthy during a strenuous wrestling schedule.

Episode #4 of The Wrestle Nerds Podcast was recorded via telephone on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Follow Mallaki Matthews on Twitter @MallakiMatthews. Follow The Wrestle Nerds @WrestleNerds.

Click here to listen

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Vote Today: MWR Fans Choice Award for Best Manager

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 21, 2014

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Wrestling fans it is time to vote for the very first award in MWR history that will be honoring one of the positions in wrestling that I truly love, the wrestling manager. As a kid in the 80’s I was blessed with the opportunity to watch some of the best ever in the sport , such as Captain Lou, Bobby the Brain Heenan , Jim Cornette, Slick, Mr. Fuji, Gary Hart, Woman and many more. Today it is a lost art , but there are some men and women in the Midwest that continue to cause excitement and at times chaos at a MWR Promotion.

For the next week you will choose who will be named the 2014 MWR Manager of the Year.

Next week we will honor the Referee of the Year in the MWR coverage area. If you would like to nominate for this award all you have to do is go to the MWR Facebook group page and let the MWR family know who you think is the best of the best in the black and white.

Good luck to each of the men and women in the 2014 MWR Fans Choice for Best Manager.

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling Named 2014 Best Wrestling Promotion By the Fans

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 21, 2014

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We would like to thank each and every one of the fans that took the time to vote, share and send in the love for your favorite MWR Promotion. In a tight race featuring some truly exciting wrestling promotions, the fans for Dynamo Pro Wrestling came out to support DPW to win the award for their favorite promotion.

1ST Runner Up- Proving Ground Pro


2Nd Runner Up – St. Louis Anarchy

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3rd Runner Up- 3XWrestling

Fans this is the schedule that MWR has for the rest of 2014.

Promoters if you see something that is wrong, dates that need to be added or more info you would like to have included please please send it to my facebook page with the proper format DATE PROMOTION PLACE ADDRESS Any other info you wanted added ticket prices, doors open etc.


10/25/2014 Pro Wrestling Phoenix – National Guard Armory in Council Bluffs, IA (2415 E. Kanesville Blvd. Council Bluffs, IA) Doors open at 6:30pm Action Starts at 7:00pm

10/25/2014 Pro Wrestling Championship Series (Granite City, Illinois) 451 Niedringhaus Ave on the old Army Depot at the Tri City YMCA Doors: 6:30 pm Show 7:00m Ticket prices ($12 front row, $10 adult GA, and $8 for children).

10/25/2014 Global Wrestling Federation Independence National Guard Armory at 2323 South Crysler Ave. Independence, MO All tickets $10 children 5 and under are free

10/31/2014 3XWrestling (Des Moines, Iowa) 901 Cherry Street Des Moines Social Club’s Kum & Go Theater Doors open at 6:45 pm for advance ticket holders Doors open at 7 pm for everyone else Bell time is 7:30 pm

11/1/2014 World League Wrestling (Richmond, Missouri) 203 Summit St, Richmond, MO 64085

11/1/2014 3XWrestling Colfax, IA ) Colfax-Mingo High School 204 North League Road Benefit Show for the Colfax-Mingo Youth Sports Organization Doors open at 6:45 pm for advance ticket holders Doors open at 7 pm for everyone else Bell time is 7:30 pm

11/1/2014 Dynamo Pro Wrestling (Fenton, Missouri)800 South Highway Drive Doors 6 Show 7 Tickets $10.00 in Advance $12.00 at the Door Kids 5-12 $5.00 5 and Under Free Tickets call 1-636-343-5757 EXT 510

11/8/2014 World League Wrestling (Green Ridge , Missouri) 406 West Pettis Street

11/8/2014 MMWA South Broadway Athletic Club @ Saint Louis, Mo.

11/8/2014 3XWrestling (Grinnell, Iowa) @ Eagle’s Club

11/08/2014 Global Wrestling Federation Independence National Guard Armory at 2323 South Crysler Ave. Independence, MO All tickets $10 children 5 and under are free

11/15/2014 World League Wrestling (Troy, Missouri) 198 Cherry Blossom Way

11/15 /2014 3XWrestling ( Hartford, Iowa ) Papa Toad

11/15/2014 SICW East Carondelet Illinois 823 State St East Carondelet. Il 62240 – Doors at 7 PM; Bell Time at 8 PM 618-286-4848

11/22/2014 World League Wrestling (Jefferson City, MO) 216 Broadway Street Doors 6 Show 7

11/22/2014 Proving Ground Wrestling (Petersburg, Illinois) The Petersburg Fire Station November 22nd for Emergency Response 2nd Alarm

11/22/2014 MMWA-SICW (Cahokia, Illinois) @ the Cahokia KC Hall

11/22/2014 Pro Wrestling Phoenix – National Guard Armory in Council Bluffs, IA (2415 E. Kanesville Blvd. Council Bluffs, IA) Doors open at 6:30pm Action Starts at 7:00pm

12/5 /2014 3XWrestling (Des Moines Iowa ) Des Moines Social Club

12/6/2014 Dynamo Pro Wrestling (Fenton, Missouri)800 South Highway Drive Doors 6 Show 7 Tickets $10.00 in Advance $12.00 at the Door Kids 5-12 $5.00 5 and Under Free Tickets call 1-636-343-5757 EXT 510

12/6/2014 Metro Pro Wrestling (Kansas City, Kansas) Turner Rec Center 831 South 55th Street

12/13/2014 MMWA South Broadway Athletic Club @ Saint Louis, Mo.

12/13/2014 Global Wrestling Federation Independence National Guard Armory at 2323 South Crysler Ave. Independence, MO All tickets $10 children 5 and under are free

12/13/2014 – SICW East Carondelet Illinois 823 State St East Carondelet. Il 62240 –Doors at 7 PM; Bell Time at 8 PM 618-286-4848

12/20/2014 Pro Wrestling Phoenix – National Guard Armory in Council Bluffs, IA (2415 E. Kanesville Blvd. Council Bluffs, IA) Doors open at 6:30pm Action Starts at 7:00pm

12/28/2014 High Risk Wrestling (Belleville. Illoinois) Bell-Claire Expo Center 200 S Belt Street

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GWF This Saturday in Indpendence, Missouri Ricky Cruz, Mike Sydal, Iceman

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 21, 2014

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Pro Wrestling Phoenix Returns this Saturday Night in Council Bluffs, IA

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 21, 2014

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Come get spooky with Pro Wrestling Phoenix at WrestleVania II! Tensions are high and emotions running deep lately in PWP, and we have one of the biggest main events in our 9 year history for you on October 25th! Let’s see what’s in store!

“Simply the Best” Hype Gotti & “Babyface” Tony Cortez, & PWP Heavyweight Champion Darren “Thunder” Russell Vs. Branden Juarez & PWP Tag Team Champions Jeremy Wyatt & Mark Sterling

Things get shaken up a bit when two volatile situations get combined into one main event that is sure to be epic! Last month the Tag Team Champions Wyatt & Sterling attacked Abu Colossus, who ended up with a broken foot, unable to compete. Gotti took both men on in the scheduled singles matches, but after an attack, it was old friend/rival Tony Cortez who came to his aid. Now, Simply the Best teams together in PWP for the first time since 2008, and they have an amazing ally in Darren “Thunder” Russell! After successfully defending the Championship against “Showtime” Bradley Charles in September, Russell must once again step in the ring with Branden Juarez, as Juarez teams with the PWP Tag Team Champions Wyatt & Sterling. But there are so many questions! Can Juarez, Wyatt & Sterling co-exist on a team? Do Gotti & Cortez still possess the tag team skills to be called Simply the Best? And what if Darren Russell is pinned, would the person who pinned him be in line for a title shot? This main event will explode live October 25th, be there!

“Showtime” Bradley Charles Vs. Marek Brave

PWP proudly presents a first time match up as Marek Brave debuts on October 25th to face “Showtime” Bradley Charles! Brave has been making his name throughout the independent wrestling scene for years now, and will finally have a chance to show the PWP fans what he’s made of! Bradley Charles has been unsuccessful twice this year in Championship matches, so he needs a win to maintain his position in the ranks. Can SBC defeat the PWP newcomer, or will Marek Brave make a name for himself in PWP? Don’t miss this one!

What’s next for Geek Singh?

Geek debuted in PWP earlier this year, with great success. Geek remained undefeated for several months….until he collided with Darren “Thunder” Russell, and that undefeated streak came to a screeching halt. Geek then lost matches to both Tony Cortez and Derek Cornell. He did however regain some momentum last month, by defeating “The Passion” Zac James, although not without using underhanded tactics. Will Geek return to the winning path, either by hook or by crook? We will see on October 25th!

All this plus much more featuring: “The Passion” Zac James, L-Ray & his “Manager Supreme” Axel Greece, Gunner Franks, and much, much more! Be there October 25th for WrestleVania II!

National Guard Armory
2415 E. Kanesville Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Doors open at 6:30
Bell time at 7:00

All seats just $10!! Tickets available via Paypal at http://www.ProWrestlingPhoenix .com – in person at CD Tradepost at 84th & Giles in Omaha – or at the Armory the day of the event!

http://www.ProWrestlingPhoenix .com

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MWR’s Brian Kelley & SICW Promoter Herb Simmons Remember Ox Baker

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 20, 2014

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MWR Fan Relations Dubray Tallman was impressed with the one and only, Ox Baker.

From MWR Editor/Owner Brian Kelley

I woke up this morning before I headed to school to the sad news that the one and only Ox Baker had passed away. Prior to this year, Baker was a man that I had enjoyed in wrestling for having a great look and catchphrase. Then not so long ago, SICW promoter Herb Simmons called to let me know that he was the latest in the who’s who of the wrestling world greats that he was going to bring in for the fans to meet. I did some research and posted the highly entertaining episode of Baker on the legendary game show The Price is Right, in hopes that fans old and young would take the opportunity to meet the man.

A few days before the show, Baker was also a special guest on MissouriWrestlingRevival.com’s official podcastRingSyders“. During the broadcast with Ben Simon and Drew Abbenhaus, Ox Baker proved that he could still talk you in the building by hyping himself and his career in another great RingSyders interview.

During the night in East Carondelet, Illinois, Baker was happy to meet with the fans as they asked for autographs, photos or just a moment down memory lane. I have not always taken advantage of getting my photo with the wrestlers as I have been busy, but thankfully on this night (and possibly because of the RingSyders interview) I did ask for a photo not realizing that he would pass on not too long after. Baker was a gentleman all night and only added to my appreciation of the man.

Ox Baker, I would like to thank you for the memories in and out of the ring. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to your friends and family during this very sad moment.

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Even at 80, Ox Baker was able to stand out. Here he is being interviewed in front of the SICW faithful by SICW promoter Herb Simmons.

From SICW Promoter Herb Simmons.

We lost another great legend in the wrestling business.  Not only did Ox Baker entertain us in the wrestling ring, but he starred in the box office hit, “Escape from New York“. He told the story when he was in with us how that came about. That part was scheduled for our other late friend, Bruiser Brody. Ox and Brody tried out for it, and Brody was given the part.  Ox told me when he got back home from the movie try out, he received a call telling him to come to St. Louis for the start of the movie, he hadn’t heard about the tragedy that happened to Brody, when the producer told him what happened, Ox was in shock, he couldn’t believe what he was being told, he told me he asked the producer, you mean Brody is gone and you want me back in St. Louis for the movie, and the producer told him, the show goes on. That always bothered Ox. He stated he always tells people that was Brody’s part and that Ox was just a fill in.

What a guy.

Brody was responsible for me meeting Ox. I sometimes get asked why SICW brings these legends in.  This is one of those reasons, these guys paved the way for the business, they work long and hard to entertain us, I feel the least I can do is show how much the fans appreciate what they have done for the business. So for those that are concerned about why SICW brings the legends in, worry no more. As long as they’re able and we are able to do so, we will continue to show our appreciation. Some day, the young wrestlers who are busting their butts will be legends, and hopefully there will be someone that will want to pay respect to them as we are doing.

Two of the greats of all time, Mr. Ox Baker and Bruiser Brody.

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MO Inspector Moynahan Retires

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 20, 2014

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Ed Moynahan took great pride in his job. Here he is seen with Dynamo Pro Wrestling promoters Jim and Crystal during his second to last job with pro wrestling. The following week he would finish up a great career at MMWA at the historic South Broadway Athletic Club.

By Ben Simon

Ed Moynahan was one of the longest-tenured inspectors for the Missouri Office of Athletics.  Moynahan retired on October 11, 2014, with his last event at the South Broadway Athletic Club.

Missouri is a state that regulates pro wrestling through its athletic commission.  Ed had been an inspector for the Office since 1994, but his experience in the fight game goes back to 1940.  That was the year, when at age 16, Moynahan first put on a pair of boxing gloves and participated in Golden Gloves amateur boxing.

His passion was boxing, but he was a very familiar face at St. Louis wrestling venues like the SBAC, Stratford Bar & Grill, Off Broadway, and others.  A St. Louisan for life, Moynahan holds a special place in the local wrestling scene.  Dynamo Pro Wrestling media coordinator Luke Roberts explained the connection at Ed’s penultimate event.

“I got my Missouri license through Ed, and that was a long time ago.  I know most of the boys here tonight, even the old timers, filed their papers through him way back in the day,” Roberts said backstage.

In November 2014, a new inspector took the helm at MMWA and Dynamo Pro cards.  There is still someone to make sure blood work and other precautions are on the up-and-up, but there won’t be another Ed Moynahan.  Enjoy Napa Valley.

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MMWA Returns Sat Nov 8th Brandon Espinosa vs. Dave Osborne

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 20, 2014

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Another great night of wrestling coming to the South Broadway Athletic Club Courtesy of promoter Tony Casta and his hard working staff. The card will include Everett Connors taking on Laurence Johnson, J Mall Swagg and Barackus taking on Andrew Wilder and Jonathan Zulu.

Also we will see a tag team title defense with A.J. Williams and Da”Marius Jones defending against Chase King and LMC. Gary Jackson has requested a shot at Gelestico for his interference last month and his request has been granted. We will see Moondog Rover tagging up with Brian James to take on the combination of Tony Kozina and Kevin Lee Davidson. The action dosen’t stop there. We have been informed that Sean Orleans has been called out by Jackson Whitechapel and we have yet to hear from the Co-Commissioner to see if he’s up for the challenge. The main event will consist of the winner last month for the number one contender spot Dave Osborne will take on the Champion Brandon Espy Espinosa for his shot at the Heavyweight Championship.

So don’t miss out on another action pack night of wrestling. Also come out and see some of the greatest of all time in the MMWA in John Blackeart and Momma Love as they visit the MMWA and talk about the co-sponsor event on November 22 with the locker room of the SICW and the MMWA and see what other future and present legends of both locker rooms show up to support our family who need our love and assistance in this tough time. Help support our families of wrestling legends past and future.

SBAC Tickets on sale
Adults advance $7.00 Door $8.00
Kids 12 and under $4.00

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E28: Darin Corbin’s W.R.E.S.T.L.I.N.G Reflections: Manager For Hire

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 19, 2014

On this episode of W.R.E.S.T.L.I.N.G Reflections Darin talks about the importance of a manager. Showing Moondog Bernard and how the help of Sidney Bakabella can make him look like a main eventer. Do you agree? Do you think managers help? Check out for yourself.

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