Missouri Wrestling Revival’s
April 2008 Awards!
It’s that time again. As we head into the month of May, let’s look back at April and a great month of pro wrestling in the Midwest. It was a busy time, as the Kansas wrestling scene continued to heat up, Missouri saw more shows from all over the state, and Illinois stayed as busy as ever. Things seemed to be evolving in Iowa, too. Scott County Wrestling set their promotion’s record for attendance and 3XWrestling continued to thrive in their new home.
Our Awards Committee grew again for April 2008, and we encourage those with knowledge of the Midwest wrestling scene and an ability to be unbiased to make themselves known to us. The more people MWR has who can intelligently vote on these awards, the more prestigious and meaningful these awards can be!
Enough of the drama, though. Let’s get right to the meet and potatoes, shall we?
Wrestler of the Month
1st Runner Up – Shane Hollister [3XW/AAW/SCW]
2nd Runner Up – Cecil Cerveza [GAW]
3rd Runner Up – MsChif [NWA:CS/LWA/WLW/SHIMMER]
Tag Team of the Month
The LONRs continue a solid run as a tag team. Mark Sterling and Darrien Sanders are still the Pro Wrestling Phoenix (PWP) Tag Team Champions, defeating one of the best Midwest tag teams (Northstar Express) to retain the belts on April 26, 2008. They’ve also been active and successful recently in All American Pro Wrestling (AAPW). Both men are excellent singles wrestlers, but just seem to have a great chemistry together, making them a team to fear.
1st Runners Up – Northstar Express (Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz) [PWP/SCW/3XW/AAW]
2nd Runners Up – Johnny Vinyl & Davey Vega [LWA]
3rd Runners Up – Feature Presentation (Eric Ruffington & Blake Steel) [NMW/SLW]
Promotion of the Month
World League Wrestling
With two big title changes (Stacy O’Brien defeating Ms. natural for the Ladies title and Dangerous Derek defeating Chris Masters for the Heavyweight title), WLW continued to put together great shows across the Midwest. To top it all off, WLW was quite possibly the most active promotion for the month of April, with four very solid cards.
1st Runner Up – Lethal Wrestling Alliance
2nd Runner Up – Scott County Wrestling
3rd Runner Up – AAW: Pro Wrestling Redefined
Woman of the Month
MsChif arguably had the most productive and busy month of all female wrestlers. After a run in World League Wrestling in which she fell short of championship glory, the NWA Midwest Champion made her way to Chicago and became the SHIMMER Champion by defeating one of the best female wrestlers in the world, Sara Del Ray, giving her only her second career loss. She wasn’t done there, though. She headed to cape Girardeau, MO on April 27, 2008 and defeated the one and only Amzing Kong for the NWA Women’s Championship!
1st Runner Up – Stacey O’Brien [MMWA-SICW/WLW]
2nd Runner Up – Alexis Lightfoot [MMWA-SICW]
3rd Runner Up – Ms. Natural [WLW]
Personality of the Month
Harley Race [WLW]It’s amazing that a living legend such as Harley Race hasn’t been nominated before this point. Although Harley isn’t an active pro wrestler anymore, he is still a very active part of the Midwest wrestling scene. You’d be hard pressed to find a more credible individual to be head of a wrestling promotion, and as owner of World League Wrestling (WLW) he has found a winning combination that has allowed him to put on numerous high quality shows across the Midwest. Harley Race is a class act, seeking to put on great pro wrestling events, educate children at those shows, and train top notch pro wrestlers!
1st Runner Up – Tiffany Lafane [LWA]
2nd Runner Up – Doug Devore [HWA/OSWA]
3rd Runner Up – Skylar Pierce [3XW]
Match of the Month
This was a tremendous match with an excellent background story of a partner’s betrayal behind it. After what must have seemed like an eternity, Shane Hollister had a shot at revenge as well as a shot at the Scott County Wrestling Heavyweight Championship! Hollister managed to defeat Black, who up until this point had dodged him, and become champ. From all reports, a great match in front of SCW’s largest crowd to date!
1st Runner Up –
LWA Championship Match:
Shorty Biggs (C) vs “The Future” Donovan Ruddick
(April 19, 2008 in Fairview Heights, IL)
2nd Runner Up – FTW Championship Match (2 out of 3 falls, Multi Stipulation):
Damian Blade (C) vs Curtis Payne
(April 12, 2008 in Kampsville, IL)
3rd Runner Up – PWP Tag Team Championship Match:
LONRs [Mark Sterling & Darrien Sanders](C) vs Northstar Express [Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz] (April 27, 2008 in Council Bluffs, IA)
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