Respect the Best of the Midwest

Respect the Best of the Midwest
Tyler Cook and Shane Hollister kick off MWR’s Midwest Best Series

by Josh Ray
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Sure, “Missouri” is a key word in the name Missouri Wrestling Revival (MWR).  For pro wrestling fans, however, the most important portion of MWR’s name should be “Wrestling Revival”.  A wrestling revival is exactly what MWR aims to bring to the Midwest and beyond through the cooperation of the wrestlers and promoters in the MWR coverage area.

That is why MWR is sponsoring the Midwest Best Series.  The Midwest Best Series is a series of highly competitive matches set to be featured across Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Kansas.  These matches will feature the absolute best that the Midwest has to offer.

It’s about action.  It’s about respect.  It’s about innovation.

What better way to kick the series off than a 3XWrestling Pure Title match?  On October 17, 2008 in Des Moines, Iowa at inPlay, the Midwest Best Series begins with a bang in a match for the 3XW Pure Title.  It is a featured match on 3XWrestling’s “BAM-O-Ween” card.  Go to www.3XWrestling.com for more on

The current 3XW Pure Champion is one of the top young talents in the industry, wrestling for such promotions as Lethal Wrestling Alliance in the St. Louis area, Harley Race’s World League Wrestling in middle and western Missouri, and NWA Central States Wrestling in the Kansas City area.  His name is Tyler Cook.  He’s invaluable to any promotion that he is a part of.

His challenger, and the other half of this first ever Midwest Best Series match, is Shane Hollister.  Hollister is the current Scott County Wrestling Heavyweight Champion in the Davenport, Iowa area and until last month was one half of the Chicago area’s All American Wrestling Tag Team Champions.  He is undoubtedly part of the promising future of professional wrestling.

At press time, Cook and Hollister are ranked 14th and 2nd in MWR’s 2008 Wrestling Revival Cup, respectively.  This might lead some to believe that Cook is the underdog in this encounter, but the competive nature of both men ensures that this is anyone’s victory to pick up.  Any person fortunate enough to witness this match live is certainly in for a treat.

One of the great things about this bout is the respect that already exists between Cook and Hollister.  When asked about the upcoming match, both men expressed a genuine excitement about meeting each other in the ring for the first time. 

“I’ve been looking forward to working with Tyler Cook for a long time.  I feel that it is a great match and we are really going to entertain the fans,” said Hollister.

Cook concurred in a later meeting with MWR staff, saying “I want to face the best and Hollister is definitely among them.”

If you can not make it to 3XW’s “BAM-O-Ween” to see the match live, have no fear.  3XW plans to release the card in its entirety in the future, and MWR will release a Midwest Best Series DVD in 2009. 

Tyler Cook versus Shane Hollister for the 3XW Pure Title as part of Missouri Wrestling Revival’s Midwest Best Series!  Yet another way that MWR is giving back to Midwest pro wrestling!