Don’t miss out on a Free limited edition CD at Saturday’s PRO Wrestling Phoenix anniversary show!

PWP FANS! The first 50 fans in the building on May 22nd will get a FREE LIMITED EDITION CD with the most memorable themes in PWP’s illustrious 5 year history! Be sure to get there early!!!

WARGAMES CAGE MATCH!
Murder Milita: Jeremy Wyatt, Brett Young, Mark Sterling, Joey Daniels & Jayden Draigo
Vs.
Tony Cortez, Abu Colossus, Jaysin Strife, Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket

PWP LEGENDS COLLIDE!
Anarchist Arik Cannon
Vs.
Hype Gotti

More will be announced very soon, keep coming back as details arise,
tell all your friends and be there May 22! Same Time, Same Place, Same Great Value!

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

Doors: 6:30
Bell Time: 7:00
General Admission: $10

Tickets are only $10 for the biggest event in PWP history!

PWP fans we will have 6 new PWP DVDs for sale at the Anniversary show! They are the following:

“A New Era” April 26, 2008
Featuring:
*PWP Heavyweight Championship: “Babyface Tony Cortez (c) Vs. “Anarchist” Arik Cannon
*PWP Tag Team Championship: LONR’s (c) Vs. Northstar Express
PLUS 7 MORE HUGE MATCHES!

PWP 3rd Year Anniversary Spectacular” May 10, 2008
Featuring:
*4 Way Elimination for PWP Heavyweight Championship: “Babyface” Tony Cortez (c) Vs. Abu Colossus Vs. “Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt Vs. Jaysin Strife
*”Anarchist” Arik Cannon Vs. ECW, TNA, WWE Superstar Jerry Lynn
PLUS 6 MORE HUGE MATCHES!

“Shadow Of Colossus” July 5, 2008
Featuring:
*PWP Heavyweight Championship: Abu Colossus (c) Vs. “Babyface” Tony Cortez
PLUS 6 MORE HUGE MATCHES!

“Battle Of The Phoenix 08″ July 19, 2008
Featuring:
*The Annual Phoenix Challenge
*Jaysin Strife & Vic Victory Vs. Hype Gotti & “Babyface” Tony Cortez
PLUS 5 MORE HUGE MATCHES!

“Raising The Bar” August 16, 2008
Featuring:
*PWP Heavyweight Championship: Abu Colossus (c) Vs. #1 Brett Young
* Street Fight: The Passion Zac James w/ Deidre Vs. Tyler Pride
PLUS 6 MORE HUGE MATCHES!

“Night Of The Rebel II” October 25, 2008
Featuring:
*PWP Heavyweight Championship: Abu Colossus (c) Vs. “Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt
*PWP Tag Team Championship: LONRs (c) Vs. Northstar Express
PLUS 6 MORE HUGE MATCHES!

These are in limited quantity so be there early to make sure you can get them! Thanks!

Also, PWP IS on FACEBOOK! Please look us up!

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

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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

http://www.prowrestlingphoenix.com/

MWR April Awards

MWR’s April 2009 Awards!

The pro wrestling season typically heats up in the Spring and into early Summer.  May is a time to look at what has happened thus far in the year, and make educated predictions as to what is yet to come.  On that note, the April 2009 Awards should serve as a measuring stick when playing fortune teller.  Here are the winners, as voted by the MWR Awards Committee:

April 2009 Wrestler of the Month

Mark Sterling
(3XW, LWA, SCW, PWP, DPW, PWE, IWA, MECW, AAPW HVW)

(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat )

Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat )

Simply put, a Midwest wrestling show isn’t a show without Sterling, who wrestled in eleven matches for nine companies (MWA, PWE, SCW, PWP, 3XW, AAPW, LWA, MECW, NWA Dynamo) in April. Sterling is also one half of the tag team champions at 3XW with Gage Octane (Gentelmans Club). A student of the game Sterling rarely gets outwrestled.

1st Runner Up – Jeremy Wyatt (LWA, PWP. 3XW, AAPW, PWE, DPW)
2nd Runner Up –Tyler Cook (3XW,LWA,DPW)
3rd Runner Up – Jimmy Rockwell (3XW, MECW)

Others receiving votes:
Jerry Lynn, Shane Rich, Zach Thompson

 

 

April 2009 Tag Team of the Month

 

 

Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza )
( PWE, HVW, NGW)
 

 

Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza ) Photo Credit: Brian Kelley

Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza ) Photo Credit: Brian Kelley

Zero Gravity became the first ever PWE Tag Team Champion by defeating The Northstar Express in exciting fashion. At NGW defeated Feature Presentation proving that they are one of the top teams in the Midwest.

1st Runner up - The Gentleman’s Club ( Mark Sterling and Gage Octane) 3XW
2nd runner – The NorthStar Express (Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz)(3XW,PWP,SCW,PWE,LWA,PWE)
3RD Runner up – (tie) Ax Stevens and ”Thunderbolt” Brandon Walker (AAPW), Money Makin Jam Boyz ( Mississippi Madman and K.C. Jackson) (AAPW, MPW)

Others who received voted:
Knights of Fire (Jaysin Strife and Vic Victory), Sexy and Smooth (”The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade and A.J. Smooth), Dustin Lane and Darin Waid

 

April 2009 Female Wrestler of the Month

MsChif
(LWA)

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On April 4th MsChif defeated one of the most talented female wrestlers today Sara Del Rey at LWA. MsChif is widely considered one of the top wrestlers not the Midwest but around the World.

1st Runner Up – Rain
2ND Runner Up- Mia Martinez (3xw)
One Vote: Mike Sydal?? The crazy MWR Awards commiteee.

 

April 2009 Promotion of the Month

All American Pro Wrestling
(AAPW)

 

 

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The quality of the AAPW show in Nashville on April 25th was possibly their best since last year. Our first time in this town, they had a paid attendance of 155. Not too shabby. The crowd was HOT. Yes, it was a bit warm in the Community Center, but not that kind of hot. The card was solid top to bottom. The crowd was so happy that The Nashville Moose Lodge, who raised $1,000 from the event, asked AAPW to set aside 4 more dates for fall and winter of 2009/2010!

1st Runner Up – MMWA-SICW
2nd Runner Up – IWA Productions
3rd Runner Up – All American Wrestling

Others receiving votes –Rampage Championship Wrestling

 

April 2009 Personality of the Month

Josh Ray and Brian Kelley
(Missouri Wrestling Revival)

The MWR Family

The MWR Family

One of our awards committee members wrote, “The two main men behind MWR. They do a lot of work, research & writing to help promote independent wrestling across the Midwest. They also log tons of hours in driving time to personally attend shows and support various companies around the Midwest”

(On a personal note, although we appreciate the gesture from the MWR Awards committee, both Josh and I abstained from voting in this category out of respect to the rest of the hard working men and women in the Midwest pro wrestling scene. We would also like to include Kari Williams who is a wonderful writer and the true talent of the three of us.)

1st Runner Up- JJ Merrick
2nd Runner Up – The Mad Conservative Crimefighter
3rd Runner Up – Travis Cook

Others receiving votes: Mark Storm

 

April 2009 Match of the Month

Lethal Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Title vs Career Match:
“The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt vs Jordan Lacey
April 18, 2009 in House Springs, MO

Bodies hit the floor when Wyatt and Lacey hooks up. This picture is from the fans bring the weapons match in March but the LWA Faithful was not please to see the The Belt Collector Jeremy Wyatt retain the LWA Championship and retire fan favorite Jordan Lacey in his hometown.

Bodies hit the floor when Wyatt and Lacey hooks up. This picture is from the fans bring the weapons match last month in March but the LWA Faithful was not please to see the "The Belt Collector" Jeremy Wyatt retain the LWA Championship and retire fan favorite Jordan Lacey in his hometown of House Springs on April 18. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat )

No match could match the emotion that flowed through the building as the fans wanted the hated Wyatt to lose the belt and didn’t want the loveable Lacey to lose his career. The controversial finish had fans throwing beer into the ring, with Wyatt retaining his title and officially retiring Jordan Lacey.

1st Runner Up:

3XWrestling Cruiserweight Title Match
 Part of the MWR Midwest Best Series
Jimmy Rockwell (c) vs. Mike Sydal

April 17, 2009 in Des Moines, IA

2nd Runner Up:

All American Pro Wrestling

All American Pro Wrestling Tag Team Title Match
The Money Makin’ Jam Boys (c) vs. Ax Stevens and “Thunderbolt” Brandon Walker
April 25, 2009 in Nashville, IL

3rd Runner Up:

All American Pro Wrestling
Mike Sydal and Rebel Lucha vs. Mark Sterling and Eric Fantabulous
April 25, 2009 in Nashville, IL

Others receiving votes:

Gary Jackson vs. Phil E Blunt (MMWA-SICW ,April 11, St Louis, MO) The Prestige Rumble, (SCW/PWN Davenport Iowa) (Mississippi Madman vs. Issan Hadeev (PWE April 4, Springfield Illinois ) Jaysin Strife and Vic VictoryArik Cannon and Ryan Cruz (PWP April 11, Council Bluffs Iowa)

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

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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
 

 

 

Win a free MWR T -shirt this weekend at Pro Wrestling Phoenix just like HVW fan Leroy Turner.

On January 10thin Granite City Illinois, Leroy Turner won a free MWR T-shirt at High Voltage Wrestling during intermission. All he had to do was come to the show and sign up at the door, sit down and enjoy a night of wrestling. During intermission his named was drawn out and he was the latest fan too own the exclusive wrestling wear for all the fans in the Midwest.

 

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Leroy Turner is shown here with MWR staffer/ Contributor writer Kari Williams.

 

 

 Your next chance to win a free MWR t-shirt will be in Council Bluffs, Iowa at Pro Wrestling Phoenix this Saturday to see Hype Gotti’s last match in the Main event. Hype will be taking on the PWP Champion Jeremy Wyatt.

 

Hype was force to retire when his team Simply the Best ( Hype and Tony Cortez) lost a Texas Tornado match against the team of Jaysin Strife and Vic Victory along with the PWP Tag team titles. The stipulation was that whoever was pinned would have to retire and unfortunately for wrestling fans that man was Hype Gotti. Win, lose, or draw – this is Hype’s last match ever. If he wins, he will be able to retire on top, the PWP Title will then be vacated, and a tournament to crown a new champion would be held in February. Will Hype retire as the champion? Or will “The Rebel” retain? No question about it, this will be a MUST SEE CLASSIC!!!

 

We hope that you join us Saturday to watch history be made at Pro Wrestling Phoenix

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For a full recap of PWP in 2008  go to PWP Rewind.

Direct from the MWR lost and Found- The rankings with the Northstar Express.

This weekend at LWA the current #1 ranked wrestler in the MWR Revival Cup rankings as well as the 2008 Revival Cup Champion, Jeremy Wyatt will be taking on Tyler Black in the third installment of the MWR Best of the Midwest match. 

 

The rankings have been popular not only to our fans, but the very talented wrestlers in the Midwest as well. During the holiday season, I was going through the MWR lost files and found some great material.

 

While we were in Council Bluffs, Iowa at Pro Wrestling Phoenix on October 25th for the second MWR Best of the Midwest match between the Northstar Express ( Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz) attempting to defeat the LONRS ( Mark Sterling and Darrien Sanders) for the PWP Tag team titles.

 

I caught up with the Northstar Express and during the interview one of the members of the NSE had a little surprise on the rankings prior to the match. Ladies and gentleman, we give you the defending MWR Wrestling Cup Champions the Northstar Express.

 

 

 

 

The Northstar Express would go on to win the PWP titles. The victory would catapult the Express to the top of the #1 rankings. They would finish with the year as the 2008 MWR Revival Cup Champions.

 

Who will win the MWR Revival Cup in 2009?

 

Go on record at the MWR Message board to post your predication and come back next year to find out if you are right.

 

Don’t forget to join us in O’Fallon Illinois this Saturday. Come early on  sign up for a chance to win a FREE MWR t-shirt . For more information on the LWA and the MWR Midwest Best go to MWR Best of the Midwest match.

 

 

So you want more of the Northstar Express? They will return to PWP on January 17th in Council Bluffs Iowa in a rematch with the LONRS. The winner of the match will receive a chance to reclaim the Tag Team titles now held by Jaysin Strife and Vic Victory.

 

Find out more at Pro Wrestling Phoenix

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

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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Hype Gotti and Tony Cortez (Simply the Best) – Has a message for you!

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

 

Hype Gotti and Tony Cortez, are  the tag team known as “Simply the Best”. The two have more charisma than the whole locker room where they are booked. On a night before a Pro Wrestling Phoenix Show, they enlightened me with their thoughts on Missouri Wrestling Revival and at the time the Election between John McCain and Barack Obama.

 

 When the former Pro Wrestling Phoenix Champion Abu Colossus, enters the room, Simply the Best has to use their quick wit to live another day.

 

 Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the most underrated tag team in the Midwest- Simply the Best.

 

 

 

[Note: The views and opinions are of Simply the Best and do not represent those of the MWR staff. ]

Simply the Best will be in action this Friday, November 21, in a triple threat match for the PWP tag team titles with PWP Tag team champions the Northstar Express and the Jaysin Strife and Vic Victory. For more information go Pro Wrestling Phoenix

MWR’s Midwest Best Series: The LONRS vs. The Northstar Express

By Brian “Flair” Kelley
Photo Credits: Gary Giaffoglione

Mark your calendar on October 25, 2008 to be in Council Bluffs Iowa. You have been personally invited by Missouri Wrestling Revival (MWR) and Pro Wrestling Phoenix (PWP) to be a part of the Missouri Wrestling Revival’s “Midwest Best Series”. PWP Tag Team Champions the LONRS (Mark Sterling and Darrien Sanders) will defend their titles against the Northstar Express (Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz).

[Mark Sterling and Darrien Sanders have had a stranglehold on the Pro Wrestling Phoenix Titles, with no plans on letting go anytime soon.]

[The Northstar Express (Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz) shown here with the stunning Allison Wonderland look to win the PWP Tag Team Championship.]

When Josh and I were in discussions with Pro Wrestling Phoenix about being a part of the series, Pro Wrestling Phoenix said, “You are in luck, because we have the two best tag teams in the Midwest going at it for the tag team titles and this could very well be the match of the year.”

The MWR staff has a dream of delivering you, the fans, the best wrestling in the Midwest.  We are one step closer with this dream match of two teams that will undoubtedly make it to the next level if they are given the opportunity. Both teams are masters of the double team. Sterling methodically wears opponents down with his brutal submissions, while his partner Sanders can hit a kick out of no where to end the match at any second. The Northstar Express work together so well that their opponents feel as if they are fighting both at the same time.  This causes mass confusion within the ring, which they always swing to their advantage.

This isn’t the first time these two teams have met, though it may very well be the most important. The Northstar Express has the bragging rights as they are ranked number one at this time in the Missouri Wrestling Revival tag team rankings and have won titles all around the Midwest. The problem lies in the fact that the LONRS have had their number in Pro Wrestling Phoenix in the past year with two successful title defenses.

PWP tag team gold is slipping away from the Northstar Express, a team that is not only used to winning, but in winning often. Their first chance came on April 26th, the card was called “A New Era” but on that night there would be no changes even with the beautiful and deadly Allison Wonderland in their corner. With intense action throughout the match, it could have gone either way but to the shock of the PWP fans, Sterling used a roll up to get the win. What the ref didn’t notice was that Sterling had his hand on the ropes for leverage. The LONRS left the ring with their signature cocky smirks and on that night they were 1-0 against one of the best tag teams of the Midwest.

[The Northstar Express work as a team with perfect execution on Sanders in their first match in April.]

With the Northstar Express feeling as if they were close to unseating the Champions once before, they surely thought they could add to their belt collection on July 19, 2008 at “Battle of the Phoenix”. The match was highly competitive but once again the LONRs stole another victory. When Sterling had the ref distracted, Sanders blasted Cruz with the belt.  Sterling, in turn, went to dump Corbin outside of the ring. With Cruz still woozy from the belt shot, Sterling covered Cruz for the easy cheap win. The LONRs’ smirk was still present and they had upped their lead between the two teams at 2-0.

[Ryan Cruz goes to the air to hit Mark Sterling. Exciting moves from both teams will be abundant throughout the night on October 25 when these two teams meet once again.]

I was able to catch up with Mark Sterling this weekend and he was cocky as ever when I asked him about this monumental event. He demanded I give this message for the Northstar Express:

“Third time will NOT be a charm for you, Northstar Express! Me and Showtime know all about how talented you are, how you are arguably the best team in the Midwest, but PWP is OUR HOUSE. We are the elite team in the Midwest and we will prove it at your expense. We built the PWP tag division up and you will not take our belts. We want you to bring everything you got, because we are hungry and eager to beat you at your own game. We have no respect, We have no regret. The Revolution is ready for you!”

Darin Corbin, after hearing Mark’s warning had this to say:

“You know what Mark Sterling?  If you want to beat us at our game you better bring your PS3 or Xbox 360… because we both are pretty good at Guitar Hero. However, if you want to settle this in the ring, we can do that too. What do you plan on doing this time to retain your precious titles that you supposedly built up?”

“Belt shot? Check.”

“Use the ropes? Check.”

“What else do you guys got left? Maybe I’m not giving you enough credit. Maybe… just maybe… you’ll tell the armory (your house may I add) that you can’t pay the electric bill and when we are about to get the 3 count lights go out and you guys take off. Hmmmm, what’s it gonna be? The NSE knows the tricks of the trade. We’ve been known to bend the rules once, twice, maybe 100 times. But you know what? Just because our halos are bent doesn’t mean we aren’t angels. We just got a devil side.”

“So do whatever you want. Say whatever you want. Just make sure the belts are ready for us when we get there.”

“See you on Oct 25th”

Will the LONRS be the team that continues to have the Northstar’s number, or will the NSE cement themselves as the best tag tag team in the Midwest? Someone is going to have their pride hurt in Council Bluffs, IA on October 25, 2008.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix will also deliver some great action with PWP Heavyweight Champ Abu Colossus defending the title against the #1 ranked wrestler in the entire MWR Coverage area, “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt!

Tony Cortez and Jaysin Strife square off in a grudge match!

Hype Gotti vs Vic Victory!

Top Midwest star “Anarchist” Arik Cannon vs PWP’s own Zac James!

“#1″ Brett Young accepts the challenge of Chris Havius!

All this and more!
National Guard Armory
2415 E. Kanesville Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Doors Open at 6:30
Show Starts at 7:00

Front Row: $15
General Admission: $12

Join Pro Wrestling Phoenix and Missouri Wrestling Revival and see what could easily be the match of the year. For more Information, check out
Pro Wrestling Phoenix at www.prowrestlingphoenix.com.

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“Midwest Best Series” Match 2 Announced

Midwest Best Series Match 2 Announced
Two top tag teams go one-on-one!

by Josh Ray
Owner-Editor
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Missouri Wrestling Revival (MWR) jump starts the “Midwest Best Series” on October 17, 2008 in Des Moines, IA with 3XW Pure Champ Tyler Cook facing Shane Hollister with the title on the line.  The Midwest Best Series is sure to get off to a good start, but the match following is sure to live up to the hype.

The number one ranked Northstar Express (Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz) take a trip to Council Bluffs, IA on October 25, 2008 to face the Pro Wrestling Phoenix Tag Team Champions, the LONRs (Darrien Sanders & Mark Sterling)!

More information will be released in the near future at www.missouriwrestlingrevival.com, but until then here is the rundown of the rest of the PWP card that day:

PWP Heavyweight Champ Abu Colossus defends the title against the #1 ranked wrestler in the entire MWR Coverage area, “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt!

Tony Cortez and Jaysin Strife square off in a grudge match!

Hype Gotti vs Vic Victory!

Top Midwest star “Anarchist” Arik Cannon vs PWP’s own Zac James!

“#1″ Brett Young accepts the challenge of Chris Havius!

All this and more!
National Guard Armory
2415 E. Kanesville Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Doors Open at 6:30
Show Starts at 7:00

Front Row: $15
General Admission: $12

www.prowrestlingphoenix.com
www.missouriwrestlingrevival.com