After months of anticipation, the first in-ring confrontation between Derek Stone and Trevor Murdock was more shocking than anyone imagined. Stone had waited months for his shot at the Metro Pro Television Title, and the TV Champion, Trevor Murdock, was having a good time ducking Stone. When it was finally decided that the two ring veterans would lock up and hook horns in the ring, thanks to the edict from Commissioner Michael Strider, MPW fans knew it would be a match to remember.
Murdock and his newest associate in Metro Pro, Bull Schmitt, made sure that fans would go home wondering about the health of Stone
When Murdock hit Stone with his patented Sit-Down Slam on the announcer table at ringside, the table never moved. Stone rolled over in a heap onto a nearby chair before crashing to the ground, clutching his sternum as he gasped for air. With Schmitt prompting him, Murdock picked up Stone once again, laid him on the table and jumped from the apron, landing on Stone’s chest with all his weight hurdling down. Fans were silent as the table crashed and broke from beneath them, forcing Murdock’s weight again on the sternum of Stone, which was held up by the hardwood floor beneath him.
Stone, unable to move for several minutes, finally made his way back inside the ring — against the pleas of his co-workers who had come to ringside to help him. When he finally did get into the ring, Murdock made short work, hitting yet another Sit-Down Slam and getting the win.
After the match, EMTs and MPW officials eventually had to use the broken table as a make-shift stretcher, taking Stone out into the hallway and he tried to regain his breath. The sight of Stone trying to breathe normally was the last image fans were left with after the encounter.
As he heals in his home, following two broken ribs and a bruised lung, Stone began calling Commissioner Strider, giving him updates on his health status. Stone also told Strider one other thing: He wants a rematch in January. Commissioner Strider has told MetroWrestling.com that he will indeed allow Stone to have a rematch with Murdock as long as Stone is medically cleared to wrestle. Stone also has another idea in mind for a “special” kind of match for his next encounter with Murdock.
As soon as we get word, MetroWrestling.com will have the information on the style of match fans can expect on January 8, 2011, inside Turner Recreation Center. In the meantime, buy your advance tickets now online, which includes a 20 percent discount if you buy four or more tickets.
Santana already with CCW gold, TNA role BY JIM VARSALLONE JVARSALLONE@MIAMIHERALD.COM
Being second or third generation can help get the foot in the door, but how far it goes is up to the individual.
Ted DiBiase, Huskey Harris, Michael McGillicutty, Natalya Neidhart, Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, DH Smith, Tamina, the Usos are some of today’s bright young stars who have the wrestling pedigree and drive to reach another level.
Newcomer Santana, also multi-generation, strives to reach it, too.
• Growing up in Belleview, Florida, near Ocala and north of Orlando, Santana Garrettis second generation.
Her family tree does not have the universal branchings like those mentioned above, but it does generate admiration and respect from those working in the business.
Her ties to the sport cross through her father, TNT Keny G, a noted indie wrestler, trainer and promoter.
TNT Keny G, who currently runs High Voltage Wrestling, based in St. Louis, has Florida connections and trained his daughter, Santana, a former high school cheerleader and flag football player who also danced.
She said: “Because of my dad, I got into wrestling when I was really young, watching it with him.”
Keny G had a wrestling school in Ocala.
“I used to watch, get in the ring, take some bumps,” she said. “Eventually, he started wrestling. He got in it late but started running his own promotion, High Voltage Wrestling in Central Florida, and he [later] moved to St. Louis and has been running it out there.”
Santana began training there.
For more of Santana G from the Miami Herald please click here.
By Brian Kelley – Missouri Wrestling Revival Owner and Editor All photos from Mike Van Hoogstraat
The world of wrestling is full of talented wrestlers that thrill fans each and every weekend around the country. With hopes and dreams to become household names, the chances are slim.
Today with reality TV and the sport being so open for anyone from models to actors to get in the ring , there are many people that go out to become a wrestler. Some of them have the dedication and talent to excel in the sport while others get a moment in the spotlight that others should well receive.
I am just one man but I feel very strongly that a wrestler that wants to make their dreams come true then they will have to stay active. The first order is to find proper training from the best like Harley Race’s Wrestling Academy in Eldon Missouri.
Then once you get “trained” a wrestler has to understand that WWE, TNA or ROH is not going to come find them, you have to make yourself known to them. Staying active, making sure you are at the gym, working on conditioning working shows, selling yourself at all times.
It could take years and there will is sure to be disappointments along the way. The truth of the matter is that your dream of making it “ big” may never happen.
If you are an aspiring wrestler, I highly recommend you stay positive and always learning. Finding ways to get your name out there in a positive light and always be in shape, always be ready to steal the show.
Recently my good friend and MWR photographer Mike Van Hoogstraat had the honored to be able cover Ohio Valleys’ tryout in Louisville Kentucky.
The camp was filled with influential and some of the great minds in the business including OVW’S Danny Davis, Rip Rogers, Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore and none other than Jim Cornette and former WWE wrestler Mike Mondo who has recently made appearances this month with Ring of Honor.
Some of the very best in the Midwest made their way from DES Moines , to Kansas City to ST Louis and in between took advantage of this two day camp.
In attendance were the reigning MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling. Sterling is currently a double champion holding the NWA Central States title as well as one half of the WLW Tag titles with “Superstar” Steve Fender.
Wrestling fans around the world know the name Evan Bourne who has electrified the WWE. His brother Mike Sydal has not just sat around waiting for a phone call just because he has a brother who is a star. No Sydal has wrestled around the country ,taking part in the annual WLW/NOAH camp while earning the 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year award. He has continued his momentum in 2010 be a part of the Chikara’s 2010 Young Lions Cup. Sydal would train at the ROH training facility
The hard work would pay off as fans around the world would be able to see him on ROH HDNET in matches with stars such as Tyler Black, Christopher Daniels and Kyle O’Reilly.
Sir Bradley Charles is a man that everyone at MWR is all a buzz about. A great look, mixed with a desire to be the best. SBC trained at the Lance Storm Wrestling Training Academy. Since then SBC has already wrestled in Canada and Australia. In Kansas City he has been earning a Kings welcome home at Metro Pro Wrestling.
MWR Fans in the Midwest are familiar with the “Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell. Rockwell has been a former 2 t-time 3XW Pure Champion as well as the current MECW Independent Champion.
Dave Vaughn is a name that many fans know in St Louis. The wrestling machine took the skills learned from taking part in the WLW/Noah camp in 2009 to parlay that into his first MMWA-SICW Championship. Vaughn was a dominate champion until being upset from “The Future” Donovan Ruddick with a little help from Brandon Espinosa and Travis Cook.
Zach Thompson has been a part of one of the most popular tag teams ever at 3XWrestling with Mike Sydal called the High Flyers. Thompson has also found success as a singles competitor at both 3XW being a Pure wrestling champion and a MECW Champion.
One of the most powerful men in the Midwest is “MEAN” Mason Beck. Beck stands a towering 6’5 and weighing 250 IBS. A powerful man with unlimited potential, he was last seen at PWE teaming up with “The Future” Donovan Ruddick with manager Mr. Late Nite to get a win against the PWE Champion The Mississippi Madman and former WWE’S Eugene.
The purpose of speaking on each of these men’s accomplishments is to highlight the fact that everyone of them are not just resting of them. They are doing all they can to be the best in the not only the Midwest but the world.
In this extended recap there are many students from around the country. At MWR, we do not each of the guys names that took part in the pictures but we hope they know that this post is a salute to them and their hard work.
In this feature you will see them work on the basics, moves and have some matches to show off their skills
Last but not least we would like to thank Mike Van Hoogstraat for sharing this with us and Ohio Valley Wrestling for the opportunity to show you how the professionals become the stars that we know them.
To the fans of MWR, Jonathan Gresham may not be too familiar of a name. Don’t let that stop you from getting this great card of one of wrestling’s most exciting young stars.
Gresham was trained by former wrestling star MR Hughes and has parlayed that training into a chance to wrestle around the world.
Gresham has earned a reputation for great matches at IWA-Midsouth to Philadelphia’s CWZ to winning titles at Booker T’s PWA Promotion in Texas and is one half of the current HVW Tag Team Champions with Full Contact Dojo partner Ric King.
We are excited to one again bring to you the fans one of the top stars in the world with MWR Trading card #31 Jonathan Gresham
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Missouri Wrestling Revival and New Midwest Wrestling came together for the very first time in 2010. Fans here at the site can keep up with the fast paced, hard hitting action of stars such as the NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus, Bobby Houston, Tom Arson, Ryan Phoenix, Dan the Man and many more.
The night of action features these great match ups.
*Jon Magnus vs. Benz – NMW Heavyweight Title
*Immorale vs. Attitude Inc. – NMW Tag Titles
*Sage Ramsey vs. Dareian Frost
*Michael Shard vs. Eric Logan - Risk vs. Reward
*Justin MacIntyre vs. Scotty Cash - Martial Law Match
*NMW Legends Battle Royal
*Bobby Houston vs. Dan the Man
*Blake Steel vs. CJ Esparza vs. Catalyst Cory Carter vs. Toga Steve - Central Illinois Title – Double Jeopardy
All you have to do is answer one question correct and send the right answer to my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org subject NMW DVD Give away along with your Name and Address .
The question is 1) Who did NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus defeat to win his very first NMW Heavyweight Championship?
1.) Jimmy Rockwell defeated Joey Daniels via Rock-On Bomb in our opening contest. Both men needed a win here to move up the ranks and in the end Rockwell put Daniels down for the count.
2.) Sean Nautilus and Angelus Layne wrestled to a No Contest when Donnie Peppercricket ran into the ring and attacked both competitors. Peppercricket was suspended from competing this evening, and he came in from the side entrance. He then said that he doesn’t care about being suspended or fined, that he is tired of being everyone’s dancing clown and he’s tired of the ridiculous name Donnie Peppercricket. He revealed that his name is actually Branden and he intends on making Chris Havius’ life a living hell.
3.) #1 Brett Young defeated David Clark via One Shot. David Clark was looking for the upset win here, and utilizing his array of suplex’s almost got it for him. However, Young’s experience and knowledge helped him pick up the victory over the rookie.
4.) PWP Tag Team Championship: Zac James & Ryan Slade w/ Axel Greece defeated Beautiful Bodies of Brian Gott & Derek Cornell via Sliced Bread/Splash Combo in a very fun tag team match! The Bodies seemed only to be interested in wrestling Ryan Slade for some reason. In the end the champions proved why they are on top in PWP.
5.) “Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt defeated “Rock N Roll” Mike Sydal via Lightning Spiral in an intense bout. Wyatt returned to PWP after a short hiatus and showed he was no nonsense by taking Sydal down systematically. Sydal came close a few times but couldn’t defeat the Rebel.
6.) Matty Star defeated Zach Thompson via Top Rope Falcon Arrow that was absolutely mind blowing! These two had a great wrestling match that showed PWP fans that Thompson can hang in the ring with one of their favorite competitors.
7.) PWP Heavyweight Championship: “Babyface” Tony Cortez defeated Supafli via Ki-Krusher to retain his Heavyweight Championship. Cortez was given the opportunity to face anyone for the title and he chose Supafli because he said that he was very impressed by his recent victory over Jaysin Strife and wanted to see what he had in the ring face to face. These two crowd favorites put on a spectacle that will not soon be forgotten!
8.) Last Man Standing: Abu Colossus defeated Preston Maxwell when Preston had the Gator Roll Choke locked on Abu and Abu found the strength to spear Maxwell through a table that had been set up in the corner, and Maxwell could not answer the referee’s 10 count. This match saw a lot of insane violence including scary repeated chair shots and brawling all over the arena. Maxwell even took the bottom rope off and choked Colossus with it! Maxwell had the Gator Roll Choke locked in a few times but Abu found a way out each time and showed why his nickname is the Big Hurt.
It was an amazing show, thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support! Next show is January 15th at the National Guard Armory in Council Bluffs, and it is Year of the Phoenix 6!!!
Details coming soon!
National Guard Armory
2415 E Kanesville Blvd
Council Bluffs IA 51503
Wrestling fans in St Louis will have a lot to be excited for in 2011. This past weekend at MMWA-SICW at East Carondelet, they were excited to announce that on January 22nd coming live from the Community Center they will be doing their very first TV Taping for Charter Cable Channel 8.
Sponsored from fine people at Mueller Furniture in Belleville Illinois and Schrieber Towing from Cahokia Illinois fans in St Louis will have a great opportunity to catch the wrestling action from the 2009 MWR Promotion of Year, MMWA-SICW.
Wrestling fans of the past will be excited to hear the voice of St Louis’s Wrestling at the Chase Mr Larry Matysik will once again be the man behind the mic calling play by play for this must see show. That’s right, Matysik a long time friend of Promoters Tony Casta and Herb Simmons will be worth the time alone to tune in.
That’s not all!!
The SICW will be crowing its first Champion as the first CWC (CLASSIC WRESTLING CHAMPION).
To determine the new champion an 8 man tournament has been announced to be held on January 22nd. Those competing in the tournament are as follows, Brandon Espinosa, “The big Texan” Dave Vaughn, Chris Hargas, Waco, Gary Jackson, Danny Boy, and Ron Powers. Each of these wrestlers have earned the right to be in this huge attraction on January 22nd. Make your plans now to be at the East Carondelet Community Center on Saturday January 22nd for the first television taping for Charter cable 8 and welcome Larry Matysik back to the air waves as he calls the play by play.
The first show will air on Sunday February 6, 2011 at 11:30 am and then rebroadcast on Sunday evening at 10:30pm on Charter Cable channel 8.
Thanks to the Crimefighter of the St. Louis Wrestling Community we have Herb Simmons Announcement of this exciting events to take place.
Look for more exciting information coming to you about MMWA-SICW in the upcoming month.
* MWR’S presentation of Larry Matysik’s Lifetime Achievement Award
* This past weekends photo recap from East Carondelet from Mike Van Hoogstraat
* Dubi Meets the MMWA-SICW Fans
* MMWA-SICW presents MWR with an appreciation plaque
* A thorough look at the upcoming CWC tournament and the participants
Last October, Edmund “Livewire” McGuire pinned AAPW Champion, “Serial Thriller” Shane Rich in a tag team main event. AAPW decided McGuire should receive one more opportunity to face Rich for the title. However, since then, AAPW has hired a new booker. The new booker feels that McGuire still needs to prove himself a worthy #1 contender in singles competition. Therefore, McGuire will face a “Mystery Opponent” in the main event in which the winner will be the #1 contender for the AAPW Heavyweight Championship. This booker is being very tight lipped about who he has chosen or will choose to face McGuire. Rumors are already speculating of whom it could be. Will it be a former AAPW Champion? Mississippi Madman and Shawn Shultz are both former champions who have never received a rematch since their respective title reigns ended.
Is it someone who has never received a championship opportunity in AAPW? Wrestlers such as “Da Bomb” Brian James and “Thee” Brandon Espinosa both have very impressive win/loss records in AAPW yet neither has had an opportunity to compete for the AAPW title. Or could it be “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt??? Wyatt has made it quite clear he believes he is the best in the Midwest and was cheated out of the AAPW Championship in his epic battle with Shane Rich. Nobody will know until January 15th.
Also in action; “Playboy” Paul Rose teams with Christian Rose to face The Convoy. The Convoy have had their eyes set on the AAPW Tag Team titles since the company’s inception but have come up short in every opportunity. They are wanting to make 2011 the year of The Convoy.
Pokerface makes his AAPW debut on January 15th. This ring veteran has spent most of his career tearing up the Mid South but has occasionally competed to the Midwest. He believes not only that he can compete in AAPW, but will soon be a top contender and a force to be reckoned with. Who will step up to the challenge of Pokerface?
Others scheduled to appear include: El Magnifico, “Dynamite” Seth Knight, “The Golden Boy” Greg Anthony, Heath Hatton, and Carnage.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. Be at New Beginnings Assembly, 1011 E. 6th st., West Frankfort, IL. Doors open at 6pm, Bell time is 7pm