Joe and Rich catch-up with friend of the show and past guest St. Louis Anarchy Wrestling’s Pierre Abernathy. The guys chat about a number of topics including Anarchy’s upcoming “The Calm Before…” show, National Pro Wrestling Day, Jo Jo Bravo, booking strategies, Indy horror stories, wacky road stories, the Gravedigger, Lil’ Patriot, NBA 2k13 and even an appearance by Ring of Honor superstar ACH. It’s one of our favorite shows yet and you should definitely check this one out for some fun and insightful commentary on independent pro wrestling and the role of booker.
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Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 8, 2013
Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 11, 2010
Results thanks too Patrick Brandmeyer
The Hi-Tech Dinosaurs(Davey Vega, Billy McNeil, & Mat Fitchett) d. The Submission Squad(Evan Gelistico, Pierre Abernathy, & Gary Jay). Vega wheelbarrowed Gary into a Codebreaker by McNeil, then they held Gary in that position for Fitchett to hit a Lionsault to the back! Vega got the pin on Gary after that triple-team.
-Tyler Cook fought Alexandre Rudolph(w/ Sadie Blaze) to a double disqualification when the two brawled outside the ring once again.
-Dan Walsh d. Sir Bradley Charles(w/ Magic Man) with a new version of the Designated Driver(dropped like a Dantastic).
-”The Future” Donovan Ruddick & Nation d. D Ramos & Wayne Van Dyke when Future pinned Van Dyke after the Iconoclasm.
-Jeremy Wyatt d. The Great Malaki(w/ The Great Cheyenne) after a mulekick(unseen by the referee) followed by the Lightning Spiral.
-Mark Sterling d. Brandon Espinosa with the Markshooter.
-The Ego Express d. The Bumrush Brothers; K.C. Karrington was thrown out of the ring and appeared to suffer a knee injury, drawing ring announcer Wesley and the referee over to check on him. This conveniently left no one to count the pin when OuTtKaSt had Steven Kennedy covered after a double-team powerbomb. Karrington turned out to be playing possum and eliminated Shorty Biggs from the equation, then tripped up KaSt as he attempted to climb the turnbuckles. The Egos finished off KaSt with a double neckbreaker and SSK got the pinfall.
-The Great Cheyenne won a triple threat match with Amy Hennig and Santana G; Santana seemed to be in the crosshairs of both Hennig and Cheyenne, though only one competitor could win the match. Hennig delivered the Perfectplex on Santana, but Cheyenne threw Hennig out of the ring and stole the pin on Santana! Despite the circumstances of the finish, Hennig and Cheyenne attacked Santana after the bell…which brought MsChif into the ring for the save!
-Kahagas d. Trent Stone in a hard-fought matchup to retain the Heavyweight Title. Kahagas was able to avoid Stone’s trademark spear on two occasions…he escaped the setup for the Stone Crush and got the win with an exploder suplex turned straight into a small package pin! Stone appeared ready to leave the ring without accepting a handshake from the champion…at that point, Wyatt & Sterling jumped the champion! Stone, who has had issues with the Kansas City Killers in the past, decided to re-enter the ring and even the odds…leaving the champion and challenger standing tall in the ring!
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Alexandre Rudolph, Amy Hennig, Billy McNeil, Brandon Espinosa, Bum Rush Brothers, D Ramos, Dan Walsh, Davey Vega, Ego Express, Evan Gelistico, Gary Jay, High Voltage Wrestling, HVW, jeremy wyatt, K.C. Karrington, Kahagas, Kansas City Killers, Magic Man, mark sterling, Mat Fitchett, Missouri Wrestling Revival, Mschif, MWR, Nation, Outkast, Patrick Brandmeyer, Pierre Abernathy, Sadie Blaze, Santana G, Shorty Biggs, Sir Bradley Charles, The Future Donovan Ruddick, The Great Cheyenne, The Great Malaki, Trent Stone, tyler cook, Wayne Van Dyke | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 10, 2010
Photos from Mike Van Hoogstraat
Captions from your Friendly Neighborhood MWR Editor Brian Kelley
Super Castaldi XIII d. Pierre Abernathy(w/ Evan Gelistico) via rollup after Pierre accidentally knocked Evan off the apron.
-Mat Fitchett d. Gary Jay with a 450 Splash
-Tyler Cook fought Alexandre Rudolph(w/ Sadie Blaze) to a double countout.
-OuTtKaSt d. Steven Kennedy with a rollup after Kennedy missed the Magic Bullet. K.C. Karrington attacked KaSt after the match(Shorty Biggs was not in the building due to travel problems) and destroyed him with a chair, leaving him bloody in the ring.
-Unfortunately, the show was cut short by a power outage during intermission as a huge thunderstorm hit the area. We waited for a while to see if the lights would return or if they could light the ring another way, but they finally called it off and offered discounts for their next show in August…rest of the card was scheduled to be Adam Rich vs. Evan Gelistico, Shorty vs. Karrington, Dan Walsh vs. Kevin X, and Davey Vega & Trent Stone vs. Mark Sterling & Jeremy Wyatt.
Missouri Wrestling Revival will have exclusive comments from the Bumrush Brothers Shorty Biggs and OuTtKaSt in the near future discussing their feud with the Ego Express that has the looks to not end anytime soon.
NWA Dynamo Returns August 28TH in Glen Carbon, Illinois .
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Alexander Rudloph, Bumrush Brothers, Dubray Tallman, Ego Express, Evan Gelistico, Gary J, K.C. Karrington, Mat Fitchett, Mike Van Hoogstraat., NWA Dynamo, OuTtKaSt, Patrick Brandmeyer, Pierre Abernathy, Sadie Blaze, Shorty Biggs, Steven Kennedy, Super Castaldi X111, tyler cook | 1 Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 18, 2010
Adam Raw defeated Doug E. Best
Brandon Espinosa defeated PooDoo The Cow
IWA-ACW Tag Champs Pierre Abernathy & Evan Gelistico defeated Cabal & Brandon Graves and Justin Wade & Shawn Santel in a triple threat tag team match.
Eric Allen defeated Mephisto by submission.
Billy Mcneil defeated Sean Vincent
Micheal Gideon Morbid defeated Zabian Zypertin
Eric Allen defeated Billy Mcneil to win the IHW IL Title
Shorty Biggs defeated Gary Jay
IHW Heavyweight champ Brandon Aarons defeated Steven Kennedy
Look for an exclusive interview with Sean Vincent in the near future at Missouri Wrestling Revival as we try to get to the bottom of his viscous attack on Billy McNeil.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: "Spoiled" Steven Kennedy, Adam Raw, Billy McNeil, Brandon Aarons, Brandon Espinosa, Brandon Graves, Brian Kelley, Cabal, Doug E BEST, Eric Allen, Evan Gelstico, Gary J, Gideon Morbid, IHW, Mephisto, Missouri Wrestling Revival, MWR, Pierre Abernathy, POO DOO THE COW, Sean Vincent, Shorty Biggs | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 19, 2010
Brian “Flair” Kelley
One of the most popular features here at Missouri Wrestling Revival returns with Dartallion Allen’s Top Draws and on this edition he allowed me to choose the name. When I got the artwork and discovered that Kurt Angle, Jeremy Wyatt, Dingo and Bailey Mannix were a part of this group, then Nick Tyson and Mike Quackenbush, I first thought to myself “These guys can hang with anyone” Therefore I call this edition Technical Masters.
My personal favorite wrestler today is Kurt Angle. Angle throughout the years has been in some great storylines but in my honest opinion most of the time they have not known what to do with someone so great. With that said no matter the situation when the bell rang you knew it was going to be a great match. Kurt is able to deliver in the ring or on the mic. As a good guy or as the hated heel he has able to get his point across. He is today’s Ric Flair.
The Technical Masters in the Midwest can do it all. Some are loved liked Mike Quakenbush and Dingo while others are hated like Jeremy Wyatt and Bailey Mannix but regardless you want to see them in the ring. Till the next match MWR fans sit back and enjoy a mix of some of the best wrestlers today drawn by none other than Dartallion Allen.
One of the most pure wrestlers in the history of the sport, Angle earned respect nationally by becoming a two time National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I champion in college. The world wide by winning the 1995 World Championship tournament, and made history by winning a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, in heavyweight freestyle wrestling.
Angle has dominated in the past decade as he racked up World Championships in WWE, TNA as well as in Japan. Angle is one of the few wrestlers that claim the big three, the look, the Charisma and the ability to wrestle.
In my mind there is no one better in the past 15 years in pro wrestling than Kurt Angle.
The Belt Collector has made an impact with main events around the Midwest with the tops stars today. Wyatt often angers fans with his big mouth but backs it up with by winning big matches in exciting fashion.
The 2008 MWR Wrestler of the year has taken down the biggest of wrestlers such as Donovan Ruddick, and then matched moves with the most technical wrestlers today like Dingo, Shawn Shultz, and Davey Richards. Love him or hate him, he is one of the elite in the sport today.
In a sport where it seems as if the big men rule, the truth of the matter is the size of a mans heart that determines where he is able to go. Judge the Australian superstar Dingo by appearance and you see a guy that is in shape but by no means the top wrestler in the Midwest. Then you see him in action and it is not mistaken, that the talent and drive is there. There is no wrestler in the MWR Coverage area that is offered more praise and admiration for his ring work by his peers than Dingo. Promoters love him because they know they can match him up with anyone and the fans will love it. When Dartallion Allen and I spoke about the MWR Top Draws for the site he was the first wrestlers that he said he was excited about drawing. There is no doubt that if MWR had been around in the past he would already be a multiple award winner for Wrestler and Match of the year
Recently Dingo announced his retirement from the sport of pro wrestling. MWR would like to wish Dingo the very best and secretly we hopes that he reconsiders.
“The Master of a 1000 holds” Mike Quakenbush skills and talent range reaches much further that the square circle. As founder of the very popular Chikara, Quakenbush has been the home of some of the most talked about wrestling today.
Quakenbush is one of the most influential men in wrestling he has trained today’s stars Chris Hero, Claudio Castagnoli and Eddie Kingston.
Wrestlers in the Midwest have had the chance to get training seminars from “The Ring Wizard in the recent past NWA Missouri Champion Davey Vega can attest to the teaching ability of Quakenbush as he took two tours of training in the past 2 years that had to be an advantage when he was able to defeat his fellow teacher Dingo for the belt on October 16th of this past year.
With 20 years in the sport Quakenbush shows that hard work does pay off in the wrestling business as Quakenbush is one of the most influential men in the sport today
Originally known as simply “Nightmare”, Nick Tyson entered the ring with his face painted for battle and let his wrestling do the talking. Employing a combination of submissions and strikes, Tyson held the championship in the WCWF(predecessor to the LWA) as well as in the LWA itself. A few years into his career, Tyson got rid of the facepaint and formed an alliance with fellow Midwest wrestling standouts Dingo and Pierre Abernathy…thus forming the Submission Squad.
Tyson has also competed for GCW and NWA Central States in Kansas. The biggest win of his career was his upset victory over TNA competitor Alex Shelley in March of 2007. Later in the year, Tyson teamed with longtime ally Dingo to battle Shelley and his partner Chris Sabin…the Motor City Machineguns evened the score on that night. One of Tyson’s most recent standout matches was a battle in January of 2009 with CHIKARA wrestler Mike Quackenbush.
Whether in singles or tag team competition, the “Technical Messiah” has proven himself to be a formidable competitor wherever he wrestles!
The MECW Champion Bailey Mannix with his manager Lovely Leon looks like an odd pair but in 2009 they ran rough shot through the promotion to claim the title from Zach Thompson in a dog collar match.
A master of the suplex, Mannix was named the MWR Wrestler of the month in January of 2009. This past December Mannix debut at High Voltage Wrestling teaming with Eric Allen successfully against Markus Crane and Bucky Collins.
As great as a year it was for Mannix in 2009 look for 2010 to be even better.
Coming soon at MWR from Dartallion Allen “The Modern Day Viking” Shawn Shultz
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Bailey Mannix, Bucky Collins, Dartallion Allen JR, Davey Vega, Dingo, eddie Kingston, Eric Allen, High Voltage Wrestling, jeremy wyatt, Kurt Angle, Markus Crane, Missouri Wrestling Revival, Nick Tyson, Pierre Abernathy | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 26, 2009
Missouri Wrestling Revival was able to catch up with two of the hottest tag teams in the Midwest at High Voltage Wrestling’s “Encore” on October 10th.
The Submission Squad (Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico) got the first laugh but recently it has been The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter) who has picked up the LWA Tag team titles and become the first ever HVW Tag team Champions.
The winter of 2009 may be blazing hot with exciting tag team action. Look for The Hooligans and The Submission Squad coming to a town near you.
Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 29, 2009
When the Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter) contacted MWR to send out a message, little did we know that we what we got ourselves involved in. The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter) and the Submission Squad (Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico) have battled each other throughout the Midwest at Independent Hardcore Wrestling, Lethal Wrestling Alliance, Great American Wrestling and High Voltage Wrestling. The Submission Squad had the early advantage by defeating the Hooligans at IHW on June 13th then again at their home turf LWA.
Things got ugly at Pro Wrestling Next when The Hooligans shocked the Submission Squad by not only by beating them but taking home the LWA Tag team titles. Since then, the two have been split in non title defenses, once at GAW in the first round for their Tag team titles, then again at IHW.
What team, if any, will take the Hooligans up on their offer to win the Hooligans’ money by taking out the Submission Squad? While we were video taping, little did we realize that the misfit of the family Neil Diamond Cutter was making his presence known in the background.
This feud is quickly turning into a 2009 feud of the year candidate. You will not want to miss the next installment in this battle for tag team supremacy. On Oct. 10, The Hooligans return home to High Voltage Wrestling in Granite City, IL to face their rivals, Abernathy and Gelistico, to determine the first ever HVW Tag team Champions.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Devin, Evan Gelistico, Great American Wrestling, High Voltage Wrestling, Hooligans, Independent Hardcore Wrestling, Lethal Wrestling Alliance, Mason Cutter, Neil Diamond Cutter, Pierre Abernathy, Pro Wrestling Next, The Submission Squad | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 25, 2009
By Brian “Flair” Kelley
On August 30th Missouri Wresting Revival was invited to check out Great American Wrestling in Lincoln Illinois. A Sunday show with a main event set to be GAW Champion Matt Cage taking on Dingo. That match alone made me want to go but when we got there more excitement was added when Hardcore Legend Ian Rotten was thrown in the mix.
GAW with a reputation of not being one of the top promotions around, put on a fun show that was highlighted by an exciting 5 way scramble match with two wrestlers in the MWR coverage area Gary Jay and Davey Vega as they went up against a very impressive Markus Crane as well as Johnathan Napier and Christian Rose. All five men put on an exciting match and I hope see them again.
The LWA Tag Team Champions The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter) was in action as they took on their rivals The Submission Squad in a battle that went all around the building. (Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico).
I would like to thank GAW for inviting us to check out them out and we hope to be back in the future. Now without further ado is the photo recap of that show.
Buzz Rodgers d. Chuck Ray
Gavin Alexander & Big Cody d. JJ Bullock & Dexter Schwartz
Connor Riley pinned Dragon Verde
Jaxson Pride pinned Rex Gill
Bloody Harker Dirge d. GAW CS Champ Kenny O’ Brien by DQ
Pierre Abernathy & Evan Gelistico d. LWA Tag Champs The Hooligans (non-title)
Johnathan Napier d. Gary Jay, Davey Vega, Markus Crane & Christan Rose (five-way)
GAW Champ Matt Cage d. Ian Rotten and Dingo (GAW title on the line)
For more info on GAW Checked out there site here.
Do not miss GAW This Sunday
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Big Cody, Buzz Rodgers, Christian Rose, Chuck Ray, Connor Riley, Davey Vega, Devin Cutter, Dexter Schwartz, Dingo, Dragon Verde, Evan Gelistico, Gary Jay, Gavin Alexander, Ian Rotten, Jaxson Pride, JJ Bullock, Johnathan Napier, Marcus Crane, Mason Cutter, Matt Cage, Pierre Abernathy, Rex Gill, The Hooligans | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 24, 2009
By Brian “Flair” Kelley
High Voltage Wrestling returns on Oct. 10 with “Encore” in Granite City, IL to celebrate their one year anniversary. HVW will be giving back to the community by donating $2.00 from each ticket sold to the American Diabetes Association. ADA is hoping to invite a family to enjoy exciting wrestling action as well to receive the check from the proceeds of this event. ADA is a cause that TNT Keny G feels strongly about supporting because he fights with the disease himself every day. Also in attendance will be the wonderful people at The Fan Shop. The Fan Shop will be giving 20% of all sales at the show towards the fundraiser.
For only $10.00 you can watch the most exciting wrestling action in the Midwest and help a good cause as well.
The main event could very well be THE must see of the year. HVW Champion Kahagas will once again go one on one against Dingo, this time with the title on the line.
These two warriors went blow for blow this past January with the ultra talented Dingo getting bragging rights in his hometown. As one of the most booked wrestlers in the Midwest, Dingo dominated as he reigned throughout the year as the IWA-Midsouth Champion and NWA Missouri Champion. Dingo returned to HVW last month at “You got another thing Coming” against Tony Kozina in a back and forth war. Dingo got his hand raised and as soon as Kahagas had defeated Donovan Ruddick for the championship, Dingo let the fans know that he had his eyes set on the belt.
Dingo may have the 1-0 lead in the series, but he should beware. Since their classic match, Kahagas has been on a roll facing some of the toughest competition around the world and HVW. Kahagas teamed up with “Big” Rick Fuller to take on HVW Livewire Champion Brandon Espinosa and HVW Champion Donovan Ruddick with the stipulation being that if either Kahagas or Fuller got the pin, they would be crowned the champion of the respective belt. Kahagas became the Livewire Champion after pinning Espinosa. In August, Kahagas got even with his former manager The Magic Man by defeating his protégé Ruddick in a Falls count anywhere match.
There will be no turning back when two of the best wrestlers in the Midwest meet once again to determine just who the best is.
The summer of 2009 will always be remembered as the feud of HVW and Mark Bland. Bland hosts Absolute Wrestling Radio, and maybe he thought no one was listening when he made the mistake of calling out champions throughout the Midwest. Weeks went by and Bland felt good about himself as no one stepped up to the plate. That changed with one phone call—not from a wrestler but HVW Promoter TNT Keny G called in to let Bland know he had an invite to May’s HVW “Peace and Blood” show. Bland claimed he was busy that night and sent AWR’S Matt Krueger in his place. The aftermath saw Krueger hitting Donovan Ruddick with a chair and paying for it dearly. TNT Keny G added insult to injury when he kicked Krueger out of the building.
Mark Bland immediately went to the airwaves to let Ruddick know that he was going to “Knock him out.” Bland stated that he was a superstar in the making and if not for an injury that sidetracked him he would be in the WWE today. TNT Keny G made a move that sent Bland to the edge, with prior knowledge that Bland was not going to be at an AWR broadcast, TNT Keny G and Ruddick took over the AWR show to make fun of Bland and what he claimed as the popular wrestling drinking game “The Randy Orton Game.”
Bland was not amused and with his spy’s around the city, he got word that the controversial promoter was making a visit at The Fan Shop. With a camera man on hand, he videotaped a vicious assault on TNT that shocked the wrestling scene.
Later the two had words at Six Flags as Keny and Ruddick sent an invite for Bland to show up at HVW’S “You got another thing coming” on August 15.
The night started out with fireworks as the two had to be separated when Bland took the offer to wrestle Donovan Ruddick at the next show. Bland promised that Ruddick would be knocked out.
Little did anyone know that it would be THAT night he would make good on that promise. In the main event, Bland changed the course of HVW when he sent The Magic Man reeling with a punch then delivered a chair shot that KNOCKED Ruddick out and set him on a table. Kahagas then went to the top of the balcony and delivered body splash to be crowned the new HVW Kingpin.
In less than one month, all the talking will be in the past. Can Mark Bland show the wrestling world that he is indeed an untapped wrestling talent and one to be reckoned with? Or will the former HVW Champion and 6 foot 9 monster Donovan Ruddick get revenge for his title loss?
Tag team action does not get any better than this one. HVW will crown their first ever Tag team Champions, and the two teams going for this coveted prize do not like each other at all.
Devin and Mason Cutter, The Hooligans, have been dominating wrestling throughout the Midwest. Don’t let their actions fool you; what appears to be total chaos in the ring is text book tag teaming. From the moment that they signed the contract at HVW these two have been itching to prove that they are the team to beat in the Midwest.
The Bandana Mafia (Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico) are 2/3 of the 6 man cup. Always entertaining, these two have earned the respect of the fans with their own unorthodox style. They go into this match with bragging rights of defeating the Cutters younger brother Neil “Diamond” Cutter and his tag team partner, The Blackheart, in the first round.
MWR was able to catch up with both teams after the August 15th HVW show.
A main event match anywhere in the Midwest you will not want to miss The Hooligans and The Bandana Mafia battle to become the first ever HVW Tag Team Champions.
Fans of women wrestling will not want to miss Santana G’s one on one wrestling debut, as she takes on the St Louis debut of Mia Martinez. Santana has already won the hearts of wrestling fans with her sweet personality and work ethic. Santana has been getting proper training at the NWA Dynamo Gym as the veteran Mia Martinez looks to make a name for herself in the Midwest.
Mia, trained by Ace Steele, Danny Dominion, is dubbed La Chica Diamante…”The Diamond Girl”. Mia battled with one of PWI’s top 50 female wrestlers in the world, Malia Hosaka, this past year in the Midwest.
HVW continues to bring fresh talent to the area when the one and only Curly makes his way to Granite City. You will not forget the three stooge fanatic once you see him. One of my favorites and after October 10th he will be one of yours as well.
On August 15th at “You got another thing Coming” Jeremy Wyatt was offended that he had no one to wrestle and he let MWR’s Josh Ray know about it. Josh responded that he would personally have a challenge set for “The Rebel” when HVW returns on October 10th. Who has Josh signed to be Wyatt’s opponent? He won’t say but he advises Wyatt to be ready. Wyatt promises to make an example of his said opponent as he gets closer to defending his HVW Cup on November 14th at the MWR Showcase Show in Granite City against Dingo.
Also appearing HVW will be Mark Sterling, Brandon Aarons, Davey Vega Gary Jay, Eric Allen, Alexandre Rudolph, Mississippi Madman, Brandon Espinosa, Cabal, and The Magic Man.
High Voltage Wrestling continues to mix the best in St Louis with elite in the Midwest. No where else can you get this much action for the measly price of $10.00 a ticket with kids 7 and under FREE.
Be a part of history as HVW celebrates their ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with “ENCORE” on October 10th in Granite City.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Absolute Wrestling Radio, Ace Steele, Alexandre Rudolph, American Diabetes Association, “Big” Rick Fuller, Brandon Aarons, Brandon Espinosa, Cabal, Curly., Danny Dominion, Davey Vega Gary Jay, Devin, Devin Cutter, Dingo, Donovan Ruddick, Eric Allen, Evan Gelistico, High Voltage Wrestling, IWA-Midsouth Champion, jeremy wyatt, Josh Ray, Malia Hosaka, Mark Bland, mark sterling, Mason Cutter, Matt Krueger, Mia Martinez, Mississippi Madman, Neil “Diamond” Cutter, NWA Dynamo Gym, NWA Missouri Champion, Pierre Abernathy, Santana G, The Bandana Mafia, The Blackheart, The Fan Shop, The Hooligans, The Magic Man, TNT Keny G, Tony Kozina | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 12, 2009
By Jason Thomas
What started as a competition between two up and coming tag teams has turned into a war that is sweeping across the mid-west and has made an impact on a lot of area promotions.
The Submission Squad (Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico) made there name in the Saint Louis based LWA but have been branching out over the last two years. The Squad has made stops in Chikara Pro as well as IWA-Mid South have held tag titles in 4 states and have worked in two countries. Making there home in LWA as well as IWA-TX the Submission Squad is on the right path of breaking out on a national scene.
The Hooligans (Mason and Devin Cutter) made there names in the Georgia area training under former WWF superstar Mr. Hughes. The Cutters then made there home base in East Saint Louis where they looked to make an impact on the tag team scene. The Hooligans shined in the first ever IWA- Mid South tryout show earning full time jobs and tons of exposure. Since then the brothers have worked all across the mid-west and fought top teams in the IWA. This team is also on the path of breaking onto the national scene.
On June 13th in Dupo Illinois these two paths crossed for the first time as the Submission Squad took on the Hooligans for the first time on the IHW debut show. This back and forth match saw the Submission Squad come out on top. What we thought would be a one time match up has turned into much more.
We fast forward to August 8th as the Hooligans jumped at the chance to face the Submission Squad in there home base of the LWA. The Cutters got there second chance at LWA gold in New Athens Illinois/ However for the second time the brothers fell short as the Squad pinned the Hooligans.
The Submission Squad had felt that there rivalry with the Hooligans was over as they had beat them two times in a row but a open door would be what turned this rivalry personal. The Submission Squad was asked to put there LWA tag team titles on the line against the Hooligans on the PWN event and the Squad did not want to turn down the chance to debut in a new area so they accepted and you had The Submission Squad vs. The Hooligans 3 for the LWA tag team titles.
On August 21st the Squad would meet The Hooligans in the match that would change everything. In a back and forth match the mid-west wrestling scene was shocked as The Hooligans won the LWA tag team titles. This was unprecedented as the LWA tag titles changed hands outside the LWA to a team who is not in the LWA. Not only that but the Cutters used outside help from the Epic War (based in California) tag team champions Tim Donst and Jaysin Strife to capture the titles.
The Hooligans were ready to take on Project Mayhem in the GAW tag team tournament. However on August 30th in Lincoln IL one half of the Project Mayhem team was hurt so they could not compete in the tournament. They did sign there own replacement and it was the Submission Squad. The Squad stormed the ring and fought the Hooligans in non-title (LWA) action. The Squad on this night beat the Hooligans thus ending there chance at the GAW tag team titles. However these two tag teams would brawl out of the building that night.
We now go back to where this all began in the town of Dupo Illinois for the IHW promotion as it was set to be trios action featuring The Submission Squad along with stable mate Gary Jay taking on The Hooligans with there little brother Neil Diamond Cutter. This was not for the LWA tag team titles but was as intense as any title match you could see. The Cutter brothers on this night pinned the Submission Squad but the fight did stop there as these men had to be pulled apart after the match by security and referees.
During the intermission of this show The Hooligans attacked The Submission Squad and these teams tore apart the building and thus have all been suspended from IHW indefinitely.
As of this writing the next scheduled match between these two teams is October 10th in Granite City Illinois for the HVW promotion. They will face in the finals of the HVW tag team tournament. What started as a rivalry between two teams trying to break onto the national scene has turned into a war which may cause one of these teams not to make it
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Chikara Pro, Devin Cutter, Evan Gelistico, Gary Jay, Great American Wrestling, High Voltage Wrestling, IWA Mid South, Jaysin Strife, Lethal Wrestling Alliance, Neil Diamond Cutter, Pierre Abernathy, Pro Wrestling Next, Project Mayhem, The Hooligans, Tim Donst | Leave a Comment »