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MWR Trading Card #82 Frank Gotch

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 21, 2012

We are proud to present to you a card of the one and only Frank Gotch.

You may ask yourself who?

Yet if you look in the history of wrestling there may have never been a more dominate and respected man in and out of the ring.

Born and raise on a farm near Humboldt, Iowa ,Frank Gotch would train under the great Farmer Burns. In 1904 he would defeat Tom Jenkins for the American Heavyweight title as he had his eyes set on the World Championship. Gotch was a master technician and who possessed a tremendous work ethic  during  his training under Burns would challenged the man that many believed to be unstoppable  in the “The Russian Lion” George Hackenshmidt in 1908.

After a grueling matchup between the two warriors Gotch would catch Hckenshmidt with his feared finisher the toehold to lose the first fall (In that time matches were 2 out of 3 falls) the Russian Lion conceded the final fall by refusing to come back out thus Gotch became the Champion of the World.

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After reading the great biography of Frank Gotch from Mike Chapman called “Gotch “An American Hero”, I was convinced that the great wrestler from Iowa be a part of the MWR Trading Card series. To purchase this book click here.

I was honored that two of the finest in the world came together to help me produce a card worthy of the legend of Frank Gotch as Mike Chapman one of the nation’s top wrestling historians did the bio for the card and rising Midwest artist Rob Schamberger produced an original artwork that captures the greatest of the man and wrestler Frank Gotch for this card.

Thanks goes out to both of these fine gentleman that were more than happy to assist to keep the legacy of Frank Gotch alive to an all new generation of fans through this card series.

Collectors that would like to own the exclusive original painting of Rob Schambergers Frank Gotch painting send all inquiries to robschamberger at gmail dot com.

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Here is the bio of Gotch from my friend Rob.

Frank Gotch Painting Acrylic and spray on 24″ x 48″ wood

Frank Gotch was the second ever wrestling world heavyweight champion, back when the stuff was a sport and not for show, a reign that is one of the ten longest in history. He was one of, if not the, biggest sports stars of the early 1900′s and elevated wrestling to heights never before dreamed of.

Because he competed in legitimate competitions, he had far fewer matches in his 14 year career than today’s professional wrestlers, only 160 official bouts. 154 of those he won. Think about that and compare it to the ‘legitimate’ MMA fighters of today. Georges St Pierre? 22 and 2 in 9 years.

Please note that this card will be sold at $3.00 each due to the high demand and short supply, so get your card or cards of Frank Gotch today.

#1 The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz – 2008 MWR Tag team of the Year

#2 Mark Sterling– 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year

#3 The Hooligans Devin and Mason Cutter – 2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year

#4 MsChif 2009 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year

#5 Mike Sydal – 2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year —-SOLD OUT—

#6 Jeremy Wyatt – 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year, 2008 & 2009 MWR Match of the Year (vs. Michael Strider, vs. Tyler Cook)

#7 Santana G – Midwest Sweetheart

#8 Kahagas – The Tokyo Monster

#9 Mephisto – Hardcore Favorite

#10 Tyler Black – Ring of Honor World Champion

#11 Sir Bradley Charles – Rising star trained by Lance Storm

#12 Brandon Espinosa – 2011 MWR Wrestler of the Year

#13 Dave Vaughn – The Wrestling Machine

#14 “The Future” Donovan Ruddick – The 6’9″ Monster

#15 Brandon Aarons – Current Triple Crown Champion in the Midwest

#16 Davey Richards – Arguably the best in the world today

#17 “Superstar” Steve Fender – First American wrestler to train in Pro Wrestling NOAH Dojo

#18 MR Late Nite – “Hollywood Super Agent”

#19 Eric Allen – The Pride of Peoria

#20 Eddie Edward – American Wolf

#21 Evan Money – The Pro Wrestling Kid

#22 Delirious – A Familiar Face from “The Edge of Insanity”

#23 Jason Jones – On the Path to Superstardom

#24 Tony Kozina – Rugged and Well-Traveled Veteran

#25 Jeromy Robb Senior Referee at 3XW and MECW

#26 Sean Vincent Canada’s Favorite wrestler

#27 Lucy Mendez – Midwest Latino Knockout

#28 Trevor Murdock – Former WWE Superstar

#29 Eric Davis –Senior referee at IHW and PWE

#30 Angel -ECW Original

#31 Jonathan Greshem– Electrifying young star

#32 Brett Young -#1

#33 Michael Crase Jr -Metro and NWA Dynamo Ref

#34 -U-Gene Dinsmore– Lovable fan favorite.

#35Billy McNeil– Innovating high flyer.

#36 Mia Martinez – Mysterious and fiery, Midwest diva

#37 Mike Sydal – 2010 MWR Wrestler of the Year

#38 Stacey O’Brien-2008 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year

#39Neil Diamond Cutter– Prince of Death

#40Bloody Harker Dirge– God of Thunder

# 41Brian Breaker– 2011 Pro Wrestling Noah tour

# 42 Brandon Schmitt -WLW and Metro Pro Ref

#43 The The Mississippi Madman– PWE Champion

#44 Dan Gier WLW Announcer

#45 B.G. James– 7 time World Tag Champion

#46 Rob Conway– 3 Time WWE Tag Champion.

#47 Larry Zbyszko- 2 time AWA World Champion

#48 Michael Barry – MR Saturday Night

#49 The Lumberjacks Abe and Gabe– Most decorated tag team in the Midwest

#50 Larry Matysik – Wrestling at the Chase announcer

#51 Jimmy Jacobs– ROH Superstar

#52 The Survivor Barry Ryte – Cancer Survivor

#53 Jessie Belle Smothers – Tracey Smothers daughter DING DING

#54 The Strong Style Devil’s – Bailey Mannix Eric Allen, Loveley Leon

#55 Ace Hawkins– Young High flyer

#56- Ryan Howe– WWE Tough Enough

#57- Misfitt MannersMizfitt Madness

#58- JB Payne-The Midwest Mauler

#59 Dave Hebner – Legendary Ref

#60 El Generico– The Generic Luchador

#61 Tony Atlas-MR USA

#62 MsChif– Raven Johnson Art card of the 2012 MWR Sexiest female of 2012

#63 Maddog McDowell– Fan favorite around the Midwest WOOF WOOF

#64 Michael Elgin– ROH Superstar

#65 KC Jackson– The Main Attraction

#66 Ron Powers – SICW Champion

#67 The Briscoe Brothers– The Baddest Tag team on the planet.

#68 OUTKAST– One half of the Bum Rush Brothers.

#69 Miss Natural– 5-time Harley Race’s WLW Ladies Champion.

#70 Bob Geigel– 3-times NWA president

#71 Chase King– Young star in St Louis.

#72 MWR/3XW Match Card Jeremy Wyatt vs Mark Sterling IRON MAN CARD

#73 Hellfire Symphony– The Great Malaki and The Great Cheyenne

#74 Jeff Vernetti – SICW ring announcer

#75 Stacey O’Brien – 2 time MWR Female Wrestler of the Year

# 76 Michael Strider- Kansas City wrestling legend.

#77 Amanda the Blood Thirsty Vixen -Beautiful, Extreme and BloodThirsty

#78 Ricky Cruz– Puerto Rican Superstar

#79 Adam Pearce – 4-Time NWA World Champion.

#80 The All Night Express– Rhett Titus and Kenny King-Red hot tag team

#81 Marshall and Ross Von Erich – 3rd Generation stars- sons of Kevin Von Erich

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For a complete list of Missouri Wrestling Revival trading cards as well as WWE , TNA and Japan sets check out the website Wrestling trading cards.com here.

To purchase MWR Trading cards:

1) Catch the star at a show to have them autograph the cards personally

2) Contact them via facebook or myspace

3) Send $1.50 in money order or check for each card at *

Brian Kelley

305 West 3rd Salisbury Missouri 65281

or Paypal at flairmwr@yahoo.com

*Checks will take longer to clear than money orders so expect time for that to happen. Make sure you list exactly what card you are wanting to have.

Please note that when purchasing MWR Trading cards from the wrestlers, that they decide the prices for their cards. We highly recommend that you get them from the stars themselves and let them know that you enjoy MWR.

These cards are limited and are not mass produced making them highly collectable.

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