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
Photo credit Gary Giaffoglione
#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
Mike Sydal (Photo Credit Scott Finkelstein)
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.
Missouri Wrestling Revival and New Midwest Wrestling came together for the very first time in 2010. Fans here at the site can keep up with the fast paced, hard hitting action of stars such as the NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus, Bobby Houston, Tom Arson, Ryan Phoenix, Dan the Man and many more.
The night of action features these great match ups.
*Jon Magnus vs. Benz – NMW Heavyweight Title
*Immorale vs. Attitude Inc. – NMW Tag Titles
*Sage Ramsey vs. Dareian Frost
*Michael Shard vs. Eric Logan - Risk vs. Reward
*Justin MacIntyre vs. Scotty Cash - Martial Law Match
*NMW Legends Battle Royal
*Bobby Houston vs. Dan the Man
*Blake Steel vs. CJ Esparza vs. Catalyst Cory Carter vs. Toga Steve - Central Illinois Title – Double Jeopardy
All you have to do is answer one question correct and send the right answer to my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org subject NMW DVD Give away along with your Name and Address .
The question is 1) Who did NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus defeat to win his very first NMW Heavyweight Championship?
2010 is near a close and the yearly awards are coming up quickly with some very tough decisions to be made from the awards committee over who will honored with the Wrestler, Tag Team, female, and promotion of the year.
So instead of worrying about who I am going to give my vote to I am going to flip the script.
I am going to make my Christmas wish of matches on this Black Friday that I would like to see in 2011.
Instead of matches that have done before I am going to do my best to name 10 matches that to my knowledge have not happen before.
So without further ado I give you my Christmas wish matches in NO certain order.
1) Bailey Mannix with Lovely Leon
Bailey Mannix with Lovely Leon (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat )
vs. Jaysin Strife
Jaysin Strife (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)
- It is no secret that I have mad respect for both of these competitors. These two men going at it would be a true wrestling classic. One could say that Mannix has the power advantage but Strife could be just a little faster. Neither man is afraid to get their hands dirty and brawl with the best of them. A true wrestling classic in every aspect.
2) The Barrio Boys (Angel and Domino Rivera) With Lucy Mendez
The Extreme tag team (Photo Credit Jerry Chavez)
Attitude Inc. (Spencer Powers and Guy Smith )
Attitude Inc. (Guy Smith and Michael Shard) – Can New Midwest Wrestling handle being EXTREME? Former ECW Original Angel and his partner Domino Rivera is two men that many promotions run and hide from signing them to the fed.
Attitude Inc appears to be all show but the Boyz would soon find out that Guy Smith and Michael Shard can go.
3) Dixieland Destroyer with The Magic Man
The Dixieland Destroyer and the Magic Man (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)
Shane Rich (Photo by Mike Van Hoogstraat)
Shane Rich – The beauty and the Beast is what I would call this AAPW clash. Rich has the good looks and conditioning but would it be enough to overcome the hillbilly power of the Destroyer.
4) Donovan Ruddick
Mephisto feels the power of Donovan Ruddick.
Abu Colossus delivers the pain on Preston Maxwell(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)
– OK I have been begging for this match for a long time now. Don’t believe me click here to read a former article of mine that sets this match up perfectly. With Ruddick on the verge to explode would Colossus put out the spark first.
5) The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter)
The Gentleman’s Club (Casanova and Devin Carter) with Todd Countryman.
The Gentleman’s Club (Casanova and Devin Carter)
– The Hooligans have been almost everywhere but they have not been to the 2008 MWR Promotion of the Year 3XWrestling. With the Gentleman’s club running hot shot over everyone would the Hooligans be able to sway the good fortunes over fan favorites? Or would the mastermind Todd Countryman make them his next victim.
6) Lucy Mendez
Lucy Mendez has come on strong in 2010.
Santana has teamed with some top talent in 2010 but she has yet to win the WLW Womens title.
- Two of the most popular women in the Midwest today. Mendez has had all the eyes on her at Metro Pro Wrestling. What if the Midwest Sweetheart was to show up? No women I know wants competition and the real winners in this battle would be us the fans.
7) Jeremy Wyatt
Every young wrestlers nightmare Jeremy Wyatt (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)
To become the best that you can be you have to work your way to the top. Money the teenage heart throb has had a solid year in 2010. Wyatt is considered by many to be the best in the game today. You say Money has no chance to survive against “The Rebel”. In Money’s defense he has earned some tough wins but this would be a measuring stick for one of the Midwest hottest young stars. My advice Money, if you have a belt stay far away from “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt.
8) Dan Walsh
-MTV vs MTV – Rory Fox gained national fame as one of the featured personalities on MTV’s True Life while Dan the Danimal” Walsh starred in MTV’s Road Rules. Need I say more.
9) Steve Fender and Mark Sterling
Steve Fender and Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)
vs. BroMance Jordan McEntyre and Knight Wagner with Eryn
- Different styles for sure, Fender and Sterling are no nonsense hit you in the mouth tag team in the style of Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard while BroMance is….well they are BroMance a team with a lot of flash but can blind you with their double team abilities.
10) Trevor Murdoch
Jonathan Magnus with Stephani King
Jonathan Magnus with Stephani King- No one likes a bully and that is what Magnus is at New Midwest Wrestling. A big man pushing his weight around to keep the NMW title around his waist. I don’t think that Murdoch would be so easy to push around. A match that would be talked about for ages in Springfield Illinois for years to come.
In my personal stocking match-
Crimefighter gets Eric Allens attention
Crimefighter’s chosen wrestler vs. The Pride of Peroia Eric Allen – A perfect match for NMW. It has been over a year ago that we took a look at the contriversal Eric Allen and his supposed win for the “Peorian Pride Championship”, ST louis Wrestling communities Crimefighter called foul quickly. Words and tempers flared between the two in the past but what if the red hot Eric Allen was to show his face in Springfield Illinois at the heart of Crimefighter’s coverage area?
A special attraction match for sure.
Other notable matches
The Cancun Kid vs. Kwong with Chad Mylan Jason Jones vs. Ryan Phoenix Preston Maxwell vs. Homicidal Steven Davis Billy McNiel vs Zach Thompson Curly vs #1 Brett Young Jimmy Rockwell vs Brandon Espinosa Pete Madden vs. Dave Vaughn Matty Starr vs. Danny Cannon Tony Cortez vs Brandon Aarons Dan the Man vs Alexander Rudolph Bobby Houston vs. Derek Stone Christian Rose vs. Chris Havius Bumrush Brothers vs The Beautiful Bodies Eric Logan vs Tyler Cook Ron Powers vs. Brian Ash Donnie Peppercricket vs. Davey Vega Kory Twist vs. Father Jack Mecidol Sir Bradley Charles vs. The Big Texan
Bobby Houston looks to teach the young rookies like the Young Thriller of NMW a lesson (Photos Courtesy of Jon 'Skippy' Edgecomb)
Missouri Wrestling Revival caught up with the man with a plan, “The Business Man” Bobby Houston. Houston is never one to have a loss of words, wanted to send this message to the readers of MWR and more importantly the rookies at New Midwest Wrestling.
Houston will get his wish to show the young stars of NMW who the best in the company is at NMW Biggest show of the Year this Saturday.
It will be Bobby Houston in a Handicap match against not one, not two but THREE rising stars CL Slick, Randy Ray and the Young Thriller . Has Houston bitten off more than he can chew or will it be just another day in the office for the Business Man Bobby Houston.
This and much more at NOVEMBER REIGN 2010!
It’s here! The BIGGEST WRESTLING EVENT in the HISTORY OF THE MULTIVERSE!
LIVE! LOCAL! LEGENDARY!
Live Pro Wrestling in Springfield!
All of your favorite stars will be at the spectacle, and it will bring the house down!
-New Midwest Wrestling Championship-
Jonathan Magnus (c) vs Michael Shard vs Ryan Phoenix vs Eric Logan vs Dan The Man
-Tag Team Championship-
(Tom Arson and Rip Mystic)
(Guy Smith and Spencer Powers)
-Special Challenge Match-
CL Slick, The Young Thriller, and Randy Ray
-Dog Collar Match-
Challenge has been issued – Sage Ramsey has challenged the Dixieland Destroyer for New Midwest Wrestling’s NOVEMBER REIGN 2010!
The action from last months New Midwest Wrestling’s October BRAWLTOBERFEST show was filled with so much action that we had to put the card in two photo recaps. ( if you missed photo recap number one then click here….if you missed photo recap number two click here)
Now MWR has exclusive words from four of the five men involved in the main event for the NMW Title currently held by Jonathan Magnus with Ryan Phoenix, Eric Logan, Michael Shard and Dan the Man all involved in the match to decide who will be THE man in NMW.
Lets get words from the Champion Jonathan Magnus with his manager Stephanie King.
The man with momentum going into this match has to be the Eric Logan. At BRAWLTOBERFEST Logan took out Ryan Phoenix with a DDT from the outside of the ring to the floor. Logan was sure to be sending a message to all that he will stop at nothing to get the belts around his waist.
Ryan Phoenix has the heart of a champion and he will need that and much more if he can bounce back to defeat Magnus, DTM, Michael Shard and the man who knocked him out Eric Logan. Lets here from this talented up and comer Ryan Phoenix.
If fans get their wish it will be their favorite super Hero Dan the Man overcome the odds and walk out with the title. MWR’S Dubray Tallman caught up with the masked hero.
Also on the card will be two true grudge matches that you will not want to miss.
First it will be a Civil War when the former tag team Feature Presentation partners Eric Ruffington and Blake Steel go at it tooth and nail. The time for talking has long passed where two men who were like brothers look to leave the other one down and out once and for all.
Lets hear from “The Appex” Blake Steel
Also set to go will be two of the biggest men in the Midwest….The Dixieland Destroyer vs. Sage Ramsey. This could get ugly in a hurry!!
MWR returned to New Midwest Wrestling On October 23 for their biggest battle Royal of the Year and talk about ramifications in just one night.
So I decided to have our very first ever 2-Part recap where we will highlight the first set of matches and then we will find out who would earn a chance at the NMW title on November 20th at November Reign.
Ring Announcer Jimmy "The Bruiser" Osborne starts the night for New Midwest Wrestling. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus with his manager Stephanie King. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
MWR Wrestler of the Night , Rising star Christian Rose. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
DA Morrison and Christian Rose feel each other out. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Matty Montcalm holds onto an arm bar of Christian Rose. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
From downtown Matty Montcalm drills Christian Rose. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
DA Morrison is knocked out cold with Matty Montcalm reeling with Christian Rose standing tall looking to get a victory from the champion Jonathan Magnus. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Christian Rose goes toe to toe with the champ. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Michael Shard distracts the Champion Jonathan Magnus costing him the match. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Christian Rose beat NMW Heavyweight Champ Jon Magnus, Matty Montcalm & DA Morrison (fatal four-way, non-title)
The Champions Michael Shard and Spencer Powers with their fellow Attitude Inc Member Guy Smith. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Spencer Powers starts off strong for his team. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Full Metal Jackals Danny Cannon Soars (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
A bloody up Cannon goes for the suplex on the champion.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Alex Castle tries to take the fight out of Michael Shard. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Danny Cannon can hit you at a moments notice. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Double Team from the champs. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
The beginning of the end as the champs earn a hard fought victory.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Michael Shard relinquish the NMW Tag belt to partner Guy Smith while he sets his sights on the NMW title currently held by Jonathan Magnus. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
NMW Tag Champs Spencer Powers & Michael Shard pinned Alex Castle & Danny Cannon
Was this the chop that sent Guy Smith on the mission to take out Tom Arson? (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Guy Smith used his power to be able to work the leg of Tom Arson (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
MWR was shocked to see Smith so methodical and vicous in his attack on Tom Arson leg in this match (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Smith was relentless in his attack of Arsons leg. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
The ref was right there to see if Arson would give up. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Tom Arsons new tag team partner is……RIP MYSTIC !!! (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Just one of the many reasons why we our honored to have NMW as a part of our coverage area.
Last night we made our way to Springfield Illinois and had a great time with some exciting wrestling action. Look for a full photo recap from last nights shocking moments along with interviews from the stars of New Midwest Wrestling.
We will also have a preview of the main event on NOVEMBER Reign in the 5 man scramble match for the NMW Title. The Champ Jonathan Magnus with Stephanie King, Dan the Man, Logan, Ryan Phoenix and Michael Shard.
This and much more from NMW coming your way to MWR in the very near future.
This is our CAN’T MISS EVENT as we lead into NOVEMBER REIGN!!
LIVE! LOCAL! LEGENDARY! Pro Wrestling done RIGHT!
Announced for the Brawltoberfest Battle Royal, so far (in random order, order for entry yet to be chosen):
1- CL Slick 2- Blake Steel 3- Bobby Houston 4- Sage Ramsey 5- Dan The Man 6- Guy Smith 7- Eric Logan 8- The Young Thriller 9- Rip Mystic 10- Kyle Cassidy 11- Danny Cannon 12- Randy Ray 13- Scott Keyes 14- Tom Arson 15- Spencer Powers 16- Alex Castle 17- The Dixieland Destroyer 18- Tyler Priegel 19- Matt Cage 20- Bucky Collins 21- DA Morrison 22- Matt Cage
Also on the card:
“Zero Hype” Guy Smith vs Tom Arson
After his questionable loss to Rip Mystic, Guy Smith felt as if the New Midwest Throwback Match was tarnished, and vowed to try it again. When approached by officials Tom Arson was delighted to take on Smith, after being challenged.
New Midwest Wrestling Tag Team Championships
(c)Attitude Inc’s Spencer Powers and Michael Shard vs The Full Metal Jackals (Danny Cannon and Alex Castle)
The Jackals have impressed recently, especially with their showing in July’s big Tag Scramble. Now, they have the opportunity to prove themselves once more as the current champions look to establish their reign.
Scott Keyes vs Matt Cage
Scott Keyes was impressive in his debut last month at CUTTING EDGE. However, he came up just short of winning. The New Midwest Wrestling Office took note of the crowd’s immediate acceptance and decided to give Keyes another opportunity. Matt Cage is a traveled Midwest wrestling star, who has always wanted a crack at New Midwest Wrestling. It’s put up or shut up time for these two new faces in New Midwest!
In the opener, Benz defeated TRIPC for the Central Illinois Championship, when Billy Morgan turned out not to be medically cleared to wrestle that night. TRIPC scoffed at Morgan and took on Benz, which ultimately cost him!
Benz was dominating in his title win against Catalyst Cory Carter. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Benz pinned Catalyst Cory Carter to win the Central IL title
Steven Bishop suplexs Austin Advent(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Big clothesline from Dave Parker.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Popular new tag team Zebra Cakes of Austin Advent and Scotty Hostass got a big win against Steven Bishop and Dave Parker. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
The second match of the evening was part of the New Midwest Wrestling Tag Team Revival Initiative. The S.I.N. Club (Steven Bishop and Dave Parker) was devastated with a loss to the newest fan favorite tag team, Zebracakes (Scotty Hostass and Austin Advent)!
Austin Advent & Scotty Hostass pinned Steven Bishop & Dave Parker
Rip Mystic used his ring knowledge to get one step ahead of Tyler Priegel. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Young Priegel stretches the fan favorite Mystic. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
The Dodgeball Superstar pull out all stops to get a win.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Not happy with the call from ref Rick Brewer Rip Mystic spits green mist to send a message.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Then, it what would definitely be considered a surprise, “The Dodgeball Superstar” Tyler PriegeL sneaked out a win against the New Midwest Original, Rip Mystic. Mystic seemed to be off his game, and he wasn’t happy with the loss.
Tyler Priegel pinned Rip Mystic
Dan The Man, our own superhero, thwarted the entire S.I.N. Club with a victory over Dareian Frost. DTM is on a hot streak and we’re excited to see where it goes.
Dan the Man lets Frost know from the start that he has no fear. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
The much bigger Darien Frost shows off his power to everyone’s favorite superhero Dan the Man. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Dan the Man lights up Frost for the win. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Dan the Man pinned Dareian Frost
TOGA Steve Fisher chalks up another win against the unknown Masked Playboy. Playboy’s debut didn’t seem to harbor much momentum, and TOGA took the win rather easily.
The Masked Lover was entertaining but on this night he was no match for Toga Steve (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Toga Steve pinned The Masked Playboy
We have NEW Tag Team Champions in Michael Shard and Spencer Powers. When Guy Smith was unable to make the event, due to scheduling conflict, Spencer Powers was able to pick any partner of his choosing. That stipulation created the loophole that Michael Shard (who was on a two year ban for title contention) needed. And after outlasting the strong showing of the former champions (Tom Arson and Ryan Phoenix), the breakthrough performance of the Full Metal Jackals(Danny Cannon and Alex Castle), and the proud determination of LOGANTYRE (Eric Logan and Justin MacIntyre), Attitude Inc. came out on top and we have NEW New Midwest Wrestling Tag Team Champions!
Justin MacIntyre was determined to become the NMW Tag Team Champs (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Eric Logan soared throughout the tag team title match. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Logantyre had Attitude Inc in deep trouble.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Ryan Phoenix feels the pain of the spear (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Once again Eric Logan used his high flying skills to deliver the pain. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Alex Castle makes his presence known in the match.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Ryan Phoenix takes a ride courtesy of Eric Logan.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Out from the shadows came Danny Canon. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Danny Cannon shows that Eric Logan isn’t the only one who can fly.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Newly crowned New Midwest Tag team Champions Attitude Inc (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Spencer Powers & Michael Shard pinned Logantyre, The Full Metal Jackals &
The New Immolare to win the NMW Tag Titles (four-way elimination)
Prime Time Playa, Bobby Houston came into his match with rising star Christian Rose a little too cocky, and it cost him. One sharp Roaring Elbow to the jaw, knocked him on his butt, and down for the three-count.
Bobby Houston and Christian Rose prepare to lock up. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
A back and forth battle between two of the most talented wrestlers today. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Chirstian Rose has some true knockout power. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Christian Rose pinned Bobby Houston
And in the Main Event, Jonathan Magnus pulled out all the stops to retain his New Midwest Wrestling Championship against the Apex, Blake Steel. After an extreme catfight, a chairshot heard throughout the halls of Lanphier High School, and interference from the returning Eric Ruffington, Blake Steel was unable to reach his goal of becoming champion. Magnus is counting his blessings after the near upset to Steel.
Magnus used his power to slow down Steel(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Steel delivers a crushing blow to the champ.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
A drop kick sent Magnus reeling.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
The desire to become the NMW Champ had Steel throwing in all of his arsenal.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Blake Steel punishes Jonathan Magnus in the corner. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Stephanie King was looking for trouble and found it when she intervened for him man Magnus too many times as Melody came to Blake Steels rescue. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Magnus looked to put Steel to sleep.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
Jonathan Magnus retains with some help from Blake Steels former partner Eric Ruffington. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)
NMW Heavyweight Champ Jon Magnus pinned Blake Steel