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Stacey O’Brien faces Lucy Mendez this weekend at Metro Pro Wrestling

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 5, 2011

 Two of the very best females in the Midwest today will go at it one more time at Metro Pro Wrestling this Saturday night when Lucy Mendez hooks up with former MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Stacey O’Brien.

Both of these ladies are former Harley Race’s WLW Women’s Champions looking to prove who just is the best.

Recently our friends Metro Pro Wrestling send this video of their first match from last year.

Let’s find out who had their hand raised at Metro Pro Wrestling during this exciting match up.

Tickets on sale at MetroWrestling.com or you can buy them at the door.

Do not forget to purchase your very own Lucy Mendez MWR collectable trading card to go along with fellow MPW Stars Cards from Trevor Murdoch, Mark Sterling, Steve Fender, Jeremy Wyatt, Sir Bradley Charles, Angel and referee’s  Jeromy Robb and Michael Crase  

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MWR Trading Card #30 “ECW Original” Angel

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 9, 2010

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Missouri Wrestling Revival presents the card of one of the most underrated wrestlers in the Midwest, The Kingpin” Angel.

Angel went to a bloody war at the original ECW against the one and only New Jack over who was the King of the Streets.

He has since made his home in the Midwest tagging with partner Domino Rivera as they are known as the Barrio Boyz. The team puts the scare in so many teams that most promotions are too scared to bring them in to take on their very best.

MWR fans have seen Angel at Metro Pro Wrestling along with Latino beauty Lucy Mendez terozing fan favorites and former ECW alumni Tommy Dreamer.

You can catch Angel at the website wrestleOutLoud.com along with co-host Mark 13, and Renn O. The site has great interviews with some of pro wrestling’s hottest stars including Homicide, Axl Rotten, Damian Dragon, Brother Devon of Team 3D, and many more

#1 The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz – 2008 MWR Tag team of the Year
#2 Mark Sterling- 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year
#3 The Hooligans Devin and Mason Cutter – 2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year
#4 MsChif – 2009 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year
#5 Mike Sydal – 2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year
#6 Jeremy Wyatt – 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year, 2008 & 2009 MWR Match of the Year (vs. Michael Strider, vs. Tyler Cook)
#7 Santana G – Midwest Sweetheart
#8 Kahagas – The Tokyo Monster
#9 Mephisto - Hardcore Favorite
#10 Tyler Black – Ring of Honor World Champion
#11 Sir Bradley Charles – Rising star trained by Lance Storm
#12 Brandon Espinosa – Talented Superstar
#13 Dave Vaughn – The Wrestling Machine
#14 “The Future” Donovan Ruddick – The 6’9″ Monster
#15 Brandon Aarons – Current Triple Crown Champion in the Midwest
#16 Davey Richards – Arguably the best in the world today
#17 “Superstar” Steve Fender – First American wrestler to train in Pro Wrestling NOAH Dojo
#18 MR Late Nite – “Hollywood Super Agent”
#19 Eric Allen – The Pride of Peoria
#20 Eddie Edward – American Wolf
#21 Evan Money – The Pro Wrestling Kid
#22 Delirious – A Familiar Face from “The Edge of Insanity”
#23 Jason Jones – On the Path to Superstardom
#24 Tony Kozina – Rugged and Well-Traveled Veteran
#25 Jeromy Robb Senior Referee at 3XW and MECW
#26 Sean Vincent- Canada’s Favorite wrestler
#27
Lucy Mendez – Midwest Latino Knockout
#28 Trevor Murdock – Former WWE Superstar
#29 Eric Davis –Senior referee at IHW and PWE

For a complete list of Missouri Wrestling Revival trading cards as well as WWE , TNA and Japan sets check out the website Wrestling trading cards.com here.

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MWR Christmas wish list of matches for 2011.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 26, 2010

By Brian Kelley

2010 is near a close and the yearly awards are coming up quickly with some very tough decisions to be made from the awards committee over who will honored with the Wrestler, Tag Team, female, and promotion of the year.

So instead of worrying about who I am going to give my vote to I am going to flip the script.

I am going to make my Christmas wish of matches on this Black Friday  that I would like to see in 2011.

Instead of matches that have done before I am going to do my best to name 10 matches that to my knowledge have not happen before.

So without further ado I give you my Christmas wish matches in NO certain order.

1) Bailey Mannix with Lovely Leon

Bailey Mannix with Lovely Leon (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat )

vs.
Jaysin Strife

Jaysin Strife (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

- It is no secret that I have mad respect for both of these competitors. These two men going at it would be a true wrestling classic. One could say that Mannix has the power advantage but Strife could be just a little faster. Neither man is afraid to get their hands dirty and brawl with the best of them. A true wrestling classic in every aspect.

2) The Barrio Boys (Angel and Domino Rivera) With Lucy Mendez

The Extreme tag team (Photo Credit Jerry Chavez)

vs.

Attitude Inc. (Spencer Powers and Guy Smith )

Attitude Inc. (Guy Smith and Michael Shard) – Can New Midwest Wrestling handle being EXTREME? Former ECW Original Angel and his partner Domino Rivera is two men that many promotions run and hide from signing them to the fed.

Attitude Inc appears to be all show but the Boyz would soon find out that Guy Smith and Michael Shard can go.

3) Dixieland Destroyer with The Magic Man

The Dixieland Destroyer and the Magic Man (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

vs.

Shane Rich (Photo by Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Shane Rich – The beauty and the Beast is what I would call this AAPW clash. Rich has the good looks and conditioning but would it be enough to overcome the hillbilly power of the Destroyer.

4) Donovan Ruddick

Mephisto feels the power of Donovan Ruddick.

vs.

Abu Colossus

Abu Colossus delivers the pain on Preston Maxwell(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

– OK I have been begging for this match for a long time now. Don’t believe me click here to read a former article of mine that sets this match up perfectly. With Ruddick on the verge to explode would Colossus put out the spark first.

5) The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter)

The Hooligans

vs.

The Gentleman’s Club (Casanova and Devin Carter) with Todd Countryman.

The Gentleman’s Club (Casanova and Devin Carter)

– The Hooligans have been almost everywhere but they have not been to the 2008 MWR Promotion of the Year 3XWrestling. With the Gentleman’s club running hot shot over everyone would the Hooligans be able to sway the good fortunes over fan favorites? Or would the mastermind Todd Countryman make them his next victim.

6) Lucy Mendez

Lucy Mendez has come on strong in 2010.

vs.

Santana G

Santana has teamed with some top talent in 2010 but she has yet to win the WLW Womens title.

- Two of the most popular women in the Midwest today. Mendez has had all the eyes on her at Metro Pro Wrestling. What if the Midwest Sweetheart was to show up? No women I know wants competition and the real winners in this battle would be us the fans.

7) Jeremy Wyatt

Every young wrestlers nightmare Jeremy Wyatt (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

vs.

Evan Money

Evan Money-

To become the best that you can be you have to work your way to the top. Money the teenage heart throb has had a solid year in 2010. Wyatt is considered by many to be the best in the game today. You say Money has no chance to survive against “The Rebel”. In Money’s defense he has earned some tough wins but this would be a measuring stick for one of the Midwest hottest young stars. My advice Money, if you have a belt stay far away from “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt.

8) Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh

vs.

Rory Fox

Rory Fox

-MTV vs MTV – Rory Fox gained national fame as one of the featured personalities on MTV’s True Life while Dan the Danimal” Walsh starred in MTV’s Road Rules. Need I say more.

9) Steve Fender and Mark Sterling

Steve Fender and Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

vs.
BroMance Jordan McEntyre and Knight Wagner with Eryn

- Different styles for sure, Fender and Sterling are no nonsense hit you in the mouth tag team in the style of Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard while BroMance is….well they are BroMance a team with a lot of flash but can blind you with their double team abilities.

10) Trevor Murdoch

vs

Jonathan Magnus with Stephani King

Jonathan Magnus with Stephani King- No one likes a bully and that is what Magnus is at New Midwest Wrestling. A big man pushing his weight around to keep the NMW title around his waist. I don’t think that Murdoch would be so easy to push around. A match that would be talked about for ages in Springfield Illinois for years to come.

In my personal stocking match-

Crimefighter gets Eric Allens attention

Crimefighter’s chosen wrestler vs. The Pride of Peroia Eric Allen – A perfect match for NMW. It has been over a year ago that we took a look at the contriversal Eric Allen and his supposed win for the “Peorian Pride Championship”, ST louis Wrestling communities Crimefighter called foul quickly. Words and tempers flared between the two in the past but what if the red hot Eric Allen was to show his face in Springfield Illinois at the heart of Crimefighter’s coverage area?

A special attraction match for sure.

Other notable matches

The Cancun Kid vs. Kwong with Chad Mylan
Jason Jones vs. Ryan Phoenix
Preston Maxwell vs. Homicidal Steven Davis
Billy McNiel vs Zach Thompson
Curly vs #1 Brett Young
Jimmy Rockwell vs Brandon Espinosa
Pete Madden vs. Dave Vaughn
Matty Starr vs. Danny Cannon
Tony Cortez vs Brandon Aarons
Dan the Man vs Alexander Rudolph
Bobby Houston vs. Derek Stone
Christian Rose vs. Chris Havius
Bumrush Brothers vs The Beautiful Bodies
Eric Logan vs Tyler Cook
Ron Powers vs. Brian Ash
Donnie Peppercricket vs. Davey Vega
Kory Twist vs. Father Jack Mecidol
Sir Bradley Charles vs. The Big Texan

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MWR Trading Card #27 Lucy Mendez

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 20, 2010

MWR fans have been very vocal about having WLW and Metro Pro Wrestling diva Lucy Mendez her very own MWR Trading card.

How could we deny the fans what they really want? Yes it’s true fans, Lucy Mendez is MWR Trading Card #27 in a card worthy of the Latino beauty.

Lucy has burst on the scene in the Midwest, not only catching the eyes of the men in the stands but was able to capture the World League Wrestling Women’s title to her credit.

At Metro Pro Wrestling ratings goes through the roof when she is featured on Metro Sports TV in Kansas City leading Angel and Domino Rivera otherwise known as the the Barrio Boyz to the ring.

She became the first women in Metro Pro Wrestling to get a win in singles competion and she is currently the number one contender for the World League Wrestling Women’s title currently held by Amy Hennig.

#1 The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz – 2008 MWR Tag team of the Year
#2 Mark Sterling- 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year
#3 The Hooligans Devin and Mason Cutter – 2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year
#4 MsChif – 2009 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year
#5 Mike Sydal – 2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year
#6 Jeremy Wyatt – 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year, 2008 & 2009 MWR Match of the Year (vs. Michael Strider, vs. Tyler Cook)
#7 Santana G – Midwest Sweetheart
#8 Kahagas – The Tokyo Monster
#9 Mephisto - Hardcore Favorite
#10 Tyler Black – Ring of Honor World Champion
#11 Sir Bradley Charles – Rising star trained by Lance Storm
#12 Brandon Espinosa – Talented Superstar
#13 Dave Vaughn – The Wrestling Machine
#14 “The Future” Donovan Ruddick – The 6’9″ Monster
#15 Brandon Aarons – Current Triple Crown Champion in the Midwest
#16 Davey Richards – Arguably the best in the world today
#17 “Superstar” Steve Fender – First American wrestler to train in Pro Wrestling NOAH Dojo
#18 MR Late Nite – “Hollywood Super Agent”
#19 Eric Allen – The Pride of Peoria
#20 Eddie Edward – American Wolf
#21 Evan Money – The Pro Wrestling Kid
#22 Delirious – A Familiar Face from “The Edge of Insanity”
#23 Jason Jones – On the Path to Superstardom
#24 Tony Kozina – Rugged and Well-Traveled Veteran
#25 Jeromy Robb Senior Referee at 3XW and MECW
#26 Sean Vincent- Canada’s Favorite wrestler

For a complete list of Missouri Wrestling Revival trading cards as well as WWE , TNA and Japan sets check out the website Wrestling trading cards.com here.

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Huge Metro Pro Wrestling Show Saturday September 4th in Kansas City

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 25, 2010

Wrestling fans on September 4th, Metro Pro Wrestling returns to action in a night you will not want to miss.

You will witness the first ever Metro Pro Wrestling 8-man tournament to crown the TV Champion. Who will be able to have his hand raised at the end of the night with the title around his waist? The winner will have bragging rights and be seen on Metro Sports on the following channels across Kansas City:

• Time Warner Cable – Channel 30
• Comcast Cable – Channel 258
• Sunflower Cable – Channel 37
• Metro Sports 2 on TWC Channel 222
• Metro Sports HD on TWC 1030
• Metro Sports On Demand on TWC 130

Metro Pro Wrestling airs each week at:

• Saturdays at 11 p.m. on Metro Sports (debut)
• Mondays at 11 p.m. on Metro Sports 2
• Wednesdays at 11 p.m. on Metro Sports
• Fridays at 11 p.m. on Metro Sports 2

This win for the wrestler could make him a World wide star right away!!

The wait is over as the 2008 MWR Female of the Year Stacey O’Brien will return back to the ring and will waste no time in getting into the ring taking on the Lucy Mendez.

MWR fans do not let her breathtaking good looks fool you because this diva is a full pack of dynamite that has the skills that were taught to her at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy where the women train as hard as the men.

Both of these women have held the prestigious WLW Women’s title and will look to make an impression on the Metro Pro Wrestling fans by the end of the night.

The Metro Fans are very aware who Lucy is after she made her presence known by leading what she calls The Hottest Group in the Midwest. The Barrio Boyz, Domino Rivera, ECW King of the Streets Angel in Metro Wrestling’s debut.

That is not all because ST Louis wrestling legend “The Human Wrecking Ball” Pete Madden will make his way to Kansas City for Metro Pro Wrestling. Madden is a tremendously versatile athlete who can beat an opponent on their own terms. He can out wrestle the best wrestlers, Come off the top rope with the best flyers, and can brawl and fight in the most hardcore elements. Kansas City prepare to get out of your seats to keep up with this phenomenal athlete.

Metro Pro announces partial roster for Sept. 4
On September 4, inside Turner Recreation Center in Kansas City, KS, the Metro Pro action returns for another television taping!

On the card will be:

- Trevor Murdock
- Michael Strider
- Superstar Steve Fender
- Mark Sterling
- Derek Stone
- Jeremy Wyatt
- Mike Sydal
- Lucy Mendez
- Stacey O’Brien
- Tyler Cook
- Steven J. Girthy
- Brett Young
- Domino Rivera
- Pete Madden

More names to be announced prior to the show!

Metro Pro Wrestling returns to live event action on Saturday,
September 4 inside Turner Recreation Center in Kansas City, KS.

The address of Turner Recreation Center is:

831 South 55th Street
Kansas City, KS 66106

Doors open at 6:00 Show starts at 7:00

Tickets are $15 for adults. Children 12 and under get in for $10!

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MWR exclusive interview with Metro Pro Wrestling’s Joe McDonald and Chris Gough

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 12, 2010

 

I am joined today with the men behind Metro Pro Wrestling, former Central States Wrestling promoter Joe McDonald and Chris Gough Last year Chris  produced the wrestling documentary KC on the Mat. Chris is a Mizzou grad with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After college, he went to work as a television writer for World Wrestling Entertainment in Stamford, Connecticut. In 2004, Chris returned to his hometown to begin work as an anchor and reporter for Metro Sports in Kansas City.

Brian -Gentleman good to speak to the both on you today on the exciting news that Wrestling is about to come back to Kansas City. How did this adventure come to be?

Chris- I actually did a documentary last year called KC On the Mat, which looked at the historical look at Central States Wrestling. It aired here in the city and shortly after that I spoke with Joe about running shows here in Kansas City. I produce several shows on Metro Sports, an all sports channel in Kansas City, and eventually Joe and I spoke to the general manager of the station who gave us the green light to put together a wrestling show that will debut at Memorial Hall on June 5th. Two or three weeks after that we will air the Metro Pro Wrestling show on Metro Sports.

Joe –Chris had actually myspaced me prior to me leaving for California for my new job when I left CSW. I kinda blew him off because as a promoter you always get these guys who say “I am a former this or that” and you tend to go whatever. Thankfully in time we did get together.

Brian – Chris, please tell our readers your background in Pro Wrestling.

Chris – I was a lifelong wrestling fan who went to University of Missouri. In 1997 I got an internship with WWE, went back in 1998. After graduation I got full time job with WWE in 1999 where I started with WWE.com as a producer and did a show called Byte This and some other shows on the site. I then went on as a creative writer for WWE’S Monday Night RAW thorough 2003. After leaving the WWE I came home and took a job with Metro Sports as an Anchor/Producer.

Brian – Joe, At one time you were a wrestler tell us about that and how long did you run Central States Wrestling?

Joe – We ran for five years, prior to that I joined a school called the Monster factory based out of New Jersey. I begged my parents’ and they said “as long as your grades stay up”. I trained in 95, my junior year in high school and I didn’t really get a very good training, but I hit the road and did shows in ST Louis for next to no pay. There was also a promotion based out of Wichita Kansas that had weekly TV. That was a lot of fun as Derek Stone and Ace Steel where also there. That tells you how long I have known Stone (LAUGHS).

 I was too young to wrestle in Missouri until July of 1996 because I wasn’t 18.  To be honest I was not a very good wrestler. When I began promoting, I wrestled at times but I didn’t want to put myself over at the expense of the guys. It got to the point where I had to come to terms that I was not nearly as good as the guys I was booking so I stopped wrestling and focused on being a promoter.

Brian – Joe, What have you been up to since you parted ways with Central States Wrestling?

Joe- I went to California working with TV shows and films, like Last Comic Standing and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. At the time I left there were a lot of things going on in my life, including the mentioned once in a lifetime opportunities. Once I got back home, I tried to jump start CSW but I didn’t have it left in me to do so. After the last CSW show I decided it would be best to take some time off and refresh my batteries. I don’t like to say I quit the wrestling business as I have kept up with what has been going on in the wrestling world, I just took a breather. And over the 12 months, Chris and I have been planning on making Metro Sports a successful wrestling promotion.

Brian – Joe, what do you take from your days at CSW?

Joe – There are no instructions on how to run a pro wrestling show. You learn by being on the road, what to do and not to do with the boys, How to treat the boys, the wrestlers always got paid by me. I never canceled shows, I made mistakes all of the time because I just did not know what to do.  I will say that I have learned from all of those mistakes and hopefully I do not make them again.

I take some of the credit of CSW but I cannot take it all. It was a collaborate effort by several hard working people. What I did was give them a place to work and we all relied on each other to get the job done.

Brian – What is the goals of Metro Pro Wrestling?

Chris - The goal for 2010 is to have a TV taping once a month. If it increases then that is great, but first things first get that first show done so that we get enough footage to provide an exciting program. We are hoping to have a 1 hour show each week on Metro Sports, weather or not its four or six weeks of tapings for our show.

Joe- We really don’t want to put the cart before the horse, we know that it will take 3 months before the TV really will provide the full benefit of advertisement. We are currently advertising Metro Pro Wrestling via print, Television, Radio ect , when the second TV taping airs we will have had two weeks of  shows on Metro Sports that will create a buzz and then by the third we will have ran 6 or so weeks of TV. By the fourth week we will hope to see a return on the exposure from TV.

Brian – Will all shows be at the Memorial Hall?

Chris – For the time being that will be where the shows will be ran. Memorial Hall provides us with a great venue with a historic feel for our debut. Excellent lighting and a superb sound system will give the fans at the show that special feel and those watching at home that professional look.  But Brian it’s like all business it comes down to money. If the fans show that there is interest by coming, we would love our shows to be there all of the time but if financially it doesn’t make sense to run shows there we will pull back and find other venues that we have scoped out.

Joe – If we didn’t have TV we would be running an armory or high school gym, to be honest without TV I don’t know if I would have given this another try….well I can’t say that, but it surely wouldn’t be on such a grand scale. Without TV there is only so far that you can go in Indy wrestling.

When I started CSW I borrowed ten thousand dollars. Out of that, six of it went into buying a ring while the other four went towards running shows. I ran for several years on that and then took on a partner. We tapped out at CSW, we got to the point where we had a show with AJ Styles we had four hundred people and that was as big as it got in Lawrence Kansas. Now we are in Kansas City, it’s a lot bigger than Lawrence. We now have a bigger fan base to draw from, TV and two guys that have industry specific background to both wrestling and TV. We most defiantly are not doing this to fail, we feel as if we have all the tools in place to succeed.

Brian – Who should the fans expect to see at Metro Pro Wrestling local and nationally?

Chris – The first show fans will get to see ECW Original’s Tommy Dreamer and “the King of the Streets” Angel,

along with 3 time WWE Tag team Champion Trevor Murdoch. We want to bring in the establish star to bring in the casual fans that don’t follow the Indy’s. It’s always good to bring them in but we also will be showcasing some of the top talent in the Midwest. Joe knows the local talent as well as anyone.

Joe – Yes, I hate to go back to the past but what I set up to do with CSW was to bring up all the local talent from Kansas City, St Louis, Missouri, Iowa, or just so simply the best in Midwest under one roof, just as Ring Of Honor had done. We had a great run with Michael Strider and Mark Sterling.

2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

This isn’t going to be a CSW retread, certainly we will use some of the guys that I am comfortable with. Mark Sterling for instance is in my opinion one of the best wrestlers in country right now. The man lives and breathes pro Wrestling. Jeremy Wyatt I put him in that category as well.

 I have known Matt Sydal (Evan Bourne) since day one and when his brother Mike Sydal told him he wanted to learn how to wrestle Matt told him to go see the guys (Strider and Sterling) in Kansas to learn.

The 2009 MWR Tag team of the Year the Hooligans will make their debut in Kansas City . ((Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The Hooligans, who I have only seen on tape. Chris actually found them on your site and called me and said you need to check these guys out. I looked at a couple of matches of theirs on YouTube. They were awesome, they have that “it” factor. You can attest to that Brian, you have been around them a lot; I have only dealt with them via phone and e-mail. I called Sterling and Wyatt who I trust to get their thoughts on their work. They vouched that they were for real and that was good enough for me.

Angel and Domino Rivera were two guys I had teamed up at last few CSW shows I ran and had big plans for. Chris and I feel like they can make an impact.

The Mississippi Madman (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The Mississippi Madman is someone that has a ton of charisma we believe that the fans will get behind.

The Ultra talented Jaysin Strife (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Jaysin Strife, I have always been a big fan of as well. We are not a closed door company. If we see someone that we feel that the fans will enjoy and can help Metro Sports we will take a good look at them.

Nate Bash and Benjamin Sailer are a tag team that I am excited about being a part of the company. I feel as if we are really stacked in the tag division and have a heavy emphasize in tag teams.

Brian – Let me ask you Chris you have been with WWE who many feel have diminished tag teams in the past few years. Are you excited about tag teams as much as Joe?

Chris – Before we go any further let’s not forget we dragged Michael Strider out of retirement so fans will most defiantly have that to look forward to. That guy is willing to do anything. But he was done. When Joe first approached him about Metro Pro, Strider wasn’t going to do it. He was enjoying his life off the road. But we told him the game plan and it stoked that flame. As far as tag teams go your right it was a pretty dead deal down there. Granted there were some great teams during the Invasion with the Dudley’s, The Hardy’s Edge and Christina with some exciting matches with ladders.  That seemed to be the last real run with teams other than just throwing two guys together.  Anyone growing up in the 80’s remembers how big the tag teams were in the WWE and NWA. Myself I am a big fan of a team when they get together and hit their moves and work as a team, you just done see that in the Big two err one.  

We didn’t set out to focus so strongly on tag teams but it just so happens that we are fortunate that we have talented guys who happen to team up. I believe that many fans on the Indy scene love tag team wrestling so I hope that it will be a big draw for us.

Brian – Chris, what kinda style should fans see at Metro Pro Wrestling? With the debut of Tommy Dreamer will be see old style ECW Wrestling or WWE/ECW? What style do you prefer?

Chris- My background is WWE and that’s the style I worked with, did I agree with everything no but no company is perfect. I know that WWE takes a lot of slack for what they do but a lot of that has to do with over saturation. With WWE TV storylines need to go so fast because of the amount of shows that need to be done. Sometimes it can take away from what you are doing.

Here at Metro will “Extreme” be the norm? No. Will there be guys that have that in their background and at times will that be sprinkled in sporadically. Yes. As a fan I was a big fan of ECW and still have fond memories of them. The problem is that the style trickled up towards the WWE and every match feature blood in the first match, people jumping off 40 foot ladders. Nothing could top it so it meant less.

What we hope to do with Metro Pro Wrestling on TV is character development. I am all for pure pro wrestling in the ring and we will have that but it’s not so much the storyline that matters as much as is it is for the fans to care for the wrestlers to make the storylines mean anything. I feel as if that is what is lacking in wrestling on TV. I am not going to say I know how to do it better than the next guy but I do know going into this that the wrestlers will have an opportunity to shine on TV. From the top to bottom they are going to be able get their name out to the casual fan.

Joe- Too put it in perspective I was once told by a very smart guy and I am sure he was told by another smart guy. Wrestling is like a three ring circus “You have to have your flyers, you have to have brawlers and you need have your freaks. You need to have something for everyone.”  We have to do a little bit of everything for this to succeed. Our balance will be found with the traditional wrestling fan that just likes wrestling but our job is to make the show interesting.

You hear a lot of older fans say that back in my day it wasn’t such a soap opera. But the truth is, it really was. There have always been stories in wrestling. Storylines have just adapted over the years to fit the current world climate. The beautiful thing about early ECW was that you had 2 or 3 matches on their show and the rest was you had advertisements for their next one. During the show you may have had one hardcore match – Tommy Dreamer going hardcore with Raven all over the arena. Then Psychosis and Rey Mysterio flying all around the ring then you had Dean Melenko and Eddie Guerrero in a mat classic.

I would like to see Metro be a little bit like that. You have storylines mixed with wrestling and in the end you have entertainment because of that.

Brian- Any last words for the MWR Fans

Joe – I hope that people give us a shot, come on out and I feel as if their money will be well spent. Come support the guys as we have household names mixed in with some guys we feel will be able to get to the next level. I hope people come to what we hope will become a successful endeavor in the wrestling area. I would also like to thank Martin Thomas for letting us use the CSW Library. That was a really cool thing of him to do.

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NWA Presents Dynamo Pro Wrestling recap 1-31-2009

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 23, 2009

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By Brian “Flair” Kelley

NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling returned to Kansas to start 2009 on January 30th for a good cause as proceeds were to go to “lil” Jimmie Bass to help him get a brand new heart. Former WWE Star Al Snow was to be in action with some of the best young talent in the Midwest so this show looked to have something for everyone.

Pierre Abernathy entered the ring with the unpopular Sadie Blaze by his side to take on the rising star Davey Vega. The crowd was really in Abernathy ear with chants like “Brush your teeth” just to name a few. Abernathy masterfully distracted the ref so that his manager was able to do damage from outside the ring. Abernathy controlled the match but Vega may have received the hit of the night when he kicked him so hard I was able almost feel the blow myself. Vega was able to get the pin fall much to the delight of the Dynamo fans.

A new guy to my knowledge was to wrestle next, Aaron Hawely, a young kid that was to take on the ever cocky Brandon Aarons. This match was between two guys that may lack the size but not the dedication in the weight room. Aarons was all business and went after Hawely with a vengeance. Aarons was dominating the match when out of nowhere Hawely used the ropes while holding onto Aarons head and turned it into reverse neck breaker

Power and speed would meet total meanness when Adam Rich and Trent Stone took on the Barrio Boys (Domino Rivera and Angel). Angel and Domino may come off as two thugs but you can not discount their knowledge as they work like a fine tune machine. The two constantly cut off the ring, not allowing Rich to tag his partner Stone. At one point, Rich had the advantage on Rivera but Rivera wisely maneuvered them into his corner where Angel was able to get the upper hand.

Trent Stone and Domino Rivera - Photo credit Sarah Jones

Trent Stone and Domino Rivera - Photo credit Sarah Jones

The glaring problem for the Barrio Boys would shine when Angel brought in boxing gloves to toy with Rich, it prompted the kids behind me to go nuts with “cheater” chants. Later Angel spanked Rich like a baby before snapping him into a suplex. It looked to be arrogance would cost them the match when Rich hit Angel with a kick, then Stone blasted him with a spear. When the ref Martin T went to send Rich back to his corner Rivera nailed Stone and sent Rich flying out of the ring. While Rivera was causing mass confusion Angel went for a low blow. Rivera quickly went back to his corner and Angel rolled up Stone for the win.

Kraig Kessman was to take on the flirt Mike Sydal. One may not like the way Sydal behaves but you can not deny the man’s ability. Kessman struggled early to get going on Sydal’s speed and unordinary attack.

Mike Sydal with a boston crab on Kessman- Photo Credit Sarah Jones

Mike Sydal has some fun with Kessman- Photo Credit Sarah Jones

The crowd was clearly on Kessman’s side when Sydal had Kessman in a Boston Crab encouraging Kessman to not give up. Sydal stayed on the offense for a long time but Kessman saw a light at the end of the tunnel when he planted one big boot and a frontward DDT for the win.

Billy McNeil and Shorty Biggs thrilled the fans with an exciting match that looked to go both ways at all times. On this night McNeil was able to get the victory against the ever popular Shorty Biggs.

During intermission Al Snow came to ring to sign autographs and take pictures. It seemed as if everyone wanted to get their picture taken with him and he looked to be more than happy to oblige.

When we returned from intermission I was ready for the first match in the triple main event. The LONRS (Mark Sterling and Darrien Sanders) took it upon themselves to walk among the fans, much to the displeasure of the fans. The LONRS were looking for revenge from their last encounter with the Ego Express (KC Karrington and Steven Kennedy) who was accompanied by their manager Tiffany LeFane. This was a knock down drag out chess match between two of the best.

Mark Sterling grounds Ego Express member KC Karrington- Photo Credit Steve Jones

Mark Sterling grounds Ego Express member KC Karrington- Photo Credit Steve Jones

Sterling took bragging rights on the best hit of the night when he threw Karrington into the corner with so much force it looked to derail the Express from winning the match at that point. Karrington showed that he was all heart and kept fighting. The LONRS stole the win when Sanders went for the pin and used the ropes while Sterling held onto his hands for extra leverage. The score was now one win for the LONRS, one win for the Ego Express.

NWA Kansas Champion #1 Brett Young -Photo Credit Steve Jones

NWA Kansas Champion #1 Brett Young -Photo Credit Steve Jones

The second main event was the NWA Kansas Champion #1 Brett Young defending his belt against the young Tyler Cook. Cook was so close last month and with OZZY playing I was sure we were about to have a new champion. Young had other plans and really showed why he was one of the premier wrestlers today. Young never really allowed Cook to get off the ground for longer than a few minutes.

#1 Brett Young grounds Tyler Cook- Photo Credit Steve Jones

#1 Brett Young grounds Tyler Cook- Photo Credit Steve Jones

One moment, Cook had pulled the turnbuckle cover off trying to hold onto dear life as Young worked him over. That would come to haunt the challenger because later in the match Young threw the turnbuckle cover at the ref. This blinded him long enough so that Young could throw Cook head first into the uncovered turnbuckle long enough for the champ to have retain the belt. Cook had proved to the Kansas fans that he has no desire to give up the NWA Kansas Championship anytime soon.

The MWR 2008 Wrestler of the Year Jeremy Wyatt was in the main event taking on the popular Al Snow. Wyatt had just came off big victories of Davey Richards and Tyler Black and looked to add the man the fans wanted to see to his list of victims. Al Snow came to the ring with his friend “Head”. The crowd chanted “We want head” while Snow talked to his mannequin friend in the corner to start the match. Then before they would lock up Snow ran the ropes and went back to the corner to talk to his “friend” again. This went on for a while and really seemed to get under Wyatt’s skin.

Al Snow full of energy before his match with Jeremy Wyatt- Photo Credit Steve Jones.

Al Snow full of energy before his match with Jeremy Wyatt- Photo Credit Steve Jones.

When the action got underway the two exchanged moves until Wyatt was able to deliver a clothesline that took Snow out of the ring. Wyatt threw Snow into the turnbuckle and attempted to use a chair but the ref intervened just in time. Wyatt took it back in the ring and “Wyatt Sucks” chants rang through the building. Wyatt leaned on the Snowman and punished him with powerful strikes. Snow was able to turn the momentum when he tossed Wyatt into the turnbuckle but the ref was their and was knocked out. Al called for the second ref Martin T to come in to make the count, but when he came into the ring it was too late.

Snow went for a strike on Wyatt but Wyatt shoved Martin T in the way to protect himself. With both refs out of the ring and Snow went to check on one of them, Wyatt brought in a chair but the other ref was getting up so he hit himself with the chair hoping the ref would disqualify Snow thinking that he had used the chair. Snow knows every trick in the book and before the ref was up he did the exact same thing causing the first ref to be confused on who the culprit was. The ref was asking the fans who had used the chair, Wyatt protested while Snow recovered to get his “friend” Head and use it as a weapon for the 1,2,3 much to the fans delight.

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Al Snow uses Head to get the win on the Rebel Jeremy Wyatt. Photo Credit Steve Jones

NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling once again had a stellar showing. 275 fans went home happy and a buzz was in the air for the NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling to return on March 28th in Ottawa Kansas. Do yourself a favor and make your way to Kansas for a fun filled show.

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The Kari Williams MMWA-SICW Recap

Posted by Admin on March 22, 2008

MMWA-SICW results for March 15, 2008
By Kari Williams

MMWA-SICW sprung into action in a resounding fashion on March 15 at the South Broadway Athletic Club. In a place where anything can happen, nearly everything did happen—wrestlers retired, a fan favorite was punked out by the Easter bunny and a new champion was crowned.

Topping off an unforgettable night, Dave Vaughn and Mr. Bibbs defended their tag team titles against The Lumberjacks. Set for a 30-minute time limit, Vaughn and Lumberjack Gabe started the match, where Gabe had the initial advantage. Only moments into the match, Vaughn was able to lock Gabe in a single leg Boston crab but only inflicted a minimal amount of damage.

Vaughn soon made the tag to Bibbs, and by the five-minute mark, Bibbs had gained full control of the bout. With this back and forth contest, no clear advantage could be seen until the closing moments of the match when Vaughn made his final tag to Bibbs.

Coming out full speed, Bibbs used his brute strength to knock Gabe off his feet, which then allowed Bibbs to apply a double leg Boston crab on Abe. Much to the dismay of the champs, Bibbs was shoved into the Lumberjacks’ corner and double-teamed relentlessly.

Unwilling to witness the demise of his team, Vaughn charged to Bibbs’ aid and connected with a powerslam and a perfectly executed flying cross body to Gabe. Trying to capitalize, Vaughn went for the pin, but Abe broke it up at the two count. Further commontion ensued, causing Referee Jim Harris to end the match in a no-contest, resulting in Bibbs and Vaughn retaining their titles.

Providing the first title match of the evening was the bout pitting Heavyweight Champion Jerome Cody against “The Urban Legend” Kevin X. Full of pent up rage and fury, X attacked Cody relentlessly from the moment the bell sounded. X’s temper may have gotten the best of him in this instance because Cody gained control of the match by the five-minute mark. At this point, both Jeremy Lightfoot and Shaft had made their way to ringside. Seconds later, X took a shot at regaining the advantage, but as he charged towards the turnbuckle at an apparently dazed Cody, Cody telegraphed it, forcing X’s skull to ricochet off the top turnbuckle.

Consequently, Cody used his quick wit and went for the pin, but to no avail. Trying to weaken his opponent even further, Cody ventured to the top turnbuckle and landed a startling dropkick on X. Preceding the 10-minute mark, X recooperated enough to give Cody a running powerslam and earn a two count.

Just when it seemed as though X would regain the title, Lightfoot and Shaft made their presence felt as they began trading punches, eventually making their way into the ring, causing the bout to end in a no contest. Consequently, Cody retained his title—much to the chagrin of the fans in attendance.

Bad blood boiled to the surface in the intergender tag match pitting Lightfoot and Alexis against Waco and Stacy O’ Brien. Alexis and O’ Brien started the match with a shoving contest which ultimately gave Alexis the advantage as she connected with a thunderous powerslam on O’ Brien. As Waco sensed that his team was heading to the burial ground, he tried to take a shot at Alexis, enraging Lightfoot. O’ Brien receieved a double-drop kick from the Lightfoots as payback for her mocking them prior to the match, which left Waco open to endure a double-teamed suplex.

After regaining their composure, O’ Brien and Waco made their way back into the ring and traded punches on Lightfoot, who just stood there—obviously unscathed. Lightfoot then tagged Alexis, and the women fought back and forth until Alexis slammed O’ Brien to the mat with a devastating suplex and scored a two count for her efforts.
Alexis rendered O’ Brien helpless with a double-leg Boston crab. As Alexis went for another pin attempt, Waco had the wherewithall to break it up, which, in retrospect, may have triggered the demise of his team. As Waco made an effort to salvage the match, he inadvertantly hit O’ Brien.

Just after the 10-minute mark, O’ Brien had apparently had enough, and she walked away from the ring with a disgusted look on her face. However, Alexis wanted to finish what was started, which prompted her to charge after O’ Brien, and she literally carried her back to the ring.

After a double team by Waco and O’ Brien, as they seemingly tried to repair the damage done to their team, Lighfoot sent O’ Brien to the outside to do battle with Alexis after delivering a headbutt. Lightfoot gained his revenge by hitting a low blow on Waco when the ref was distracted.

He then followed up by attempting to nail the Lighfoot Driver, but Waco reversed it. However, Lightfoot prevailed once again, connecting with a modified version of the Lightfoot Driver.

In the preceding bout, Shaft took on the Middle Eastern Menace, Saladin. A fairly one-sided bout, Shaft showed Saladin the American way from bell to bell. Shaft worked on the Anti-American’s knee nearly the whole match, not allowing him a leg to stand on. The pivotal moment in this match came only minutes before it ended, as Shaft rammed Saladin’s leg into the unforgiving ring post.

Ten minutes into the match it appeared as though Saladin’s prayer prior to the match was answered, as he attempted to mount a comeback. However, Shaft’s never-say-die attitude helped him prevail, as he covered Saladin for the win after a turnbuckle-walk bulldog.

Earlier in the evening, Commissioner Keith Smith called Jerome Cody to ringside. Because of the rule in MMWA-SICW that states that no wrestler can hold more than one title at a time, Smith asked Cody to relinquish either the Battle Royal Championship, which he won back in January, or the Heavyweight Title. After back and forth arguing and firing threats, Cody surrendered his Battle Royal Championship, which prompted Tony Costa to set a battle royal up that night to crown a new champion.

Lighfoot, ‘Wild Child’ Billy Diamond, Tommy Knight, Phile E. Blunt, Waco, Mr. Bibbs, Saladin, Moondog Rover, The Lumberjacks, Angel, A.J. Williams and Shaft all made their way to the ring to participate in the match. Lightfoot dominated the match, eliminating at least five wrestlers including Shaft and Saladin. The two men who remained at the end were Lighfoot and Lumberjack Gabe. Despite Lighftoot’s stellar performance, Gabe out-manuevered Lightfoot quickly enough to be named the Battle Royal Champion.

During the intermission, Lightfoot came to ringside with the Easter bunny as a treat for the children in attendance. What appeared to be a simple affair turned violent as the Easter bunny attacked Lighfoot in the middle of the ring. Athough confused at first, when the bunny revealed himself as none other than Cody, everything made perfect sense. But still the fact remains—Lightfoot was bamboozled by the Easter bunny.

Just prior to intermission, “The Main Attraction” Tommy Knight attempted to turn diamond into graphite as he waged battle against “Wild Child” Billy Diamond. Knight controlled the opening moments of the encounter, but Diamond had turned the tables five minutes in. For the remainder of the match, Diamond got in some formidable offense, including a back body drop. However, Knight capitalized in the closing moments with his signature move, securing victory.

The first match of the night for The Connection had “The New Urban Legend” Phil E. Blunt taking on the former Junior Heavyweight Champion A.J. Williams. Blunt took charge from the bell, barely allowing Williams to get in any offense. Nonetheless, five minutes in Williams had the lead. Despite fighitng valiantly, Blunt gained momentum once again and drove Williams to the mat with a devastating piledriver.
Blunt tried to capitalize, but Williams just barely got his shoulder up as the referee’s hand came down for the three count. With one minute remaining and every fan in attendance rooting for him, Williams went for a 450 splash, but Blunt sensed it coming and moved out of harm’s way. Still determined to beat the clock, Williams then connected with a superkick, but just as the referee began to count, the time limit had expired.

Believing that victory was to be his, Williams started a “five-more-minutes” chant, and his wish was granted. Unfortunately, the time it took for the commissioner to determine that an extended time would be given, was just what Blunt needed as he captured a victory with a pumphandle powerbomb.

Moondog Rover attempted to bring Angel back down to earth in the evening’s first bout. Neither man seemed to gain a distinct advantage throughout the entire contest. Whenever Rover would start to control, Angel seemed to fly out of reach, and vice versa. As a result, the match ended in a draw when neither man was pinned by the end of the 10-minute time limit.

At the start of the evening, Kahyman, the newly crowned Junior Heavyweight Champion, made his way to the ring. He began by thanking Williams for giving him a third chance at the title and telling all the nay-sayers what he thought of them. He then informed his fans that due to multiple injuries, he had to retire. The two-time champ thanked both those that admired him and those that loathed him, saying, “You are the reason I was here.”

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