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Today we are joined with Jeremy Wyatt. He is considered by many to be the best wrestler in the Midwest that has not been signed by ROH, TNA or WWE. Throughout his career he has earned the nickname “The Belt Collector”, as he has torn across the Midwest capturing singles and tag team titles while having exciting matches with an array of different opponents.
In 2015, he has shown no signs of slowing down as he is currently the enjoying his fifth reign as the 3XWrestling Championship and is also one half of the Pro Wrestling Phoenix Tag Team Champions with his teammate/rival, “The World’s Fittest Wrestler” Mark Sterling. Wyatt is the first ever MWR Wrestler of the Year and the only man to be included in every MWR Match of the Year before it was retired. So it is with great pleasure that we have in this edition of 10 Questions with Jeremy Wyatt.
MWR: Jeremy thanks you so much for taking the time to join us at Missouri Wrestling Revival.
Jeremy: No problem, thanks for having me.
MWR: Before we get into the serious world of pro wrestling, it is no secret to your fans that you are a hardcore fan of your hometown Kansas City Royals. Last year the boys in blue had an exciting year that saw them make it within one game of winning the Major League World Series. Were you able to make it to any of those postseason games, and if so what was that experience like? As the 2015 season is about to start, have the Royals improved themselves enough to make it back and why do you feel that way?
Jeremy: Yeah, I made it to Game 6 of the World Series. One of the funnest nights of my life. The whole season was a crazy ride. I’ve been going to 15-20 games a year since I graduated high school. I’ve watched a lot of bad baseball, as have a lot of Royals fans. To finally be repaid was so awesome. The whole city came together to support the team and the vibe of the city was amazing. I shed a tear or two when they clinched, won the wild card, then the ALDS, and ALCS. Definitely something I’d like to get used to.
As far as how they’ll do in 2015, it’s hard to say they’ll be better. The only way they’re better is if they win the World Series. I think they’re setup to compete for the Division and make some noise. Have a chance to get to postseason and see what happens. If they can get the lead through five or six innings, they’re gonna be tough to beat again.
MWR: Today, you are among the most respect wrestlers in the Midwest. Were you a wrestling fan growing up and how did you get your start?
Jeremy: Yeah, I’ve been a fan for as far back as I can remember. My dad occasionally will tell stories about how when I was three- or four-years-old, I’d try to wrestle everyone. Go bearhug their leg and try to pick them up, stuff like that. I started with a place called MEW, it wasn’t the best place but it got my foot in the door. Almost fourteen years later, here we are. That’s the much condensed version of the story.
MWR: Before you became known as “The Belt Collector”, you had the appropriate nickname “The Rebel” in Central States Wrestling. That promotion was known for their excellent matches that included appearances of wrestling stars AJ Styles , Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels and the Monster Abyss mixed in with several of the top rising stars of the Midwest including Michael Strider, Derek Stone, Dingo, Brett Young, Tyler Cook, Steve Fender, Steven J Girthy, as well as yourself and Sterling. How did you come about “The Rebel” nickname and what were your most vivid memories of CSW.
Jeremy: The Rebel nickname came about because it’s my actual real middle name, and I wasn’t feeling very creative the day I was coming up with a “wrestling name”. Not much more to the story than that, haha. CSW was a really fun place. It was a place that all the guys in the area wanted to work at, much like Metro is now. CSW was the place that kind of started getting me noticed a little bit. I had a hard time getting bookings for quite a while my first couple of years due to some stigma of being associated with the place I started at. It sucked, I just wanted to wrestle and get better but most people wouldn’t give me the time of day because I was an “Estes” guy.
Anyways, after trying for a while, CSW, Joe McDonald and Michael Strider threw me a bone, I took advantage. Other places started booking me after that and I started gaining confidence and my work started improving dramatically.
MWR: CSW suddenly fades away even though the wrestling was top notch and Kansas City is pretty much a ghost town for pro wrestling. Unlike St. Louis, where there are several promotions within 30 minutes or so from each other, you had to drive hours to showcase your skills. You capture titles throughout the Midwest, including the Pro Wrestling Phoenix title in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the 3XW Championship in Des Moines, Iowa and the Lethal Wrestling Alliance in Missouri/Iowa (the current St. Louis Anarchy title) along the way. What stands out about either capturing the title or defending it during your triple reign that made you the only unanimous voted MWR Wrestler of the Year?
Jeremy: CSW going away definitely left a void, at the time. Guys in St Louis don’t realize how lucky they have it. There’s so many places to work in the area, plus you can drive four hours or so to Memphis or Chicago. The main thing about capturing those titles is simply this, multiple promotions believed in me and knew I’d deliver main event matches and angles. I believe the man makes the title, the title doesn’t make the man. Anybody can wear or carry a title around. It doesn’t really increase your value. But, with your work, you can definitely raise the value and prestige of a title. I don’t think any title I’ve won has been worse off or diminished while I had it. Over the years, it’s been a much bigger deal when I’ve lost titles than when I’ve won them–and a lot of my best matches have come in losses.
MWR: One man that has been a constant for the past several years in your career is Mark Sterling. The two of you have been the centerpiece of a group known as the Kansas City Killers with the likes of Mike Sydal and Showtime Bradley Charles.
This is a multipart question as your relationship is a huge part of many moments in wrestling for this generation. Your relationship as friends and enemies continues to this day, including a match that is set for April 3rd Super Spring Showdown against Sterling in Special Stipulation to be announced that evening for your 3XW Championship. First, how did you meet, and where did the Kansas City Killer name come from? One of my personal memories of the two of you teaming were a matchup against the Hooligans at High Voltage Wrestling where the ring fell apart. The four of you did not miss a beat and continued on to have an exciting matchup. What were you thinking at that moment and what advice do you have for a young wrestler if that should happen?
Jeremy: Sterling and I met when I started working at CSW. We knew of each other previously, but that’s the first time we were really ever around each other. I guess around 2007 or 2008, we started traveling together, and have been ever since. We are very similar, but very different. I’m more laidback and quiet, he’s much more hyper and high-strung. We’re a good Yin to the others’ Yang, but when it comes to wrestling we think very similarly. I take to the air a little more, and he’s more power-based but we have pretty similar styles. We believe in the same principles, share the same beliefs as far as psychology goes, etcetera. I’m definitely a better worker because of him, we push each other to be better. I could talk about Mark all day, honestly.
As far as the name, Kansas City Killers was given to us by Keny G. He’s another person who has become a really good personal friend. He and Mark were both in my wedding. When the middle rope broke in the match against the Hooligans, I didn’t really think much beyond “that sucks, but we’ll figure it out”. Stuff like that happens from time to time. Can’t panic. They know what they’re doing, we know what we’re doing, we knew we all would figure it out, and we did. You don’t want things like to happen, but it’s a nice challenge when they do to see if you can get through it.
MWR: You have fought against a lot of the top names in pro wrestling, including being featured in the MWR Best of the Midwest DVD at Dynamo Pro Wrestling against Davey Richards.
Recently you also defeated former ROH World Champion Michael Elgin this past year in Illinois at Dynamo Pro.
I had a friend/fan that asked me how the match was against you and Christopher Daniels at MPW, and I told them that it went an exciting 40 minutes plus as 500 fans were into the match from start to finish, where my friends replay was “I take it they didn’t mail it in?” My reply was “has he ever?” This was the second match with you and Daniels, with the first being several years prior. I know that you are your hardest critic, so I ask you what was your thoughts of the match compared to the first? Also, who were your favorite matches against name opponents and why.
Jeremy: This last match was almost 9 years after the first. I’ve obviously improved leaps and bounds since then. The first match was good but it was obvious that he carried me. I was blown up and just trying to keep up and get to the finish. This time around, while he’s much more accomplished, I felt like I was his equal. I felt like I belonged in the ring with one of the best workers in the world. My confidence is a thousand times more than what it was back then. This may make me sound cocky or arrogant but it is how I honestly feel. While I don’t have the list of accomplishments, or the “name value” of a lot of guys, there’s not a single one of them that I don’t think I can’t get in the ring with and have a good to great match with. My path in wrestling hasn’t taken me the way of being world renowned but I have full confidence I can go with anyone. Other matches against “names” that stand out are a 30-minute time limit draw vs Seth Rollins (Tyler Black) back in April 2010 for 3XW.
We’ve all seen what he’s went on to become, he may be the best all-around performer going today, and will likely be a multi-time future world champ.
Another guy is Adam Pearce; we had five or six matches, all of them were fun, intense, and good. We just seemed to mesh well together.
I’ve been lucky, I’ve gotten to work my fair share of guys who’ve accomplished some very good to great things in this wacky business. Stevie Richards, Colt Cabana, Jerry Lynn, Road Dogg, Samoa Joe, Ace Steel, Eric Young, a multitude of ROH guys. It’s a long list and the experience has been really positive with pretty much all of them.
MWR: One last question of the past: MWR was covering you at one of your title hunts in Illinois for All American Pro Wrestling. I am not going to lie, we have covered over 300 events during the MWR years and it was one of the very few where there was a riot almost started as there was true heat and it was directed at you Sterling. after a match . I remember at the end of the night saying my goodbye to the promoter and some of the fans and the next thing I knew, a small mob was forming to come get you. It is obvious that you hit a nerve at one point from their fans, who were you wrestling and how did it get so heated that the fans were after you?
Jeremy: Heat machine, baby!! I used to always want to get people so pissed that it’d start a riot; I probably should’ve been born another twenty years earlier. I’ve turned it down some but I think people still pay money wanting to see me get my ass kicked. As far as that particular incident, I said something to a guy, he thought I said something else and got all worked up. So, once I knew he was heated, I just tried to get more and more people worked up. Don’t remember the exact details but Sterling may have been at ringside with me or he may have just interfered in the match later on. Pretty sure it was a match against Mississippi Madman.
MWR: I am of the belief that there you are one of only a handful of wrestlers that a promotion in the Midwest can build around to carry a company. We have seen that in Metro Pro Wrestling, 3XWrestling, Pro Wrestling Phoenix and before in LWA, as you are able to be the hated bad guy or the man that they have grown to love.
I know that this may be the hardest question that I throw at you, but what do you feel you have done to have made the fans become so invested in you, as either a good or bad guy in the ring?
Jeremy: I think it mostly comes down to being believable in the ring. Nothing I do is overly intricate, or choreographed looking. I don’t think I do anything that looks fake. While we may be doing wrestling moves, it looks like a fight. Anybody can get people to pop for moves, not everybody can get people emotionally invested. If I can get the same reaction from a chop or punch that someone gets from a dive, for example, I don’t need to dive. I’ll just punch you in the face but when I do dive, the reaction is going to be even bigger.
I also think people can see how hard I work to give them their money’s worth. The whole show could suck, hopefully it doesn’t, but if it does, I’m still going to do everything I can to make them feel like the $10 to $20 they spent was worth it. The main thing is if you can get people to believe in you and invest emotionally in you, the moves you do don’t really matter.
MWR: We had spoken about how Kansas City had become a ghost town for wrestling for quite some time. Thankfully, Chris Gough would spearhead Metro Pro Wrestling in 2010 and pro wrestling is alive and well in Kansas City.
I like to call Chris Gough the Sam Muchnick of Kansas City as both men were/are of high integrity, and were/are respected in the mainstream sports world and brings that attribute to the squared circle. Like Muchnicks’ NWA, the best of the Midwest have pretty much made their way to the Turner Rec Center for MPW including a highly respected match in the Adam Pearce vs. Colt Cabana’s Seven Levels of Hate series, as well as wrestlers Stevie Richards, Kyle O’Reilly, Trevor Murdoch, Ace Steel and Christopher Daniels mixed in with the likes of Metro Pro Champion Derek Stone, ACH, Mike Sydal, SBC, The Commission, Pete Madden, The American Bulldogs, Miss Natural, Kobra Kai Dojo, Lucy Mendez,Dan Walsh, Ryan Drago (NXT’s Simon Gotch) and Tyler Cook just to name a few. What has surprised you the most of Chris Gough and what has been the recipe for success for MPW?
Jeremy: Chris is a good guy, first and foremost. He’s just a good person, in general. As a promoter, he takes care of people, you’ll never hear him say “sorry, the house was light”. With the booking, he has ideas, but if you have a better idea, or an idea to tweak his idea and improve on it, he’ll be more than willing to go that route. He gives people a lot of freedom, but he’s there to reel them in if need be. Some people, if it’s not their idea, they don’t want to do no matter how much more your way may make more sense. I think people perform better if they at least feel like they can contribute ideas to what they’re doing. They become more emotionally invested in the match or angle. He runs the show, the whole shebang, but he makes time for everyone and makes sure everyone is happy and excited to be involved in whatever they have going on that particular night, or for future shows. Chris gets a huge thumbs up from me.
MWR: Last but not least, you are heading into the middle of 2015, better than ever, but the stack is against you wherever you go. You continue to lock down title belts around the Midwest and look for more. This coming week, you will take a break from challenging Sterling for who is the best in the Midwest, as the two of you travel to Illinois to enter the Proving Ground Pro 8-man tag team tournament to add to the PWP Tag team belts to the KCK résumé (Editors note: This interview was unable to be put up on the site in time for this match to happen) , then on the 28th the two of you will be defending your PWP Tag Team Champions in Council Bluffs, Iowa. On April 3rd in Des Moines, Iowa it’s the start of the double shot weekend as you defend your title against your Sterling at 3XW.
The next night you make your way to Metro Pro Wrestling as Commissioner Strider has ordered a special tag match, as you and SBC will meet Sterling and Mike Sydal. If you or SBC is pinned, you are fired from Metro Pro Wrestling. I personally would love to see you challenge for the World League Wrestling Championship this year for your first opportunity to capture Harley Race’s title. All in all though, you will have logged thousands of miles for the love of wrestling. How much fun are you having, and what are your goals as you are expected to once again be in the running for the MWR Wrestler of the Year?
Jeremy: I’ve made it no secret that I’m a lot closer to the finish line than I am the beginning but I’m having a ton of fun. I only work at places that I enjoy, I’ve done it long enough that I can be more selective with my bookings. But I’m also managing to keep pretty busy. It’s funny, the shows you mentioned coming up, Mark and I are either teaming or fighting. Either way, it’s a good combo. I sometimes wonder how good of a team Mark and I could’ve been if we just focused on that. But we both enjoy beating each other up in singles matches too much to strictly be a team.
My goals are pretty simple, have as much fun as I possibly can, this isn’t going to last forever. I want to keep trying to get better. When my last match comes, I want to be the absolute best I’ve ever been. If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse. I also really want to help guys get better, while I’m still around. I’ve been trying to be more active in giving advice and feedback. It sounds corny, but I want to help make this area better than it was when I started. I’m at least trying to do my part. Those are the main things. There’s guys I’ve never faced, like AJ Styles, who I’d like to get in there with, and test myself against but that’s out of my control. So, if it happens, great. If not, no sweat, I’ve gotten to work a lot of other guys up to this point. And since I’ve been robbed of the MWR Wrestler of the Year award the last six years in a row, I’ll throw winning it in 2015 on the list.
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Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 4, 2015
From the office of
Metro Pro Wrestling
Our next Metro Pro Wrestling event is Saturday, April 4, at 7 p.m. inside Turner Rec Center in Kansas City, KS! Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
–Metro Pro Championship Match – Derek Stone (c) vs. Trevor Murdoch
-Commissioner Strider’s orders a special tag match – Jeremy Wyatt/SBC vs. Mark Sterling/Mike Sydal. If Wyatt or SBC is pinned, Wyatt is fired.
Metro Pro Tag Team Title Match Kobra Kai Dojo (c) vs. The King Brothers
Redwing vs. “The Danimal” Dan Walsh
Bolt Brady vs. Christian Rose
Others who will be in attendance: JJ Garrett, Matt Cage, Tyler Cook, The American Bulldogs, The Commission and more!
More matches will be announced soon…
Tickets on sale NOW!
Front row already sold out!
Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 16, 2015
Metro Pro Wrestling returns to Turner Rec Center in Kansas City, KS, on Saturday, April 4, for our next event! Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Event starts at 7 p.m.
Metro Pro Championship Match – Derek Stone (c) vs. Trevor Murdoch
– Commissioner Strider’s orders a special tag match – Jeremy Wyatt/SBC vs. Mark Sterling/Mike Sydal. If Wyatt or SBC is pinned, Wyatt is fired.
– Metro Pro Tag Team Title Match – Kobra Kai Dojo (c) vs. The King Brothers
Others who will be in attendance: Redwing, Bolt Brady, JJ Garrett, Christian Rose, Matt Cage, Tyler Cook, The American Bulldogs, The Commission and more!
More matches to come… Tickets on sale now at MetroWrestling.com.
Front Row: $20
General Admission: $15
Kids 5-12 (Does not count front row): $10
Under 5: Free
Purchase tickets now in our online store!
Metro Pro Wrestling on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KCMetroPro
Check out Metro Pro Photos on Facebook: Metro Pro Wrestling Photos
Metro Pro Wrestling airs every Saturday night on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel at 11 p.m. The show replays several times during the week! Check local listings for details.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is a regional 24-hour sports network, and it is the ONLY place you can see Metro Pro Wrestling! Catch us on:
• Time Warner Cable SportsChannel – Channel 30 & 323
• Time Warner Cable SportsChannel 2 – Channel 324
• Time Warner Cable Nebraska
• Comcast Cable Channel 44 & 258
• WOW! Cable – Lawrence 37
Turner Rec Center is located at 831 S. 55th St, Kansas City, KS.
For more information, call Metro Pro at (816) 974-7160.
Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 15, 2015
From Metro Pro Wrestling
Our next Metro Pro Wrestling event is Saturday, January 31, at 7 p.m. inside Turner Rec
KANSAS CITY, KS – Metro Pro Wrestling returns to action for another television taping this Saturday, January 31, 2015, inside Turner Recreation Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
Some HUGE matches have been made for our first show of 2015!
– President/CEO Michael Strider has signed TNA/ROH Superstar “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels to face Jeremy Wyatt! Strider says he has an announcement to make regarding the match that night.
– Metro Pro Championship – Champion Derek Stone puts his newly won title on the line against “Dirdey” Jake Dirden
– No. 1 Contender’s Match for the Central States Title – Mark Sterling vs. Mat Fitchett
– “Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal vs. SBC
– Tag Team Match – The Commission vs. Left Coast Guerrillas
– Women’s Match: Miss Natural will face the debuting Nga T
– Plus, Tyler Cook, Dan Walsh, Lucy Mendez, King Brothers, Michael Strider and more!
The matches will air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, which is available on Time Warner Cable, Comcast Cable and WOW in Kansas. You cay pre-buy tickets now at http://www.metrowrestling.com/store/ Front row is sold out, so get your General Admission tickets now!
All segments will be filmed inside Turner Rec Center this Saturday, January 31, 2015. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., and the event begins at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices are as follows:
– Children 12 & Under – $10
– Adult General Admission – $15
– Front Row Reserved – SOLD OUT
Hope to see you there! Thanks for the support! Without you, we wouldn’t be around.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is a 24-hour, all-sports cable network owned and operated by Time Warner Cable Kansas City. The program, which again airs at 11 p.m. Saturday night, will be shown on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (Channel 323) and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel 2 (Channel 324) on Time Warner Cable. It will also simulcast on Comcast Cable and WOW Cable in the Kansas City area as well.
Metro Pro can be found on Facebook over at http://www.facebook.com/MetroProKC
The league’s official Web site will be located at http://www.metrowrestling.com
Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 16, 2014
MICHAEL STRIDER COSTS JEREMY WYATT THE MPW TITLE
The fans of Metro Pro Wrestling packed the Turner Rec Center in Kansas City, Kansas for the holiday season for a night that featured Murdoch Claus, I mean Santa Claus, and the stars of MPW. The return of MPW also featured the last match between two of the very best, as the “teacher” Ace Steel battled his “student” Adam Pearce. The war between the two escalated in and out of the ring, through the concession stand and all the way into the crowd. In the end, respect was earned and given in a magical night of wrestling that showcased everything that was right in the world of pro wrestling in the Midwest.
Though the night was filled with hard hitting action that saw the bad guys win some and the good guys prevail, it was the Metro Pro Wrestling title match that stole the Christmas spirit. Shockingly, by a man the fans had shown love and respect to over the past few years. That man was Michael Strider, who would play a key factor in the MPW championship match between the reigning Kingpin Jeremy Wyatt defending his belt against the former champion Derek Stone.
The title match featured Wyatt, a man that many consider the best wrestler during the MWR years against Derek Stone a man that that has earned the reputation as one of the most dangerous men in the ring. There is no doubt that Stone is unstable and capable to do whatever he can to hurt his opponent, much less defeat him, but how he was able to pull this off is still one of the biggest mysteries of 2014.
If defending the MPW belt against a former champion was not enough, Wyatt was signed to meet the young star Geek Singh in a match earlier in the night. While the results from that match would show another victory for the champ the aftermath could not truly be put to words. Wyatt would suffer an injury thanks to the hands of his former partner Mark Sterling and The Killer City Kings when they distracted Wyatt long enough to allow Derek Stone to attack from behind leading to all four men laying into Wyatt with evil intentions before Redwing and Michael Strider were able to stop the madness.
Wyatt already injured entered the match with his ribs tapped up and it was apparent from the grimace of pain on his face that he was fighting through tremendous pain. Somehow, he was able to withstand the pounding from the big man Stone during the match, to position Stone for his patented lighting spiral, for the win. Trouble began however, when Stone countered by grabbing the referee Nick Chinn during the move, causing the referee to slam onto the mat hard enough to fall out of the ring to the floor. As Wyatt went for the pin fall the fans counted to three, but with no referee there was no official win. Though the match had taken its toll on the champion, Wyatt continued on the offense with a top rope elbow drop that was on target. Once again, Wyatt, went for the pin as the crowd counted to three and beyond.
With the referee still down and out, and Wyatt hovering over Stone for the victory out from the back came MPW’s Michael Strider in a referee shirt to count the pin. Striders hand went down for the 1, for the 2, but stopped at 3 even though Stone was unable to kick out. You could hear a pin drop at the Turner Rec Center as Wyatt looked up at Strider in shock. In a moment that seemed to stand still, Wyatt came to his feet and confronted Strider in the corner about what had just conspired. With a wicked smile on Striders face, Wyatt must have sensed that he was in dire straits because he turned around to confront Stone only to be leveled with the MPW Championship belt.
Stone quickly went for the pin, and the crowd watched in disgust as Striders hand went down for the final 3 as the MPW belt once again will be around the waist of Derek Stone.
As one year comes to an end and another begins the fans will be anticipating the repercussions of Michael Strider’s actions during this historic match and if he and Stone will be able to withstand the revenge of the rebel.
President Michael Strider’s choice: Jeremy Wyatt vs. Christopher Daniels
More matches to come…
Tickets on sale now at MetroWrestling.com.
01/31/2015 Metro Pro Wrestling (Turner Recreation Center) 831 S. 55th St. Kansas City, KS 66106 Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Event starts at 7 p.m. Front Row: $20 General Admission: $15 Kids 5-12 (Does not count front row): $10 Under 5: Free
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 30, 2014
This will be the last battle between Ace Steel and Adam Pearce. Steel trained Pearce, Cabana and CM Punk. Pearce, of course, is a former five-time World Champion and former MPW Champion. To say this match will get crazy is an understatement. Come to the show Dec. 6 and tell everyone you were there the last time these guys faced one another. http://www.metrowrestling.com/store/
Updated Metro Pro Wrestling card for Dec. 6:
– Teacher vs. Student – Ace Steel vs. “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce
– Metro Pro Championship – Jeremy Wyatt vs. Derek Stone – These two have never faced each other in singles competition
– Central States Title Match – A.C.H. vs. Gary Jay
– Tag Team Match – The Commission vs. King Brothers
– Redwing vs. “The Fittest Wrestler in the World” Mark Sterling
– The RETURN of Santa Claus vs. SBC
– Mike Sydal vs. Hoodlum
Tickets on sale now at MetroWrestling.com. Front row sold out!
Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 6, 2014
For the very first time Metro Pro Champion Jeremy Wyatt will meet Ace Steel on June 14th. These two have never faced each other before, and Steel will be making his Metro Pro debut. This should be a killer match.
Match #2 for 6/14/14 – Stevie Richards vs. Derek Stone. Should be a classic for two veterans of the ring.
Match #3: Kobra Kai Dojo will defend their Metro Pro Tag Titles against The Commission.
Match #4: Central States Champ A.C.H. vs. “The Fittest Wrestler in the World” Mark Sterling
Match #5: Iceman will put his International Dancing Championship Trophy on the line against anyone who thinks they can out-dance him — but fans are excluded… except Madea, who is more than welcome to out-dance Iceman
Just about two months away from the June 14 show at Turner Rec Center. Front Row is already sold out, and G.A. are going well. There will be feature matches — including Metro Pro Champ Jeremy Wyatt vs. Ace Steel — as well as Scott Kessler’s Metro Pro documentary “Wrestless.” Get your tickets ASAP!
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Ace Steel, Central States Champ A.C.H., Derek Stone, Iceman, jeremy wyatt, Kobra Kai Dojo, Metro Pro, Stevie Richards, The Commission, The Fittest Wrestler in the World" Mark Sterling | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 1, 2012
During the MWR years, there have been no doubts on the skills of Brandon Espinosa.
Yet, in 2011, Brandon Espinosa experienced a breakout year. He sought out better training at OVW in Louisville and is now featured regularly on OVW TV with other future WWE stars. He arguably wrestled more matches for more companies than anybody in the area- at least 100 per year. Espinosa was a key player not only in his hometown of St. Louis but around the country
In what may have been his biggest win to date , Espinosa won the Pro Wrestling Epic 8 tournament by defeating Ace Hawkins in round one, Evan Money in round two, then in an exciting final matchup shocked the Midwest when he defeated one of the very best in ROH Superstar Jimmy Jacobs.
Throughout the year he wrestled for All American Pro Wrestling, High Voltage Wrestling, Independent Hardcore Wrestling, IWA Unlimited, IWA Productions, NWA Supreme, Pro Wrestling Epic, Metro East Championship Wrestling, & MMWA-SICW in the MWR covering area for 2011, has also wrestled for New Midwest Wrestling & NWA Dynamo in the past. In 2011, held the MMWA Jr. Heavyweight Championship, MMWA Wild World of Wrestling TV Championship (current holder), Pro Wrestling Epic Heavyweight Championship (current holder), and IWAU Club Championship but also held the Pro Wrestling Prestige US & Heavyweight Championship and TIWF Cruiserweight Championship in Tennessee, plus at one point held 4 Championships at once.
He competed in the following tournaments in 2011 – NWA Midwest X-Division Championship, AIWF Krazy 8 in North Carolina, IHW St. Louis Invitational, and OVW #1 Contender Gauntlet, reached the Finals in the SICW Classic Championship and TIWF Cruiserweight Championship Gauntlet, and won the PWE Epic 8 and the first ever St. Louis Cable TV trophy by defeating David Osborne, Phil E. Blunt and Gary Jackson.
He would contend for the WLW title held by “The Prince” Jason Jones in his very first match with the company coming up just short when Jone’s manager threw salt in the eyes of Espinosa.
Espinosa had victories over nationally known talents such as Jimmy Jacobs, El Generico, Jay Lethal, and Mike Sydal.
In 2011, Espinosa wrestled in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin, as well as in the past in Arkansas, and Kansas.
Espinosa also made an appearance on All Worked Up (Season 3 Episode 12) when taped at a ROH event in Ohio. Also is the trainer of MWR talent and the 2011 PWI Rookie of the Year Ace Hawkins, as well as many others.
We are proud to announce that Brandon Espinosa as the 2011 MWR Wrestler of the Year.
1st Runner Up- Mark Sterling
2nd Runner Up – Jeremy Wyatt
3rd Runner Up – Ron Powers
Other wrestlers receiving votes : Derek Stone, Brian Ash, Trevor Murdock, Bailey Mannix, Ryan Phoenix, Jason Jones, Brian Breaker, Edmund McGuire, Mike Sydal and Gary Jackson.
2010 Mike Sydal
2009 Mark Sterling
2008 Jeremy Wyatt
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: 2011 PWI Rookie of the Year, Ace Hawkins, AIWF Krazy 8, All American Pro Wrestling, All Worked Up (Season 3 Episode 12), Bailey Mannix, Brandon Espinosa, Brian Ash, Brian Breaker, David Osborne, Derek Stone, Edmund McGuire, El Generico, Evan Money, Gary Jackson, High Voltage Wrestling, IHW St. Louis Invitational, Independent Hardcore Wrestling, IWA Productions, IWA unlimited, IWAU Club Championship, Jason Jones, Jay Lethal, jeremy wyatt, Jimmy Jacobs, mark sterling, Metro East Championship Wrestling, MMWA Jr. Heavyweight Championship, MMWA Wild World of Wrestling TV Championship, MMWA-SICW, New Midwest Wrestling, NWA Dynamo, NWA Midwest X-Division Championship, NWA SUPREME, OVW, OVW #1 Contender Gauntlet, Phil E. Blunt, Pro Wrestling Epic, Pro Wrestling Epic 8, Pro Wrestling Prestige, ROH, Ron Powers, Ryan Phoenix, SICW Classic Championship, St. Louis Cable TV, The Prince Jason Jones, TIWF Cruiserweight Championship, TIWF Cruiserweight Championship Gauntlet, Trevor Murdock, WLW, WWE | 2 Comments »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 25, 2011
By Brian Kelley
For the past 10 plus years the must attend wrestling weekend in the Midwest has been held in Eldon Missouri at Harley Race’s World League Wrestling Academy. Race is considered by many to be the very best wrestler in the history of the sport. During his time as the 8-time NWA World Champion he would travel across the globe defending the title including the very best in Japan. When his career was done those trips and relationships would help build a relationship with Pro Wrestling Noah, one of the top wrestling companies not only in Japan but around the world.
WLW and NOAH would team up to trade talent to allow the best to compete against each other in matches that would prepare one Trevor Murdock to not only be ready to make a run in WWE but flourish with tag team partner Lance Cade to become a 3-time WWE Tag Team Champions.
The WLW school would introduce fans to stars like Matt “the Missile” Murphy, Griz, Derek Stone, Trevor Murdock, Wade Chism, the Drill Instructor, Warcloud and Johnny Jett as they mixed it up with many of the top names in the sport like Meng, Butch Reed, Bobby Eaton, The Harris Brothers, Rick Stiener and Japan’s Takeshi Morishima, Takao Ōmori and Go Shiozaki as they toured towns for fundraisers around the Midwest.
While the school runs year round to season the young talent, the annual WLW/NOAH camp works with WWE as past trainers have been John Laurinaitis, Ricky Steamboat, Tom Pritchard, Takashi Suguira, Go Shiozaki, Takeshi Morishima, KENTA, Naomichi Marufuji, Kenta Kobashi, Ty Bailey, and many more.
This year’s camp featured Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, William Regal, Kevin Von Erich, and Harley Race along with representatives from Pro-Wrestling NOAH Ken Hirayama and Ryu Nakata as students around the country came to hone their wrestling skills in the ring.
I was honored to be a guest to sit in during the weeks camp as the 40 plus students took part in the camp. During the days that I was there I was impressed with the patience and dedication that each of the trainers gave each of the students.
Due to the size of the groups there were two locations for the students, one for the beginners and one for the more seasoned wrestlers. While each group would be able to get great hints on how to work a match, logic, moves and where to be in the ring with hands on from the trainers.
As the camp went on during the week, the Pro Wrestling Noah and WWE representatives wanted to see the wrestlers come up with a match, then perform it in the ring. After the match was done advise was given to each of the wrestlers on what they did right, what they could have done different and how to improve it for the fans.
During the Saturday wrestling show I sat down with a few of the students to get their take on the weeklong camp and what they got out of it. One Jonas Albert Robinson from Oregon had already been to Lance Storms camp and been wrestling since 2008 stated honestly “What I learned this week was that I don’t know anything about wrestling. When I walked through the door I thought I knew about 60% of how to have a great match but in reality it was more close to 5%. The trainers at the camp really opened my eyes on how to improve my game and give the fans their money’s worth when I get in the ring. Then I was amazed at the positivity and information that Kevin (Von Erich) provided. In the end he was such an added bonus with Steamboat and Regal.
While Jonas have been able to be in the ring prior to the week, Joe Reiling has yet to have a match but knew the importance of getting the proper training and the luxury of having Race’s camp so close to his home in Warrensburg Missouri. Reiling stepped up the plate when Regal asked for two young men to get in the ring to work the arms. Though his experience was limited he gave a 100 percent and tried to soak in all the information that his trainers were given him. During my conversations with his fellow peers in the camp they relayed to me that he had earned their respect that week and had improved a ton from day one to the final day. Reiling stated to me that he did not know when his first match would come but the camp added to the fire to learn more to live his dream to be a pro wrestler.
I watched another Oregon native Dillon Divine as he worked under the watchful eyes of Steamboat and Regal. I was impressed with his facial expressions and Divine said it best to be when said “You get what you put out of it. So go for it.
While many of the Harley students took part in the camp one young wrestler fans at MWR are aware of is the 2010 MWR Future Star recipient Sir Bradley Charles.
The award is given not only to the wrestler MWR feels has the talent but the dedication and work ethic to become better, to be the best that they can be. SBC had been to Lance Storms camp, wrestled outside the country and is a rising star at Metro Pro Wrestling, 3xwRESTLING , NWA Dynamo and SICW but he once again proved that he is deserving of the award by seeking out more training to be the best that he can be.
At the end of the week SBC debuted for WLW as he teamed up on the Saturday show with Lee Walker. & Ethan H.D in a tough loss against the team of Ryan Drago, Jeff Strong, & Dustin Bozworth. Even though SBC did not get the “W” the skills that he learned this week will give him that much more a chance to become a star around the world.
In what was one of the most surprising moments for me during the week the students were all smiles as they told me that Regal had invited them to his hotel room on the final night to discuss wrestling in a special Q and A on the week’s events, his opinions and stories from one of the most traveled wrestlers from the past twenty years. What an invitation from a man who could of easily of stayed to himself during a time that he was not required to but instead respects the sport so much that he wanted to give back to the students who took the opportunity to take part in the camp. To say that with that bit of information from the students didn’t move Regal up on my favorites of all time would be a lie.
The week would not be complete as WLW would bring the action and love to the fans. A great night of wrestling as always added with a request from Regal to actually wrestle on the card. His opponent former WLW wrestler who has worked at WWE and ROH as well as a two time WLW Tag team champion with Matt Murphy and Superstar Steve Fender respectably.
The night started off with the fans having a chance to meet the stars of WLW as well as Ricky Steamboat and Kevin Von Erich.
I had the honor of meeting a true Superstar on the night when I spoke to the Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer.
He introduced me his “hero” Master Sgt Ira Scott, 87 yrs young and served in WW11, Korea and VietNam total over 30 yrs. was in the US Air Force and done everything from crew chief on fighters, to copters to bombers to medical attention in emergency and sewed up guys so would not bleed before the medics go to um. A very remarkable man and what a real hero is really all about. 5″6″ about 145 lbs and sharp as a teen ager. Later in the night WLW announcer Dan Gier would introduce him to the fans. Out of respect everyone in attendance gave the man a well-deserved standing ovation.
As fans took the time to get their autographs and pictures taken with the stars, The personal highlight of the night for me was to have a few fans come up to introduce themselves stating that they visited the site and enjoyed it.
I have many friends that I know visit the site but it truly makes it worth it when I meet new friends that check MWR out so that they may know when WLW will be back in action or an interview with an up and comer.
One of my very childhood best friends Billy Howser came up for the show on the night with his friend Steve. Billy showed great taste in women once again when the love bug hit him for the “Catholic Schoolgirl” Stacey O’Brien.
Billy bought him an 8×10 of her and wanted to know when I thought she would be at in the future as I stated that she is a star as well for Metro Pro Wrestling.
As we gear up for the first ever MWR Yearbook, I have called on friends to help me add some special features for the book. One of them is famed artist ICON who work includes the world renowned painting The Gods of Thunder painting, as seen at WWE Magazine January 2011.
When he told me of his newest project called “Fantasy Warfare” where he will be drawing two wrestlers from different eras going to war. The first one he did was former WWE Champion the Ultimate Warrior taking on current WWE Star and former WWE Champ Sheamus. I quickly asked to have a special one drawn for the 2011 yearbook and when he asked me who I would like to see go to battle I chose two of my very favorites of all-time, Harley Race vs. Kurt Angle. A match that I think could have won multiple awards throughout the years. Fans be sure to look for this great feature in the book to see who got the edge in this exclusive feature from ICON.
We had posted the importance of Kevin Von Erich coming to the Midwest prior to the show at MWR but little did we know how friendly the man was. All night long he posed for photos giving the fans the famed Von Erich Claw and signing autographs.
One friend came up to me and was impressed on how respectful his sons Marshall and Ross were to them when they asked for a photo. Their comment, Kevin raised them kid’s right. Marshall and Ross by the way took part in the camp as they look to make a name for themselves. Their dad Kevin, proudly told me how talented they were in their high school sports during a special interview with MWR.
An exciting night of action started off with one of the hottest wrestlers in the country as “The Prince” Jason Jones continued his momentum with a win against young Corey Dunken. Jones would have been a real threat for the NWA JR title if he would have been able to get in the tournament for the vacated title left by former champion Craig Classic.
The WLW women’s title has not been as red hot since Malia Hosaka and Brandi Alexander went to war for the championship.
With Ms Natural, the most decorated champion in the company’s history back in the game the fans got to see a classic as Champion Lucy Mendez showed her heart to win a match that also featured former MWR Female of the year Stacey O’Brien.
In a WLW Classic match it would be ALL THAT Matt Murphy teaming up with Steve Fender to meet Trevor Murdock and Bull Schmitt in tag action. Each of these men have been able to take the skills taught to them by Race to make multiple trips to Japan and WWE in years past and their battles have always had a special place in the WLW faithful’s hearts.
During the match Murphy looked to have a leg injury and would not be able to continue. It looked so bad that Ricky Steamboat who was watching in the bleachers with Ms. Natural came to ringside to assist Murphy.
When out of the blue, Murphy showed his true colors and attacked Murdock and Schmitt to the shock of Steamboat and the fans.
Murdock and Schmitt would be able to recover to get the win in what many fans said was one of the most special moments in WLW History. Out of respect each men hugged one another to end the match.
This past spring WLW Stars Trevor Murdock and Brian Breaker toured Japan for Pro Wrestling Noah. While the two stars were on the plane tragedy struck when Hurricane Katrina exploded on Japan. The country was left in shambles and many lost loved ones during one of the saddest moments of 2011. During intermission Harley thanked his friends at Pro Wrestling Noah for their support throughout the years. In response Pro-Wrestling NOAH Ken Hirayama and Ryu Nakata spoke to the fans. They spoke about the promises of many countries to stay and help the country during the aftermath but when it came time for action many was no where to be seen, while Switzerland and the USA were front and center with support for Japan. They then thanked the fans and the country while starting a USA Chant out of respect for the men and women of the USA for their help.
Back to action the man who is the current WLW Champion Brian Breaker would defend his title against fan favorite Jack Gamble. In what I thought was the match of the night, Gamble took a beating but refused to lay down to the champion Breaker. It looked as if the speed of Gamble may pay off but Breaker was just to good as his moves of crushing power was too much for Gamble.
In the main event it would be a wrestling clinic as Steven Regal and Ace Steel would go old school as they traded moves and punishing blows that could have been a headlined anywhere in the country.
Regal would be able to capture a hard earned win on Ace Steel to finish the nights.
Once again World League Wrestling proved that they provide the fans with moments that will be cherished for a lifetime. For the aspiring wrestler , they gave them a chance to become better and be seen by WWE and Pro Wrestling Noah Scouts and for the fans a chance to meet their favorites and watch wrestling the way it was meant to be.
If you missed this years event be sure to keep an eye out at MWR for info on all WLW shows and as soon as we know more about the 2012 WLW/WWE/NOAH camp we will post it here.
Editor’s Note: We would like to thank Harley Race, Pro Wrestling Noah for their hospitably to bring allow us to bring you the fans this awesome look at one of the most important weeks of the year. WLW for over the past 10 years have been dedicated to giving back to communities through fundraisers of their exciting family friendly wrestling shows.
Thank you to the wrestlers of WLW and the students that attended the camp for working with MWR for photos and comments for this story.
Last and most importantly thank you to the fans for their support of MWR and your local wrestling promotion.
Hope you enjoyed this feature and we hope to see you at the matches real soon.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: 3XWrestling, Ace Steel, Billy Howser, Bobby Eaton, Brandi Alexander, Brian Breaker, Bull Schmitt, Butch Reed, Cauliflower Alley Club, Corey Dunken, Craig Classic, Dan Gier, Derek Stone, Dillon Divine, Dustin Bozworth, Ethan H.D, Go Shiozaki, Griz, Harley Race’s World League Wrestling Academy, Jack Gamble, Jeff Strong, Joe Reiling, John Laurinaitis, Johnny Jett, Jonas Albert Robinson, Karl Lauer, Ken Hirayama, Kenta, Kenta Kobashi, Kevin Von Erich, Kurt Angle, Lance Cade, Lance Storms, Lee Walker, Lucy Mendez, Malia Hosaka, Master Sgt Ira Scott, Matt “the Missile” Murphy, Matt Murphy, Meng, Metro pro Wrestling, Ms. Natural, Naomichi Marufuji, NWA Dynamo, NWA World Champion, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Rick Stiener, Ricky Steamboat, ROH, Ryan Drago, Ryu Nakata, Sheamus, SICW, Sir Bradley Charles, Stacey O’Brien, Steven Regal, Superstar Steve Fender, Takao Omori, Takashi Suguira, Takeshi Morishima, the Drill Instructor, The Harris Brothers, The Prince” Jason Jones, Tom Pritchard, Trevor Murdock, Ty Bailey, Ultimate Warrior, Wade Chism, Warcloud, William Regal, WLW, WWE | 1 Comment »