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Pro Wrestling Phoenix WARGAMES May 22 Photo Recap

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 6, 2010

I am about to share with you a photo recap of Pro Wrestling Phoenix’s May card that was headlined by a 58 minute War Games Cage match between the Murder Militia and PWP Fan favorites.

Earlier in the night was a hard hitting ladder match between Jimmy Rockwell, Zac James and the powerful David Clark. Sir Bradley Charles was kind enough to wear a MWR Shirt to ring to throw to one lucky PWP Fan while sending Stephen Saint out of PWP just as fast as it took him to take off his shirt.

Fans also got to see the return of the 2008 MWR Tag team of the Year the Northstar Express take on the ultra flamboyant The Beautiful Bodies while PWP Legend Hype Gotti return to take on PWP Fan favorite Arik Cannon.

It was great to see my good friend and PWP Photographer Gary Giaffoglione while being able to see the hard work that the fine people at PWP did pay off by having a red hot crowd to witness a great night of wrestling.

I would like to thank Pro Wrestling Phoenix for allowing MWR to be a part of the show and do not forget this Saturday there is only one place to be at in Council Bluffs, as PWP Returns for this weekend .

Till then let’s enjoy a photo recap from last months exciting show.

Supafli goes to the air!(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Preston Maxwell looks to slow down the high flying Supafli (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Big suplex from Maxwell. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Preston Maxwell picks up a hard fought win to start the show off strong. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

1).) Preston Maxwell defeated Supafli via Submission in an excellent matchup!

Ryan Cruz works on the arm of Derrick Cornell (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Darin Corbin gives Brian Gott a kick start (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cruz is punished in the corner of the Beautiful Bodies. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gott looks to take the air from Corbin. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Corbin goes high risk.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cornell nails Corbin with a Beautiful face first move. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley

Experience would be all the edge the great tag of the Northstar Express would need on this night in an exciting match up.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

2.) The Northstar Express returned to PWP to defeat The Beautiful Bodies in an extremely entertaining tag team match!

Hype Gotti returns to PWP.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Arik Cannon cranks on the head of Gotti(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cannon can hurt you in so many ways. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Pulling out all stops Cannon was determined to get the win from Gotti. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gotti was in trouble throughout the whole match but his heart and toughness has never been in question. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Fighting back like a champion Gotti would not be denied a win in his return to PWP. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

3.) “The Anarchist” Arik Cannon defeated Hype Gotti in an epic contest that saw both men give everything they had. This is one you HAVE to see!

Ladder match destruction with David Clark, Jimmy Rockwell and Zac James. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

James is about to feel powerful chops from Rockwell and Clark. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Clark is a weapon by himself add a swinging ladder and he is lethal. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

James slams Clark onto the Ladder. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Clark makes the save as James looks to get the contract and win the match. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

James has no where to go. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rockwell feels the punishment of the ladder. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Just when James thought he was about to make it Rockwell drops him to the mat. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rockwell pins James to the ladder and is about to go high Risk. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

After busting Clark with the Ladder James opens him up even more with a vicious blow to the face. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rockwell makes one bad move that would seal his fate in this ladder match. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Zac James wins the match and saviors the moment. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

4) “The Passion” Zac James defeated David Clark & Jimmy Rockwell in a Triple Threat Ladder Match! This was an insane battle that saw these guys put it all on the line! Per pre match stipulations, since Zac James grabbed the contract hanging high over the ring, he will now receive a shot at either the PWP Heavyweight Championship or the PWP Tag Team Championship, any time he chooses.

Sir Bradley Charles !!!(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Stephan Saint taunts the ultra talented rookie. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Saint open his mouth and demands another shot after losing in 20 seconds with the stipulation that if he loses again he will quit PWP 15 seconds latter SBC would send him packing. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

5.) Sir Bradley Charles defeated Stephen Saint in about 20 seconds when he rolled Stephen up for the three count! Stephen was furious and shocked, so he demanded a rematch right there, and said if SBC could beat him again, he would quit PWP!

6.) Sir Bradley Charles defeated Stephen Saint in about 15 seconds with a Northern Lights Suplex, much to the fans delight. Stephen Saint is now gone from PWP.

Draigo clubs Strife with a ax blow. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Jayden Draigo goes low on Jaysin Strife to get the edge. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Using a chain Draigo is vicious on the talented Strife. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Rebel Jeremy Wyatt launches himself at Strife. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

With the double team of Wyatt and Draigo, Strife is punished in the cage. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Powerful Abu looks to change the tide of the fan favorites.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

I wish the picture was better but I had to post this , just so you believe me Joey Daniels went to the top of the cage and dove straight down onto the powerful Abu. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Pandemonium in the cage. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The PWP Champion Tony Cortez unloads on the Rebel. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Chris Havius steps on Joey Daniels. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Amazingly Arik Cannon is the substitute for Mark Sterling in the Murder Millitia and takes it to Havius. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

All ready bloodied up Havius is sent face first in a chair from Wyatt.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Brett Young and Joey Daniels double teams Abu. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Things looked bleak for the fan favorites. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Former champions go at it as Abu uses the chair on Wyatt into the cage. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Havius returns the favor to the Rebel. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cannon feels the power of Strife. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Donnie Peppercricket and Joey Daniels battle outside the ring. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cannon comes to the rescue of Daniels. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One young fan takes exception of Cannons actions against the popular Peppercricket. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

After the assist from Cannon Daniels takes the advantage on Peppercricket. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley

Brett Young comes down on Strife. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Wyatt and Strife exchange blows. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Bodies everywhere in this epic battle. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Chris Havius is bloodied but not beaten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The fan favorites was able to lock the cage while keeping Wyatt and Draigo in the ring to work over the Militia (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Brett Young is unable to get back into the cage to help his partners. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Abu and Donnie hold back the Militia from the outside as Havius delivers punishment to Draigo.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Donnie Peppercricket goes to the top as Wyatt is tied to the corner. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Jaysin Strife celebrates the HUGE win.(Photo Credit Biran Kelley)

7.) “Babyface” Tony Cortez, Abu Colossus, Jaysin Strife, Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket defeated The Murder Militia: Jayden Draigo, Jeremy Wyatt, #1 Brett Young, Joey Daniels & surprise entrant Arik Cannon! Cannon shocked the PWP audience by coming out as the 5th member of Murder Militia and attacking Tony Cortez right away! The match was an absolute brawl, wild and bloody, with so many crazy things that it really needs to be seen to be believed! The match ended when most of the Murder Militia were locked out of the cage and the PWP faithful hit move after move on Draigo, ending it with a huge shot to the head by Jaysin Strife with Draigo’s own kendo stick, then gaining the pinfall.

It was an absolutely amazing night of action, thanks to all the fans for making it a huge night to remember!
Here’s to five more years of PWP and don’t forget June 12, 2010 is the next event,

PWP fans! What a phenomenal evening the 5th Anniversary Spectacular turned out to be! We start the next chapter of PWP on June 12, 2010! PWP Management wants to get back to the basics of athletic competition and sportsman-like conduct! For that reason, we have signed the following main event for June 12th:

PWP Heavyweight Championship Match:
“Babyface” Tony Cortez © Vs. Jaysin Strife

These two men have been on both sides of the fence in PWP’s five-year history and they were both victorious last month in the Wargames Cage. Strife has not received a rematch ever since he lost the PWP Title last November. Cortez will be looking to prove that he is the best PWP has to offer. This will be one for the ages!

PWP Tag Team Championship Match:
#1 Brett Young & Joey Daniels © Vs. Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket

Havius & Peppercricket have been demanding another Tag Team Title shot for months and after their victory in May, PWP officials have granted it to them. Brett Young took Joey Daniels under his wing many months ago and this is their chance to show the fans what Young has taught and what Joey has learned. You can bet there will still be hard feelings from last month as well!

“The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt will be at the armory on June 12th. What will his mood be after being tied to the ropes and forced to watch his team lose from only feet away?

In May, “The Passion” Zac James won a shot at any PWP title, redeemable at any time. Will he cash in his shot in June? Or will he bide his time?

Sir Bradley Charles set a record in PWP, and then immediately broke his own record when he beat Stephen Saint in about 20 seconds, then beat him again in an immediate rematch in about 15 seconds! He will be in action June 12th!

Will Jayden Draigo be able to even show his face in PWP after being destroyed by all five members of Team PWP in the Wargames match? Be there June 12th to find out!

Also in action: Abu Colossus, Jimmy Rockwell, David Clark, Matty Starr, Preston Maxwell, Supafli, The Beautiful Bodies & more!

PWP Live Pro Wrestling
June 12, 2010

National Guard Armory
2415 E Kanesville Blvd
Council Bluffs, IA, 51503

Tickets: $10 General Admission
Doors: 6:30PM Belltime: 7:00PM

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PWP’s 2010 Year of the Phoenix V Photo Recap by Gary Giaffoglione – Jayden Draigo returns

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 23, 2010

Photos by Gary Giaffoglione

The show started with a shocking return, as Jayden Draigo made his way to the ring. Draigo was a staple of the Omaha area wrestling scene for many years, but left PWP on very bad terms back in early 2006, so to see him again in the PWP ring came as quite a shock to many. Draigo went on to explain that the 4 men who had been collectively known as The Murder Militia had been on top of the company for a long run, but lacked the vision and guidance to bust through to the next level – which he was there to offer. He promised the PWP faithful that change was on its way.

*** Matty Star defeated Stephen Saint. After the match, The Murder Militia’s “Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt returned to PWP, and laid out both men. Wyatt went on to state that he was back, and coming for “his” PWP Heavyweight Title.

Jeremy “The Rebel” Wyatt and Saint double team Starr.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

You can not trust the Rebel as Saint soon found out.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

This brought out Jaysin Strife, the man who took the title from Wyatt – Strife and Wyatt then debated over their past accomplishments, which finally brought out “The Anarchist” Arik Cannon. Cannon said they all had done a lot to be proud of, but instead of talking about it – why not lace up their boots, and see who was the best in a 3-Way Dance later in the evening.

James feels the splash of the DOG.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Ryan Slade chokes Maddog while the ref is distracted. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

After a little help with his friend Slade, James puts the boot to Maddog.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

*** “The Passion” Zac James defeated Mad Dog McDowell, due to interference from his partner, Ryan Slade.

Abu slams the young star David Clark to the mat. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Abu continues the schooling on young David Clark. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

*** Abu Colossus defeated David Clark. Clark’s stock continued to rise, even in defeat, proving that this rookie is not to be taken lightly. However, Abu showed everybody once again that he is undoubtedly one of the strongest forces in PWP.

The Canadian Sex Icon Ryan Slade is one of the Midwest wrestlers to look out for in 2009. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Corbin works the arm of Slade. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

No that’s not the Undertaker that’s Northstar Express’s Darin Corbin.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Corbin delivers a big blow .(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

*** “The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade defeated Darin Corbin via DQ, stealing a page out of Eddie Guerrero’s playbook, making it look like Corbin had hit Slade with a flag pole, even though he did not.

Jimmy Rockwell had a great 2009, here he send Cortez for a ride as he tries to take the PWP Title from Cortez.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Rockwell is dead on here as the match was full of big hits.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

A big mistake from the challenger allows Tony Cortez to get back on track.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione

*** PWP Heavyweight Champion, “Babyface” Tony Cortez came out and stated that he would be a fighting champion, but would be choosing his own challenger for the night, he chose “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell. Cortez obviously underestimated Rockwell, as Jimmy nearly had the match and the title won at several points. In the end however, Cortez showed that he truly is one of the very best, picking up the win.

After the match, Jayden Draigo came back out, to confront Tony Cortez. Draigo spoke about the history the two shared, both being pioneers for independent pro wrestling in the area, and even talking about how Draigo was the one to initially train Cortez. Jayden offered Cortez a spot in the Murder Militia, telling him to at least consider it.

Chirs Havius defends the PWP Tag titles against the Murder Militia ALONE!!(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Mark Sterling feels the blast of Chirs Havius’s chop (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Jaysin Strife looks for a tag from Havius. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Jayden Draigo pulls Strife out of the ring and sends him into the guard post.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Joey Daniels has a smile because he knows that when Mark Sterling gets the sharpshooter it is all over!!(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione) 491

*** Up next, The Murder Militia’s Mark Sterling & Joey Daniels were to challenge Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket for the PWP Tag Team Titles. An irate Havius came out alone, saying that he just found Donnie bloodied in the back. Sterling & Daniels kept yelling for Havius to simply forfeit the titles – however Havius insisted on fighting, even if it was 2 on 1. Havius held his own, but took a severe beating – until Jaysin Strife ran out, hoped into Chris’ corner, and stepped up as his partner. Strife cleaned house, until he was pulled out of the ring, and sent into the ring post by Jayden Draigo. With Strife out of the picture, Havius was overwhelmed by the odds, and Sterling & Daniels became the new PWP Tag Team Champions. The new champions celebrated with Draigo as they made their way to the back.

#1 Brett Young works the arm of the PWI Rookie of the Year Mike Sydal.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Brett Young leans on Sydal on the way to victory…with a little help from Draigo. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

*** The Murder Militia’s #1 Brett Young defeated Mike Sydal, but not without even further interference from Jayden Draigo – again, Young and Draigo celebrated victory on their way out.

Jayden Draigo leads Jeremy Wyatt to the ring. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Arik Cannon feels the pain from Strife’s right hand.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Jeremy Wyatt wins yet another Main event match. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

*** In the main event, “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt, Jaysin Strife, and “The Anarchist” Arik Cannon squared off in a fast paced, epic encounter. In the end, The Murder Militia’s Mark Sterling and Brett Young pulled Cannon out of the ring and held him as Joey Daniels laid a beating on him – while the referee was trying to get order restored, in the ring, Jayden Draigo hit Strife with a Super Kick, followed by Wyatt hitting The Lightning Spiral. The referee slid back in just in time to count the three, making Wyatt the winner.

After the match, Wyatt and Draigo put the boots to Strife, as Tony Cortez made his way to the ring applauding and smiling. Cortez got in the ring, and raised the arms of Draigo and Wyatt – but then in a shocking moment, Cortez hit a double Flatliner on both men, to a huge ovation from the crowd. Helping Strife up, Cortez and Strife then fought off the other members of the Murder Militia, before Draigo called them all back to regroup. The night ended with Cortez and Strife standing tall.

PWP Champ Tony Cortez and Jaysin Strife united against the Murder Militia. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The Murder Militia appears to be stronger than ever, having reclaimed the PWP Tag Team Titles, and now with the guidance and vision of Jayden Draigo – however, the PWP resistance is far from dead as well. What will happen next? We’ll just have to wait and see!

We now look to Saturday February 13, 2010 – where Pro Wrestling Phoenix will hold it’s 50th EVENT!!

Details coming very soon!

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10 Questions with the LWA Champ KC Karrington

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 18, 2009

LWA Kingpin KC Karrington

LWA Kingpin KC Karrington

 

Years Wrestling:5
Trained by: Dingo
First match: Vs. El Uno Loco, Mid America Xtreme (MAX) Wrestling
Finishing maneuver: The Cunning Stunt

Date, place and who you beat to become LWA Champ: June 20,2009 O’Fallon IL Knights of Columbus, Jeremy Wyatt

Brian Kelley:I am joined today with the current LWA Champion KC Karrington. In less than a year KC has transformed himself from one half of the top tag team in St Louis, The Ego Express with his tag team partner Steven Kennedy to reigning LWA Champion.
KC thank you for joining us today.

KC Karrington Any time, thanks for having me.

1) How did you get into the sport?

KC Karrington: I’ve got to admit, I got into the business through sheer dumb luck. More or less, being in the right place at the right time. I was attending a Gateway Championship Wrestling show, merely as a fan. During intermission, I got to talking to the woman sitting next to me, and she started telling me that her son was a year younger than I was, sixteen at the time, and that he was training at a new promotion called Mid America Xtreme in Alton, IL. I was living in Edwardsville at the time, which is about thirty minutes from Alton. My main issues that kept me from really pursuing training were my age and the fact that to train with Gateway I would have to drive to Missouri every week. Not having a job and being in school five days of the week, it really wasn’t an option. So, even though my main goal was to get to GCW, I decided that getting trained at MAX would have to do for the time being. She talked to me for a while, introduced me to the trainer, and I started attending regularly. I would say that I learned the bare basics at MAX. I wrestled under a different name, copied my idol, Ric Flair, verbatim, and really stunk up the place. On a brighter note, MAX was where I first teamed with Steven Kennedy, and we really became good friends. Long story short, the company folded, and after a lot of prodding and nudging, Kennedy got me to come to the GCW school. I basically had to be re-programmed, because I was put in the ring WAY too early at MAX. I may have learned my basics from the MAX trainer, but Dingo taught me how to be a professional wrestler.

2) In a very young age you have been able top make an impact, what have been the keys to your success?

KC Karrington: I credit the success I do have to the people that have trained me, and have helped me become confident in my wrestling. I honestly owe everything I’ve done professionally to Dingo, SSK, Sadie Blaze, Evil Jim, Shorty Biggs. They have all helped me, encouraged me, and told me when something flat out sucked. I respect everyone of them more than they’ll ever know. On a personal note, I have a younger brother and sister who are everything to me. The feeling I get when they come to the shows and I see them sitting in the crowd cheering me on……that’s what it’s all about. They are my biggest fans, and they are what keep me going.

3) Lets start out with your time with tag team partner and good friend Steven Kennedy, collectively the two of you are the Ego Express. I have to say that you are one of the most exciting and entertaining tag teams that I have seen in the MWR coverage area. How did that tag team come to be?

KC Karrington: “He’s making a peak hour call!!!”……..Sorry, kind of an inside joke. It all started at MAX. As I mentioned, I was nowhere near ready to be in the ring, and they more or less told me to go to the ring and be Ric Flair. I didn’t know how to be me when I was in the ring. Then, I was put into a faction with SSK and the rest is history. Through working with him, I really got comfortable in front of a crowd, and we just really went out and did what we wanted to do. The best part was, it was fun and it got over. After MAX went under, I really had no interest in wrestling anywhere else, because I knew that I didn’t know what I was doing. God, it seemed like at least once a week SSK would call me and say, “So, are you gonna come train at Gateway or what?”. I put it off for a while, but, as anybody that knows him can attest to, Kennedy can be very persuasive. When they really felt I was properly trained, I made my GCW debut and SSK and I tagged with each other regularly. We won the GCW Tag Team Championships together twice, and that is one of my top achievements. We were the bad guys at the time, and we just went to the ring and did as much as we possibly could to piss everybody off. The crowd hated us….but they loved to hate us. That’s why it was so easy for us to be more fan friendly. Something that The Ego Express has in it’s favor that not a lot of tag teams in the area have, is that we interact with each other the exact same way inside the ring as we do outside the ring. We play off of each other and make each other crack up constantly. Not many tag teams on the indy scene that I know of go get “wingy” and then catch a movie. I think of the guy like the big brother I never had, and I really do look up to him.

4) The Ego Express have went up with some of the top tag teams in the Midwest, if MWR were to put out a BEST OF THE EGO EXPRESS. What would some of the match listing look like?

KC Karrington: Very first match on that list would be the TLC match we had in LWA with Dingo and Davey Vega for the LWA Tag Titles. Being out there with two men that I hold in the highest regard, and absolutely tearing the house down is something that I really enjoyed. Our soap opera saga that we went through with Vega and Johnny Vinyl would be right behind that. Our two matches in NWA : Dynamo Pro with The LONR’s (Mark Sterling & Darrien Sanders) as well. I learn more wrestling with Sterling than just about anybody else that I’ve ever stepped into the ring with. When we first started in Gateway, we had some really good matches with Sean Vincent and Rebecca Raze that I enjoyed very much. Of course, working with the North Star Express was a feather in our collective cap. Those two have been all over, and are one of the best teams in the country. I feel like we were able to hang well with them. Recently, we had a match with Mark Sterling and Jeremy Wyatt that I was very proud of. Like Sterling, I feel like I grow as a wrestler everytime I get to step into the ring with Wyatt. Of course, I can’t chew for a few days, but I enjoy it for some reason.

KC Karrington and his tag team partner and good friend Steven Kennedy gives respect to Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz of the Northstar Express after a hard fought battle that the LWA Fans loved. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

KC Karrington and his tag team partner and good friend Steven Kennedy gives respect to Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz of the Northstar Express after a hard fought battle that the LWA Fans loved. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

5) I have to admit that I am a big fan of good tag team wrestling. I would love to see the Ego Express travel to 3XW to take on the tag team The Gentleman’s Club of Mark Sterling and Gage Octane or go head to head Barrio Boys Domino Rivera and Angel Medina in Kansas. Is there any tag team that you would like to test your skills against?

KC Karrington: The Bario Boys are definitely on that list. I’ve only gotten to see them a few times, but I’ve got to say that I was impressed. The Hooligans are another tag team that I have seen a few times, and I’d like to see how Kennedy and I would do against them. Plus, they seem to enjoy beating the snot out of the Submission Squad, which I am always a fan of.

6) When one talks about the history of the Ego Express and KC Karrington we can not have a conversation without talking about your former manager, as conniving as she is beautiful Tiffany LeFane. In one of the most shocking moments that I can recall she turned on you at the 2008 Circus Maximus, by throwing a fireball and taking the side of the Submission Squad. I feel that she is one of the top managers in the Midwest but one could argue that you have found more success without her in your corner. Would you say it would be fair to say that you were able to use her turn on you as motivation?

KC Karrington: Her turning on me is something that made me step up my game. After eveything that she and Vega did to me at Circus Maximus, (the blood, the fire, the betrayal), I feel like I had to evolve. But at the same time, I feel like the fans began to take me a lot more seriously. They recognized that I wasn’t the young kid that I started out as. I had grown, and I had been through a damn war and made it out alive. As far as Tiffany goes…….let’s face it, there is not a person that she has managed that hasn’t been successful. Let’s look at the list here. Ego Express : Multi-time GCW Tag Champs, LWA Tag Champs, SSK is the Medallion of Whatchimacallit (I can never remember) holder, and I currently hold the LWA Championship. Davey Vega : Medallion of Bandanas holder, somebody whom I have NEVER beaten in an LWA ring, and soon faces Dingo for the NWA Missouri State Championship. Gary the Nightowl has a shot at my LWA Championship soon. Tiffany knows what she is doing out there. As much as she has put me through, I believe she IS the top manager in the mid-west.

Don’t let Tiffany Lefane great legs distract you, because she is one the great manipulators and leaders in the sport. She now leads former fan favorite Gary the Barn Owl into action. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Don’t let Tiffany Lefane great legs distract you, because she is one the great manipulators in the sport. She now leads former fan favorite Gary the Barn Owl into action. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

7) Lets turn our focus to singles action. Looking back, Jeremy Wyatt had been the Kingpin and the 2008 MWR Wrestler of the year throughout the Midwest by beating top notch talent in Tyler Black, “The Future” Donovan Ruddick, Abu Colussus, Davey Richards and Jordan Lacey. How were you able to overcome the intensity of Wyatt where so many others have failed?

KC Karrington: You know, I’ve asked myself the same question. I don’t think that I would be holding the LWA Championship without the fans on my side. The night I won the title, the thing I remember most was the reaction that the fans gave me when I stepped through the curtain. That still gives me goosebumps. When Wyatt gave me repeated forearms to the jaw, chops to the chest, and those stiff kicks he can throw, hearing the fans rallying behind me gave me that will to fight on. I would love to say that I won that belt because I am better than Wyatt, but I’m not going to say that. Jeremy Wyatt may not be a fan favorite to put it lightly, but he is probably the best in the mid-west. I respect him more than almost anybody else in the locker room.

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Karrington threw caution to the wind to become the LWA Champion by beating the man very few have had wins against in the past two years “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

8) On June 20th, 2009 you shocked wrestling fans by becoming the man to end Wyatt’ title reign. Your good friend Steven Kennedy came into the ring to congratulate you while the LWA locker room came ringside for a standing ovation. Explain to the fans in words what that moment was like.

KC Karrington: Accomplished. I felt like I had really proved all the doubters wrong. All the people when I first started telling me that I could never be anything because of my size…..I had always let that sit in the back of my head. I’ve been trying to prove them wrong for the last five years. Hearing the LWA fans in O’Fallon, seeing my family in the crowd, and having Kennedy, Shorty Biggs, Adam Rich, people I think of like brothers, in the ring with me to share that moment. I don’t think that that moment could have been any better.

The LWA  locker room salutes the New Champ (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The LWA locker room salutes the New Champ (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

9) One competitor who has quietly making waves is your former partner Kennedy. He is the current LWA Medallion of Brutality holder by defeating Gary J who was accompanied by Tiffany Lefane the same night that you won the LWA Title and has been impressive in the past few months including a big match Jeremy Wyatt, Brandon Espinosa & Dash Rando in a four-way no-DQ match. It may not be soon but how would you feel if Kennedy was granted a shot?

Kc Karringotn proved that he was for real when he defeated Wyatt in a rematch for the LWA title on July 25 in House Springs. . Karrington had to display a lot of heart and guts as the Rebel was even more nastier than ever. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Kc Karringotn proved that he was for real when he defeated Wyatt in a rematch for the LWA title on July 25 in House Springs. . Karrington had to display a lot of heart and guts as the Rebel was even more nastier than ever. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

KC Karrington: You know, that’s something that’s crossed my mind quite a bit. Kennedy and I joke all the time about who is the Shawn Michaels of our tag team and who is the Marty Jannetty. Luckily, we’ve never been inside of a barber shop. Seriously, though, I would give SSK a title shot any time and any where. He is ridiculously talented, and he and I think so much alike, it would probably be as close as I could get to wrestling myself.

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Steven Kennedy quietly has been red hot this past summer including a big win against Brandon Espinosa. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

10) Who do you feel in the coming months present your biggest challenge for the LWA title going forward?

KC Karrington: As far as people who have yet to make that big splash, Davey Vega is somebody that everybody in the mid-west should keep their eyes on. I have known him since he first started, and he is an all around great wrestler. Personality, psychology, general ring presence….he has it all. We’ve wrestled more times than I can remember. He and I have been in some wars, and have tried to literally destroy each other. Hell, he tried to set me on fire! Personal feelings aside though, getting in the ring with him always brings out the best in me, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him come after my LWA Title in the near future. Mike Sydal is somebody that has come a long way in a short time. I’ve gotten to step into the ring with him in tag and singles matches, and he’s beyond talented. Brandon Aarons is another guy I’m very impressed with, and another guy that I have known since he first started training. Another person that takes pride in what he does, and I think he can make some major waves soon. Of course, the guys that have been in the game for a while are a threat and ready to strike. Kennedy, Dingo, Sterling. Any one of them coming after the championship would not surprise me. Unfortunately for me, they’re some of the best at what they do. I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t looking forward to it.

KC Once again thank you for your being a part of the MWR exclusive 10 questions with the Champ. Good luck on defending your title in the future.

KC Karrington: Again, thank you very much for having me on MWR, and for your constant support

KC Karrington defends his LWA Title in House Springs Missouri against Gary the Barn Owl

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