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Loser leaves PWP Jeremy Wyatt vs Hype Gotti in Council Bluffs, Iowa July 31

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 18, 2015

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PWP fans, on Friday July 31st we return to the National Guard Armory in Council Bluffs Iowa… and the stakes have never been higher!!

LOSER LEAVES PWP
Jeremy Wyatt Vs. Hype Gotti

After an amazing main event in May that saw Simply the Best win the PWP Tag Team Championship from Jeremy Wyatt & Mark Sterling, Wyatt challenged long time rival Hype Gotti to a Loser Leaves PWP match!! Wyatt wants Hype Gotti gone for good, and made the challenge. Hype Gotti is known as a gambling man, willing to take risks when it comes to glory in the ring. Both men hold victories over each other in the past, there is no way to tell who is going to win this one, the only thing for sure is that one of these men will be leaving PWP forever!

PWP Championship
“Babyface” Tony Cortez Vs. Joey Daniels w/ “Manager Supreme” Axel Greece

Axel Greece continues to secure major opportunities for his men, and now The Greece Pit has a chance to add another title to their stable, not just another title, but the PWP Championship!! Joey Daniels has had an impressive year thus far, taking former WWE star Scotty 2 Hotty to the limit in May – he now has the chance to capture the most coveted prize in PWP! “Babyface” Tony Cortez is not one to be taken lightly though. Cortez is a 3 time PWP Champion, as well as one half of the current PWP Tag Team Champions. Cortez has never been afraid of an uphill battle, however will the numbers game of The Greece Pit simply be too much? Be there July 31st to find out!

Tag Team Match
Abu Colossus & Branden Juarez Vs. Darren “Thunder” Russell & ???

Last month, Darren “Thunder” Russell defeated the man who robbed him of the PWP Championship earlier this year, Abu Colossus. As Russell was exiting after his huge win, his old rival Branden Juarez, who had been hiding under the ring, emerged and attacked Russell. This led to a brutal beatdown on Russell by both Juarez & Colossus – who seem to have formed some kind of alliance. Darren looks for revenge on July 31st in a tag team bout, however who will Darren find to watch his back?

PWP Rising Phoenix Championship
L-Ray w/ “Manager Supreme” Axel Greece Vs. “The Passion” Zac James

Zac James earned a shot at the Rising Phoenix Championship last month, however, as usual – The Greece Pit used underhanded tactics to hold on to the title. Zac James requested a rematch, and that request was granted! Zac will need to have his guard up more than ever if he wants to win the Rising Phoenix Championship, however he says he is more than ready, and will come out on top! Be there on 7/31 to see how it goes down!

Also in action on July 31st!:

* Mark Sterling
* Pat Powers
* ”The Karaoke King” Purple
* Dalton Lee Roth
* Plus more!

Friday July 31st 2015

National Guard Armory
2415 E Kanesville Blvd
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Doors at 6:30 PM, Bell Time 7:00 PM

Tickets just $10
Available via Paypal at http://www.PWPlive.net – in person at CD Tradepost at 84th & Giles in Omaha – or at the door the day of!

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Your chance to win The Viking War Party Wrath of the Norsemen DVD

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 17, 2015

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MWR fans you now have an opportunity to win the DVD of one of hottest tag teams in the country today, the Viking War Party’s brand new DVD the Wrath of the Norsemen. From the Midwest to East Coast to Mexico to Florida and beyond the “American Viking: Alexander Rudolph, “The Gordiest Viking” Frank Wyatt and “The Littlest Viking” Jake Parnell have raised hell and thrilled fans with exciting matches.

All you have to do for a chance to win a FREE copy of the Viking War Party DVD contest is to:

1. Follow us on twitter! https://twitter.com/vikingwarparty
2. Retweet the Picture of the Stack of DVDs

That’s it! You’re in! The contest ends 8/11 and you can enter as many times as you want

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Evan Morris Defends the NWA Missouri Title at the Lake of Ozarks vs. Britton Tucker on July 25th at Gateway Elite Wrestling

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 16, 2015

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SICW Wrestling Explosion Sean Vincent vs Curtis Wylde; Heath Hatton interview; Keith Smith Jr vs Ax

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 16, 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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3XW 10 Year Anniversary Show this Friday Night

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 14, 2015

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Friday July 17th, 2015

Des Moines Social Club’s Kum & Go Theater
901 Cherry Street
Des Moines, Iowa

*Early start time
Doors open at 6:15 pm for advance ticket holders
Doors open at 6:30 pm for everyone else
Bell time is 7:00 pm

Featuring:

3XW Heavyweight championship – Dog Collar Ladder match
Mark Sterling
vs.
“The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt (c)

3XW Pure Wrestling championship
“The Fashionista” Marek Brave vs. Kraig Keesaman (c)

Singles match
Former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch vs. former NWA Central States champion Derek Stone

Women’s match
Malia Hosaka vs. Angelus Layne

Tag Team match
Griz & Jon West vs. Ray Stryker & Jaysin Strife

Singles match – Loser eats dog food
Ryan Slade vs. Maddog McDowell

Grudge match
Rory Fox vs. Devin Carter

Singles match
JC Slater vs. Devin Thomas

Singles match
2014 King of Des Moines returns! Hype Gotti vs. Eli Machete

Also appearing: Redwing, Conner Braxton

*Card subject to change

Tickets:
VIP – Row 1 and 2 (Kid’s or Adult) $15 Advance Tickets | $18 at the Door
Adult General Admission $12 Advance Tickets | $15.00 at the Door
Kids General Admission 10 & Under $6.00
Kids 3 & Under FREE Admission

Tickets on sale June 20th at:

Jay’s CD & Hobby
3315 SE 14th St
Des Moines, IA

Capes Kafe
900 Mulberry – inside the Des Moines Social Club!
Des Moines, IA

This event is sponsored by:

NOS Energy Drink
Atlantic Bottling – Coca-Cola

Orange Leaf

Aspen Athletics

Prints Copy Center

Henry J’s Taco House

White’s Automotive

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2015 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame recap

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 14, 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend. For those who were not able to attend, we hope you can make it back next year.

Next year’s event will take place July 14-16, 2016. All-access passes for the 2016 Hall of Fame weekend available for $80 (regularly $100) if ordered by August 1, 2015.

Below is a recap of event activities.

Tiger on the move
Thank you to Rob Schamberger for his work on the 8′ by 12′ mural in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum lobby. He worked all week to make it happen, and the payoff was our best piece in the museum.

Be sure to read the article on the artwork by reading the below article.

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/premiere-wwe-portrait-artist-paints-large-mural-at-dan-gable/article_ec5306c1-95cf-58a3-b863-7ee21865844b.html

Rob also donated over 40 pieces of art to the museum. This is the second year he painted the current class of inductees too. He is THE artist of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum. We are fortunate Rob is involved.

Making an Impact
Troy Peterson and Impact Pro Wrestling make the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend happen. They hang posters, provide volunteer support, and implement changes to the museum.

Troy and company are responsible for the Mat of Honor, the Tragos/Thesz ring renovation, the Jim Ross audio tour, and the video compilation of historic wrestling matches. They also created and hosted the trivia contest. They are, without a doubt, the best and most invested independent professional wrestling promotion in the nation.

Fans of Troy Peterson and Impact Pro Wrestling
Troy Peterson celebrated his 42nd birthday on Sunday, July 1. Baron Von Raschke, Gerald Brisco, Jim Ross, Nick Dinsmore, Bill Murdock, Beth Phoenix, Rob Schamberger, Brian Blair, Jim Brunzell, Steve Johnson, and Matt Lindland held up a sign that read “I’M A FAN OF TROY PETERSON AND IMPACT PRO WRESTLING.” There are pictures of all 12 holding the sign on the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Fan Page. We are all fans of Troy and the work he does.

CAC
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum received a $1000 check from JJ Dillon and the Cauliflower Alley Club during the induction banquet. The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is honored to be associated with such a great organization. It was also special to have JJ Dillon of the Four Horseman in attendance. He is a class act.

17 and counting
Joyce Paustian, Chad Olson, Tim Dalton, Bill Murdock, and Steve Schmitt have attended every Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame weekend and every Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame banquet. Who will break the streak first? Hopefully no one!

Kari Williams and SLAM! Wrestling
Be sure to check out all of the coverage from Kari Williams on SLAM! Wrestling’s website. She covered all of the weekend activities. Below is link to her stories on the induction banquet and her story on Kurt Angle’s appearance.

http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2015/07/12/22501841.html

http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2015/07/11/22500676.html

Celebrating the Brisco Brothers
Cody Saveraid hosted an excellent panel discussion on Jack and Gerald Bricso during on Saturday, July 11. Gerald donates all of his time to the museum. We couldn’t do it without him.

Headlock on Hunger
Bill Murdock, 2007 Lou Thesz World Heavyweight Championship Award winner, was promoting Headlock on Hunger during the Hall of Fame weekend. Bill is the executive director of Eblen Charities, which champions the cause. Be sure to learn more by visiting headlockonhunger.net.

Tragos and Thesz
It was an honor to have the namesakes of the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in attendance this year. Bill Tragos, son of George Tragos, and Charlie Thesz, wife of the late Lou Thesz, both participated in weekend activities. We appreciate their investment, and we appreciate that Charlie made five airport runs.

Good ‘Ol JR
This was the fourth consecutive year that Jim Ross attended the Hall of Fame weekend and the second year he was the Mater of Ceremonies. He also donated barbecue sauce to the museum as a weekend fundraiser. Thanks to Jim for his consistent support.

And finally…
Congratulations to his year’s class of inductees. Greg Wojciechowski, Jim Londos, Brian Blair, Beth Phoenix, Matt Lindland, and Wade Keller were very deserving to enter the Hall of Fame. It was very special to have everyone in attendance, and it was special to have Christine Londos accepting on her father’s behalf.

Kyle Klingman
Director
National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum
303 Jefferson St.
Waterloo, IA 50701

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Elite Aggression Shakes Up The WLW Tag Team Division by Patrick Brandmeyer

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 13, 2015

By Patrick Brandmeyer
Photos Brian “Flair” Kelley

Fans attending the World League Wrestling event on June 26th expected to see new Tag Team Champions being crowned…but an unexpected team walked out with the gold that night.

The night started with the roster assembled at ringside for a ten-bell salute. Several legends of the wrestling business had recently passed away and those in attendance paid tribute to “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, Tommy Rogers, “Nature Boy” Buddy Landell, and Cora Combs.

The opening match saw Jon Webb made his triumphant return from Japan as he faced Michael Magnuson of the Black Hand Warriors. Webb had learned a lot in his stint with the NOAH promotion as he went toe-to-toe with the bigger and stronger Magnuson.

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Jon Webb is back!!

Magnuson nearly powered his way to victory, but Webb surprised him with a rana into a pinning combination for the win.

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“Dangerous” Derek McQuinn had been on a roll since his return to action, but the fans were on the side of his opponent John E. Rock. Rock had momentum on his side due to the support of the audience at the Harley Race Wrestling Arena, but the former WLW Heavyweight Champion had the edge in experience as well as underhanded tactics. When Rock climbed to the top turnbuckle, Dangerous Derek shoved the referee into the ropes to knock his opponent off balance.
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Rock tumbled to the mat and Derek took advantage of the situation, winning with his trademark spear.

“The Legacy” Leland Race had a tough test as he defended his WLW Championship against “The Ego” Dustin Bozworth.

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The challenger had recently appeared on “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Ranch show and was hoping to ride that fame to greater in-ring success. However, Race had held the title since November and wasn’t planning on his reign being ended so soon.

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Leland Race rocks the Ego with a beautiful dropkick.

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Bozworth seemingly had control of the match when Superstar Steve Fender and Dangerous Derek attacked the champion, causing a disqualification win for the titleholder. Bozworth didn’t participate in the two-on-one beatdown as the pair had just ruined his chance at winning the belt…when Fender teased a cash-in of his Harley Race Invitational Tournament trophy for an impromptu title match with Leland, Bozworth’s presence made him reconsider and Fender left the ring with McQuinn.

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Fan Favorite Stacey O’Brien

A long-standing rivalry continued as Stacey O’Brien defended the WLW Women’s Championship against “Miss Natural” Heather Patera.

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Miss Natural won the title for the first time in 2002 and has held it a record-setting seven times in total. However, Stacey’s first title win came at Miss Natural’s expense in 2008 and the two have been battling since that time. On the heels of their best-of-five-match series over the belt, Stacey was a six-time champion and was hoping to close the book on the long rivalry However, the bout ended in controversy as a pinning combination seemed to leave both women’s shoulders on the canvas. Miss Natural thought she had won, but Stacey got a shoulder off the mat and was declared the winner.

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Miss Natural taunts the crowd and lets them know that at the Night of Champions she is coming for her WLW Ladies Championship

Miss Natural angrily grabbed the title belt before it could be presented to the champion…she wanted the feud to end as well and she challenged Stacey to a best-of-three-falls match at the Night Of Champions event in August. Stacey accepted the offer and the two shook hands, but Miss Natural kicked her in the midsection and laid her out with the Natural Disaster!

When Jon Webb and Jack Gamble left for their tour of NOAH, the WLW Tag Team Titles were declared vacant and a four-team tournament was held to determine the next champions. The Black Hand Warriors duo of Dave DeLorean and Jayden Fenix had defeated John E. Rock and Matt Creed to advance; on the other side of the bracket, the upstart team of Kickin’ Kyle Roberts and Justin D’Air scored a huge upset over Superstar Steve and Dangerous Derek. However, Roberts suffered a broken collarbone in the matchup and Brandon Espinosa substituted for him in the tournament finale.

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Despite their limited experience as a unit, Espinosa and D’Air worked well together; however, DeLorean and Fenix had the advantage in tag team continuity. They gained the advantage when DeLorean dropped Espinosa onto the edge of the ring with a modified Death Valley Driver, but Espy finally managed to make the tag to D’Air. D’Air lived up to his name as he flew around the ring, culminating in a huge somersault plancha onto DeLorean and a Van Terminator-style dropkick with DeLorean seated in the adjacent corner. Espy powerslammed DeLorean and D’Air followed up with his 450 Splash, but Fenix broke up the pinfall attempt in time.

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DeLorean and Fenix rallied and were able to take Espinosa out of the match long enough to finish off D’Air with their Tombstone/flying double-stomp combination…DeLorean pinned D’Air after that and the Black Hand Warriors were once again Tag Team Champions!

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The night wasn’t quite over…as DeLorean and Fenix celebrated their win, Superstar Steve and Dangerous Derek attacked them from behind! The teams battled it out, but Steve and Derek had the advantage over the worn-down champions…and Steve revealed that he could cash in his trophy for ANY title shot, electing to use it for an impromptu challenge for the tag belts!

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Superstar Steve and Dangerous Derek strike!

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The former Gold Exchange members isolated the less-experienced Fenix and Derek took him down with a spear…the referee barely had time to call for an official opening bell before he was counting Derek’s pinfall! Just like that, we saw new WLW Tag Team Champions crowned for the second time in the span of a few minutes!

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The night provided more questions than answers…will the Black Hand Warriors be the unlikely fan favorites against the newly-named “Elite Aggression” duo?

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WLW Tag Team Champions Superstar Steve and Dangerous Derek

Will they be on the same side as their old rivals Gamble and Webb, who just recently got back from Japan and will surely be wanting their belts back? Where does Michael Magnuson stand after being noticably absent while his partners were being screwed out of the championships? We don’t know the answers to those questions yet, but the fans certainly saw a memorable night of action in Troy!

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Tuesday – July 14, 2015
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

World League Wrestling and Harley Race Present Live Pro Wrestling

Wednesday – July 15, 2015
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

World League Wrestling and Harley Race Present Live Pro Wrestling

Driving Directions to the Fairgrounds

The Lincoln County Fairgrounds is located on Fairgrounds Road, Troy, MO 63379.

From the St. Louis Area: Take Hwy 70 or Hwy 40/64 to Wentzville. Take Hwy 61 North at Wentville to Hwy 47 exit in Troy. Turn left onto Hwy 47 headed west. Follow Hwy 47 until you pass Clonts Field (Football) on your left. After the field you will turn right onto Fairgrounds Road. The grounds are approximately 1/4 mile on the right.

From west:Take Hwy 70 East to the Hwy 47 Exit in Warrenton. Take Hwy 47 North to Hawk Point. At the four way stop in Hawk Point turn right continuing on Hwy 47. Turn left on Hwy H, just west of Troy. Take a right on Fairground Road. The fairgrounds will be just past the church on your left. Or stay on Hwy 47 until Fairgrounds Road is on your left. Turn left and follow for approximately a 1/4 mile. The fairgrounds will be on your right.

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One on One with St. Louis Anarchy’s Pierre Abernathy

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 12, 2015

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Pierre Abernathy and Gary Jay

It is a pleasure to have with us today pro wrestler and owner of St. Louis Anarchy Matt Jackson, better known to wrestling fans as Pierre Abernathy. Since his debut in 2003, Pierre has made an impact in the wrestling scene in many aspects of the wrestling business. Pierre, thank you for taking the time to speaking with us at Missouri Wrestling Revival

Pierre: No problem, thanks for having me.

MWR: What was your first memories of pro wrestling and who did you look up to growing up?

Pierre: The first pro wrestling event I can remember watching live was WrestleMania VI with Hogan vs. Warrior.

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I was a huge Hogan fan so when he lost that sucked for me. I can remember going to the STL arena watching all the WWF live shows and I was at the only show WWF did at the old Busch Stadium, so that was cool.

MWR: The first opportunity that I got to see you in action was in Lawrence, Kansas for NWA Central States Wrestling as you and Gary Jay lost a three way to Nick Tyson on September 30, 2006. At that point you had been wrestling a little over than three years. How did you get your start in pro wrestling and who were the most helpful in your success?

Pierre: I first got my start when I met Jordan Lacey, he bought a ring and we were going to train in it. The issue was that he didn’t have the training to train us and to his credit he knew that. Most guys would NEVER admit that they had no business training people but he did. We later met Adam Raw and Nick Tyson and they did our training.

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Adam Raw- Photo Michael Van Hoogstratt

From there they started the LWA and we worked there and branched into Gateway Championship Wrestling. Unlike most guys, our trainers did not travel, so we didn’t have a lot of help getting out of town shots. It was Matt Sydal and Delirious who taught us in a 12-hour seminar that we needed to get in a car and get out of STL and make résumés and start sending them out and do seminars all over and that is what we did.

MWR: What early match that you had gave you the confidence to succeed as a pro wrestler?

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Pierre: Honestly I can’t think of one match. I always had confidence in my promo work more than my wrestling at the start. I think if I had to pick a break out match, I had a three-way match with Gary and Dorian Victor kind of early on that I liked. Plus, working Gary every weekend in a new state we could feel ourselves growing as wrestlers every week.

MWR: You would be part of the group that would spearhead The Lethal Wrestling Alliance. Who else were involved and what is the legacy of that promotion?

Pierre: Honestly I didn’t have anything to do with the start of LWA. LWA was started by Adam Raw and Jordan Taylor. When Jordan went into the Navy it went into the committee of five guys: Adam Raw, Nick Tyson, Frank Cashion, Mike D and Tim P ( I don’t want to butcher the spelling of their last names).

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Jordan Lacey has been a part of the most brutal matches in the modern era of STL wrestling. Here he wars it out against the former MWR Future Star winner Alex Rudolph.

So Tyson was supposed to write the shows and book the talent but he wasn’t doing it, so I would in the background write the shows and send them with him to meetings and no one would know about it and he would get the credit. Fast forward a few years, he was going to quit, so Raw was kind of freaking out thinking he would have to write the shows all himself. I had to tell him I was really doing it all this time, which shocked him and so then I started writing and booking talent from there. Years later when the others quit, it became myself, Raw and Jordan Lacey. In the end of LWA, it was just me and Jordan Lacey.

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Many of the top rising stars int the sport has made their way to SLA.

MWR: Fans at LWA were blessed to enjoy some great matches featuring local talent against many of the top stars in the world. Not too long ago, Austin Aries was the TNA World Champion, Davey Richards was a Ring of Honor World Champion and most recently one half of the TNA Tag Team Champions with Eddie Edwards, and Samoa Joe is quite possibly the most talked about free agent in the world today, but they all entered the squared circle at LWA.

These matches along with other stars including Delirious, Mike Quackenbush and The Motor Machine Guns against LWA homegrown talents are featured on the DVD US vs. Them (click here to purchase). What memories stand out about this historic matches at LWA?

Pierre: There are tons of thoughts I have about that. The two big ones being the first “name talent” we ever used was Alex Shelley and our fans hated him with a passion because he was facing their guy in Nick Tyson and when Tyson tapped him out the legit emotion that came after is what this business is about to me: real emotion. The Second was Samoa Joe: A lot of people were saying behind my back (but I hear everything) that I was making a big mistake putting Dorian in that match and not Adam Raw, and to be honest at that time Raw was a better wrestler than Dorian—hell, Dorian was only a few years in, I think. However, Dorian grew from that match and it taught him how to step up… That’s my job: I have to force you to go outside of your comfort zone and step up to the plate, because if you can’t I need to know that before you fall on your face in maybe a way bigger situation. That night Dorian stepped up and grew from it.

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MWR: You are a member of the famed Submission Squad with. Time has shown that you guys are among the most entertaining tag teams in the country, but early on in your career you teamed up with Evan Gelistico against Davey Vega and Gary the Barn Owl to showcase LWA for Chikara’s King of Trios 2009. In a weekend filled with top Indy wrestling stars like Bryan Danielson (Future WWE Champion Daniel Bryan), Austin Aries, and El Generico (WWE’S Sami Zayn) , the match would receive chants of “DON’T COME BACK!” Many men after that night may have given up, but it only shows how much heart that the four of you had, during that time. Many people snickered and counted you out, but you guys have had the last laugh by becoming among the most traveled talents in the country. Looking back what went wrong, what could you have done different and what advice would you have for a young wrestler that would experience such a situation?

Pierre: I would say that you cannot let what people say bother you. When that happened to be honest it didn’t bother me, it did more the other guys for different reasons. Vega because he lacked confidence anyway so that almost killed him, Gary because the ECW arena was his dream and we just got booed out of it and Evan because he loved the idea of working Chikara. I am telling the God’s honest truth that it didn’t bother me because I was expecting it the whole time. Here you have the biggest weekend of the Chikara calendar with legit stars from all over the world and then you have four dudes from a company in Missouri that none of them knew.. How were they supposed to treat us? Plus, we did ourselves zero favors because of the way we worked the match. We are known for our personalities and we showed zero of it and that is what sucked. However we made a lot of money after that match because people wanted to see if either A) we really sucked or B) they knew we didn’t and wanted to bring us out. So I would do it all again, plus we went back there in 2014 and killed it, so it came full circle for us.

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MWR: As I mentioned you have traveled around the country, including Canada. What has been your personal favorite places to wrestle and why?

Pierre: I love most every trip but I’ll pick one place and say ACW in Texas. Texas was like my second home for many years and I love the fans and friends I made there. Some of my favorite memories came from hangouts I had in Texas.

MWR: For seven years the LWA was known for an alternative style of wrestling that combined strong style, hardcore, comedy and good times for the fans, but a new day came that saw you announce the merging with the Texas based promotion known as Anarchy Championship Wrestling (ACW). That decision has allowed the fans to see many of the top stars of the Texas area make their way to the Midwest, while giving the young stars in this area to grow by challenging themselves against other top talents that may not have a chance to work with. In your eyes, who have taken advantage of working in the land of Anarchy and who are some of the top young stars that fans should have their eyes on for the future?

Pierre: Since we started Anarchy, we have seen ACH become a top star in the USA and I won’t do what a lot of others do and try and take credit for that man’s success. His success has helped us grow, so thank you to him.
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Gary Jay and Davey Vega are in my opinion the two top guys in the area and they prove that every time they work in a ring. The fact neither of them are under a contract is a shame. The Hooligans are guys you have seen grow in Anarchy. Christian Rose has been tearing it up other places for a while but our fans are finally seeing how good he is. Two guys who I think could be the next 2 big stars are Jo Jo Bravo and Mat Fitchett. Jo Jo has gotten really good really fast and it’s up to Fitchett how far he wants to go. He has been ready for a long time now. One guy to watch I think is Everett Connor; I call him my new project because he is a good kid with potential.
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The only guy who I think may be worse now than he was when we started SLA is Evan Gelistico… [sarcasm]

MWR: The Submission Squad was ranked number 12 in 2011 in the MWR’S top 30 tag teams during the MWR years. Four years later, the SS is still running strong, even capturing the Metro Pro Wrestling Tag Team titles recently as the Commission.

Because LWA and later SLA did not have tag belts along with the outside travel, it may have hurt your rankings in the poll. That year a team that you guys know very well the Hooligans were ranked number one, and are currently the St. Louis Anarchy tag team Champions. What has made the Hooligans and the Submission Squad such a great rivalry?

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Pierre: We just have good chemistry and we strive to do the same thing and that’s have a great match. We clicked since the first match we had at an IHW show in Dupo IL.

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At one time we worked with the Hooligans at least once a weekend for like five months in a row, I think… Plus those guys love tag team wrestling as much as we do so it’s easy, The Hooligans are amazing talents.

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MWR: SLA has recently been the home of double shot weekends in Alton, Illinois. You have promoted events for years, what are the advantages and disadvantages of having back to back events?

Pierre: Well it doubles the stress. I mean we have only done two, so I really do not know yet. I’ll say the advantage is for the fans as they will get 2 events a weekend instead of 1. As we keep going with this I am sure more advantages and disadvantages will come clear.

MWR: St. Louis Anarchy events have always been a can’t-miss show as talents around the world have been in action during each of your events. Men like Kyle O’Reilly, Michael Elgin, Chris Hero, the Young Bucks, Davey Richards, Akira Tozawa, and TJ Perkins have all appeared in the past. Who would you like to see that has not appeared yet?

Pierre: We used him in LWA but I really want to bring our fans Alex Shelley as he was supposed to work a show but got hurt. I am hoping to bring some more guys from overseas in. To be honest we will always use that name talent that people have come to think about when thinking of SLA but I am wanting to use more guys who are great but not maybe as well known…. Like there are Gary Jays and Davey Vegas all over the USA who are great but just can’t get breaks and I want to give them their breaks because you never know who could be the next ACH that you just are overlooking.

MWR: On August the 21st and 22nd, Circus Maximus 2015, an event what many fans say is THE event of the year for SLA? Circus Maximus has always delivered with a great mix of national talent as well as the top rising stars around the country. I am going to do a rundown of this years’ SLA talent pool for the double shot weekend and I would like for you to give your thoughts on them. We will start off with the current SLA Champion Gary Jay.

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Pierre: Hardest working man in Anarchy, he tears down the house every time and then is the first person to lead people in tearing down the ring. He gives his all to the company and should be getting more chances outside it.

MWR: Tommaso Ciampa

Pierre: I’m looking forward to seeing him in SLA. He’s a tough dude so guys will have their hands full with him.

MWR: Davey Vega

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Pierre: The “Ace of Anarchy” isn’t just a nickname, it is who Vega has become. He went from a guy who would legit vomit before a match to a guy who I know will always have one of the best matches on the show. He’s the man.

MWR: Mat Fitchett

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Pierre: The Dirty Rook could be a star if he is able to really hit the road and do it. Sometimes though real life things are more important but he’s an awesome talent.

MWR: Jonathan Gresham

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Pierre: He won’t be at Circus Maximus, but he’s an amazing hold for hold wrestler who stole the weekend at Gateway to Anarchy.

MWR: Jo Jo Bravo

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Pierre: One of the top up and comers in Anarchy. He has held his own with some of the best in the world.

MWR: Christian Rose

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Pierre: Great talker and wrestler and our fans are getting to finally see that. Plus, behind the curtain I love talking good and–even better–shitty wrestling with Rose more than maybe anybody.

MWR: Matt Cage

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Pierre: He’s a lot like Rose in that he has been tearing it up other places and our fans will finally get to see more of that in Anarchy.

MWR: Angelus Lane

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Pierre: The 1st lady of Anarchy. I am very proud of Layne. She has grown by leaps and bounds as a wrestler and she improves every event we have.

MWR: Viking War Party

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Pierre: Going to have to buy me chairs if they keep breaking them. Both guys are awesome. Alex I have known since before he started, I am happy every time I see them work and get better and better.

MWR: Ricky Starks

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Pierre: Big deal in Texas and I think he can do the same here so keep your eyes on him as I think he is going to do well.

MWR: The Cause: Mr. Gelistico, Mr. Raw, Mr. Adams, Mr. Everett

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Pierre: We will have to see.

MWR: Zakk Sawyers

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Pierre: The 2014 Anarchy Rookie of the year. He’s not a rookie but was in Anarchy and he stepped up huge. A hard worker in and out of the ring and really appreciates his spot on the roster and he earns it.

MWR: Mikey McFinnigan

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Pierre: Kinda just starting to see what he can do. He will do well in Anarchy, he’s very entertaining.

MWR: Jeremy Wyatt

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Pierre: The best LWA champion of all time. Jeremy is one of my favorite wrestlers and is a pure class act to deal with outside the ring. Jeremy makes no bones about his wrestling days coming to an end and I’ll be sad to see him go, but he’s a guy who will leave better than he came in and how many guys can honestly say that. He’s always done anything I asked him to do and I don’t think Jeremy knows how much I respect him and appreciate his run with the LWA title.

MWR: Steve O Reno

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Pierre: Honestly, I worked him in ACW and I knew he was good. Other than that I have only seen his two matches in SLA and that is it. I think he is very entertaining and he can wrestle, too, so I think big things are on the horizon for him.

MWR: Bolt Brady

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Pierre: I think his change in attitude will be good for him in SLA. I like making people do stuff they may not be used to doing. Bolt is a pro and will do great. He’s getting a lot of miles under him too which is awesome. I like Bolt a lot.

MWR: PACO

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Pierre: In SLA, he became a star in one weekend. Taking Trik Davis to the limit and taking a hellish beating from Gary Jay. I think Paco is a hungry kid who will do big things.

MWR: Pierre, Thank you so much for joining us today, it is always a treat to get to speak with you. How can fans follow you and the world of St. Louis Anarchy?

Pierre: I am on Facebook under Pierre Abernathy and Twitter is @PierreAbernathy. You can like SLA on Facebook at Saint Louis Anarchy and on Twitter @stlanarchy. Thanks for the time!

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Saint Louis Anarchy presents Circus Maximus 2015

Stage One: Friday August 21st
Stage Two: Saturday August 22nd

Live from Spaulding Hall Club in Alton IL (402 E 4th Street)

Doors Open at 6:30pm, Shows Start at 7:00pm

Tickets (PER NIGHT):

Front row: $15, Second Row. $12. General Admission. $10 in advance all tickets are $15 at the door

http://circusmaximus2015.brownpapertickets.com/

$1 BEER, FULL BAR AND FOOD. Please do not record show or stand on chairs

Also special guest musicians Mental Fixation (Stage 2 only)

STAGE ONE MATCHES SIGNED:

Main Event Trios Action: Team Anarchy: Davey Vega, Mat Fitchett, Angleus Layne vs. Team BOSS w/Dorian Victor and Greg Jovi: Gary Jay, Christian Rose, Jeremy Wyatt

Tag Team Titles on the Line: The Hooligans (c) vs. The Cause (Mr. Adams, Mr. Everett)

Zakk Sawyers vs. Tommaso Ciampa

Grudge Match: Alex Castle vs. Matt Cage

Jo Jo Bravo vs. PACO

Steve O Reno vs. Mikey Mcfinnigan

BOSS vs. Anarchy: Bolt Brady w/Greg Jovi vs. Ricky Starks

STAGE TWO MATCHES SIGNED:

Saint Louis Anarchy Championship Match (NO TIME LIMIT) Gary Jay (c)w/Dorian Victor vs. “Ace of Anarchy” Davey Vega

Mat Fitchett vs. Former ECW/WWE Star LITTLE GUDIO

Christian Rose vs. Tommaso Ciampa

Matt Cage vs. Zakk Sawyers

Sugar Dunkerton vs. Steve O Reno

TALENT SIGNED FOR CM WEEKEND:

Saint Louis Anarchy Champion: Gary Jay
Saint Louis Anarchy Tag Champions: The Hooligans
Davey Vega
Mat Fitchett
Tommaso Ciampa
Jo Jo Bravo
Christian Rose
Matt Cage
Angelus Layne
Viking War Party
Sugar Dunkerton
Ricky Starks
The Cause: Mr. Gelistico, Mr. Raw, Mr. Adams, Mr. Everett
Zakk Sawyers
Mikey Mcfinnigan
Jeremy Wyatt
Steve O Reno
Bolt Brady (stage one)
PACO (stage one)
Donovan Danhausen

MATCHES AND MORE TALENT TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER!!

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Missouri Rankings Update: Evan Morris Crosses Promotional Barriers, Enters List

Posted by Ben Simon on July 10, 2015

MO Rankings

By Ben Simon

The new Official Missouri Rankings list, good through August, has been calculated and published.  Head over to the MO Rankings page for the ninth (and latest) publication.  To qualify for the Top 10, a wrestler must have the highest ratings with consistent activity (RD ≤ 200).  Rankings are published every two months.

For details on how the rankings work, read the Introduction

MOVEMENTS & EXPLANATIONS

#1Jake Dirden, #2Ricky Cruz, and #3Moondog Rover were all excellent this period: 3-0, 2-0, and 2-0, respectively.  They belong here; no changes.

#4Jon Webb has just returned from a three month tour of Japan and has risen three spots quickly due to a combination of factors.  First, he pinned WLW main-eventer Michael Magnuson.  Second, the men he superseded have had a mediocre two months.  Sometimes that’s just what it takes to advance.

#5Everett Connors has had a busy, impressive two months.  “Risky Business” climbed four rungs, while knocking rival Sean Orleans out of the picture with a MMWA Junior Heavyweight title victory.  Connors was recently suspended from MMWA Wrestling due to his participation in an illegal title defense.

#6Leland Race fell two spots after a disqualification loss to #8The Iceman and a double count-out versus Marc Godeker.  The WLW Heavyweight Champion is capable of long winning streaks, and this period is just a small setback.

#7Mike Outlaw lost to Jake Dirden twice this period, which means Outlaw also ceded the Dynamo Pro Championship to “Dirdey.”  Because Dirden is so dominant at the top, Outlaw is only deducted one space on the rankings ladder.  Now that Mark Bland is out of power and can no longer call early stoppages in his matches, Mike Outlaw continues his quest to regain Dynamo Pro’s belt.

#9Evan Morris beat Elvis Aliaga in June for the NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship.  He sought to be a fighting champion, putting his belt on the line in different promotions.  Two successful defenses later (against Shane Somers and Joey Anderson), “Young and Dangerous” Morris breaks into the list as one of the best in the State.

#10Gary Jackson clunks down five spots and just hangs on to a ranking.  “Gorgeous” Gary was blasted with a foreign object by A.J. Williams, who stole a victory.  The legend also could not put Evan Gelistico away with the cloverleaf before a time limit draw.  Williams and Gelistico were rated much lower than Jackson, so this brings “Night Train” down quite a bit.

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EVOLVE 45 Andrew Everett vs. Gary Jay Live on IPPV Tonight

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 10, 2015

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EVOLVE Wrestling presents
EVOLVE 45
Friday, July 10th, 2015
Bell Time – 9 PM
ACW KICKOFF! – 8 PM
The Orpheum
1915 E. 7th Avenue
Ybor City, FL

Tickets on sale in the DGUSA Store or by calling 267-638-6583

Watch on live iPPV at http://www.WWNLive.com in HD! Watch on the WWN Roku Channel!

The Main Event – Tag Team Grudge Match
EVOLVE & DGUSA Champion Drew Galloway & Roderick Strong vs.
The Premier Athlete Brand of Anthony Nese & Caleb Konley w/ So Cal Val & Andrea

Dream Match
Davey Richards vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

EVOLVE 43 Rematch
Chris Hero vs. Trevor Lee

Special Challenge Match
Rich Swann vs. Timothy Thatcher

Special Attraction Match
Andrew Everett vs. Gary Jay

ACW KICKOFF! Main Event!
If The House of Brown wins The Sinners are gone from ACW! If The Sinners win Sideshow gets his long awaited shot at ACW Champion Sean Swag in a STEEL CAGE on 7/19 at the HUGE ACW Pride event!
The Celtic Sinners of Sideshow & CJ O’Doyle vs. The House of Brown of ACW Heavyweight Champion Sean Swag & Rhett Giddins w/ Mr. Dontay Brown

ACW Tag Team Championship Match
Flying Solow of Jason Cade & Aaron Solow defend vs. First Degree of D’Lo Jordan & Wayne Wonder w/ Aria Blake

ACW Showcase Six Way Freestyle!
Jayson Falcone vs. Martin Stone vs. Aaron Epic vs. Mitch Mitchell vs. Bucky Wells vs. Kennedy Kendrick

Lucha Choas of Blanco Loco & Carrion vs. Nathan Vain & Rip Hyde w/ Erik Essex

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