March 26th IWA Mid-South Photo Recap Sabu vs Prince Ali plus Ryan Phoenix vs Jaysin Strife.

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

MWR fans a week prior to March 26 the real world was kicking me in the rear hard and I knew that I was going to be covering the High Voltage Wrestling show that Saturday but the weekend could not come soon enough. When my good friend Keny asked for me to ride with him to IWA Mid-south in Bellevue Illinois on that Friday there was no way I was going to be able to get off work on time to get to ST Louis to ride with him, so I asked for a quick day off from the boss to get away so I wouldn’t lose my job. The trip was well worth it.

Six hours on the road there I really had no clue who was on the card other than Kahagas, The Hooligans and Ryan Phoenix who I have been dying to see and ECW original Sabu. When I got their I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of my favorites Jaysin Strife would be in action as well as my friend Donnie Peppercricket.

Not only would I get to see Phoenix for the first time another wrestler who has been on my checklist to see would be in action with Prince Ali taking on Sabu. This would also be my first chance to check out Nick Cage, Sal Thomaselli and Devon Moore. The Midwest sweetheart Santana G took on her rival Jessika Haze while Neil Diamond Cutter and Matt Cage tore each other apart.

I would like to thank Keny for the offer to check out this exciting show and IWA-Mid South for their hospitality.

Sat back and check out the sights of IWA –MS

Andy Roberts gets blasted with a kick. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

The 2009 MWR Tag team of the Year was on top of their game.(Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

The end was near for Powers and Roberts.(Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

The Hooligans defeated Andy Roberts & Josh Powers

Sal Thomaselli (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

The mischievous alliance Jaysin Strife and Prince Ail (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Thomaselli was more than game for the cocky Strife. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Thomaselli steps on Strife. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Prince Ali changes the tide of the match in Strife’s favor.(Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Thomaselli retreats as Strife stalks him.(Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Jaystin Strife defeated Sal Thomaselli

Donnie Peppercricket levels the popular Dan the Man. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

The bull David Clark and Peppercricket keep Bucky Collins in the corner. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Clark would show off his power but Dan the Man and Collins would get the victory. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Dan The Man & Bucky Collins defeated David Clark & Donnie Peppercricket

Santana G and Jessika Haze locks up. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Santana G is one step ahead of Haze. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Haze hits a suplex with the hopes of ruining Santana’s IWA Midsouth debut (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Santana G delivers a clothesline. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Santana finishes her off (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Santana G works hard and continues her climb to be one of the best in the country. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Santana G. defeated Jessika Haze

Neil Diamond Cutter saves himself from a chair shot from Matt Cage. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Cutter staples a dollar bill to Matt Cages forehead. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Cage gets pay back. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Cage and Cutter puts their bodies on the line to move up in IWA-Midsouth.(Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Cage is left beat and battered but five dollars richer. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Even with a bloody win against the tough Cage, Neil can not get the approval of his brothers Devin and Mason. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Neil Diamond Cutter defeated Matt Cage in a staple gun match

Nick Gage (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Nick Gage was balls to the wall on the massive Dixieland Destroyer. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Dixieland Destroyer drills Gage (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Never to be confused with a technical messiah, the Destroyer unleashes the chokehold.(Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

The Dixieland Destroyer has Gage in dire straits.(Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

The fans were thrilled that Gage withstood the onslaught on the Destroyer to get the win (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Gage takes a chair to the Destroyers leg. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Nick Gage defeated Dixieland Destroyer

In a fans lumberjack match Markus Crane took it to IWA lightweight champion Ryan Phoenix. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Phoenix nails Crane in the head with a kick. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Crane is twisted and lifted. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Crane barley gets his shoulder up. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Markus Crane defeated IWA-MS Light Heavyweight Champ Ryan Phoenix in a lumberjack strap match (non title)

Devon Moore and Kahagas prepare for war. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Kahagas stomps on Devin Moore. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Moore works to get himself back up. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Devon Moore races to capitalize on his move on the Tokyo Monster Kahagas. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley

Devon Moore gets an impressive win on Kahagas. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Devon Moore defeated Kahagas

Prince Ali vs Sabu (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Prince Ali looked to ground Sabu. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

When people think about Sabu they think hardcore and high flying but the man can wrestle. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Big blow by Sabu.(Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

WHOA (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Sabu sits on Ali(Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Prince Ali declares he is not afraid of Sabu while attempting to choke him out. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Prince Ali hits Sabu with a chair. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Sabu nails a chair shot to the chest of Prince Ali (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Sabu defeated Prince Ali

Strife and Phoenix take it outside the ring. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Phoenix is laid out as Strife goes high risk. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Hair flying and legs to the face the Champ is back on track. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

Strife always has time to show off for the fans. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

With Phoenix dazed and confused in the corner Strife looked to have the IWA-MS title in his grasp. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

I found out quickly that Phoenix has speed and surprising power to go along with a no quit attitude. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

In a classic Match up Phoenix would get the win with killer moves like the one Strife was about to feel. (Photo credit Brian Flair Kelley)

IWA-MS Light Heavyweight Champ Ryan Phoenix defeated Jaysin Strife