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4 States, 14 Shows, 4,265 miles and 74 hours on the road in 3 months at MWR.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 26, 2010

With a plethora of great shows  these  past few months,  it has been hard to keep up with all the exciting  news flash, photos and happenings around the Midwest.

MWR has been active with some of the top stars in the country while meeting many of you the great fans, some for the first time while others we know quite well.

We have spent almost every weekend on the road covering the top promotions in the Midwest.

Let’s take a look at some of the sights of the past few months with MWR, the Fans and Superstars around the Midwest.

August 7- Granite City Illinois- High Voltage Wrestling

HVW returned from their summer break to with top stars Kahagas taking on Trent Stone , the Midwest Sweet heart Santana G going up against her arch rival Amy Hennig and the Great Cheyenne with MsChif watching.

Dan Walsh (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Would it be just by chance that the MWR Wrestler of the Week was MTV’S Dan Walsh who would give away a MWR T-Shirt in August only to see him get the HVW Livewire title soon after? Hey Dan we are just playing, you earned it….with a handful of Trent Stones tights.

August 21 – Council Bluffs Iowa – Pro Wrestling Phoenix

The trips to Iowa seem to take so long to get their, which has been a reason for us to scale back from going to PWP and 3XW. One problem they are so GOOD!! MWR fans don’t worry we have no plans what so ever to stop covering these two exciting promotions.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix delivered on this evening with some exciting wrestling action. We were on hand when Axel Greece assists Ryan Slade and Zac James cheat Chris Havius and Donnie Peppercricket out of the PWP Tag Titles. The show also saw the war rage on between Abu Colossus and Preston Maxwell.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix Champion Tony Cortez (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The MWR Wrestler of the Night was the PWP Champion Tony Cortez. Cortez was able to survive the onslaught on Jayden Draigo to retain the championship in a feud that has become quite personal.

In the near future look for a phot recap from their last show in October  from PWP/MWR Photographer Gary Giaffoglione

August 28- Lincoln Illinois – Pro Wrestling Epic

The Balloon festival in Lincoln Illionis is a BIG deal and with PWE providing a FREE show if you attend you can not miss it.

PWE delivered with the biggest match in years in the Midwest literally when the PWE title was on the line between the Mississippi Madman taking on “The Future” Donovan Ruddick led by MR Late Nite.

Ohhhs and AHHHS were heard as the two behemoths battle for supermecy and who is truly the top big man. Nothing was settled decisively, but the crowd went home to tell their friends about the Madman and Future. The match that shook the Midwest .

Evan Money explodes on Eric Allen (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

“The Kid” Evan Money was the MWR Wrestler of the Week as he went on to defeat Eric Allen with a frog splash.

September 4th – Kansas City Kansas- Metro Pro Wrestling

We were thrilled to support Metro Pro Wrestling for several reasons; first off the wrestling scene in the KC market has been dry for some time now. With Metro Pro Sports having TV, showcasing several of the top stars in the country today and oh yeah our former partner in crime Josh Ray is the current ring announcer for this upstart promotion. Metro Pro proved to be a great time with a great upside going into 2010.

“Rock and Roll” Mike Sydal with Amber (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

Amber," The host of Dubi meets the Fans" Dubray and Brecca take in a picture after the show (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

All the girls love Tyler Cook (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

From the looks of Brecca’s face WLW Star Ethan Wright did not learn the Masterlock from former WLW Champ Chris Masters. (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

September 11 – Waterloo Illinois – Independent Hardcore Wrestling

IHW has been on a roll in 2010 with some great matches in front of a packed crowd. On this night we were thrilled to debut the Tony Kozina MWR Trading Card. Kozina is one of the most well diverse and exciting wrestlers today. During the night Kozina wrestled one of the Midwest most impressive young men in the game Chris L.O.G.A.N

Tony Kozina (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Let’s take a look at a Video recap of this great show from IHW

September 22- Olney Illinois – IWA Unlimited

Our first trip to Olney lived up to the hype that has been told to me. A weekly FREE Wednesday show how can you go wrong. A great small venue filled with some of the top young talent in the area.

IWA Unlimited fan favorite The Intimidator gives away a free MWR T-shirt to start the night off. (Photo Credit Tim Dunahee )

Everyone that I talked to loved the stars of IWA U and looked forward to the hump day of the week. If you have the day off and live in STL I urge you to take the drive to see what you are missing.

September 25 – Hillsdale Missouri- MMWA-SICW

A great day for the community of Hillsdale as MMWA-SICW teamed up with the Hillsdale Police force to provide a free wrestling show. MMWA-SICW are always fan friendly and if a free outdoor show was not enough, the team work also offered free BBQ and back packs filled with treats from the police force given to them by the stars of MMWA-SICW.

Ace Hawkins is the MMWA-SICW Santa Clause in September while sporting the MWR T-shirt

The MWR Wrestler of the day was none other than Ace Hawkins. Ace fresh off of his appearance at Ring of Honor not only gave away a free MWR shirt but bicycles from the kids and some awesome ST Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame shirts before having a great match against Brandon Espinosa.

September 25- Wood River Illinois – MECW Double shot evening

One of the best kept secrets in the Midwest, is the fact that some of the best talent in Iowa makes the long trip to the STL to go to prove that they are among the best in the Midwest. Jimmy Rockwell, Devin Carter, Zach Thompson, Ryan Slade  and even self proclaimed  wrestling genius Chad Mylan has put an end to Gabriel Brimstones stranglehold  in the Independent title when his man Kwong won the belt in recent months.

Iowa is not the only area that is well represented as the upstate Illinois wrestlers BroMance (Knight Wagner and Jordan McEntrye)  with Erin currently holds onto the MECW Tag Championship and Matt Mayday, Mike Anthony and Chris Logan have all brought their own flavor in the company.

MECW Champion Bailey Mannix (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

On this night the MWR Wrestler of the Night was the champ himself, Bailey Mannix. Mannix is still one of the most underrated wrestlers in the game today.

October 2- Kansas City Kansas – Metro Pro Wrestling

Metro Pro Wrestling heated up with the brand new Metro Pro Wrestling TV Champion Trevor Murdoch taking charge. With an appearance from wrestling great Harley Race the fans where able to see some of the great from the past mixed in with some of the best today.

What has the best Wrestler on Gods Green earth Harley Race along with Ethan Wright and Jeff Strong so mad, could it be because of something that former MWR Josh Ray is doing? See it on METRO SPORTS in Kansas City (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

If fans in Kansas City want the best bang for their buck they need to give Metro Pro Wrestling a chance. You won’t regret it.

October 9- Eldon Missouri – World League Wrestling

One of the biggest nights of the year brought several of the most influential men in the game today. Co-Owner of Pro Wrestling Noah was in attendance along with Harley Race and Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer. The MWR Wrestler of the Night was Midwest knockout Lucy Mendez who gave away the very first MWR pink t-shirt.

Midwest Knockout Lucy Mendez has the attention of Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer. (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

Wrestlers from around the world took the week long camp in hopes of making it to the show.

MWR Photographer Bill Smith with the representatives of Pro Wrestling NOAH (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

WLW Super fan Vincent Heather gets an autograph Steve Fender trading card from the man himself

Look for a Full photo recap of this show in the near future from MWR Photographer Bill Smith

October 10- Marceline Missouri – Modern Championship Wrestling

Just down the road from my house was a new promotion was a rare Sunday show that featured local favorite The Iceman. Brian Blade won the belt at the very first show and has been a thorn in promoter Dustin Watson’s side ever since.

Larry Stilfield with Modern Championship Wrestling Champion Brian Blade (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

October 16- Glen Carbon Illinois – NWA Dynamo/High Voltage Wrestling

We were on hand to present the High Voltage Wrestling tag champs the Hooligans the 2009 MWR Tag team of the Year plaques. To be honest we offered the exciting tag team Full Contact Dojo  (Jonathan Gresham and Ric King) the chance to be the MWR Wrestlers of the Week to throw out a t-shirt as a way of being nice.

In a shocking development they defeated The Hooligans to become the NEW HVW Tag Championship . No HVW Champion was safe as “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt defeated Kahagas and Dan Walsh won the HVW Livewire belt.

The HVW Tag Team Champs Jonathan Gresham and Ric King with the lucky fan who caught the MWR shirt Rebecca Haynes (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Look for a photo recap as well and interviews with all of the new HVW Champions here at MWR in the future.

October 23 – Springfield Illinois – New Midwest Wrestling

NMW invited us and invited us and I am glad that they did, we had debut once before and was very impressed and happy to have added them in our NMW Coverage area. The last show I photographed the most dangerous ( and fun matches) to be a photographer at in my carrer during the4 team NMW Tag Team scramble match and returned for the biggest Battle Royal, rumble style of the year for NMW. All for the enjoyment of you the fans.

The MWR Wrestler of the Week was up and comer Christian Rose. Look for more information about this exciting night of wrestling at MWR soon.

Christian Rose (Photo Courtesy of Jon 'Skippy' Edgecomb)

There you have MWR fans, the itinerary of where Dubray and I have been in just the past tthree months. We may not be able to keep up with the miles that the 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling does but who can, that man is a machine.

I would like to thank you the fans, the wrestlers, and the promoters for making

Missouri Wrestling Revival – The Wrestling Press of the Midwest.

MWR fans please support your local professional wrestling and we hope to see you at a show.

Brian Kelley Owner/Editor of Missouri Wrestling Revival

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Metro East Championship Wrestling Photo recap from Wood River, IL on 9/25

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 12, 2010

By Brian Kelley

Last Month we made our way back to MECW in Wood river Illinois for a great night of wrestling. A fun filled card with two men that has to be mentioned as MWR Wrestlers of the Year for 2010 Bailey Mannix and Eric Allen. These two have been friends at times but the desire to be the MECW Championship has been too much for them to maintain the good feelings in the ring.

One of the most entertaining duo in the game is the MECW Tag Team Champions Jordan McEntrye & Knight Wagner otherwise known as Bromance. Led by the vixen Eryn they look to hold onto the titles for a long time. Their biggest test to date is the Bowery Brawlers , consisting of Maddog McDowell and Mauler McDarby. Can Bromance keep this young team at bay?

For the first time I was on hand to see the new MECW Independent Champion Ricky Kwong led by his manager Chad Mylan. Mylan has been a handful at 3XW in Iowa and the drive all the way to Illinois has not calmed the eccentric manager. Can former champion Gabriel Brimstone or fan favorite Jimmy Rockwell spoil Mylan’s plans to take over MECW?

Chris L.O.G.A.N has been very impressive in his short time at the MWR coverage area, taking on the likes of Mannix and Tony Kozina. He is able to over power you and punish you with multiple suplexs. Look for big things to come from this man.

Sarin Sinn brought in some muscle from Chicago with the debut of Mike Anthony. What will the veteran Anthony have in mind for his future at MECW?

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Can the Youth sensation Evan Money rebound after coming up short last month in his bid for the MECW Title?

This and much more is why you should check out MECW in WoodRiver on October 23rd.

Bailey Mannix d. Chris Logan
Ryan Slade d. Devin Carter by DQ
MECW Champs Jordan McEntrye & Knight Wagner pinned Maddog McDowell & Mauler McDarby
Zach Thompson d. Matt Mayday
MECW Indy Champ Ricky Kwong d. Jimmy Rockwell
The Texas Longhorn & Jon West d. Mike Anthony & Sarin Sinn by DQ
MECW Heavyweight Champ Eric Allen d. Evan Money

For a full look at all the pictures from this exciting show click here.

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IHW Returns to Dupo Illinois on Feb 6 with the Zachary “Napalm” Porter

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 19, 2010

 

 
Matches already signed

Mephisto vs. Brandon Aarons vs. Sean Vincent vs. Billy McNeil vs. Eric Allen vs. Bailey Mannix – No-DQ Match For The IHW Title

-Appearing: Steven Kennedy, Matt Mayday, “The Future” Donovan Ruddick, Mississippi Madman, Shawn Almighty, Jimmy Karryt, Brian Scrilla

Lets take a look at IHW’S video recap from their last show from last October

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Pro Wrestling Illustrated Year in Awards …Mike Sydal 2009 PWI Rookie of the year.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 15, 2010

Missouri Wrestling Revival is proud and excited that the Midwest was filled with positive exposure in the most important issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated the Year in Awards edition.

St Louis’s own Randy Orton was voted by the fans as the number one wrestler of 2009. Some may not like his actions or his attitude but you can not deny the mans ability. Congrats to Randy Orton for such a great honor.

One of my personal moments of 2009 will be that the promotions and fans in the Midwest joined together to nominate Mike Sydal as the 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year. Mike has thrilled fans in every promotion in the MWR Coverage area and has backed it up by becoming the High Voltage Wrestling Livewire Champion and the being one half of the very popular 3XWrestlings tag team Champions “The High Flyers” with the talented Zach Thompson.

Wrestling fans if you have not had a chance to see Sydal in action I highly urge you get a chance to check him while he is still in the area. Charismatic, exciting and intense are just a few words that come to mind when his name is brought up and now you can add 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year!

Let’s take a quick look at Midwest wrestling promotions and wrestlers that are covered in this historic issue.

Page 13 Former WWE/TNA and WLW Star Trevor Murdoch opens up a new restaurant in Eldon Missouri called T Murdoch’s Bar and Grill. Maybe this means that MWR needs to do a review of the restaurant in the future.

Page 21 one of the most talented women wrestlers to ever grace the sport sores big wins in SHIMMER. A great photograph of her taking on Amazing Kong is on this page.

Page 23 Independent Recent Changes has the MECW Title changes of Barry Ryte pinning Matt Mayday for the Great Plains Trophy as well as the new MECW Tag Team Champions The Bayou Outlaws (Maddog McDowell and Aaron Masterson beating Devin Carter and AJ Smooth, Jordan McEntyer and Knight Wagner and the tag team of Mike Sydal and Rebelucha.

Page 59 In Memoriam remembers the fallen warriors and the influential people who past way in 2009. Included is BJ Race.

Page 62 and 63 Mike Sydal PWI Rookie of the Year !!!

Page 97 A full page photo of ECW Original, Dynamo Pro Wrestler Angle and tag team partner of Domino Rivera has a full page spread of battling Balls Mahoney

Page 128 Tommaso Ciampa – Trained with WLW and Harley Race in the past. Ciampa looked strong in the ECWA Super 8 Tournament

Page 137 Our friends at 3XWrestling are featured in the top of the Rankings page.

Page 140 and 141 Results from High Voltage Wrestling, IWA Productions, 3XWrestling, MMWA-SICW AND Dynamo Pro is all featured thanks to MWR friends Patrick Brandmeyer, John Bach and Midnight Guthrie. Maybe you can get there autographs at a show near you.

That is just a few of the highlights in 2009 PWI The Year in Wrestling

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MECW September 19 recap with Photos

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 20, 2009

By MECW Managment

1.) One half of the Bayou Outlaws Aaron Masterson Defeated Knight Wagner

MR K  made a night of friendly & fair completion as he pitted fan favorites against each other. This was a fast paced & high impact match. Both Aaron Masterson and Knight Wagner went back and forth for nearly 10 minutes. In the end it was Bayou Outlaws Aaron Masterson picked up the win via pin fall.

Aaron Masterson gives a thumbs up after his hard fought victory from Knight Wagner. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Aaron Masterson gives a thumbs up after his hard fought victory from Knight Wagner. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

WINNER: Aaron Masterson

2.) The other half of the Bayou Outlaws Maddog McDowell defeated the other half of the MECW Tag Team Champions Deliciously Smooth’s Devin Carter

Two of the biggest MECW wrestlers on the roster both figuratively and literally collided!!! Not only did these two show strength and power but they showed style with great wrestling ability!! On this night it was Maddog McDowell who picked up the win in this epic battle. In the end they showed no hard feelings and shook hands after the match.
MECW September 036

WINNER: Maddog McDowell

3.) Matt Mayday (formerly known as Krotch) defeated Nacho O’Reily

Not only did the MECW family not witness the return of Krotch but they were introduced to a “new” MECW wrestler: Matt Mayday! Despite the new found hate the MECW Family had towards the MECW “newcomer”. He did make an impressive debuted as he quickly dispatched of Nacho O’Reily in timely fashion & also debuting with the “new” MECW wrestler was a new finisher. As Matt Mayday put Nacho O’Reily away w/ a top rope curb stomp all you could say was forget about it lights out 1,2,3 it was over.

Matt Mayday (formerly known as Krotch) goes for the pin on Nacho O'Reily (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Matt Mayday (formerly known as Krotch) goes for the pin on Nacho O'Reily (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Winner: Matt Mayday

4.) MECW Independent Champion: Gabriel Brimstone defeated Super Patrio

MECW Independent Champ took out his frustrations on Super Patrio in a harsh and timely manner. All it took was a DDT from Gabriel Brimstone who beat Super Patrio in record time!!

Super Patrio only shining moment of the night.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Super Patrio only shining moment of the night.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

WINNER: MECW Independent Champion: Gabriel Brimstone

5.) The “Unbreakable” Zach Thompson defeated Jordan McEntyre

It a awesome match that pitted two of the biggest MECW Family favorites in history took each other on head to head. Back and forth this match went but in the end it was the former MECW Heavyweight Champion: Zach Thompson who was victorious.

The "Unbreakable" Zach Thompson slows down Jordan McEntyre (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The "Unbreakable" Zach Thompson slows down Jordan McEntyre (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Zach Thompson slows down Jordan McEntyre. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Zach Thompson slows down Jordan McEntyre. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

WINNER: The “Unbreakable” Zach Thompson

6.) XXXplicit Content: MECW Heavyweight Champion: Bailey Mannix, Manager: “Lovely” Leon Alexander and The “Pride of Peoria Champion” Eric Allen defeated the Saints & Sinner: Brian Scrilla, Marshall Garrett, and Evan Money

In a huge match that determined the career of XXXplicit Content’s Manager “Lovely” Leon Alexander. If XXXplicit Content and Eric Allen did not win the match then “Lovely” Leon Alexander would be fired from MECW. But if XXXplicit Content & Eric Allen won the match, then “Lovely” Leon Alexander would be resigned to a new MECW Manager contract.

Brian Scrilla has Bailey Mannix in a bad situation.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Brian Scrilla has Bailey Mannix in a bad situation.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Evan Money keeps Bailey Mannix in the corner.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Evan Money keeps Bailey Mannix in the corner.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

This match had a lot of action and high flying ability as well as some great tag team work done by Marshall Garrett and Brian Scrilla. Things got crazy when the match broke loose when Brian Scrilla went on a rampage and went after current two time MECW Heavyweight Champion: “XXXplicit” Bailey Mannix. While Scrilla and Money were taking Mannix pillar to post and with Eric Allen down it left “Lovely” Leon Alexander all alone in the hands of Marshall Garrett. Garrett forearmed “Lovely” Leon to stun him, then picked him up for the classic air plane spin, Garrett finished it off by putting Leon Alexander over his knee and spanking him. Marshall Garrett ready to put him away but the ref was distracted. This gave Eric Allen the perfect chance to waffle Marshall Garrett upside the head with his “Pride Of Peoria Championship”. Completely leveling Marshall Garrett and giving “Lovely” Leon Alexander the chance to pin him and pick up the 3 count victory.

WINNER: XXXplicit Content: “Lovely” Leon Alexander and MECW Heavyweight Champion: “XXXplicit” Bailey Mannix and”The Pride of Peoria Champion”: Eric Allen

After the match Scrilla wasn’t finished as he grabbed the mic and told the MECW Family that there was something he needed to come clean with and needed to get something off his chest. But he wanted to do it at the October 24th MECW show face to face with MECW Heavyweight: Champion: “XXXplicit” Bailey Mannix.

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