By Harmony Hardy
Editors Note: The write up for Derek Stones nomination for the 2011 MWR Wrestler of the year was so good I just went ahead and used the bio for this great collage of Derek Stone. – Brian Kelley –Owner and Editor
Derek Stone had an awesome and truly bloody year at Metro Pro Wrestling as he had one great match after another. On January 8th Derek Stone the fan favorite would set the tone for 2011 when he defeated Trevor Murdock in a Last Man Standing Match to become the new Metro Pro Television Champion. The match spilled all over the building in a bloody war.
In March, Stone would retained his Metro Pro TV Title in a Triple Threat Match via DQ after Trevor Murdock used a chair in a match also involving Bull Schmitt. #1 Brett Young would also go down to defeat as Stone continued his winning ways but dark days was to come.
In April, Stone would defeat the 2010 MWR Future Star Award recipient Sir Bradley Charles but would not be happy to see Michael Strider win the first-ever MPW Battle Royal for the shot at the MPW TV Title.
When wrestling returned to the Lawrence Community in Lawrence, Kansas in May Derek Stone would defeat Michael Strider but it would be the ending of the match that would leave a lasting impression that fans would not forget as Stone would leave Strider in a bloody mess and from his actions seemed to have lost all sense of reality in the process. The Locker room would have to be emptied to restrain Stone from doing any more damage to Michael Strider.
In June, the madness of Stone would cost him a match as he was DQ’d against fan favorite Maddog McDowell. Later in the month the downward slide would continue when Michael Strider would defeat Derek Stone to become the new Metro Pro TV Champion.
In July, Commissioner Matt Murphy announced someone had attacked Michael Strider and he was investigating the incident. He made a Fatal Four-Way Match; winner gets a shot at Strider’s Metro Pro TV Title. Prior to the big match Stone would gain momentum when he defeated “The Human Wrecking Ball” Pete Madden (w/ The Magic Man) in a Hardcore Match.
Stone once again showed he was not to be forgotten when he won the Fatal Four-Way Match to become the new No. 1 Contender for the Metro Pro TV Title in August.
In the big match Derek Stone was ready with a trick in his bag when he defeated Michael Strider thanks to interference from Commissioner Matt Murphy, who shocked the Metro fans when he announced that he was back as an active wrestler to become a 2-time Metro Pro Champion.
It would not be till September till the champ would return to a special main event called Eight-Man Tag Teammageddon Match that saw former champ Michael Strider and Bull Schmitt overcome Stone’s team.
Fan favorite and current nemeses would be waiting for him in November in the main event for the MPW title. Stone and Schmitt would go at it with the fans heavily on Bulls side. When the dust cleared and the war went around the building, Derek Stone would once again be a former champion and Bull would capture his first MPW title.
2011 was chaotic and dangerous for any wrestler that stepped in the ring against him.
There is no doubt that Derek Stone had one great match after another and is worthy of being named the 2011 wrestler of the year.
Metro Pro Wrestling returns to Turner Rec Center in Kansas City, KS, on Saturday, December 10, for our next television taping for Metro Sports! Doors open at 6 p.m., and bell time is 7 p.m. This will be our last taping of 2011.
Attractions announced so far:
- Michael Strider vs. Commissioner Matt Murphy – There will be a winner
- Metro Pro Title Match – Bull Schmitt will defend his MPW Title against NWA Central States Champion Jeremy Wyatt
- Pete Madden vs. Dan Walsh – If Pete wins, he gets five minutes in the ring with The Magic Man! This will be Madden’s final regularly-scheduled match!
- Best of Three Series – Match 2 for the NWA Kansas Title – Tyler Cook vs. “Showtime” Bradley Charles
- Two Out Of Three Falls Match – Mike Sydal vs. Mark Sterling
- Women’s Triple Threat Match – Stacey O’Brien vs. Lucy Mendez vs. Miss Natural
Keep checking back for more updates on the December 10 card!
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• Knology of KS Cable – Lawrence 37
• Metro Sports 2 on Time Warner Cable Kansas City Channel 311
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