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Dak Draper, NWL Kansas City Champ & MWR #1, is suspended by the NWL

Posted by Admin on September 19, 2017

NWL Kansas City belt left behind

By Brian Hoops

It all started on April 1, 2017 when Dak Draper defeated Blaine Meeks in the tournament finals for the NWL Kansas City Championship. The self proclaimed “Mile High Magnum”, with no shortage of confidence, was hell bent on taking over the NWL, Kansas City, and any other towns in which the NWL would promote. His brash personna, backed up by an undefeated singles streak that saw him turn back all challengers to his title, won him over with some fans but drew the ire of others. Draper is a polarizing figure in the NWL and the highest profile wrestler on the roster. Draper has appeared on television in Kansas City and St. Joseph, promoting the NWL brand and is always the first one to be giving of his time in promoting the NWL at local events. That’s what makes the events at the latest television taping so curious.

Draper has turned back all challengers to his title in dominant fashion; including Marty Casaus (Marty the Moth), Hans Ruger, Jeff Cobb, Blaine Meeks, Thor Theriot and Gil Rogers. In trying to establish a new #1 contender for Draper’s title as Draper has literally cleaned out the singles division; NWL Owner, Major Baisen established a number #1 contendor’s match between Blaine Meeks and Thor Theriot on July 22. Draper interfered, resulting in a no contest. Baisden, growing frustrated with his champions actions, ordered a triple threat rematch for August 5. Draper had a sound strategy: take out one of his competitors and defeat the other, something he has done before. Draper took out Blaine Meek’s knee, taking Meek’s out of the match, then cleanly defeated Theriot with a Draper bomb.

As Meeks was taking time off to let his injured knee heal, Baisden granted Meeks a rematch with Draper, a no DQ match set for labor Day weekend, September 2 in Kansas City. The match was a brutal, physical encounter with both men going to hospitals after the contest. Draper was busted open above his eye and required stitches, while Meeks’ knee was re-injured by Draper. Since it was no DQ, Draper brought numerous chairs into the ring and used them repeatedly on Meeks. While Meeks re-injured his knee in the match, it was the post match antics of Draper that caused security to drag Draper away from the ring. Draper had won the match when the referee ruled Meeks could not continue. With Meeks unable to defend himself, Draper wrapped Meeks leg around the post and repeatedly smashed a steel chair against his already injured knee. Security dragged Draper away and Meeks was taken out of the Shrine Temple on a stretcher.

Tensions escalated to a boiling point between Draper and Baisden on September 15 in Kansas City. Draper was explaining to the crowd that what happened to Blaine Meeks was not his fault. “It is Major Baisden’s fault for making the match on September 2 a no DQ match. It was Blaine Meeks fault for getting into the ring with someone he knew was more than capable of ending his career and it was the fans fault for encouraging Meeks when he had no chance against a superior athlete” explained Draper to the raucous crowd.

Jet Royal came out from behind the back, obviously appalled at Draper. Royal challenged Draper to a match that night, which Draper again successfully defended his title. Draper used his patented Draper bomb to finish Royal and then gave Royal two additional Draper bombs. When Draper went for a fourth Draper bomb, Major Baisden ran into the ring and pulled Draper off of Royal. Draper explained he defended himself until security pulled Draper out of the ring and escorted him out of the building.

While the NWL has not officially stripped Draper of his championship, the title belt is in the possession of the NWL offices. “That title is my property until someone beats me for it and we all know no one is capable of doing that. I will exercise all options, in and out of the ring to keep the NWL Kansas City Title around my waist” Draper explained.

The NWL and Baisden suspended Draper from all upcoming NWL appearances until Draper’s private attorney filed an injunction with the NWL, forcing the NWL to allow Draper to make his scheduled appearances. Draper’s next scheduled match is against Thor Theriot September 22 in Springfield, Missouri; the company’s debut in that market. NWLeague.com does not list the match as a title bout.

 

“If Major Baisden takes the title from me, he accomplishes nothing, because I am Dak Draper, the franchise, the cornerstone of the NWL. If Baisden lets me go from the NWL roster, there are companies all around the world that want to ride the Dak Draper star to the top.”

Also on the September 22 card in Springfield; Maverick takes on Gary Jay, Foundation members Ace Steel and Michael Strider wrestle the Besties in the World in a preview of the finals of the tag team tournament match that is held September 30 in Kansas City, Jeremy Wyatt wrestles Anthony “Sharkbait” Gutierrez, Jack Foster takes on Buddy Shepherd, Niles Plonk takes on Jet Royal and Leonel Howlett wrestles Mike Outlaw.

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WLW Returns to Troy Missouri Oct 7th Jon Webb vs Orion Creed, Kyle Roberts vs. Jayden Fenix

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 18, 2017

 

October 7th will be the next Live Event for World League Wrestling! Make sure to mark it on your calendar, as tickets will go on sale on Monday! There will be a double main event taking place as Kyle Roberts takes on Jayden Fenix in the finals of the 2017 Harley Race Invitational Tournament, as well as Jon Webb defending the WLW Jr. Heavyweight Championship against Orion Creed! All tickets are $10, and will go on sale at http://www.harleyrace.com next week!

Thanks to all of our sponsors here at WLW for working with us in keeping this going – including Ultimate Fitness Plus, C.T. Harrison Business Solutions, Impact Digital Designs and Jim Trenary Ford!

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The Magnum Minute #32 “Babe Baberson”

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 18, 2017

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RIP Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 18, 2017

Info from the WWE

WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Bobby Heenan, regarded by many as the greatest manager in sports-entertainment history, has passed away at age 73.

With a career spanning more than four decades, Heenan was the “The Brain” behind some of the most prolific Superstars in sports-entertainment history. Heenan plied his trade as their mischievous manager by running his mouth on their behalf with a sarcastic wit considered among the best in the business.

Heenan named competitors under his guidance as the Heenan Family, a moniker meant to show the strength of their alliance over any opposition. Members of the Heenan Family in the AWA and WWE read like the who’s who of sports-entertainment, including Legends and WWE Hall of Famers such as Nick Bockwinkel, the Blackjacks, Big John Studd, King Kong Bundy, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig, the Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard), Harley Race, and of course, the first WWE Hall of Famer, Andre the Giant, whom Heenan led to the ring at WrestleMania III before 93,173 fans.

As impossible as it may seem, Heenan’s overwhelming success as a manager was matched by that of his announcing career. Heenan’s constant verbal jousts with fellow WWE Hall of Famers Gorilla Monsoon and “Mean” Gene Okerlund on USA Network remain among the most memorable moments in sports-entertainment history. In fact, “The Brain” was so entertaining that “The Bobby Heenan Show” had a brief run on USA Network as well.

In addition, “The Brain” was part of the original broadcast team for Monday Night Raw in 1993, and also sat at the announce table for both Raw and WCW Monday Nitro.

WWE extends its condolences to Heenan’s family, friends and fans.

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Cape Championship Wrestling Presents Best of the Best 2 Sept 30th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 17, 2017

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High Risk Wrestling Returns on Friday October 6th Jay Howard (c) VS “The Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 16, 2017

 

High Risk Wrestling Presents “Autumn Armageddon” on Friday, October 6th at The Warsaw Community Building in downtown Warsaw, Missouri! The doors open at 6:00 and the first bell is at 7:00.

Magic Man has one of his long time members of Magic Inc., Makaze, returning to HRW!

He will be facing another veteran, and a debuting Athlete in Luke Langely in what could very well be the match of the night, on an already stacked card!

“The wind of Destruction” Makaze Managed by Magic Man VS Luke Langley

Also featuring the following!

HRW Mayhem Championship Match!
“Simply Irresistible” Brandon Aarons (c) Managed by Magic Man VS Hollis Giroux VS “The Millennial” Danny Adams

Hoss Fight!
Chainsaw King Managed by Magic Man VS Barackus

High Risk Championship Match!
“The Freestyle Phenom” Jay Howard (c) VS “The Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal

All tickets are for Ringside!
$15 Adults
$10 Kids ( 5 to 12 )
Kids 4 Years old and under are FREE!

To reserve tickets, just send a message to the High Risk Facebook page with the number of tickets you need!

HRW’s Autumn Armageddon
Friday, October 6th
Doors 6:00, Bell 7:00

Warsaw Community Building
181 W. Harrison
Warsaw, MO.
65355

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Sign Up for the Harley Race Wrestling Academy Today – $500.00 Off Tuition

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 15, 2017

 

We are extending our August promotion of $500 off the total price of tuition at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy!

 

If you have the dream, desire, work ethic, and motivation to become a professional wrestler – then the Harley Race Wrestling Academy is for you. With a full size wrestling ring, weight/cardiovascular training area, interview room, separate men’s/women’s showers, hours of footage available to watch and learn from, and the watchful eye of Harley Race watching during training, there isn’t much more that a professional wrestling school could ask for.

To contact the Harley Race Wrestling Academy – Website – http://www.harleyrace.com Academy

Website – http://www.harleyrace.com/academyinfo…

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/worldleaguewr…

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/worldleaguewlw

YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/theWLWchannel

Telephone Number – (573)392-4100 Email – wlwmom@earthlink.net

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The National Wrasslin League is Set to Crown its First Tag Team Champions

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 14, 2017

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By Brian Hoops

The National Wrasslin League is set to crown its first tag team champions. The finals of a four
team tournament are slated for September 30 when the NWL returns to the Scottish Rites
Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.

After the NWL formed a year ago and ran its first cards in January, a tournament was held to
crown the NWL Kansas City and NWL St. Louis Champions. On April 1, Dakota Draper
defeated Blaine Meeks in the finals of a tournament to win the NWL Kansas City Title while
Todd Letterman won the St. Louis Championship. Draper is still the reigning NWL KC
Champion while Letterman lost the NWL St. Louis Title to Maverick.

A semi final round match in the tag team tournament was held in Kansas City on September 2,
featuring Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett, collectively known as Besties in the World; defeating
The Howletts; Leonel and Marco Howlett. On September 15, the second semi final match will be
held when NWL KC returns to Overland Park, Kansas with Foundation members, Ace Steel and
Michael Strider taking on the team of Anthony “Sharkbait” Gutierrez and Jack Foster. “It’s
simple,” explained Ace Steel. “We are destined to be draped in Gold. Ya see…everyone wants to
be like us because THEY are just like everybody else.”

The finals of the tournament will feature the team of Besties in the World against the winner of
The Foundation and Gutierrez/Foster when the NWL returns to the Scottish Rite Temple on
September 30. No doubt waiting for the wings for the winners is the team of Royal Blood, Jet &
Jax Royal. The brothers, who hail from Lee’s Summit, Missouri (a suburb of Kansas City) are
fan favorites and would no doubt be in the tournament if not for an injury to Jax Royal. Jax
Royal broke his patella in a match on June 10 and is expected to return to the ring in the coming
months. “All we have to say is the NWL tag team division answers to us, and whoever has the
titles when Jax comes back is the team we will be gunning for,” warned Jet Royal.

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CCW FANFEST/Jeff Hardy Concert/ Jeff Hardy Meet & Greet Sept 29th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 12, 2017

Do not miss this incredible event! Can meet CCW stars check out incredible merchandise sold by CCW vendors! Games for the kids as well as Papa John’s mascot Mr. slice!

And do not miss Superstar Jeff Hardy in concert as well as a meet and greet before the show. Tickets are going fast! Capewrestling.com for your meet and greet and fan fest ticket needs.

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Bob Backlund & Édouard Carpentier Inducted into the St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 11, 2017

By Brian Kelley

MWR was honored to be a special guest at the induction ceremony of Bob Backlund and Édouard Carpentier into the St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame this past Saturday.

 

The Hall of Fame is located inside the historic South Broadway Athletic Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Bob Backlund made his way for the historic moment and took time afterwards for a special Q and A with his fans as well as a meet and greet with his fans.

Bob Backlund spoke highly of his time in St. Louis including the contributions of promoter Sam Muchnick, Harley Race and Terry Funk impact to his success in the squared circle.

Ben Simon, Herb Simmons, Bob Backlund, Tony Casta and Nick Ridenour

 

Bob Backlund sat front and center for the matches at the Historic South Broadway Athletic Club including MWR Missouri Champions second title match of the night. The first one was at the house of Harley Race at WLW.

Later in the evening Bob Backlund sat front and center throughout the night to visit the fans and watch all the matches as well as giving his advice to the wrestlers that asked him.

Young CJ Shine is getting better with each match. Getting advice from a legend like Bob Backlund is a wise move for any wrestler, young or old.

MMWA Wrestling returns on October 10th at the historic South Broadway Athletic Club.

 

Bob Backlund’s nephew Tim inducted him into the Hall of Fame.

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