The NWA returned to the Midwest in 2013 with a huge NWA World Championship match between the current NWA World Champion Rob Conway and the NWA Central States Champion Evan “Money” Morris on August 31st. For the first time Money got to feel first-hand the power and talent of one of the Champion of the World . Though the outcome was a loss, the match should provide experience for Money as he looks to defend his Central States Championship and prove to the NWA that he is deserving of another shot.
Till then Rob Conway is on the road taking on all challengers that feels if they are man enough to take on “The Iron Man” one on one.
In less than two weeks Rob Conway is set to defend the title against former ECW Champion and WWE, TNA star Rhino in San Antonio, Texas at “Showdown in September” on September 21st in a battle between two true monsters of the ring. This match promises to be a bruising affair that will leave even the winner beat and battered. ‘
If Conway can survive the onslaught of Rhino, life will not get any easier and he will be on his way to meet wrestling legend Liger on September, 29th in Japan in what promises to be a classic. If Conway is able to retain the title from the legend in his home country, there is one man that has his eyes set on the NWA Title and that is former 8-time NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Harley Race’s own student Trevor Murdoch.
Murdoch, a former 3-time WWE Tag Team Champion has wrestled around the world thrilling fans in the main event against the very best. Murdoch a former 4-time Harley Race owned World League Wrestling champion would be a true threat to the NWA World title, and would have extra desire to add his name to his mentor in the record books of the historic NWA.
Missouri Wrestling Revival caught up with the NWA President Bruce R Tharpe to ask him for his thoughts of possibility of a match between the NWA World Champion Rob Conway and Trevor Murdoch and the President was quick to say that “Both Murdoch and Patera are formidable challengers and these would both be great matches!”
Yet, Murdoch is not the only champion that is letting it be known that they have been seeking an opportunity to add their name to the NWA dynasty.
The daughter of Ken Patera, “Miss Natural” Heather Patera have been traveling the country seeking a challenge that is capable of matching up with her skills, something that very few are able to do. Trained by her father, as well as Harley Race, she has been the WLW Ladies Champion 6 times, while appearing at SHIMMER and capturing huge wins against the former NWA Women’s champion MsChif in her hometown.
Kacee Carlisle captured the NWA Women’s title from the 3 –time NWA Women’s champion Tasha Simone on October 20, 2012 and has not looked backed ever since. She is in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated for the 34th week in a row and is now number 4 in the world.
If this match was to happen the fans of the Midwest wrestling would be witness to two of the hardest hitting females in the sport today. Miss Natural would be the hunter seeking to pounce and add the NWA Women’s World title to go along the many accolades of her father Ken Patera and become the 22nd women to hold onto a title that was first held by wrestling great Mildred Burke.
If Harley Race’s most decorated students invade the NWA will anyone be able to stop them?
We are excited to be joined with Rob Conway. In the past Conway has been kind enough to be a part of our first ever MWR Trading card series at number 46. At that time he had already established himself as a champion around the world capturing the WWE Tag Team titles on three occasions.
Today Rob Conway is the reigning NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion after defeating Kahagas on March 16, 2013 in a classic match-up. MWR fans were well aware of the huge year that the NWA had in the Midwest as both Adam Pearce and Colt Cabana defended the title in several MWR promotions that we cover including Metro Pro Wrestling, 3XWrestling, MAGNUM PRO WRESTLING, All American Pro Wrestling and Dynamo Pro Wrestling.
Pearce for his impact in the Midwest and huge matches with the likes of Jeremy Wyatt, Ricky Cruz, Heath Hatton, ACH, Michael Strider and Tony Cortez as well as capturing the NWA Title for the fifth time in the Seven Levels of Hate match in Kansas City against Cabana was named the 2012 MWR Wrestler of the Year.
Unfortunately, a windfall of events saw NWA affiliates Metro Pro and Dynamo withdraw their membership and the Midwest was left without an NWA promotion as 2012 ended. 2013 has seen Central States Wrestling take hold of the territory in the name of the NWA but getting back the momentum that the NWA had has been a struggle.
The promotions leading fan favorite Evan “Money” Morris turned his back on his fans and is the current NWA Central states Champion led by manager Garrett Williams Morris will have a chance to prove to the world that he is as good as he says he is when he meets Rob Conway for the 10 pounds of Gold on August 31st in Cahokia, Illinois.
With the signature on the dotted line we are happy to speak the Champion of the World Rob Conway. Conway.
MWR: Rob , you have wrestled around the world, been in three WrestleMania’s and captured WWE Tag Team Championships with partner Sylvain Grenier. You have the work ethic to be among the best at any goal you set your mind to. You got your start with Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) , what surprised you the most about becoming a wrestler?
Conway: I was surprised at how hard the ring is and the ring ropes are made of cable. I had no idea that it was going to take years to become a real pro. I thought I was in good shape but nothing prepares you for pro wrestling
MWR: Every wrestlers dream is to make it to the WWE, What are some of your fondness memories of making it to the top?
Conway: I think we all dream of one day being in Wrestlemania’s , having action figures made of yourself, being in video games ,traveling the world and winning championships. I was fortunate to have accomplished all those things in the WWE. Winning the world tag team championships in Montreal from edge and Chris Benoit was a huge match for me and a great memory.
I also enjoyed being in the ring face to face on the microphone with The American Dream Dusty Rhodes and Harley Race and a ring full of legends at WWE Homecoming.
MWR: The NWA last year felt the pressure of some big decisions that changed their landscape after a red hot year. When the smoke cleared they were fortunate to have a man of your statue to lead the organization into the future. Since capturing the title from Kahagas in San Antonio, TX. . You have wrestled in 49 states and 11 countries but for the first time you were able to defend the NWA title in Japan. For the fans in the area that are not in the know of the importance of your victories over the summer can you describe what it was like to walk to Japan to be the NWA Worlds Champion and how were the matches.
Conway: I am very honored to be the NWA WORLDS HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION and going to defend the Championship in New Japan has been amazing. The wrestling fans in Japan are very knowledgeable and they know the importance of the NWA WORLDS HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP and they want that belt very badly. I believe they appreciate my Style of Wrestling. The reaction I get is unbelievable it feels great walking in the Champion representing the NWA AND THE USA and Leaving the Champion.
MWR: You have also retained the title over former WWE wrestler and Harley Race’s WLW Champion Chris Masters in your reign proving that weather you are in the States or overseas you are truly a World Champion. In the past all the great champions had great challengers, The Briscos has the Funks, Race had Flair and even Pearce had Cabana. If you could go back in time to meet one NWA World Champion in their prime, who is your choice?
Conway: When I got to finally Wrestle Ric Flair in a PPV match it was very special.
I would have loved to wrestle many of the great champions in the prime. Kerry Von Erich in Dallas Stadium would have been amazing. Harley Race in St. Louis. Terry Funk or Dusty Rhodes. (There are) Too many to list.
MWR: I have had honor of photographing NWA title matches ringside with Pearce and Cabana, and look forward to being the photographer for your debut as NWA Champion in St Louis. In the past I was also fortunate to work with Alliance Wrestling to support the NWA but with the fallout of major NWA promotions Metro and Dynamo Pro Wrestling I have not been able to follow the NWA in our coverage area. What does the NWA have to do to move to the next level and get your NWA title reign more respect in the states?
Conway: I think the NWA is getting more respect in the states every day. The NWA is moving forward in a positive direction with New promotions all across the world that are wanting to grow and put on great Pro Wrestling shows. Pro Wrestling fans are looking to see good in ring action. I know the NWA has a new national website and when we get a National Television show it will give pro wrestling fans a chance to see the great talent that we have in the NWA.
MWR: On August 31st fans in Cahokia, Illinois you will face the NWA Central States Champion Evan Money and his snake of a manager Garrett Williams. He will have the edge of having a ton of video of your ring skills heading into your match. He will look to make history happen and become the new NWA Worlds Champion, how do you prepare for such an encounter.
Conway: As for Evan Money and Garret Williams they are willing to break rules and try just about anything to win a match so I can imagine that they will have a plan to try and win the biggest match of their lives. When the match starts I will be ready for everything. I will do whatever it takes to stay champion. You can ask Ricky Morton, Chase Stevens, Chris Masters ,Damien Wayne ect. “To be the man you have to beat the Ironman” it’s easier said than done.
MWR: The night is stacked with talent including fellow NWA Stars “Addictive & Expensive” Byron Wilcott NWA Illinois State Title Shane Fury, a Ladies Match when Jordynne Grace meets Claudia Solis, Bolt Brady, Eric Allen and much more. If you were to speak to the fans why would you tell them to come out to the Knights of Columbus on August 31st.
Conway: I look forward to meeting everyone that comes to the event I will have the NWA WORLDS HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BELT with me and the great fans will be able to get their pictures taken with The ironman and the Ten Pounds of Gold.
MWR: Rob, thank you once again for taking the time to speak to MWR. We feel very strongly that it is a treat to the fans of St Louis to come out and see a man of your talents on the night. In each and every interview and conversation with fans and wrestlers about you, your name have always brought up in the highest regard as a professional and a person.. I hope that Central States Wrestling is packed for your title match against Money at the end of the month. How can wrestling fans find out more about you?
Conway: for more info about me you can check out facebook Rob Conway II. Twitter @TheRobConway, NWARINGSIDE.COM or theironmanrobconway.com
During the MWR years, there have been no doubts on the skills of Brandon Espinosa.
Yet, in 2011, Brandon Espinosa experienced a breakout year. He sought out better training at OVW in Louisville and is now featured regularly on OVW TV with other future WWE stars. He arguably wrestled more matches for more companies than anybody in the area- at least 100 per year. Espinosa was a key player not only in his hometown of St. Louis but around the country
In what may have been his biggest win to date , Espinosa won the Pro Wrestling Epic 8 tournament by defeating Ace Hawkins in round one, Evan Money in round two, then in an exciting final matchup shocked the Midwest when he defeated one of the very best in ROH Superstar Jimmy Jacobs.
Throughout the year he wrestled for All American Pro Wrestling, High Voltage Wrestling, Independent Hardcore Wrestling, IWA Unlimited, IWA Productions, NWA Supreme, Pro Wrestling Epic, Metro East Championship Wrestling, & MMWA-SICW in the MWR covering area for 2011, has also wrestled for New Midwest Wrestling & NWA Dynamo in the past. In 2011, held the MMWA Jr. Heavyweight Championship, MMWA Wild World of Wrestling TV Championship (current holder), Pro Wrestling Epic Heavyweight Championship (current holder), and IWAU Club Championship but also held the Pro Wrestling Prestige US & Heavyweight Championship and TIWF Cruiserweight Championship in Tennessee, plus at one point held 4 Championships at once.
He competed in the following tournaments in 2011 – NWA Midwest X-Division Championship, AIWF Krazy 8 in North Carolina, IHW St. Louis Invitational, and OVW #1 Contender Gauntlet, reached the Finals in the SICW Classic Championship and TIWF Cruiserweight Championship Gauntlet, and won the PWE Epic 8 and the first ever St. Louis Cable TV trophy by defeating David Osborne, Phil E. Blunt and Gary Jackson.
He would contend for the WLW title held by “The Prince” Jason Jones in his very first match with the company coming up just short when Jone’s manager threw salt in the eyes of Espinosa.
Espinosa had victories over nationally known talents such as Jimmy Jacobs, El Generico, Jay Lethal, and Mike Sydal.
In 2011, Espinosa wrestled in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, as well as in the past in Arkansas, and Kansas.
Espinosa also made an appearance on All Worked Up (Season 3 Episode 12) when taped at a ROH event in Ohio. Also is the trainer of MWR talent and the 2011 PWI Rookie of the Year Ace Hawkins, as well as many others.
We are proud to announce that Brandon Espinosa as the 2011 MWR Wrestler of the Year.
1st Runner Up- Mark Sterling 2nd Runner Up – Jeremy Wyatt 3rd Runner Up – Ron Powers
Other wrestlers receiving votes : Derek Stone, Brian Ash, Trevor Murdock, Bailey Mannix, Ryan Phoenix, Jason Jones, Brian Breaker, Edmund McGuire, Mike Sydal and Gary Jackson.
2010 Mike Sydal 2009 Mark Sterling 2008 Jeremy Wyatt
We would like to thank Ben Simon for advertising the MWR logo during his awesome online wrestling show called St Louis Wrestling. This month Ben and I was in attendance for IHW wrestling in East St. Louis, Illinois with stars such as Evan Money and Ace Hawkins.
Please take the time to check out the matches from the evening while Ben Simon brings to you the drama, the action and suspense of IHW.
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This past weekend in Mt Pulaski Illinois, Pro Wrestling Epic brought to their fans once again some of the biggest and most talented names in the sport today for an action filled evening.
Prior to the evening MWR’S Dubray Tallman caught up with “Mean” Mason Beck to get his thoughts on his upcoming match with the PWE Champion The Mississippi Madman in a Steel Chain match….in the first of many surprises as the challenger Beck was ending his promo let’s find out which former WWE star showed up.
After some big matches that saw young Evan Money defeat Jordan McEntyre,
Alexander Rudolph over power David Osbourne,
Krotch taking down Eric Allen.
We got to see the grudge match between PWE US Champ Blake Steel and former champ Brandon Aarons. A hard hitting match that is far from over as Aarons won by DQ when Steels manager Melody interfered.
Prior to intermission we were shocked to see Jimmy Jacobs, who has torn in up at Ring of Honor, , Evolve, AAW (just to name a few) came into the ring to confront Jordan McEntyre. McEntyre had came back to the ring to taunt the crowd some more for his own amusement. After he disposed of loud mouth McEntyre he let the crowd why in fact he was there know that he was signed for Pro Wrestling’s tournament on April 29th which has been named the Epic 8.
With Jacobs signed it will be truly exciting to see who else will be signed in what could very well become something truly special.
When we came back the Pro Wrestling Epic the tag team belts was vacated by former champ Mephisto and his tag partner Kurt Styles who was not in the building. In a big match up that saw the Hooligans earning the belts in a win against Brandon Espinosa and Ace Hawkins.
Afterwards Espinosa turned on his partner, even adding insult to injury when the Hooligans took part in the beat down on Hawkins. Once again the talented Jacobs came to the ring this time the man to feel his wrath was Brandon Espinosa.
In one night the PWE fans was able to see a glimpse of what is to come on April 29th.
AJ Smooth defeated a tough Knight Wagner as we geared for the main event.
In the main event we got to see Mason Beck and the Mississippi Madman go at each other in a Steel Chain match.
Throughout the match the sheer power of both men caused the chain to break loose. Blow after blow, back and forth the Madman and Beck went at it.
In the end it would be the power the Madman who would stop Beck from making the final touch of the ring post and retain his PWE Championship.
The show was over but we were far from done as the MWR Wrestler of the Night ,Evan Money had worn our t-shirt to the ring. Prior to the start of his match he threw it out to the Goldman family from Bloomington, IL. Money was more than willing to take the time to meet his young fan after the show.
After much hard work throughout the night we were honored to get words from Jimmy Jacobs as he gave us his thoughts on Pro Wrestling Epic’s Epic 8 on April 29th in Mt Pulaski Illinois.
Hello everyone it is Dubray again and in this special feature we are going to get down to the very bottom of what all girls want to know at a wrestling show. No it is not who is the champ or what happened at the last show. Yes it could be where our girlfriends got that cute dress and how did she get it so cheap.
Sorry I am getting sidetracked, what we really want to know is, who is the sexiest guy in the Midwest. I have been to over a 150 plus shows all around the Midwest the past few years and I can proudly say that I have seen most of the hard bodies in the area. While Brian is trying to get that exclusive interviews with thel ikes of the Mississippi Madman or the picture of the newly crowned Champion, my eye is on the prize.
So in honor of Valentine’s Day I have set up a poll for all the ladies in the Midwest to vote for who is exactly is the sexiest wrestler in the Midwest. The final vote will be taken on Feb 13 at 11:59
#1 Brett Young
Photo credit Gary Giaffoglione
Cancun Kid Casanova
Dan Walsh Dave Vaughn
Photo credit Gary Giaffoglione
Playboy Paul Rose
Even some of the top women wrestlers in the Midwest can not keep their eyes off of Ryan Slade. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione
What a great year 2010 was for pro wrestling in the Midwest. Shows throughout the Midwest showed a steady growth in an economy that is struggling.
The biggest companies in the World, WWE and TNA both had pay per views in the Midwest. Fans were able to meet the stars at TNA’S fan fest. The ST Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame honored Dory Funk JR, Bobby the Brain Heenan and Baron von Raschke with their inductions to the hall of fame during the celebration.
Wrestling returned to Kansas City in a big way when Metro Pro Wrestling debut at the historic Memorial Hall with special guest Tommy Dreamer and a TV deal on Metro Sports. Led by former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdock, the Metro roster has to step up their game if they are to be the best if they are to stand out of the 3 time WWE Tag Team Champions shadow.
We were happy to add New Midwest Wrestling to our coverage area.At MWR we have seen some of the NMW talents in past in Dan the Man and Ryan Phoenix but we quickly saw that Bobby Houston, Eric Logan and NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus are just a few that are worthy of seeing in action as well.
Once again we were able to enjoy another great PWE show at the Lincoln Balloon Festival. PWE later in the year saw Donovan Ruddick and Mason Beck go up against the fun lovin former WWE Star U-Gene and the Mississippi Madman.
We were able to see PWP get out of the grasp of the Murder Militia in a classic War Games match while on the other side of the state 3XWrestling continued their standard of providing the fans with great wrestling and an up and close look at their great website including the monthly Outside the Ring program.
In ST Louis MMWA-SICW was the 2009 MWR Promotion of the Year, but they did not rest on their laurels. They continued to train young wrestlers while bringing in some of the very best in Mark Sterling and Mike Sydal, fans where also thrilled to see old favorites return like Danny Boy and Ron Powers.
AAPW had one of the very best feuds in the Midwest with Shane Rich turning his back on his good friend Edmund “Livewire” McGuire.
NWA Dynamo has brought back some of the GCW flavor and packed the house in a great show in the summer with Pete Madden and Mike Sharona going to war with Nikki Strychnine and Makaze in the main event.
HVW had a slow year but was proud to boast that HVW Original Santana G had made her way to Florida with a great opportunity to valet on Spike TV for TNA with Orlando Jordan.
World League Wrestling is primed to be at their very best with the young talent training at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy. Don’t be surprised to see the talents of Jason Jones, the Cancun Kid, Lucy Mendez, Jack Gamble, Brian Breaker and Ethan Wright hold titles throughout the Midwest and beyond in the near future.
IHW proved that they were one of the best with entertaining shows that grew more and more fans each time. Brandon Aarons has turned into the one of the biggest fan favorites in all of the Midwest. Eric Allen and Sean Vincent would test the skills of the rising young star.
MECW mixed hometown flavor with a dose of Windy City Wrestling, including former WWE Star Mike Anthony and the one and only Bailey Mannix along with teen heart throb Evan Money.
IWA Unlimited provided the fans of Olney Illinois with free wrestling each Wednesday. High flying and hard hitting action gave the wrestlers a chance to improve their skills in a great environment.
IWA Productions packed the house with special guest The Honky Tonk Man but it was the local fans that stole the show when Christian Rose and Danny Cannon tore the roof off the place.
NWA Supreme shows may not have that many shows but the ones they did have where filled with some of the best stars locally and nationally.
MWR wrestlers have been active working to get to the top. Mike Sydal was announced as the 2009 PWI Rookie of the year while Midwest stars Mark Sterling, Ace Hawkins, Brandon Espinosa all made appearances with Ring of Honor.
The fans and friends of Barry Ryte showed their support for their guy after he was diagnosed with cancer causing him to back out of the 2010 ECWA Super 8 tournament. Barry has shown in the ring that he has the heart of a champion, and that fighting spirit has helped him It has been announced that he has been cleared to wrestle in 2011. If we had an inspirational wrestler of the Year he would have won hands down.
Fans were blessed to have the Champion of the World Tyler Black make their way to their hometown as Tyler Black met Jeremy Wyatt at 3Xwrestling in Des Moines Iowa, while in Illinois Black went one on one with Brandon Aarons.
This fall word got out that the Future Donovan Ruddick had made his way to Florida with a developmental contract for WWE. He joined the before mentioned Black who has since lost his title to Roderick Strong but we all know the best is yet to come for Tyler Black.
I hope that you have enjoyed the coverage of all of your favorite promotions. It is with the hard work of Dubray Tallman, Mike Van Hoogstraat, Bill Smith, Gary Giaffoglione, Matt Murphy, Greg Anthony , Dartallion Allen, Mark Campos, Josh Ray and Rob Schamberger that makes the site what it is today.
We would like to thank the promoters and wrestlers that support the site for the past three years.
Last but not least thank you so much to the fans of pro wrestling in the Midwest. Take the time to see a wrestler before they become the next Superstar.
On January first we were proud to announce that Mike Chapman was named as the 2010 MWR Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. For more info on Mike Chapman click here.
Now with further ado I give you the 2010 MWR yearly awards.
2010 Wrestler of the Year
The wrestler of the year was a close vote this year as the surge of Mark Sterling coming within votes to be named for the second year in a row for MWR Wrestler of the Year. Meanwhile Donovan Ruddick had a great push thanks to great performances in 2010 against Dave Vaughn, Mephisto, and the Mississippi Madman. Hard work would pay off for Ruddick as the opportunity that many felt was long overdue, came to pass when he was signed to the WWE developmental contract late this fall. Jeremy Wyatt and Trevor Murdock both garnered several votes thanks to what many voters voiced their respect for each of these men. Last but not least just on the outside of the voting range was Brandon Aarrons who and his former tag team partner Brandon Espinosa .
Mike Sydal toured the country in 2010 wrestling in matches each and every week. Promoters loved him, fans cheered him and the country noticed. His hard work and dedication combined with a true desire to improve earned made him the second wrestler that took part in the WLW/Noah camp that won the PWI Rookie of the Year.
Sydal was just getting started, during Wrestlemania weekend he was in California wrestling with Ring of Honor. He would continue wrestling with Ring of Honor training at their training center before making appearances on Direct TV’S HDNET against Tyler Black, Christopher Daniels and more.
In the fall Sydal returned to much fan fare. At Metro Pro Wrestling, Rock and Roll Mike Sydal was once again on TV with Metro Pro Wrestling against the former WWE Tag Team Champion Trevor Murdock.
At 3XW he was involved in one of the most emotional matches of the year when he was force to face “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson. Thompson defeated his High Flyers’ partner Mike Sydal following a Dublin Driver in a very emotional and hard fought Loser Leaves 3XWrestling match set up by 3XW Commissioner Todd Countryman in May. Fans rejoiced when Thompson overcame the odds to defeat Brian Ash in November to allow Sydal to once again return.
Throughout the year of 2010 Sydal popped up just about everywhere good wrestling could be found.
Sydal has earned the respect of his peers and promoters and it showed in the 2010 in the final vote. Out of 14 awards committee voters the lowest Sydal got were 16.
We would like to congratulate Mike Sydal as the 2010 MWR Wrestler of the Year.
First Runner up- Mark Sterling Second Runner up- Donovan Ruddick Third Runner up- Jeremy Wyatt
2010 MWR Tag team of the Year
Attitude Inc. (Guy Smith, Spencer Powers, and Michael Shard)
New Midwest Tag Team Champions : Attitude Inc – Spencer Powers, Michael Shard and Guy Smith
Attitude Inc is a flashy tag team that has electrified the ring at New Midwest Wrestling for the past year. All three men are former NMW Heavyweight Champions who have come together and found success. Like the Freebirds, Attitude Inc have mixed partners to their advantages. Their success and talent has won over the awards committee.
At the start of the year they dismantled the faction the Sin Club of Steve Bishop, Dave Parker and Dareian Frost in impressive fashion.
In July the they outlasted the tag teams of Logantyre (Eric Logan and Justin McEntyre) , The New Immolare (Tom Arson and Ryan Phoenix) and the Full Metal Jackals( Danny Cannon and Alex Castle) in an exciting four way match to win the NMW Tag Team titles.
In consecutive months of October and November they defeated the up and coming tag team the Full Metal Jackals (Danny Cannon and Alex Castle) to retain the NMW Tag Team Titles.
Though Attitude Inc has their hands full with the tag team of the Uninvited (Rip Mystic and Tom Arson) heading into 2011, the team can hold their head up high that MWR has named them the 2010 MWR Tag Team of the Year.
First Runner up- Gentleman’s Club- Devin Carter and Casanova Second Runner up- Steve Fender and Mark Sterling Third Runner up – The Hooligans -Devin and Mason Cutter
2010 MWR Female of the Year
Amy Hennig (Photo Credit Bill Smith)
The current World League Wrestling Women’s champion has been dominate in 2010. Hennig has trained at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy and has all the tools to make it to the top of the wrestling world.
Matches with Lucy Mendez, Santana G and Angelus Layne were must see matches in 2010.
You can catch her brother Joe every Monday night on WWE, do not miss the chance to see her in the Midwest while you still can.
First Runner up -MsChif Second Runner up- Santana G Third Runner up- Lucy Mendez
2010 MWR Promotion of the Year
3XW’s fifth year proved to be the best yet, featuring a mix of incredible wrestling, packed crowds, strong business relationships within the community, and a continuing commitment to charitable efforts.
Despite the common perception that interest in wrestling is on the decline, 3XW enjoyed consistently growing crowds throughout the year, routinely packing the Des Moines Social Club each month for events thanks to a loyal – and growing – following and strong television, radio, print and word-of-mouth advertising, not to mention the most talented roster of wrestlers in the entire Midwest.
This past July, 3XW also had the honor of being the last wrestling promotion to hold matches in historic Veterans Memorial Auditorium, a building with 55 years of wrestling history. The athletes of 3XW competed in the same building that NWA affiliates, particularly Central States, held matches years ago, not to mention some major WWE/WWF/WCW moments.
3XW’s webshow, Outside the Ring, enjoyed an increasing number of views, as did 3XWrestling.com, which was visited by thousands of fans each month.
First Runner up- Independent Hardcore Wrestler Second Runner up- MMWA-SICW Third Runner up- Metro Pro Wrestling
2010 MWR Match of the Year
Jeremy Wyatt vs. Tyler Black – 3XW – April 2, 2010
Spring Showdown at 3Xwrestling was a monumental night of pro wrestling featuring one of the top wrestlers in the Midwest proving to the world that he could hang with the Champion of the World.
The two wrestled to a 30-minute time limit draw in an incredible wrestling match that earned a standing ovation from the crowd after the final bell. The last minute of the match saw referee Jeromy Robb inadvertently get crushed in the corner by both men and fall to the canvas. Black quickly nailed Wyatt with a tremendous reverse brainbuster and covered him for the pin, only there was no ref to count the pin. As Black was checking on the ref in the corner, Wyatt slowly rose to his feet and grabbed Black from behind, slamming him hard with his patented Kansas Tumbleweed (Lightning Spiral) and covering him for the pin with 20 seconds remaining, only for the ref to still be out. Wyatt screamed and pleaded for the ref to get up to no avail and he even counted the pin himself. The time then ran out before a winner could be determined but the fans gave a standing ovation.
First Runner up- MECW November 20, 2010 – Bailey Mannix vs. Eric Allen – 30 Minute Ironman Match
Second Runner up- The Mississippi Madman vs. The Future Donovan Ruddick with MR Late Nite at Pro Wrestling Epic August 28th, 2010 Lincoln, Illinois
Third Runner up- Danny Cannon vs Christian Rose ladder match from IWA Productions OCC show in January 2010
For a complete list of nominations sent from fans, promoters and wrestlers around the Midwest click here.