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Missouri Rankings Update: Rahim’s rise is “smooth as Suede”

Posted by Ben Simon on March 5, 2021

MO Rankings

SEE THE RANKINGS

The new Official Missouri Rankings list, good through April, has been calculated and published.  Head over to the MO Rankings page for the latest publication.  To qualify for the Top 10, a wrestler must have the highest ratings with consistent activity (RD ≤ 175).  Rankings are published every two months.

For details on how the rankings work, read the Introduction

MOVEMENTS & EXPLANATIONS

The same four WLW wrestlers as last period have maintained a rating and measure of activity to warrant being ranked on our list. There was just one change of position.

#3Rahim De La Suede wrestled on the WrestleMax STL debut card on February 20, picking up a win over the returning Edvin Kudic. The victory moves Rahim one space closer to the top.

World League Wrestling Heavyweight Champion #1Moses and #2Derek Stone maintain. #4Kyle Roberts is passed by Rahim.

This was an abbreviated period, with only two events held.

Looking forward: It has been a tough year for Missouri professional wrestling. The schedule has been anemic for months. However, a total of 11 events are now scheduled in the Show-Me State in April and May. The pandemic is over in March (at least if you ask wrestling companies).

The rankings system will not freeze during the COVID-19 event cancellations. While our abilities to hold events are limited, time is not limited. Time is a decay factor into the wrestlers’ rating numbers. In the past year, we have seen wrestlers drop from this list through no fault of their own.

When events return regularly, the wrestlers’ ratings will be able to change rapidly based on a win or loss, much like when this system was in its infancy.

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RIP Wrestling Fan and One of My Best Friends Jerry Creager

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 25, 2021

I entered the world of wrestling to be a part of a passion of mine that started as a young child. I dreamed of working with the likes of Ric Flair, Harley Race, and  “the Macho Man” Randy Savage. I knew I did not have the talent to be a wrestler and always wanted to be a promoter. My start came with the website Missouri Wrestling Revival, a site set up to support professional wrestling in the Midwest. I would write articles, and that led me to be a ringside photographer. 

Each event I was invited from the promotions to capture the action in the ring, but I always took great pride in representing MWR. While at the show in hopes that they would return to every event that the promotion would have thereafter.

I have been able to make friends all over the Midwest since 2008. One couple from Kansas City, Jerry and Robin Creager were always a treat to see sitting ringside at Metro Pro Wrestling. It was not long before it was a welcomed tradition to take the time to sit with them to catch up with wrestling, our lives, and other happenings in the world.  Some nights he would be sitting ringside by himself, but he was a staple of the red hot promotion from the start. He paid for his ticket, purchased merchandise from the wrestlers and cheer/booed from start to finish. 

As time went on I would see Jerry at World League Wrestling events and he even made his way to St. Louis for SICW Legends show to meet the stars that we both grew up with. Jerry became not only a fan that I knew from wrestling, but a close personal friend. He would message me on social media with the occasional phone call to one another. 

 

When the promotion NWL let me go, I was heartbroken. Jerry knew how much I loved working there.. Recently, Jerry had some health concerns that had him going for some treatments, and though we spoke on the phone I do not believe that I understood how bad it really was. I do find a small condolence that I had told him several times how awesome I thought he was.

 

 

 

  I would be able to work with a whoś who of wrestling stars including my hero Harley Race. Still sometimes I think that t that my time in wrestling was a waste of time and money, but it was the wonderful people like Jerry and Robin Creager that made it worth my time. 

 

As I write this I have been looking at our message history and it is so true you never know how much you miss something or someone till it is gone. 

Jerry was a friend to whoever met him and the world was better because of him. Jerry, you will be missed, and I hope that you find peace in heaven. To our friend Robin, our heart is with you, and I hope that your life leads you to a place of happiness. 4

Brian Kelley – Missouri Wrestling Revival Owner and Editor

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Missouri Rankings Update: World League Wrestling continues to shine amidst COVID-19

Posted by Ben Simon on January 8, 2021

MO Rankings

SEE THE RANKINGS

The new Official Missouri Rankings list, good through February, has been calculated and published.  Head over to the MO Rankings page for the latest publication.  To qualify for the Top 10, a wrestler must have the highest ratings with consistent activity (RD ≤ 175).  Rankings are published every two months.

For details on how the rankings work, read the Introduction

MOVEMENTS & EXPLANATIONS

Forget the Top 10. To begin the year, only four wrestlers have maintained a rating and measure of activity to warrant being ranked on our list.

World League Wrestling Heavyweight Champion #1Moses and #2Derek Stone have swapped spots and are joined by #3Kyle Roberts. #4Rahim De La Suede debuts on the list. These four WLW athletes have maintained winning records and activity, even during the pandemic.

This was an abbreviated period, with four events held.

The rankings system will not freeze during the COVID-19 event cancellations. While our abilities to hold events are limited, time is not limited. Time is a decay factor into the wrestlers’ rating numbers. In the months ahead, we will see wrestlers drop from this list through no fault of their own.

When events return regularly, the wrestlers’ ratings will be able to change rapidly based on a win or loss, much like when this system was in its infancy.

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Pony Xpress Wrestling: The sport has returned to St. Joseph

Posted by Ben Simon on December 19, 2020

Wrestling returned to St. Joseph metropolitan area on December 18, 2020 from the new DeKalb County Youth Building in Maysville. Pony Xpress Wrestling, a new company promoted by Kraig Keesaman, seemed to have a successful night, with an enthusiastic audience.

The company’s name is an homage to the Pony Express, the 19th century mail service that had its eastern terminus in St. Joe.

DeKalb County Youth Building @ Maysville, Mo.
Attendance: 107
Moonshine Mantell vs. Niles Plonk was a no contest; both men brawled outside the ring and threw referee Wrex into the wall – 14:58
Bennett James pinned Ryan J. Morals with a diving crossbody – 11:11
Luke Langley pinned Mighty Micah with a brainbuster – 17:41
Texoma Rose Championship: Mika Madrid pinned Miranda Gordy (c) with a double knee backbreaker to win the title – 8:39
Koda Jacobs pinned Dallas Cayde with a schoolboy – 12:31
Bowie pinned The Iceman with a prawn hold – 6:18
(reverse order)

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Derek Stone vs. Moses for the gold on WLW iPPV, Nov. 7

Posted by Ben Simon on November 6, 2020

Derek Stone and “The Deliverer” Moses are set to battle for Stone’s WLW Heavyweight Championship at the Race Wrestling Arena in Troy, Mo. on November 7.

ORDER THE iPPV FOR ONLY $7.99!

The match sees Derek Stone make his second defense of the WLW Heavyweight Championship.  Stone strives to begin his second year as champion strong by retaining “Harley’s belt.”

Is “The Deliverer” Moses on your radar? He should be. Moses was on a yearlong singles winning streak, before meeting Stone on October 3. Despite a near 100 lb. weight disadvantage, he put up a real fight against the champ last month.

Factoring all wrestlers, in all companies, and a pandemic, these two are the best in Missouri.

The winner will also be recognized as the MWR Missouri Heavyweight Champion, MWR’s endorsement of being the State’s best (currently vacant).

This rematch is for everything.

Missouri Heavyweight Championship (vacant) | WLW Heavyweight Championship
#1Derek Stone (c) vs. #2Moses

Jaden vs. Kyle Roberts
Jayden Dominic Rose vs. Stephan Newton
Camaro Jackson & Jon Webb vs. Orion Creed & Jack Griffin

Bell at 7.  Tickets are $15 at the door. ORDER THE iPPV FOR ONLY $7.99!

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Missouri Rankings Update: WLW headliners Derek Stone & Moses stand alone

Posted by Ben Simon on November 5, 2020

MO Rankings

SEE THE RANKINGS

The new Official Missouri Rankings list, good through the year’s end, has been calculated and published.  Head over to the MO Rankings page for the latest publication.  To qualify for the Top 10, a wrestler must have the highest ratings with consistent activity (RD ≤ 175).  Rankings are published every two months.

For details on how the rankings work, read the Introduction

MOVEMENTS & EXPLANATIONS

Forget the Top 10. To finish the year, only two wrestlers have maintained a rating and measure of activity to warrant being ranked on our list.

World League Wrestling Heavyweight Champion #1Derek Stone and #2Moses are the only ranked Missouri wrestlers. They have maintained winning records and activity, even during the pandemic.

This was an abbreviated period, with five events held.

The rankings system will not freeze during the COVID-19 event cancellations. While our abilities to hold events are limited, time is not limited. Time is a decay factor into the wrestlers’ rating numbers. In the months ahead, we will see wrestlers drop from this list through no fault of their own.

When events return regularly, the wrestlers’ ratings will be able to change rapidly based on a win or loss, much like when this system was in its infancy.

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WLW Trunk-Or-Treat 2020 in Troy, Missouri

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 21, 2020

WLW are happy to bring back the Halloween event this year -WLW Trunk-or-Treat 2020! It’s free and we are bringing it together with safety concerns in mind!
This year’s Trunk-or-Treat will be in the Parking lot of the Race Arena and will feature some great times! If you’re interested in volunteering for this year’s event, contact us and we’ll make arrangements with you

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Meet Barry Horowitz in Eldon, Missouri Next Saturday @ Kris Wyatt Memorial 2020

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 17, 2020

Come meet Barry Horowitz live October 24th at the Eldon Community Center. Tickets for this event are on sale at Rent a Center in Eldon. 573 392 5800

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World League Wrestling Nov 7th Troy, MO

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 17, 2020

The next WLW event – World League Wrestling Uprising! – will be taking place on Saturday November 7th!

Tickets are now on sale for the event and its going to be action packed. Matches are currently being scheduled and will soon be announced.

We are only selling a limited number of tickets for this event. Once the amount is reached, no more will be sold. In addition to that, we will be taking temperatures of all fans coming inside the venue on that night as well as strongly recommending that fans wear masks.

We look forward to bringing you a great night of professional wrestling, let’s make it happen. See Less— at World League Wrestling.

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Missouri Rankings Update: Mike Outlaw and WLW wrestlers star in “The Magnificent Seven”

Posted by Ben Simon on September 20, 2020

MO Rankings

SEE THE RANKINGS

The new Official Missouri Rankings list, good through October, has been calculated and published.  Head over to the MO Rankings page for the latest publication.  To qualify for the Top 10, a wrestler must have the highest ratings with consistent activity (RD ≤ 175).  Rankings are published every two months.

For details on how the rankings work, read the Introduction

MOVEMENTS & EXPLANATIONS

The Top 10 is temporarily the “Magnificent Seven.” That’s right; there aren’t enough active competitors to fill out the list. For the first time, #1Mike Outlaw is not just the “General of the Bandana Brigade,” but also the very best Missouri has to offer.

#2Moses and WLW Heavyweight Champion #3Derek Stone also recorded wins this period. The next four wrestlers still make the activity threshold from past matches to make the cut.

Besides Outlaw, it’s notable that the six others are World League Wrestling fixtures.

This was an abbreviated period, with five events held.

The rankings system will not freeze during the COVID-19 event cancellations. While our abilities to hold events are limited, time is not limited. Time factors decay into the wrestlers’ rating numbers. In the months ahead, we will see wrestlers drop from this list through no fault of their own.

When events return, the wrestlers’ ratings will be able to change rapidly based on a win or loss, much like when this system was in its infancy.

Missouri title belt in Studio B

Can the Missouri Title be decided in my empty garage?

The rules for the Official Missouri Rankings and the State title decree that title bouts can only take place at events sanctioned by the Missouri Office of Athletics. In theory, if a promoter staged Outlaw vs. Moses or Outlaw vs. Stone in his garage, and paid for a State inspector to be there, it could happen. The spectacle would come at a guaranteed loss to the promoter, so it is unlikely.

Ever since the most recent MWR champion Farmer Billy Hills retired in October 2019, promoters and wrestlers continue to ask how a new Missouri champion will be crowned. It will be one match, one-on-one, based on the rules stated on the bottom of our Champion page.

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