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Metro Pro Wrestling Show Open – May 2012

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 26, 2012

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Jonathan Gresham supports MWR in the UK with Preston City Wrestling.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 26, 2012

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There is no doubt that Jonathan Gresham is one of the truly exciting young stars today. Gresham is a man who has been trained by former WWE Star Curtis Hughes and has traveled around the world. Everyone here at MWR was honored to have him join the MWR family with his great MWR Trading card at number 31.

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So to say that we were thrilled to see Jonathan Gresham wearing a MWR T-shirt on the cover of a United Kingdom DVD cover for Preston City Wrestling this week would be an understatement.

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Though MWR is a promotion that supports wrestling in the Midwest, the number one goal is not to make the stars here a big fish in a small pond but get their name out worldwide so fans can see truly how good they are. That’s why it is great to have stars such as Davey Richards, El Generico, Rob Conway, U-Gene, Trevor Murdock, The Briscoe Brothers, Jimmy Jacobs, Eddie Edwards  and Jonathan Gresham in the trading card set and featured in promotions of the MWR coverage area.

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Under the glamorous lights at PCW, the action is fierce and exciting.

Jonathan Gresham would make his way to the UK to take on the superstar “Take me out” Marty Scurll along with 7 more huge matches in this DVD release!!!

From the promoters of PCW

Preston City Wrestling is one of the UK’s fastest growing Wrestling Promotion! They aim to be the best and will continue to put on quality shows using the UK’s best wrestlers and others from around the world.

PCW are the only fed in England that sell full HD Blu Rays and they are all multi region to work around the world.

From the promoters of PCW- PCW fans – this is a rough first edit of the Money In The Bank match from PCW Festive Fury.

It is in no way the final cut that will appear on Blu Ray – I uploaded it so PCW fans could see the quality of the equipment we are now using and as a bit of a thank you from PCW & myself for supporting the promotion during 2011.

This version will only be made public for a short period of time – so please help us spread the word of the quality of the match & footage on both Facebook & on UKFF – especially in the British Match of The Year award thread – it would be great to have PCW & the wrestlers involved in this match recognized and help us to keep bringing you the best British wrestling throughout 2012 and beyond.

Thank you for your support!

—-PCW

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To Purchase the DVD of PCW’S Springslam with Jonathan Gresham featured in it or any other PCW DVD’s and t-shirts click here on their Facebook shop where shipping and handling is FREE.

Editors note: the PCW Springslam DVD will be ready for sale in two weeks.

DVD is £10 = $16 USA (on sale in 2 weeks)

Blu Ray is £15 = $24 USA (on sale in 2 weeks)

3D Blu Ray is £17 = $27 USA (on Sale in 2 weeks)

All includes free shipping.

For more info on PCW like them on facebook here.

For more info on where to purchase PCW merchindise click here.

For more info on Wrestling Superstar Jonathan Gresham click here.

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3XW Episode 7-KWKB- 3XW returns to Des Moines and Grinnell, IA this weekend.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 25, 2012

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IWA and POWW join up on May 12th with “The Genius” Lanny Poffo.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 25, 2012

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The Art of Wrestling: KC artist Rob Schamberger wants to paint all 208 pro-wrestling champions by Justin Kendall

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 25, 2012

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Photo by Sabrina Staires

By Rob Schamberger’s count, pro wrestling has crowned 208 world heavyweight champions. And by the time he finishes painting all 208 — and there will likely be more champions by the time he’s done — he’ll probably wish there were fewer.

“When Colt Cabana beat Adam Pearce, I was like, Oh, Jesus — 209,” Schamberger says. “Then I saw that he’d held it before, so that was good.”

The idea came, says the 32-year-old Kansas Citian, in a temporary “moment of insanity.” His vision: Paint every world champion in pro-wrestling history, from Hulk Hogan to Georg Hackenschmidt to … David Arquette? (The actor won World Championship Wrestling’s world title in 2000.)

“When I announced the project, one of the first questions I got … was, ‘Are you actually going to do David Arquette?’ And I’m like, ‘I said I’m doing all of ’em.’”

In a Twitter message to Schamberger, Arquette committed to buying his painting.

“You are a sick artist man,” the actor wrote. “I’m ordering a painting of myself as the Champ.”

For the rest of the articel click here.

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This Friday April 27 PWE Epic 8 Tournament!!!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 24, 2012

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Breaking news: Jeremy Wyatt striped of the NWA Central States and Metro Pro Championship.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 24, 2012

Due to Jeremy Wyatt being unable to defend his title for the foreseeable future, Metro Pro Wrestling has decided to strip Wyatt of both his titles. If/When Wyatt returns, he will get the first shot to retain both the Metro Pro Championship and the NWA Central States Championship.

Meanwhile, at their May 5 event, there will be having a Battle Royal to determine the new Metro Pro Champion. The NWA Central States Champion will be decided on June 2.

Join Metro Pro Wrestling on Saturday, May 5, for what should be a historic night for the 2011 MWR Promotion of the Year.

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Buy tickets here. http://www.metrowrestling.com/store/

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NEW MATCH SIGNED! Jorden Jensen vs. Rachel Summerlyn SLA Anarchy May 5th.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 24, 2012

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At SLA’S May 2011 event “Tigers Blood the Art of Winning” Rachel Summerlyn stated that she did not want to only face Joshi’s in the land of Anarchy, she also wanted to face men.  She isnt happy with just being called one of the best woman wrestlers in the USA.  She wants to be one of the best wrestlers period. SLA new comer Serenity has kind of thrown Rachel off that path by attacking her at every turn since we came into the year 2012.

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However, on May 5th Rachel will get her chance to finally face a male talent one on one when she faces Jordan Jensen. Jensen is a brash new comer to the land of Anarchy who has made his feelings known about how he feels he is leading the “new generation” of wrestlers into Anarchy and he is looking to throw out the “old guard” as he says. This will be Jensen’s first trip to the STL side of Anarchy and he is looking to walk away with the win as well as bragging rights.

Saint Louis Anarchy presents: #VICTORY!!

Saturday night May 5th

From: The Mill Skate Park (1735 Grand Avenue) in Granite City Illinois

Doors Open at 6:30pm and the Net Tapings start at 6:45pm

Tickets are $10 advance and $15 front row by calling 314-616-7981

Valid College ID gets you $5 admission

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WWE HOF Jerry Brisco and his son Wes comes to SICW May 19th as Ricky Cruz gets one last chance at Ron Powers.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 23, 2012

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Saturday, May 19 – 8 p.m.

East Carondelet Community Center

Ricky’s Last Chance

Classic Champion Ron Powers

Vs. Ricky Cruz

Jerry Brisco – Wes Brisco – and more

Call 286-3393

Missouri Wrestling Revival fans I hope that you join us as we make our way to East Carondelet, Illinois as SICW celebrates the 53rd anniversary for Wrestling at the Chase on May 19th.

Promoter Herb Simmons will be delivering a show worthy of such an occasion as he has brought in WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Brisco back to St. Louis. Jerry and his late brother Jack were stars in St. Louis throughout the 1970s. Jerry is now an executive with WWE.

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Wes Brisco- Photo Credit Scott Finkelstein

Jerry will be bringing his son Wes Brisco, one of the hottest new prospects in the Country.

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Sean Vincent has been one of the most underrated stars in the Midwest for some time. On May 19th he gets to have a huge match when he meets highly regarded Wes Brisco. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Wes will have his hands full though as he will match up with “The Canadian Hero” Sean Vincent.

At the last show in East Carondelet the fans were shocked to see “The Manager of Champions” Travis Cook return to SICW. Cook will be leading his protégé “The Wrestling Machine” Dave Vaughn to hook up against Chris Hargas.

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The unstoppable Ron Powers!! (Photo Credit Amanda Blasé)

And ladies and gentleman it does not get any bigger than the main event on this evening. The Internatinal superstar Ricky Cruz will get ONE LAST chance at the dominating Champion Ron Powers!!!

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Ricky Cruz and Ron Powers one on one. (Photo Credit Amanda Blasé)

Ricky Cruz has come so close in the past to dethrone the CWC Kingpin on three different occasions with each of the matches ending in controversial fashion.

With the stakes so high for both men, and the matches prior being so fierce SICW has sanctioned Gary Jackson as the special referee for this barnburner!!

Be there for this thrilling event Saturday, May 19th at the East Carondelet Community Center.

For tickets, call 286-3393…that’s 286-3393!!!!!

Don’t Miss it.

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Marshall and Ross Von Erich wisely seek out the wrestling edge from Pro Wrestling Noah and WLW. See them this weekend in Warrensburg and Eldon, Missouri.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 23, 2012

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Marshall and Ross have arrived back in the Midwest to train with 8-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race in Eldon, Missouri. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

By Brian Kelley

In the 80’s wrestling was on fire, and there were no wrestlers that were more loved than the Fritz Von Erich’s sons, Kerry, Kevin, David, Mike and Chris Von Erich. Though their home was the Texas promotion World Class Championship Wrestling, fans across the country and around the world fell in love with the Von Erich’s. Fans cheered , shouted and cried at times as they took on such villains as the Freebirds, “Gentleman” Chris Adams, “Gorgeous” Gino Hernandez, One Man Gang as well as having wrestling the great manager Gary Hart trying to take down the Von Erichs.

One of the greatest moments in wrestling history was on May 6, 1984, when Kerry Von Erich defeated “Nature Boy” Ric Flair in a historic match, in front of over 45,000 fans at Texas Stadium to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Kerry’s victory was a tribute to his brother David, who had died three months earlier and for whom the event, the David Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions, was named.

In their prime the Von Erich’s were the Beatles, Elvis and Jim Hendrix combined. Loved not only in the states but their impact on wrestling in Japan is still felt today.

Last fall, the fans around the Midwest were thrilled when Harley Race announced that participating during the annual WLW, WWE and Japans Pro Wrestling NOAH was the recent inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame Kevin Von Erich would be appearing.

During the week of the camp MWR was a guest of WLW and Pro Wrestling NOAH as Kevin along with WWE’S Steven Regal and Ricky Steamboat. The three stars along with Race taught the young wrestlers around the country who were fortunate to take the week long camp to learn with three of the top wrestling promotions around the world.

During the annual camp show, the fans came up to MWR with smiles that would remind you of a young child at Christmas time as they spoke about the kindness of one Kevin Von Erich. Sometime you meet your heroes that you grow up with and they live up to your expectations. It was an easy recap to do when so many fans left happy meeting Kevin, Harley, Steamboat and being entertained by the stars of WLW with a stacked card that featured a main event match between Steven Regal vs. Ace Steel.

For a look at that historic week of WLW/WWE/Pro Wrestling Noah presented a magical week for wrestlers and fans in the Midwest in October. Click here .

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The Pro Wrestling NOAH website reported earlier this year on January 14 that Kevin’s sons Marshall and Ross Von Erich who had participated in the WLW/Pro Wrestling NOAH/WWE camp in the fall, were on their way to Japan to work on their skills at the Pro Wrestling Noah dojo.

NOAH GM Ryu Nakata and USA and foreign affairs representative Ken Hirayama visited Kevin Von Erich & his family at their home. Kevin was pleased to meet with Ryu and showed him as his boys Ross & Marshall works out at their gym and teaching those fundamentals of the professional wrestling.

Kevin Von Erich and his sons arrived safely at Haneda Int’l Airport. As they announced their participation for NOAH Development program officially at the live coverage atNTV’s building media park along with many fans and other media outlets.

Ross & Marshall commented as they are very excited and honored to be able to join the NOAH organization and can’t wait to start training .Kevin commented as he was very pleased to have his 2 sons joining NOAH to start building the basic foundation.

Click here for Photos courtesy of Pro Wrestling NOAH

Marshall and Ross are both natural athletes as Ross was highly respected as he won several fitness and weight lifting competitions as well as coach’s awards and recognition for his performance throughout high school and college. Marshall excelled at both football and discus, being named to the Kauai Interscholastic Federation All-Star team as a wide receiver and breaking a 12 year old island-wide record in discus.

When I met Marshall and Ross, I knew of their athletic background as I was honored to interview their dad who proudly spoke of them. When I saw them they were soft spoken and while I saw them in the ring during the camp I could tell they were timid and shy hitting the ropes.

So when I received word from the offices of WLW that Ross and Marshall were to make their wrestling debut in April in the Midwest, I was excited about the opportunity to take photos of the Von Erich’s first matches. To be a man and to be honest with you, I was not expecting much from them as far as ring work as they were so new.

Boy was I wrong. Pro Wrestling NOAH in a few months had them in amazing shape and more than ready for their debut. Their first night in Sedan, Kansas they would fall down in defeat against the WLW Champion “The Prince” Jason Jones and the 2011 MWR Future Star recipient Brian Breaker. A great crowd and Pro Wrestling NOAH videotaping the matches for them to be broadcast in Japan there is no doubt that the pressure was on the young boys.

MWR fans may know that Jones and Breaker has been at war with each other for the WLW title but with the newcomers of the Von Erich’s invading their home turf, they seem to have joined together to keep them from winning their first match.

With the taste of defeat from two of the finest young wrestlers in the country, Marshall and Ross had to regroup, oh how I would of loved to have been in the car from Sedan, Kansas to Richmond, Missouri while Kevin gave his two sons advice on how to improve their chances to take down the team as good as Jones and Breaker.

The night in Richmond started out rocky for the youngest Von Erich, Marshall who went one on one against the former WLW Champion and a man who has made his way last year for a tour of Pro Wrestling NOAH Brian Breaker along with former WWE Star Trevor Murdock. Though Marshall was in phenomenal shape, Breaker still had the edge with his power and size, but the young Von Erich used his speed to have Breaker in trouble.

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Brian Breaker hammers a clothesline that brings back memories of Stan Hansen to young Marshall. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Like Breaker, Marshall is blessed with natural speed and power. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Yet, out from the back came the sneaky snake Jason Jones, who had come to ringside and interfered just long enough to give Breaker the chance to steal the victory.

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The WLW Champion “The Prince” Jason Jones sneaks attack Marshall to allow Breaker to steal the win. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Brian Breaker and Jason Jones 2, the Von Erich brothers zero.

The stage was set at that time for as the Von Erich’s challenged Breaker and Jones to a rematch in the main event of the evening.

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History was made in April in the Midwest as fans got to witness one of the very first tags in the history of the 3rd generation Von Erich’s as Marshall tags in his older brother Ross. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The building seemed too erupted, the action seem to be at a furious pace from the start.

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Beautiful dropkick from Ross lets Jones know that he and Breaker were in for a fight. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Then it happened Marshall locked on the fearsome “Von Erich” Claw on the champ Jones, the fan in me almost shouted in joy as I seemed to have been transported back in 1983 but thankfully, I was able to regain my composure to take photos and remember that I was there in a professional capacity. Jones may be evil at times but he can wrestle and by no means is not an idiot did not hesitate to find a way out of the Claw before Marshall had it completely locked in.

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The Von Erich CLAW!!!!!!(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

With the Von Erich’s on fire, Breaker and Jones used their experience and a little cheating to get the edge it was looking bleak for the young Von Erich’s.

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Breaker attempts to slow down the momentum of the Von Erich’s. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Brian Breaker stands at 6’3 so I would guess that Ross goes on a scary 8 foot high drop to the mat. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The young fans screamed with all their might to encourage the third generation stars to fight back against the odds and dirty deeds being dished out by Breaker and Jones.

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Pro Wrestling NOAH is known for their hard hitting impact moves. Here Ross uses one punishing kick after another on Breaker. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Just as fast and furious the match had started the end was about to unravel for the WLW Champ Jones and Breaker as Ross delivered bruising kicks left and right, while Marshall locked on the Claw on Breaker then hoisted him up for a slam…

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Marshall locks on the claw on Breaker for the slam. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Yet Jones made the save and threw Marshall outside the ring and got the edge on Ross and was prepared for a big move when Marshall was able to get away from Breaker as the two had been going at each other at ringside. Marshall delivered a dropkick on Jones from the back allowing Ross to use the leverage for a roll up as the referee hit the mat 1-2-3.

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The Champ felt confident that he had the match well in hand, but Marshall delivers a dropkick from behind and Ross took advantage of it for the big win as the flashbulbs from other cameras went off to catch the exciting moment. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Victory ! (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

History had been made in Richmond, Missouri!!!!!

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A proud father Kevin Von Erich celebrates his sons huge first win in pro wrestling. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Pro Wrestling NOAH caught it on tape to take back home to the millions of fans in Japan ,both MWR and Pro Wrestling NOAH were at ringside to photograph the historic moment while HOF Kevin Von Erich and Harley Race watching attentively as Marshall and Ross captured their first win in their career.

Marshall and Ross will continue their training at Harley Race’s Wrestling Academy for the next few months to go along with their impressive training at NOAH.

MWR Fans I urge you to take each and every opportunity to see the Von Erich sons in action while you can in the Midwest. WLW is always worth the price of admission but you will want to say you were there when Von Erich mania began.

Ross and Marshall along with their dad Kevin will be action this Friday and Saturday night in Warrensburg, Missouri and Eldon, Missouri along with the rest of the stars of WLW, Jones, Breaker, Steve Fender, Ryan Drago, Jeff Strong, Jack Gamble, Stacey O’Brien, the Great Cheyenne, Britton Tucker, Elvis Aliaga plus much more.

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The two times MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Stacey O’Brien celebrated her birthday in Richmond, Missouri but her WLW ladies title was in jeopardy as the Great Cheyenne came very close from taking it from her the night before and on this night. Can O’Brien keep the demented Great Cheyenne from taking her belt this weekend? (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Remember fans that this Saturday in Eldon, Missouri WLW will be honoring the 8-time NWA World Champion with a special Harley Race Night.

We hope to see you there.

For more info on Harley Race’s World League Wrestling click here.

For more info on Pro Wrestling NOAH click here.

For more info on the Von Erich’s click here.

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