The Hooligans- Photo credit Brian Kelley
The Hooligans is on fire in the Midwest once again !!
By Brian Kelley
In 2009, Devin and Mason Cutter burst onto the scene in a blaze of glory. The brothers quickly earned a reputation of being the top tag team in the Midwest with their feuds with the Submission Squad, the KC Killers and just about any team that got in their way. On the way they became the LWA Tag Team champs, the High Voltage Wrestling Tag champs
For their efforts they were voted on by the MWR Awards committee as the 2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year.
The Hooligans has caused Havok at PWE. – Photo Credit Brian Kelley
For the next two years the Cutters would be among the top teams winning matches but just never seemed to get back the momentum that they had from the start. In February 2011, they would win the PWE Tag Team Championships when Mephisto had to forfeit the titles when his partner Kurt Styles was unable to attend the event thus the Hooligans would defeat Brandon Espinosa and Ace Hawkins for the titles.
2011 was a solid year for the Hooligans as they would defend the PWE belts against the likes of TONY KOZINA & KYLE O’REILLY, their arch rivals the Submission Squad,, the Money Makin Jam Boyz, the American Bulldogs and defeating the Lumberjacks in a match between old school and new school.
The Hooligans and the Heroes for Hire have lived up to the hype= Bill Smith
They would be named the number one tag team during the MWR Years by the MWR staff but as the voting for the year end came to a close they would be named second runner up for 2011.
For a team that has had some of the matches in the past three years, you would think that the accolades and awards would be enough but when we spoke to Devin Cutter after it was announced that the Kentucky Buffett was named the 2011 MWR Tag Team of the Year he had these words for us.
The Classic double teams from the Hooligans – Photo Credit Brian Kelley
Devin Cutter went on to say “When its all said and done Tag team wrestling will become synonymous With The Hooligans.”
With their eyes set on more gold, they looked west to Kansas City to the 2011 MWR Promotion of the Year Metro Pro Wrestling. MWR had featured an article named the MWR Christmas wish list of matches with one being the Hooligans meeting the MPW Tag champions Heroes for Hire.
Little did we know at the time that our wish was that of the aggressive Hooligans, would make their debut in February of 2012 for MPW. The Heroes for Hire would be able to retain the titles due to a DQ win and then defeat the Hooligans cleanly in March thus seemingly having the Hooligans number.
Yet in May during a three way tag team match for the titles, the Hooligans would win the MPW Tag titles convincingly over the champs and arch rivals the American Bulldogs.
The Hooligans can hit them high or low……Photo Credit Brian Kelley
At the moment they are the only tag team in the MWR coverage area with two tag titles, while looking to regain titles at St Louis Anarchy and Zero-1. They have been requesting a match at NMW to get their hands on New Midwest Wrestling Tag Team champions Attitude Inc. for some time now with no answer. And quite honestly the promoters at NMW may be force to book the Hooligans in a battle that would be between two former MWR Tag Team of the Year’s as Attitude Inc. has already turned away any competition for their titles.
Is the first ever Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions the Bumrush Brothers on their radar?
As the first half of 2012 is almost here, the Hooligans are no longer sitting by waiting for a title shot, they are making a run for them .
The Hooligans have their eyes set on the Zero-1 tag Team titles on May 26th at Streator, Il for a free show as they are set to meet the Kentucky Buffett with a chance to make the title claim to 3 of the top tag team belts in the Midwest.
Could the Hooligans make their way to 3XW to meet the new 3XWrestling Tag Team Champions the American Bulldogs, a team in the past that they have had exciting matches with but have also owned?
When I last spoke to the Hooligans they wanted this warning sent out to the tag teams of the Midwest “For any teams out there that feel like they are the best well Boys your lookin at em. To be the best you gotta beat the best and aint none of ya beat us.”
Tag team champions beware, the Hooligans are on the loose once again with the METRO Pro Wrestling and PWE Champion titles on the line.
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