This past weekend Dan The Man defeated Tyler Priegel, Christian Rose and Truk Thompson to become NMW Central Illinois Champion in an exciting match that saw everyones favorite Superhero overcome the odds of the awesome power of Truk Thompson, the tenacity of Christian Rose and the former champ DODGEBALL Tyler Priegel.
Photo Credit Brian Kelley
Look for more information at MWR from this memorable evening including weather of not “The Business Man” Bobby Houston was able to make Champion Ryan Phoenix tap out to win the NMW Championship and all the results of this hard hitting evening soon at MWR.
Last month we made our way to NMW for a great night of wrestling. During the evening “The Young Thriller” Derek Moss went one on one against NMW CI Champ Tyler Priegel. The Young Thriller wore the MWR T-shirt to the ring prior to his match where he put up a great effort before Bobby Houston interfered on Priegel’s behalf.
After the matches was done The Young Thriller was still groggy when the night was over but he showed some real heart by taking the picture with the young girl that caught his shirt.
MWR Fans join us tomorrow in East Carondelet for your next chance to catch a MWR Shirt from a wrestling star.
Join myself, Dubray Tallman and Mike Van Hoogstraat for this must see event this Saturday.
East Carondelet Community Center)
823 State St East Carondelt. Il 62240
Look for a full recap of NMW’S January event as they prepare for another exciting e show next week as the Young Thriller looks to get revenge on Bobby Houston.
Hello everyone it is Dubray again and in this special feature we are going to get down to the very bottom of what all girls want to know at a wrestling show. No it is not who is the champ or what happened at the last show. Yes it could be where our girlfriends got that cute dress and how did she get it so cheap.
Sorry I am getting sidetracked, what we really want to know is, who is the sexiest guy in the Midwest. I have been to over a 150 plus shows all around the Midwest the past few years and I can proudly say that I have seen most of the hard bodies in the area. While Brian is trying to get that exclusive interviews with thel ikes of the Mississippi Madman or the picture of the newly crowned Champion, my eye is on the prize.
So in honor of Valentine’s Day I have set up a poll for all the ladies in the Midwest to vote for who is exactly is the sexiest wrestler in the Midwest. The final vote will be taken on Feb 13 at 11:59
Photo credit Gary Giaffoglione
#1 Brett Young
Photo credit Gary Giaffoglione
Cancun Kid Casanova
Dan Walsh Dave Vaughn
Photo credit Gary Giaffoglione
Playboy Paul Rose
Even some of the top women wrestlers in the Midwest can not keep their eyes off of Ryan Slade. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione
What a great year 2010 was for pro wrestling in the Midwest. Shows throughout the Midwest showed a steady growth in an economy that is struggling.
The biggest companies in the World, WWE and TNA both had pay per views in the Midwest. Fans were able to meet the stars at TNA’S fan fest. The ST Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame honored Dory Funk JR, Bobby the Brain Heenan and Baron von Raschke with their inductions to the hall of fame during the celebration.
Wrestling returned to Kansas City in a big way when Metro Pro Wrestling debut at the historic Memorial Hall with special guest Tommy Dreamer and a TV deal on Metro Sports. Led by former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdock, the Metro roster has to step up their game if they are to be the best if they are to stand out of the 3 time WWE Tag Team Champions shadow.
We were happy to add New Midwest Wrestling to our coverage area.At MWR we have seen some of the NMW talents in past in Dan the Man and Ryan Phoenix but we quickly saw that Bobby Houston, Eric Logan and NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus are just a few that are worthy of seeing in action as well.
Once again we were able to enjoy another great PWE show at the Lincoln Balloon Festival. PWE later in the year saw Donovan Ruddick and Mason Beck go up against the fun lovin former WWE Star U-Gene and the Mississippi Madman.
We were able to see PWP get out of the grasp of the Murder Militia in a classic War Games match while on the other side of the state 3XWrestling continued their standard of providing the fans with great wrestling and an up and close look at their great website including the monthly Outside the Ring program.
In ST Louis MMWA-SICW was the 2009 MWR Promotion of the Year, but they did not rest on their laurels. They continued to train young wrestlers while bringing in some of the very best in Mark Sterling and Mike Sydal, fans where also thrilled to see old favorites return like Danny Boy and Ron Powers.
AAPW had one of the very best feuds in the Midwest with Shane Rich turning his back on his good friend Edmund “Livewire” McGuire.
NWA Dynamo has brought back some of the GCW flavor and packed the house in a great show in the summer with Pete Madden and Mike Sharona going to war with Nikki Strychnine and Makaze in the main event.
HVW had a slow year but was proud to boast that HVW Original Santana G had made her way to Florida with a great opportunity to valet on Spike TV for TNA with Orlando Jordan.
World League Wrestling is primed to be at their very best with the young talent training at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy. Don’t be surprised to see the talents of Jason Jones, the Cancun Kid, Lucy Mendez, Jack Gamble, Brian Breaker and Ethan Wright hold titles throughout the Midwest and beyond in the near future.
IHW proved that they were one of the best with entertaining shows that grew more and more fans each time. Brandon Aarons has turned into the one of the biggest fan favorites in all of the Midwest. Eric Allen and Sean Vincent would test the skills of the rising young star.
MECW mixed hometown flavor with a dose of Windy City Wrestling, including former WWE Star Mike Anthony and the one and only Bailey Mannix along with teen heart throb Evan Money.
IWA Unlimited provided the fans of Olney Illinois with free wrestling each Wednesday. High flying and hard hitting action gave the wrestlers a chance to improve their skills in a great environment.
IWA Productions packed the house with special guest The Honky Tonk Man but it was the local fans that stole the show when Christian Rose and Danny Cannon tore the roof off the place.
NWA Supreme shows may not have that many shows but the ones they did have where filled with some of the best stars locally and nationally.
MWR wrestlers have been active working to get to the top. Mike Sydal was announced as the 2009 PWI Rookie of the year while Midwest stars Mark Sterling, Ace Hawkins, Brandon Espinosa all made appearances with Ring of Honor.
The fans and friends of Barry Ryte showed their support for their guy after he was diagnosed with cancer causing him to back out of the 2010 ECWA Super 8 tournament. Barry has shown in the ring that he has the heart of a champion, and that fighting spirit has helped him It has been announced that he has been cleared to wrestle in 2011. If we had an inspirational wrestler of the Year he would have won hands down.
Fans were blessed to have the Champion of the World Tyler Black make their way to their hometown as Tyler Black met Jeremy Wyatt at 3Xwrestling in Des Moines Iowa, while in Illinois Black went one on one with Brandon Aarons.
This fall word got out that the Future Donovan Ruddick had made his way to Florida with a developmental contract for WWE. He joined the before mentioned Black who has since lost his title to Roderick Strong but we all know the best is yet to come for Tyler Black.
I hope that you have enjoyed the coverage of all of your favorite promotions. It is with the hard work of Dubray Tallman, Mike Van Hoogstraat, Bill Smith, Gary Giaffoglione, Matt Murphy, Greg Anthony , Dartallion Allen, Mark Campos, Josh Ray and Rob Schamberger that makes the site what it is today.
We would like to thank the promoters and wrestlers that support the site for the past three years.
Last but not least thank you so much to the fans of pro wrestling in the Midwest. Take the time to see a wrestler before they become the next Superstar.
On January first we were proud to announce that Mike Chapman was named as the 2010 MWR Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. For more info on Mike Chapman click here.
Now with further ado I give you the 2010 MWR yearly awards.
2010 Wrestler of the Year
Mike Sydal (Photo Credit Scott Finkelstein)
The wrestler of the year was a close vote this year as the surge of Mark Sterling coming within votes to be named for the second year in a row for MWR Wrestler of the Year. Meanwhile Donovan Ruddick had a great push thanks to great performances in 2010 against Dave Vaughn, Mephisto, and the Mississippi Madman. Hard work would pay off for Ruddick as the opportunity that many felt was long overdue, came to pass when he was signed to the WWE developmental contract late this fall. Jeremy Wyatt and Trevor Murdock both garnered several votes thanks to what many voters voiced their respect for each of these men. Last but not least just on the outside of the voting range was Brandon Aarrons who and his former tag team partner Brandon Espinosa .
Mike Sydal toured the country in 2010 wrestling in matches each and every week. Promoters loved him, fans cheered him and the country noticed. His hard work and dedication combined with a true desire to improve earned made him the second wrestler that took part in the WLW/Noah camp that won the PWI Rookie of the Year.
Sydal was just getting started, during Wrestlemania weekend he was in California wrestling with Ring of Honor. He would continue wrestling with Ring of Honor training at their training center before making appearances on Direct TV’S HDNET against Tyler Black, Christopher Daniels and more.
In the fall Sydal returned to much fan fare. At Metro Pro Wrestling, Rock and Roll Mike Sydal was once again on TV with Metro Pro Wrestling against the former WWE Tag Team Champion Trevor Murdock.
At 3XW he was involved in one of the most emotional matches of the year when he was force to face “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson. Thompson defeated his High Flyers’ partner Mike Sydal following a Dublin Driver in a very emotional and hard fought Loser Leaves 3XWrestling match set up by 3XW Commissioner Todd Countryman in May. Fans rejoiced when Thompson overcame the odds to defeat Brian Ash in November to allow Sydal to once again return.
Throughout the year of 2010 Sydal popped up just about everywhere good wrestling could be found.
Sydal has earned the respect of his peers and promoters and it showed in the 2010 in the final vote. Out of 14 awards committee voters the lowest Sydal got were 16.
We would like to congratulate Mike Sydal as the 2010 MWR Wrestler of the Year.
First Runner up– Mark Sterling Second Runner up– Donovan Ruddick Third Runner up– Jeremy Wyatt
2010 MWR Tag team of the Year
Attitude Inc. (Guy Smith, Spencer Powers, and Michael Shard)
New Midwest Tag Team Champions : Attitude Inc – Spencer Powers, Michael Shard and Guy Smith
Attitude Inc is a flashy tag team that has electrified the ring at New Midwest Wrestling for the past year. All three men are former NMW Heavyweight Champions who have come together and found success. Like the Freebirds, Attitude Inc have mixed partners to their advantages. Their success and talent has won over the awards committee.
At the start of the year they dismantled the faction the Sin Club of Steve Bishop, Dave Parker and Dareian Frost in impressive fashion.
In July the they outlasted the tag teams of Logantyre (Eric Logan and Justin McEntyre) , The New Immolare (Tom Arson and Ryan Phoenix) and the Full Metal Jackals( Danny Cannon and Alex Castle) in an exciting four way match to win the NMW Tag Team titles.
In consecutive months of October and November they defeated the up and coming tag team the Full Metal Jackals (Danny Cannon and Alex Castle) to retain the NMW Tag Team Titles.
Though Attitude Inc has their hands full with the tag team of the Uninvited (Rip Mystic and Tom Arson) heading into 2011, the team can hold their head up high that MWR has named them the 2010 MWR Tag Team of the Year.
First Runner up– Gentleman’s Club- Devin Carter and Casanova Second Runner up- Steve Fender and Mark Sterling Third Runner up – The Hooligans -Devin and Mason Cutter
2010 MWR Female of the Year
Amy Hennig (Photo Credit Bill Smith)
The current World League Wrestling Women’s champion has been dominate in 2010. Hennig has trained at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy and has all the tools to make it to the top of the wrestling world.
Matches with Lucy Mendez, Santana G and Angelus Layne were must see matches in 2010.
You can catch her brother Joe every Monday night on WWE, do not miss the chance to see her in the Midwest while you still can.
First Runner up -MsChif Second Runner up- Santana G Third Runner up- Lucy Mendez
2010 MWR Promotion of the Year
3XW’s fifth year proved to be the best yet, featuring a mix of incredible wrestling, packed crowds, strong business relationships within the community, and a continuing commitment to charitable efforts.
Despite the common perception that interest in wrestling is on the decline, 3XW enjoyed consistently growing crowds throughout the year, routinely packing the Des Moines Social Club each month for events thanks to a loyal – and growing – following and strong television, radio, print and word-of-mouth advertising, not to mention the most talented roster of wrestlers in the entire Midwest.
This past July, 3XW also had the honor of being the last wrestling promotion to hold matches in historic Veterans Memorial Auditorium, a building with 55 years of wrestling history. The athletes of 3XW competed in the same building that NWA affiliates, particularly Central States, held matches years ago, not to mention some major WWE/WWF/WCW moments.
3XW’s webshow, Outside the Ring, enjoyed an increasing number of views, as did 3XWrestling.com, which was visited by thousands of fans each month.
First Runner up- Independent Hardcore Wrestler Second Runner up- MMWA-SICW Third Runner up- Metro Pro Wrestling
2010 MWR Match of the Year
Jeremy Wyatt vs. Tyler Black – 3XW – April 2, 2010
Spring Showdown at 3Xwrestling was a monumental night of pro wrestling featuring one of the top wrestlers in the Midwest proving to the world that he could hang with the Champion of the World.
The two wrestled to a 30-minute time limit draw in an incredible wrestling match that earned a standing ovation from the crowd after the final bell. The last minute of the match saw referee Jeromy Robb inadvertently get crushed in the corner by both men and fall to the canvas. Black quickly nailed Wyatt with a tremendous reverse brainbuster and covered him for the pin, only there was no ref to count the pin. As Black was checking on the ref in the corner, Wyatt slowly rose to his feet and grabbed Black from behind, slamming him hard with his patented Kansas Tumbleweed (Lightning Spiral) and covering him for the pin with 20 seconds remaining, only for the ref to still be out. Wyatt screamed and pleaded for the ref to get up to no avail and he even counted the pin himself. The time then ran out before a winner could be determined but the fans gave a standing ovation.
First Runner up- MECW November 20, 2010 – Bailey Mannix vs. Eric Allen – 30 Minute Ironman Match
Second Runner up- The Mississippi Madman vs. The Future Donovan Ruddick with MR Late Nite at Pro Wrestling Epic August 28th, 2010 Lincoln, Illinois
Third Runner up- Danny Cannon vs Christian Rose ladder match from IWA Productions OCC show in January 2010
For a complete list of nominations sent from fans, promoters and wrestlers around the Midwest click here.
Missouri Wrestling Revival and New Midwest Wrestling came together for the very first time in 2010. Fans here at the site can keep up with the fast paced, hard hitting action of stars such as the NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus, Bobby Houston, Tom Arson, Ryan Phoenix, Dan the Man and many more.
The night of action features these great match ups.
*Jon Magnus vs. Benz – NMW Heavyweight Title
*Immorale vs. Attitude Inc. – NMW Tag Titles
*Sage Ramsey vs. Dareian Frost
*Michael Shard vs. Eric Logan – Risk vs. Reward
*Justin MacIntyre vs. Scotty Cash – Martial Law Match
*NMW Legends Battle Royal
*Bobby Houston vs. Dan the Man
*Blake Steel vs. CJ Esparza vs. Catalyst Cory Carter vs. Toga Steve – Central Illinois Title – Double Jeopardy
All you have to do is answer one question correct and send the right answer to my e-mail at email@example.com subject NMW DVD Give away along with your Name and Address .
The question is 1) Who did NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus defeat to win his very first NMW Heavyweight Championship?
Earlier this week we asked for you to vote for rising star Jason Jones. Little did I know that this would become so huge that so many great talent would try there hand at this once in a lifetime chance to make it to the WWE.
Below is a link for the wrestlers that we know of at this time in the Midwest that is asking for you to vote.
Remember that you can vote once a day for your favorite wrestler.
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)
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)
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.
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 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.
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)
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
-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
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
Hello wrestling fans I have returned once again to NMW for the wildly popular”Dubi Meets the Fans” . The night was so full of fast paced action that I got so busy that I did not catch up to the young fan that caught the MWR shirt worn by NMW rising star Christian Rose, but Brian was able to snap a shot of the boy shortly after it happened.
Can it get any better than catching a ring worn MWR shirt from one of the stars of the Midwest?
I first met two fans that were front and center to see wrestling live up close and personal, and both were big fans of “The Appex” Blake Steel. Gary Callahan and Mark Lavigne was able to catch up with Steel.
Blake Steel will need his fans this Saturday when he meets his former partner Eric Ruffington.
Also in the front row were three young boys Austin, AJ and Dawson who were pumped up to see their favorite wrestler enter the battle royal later that night. That man was the big man Sage Ramsey.
3 Sage Ramsey Superfans
Ramsey would take the time prior to the show to pose with the young fans, later he would be face to face with the dangerous Dixieland Destoryer, but he would have the fans on his side as another set of fans wanted their picture taken with him as Bri and Denise Williams and Brooke McAllister from Springfield Illinois posed with the popular NMW star.
I have been told that New Midwest Wrestling have been having a surge of young stars coming to the promotion to make their mark. You may have seen NMW Superstar Bobby Houston call out all of these hard working men here at MWR, one of the men is called the Young Thriller. The Young Thriller had two young ladies in attendance to see him in action. Samantha and Sabrina from Edinbury Illinois got to have their chance to pose with the Young Thriller.
The Young Thriller has won the hearts of the young girls in a short amount of time at NMW.
One of Brian’s favorite wrestlers was also Jeff Grace’s as well, the exciting Ryan Phoenix. Grace from Riverton,m Illinois. Thankfully was able to get his picture with Phoenix before the matches began and why I say that is because during his match with Eric Logan, Logan viciously DDT’D Phoenix from the ring to the unforgiving floor. When we caught up with Phoenix later that night he was still reeling from the blow.
Ryan Phoenix will go for the NMW Championship this Saturday in the Main event.
One guy that has impressed us at NMW ever since we saw him earlier this year for the first time and that is Rip Mystic. Mystic a veteran at NMW has his fair share of fans and three of them are Samantha, Austin and Sara.
I would like to thank the New Midwest Wrestling and their fans for being a part of this edition of Dubi Meets the fans.
MWR Fans please join me in Jerseyville Illinois for Independent Hardcore Wrestling for a new Dubi Meets the fans and see the new IHW Champion Sean Vincent go one against the man he beat for the title Brandon Aarons plus a rematch between the “Future” Donovan Ruddick and Mephisto.
Missouri Wrestling Revival caught up with New Midwest Wrestling superstar Bobby Houston who had these words for MWR and our fans.
Bobby Houston claims that the three young men who debuted at CUTTING EDGE, (CL Slick, Randy Ray and “The Young Thriller”) are not ready for “PRIME TIME”. And he vows to prove it at New Midwest Wrestling’s BRAWLTOBERFEST 2010!