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High Voltage Wrestling 2008 in Review.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 26, 2009

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By Frank Thurman -High Voltage Wrestling Booker

High Voltage Wrestling Midwest was formed in July 2008 by Keny G and Frank Thurman. Keny had been trained by Dory Funk Jr. initially then mentored by Tyree Pride “Hatian sensation” He formed HVW in his home state of Florida and ran one of the top drawing shows in the state before moving to St. Louis.

Frank was trained by “The Human Wrecking Ball” Pete Madden in 1994-95 at The South Broadway Athletic Club Gym in St. Louis. Frank co-promoted his first show in 1997 in Collinsville, Ill. and has promoted shows off and on since then in cities like St. Louis [Illinois side], Springfield, Illinois and Peoria Illinois.

High Voltage Wrestling - Chaos is bound to happen.

High Voltage Wrestling - Chaos is bound to happen.

The First HVW Midwest Live Event happened on October 4th in Granite City Illinois at The Rivers Edge Complex. This first event featured 7 matches including the first round of a tournament to crown the first ever HVW Midwest Champion. The first tournament match pitted seasoned veteran Adam Evans w/ Magic Man against Up and comer “Thee” Brandon Espinosa. They both fought valiantly but in the end a miscommunication between Magic and Adam saw Magic Accidentally burn his own man with a fire ball causing a DQ and allowing Brandon to advance. The second tournament match Featured The 6 ‘ 9″ Monster Donovan Ruddick taking on Florida independent Star Bobby Danger. Even though there was a huge size difference between the two it was an evenly fought contest. Bobby used his speed, agility and MMA experience to hold Ruddick at bay. But in the end Ruddick came out on top and advanced. The rest of the card featured the top talent from all over the Midwest including Gary Jay, Pierre Abernathy, Dacobra, Cecil Cerveza, Jon Divosi, The Bandana Mafia[Evan Gelistico, Davey Vega], Steven Kennedy, The Hybrids and more.

 

The Magic Man led WWE Wrestler Adam Evans at the first HVW event

The Magic Man led WWE Wrestler Adam Evans at the first HVW event

The second HVW Midwest event was on November 22nd also in Granite City, Illinois. The main event had Brandon Espinosa scheduled to face Donovan Ruddick to determine the first ever HVW Midwest Champion. Right before the match Started Magic Man came out with his new charge Kahagas and demanded that Kahagas be added to the match. He went on to explain how his man is a Champion in Florida, has wrestled all over the world and just that very evening he had defeated one of the top Midwest wrestlers in Jeremy Wyatt. Keny G allowed Kahagas into the match that turned out to be a barn burner. All three men fought valiantly, but during the course of the match Magic Man first stopped his man Kahagas from using his Kendo stick then later tripped him up. In the end Future with Magic Mans help became the first ever HVW Midwest Champion. There was also a grudge match between Keny G and Mephisto resulting from an incident at the first event. On Oct. 4th Keny was talking to the fans when Kris Synz came out bad mouthing Keny who then proceeded to take out the garbage that is Kris Synz. Mephisto then came out and he and Keny had a knock down drag out fight to the back. This set up this grudge match that was fought with intensity by both men, until Kris Synz came out and interfered causing a DQ. This brought out Keny’s new body guard Wicked Stiff Johnson who speared Synz into next week then clearing the ring of Mephisto too. There also another highly anticipated match featuring Dacobra taking on Mark Sterling. Both of these men are two of the best in the Midwest and they proved it by having a great back and fourth match that showed they deserved to be in the semi-main event.

Kahagas and the Blackharts have thrilled High Voltage Wrestling fans.

Kahagas and the Blackharts have thrilled High Voltage Wrestling fans.

Even though we have only had two events so far we are already proving ourselves to be one of the best promotions in St. Louis. How can we not be with some of the best wrestlers the Midwest has to offer as mentioned above along with some of the top tag teams including The Bandana Mafia, The Hybrids, The Chi-town Hit squad, The LONRs, Mike Sydal and Brett young, The Blackhearts and more. Be sure to keep track of HVW Midwest, because one thing we can promise is that it will be one wild ride.

For more info on High Voltage Wresling go to HVW.

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HVW ‘Construction of Corruption’ Jan. 10 arena report.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 21, 2009

By Kari Williams

With a crowd of 131 at the River’s Edge Complex in Granite City, IL, High Voltage Wrestling put on their first show of the new year on Jan. 10. Filled with surprise matches, a St. Louis wrestling legend and a bold statement from TNT Keny G regarding his cage match that night, this was one show that left fans begging for more.

Prior to the 7:30 bell time, Luke Roberts announced that a special bonus match would take place pitting Max Archer and Cory Pillman against Cabal and Michael Morbid. Archer and Pillman brought the fight to Cabal and Morbid, who made his debut in this match with his manager Alicia. Despite their best attempts, Morbid and Cabal lost the bout, and then Morbid attempted to take his rage out on his competitors. At one point, Morbid held a member of the opposing team for a chair shot delivered by Alicia, but Alicia inadvertently hit Morbid, seemingly causing him to snap.

TNT Keny G then came to ringside and stated that if the team of himself and Wicked lost the cage match that he would retire from active competition. He then brought attention to the Wrestling at the Chase legend, Larry Matysik. “Future” Donovan Ruddick felt the need to make his presence felt, as he and The Magic Man interrupted Keny G and announced Dingo as the replacement competitor for the injured Ruddick. This prompted Keny G to announce that Dingo and Ruddick will face each other at some point in the future (no pun intended).

HVW Champion Donovan Ruddick, Dingo and The Magic Man

HVW Champion Donovan Ruddick, Dingo and The Magic Man

Mark Smart then came to ringside and claimed that he wanted to wrestle Dingo. This prompted a brawl to erupt in which Smart and Dingo battled, then Kahagas and Mephisto emerged to make their respective presences felt.

In the first Livewire match of the night, “Spoiled” Steven Kennedy took on Gary Jay in a stellar performance. From their energetic entrances to the action going on in the ring, these two men delivered a high-flying bout that had fans on the edge of their seats. Hold for hold, Kennedy and Jay matched each other in skill, intensity and athleticism. Jay ended the contest with a decisive pin and then proclaimed that he and Kennedy just had the match of their lives.

Jessika Haze

Jessika Haze

Following two of the most charismatic wrestlers in the Midwest, Jessika Haze made her St. Louis area debut against New Breed Wrestling Alliance’s Serenity. The two women wrestled a fairly even match up, with neither cementing a definite advantage over the other. However, Haze was able to cover Serenity for the three count.

One of the mysterious Blackhearts take it to #1 Brett Young early in the match.

One of the mysterious Blackhearts take it to #1 Brett Young early in the match.

The Blackhearts took on Mark Sterling and “Number One” Brett Young due to the fact that Sterling’s partner, Darrien Sanders, had a broken foot. Sterling and Young began the match poking fun at the Blackhearts for wearing masks, and they put on mask of their own that Sterling provided. Soon, however, both teams began working towards the goal of securing a victory. Young and Sterling used their pound-and-ground style to combat the more unorthodox style of The Blackhearts. Regardless of not teaming together on a regular basis, Young and Sterling worked surprisingly well as a cohesive unit. Sterling got the pin after Young connected with a leg drop from the top rope.

Who is this wild and crazy masked man they call Rebel lucha?

Who is this wild and crazy masked man they call Rebel Lucha?

After the intermission, “Thee” Brandon Espinosa took on Rebel Lucha, but before the two even locked up, Espinosa exclaimed, “Rebel Lucha? I thought I was wrestling Jeremy Wyatt!” Lucha and Espinosa had an impressive match with multiple pinfalls and reversals. Neither man gained enough of an advantage to cover the other for the full three count. With three minutes remaining, Espinosa and Lucha each stepped up their game, but the match ended in a time-limit draw as Espinosa’s tag team partner, Brandon Aarons, ran to the ring from the crowd and attacked Lucha.

Brandon Aarons assist his tag team partner “Thee” Brandon Espinosa in taking down Rebel Lucha.

Brandon Aarons assist his tag team partner “Thee” Brandon Espinosa in taking down Rebel Lucha.

Reigning Six-Man Cup Champions Aaron Matthews, Cecil Cerveza and stand-in member Jeff Harris defended the cup against The Bandana Mafia of Evan Gelistico, Pierre Abernathy and Davey Vega. With the fans solely behind the ‘Mafia, they had the advantage before the first move was made. Matthews, Cerveza and Harris beat down on Vega the majority of the match up with Cerveza and Matthews both taking risks and flying from the top turnbuckle. After a lenghty battle, Vega finally made the tag to Gelistico who tore the competition apart. After a double-team by Gelistico and Abernathy, Gelistico won the match for the ‘Mafia.

Aaron Matthews goes for some exciting high flying move on Evan Gelistico.

Aaron Matthews goes for a exciting high flying move on Evan Gelistico.

A match of the year contender took place next when Kahagas and Dingo went at it. These two tremendous athletes battled both in and out of the ring, with neither giving an inch. With Ruddick and Magic Man at ringside, Dingo had all the protection in the world. Despite Kahagas’ determination matching Dingo’s, the extra presences surrounding the ring more than likely led to his defeat. Ironically, Dingo seemed enraged after the bout and stormed around the building throwing chairs into the ring, and he even went so far as to carry a trashcan to the ring and dump it out. Still filled with fury, Dingo made his way through the crowd to the concessions, launched a roll of paper towels at Kahagas and yelled, “Clean up your act!”

Dingo and Kahagas thrilled HVW fans in what could be a match of the year candidate

Dingo and Kahagas thrilled HVW fans in what could be a match of the year candidate.

The main event would decide Keny G’s fate because, as he stated earlier, if he lost, he would officially retire from wrestling. The cage match started with two men, one from each team—Keny G and Kris Synz kicked off the bout—and then Mephisto and Wicked entered the cage, respectively. Keny G did his best to hold off Synz, but when Mephisto emerged, the tide quickly turned against Keny. As Wicked came into the cage, the sides evened out, but little could be done to stop the willpower of Synz and Mephisto, which resulted in a loss for Keny G and Wicked. After the bout, Keny G and Wicked viciously attacked their competitors, perhaps to get in the last word of sorts.

Mephisto and Kris Synz sends TNT Keny G into retirement

Mephisto and Kris Synz sends TNT Keny G into retirement

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Exclusive update on High Voltage Wrestling –Donovan Ruddick out of action!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 7, 2009

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MWR has just heard from the HVW management that the High Voltage Wrestling Champion Donovan Ruddick will be unable to defend his title this Saturday in Granite City IL due to an injury suffered this past weekend in LWA against Mark Sterling .

This will have severe ramifications for the The Magic Man. Last month at High Voltage Wrestling, The Magic Man had turned on his protégé Kahagas to assist “The Future” Donovan Ruddick win the title.

Now the Magic Man’s worst nightmare has now happened, the Japanese Nightmare Kahagas will be hell bent on destroying the man who betrayed him and the Magic Man is without his Champion. I was able to catch up with the Magic Man to ask him who would he get to replace the most powerful man in the Midwest “the Future” Donovan Ruddick?

He had this to say “I am the most powerful man in the Midwest and it didn’t take me long at all to find the man who is capable of beating anyone on the planet, Dingo. Dingo is able to beat you in many many ways, he can tap you out or hit you so many times with his blazing speed you might just think its magic. Kahagas this weekend in Granite City you will want to do a disappearing act of your own.”

Also of note High Voltage Wrestling star Rick Stone will not be in action due to injuries unknown at this time.

Don’t miss this weekend when Dingo takes on Kahagas!!!
Wicked Stiff Johnson & Keny G vs. Mephisto & Kris Synz in a Cage Match.
Female sensation JessiKa HaZe will be in action.
The LONRS will take on the mysterious and the unknown Blackhearts.
This and much more.

Go to High Voltage Wrestling for more info on this must see show.

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High Voltage Wrestling- Shakes the foundation in the Midwest

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 6, 2008

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

The new promoter on the block, TNT Kenny G and his promotion High Voltage Wrestling were to have their first show on Saturday October 4th. Many people thought that he should not be running in the venue that he was in ( Granite IL ), because other promotions such as LWA, FTW, and FIST have run there prior to HVW. One reasoning was “Because you’re Lazy” and when he posted a message on the St Louis Wrestling Community Board,  asking local talent to contact him to do be a part of a show, many had a reason to be cautious of High Voltage Wrestling.

 

A couple of weeks prior to the show TNT Kenny G posted on the message board that Brandon Espinosa (I like him) DaCobra (I have wanted to see him) were to be on the show so he had my attention, but with the Missouri/ Nebraska football game on prime time and Kimbo (14 seconds of fame) Slice was to fight UFC Legend Ken Shamrock, I  wanted to save money and stay home and watch TV for once. Then he had to do it, he posted that Spoiled Steven Kennedy (One of my favorites) Cecil Cerveza (I have wanted to see) Mephisto along with Gary the Barn Owl taking on his rival Pierre Abernathy.  I just couldn’t’t resist the temptation of a night of wrestling that promised a little bit of everything. So with the goal to convince my girlfriend to go, I explain to her that “The Future” Donovan Ruddick was involved in the main event. The Future is one of her favorites so she was on board for another wrestling trip.  

The first thing that I noticed as I paid for our tickets was that the employees, ticket taker, security and concession booth were all supporting a High Voltage Wrestling T-shirt, they had two different styles Red and Yellow or Black and yellow. That made this new promotion look very legit, and organized and I had not even made it to my seat yet.

 

We sat in the front row so that I could get the best pictures possible and were grateful that they didn’t have a ring rail. Some promotions have and some don’t. I have grown fond of not having something in front of me. There would be times in the night that we had to flee from our chairs due to the action coming our way. Do you need to ask why I love Indy wrestling?  

We have made many friends going to shows, so I made my rounds and said hello to one fellow wrestling fan, Patrick Brandemeyer, who is also a comedian and had been offering cookies to whoever comes and sees him perform at the Westport Funny Bone. I gave him a hard time by asking him if the cookies would be fresh baked before heading back to my seat.

 

High Voltage Wrestling’s very first wrestling match was an exciting bout between DaCobra and Jon Divosi. DaCobra is a star in the making with lighting quick moves and devastating kicks. Divosi to his credit was able to get hit from every direction. Divosi must have felt he had a win with a modified side effect off the second rope but DaCobra just barely kicked out. DaCobra was able to catch a second wind, went to the top rope and hit one of the most exciting moves I have ever seen live – The 630 Splash!!! You may think I am lying but I was so excited that I forgot to cheer as the ref counted to three. I turned to my girlfriend and said “I would hate to be the wrestler that had to follow that match”.  

DaCobra  is set to hit the amazing 630 splash.

DaCobra is set to hit the amazing 630 splash.

 

 

 

 

The second match would be a tag team match as the team of Bandana Mafia (Evan Gelistico and Davey Vega) taking on Steven Kennedy and Rick Stone. While the ref did a search for weapons he found many hidden Bandanas hidden in the ring attire of the Mafias. To the best of my knowledge the match between the two teams were the first time they had been together. The Mafia really took it to Stone, all the while getting under Kennedy’s skin as Kennedy frequently entered the ring without being tagged. This prompted the ref Eric Davis to spend energy and time on getting him out the ring. With the refs back turned, the Mafia, at one moment used a bandanna to choke Stone. The confusion played into their favor as the team of Stone and Kennedy never got off the ground and with a cheap shot from Gelistico would seal the win for the Mafia.

The Promoter of HVW, Kenny G came out to the ring to thank the fans for coming and being a part of their grand opening. Out came Kris Synz, who stated that he was in fact a three time Hardcore Champion and was appalled that he was not a part of High Voltage Wrestling’s night of wrestling. Synz made the mistake of getting in the face of Kenny, and Kenny made quick work of the former hardcore champion with a flying kick using a baking pan on top of him in the corner. Kenny just got his breath when Mephisto came out from the back to tell Kenny that he had just disposed of a never was and that if he ever wanted to get in a real hardcore wrestlers face to step up. Kenny did not hesitate to go at Mephisto and a match was started. Though the bell was rung these two men went at it outside almost as soon as it started, which prompted a double count out. 

A familiar feud was rekindled when Gary the Barn Owl defended his ACW U-30 belt against the European scumbag Pierre Abernathy.  The action was back and forth throughout the match. At one time Pierre pounded Gary in the corner unmercifully and looked to have a chance to win the title but Gary persevered in the end with a flying flat liner and was able to get the win and retain the title.

 

Pierre Abernathy steps on Gary the Barn Owl in the corner.

 It was time for the intermission and I went do some work for the site and lost track of time, which led me to miss the first match to my disappointment. The Hybrids (Jason Lyte & Donovan Cain) defeated the tag team of Cecil Cerveza & D’Andre King.

Brandon Espinosa used his speed to keep Adam Evans off of his game in the first round of the HVW Heavyweight tournament.

I came back in time to see the co –main event between Adam Evans accompanied by the Magic Man taking Brandon Espinosa in the tournament to decide the first round for the HVW Heavyweight title. Adam Evans has the look to go far in the sport, and though I respect Espinsoa, I gave him very little chance  winning this with the odds so stacked against him. Evans himself seemed to take his opponent lightly and taunted him by relaxing on the top rope after taking him to school. Espy has improved so much in this year alone, that he can not be overlooked. Evans seem to have the match in hand but still the Magic Man could not resist interfering by trying to throw fire at Espy, but this backfired and burned his own man which allowed the upset to happen. Espy will take on the winner of the “The Future” Donovan Ruddick and Bobby Danger at  next months show.  

Donovan Ruddick overpowers Bobby Danger early in the match.

Bobby Danger is not a small guy by no means, but he was facing one of the most powerful men in the Midwest . Danger, to his credit brought everything he had and knew that in this match  he would have to use his speed to get the edge over the Future. It looked to pay off with a corkscrew plancha to almost move on in the tournament, but when Danger went and hit a flying body cross the Future rolled with it, powered him up into the Razors edge into a monster slam and within a moment we had out second contestant in the tournament to become the HVW Heavyweight Champion.

Espy with a renewed confidence came out to the ring to confront the man who he will take on November 22 when HVW Presents Fuel for Fire again at Granite City . The Future and Espy could not wait till November and the fists were flying. The locker room attempted to separate the two men outside the ring. Bobby Danger excited the crowd with a plancha outside the ring on top of all the wrestlers. Bodies were lying onto the floor when Promoter Kenny G stated that next month the man KAHAGAS would be in action and for them.  

TNT Kenny G blows a fuse after the pandemonium that ensued after the main event.

 

High Voltage Wrestling’s first show was well planned by the promoter Kenny G. He showed class by inviting the local talent to come and introduce themselves at the show. This show had some St Louis flavor to it and with some outside talent he was able to add freshness to their first show. The matches were well booked and in turn, the wrestlers gave the fans a great show.

Their next show on November 22 at Granite City IL , will have

Brandon Espinosa challenging “The Future”, Donovon Ruddick to see who will hold the right to be called the first High Voltage Wrestling Mid-West Heavyweight Champion.  

“The Future” Donovan Ruddick goes for the HVW Title on November 22

 

Kahagas has taken on some of the wrestling’s best, When he enters the Midwest, he looks to bring the pain to MWR #1 ranked wrestler Jeremy “The Rebel” Wyatt.

 DaCobra vs. Mark Sterling

 The Ego Express VS Brett Young and Mike Sydal

Also in action – The Bandana Mafia, Gary Jay, Cecil Cerveza, Pierre Abernathy, Deandre King, Cheapshot Mcgrot, Shane Rich, Mephisto and more !

If you missed the last show don’t make the same chance again.

For more info check out  http://www.myspace.com/hvw_midwest   

On November 22, Brandon Espinosa will have a chance to shock the Midwest and be the very first HVW Champion.

The battle of PWI 500 stars Jeremy Wyatt (449 ) vs. Kahagas (373).

 

 

 

 

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