3XW champ ready to kick Ash -By Mark Campos

It’s that time of year again folks as we get ready for family gatherings, turkeys roasting in the oven, a time of peace and serenity……..and of course 3XWrestling’s “Holiday Havoc 2”! What better way to celebrate the holidays then with a full course meal of pro wrestling action?

The 3XW Heavyweight title will be on the line as the current champ Rory Fox will take on the “Gentlemen’s Club” own Brian Ash. This feud has been going on for the past couple of months and with the “Club” and their manager, “Commissioner” Todd Countryman, always interfering in the matches Fox may have to devise a new strategy for dealing with the big man.

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Rory Fox made an immediate impact the first moment he stepped into the 3XW ring and to no one’s surprise was the 2009 3XW Newcomer of the Year. Many fans already knew Fox from the MTV reality show many moons ago called True Life: I Want to be a Professional Wrestler. The Iowa native has traveled the country mastering his craft for over ten years and is now setting his sights on Brian Ash and the “Gentlemen’s Club”. Fox won the 3XWrestling Heavyweight title in May at the “5 Year Anniversary” event from “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt in a sensational ladder match. Since then he has had to fend of the likes of Ryan Slade, Gage Octane and the rest of the “Gentlemen’s Club”. After having Ash and his cohorts continuously attack him from behind Fox is ready to end this once and for all!

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Brian Ash is the very first 3XW Heavyweight champion and he carried the title for some time as he has wreaked havoc all over the wrestling world. Trained by the legends Harley Race and Dory Funk Jr., Ash has the tools, size and experience to take the strap from Rory Fox. But even with his natural abilities Brian Ash has once again chosen to take the easy ride to the top. Ash returned to the ring in March of this year after retiring in a “Loser Leaves 3XW” match from 2007 and seemed to be making amends for his past behavior. True colors were shown though as he returned to the ring and turned on his wrestling students Maddog McDowell and “The Unbreakable Zach Thompson. This is nothing new though as Ash along with Octane and Countryman were once known as the “Blue Chippers” before the creation of the dastardly “Gentlemen’s Club” and much like today cheated to win at all costs. Brian Ash wants his title back and Rory Fox will have to depend on speed, agility and maybe some outside interference to keep the big man down to retain his belt.

Other matches have been announced for “Holiday Havoc 2” including a rematch from last months show with the 3XW Pure Wrestling champion “The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong taking on “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell. Last months match was incredible as these former tag team partners gave probably the best match so far in their 3XW careers. A stipulation has been put in place by the 3XW Board of Director as Kwong’s sneaky manager Chad Mylan will be handcuffed to Skylar Pierce during the match! Also a six man tag team match is in place as The Horndogs and Zach Thompson take on American Ground and Air with Ryan Slade. More matches will be announced soon!

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In addition to all this pro wrestling excitement 3XW is putting on a “Holiday Havoc 2” preparty on December 1st at Cup O’Kryptonite, located at 4521 Fleur Drive, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be free beer, door prizes, pro wrestlers, comics and did I mention free beer!

Also don’t forget to bring toys down to the show as 3XW is collecting for Toys for Tots!
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“Holiday Havoc 2” will be held at the Des Moines Social Club on Friday, December 3rd located at 1408 Locust Street in Des Moines, IA. Tickets can be purchased online at 3XWrestling.com or at Cup O’Kryptonite and both Jay’s CD and Hobby locations. Advance presale tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for kids 10 and under. Ticket will also be sold the night of the show at $15 for adults, $6 for kids 10 and under and kids 3 and under are free. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the bell time being 7:30 p.m. Don’t be a turkey bring a toy for a child in need!

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MWR Christmas wish list of matches for 2011.

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 )

vs.
Jaysin Strife

Jaysin Strife (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

- It is no secret that I have mad respect for both of these competitors. These two men going at it would be a true wrestling classic. One could say that Mannix has the power advantage but Strife could be just a little faster. Neither man is afraid to get their hands dirty and brawl with the best of them. A true wrestling classic in every aspect.

2) The Barrio Boys (Angel and Domino Rivera) With Lucy Mendez

The Extreme tag team (Photo Credit Jerry Chavez)

vs.

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)

vs.

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.

vs.

Abu Colossus

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

vs.

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.

vs.

Santana G

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)

vs.

Evan Money

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

vs.

Rory Fox

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)

vs.
BroMance Jordan McEntyre and Knight Wagner with Eryn

- Different styles for sure, Fender and Sterling are no nonsense hit you in the mouth tag team in the style of Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard while BroMance is….well they are BroMance a team with a lot of flash but can blind you with their double team abilities.

10) Trevor Murdoch

vs

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

Gary Giaffoglione’s Pro Wrestling Phoenix Oct 16th Photo recap

The PWP Tag Champs with their manager Axel Greece. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

At the beginning of the show, PWP Tag Team Champions Zac James & Ryan Slade came out along with “Manager Supreme” Axel Greece. Greece explained that if Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket lost, they could never have another tag team title shot as long as James & Slade were champions. However if they won they would get Greece in the ring for five minutes after the match. They made fun of the crowd for a few minutes before Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket came out. They chased them out of the ring, and Chris Havius told them to up the stakes a little bit. He made the challenge to make the match a Tornado Tag match, which the Champions accepted!

One of the top young stars of 2010 Sir Bradley Charles. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Draigo goes after Sir Bradley Charles with a vengeance. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

SBC takes a shot to the mouth. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Draigo hits a rude awaking on SBC (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

1.) Sir Bradley Charles defeated Jayden Draigo. This was a very technical opening bout, and Draigo didn’t seem like his usual self. In the end, SBC got what most would consider and upset win over Draigo with his TKO maneuver.

Zach Thompson (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

These two have great respect for each other but at the end of the day there can only be one man at the top.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Zach Thompson stomps Jimmy Rockwell. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Rockwell nails Thompson dead on. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Suplex from Rockwell. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Both of these wrestlers can fly with the best of them. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

2.) “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell defeated Zach Thompson. You could tell that each man was familiar with the other’s work as there were reversals all over the place. In the end Rockwell laid out Thompson with the sit out Gordbuster and hit his Rock-On Bomb off the top rope to get the 1-2-3.

Who or WHAT is with David Clark?? That’s what I get for missing PWP. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

David Clark chops Joey Daniels. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The look on David Clark’s face says it all. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Why was the match between Joey Daniels and David Clark so important that Draigo came out to watch??(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Joey Daniels feels good about a big win at PWP. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

3.) Joey Daniels defeated David Clark. Clark, returning to the ring after a lengthy stay in China was looking to pick up where he left off by taking Joey Daniels out. There was a lot of action here, and Clark showed an amazing array of Suplexes and holds. However Daniels had his tricks up his sleeve as well, and capitalized on one small mistake Clark made to pick up the victory in this one. During the match, Jayden Draigo was observing from the entrance area, and afterwards, he got in the ring and whispered something in David Clark’s ear. We are not clear what the meaning of this is and are trying to get some more details. Clark declined comment on the matter.

Sneak attack from Preston Maxwell.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Preston Maxwell slams a chair to the back of Abu Colossus. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Abu with a big boot sending a chair in the face of Preston Maxwell. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Preston Maxwell takes the cheap shot, then will capitalize on it. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

4.) Abu Colossus defeated Preston Maxwell via Disqualification. Colossus was looking for revenge against Maxwell after last month’s mockery of the Big Hurt. However, during Colossus’ entrance, Maxwell sneak attacked him and they started brawling on the outside of the ring. They threw each other into walls and chairs as the referee tried to get them into the ring to start the match! Maxwell reversed a whip into the ring post and it seemed like Colossus was hurt. He rolled him into the ring and demanded the referee ring the bell but only got a two count. Some back and forth action between the two happened before Colossus set up for his big Full Nelson Slam, but Maxwell took the cheap way out by kicking him straight in the crotch! The referee rang the bell and Maxwell locked the Gator Roll Choke on Abu, refusing to let go.

The refs had a very difficult time getting Maxwell to break the hold. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Does Preston Maxwell have “The Big Hurts” number? It has look that way in the past few months. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

It took two referees and about 5 minutes before Maxwell finally let Colossus out of the hold and you could tell he was very proud of himself as he went to the locker room.

Zac James taunts the crowd while punishing Donnie Peppercricket. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The champs had a great game plan during the match and it showed. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Havius does his best to help his partner. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Maybe James bit off more than he can chew with Chris Havius. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

James kicks Havius before he can re enter back into the ring. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

James drops on Peppercricket. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

In a match with so much tension you better watch your back and Donnie Peppercricket knows it. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Havius and James have a meeting of the foot to the face. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

It’s a bird...It’s a plane…No it’s the Canadian Sex Icon Ryan Slade (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

5.) Zac James & Ryan Slade w/ Axel Greece defeated Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket to retain the PWP Tag Team Championship. This match broke down fast with the Tornado rules in place, and it seemed that every time Havius tried to get in the ring to stop Peppercricket from getting double-teamed, they would knock him back outside. The end came when Slade whipped Havius into the ring post causing a deep laceration requiring stitches to close. Meanwhile James hit the Sliced Bread on Peppercricket, and Slade followed it up with a splash from the top rope to retain their titles and save their manager from a beating. Elated, the champions left knowing they will never have to face the duo again.

What happened next was perhaps on of the most shocking moments in PWP history, as Donnie Peppercricket brutally attacked Chris Havius! He yelled that it was Havius’ fault, and hit him in the back multiple times with a steel chair! He then his Emerald Fusion maneuver onto the chair before leaving Havius lying in the middle of the ring.

The refs do their best to calm down a wild Donnie Peppercricket (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

PWP official Cody Murphy goes into the ring to assist Havius…..Peppercricket ??(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

NO… Donnie Peppercricket drops PWP official and close MWR friend Cody Murphy...Peppercricket how dare you!!!!(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

PWP Official Cody Murphy was in the ring immediately to check on Havius but his timing was too soon as Peppercricket, furious with rage returned to the ring and gave the Crew Member a Fire Thunder Driver! He then dragged Havius over the corner, put the chair on top of him and delivered a vicious Vader Bomb. The crowd was shocked as Peppercricket taunted them and left out the front door, on his way out, he taunted Havius’ girlfriend who was practically in tears after witnessing the beatdown. PWP Referees and Crew Members helped the PWP Official and Chris Havius to the back once Peppercricket was out of the building.

A beaten, bloodied and betrayed Chris Havius tries to figure out just what happened?(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Abu Colossus came out, looking pretty upset at Preston Maxwell’s actions from earlier in the night, and he laid out a challenge for the show on November 13th. He challenged Preston Maxwell to PWP’s first ever Last Man Standing match! This is going to be brutal!

After being one of the few men in the Midwest to get a victory off of Jeremy Wyatt, young Matty Star had earned a chance at his first PWP Championship (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

PWP Champ Tony Cortez (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Pulling out all stops to get the PWP Belt from Champ Tony Cortez. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Matty Star Matty Star Matty Star with a BIG move, could we have a new PWP Champ?(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Momentum breaker from the champ Tony Cortez. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

6.) “Babyface” Tony Cortez defeated Matty Star to retain the PWP Heavyweight Championship. This was just an amazing contest, it’s hard to do it justice by just describing it! This match is the reason you need to be at PWP Live Events, the action was so intense between the two! There were multiple times when either man could have been pinned, but a critical moment came when Star (and the crowd) thought he had the match won with a Falcon Arrow off the TOP rope! Somehow Cortez found the heart to kick out of the maneuver! Star went up top one more time, but it was a mistake as Cortez was able to capitalize and deliver the Ki Krusher that he has been using to pin his opponents lately and retained his coveted title. After the match Cortez and Starr showed each other respect and you could see that Cortez deemed Star a worthy opponent.

The next PWP Live Event is November 13th at the National Guard Armory in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Notes for the show so far:

The match has been signed and it will happen! Next month’s main event will be the first ever Last Man Standing Match in PWP: Abu Colossus Vs. Preston Maxwell. If a challenger cannot get to his feet to answer a 10 count from the referee, than his opponent will be declared the winner! This is not just a matter of who is the better competitor but also a matter of pride for Colossus as he has little patience for the games that Maxwell likes to play.

As a result of his heinous actions, Donnie Peppercricket has been fined a sum of $1000 and is suspended from competition for the duration of November.

PWP Heavyweight Champion “Babyface” Tony Cortez will be defending his title against an opponent that will be named in the coming weeks!

Thanks to all the fans who support us and we will see you on November 13th!

November 13, 2010

National Guard Armory
2415 E Kanesville Blvd
Council Bluffs IA 51503

Tickets $10

Doors 6:30 Belltime 7:00

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4 States, 14 Shows, 4,265 miles and 74 hours on the road in 3 months at MWR.

With a plethora of great shows  these  past few months,  it has been hard to keep up with all the exciting  news flash, photos and happenings around the Midwest.

MWR has been active with some of the top stars in the country while meeting many of you the great fans, some for the first time while others we know quite well.

We have spent almost every weekend on the road covering the top promotions in the Midwest.

Let’s take a look at some of the sights of the past few months with MWR, the Fans and Superstars around the Midwest.

August 7- Granite City Illinois- High Voltage Wrestling

HVW returned from their summer break to with top stars Kahagas taking on Trent Stone , the Midwest Sweet heart Santana G going up against her arch rival Amy Hennig and the Great Cheyenne with MsChif watching.

Dan Walsh (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Would it be just by chance that the MWR Wrestler of the Week was MTV’S Dan Walsh who would give away a MWR T-Shirt in August only to see him get the HVW Livewire title soon after? Hey Dan we are just playing, you earned it….with a handful of Trent Stones tights.

August 21 – Council Bluffs Iowa – Pro Wrestling Phoenix

The trips to Iowa seem to take so long to get their, which has been a reason for us to scale back from going to PWP and 3XW. One problem they are so GOOD!! MWR fans don’t worry we have no plans what so ever to stop covering these two exciting promotions.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix delivered on this evening with some exciting wrestling action. We were on hand when Axel Greece assists Ryan Slade and Zac James cheat Chris Havius and Donnie Peppercricket out of the PWP Tag Titles. The show also saw the war rage on between Abu Colossus and Preston Maxwell.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix Champion Tony Cortez (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The MWR Wrestler of the Night was the PWP Champion Tony Cortez. Cortez was able to survive the onslaught on Jayden Draigo to retain the championship in a feud that has become quite personal.

In the near future look for a phot recap from their last show in October  from PWP/MWR Photographer Gary Giaffoglione

August 28- Lincoln Illinois – Pro Wrestling Epic

The Balloon festival in Lincoln Illionis is a BIG deal and with PWE providing a FREE show if you attend you can not miss it.

PWE delivered with the biggest match in years in the Midwest literally when the PWE title was on the line between the Mississippi Madman taking on “The Future” Donovan Ruddick led by MR Late Nite.

Ohhhs and AHHHS were heard as the two behemoths battle for supermecy and who is truly the top big man. Nothing was settled decisively, but the crowd went home to tell their friends about the Madman and Future. The match that shook the Midwest .

Evan Money explodes on Eric Allen (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

“The Kid” Evan Money was the MWR Wrestler of the Week as he went on to defeat Eric Allen with a frog splash.

September 4th – Kansas City Kansas- Metro Pro Wrestling

We were thrilled to support Metro Pro Wrestling for several reasons; first off the wrestling scene in the KC market has been dry for some time now. With Metro Pro Sports having TV, showcasing several of the top stars in the country today and oh yeah our former partner in crime Josh Ray is the current ring announcer for this upstart promotion. Metro Pro proved to be a great time with a great upside going into 2010.

“Rock and Roll” Mike Sydal with Amber (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

Amber," The host of Dubi meets the Fans" Dubray and Brecca take in a picture after the show (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

All the girls love Tyler Cook (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

From the looks of Brecca’s face WLW Star Ethan Wright did not learn the Masterlock from former WLW Champ Chris Masters. (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

September 11 – Waterloo Illinois – Independent Hardcore Wrestling

IHW has been on a roll in 2010 with some great matches in front of a packed crowd. On this night we were thrilled to debut the Tony Kozina MWR Trading Card. Kozina is one of the most well diverse and exciting wrestlers today. During the night Kozina wrestled one of the Midwest most impressive young men in the game Chris L.O.G.A.N

Tony Kozina (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Let’s take a look at a Video recap of this great show from IHW

September 22- Olney Illinois – IWA Unlimited

Our first trip to Olney lived up to the hype that has been told to me. A weekly FREE Wednesday show how can you go wrong. A great small venue filled with some of the top young talent in the area.

IWA Unlimited fan favorite The Intimidator gives away a free MWR T-shirt to start the night off. (Photo Credit Tim Dunahee )

Everyone that I talked to loved the stars of IWA U and looked forward to the hump day of the week. If you have the day off and live in STL I urge you to take the drive to see what you are missing.

September 25 – Hillsdale Missouri- MMWA-SICW

A great day for the community of Hillsdale as MMWA-SICW teamed up with the Hillsdale Police force to provide a free wrestling show. MMWA-SICW are always fan friendly and if a free outdoor show was not enough, the team work also offered free BBQ and back packs filled with treats from the police force given to them by the stars of MMWA-SICW.

Ace Hawkins is the MMWA-SICW Santa Clause in September while sporting the MWR T-shirt

The MWR Wrestler of the day was none other than Ace Hawkins. Ace fresh off of his appearance at Ring of Honor not only gave away a free MWR shirt but bicycles from the kids and some awesome ST Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame shirts before having a great match against Brandon Espinosa.

September 25- Wood River Illinois – MECW Double shot evening

One of the best kept secrets in the Midwest, is the fact that some of the best talent in Iowa makes the long trip to the STL to go to prove that they are among the best in the Midwest. Jimmy Rockwell, Devin Carter, Zach Thompson, Ryan Slade  and even self proclaimed  wrestling genius Chad Mylan has put an end to Gabriel Brimstones stranglehold  in the Independent title when his man Kwong won the belt in recent months.

Iowa is not the only area that is well represented as the upstate Illinois wrestlers BroMance (Knight Wagner and Jordan McEntrye)  with Erin currently holds onto the MECW Tag Championship and Matt Mayday, Mike Anthony and Chris Logan have all brought their own flavor in the company.

MECW Champion Bailey Mannix (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

On this night the MWR Wrestler of the Night was the champ himself, Bailey Mannix. Mannix is still one of the most underrated wrestlers in the game today.

October 2- Kansas City Kansas – Metro Pro Wrestling

Metro Pro Wrestling heated up with the brand new Metro Pro Wrestling TV Champion Trevor Murdoch taking charge. With an appearance from wrestling great Harley Race the fans where able to see some of the great from the past mixed in with some of the best today.

What has the best Wrestler on Gods Green earth Harley Race along with Ethan Wright and Jeff Strong so mad, could it be because of something that former MWR Josh Ray is doing? See it on METRO SPORTS in Kansas City (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

If fans in Kansas City want the best bang for their buck they need to give Metro Pro Wrestling a chance. You won’t regret it.

October 9- Eldon Missouri – World League Wrestling

One of the biggest nights of the year brought several of the most influential men in the game today. Co-Owner of Pro Wrestling Noah was in attendance along with Harley Race and Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer. The MWR Wrestler of the Night was Midwest knockout Lucy Mendez who gave away the very first MWR pink t-shirt.

Midwest Knockout Lucy Mendez has the attention of Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer. (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

Wrestlers from around the world took the week long camp in hopes of making it to the show.

MWR Photographer Bill Smith with the representatives of Pro Wrestling NOAH (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

WLW Super fan Vincent Heather gets an autograph Steve Fender trading card from the man himself

Look for a Full photo recap of this show in the near future from MWR Photographer Bill Smith

October 10- Marceline Missouri – Modern Championship Wrestling

Just down the road from my house was a new promotion was a rare Sunday show that featured local favorite The Iceman. Brian Blade won the belt at the very first show and has been a thorn in promoter Dustin Watson’s side ever since.

Larry Stilfield with Modern Championship Wrestling Champion Brian Blade (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

October 16- Glen Carbon Illinois – NWA Dynamo/High Voltage Wrestling

We were on hand to present the High Voltage Wrestling tag champs the Hooligans the 2009 MWR Tag team of the Year plaques. To be honest we offered the exciting tag team Full Contact Dojo  (Jonathan Gresham and Ric King) the chance to be the MWR Wrestlers of the Week to throw out a t-shirt as a way of being nice.

In a shocking development they defeated The Hooligans to become the NEW HVW Tag Championship . No HVW Champion was safe as “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt defeated Kahagas and Dan Walsh won the HVW Livewire belt.

The HVW Tag Team Champs Jonathan Gresham and Ric King with the lucky fan who caught the MWR shirt Rebecca Haynes (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Look for a photo recap as well and interviews with all of the new HVW Champions here at MWR in the future.

October 23 – Springfield Illinois – New Midwest Wrestling

NMW invited us and invited us and I am glad that they did, we had debut once before and was very impressed and happy to have added them in our NMW Coverage area. The last show I photographed the most dangerous ( and fun matches) to be a photographer at in my carrer during the4 team NMW Tag Team scramble match and returned for the biggest Battle Royal, rumble style of the year for NMW. All for the enjoyment of you the fans.

The MWR Wrestler of the Week was up and comer Christian Rose. Look for more information about this exciting night of wrestling at MWR soon.

Christian Rose (Photo Courtesy of Jon 'Skippy' Edgecomb)

There you have MWR fans, the itinerary of where Dubray and I have been in just the past tthree months. We may not be able to keep up with the miles that the 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling does but who can, that man is a machine.

I would like to thank you the fans, the wrestlers, and the promoters for making

Missouri Wrestling Revival – The Wrestling Press of the Midwest.

MWR fans please support your local professional wrestling and we hope to see you at a show.

Brian Kelley Owner/Editor of Missouri Wrestling Revival

Metro East Championship Wrestling Photo recap from Wood River, IL on 9/25

By Brian Kelley

Last Month we made our way back to MECW in Wood river Illinois for a great night of wrestling. A fun filled card with two men that has to be mentioned as MWR Wrestlers of the Year for 2010 Bailey Mannix and Eric Allen. These two have been friends at times but the desire to be the MECW Championship has been too much for them to maintain the good feelings in the ring.

One of the most entertaining duo in the game is the MECW Tag Team Champions Jordan McEntrye & Knight Wagner otherwise known as Bromance. Led by the vixen Eryn they look to hold onto the titles for a long time. Their biggest test to date is the Bowery Brawlers , consisting of Maddog McDowell and Mauler McDarby. Can Bromance keep this young team at bay?

For the first time I was on hand to see the new MECW Independent Champion Ricky Kwong led by his manager Chad Mylan. Mylan has been a handful at 3XW in Iowa and the drive all the way to Illinois has not calmed the eccentric manager. Can former champion Gabriel Brimstone or fan favorite Jimmy Rockwell spoil Mylan’s plans to take over MECW?

Chris L.O.G.A.N has been very impressive in his short time at the MWR coverage area, taking on the likes of Mannix and Tony Kozina. He is able to over power you and punish you with multiple suplexs. Look for big things to come from this man.

Sarin Sinn brought in some muscle from Chicago with the debut of Mike Anthony. What will the veteran Anthony have in mind for his future at MECW?

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Can the Youth sensation Evan Money rebound after coming up short last month in his bid for the MECW Title?

This and much more is why you should check out MECW in WoodRiver on October 23rd.

Bailey Mannix d. Chris Logan
Ryan Slade d. Devin Carter by DQ
MECW Champs Jordan McEntrye & Knight Wagner pinned Maddog McDowell & Mauler McDarby
Zach Thompson d. Matt Mayday
MECW Indy Champ Ricky Kwong d. Jimmy Rockwell
The Texas Longhorn & Jon West d. Mike Anthony & Sarin Sinn by DQ
MECW Heavyweight Champ Eric Allen d. Evan Money

For a full look at all the pictures from this exciting show click here.

MWR Trading Card #21 Evan Money

Evan Money (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

One of the Midwest hottest young stars debuts for his very own MWR Trading Card.

Nicknamed the “Kid” by many Evan Money is not old enough to drink but has set the Midwest on fire with his electrifying moves while making the young girls hearts skip a beat.

When MWR debuted at MECW in Woodriver the promoters were not shy in telling us to keep our eyes on the ring and not blink because you may just miss something special.

They were not lying, and we have kept a close eye on the rising star since.

In an exciting match that saw Money rise to the occasion , he took then MECW Champion Zach Thompson to a time limit draw before picking up his first win against Dewey “Booger” Dawson .

Since then Money has been working promotions such as Independent Hardcore Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Epic and Windy City Wrestling.

We look for this card to fly off the shelves faster than Evan Money can hit you with one of this explosive moves so we highly urge you to pick up this must have card.

#1 The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz- 2008 MWR Tag team of the Year.
#2
Mark Sterling- 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year.
#3 The Hooligans Devin and Mason Cutter -2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year
#4 MsChif- 2009 MWR Female of the Year
#5 Mike Sydal 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year
#6 Jeremy Wyatt 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year. 2008 MWR Match of the Year Michael Strider, 2009 MWR Match of the Year Tyler Cook
#7 Santana G – Midwest Sweetheart
#8 Kahagas
The Tokyo Monster
#9 Mephisto - Hardcore favorite
#10 Tyler Black – Ring of Honor World Champion
#11 Sir Bradley Charles - Rising star trained by Lance Storm
#12 Brandon Espinosa- Multi Talented Superstar
#13 Dave Vaughn The Wrestling Machine
#14 “The Future” Donovan Ruddick -The 6’9 Monster
#15 Brandon Aarons Current Triple Crown Champion in the Midwest.
#
16 Davey Richards Arguably the best in the world today.
#17 “Superstar” Steve Fender-First American wrestler to train in Pro Wrestling NOAH Dojo
#18 MR Late Nite- “Hollywood Super Agent”

For a complete list of Missouri Wrestling Revival trading cards as well as WWE , TNA and Japan sets check out the website Wrestling trading cards.com here.

PWN: Genesis returns Sept 10, 2010 Mark Sterling vs. Mike Sydal

  Check out PWN’s long awaited return to the Quad Cities! Take advantage of our $2 BEER SPECIAL all night long. This is an all ages event.

All Tickets $10 @ The Door or $8 in Advance

Mark Sterling vs Mike Sydal

On September 10th in Moline, IL, the King of Des Moines and current NWA Central States Champion will take on the PWI Rookie of the Year (and brother to WWE’s Evan Bourne) Mike Sydal. These two have been tearing it up all over the the country and now they face off for a battle of midwest wrestling supremacy. Oh, did w…e forget to mention that Mark Sterling is the man that trained Mike Sydal? How will Sterling respond to the recent success of his student?

LUCHA LIBRE SHOWCASE MATCH

Samuray Del Sol vs. Yakuza

Hunter Matthews vs Bradley Charles

Hunter Matthews, the only three time Quad City Champion in history, takes on the impressive newcomer Bradley Charles who was trained by none other than former ECW, WCW, WWE star, Lance Storm. Mathews will be looking to reclaim his Quad City fame, but will Charles’ top class training put an end to it before it begins?

Also Appearing:

Rory Fox vs Jordan McEntire

Rory Fox makes his debut and it has just been announced that he will take on Jordan McEntire. McEntire, mostly know for his successes as a tag team wrestler looks to make a stand against one of the most experienced indy wrestlers today. Will McEntire take his firs…t step towards singles stardom or will Fox be too much to handle?

Sexy & Smooth

Marked of Crane vs. Heroes For Hire
At PWN Genesis on September 10th, the Heroes For Hire, Jimmy Rockwell and Zack Thompson make their PWN debut against local stars, Markus Crane and Donnie Peppercricket, otherwise known as Marked of Crane. Will the Heroes harness the superpowers to walk away with a victory or will insanity reign supreme at Bier-Stube Pub & Grill?!

“The Future” Donovan Ruddick

Tyler Priegel

Bucky Collins

http://www.PWNwrestling.com

More matches to be announced in the coming weeks, card subject to change.

 

Mark Sterling wins the 2010 King Of Des Moines tournament plus full results from this weekends event.

Results thanks to the 3XW Website

Des Moines Social Club
1408 Locust St
Des Moines, IA

Thanks to all the fans who came out to see an excellent night of wrestling action!

King of Des Moines Tournament Event Results:

1. Pre-show match – Brady A. Dezire pinned Jon West after a superkick.

2. King of Des Moines Quarterfinals – “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson pinned “The Popular” Nate Bash after countering out of Bash’s Michinoku Driver with a cradle pin. Great high flying battle.

3. King of Des Moines Quarterfinals – In a battle of 3XW‘s two biggest athletes, Brian Ash pinned Maddog McDowell after punching him with brass knuckles while the referee was distracted by Todd Countryman and Casanova. Countryman’s loaded briefcase was also involved.

4. King of Des Moines Quarterfinals – “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt pinned “The Professional” Ben Sailer following a Kansas Tumbleweed (Lightning Spiral) in a great technical, submission-based encounter.

5. King of Des Moines Quarterfinals - Mark Sterling beat “Delicious” Devin Carter by submission with the Markshooter in a very heated bout.

6. King of Des Moines Semi-Finals – “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt beat “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson by submission with the Crossface in a very heated, hard-hitting encounter. Thompson came very close to defeating Wyatt on a number of occasions.

7. King of Des Moines Semi-Finals – Mark Sterling pinned Brian Ash. After the match, Ash and 3XW Commissioner Todd Countryman tried to assault Sterling with the brass knuckles, only for Sterling to move out of Countryman’s clutches, duck Ash’s punch only for Ash to stop his swing just in time to avoid hitting Countryman. Sterling then dropkicked Ash into Countryman and Countryman tumbled to the ground. Sterling then grabbed his own pair of knuckles from his trunks and punched Ash out with them to the cheers of the crowd.

8. Six Man Scramble for the 3XW Unified Pure Wrestling championship – “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell successfully defended the title, pinning “The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade with a Rock N’ Rollup to win. Also competing were Hunter Matthews, Casanova, “The Right Price” Aaron Masterson and Sir Bradley Charles.

9. 3XW Heavyweight championship – Rory Fox successfully defended the title, pinning “The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong following a Fox Bomb. Kwong’s manager Chad Mylan was involved many times throughout the match and Kwong almost came away with the belt on more than one occasion. Directly before the end of the bout, Fox finally got his hands and Mylan and punched him right off the ring apron to a big response from the fans.

10. King of Des Moines Tournament Finals – Mark Sterling pinned “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt with a cradle pin in an excellent wrestling match.

After the bout, Wyatt challenged Sterling to a rematch at Clobberpalooza Classic 3 on September 3rd at the Des Moines Social Club.

3XW July 9th 5 year Anniversary commercial

Featuring:

3XW Heavyweight Championship – Ladder Match
Rory Fox
vs.
“The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt (c)

Title vs. Title – Winner take all unification match
3XW Cruiserweight champion “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell
vs.
3XW Pure Wrestling champion “The Viking Warrior” Kraig Keesaman

Six man tag team action
“The Anarchist” Arik Cannon & The Northstar Express – Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz
vs.
The Gentlemen’s Club – Gage Octane & the 3XW Tag Team champions – “Delicious” Devin Carter & Casanova w/Todd Countryman

Singles match
Brian Ash w/Todd Countryman
vs.
Mark Sterling

Triple Threat
“The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson
vs.
Ryan Slade
vs.
Brady A. Dezire

Tag Team match
The Horn Dogs – Maddog McDowell & Krotch
vs.
Midwest Ground & Air – Benjamin Sailer & Nate Bash

Singles match
“The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong w/Chad Mylan
vs.
Sir Bradley Charles

Singles match
“The Right Price” Aaron Masterson
vs.
Hunter Matthews

Tickets:

General Admission $12 Advance Tickets| $15.00 At the Door
Kids 10 & Under $6.00
Kids 3 & Under FREE Admission

Tickets go on sale June 12th at:

Jay’s CD & Hobby
5921 SE 14th
Des Moines, IA

Cup O’ Kryptonite – The Original Coffee & Comic shop!
4521 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA

3XW July 9th after show party will take place at our sponsor:
Z’s Bar
1511 South Union St
Des Moines, IA

All fans are welcome to attend the after party to eat & drink with the 3XWrestling wrestlers & crew!

Purchase tickets online

Dubi meets the 3XW fans June 2010

Dubray Tallman back with you here at MWR with a brand new Dubi Meets the fans and for the very first time I am doing this feature at 3XWrestling in Des Moines Iowa.

I missed the last time Brian went as he and his good friend Josh Ray made their way to present 3XW with the 2008 MWR Promotion of the Year Plaque last year and since I have been they have moved from IN Play to the Social Club.

If you are one of my friends who live quite a ways and have not checked out 3XWrestling, I highly recommend that you take the drive and not only watch some exciting 3XWrestling but the beautiful city of Des Moines as well. This would be the third time that we have gone together and it never seems to fail that we run out of time to take in the sights. If we ever get enough money I am looking forward to staying in town and sight see after a show the next day.

I was told from Brian that 3XW had a sweet set up and he was not lying. With the lights on and the building painted black it was perfect for wrestling with a big league feel, with up close and personal feel of a local show. Easily the most professional looking shows that we have gone too.

Our good friend Skylar Pierce was very helpful by pointing out some 3XW faithful fans who was allowed in 15 minutes early because they bought their ticket early, which I thought was awesome because I hate to wait to get in so that is a great ideal 3XW.

While Brian caught up with his friends Maddog McDowell and Referee Jeremy Robb, I was off to work meeting the fans. First up was one of our facebook friends Amanda Elliot who I knew was a hardcore Mike Sydal fan but I was told that at last months show at 3XW Sydal had lost a loser leaves town match to high flying Zach Thompson, Say it isn’t so Mike!!

Amanda stated that she liked Rory Fox, a wrestler that Brian had stated he was excited about seeing live for the first time. Rory was impressive in his win against “The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong with “The Laotian Liaison” Chad Mylan and Mylan’s new MMA security guard. I got so busy during intermission trying to get everyone rounded out that Amanda was nice enough to take the picture for us.

Amanda Elliot and Rory Fox

Next up was a great group of fans in the front row who was there to cheer on young up and comer John West. Hope, Joe, Brittany, Alyssa, Haley and Joey Maston from Des Moines Iowa posed with the young star.

Jon West hangs with Joe, Brittany, Alyssa, Haley and Joey (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Little did I know that 3XW was to provide the fans with an exciting surprise at the start of the show when to the ring came the easy on the eyes Tyler Black who was to wrestle later on that night. Eric Konecne from Exira Iowa quickly came up to me to see if it was possible to have his Dubi meets the fans picture with his favorite tag team The Horndogs of Krotch and Maddog McDowell with Tyler Black. I told him that I would do my best and though during the intermission that had wrestlers signing Autographs and hanging out with the fans we were unable to get Eric with the Horndogs and Black at the same time we took his picture separately with the stars.

Eric Konecne and Tyler Black ( Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Maddog McDowell, Eric Konecne and Krotch ( Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Brian was asked by Midnight Guthrie to come to ring to show off the MWR Plaque that we were giving Jeremy Wyatt and Tyler Cook for their 3XW match last year then it was back to meeting with the fans.

One of the most popular wrestlers there had to be the “Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell who was birthday boy Jack’s favorite wrestler. Jack was turning 8 years old that day and was joined with Allison ( Sue City) and Randy from (Des Moines). It took us some time as Jimmy is great with his fans but young Jack and his friends looked to have a birthday to remember

Jimmy Rockwell with the Birthday boy Jack holding the 3XW Cruiser weight Championship belt with Allison and Randy (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Slowly but surely, I have been working on a new project here at MWR called MWR’S Sexiest wrestler in the Midwest and one man that is sure to be a part of the voting will be Kansas City Heartthrob Tyler Cook.

Tyler Cook (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

On this night I was thankful that Cook represented MWR by wearing our shirt to the ring and throwing it too one lucky fan.  A wonderful women, Paula Grove caught the shirt while sitting next to her husband Don. Unfortunately Cook took a beating from The Rebel Jeremy Wyatt prior to intermission and was unable to come out to pose with Paula but she was in good sprits as we talked about how long she had been coming to 3XW.

Paula Grove and Dubray Tallman (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A fun night of wrestling with some great guys, I hated to leave but before we left Brian picked up a 3XW dvd that had Tyler Black vs. Jeremy Wyatt and offered to buy me a Sir Bradley Charles T-shirt , a wrestler who he is thinks very highly of but he didn’t have my size so Brian got a XL, just my luck  .

The road home was filled with rain and storms and it took us a little longer than normal but it was well worth it. I was impressed when Skylar called us the next morning to make sure we made it home safe. It is always good hanging with people that care.

Once again 3XW and their fans thank you for the good times.

Brian will have a photo recap of this show very soon and I will be working on Dubi meets the IHW Fans from this past weekend.

Till next time MWR Fans be good.

Dubz