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Proving Ground Pro Wrestling debuts February 9th, 2013 !!

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“PROJECT 1″
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

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

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

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

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.

Chase McCoy

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Tony Scarpone

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.

Zero Gravity
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
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.

7) Zero Gravity ( Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza)

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Even Powerhouses like Mason Beck can find himself looking up at an onslaught from Zero Gravity.

How can you not love the team of Zero Gravity?

Don’t blink or you will miss them as they will hit you high, then hit you low and back high again. The team of Zero Gravity is always a threat to steal the show.

The first ever PWE tag team champions have returned once again to New Midwest Wrestling providing fans in Springfield to celebrate.

The talented duo who was MWR’S Dubray Tallman’s pick for her favorite tag team never fail to impress as their talents have been sought out past the MWR Coverage area which certainly have cost them spots in this list.

Pro Wrestling Epic photo recap Mt. Pulaki, IL – Tyler Black vs. Brandon Aarons

Graves starts out strong against fan favorite Krotch. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Krotch was on the ropes early and as dazed as this picture as Graves and Mr Late Nite had a great game plan.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Krotch persevered and continued to fight to get the win with surprisingly a little help from Mr. Late Nite. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Graves has Krotch all twisted up.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Krotch persevered and continued to fight to get the win with surprisingly a little help from Mr. Late Nite. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

In a shocking development the 6”9 Monster comes to MR. Late Nite’s aid. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

PWE had been put on noticed that Donovan Ruddick was there to make an impact.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Krotch pinned Graves With Mr Late Nite.

Dead Sexy yearns to be in a boy band. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aaron Matthews looks to slow down Brett Gakiya (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Matthews overpowers Gakiya in a match where both teams are known for their speed.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Dead Sexy loves to play to the crowd.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Jeff Harris continues the momentum of Dead sexy early on.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

One of the best tag teams in the country was in trouble early on.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

CJ Esparza changes the momentum of the match by heating up on Dead Sexy.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Zero Gravity gets ready to explode, will Matthews make it in time?(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Yes he does, Esparza gets tossed out of the ring allowing Harris to grab a leg.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Double DDT from Dead Sexy.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Zero Gravity has changed the momentum and looks to take the match and retain the PWE titles but what is Matthews doing?(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Salt in the eyes of Gakiya takes him out of the match!(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Shocking development NEW PWE Tag Team Champions. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Dead Sexy – Jeff Harris & Aaron Matthews pinned Zero Gravity – Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza to win the PWE Tag titles

Allen drills Mephisto face first into the turnbuckle (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Allen tries to put Mephisto to sleep. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Mephisto nails a suplex on Eric Allen.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Mephisto pinned Eric Allen

Two friends go face to face as the Future Donovan Ruddick talks to the injured Mississippi Madman, (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Mr Late Nite taunts the Mississippi Madman. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Donovan Ruddick with Mr. Late Nite attacks The Mississippi Madman.

Blake Steel with his Valet (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Blake Steel and Cecil Cerveza in a game of wrestling chess.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Steel looks to get out of the grasp of Cerveza.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Steel feels confident early on.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sizing Cerveza up for a big move.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A big knee turns it around for Cerveza.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cerveza comes from the top rope.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Almost a 1-2-3(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cerveza goes high risk and Steel makes him pay.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A big win for Blake Steel and he wants the fans to know all about it.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Blake Steel pinned Cecil Cerveza

Knight Wagner takes Zyber Zapertan to school (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The Charismatic Knight Wagner gets another win and celebrates.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Knight Wagner pinned Zyber Zapertan

Ruddick drops the Champion.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Mr Late Nite makes sure the ref doesn’t see that he is up to no good. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Karryt lands a big blow much to the surprise of Mr. Late Nite. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The champion lands a moonsault.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Karryt nails a shoulderblock and has Ruddick reeling. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Ruddick’s power bails him out of trouble again. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

MR Late Nite celebrates his biggest win as a manager to this date at Donovan Ruddick becomes the HWC Champion by defeating Karryt.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons feels the pain come to him as Black twists his arm.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The Future Donovan Ruddick with Mr. Late Nite pinned Jimmy Karryt to win the HWC Championship.

Ring of Honor World Champion Tyler Black. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Respect from the ROH Champ Tyler Black to Brandon Aarons but once the match started Black was all business. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Black hangs on as Aarons tries to get free. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The scary part is Tyler Black is a master at his game and he isn’t even in his prime. Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Brandon Aarons retreats to rethink his strategy with the world Champion. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons looked to use his speed but the Champ was ready to catch him and to throw him to the fire outside the ring. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Outside the ring Aarons was in deep trouble. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley

Here we witness wrestling lesson 55 in the match from Tyler Black as he had the PWE US Champion baffled. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons never gives up and gets the boot up just in time. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Is it possible that the PWE US Champion can get the victory from the best wrestler in the world today?(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons was taking it to the Champ but Black picks him up and ghet(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

If Aarons nails his patented superkick it is all but done. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons has the full attention of Tyler Black, that may not be a good thing. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons uses his kicks to put Black on his heels.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

In a Blink of an eye Aarrons nails a surprise blow.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Out of the blue comes Blake Steel to attack the PWE Champion Aarons causing Black to lose via DQ. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons back Steel up only to have him face to face with the ROH Champion.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Steel pays for his actions. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

PWE US Champ Brandon Aarons beat ROH World Champion Tyler Black by DQ

PWN: River City Rumble 7/14/10 Peoria, IL

Wed Night July 14th at the HOI Fair (Expo Gardens) at 7:30pm Pro Wrestling will be featured in the entertainment tent.
1601 West Northmoor Road

Peoria, IL 61614-3436

Cost is $5 to get into the fair and $5 to get into the wrestling.

Matches announced:

Brett Gakiya vs Nick Brubaker

Scotty Hostass vs Austin Advent

Andy Roberts vs Scott Keyes

The Dixieland Destroyer makes a challenge to not one but two men.

Marcus Crane vs “The Dodgeball Superstar” Tyler Priegel

The winner or winners of each of these matches will be entered into the first King of the City Tournament later this fall.

Also Appearing: Ric Brutal, Sinnister, Ryan Pheonix, Kyle Rich

PRO WRESTLING EPIC RETURNS THIS SATURDAY!

We are just under a week away from Pro Wrestling Epic’s return to Mount Pulaski, IL on Saturday, June 26. Here is an in depth look at the main event match.

THE TALE OF THE TAPE…

TYLER BLACK:

Height: 6 ft 1in

Weight: 220 lbs.

Trained By: DANNY DANIELS

Years Pro: 5

-Current Ring of Honor Champion

: BRANDON AARONS:

Height: 6 ft

Weight: 170 lbs.

Trained By: DINGO

Years Pro: 4

- -Current Pro Wrestling Epic U.S. Champion

-IHW Heavyweight Champion

After capturing his first PWE championship title, back in April, with an impressive victory over then United States Champion Mark Sterling, Brandon Aarons looks to prove that he is not just the flavor of the month in Pro Wrestling Epic.

Aarons looks to gain respect as he prepares for arguably the toughest challenge of his young career, when he steps into the ring with current Ring Of Honor World Champion, Tyler Black.

To followers of the independent professional wrestling landscape, Tyler Black is a staple, not only because of his present status in ROH, but also because of his legitimate claim to being one of the top pro wrestlers on the planet, having been ranked at #17 on Pro Wrestling Illustrated Magazine’s “PWI 500″ in 2009.

While Brandon Aarons is not yet a household name across the globe, he has spent the better part of the last year, establishing himself one victory at a time defeating some of the best talent that the midwest has to offer.

Key wins over current NWA Central States Champion Mark Sterling,as well as Mike Sydal, (brother of WWE superstar Evan Bourne), both of whom he defeated for their respective titles, have helped to raise the stock of Brandon Aarons in Pro Wrestling Epic.

In addition to those accomplishments, Aarons is also the current flagship of Independent Hardcore Wrestling, having held the Heavyweight title since February.

Can his momentum carry him to the next level of what can only be decribed as his breakout year? Find out on June 26 in Mt. Pulaski.

Main Event: Non Title Match

Brandon Aarons vs Tyler Black

Pro Wrestling Epic Tag Team Championship Match

Champions: Challengers:

“Zero Gravity” vs “Dead Sexy”

(CJ Esparza/Brett Gakiya) (Aaron Matthews/Jeff Harris)

“The Apex” Blake Steel w/Melody & Bull Schmidt vs Cecil Cerveza

Eric Allen vs Mephisto

Krotch vs Graves w/ Mr. Late Nite

Matty Montcalm vs Knight Wagner
and MUCH MORE!

Tyler Black retained his Ring of Honor World Championship this past weekend against Davey Richards at Death Before Dishonor IPPV in what many are calling could be a match of the year. Let’s take a look at this past weekends event.

Please do not forget to check out the official Tyler Black website here as well as the Ring of Honor Website here.

PWE June 20th Recap- Bloody Harker Dirge , Mark Sterling wins US title and Keith Walker vs. Mississippi Madman

By Brian Kelley

Pro Wrestling Entertainment returned on June 20th with some of the biggest stars in the Midwest. The PWE Champion “Bloody” Harker Dirge was set to defend his title that he had won from former ECW/WWE Superstar Al Snow against the Red Hot Kahagas.

Kahagas who just the night before was invited to IWA’S Ted Petty Invitational looked to take the title back to Florida. Also on the line was the PWE Tag team Champions Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza) putting the belts against Feature Presentation of Eric Ruffington & Blake Steel.

The PWE US title was vacated so we were treated with a three way between some of the youngest stars in the sport with Krotch, Mark Sterling and Hunter Matthews.

If you are a fan of the BIG men, they do not get any bigger than the battle of the Mississippi Madman and Keith Walker. Two of the most powerful men in the Midwest went toe to toe. The match was a dream match that had to be contained by another giant of the Midwest “The Future”
Donovan Ruddick
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Speaking of a dream match a personally one of mine was at PWE when the 2008 MWR Wrestler of the year Jeremy Wyatt was in action taking on the young and exciting Shane Hollister.

Other of my favorites was in action too. Curly was there, Mike Sydal, Matt Cage, Nick Brubaker and more showcased the Midwest.

With a star studded card from top to bottom the crowd PWE was set though the attendance was small A problem arose and they had to put the ring on the parking lot but that didn’t stop all the wrestlers from going out in the heat and having a great card.

MWR Fans I give you a photo essay of PWE.

Professional Wrestling Entertainment results from Lincoln, IL on 6/20 –

*PWE Tag Champs Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza pinned Eric Ruffington & Blake Steel

PWE Tag team Champions Zero Gravity demonstrates their teamwork early on. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
PWE Tag team Champions Zero Gravity demonstrates their teamwork early on. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Blake Steel and Eric Ruffington repays the favor to Zero Gravity (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Blake Steel and Eric Ruffington repays the favor to Zero Gravity (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Mike Sydal pinned Nick Brubaker

 Mike Sydal shows the talented Nick Brubaker that he can hit him from everywhere. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Mike Sydal shows the talented Nick Brubaker that he can hit him from everywhere. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Perfect execution by Mike Sydal.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Perfect execution by Mike Sydal.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Jeremy Wyatt pinned Shane Hollister

No one gets in the head of the fans like Jeremy Wyatt.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
No one gets in the head of the fans like Jeremy Wyatt.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
A powerfull blow by Wyatt sends Hollister reeling. (Photo Cretit Brian "Flair" Kelley)
A powerfull blow by Wyatt sends Hollister reeling. (Photo Cretit Brian "Flair" Kelley)

*PWE Heavyweight Champ Bloody Harker Dirge pinned Kahagas

The Tokyo Monster arrives!  (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
The Tokyo Monster arrives! (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
The PWE Champion Bloody Harker Dirge is ready at all times. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
The PWE Champion Bloody Harker Dirge is ready at all times. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Bloody Harker Dirge works the arm of the International Superstar (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Bloody Harker Dirge works the arm of the International Superstar (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Kahagas strikes from above (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Kahagas strikes from above (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
The Champ is in trouble!!!(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
The Champ is in trouble!!!(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Bombs away …Dirge retains the title. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Bombs away …Dirge retains the title. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Mark Sterling pinned Krotch & Hunter Matthews to win the vacant PWE US Title (triple)

Mark Sterling has his eyes on the PWE us Title( Brian "Flair" Kelley)
Mark Sterling has his eyes on the PWE us Title( Brian "Flair" Kelley)
Krotch Krotch Krotch (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Krotch Krotch Krotch (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Hunter Mathews looks to add the PWE US title to his resume. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Hunter Mathews looks to add the PWE US title to his resume. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Mathews thought he had Krotch where he wanted him till Sterling stopped him. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Mathews thought he had Krotch where he wanted him till Sterling stopped him. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Sterling delivers the pain to Krotch. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Sterling delivers the pain to Krotch. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Krotch goes for a high risk maneuver on Mathews and Sterling. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Krotch goes for a high risk maneuver on Mathews and Sterling. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*The Future Donovan Ruddick pinned Gavin Alexander

The Future dominates Gavin Alexander. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
The Future dominates Gavin Alexander. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Catalyst Cory Carter & Danny McKay pinned Matt Cage & Curly

Danny McKay and Catalyst Cory Carter . (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Danny McKay and Catalyst Cory Carter . (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Curly and Matt Cage  (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Curly and Matt Cage (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Cory Carter slows down Matt Cage. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Cory Carter slows down Matt Cage. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Cory Carter and Danny McKay works on a perfect double team(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Cory Carter and Danny McKay works on a perfect double team(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Cage and Curly never seemed to be on the same page. After the match Cage would turn on Curly much to the dismay of the fans. (Photo Credit Brian "Flair" Kelley)
Cage and Curly never seemed to be on the same page. After the match Cage would turn on Curly much to the dismay of the fans. (Photo Credit Brian "Flair" Kelley)

*Mississippi Madman beat Keith Walker by DQ.

One of the most powerful men to ever enter the ring Keith Walker  (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
One of the most powerful men to ever enter the ring Keith Walker (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
No push over himself, the Mississippi Madman is not afraid of Keith Walker. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
No push over himself, the Mississippi Madman is not afraid of Keith Walker. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Walker pulls out all the stops with a a flying shoulder block is . (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Walker pulls out all the stops with a a flying shoulder block is . (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
The war raged outside of the ring with the Madman sending Walker into gravel full force  (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
The war raged outside of the ring with the Madman sending Walker into gravel full force (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Walker sizes up the Madman for a punishing blow (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Walker sizes up the Madman for a punishing blow (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
After Walker speared the female ref, the Future Donovan Ruddick came into to restrain Walker from his destruction. Our hearts to go out to the ref.   (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
After Walker speared the female ref, the Future Donovan Ruddick came into to restrain Walker from his destruction. Our hearts to go out to the ref. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

PWE Returns and it is Free

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MWR June Awards

Hello Wrestling fans as one of my idols would say….A slow month in the number of shows in June but some very exciting and important developments in the Midwest scene.

One of our own has the honor of being invited into the Ted Petty Invitational tournament in September. KC Karrington takes out the seemingly unbeatable Jeremy Wyatt, A promotion rises from the ashes to be the top dog for the month. Hadeev wrestles FIVE times and comes out the Albert J. Murray Memorial Tournament winner. Donovan Ruddick and Mark Bland is touted as the must see match of the year with a little help from a guy known as TNT. Speaking of the Future Donovan Ruddick he had words with the powerful Keith Walker at PWE after Walker rumbled with the Mississippi Madman.

The Submission Squad gains momentum going into the second half. 3XW Champion Casanova proved that he is the man to beat at 3XW. The youth of St Louis excelled at IHW as Brandon Aarons was able to defeat Gary Jay to be entered in the match, and then was awarded the victor when he outlasted Eric Allen, Billy McNeil and Adam Rich. This was just a few of the Highlights of June 2009.

The year is half way over with no clear cut winner for the year end awards. Make your way to a pro wrestling show near you and let us know what you like or did not like. Till then Thank you for taking the time to check out Missouri Wrestling Revival Awards for June.

June Wrestler of the Month

Kahagas – HVW, IWA-Mid-south, PWE, LWA, NBWA

Kahagas celebrates after getting invited to the 2009 Ted Petty Invitational tournament. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Kahagas celebrates after getting invited to the 2009 Ted Petty Invitational tournament. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The High Voltage Livewire Champion has had lots of hype. On June 19th he came in town a day early and signed up for the IWA –Mid South try outs along with 50 plus others wrestlers. The fans where asked to give their approval from Ian Rotten himself at the beginning of the show. After 15 plus matches Kahagas tore the house down with the fans on their feet. Ian Rotten quickly ask the Tokyo Monster if he would like to be a part of the IWA-Mid South TPI 2009 Against Roderick Strong!!

1st Runner Up – KC Karrington (LWA, NWA Dynamo)
2nd Runner Up – Issan Hadeev (NBWA) 3rd Runner Up – Mark Sterling (3XW, NWA-Dynamo, IWA-Mid-South, LWA, PWP, PWN)

Others receiving votes:
Bloody Harker Dirge, Casanova

June Tag Team of the month

IHW June 13 231
The Submission Squad -Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico (LWA,IHW)

The LWA Tag Team Champions defeated The Hooligans in Dupo, IL. On 6/13 for Independent Hardcore Wrestling in a very excited match. At LWA they were able to retain their tag team belts when they beat former LWA Champ Shorty Biggs and Dorian Victor. The tag team known as the Submission Squad wins once again as they are your MWR June Tag team of the Month.

1st Runner up- The Gentleman’s Club ( Mark Sterling and Gage Octane) 3XW 2nd runner- Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza ) ( PWE, HVW, NGW)
3rd Runner up – B.A.B.E.WATCH (Brandon Espinosa & Mike Sydal) (LWA)

Others who received voted:
None

June Female Wrestler of the Month

IHW June 13 241
Pro Wrestling Superstar Mickie Knuckles (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles (IWA-Mid-South, IHW)

Sean Vincent had the audacity to interrupted the Star spangled Banner on June 13 in Dupo, IL at Independent Hardcore Wrestling. Wrong choice as the toughest girl on the planet was in house. Mickie Knuckles punished Vincent for the misdeed in a night he will not forget anytime soon.

1st Runner Up – Alexis Lightfoot— MMWA-SICW
2ND Runner Up- Brandi Harris (NBWA)

Others who received voted:
None

June Promotion of the Month

Independent Hardcore Wrestling

IHW

Some thought that their show in Dupo Illinois was going to be an afterthought. When the last pin had fallen they had a won over the fans and wrestlers alike highlighting with some of the young talent in the area. A match of the Month candidate from some unusual suspects, a hardcore match with Ian Rotten and one of the top women in the sport Mickie Knuckles. A show in September has been set for this upstart promotion

1st Runner up – LWA
2nd Runner up – New Breed Wrestling Alliance
3rd Runner up – 3XW

Others receiving votes:

June Personality of the month

TNT Keny G (HVW)

TNT Keny G leads The International Superstar Kahagas into battle. Managing and promoting Keny has brought excitement throughout the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
TNT Keny G leads The International Superstar Kahagas into battle. Managing and promoting Keny has brought excitement throughout the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Promoter of High Voltage Wrestling goes above and beyond by shamelessly promoting his company which is still in its infancy. He continually posts on message boards, videos, and radio to get fans interested in his product. He and his staff will go to other events in order to scout different talent to bring in and help his promotion. There is nothing Keny G will not do to help better HVW and Midwest independent wrestling. Took over the Absolute Wrestling Radio’s broadcast then Suffered a beat down from AWR’S Mark Bland, and then had words at the live AWR airing from Six Flags. TNT Keny G has been busy even though he has not had a show since May.

1st Runner Up- Tiffany LaFane
2nd Runner up – KL Snow

Others receiving votes:

None

June Match of the month

LWA Championship Match
Jeremy Wyatt © vs. KC Karrington
June 20, 2009
O’Fallon, IL

 Bodies hit the floor in the exciting match of the Month when KC Karrington shocked the LWA fans. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Bodies hit the floor in the exciting match of the Month when KC Karrington shocked the LWA fans. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Ego Express member Steven Kennedy celebrates with tag team partner and good friend Kc Karrington after history was made after Karrington defeated the The Belt collector Jeremy Wyatt. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)
Ego Express member Steven Kennedy celebrates with tag team partner and good friend Kc Karrington when history was made after Karrington defeated the The Belt collector Jeremy Wyatt. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

K.C. Karrington and Jeremy Wyatt went through a hellacious battle for the LWA Heavyweight Title on June 20 at LWA’s Circus Maximus VI. In a nearly 40 minute brawl, these two athletes threw everything at each other, but the desire to be champion kept both of them pushing forward. Wyatt treated Karrington as an unworthy contender but quickly realized that Karrington’s desire matched his own. Many nearfalls and narrow escapes occurred, including Wyatt inadvertently hitting himself in the head with a steel chair as it bounced off the ring ropes. Wyatt could have retained his belt after connecting with the lightning spiral, but with ref was knocked out, allowing Wyatt to have Sterling interfere on his behalf. Biggs saw the events unfolding and chased Sterling to the back before any damage could be done. Karrington then hit Wyatt with a DDT from the second rope and made his dream come true.

1st Runner Up-

NBWA
First Blood Match
Bloody Harker Dirge vs. Issan Hadeev
June 6, 2009
Watseka, IL

2nd Runner Up –

LWA
Medallion of Brutality Match
Gary the Barn Owl vs. Steven Kennedy
June 20, 2009
O’Fallon, IL

3rd Runner Up

3XW
3XW Championship Match
Casanova vs. Jimmy Rockwell
June 26, 2009
Des Moines, IA

Others receiving votes:

Mississippi Madman vs. Keith Walker (PWE), Krotch & Maddog McDowell vs. The Gentlemen’s Club (3XW), ST Louis Invitational finals Eric Allen vs. Adam Rich vs. Billy McNeil vs. Brandon Aarons (IHW)

May 2009 MWR Awards

May 2009 Wrestler of the Month

Jeremy Wyatt (LWA, PWP. 3XW, AAPW, PWE, DPW)

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Jeremy Wyatt once again dominated the Midwest . On May 1st in Carlisle, IA at 3XW he regained his 3XW Pure Championship from Tyler Cook when he delivered a Kansas Tumbleweed to Ricky Kwong in a four way dance, with the match stipulating that whoever got the pinfall would win the belt. At Pro Wrestling Phoenix, Wyatt defended his title against Payday Patterson and with his friends Mark Sterling, Brett Young and Joey Daniels, Wyatt created mayhem when they attacked innocent ring crew members, current and former wrestlers and whoever would get in their way. In Kansas at NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling Shawn Shultz defended his NWA Mid America TV Title in a triple threat versus Jeremy Wyatt and Shorty Biggs. Wyatt was victorious, but pinned Shorty, so according to the previously stipulated rules Shultz retained his NWA Mid America TV Title. Wyatt was so close to becoming an NWA Champion, but a match with Shultz one on one will be a must see for all wrestling fans. At LWA, the title of the May 30th show was “The Future is Now” with the thought that Donovan Ruddick would reclaim the LWA title that was once was his. Wyatt and Ruddick fought in the ring and out. When the smoke cleared Wyatt retained the title. An amazing month for the man nicknamed The Belt Collector.

1st Runner Up- Curly (AAPW,IWA Productions, PWE)
2nd Runner Up- Shawn Shultz (AAPW, NWA Dynamo)
3rd Runner Up – Devin Carter (3XW)

Others receiving votes: Zach Thompson, Gary Jackson, Donovan Ruddick

 

May 2009 Tag Team of the Month

Mark Sterling & Brett Young (PWP)

These two haven’t been together long, but they’ve already rocked PWP to its core. By earning PWP Tag Team gold and uniting with Jeremy Wyatt and Joseph (not Joey anymore) Daniels, they’ve become one of the Midwest’s strongest factions in just one month.

1st Runner Up- Ax Stevens and Brandon Walker (AAPW)
2nd Runner Up- Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza )( PWE, HVW, NGW,PWN)
3rd Runner Up – Pierre Abernathy & Evan Gelistico (LWA)

Others receiving votes: B.A.B.E.WATCH (Brandon Aarons, Brandon Espinosa, Mike Sydal), Gentlemans Club (Mark Sterling and Gage Octane) Huge in Japan ( Ricky Kwong and Jimmy Rockwell)

 

May 2009 Female Wrestler of the Month

Camron Star (GAW)

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Defeated former TNA Star Mickie Knuckles in GAW on May 9th. Not much is known about this stunning female wrestler who came into the Midwest and took home a big victory against one of the toughest females in the history of the sport. MWR will keep our eyes open to see where Star will shine next.

1st Runner Up- Mia Martinez (PWN,3XW)
2nd Runner Up- Santana (HVW)

No other nominations.

 

May 2009 Promotion of the Month

MMWA-SICW

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Celebrating the 50 year at the Chase, this organization worked closely with the St Louis Dispatch for weeks to provide a week long tribute to wrestling past and the current. A full pull out in the paper and information throughout the week prior to the May 9th show along with awesome internet links on their site gave pro wrestling in the Midwest a positive look at the importance of the sport. From Sam Muchnick to Harley Race to Gary Jackson. Harley Race and several friends made the reunion a success. Take a look at the article yourself and you will see why the month of May should go to MMWA-SICW and the St Louis dispatch website at 50 years of Wrestling at the Chase.

1st Runner Up- NWA Dynamo
2nd Runner Up- Pro Wrestling Phoenix                                                   
3rd Runner Up – Pro Wrestling Next

 Others receiving votes: 3XW,High Voltage Wrestling

 

May 2009 Personality of the Month

Mark Bland

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As the host of the fan favorite wrestling/MMA show with Matt Krueger Bland provides an outlet for wrestling fans to speak their mind on the sport that they love. When Mark Bland decided to get back in the ring and offer some excitement in the Midwest with a match against any champion in a 200 mile radius, no one stepped up. Bland looked around and wanted to take on one of the best wrestlers in the Midwest and found himself what could be his death wish in Donovan Ruddick, the High Voltage Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. A Sunday phone call to HVW promoter “TNT” Keny G lit the fuse that saw an invite to AWR’s Matt Krueger to their show on May 9th. Krueger unwisely attack Ruddick with a chair and got rewarded with a one way ticket out of the arena. The aftermath has seen Mark Bland go back into training with warnings from UFC former Champions to Ruddick that Bland will knock him out. TNT Keny G responded on May 31 by taking over the AWR Radio program while Bland attended to his family for the day. What will happen in this feud? Will Bland be able to topple the giant or will he be exposed as the fraud many thinks that he is. Whatever the end results the year of 2009 looks to be anything but “bland”.

1st Runner Up- {Tie} Kari Williams, Paul Daniels
2nd Runner Up – {Tie} Harley Race, Eric Davis

No Other receiving votes:

 

May 2009 Match of the Month

PRO Wrestling Next Heavyweight Title Match

Mississippi Madman C vs. Danny Daniels
May 14th, 2009 in Davenport Iowa

Danny Daniels defeats the Mississippi Madman for the PWN Title. (Photo Credit: Brian Kelley)
Danny Daniels defeats the Mississippi Madman for the PWN Title. (Photo Credit: Brian Kelley)

Mississippi Madman was on a roll as the PWN Champion last month he won a huge Title vs. Hair match against Marek Brave. The Madman looked unstoppable going into the his title defense against the talented Danny Daniels. Daniels would stop at NOTHING and took it to the big man. Outside the ring they fought and up the bleachers and throughout the building. The Madman look to turn the momentum, but with a little distraction from a masked man Daniels was able to put the Madman through a table and get the one two three.

1st Runner Up-
NWA Dynamo Gym
Ring of Honor World Champion Jerry Lynn vs. Mark Sterling
May 23, 2009 in Ottawa, KS

2nd Runner Up –
3XW Gauntlet for the Gold
Devin Carter Winner
May 15, 2009 in Des Moines, IA

3rd Runner Up – TIE
MMWA-SICW Heavyweight Champ vs. Junior Heavyweight Champion
Gary Jackson vs. Dave Vaughn
May 9th, 2009 in St. Louis, MO

LWA Championship Match
Jeremy Wyatt (C) vs. “Future” Donovan Ruddick
May 30, 2009 in St. Charles, MO

No other receiving votes: 

HVW ‘Peace and Blood’ May 9 arena report

By Kari Williams

In Granite City, IL at the River’s Edge Complex, High Voltage Wrestling (HVW) put on nine matches for the 115 fans in attendance. From debuts to title defenses to a challenge from Absolute Wrestling Radio, this show was packed from top to bottom.

Alexander Rudloph made his impressive debut against Max Archer. Barely giving Archer a chance to breathe, Rudolph pummeled and absolutely punished his much smaller opponent. The brutality elicited from the newcomer surpassed that of Archer, who took a beating both inside and outside the ring. Rudolph easily pinned Archer for the victory.

Alexander Rudolph put on an impressive showing in his debut match against Max Archer. Photo by Kari Williams
Alexander Rudolph put on an impressive showing in his debut match against Max Archer. Photo by Kari Williams

TNT Keny G then came to ringside to introduce another new member of the HVW roster, his daughter, Santana. Before Keny could so much as state his daughter’s name, “Thee” Brandon Espinosa and “Irresistably Flawless” Brandon Aarons, B.A.B.E.WATCH, appeared to stir up some trouble. Aarons complimented Santana and made suggestive comments while advancing toward her as Keny attempted to block Aarons.

B.A.B.E.WATCH (Brandon Aarons and Brandon Espinosa) interrupted TNT Keny Gs introduction of his daughter, Santana, as the newest member of the HVW roster. Photo by Kari Williams
B.A.B.E.WATCH (Brandon Aarons and Brandon Espinosa) interrupted TNT Keny G's introduction of his daughter, Santana, as the newest member of the HVW roster. Photo by Kari Williams

Espinosa then hit Keny from the side and the two began attacking Keny until Juice Robinson made the save. As B.A.B.E.WATCH returned to the locker room, Keny announced that Aarons and a female partner of his choosing would face Robinson and Santana on Aug. 15 at the next HVW show.

A guantlet match took place next, as Mark Smart announced that he saw Rick Fuller’s gauntlet at the previous show and believed he could dominate oncomers just the same.

Mark Smart issued a gauntlet challenge, to which Fish Farmer (pictured), Michael Sain, Shawn Allen and Cabal responded. Photo by Kari Williams
Mark Smart issued a gauntlet challenge, to which Fish Farmer (pictured), Michael Sain, Shawn Allen and Cabal responded. Photo by Kari Williams

Michael Sain, Cabal, Shawn Allen and the Fish Farmer all answered the challenge—and they all walked away, leaving Smart writhing in pain. Smart tried his best to maintain an advantage, but his opponents had the wherewithall to attack Smart at opportune moments.

Eric Allen, Eric Fantabulous and Hunter Matthews wrestled an impressive triple threat match. Early on, Matthews seemed reluctant to insert himself in the bout and Allen and Fantabulous fought it out for a while. However, Allen and Matthews teamed up in an attempt to eliminate Fantabulous from the equation.

Hunter Matthews recooperates as Eric Fantabulous pummels Eric Allen. Photo by Kari Williams
Hunter Matthews recooperates as Eric Fantabulous pummels Eric Allen. Photo by Kari Williams

The desire to win soon took over, and all three men fought for themselves. Filled with multiple near falls and impressive maneuvers, these three men put everything on the line. In the end, Allen pulled out a victory over Matthews with a quick roll up.

Evan Gelistico launches onto Michael Sain during their intense bout. Photo by Kari Williams
Evan Gelistico launches onto Michael Sain during their intense bout. Photo by Kari Williams

The Bandana Mafia’s “Notorious E.V.A.N.” Evan Gelistico took on Michael Sain in the following contest. Gelistico started strong, knocking Sain out of the ring and proceeding to fly over the top rope onto the dazed Sain. Gelistico then brought the match back in the ring and continued to control the match until Sain’s anger overcame him. Gelistico fought valiantly against the infuriated Sain, but Sain emerged victorious.

The Pro Wrestling Entertainment (PWE) Tag Team Champions Zero Gravity, CJ Esparza and Brett Gakiya, put their belts on the line against The Hooligans. Esparza and Gakiya started the bout off with highflying intensity, clearing the ring of their opponents.

CJ Esparza gives Brett Gakiya a lift as they double-team The Hooligans in their PWE tag team title defense. Photo by Kari Williams
CJ Esparza gives Brett Gakiya a lift as they double-team The Hooligans in their PWE tag team title defense. Photo by Kari Williams

The fast-paced risk-takers met the more grounded Hooligans in an impressive bout that could have gone either way. Using their blunt force and tag team skill, the Hooligans cut off the ring and blocked Esparza from tagging Gakiya for a large portion of the bout, almost causing them to win. However, the referee disqualified the Hooligans for using steel chairs on Zero Gravity, allowing Esparza and Gakiya to retain their recently won belts.

Following the successful title defense, Absolute Wrestling Radio Co-host Matt Kreuger addressed HVW fans and “Future” Donovan Ruddick, specifically. Kreuger explained that he called Keny while on the air, forcing him to put his champion’s belt on the line against Former Wrestler and Current Absolute Wrestling Radio Co-host Mark Bland.

Future Donovan Ruddick and Absolute Wrestling Radio  Co-host Matt Kreuger have words moments before Ruddick sends Kreuger smashing into the mat. Photo by Kari Williams
"Future" Donovan Ruddick and Absolute Wrestling Radio Co-host Matt Kreuger have words moments before Ruddick sends Kreuger smashing into the mat. Photo by Kari Williams

Ruddick emerged at ringside with Magic Man by his side and proceeded to attack Kreuger and literally threw him out of the building. HVW Livewire Champion Kahagas then walked through the door through which Kreuger was thrown, causing Keny to announce that on Aug. 15, fans would witness a Falls Count Anywhere match for the HVW Heavyweight Title between Kahagas and Ruddick.

As Notorious E.V.A.N. Evan Gelistico looks on, his tag team partner Point Blank Pierre Abernathy delivers a beating to Shawn Allen. Photo by Kari Williams
As "Notorious E.V.A.N." Evan Gelistico looks on, his tag team partner "Point Blank" Pierre Abernathy delivers a beating to Shawn Allen. Photo by Kari Williams

After intermission, Shawn Allen took on the Bandana Mafia’s “Point Blank” Pierre Abernathy. Allen’s brutal offense slowed Abernathy in the beginning, especially after Allen wrapped Abernathy’s knee around the ring post. The ever-valiant Abernathy slowly powered his way out of defeat with Gelistico’s ringside support, and soon, nobody could stop him. Point Blank’s determination overcame Allen’s strength, locking in a win for the Bandana Mafia.

Aarons and Espinosa wrestled The Hybrids, Jason Lyte and Curtis Gilly, in the following contest. From the moment B.A.B.E.WATCH made their way to the ring, the fans relentlessly harrassed them, setting up their mindset for the entire match. Despite pyschological distractions, Aarons and Espinosa put up a tremendous fight against their opponents.

Irresistably Flawless Brandon Aarons and Thee Brandon Espinosa look to Magic Man for guidance after taking a beating from The Hybrids.
"Irresistably Flawless" Brandon Aarons and "Thee" Brandon Espinosa look to Magic Man for guidance after taking a beating from The Hybrids.

Their unique offense and use of illegal tactics nearly propelled them to a win. However, The Hybrids focused in on a miscommunication between their opponents—Aarons inadvertantly superkicked Espinosa—and walked away victorious. After the match, the Hooligans appeared from the locker room and attacked the Hybrids.

Robinson, accompanied by Santana, wrestled Nick Brubaker in a fabulous bout. Before the two could even lock up, Aarons attacked Robinson. That distraction allowed Brubaker to start the match off in dramatic fashion, but Robinson quickly found his niche in the friendly competition.

Juice Robinson does his best to get out of the hold Nick Brubaker has trapped him in as Robinsons new-found manager/future tag team partner Santana observes. Photo by Kari Williams
Juice Robinson does his best to get out of the hold Nick Brubaker has trapped him in as Robinson's new-found manager/future tag team partner Santana observes. Photo by Kari Williams

The two put on a show for the fans, and with multiple nearfalls and close encounters, it was hard to tell who would come out victorious. Robinson ended up walking away with the one, two, three, after which, Brubaker attacked Robinson and turned on Zero Gravity and Robinson.

The always energetic and flamboyant Gary Jay challenged Kahagas for the HVW Livewire Championship. From the get-go, Kahagas had his hands full with Jay’s unpredictable offense. Once the champion grounded Jay, he controlled the match.

HVW Livewire Champion Kahagas puts the boots to Gary Jay in their title match. Photo by Kari Williams
HVW Livewire Champion Kahagas puts the boots to Gary Jay in their title match. Photo by Kari Williams

However, Jay was not one to be discounted, as he gave his all, and nearly won the Livewire title on more than one occasion. Kahagas’ power became too much for Jay, and he succumbed. Although Jay did not leave Granite City with the championship, he left with the respect of the fans, and Kahagas as well. One could argue that another title shot lies in the near future for Jay.

Rebelucha prepares for his chance at HVW Heavyweight Champion Future Donovan Ruddicks Championship. Photo by Kari Williams
Rebelucha prepares for his chance at HVW Heavyweight Champion "Future" Donovan Ruddick's Championship. Photo by Kari Williams

In the main event, Ruddick put his HVW Heavyweight Championship on the line against Rebelucha. As, arguably, the best match of the evening, Ruddick and Rebelucha held nothing back. The champion used his power and ferocity in an attempt to will Rebelucha away from victory.

Rebelucha attempts to lock Ruddick in a triangle choke. Photo by Kari Williams
Rebelucha attempts to lock Ruddick in a triangle choke. Photo by Kari Williams

Still, Rebelucha pressed on and had Ruddick teetering on the edge of defeat. The challenger’s distinctive skill set caught Ruddick off guard and nearly cost him the belt. In spite of this, when Rebelucha attempted to lock in a triangle choke, Ruddick’s power became too much to bear. Moments later, Ruddick put Rebelucha down for the count with his border toss finisher.

Stay tuned to Missouri Wrestling Revival and highvoltagewrestling.tk for more information on HVW’s Aug. 15 show.

MWR April Awards

MWR’s April 2009 Awards!

The pro wrestling season typically heats up in the Spring and into early Summer.  May is a time to look at what has happened thus far in the year, and make educated predictions as to what is yet to come.  On that note, the April 2009 Awards should serve as a measuring stick when playing fortune teller.  Here are the winners, as voted by the MWR Awards Committee:

April 2009 Wrestler of the Month

Mark Sterling
(3XW, LWA, SCW, PWP, DPW, PWE, IWA, MECW, AAPW HVW)

(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat )
Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat )

Simply put, a Midwest wrestling show isn’t a show without Sterling, who wrestled in eleven matches for nine companies (MWA, PWE, SCW, PWP, 3XW, AAPW, LWA, MECW, NWA Dynamo) in April. Sterling is also one half of the tag team champions at 3XW with Gage Octane (Gentelmans Club). A student of the game Sterling rarely gets outwrestled.

1st Runner Up – Jeremy Wyatt (LWA, PWP. 3XW, AAPW, PWE, DPW)
2nd Runner Up –Tyler Cook (3XW,LWA,DPW)
3rd Runner Up – Jimmy Rockwell (3XW, MECW)

Others receiving votes:
Jerry Lynn, Shane Rich, Zach Thompson

 

 

April 2009 Tag Team of the Month

 

 

Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza )
( PWE, HVW, NGW)
 

 

Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza ) Photo Credit: Brian Kelley
Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza ) Photo Credit: Brian Kelley

Zero Gravity became the first ever PWE Tag Team Champion by defeating The Northstar Express in exciting fashion. At NGW defeated Feature Presentation proving that they are one of the top teams in the Midwest.

1st Runner up – The Gentleman’s Club ( Mark Sterling and Gage Octane) 3XW
2nd runner – The NorthStar Express (Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz)(3XW,PWP,SCW,PWE,LWA,PWE)
3RD Runner up – (tie) Ax Stevens and ”Thunderbolt” Brandon Walker (AAPW), Money Makin Jam Boyz ( Mississippi Madman and K.C. Jackson) (AAPW, MPW)

Others who received voted:
Knights of Fire (Jaysin Strife and Vic Victory), Sexy and Smooth (”The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade and A.J. Smooth), Dustin Lane and Darin Waid

 

April 2009 Female Wrestler of the Month

MsChif
(LWA)

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On April 4th MsChif defeated one of the most talented female wrestlers today Sara Del Rey at LWA. MsChif is widely considered one of the top wrestlers not the Midwest but around the World.

1st Runner Up – Rain
2ND Runner Up- Mia Martinez (3xw)
One Vote: Mike Sydal?? The crazy MWR Awards commiteee.

 

April 2009 Promotion of the Month

All American Pro Wrestling
(AAPW)

 

 

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The quality of the AAPW show in Nashville on April 25th was possibly their best since last year. Our first time in this town, they had a paid attendance of 155. Not too shabby. The crowd was HOT. Yes, it was a bit warm in the Community Center, but not that kind of hot. The card was solid top to bottom. The crowd was so happy that The Nashville Moose Lodge, who raised $1,000 from the event, asked AAPW to set aside 4 more dates for fall and winter of 2009/2010!

1st Runner Up – MMWA-SICW
2nd Runner Up – IWA Productions
3rd Runner Up – All American Wrestling

Others receiving votes –Rampage Championship Wrestling

 

April 2009 Personality of the Month

Josh Ray and Brian Kelley
(Missouri Wrestling Revival)

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One of our awards committee members wrote, “The two main men behind MWR. They do a lot of work, research & writing to help promote independent wrestling across the Midwest. They also log tons of hours in driving time to personally attend shows and support various companies around the Midwest”

(On a personal note, although we appreciate the gesture from the MWR Awards committee, both Josh and I abstained from voting in this category out of respect to the rest of the hard working men and women in the Midwest pro wrestling scene. We would also like to include Kari Williams who is a wonderful writer and the true talent of the three of us.)

1st Runner Up- JJ Merrick
2nd Runner Up – The Mad Conservative Crimefighter
3rd Runner Up – Travis Cook

Others receiving votes: Mark Storm

 

April 2009 Match of the Month

Lethal Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Title vs Career Match:
“The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt vs Jordan Lacey
April 18, 2009 in House Springs, MO

Bodies hit the floor when Wyatt and Lacey hooks up. This picture is from the fans bring the weapons match in March but the LWA Faithful was not please to see the The Belt Collector Jeremy Wyatt retain the LWA Championship and retire fan favorite Jordan Lacey in his hometown.
Bodies hit the floor when Wyatt and Lacey hooks up. This picture is from the fans bring the weapons match last month in March but the LWA Faithful was not please to see the "The Belt Collector" Jeremy Wyatt retain the LWA Championship and retire fan favorite Jordan Lacey in his hometown of House Springs on April 18. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat )

No match could match the emotion that flowed through the building as the fans wanted the hated Wyatt to lose the belt and didn’t want the loveable Lacey to lose his career. The controversial finish had fans throwing beer into the ring, with Wyatt retaining his title and officially retiring Jordan Lacey.

1st Runner Up:

3XWrestling Cruiserweight Title Match
 Part of the MWR Midwest Best Series
Jimmy Rockwell (c) vs. Mike Sydal

April 17, 2009 in Des Moines, IA

2nd Runner Up:

All American Pro Wrestling

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The Money Makin’ Jam Boys (c) vs. Ax Stevens and “Thunderbolt” Brandon Walker
April 25, 2009 in Nashville, IL

3rd Runner Up:

All American Pro Wrestling
Mike Sydal and Rebel Lucha vs. Mark Sterling and Eric Fantabulous
April 25, 2009 in Nashville, IL

Others receiving votes:

Gary Jackson vs. Phil E Blunt (MMWA-SICW ,April 11, St Louis, MO) The Prestige Rumble, (SCW/PWN Davenport Iowa) (Mississippi Madman vs. Issan Hadeev (PWE April 4, Springfield Illinois ) Jaysin Strife and Vic VictoryArik Cannon and Ryan Cruz (PWP April 11, Council Bluffs Iowa)