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Mike Sydal’s Second tour of Dragon Gate leads to the 2015 Kobe World

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 3, 2015

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One of the coolest moments of my career, Yogasaulting for Dragon Gate at Korakuen Hall! I love yoga and wrestling!!! – Mike Sydal

Mike Sydal has entertained fans around the world for the past few years and shows no signs of slowing down. He captured the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year award in 2009 by paying his dues through his many hours of travels in cars to wrestle in front of small and big crowds alike throughout the United States. Sydal could of easily of lived off of that accomplishments of the PWI honor and being the brother of former WWE Superstar Evan Bourne, yet he has continued to strive to improve his skills to become the very best that he can be. Hours in the gym has given him the ability to wrestle at an exciting pace while he has sought out the best to combine the psychology and ring generalship from the likes of the Harley Race Wrestling camp that has featured WWE, NOAH as well camps with the hottest company in the United States, not named WWE, Ring of Honor.

Sydal first toured in Japan with Dragon Gate from September to December in 2013.   So impressed with his work ethic and matches, the door was open for Sydal to have return to Dragon Gate this summer as the company is currently on their road to their biggest event of the year, Kobe World.

Sydal has been on tour with Dragon Gate wrestling against several of the most amazing wrestlers in the world today, while having the honor of wrestling in one of the truly historic wrestling grounds of all –time the famed Korakuen Hall.

Look for Sydal to be in action at Kobe World in a must see 6-man match before returning in August to thrill fans around in the States.

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SICW Wrestling Explosion Ricky Cruz vs Attila Khan, Open challenge for Denzell Vance; Brandon Espinosa vs Farmer Billy Hills; Ricky Cruz & Travis Cook interviews

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 3, 2015

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SICW- Saturday July 18th the return of the “Tokyo Monster” Kahagas as he and Champion Flash Flanagan team up to battle Ron Powers and Gary Jackson. Plus Attila Kahn meets “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz, if Ricky Cruz pins Kahn he will get 5 minutes in the ring with Travis Cook. Call NOW 618-286-4848 for tickets

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Metro Pro Wrestling Celebrates Five Years of Excitement

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 2, 2015

By Brian Kelley

Five years ago Kansas City was virtually a ghost town for pro wrestling. Thanks to the hard work, dedication and professionalism of Chris Gough pro wrestling would not only return, but earn a reputation as one of the most respected Independent promotions in the country by fans and wrestlers alike.

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Chris Gough’s road to reviving pro wrestling in the Midwest started off as a graduate at the University of Missouri that opened the road for a job at the top as a writer for the WWE during the beloved Attitude era. Gough would return home in the Kansas City area to start a new life in the world of pro wrestling as a promoter, under the banner of Metro Pro Wrestling with a TV taping at the historic Memorial Hall on June 5, 2010. For the past five years fans have been able to keep up with Metro Pro Wrestling on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel , while YouTube features close to one hundred and fifty episodes of the red hot action.

We caught up with just a few of the people that have enjoyed the hard work of Chris Gough and MPW to get their thoughts on the past five years.

Former three time Metro Pro Wrestling Champion Jeremy Wyatt – Metro Pro has been thru its ups and downs. The downs have nearly been devastating, but the promotion has always came out on the other end even better. You take Metro and put it on one of the coast, and it’s easily considered one the top promotions in the country. Being in the Midwest, it somewhat gets overlooked. I couldn’t be prouder to have been a part of this promotion since day one. Kansas City was a ghost town for so long, Metro made wrestling a big deal here again. I’m obviously winding down, but knowing Metro is only going to continue to get bigger and better makes a small part of me wish I could wrestle forever.

Current Metro Pro Wrestling Kansas State Champion Mike Sydal – When Chris Gough started Metro Pro Wrestling, he revived wrestling in KC. He created something special for the Kansas Citians who love wrestling.

Metro Pro Wrestling fan Debbie ChmidlingI enjoy knowing that there is a well-run group of Professional wrestlers (emphasis on Professional) locally that we can go watch and enjoy. I enjoy the camaraderie, the feeling of community and knowing I am among friends. I am also proud that when wrestlers who aren’t local and travel in to visit mention Metro Pro, they always mention that Chris Gough is absolutely the quintessential promoter

Former one half of the Metro Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champions Mark McDowell – Metro Pro & Chris G. had brought back the missing tradition of pro wrestling to the K.C. region and continues to bring a magic that fans and families can continue to enjoy.

Metro Pro Wrestling Wrestler The Iceman – When Chris started Metro Pro you had a good feeling from day one it was going to be something great and since Metro Pro bursted on the scene 5 years ago and made KC a hotbed for professional wrestling again it has given KC something else to be excited about…The Royals, The Chiefs and for the past 5 years Metro Pro Wrestling…Thank you Chris and thank you Metro Pro fans!

Metro Pro Wrestling fan Glen Enloe – Metro Pro Wrestling has grown from a hope to a thriving reality in just 5 short years. It has been a combination of exciting & creative matches along with a friendly atmosphere both on stage & back stage puts it ahead of many independent wrestling promotions. While we all hoped it would bring back the good old days of KCK’s Memorial Hall wrestling, I think we are all a little surprised & pleased that Metro Pro has lived up to the bill & in some ways surpassed it. Long live Metro Pro!

Metro Pro Wrestling fan Paul Johnson – I like to think of metro pro wrestling as one big happy family. The connection between fans and wrestlers is awesome. It’s what makes it the success it is today and will be in the future.

Ring Announcer Dan Gier – “METRO… Chris has had to answer many challenges… to build, then maintain quality “Indy wrestling” plus the added lore of Kansas City Wrestling established in fans for decades not only the live performances but TV as well… and those challenges have been met.”

They say when you are having fun, time flies and that has been so true with Metro Pro Wrestling. Metro Pro fans have had the chance to meet the 8-time NWA World Champion Harley Race, while witnessing the NWA World Title would change hands for the first time since September 17, 1981, (Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes) when Adam Pearce defeated Colt Cabana on July 21st, 2012. Many of today’s national superstars have made their way to MPW including Tommy Dreamer, Christopher Daniels, Santana G, T.J. Perkins, Stevie Richards, Ace Steel and Kyle O’Reilly.

Though it may have been a great treat to have the world wide superstars appear at Metro Pro Wrestling, it has been a plethora of young talents that have gave their heart and soul to the promotion that has made sure that the fans clear their calendar. Homegrown talent and former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch lead the way at the start by defeating Michael Strider for the TV title at Memorial Hall. Striders historic road to the championship, as well as his feud with Derek Stone that led to a Ric Flair eques retirement that told a story that touch the hearts of the MPW faithful.

In the past, Kansas City grew to love Race, Bob Geigle, Bulldog Bob Brown, Rufus R Jones, but todays fans will tell their kids about the great matches of Jeremy Wyatt, Bull Schmitt, Mark Sterling, Mike Sydal, the Iceman, Kobra Kai Dojo, ACH, and Showtime Bradly Charles that they saw live in action at  the Turner Rec Center .

Though the promotion celebrated their five year existence on June 6th, there is no doubt that the future of MPW promises to bring even more thrills and memories for years to come.

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Michael Strider

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Jeremy Wyatt lays into Michael Strider

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Strider runs for cover with Lucy Mendez.

Fans never know what to expect at a Metro Pro Wrestling event, so with the announcement of a special guest formally from WWE hinted on their website, the fans flocked the Turner Rec Center early. With a buzz in the air it was announced that the special guest interviewer formally of WWE was Lucha Underground’s Michael Striker. Fans can catch wrestler, now color commentator Michael Striker each and every week on the El Ray Network along side wrestling legend Vampiro. It could have been an easy payday for Striker to come to MPW and sign some autographs as he is a wrestling star seen on TV every week. But Michael Strider, who is now the MPW commissioner, has been on a quest to remove Jeremy Wyatt by proclaiming the next match that Wyatt loses will be his last at MPW shocked everyone in attendance when he enlisted Striker to challenge Wyatt if he was able to defeat Ricky Cruz at the beginning of the night.

The evenings main event would also be the return of ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer going to war in a NO-DQ match with the Worlds Fittest Wrestler, Mark Sterling.

Before we take a moment to check out the highlights of another exciting night of action of Metro Pro Wrestling, let me extended an invitation to you to become part of the MPW family on August the 8TH when they begin their march for five more years of action that you will not want to miss.

June 6, 2015 – Turner Rec Center, Kansas City, KS – Fifth Anniversary Show

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One mistake is all it took for the KC Wolves to get the win in the dark match.

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– Dark Match: KC Wolves defeated Mike Outlaw/Keith Smith Jr.

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Chris Gough and his family was presented with a belt celebrating the past 5 years.

– Dark Match: KC Wolves defeated Mike Outlaw/Keith Smith Jr.

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The future of MPW?

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The calm before the storm as Matt Striker plays around with as Jeremy Wyatt thanks the MPW Promoter Chris Gough and his family for their hard work and sacrifices from the MPW Locker room.

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Matt Striker welcomes the MPW crowd to another exciting night of action.

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Striker sends a message that if Wyatt is able to get pass Ricky Cruz that same night then he will have to face the former WWE Superstar.

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Tyler Cook

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Out of the way just in time.

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The Math Magician in deep trouble in the corner.

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– Tyler Cook defeated the Math Magician

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The Kansas MPW Champion Mike Sydal

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Sydal works the legs of Jake Dirden.

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Sydal finds himself in the power gripe of Jake Dirden.

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– Kansas Championship Match: Mike Sydal defeated Jake Dirden

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4 on 4 wild mayhem

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The good guys with a little help from the fans.

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Davey Vega in the hands of the former MWR Tag Team of the Year, the American Bulldogs.

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Gary Jay goes surfing on the Killer City Kings.

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– Kobra Kai Dojo/Commission defeated King Brothers/American Bulldogs

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Jeremy Wyatt

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Jeremy Wyatt leans on the King of Chaos Ricky Cruz.

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– Jeremy Wyatt defeated Ricky Cruz

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– Redwing defeated Kraig Keesaman

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The current MWR Female Wrestler of the Year, Lucy Mendez

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D’Arcy Dixon

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– Lucy Mendez defeated D’Arcy Dixon

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Matt Striker

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SBC with the save!!

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SBC you are FIRED!!!

– Jeremy Wyatt defeated Matt Striker

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Metro Pro Wrestling Champion Derek Stone.

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Stone taunts the crowd.

 

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Bolt Brady goes for a ride.

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Metro Pro Championship Match: Derek Stone retained against Bolt Brady

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ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer.

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A huge win for the Worlds Fittest Wrestler under the bright lights at the Turner Rec Center.

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Tommy Dreamer lost to one of the best in the country Sterling on the fifth Anniversary, but thanks the MPW crowd for coming out for the historic night at the Turner Rec Center.

– Mark Sterling defeated Tommy Dreamer in a No DQ Match

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Metro Pro Wrestling returns to Turner Rec Center in Kansas City, KS, on Saturday, August 8, for our next event! Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Event starts at 7 p.m.

Matches will include:

– The 2015 Metro Proyale, which is a Royal Rumble-style match where the winner will get an immediate Metro Pro Championship match following his/her victory!

Additional matches to be announced soon!

Front Row: $20
General Admission: $15
Kids 5-12 (Does not count front row): $10
Under 5: Free

Purchase tickets now in our online store!

Metro Pro Wrestling on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KCMetroPro

Check out Metro Pro Photos on Facebook: Metro Pro Wrestling Photos

Metro Pro Wrestling airs every Saturday night on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel at 11 p.m. The show replays several times during the week! Check local listings for details.

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is a regional 24-hour sports network, and it is the ONLY place you can see Metro Pro Wrestling! Catch us on:

• Time Warner Cable SportsChannel – Channel 30 & 323
• Time Warner Cable SportsChannel 2 – Channel 324
• Time Warner Cable Nebraska
• Comcast Cable Channel 44 & 258
• WOW! Cable – Lawrence 37

Turner Rec Center is located at 831 S. 55th St, Kansas City, KS.
For more information, call Metro Pro at (816) 974-7160.

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Curt Stallion (Ego Busters) VS. Hype Gotti (Chaos Nation) Aug 1st PWCS Granite City

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 1, 2015

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New Match Added To Stage Three 2015
Curt Stallion (Ego Busters)
Vs
Hype Gotti (Chaos Nation)

Seems as if Jovi’s Ego Busters are going to have quite a different look this time around. By aligning with rivals The Blacklist and Resurgence, Jovi has alienated his cornerstones in Gary Jay and Brandon Espinosa, who have elected not to appear at Stage 3. So Jovi looked to the free agent pool, snagging the young upstart who took ACH to his limit at Stage 2, Curt Stallion.

Not only have members of Jovi’s team lost trust, one former member has chosen to turn against him. Hype Gotti, a member of Jovi’s 2014 championship match roster, has chosen to take a large, one off pay day from KC Karrington to fight his former team. KC is attempting his brand of mind games with Jovi, but will they work? Can Jovi and Jeremy Wyatt pull together this rag-tag group of up and comers to pull out of last place? Find out at Stage 3!

8/1/2015
Gotti vs Stallion
1815 Delmar Ave.
Granite City IL
Bell Time 7pm

Tickets available at http://www.pwcswrestling.com or reserve them right here by messaging us on Facebook to pickup at will call day of event.

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Only 5 Opportunities Remain For you to Train With Harley Race, Ric Flair, Pro-Wrestling NOAH’s Marufuji, New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Gedo, and Dr. Tom Prichard

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 30, 2015

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The 2015 Harley Race Wrestling Camp is now finalized! If you’re wanting your opportunity to get some of the best training that one can get, sign up now! www.harleyrace.com/2015trainingcamp.html
13 spots remain, how bad do you want it?

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World League Wrestling Returns to Richmond, Mo on July 25th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 29, 2015

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They’re baaack! July 25th Harley Race presents WLW HEATWAVE in Richmond Mo join us for a night of hard hitting, body slammin’ action! Tickets are NOW ON SALE at Academy Bank inside Richmond Wal-Mart, and at the Richmond City Hall collectors office! Proceeds go to fund the children’s and youth ministries of Richmond.

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GWF Taped for the Indie Wrestling Channel on Roku on July 25 at the National Guard Armory in Independence, MO

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 29, 2015

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GWF Resurrection will be the first event taped for on demand on the Indie Wrestling Channel on Roku don’t miss out as the GWF truly goes Global.

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SICW Wrestling Explosion Ron Powers & Red River Jack vs Bull Bronson & Chris Hargas; Powers/Jackson/Daddy interview; Daniel Gunner vs Troll

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 28, 2015

07/18/2015 Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling (East Carondelet, Illinois) 823 State Street Tickets $11.00 adults $6.00 under 12 618-286-4848

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MMWA Returns on Saturday July 11th, 2015 A. J. Williams vs. Da’Marius Jones for the MMWA Championship

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 27, 2015

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Last month Brandon Espinosa shocked the MMWA fans when he reunited with Ace Hawkins to defeat the St. Louis ConnectionAndrew Wilder & Johnathan Zulu to win the MMWA Tag titles. Let us take a look at that historic match.

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Gateway Elite Wrestling to Debut at the Lake Ozark, Mo. this Summer

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 26, 2015

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Gateway Elite Wrestling  , based in the Lake of the Ozarks is the newest promotion in the MWR coverage area. Their shows promise to bring entertainment and excitement to fans of all ages and will feature some of the best young wrestlers in the Midwest.

Gateway Elite’s inaugural show will take place on July 25th at The Lodge of Four Seasons located in Lake Ozark, MO. The main event that night will feature a never before seen tag team match-up when Dave Delorean & Michael Magnuson better known as The Black Hand Warriors collide with Brian Breaker and Jake Dirden.

Also, that night MWR Future Star, Elvis Aliaga will renew his rivalry with Jack Gamble in what is sure to be a hard hitting, action-packed match.

The ladies will also be represented that night when the MWR Female Wrestler of the Year, Lucy Mendez squares off against Paloma Starr.

More matches to be announced soon! Stay up to date on all the latest by following Gateway Elite on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. @thegatewayelite

And get your tickets for just $10 at Heroes Sports Saloon in Osage Beach, MO, JJ Twigs in Lake Ozark, MO or at the door the night of the event!

More information to come right here at Missouri Wrestling Revival.

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