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Missouri Rankings Update: Brandon Espinosa Captures MO Title from Cruz, Shakes Things Up

Posted by Ben Simon on July 5, 2016

MO Rankings

The new Official Missouri Rankings list, good through August, 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 ≤ 200).  Rankings are published every two months.

For details on how the rankings work, read the Introduction

MOVEMENTS & EXPLANATIONS

CBrandon Espinosa is the new Missouri Heavyweight Champion after he rolled up Ricky Cruz with a schoolboy and shocked the fans at the Stratford Bar in Fenton.  Espy has defended his prize twice, although not against top competition.

Is #1Ricky Cruz on tilt?  After the Espinosa loss, Cruz got caught in a small package by #7Outtkast.  ‘Kast breaks in to the leaderboard for the first time and is on the rise.

#2Mitch Johnson defeated two (now formerly) ranked men in one June night at Central-States Championship Wrestling.  Mitch overtakes #3Jake Dirden and #4Gary Jackson with this impressive feat.

WLW Heavyweight Champion #5Trevor Murdoch is skirting with inactivity and just barely keeps a spot two rungs lower from where he was.  Hopefully, the champion will defend his title at WLW’s big event on August 27 in Troy.

#6Brian James pinned Jim Hoffarth and Danny Adams this period, but the Top 10 competition is fierce.  “Da Bomb” stays put.

#8Mike Outlaw is back in the elite after wins over Mike Sydal and Jake Dirden.  Will Outlaw make it back to the top of Dynamo Pro?

#9Moondog Rover schooled young Matt Kenway at South Broadway but he drops two spots due to others rising faster against strong competition.

The Missouri Top 10 just didn’t look right without #10Leland Race.  After three victories at WLW, “The Legacy” is back where he belongs.

Evan Morris, Mike Sydal, Jay Howard, and Jayden Fenix drop off the list.  Morris says he’s taking a break from wrestling (which is often lingo for retirement).  MWR sends its best wishes to “Young and Dangerous” Evan Morris, one of the hardest-working competitors of the last few years.

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MWR Trading Card Series Two #23 Santana Garrett

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 4, 2016

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Missouri Wrestling Revival is so excited to present to you the fans Santana Garrett’s third MWR Trading Card. She Is one of the hottest wrestlers in the world as she has been featured at WWE NXT, TNA, Japan, and ranked by the PWI Magazine as one of the best today. We at MWR feel as if the best is still yet to come for Garrett who was honored by the Cauliflower Alley Club as a Future Legend in the sport.

She was featured in the first set twice and this third MWR Trading card is her first in the second series promises to be must have collectable for all wrestling fans. The trading card features the talented photography of Modern Myth Photography and a bio from wrestling writer  Kari Williams, so be sure to purchase one for you to own today.

MWR Trading Card Series: Set #2

#1 Kyle O’Reilly

#2 TJ Perkins

#3 “The Alternative” Brandon Gallagher

#4 Nikki St John

5 “The Big Hurt” Abu Colossus

#6 Darin Corbin

#7 The Iceman

#8 Shooter Spotlight presents ‘American Fury’ Jonathan West

#9 Shooter Spotlight presents Jake Dirden

#10 Shooter Spotlight presents Jimmy Rockwell

#11 Pete Sanctions

#12 Gary Jackson

#13 Ryan Drago

#14 Jack Gamble

#15 Claudia Del Solis

#16 “Crazy” Mary Dobsin

#17 Mephisto

# 18 Jordynne Grace

#19 Leva Bates

#20 Referee Scott Lentz

#21 The Viking War Party (Voracious Viking Frank Wyatt, The Littlest Viking and the American Viking)

#22 Mike Sydal

Check out Set #1

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 $2.00 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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World League Wrestling Night of Champions 2 Aug 27th in Troy Mo, Mark Henry

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 4, 2016

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Night Of Champions 2 is now OFFICIAL! Be on the lookout for information and tickets going on sale here VERY soon! (edited picture!) Share it and get the word out and be part of WLW’s biggest event this year being brought to you by Harley Race and World League Wrestling!

World League Wrestling
198 Cherry Blossom Way, Troy, Missouri 63379

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Saint Louis Anarchy Presents: Circus Maximus-Us vs. Them Aug 26th Alton, Illinois

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 3, 2016

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Us vs Them
Team Gary Jay vs Team Martin Stone

Stage 1- Friday night August 26th
Stage 2 – Saturday night August 27th

Live from the: Spaulding Hall Club – 402 E 4th St, Alton, Il

Doors open at 6:30pm Bell Time 7:00pm

Full Bar, $1 Draft Beer, $1 Jello Shots and Food.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2567248
Tickets: $15 Front Row, $12 Second Row, $10 Gen. Admission (per night)
ALL Tickets $15 Day of Events

The rules for the “Bragging Rights ” matches are as follows :

Each team will have a team captain for Team A it is Gary Jay for Team B it’s Martin Stone.

There will be four singles matches on each night with the captain showdown taking place at Stage One. Each team can send a second out with their competitor to assure no cheating takes place.

The team with the most points wins the weekend. The way points are scored:
Pinfall=5pts
Submission =10pts
Knockout =20pts
All the matches in the competition are no time limit , no count out and no DQ.

Check our website at http://www.stlanarchy.com for more information

MATCHES SIGNED:

Stage One :

Saint Louis Anarchy Championship Match : Mat Fitchett vs. ???

Captain vs. Captain
Gary Jay vs. Martin Stone

Stage Two:

PACO Challenges for SLA title.

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30 minute Ironman Match “Iron Man” Ken Kasa VS “The Icon” Chris Hargas July 16th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 3, 2016

SICW All- Star Wrestling

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Returns Saturday July 16th to the East Carondelet Illinois Community center 8pm. See the 30 minute Ironman match between “Iron Man” Ken Kasa and “The Icon” Chris Hargas. Call 618-286-4848 to reserve your seats.

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HRW Champion Mike Sydal VS “Tornado” Tony Kozina in Warsaw, MO August 6th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 2, 2016

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High Risk Wrestling Presents “There Goes The Neighborhood” our 2nd Anniversary Event on Saturday, August 6th at The Warsaw Community Building in Downtown Warsaw Missouri! Doors open at 6:00PM and The First Bell is at 7:00PM!

High Risk Wrestling Presented it’s first Event “There Goes The Neighborhood” on August 3rd, 2014 in Belleville, Illinois (near St. Louis) at The Belle-Clair Expo Center!

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This was an Historic Event as The First Two HRW Champions were Crowned!

ROH Star ACH won a 9 man Triple Threat Tournament which included the then ROH World Champion, “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin, Leland Race and a Future HRW Champion, Blake Belakis among others to become the First Ever HRW Champion!

The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter) won a “High Risk Equals High Rewards” 3 Stages of Hell Match featuring NO DQ, Ladder match and Falls count anywhere Stages over Team Overkill (Matt Cage and Christian Rose) to become The First Ever HRW Tag Team Champions!

Be sure to come and help us celebrate our 2nd Birthday! We will be doing everything we can to make this is our best Event EVER!

Already signed for this Huge Event is a Championship match pitting the Champion against the Number One Contender as determined at our last Event!

This match pits two experienced, well traveled and well rounded Athletes against each other in what could very well be a Classic in the making!

“The Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal (c) VS “Tornado” Tony Kozina

Tickets are just $15 each for Ringside!

Advance tickets are available at The Warsaw Chamber of Commerce in The Town Square!

HRW Presents “There Goes The Neighborhood”
Saturday August 6th
Doors 6:00PM, Bell time 7:00PM

Warsaw Community Building
181 W. Harrison
Warsaw, MO 65355

The HRW High Risk Champion, “The Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal recently had his first Title defense in Korea for Pro Wrestling Fit!

After a hard fought battle, Mr Sydal was able to retain his Championship!

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PWCS Breaking News for July 9th Arik Cannon vs. Jake Dirden

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 1, 2016

PWCSShocking news out of the Ego Buster camp today with huge effects on July 9th!

During his pre-match physical, the PWCS medical team discovered KC Karrington to be suffering lasting effects from the Piledriver that put him down at Stage One’s Last Man Standing match. Doctors diagnosed Karrington with a slipped disc in his neck and would not clear him to compete July 9th!

Reports are, Karrington became violent with the medical staff, pushing and swearing at doctors in an attempt to gain clearance. Due to this behavior, not only will KC not be able to compete on July 9th, he has been banned from even entering the building!

This has shaken up the card for next Saturday. The Blacklist vs Ego Buster main event will now be the world traveled Arik Cannon vs Jovi’s #1 Overall draft pick “DirdEy” Jake DIrden!

What once was a tag match will now be a one on one, as Makaze will now fight Adam Caster in a battle of St. Louis Legends!

This pushes Mike Outlaw out of series competition, but he will not be without a fight on his hands. Outlaw will compete in the second ever Free Agent Challenge match! He will not know his opponent before they step through the curtain, and he will be fighting with his spot on The Blacklist on the line!

Despite all he has done, we do wish KC a speedy recovery and hope he returns to action at Stage 3.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

A few front row still remain, and we imagine the news of DIrden vs Cannon will only move them faster!

Visit KGs during normal buisness hours or http://www.PWCSWrestling.com to order your tickets today!

Can’t pay ahead of time? Just send us a message right here on facebook! WIll will hold your tickets at WIll Call for you day of show for the pre-sale price!

Whatever you do, don’t delay as July 9th is shaping up to be the most volatile, unpredictable night in PWCS history!

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MPW June 4th Recap Demolition Arrives, Jeremy Wyatt & Michael Strider Collide

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 30, 2016

BBQ, music and laughter is what you would have walked up to even if you had planned to be one of the first people in line at Metro Pro’Wrestling‘s 6th anniversary show on June 4th. If you failed to drink a strong cup of coffee that morning you might have thought you were outside of Arrowhead Stadium with a bunch of wild fans. Come to find out Metro Pro fans aren’t too different from Chiefs fans in that they are loyal, loud and a little over the top. To no one’s surprise, it was the guys and gals of the Wrestle Talk Podcast and the WWE Universe Worldwide Chapter fantasy wrestling group. I expect that this isn’t the last time we will see or hear about this group. Especially since every Metro Pro show keeps getting better and better and this show was without a doubt better than the last and we are sure the next will be better than this one. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves because we have a lot of ground to cover as we breakdown this show. Just know this writer’s only goal is to make you wish you would have made this show and to get you fired up and exited for the next show coming up in July. So let’s get going!

The show inside the building kicked off with a match between the Math Magician and The Iceman (1/2 of Team Vintage).

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This was a fun match where the fans especially the kids enjoyed themselves. Few things are as fun as counting along with the Math Magician when his music hits or even as he attempts to rally for a comeback. As fun as it is to count along with one guy it is just as fun to boo and heckle The Iceman. Who since has gone to “the dark side” has been on a slide. Sadly, (for him and Team Vintage) tonight was no different.

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The Mathmagician was able to get the crowd behind him and pull off the big win in a match that lasted 6 minutes and 31 seconds. That was not the last time we would see the The Iceman this night.

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Following the opening match the crowned was treated (I use that term loosely) to an appearance by President Michael Strider and his stunning partner in crime, Lucy Mendez. As you can imagine, they were met with a tremendous fan disapproval. Not more than 10 seconds in the ring Strider started bragging about how thanks to him Metro Pro fans would no longer have to see, hear or even have to worry about Jeremy Wyatt, all thanks to him and of course a little help with former ECW champion “The Man Beast,” Rhyno. All those who are familiar with the situation know what for over 2yrs Striders only goal has to rid Metro Pro wrestling of Wyatt, the undisputed fan favorite.  It was also pointed out that Strider had a piece of what seemed like toilet paper on his shoe which he had Lucy remove for him in all of his arrogance.

In an attempt to get back to business Strider reminded that crowd that this wasn’t just any show but Metro Pro’s 6th anniversary show and that night we would have the pleasure of seeing him accept the MWR wrestler of the year award on the behalf of the recently fired Jeremy Wyatt. Also that we would get to see some great matches in round 1 of the tournament to crown a new Metro Pro Wrestling champion. And of course that the legendary tag team Demolition would be teaming with fan favorite ‘The Commission’ in the main even match of the night, and a whole lot more. The best part of this segment of the show according to most fans is when it was over.

We then moved on to some more in ring action. First up we had Jon Webb vs Kiyoshi Shizuka.

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Where even though Davey Vega was ring side and in Shisuka’s corner, Jon Webb was able to pull off the win in just under 13 minutes. This advances Webb to round two of the Metro Pro Wrestling tournament to crown the new Metro Pro champion and left both Shisuka and Vega with a bad taste in their mouths.

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Next we moved into some hard hitting tag team action where we had a team the we will affectionately call “The Beards” Redwing and Jay Howard vs long time bad guys and well known trouble makers the KC Kings. This match as good as should be expected but just as Redwing and Howie had things well in hand the man known as Ace Steele felt like he needed to come out and make his presence felt by hitting Howard over the head with his central states championship. Surprisingly though, that would not be enough as Redwing was able to get the 1,2,3 even though his partner was outside the ring and out for the count at that moment.

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New comer Rory Fox caught almost everyone off guard with this energy and skill as he faced Metro Pro’s resident bad guy “The World’s Fittest Wrestler,” Mark Sterling. As you would expect the KC King Brothers were there and they played their usual role of heel-aids by helping Sterling secure the win after several attacks on Rory with referee Michael Case’s back turned. Though he gave a valiant effort this almost 3 on 1 affair, it ended with Mark Sterling getting the win in a little under 9 minutes and 30 seconds.

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The match between Kraig Keesaman and Jake Dirden started days before they actually faced off in the ring. A few days earlier there was some back and forth on Twitter on who exactly would come out on top in this match and move on to round two of the Metro Pro’s Championship Tournament. The fans seemed to be split right down the middle and Dirden and Keesaman both confidently asserted that they indeed would be winning this match. To no ones’ surprise by the time the match started we quickly found out that even after all the trash talking Keesaman did on Twitter he still felt to bring his insurance policy The Iceman to the ring with him.
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In the end it didn’t matter, Dirden was too much for both Keesaman and The Iceman and put Keesaman away with a in a little over 10 minutes.

After 4 incredible matches since their last appearance President Michael Strider and Lucy Mendez made their way back into the ring this time to except the MWR wrestler of the year award that Brian Kelley himself would be presenting. Just as Brian would reluctantly begin to hand the trophy over to Strider who at this point is nearly foaming at the mouth at the idea of being handed this award, Jeremy Wyatt’s music hits and the crowed in the Turner Rec Center. Wyatt made his way in the ring and did something surprising and turned his attention to Brian Kelley and expressed what most people in attendance that are familiar with MWR and that work that whole crew does already knew. That the work they do is amazing and has been a cornerstone in helping to elevate wrestling in the Midwest to a whole new level. Brian and his wife in particular have spent years traveling all over to show support and uplift that sport that we all love dearly. The crowd was 100% in agreement and Brian was given a well-deserved standing ovation which lasted well over 2 minutes. This really seemed to catch Brian off guard and the look on his face was priceless. Truly a highlight moment of the night and one to be remembered.

Wyatt then turned his attention to Strider and the two locked eyes as they have so many times before. You could cut the tension with a knife at this point.
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Wyatt proceeded to inform Strider that he would be accepting the MWR award himself and that he had some new regarding a letter he had in his possession via the Board Of Directors. According to Wyatt this letter guarantees a match No holds barred match at the July 30th show. Not only that, if Strider refused to sign he would lose his job as President and Wyatt would take over that position. After throwing what would be comparable only to the fit of 5 year old spoiled brat, Strider was forced to sign it.

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Only to be told a few seconds later by Wyatt that he lied about him losing his job and it was all made up to get him to sign it. This indeed may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back because only a few seconds later Strider removed his shirt and challenged Wyatt to jump back into the ring. Which almost seemed to be exactly what Wyatt was waiting for.
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Fists and kicks lashed out and it got so out of hand that the whole locker room was forced to come out and break them up. Flashes of Undertaker vs Brock Lesner went through the minds many as this was all going on inside and outside the ring for what seemed like an eternity.

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Once the ring was finally cleared we go the in ring action back underway and there was no time for anyone to catch their breath because the following match included the fabulous Riegal Twins vs the always game KC Wolves. The match was high energy and high flying, first we were treated to a front flip by Sterling Riegal over one of the ring posts right on top of both KC Wolfs then we got an amazing cross body where Logan Riegal, was by the estimation of many over 10 feet in the air!

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Once the action got back into the ring the KC Wolfs did the unexpected and resorted to the low blow behind the refs back and the Wolves ended up getting the win.

We also had to other great matches before the main event the delivered the goods. We had a unification match between Steve Fender and Ace Steele.

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This match was bring the belts ( Kansas State Championship,) (Central States Championship) together to crown one true champion.

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After a lot of hot dogging and fooling with the ref the action got underway and Ace Steele was able to pull off the win with a little help from Redwing to retain the Central States title and to unify it with the Kansas State title.

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Next, we had hot up-and-comer and recent graduate from the KC Pro Wrestling Training Center, Bobby Blackshire face off against former Metro Pro champion Derek Stone in a hard fought match where to Savvy Ol’ Vet ended up getting the win.

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For the main event of the night we had the legendary Demolition team up with fan favorites “The Commission” to face a team full of stars to include Mike Sydal, Mark Sterling, Davey Vega and Kiyoshi Shizuka

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This was a dream come true for many wrestling fans in the crowd. So many remember the legacy that Demolition left in there time in WWF and their title reign which is still the longest tag team championship reign of all time. The match did not disappoint and at one point there opponents couldn’t even decide who should go in the ring because they were so out matched by Demolition and the Commission. Near the end, something incredible happened, Axe and Smash decided to pass the torch to the next generation by helping Pierre and Gelistico set up the DEMOLITION DECAPITATION!

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That as it always has been was enough to get the win and close out the show with a bang!

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So at the end of the night, as awesome as it was there is still a lot of unfinished business. Lots of questions to be answered. Will this no holds barred match truly be the end of the rivalry between Wyatt and Strider? What other wrestlers will move on to round two of the tournament? Will Cobra Kai be back to defend their tag team titles, and if so, against who? One thing that is without a question is that some of the names that have already been released as scheduled to appear are the who’s who of pro wrestling to include Stevie Richards, Hype Gotti, Kevin Lee Davidson, and Sonjay Dutt. And that’s just what has been announced up to this point. Definitely a great time to be a fan in the Midwest because the local guys keep getting better and the stars that are being brought in are all class acts like Axe and Smash. That’s something that can’t be taken for granted. Nor is your chance to catch the next Metro Pro Wrestling show on July 30th at Turner Rec Center in Kansas City Kansas. See you there!

Rene Martinez, host of the Wrestle Talk Podcast with Joe and Rene

Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat: @WrestleTalkCast

Photo Credit – Brian Kelley Missouri Wrestling Revival

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Metro Pro Wrestling teams up with the T-Bones – August 27, 2016

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 28, 2016

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Metro Pro Wrestling is excited to announce our first outdoor show, as we team up with the Kansas City T-Bones to have an event at CommunityAmerica Ballpark on Saturday, August 27!

The wrestling event begins at 7 p.m. on Sat. Aug. 27, but fans can arrive as early as 5 p.m. to get autographs and pictures with all the Metro Pro stars — including “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and ECW legend Tommy Dreamer!

– Falls Count Anywhere In CommunityAmerica Ballpark – Central States Champion Ace Steel vs. Tommy Dreamer
– “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan will compete in tag team action!
– Women’s Match – Lucy Mendez vs. D’Arcy Dixon

More matches to be made soon!

Tickets start at $16, and can be purchased here: https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/BuyNew.asp?EventID=183758#.V3Kmt5MrKEJ

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New Breed Wrestling July 16 Sedalia, Mo and July 23 Eldon, Missouri

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 27, 2016

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