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Official Results from PWP’s 5th Anniversary

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 4, 2010

1.) “The Passion” Zac James defeated David Clark & Jimmy Rockwell in a Triple Threat Ladder Match! This was an insane battle that saw these guys put it all on the line! Per pre match stipulations, since Zac James grabbed the contract hanging high over the ring, he will now receive a shot at either the PWP Heavyweight Championship or the PWP Tag Team Championship, any time he chooses.

2.) Sir Bradley Charles defeated Stephen Saint in about 20 seconds when he rolled Stephen up for the three count! Stephen was furious and shocked, so he demanded a rematch right there, and said if SBC could beat him again, he would quit PWP!

3.) Sir Bradley Charles defeated Stephen Saint in about 15 seconds with a Northern Lights Suplex, much to the fans delight. Stephen Saint is now gone from PWP.

4.) Preston Maxwell defeated Supafli via Submission in an excellent matchup!

5.) The Northstar Express returned to PWP to defeat The Beautiful Bodies in an extremely entertaining tag team match!

6.) “The Anarchist” Arik Cannon defeated Hype Gotti in an epic contest that saw both men give everything they had. This is one you HAVE to see!

7.) “Babyface” Tony Cortez, Abu Colossus, Jaysin Strife, Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket defeated The Murder Militia: Jayden Draigo, Jeremy Wyatt, #1 Brett Young, Joey Daniels & surprise entrant Arik Cannon! Cannon shocked the PWP audience by coming out as the 5th member of Murder Militia and attacking Tony Cortez right away! The match was an absolute brawl, wild and bloody, with so many crazy things that it really needs to be seen to be believed! The match ended when most of the Murder Militia were locked out of the cage and the PWP faithful hit move after move on Draigo, ending it with a huge shot to the head by Jaysin Strife with Draigo’s own kendo stick, then gaining the pinfall.

It was an absolutely amazing night of action, thanks to all the fans for making it a huge night to remember!

Here’s to five more years of PWP and don’t forget June 12, 2010 is the next event, only 3 weeks away!

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Jaysin Strife vs David Clark 2 out of 3 falls this Saturday 2pm

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 24, 2010

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PWP’s 2010 Year of the Phoenix V Photo Recap by Gary Giaffoglione – Jayden Draigo returns

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 23, 2010

Photos by Gary Giaffoglione

The show started with a shocking return, as Jayden Draigo made his way to the ring. Draigo was a staple of the Omaha area wrestling scene for many years, but left PWP on very bad terms back in early 2006, so to see him again in the PWP ring came as quite a shock to many. Draigo went on to explain that the 4 men who had been collectively known as The Murder Militia had been on top of the company for a long run, but lacked the vision and guidance to bust through to the next level – which he was there to offer. He promised the PWP faithful that change was on its way.

*** Matty Star defeated Stephen Saint. After the match, The Murder Militia’s “Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt returned to PWP, and laid out both men. Wyatt went on to state that he was back, and coming for “his” PWP Heavyweight Title.

Jeremy “The Rebel” Wyatt and Saint double team Starr.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

You can not trust the Rebel as Saint soon found out.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

This brought out Jaysin Strife, the man who took the title from Wyatt – Strife and Wyatt then debated over their past accomplishments, which finally brought out “The Anarchist” Arik Cannon. Cannon said they all had done a lot to be proud of, but instead of talking about it – why not lace up their boots, and see who was the best in a 3-Way Dance later in the evening.

James feels the splash of the DOG.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Ryan Slade chokes Maddog while the ref is distracted. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

After a little help with his friend Slade, James puts the boot to Maddog.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

*** “The Passion” Zac James defeated Mad Dog McDowell, due to interference from his partner, Ryan Slade.

Abu slams the young star David Clark to the mat. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Abu continues the schooling on young David Clark. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

*** Abu Colossus defeated David Clark. Clark’s stock continued to rise, even in defeat, proving that this rookie is not to be taken lightly. However, Abu showed everybody once again that he is undoubtedly one of the strongest forces in PWP.

The Canadian Sex Icon Ryan Slade is one of the Midwest wrestlers to look out for in 2009. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Corbin works the arm of Slade. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

No that’s not the Undertaker that’s Northstar Express’s Darin Corbin.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Corbin delivers a big blow .(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

*** “The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade defeated Darin Corbin via DQ, stealing a page out of Eddie Guerrero’s playbook, making it look like Corbin had hit Slade with a flag pole, even though he did not.

Jimmy Rockwell had a great 2009, here he send Cortez for a ride as he tries to take the PWP Title from Cortez.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Rockwell is dead on here as the match was full of big hits.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

A big mistake from the challenger allows Tony Cortez to get back on track.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione

*** PWP Heavyweight Champion, “Babyface” Tony Cortez came out and stated that he would be a fighting champion, but would be choosing his own challenger for the night, he chose “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell. Cortez obviously underestimated Rockwell, as Jimmy nearly had the match and the title won at several points. In the end however, Cortez showed that he truly is one of the very best, picking up the win.

After the match, Jayden Draigo came back out, to confront Tony Cortez. Draigo spoke about the history the two shared, both being pioneers for independent pro wrestling in the area, and even talking about how Draigo was the one to initially train Cortez. Jayden offered Cortez a spot in the Murder Militia, telling him to at least consider it.

Chirs Havius defends the PWP Tag titles against the Murder Militia ALONE!!(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Mark Sterling feels the blast of Chirs Havius’s chop (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Jaysin Strife looks for a tag from Havius. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Jayden Draigo pulls Strife out of the ring and sends him into the guard post.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Joey Daniels has a smile because he knows that when Mark Sterling gets the sharpshooter it is all over!!(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione) 491

*** Up next, The Murder Militia’s Mark Sterling & Joey Daniels were to challenge Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket for the PWP Tag Team Titles. An irate Havius came out alone, saying that he just found Donnie bloodied in the back. Sterling & Daniels kept yelling for Havius to simply forfeit the titles – however Havius insisted on fighting, even if it was 2 on 1. Havius held his own, but took a severe beating – until Jaysin Strife ran out, hoped into Chris’ corner, and stepped up as his partner. Strife cleaned house, until he was pulled out of the ring, and sent into the ring post by Jayden Draigo. With Strife out of the picture, Havius was overwhelmed by the odds, and Sterling & Daniels became the new PWP Tag Team Champions. The new champions celebrated with Draigo as they made their way to the back.

#1 Brett Young works the arm of the PWI Rookie of the Year Mike Sydal.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Brett Young leans on Sydal on the way to victory…with a little help from Draigo. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

*** The Murder Militia’s #1 Brett Young defeated Mike Sydal, but not without even further interference from Jayden Draigo – again, Young and Draigo celebrated victory on their way out.

Jayden Draigo leads Jeremy Wyatt to the ring. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Arik Cannon feels the pain from Strife’s right hand.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Jeremy Wyatt wins yet another Main event match. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

*** In the main event, “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt, Jaysin Strife, and “The Anarchist” Arik Cannon squared off in a fast paced, epic encounter. In the end, The Murder Militia’s Mark Sterling and Brett Young pulled Cannon out of the ring and held him as Joey Daniels laid a beating on him – while the referee was trying to get order restored, in the ring, Jayden Draigo hit Strife with a Super Kick, followed by Wyatt hitting The Lightning Spiral. The referee slid back in just in time to count the three, making Wyatt the winner.

After the match, Wyatt and Draigo put the boots to Strife, as Tony Cortez made his way to the ring applauding and smiling. Cortez got in the ring, and raised the arms of Draigo and Wyatt – but then in a shocking moment, Cortez hit a double Flatliner on both men, to a huge ovation from the crowd. Helping Strife up, Cortez and Strife then fought off the other members of the Murder Militia, before Draigo called them all back to regroup. The night ended with Cortez and Strife standing tall.

PWP Champ Tony Cortez and Jaysin Strife united against the Murder Militia. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The Murder Militia appears to be stronger than ever, having reclaimed the PWP Tag Team Titles, and now with the guidance and vision of Jayden Draigo – however, the PWP resistance is far from dead as well. What will happen next? We’ll just have to wait and see!

We now look to Saturday February 13, 2010 – where Pro Wrestling Phoenix will hold it’s 50th EVENT!!

Details coming very soon!

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PWP October 17, 2009 in Council Bluffs, IA Jaysin Strife VS Mark Sterling!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 8, 2009

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Pro Wrestling Phoenix returns to action on Saturday Night – October 17th!!!

*** Last month, Jaysin Strife’s long journey to the PWP Heavyweight Championship came to a climax when he defeated Jeremy Wyatt to win the Title – on October 17th, he makes his first title defense, against a man who has proven himself more than worthy, Mark Sterling. With Wyatt losing the title last month, and now banned from PWP for the rest of the year, Sterling will no doubt be looking for victory, not only to become champion, but to reclaim the PWP Title for the Murder Militia!!!

*** Last month, Vic Victory announced that he would soon be stepping away from professional wrestling, but not without having a few final matches against his best friends, on October 17th, he will face Chris Havius. These two men have promised to tear it up and hold nothing back, you don‘t want to miss this one!!!

*** The Murder Militia’s Joey Daniels & #1 Brett Young will defend the PWP Tag Team Titles!!!

*** Donnie Peppercricket faces “Babyface” Tony Cortez!!!

Also in Action: Abu Colossus, Mike Sydal, Stephen Saint, Matty Starr, David Clark, Ryan Slade, “The Passion” Zac James, and more!!!
 

Saturday October 17, 2009

National Guard Armory
2415 E. Kanesville Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Doors: 6:30
Bell Time: 7:00

Front Row: $15
General Admission: $12

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PWP’s Year of the Phoenix IV recap 2-28-2009

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 12, 2009

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PWP- YEAR OF THE PHOENIX IV is in the books, and it will go down as one of the biggest and most special nights in company history! We had a great turnout, despite the bitter cold, as we said goodbye to a local legend – the one and only Hype Gotti. We kicked the evening off with a super hot tag team contest:
 
1.) Zac James and Preston Maxwell came out with a huge key, which they claimed was the key to the Council Bluffs Armory. They claimed THEY were the reason we couldn’t get into the building last month, as they stole the key to turn the armory into “Zac & Preston’s Den of Debauchery”. This brought out the PWP Tag Team Champions, “The Knights of Fire” – Jaysin Strife & Vic Victory. The champs offered to put their belts on the line, if Zac & Preston put the key on the line! After an exciting bout, Strife & Victory were victorious, retaining their titles, and becoming the new keepers of the key to the Council Bluffs Armory!
 
2.) Nate Bash made his return to PWP, taking on Stephen Saint. Saint controlled most of the match, grounding the high-flying Bash – however in the end, Bash scored the upset victory.
 
Up next, in a total surprise – SONJAY DUTT made his return to PWP! Sonjay went on to say that its no secret that he and Hype Gotti are very close friends, and that if Hype was having his last match – he wasn’t going to miss it! Sonjay then asked to be added to the match itself, making it a 3-Way Dance for later in the evening!

 

 Fans were thrilled when Sonjay Dutt returned to PWP to be part of History,Hype Gotti’s last match (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Fans were thrilled when Sonjay Dutt returned to PWP to be part of History,Hype Gotti’s last match (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

 
3.) Up next, Joey Daniels was set to square off with Donnie Peppercricket. Before the match, Donnie asked Joey why he slapped him in the face at the last show – Joey explained that he was simply caught up in the moment, and that he was sorry, the two then shook hands, and agreed to have a clean wrestling match, in the name of sportsmanship. A back and forth, even paced match followed, however, in the end, Joey hit his supposed best friend with a low blow, and pinned him with his feet on the ropes…..so much for sportsmanship.
 
4.) #1 Brett Young took on the highly entertaining Yellow Dog. Dog held his own with the Las Vegas veteran, but in the end, the Dog was tricked into a game of fetch, allowing Young to ambush him with “The One Shot” to pick up the victory.
 
5.) “The Anarchist” Arik Cannon battled one half of the Northstar Express, Ryan Cruz. Last March, these two gave us one of the greatest matches in PWP history, thus, the rematch was highly anticipated – and these two men did not disappoint! In the end, Cannon connected with “The Glimmering Warlock” to score the win. Cannon then helped Cruz up and the two shook hands in a true display of respect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arik Cannon hits Ryan Cruz with a powerful suplex- Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione

Arik Cannon hits Ryan Cruz with a powerful suplex- Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione

 
6.) Mark Sterling battled the debuting Mike Sydal. Sydal was very impressive, showing that his brother (WWE’s Evan Bourne) isn’t the only impressive athlete in the family – however in the end, the more experienced Sterling was victorious. Despite the loss, Sydal looks to have a very bright future in PWP.

 

 

 

 

Mike Sydal was impressive in his PWP debut against Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Mike Sydal was impressive in his PWP debut against Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

 
7.) Up next, Chris Havius took on “Babyface” Tony Cortez. Cortez controlled a lot of the match, proving why he is still one of the best in PWP – but in the end, Havius defeated the former champion with a clean 1-2-3. Havius then stated that while he has been in PWP since day one, fighting through back surgery, taking on all opponents, in any type of match-up – he has never received even one shot at the PWP Heavyweight Title. He then made the following challenge for March 21st – in the following main event, if Sonjay wins the title, or if Jeremy Wyatt retains – he would challenge them to a one on one match for the title. If Hype Gotti should win the title, he would then retire as champion, and a tournament would be held in March to crown a new champion – in that case, Havius demanded to be the number one seed in the tournament, vowing that one way or another, on March 21st – he would become PWP Heavyweight Champion.
 
8.) It was now time for the main event, and Hype Gotti’s very last match ever!

Local legend Hype Gotti (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Local legend Hype Gotti (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The match would be an elimination style 3-Way Dance for “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt’s PWP Heavyweight Championship.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix Champion Jeremy Wyatt is calm and ready for a three way dance with Sonjay Dutt and his friend Hype Gotti - (Photo Credit: Gary Giaffoglione)

Pro Wrestling Phoenix Champion Jeremy Wyatt is calm and ready for a three way dance with Sonjay Dutt and his friend Hype Gotti - (Photo Credit: Gary Giaffoglione)

 Wyatt, Sonjay, and Hype all hit high impact moves in the opening minutes, bringing the crowd to a frenzy.

Hype Gotti had Sonjay Dutt where he wanted him until Jeremy Wyatt made his presence known. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Hype Gotti had Sonjay Dutt where he wanted him until Jeremy Wyatt made his presence known. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

At about the 20 minute mark, Hype hit the Gotti Driver on Sonjay to eliminate him from the match. Hype and Wyatt then brawled all over the armory, in and out of the ring, all the while pushing the crowd’s excitement to it’s limit.

Hype Gotti demands that Jeremy Wyatt to have a seat. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Hype Gotti demands that Jeremy Wyatt have a seat. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

 In the end, at around the 40 minute mark, Wyatt hit in succession, his Lightning Spiral, the Angel’s Wings, and then applied a dragon sleeper – while Hype held on for as long as he could, he finally passed out in the hold, the match was stopped, and Wyatt retained. What then followed was without a doubt the most emotional atmosphere in PWP history. The locker room emptied, as Hype’s peers gave him an in-ring standing ovation, joined by the crowd at ringside – all of whom showed their appreciation for all that Hype has given to the business over the past 7 years. Hype Gotti’s career may be over, but his legacy to the mid-west wrestling scene, and especially to PWP will live forever. Thank you Hype!

Thank You Hype (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Thank You Hype (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

 
We now turn our attention to Saturday Night, March 21st.
 
We know that Chris Havius will finally get his shot at the PWP Title, as he challenges “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt.
 
There was a very profound aura of excitement at Year of the Phoenix IV – which is sure to carry over to the 21st. No doubt, this is an exciting time in PWP, and believe us, you don’t want to miss a second of it! More details coming very soon!
 

The talented PWP roster that thrilled the fans at PWP’S YEAR OF THE PHOENIX IV  poses for one great picture. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The talented PWP roster that thrilled the fans at PWP’S YEAR OF THE PHOENIX IV poses for one great picture. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

 

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 PWP Fans Thank you!!!
PS – To check out the rest of the photos from Year of the Phoenix IV, as well as photos from past PWP shows, please visit – http://community.webshots.com/user/piasono
 

 

 

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Look out for Stephen Saint in 2009.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 26, 2009

Missouri Wrestling Revival caught up with the Stephen Saint recently.  Saint had one of best matches of the year in 2008 against Chris Havius in a fans bring the weapons match. He had this message for the fans of the Midwest.

You can see Stephen Saint in action this Saturday as he takes on Nate Bash at Pro Wrestling Phoenix.

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PWP Tag Team match will have huge ramifications this weekend!!!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 17, 2008

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

 

In a match with HUGE implications, the new PWP Tag Team Champions – Simply the Best, will defend their titles against Jaysin Strife & Vic Victory in a Texas Tornado Tag Match, meaning all 4 men will be in the ring at the same time. The big story is that not only will the titles be up for grabs, but the man who is pinned or made to submit must leave PWP forever!

 

I was able to catch up to Pro Wrestling Phoenix tag team specialist  Vic Victory this coming week to discuss his upcoming match against the Pro Wrestling Phoenix Tag Team Champions and  November MWR Tag Team of the Month Simply the Best ( Hype Gotti and Tony Cortez).  The result turned out to be entertaining to say the least.

 

I give you Vic Victory and Jaysin Strife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have never seen Simply the Best go to the #1 promo on MWR.

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Pro Wrestling Phoenix presents a huge night of action on Saturday December 20th! What happens on this night will change PWP forever

 

For The PWP Heavyweight Championship- “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt will defend against “Number One” Brett Young!


Abu Colossus will face Stephen Saint!

The LONRs’ will face the duo of Jimmy Rockwell and Ricky Kwong!

 Chris Havius will go up against Preston Maxwell!

 

“The Senasational One” Sean Cruz will meet Joey Daniels!


“The Passion” Zac James with his “bodyguard” goes one on one with Donnie Peppercricket!

All this and more!!!

PWP Saturday December 20, 2008!!!

National Guard Armory
2415 E Kanesville Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Front Row $15
GA $12

Doors: 6:30 – Bell Time: 7:00

 

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MWR September 2008 Awards

Posted by Admin on October 4, 2008

MWR September 2008 Awards

The MWR Awards Committee has grown slightly this month in an effort to spread representation around the coverage area. With that said, here are the results for the September voting:

 
September Wrestler of the Month

Hunter Matthews
[Scott County Wrestling]
[Metro East Championship Wrestling]
[Mid Pro Wrestling]

Matthews had quite possibly his best month in his pro wrestling career, becoming the first wrestler in Scott County Wrestling History to win the Quad Cities Championship on three separate occassions.  The title win came about in a grueling “I Quit” match with Dewey Dawson, a man he has been feuding with for months.  He also wrestled at Mid Pro Wrestling’s first show, defeating KC Jackson in front of 200 fans to become the first ever Nose Bleed Seats Middleweight Champion.

1st Runner Up – Ryan Cruz [3XW]
2nd Runner Up – “Vietnam Phenom” Bao Nguyen [WLW]
3rd Runner Up – Kraig Keesaman [Whiplash]

Others receiving votes: Gary Jackson, Tojo Yamamoto Jr., “Serial Thriller” Shane Rich.

 

September Tag Team of the Month

Gentlemen’s Club (Gage Octane & Mark Sterling)
[3XWrestling]

Mark Sterling, Gage Octane & Todd Countryman

Mark Sterling, Gage Octane & Todd Countryman

These two did something that seemed impossible to most 3XW fans… they ended the 20-month 3XW Tag Team Title reign of The Northstar Express, the longest in 3XW history.  What’s even more amazing is the underhanded manner in which it was done.  Being more underhanded than the Northstar Express in 3XW is tough.  The Gentlemen’s Club made it look easy.

1st Runner Up – Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza) [SCW]
2nd Runner Up – Northstar Express (Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz) [3XW][AAW]
3rd Runner Up – Aaron Masterson & Mad Dog McDowell [MECW]

Others receiving votes: None.


September Woman of the Month

Stacey O’Brien
[World League Wrestling]

Thats soooo Stacey O!

That's soooo Stacey O!

Stacey continues to hold it down in WLW as Ladies Champ, and was the only female in the MWR coverage area to pick up a victory in the month of September.

1st Runner Up – Amy Hennig [WLW]

Others receiving votes: None.

 
September Promotion of the Month

World League Wrestling

Harley Races World League Wrestling

Harley Race's World League Wrestling

WLW had two shows in the month of September, and both made a huge impact!  On September 4th, Bobby Lashley faced Marc Godeker and Go Shiozaki in what looked to be a handicap match at various times during the match, with Lashley picking up the victory.  The other show was the annual WLW-NOAH show which took place on September 19th.  Both were big successes

1st Runner Up – Pro Wrestling Phoenix
2nd Runner Up – Whiplash Wrestling
3rd Runner Up – Mid Pro Wrestling

 Others receiving votes: 3XWrestling.


September Personality of the Month

Gary Giaffoglione
[Pro Wrestling Phoenix]

It’s been heard over and over again in MWR conversations: “Not a nicer man can be found in Midwest pro wrestling”.  On top of Gary Giaffoglione’s friendly disposition and love of pro wrestling, he takes some of the best pictures on the Indy scene.  Don’t take our word for it.  Go check out some of his photos here.

1st Runner Up – Todd Countryman [3XW]
2nd Runner Up – Mark Bland [Absolute Wrestling Radio]
3rd Runner Up – Jewells [LWA]

Others receiving votes: None.


September Match of the Month

Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima
vs
Keith Walker & Oliver John
[World League Wrestling]
(September 19, 2008 in Eldon, MO)

This match was one of the hardest hitting and crowd pleasing matches of the entire year.  At the end of the match, Japanese wrestling legend Kensuke Sasaki got a standing ovation and his name chanted by the Eldon, MO crowd.  It was that good.

 

1st Runner Up -

Fans Bring the Weapons Match:
Chris Havius
vs
Stephen Saint

[Pro Wrestling Phoenix]
(September 20, 2008 in Council Bluffs, IA)

 

2nd Runner Up -

Cage Match for the SCW Heavyweight Title:
Shane Hollister
vs
Marek Brave

[Scott County Wrestling]
(September 12, 2008 in Davenport, IA)

 

3rd Runner Up -

Nose Bleed Seats Undisputed Heavyweight Title Match:
Mississippi Madman
vs
Bobby Houston

[Mid Pro Wrestling]
(September 27, 2008 in Decatur, IL)

 

 Others receiving votes:

Last Man Standing Match:
Kyle King
vs
JC Thunder

[Whiplash Wrestling]
(September 27, 2008 in Harveyville, KS)

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Your Trip to Space Mountain- PWP “Malicious Mayhem”

Posted by Admin on September 27, 2008

Your Trip to Space Mountain
PWP “Malicious Mayhem” on September 20, 2008

By Brian “Flair” Kelley
flairwhoooooo@yahoo.com

Wrestling promoters usually have a title for their show to add excitement for the fans, WWE has the Summerslam and TNA has Lockdown. Pro Wrestling Phoenix’s card for September was called Malicious Mayhem. PWP’S main event on the evening would be a “Fans bring the weapons match”, and with that one match, I was able to convince my girlfriend for the 270 mile trip to Council Bluffs, Iowa . To say she was prepared was an understatement as she packed 30 industrial light bulbs, to be used in the match that would pit Chris Havius vs. Stephen Saint.

Also on the card was the excitement of seeing live for the first time, the Pro Wrestling Phoenix Champion, Abu Colossus. PWP also have the best tag teams in the Midwest in the LONRS (Mark Sterling and Showtime Darrien Sanders) and Simply the Best( Hype Gottiand Babyface Tony Cortez) who would be tagging with none other than the always entertaining Number One, Brett Young.Going into the show I knew they had talent, just was concerned on the presentation.

[The Sensational One, Sean Cruz is dressed to kill on this night.]

My first PWP experience was about to begin as the self proclaimed “The Sensational One”, Sean Cruz entered the ring with a look of disdain towards the fans. The music hits for the next wrestler and the kid sitting next to me goes nuts, jumping up and down with his homemade poster in his hand. This has me wandering if they had a WWE /TNA star on the card with how excited this young boy was. Who was about to come out from the curtain? Would it be Former WWE Star Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore? Or maybe it was TNA Superstar Sonjay Dutt who has been on prior shows at PWP. The man was none other than…. Donnie Peppercricket ???

[Donnie Peppercricket comes to the ring with much support from the PWP faithful.]

Peppercricket was ranked number 91 in the 2008 Missouri Wrestling Revival Top 100, and this would be the first time that I would get to see him in person. From the looks of it, he had been working out and seemed to be in better shape than the times I had seen him wrestling on dvd in the past. There was no doubt that he was OVAH with the PWP fan base, Peppercricket had Cruz reeling, or maybe that was Cruz’s strategy because when Peppercricket went to the top he hit a flying body cross, Cruz yelled out in agony. The ref immediately asked for Peppercricket to give Cruz a break to see what was wrong. Peppercricket sincerely begged for someone to come from the dressing room to help Cruz, and with that one moment of weakness, Cruz struck from behind with a shot to the groin and then was able to hit a Snapmare Driver for the cowardly win.

The next contest saw Preston Maxwell taking on the ever popular Jimmy Rockwell. Just looking at Maxwell, one can tell he is not a technical messiah, but he was smart enough to know he had to slow Rockwell down, so he attempted to put his weight on his opponent and never allow Rockwell to get into a rhythm as I have seen him do in prior matches. When Rockwell would get the upperhand, Maxwell would bail out of the ring, which in turn flustered his opponent. This would allow Maxwell to capitalize with the Inside Cradle.

[LONRs’ – Mark Sterling and “Showtime” Darrien Sanders let Daniels know that he is in for a world of hurt coming out to the ring by himself.]

The next match was to be for the Tag Team Championship as the LONRS would defend their belts against the tag team of Leslie Ray and Joey Daniels, The SuperFriends. When Daniels came out alone with the deer in the headlights look, I knew he was in trouble. No tag team in the Midwest smell blood as the LONRS do and I had seen this myself in a match earlier this year at All American Pro Wrestling when they took advantage of JT Calhoun when his tag team partner Mike Masters left Calhoun out to dry. The LONRS took care of business then, and on this night it looked to be no different. The LONRS were taunting Daniels when out from the back came Donnie Peppercricket, who said he had no ideal why Ray was not there but he would do his best to bring home the Gold for the good guys. Though I give Donnie props for coming to bat for Daniels, this match was textbook LONRS, as they kept their opponent on their side of the ring with perfect tags. At one point the Superfriends would make the tag but it would not be long before the LONRS used some perfect distractions to get the upper hand. The LONRS are among the top tag teams in the Midwest and they teamed up and hit Peppercricket with the spike piledriver and the 1-2-3 as they retained their tag team titles.

The Rebel would be next as Jeremy Wyatt would be taking on Zac James. This was a mismatch on paper but don’t tell James that as he withstood the Rebels early onslaught, and with one swift move, James took out Wyatts legs and was relentless there on, James worked on the legs and the strategy was paying off as Wyatt never seemed to get more than two moves together. What look to be an upset in the making was not to be as Wyatt would put it all together and James would go down on the list of the wrestlers who has fallen in the past year and a half in Pro Wrestling Phoenix to the Rebel Jeremy Wyatt.

[Zac James pulls out all stops and strikes low on Jeremy Wyatt leg.]

[On this night James worked the perfect game plan as he punished Wyatts legs with a Boston crab. James was unable to get the win but earned this fans respect with the outing.]

The PWP bad boys Simply the Best,could easily be the most underrated tag team in the Midwest. These guys have the same tag team philosophy as the LONRS as they execute moves in perfect unison, but all the while they seem to want to get their kicks by antagonizing the fans and their opponents with their juvenile tactics, something I feel ashamed in Admitting is always entertaining. On this night they would be teaming with another charismatic wrestler in #1 Brett Young, a wrestler who just last month challenged the PWP Champion Abu Colossus for the title.

[Brett Young and Simply the Best works over Jaysin Strife with the classic triple team early on in the six man tag.]

The PWP Champion was looking to take care of business with his tag team partners Vic Victory and Jaysin Strife. Chaos would quickly ensue as Simply the Best and Young were causing trouble throughout the match with mind games. At one point, Hype Gotti had Strife grounded; Gotti teased the monstrous Abu by holding Strife’s hand just out of the reach of the Big Hurt. The big guy was so frustrated that he came in and sent bodies flying, but without the tag, the ref sent him back to the ring. Abu would be the Power while Strife and Victory would be the speed that was able to overcome the odds on this night and with a big Colossal Slam, Abu got the victory for his team.

Abu was celebrating in the ring when Jeremy Wyatt entered to issue a challenge for the PWP Championship match at next months show. Wyatt reminded Abu that he has not been defeated at PWP for over a year and a half and the time has come for the Rebel to become the champ. This match will be very interesting to see how Wyatt can overcome the rare power that Abu Colossus brings to the table. A match that I can not miss as it should be one that will be talked about for years to come.

[Jeremy Wyatt issues a challenge to Abu Colossus for the PWP title at the October 25th show when Pro Wrestling Phoenix returns to Council Bluffs.]

[Wrestlers themselves even seemed amazed at the plethora of weapons that the fans had brought for the match that Chris Havius and Stephen Saint would have later in the evening. Here Jaysin Strife is checking out one half of the pile with fans during intermission. Fortunately for the ladies, Jaysin did not have any part of the damage later on in the evening.]

I will not even try to relay to you in words the brutality and damage that occured during the Fans Bring the Weapons Match but will now share with you pictures along with short captions of one of the most eye dropping action I have ever seen. Readers beware as this is not for the faint of heart.

For fans of Hardcore I present you Malicious Mayhem

It’s a shame that the pictures can not give the full effects to the action of the two men going at it. PWP had close to 50 more Industrial light bulbs than what my girlfriend brought and when they went off it echoed around the building with the boom of a shotgun, with glass flying everywhere. The only two people smart enough to wear protective eyewear was the ref and my girlfriend. Malicious Mayhem had in fact lived up to the cards name after all.

Amazingly Attendance was light on this evening but that did not stop the wrestlers from showing up and giving the fans a 110 percent. With all independent wrestling, some matches are better than others, the same could be said about the wrestlers and this night was no different. Yet truthfully there wasn’t a match that hurt the card. If you were not able to be there, be sure to pick up the DVD as soon as it on the shelves because this card from top to bottom had a little bit of everything.

My friends, I hope to see you at a show soon. Till next time just remember the stars of tomorrow are only an independent show away.

Brian “Flair” Kelley

For more info on Pro Wrestling Phoenix go to www.prowrestlingphoenix.com.

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