Rings and Cages Training Center is proud to announce we will be the official training center for Metro Pro Wrestling. We will be opening in our temporary location while the building next door is finished and then will have a grand opening.
Thank you all that have been patient!!
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 7am – 10pm cst
Sat – Sun 8am – 8pm cst
Please leave a detailed voice message if we do not answer.
Congrats to one of the hardest working women in pro wrestling today Brittany….You know her as the lovely Santana Garrett, the daughter of former wrestler and promoter TNT Keny G. Fans around the Midwest has seen her start her career here in the Midwest under Dynamo Pro Wrestling before making an impact at Shimmer, SHINE, World League Wrestling, Metro Pro Wrestling and many of the notable promotions around the country.
Many of the top websites and magazines have already been excited about the young star as she has appeared in the pages of PWI Magazines, the cover of Ring Sirens magazine and has had two MWR Trading Cards to date.
We are excited about seeing here debut on TNA and will be watching each and every Thursday Night as Impact has just gotten red hot with the announcement of her as Brittany.
We would like to thank all fans that took the time to vote in the 2014 MWR Sexiest Female of the Year voting. This year we featured several of the top women wrestlers in the country. We are exciting and honored that they have supported MWR throughout the years and know that each of these athletes have fans wanting to have more women’s wrestling matches in 2014.
This year the fans came out in the masses to their computers to vote for who was their favorite to be named the 2014 MWR Sexiest Wrestler of the Year.
Without further ado, the female wrestler that received the most votes in one of the biggest weeks in the history of MWR is none other than former 2-time World League Wrestling Female Champion, Metro Pro Wrestling, Dynamo Pro Wrestling, Resistance Pro, 3XWrestling, Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling and StricktlyNsane ProWrestling star Lucy Mendez.
Mendez has been a proven ratings booster in the TV market, as the former model turned wrestling star has won the hearts of fans throughout the wrestling world since her debut. It was no surprise that she would get so many votes to us because no matter where we go that she is at, fans are coming up to ask her if we could ask her if she would take a photo with them.
The top 3 runner-ups were none other than
1) Santana G
2) “Miss Natural” Heather Patera
3) Jordynne Grace
Once again we would like to thank each of you that took the time to vote for these talented women and be sure to let your favorite promotion that you would love to see your favorite come in to wrestle under the big lights above the squared circle.
In the near future MWR’s fan relations Dubray Tallman will be hunting down Lucy Mendez to present her with her very own 2014 MWR Sexiest Wrestler trophy!!
Since I got word late last week that the company was basically shutting down, I have wanted to write something about Chris Gough’s Metro Pro Wrestling out of Kansas City.
This past Saturday, Metro Pro presented what appears to be their final event as the promotion is now on an indefinite hiatus after their television outlet, Metro Sports, decided to go into a broadcast partnership with the University of Kansas. This new partnership represents a de facto overhaul of the programming for Metro Sports, with an obvious emphasis on KU sports, and in the process eliminates the timeslot occupied by Metro Pro Wrestling for the past three years.
It isn’t a bad thing, either. Promoter Chris Gough works for Metro Sports as Program Director. He’s got bills to pay like anyone else and has to answer to people just like anyone else, and when his bosses make a decision, he’s got to live with it like anyone else. And while it may be a blow to wrestling fans in the area or to wrestlers like me that selfishly want Metro Pro to live forever, the fact is that money talks, and that is simply the world works. It makes all the sense in the world for Metro Sports.
So rather than be bummed or focus on what “could have been”, I’m going to focus on what WAS.
Metro Pro largely did things the RIGHT way. In an independent wrestling world that has more than its fair share of scams and shitbags, Chris Gough always treated me with the same level of respect and professional courtesy that I gave him. It was a beautiful relationship that allowed me to find a nice foothold squarely in the realm of the Kansas City fans’ boos and cheers, and obviously a steady place where I could earn a wage. In the process we became friends. There are very few in wrestling that I attach that word to.
The locker room was the definition of cohesive and complete in the sense that everyone had a role. I never sensed any egos or attitudes, at least nothing major. I always had fun, and I always felt like part of a family. I’m positive everyone else that shared the Metro Pro locker room and ring feels precisely the same. The fans were passionate and vocal and everything a performer could want. And the man captaining the ship seemed to always have the proper course charted for everyone along for the ride.
I’ll personally miss Metro Pro Wrestling for a number of reasons, but most of all for the talented men and women that will undoubtedly miss it with me. I extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to Chris Gough and the entire Metro Pro family, it was great making memories with all of you.
Missouri Wrestling Revival covers many of the top stars in the country today. While many fans are very aware of the 2012 MWR Future Star Award recipient ACH, the adventures of Jake Dirden and the expert tag team philosophy of the Hooligans, there are many others that have a very bright future. In the next few days I am going to give you a list of a few of the most talented young wrestlers that will main event shows for years to come.
This is NOT a list that is in an order of importance, just a compilation of athletes that are sure to have you on your feet, either cheering or booing at a show present or future.
Combine the size of former MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling and the charisma of ACH and you have Bolt Brady. He can fly with the force of a bulldozer leaving his opponents grasping for air. The Texas native has been making his way to the Midwest working with the top companies in the area including St Louis Anarchy, Metro Pro Wrestling and Traditional Championship Wrestling.
Fans around the world got a sneak peak of his talents when he wrestled at the 2013 National Pro Wrestling Day. Look for Brady, the one and only “Super-charged Wrestler” , to soar to the top in years to come for.
Missouri Wrestling Revival is proud to deliver to the fans one of the top young wrestlers in the world today as number one in the second series of the MWR Trading card set. That man is non-other than current Ring of Honor, St Louis Anarchy, superstar Kyle O’Reilly.
O’Reilly is the protégé of former ROH World Champion Davey Richards and is one half of the current RING OF HONOR Tag team Champions. O’Relly is featured in this great art card by the red hot artist Raven Johnson.
O’Reilly has worked with many of the top promotions in the country including MWR promotions St Louis Anarchy, 3XWrestling, Metro Pro Wrestling as well as EVOLVE, Dragon Gate USA, IPW, FIP, NWA, AAW, Fight Club: Pro, Chikara, ECCW.
Known for his fierce hard hitting style, that keeps his opponents on their heels and the fans on their feet. O’Reilly is the current Ring of Honor tag Team champion with Bobby Fish after defeating the Briscoe Brothers at the ROH 11th Anniversary Show on March 2, 2013.
It is with a great excitement that we are to announce that Kyle O’Reilly is number 1 in the Second Series of the MWR Trading card set.
To purchase MWR Trading cards:
1) Catch the star at a show to have them autograph the cards personally
2) Contact them via facebook or myspace
3) Send $1.50 in money order or check for each card at *
305 West 3rd Salisbury Missouri 65281
or Paypal at email@example.com
*Checks will take longer to clear than money orders so expect time for that to happen. Make sure you list exactly what card you are wanting to have.
Please note that when purchasing MWR Trading cards from the wrestlers, that they decide the prices for their cards. We highly recommend that you get them from the stars themselves and let them know that you enjoy MWR.
These cards are limited and are not mass produced making them highly collectible.
Get your own MWR Trading card signed by the man himself this month at these great MWR promotions.
By Brian Kelley
Adam Pearce captures the NWA World title in Kansas City at Metro Pro Wrestling from Colt Cabana.
In the past the Midwest has caused “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce some pain and stress, but July, 21st will go down in his career and history as the day the NWA World title returned in his hands for the fifth time.
Colt Cabana and Adam Pearce has been to war many times in the past against each other but in 2012 the wrestling world was introduced with a best of seven called the Seven Levels of Hate. The matches would be featured in many of the top NWA promotions in the country with a different stipulation.
As the series started Cabana stood tall as the NWA Worlds Champion and momentum on his side. In the first match at NWA Championship Wrestling Holywood California from Glendale, California the battle would go toe to toe in a First Blood match. Many wrestling experts felt this was one match going in that Pearce had the advantage but Cabana showed his versatility by winning the match and putting doubt in the former 4-time NWA Worlds Champions head.
In round two, at New England Championship Wrestling in Bridgetown, Massachusetts the two men would battle in a Boston Street fight with Cabana once again getting his hand raised while taking a 2-0.
No one in the sport and most definitely Pearce himself believed that Pearce would be down 3-0 heading into Kansas City on July 21st.. Yet, that is what happened at Steel Domain Wrestling in the Hopkins Pavilion Hopkins, Minnesota as Pearce would suffer a heartbreaking loss during an “I quit “match. Pete Waggoner’s title for his article on the story said it all “Match best ever in SDW 15-year history”.
Cabana would catch Pearce in a Boston crab and with nowhere to go and no other choice Pearce said the words “I quit”. Cabana was one win away from winning the series and the chance to sweep his arch rival Pearce in Kansas City at Metro Pro Wrestling.
With his back against the wall and his career on the line, Pearce was reportedly running a temperature of a 102 degree fever in quite possibly his biggest match in 16 years in the ring. Pearce headed into the match at the Turner Rec Center knowing full well that it had been over thirty years September 17th, 2012 since the NWA title had changed hands in Kansas City when Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes to win “The ten pounds of gold”.
To make the mountain an even bigger obstacle to overcome the match would have to be won by not just one falls, but a two of out of three falls. A packed crowd filled the Metro Pro home as Pearce would make history by becoming a five time NWA Worlds Champion in a great match.
The NWA title is again around the waist of Pearce, but one loss against “Boom Boom” Cabana for the champ and he will lose it all, the title and his career in just 1-2-3 seconds.
As the series goes into stage five with Pearce down 1-3 and the reality that Cabana has taken the title from him not once, but twice he can breath for the moment and smile as he is now a 5-time NWA Worlds Champion.