2016 MWR Wrestler of the Year – Mike Outlaw / Dez Wellston
Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 16, 2017
Mike Outlaw continued his rise to be one of the top young talents in the Midwest in 2016 by seeking out the toughest competition he could find. Starting the year off Outlaw challenged Brandon Espinosa in a hard core match before setting his sights to St. Louis Anarchy. Though Outlaw would struggle in the win department at SLA, he quickly earned the respect and love of their passionate fan base.
He would team up with Justin D’Air in a tag team classic at High Risk Wrestling against the Riegel Twins (Logan & Sterling) for the vacated Tag Team Championship. Due to the loss, the two friends quickly became enemies that were set for a brutal ending later in the year.
Outlaw, a former Dynamo Pro Wrestling Champion would set his sights on regaining the title against his archrival Jake Dirden. During this time he entered the WLW Jr. Championship tournament, losing to Jayden Fenix, who would go on to lose to Jon Webb in the finals.
In June, Outlaw would enter the High Risk Wrestling Mayhem tournament defeating Jake Dirden in the first round. In the triple threat finals, Outlaw won the championship over former PWI Rookie of the Year Ace Hawkins and Kiyoshi Shizuka.
In July, he challenged MWR Missouri Champion Brandon Espinosa at MMWA in a hard fought contest, just coming up short. Two weekends later, Outlaw earned the biggest win of his young career when he pinned Ring of Honor superstar Delirious. In August, Outlaw, would add his second Dynamo Pro Wrestling title to his resume by defeating Jake Dirden. A title he would hold until December when Brandon Aarons. Outlaw would end the year losing a thrilling last man standing match against D’air at High Risk Wrestling.
Outlaw would wrestle throughout the Midwest for Dynamo Pro, Saint Louis Anarchy, PWCS, MMWA, Proving Ground, WIA, New Breed Pro, Metro Pro, High Risk Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Resurgence . He would have killer matches with the likes of Davey Vega, Gary Jay and fellow young star Kevin Lee Davidson. His hard work would pay off as he now heads into 2017 as a full time NWL contracted superstar, now named Dez Wellston.
2015 MWR Awards
Wrestler: Jeremy Wyatt
2014 MWR Year Awards
Wrestler: Ricky Cruz
2013 MWR Year Awards
Wrestler: Jake Dirden
2012 MWR Year Awards
Wrestler: Adam Pearce
2011 MWR Year Awards
Wrestler: Brandon Espinosa
2010 MWR Year Awards
Wrestler: Mike Sydal
Wrestler: Mark Sterling
Wrestler: Jeremy Wyatt
Look for an exclusive MWR Mike Outlaw / Dez Wellston exclusive artwork honoring him for his achievement from acclaimed artist Dartallion Allen Jr. in the future.
If you would like to sponsor the MWR Wrestler of the Year Plaque for Outlaw/ Wellston then please contact MWR at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $50.00 and you will receive a past MWR Yearbook, a Tyler Black (Seth Rollins rookie card) and a mention on the MWR Website.