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Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 21, 2013
Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 29, 2012
Since we last posted the article of “The race for the 2012 Wrestler of the year heats up” fans have been hitting us up on e-mail asking about the one and only Mike Sydal.
Mike has been involved in some very exciting matches in 2012 with the likes of Heath Hatton at AAPW, in tag team action at 3XWrestling with partner Jimmy Rockwell against American Ground and Air, and Metro Pro Wrestling taking Showtime Bradley Charles.
Mike, has always been one of the most talked about, and respected young men around the Midwest but his hard work and dedication has him set to become a star worldwide.
In the past he has wrestled several preliminary matches for ROH, and was even featured on ROH HDNET against the likes of Christopher Daniels. Yet in 2012, Sydal now has more experience and confidence than ever before.
Recently he made his ROH DVD debut on “Unity” against “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett.
Ring of Honor joins forces with Chikara to present “Unity” from April 28th in Chicago Ridge, IL featuring The Briscoe Brothers vs. Jigsaw & Hallowicked for the World Tag Team Titles; Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team vs. Davey Richards & Kyle O’Reilly; Kevin Steen & Jimmy Jacobs vs. El Generico & BJ Whitmer, a six man tag with ROH vs. Chikara, The All Night Express vs. The House of Truth; plus more!
1. First Time Ever Tag Team Match: Roderick Strong & Michael Elgin vs. The All Night Express
2. “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett vs. Mike Sydal
3. The Young Bucks vs. The Bravado Brothers
4. Grudge Tag Team Match: Kevin Steen & Jimmy Jacobs vs. El Generico & BJ Whitmer
5. ROH vs. Chikara: Jay Lethal, Adam Cole, & TJ Perkins vs. The Colony
6. First Time Ever Tag Team Match: Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team vs. Team Ambition (ROH World Champion) Davey Richards & Kyle O’Reilly
7. World Tag Team Title Match: Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Jigsaw & Hallowicked
Tonight fans in Baltimore, Maryland can catch Mike Sydal – against “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa.
Saturday look for Sydal in the Four Corner Survival match against ROH World Tag Team Champion Kenny King vs. “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis vs. “No Fear” Mike Mondo.
So as the summer heats up, so does the one and only Mike Sydal. Be sure to check out Ring of Honor TV (For TV listing click here) to see Sydal and many of the top talents in the world of pro wrestling today go at it in hard hitting, high flying action.
BREAKING NEWS: Sydal will debut for Florida Underground Wrestling this Tuesday, July 3rd in Gasoline Alley Largo Florida.
Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 25, 2012
By Brian Kelley
Wrestlers around the Midwest are on red alert as we speak due to the announcement that the world wide superstar Kahagas will once again return on April 6th in Glen Carbon, Illinois for NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling then the very next night in Kansas City, Kansas with NWA Metro Pro Wrestling.
It has been since October 16th, 2010 that Kahagas has terrorized the area during a run as the High Voltage Wrestling Champion. A feud that saw him have classic battles with the best have to offer including Dingo, Flash Flanagan, Bloody Harker Dirge, and the KC Killers( Jeremy Wyatt and Mark Sterling).
During IWA-MidSouth’s last attempt at the Ted Petty tournament, the company decided to have a try-out for aspiring wrestlers. MWR was on hand as “Tokyo Monster” walked in the building, you could see the fear in the eyes of the wrestlers as they scurried around to find out if they had drawn the unlucky number to take on the Superstar.
When the dust settled of over twenty one matches that night , Kahagas entered the main event and stole the show with a win and along with a standing ovation from the fans with chants of “Please come back”. The IWA-Midsouth promoter was so impressed he invited “Tokyo Monster” to take part in round one of the IWA-Midsouth Ted Petty tournament against the future Ring of Honor World Champion Roderick Strong.
Though the tournament or match would never happen, the legend of Kahagas continued to grow.
Time has gone by but nothing has changed as Kahagas have been on tours of Carlos Colons World Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico, been to the Dominican Republic and traveled up and down the east and west coast. Videos and photos of Kahagas have been pouring into the MWR office that proved that he was pounding his opponents into submission while having fans run for cover.
Feuds and matches with the very best have only made the man more dangerous. WWE,TNA and ROH stars have not been safe as he has went to battle with Jay Lethal, Sabu, Scotty 2 Hotty, Low Ki, Michael Tarver, Kevin Thorn, Tatanka, and the veteran Cuban Assassin.
In Texas, he went to the finals of the first ever GWT tournament that had legends vote on the matches. Wrestling greats that were on hand for the voting process were Harley Race, Killer Karl Kox, Iceman King Parson, Stan “The Lariat” Hansen, and Jake Roberts to name just a few.
When it was announced that the NWA Junior World title was vacated and a tournament was to be done to crown, Kahagas was among the first one wanting a shot at the title, promising to bring respect, recognition and honor to the belt once more.
The NWA wisely saw the talents in the Tokyo Monster and instead of the NWA Junior title; he was offered a golden opportunity at the NWA National Champion Chance Prophet.
Chance Prophet has been the NWA National Champion since February 19, 2011. The prestigious NWA National title has a rich history starting with the very first champion Jack Brisco who defeated Terry Funk in the finals of a tournament on October 1980. Since then great men like Buzz Sawyer, Paul Orndorff, Wahoo McDaniel, Ted DiBiase and one of the original Four Horsemen Tully Blanchard have all held the title.
The toughest challenge to date for the NWA National Champion Chance Prophet has been the Tokyo Monster who has been stalking him as of late meeting him twice at NWA Ring Warriors. The action has been so intense that in only their second meeting ever NWA Ring Warriors demanded that the match be contained with lumberjacks surrounding the ring. Still no one was safe as the match was called off due to a Double Disqualification, after referee Bruce Michaels was assaulted by a chair that left him bleeding.
The next NWA Ring Warriors card will be in Fort Lauderdale at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. Titled “Battle of the Belts,” the event will kick off South Florida’s WrestleMania weekend which includes shows and events from Ring of Honor, Dragon Gate and WrestleReunion.
Larry Brannon has set in motion to end the chaos once and for all as the NWA National Heavyweight Champ Chance Prophet will clash one more time with The Tokyo Monster Kahagas, except this time it will be in a Steel Cage and the only way to win is for one of the competitors to climb out of the cage.
Not only will there be two NWA officials at ringside, but former three-time NWA World Tag Team Champions, the New Heavenly Bodies (“Vivacious” Vito DeNucci and “Casanova” Chris Nelson) will serve as special enforcement referees for the match.
Then less than a week later one of the most traveled wrestlers in the world today, “The Tokyo Monster” Kahagas will return to the Midwest on April 6th and April 7th. If Kahagas should defeat Chance Prophet for the NWA National title, this will be among the first title defenses for the new champ.
Regardless, a man who has been in main events around the world returns from his year and half absence in the Midwest to once again.
Don’t miss the man who ran Godzilla out of Tokyo, Kahagas.
April 6th NWA Dynamo
April 7th Metro Pro Wrestling
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: "Bloody" Harker Dirge, “Casanova” Chris Nelson, Brian Kelley, Bruce Michaels, Buzz Sawyer, Carlos Colons World Wrestling, Chance Prophet, Cuban Assassin, Dingo, Flash Flanagan, Four Horsemen Tully Blanchard, Harley Race, High Voltage Wrestling, Iceman King Parson, IWA-MidSouth’s, Jack Brisco, Jake Roberts, Jay Lethal, jeremy wyatt, KC Killers, Kevin Thorn, Killer Karl Kox, Low Ki, mark sterling, Michael Tarver, New Heavenly Bodies, NWA Dynamo Pro, NWA Metro Pro Wrestling, NWA Ring Warriors, Paul Orndorff, Roderick Strong, ROH, Sabu, Scotty 2 Hotty, Stan "The Lariat" Hansen, Tatanka, Ted Dibiase, Ted Petty tournament, Terry Funk, the NWA Junior World, TNA, Vivacious” Vito DeNucci, Wahoo McDaniel, WrestleReunion, WWE | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 12, 2012
All photos courtesy of Texas Anarchy
Editor’s note: ST Louis Anarchy can be hard hitting and very violent at times. Their shows are not for the weak of heart and the language can be extreme at times at the shows and in their videos so don’t watch if you are easily offended. With that said, for the fans that have asked us to include this red hot promotion to our site. You now get your wish.
By Brian Kelley
Missouri Wrestling Revival is excited to announce that St Louis Anarchy will be covered on this very site starting 2012 as they will be our 15th promotion in our family.
I had the chance to sit down with the head of the STL Anarchy office to discuss where Anarchy has been and what MWR fans should expect when they come to one of their shows or purchase one of their DVD’S through SmartMarkvideo.com.
First off let me say thank you for joining MWR today as we try to catch up with the exciting wrestling history of ST Louis Anarchy Pro Wrestling.
SLA- We are happy to be a part of your growing website. Thanks for having us.
MWR- The fans at MWR will recognize many of the stars of Anarchy such as The Hooligans, the Submission Squad, Shorty Biggs and Evan Gelistico but your promotion is filled with a stacked roster from Anarchy Championship Wrestling of Austin, Texas, as well as many of the top stars of ROH including the current Ring of Honor World Champion Davey Richards. The Anarchy wrestling brand is stationed out of Missouri, Illinois, and Texas through our affiliate company, Anarchy Championship Wrestling (ACW). Please let the fans know more about the history of SLA and what we have missed as we hope to catch up with rivalries in the past of your company and the key players that have made an impact at SLA.
SLA- Well when we were the Lethal Wrestling Alliance a group of our guys would travel down to Austin for ACW and every now and then a group of them would come and wrestle for us. The passion of both the offices was the same it was to take wrestling from being looked at as “boring” or “lame” and let more people see what we provide which is extremely fun and well worth the price of the ticket. We offer our fans way more than $10 worth of action in Saint Louis as well as Texas. We are about passion and not leaving fans feeling cheated out of their money. Speaking for Saint Louis I feel our stories and in ring action is really second to none. This past year we saw Evan Gelistico and Dan Walsh in a very passionate and bloody battle for the SLA title that saw Walsh become a main event star when he ended Gelisticos 17 month reign dating back to when he was LWA champion. Dingo returned to Saint Louis to battle his student match Fitchett a feud that started as a friendly rivalry and turned very personal leading the bloodiest match I can remember at Yuletide Terror. Davey Vega went from ½ of a tag team to a legit guy on the Indy’s have five star matches with Davey Richards, Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’ Reilly. Gerlard James and ACH have been at each other’s throats for the whole year and that feud will come to a head on January 15th in Austin Texas. Those are the main things going on there’s so much more but I would be talking all day.
MWR- St Louis Wrestling Anarchy returns to action on February 25th in in Granite City Illinois with “Gateway to DANarchy” at the Rivers Edge Complex. New Saint Louis Anarchy champion Dan Walsh will defend the title against Darin Corbin, formerly one half of the 2008 MWR Tag Team of the Year, the Northstar Express. Corbin teamed up with Robert Evans to upset (Team Ambition) Davey Richards & Kyle O’Reilly in tag action.
Rookie sensation Mat Fitchett and Davey Vega look to defeat Davey Richards and Kyle O’Riley to continue Richards and O’Riley’s losing streak at Anarchy. Even with the talent of Fitchett and Vega, that should be easier said than done as Richards and O’Riley hate to lose.
Both of these two matches should be hard hitting, for sure and are easily worth the price of admission. How do you see Corbin’ strategy as he chases his biggest singles title in his career since he last won the IWA MID-SOUTH title during their glory days on January 21, 2006 against mentor Arik Cannon?
SLA- Darin Corbin is a guy who gets tight casted as a comedy act or a sidekick when really he is a great in ring competitor. All of 2011 Corbin has stepped up to show SLA fans that he is the real deal and I am very proud of what he’s done this past year. Walsh went through hell to win that belt and he isnt going to let it go because Corbin had a great 2011. Corbin has the road miles and experience on Dan but I dont think he can out brawl him. I think its going to come down to who can throw who off there game plan.
MWR – We mentioned the stars that are fans at MWR are familiar with but for a moment let’s take the time to shed light on the stars from Anarchy in Texas and beyond that have not been featured at MWR in the past.
First off the ACW Champion, ACH and what is the history of the ACW title and who did ACH defeat for the title?
SLA- The ACW title has a very rich history. Some of the very best pro wrestlers in the world have held that title. From Jerry Lynn to Jimmy Jacobs to Showtime Scott Summers. ACH won the title by winning the 2011 Lone Star Classic. He won the finals by pinning JT Lamotta. However Gerald James attacked him and took the title and trophy from him which is why they will meet at ACWs flagship event Guily by Assocation 6.
MWR- Rachel Summerlyn.
SLA- Rachel is one of the best wrestlers on our roster. See how I said wrestlers and not “female” wrestler. Yes Rachel is a female but inside the ring she will knock you out rather you are a man or a woman. We dont put labels on people when you are in Anarchy you are a wrestler plain and simple.
MWR- Khris Wolfe.
SLA- Wolfe is a student of the Necro Butcher and really came into his own in 2011. He has some killer strikes and a variety of suplexes. He also is not afraid of the “death match” game winning several of them is his career. One of the most under rated guys in Anarchy.
MWR- TJ Perkins.
SLA – Feb. 25th will be his first time that Perkins is coming to the world of Anarchy. Perkins is one of the best well rounded wrestlers in the world and I am excited to see him in Anarchy.
MWR- Robert Evans
SLA- The King of Monarchy. Evans is one of the most entertaining guys I have ever seen preform. He is a former ACW heavyweight and U-30 Champion. Evans ring entrance is worth the $10 ticket alone. If you dont believe me just ask his legion of fans in Austin Texas.
MWR Darin Childs
SLA- Darin outside the ring is the main reason that there is a Saint Louis Anarchy. His passion and drive for ACW is a lot of the reason we asked about doing this in Saint Louis. As far is in the ring this is a guy who dropped over 100lbs and is a former ACW Champion. He competed with Davey Vega in a no rope barb wire match that was just awsome.
SLA- ACH is flat out amazing. He can do things in the ring that no one else can do and it made him one of the most popular wrestlers in Saint Louis. This is a guy who is going to take the world by storm sooner than later.
MWR Scot Summers
SLA- Summers is a icon in Texas. He has won every title and tournament there is to win. His matches with Jerry Lynn were classics and he is a corner stone to Anarchy.
MWR- How many shows doe SLA look to run in 2011 and what venues and areas will MWR fans be able to catch all the stars in action?
SLA- Right now we are looking at doing 6 shows a year. We hope to keep Granite City our home for 2012. We had great success in 2011 and if there becomes a demand for more shows we will do more. Fans if you want to see more shows you let us know..
MWR- Now let’s play a game where I say a name and you answer with one word that best describes them at SLA.
MWR Evan Gelistico
MWR- Gary Jay
SLA – Underated
MWR- JT Lamotta
MWR- Lillie Mae
MWR- Jordan Lacey
SLA- Great Dancer
MWR- Davey Vega
SLA- Hard Hitting (2 words I know)
MWR- Mat Fitchett
MWR- Fans can purchase past shows on DVD at Smartmarkvideo.com, if a fan was to purchase one St Louis Anarchy DVD, which one would you recommend them to choose from?
SLA- I would say start with Gateway to Anarchy 2011 and follow the stories for the whole year. However if you just had enough money for one I would say Tigers Blood the Art of Winning.. The Akira Tozwa goodbye is one of the most heartfelt things you will see.
MWR- We would like to thank you for joining us today and we are thrilled to add SLA to our coverage area in 2012. MWR fans can purchase tickets now for you’r must see show on February 25th as Darin Corbin challenges new Saint Louis Anarchy champion Dan Walsh and much more.
Saint Louis Anarchy Presents: Gateway to DANarachy
Saturday Night February 25th
Rivers Edge Complex in Granite City IL
Doors Open at 6:30pm, Net Tapings are at 6:45pm
Tickets are: $10 advance and $15 front row by calling 314-616-7981
ONLY 200 SEATS AVALIABLE
College guys and girls with valid ID are $5 and event is BYOB
Other Talent Signed:
ACW Champion: ACH
Gerald James w/Family
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Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 8, 2012
By Brian Kelley
Wrestling fans in Illinois should be thrilled about this coming Saturday’s All American Pro Wrestling’s “Main Event”. Let’s take a look at just 10 reasons why you should take the trip to Marion, Illinois whether you are from Marion or you are a fan that lives in St Louis. In no specific order and to be honest I could have done more than 10 reasons why you should join us.
1) First Show of the year! With the weather looking to be great, why not take the kids out to the park during the day then come in when it gets dark and cold as all of your favorite All American Pro Wrestling Stars action is sure to be hard hitting and heated. AAPW has an Awesome card filled with some of the best stars in Illinois and around the World. Don’t be the only fan at work on Monday who did not make the biggest show in AAPW history.
2) “3G” Eric Wayne to meet former WWE, ROH and a NWA World Champion – The third generation AAPW star Eric Wayne was set to meet ROH World Champion Davey Richards this past fall. Due to contract issues that match never happen. Wayne has been in the sport since 2006 and has had a taste of TNA and WWE in past. A win against the respected and VERY entertaining “BOOM BOOM” Colt Cabana could send a message to AAPW management that he is ready for a rematch against AAPW Champion Edmund “Livewire” McGuire that is if you don’t see him on your TV on Monday or Thursday nights.
3) “The Generic Luchador” El Generico vs. “The Man Gravity Forgot” PAC- Both of these wrestlers have traveled around the world. They have met in the past in thrilling battles that fans have raved about. Let’s take a look at
4) FREE STUFF: One lucky fan in attendance will walk away with two tickets to the WWE Royal Rumble in St. Louis The fan who travels the farthest to attend Main Event will receive an AAPW prize pack.
MWR Fans be sure to be a fan of AAPW on FACEBOOK as they have been doing prize packs when they reach 800, 900 and 1,000 fans. Be a part of the growth of one of the Midwest hottest promotions in 2012.
5) Pokerface Open Challenge- One of the hottest stars in AAPW is the undefeated Pokerface. How good is he? In October, he was able to get a victory from the 2011 MWR Wrestler of the Year Brandon Espinosa in an exciting match-up.
While MWR has not been liked his arrogance and attitude towards fans we cannot deny the talent this young star possess. Who will step to meet the challenge of Pokerface? Be there to cheer on the man who will look to end the undefeated streak!
6) Bad blood and grudges boil over as Heath Hatton looks to get revenge on “Golden Boy” Greg Anthony. Heath Hatton is one star that MWR has on the radar in 2012, in 2011 he along with fan favorite Curly won the AAPW Tag titles and feuded with Anthony and his tag partner “Serial Thriller” Shane Rich. Each man would find themselves alone as an injury would take out Shane Rich, while AAPW would fire Curly but this would not cool off the tension between these two.
Last month Heath Hatton was forced to defend them alone against Team Overkill, and showed true heart in his efforts against Matt Cage and Christian Rose but it would be Greg Anthony who would cost him his tag team titles.
Now Hatton is ready to teach the veteran Anthony a lesson in respect. MWR has always enjoy Anthony here with his own article aptly named “The Golden Circle” in the past we do not condone his actions to this rising star and will be hoping that Hatton can do his wish.
That may be easier said than done, Anthony who will be the first to tell you that he “Is the best of the best” and has the credentials to prove it. Down south he has been honored by the former website Rasslin Riot as the 2011 Wrestler of the Year, one half of a former Tag Team of the Year and been involved in the 2011Match of the year.
Anthony has formed a successful tag team with NWA/WCW star Bobby Eaton with manager Brian Thompson are called Midnight Gold.
In singles and tag competition he has captured wins against a who’s who in the sport including Jerry Lawler, Jerry Lynn, Buff Bagwell, Jay Lethal, Bill Dundee, Rock N Roll Express, Reggie B Fine, New Age Outlaws, Billy Gunn, Tracy Smothers, Flash Flanagan, and JC ICE.
7) Kevin Hunsperger needs your support!! MWR fans know Kevin as the play-by-play commentator for “Collision” and anchor of “News 3 This Morning” on WSIL TV. A great guy who has a true love for the sport. On the other side of the ring will be “The Masterpiece” Mike Masters.
Masters is a perennial threat to the AAPW Championship in the past and pound for pound one of the best wrestlers in the Midwest. So how did Kevin get involved in a match with the AAPW Superstar Mike Master’s? Let’s take a look.
8) See the 2011 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Stacey O’Brien in action and receive her plaque from MWR’S Diva Dubray Tallman: It has been over four years since AAPW has hosted a women’s match inside the square circle. The fans asked for their return and AAPW has delivered with one of the Midwest finest Stacey O’Brien. O’Brien was the first ever MWR Female of the Year and has returned from injury to regain her spot as the top women in the Midwest with great matches against Lucy Mendez, Santana G, Miss Natural and MsChif.
While this award may be a great honor for the hard working woman who now trains with Harley Race at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy in Eldon Missouri, she now has a target on her back. Just as rap legend 2Pac sang during his peak “All eye’s on me” O’Brien is now the hunted.
The first young women to try to make a name for herself will be a former foe, Rebecca Raze. It has been over 4 years since the two have met but one thing is for sure that they do not like each other in the least. The name Rebecca Raze could be one that you are not aware of but don’t discount her skills and her desire to knock O’Brien off the top of the women’s division.
During the night we are honored that AAPW has invited us to present the “Boston Brawler” with her 2011 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Plaque and support women’s wrestling at AAPW.
9) See tag team wrestling the way it was meant to be: While newly crowned AAPW Tag Team Champions Matt Cage and Christian Rose of Team Overkill used some legal loopholes to get out of a title defense at Main Event AAPW has offered the fans a great tag match that could have ramifications for the rest of 2011.
The former 3-time AAPW Tag Team Champions the Money Makin Jam Boyz the Mississippi Madman and KC Jackson take on Roscoe Dwayne Harris and Jimmy Wayne Fargo otherwise known as the Convoy. Will the weight and power of Harris and Fargo be an advantage against the MMJB’s Jackson or will the Jackson be able to wear out the fearsome twosome and set them up for the Madman’s finisher the Fifth floor?
The winner of this match at AAPW’S Main event will earn a tag team title shot in the future.
10) Two years ago, Missouri Wrestling Revival announced the very first MWR Trading Cards. The set was produced to bring recognition to the wrestlers in the Midwest and the MWR site. From the very first featuring the tag team the Northstar Express, we have done our best to deliver you the fans with a great card that catches your favorites wrestlers in action.
At the end of the year we were at #60 in the set that includes the current Ring of Honor World Champion Davey Richards, former champ Eddie Edwards, Jimmy Jacobs and MsChif to former WWE Stars and Champions Trevor Murdock, U-Gene) EUGENE), former D-X member Road Dogg along with Hall of famers such as Larry Zbyszko, Dave Hebner and Larry Matysik.
With #60 we were excited to have the one and only “Generic Luchador” El Generico to be a part of this wonderful collection. To the best of my knowledge this will be the first time that MWR fans will have a chance to get their card autographed from the masked man himself in the MWR coverage area. El Generico is one of the most traveled wrestlers in the sport as he is a star with Ring of Honor and has taken tours around the world so fans do not miss this rare chance to see him in action and have you #60 MWR El Generico card signed.
Though we are always excited to add ROH and former WWE, WCW, and NWA stars to the set, our favorites are the stars of the Midwest that thrill us each and every weekend in the Midwest.
Many of these men and women are the future of the sport as during our two years we have featured two Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookies of the years in three cards. First we have the 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year as well as the 2010 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mike Sydal. Sydal the brother of WWE Star Evan Bourne was featured in two cards, first the sold out card of #5 and then we provided an update of Sydal with the #37.
The most recent wrestler to be name the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookieof the Year is Ace Hawkins. We were excited to have this high flying star as the man who graced the # 55 card.
Both of these men have been in action at AAPW in the past but will not be there next week but you will be able to get your hands on the following cards and hopefully have them signed from them during the evening.
#38 Stacey O’Brien and # 43 The Mississippi Madman are two of our favorites. The Madman has been both the AAPW Champion as well as an AAPW Tag Champion.
One of the most charismatic wrestlers in the Midwest, he is always a fan favorite. This will be a great opportunity to meet all three of these stars to have your cards signed.
That is 10 reasons and we never did get to the main event between AAPW Champ Edmund McGuire and “Old School Warrior” Ax Allwardt. This match that could be featured on any main event in the country today and it will be right here in the Midwest next weekend.
Plus stars such as Jay Spade, Bull Bronson, and “Playboy” Paul Rose will be in action during the night as well . So join MWR for a fun filled night full of action as well as many surprises during the night.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: "3G" Eric Wayne, "Golden Boy" Greg Anthony, "Playboy" Paul Rose, "The Generic Luchador" El Generico, "The Man Gravity Forgot” PAC, 2011 MWR Wrestler of the Year Brandon Espinosa, 2Pac, AAPW, Ace Hawkins, All American Pro Wrestling, Ax Allwardt, Bill Dundee, Billy Gunn, Bobby Eaton, BOOM BOOM” Colt Cabana, Brian Thompson, Buff Bagwell, Bull Bronson, Christian Rose, Curly., Darin Corbin, Dave Hebner, Dubray Tallman, Edmund "Livewire" McGuire, Evan Bourne, Flash Flanagan, Harley Race, Harley Race Wrestling Academy, Heath Hatton, Jay Lethal, Jay Spade, JC ICE., Jerry Lawler, Jerry Lynn, Jimmy Jacobs, Jimmy Wayne Fargo, KC Jackson, Kevin Hunsperger, Larry Matysik, Larry Zbyszko, Lucy Mendez, Matt Cage, Midnight Gold, Mike Sydal, Miss Natural, Mississippi Madman, Missouri Wrestling Revival, Money Makin Jam Boyz, Mschif, MWR, New Age Outlaws, Northstar Express, NWA World Champion, Pokerface, pwi rookie of the year, Rebecca Raze, Reggie B Fine, ROAD DOGG, Rock N Roll Express, ROH, Roscoe Dwayne Harris, Ryan Cruz, Santana G, Serial Thriller" Shane Rich, Stacey O'Brien, Team Overkill, The Masterpiece" Mike Masters, Tracy Smothers, Trevor Murdock, U-Gene, WSIL TV, WWE, WWE Royal Rumble | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 1, 2012
During the MWR years, there have been no doubts on the skills of Brandon Espinosa.
Yet, in 2011, Brandon Espinosa experienced a breakout year. He sought out better training at OVW in Louisville and is now featured regularly on OVW TV with other future WWE stars. He arguably wrestled more matches for more companies than anybody in the area- at least 100 per year. Espinosa was a key player not only in his hometown of St. Louis but around the country
In what may have been his biggest win to date , Espinosa won the Pro Wrestling Epic 8 tournament by defeating Ace Hawkins in round one, Evan Money in round two, then in an exciting final matchup shocked the Midwest when he defeated one of the very best in ROH Superstar Jimmy Jacobs.
Throughout the year he wrestled for All American Pro Wrestling, High Voltage Wrestling, Independent Hardcore Wrestling, IWA Unlimited, IWA Productions, NWA Supreme, Pro Wrestling Epic, Metro East Championship Wrestling, & MMWA-SICW in the MWR covering area for 2011, has also wrestled for New Midwest Wrestling & NWA Dynamo in the past. In 2011, held the MMWA Jr. Heavyweight Championship, MMWA Wild World of Wrestling TV Championship (current holder), Pro Wrestling Epic Heavyweight Championship (current holder), and IWAU Club Championship but also held the Pro Wrestling Prestige US & Heavyweight Championship and TIWF Cruiserweight Championship in Tennessee, plus at one point held 4 Championships at once.
He competed in the following tournaments in 2011 – NWA Midwest X-Division Championship, AIWF Krazy 8 in North Carolina, IHW St. Louis Invitational, and OVW #1 Contender Gauntlet, reached the Finals in the SICW Classic Championship and TIWF Cruiserweight Championship Gauntlet, and won the PWE Epic 8 and the first ever St. Louis Cable TV trophy by defeating David Osborne, Phil E. Blunt and Gary Jackson.
He would contend for the WLW title held by “The Prince” Jason Jones in his very first match with the company coming up just short when Jone’s manager threw salt in the eyes of Espinosa.
Espinosa had victories over nationally known talents such as Jimmy Jacobs, El Generico, Jay Lethal, and Mike Sydal.
In 2011, Espinosa wrestled in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, as well as in the past in Arkansas, and Kansas.
Espinosa also made an appearance on All Worked Up (Season 3 Episode 12) when taped at a ROH event in Ohio. Also is the trainer of MWR talent and the 2011 PWI Rookie of the Year Ace Hawkins, as well as many others.
We are proud to announce that Brandon Espinosa as the 2011 MWR Wrestler of the Year.
1st Runner Up- Mark Sterling
2nd Runner Up – Jeremy Wyatt
3rd Runner Up – Ron Powers
Other wrestlers receiving votes : Derek Stone, Brian Ash, Trevor Murdock, Bailey Mannix, Ryan Phoenix, Jason Jones, Brian Breaker, Edmund McGuire, Mike Sydal and Gary Jackson.
2010 Mike Sydal
2009 Mark Sterling
2008 Jeremy Wyatt
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: 2011 PWI Rookie of the Year, Ace Hawkins, AIWF Krazy 8, All American Pro Wrestling, All Worked Up (Season 3 Episode 12), Bailey Mannix, Brandon Espinosa, Brian Ash, Brian Breaker, David Osborne, Derek Stone, Edmund McGuire, El Generico, Evan Money, Gary Jackson, High Voltage Wrestling, IHW St. Louis Invitational, Independent Hardcore Wrestling, IWA Productions, IWA unlimited, IWAU Club Championship, Jason Jones, Jay Lethal, jeremy wyatt, Jimmy Jacobs, mark sterling, Metro East Championship Wrestling, MMWA Jr. Heavyweight Championship, MMWA Wild World of Wrestling TV Championship, MMWA-SICW, New Midwest Wrestling, NWA Dynamo, NWA Midwest X-Division Championship, NWA SUPREME, OVW, OVW #1 Contender Gauntlet, Phil E. Blunt, Pro Wrestling Epic, Pro Wrestling Epic 8, Pro Wrestling Prestige, ROH, Ron Powers, Ryan Phoenix, SICW Classic Championship, St. Louis Cable TV, The Prince Jason Jones, TIWF Cruiserweight Championship, TIWF Cruiserweight Championship Gauntlet, Trevor Murdock, WLW, WWE | 2 Comments »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 13, 2011
Kenny King has been featured on WWE’S Tough Enough, but that moment is sure to be far from the highlight of this young stars career. King initially trained by WWE superstars Al Snow, Bob Holly, Chavo Guerrero and Ivory. In Las Vegas, he got to train with former AWA World champion Nick Bockwinkel and Scott Casey only improving his talent at a rapid speed.
While working on a local show he would go toe to toe with Mike Mizanin, known today simply as The Miz. A short stint but a very educational one was his time at TNA that only would prepare him for where he is today.
Today he is one of the top young tag teams in ROH called The All Night Express, with Rhett Titus. The two would be able to capture a huge victory in St Louis on November 6th against the American Wolves , ROH World Champion Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards in what many fans noted to MWR was the match of the night.
We caught up with the red hot Kenny King and he had this advice to all the wrestling fans around the world.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Al Snow, American Wolves, AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel, Bob Holly, Chavo Guerrero, Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards, Ivory, Kenny King, Mike Mizanin, Rhett Titus, Ring of Honor, ROH, Scott Casey, The All Night Express, The Miz, TNA, WWE | Leave a Comment »
WLW/WWE/Pro Wrestling Noah presented a magical week for wrestlers and fans in the Midwest in October.
Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 25, 2011
By Brian Kelley
For the past 10 plus years the must attend wrestling weekend in the Midwest has been held in Eldon Missouri at Harley Race’s World League Wrestling Academy. Race is considered by many to be the very best wrestler in the history of the sport. During his time as the 8-time NWA World Champion he would travel across the globe defending the title including the very best in Japan. When his career was done those trips and relationships would help build a relationship with Pro Wrestling Noah, one of the top wrestling companies not only in Japan but around the world.
WLW and NOAH would team up to trade talent to allow the best to compete against each other in matches that would prepare one Trevor Murdock to not only be ready to make a run in WWE but flourish with tag team partner Lance Cade to become a 3-time WWE Tag Team Champions.
The WLW school would introduce fans to stars like Matt “the Missile” Murphy, Griz, Derek Stone, Trevor Murdock, Wade Chism, the Drill Instructor, Warcloud and Johnny Jett as they mixed it up with many of the top names in the sport like Meng, Butch Reed, Bobby Eaton, The Harris Brothers, Rick Stiener and Japan’s Takeshi Morishima, Takao Ōmori and Go Shiozaki as they toured towns for fundraisers around the Midwest.
While the school runs year round to season the young talent, the annual WLW/NOAH camp works with WWE as past trainers have been John Laurinaitis, Ricky Steamboat, Tom Pritchard, Takashi Suguira, Go Shiozaki, Takeshi Morishima, KENTA, Naomichi Marufuji, Kenta Kobashi, Ty Bailey, and many more.
This year’s camp featured Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, William Regal, Kevin Von Erich, and Harley Race along with representatives from Pro-Wrestling NOAH Ken Hirayama and Ryu Nakata as students around the country came to hone their wrestling skills in the ring.
I was honored to be a guest to sit in during the weeks camp as the 40 plus students took part in the camp. During the days that I was there I was impressed with the patience and dedication that each of the trainers gave each of the students.
Due to the size of the groups there were two locations for the students, one for the beginners and one for the more seasoned wrestlers. While each group would be able to get great hints on how to work a match, logic, moves and where to be in the ring with hands on from the trainers.
As the camp went on during the week, the Pro Wrestling Noah and WWE representatives wanted to see the wrestlers come up with a match, then perform it in the ring. After the match was done advise was given to each of the wrestlers on what they did right, what they could have done different and how to improve it for the fans.
During the Saturday wrestling show I sat down with a few of the students to get their take on the weeklong camp and what they got out of it. One Jonas Albert Robinson from Oregon had already been to Lance Storms camp and been wrestling since 2008 stated honestly “What I learned this week was that I don’t know anything about wrestling. When I walked through the door I thought I knew about 60% of how to have a great match but in reality it was more close to 5%. The trainers at the camp really opened my eyes on how to improve my game and give the fans their money’s worth when I get in the ring. Then I was amazed at the positivity and information that Kevin (Von Erich) provided. In the end he was such an added bonus with Steamboat and Regal.
While Jonas have been able to be in the ring prior to the week, Joe Reiling has yet to have a match but knew the importance of getting the proper training and the luxury of having Race’s camp so close to his home in Warrensburg Missouri. Reiling stepped up the plate when Regal asked for two young men to get in the ring to work the arms. Though his experience was limited he gave a 100 percent and tried to soak in all the information that his trainers were given him. During my conversations with his fellow peers in the camp they relayed to me that he had earned their respect that week and had improved a ton from day one to the final day. Reiling stated to me that he did not know when his first match would come but the camp added to the fire to learn more to live his dream to be a pro wrestler.
I watched another Oregon native Dillon Divine as he worked under the watchful eyes of Steamboat and Regal. I was impressed with his facial expressions and Divine said it best to be when said “You get what you put out of it. So go for it.
While many of the Harley students took part in the camp one young wrestler fans at MWR are aware of is the 2010 MWR Future Star recipient Sir Bradley Charles.
The award is given not only to the wrestler MWR feels has the talent but the dedication and work ethic to become better, to be the best that they can be. SBC had been to Lance Storms camp, wrestled outside the country and is a rising star at Metro Pro Wrestling, 3xwRESTLING , NWA Dynamo and SICW but he once again proved that he is deserving of the award by seeking out more training to be the best that he can be.
At the end of the week SBC debuted for WLW as he teamed up on the Saturday show with Lee Walker. & Ethan H.D in a tough loss against the team of Ryan Drago, Jeff Strong, & Dustin Bozworth. Even though SBC did not get the “W” the skills that he learned this week will give him that much more a chance to become a star around the world.
In what was one of the most surprising moments for me during the week the students were all smiles as they told me that Regal had invited them to his hotel room on the final night to discuss wrestling in a special Q and A on the week’s events, his opinions and stories from one of the most traveled wrestlers from the past twenty years. What an invitation from a man who could of easily of stayed to himself during a time that he was not required to but instead respects the sport so much that he wanted to give back to the students who took the opportunity to take part in the camp. To say that with that bit of information from the students didn’t move Regal up on my favorites of all time would be a lie.
The week would not be complete as WLW would bring the action and love to the fans. A great night of wrestling as always added with a request from Regal to actually wrestle on the card. His opponent former WLW wrestler who has worked at WWE and ROH as well as a two time WLW Tag team champion with Matt Murphy and Superstar Steve Fender respectably.
The night started off with the fans having a chance to meet the stars of WLW as well as Ricky Steamboat and Kevin Von Erich.
I had the honor of meeting a true Superstar on the night when I spoke to the Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer.
He introduced me his “hero” Master Sgt Ira Scott, 87 yrs young and served in WW11, Korea and VietNam total over 30 yrs. was in the US Air Force and done everything from crew chief on fighters, to copters to bombers to medical attention in emergency and sewed up guys so would not bleed before the medics go to um. A very remarkable man and what a real hero is really all about. 5″6″ about 145 lbs and sharp as a teen ager. Later in the night WLW announcer Dan Gier would introduce him to the fans. Out of respect everyone in attendance gave the man a well-deserved standing ovation.
As fans took the time to get their autographs and pictures taken with the stars, The personal highlight of the night for me was to have a few fans come up to introduce themselves stating that they visited the site and enjoyed it.
I have many friends that I know visit the site but it truly makes it worth it when I meet new friends that check MWR out so that they may know when WLW will be back in action or an interview with an up and comer.
One of my very childhood best friends Billy Howser came up for the show on the night with his friend Steve. Billy showed great taste in women once again when the love bug hit him for the “Catholic Schoolgirl” Stacey O’Brien.
Billy bought him an 8×10 of her and wanted to know when I thought she would be at in the future as I stated that she is a star as well for Metro Pro Wrestling.
As we gear up for the first ever MWR Yearbook, I have called on friends to help me add some special features for the book. One of them is famed artist ICON who work includes the world renowned painting The Gods of Thunder painting, as seen at WWE Magazine January 2011.
When he told me of his newest project called “Fantasy Warfare” where he will be drawing two wrestlers from different eras going to war. The first one he did was former WWE Champion the Ultimate Warrior taking on current WWE Star and former WWE Champ Sheamus. I quickly asked to have a special one drawn for the 2011 yearbook and when he asked me who I would like to see go to battle I chose two of my very favorites of all-time, Harley Race vs. Kurt Angle. A match that I think could have won multiple awards throughout the years. Fans be sure to look for this great feature in the book to see who got the edge in this exclusive feature from ICON.
We had posted the importance of Kevin Von Erich coming to the Midwest prior to the show at MWR but little did we know how friendly the man was. All night long he posed for photos giving the fans the famed Von Erich Claw and signing autographs.
One friend came up to me and was impressed on how respectful his sons Marshall and Ross were to them when they asked for a photo. Their comment, Kevin raised them kid’s right. Marshall and Ross by the way took part in the camp as they look to make a name for themselves. Their dad Kevin, proudly told me how talented they were in their high school sports during a special interview with MWR.
An exciting night of action started off with one of the hottest wrestlers in the country as “The Prince” Jason Jones continued his momentum with a win against young Corey Dunken. Jones would have been a real threat for the NWA JR title if he would have been able to get in the tournament for the vacated title left by former champion Craig Classic.
The WLW women’s title has not been as red hot since Malia Hosaka and Brandi Alexander went to war for the championship.
With Ms Natural, the most decorated champion in the company’s history back in the game the fans got to see a classic as Champion Lucy Mendez showed her heart to win a match that also featured former MWR Female of the year Stacey O’Brien.
In a WLW Classic match it would be ALL THAT Matt Murphy teaming up with Steve Fender to meet Trevor Murdock and Bull Schmitt in tag action. Each of these men have been able to take the skills taught to them by Race to make multiple trips to Japan and WWE in years past and their battles have always had a special place in the WLW faithful’s hearts.
During the match Murphy looked to have a leg injury and would not be able to continue. It looked so bad that Ricky Steamboat who was watching in the bleachers with Ms. Natural came to ringside to assist Murphy.
When out of the blue, Murphy showed his true colors and attacked Murdock and Schmitt to the shock of Steamboat and the fans.
Murdock and Schmitt would be able to recover to get the win in what many fans said was one of the most special moments in WLW History. Out of respect each men hugged one another to end the match.
This past spring WLW Stars Trevor Murdock and Brian Breaker toured Japan for Pro Wrestling Noah. While the two stars were on the plane tragedy struck when Hurricane Katrina exploded on Japan. The country was left in shambles and many lost loved ones during one of the saddest moments of 2011. During intermission Harley thanked his friends at Pro Wrestling Noah for their support throughout the years. In response Pro-Wrestling NOAH Ken Hirayama and Ryu Nakata spoke to the fans. They spoke about the promises of many countries to stay and help the country during the aftermath but when it came time for action many was no where to be seen, while Switzerland and the USA were front and center with support for Japan. They then thanked the fans and the country while starting a USA Chant out of respect for the men and women of the USA for their help.
Back to action the man who is the current WLW Champion Brian Breaker would defend his title against fan favorite Jack Gamble. In what I thought was the match of the night, Gamble took a beating but refused to lay down to the champion Breaker. It looked as if the speed of Gamble may pay off but Breaker was just to good as his moves of crushing power was too much for Gamble.
In the main event it would be a wrestling clinic as Steven Regal and Ace Steel would go old school as they traded moves and punishing blows that could have been a headlined anywhere in the country.
Regal would be able to capture a hard earned win on Ace Steel to finish the nights.
Once again World League Wrestling proved that they provide the fans with moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. For the aspiring wrestler , they gave them a chance to become better and be seen by WWE and Pro Wrestling Noah Scouts and for the fans a chance to meet their favorites and watch wrestling the way it was meant to be.
If you missed this years event be sure to keep an eye out at MWR for info on all WLW shows and as soon as we know more about the 2012 WLW/WWE/NOAH camp we will post it here.
Editor’s Note: We would like to thank Harley Race, Pro Wrestling Noah for their hospitably to bring allow us to bring you the fans this awesome look at one of the most important weeks of the year. WLW for over the past 10 years have been dedicated to giving back to communities through fundraisers of their exciting family friendly wrestling shows.
Thank you to the wrestlers of WLW and the students that attended the camp for working with MWR for photos and comments for this story.
Last and most importantly thank you to the fans for their support of MWR and your local wrestling promotion.
Hope you enjoyed this feature and we hope to see you at the matches real soon.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: 3XWrestling, Ace Steel, Billy Howser, Bobby Eaton, Brandi Alexander, Brian Breaker, Bull Schmitt, Butch Reed, Cauliflower Alley Club, Corey Dunken, Craig Classic, Dan Gier, Derek Stone, Dillon Divine, Dustin Bozworth, Ethan H.D, Go Shiozaki, Griz, Harley Race’s World League Wrestling Academy, Jack Gamble, Jeff Strong, Joe Reiling, John Laurinaitis, Johnny Jett, Jonas Albert Robinson, Karl Lauer, Ken Hirayama, Kenta, Kenta Kobashi, Kevin Von Erich, Kurt Angle, Lance Cade, Lance Storms, Lee Walker, Lucy Mendez, Malia Hosaka, Master Sgt Ira Scott, Matt “the Missile” Murphy, Matt Murphy, Meng, Metro pro Wrestling, Ms. Natural, Naomichi Marufuji, NWA Dynamo, NWA World Champion, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Rick Stiener, Ricky Steamboat, ROH, Ryan Drago, Ryu Nakata, Sheamus, SICW, Sir Bradley Charles, Stacey O’Brien, Steven Regal, Superstar Steve Fender, Takao Omori, Takashi Suguira, Takeshi Morishima, the Drill Instructor, The Harris Brothers, The Prince” Jason Jones, Tom Pritchard, Trevor Murdock, Ty Bailey, Ultimate Warrior, Wade Chism, Warcloud, William Regal, WLW, WWE | 1 Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 20, 2010
By Brian Kelley – Missouri Wrestling Revival Owner and Editor
All photos from Mike Van Hoogstraat
The world of wrestling is full of talented wrestlers that thrill fans each and every weekend around the country. With hopes and dreams to become household names, the chances are slim.
Today with reality TV and the sport being so open for anyone from models to actors to get in the ring , there are many people that go out to become a wrestler. Some of them have the dedication and talent to excel in the sport while others get a moment in the spotlight that others should well receive.
I am just one man but I feel very strongly that a wrestler that wants to make their dreams come true then they will have to stay active. The first order is to find proper training from the best like Harley Race’s Wrestling Academy in Eldon Missouri.
Then once you get “trained” a wrestler has to understand that WWE, TNA or ROH is not going to come find them, you have to make yourself known to them. Staying active, making sure you are at the gym, working on conditioning working shows, selling yourself at all times.
It could take years and there will is sure to be disappointments along the way. The truth of the matter is that your dream of making it “ big” may never happen.
If you are an aspiring wrestler, I highly recommend you stay positive and always learning. Finding ways to get your name out there in a positive light and always be in shape, always be ready to steal the show.
Recently my good friend and MWR photographer Mike Van Hoogstraat had the honored to be able cover Ohio Valleys’ tryout in Louisville Kentucky.
The camp was filled with influential and some of the great minds in the business including OVW’S Danny Davis, Rip Rogers, Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore and none other than Jim Cornette and former WWE wrestler Mike Mondo who has recently made appearances this month with Ring of Honor.
Some of the very best in the Midwest made their way from DES Moines , to Kansas City to ST Louis and in between took advantage of this two day camp.
In attendance were the reigning MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling. Sterling is currently a double champion holding the NWA Central States title as well as one half of the WLW Tag titles with “Superstar” Steve Fender.
Wrestling fans around the world know the name Evan Bourne who has electrified the WWE. His brother Mike Sydal has not just sat around waiting for a phone call just because he has a brother who is a star. No Sydal has wrestled around the country ,taking part in the annual WLW/NOAH camp while earning the 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year award. He has continued his momentum in 2010 be a part of the Chikara’s 2010 Young Lions Cup. Sydal would train at the ROH training facility
The hard work would pay off as fans around the world would be able to see him on ROH HDNET in matches with stars such as Tyler Black, Christopher Daniels and Kyle O’Reilly.
Sir Bradley Charles is a man that everyone at MWR is all a buzz about. A great look, mixed with a desire to be the best. SBC trained at the Lance Storm Wrestling Training Academy. Since then SBC has already wrestled in Canada and Australia. In Kansas City he has been earning a Kings welcome home at Metro Pro Wrestling.
MWR Fans in the Midwest are familiar with the “Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell. Rockwell has been a former 2 t-time 3XW Pure Champion as well as the current MECW Independent Champion.
Dave Vaughn is a name that many fans know in St Louis. The wrestling machine took the skills learned from taking part in the WLW/Noah camp in 2009 to parlay that into his first MMWA-SICW Championship. Vaughn was a dominate champion until being upset from “The Future” Donovan Ruddick with a little help from Brandon Espinosa and Travis Cook.
Zach Thompson has been a part of one of the most popular tag teams ever at 3XWrestling with Mike Sydal called the High Flyers. Thompson has also found success as a singles competitor at both 3XW being a Pure wrestling champion and a MECW Champion.
One of the most powerful men in the Midwest is “MEAN” Mason Beck. Beck stands a towering 6’5 and weighing 250 IBS. A powerful man with unlimited potential, he was last seen at PWE teaming up with “The Future” Donovan Ruddick with manager Mr. Late Nite to get a win against the PWE Champion The Mississippi Madman and former WWE’S Eugene.
The purpose of speaking on each of these men’s accomplishments is to highlight the fact that everyone of them are not just resting of them. They are doing all they can to be the best in the not only the Midwest but the world.
In this extended recap there are many students from around the country. At MWR, we do not each of the guys names that took part in the pictures but we hope they know that this post is a salute to them and their hard work.
In this feature you will see them work on the basics, moves and have some matches to show off their skills
Last but not least we would like to thank Mike Van Hoogstraat for sharing this with us and Ohio Valley Wrestling for the opportunity to show you how the professionals become the stars that we know them.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year, 3XW Pure Champion, “Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell, “The Future” Donovan Ruddick, Brandon Espinosa, Chikara’s 2010 Young Lions Cup, Christopher Daniels, Danny Davis, Dave Vaughn, Evan Bourne, Harley Race, Jim Cornette, Kyle O’Reilly, Lance Storm Wrestling Training Academy, mark sterling, MEAN” Mason Beck, Mike Mondo, Mike Sydal, Mike Van Hoogstraat., Missouri Wrestling Revival, MMWA-SICW Championship, MR Late Nite, MWR, Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore, NWA, Ohio Valley Wrestling, OVW, Pro Wrestling NOAH, PWE, Rip Rogers, ROH, Sir Bradley Charles, Superstar” Steve Fender, The Mississippi Madman, TNA, Travis Cook, Tyler Black, WWE, Zach Thompson | 1 Comment »
Mike Sydal debuts at MMWA-SICW against the 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling this Saturday… Plus meet Larry Matysik, be a part of Dubi meets the fans and much more.
Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 6, 2010
By Brian Kelley
MWR’S Dubray Tallman is excited to be a part of MMWA-SICW’S final show of the year.
A packed show filled with first, feuds and a legend, there is no reason for you to miss this show that has something for everyone.
MWR will give away one free MWR Christmas bag to one lucky MMWA-SICW fan in the 50/50 drawing. So get their early and bring your Santa hat with you.
Lets look at this great card.
Mark Sterling is highly considered the top wrestler in the Midwest. The current MWR Wrestler of the Year debuted a few months ago so it was with great excitement when promoter Herb Simmons and I spoke that he was to return to action at MMWA-SICW.
His will face off against the Mike Sydal.
This will be the very first time that Sydal, the 2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated wrestler of the Year will wrestle for MMWA-SICW. Sydal has had a banner year in 2010, making his way to wrestle for Ring of Honor for several months all around the country and on Direct TV’s HDNET ROH Monday night wrestling. In Kansas City fans have seen Mike Sydal on their TV screen for Metro Pro Sports wrestling.
Now for the first time Sydal will be coming to their TV in St Louis.
Who will win this sure to be classic match and where will you be when it happens? There is only one place to be and that is in East Carondelet on Saturday.
Fans of the big men of wrestling, will have their gift in the match of Ron Powers going toe to toe with the Big Texan. These two have fought inside the ring and outside the building with no definite answer to who has the edge. The pressure will be on both men as Simmons has mandated that this be a Leather strap match.
This is setting to be the war of all wars so therefore a special ref has been assigned to maintain control in this war between two behemoths.
That man is the new MMWA-SICW Champion “Gorgeous” Gary Jackson.
Last month tensions was up in sell crowd at East Carondelet during the battle between Dave Vaughn and Brandon Espinosa.
Vaughn is looking to regain the momentum back after losing the MMWA-SICW Championship from Espinosa’s teammate The Future” Donovan Ruddick in Travis Cook’s group ‘The Elitism’.
Espinosa is one of the very best in the game today and with Travis Cook in his corner he looks to keep Vaughn from moving back up the ladder with a big win in this 2 out of 3 falls match. Promoter Simmon’s issued a stern warning to Travis “the crook” Cook that if he interferes there will be a price to pay.
For the very first time at East Carondelet, fans will have the chance to be a part of Dubray Tallman’s Dubi meets the fans. For those who are new to the site, Dubi meets the fans gives you the chance to have your picture taken with your favorite MMWA-SICW wrestler and have it posted right here on this very site.
If you love Wrestling at the Chase, then take the time to wish Merry Christmas to the voice of Wrestling at the Chase Larry Matysik who will be in attendance. ST Louis’s own Matysik is one of the greatest people ever in the sport of wrestling and is always great with the fans.
We are also honored that MMWA-SICW has invited us for their Christmas show. Simmons sent this from the offices of MMWA-SICW. ”The MMWA-SICW will be honoring the MWR for all the work they do for the wrestling industry. Its our hope a representative from MWR will attend as our guest and be recognized fo all the hard work they do.
Mark your calendar Saturday Dec, 11th at 8:00pm bell time.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Brandon Espinosa, Dave Vaughn, Donovan Ruddick, Gary Jackson, Herb Simmons, Keith Smith, Larry Matysik, mark sterling, Metro Pro Sports, Mike Sydal, Missouri Wrestling Revival, MMWA-SICW, MWR, PWI, Ring of Honor, ROH, Ron Powers, The Big Texan, Travis Cook, Wrestling at the Chase | 1 Comment »