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GAW Photo Recap- Dingo vs. Matt Cage vs. Ian Rotten

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 25, 2009

 

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

On August 30th Missouri Wresting Revival was invited to check out Great American Wrestling in Lincoln Illinois. A Sunday show with a main event set to be GAW Champion Matt Cage taking on Dingo. That match alone made me want to go but when we got there more excitement was added when Hardcore Legend Ian Rotten was thrown in the mix.

GAW with a reputation of not being one of the top promotions around, put on a fun show that was highlighted by an exciting 5 way scramble match with two wrestlers in the MWR coverage area Gary Jay and Davey Vega as they went up against a very impressive Markus Crane as well as Johnathan Napier and Christian Rose. All five men put on an exciting match and I hope see them again.

The LWA Tag Team Champions The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter) was in action as they took on their rivals The Submission Squad in a battle that went all around the building. (Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico).

I would like to thank GAW for inviting us to check out them out and we hope to be back in the future. Now without further ado is the photo recap of that show.
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Buzz Rodgers d. Chuck Ray

The fans do not like the tag team of Gavin Alexander and Big Cody  (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The fans do not like the tag team of Gavin Alexander and Big Cody (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gavin Alexander delivers a big splash on JJ Bullock. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gavin Alexander delivers a big splash on JJ Bullock. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Big Cody stalks the very entertaining Dexter Schwartz on way to victory. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Big Cody stalks the very entertaining Dexter Schwartz on way to victory. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gavin Alexander & Big Cody d. JJ Bullock & Dexter Schwartz

Dragon Verde slugs it out with Conner Riley.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dragon Verde slugs it out with Conner Riley.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dragon Verde  thinks that it is over but Connor Riley took home the win.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dragon Verde thinks that it is over but Connor Riley took home the win.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Connor Riley pinned Dragon Verde

Jaxson Pride pulled out all the nasty moves to defeat Rex Gill. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Jaxson Pride pulled out all the nasty moves to defeat Rex Gill. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

JC Michaels and Jaxson Pride double team Rex Gill after the match.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

JC Michaels and Jaxson Pride double team Rex Gill after the match.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Jaxson Pride pinned Rex Gill

Bloody Harker Dirge lets GAW CS Champ Kenny O' Brien know that he is in for a fight. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Bloody Harker Dirge lets GAW CS Champ Kenny O' Brien know that he is in for a fight. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

O’Brien trys to slow down the more experience Dirge.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

O’Brien trys to slow down the more experience Dirge.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Kenny O' Brien finds himself in a bad spot.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Kenny O' Brien finds himself in a bad spot.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dirge continued to bring the pressure.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dirge continued to bring the pressure.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gavin Alexander & Big Cody  entered the ring to put the boots to both Dirge and O’Brien.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gavin Alexander & Big Cody entered the ring to put the boots to both Dirge and O’Brien.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Bloody Harker Dirge d. GAW CS Champ Kenny O’ Brien by DQ

The Hooligans targeted Evan Gelistico throughout the match. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans targeted Evan Gelistico throughout the match. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans can hurt you in many ways. Just ask Evan Gelistico. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans can hurt you in many ways. Just ask Evan Gelistico. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Pierre Abernathy scores the big win in there on going feud. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Pierre Abernathy scores the big win in there on going feud. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Evan Gelistico  knows that the momentum has swung towards the side of the Submission Squad. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Evan Gelistico knows that the momentum has swung towards the side of the Submission Squad. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Pierre Abernathy & Evan Gelistico d. LWA Tag Champs The Hooligans (non-title)

Gary J and Davey Vega know each other very well. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gary J and Davey Vega know each other very well. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Christian Rose rocks Johnathan Napier in the middle of the ring.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Christian Rose rocks Johnathan Napier in the middle of the ring.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gary J has Johnathan Napier where he wants him.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gary J has Marcus Crane where he wants him.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Vega puts the boots to Crane.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Vega puts the boots to Crane.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

GAW August 2009 151

Johnathan Napier d. Gary Jay, Davey Vega, Markus Crane & Christan Rose (five-way)
Scramble

The GAW Champ Matt Cage comes to ring to take on Dingo and Ian Rotten.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The GAW Champ Matt Cage comes to ring to take on Dingo and Ian Rotten.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dingo and Ian Rotten plays catch with Cages head.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dingo and Ian Rotten plays catch with Cages head.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten attempts puts to stretch Dingo into submission.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten attempts puts to stretch Dingo into submission.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Ian Rotten gets dirty outside  of the ring.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten gets dirty outside of the ring.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

More outside mayhem !(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

More outside mayhem !(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten hits a big move but Dingo is ready to strike.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten hits a big move but Dingo is ready to strike.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Not a good day for Rotten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Not a good day for Rotten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cage finds himself in another bad spot. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cage finds himself in another bad spot. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Somehow  Matt Cage remains GAW Champion.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Somehow Matt Cage remains GAW Champion.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

GAW Champ Matt Cage d. Ian Rotten and Dingo (GAW title on the line)

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The Golden Circle: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 25, 2009

By The Golden Boy” Greg Anthony

When anything becomes mainstream it is almost an automatic that it eventually becomes watered down. When Nirvana hit the scene and changed rock music forever we were exposed to some really great, raw, awe inspiring music. By the same token we were also exposed to vomit enducing garage bands that thought flannel was their only way to rock n roll history. The phenomenon of pro wrestling in the late 90s gave us an edgy, anti-hero wrestling that with all the stars in perfect alignment began a new era of pro wrestling. The downside to this revolutionary era combined with the internet was the complete lack or preparation and talent for incoming wrestlers. So that is where we are today a business where wrestlers fall into one of three categories: The Good, The Bad or The Ugly.

In today’s wrestling when you’re good, you’re very good. The creativity that these guys put into their matches and their characters is sometimes astonishing. They truly love the history of our business. I say that because I am and will always be foremost a wrestling fan. Before CM Punk was WWE bound I heard him cut a promo right before a match with Samoa Joe in his hometown, Chicago Illinois, that gave me goosebumps. The emotion, the passion, and the story it was all there. Wrestling is about standing alone, you can do the same moves, have the same name but if you have “it”.. then you are going to stand apart from anyone else. Its just not guys like CM Punk, there are guys all over the country that make me feel that when I watch them work. Makes me proud to be apart of the business. These are The Good!

Now for the bad. The bad are the under prepared. The guys that love the business but have no reliable guidance. They don’t have a firm grasp on psychology. Its not that they can’t learn the things that would make them successful or at least a viable part of the business, its they don’t have a mentor that can lead the way. They may be able to perform any moves with crisp precision but it’s not how many moves you know, it knowing when to use them and if they fit you and your gimmick.

Then there are the ugly! The ones that absolutely have no business in the business. They don’t get it, they don’t want to get it and they never will. Ironically these are also usually the ones who pronounce as loud as they can to anyone and everyone that will lesson that they are a “pro wrestler”! Making it even harder for “The Good” to gain respect from a casual fan.

Maybe its time for all of us to look in the mirror. Look with an honest eye and determine which category we fall in to. Are we the good? Are we the bad? Or are we the ugly that stains the very business we claim to love? I promise if we do that then maybe the next article will be The Golden Circle: The Great and when “The Golden Boy” Greg Anthony makes a promise it’s as good as gold.

Check out Greg Anthony at our friends site rasslinriotonline.com

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