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
#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
With the month of December getting colder, the action in the ring only became hotter and hotter at the MWR Coverage area.
Big matches to end the year put the Champions titles in jeopardy during the final weeks of 2010.
Lets look at the title changes in December.
3XW Wrestling Champion Brian Ash defeated Rory Fox
MMWA-SICW Champion Gary Jackson defeated “The Future” Donovan Ruddick
Brandon Espinosa has found success under Travis Cook in 2010. With Cook being taken out of action for what looks to be a long time, how will Espinosa respond to being alone? (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)
Brandon Espinosa d. Johnny Courageous to win the Jr. Heavyweight Title
KC Karrington defeated Jeremy Wyatt & Kory Twist to become the NWA Dynamo/HVW TV Champion
On January 7th, 2011 in Des Moines Iowa at 3XW two of the greatest wrestlers today Mark Sterling and Jeremy Wyatt will go to war in a historic 60 Minute NO DQ Iron Man match. Both of these individuals have been Champions around the Midwest and are former MWR Wrestlers of the year.
In a world where respect is earned and not given, Wyatt and Sterling are the measuring sticks for those in the game today. From Kansas to Illinois to Missouri and all the way to Des Moines Iowa they are main event athletes that the fans want to know if they are on the card.
The time has come for Wyatt to finally put his money where his mouth is…. He’s been talking crap for years that he’s the best… Well I have news for him, there is one guy that is a bit better: ME. Wyatt doesn’t train in the gym 4 times a day like I do. He doesn’t dominate Crossfit competitions. “The Fittest Wrestler on Earth” isn’t just a gimmick for me, it’s the honest to God truth. Wyatt hasn’t spent the better part of 8 years training at Harley Race’s school like me. Wyatt didn’t train the 2009 Rookie of the Year Mike Sydal, I did… Nobody in this area works their fingers to the bone as much as I do. Nobody even comes close and that’s a shoot. As good as Wyatt is and everything he’s accomplished, he’s about to get hit with a dose of reality January 7th in 3xw. I have 60 minutes to prove to all the “experts” and “insiders” that I am not only the best on the Midwest, but on the fast track to being one of the best in the world!”- Mark Sterling
Mark Sterling is a man who is pure muscle with seemingly limitless intensity, who lives and breaths wrestling. A great build with a desire to become the best, Sterling has been under the watchful eye of Harley Race at World League Wrestling and recently took part in Ohio Valley Wrestling’s training camp that featured great wrestling minds such as Jim Cornette, Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore, Danny Davis and Rip Rogers.
Sterling’s path would take him to both singles and tag team glory in the past few years. At 3xw he has been a former 3XW Pure Champion and a former tag team Champion with former allies the Gentleman’s Club. Winning and being the best is everything for Sterling and his claim to the best in the Midwest was only strengthen when he defeated Michael Strider for the NWA Central States Championship last year.
Mark Sterling is bigger than me, stronger than me, has a better build than me, can do more sit ups and push ups than me, goes to the gym 27 times a day, can eat more tacos than me, has had better training than me… Hell, I basically paid a guy a grand and ending up training myself and tryin to figure it out as I went along. Why wouldn’t Sterling think he’s better? But therein lies the difference, Sterling thinks he’s better… I know i’m better, the best. The simple truth is this, for every advantage he has, I have one that trumps them all, I’m tougher… Mentally and physically. I punch harder, I kick harder and there’s no one who can absorb punishment like me, and that’s with having a body that’s falling apart. I have a severe sciatic nerve problem in my lower back, ligament damage in my left wrist, calcium deposits in my right elbow, dizzy spells from a concussion over a year ago but yet when it’s a “big match” no one, and I mean absolutely no one puts on a show like I do. January 7th, its gonna be time to put on a show” -“The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt
Wyatt’s nickname is the Rebel, a man who has done what he wanted to do in the ring with no remorse or regret. He could be the most hated man in all the Midwest. Yet the Rebel has shown a love for great competition and winning titles. Winning titles all around the Midwest is the reason why he earned another nickname The Belt Collector.
Wyatt would add the coveted 3XW Championship on August 21, 2009 against the then fan favorite Devin Carter. He would terrorize and dominate the promotion for close to a year till July 9,2010 when the talented Rory Fox would upset Wyatt to become one of the very few to make claim as a man to have a victory against the Rebel.
In the past these two men have teamed up but the question always remained, just who is the best in the Midwest?
Who has the advantage in this epic battle where the object is to get the most pinfalls and submissions in that 60 minute time limit?
Lets break it down.
Mark Sterling can use his strength to ground and pound even the biggest of men in the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
Power and size - Sterling clearly has the edge. Standing 6’2 and 221 barrel-chested like a Greek God, he has broken the will of half the wrestlers in the Midwest before the first bell rang. Wyatt gives up 2 inches and 20 pounds to Sterling, but no one uses execution on offense like the Rebel to withstand a bigger wrestler onslaught.
Can Sterling impose his strength in the match early on to get the edge he needs ?
Power and Size Advantage – Mark Sterling- Is there any wrestler more obsessed with conditioning. In boxing the smaller guys are often said to best pound for pound fighter in the game. How scary is it that Sterling standing 6’2 221 could very well fit that bill in the Midwest. The man is a machine. Wyatt will have his hands full trying to slow down Sterling.
Stamina speed and air attack,-Wyatt has excelled beating men much bigger than he is, while he does pull out all stops with punching, kicking and scratching, I am here to say that it is just all smokes and mirrors to keep his opponent to realize just how versatile Wyatt is and the speed he possess. Sterling may be impressive with his stone cut body, but it’ his training regimen of CROSSFIT that allows him to have a style that can allow him to go all out for 60 minutes without a problem. Wyatt has shown a willingness to go to the air while Sterling prefers to ground and pound you.
Stamina, speed and air attack advantage- EVEN
Sterling is the owner of the Markshooter a variation of Stings Scorpion Deathlock or Bret Harts Sharpshooter. I would be rich if I got a dollar every time that I was at ringside taking photographs during his match that he locked this move in on his opponents in the feared Markshooter. The end result is always the same. Tap out or leave in pieces, either way I have a who’s who in photographs of some of the best in the sport on the wrong side of this painful move. To tell you how effective the Markshooter is, he has so much confidence in it, he uses it in tag team action and has still been able to pick up the win.
Wyatt will also have to be on the lookout for an explosive spear that Sterling has been adding to his arsenal of weapons. Will Sterling look to get a win off of Wyatt with the Markshooter, and once the bell rings and before Wyatt can get strength back in his legs will Sterling drill him with the spear to pick up a two fall lead?
Wyatt brings to the battle the lightning spiral, a move that is viscous in appearance and even more so for the final result for the unlucky soul that gets hit with it. He has perfected the maneuver with such precision that it has been his trademark on route to title after title. Even more impressive is how quick he is able to deliver the move.
Wyatt is a master of leverage and it also shows with his other finisher the crossface. The move has been deadly for his opponents with Wyatt brutalizing them by pulling their head backwards while having their legs wrapped up with no place to go. Sterling is a big guy, but with Wyatt locking him in a position where his power is neaturalized, this is a move that Wyatt will be wanting to use to take him to victory.
Finishers Advantage – EVEN
Confidence and momentum –
What has set Wyatt a part from almost everyone in the Midwest is his ability to stay cool under pressure. In big matches with Tyler Black, Davey Richards and Al Snow, Wyatt wrestles like its another day at the park. We have seen Wyatt cause near riots in promotions, and you can see the frustration and defeat in his opponents eyes throughout the match.
Sterling is cocky, brash and rightfully so, he is as well trained as anyone in the game today. The problem is does he truly believe it? We have seen in many matches in the past where he lost his composure and tends to showboat. Sterling has been impressive in the past with pinfall victories over Chase Stevens, Colt Cabana and a huge win over the Monster Abyss in a brutal ladder match. On the flip side , Sterling has found defeat at the hands of Snow, Black and Jerry Lynn , all three men that the Rebel can boast he has had his hand raised.
With Wyatt already leading in the series, can Sterling overcome the doubts that the Wyatt has planted in his head?
The scary thing for the Rebel is that Sterling is and even BETTER wrestler than he was when the MWR Awards committee voted him as the 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year. Sterling has been dominate in 2010 at WLW with Steve Fender as one half of the WLW Tag Champs, won the 2010 3XW King of Des Moines Championship, trained once again at the WLW/Noah camp and followed that up with a training camp at Ohio Valley Wrestling. Last but not least he was able to submidt arguably the greatest wrestler in the world today Davey Richards.
Confidence and momentum Advantage – Jeremy Wyatt - With a history of wins in big matches, it is easier to name the matches that he has lost due to the fact that it is so rare. With Wyatt already in Sterling’s head is this match already the Rebel’s ?
This could very well be the most important match in the future of the Midwest. Both men are highly touted as men who could very well be the best in the country that have not had a run with Ring of Honor, TNA or WWE.
Both know each other very well before going to war to see who truly is the best wrestler in the Midwest today. The longest 60 minutes in each of these two lives will be on the stage for the world to see.
Will Sterling look to overpower Wyatt early and push his weight around? Can Wyatt break Sterling mentally?
My advice for Wyatt is, if Sterling locks in the Markshooter, if you are unable to get out right away, tap quickly. Sterling has the move to perfection and the damage is done in a blink of an eye.
My Advice for Sterling, do not get overconfident and let the Rebel suck you in to thinking you are safe. You are never safe. Wyatt for all of his antics is always thinking and looking to deliver the big blow.
MWR Prediction- Jeremy Wyatt wins 3 to Mark Sterling’s 2
Plus a Holiday treat straight from our friends at 3XW
The latest free Match of the Month is a special holiday gift to our fans – a 3XW Heavyweight championship match featuring “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt!
Two-time 3XW Feud of the Year winners Jeremy Wyatt and Tyler Cook clash one last time in an intense battle for the 3XW Heavyweight championship in this highly-emotional battle. For more info about this lengthy rivalry, visit http://www.3xwrestling.com/Midnight-June10.htmand read a column which provides tremendous background info on the match. This bout took place at 3XW’s “Downtown Destruction 2″ event on June 4, 2010 at the Des Moines Social Club. Commentary provided by Midnight Guthrie and “The Founder of MMA” Chad Mylan. Footage courtesy of SEP Video.
This match certainly showcases Wyatt’s abilities heading into 3XW’s first-ever No DQ 60 minute Ironman match between Wyatt and Mark Sterling on Jan. 7.
If you didn’t see it last month, here’s a great match featuring Mark Sterling vs. Gage Octane from May.
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This is something we have done every year and are proud to be able to help brighten many children’s Christmas each year.
We will have a collection box at the door as you come in, please bring a new, packaged toy, sporting good, dvd, cd or other gift and help make the holidays a little brighter for Iowa’s children & teenagers.
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It’s that time of year again folks as we get ready for family gatherings, turkeys roasting in the oven, a time of peace and serenity……..and of course 3XWrestling’s “Holiday Havoc 2”! What better way to celebrate the holidays then with a full course meal of pro wrestling action?
The 3XW Heavyweight title will be on the line as the current champ Rory Fox will take on the “Gentlemen’s Club” own Brian Ash. This feud has been going on for the past couple of months and with the “Club” and their manager, “Commissioner” Todd Countryman, always interfering in the matches Fox may have to devise a new strategy for dealing with the big man.
Rory Fox made an immediate impact the first moment he stepped into the 3XW ring and to no one’s surprise was the 2009 3XW Newcomer of the Year. Many fans already knew Fox from the MTV reality show many moons ago called True Life: I Want to be a Professional Wrestler. The Iowa native has traveled the country mastering his craft for over ten years and is now setting his sights on Brian Ash and the “Gentlemen’s Club”. Fox won the 3XWrestling Heavyweight title in May at the “5 Year Anniversary” event from “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt in a sensational ladder match. Since then he has had to fend of the likes of Ryan Slade, Gage Octane and the rest of the “Gentlemen’s Club”. After having Ash and his cohorts continuously attack him from behind Fox is ready to end this once and for all!
Brian Ash is the very first 3XW Heavyweight champion and he carried the title for some time as he has wreaked havoc all over the wrestling world. Trained by the legends Harley Race and Dory Funk Jr., Ash has the tools, size and experience to take the strap from Rory Fox. But even with his natural abilities Brian Ash has once again chosen to take the easy ride to the top. Ash returned to the ring in March of this year after retiring in a “Loser Leaves 3XW” match from 2007 and seemed to be making amends for his past behavior. True colors were shown though as he returned to the ring and turned on his wrestling students Maddog McDowell and “The Unbreakable Zach Thompson. This is nothing new though as Ash along with Octane and Countryman were once known as the “Blue Chippers” before the creation of the dastardly “Gentlemen’s Club” and much like today cheated to win at all costs. Brian Ash wants his title back and Rory Fox will have to depend on speed, agility and maybe some outside interference to keep the big man down to retain his belt.
Other matches have been announced for “Holiday Havoc 2” including a rematch from last months show with the 3XW Pure Wrestling champion “The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong taking on “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell. Last months match was incredible as these former tag team partners gave probably the best match so far in their 3XW careers. A stipulation has been put in place by the 3XW Board of Director as Kwong’s sneaky manager Chad Mylan will be handcuffed to Skylar Pierce during the match! Also a six man tag team match is in place as The Horndogs and Zach Thompson take on American Ground and Air with Ryan Slade. More matches will be announced soon!
In addition to all this pro wrestling excitement 3XW is putting on a “Holiday Havoc 2” preparty on December 1st at Cup O’Kryptonite, located at 4521 Fleur Drive, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be free beer, door prizes, pro wrestlers, comics and did I mention free beer!
Also don’t forget to bring toys down to the show as 3XW is collecting for Toys for Tots!
“Holiday Havoc 2” will be held at the Des Moines Social Club on Friday, December 3rd located at 1408 Locust Street in Des Moines, IA. Tickets can be purchased online at 3XWrestling.com or at Cup O’Kryptonite and both Jay’s CD and Hobby locations. Advance presale tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for kids 10 and under. Ticket will also be sold the night of the show at $15 for adults, $6 for kids 10 and under and kids 3 and under are free. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the bell time being 7:30 p.m. Don’t be a turkey bring a toy for a child in need!
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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- 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’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
Check out PWN’s long awaited return to the Quad Cities! Take advantage of our $2 BEER SPECIAL all night long. This is an all ages event.
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Mark Sterling vs Mike Sydal
On September 10th in Moline, IL, the King of Des Moines and current NWA Central States Champion will take on the PWI Rookie of the Year (and brother to WWE’s Evan Bourne) Mike Sydal. These two have been tearing it up all over the the country and now they face off for a battle of midwest wrestling supremacy. Oh, did w…e forget to mention that Mark Sterling is the man that trained Mike Sydal? How will Sterling respond to the recent success of his student?
LUCHA LIBRE SHOWCASE MATCH
Samuray Del Sol vs. Yakuza
Hunter Matthews vs Bradley Charles
Hunter Matthews, the only three time Quad City Champion in history, takes on the impressive newcomer Bradley Charles who was trained by none other than former ECW, WCW, WWE star, Lance Storm. Mathews will be looking to reclaim his Quad City fame, but will Charles’ top class training put an end to it before it begins?
Rory Fox vs Jordan McEntire
Rory Fox makes his debut and it has just been announced that he will take on Jordan McEntire. McEntire, mostly know for his successes as a tag team wrestler looks to make a stand against one of the most experienced indy wrestlers today. Will McEntire take his firs…t step towards singles stardom or will Fox be too much to handle?
Sexy & Smooth
Marked of Crane vs. Heroes For Hire
At PWN Genesis on September 10th, the Heroes For Hire, Jimmy Rockwell and Zack Thompson make their PWN debut against local stars, Markus Crane and Donnie Peppercricket, otherwise known as Marked of Crane. Will the Heroes harness the superpowers to walk away with a victory or will insanity reign supreme at Bier-Stube Pub & Grill?!
Des Moines Social Club
1408 Locust St
Des Moines, IA
Thanks to all the fans who came out to see an excellent night of wrestling action!
King of Des MoinesTournament Event Results:
1. Pre-show match – Brady A. Dezire pinned Jon West after a superkick.
2. King of Des Moines Quarterfinals – “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson pinned “The Popular” Nate Bash after countering out of Bash’s Michinoku Driver with a cradle pin. Great high flying battle.
3. King of Des Moines Quarterfinals – In a battle of 3XW‘s two biggest athletes, Brian Ash pinned Maddog McDowell after punching him with brass knuckles while the referee was distracted by Todd Countryman and Casanova. Countryman’s loaded briefcase was also involved.
4. King of Des Moines Quarterfinals – “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt pinned “The Professional” Ben Sailer following a Kansas Tumbleweed (Lightning Spiral) in a great technical, submission-based encounter.
5. King of Des Moines Quarterfinals - Mark Sterling beat “Delicious” Devin Carter by submission with the Markshooter in a very heated bout.
6. King of Des Moines Semi-Finals – “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt beat “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson by submission with the Crossface in a very heated, hard-hitting encounter. Thompson came very close to defeating Wyatt on a number of occasions.
7. King of Des Moines Semi-Finals – Mark Sterling pinned Brian Ash. After the match, Ash and 3XW Commissioner Todd Countryman tried to assault Sterling with the brass knuckles, only for Sterling to move out of Countryman’s clutches, duck Ash’s punch only for Ash to stop his swing just in time to avoid hitting Countryman. Sterling then dropkicked Ash into Countryman and Countryman tumbled to the ground. Sterling then grabbed his own pair of knuckles from his trunks and punched Ash out with them to the cheers of the crowd.
8. Six Man Scramble for the 3XW Unified Pure Wrestling championship – “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell successfully defended the title, pinning “The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade with a Rock N’ Rollup to win. Also competing were Hunter Matthews, Casanova, “The Right Price” Aaron Masterson and Sir Bradley Charles.
9. 3XW Heavyweight championship – Rory Fox successfully defended the title, pinning “The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong following a Fox Bomb. Kwong’s manager Chad Mylan was involved many times throughout the match and Kwong almost came away with the belt on more than one occasion. Directly before the end of the bout, Fox finally got his hands and Mylan and punched him right off the ring apron to a big response from the fans.
10. King of Des Moines Tournament Finals – Mark Sterling pinned “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt with a cradle pin in an excellent wrestling match.
After the bout, Wyatt challenged Sterling to a rematch at Clobberpalooza Classic 3 on September 3rd at the Des Moines Social Club.
Last month on June 4th in Des Moines Iowa, we were on hand to present the 3XW ChampionJeremy Wyatt and Tyler Cook the 2009 MWR Match of the Year plaque for their match last July 17th for the 3XW Pure Championship title . Tyler Cook would have his hand raised on that evening in a match that is still talked about today.
Since that time Jeremy Wyatt made that loss the pivotal point of his career when he bounced back to defeat “Delicious” Devin Carter for the 3XW Heavyweight title. Wyatt recently broke the record for the longest 3XW Champion and has had thrilling matches with Al Snow. Maddog McDowell, Tyler Black and an incredible series with fan Favorite Rory Fox.
Tyler Cook on the other hand has floundered and looking to regroup after losing the very next month against the unstoppable Kraig Kessaman who as of press time has not been pinned at 3XW since August of 2008…Yes I said August of 2008! We are huge fans of Tyler Cook here at MWR and feel that it wont be long till he is back in the title hunt again soon.
While we were there we got to see a rematch of Wyatt vs. Cook only this time Wyatt was the 3XW Champion. Wyatt would prove once again that he is among the top in the sport today by submitting him to a crossface.
A old foe in Rory Fox would come Rory Fox came out and officially announced he would be using his Gauntlet for the Gold title shot against Wyatt at the 3XW 5 Year Anniversary Event this Friday Wyatt said “fine, but I choose the stipulation. It’s going to be a ladder match!!!
Can Fox finally get the win for this coveted title or will Wyatt continue to be the one man that has his number?
Before we take the time to watch the 3XWrestling commercial I would like to thank 3XW, Jeremy Wyatt and Tyler Cook for their time last month during that important evening as we honored Wyatt and Cook with the 2009 MWR Match of the Year.
We would like to congratulate MWR readers Pete Sakaris from Nebraska and Brandon Brown from Missouri for answering the “Who’s the Superstar in the picture contest”.
The First question was who in the picture is the son of a former WWE Hall of Famer?
That none other was the son of WWE Hall of Famer Ted Dibiase, Mike Dibiase. Mike’s Brother Ted is currently a WWE Superstar.
Brandon will receive an autograph 8×10 of Mike’s dad Ted Dibiase.
Before Ted became a household name he put himself up against some of the best in the world right here in the Midwest. Dibiase would capture the NWA Missouri Championship twice in ST Louis, Mo.
Dibiase defeated Dick Slater on August 12, 1977 and would earn his second reign on November 21, 1981 against Ken Patera.
Dibiase would go onto to be one of the most hated/loved wrestlers in this generation as the Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase. Pro Wrestling Illustrated would name Ted Dibiase #32 in 2003 in the PWI Years.
The current NWA Missouri Champion is Davey Vega who defeated Dingo in Glen Carbon Illinois last year on October 16th.
The second question was who was the former NWA Central States Champion in this photo?
Pete answered correctly when he named Derek Stone who was on the top nailing Mike Dibiase with the ten punch. Derek Stone became the NWA Central States Champion by defeating Michael Barry, Griz and Gary Jackson in Coffeyville, KS on November 16. 2002
Fun fact: both Mike Dibiase SR and his son Ted would also rein as two time NWA Central States Champion. Mike Sr defeated the Spoiler and The Viking while the future Million Dollar Man pinned Bob Slaughter and “Bulldog “Bob Brown.
The current NWA Central States Champion is the 2009 Missouri Wrestling Revival Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling. Sterling defeated Michael Strider to become the NWA Central States Champion in 2009.
Pete will be receiving the must have collectable the Mark Sterling MWR Trading Card , which is number two in the set that celebrates the hard working men and women in the Midwest wrestling today.
This picture was taken at CSW in Lawrence Kansas in a three way match between Derek Stone, Mike Dibiase and Mason Hunter. Special thanks goes out to my friend Retro Rick for having information up about this show so I could find some information about it.
I would like to thank everyone for partaking in this contest. Look for exciting information coming from Missouri Wrestling Revival. In the future we have several superstars that will be announced into the MWR Trading Card set, we have some exciting fun promotions in works with our friends at High Voltage Wrestling, Independent Hardcore Wrestling and one with MECW in December that I am thrilled about. Keep checking MWR for all these great announcements
We will also be having more contest, plus we hope to be at these shows to allow you to catch a shirt from a Midwest Superstar at these showsNew Midwest Wrestling on July 9th in Springfield Illinois, World League Wrestling on the17th in Park Hills Missouri, NWA Dynamo on July 24th in Glen Carbon Illinois, MECW in Woodriver Illinois on July 31st and High Voltage Wrestling on August 7TH IN Granite City Illinois.
If you are a promotion or wrestler that would like to include yourself in one of our contest by donating DVD’S, T-shirts, Autographs and other fan collectables please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can work together to give back to the fans while having a little fun.
Coming up in the next couple of days join us for a MWR Awards presentation from 3xwrestling with info for their exciting show coming up this Friday in Des Moines Iowa with the return of the Northstar Express and Arik Cannon and a main event rematch between 3XW Champion Jeremy Wyatt and Rory Fox in a ladder match, a Dubi meets the fans from Pro Wrestling Epic and the announcement of the MWR Trading card #12.
Last but not least do not forget to join us in Springfield Illinois to catch a shirt from a NMW Superstar and join Dubray in the first ever Dubi meets the NMW Fans. Last night MWR received information on some new exciting matches added to this Saturdays show.