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
Metro Pro Wrestling returns this Saturday night in Kansas City with an exciting night of action that you will NOT want to miss.
Thanks to our friends at Metro Pro Wrestling we are able to share with you the Here is the Metro Pro TV Title Finals between Trevor Murdock vs. Michael Strider.
What a match!
If you missed this match then don’t hesitate to get your hands on the HOTTEST ticket in Kansas City.
MWR got word that a few matches at the Turner Rec Center are as follows
- Metro Pro TV Title Match – Trevor Murdock vs. Derek Stone
– NWA Kansas Title Match - Tony Morales vs. Tyler Cook
– Mike Sydal vs. Tony Gonzales
– The Cancun Kid vs. Steve Fender
- Jeremy Wyatt vs. Rob Ryzin
– Pete Madden vs. Alexander Rudolph - Hardcore Rules
Jim Ross wrote of Ric Flair “ Back in the day, and still today for that matter, no one could cut a more impassioned promo than the future Hall of Famer “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Flair dressed the part, lived the part 24/7, and, seemingly, became the “Nature Boy. Credit Jim Ross’s websitehere.
By Brian Kelley
On my long drive to school in St Louis I have a LOT of time to think about stuff and when I am not thinking about my homework, I have my mind working towards pro wrestling. This past week my thoughts took me to who in the Midwest is the best on the Mic? Who can your attention the most during a promo?
If you take a look at most of my favorite wrestlers they all can talk. From my very favorite Ric Flair to the Honky Tonk Man and back the Midwest’s own Harley Race they could all talk you to the show.
Lets take a look at 20 of the most interesting wrestlers in today’s game here in the Midwest in my opinion, Feel free to disagree or add your thoughts but these are the top wrestlers who I Love to get hear from and the list is in no certain order.
Before we go to the 20 plus superstars lets give props to the three time WWE Tag Team Champion Trevor Murdoch who I felt was very underrated during his time at the big show.
First lets look at a promo from ALL-TIME greats Dusty Rhodes and Harley Race when he congratulated Trevor Murdoch for his signing with WWE.
Now lets take a flash back at a promo from Murdoch with his tag team partner the late Lance Cade as they were set to arrive in WWE. Some good stuff for sure.
1) Bloody Harker Dirge
The Vampire from the Midwest, Dirge has the look, can wrestle and is works his character to a T….or maybe he is a real vampire. Either way one of the best to get a promo from period.
2) Travis Cook-
The Manager of Champions or as my friend Herb Simmons calls him Travis “the Crook” Cook but no matter what you call him you will have no choice but to hear what he has to say. A link from wrestlings past, Cook knows how to get under the skin of wrestlers and fans alike.
3) Bailey Mannix-
In your face, no nonsense wrestler can talk the talk and walk the walk. Great in front of people and can bust out a promo in one take with out blinking an eye.
4) Michael Strider
– If you ask me this guy is the closest in the Midwest to have the same feel as my favorite Flair as anyone, and I am not the only one. Strider is believable in his words and can make you care for him in a heartbeat but just like Flair if he is in a foul mood can drive the fans in a frenzy.
5) The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz –
The Northstar Express is so good that you always want more……
Ask me who my favorite to interview and to work with in a promo and I promise you that I will no doubt have these two right among the top of that list. Charismatic and you never know what they will come up with. They deserve to be on a national stage.
6) Gary Jackson
The total package who never got that one break, Jackson may very well be the most loved wrestler in St Louis. With classic lines and his golden rules the geourgous one is always one that you will want to listen too.
7) Jayden Draigo
To be honest I didn’t know who Draigo was until this year. He quickly gathered my attention with the way he handled himself in the middle of the ring, drawing the ire of the fans without missing a beat.
8) #1 Brett Young –
Like the Northstar Express, Young has charisma to burn. A great talker he is able to do whatever is thrown his way be it serious or comedy it is always a honor to interview him…or at least that’s what he lets me know when we are done.
9) The Mississippi Madman –
Listen for this quote from the Madman at the interview “ You just saved a lot of lives, because there is going to be a lot of people running because the Madmans coming” Love it!
No wrestler in the Midwest can have the fans in the palm of their hands like the Mississippi Madman. His look, along with his mic skills is the reason why he would be one of the wrestlers that I would choose if I was a promoter.
10) BroMance Jordan McEntrye & Knight Wagner with Eryn –
Cocky brash and always entertaining this tag team is very underrated in the Midwest, they have a great look that catches the fans attention right away.
11) Mr Late Nite
The Midwest wrestling agent has an ax to grind and never seems to be in a good mood. That is until he is making fun of the fans who come to see their heroes in action.
You can’t miss him with all those 3 stooges’ tattoos but then he gets on the mic for a promo or before his match and laughter is surly to come. 13) Matt Cage –
Cage is always willing to think outside the box. The scary thing about Cage is I believe he is only scratched the surface of how good he can be.
14) The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter)
The 2009 MWR Tag team of the Year burst onto the scene making a name for themselves in and out of the ring with some great promos for their battles.
15) Attitude Inc (Guy Smith, Spencer Powers, and Michael Shard)
The trio of Smith, Powers and Shard bring to the table great wrestling action and a look that gets the fans and opponents attention quickly. They currently hold the NMW Tag titles while Shard is in the hunt for the NMW Title at November Reign. Look for great things to continue for these there.
16) Chad Mylan-
The man who many claim is the voice of 3XW has grew a chip on his shoulder. Leading his number one man Kwong into the ring to gain championships. He is a force at not only 3XW but MECW as well.
I am going to share with you a promo from 3XW’S monthly internet show Outside the ring from this past October. Look for Chad at the 5:16 mark into the show as he celebrates a big victory along with his protégé Ricky Kwong. Please take the time to watch the whole episode and add the 3XW website to your favorites to check out the new Outside the Ring.
17) Bobby Houston –
While many wonder what we do at MWR, “The Business Man” is not one of them. He knows that the site is out there to get the word out about wrestling, but more importantlyto Houston, is MORE coverage for himself. In the ring on the mic or outside the ring for a promo Houston is all about the Business and that business is to let you know that he is the best in the Midwest.
18) The Magic Man-
If you have not seen this legend from Japan then shame on you. I have had a lot of fun working with the Magic Man every time we get the camera in front of him. The fans MAY love him or hate him but they always and I mean always remember him
19) Steven J Girthy-
The classic manager in every sense. Successful check, rich check, loud mouth check. The truth of the matter is the man is good at his job and that is leading wrestling’s top wrestlers into battle.
20) AJ Williams-
One has to see AJ do wrestling impersonations to get a true feel of this young wrestlers talent. Don’t believe me then just ask Bill Apter.
MWR Hall of Fame Video
Hype Gotti and Tony Cortez formed the charismatic tag team Simply the Best. The two would hold onto the PWP Tag titles but we were always prepared to see what these two would say when we got them behind the camera. Lets look back at this classic interview.
Last but not least I leave you with a promo that we did with the 2008 Missouri Wrestling Revival wrestler of the Year “ The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt. I took this to work to show some residents at the behavior unit that I worked with. The resident LOVE wrestling and my mother has been a nurse for over 30 years at the very same home.
My mothers reply to me after watching Wyatt blast , “Maybe you shouldn’t get involved in this wrestling, you’r going to get hurt.” …….SWEET
I now share with you that video that caused my mother such concern.
At the beginning of the show, Jayden Draigo came out and once more berated the fans and called “Babyface” Tony Cortez out to hear him out.
Once Draigo put his hands on the PWP Heavyweight Championship, Cortez slapped him and left the ring. As he was exiting, Draigo grabbed his Kendo Stick and swung at Cortez, only to have him catch the stick and take it with him to the back!
1. #1 Shot Challenge: Matty Starr defeated #1 Brett Young
#1 Brett Young came out and issued a #1 Shot Challenge to anyone in the building. Out came Matty Starr much to the fans delight! This was a great back and forth contest with Starr rolling Young up out of nowhere for the three count!
After the match, Starr asked for the microphone and thanked the fans for all their support. He said its time he challenges for the PWP Heavyweight Championship and he doesn’t care who wins later in the night, he wants them in the ring in October!
This was a very intense Triple Threat match as a returning Albright was looking to start fresh in PWP while both Daniels & Cornell need the win to move up the ranks in PWP.
Highlights include a huge powerbomb neckbreaker off the top rope including all three men. Daniels sneaked into the ring and rolled up Albright to get the much needed win!
3. Rematch: Supafli defeated Jaysin Strife
This was a rematch from August 21 where Supafli showed the PWP fans that he could hang with a former PWP Heavyweight Champion. This match has to be seen to be believed! Amazing back and forth action between these two, as Strife showed his frustration, underestimating the masked man from Mexico City, IA.
All sorts of innovative maneuvers came out of nowhere from both men but when Strife attempted a powerbomb, Supafli quickly rolled through, and had enough leverage to hold Strife down for the three count and the upset win! Strife seemed shocked at the end result, but he raised Supafli’s hand out of respect as the audience cheered.
As we came back from intermission it was announced that PWP Officials had decided to grant Matty Starr a PWP Championship match on October 16, 2010!
4. Preston Maxwell defeated “Rock N Roll” Mike Sydal
Abu Colossus’ music hit the arena speakers, however he did not come out. Preston Maxwell strolled out to his music, mocking his every move and mannerisms. Maxwell proceeded to insult the absent Colossus on the microphone, until his challenger, a returning Sydal came out. Sydal with a new style and energy attempted to use many traditional wrestling holds to subdue Maxwell during the match.
A turning point occurred when Maxwell sidestepped the turnbuckle and Sydal flew into the ring post.
The referee helped Sydal fix his injured shoulder but the damage had been done and when Maxwell locked on the Gator Roll Choke, Sydal couldn’t take the pain and tapped out immediately. You can be sure when Colossus hears about the disrespect showed by Maxwell, he will not be happy.
5. PWP Tag Team Championship: Zac James & Ryan Slade w/ Axel Greece retained the Championship over Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket.
Before the match former PWP Ring Announcer Axel Greece got on the mic and berated his replacement, PWP Official BJ Bunten. He then offered Havius & Peppercricket a choice, they could go to the back and forget the match was ever supposed to happen, or they could do it the hard way. I think we all know which way the PWP favorites chose! This was a great tag team contest showing not only Havius & Peppercricket’s hatred for the Canadians but also the tightness of both teams. You could see the chemistry flowing and with Axel Greece in the corner it was a rough time for Havius & Peppercricket.
Unfortunately Greece was too much and as Slade baited Peppercricket into a brawl on the outside the PWP Referee Guy Walken followed them allowing Greece to hit Havius with his cane in the ring and James covered him as the referee returned to the ring and counted the three count. Havius & Peppercricket were livid and demanded that they get one more chance. They said this time, if they win, they get Axel Greece in the ring after the match for 5 minutes!
Surprisingly, Greece accepted immediately, showing no fear and confidence that James & Slade could pull out a hat trick win.
6. PWP Heavyweight Championship: “Babyface” Tony Cortez retained the Championship over Jayden Draigo
Months and months of torture, disrespect and anger came to a head in the main event of the evening. It seemed like Draigo was right around the corner of Cortez’ every move and was able to get the upper hand more than once.
Cortez showed his tremendous heart and resilience after kicking out of not only 1 but 2 superkicks. You could see the look of shock on Draigo’s face! What happened next was probably the most controversial moment in PWP history. Cortez hit his finishing move, the Pacifier, on Draigo however Draigo’s feet knocked PWP Senior Referee Bryan Whitman out cold in the process. Cortez covered Draigo and the crowd counted along with him as he counted 1,2,3,4,5. Cortez got up to revive the referee and unfortunately this allowed Draigo to grab his Kendo Stick and nail Cortez over the head with it! Draigo dragged the referee over, and he counted the pinfall, 1,2,3! The referee called for the bell, however, PWP Official BJ Bunten refused to ring it! He couldn’t believe his eyes and refused to end the match because of the vicious Kendo Stick shot. He went to the back and brought out PWP Referee Guy Walken as Draigo got the microphone and grabbed the title and began berating the fans and celebrating.
As Bunten returned with the other referee, the two refs and Bunten began arguing over what happened. As this was going on, Cortez got up and hit a spinebuster on Draigo! The second referee ran into the ring and counted the pin but it was only a two count! As Referee Whitman angrily left the arena, Cortez hit a crippling suplex into piledriver type move to finally get the three count and retain the PWP Championship. As Bunten announced the winner over the house microphone, the fans cheered Cortez and laughed at Draigo. Draigo left the arena but did exclaim that you would not see the last of him in PWP.
Check the PWP Message Board for a statement from PWP Officials regarding the decision in the main event!
It was an incredible night of action and it will be interesting to see what happens next month! Already announced:
PWP Heavyweight Championship Match: “Babyface” Tony Cortez Vs. Matty Starr.
These two men are arguably the most beloved members of the PWP roster. Now they are putting it all on the line for the fans and Starr has an opportunity of a lifetime to taste the glory of the silver strap!
PWP Tag Team Championship Match: Zac James & Ryan Slade w/ Axel Greece Vs. Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket.
If Havius & Peppercricket win, they get Axel Greece alone in the ring for 5 minutes! If James & Slade win, Havius & Peppercricket can never challenge for the PWP Tag Titles again as long as James & Slade are champions! This could get very interesting!
More will be announced soon! Thanks to all the fans for supporting us!
We are only a few days away from the return of Metro Pro Wrestling in Kansas City. What better form of entertainment can you have the night before you see your 3-0 Chiefs play than some of the very best wrestlers in the world today.
Stars like former three time WWE Tag Team Champion Trevor Murdoch and the current Metro Pro Wrestling’s TV kingpin. Murdoch took on Michael Strider in and out of the ring for dominance in one of the hottest wrestling companies in 2010.
Filled with stars such as the 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling, Jeremy Wyatt, Sir Bradley Charles, Mike Sydal, Derek Stone, Pete Madden, KC Karrington, Steve Fender, Tyler Cook, Stacey O’Brien, Casanova and the Barrios Boys led by the vixen Lucy Mendez are just a few of the stars that made the show a success back in August.
If that wasn’t enough the greatest wrestler to ever walk the earth, Harley Race will be in attendance that same evening.
Join our good friends Josh Ray and Dan Gier as they team up to announce another exciting card that will be televised for Metro Pro Sports in the coming months.
If you want click onto my photobucket for action shots from the last event.
Till then do not forget to get your tickets for this great event and you can find out how by going to their website here.
MWR fans on August 21, 2010 we witness a thrilling night of wrestling at Pro Wrestling Phoenix with some of the top stars in the country. In the main event we witness Jaysin Strife jump over the top rope to allow Jayden Draigo to win the 2010 Battle of the Phoenix.
Thanks to our friends at Pro Wrestling Phoenix we have a full recap of the events including why Strife gave Draigo the win to go along with a music video of the amazing sights and punishing moves of each match.
PWP returns to action on September 18th in Council Bluffs and we highly recommend that you take the opportunity to check out a great night of wrestling.
As the evening started, “Babyface” Tony Cortez came out right away, and called out Jayden Draigo to finally fight him. Jayden came out to the ring and talked with Cortez about their history, and told Tony that the fans who loved him now were the same ones spitting on him and calling him Francis two years ago. He told him to make his own decisions and forget the fans then left the ring. As soon as Draigo left, “The Passion” Zac James’ music hit and he and Ryan Slade came out to the ring. Zac told Tony to put his title on the line right then and there, which most people assumed was Zac using his Anytime Anywhere title shot.
1.) PWP Heavyweight Championship: “Babyface” Tony Cortez defeated Zac James w/ Ryan Slade. This was an intense match with Zac showing a new intensity and focus on winning the championship. Unfortunately for him he fell short and Cortez retained his coveted title. After the match, Zac got on the mic and addressed the fans who were yelling at him that he wasted his title shot. He showed them the contract and pointed out that he never said he was using his title shot, and he never signed the contract, therefore, he still had his Anytime Anywhere contract for either PWP Championship.
2.) Sir Bradley Charles made his return to PWP and defeated Joey Daniels in a very back and forth contest. SBC pulled a lot of tricks out including a beautiful Northern Lights Suplex, but he finished it off with his TKO maneuver.
3.) A returning “Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell defeated Jayden Draigo via roll up when Tony Cortez appeared at ringside just long enough to distract Draigo.
4.) Matty Star finally got his revenge against “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt in this PWP classic. Both men used every ounce of strength & valor and kicked out of just about every move imaginable. The match ended when Star finally got the upper hand and nailed Wyatt with a Falcon Arrow from the top rope! This match is seriously one of the best contests in the 5 ½ year history of PWP.
5.) Abu Colossus defeated Preston Maxwell via disqualification when Maxwell had the Gator Roll Choke locked in on Colossus and refused to let go even when Colossus got his feet the the ropes. It took a few PWP officials to get Preston to break the hold who showed genuine frustration as he thought the match should have been his. He showed his lack of respect for Colossus who quickly gave chase.
6.) Jaysin Strife defeated Supafli in a fantastic match. Supafli proved to the PWP fans that he can hang in the ring with a former PWP Champion. This match also saw Supafli severely cut open his chin on a dive to the outside. In the end Strife pulled out the victory but both men showed each other respect afterwards. This match was also a classic that won’t soon be forgotten, and was easily the best performance we have seen in Supafli’s young career. He proved that the sky is the limit for this exciting masked star.
7.) PWP Tag Team Championship Match: Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket defeated The Beautiful Bodies of Brian Gott & Derek Cornell. The Bodies were close in this one but not close enough and the PWP fan favorites retained their titles. As soon as the Bodies were out of the way, Zac James’ music hit ONCE AGAIN and he came out, clearly signed the contract and received his PWP Tag Team Championship match along with Ryan Slade.
8.) PWP Tag Team Championship Match: Zac James & Ryan Slade defeated Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket to become the NEW PWP Tag Team Champions. During the match, Ryan Slade attempted to use the Canadian flag as a weapon, however the referee caught him and took the flag away setting it on the apron. In a shocking turn of events, ring announcer Axel Greece grabbed the flag and nailed Peppercricket with it as he was attempting a tag team finishing move with Havius! Zac James then hit the Sliced Bread #2 and we had new tag team champions. Afterwards Greece got on the mic, announced the winners of the match and proclaimed that he was sick of being made fun of, beaten up, not taken seriously, and that he would lead Zac & Slade to greatness. He also proclaimed that one of them would win the Phoenix Challenge!
9.) Jayden Draigo won the annual Phoenix Challenge! A lot of interesting things happened in the course of this match, including Havius & Peppercricket immediately going after Zac & Slade as soon as they got to the ring. Abu Colossus was the last entrant and as soon as he hit the ring he went immediately after Preston Maxwell who got eliminated while brawling with each other and probably didn’t even realize it. They kept fighting with each other outside the ring for a good five minutes, fighting their way back to the locker room. It came down to last years winner Jaysin Strife & Draigo, but Strife shocked the crowd by jumping out to the floor on his own! Draigo had the match won, but his look of glory soon turned to anger when Tony Cortez came out and the match was announced: Cortez would finally get his hands on Draigo September 18th when they fight one on one for the PWP Heavyweight Championship!
Strife then said to Cortez that a deal is a deal, and now that Cortez will finally get his hands on Draigo – he needs to remember that Strife did him a huge favor, and Cortez still owes him another shot at the PWP Title.
Phoenix Challenge Order of Entry:
1. Sir Bradley Charles
2. “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt
3. “The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade
4. Jaysin Strife
5. “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell
6. Donnie Peppercricket
7. Jayden Draigo
8. Derek Cornell
9. Joey Daniels
10. Matty Star 11. Angelus Layne
12. “The Passion” Zac James
13. Chris Havius
14. Brian Gott
15. Abu Colossus
* Jeremy Wyatt by Sir Bradley Charles
* Joey Daniels by Jimmy Rockwell
* Sir Bradley Charles by Zac James & Ryan Slade
* Derek Cornell by Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket
* Matty Star by Jaysin Strife
* Ryan Slade by Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket
* Angelus Layne by Preston Maxwell
* Jimmy Rockwell by Preston Maxwell
* Donnie Peppercricket by Zac James
* Chris Havius simultaneously with Zac James
* Zac James simultaneously with Chris Havius
* Brian Gott by Abu Colossus
* Preston Maxwell simultaneously with Abu Colossus by Jayden Draigo
* Abu Colossus simultaneously with Preston Maxwell by Jayden Draigo
* Jaysin Strife eliminated himself
It was one of the most memorable PWP shows to date! Thanks to everyone who came out! The next show is September 18, 2010 at the National Guard Armory in Council Bluffs! Already announced:
PWP fans! Battle Of The Phoenix 2010 was an incredible night full of shock and surprises! Join us on SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 at the Council Bluffs National Guard Armory for a huge night of live pro wrestling!
PWP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP:
”BABYFACE” TONY CORTEZ VS. JAYDEN DRAIGO
Jayden Draigo has been a thorn in Tony Cortez’s side ever since he returned to PWP. Last month, Jaysin Strife jumped out of the ring and allowed Draigo to win the annual Phoenix Challenge. Tony Cortez came out and it became clear that a deal had been made. After months and months of Tony trying to get his hands on Draigo, it will finally happen! Will Tony Cortez continue to prove why he is the champion? Or will Draigo find a way to steal the title away from Tony?
PWP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP:
ZAC JAMES & RYAN SLADE W/ AXEL GREECE VS. CHRIS HAVIUS & DONNIE PEPPERCRICKET
Last month saw Zac James finally cash in his Anytime Anywhere contract, and he cashed it in right after PWP Tag Team Champions Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket defeated the Beautiful Bodies. In a huge shock to everyone, former ring announcer Axel Greece attacked Donnie Peppercricket during their match allowing Zac & Slade to pick up the victory. He then announced to the world that he was sick of being joked on, not taken seriously and ignored, and he would lead these men to greatness. Havius & Peppercricket will no doubt be looking for huge retribution in this match, and they will be fresh. Who will take home the titles?
JAYSIN STRIFE VS. SUPAFLI
One match that was talked about so much by all the fans from our August event was Jaysin Strife Vs. Supafli. Supafli has asked PWP officials for a rematch, and because there has been so much buzz about this match, they have agreed! You won’t want to miss this!
ONE SHOT CHALLENGE: #1 Brett Young will be in attendance and word has it that he will be issuing his “One Shot Challenge!” Last time this happened, Abu Colossus answered the call and defeated Young. Will he taste defeat again, or will he come out victorious?
ALSO IN ACTION: Abu Colossus, Matty Starr, Preston Maxwell, Derek Cornell, Joey Daniels, Jay Johnson & more!
Saturday September 18, 2010
National Guard Armory
2415 E. Kanesville Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Helloooo wrestling fans as the great Bill Kersten would say. I am thrilled that today we are celebrating our 1,000 post here at Missouri Wrestling Revival. Throughout the past two and half years you have been able to come to MWR site to check out upcoming shows, interviews and stories of the top stars of not only the Midwest but around the world.
MWR started out simple enough from one of my best friends Josh Ray who had the dream to bring attention to wrestling in the Midwest. He worked hard to get the site going and along with myself and Kari Williams the site was off and running.
Thankfully we had a good friend Peter Hahn whos sister Rachel, is a wonderful graphic artist that came up with the logo that has became the face of MWR.
I have been so busy getting ready for school, preparing for my sons school year and other projects that I have yet to unveil some great new logo’s from our good friends at Awesome bomb radio so no time is better than the start of a new thousand. Adult MWR fans take a chance to check out the Awesome Bomb Radio for some wild and crazy interviews with some of the top wrestlers in the game today.
Everyone at MWR has worked hard to be respectful and polite to each promotion, wrestler and fans that we have gone across.
I have a strong belief that to be successful that no one can do it alone. In the history of MWR there have been some wonderful supporters of the site that is vital to MWR’S place in wrestling today. I am going to attempt to thank everyone that has made MWR possible. At every promotion we have worked with there has been not only promoter, wrestlers but also referees, ring announcer, security, video crew and fans that I have nothing but love and respect for. Several have become close friends, while others I have not seen in a long time, though time has past by and we may have not seen each other this post is still for you.
1) The Fans: I hope that you have found MWR a place that you come to enjoy. You are the most important piece to the puzzle to making a show a success. At times we are very busy at a show but I want you to know that I thank you for clicking on the site and we are always excited to get to meet you. Your support for the hard working men and women of the sport keeps the hope alive for pro wrestlers to live their dream. If you have not checked out a local show near you I urge you to check out a promotion soon.
2) The Promoters: These guys are judged, hated and sometimes forgotten. It takes a special person to risk there money and spend their time to run a show. The cold hard fact is that it is a LOT of work to be one and at times luck to be successful in this profession. Without them doing the ground work a show never gets off the ground. They have opened their doors to us and I hope they know we have been honored to try our best to get the word out about the dates of their show.
3) The Wrestlers, managers and referees: Call it a sport or call it entertainment, one can not deny that it takes true talent to make a show a success..
During the years I have been all around the Midwest checking out shows in the big cities and the small towns and I can say that I have no doubt that there is no athletes that cares more for their fans that the wrestlers.
We have been at a few shows that have had less than 30 people, that did not stop the wrestlers from going out there and giving it their all, then took the time to come meet the fans.
I watched time and time where they have took that extra moment to talk, pose for pictures and sign autographs to the kids of all ages and thanking them for their hard earn money to watch them do what they love.
There have been many shows where the wrestlers have donated their time and skills with no pay to support a fundraiser for a local family or school.
No matter what state we are in, or the three letters of the promotions every wrestles have the same goal and that is to entertain you with the best of their abilities.
This past weekend I was in Lincoln Illinois for the Arts and Balloon Festival where the a huge crowd witness some exciting wrestling action. One of the many talented wrestlers in the Midwest today, Knight Wagner asked if he could do a promo commemorating the moment that so many fans had a chance to see what wrestling was like in our area.
I was honored by the kind words that he said in the promo for our website in hopes that you the fans will check us out to find out where you can see the next wrestling show in your area. I want to share with you the words of Knight Wagner.
To be honest there have been many such compliments given to the MWR family from many many wrestlers that understand that this site is built for the fans, the promoters and wrestlers themselves.
It has been a pleasure to work each and every one of you. I have seen some of the craziest, weirdest and breathtaking matches ever in the past two plus years at MWR. The love that you have for wrestling is only equaled by the desire to give the fans their money’s worth. MWR could not be as successful or fun without your cooperation
4) Dubray Tallman: The old saying is behind every successful man is a good women. Thankfully I have Dubray to help support me while we drive the six hours roundtrip for many shows. There is no group of friends that live close enough that we can ride with to make the trip faster or cheaper. In less than a year and half we have made over eighty shows in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Illinois. At times the site takes away from what we can do elsewhere or together as it takes time to write and edit everything. Prior to the show Dubray works on one of the most popular articles that we have Dubi meets the fans. Often Dubi Meets the Fans is the among the top post for weeks on end . Dubray I love you.
5) Josh and Sara Ray: The founder of MWR is also one of my best friends. Josh has a great mind and love for the business. If only the two of us lived closer no telling how much more successful MWR would be. They don’t get much better than Josh and Sara
6) Kari Williams: MWR’S number one writer, you have read Kari’s articles from the inception of the site. Young and talented there is no doubt that you will find Kari’s work in a much bigger forum one day. Dubray and I always are thrilled to see Kari and her mother Joan.
7) Matt Murphy: Matt is one of the most underrated wrestling minds today. He has always been willing to give his advice and assistance for the site. In fact I didn’t take his advice early on and paid for it. Lesson learned, listen to Matt Murphy. Seriously Matt was kind enough to have his book showcased here at MWR in a weekly article that many MWR fans loved. If you missed it, there is a link at the top of the page that you can go to do catch up. MWR fans if you have read this article or book PLEASE take the time to review it on Amazon.com here.
8) Greg Anthony – Anthony brings to the site, a fan that is talented enough to excel in the sport today as a wrestler. I am never bored and often surprised to what he has to say in the MWR favorite the Golden Circle. As with Murphy if you have missed any of his articles I urge you take a look at the top of the page and enjoy.
9) Patrick Brandmeyer- As much as I love local professional wrestling, the truth is at times it can be nearly impossible to find out information on the past as well as the current history of the business. I often look to my good friend Patrick Brandmeyer for the what, how and why in the St Louis wrestling market and beyond. If a promotion wants a good source of advertisement then most defiantly contact Brandmeyer to make his way to your show.
10) ST Louis Wrestling Community and the Nose Bleed seats- Many people think that the man known as the Crimefighter and his website the ST Louis Wrestling Community are a competitor of the MWR website. The truth is that I have always enjoyed working with Crimfighter and his colleagues from the Nose Bleed SeatsChris Lee and MOAV5706. I often use the site and their advice for articles that you read here. They have had some great podcast and they are the number one source for all your wrestling in Central Illinois. Check them out here.
11) MWR T-shirts- Nothing brings a smile to my face than seeing a fan or wrestler wear a MWR Shirt. In the four states that we cover we have given away or sold 100’s of our shirts to wonderful people such as yourself. We started out with free drawings during intermission to a lucky fan.
Then one day at PWP I was taken photos when Murder Militia’s #1 Brett Young came to the ring wearing an MWR shirt . That kicked a light bulb in my head, why don’t we have a wrestler wear to ring and unlike the greedy Young who kept his shirt, we have them throw it to a lucky fan. This promotion has been more than a success and I would like to thank all the wrestlers who have worn the shirt in the past in this promotion. The fans I feel have had a lot of fun in catching them . Most recently one fan told me that her daughter was so impressed with catching the t-shirt and having her picture taken with the wrestler(Jimmy Karryt) that she has that picture of her and him as the background picture on their computer. You can not purchase moments as special as that.
Words can not describe how important my friend Nick Ridenour has been this year in working with us to have quality and affordable t-shirts with the small budget we have.
12) MWR Top Draws – A very popular feature at MWR is the art work from MWR’S Dartallion Allen JR. Allen brings to life your favorite stars in a cartoon style. Mwr fans look in the very near future a chance to vote for who you think Allen Jr should draw in the MWR Classic Wrestler Top Draw. Till then take the time to click above to see one of Midwest brightest artist today.
13) MWR Trading Cards- This is my new passion and a set that I take great pride in. A worthy collectable for the fans of MWR, the set features the stars of the Midwest and around the world that we have all come to love or hate. We started off with the MWR award winners for 2008 and 2009, card number one was the 2008 MWR Tag team of the year the Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz with Pnut, the three who is awesome in promos looked just as good in a trading card.
Since then we have added a who’s who of stars in the Midwest including three people that I am forever grateful who brought worldwide recognition to the set, site and other wrestlers of the series and they are international stars MsChif, Davey Richards and Ring of Honor World Champion Tyler Black.
A big thank you goes out to Alyssa Major for her amazing talent on these cards.
As of press time we have announced Nineteen trading cards and each and every individual brings their own flair and worth to your collection. Look for many other superstars of the ring to grace their presence in the set. In fact I am so excited to name them that I need to stop writing about it.
For a look at these card check out our checklist at the number one site for wrestling trading cards Wrestlingtradingcards.comhere.
14) MWR Photographers- People that know me, know that I love photos of wrestling. Often I will go to a website and see results from a show but never know what that person looks like. At MWR you get a chance to put a name with a face in an exciting fashion
I am blessed to be able to have some of the great photographers in the Midwest at MWR that allow us to use their work and expensive equipment for the site. A very underrated aspect to the scene is a photographer, these hard working professionals are able to capture that moment when your favorite wrestler goes for that high risk move, or the final moment when a wrestler wins the championship. With pictures you capture history.
Mike Van Hoogstraat, Gary Giaffoglione, Bill Smith and Scott Fieldstein are regulars with MWR who donate the pictures for you the fans to enjoy. I love all of these guys for their contribution and friendship.
15) Absolute Wrestling Radio: Amazingly when I wrote this article for 1,000 post I had somehow forgotten to recognize the AWR family. It’s not that they were not worthy or I hadn’t thought of them its just that I thought I had them done. Make no mistake about it that AWR was very crucial to MWR inception to the wrestling world. Based out of St Louis AWR has been a place where fans can listen and call in to talk about the WWE, TNA , local wrestling and MMA.
Mark Bland Matt Kreuger and Andy Echle have been a lot of fun throughout the time that I have known them and have created some of the most memorable moments in MWR history. They have always done a wonderful job getting the word of MWR out to the masses. We look forward to all of your hard wok and friendship.
In the past two and half years MWR has covered and worked with each of these promotions in one form or another. I don’t want to thank anyone in particular because of the fear of forgetting anyone. Once again there are many great people that are in each of these promotions who have made a positive impact for the MWR site.
All American Pro Wrestling
All American Wrestling
Central States Wrestling
Great American Wrestling
High Voltage Wrestling
Independent Hardcore Wrestling
Lethal Wrestling Alliance
New Midwest Wrestling
New Breed Wrestling Alliance
NWA Supreme Wrestling
NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling
Metro East Championship Wrestling
Metro Pro Wrestling
Pro Wrestling Epic
Pro Wrestling Next
Pro Wrestling Phoenix
Pro Wrestling Next
Rampage Championship Wrestling
World League Wrestling
I hope that you check out these promotions live in the very near future.
Thank you MWR Fans and we hope to celebrate 1,500 soon. Till then look for all the exciting developments and happenings in the world of Pro Wrestling in the near future at MWR.
Owner/ Editor of Missouri Wrestling Revival
My good friend Josh Ray and I spoke recently about the celebration of the MWR 1,000 POST. He stated that he had an article he would like to share with you so we started MWR post 1 with Josh Ray so it is only fitting that we end 1,000 with my good friend Josh.
By Josh Ray
Even though I left Missouri Wrestling Revival in the talented hands of Brian Kelley and Kari Williams a year ago to pursue other pro wrestling opportunities, as founder of this website/community I am extremely attached to any of MWR‘s successes and failures. It doesn’t matter whether the ideas came from my own mind or the mind of a friend, because once it is implemented by the site, it becomes part of the family.
As family, career, and life in general have siphoned time from one of my passions, most of my Midwest pro wrestling knowledge comes in spurts from MWR. It is a great site that has helped in more ways than it will ever get credit for, and that is due to a combined effort from contributors to MWR, promoters, wrestlers, behind-the-scenes staff, and of course fans! When Brian and I chatted last week and he informed me that the 1000th post was fast approaching, I wanted to get involved.
A lot is said of a wrestler’s desire and love of the business. Sometimes paid in hot dogs and other time not paid at all, these men and women travel at great physical, emotional, and financial expense because they love to entertain and they strive to improve. Unfortunately, there are other pieces of this puzzle that often go overlooked. These overlooked pieces are evident in those train wrecks that inevitably occur. Great wrestlers can make a great match, but those that work in supporting roles (the overlooked pieces I am referring to) are what make an entire event a success. In fact, those working in these supporting roles can make or break everything from the attendance to the safety at the show.
Those in these supporting roles include the promoter himself/herself, the booker, the referee, ring announcer, managers/valets, sound man/woman, camera crew, photographer, security, bloggers/journalists, and other volunteers. These men and women are no less a part of the wrestling business than the wrestlers themselves, but they often do what they do with little or no fanfare. There is no World Wrestling Entertainment developmental program for most of these roles, and many serving in these capacities are expected to do the work for free to pay their dues and to be a part of the show.
Even WWE legend Shawn Michaels acknowledged many of the great supporting members of WWE during his retirement speech on the March 29, 2010 edition of Monday Night RAW:
This is really gonna sound strange to you guys, but there’s a whole lot of people in those big ‘ol trucks out back, there are these guys here holding the camera, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and of course the greatest announcer of all time Jim Ross… but I want to thank all you guys. You guys always made me look better than I ever really was and I so appreciate that.
I want to follow in those great footsteps in this, the 1000th post on Missouri Wrestling Revival, by naming my own MWR “Supporting Roles” All-Star Team. This is by no means definitive and is solely based on my opinion with some input from trusted friends.
Supporting Roles All-Star 1st Team
Booker – Matt Murphy
I have talked with Matt numerous times and know his credentials. This would be the guy to go to in order to get the matches lined up… and the first guy I would talk to to straighten out any backstage issues.
Both men work hard and want to continue learning. You’d be hard pressed to find two more competent officials to ref a show.
Ring Announcer -
The man with the green socks has a great voice for ring announcing and is one of the nicest men you’ll meet in and out of the ring. He no longer operates in the area, but is worth the money to bring in.
This guy shoots and edits wrestling video on a regular basis and continues to improve. Watch 3XW’s Outside the Ring on Youtube to see the progression of his video work.
Camera – Jenny Bessman 3XW’s video team under the guidance of Skylar Pierce is my logical choice, with Jenny getting the by name selection, but without excluding the video talents of Sean Wilkerson. These guys keep the 3XW machine moving in the right direction by continuing their line of DVDs and providing footage for the 3XW web show Outside the Ring.
Security -Brandon “Bubba” Wacholtz
When I put together the MWR show for November 2009, “Bubba” was my first choice for security. Very professional in a security capacity and anyone that says otherwise has probably deserved being removed from a show.
Backstage Photographer -
Many of the great Midwest wrestler photos from backstage that you see on this site and across the Internet come from this man!
Ringside Photographer -
You feel right there in the middle of the action when Gary is at the helm.
I extended the offer to Magic Man a long time ago… whenever I have a video camera he is always welcome to jump in front of it.
Quite honestly, I mark for very few things in this world… but I mark for Chad Mylan. I am a Mylanite.
A genuinely nice guy with a love for professional wrestling that many do not come close to matching. Chuck is the guy you’d want to work with on any marketing plan or budget.
The resident workhorse at MWR has a career beyond this site that is right around the corner. I am very proud to have met her and often go to her for writing advice.
That is all I have for this, the 1000th post on Missouri Wrestling Revival. Remember, if its worth supporting then support it. If not then run the other way and something better will eventually come along!
1) David Clark defeated Derek Cornell in a hard hitting contest.
2.) Jayden Draigo defeated Angelus Layne. This was a case of Draigo toying with Layne, beating her mercilessly and refused to pin her. Instead he constantly dolled out more punishment before finally pinning her. Afterwards he cowardly attacked her with his Kendo stick.
3.) In what most would consider an upset, Preston Maxwell defeated Jimmy Rockwell with the Gator Roll Choke. Maxwell used the move in May to defeat Supafli and now used it to submit Rockwell.
4.) Matty Starr earned his biggest win in PWP ever when he pinned “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt. Afterwards, Wyatt showed his anger by hitting Starr with The Lightning Spiral and berating him. After intermission, Matty came back out and told Wyatt he wasn’t finished with him!
5.) “The Passion” Zac James defeated Supafli. He brought a chair into the ring and when the referee took it from him, he smashed the clipboard that contains his PWP Anytime Anywhere Contract over Supalfi’s head and got the pin. James still has the contract that he can use for any PWP title shot and any time he chooses.
6.) Sir Bradley Charles scored another impressive win in PWP by defeating Brian Gott. SBC is on a roll in PWP!
7.) Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket won their second PWP Tag Team Championship by defeating #1 Brett Young & Joey Daniels in a very exciting tag team match up, much to the fans delight!
8.) In a match that will go down as one of PWP’s best ever, “Babyface” Tony Cortez defeated Jaysin Strife to retain his PWP Heavyweight Championship. During the match, Strife was down on the outside and Jayden Draigo came out and superkicked Cortez in the face! Strife did not see this and covered Cortez, but Tony was able to kick out. After the match, Tony demanded that Draigo face him, and Draigo refused and talked more trash on Cortez before leaving.
Thanks to all the fans for coming out for a great night of action! PWP will kick off our summer tour on July 24th at Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene (just down the road from Horseshoe Casino) in Council Bluffs, IA! This will be an outdoor show and it is going to be a blast! Directions and details to come very soon!
1.) “The Passion” Zac James defeated David Clark & Jimmy Rockwell in a Triple Threat Ladder Match! This was an insane battle that saw these guys put it all on the line! Per pre match stipulations, since Zac James grabbed the contract hanging high over the ring, he will now receive a shot at either the PWP Heavyweight Championship or the PWP Tag Team Championship, any time he chooses.
2.) Sir Bradley Charles defeated Stephen Saint in about 20 seconds when he rolled Stephen up for the three count! Stephen was furious and shocked, so he demanded a rematch right there, and said if SBC could beat him again, he would quit PWP!
3.) Sir Bradley Charles defeated Stephen Saint in about 15 seconds with a Northern Lights Suplex, much to the fans delight. Stephen Saint is now gone from PWP.
4.) Preston Maxwell defeated Supafli via Submission in an excellent matchup!
5.) The Northstar Express returned to PWP to defeat The Beautiful Bodies in an extremely entertaining tag team match!
6.) “The Anarchist” Arik Cannon defeated Hype Gotti in an epic contest that saw both men give everything they had. This is one you HAVE to see!
7.) “Babyface” Tony Cortez, Abu Colossus, Jaysin Strife, Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket defeated The Murder Militia: Jayden Draigo, Jeremy Wyatt, #1 Brett Young, Joey Daniels & surprise entrant Arik Cannon! Cannon shocked the PWP audience by coming out as the 5th member of Murder Militia and attacking Tony Cortez right away! The match was an absolute brawl, wild and bloody, with so many crazy things that it really needs to be seen to be believed! The match ended when most of the Murder Militia were locked out of the cage and the PWP faithful hit move after move on Draigo, ending it with a huge shot to the head by Jaysin Strife with Draigo’s own kendo stick, then gaining the pinfall.
It was an absolutely amazing night of action, thanks to all the fans for making it a huge night to remember!
Here’s to five more years of PWP and don’t forget June 12, 2010 is the next event, only 3 weeks away!
PWP FANS! The first 50 fans in the building on May 22nd will get a FREE LIMITED EDITION CD with the most memorable themes in PWP’s illustrious 5 year history! Be sure to get there early!!!
WARGAMES CAGE MATCH! Murder Milita: Jeremy Wyatt, Brett Young, Mark Sterling, Joey Daniels & Jayden Draigo Vs. Tony Cortez, Abu Colossus, Jaysin Strife, Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket
PWPLEGENDS COLLIDE! Anarchist Arik Cannon
Vs. Hype Gotti
More will be announced very soon, keep coming back as details arise,
tell all your friends and be there May 22! Same Time, Same Place, Same Great Value!
National Guard Armory
2415 E. Kanesville Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Bell Time: 7:00
General Admission: $10
Tickets are only $10 for the biggest event in PWP history!
PWP fans we will have 6 new PWP DVDs for sale at the Anniversary show! They are the following:
“A New Era” April 26, 2008
*PWP Heavyweight Championship: “Babyface Tony Cortez (c) Vs. “Anarchist” Arik Cannon
*PWP Tag Team Championship: LONR’s (c) Vs. Northstar Express
PLUS 7 MORE HUGE MATCHES!
“PWP 3rd Year Anniversary Spectacular” May 10, 2008
*4 Way Elimination for PWP Heavyweight Championship: “Babyface” Tony Cortez (c) Vs. Abu Colossus Vs. “Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt Vs. Jaysin Strife
*”Anarchist” Arik Cannon Vs. ECW, TNA, WWE Superstar Jerry Lynn
PLUS 6 MORE HUGE MATCHES!
“Shadow Of Colossus” July 5, 2008
*PWP Heavyweight Championship: Abu Colossus (c) Vs. “Babyface” Tony Cortez
PLUS 6 MORE HUGE MATCHES!
“Battle Of The Phoenix 08″ July 19, 2008
*The Annual Phoenix Challenge
*Jaysin Strife & Vic Victory Vs. Hype Gotti & “Babyface” Tony Cortez
PLUS 5 MORE HUGE MATCHES!
“Raising The Bar” August 16, 2008
*PWP Heavyweight Championship: Abu Colossus (c) Vs. #1 Brett Young
* Street Fight: The Passion Zac James w/ Deidre Vs. Tyler Pride
PLUS 6 MORE HUGE MATCHES!
“Night Of The Rebel II” October 25, 2008
*PWP Heavyweight Championship: Abu Colossus (c) Vs. “Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt
*PWP Tag Team Championship: LONRs (c) Vs. Northstar Express
PLUS 6 MORE HUGE MATCHES!
These are in limited quantity so be there early to make sure you can get them! Thanks!