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Brandon Espinosa Returns to MMWA to Face Da’Marius Jones on May 12th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 26, 2018

Da’Marius Jones warns Brandon Espinosa

Friend
Trainer
Brother
And now a victim
May 12
2301 south 7th st

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Dynamo Pro Stars Honor Bruno Sammartino , Johnny Valiant & #1 Paul Jones

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 25, 2018

Prior to the excited Dynamo Pro Wrestling event this past weekend the men and women came out to the ten bell salute to Bruno Sammartino , Johnny Valiant & #1 Paul Jones who unfortunately passed away this past month. In the picture above you will see half of the roster for the night on the stage while the other half surrounded the ring.

Dynamo Pro Wrestling returns this coming weekend for two events. First on Friday Dynamo Pro presents May the Fourth be With You 

Dynamo Pro returns to Glen Carbon on Friday, May 4th with a special Star Wars theme for Star Wars day.
Then on Saturday Dynamo Pro Wrestling Lucha Libre matches will be at 2pm and 4pm!
Cherokee Street

Cherokee St, St. Louis, MO 63118, USA

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New Breed Wrestling Returns to Sedalia, MO Kyle Roberts vs. Leland Race, Bra’ Nae vs. Tootie Lynn Ramsey

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 25, 2018

 

New Breed Wrestling returns to the Liberty Park Convention Hall Saturday June 23rd in Sedalia Mo.

The main event has been signed for June 23rd at the liberty park convention hall. NBW Heavyweight Champion Kyle Roberts will be defending his title against a member of the Travis Cook Organization The Legacy Leland Race the last time these two men were in a NBW ring they was strap together with a 12′ steel chain. Will Leland Race become the 4 NBW Heavyweight Champion?

A lady’s match was signed today for June 23rd in Sedalia Mo at the Liberty Park Convention Hall. Bra’Nae who made her debut last September with NBW in Sedalia makes her return back to Sedalia to face one of the toughest women in professional wrestling Tootie Lynn Ramsey makes her NBW debut on June 23rd in Sedalia Mo. Bra’Nae is at 100% after a bad injury back in March at the hands of Savanna Stone . NBW is a family entertainment company for all ages. More info for this event later this week.

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NWL Grand Opening

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 24, 2018

“It was fun while it lasted.” That is what Ace Steel said to me after news broke that the National Rasslin League was closing. “It was the most fun I’ve ever had” Steel added.

Yes indeed it was.

Judging by fan posts on social media, the NWL has a special place in their hearts. Fans displayed a wide range of emotions after the news of the NWL closing. Sadness, disbelief and shock were common themes.

But it was not only fans who were surprised on Thursday, April 12. The wrestlers and office staff had no idea it was coming.

“NWL meant a lot to me. It was the best of things a wrestler could want in a promotion, and it was in my backyard. I am grateful for the opportunity that it gave me to develop a character, work tv, and form great friendships. Truly, it was the most fun I have had in wrestling.” Niles Plonk told me upon reflecting on the NWL.

Personally, I am not totally surprised the NWL is no longer in business, but I am very surprised at the timing. The closing came just a little over 48 hours prior a training seminar with Dr. Tom Prichard, a meet and greet with the wrestlers before a grand opening of the new performance center and custom designed arena.

“I truly believe it would have turned into the ECW arena/ Arena Mexico. A destination place closely tied to the city. I wish we could have at least done one show there so all the fans could have seen it” lamented Michael Strider.

The promotion had lofty expectations and was willing to spend money to achieve desired results, but ultimately it would come down to how long the money backers would continue to back the promotion. In this case, the promotion was solely owned by Major Baisden and had no other financial backing.

Baisden, best known in the Kansas City area as the President and co-founder of Iris Data Services, Inc., sold Iris Data Services to Epic Systems Inc for $134 million in April, 2015. Baisden had a love for baseball, football and pro wrestling; but didn’t have enough money to buy his own baseball or football team, so he decided to start his own wrestling promotion and promote it differently than traditional wrestling promotions.

Contrary to WWE, ROH or any other wrestling promotion; Baisden offered wrestlers and office staff full time contracts, paid housing, monthly meal budgets and health insurance. He was a businessman and treated the wrestlers and office staff as employees. With that type of overhead expense, the promotion would have to draw a large amount of fans just to breakeven. Baisden knew it would struggle at first, but he had deep pockets.

Originally, the NWL signed more than 50 wrestlers to contracts, including twelve who worked for the promotion full time as well as full time office staff. The NWL is built out a 10,000 square foot building, just north of Kansas City to be used as a training and performance center. The promotion had a goal to run shows on alternating Saturday nights in Kansas City and alternating Thursday nights in St. Louis. Throughout the season, the final show of each month will pit wrestlers from KC and St. Louis against each other, with the city earning the most victories recognized as the league’s best town. The NWL’s top city will also earn negotiation rights for all new talent entering the NWL. It is a business model geared more towards minor league hockey or minor league baseball, as the promotion hoped to build a loyal fanbase in each city.

When that strategy didn’t work out, the promotion shifted gears and began touring the Central States territory of Joplin, Springfield, St. Louis, Kansas City and St. Joseph, Missouri. Each of those markets got television clearance and recently the NWL added the Gulf Coast to their syndication network.

Baisden had his hand in other investments, notably real estate and the stock market, when those investments failed, wrestling operations ceased.

Veteran talent like Jeremy Wyatt, Ace Steel, Michael Strider and Niles Plonk led a young NWL locker room of up and coming talented wrestlers like Jet & Jax Royal, Dak Draper, Maverick and Thor Theriot. Some of the young talent in NWL have the potential to make it to WWE.

Though the NWL didn’t last very long, the promotion made a major impact on many lives. The NWL reached hundreds of children in schools through their anti bullying campaign. Some of the staff and full time wrestlers spent countless hours traveling and speaking to children about bullying, what kind of a price tag can you place on that?

Some of the wrestlers were given opportunities they would have never received anywhere else, paid full time salaries with benefits and health insurance. With the company closing down, all wrestlers will become free agents. Wrestlers who developed a character under the NWL will be able to use their character after the leave the NWL.

“I’m crushed that it ended, but overjoyed that it happened. The NWL core roster has become a family over the last year and you can’t replace that. Working full time for the NWL allowed me to find myself, as a wrestler and as a human being. This has been the best year of my life, and it’s only the beginning for the Mile High Magnum.” – Dak Draper

Guys like Dak Draper and Jet & Jax Royal were allowed to grow and develop their skills inside the squared circle in front of live crowds. They learned to listen to the crowd, how to develop psychology and improved each time they wrestled. Niles Plonk was able to debut a new gimmick, grow and develop that gimmick and then get that gimmick over to crowds around the Midwest. Jeremy Wyatt cemented his legacy as the best wrestler on the independent scene.

“I’ve met some of the most driven people at NWL. We had a great product of professionals and if I had a definitive end forecasted when it started, I would still have done it!” – Ace Steel

Owner Chris Gough closed Metro Pro to work for NWL. “Major Baisden didn’t need to start a wrestling company. He didn’t need to do anything. Major could have comfortably lived in a nice house in a nice neighborhood, traveled the world 10 times over, invested in various money-making sure things… but his love for pro wrestling led him to create the NWL. The abrupt end of NWL aside, I witnessed the vast growth of at least 20 people in the business that would have never received this kind of financial dedication on any level — not even WWE. Thanks, Major. We all wish it could have lasted forever, but the friends, stories and experiences you gave us will be some of the greatest stuff we’ll ever do.” – Chris Gough in a facebook post.

Thanks to the NWL, Major Baisden, Chris Gough, all the NWL staff and the wrestlers. Your 15 months in existence made a huge impact on the Kansas City community and 2017 the best year of professional wrestling that I can remember.

By: Brian Hoops

brian.hoops44@gmail.com

Brian has been a wrestling fan for over 40 years. His articles on wrestling haveappeared in the Wrestling Observer, Slam Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Torch, Missouri Wrestling Revival and Lou Thesz National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Brian has interviewed some of the greatest wrestlers in professional wrestling history. His feature, “Daily Pro Wrestling History” appears at http://www.f4wonline.com each day. Follow Brian on twitter @brianhoops

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Road Warrior Animal is on His Way to Richmond, MO, May 26

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 23, 2018

World League Wrestling returns to the west side of Missouri as we come back to Richmond! This time, WWE Hall of Fame member and 1/2 of the legendary tag-team Road Warrior Animal will be making a very special guest appearance to this event!

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World League Wrestling Returns Saturday May 5th in Troy, Missouri

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 22, 2018

 

After a widely successful event with Night of Champions 3, WLW returns to its home arena in Troy, Missouri on Saturday May 5th! Tickets will soon be available as well as matches being announced in the near future. Rest assured though, WLW is hyped to be returning back home!

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling Presents the Next Chapter April 21st

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 20, 2018

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3XW – Over the Top 8 Friday May 11th, 2018

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 20, 2018

3XW – Over the Top 8

Friday May 11th, 2018

American Legion
1511 S. Union St
Des Moines, IA

30 Man Gauntlet for the Gold – Winner gets a future 3XW Heavyweight title match

Singles match
“The Anarchist” Arik Cannon vs. Johnny Ruckus

3XW Pure Wrestling championship
Darin Corbin vs. Jaden Roller (c)

Singles match
JT Energy vs. Chainsaw King

Singles match
“Supafli” J Fowler vs. “Delicious” Devin Carter

Two on One – Tinsel Title match
El Chefe Barbosa (c) & JD Riggs w/Skylar Pierce vs. Maddog McDowell

Tag Team match
Mike Sydal & Luke Langley vs. Bayside Bruisers – JC Slater & Robert Storm

Singles match
Moondog Bernard vs. Sentai

Tickets:
Adult General Admission $10 Advance Tickets | $12.00 at the Door
Kids General Admission 10 & Under $5.00
Kids 3 & Under FREE Admission

Sponsors:
Aspen Athletic Club
Car City on E 14th
Henry Js Taco House
Prints Copy
White’s Automotive

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An Evening with Larry Matysik (Special Event) at Hey Guys Comedy Club

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 20, 2018

 

From 1972 to 1983, Larry Matysik was the voice of the legendary Wrestling at the Chase. He then worked for Vince McMahon and the WWE from 1984 to 1993. Come out for a behind the scenes look at the glory days of St. Louis Wrestling including stories about Pat O’Connor, Dick “The Bruiser,” Harley Race and many more.

 

Buy tickets here

Hey Guys Comedy

5225 N Illinois 159

Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208

Tickets: http://www.heyguyscomedy.com/tickets

Tickets by phone: 800-514-ETIX

Venue Phone: 618-416-6434

heyguyscomedy@gmail.com

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59th Anniversary of Wrestling at the Chase May 19th in East Carondelet, Il

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 20, 2018

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