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MWR in collaboration with Shooter’s Spotlight presents Series 2 Trading Card #13 Ryan Drago

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 4, 2013

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Midnight Guthrie interviews Ryan Drago at Metro Pro Wrestling as he announces that he is off to WWE Developmental.

Missouri Wrestling Revival and Shooter Spotlight teams up to bring the latest WWE signee Ryan Drago. Drago has been training under the 8-time NWA World Champion Harley Race and has worked with many of the top promotions in the Midwest in the past.

Check out this link for official Shooter Spotlight of Ryan Drago then come back to purchase the awesome new trading card of the“The Gentleman Bruiser”.

MWR Trading card series set #2

#1 Kyle O’Reilly

#2 TJ Perkins

#3  “The Alternative” Brandon Gallagher

#4  Nikki St John

5 “The Big Hurt” Abu Colossus

#6 Darin Corbin

#7 The Iceman

#8 Shooter Spotlight presents ‘American Fury’ Jonathan West

#9 Shooter Spotlight presents Jake Dirden

#10 Shooter Spotlight presents Jimmy Rockwell

 #11 Pete Sanctions

#12 Gary Jackson

To purchase MWR Trading cards:

1) Catch the star at a show to have them autograph the cards personally

2) Contact them via facebook or myspace

3) Send $1.50 in money order or check for each card at *

Brian Kelley

305 West 3rd Salisbury Missouri 65281

or Paypal at flairmwr@yahoo.com

*Checks will take longer to clear than money orders so expect time for that to happen. Make sure you list exactly what card you are wanting to have.

Please note that when purchasing MWR Trading cards from the wrestlers, that they decide the prices for their cards. We highly recommend that you get them from the stars themselves and let them know that you enjoy MWR.

These cards are limited and are not mass produced making them highly collectable.

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Congratulations to Ryan Drago as he heads to WWE developmental

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 2, 2013

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Last night at Metro Pro Wrestling ,Ryan Drago teamed up with the American Bulldogs in a tough battle against the King Brothers and the Worlds Fittest wrestler, Mark Sterling . After the exciting matchup, Ryan Drago spoke to MPW interview specialist Midnight Guthrie to let the MPW fans know that he has been offered the well-deserved opportunity to head to Florida to further his career with WWE developmental.

Drago has been training at Harley Race’s World League Wrestling, most recently being one half of the WLW Tag Team Champions with Elvis Aliaga while capturing the hearts of the Metro Pro Wrestling faithful.

From everyone at Missouri Wrestling Revival.com we would like to wish the best to Ryan Drago as he reaches another goal in his life.

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World League Wrestling continues to support Fundraisers in the Midwest.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 27, 2013

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This past Friday Harley Race’s World League Wrestling was thrilled to be in Cameron, Missouri to support Camp Quality in Bethany, Missouri. Harley Race was joined with the fellow WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat to support this great cause.

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At the end of the night the current WLW Tag Team Champions Kris “The Wild Thing” Wallace and “OTT” Britton Tucker took the time to pose with the hard working men and women that help with Camp Quality and some of the kids.

Let’s take a look at the purpose of Camp Quality, but before we do remember that WLW is a wonderful opportunity to raise money for your fundraisers. With the legend Harley Race and stars such as the WLW Champion Jason Jones, the 2-time WLW Ladies Champion Stacey O’Brien, Miss Natural, Mark Sterling, Ryan Drago, OTT Tucker, Jack Gamble Jon Web, and many more you are for sure to have a time that you will not forget.

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Camp Quality serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost.

Mission

Camp Quality serves children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost. Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential.

Company Overview

Camp Quality Northwest Missouri serves children with cancer and their families. A variety of activities for children and families are offered throughout the year, and we host a week long residential camp for children during the summer.

P.O. Box 9044
Saint Joseph, Missouri 64508
Phone (816) 232-2267
Email nwmo@campqualityusa.org
Website http://www.campqualityusa.org/nwmo

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Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Takeshi MORISHIMA and Harley Race delivers wrestling knowledge at the annual WLW/WWE/ NOAH camp.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 11, 2012

By Brian Kelley

What a great honor it was to be invited once again to the annual Harley Race World League Wrestling, Pro Wrestling NOAH, WWE camp.

I was able to come on the third day of the week long camp in Eldon, Missouri where the students had just gathered to stretch for the high demanding training that the camp would prepare them for.

While they were busy preparing for the day I was happy to see Pro Wrestling NOAH’S Ryu NAKADA, Ken Hirayama and wrestling superstar Takeshi MORISHIMA out watching over the events , while the 8-TIME NWA Worlds Champion had just came out of his office to get to work.

A great group of students took part in the camp, as well as the young and hungry WLW students. MWR fans will recognize the WLW Head Trainer Jason Jones and students Jack Gamble, Ryan Drago, Britton Tucker, Stacey O’Brien, the Cancun Kid, Chris Harris, Jon Webb and Elvis Algeria. Also in the mix were MWR wrestlers Dirty Jake Dirden, Mizfitt Mannerz and Justin Reno all in the camp.

Several wrestlers traveled from all around the country and overseas to gain valuable experience that will help them for years to come.

Throughout the day the students listened intently as they were shown proper techniques and in working wrestling moves to make them look more crisp and safer for the one delivering the move and the one that was taken them.

With two rings set up one for beginners and the other for the more experience, the younger wrestlers took part in how to take a proper landing and positioning. Before long the students were each chosen a partner for a tag team match or was set for singles and given time with their opponents to come up with a game plan.

Then the fun really began as each of them wrestled their singles or tag match. After each match the students respectfully shook hands as they headed towards Race and the Pro Wrestling NOAH instructors to receive feedback on their matches. MORISHIMA who spoke little English would relay his thoughts to NOAH’s Hirayama who would then let the wrestlers know what he liked and what they could improve on, as both NAKADA and Race would also provide more insight into the two of the great minds around the world today in the sport.

After lunch, I had came in a little bit late and the students were around the ring with MORISHIMA, NAKADA, and Hirayama speaking to them. They asked the students if there were any questions or anything that they wanted to work on. When Jake Dirden wanted to work on a move, MORISHIMA was quickly in the ring working with him on the move as Hirayama translated the important information. I could tell that MORISHIMA was enjoying giving his insight but was very focused and cared about what information he was giving to them.

Before long many of the students had taken the turn to work on various wrestling moves and techniques with the superstar.

As the day was heading to over three fourths done, the students each took turns in another match for Race and the instructors to watch. At times after the review was done for the students from all the men I would see Race pull them aside to give them even more further training. How many people can say that they had an 8-time Worlds Champion pull them aside for a one on one?

I was told that the camp would be done at four but neither Race nor the NOAH family were in any hurry to call it a day as time would slip by and it was 5:30 before I knew it.

MORISHIMA was set to call it a week as he was heading out, while WWE Superstar Steve Regal was set to come in the next day for a fresh set of eyes and views for these young students.

I was able to ask MORISHIMA his thoughts on this year’s camp and he stated that “He was thrilled to be back here in Eldon with Harley Race again, and that he had been a Champion at WLW a few years ago. Though he enjoyed assisting in the students this week, he looked at the week as a chance for him to learn as well.” He went on to say that he thanked Race, WLW and the students for this year’s camp”

I had caught up with a few of the students who were kind enough to give me their take on the experience of a WLW/NOAH/WWE camp and here were just a few testimonies from the students themselves.

This year’s camp has been very productive. With this being the second camp that I’ve participated in there’s no doubt its well worth the time and money. As far as I know there’s nowhere else that you can go to have the opportunity to be seen by and learn from two major promotions like WWE and Pro-Wrestling NOAH.”—- Elvis Aliaga

What a great week in Eldon, MO at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy. It was a true honor and privilege to learn from Jason Jones, Takeshi Morishima, Ken Hirayama, Ryu Nakata, Ace Steel, William Regal and of course the man himself Mr. Harley Race. The knowledge I have walked away with from this experience you honestly cannot put a price on. Absolutely the greatest learning experience of my life.—- Mizfitt Manners

Now let me share with you some awesome photos of the day of training as well as the 2012 WLW/NOAH/WWE graduates receiving their certificates at the camp show at the end of the week.

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Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Ken Hirayama makes sure everyone is prepared to start the day off right.- Photo by Brian Kelley

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Midwest Star Justin Reno takes a bump and listens in to advice from the instructors- Photo Credit Brian Kelley

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Harley Race has wrestled around the world. His experience is masterful- Photo by Brian Kelley

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Takeshi MORISHIMA shows the students proper technique -Photo by Brian Kelley

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The Cancun Kid goes for a ride. –Photo by Brian Kelley

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The excitingfFormer 2-time WLW Tag champ Darin Waid helps a younger student during the camp as he continues to learn himself- Photo by Brian Kelley

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The ultra talented Jason Jones takes a break to catch his breath Photo by Brian Kelley

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Hard work and good times. — Photo by Brian Kelley

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A main event anywhere is Jason Jones and Takeshi MORISHIMA , during the camp the students took part in an exhibition match as these two did at the end of the camp. Was this foreshadowing what is to come in Japan in 2013 ?- Photo by Brian Kelley

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Ryu Nakata and Harley Race presents the WLW/WWE/NOAH Camp certificates Photo by Brian Kelley

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Takeshi MORISHIMA , MWR owner Brian Kelley anf former 8-time Worlds Champion Harley Race pose for a photo.

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Ryan Drago: Gentleman Bruiser

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 26, 2012

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An intimate portrait of strongman and wrestler, Ryan Drago..

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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.

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-Wrestling NOAH Ken Hirayama and Ryu Nakata with Harley Race. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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Trevor Murdock has been a star around the world but there is nothing like being home with the ones he loves. Here he is joined with his daughter and Wife before meeting his fans. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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.

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Superstar Steve and Pro Wrestling Noah teaches to the students. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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Jason Jones and Noah show young Joe Reiling some pointers (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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.

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Dustin Bozworth (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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Dillon Divine (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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Jonas Albert Robinson (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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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.

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The Freebird -Von Erich feud did not get started again at the camp but Freebird Buddy Roberts son Buddy Roberts JR poses with his dads arch enemies sons Marshal and Ross Von Erich. All three took part in the camp. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )(Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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.

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Ryan Drago looks to slow down Lee Walker. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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SBC receives a punishing blow from Dustin Bozworth. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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Jeff Strong stretches SBC. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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Jeff Strong, Ryan Drago and Dustin Bozoworth with the win. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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.

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Steve Fender meets the fans. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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Ms Natural and her fans. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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This lovely grandmother brought her granddaughter to the matches. They were so adorable that a picture had to be taken. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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MWR Dubray Tallman poses with friends from ST Louis Kyle Valle and Joe Bates. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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Everyone wants to talk to the WLW Champ Brian Breaker. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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For 5 hours Kevin Von Erich signed autograph after autograph then took photo after photo. One of the nicest guys MWR has ever met.

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.

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Is Kevin Von Erich Teaching the WLW Women's champ Lucy Mendez how to do the claw? (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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Ricky Steamboat was in high demand. Bringing smiles to fans young and old alike. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

I had the honor of meeting a true Superstar on the night when I spoke to the Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer.

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Master Sgt Ira Scott, 87 yrs young and served in WW11, Korea and VietNam total over 30 yrs

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.

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Here I pose with a fan of MWR, a great guy who we hope to see in the matches soon.

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.

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Every schoolboys dream is now every wrestling fans as Stacey O has the boys hearts in the palm of her hands. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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.

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Kevin Von Erich with my friend Icon. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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.

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Young Jalen Ray will never forget having the claw put on him by a true master of the move Kevin Von Erich. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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.

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Corey Dunken leans on Jason Jones. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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The Prince Jason Jones wins once again in 2011. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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.

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Ms Natural delivers a punishing move on O'Brien. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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Payback from Stacey. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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.

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Lucy keeps the WLW title much to the delight of the fans in Eldon. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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.

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Welcome back to wrestling Matt Murphy says Trevor Murdock. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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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.

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Steamboat shows some heart to help the "injured" Murphy. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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Murphy was proud of himself as he taunts the former NWA World Champion Steamboat. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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.

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RESPECT. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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.

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Jack Gamble took a beating throughout the match but never once backed down. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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Jack Gamble can exploded at any time during a match. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

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WWE'S William Regal.

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.

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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.

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Does Steven J Girthy have Jeremy Wyatt poised to become the NWA Champion of the World on Nov 5th at Metro Pro Wrestling ?

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 11, 2011

By Brian Kelley

To many in the Midwest he is the most hated man in wrestling today; to his opponents he is their worst nightmare.

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Jeremy Wyatt and Steven J Girthy have been dominate in 2011. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

His name is Jeremy Wyatt; pro wrestling’s greatest secret , has wrestled one great match after another from Des Moines, Iowa to ST Louis, Missouri and in every town in Illinois and back in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

In the past Wyatt has earned the nickname “The belt collector” for his ability to capture title after title in multiple promotions against the very best. Wyatt would become the first man to be named the MWR Wrestler of the Year and has won three consecutive matches of the years with three different opponents Michael Strider, Tyler Cook and Tyler Black respectably.

Wyatt has mixed it up with the top names in the sport including the current Ring of Honor World Champion Davey Richards, Former TNA World Champion Samoa Joe, the former ROH World Champion Jerry Lynn, Christopher Daniels, Jimmy Jacobs, Al Snow and Road Dogg Jesse James to name just a few.

Still al the wins, belts, awards and great matches have not brought Wyatt to the forefront of the wrestling world.

Is that about to change??

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Wyatt can be ruthless in his attack. A masterful tactician armed with the mastermind Steven J Girthy at ringside he is always one step ahead of his opponents. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

This past weekend the top wrestling manager in the Midwest Steven J Girthy set the wheels in motion at Metro Pro Wrestling to gain momentum to become the NWA World Champion. When It was announced that the former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana would be making his way to MPW, could the man that Cabana called “Porky Pig” of been masterfully setting his man up for a NWA World Title match against Adam Pearce?

While Cabana entertained the crowd from bell to bell with his masterful wrestling skills and silly antics, Wyatt And Girthy were at were at there very best and they had to be, Cabana has been to the top with WWE and as the NWA World Champion by defeating none other than Adam Pearce on March 6, 2011 at the NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood television tapings earlier this year.

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Former NWA World Champion Colt Cabana would fall victim to the The Rebel in the main event at Metro Pro Wrestling. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Earlier this year the Belt Collector would become only the third man in the history of wrestling to capture the NWA Missouri Title and the NWA Central States Championship as the same time.  Harley Race and Bob Orton SR   being the other two men. Since that time, Wyatt has been able to keep the NWA Central States firmly on his waist against the likes of Sir Bradley Charles, Trent Stone, Jimmy Rockwell, Ryan Drago and arch rival NWA Kansas Champion Tyler Cook.

The greatest years in the NWA History has had the very best in the Midwest in the middle of the title hunt. Former 8 time World Champion Harley Race would bring honor, respectability and toughness not only to the NWA Title but to Japan and around the World.

With momentum on his side and the great mind of Girthy in his corner is the NWA World Title poised to change hands for the first time in Kansas City since Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes on September 17th 1981 nearly thirty years ago?

With all the positives in this equation there is one huge problem for the Belt Collector.

NWA World Champion Adam Pearce!!!

Make no mistake about it, Adam Pearce is one of the top wrestlers in the world today. It is by no fluke that he is a four time NWA World champion who has sent many challengers packing who felt their time was now home wandering what if.

His resume speaks for itself. Titles around the country, victories against the likes of WWE’S CM Punk, Daniel Bryan ( Bryan Danielson), Delirious, Blue Demon Jr. In a true testament of his greatness Pearce was not only able to be a force in a four-way match between Chance Prophet and Jimmy Rave and Shaun Tampers for the vacant NWA World title on August 30th but would become a four time NWA World Champion.

Wyatt may have been great in the past but if he is to compete with Pearce then he cannot make one
mistake. If so the confident, ruthless NWA Kingpin will capitalize and remain the NWA World Champion.

When the last bell rang at the Turner Rec Center last week a stunned Colt Cabana and Metro Pro Wrestling fans watched as Wyatt and Steven J Girthy celebrated yet another win.

Metro Pro Wrestling has not announced who Pearce would defend the title against when he returns to on November 5th at the Turner Rec Center but if Girthy and Wyatt have their way then it could be the NWA Central States Champion vs. the NWA World Champion.

Could history be made on November 5tth and Jeremy Wyatt was able to add his most important belt to his collection? The NWA World Championship!!

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It is time for the NWA to step up and bring the best in the tournament for the NWA JR World Championship tournament?

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 31, 2011

By Brian Kelley

The NWA was once the King of wrestling. In my heart the three letters combined will always have a place in my heart as well as many fans around the world.

Many believe that the NWA is long and gone, but I have faith that the King will rise from the ashes to become a true player in the very near future. If it is to happen it will have to start in 2011.

When two champions the NWA World Champion the Sheik was stripped of his belt and the NWA Junior World Champion Craig Classic walked away from the title, it put the world on notice. How would the mighty NWA respond to the actions of Sheik and Classic?

With the rumblings of a tournament for the NWA Junior title I have looked closely at the players that can bring honor and prestige back the NWA as they prepare for their NWA Junior Tournament on Oct 7th.

Four  men stand out among the rest.

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Photo Credit Brian Kelley

First off we have Tony Kozina , a former two time NWA Junior Champion, Kozina has been very vocal in his desire to regain the NWA Junior Championship. While Kozina has trained none other than ROH World Champion Davey Richards as well as rising superstar Kyle O’Reilly he still is a main event player.

Recently, Kozina has been seen wrestling for Ring Of Honor and top notch promotions around the country . A master of controlling a match from start to finish, no wrestler is more focused to become the NWA Junior Champion.

One of the most traveled stars in the sport today Kozina has felt that Classic was his for the taking and had a match set up in October with Classic prior to the Champ surrendering the title.

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Kahagas vs Joe Bravo, Dominican Wrestling Entertainment

Also in the running would be none other than the Tokyo Monster Kahagas. The feared veteran of the sport has traveled worldwide while taking on a who’s who in wrestling today. He quickly became a draw in the Midwest in a very short time while many await his return.

This year on June 18, 2011, in Sherman, TX, Kahagas participated in the first ever GWT Indy World Championship and earned runner up for the title. Legendary Judges that were present throughout the Bracket on Sunday and the Championship match were Harley Race, Mando Guerrero, Tugboat Taylor, Stan Hansen Iceman King Parsons, Col. Buck Robley, WCW’s Awesome Kong, Chris Youngblood, Head Ref. James Beard and Japan’s NOAH, GM Ryu Nakada. According to the Judges, it could have gone either way; both wrestlers have tremendous Talent and work hard. Going into Sunday’s 32-Man Bracket, the Tokyo Monster Kahagas swept the first three days of the round robin tournament had a Bye in the 1st Round with the highest overall score. In the final match of the tournament Kahagas would lose by one point to 16 year Heavyweight veteran Tim Storm.

Kahagas has been in the ring with former NWA World Champions Dusty Rhodes, Blue Demon JR, Tony Kozina and many other top stars in the world.  Several of today and yesterday stars have contacted MWR to let us know that they feel as if Kahagas can restore honor back to the NWA.

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Jason Jones has left many men Frustrated with his wrestling skills in matches in 2011. *Photo Credit Bill Smith*

Then one of the hottest rising stars in the Midwest, Jason Jones. Jason Jones in 2011 won the first ever two day tournament for the Harley Race Invitational earlier this summer cementing him as one of the top men in the sport. With victories over Jeff Strong, Mark Sterling and Ryan Drago. Jones would receive his trophy from two legends that night in Race himself and WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Pipper. Jones is currently one of the top contenders for Harley Race’s World League Wrestling title and with training from both Harley, Pro Wrestling Noah and WWE scouts at the WLW/Pro Wrestling Noah Camp in October in Eldon Missouri there is no doubt that he is about to get that much more dangerous.

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Jeremy Wyatt can match holds with any men in the sport today. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Last, but not least we have the NWA Central States Champion Jeremy Wyatt . The NWA in its heyday had the NWA Central States title known as a stepping stone for the NWA World Title. Jeremy Wyatt this year alone captured the NWA Central States and Missouri title in 2011 along with the 3XW and HVW championship.Wyatt joined an elite class of the only people to hold the NWA Central states and Missouri Championship at the same time along with Harley Race and Cowboy Bob Orton Jr.

3-time MWR matche of the year winner, Wyatt has won so many titles that he is named the “Belt Collector”  and a classic 60 min Iron Man match this year with Mark Sterling is why many fans in the Midwest feel as if he is the number one wrestler not signed by WWE/TNA or ROH today.

What a crime it has been to have a man that has headlined the most main events around the Midwest for the past four years not even mentioned in either the NWA Junior and World title.

It is time for the NWA to bring the best to showcase their skills in the NWA Tournament in 2011.

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Bill Smith’s World League Wrestling photo recap from Hamilton, IL on 1/15 –

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 30, 2011

World League Wrestling results from Hamilton, IL on 1/15 /11

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Ethan Wright d. Superstar Steve Fender

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The Cancun Kid d. Mark Sterling

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Jack Gamble d. Jeff Strong & Ryan Drago (triple)

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WLW Tag Champs Mark Sterling & Superstar Steve Fender d. The Cancun Kid & Ethan Wright

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WLW Heavyweight Champ Trevor Murdock d. Jack Gamble, Brian Breaker & Jason Jones (fatal four-way)

World League Wrestling returns for a double shot weekend of great wrestling on March 11 and 12th.

First show is in Eldorado Springs MO on March 11th then the very next night WLW returns home to Eldon Missouri.

More info in the near future at MWR

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World League Wrestling10/9/2010 Photo Recap from Bill Smith

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 31, 2010

Jones has a vicious combination of speed and Power. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

A big blow from Anthony. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Former WLW Champion Steve Anthony punishes one of the top prospects in the Midwest Jason Jones . (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Murdoch lets Jones and Anthony know that if they want a shot at the belt…they got it later on that night.(Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Jason Jones hits Murdoch like a Missile. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Anthony and Jones dropped Murdoch prior to their match up later on in the night. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Steve Anthony fought Jason Jones to a time-limit draw.

MWR fans all the way from Russia to Harley Race’s WLW we give you the impressive Victor Kosymov. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Exciting Jack Gamble cranks on the neck.(Photo Credit Bill Smith)

The Russian goes to the air. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

The USA fans get under the skin of the talented young Russian Kosymov. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Jack Gamble d. Victor Kosymov

The latest graduate of the Harley Race Wrestling Academy, Jeff Strong . (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Brian Breaker (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Jeff Strong shows heart and determination as he takes on the Breaker. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

The power of Breaker is hard to overcome, even more so for a young wrestler in his second match. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Brian Breaker d. Jeff Strong

Chop from Sterling.(Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Fender goes in the air thanks to Ryan Drago.(Photo Credit Bill Smith)

The Cancun Kid heats up on the champs. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Ryan Drago send Fender out of the ring. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Could we have new WLW Tag Team Champs?(Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Mark Sterling puts a stop to the charge of the Cancun Kid and Ryan Drago. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Fender and Sterling maintain the Tag Championship. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

WLW Tag Champs Steve Fender & Mark Sterling d. Ryan Drago & Cancun Kid

Double team on Murdoch from Anthony and Jones. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Jones gasp for air as Anthony will do what it takes to get the win. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Anthony and Jones would work over Murdoch but in the end it was every man for himself for the coveted WLW Championship.(Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Anthony’s legs are punishing to the champ Murdoch. (Photo Credit Bill Smith

Murdoch regroups and looks to ground the multi talented Anthony. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Jason Jones strikes! (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Murdoch drops a methodical elbow on Jones. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Murdoch may not go to the top often but when he does he makes it count. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Big move from the Champ! (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Still the WLW Champion Trevor Murdoch. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

WLW Heavyweight Champ Trevor Murdoch d. Jason Jones & Steve Anthony (triple)

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