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 March 30, 2011
Photo Credit Brian Kelley
This past weekend Dan The Man defeated Tyler Priegel, Christian Rose and Truk Thompson to become NMW Central Illinois Champion in an exciting match that saw everyones favorite Superhero overcome the odds of the awesome power of Truk Thompson, the tenacity of Christian Rose and the former champ DODGEBALL Tyler Priegel.
Photo Credit Brian Kelley
Look for more information at MWR from this memorable evening including weather of not “The Business Man” Bobby Houston was able to make Champion Ryan Phoenix tap out to win the NMW Championship and all the results of this hard hitting evening soon at MWR.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Bobby Houston, Christian Rose, Dan The Man, Missouri Wrestling Reival, Missouri Wrestling Revival, New Midwest Wrestling, NMW, Ryan Phoenix, Tyler Priegel | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 26, 2010
By Brian Kelley
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 )
- 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 Hooligans
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)
- Evan Money
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
- Dan Walsh
- Rory Fox
-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)
BroMance Jordan McEntyre and Knight Wagner with Eryn
- Different styles for sure, Fender and Sterling are no nonsense hit you in the mouth tag team in the style of Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard while BroMance is….well they are BroMance a team with a lot of flash but can blind you with their double team abilities.
10) Trevor Murdoch
Jonathan Magnus with Stephani King
Jonathan Magnus with Stephani King- No one likes a bully and that is what Magnus is at New Midwest Wrestling. A big man pushing his weight around to keep the NMW title around his waist. I don’t think that Murdoch would be so easy to push around. A match that would be talked about for ages in Springfield Illinois for years to come.
In my personal stocking match-
Crimefighter gets Eric Allens attention
Crimefighter’s chosen wrestler vs. The Pride of Peroia Eric Allen – A perfect match for NMW. It has been over a year ago that we took a look at the contriversal Eric Allen and his supposed win for the “Peorian Pride Championship”, ST louis Wrestling communities Crimefighter called foul quickly. Words and tempers flared between the two in the past but what if the red hot Eric Allen was to show his face in Springfield Illinois at the heart of Crimefighter’s coverage area?
A special attraction match for sure.
Other notable matches
The Cancun Kid vs. Kwong with Chad Mylan
Jason Jones vs. Ryan Phoenix
Preston Maxwell vs. Homicidal Steven Davis
Billy McNiel vs Zach Thompson
Curly vs #1 Brett Young
Jimmy Rockwell vs Brandon Espinosa
Pete Madden vs. Dave Vaughn
Matty Starr vs. Danny Cannon
Tony Cortez vs Brandon Aarons
Dan the Man vs Alexander Rudolph
Bobby Houston vs. Derek Stone
Christian Rose vs. Chris Havius
Bumrush Brothers vs The Beautiful Bodies
Eric Logan vs Tyler Cook
Ron Powers vs. Brian Ash
Donnie Peppercricket vs. Davey Vega
Kory Twist vs. Father Jack Mecidol
Sir Bradley Charles vs. The Big Texan
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Abu Colossus’, Alexander Rudolph, Angel, Attitude Inc, Bailey Mannix, Barrio Boyz, Billy McNiel, Bobby Houston, Brandon Aarons, Brandon Espinosa, Brett Young, Brian Ash, Bumrush Brothers, Casanova, Chad Myslan, Chris Havius, Christian Rose, Crimefighter, Curly., Dan The Man, Dan Walsh, Danny Cannon, Dave Vaughn, Davey Vega, Derek Stone, Devin Carter, Devin Cutter, Dixieland Destroyer, Domino Rivera, Donnie Peppercricket, Donovan Ruddick, Eric Allen, Eric Logan, Eryn, Evan Money, Father Jack Mecidol, Guy Smith, Jason Jones, Jaysin Strife, jeremy wyatt, Jimmy Rockwell, Jonathan Magnus, Jordan McEntyre, Knight Wagner, Kory Twist, Kwong, Lovley Leon, Lucy Mendez, Magic Man, mark sterling, Mason Cutter, Matty Starr, Michael Shard, Missouri Wrestling Revival, MTV, MWR, Pete Madden, Preston Maxwell, Ron Powers, Rory Fox, Ryan Phoenix, Santana G, Shane Rich, Sir Bradley Charles, Stephanie King, Steve Fender, Steven Davis, The Beautiful bodies, The Big Texan, The Cancun Kid, The Gentlemen's Club, The Hooligans, Todd Countryman, Tony Cortez, Trevor Murdoch, tyler cook, Zach Thompson | 5 Comments »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 16, 2010
Bobby Houston looks to teach the young rookies like the Young Thriller of NMW a lesson (Photos Courtesy of Jon 'Skippy' Edgecomb)
Missouri Wrestling Revival caught up with the man with a plan, “The Business Man” Bobby Houston. Houston is never one to have a loss of words, wanted to send this message to the readers of MWR and more importantly the rookies at New Midwest Wrestling.
Houston will get his wish to show the young stars of NMW who the best in the company is at NMW Biggest show of the Year this Saturday.
It will be Bobby Houston in a Handicap match against not one, not two but THREE rising stars CL Slick, Randy Ray and the Young Thriller . Has Houston bitten off more than he can chew or will it be just another day in the office for the Business Man Bobby Houston.
This and much more at NOVEMBER REIGN 2010!
It’s here! The BIGGEST WRESTLING EVENT in the HISTORY OF THE MULTIVERSE!
LIVE! LOCAL! LEGENDARY!
Live Pro Wrestling in Springfield!
All of your favorite stars will be at the spectacle, and it will bring the house down!
-New Midwest Wrestling Championship-
Jonathan Magnus (c) vs Michael Shard vs Ryan Phoenix vs Eric Logan vs Dan The Man
-Tag Team Championship-
(Tom Arson and Rip Mystic)
(Guy Smith and Spencer Powers)
-Special Challenge Match-
CL Slick, The Young Thriller, and Randy Ray
-Dog Collar Match-
Challenge has been issued – Sage Ramsey has challenged the Dixieland Destroyer for New Midwest Wrestling’s NOVEMBER REIGN 2010!
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: "The Young Thriller", Blake Steel, CL Slick, Dan The Man, Dixieland Destroyer, Eric Logan, Eric Ruffington, Guy Smith, Jonathan Magnus, Michael Shard, Missouri Wrestling Reviva, MWR, New Midwest Wrestling, NMW, November Reign, Randy Ray, Rip Mystic, Ryan Phoenix, Sage Ramsey, Spencer Powers, Tom Arson | 2 Comments »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 16, 2010
By Dubray Tallman
Hello wrestling fans I have returned once again to NMW for the wildly popular”Dubi Meets the Fans” . The night was so full of fast paced action that I got so busy that I did not catch up to the young fan that caught the MWR shirt worn by NMW rising star Christian Rose, but Brian was able to snap a shot of the boy shortly after it happened.
Can it get any better than catching a ring worn MWR shirt from one of the stars of the Midwest?
I first met two fans that were front and center to see wrestling live up close and personal, and both were big fans of “The Appex” Blake Steel. Gary Callahan and Mark Lavigne was able to catch up with Steel.
Blake Steel will need his fans this Saturday when he meets his former partner Eric Ruffington.
Also in the front row were three young boys Austin, AJ and Dawson who were pumped up to see their favorite wrestler enter the battle royal later that night. That man was the big man Sage Ramsey.
3 Sage Ramsey Superfans
Ramsey would take the time prior to the show to pose with the young fans, later he would be face to face with the dangerous Dixieland Destoryer, but he would have the fans on his side as another set of fans wanted their picture taken with him as Bri and Denise Williams and Brooke McAllister from Springfield Illinois posed with the popular NMW star.
I have been told that New Midwest Wrestling have been having a surge of young stars coming to the promotion to make their mark. You may have seen NMW Superstar Bobby Houston call out all of these hard working men here at MWR, one of the men is called the Young Thriller. The Young Thriller had two young ladies in attendance to see him in action. Samantha and Sabrina from Edinbury Illinois got to have their chance to pose with the Young Thriller.
The Young Thriller has won the hearts of the young girls in a short amount of time at NMW.
One of Brian’s favorite wrestlers was also Jeff Grace’s as well, the exciting Ryan Phoenix. Grace from Riverton,m Illinois. Thankfully was able to get his picture with Phoenix before the matches began and why I say that is because during his match with Eric Logan, Logan viciously DDT’D Phoenix from the ring to the unforgiving floor. When we caught up with Phoenix later that night he was still reeling from the blow.
Ryan Phoenix will go for the NMW Championship this Saturday in the Main event.
One guy that has impressed us at NMW ever since we saw him earlier this year for the first time and that is Rip Mystic. Mystic a veteran at NMW has his fair share of fans and three of them are Samantha, Austin and Sara.
I would like to thank the New Midwest Wrestling and their fans for being a part of this edition of Dubi Meets the fans.
MWR Fans please join me in Jerseyville Illinois for Independent Hardcore Wrestling for a new Dubi Meets the fans and see the new IHW Champion Sean Vincent go one against the man he beat for the title Brandon Aarons plus a rematch between the “Future” Donovan Ruddick and Mephisto.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Blake Steel, Bobby Houston, Brandon Aarons, Christian Rose, Dixieland Destroyer, Donovan Ruddick, Eric Logan, IHW, Independent Hardcore Wrestling, Melody, Mephisto, MWR, New Midwest Wrestling, NMW, Rip Mystic, Ryan Phoenix, Sage Ramsey, Sean Vincent, Young Thriller | 1 Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 14, 2010
The action from last months New Midwest Wrestling’s October BRAWLTOBERFEST show was filled with so much action that we had to put the card in two photo recaps. ( if you missed photo recap number one then click here….if you missed photo recap number two click here)
Now MWR has exclusive words from four of the five men involved in the main event for the NMW Title currently held by Jonathan Magnus with Ryan Phoenix, Eric Logan, Michael Shard and Dan the Man all involved in the match to decide who will be THE man in NMW.
Lets get words from the Champion Jonathan Magnus with his manager Stephanie King.
The man with momentum going into this match has to be the Eric Logan. At BRAWLTOBERFEST Logan took out Ryan Phoenix with a DDT from the outside of the ring to the floor. Logan was sure to be sending a message to all that he will stop at nothing to get the belts around his waist.
Ryan Phoenix has the heart of a champion and he will need that and much more if he can bounce back to defeat Magnus, DTM, Michael Shard and the man who knocked him out Eric Logan. Lets here from this talented up and comer Ryan Phoenix.
If fans get their wish it will be their favorite super Hero Dan the Man overcome the odds and walk out with the title. MWR’S Dubray Tallman caught up with the masked hero.
Also on the card will be two true grudge matches that you will not want to miss.
First it will be a Civil War when the former tag team Feature Presentation partners Eric Ruffington and Blake Steel go at it tooth and nail. The time for talking has long passed where two men who were like brothers look to leave the other one down and out once and for all.
Lets hear from “The Appex” Blake Steel
Also set to go will be two of the biggest men in the Midwest….The Dixieland Destroyer vs. Sage Ramsey. This could get ugly in a hurry!!
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Blake Steel, Dan The Man, Eric Logan, Eric Ruffington, Jonathan Magnus, Michael Shard, Missouri Wrestling Revival, MWR, New Midwest Wrestling, NMW, Ryan Phoenix, Stephanie King | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 24, 2010
By Brian Kelley Owner -Editor of Missouri Wrestling Revival
Last night at BRAWLTOBERFEST, the fine people at New Midwest Wrestling stated that “Starting at New Midwest Wrestling’s NOVEMBER REIGN 2010, any person with a valid military ID will be admitted into New Midwest Wrestling events, free of charge!”
Just one of the many reasons why we our honored to have NMW as a part of our coverage area.
Last night we made our way to Springfield Illinois and had a great time with some exciting wrestling action. Look for a full photo recap from last nights shocking moments along with interviews from the stars of New Midwest Wrestling.
We will also have a preview of the main event on NOVEMBER Reign in the 5 man scramble match for the NMW Title. The Champ Jonathan Magnus with Stephanie King, Dan the Man, Logan, Ryan Phoenix and Michael Shard.
This and much more from NMW coming your way to MWR in the very near future.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Dan The Man, Jonathan Magnus, Logan, Michael Shard, Missouri Wrestling Revival, New Midwest Wrestling, Ryan Phoenix, Stephanie King | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 17, 2010
Last week at DREAMWAVE the MWR fans favorite superhero Dan the Man teamed up with fellow masked hero The Hurricane electrified LaSalle, IL with a win against the team of If Looks Could Kill.
This weekend you can check out Dan the Man in Springfield Illinois for New Midwest Wrestling for a great night of action.
For information On Dreamwave Click here.
For information on New Midwest Wrestling Click here.
Dan the Man with former WWE Superstar The Hurricane at DREAMWAVE
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Attitude Inc, Dan The Man, Dreamwave, DTM, Guy Smith, IF LOOKS COULD KILL, Jonathan Magnus, New Midwest Wrestling, NMW, Rip Mystic, Ryan Phoenix, The Hurricane, TRIPC, WWE | Leave a Comment »