AAPW Summer Chaos certainly lived up to it’s name. In this edition of All-Access, we take a look at the fallout from the biggest event of the summer. Included in this episode is the return of Old School with Gaylord Stevens.
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Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 29, 2012
All American Pro Wrestling Feb 27th AAPW Heavyweight Champ Mississippi Madman vs. Jermey Wyatt recap by Mike Van Hoogstraat.
Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 31, 2010
By Brian Kelley
A trip to AAPW is always guaranteed to be a good time. Add on a match of the Year canadite in the AAPW Champion the Mississippi Madman and taking on “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt you knew I could not miss it.
A great day of hanging with my girlfriend Dubray, who did “Dubi Meets the AAPW Fans” (if you missed it then click here,MWR Photographer extrordinar Mike Van Hoogstraat and my good friend Jonathan Jones. Later in the night we caught up with Adam Testa to watch some exciting wrestling action.
On the night we saw a feud heat up when Badboy Chris Thomas and his manager Brooklyn Bobby left former AAPW Champion Edmund “Livewire” McGuire laying that would lead to a falls Count anywhere match in Herrin Illinois on April 10th.
In the main event we saw two warriors go at it as Wyatt came within moments of becoming the AAPW Champion for the first time. The fans were still furious at Wyatt’s actions and wanted more. AAPW as always gives the fans what they want and in the Main event in Herrin Illinois it will be The Mississippi Madman vs. Jeremy Wyatt 2.
Also on the card will be former WWE/ECW Superstar Simon Dean/ Nova going one on one with recently released WWE’s Paul Burchill.
This and much more will be why you will not want to miss AAPW on April 10th.
Till then sit back and enjoy the AAPW Photo recap by Mike Van Hoogstraat.
KC Jackson defeated Sean Vincent
Brandon Espinosa defeated Xavier Cage
Mark Sterling defeated Mike Sydal
Paul Rose & Carnage defeated El Magnifico & Heath Hatton
Mike Masters defeated Ax Allwardt
Edmund Livewire McGuire defeated Chris Thomas
AAPW Heavyweight Champ Mississippi Madman defeated Jermey Wyatt by DQ
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: "Playboy" Paul Rose, AAPW, All American Pro Wrestling, Ax Allwardt, Brandon Espinosa, Brooklyn Bobby, Carnage, Chris Thomas, Edmund "Livewire" McGuire, El Magnifico, Gaylord Stevens, jeremy wyatt, KC Jackson, mark sterling, Mike Masters, Mike Sydal, Mike Van Hoogstraat., Mississippi Madman, Missouri Wrestling Revival, MWR, PWI, Sean Vincent, Xaiver cage | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 16, 2009
MWR January 2009 Awards
November Wrestler of the Month
Bailey Mannix (MECW)
On Jan 10th Mannix wrestled in a Gauntlet match against 3 men, K.D. McClain, Evan Money before he lost to Dewey “Booger” Dawson and his MECW title. Mannix may have lost the belt but he gained the respect of the MWR awards committee with his gallant effort.
1st Runner Up – Shane Rich (AAPW)
2nd Runner Up – Dingo (LWA,NWA-DPW,HVW)
3rd Runner Up – Steve Anthony (WLW)
Others receiving votes: Mason Beck, Jordan Lacey, Gary Jackson, Kahagas, Jeremy Wyatt, Pierre Abernathy,
January Tag Team of the month
Steven Kennedy and KC Karrington (Ego Express) (LWA, NWA-DPW)
It’s hard to belive that one of the most respected and talked about tag teams in St Louis has not won the tag team of the month at MWR…Till now!! After winning the first ever LWA Tag Team titles the Ego Express followed it up with a January 3 win against Brandon Espinosa & Mike Sydal (w/ Brandon Aarons) to retain the LWA Tag Team Titles. On January 24 at LWA they defeated Babewatch again to retain the Tag Team Titles; Steven Kennedy pinned Brandon Espinosa after the Fatality. January 31 they lost in a close match against the LONRS at NWA Dynamo
1st Runner Up- Mad Dog McDowell and Aaron Masterson (Bayou Outlaws) ( MECW)
2nd Runner Up The Money Makin’ Jam Boys (Mississippi Madman & K.C. Jackson) (AAPW)
3rd Runner Up – Dustin Lane and Darin Wade (WLW)
Others receiving votes: Axis & Ryan Phoenix, Jeff Harris & Aaron Matthews, The Hybrids, Huge In Japan (Jimmy Rockwell & Ricky Kwong), BA.B.E.WATCH (Brandon Aarons and Brandon Espinosa .
January Woman Wrestler of the Month
The MMWA-SICW women’s champ defeated the WLW women’s champ Stacey O at MMWA and retain her title earlier in the month when she beat Destiny Diamond.
1st Runner Up – Mickie Knuckles (IWA-MS)
2nd Runner Up – -Stacey O’ Brien (WLW) (MMWA-SICW)
3rd Runner up-Jessika Haze (HVW, NBWA)
Others receiving votes: “Serenity” Brandi Harris
January Promotion of the Month
NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling
NWA-Presents Dynamo Pro Wrestling returned to Kansas in Ottawa was a success for everyone involved. The touching fundraiser for New Heart for Jimmie Bass was a rousing success. Kansas fans showed that they care for others by showing up in droves (275) to support the cause along with watching some great wrestling. With some of the top young wrestlers to their disposal, expect NWA Dynamo to be a force in the Midwest.
1st Runner Up – AAPW
2nd Runner Up – LWA
3rd Runner Up – WLW
Others receiving votes: HVW, Rock and Roll Wrestling, NBWA,
January Personality of the month
Nursing a ‘serious’ neck injury, Travis Cook accompanied The Connection to ring side for each member’s match, and continued getting illegally involved. His tactics helped rack up some wins for The Connection this month, giving them more power than ever in MMWA-SICW.
1st Runner Up- Dingo (NWA Dynamo Gym)
2nd Runner Up – Gaylord Stevens ( AAPW)
3rd Runner Up- Patrick Brandmeyer
Others receiving votes: Luke Roberts and Adam Raw, Mr.K “The Mayor of Midwest !”, Jewels,
January Match of the month
Serial Thriller” Shane Rich V. Edmund “Livewire” McGuire
West Frankfort, Illinois
(All American Pro Wrestling)
These guys delivered big for AAPW to start the year. Rich and McGuire had the crowed in suspense and disbelief in what they were seeing. A great chess match between two of the young guns on the Midwest. Edmund came very close to going home with the AAPW heavyweight title but on this night Shane Rich was the one who got his hand raised.
1st Runner Up-
Jeremy Wyatt vs. Tyler Black
2nd Runner Up-
Hunter Matthews v. Shane Hollister
3rd Runner Up-
Dingo v Kahagas
Granite City Illinois
Others receiving votes: Jason Vendetta v HWC Champ “Bloody” Harker Dirge (NBWA)
The Hybrids vs. The ISH (Brett Gakiya & Nick Brubaker) (NMW)
Jeremy Wyatt vs. Dingo (LWA) , Tyler Black vs. Devon Moore (IWA Midsouth), Egos vs. LONRS(NWA-Dynamo)
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Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 7, 2009
Recap By AAPW Management with Picture commentary By Brian “Flair” Kelley
With freezing temperatures outside, over 160 fans were treated to hot action at New Beginnings Assembly for AAPW’s Fan’s Choice Show!
“Homicidal” Steven Davis and Carnage were introduced for the opening tag team bout. Davis came to the ring alone and told the crowd that his partner Carnage had been fired by their manager, Brooklyn Bobby, because Carnage had not won a match since May of 2007. Davis stated he refused to have a loser as his partner and introduced a replacement. Ax Stevens. Their opponents, The Money Makin’ Jam Boys, K.C. Jackson and Mississippi Madman. Jackson used his quickness to gain the early advantage but was soon shut down by Davis and Stevens. Davis and Stevens were able to cut the ring in half and keep Jackson from tagging his opponent but Jackson showed tremendous heart and never quit. Madman got the tag and used his size and power to finish off Stevens with a splash for the pin.
Fans had voted Jorden Vandal as the newcomer to AAPW. However, Vandal could not make it this night. Jay Spade received the honors. Spade, an undersized rookie took on the undefeated and mysterious Crimson Shock. Spade showed he was no slouch at the beginning but Shock beat down and mauled Spade the rest of the match. Shock applied a figure four leglock and used the ropes for added leverage. Shock refused to break the hold at the referee’s 5 count and the ref called for the bell. Shock became extremely upset and continued to let out his frustrations on Spade. TY BLADE came to the ring and pulled shock off the rookie. A confrontation ensued between Blade and Shock and SHOCK WAS UNMASKED by Blade! Gaylord Stevens, who ran to ringside, covered the mysterious wrestlers head and led him away from ringside. Stevens later offered a bounty to Ty’s opponent later in the night, Shawn Shultz, to retrieve the mask.
“Playboy” Paul Rose defeated El Magnifico in what can only be described as a comical match with a flatliner.
Curly, Missouri Wrestling Revival’s wrestler of the month and also undefeated as a rookie, took on Mike Masters. Curly’s unorthodox style was a bit much for Masters as Curly defeated him with an elbow drop.
Venom, the wrestler fan’s voted to see make a return to AAPW, took on another big and powerful newcomer in Travis Sawyer. Sawyer is the son of Buzz Sawyer. Venom’s only advantage gained was with underhanded tactics but it was not enough as Sawyer used a cradle shock slam to get the pinfall.
Shawn Shultz came to the ring and got the crowd into a frenzy. His opponent, Ty Blade, came to the ring carrying the mask he removed from Crimson Shock. As Blade gained an advantage late in the match, Gaylord Stevens came to ringside to distract Blade and Shultz used a school boy roll up to get the pin. Although many saw Shultz use the tights.
AAPW fan’s voted to see Chocolate Thunder V. Tony Stetson in a Lumberjack match. The crowd was not disappointed. Fan’s were screaming from start to finish. Carnage came to ringside and attacked “Homicidal” Steven Davis. This surprised fan’s and the lumberjacks at ringside as Carnage beat on Davis throughout the gym. The brawl even got the attention of the wrestlers in the ring. Stetson took advantage and rolled Chocolate Thunder up for the pin.
The main event featured two of the most popular wrestlers in AAPW. Fan’s voted for Edmund “Livewire” McGuire to get a title shot against AAPW champion, “Serial Thriller” Shane Rich.
This match featured everything from technical wrestling, submission holds, brawling, and high flying. It was a back and forth battle with several surprises.
At one point, both wrestlers brawled into the crowd. Livewire tossed Rich over the guard rail clear into the 3rd row! Livewire got Rich back into the ring and delivered a leg drop from the top rope which appeared to secure the victory for Livewire. RICH KICKED OUT! Livewire continued the assault and set Rich up for a superkick. Rich ducked and lifted Livewire onto his shoulders. Livewire fought out and went for a victory roll which the champion blocked and pinned Livewire’s shoulders for the 3 count.
At the conclusion of the match, Livewire addressed the crowd. He expressed how disappointed he was and how sorry he was for letting down his fans. Livewire stated he would be taking some time off from wrestling. As Livewire said his goodbye, Shawn Shultz snuck into the ring and hit Livewire with a DDT. Shultz then stood over Livewire and berated him until Rich ran back to the ring for the save. Heated words were exchanged between Rich and Shultz. Security had to escort Shultz from ringside.
AAPW returns to West Frankfort on Saturday March 14th. This event will feature the fan’s choice tag team championship when The Lonrs take on “Spitfire” Davey Vega and “Blackheart” Johnny Vinyl.
AAPW would like to thank all the fans for their support.
For all your information for All American Pro Wrestling please check out their myspace at AAPW-MYSPACE.
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Posted by Admin on May 24, 2008
Your Trip to Space Mountain
by Brian “Flair” Kelley
I am back with a new “Your Trip to Space Mountain”. In this edition we find out if an independent show can be a lot of fun without a past or current superstar. Last time, you heard about an ICW show I attended that had TNA Superstars James Storm and Eric Young along with former WCW star Disco Inferno. For All American Pro Wrestling in Chester, IL at the Daniel Colbert Gym, though, there were no past or present superstars in sight.
The weather was beautiful as we arrived to the gym. We were among the first to enter the building to purchase two tickets for the 50/50 drawing. We sat in the middle of the front row so that I could get pictures of the show. While we waited two AAPW wrestlers, Edmund “Livewire” McGuire and The All American J.T. Calhoun, hung out with the fans, signed autographs and snapped pictures. I am sure the fans are bragging to their friends and family about what they missed. This was a positive in another way because when the show started the fans already knew that J.T. and Edmund were nice guys and were people who they should cheer for.
I always feel that it is important to start the night off with a solid match to set the tone of the whole evening and AAPW gave us two wrestlers that could be in the main event as the Cocky Shawn Shultz took on Brian James. Shultz can draw heat with ease and the crowd was thrilled to see James get the win as he upset Shultz with an inside cradle.
I have seen Mark Sterling and Darrien Sanders many times before, but this would be the first time that I would see them in person as The LONRS. These two have been making a name for themselves in the Midwest tag team division lately. The crowd was hot for The LONRS to get what was coming to them before the match even started. The fans were excited to see All American J.T.Calhoun and his partner Mike Masters enter the ring, with chants of “USA! USA!” ringing throughout the gym.
The LONRS dominated Masters with tag team perfection, beating on him and not allowing him to get a tag for nearly five minutes. Finally, Masters made the tag and had words with J.T. before stunning the crowd by walking away. J.T. fought with all his heart, but with The LONRS were on top of their game. It was too much on this night, even for the All American. Needless to say, the fans were not happy after The LONRS collected their victory. Darrien Sanders taunted the crowd with his air guitar skills to add insult to injury.
The next match seemed to be a mismatch, at least on paper, as MWR wrestler of the month for April 2008 “The Future” Donovan Ruddick faced “Playboy” Paul Rose. Rose was accompanied by his manger, Gaylord Stevens. Stevens is one of the best managers I have seen in the indies, because as soon as he walks through a curtain the fans know that they want to see his guy lose. “Playboy” Paul Rose, whom I had seen in action before, has a ton of charisma and can really move for a guy that looks totally out of shape. This may have been the hardest hitting match of the night, and it received my girlfriend’s favorite match award for the night. “The Future” would go on to win the match, but not without a fight as Rose and Stevens gave him fits throughout.
Intermission was here and “The Atomic Dogg” Ali Stevens, who was trained by Harley Race and had a short stint with WCW, was at the top of the stairs selling videos and all along smiled towards the fans. For the wrestlers out there, I may not be able to tell you how to wrestle but I have one small bit of advice: if you want to sell your merchandise, a smile goes a long way. A smile will leave a good taste in the fans mouth when they leave. Fortunately, this is not a problem most of the time and it wasn’t this night in Chester, IL. AAPW’s wrestlers were very professional.
As my girlfriend returned from smoking, they announced that “Serial Thriller” Shane Rich was going to be taking Polaroid’s inside the ring for $3.00. It looked as if nobody wanted to go first for the first five minutes, so I thought that maybe I could help them out by getting in line. I thought I’d try to make it look like it was the thing to do. I got up for my picture and introduced myself to Shane Rich, and as I asked for him to check out MWR I noticed that all because of me the line had become huge!
Hey, I am just joking! It was easy to see why they would want their picture taken with the champ. Shane looked to be in awesome shape and though this was my first time to see him live, I was excited to see him in action.
Intermission was over and AAPW had the card set up perfectly as they re energized the crowd with another good match. Edmund “Livewire” McGuire hooked up with Ax Stevens, who was accompanied by his manger Gaylord Stevens. Edmund used his speed to cause Stevens all kinds of problems, but just when you thought McGuire would get the win, Gaylord would interfere, allowing Ax to bring the pain for Edmund. “Livewire” has been on a roll as of late, but when he went up top for a leg drop, Ax moved and then used a piledriver for a victory that stunned not only myself but the entire crowd.
“#1″ Brett Young and K.C. Jackson entered the ring to demand some action, but had to belittle the Chester natives, too. K.C. and Brett let them know that they were all number two, which made them the first losers. This went on for some time before the intimidating promoter Sean Chambers had had enough. He called the Atomic Dogg to the ring. I am not a fan of a 2 on one contest because I feel as if it makes the wrestlers that are teaming up look weak, but on this occasion the wrestlers had a very entertaining match. It made sense and the Dogg was very over with the crowd. The Dogg would able to with stand the double teams and pin the two wrestlers for the victory.
In the main event of the evening former AAPW Champion, “Homicidal” Steven Davis received his 1 on 1 rematch with the current champ, “Serial Thriller” Shane Rich. Davis entered the ring with his manager, and I think AAPW has the use of managers down to a science. The managers had the right “bad guy” look and really knew how to work the crowd. This was a great match, and the girls in attendance were clearly on Shane’s side. They screamed every time Steven Davis got the upper hand.
Steven Davis was pulling out all stops to regain the title. The match was a back and forth affair, and the fans were really into it when Rich went for a moonsault off the top turnbuckle. Unfortunately for Rich, Davis moved out of the way. Rich landed on his feat but could not avoid a vicious spear from Davis which got Davis the win and his title back! I must admit I did not see that one coming.
AAPW then thanked the crowd for coming and the night was over. My only complaint during the evening was a common problem in independent wrestling, and that is the sound system. The reported 163 people in attendance witnessed what, in my eyes, was a top notch show. Although they did not have TNA stars on the card, I will say that this show was better than most I have seen with one. The storytelling was excellent and the wrestling was very very good.
All American Pro Wrestling was professional and very fan friendly. If you have a chance to check them out, I highly recommend it. I know that in the future that AAPW will be in my wrestling schedule. You can check out AAPW on the net at
Till next time, Support your local independent wrestling promotion by attending a show. Be sure to let us know what you thought about it .
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