Three titles will be decided
February 9th 2013
Bogart’s banquet hall
2142 Old State Road
Jacksonville, IL 62650
General Admission $10
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Show starts at 7:30 PM
TaDarius Thomas comes to Proving Ground Pro from Detroit, MI.
Since his High School wrestling days, TaDarius has been a dedicated student to a wide variety of mixed martial arts disciplines. Along with wrestling , TaDarius is also an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer (Michigan’s 2005 outstanding boxer of the year) and practitioner of Brazilian jujitsu and Capoeira (African-Brazilian martial art) that incorporates gymnastics,dance and an ability to strike from almost any position.
TaDarius has exploded onto the independent wrestling scene, becoming a major player in promotions around the world. He now brings those skills and experience to the Proving Ground .
Mr. 450 Hammett
Mr. 450 makes his way to Proving Ground Pro from Hormigueros, Puerto Rico. He is trained by Puerto Rican legend Invader III, taking that education to it’s highest levels.
Mr. 450 is a true international wrestling star who has won titles in multiple countries already in his wrestling career. His high flying, hard hitting style could take him to the top of Proving Ground Pro.
Dysfunction comes to Proving Ground Pro from Milwaukee,WI., where he has made quite a name for himself on the professional wrestling circuit. A big favorite where ever he preforms, including many high profile appearances for Juggalo Championship Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Blitz.
Dysfunction is as comfortable swinging chairs and breaking tables as he is doing classic mat wrestling. His big match experience and unusual combination of skills will make him hard to beat in the Proving Ground.
Ruff Crossing makes his way to Proving ground Pro from Sweet Grass, MT. Ruff has blazed a trail for himself in true cowboy fashion, drinkin’ beers, punchin’ steers, and kickin’ ass all the way from Sweet Grass.
True grit and heart will be on display each time out. Ruff Crossing will prove to be that classic pro wrestler who has every skill it takes to win a championship!
Derek St Holmes Esq.
Derek St Holmes Esq. , a true blue blood of independent wrestling. As his name refers, esquire is a candidate for knighthood..giving Derek a very regal air about him.
His European based submission grappling and old school stretching are to be respected and avoided if possible. St Holmes, “Entitled by Birth” for championships, will be difficult to beat in the Proving Ground.
Marion Fontaine makes his way to the Proving Ground from Las Vegas, NV. Fontaine brings one of the best all around games and best all around mustaches in wrestling today.
Marion Fontaine is tearing up the indy circuit all over the country. Poised to be a breakout star, Fontaine will attempt to take it to the next level in Proving Ground Pro.
“Psycho” Chase McCoy is a man with a growing reputation across the northern Midwest indy circuit. That reputation is winning matches and hurting opponents. Competitors across MN,WI,IL and MI have felt the wrath of “Psycho” Chase. Expecting to be in a title hunt, Chase now brings that unpredictable intensity to the Proving Ground.
Blake Steel is a true home grown superstar in the making. Dedication and hard work have taken Blake into the title picture at several independent promotions across the Midwest. Expecting to take his career to the next level, Blake has entered the Proving Ground.
“The Business” Bobby Houston
The Business is exactly that..All Business.Bobby is a true Blue Chipper..plying his trade across the Virginia’s and Carolina’s, as well as the Midwest, Bobby Houston is a contender for any title. Singles gold has been his…but Bobby is also a Tag Team expert.so expect the best from Bobby Houston on any night against any opponent.
Dan Lawrence has proven his worth mainly in Chicago area promotions. Dan is a multi-time title holder for several of the the larger promotions in Illinois (and upper Midwest). Whether he was a singles competitor or a tag team member , Dan Lawrence has proven to be a competitor with all the tools to win gold in the Proving Ground.
Christian Rose, “The Bitter Lunatic’, is really putting himself on the map. Winning singles matches against a who’s who of wrestling was the hallmark of Rose’s 2012. Will this year prove as successful?..Be it tag team or Singles, expect Christian Rose to rise to the top of Proving Ground Pro in 2013.
Matt cage is a true “see him now” independent star. Fans and promoters alike have taken notice of Cage’s talent and dedication. As both a singles and tag team star, Matt Cage will be a mover and shaker in the Proving Ground.
Alex Castle is an independent powerhouse on the rise. Alex has gained attention across the central and southern Midwest indy circuit, winning matches and titles along the way. Castle even squared of for the NWA title, an impressive accomplishment for such a young rising star. Castle now looks to make his mark in the Proving Ground.
Bobby Valentino is as smooth as they come in the ring. A true technician who combines aerial abilities with an impressive mat game. Singles or Tag, Bobby has the skills and acumen to be a real player in the Proving Ground.
Mario Crivello comes to Proving Ground Pro from the northern Midwest circuit. Mario is athletically gifted, with all the tools. Strength,speed and endurance are all in Crivello’s arsenal. A true on the rise performer, keep an eye on Mario Crivello in the Proving Ground.
A veteran powerhouse from Chicago. There’s no gimmicks needed with Tony, he’s classic old school style. A solid mat game with plenty of power to back it up. He will parlay this combination into a recipe for success. Scarpone Plans to do big things in the Proving Ground.
CJ Esparza and Brett Gakiya truly live up to the name Zero Gravity. They have redefined Tag Team Wrestling in the independent ranks. Making a name from coast to coast, the high flying Zero Gravity looks to land Tag Team gold in the Proving Ground.
Cookies & Cream
“Fabulous” Jason V and CC Cerveza are no doubt the most flamboyant team in the Proving Ground. But don’t let the antics fool you, this duo has the skills, psychology and technique to upend any team on any given night. Cookies & Cream look to rise to the top of Proving Ground.
Renaldo Piven is part agent, part manager, part mouthpiece. With unmatched business skills, a keen eye for talent and a razor sharp tongue, Piven consistently keeps his charges in the title hunt wherever he goes. Proving Ground Pro is Renaldo Piven’s next stop.