MWR’s 5,000th Post! Supporting Pro Wrestling One Post at a Time
Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 20, 2016
In 2008, my friend Josh Ray started MissouriWrestlingRevival.com to cover Midwest pro wrestling. Prior to MWR, the most a fan could find about local pro wrestling may have been a promotion’s neglected web site or a Myspace page. How could I forget the drama found on a wrestling message board where you could often find wrestlers and promoters knocking other promoters, wrestlers, and the sport itself?
That first year, the MWR site reached out to various promoters and wrestlers to find ways to showcase the independent scene. MWR found success through the talents of Ray, Kari Williams, and those working relations.
I took over MWR in 2009. I’ve worked with many of the top men in our sport as well as artists, graphic designers, and sponsors to shine the spotlight on Midwest pro wrestling.
Since the beginning, MWR has been in attendance to close to 500 wrestling events. Fans have a new post almost every day to share across social media. We have shared thousands of photos on our site and our promotional shots have been used for posters and magazines around the world. And… it’s all free for the fans.
Without Missouri Wrestling Revival, small wrestling events fade from memory. I am proud that the ones we cover have not been lost to history. The MWR Yearbook and the site are excellent time capsules of the local scenes. The MWR Trading cards are a great collectors item that feature the best talents in the world from today and yesterday.
I won’t even try to name all the wonderful people that have helped out the web site in fear of forgetting someone. It has truly been an honor to have worked with so many great people.
My favorite video we ever did at MWR
MWR has been around for about eight years or 2,920 days. With 5,000 posts, that means an average of 1.7 posts a day of previews, results, interviews, news, and more.
The fans have a convenient way to learn about their local promotions. The wrestlers and promotions get valuable exposure.
You, our readers, have made MWR the top wrestling news site in the Midwest. Thank you so much.
Brian Kelley-Owner Missouri Wrestling Revival