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10 Questions with the 2015 MWR Sexiest Male of the Year Brandon Aarons

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 3, 2015

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Pro Debut: August 11, 2007

Trained by: Dingo

Signatures Moves: Cobra Clutch Suplex, Pele Kick, Burning Hammer

Accolades:
-Ranked #417 in the 2011 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500
-2009 & 2012 St. Louis Invitational Cup Champion
-IHW Heavyweight Champion (x2) (defeated Sean Vincent)
-PWP United States Champion (Defeated Harker Dirge)
-PWE United States Champion (Defeated Mark Sterling)
-HVW Livewire Champion (Defeated Mike Sydal)
-LWA Tag Team Champion w/ Mike Sydal (Defeated The Hooligans)
-CCW Tag Team Champion w/ Brandon Espinosa (Defeated Knuckles ‘n’ Knives)
-MECW Independent Champion (Defeated Count Kharfu)

To Find out more about Brandon Aarons visit:
https://www.facebook.com/brandonaaronsfanpage

Brandon, thank you for joining us a Missouri Wrestling Revival as you prepare for quite possible your biggest night in wrestling this Saturday in Pontoon Beach, Illinois for Pro Wrestling Epic.

1) You began your training at the Dynamo Pro Wrestling gym under the watchful eye of one of the very best wrestlers in this era, Dingo. I know you have a lot of respect for your time with Dynamo and Dingo, please explain how that came to be?

Brandon: Back in the early 2000’s I attended Gateway Championship Wrestling Shows with my father and brother (who are also huge fans of pro wrestling) in the summer of 2006 I had the opportunity to take part in a 3 day seminar with Dingo, Kory Twist, and Cameron Cage. Being that I was only 16 years old at the time I had to get my parents to sign a release form for me, not only did they sign it, but my father actually signed up for the seminar and participated with me. Eventually GCW went out of business and I continued my training under Dingo until in late 2007 when the Dynamo Pro Wrestling Gym opened. The promoters for NWA: Central States Missouri were also the owners of the Dynamo Gym and eventually NWA:CSMO became Dynamo Pro Wrestling. It was quite in experience for me all around, I didn’t have many friends growing up that were into the whole wrestling scene so when I was at the Dynamo gym training with the guys not only did I not feel like I was an outcast, I felt like I was among friends and family.

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That environment really helped me not only to want to stick it out through the brutal training sessions and the constant ribbing from the older guys, but it gave me an appreciation for how this business works. Dingo was a huge influence on me when I first started and he would even drive me to training and shows just so I could be apart of it all. He always stuck his neck out for his students, all he asked was that we gave everything we had, as he was putting his name on us and he didn’t want to be embarrassed. I am forever grateful to Dynamo and Dingo for everything I learned coming up, it helped me become not only wrestler I am and will become but the 25 year old man I am today.

2) It has been awhile since we last saw Dingo in action full time, for those that may just are becoming a fan of wrestling in the MWR coverage area and may not have seen him in action, how would you describe your former trainer?

Brandon: Dingo was tough as nails, I’ve seen a lot of tough guys over the years, but he was definitely one of the toughest and most intense wrestlers I’ve seen especially in this area. He was very technical and very smooth in the ring, he had a certain flow to him that you just don’t see anymore. It’s very unfortunate that he is not around anymore, he was one of those guys that had “it”.

3) What was your training like under Dingo and what do you remember from your very first match?

Brandon: His training was very particular, he paid attention to all the minor details. If you did something half-ass he would make you do it over and over and over and over again until you stopped screwing up. He was a hard ass, but also understanding. He never talked down to anyone but wasn’t afraid to tell you if something you did was horrible. To this day I still carry some valuable lessons he taught me over the years and I hope to one day pass them on.

My first match was against Adam Rich at an LWA event in Mehlville, MO in August of 2007. We were technically the dark match, I wore my eyeliner which my little sister applied on me backstage (don’t bring your little sister backstage to a wrestling show) and a cut off shirt because I thought I was fat, haha which now I laugh about. Adam and I had what I would call a pretty great first match. Like it wasn’t amazing, but hell for a first match I felt like it was pretty ok. Well, I also slipped on the top rope at the end of the match but that’s not important 

4) Early on you found success as a member of B.A.B.E. Watch with 2 members that would go on in their careers to win the MWR Wrestler of the Year in singles action, none other than Brandon Espinosa and Mike Sydal. What was the highlight of that team in your eyes and what did you lessons did you take from that experience?

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Brandon: Espy and Sydal are two phenomenal talents here in the Midwest and dare I say the country. Both guys have taken the time to perfect their craft and it shows by the top tier matches they compete in on a consistent basis. I think as a trio our biggest highlight was at an LWA Event in 2009 when the three of us faced off against The Northstar Express & Arik Cannon. That was also the night Espy left the group. Some of my favorite memories of teaming with Espy were our segments and matches at High Voltage Wrestling. Keny G was great and pretty much let us do our thing and I had the time of my life. When it comes to Mike Sydal and I, the biggest highlight would have to be when we defeated the Hooligans for the LWA Tag Team Titles. I never felt like B.A.B.E.WATCH really peaked as a whole, but we all started doing well for ourselves as singles wrestlers and there was no point in holding each other back. Those two guys will always have special places in not just my wrestling career, but my heart.

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5) From there, you did not slow down as you went on to find success in singles competition as you took to take on the very best in the Midwest, including Jeremy Wyatt, Mark Sterling and a man that would become the NWA World Champion, Kahagas. How hard was the transition from tag team action to trying to survive at such a young age against some of the best in the sport?

Brandon: It was awesome because the guys you just mentioned are not only some of the best wrestlers in The United States, but they are incredible wrestlers to learn from. Wrestling Kahagas was great for me because he was one of the first veterans I had the chance to get in the ring with and really learn from. Over the years Ive had the privilege to wrestle Wyatt and Sterling on more than one occasion and every time I take away more knowledge from them and apply it to myself. The transition overall wasn’t difficult, but I learned to expect more from myself in the ring because now it was just me every time go to the ring.

6) You were instrumental in the success of Independent Hardcore Wrestling that was based in Illinois where you really came into your own. The fans really rallied around you as many wrestlers looked to make a name for themselves in a new promotion. Though the promotion did not last long, the crowds were red hot from top to bottom, what do you see as your highlight in the company that’s saw you feud with the likes of Eric Allen, Steven Kennedy, Sean Vincent, KC Karrington and Cameron Cage?

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Brandon Aarons and IHW found success with the fundraiser for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

Brandon: I think the highlight for me was just someone giving me the chance to show what I could do when the handcuffs are off. Winning the IHW Title the first time was huge because after that I held 3 other titles for 3 different companies besides IHW. I felt like I was starting to get noticed, to get my name out there more than ever. One of my personal favorite matches was against KC Karrington back in 2011. I don’t think Ive ever jelled with someone so well in a match before and to me that was the match where I told myself I never wanted to quit wrestling no matter how tough life got for me or how hard it was going to be to make it in this business. Unfortunately, a few months later I was sidelined with injuries and soon after IHW ceased operations.

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KC Karrington just felt the swift kick from Brandon Aarons.

 

 

7) MWR has covered Pro Wrestling Epic in the past, including the Epic 8 Tournament when it was based out of Lincoln, Illinois. This tournament is under new management, but the Epic 8 tournament survives and fans in the St. Louis area will be able to see this historic tournament in Pontoon Beach this Saturday. Fans may be surprised to know that during your time as a former PWE US Champion you were challenged by the then Ring of Honor World Champion Tyler Black (WWE’S Seth Rollins). You were able to get the win via DQ, as well as a handshake from a man that I stated in the recap on this site who I felt was the best wrestler in the world, and I feel that holds even more weight today. I was thankfully on hand to cover the event in person, yet I ask you what do you recall from that historic match in your career?

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Brandon: That was without a doubt the biggest, most humbling experience I have ever had in Professional Wrestling. I learned so much about myself and also what it will really take to get to the next level. The match itself isn’t what stands out to me when I think about it, I was 20 years old, some young kid one the indies trying to make a name for himself going up against a guy who was regarded as the best in the world, what stands out to me is he gave me a chance, he let me work hard, and he worked hard for me in return. I’ll never forget that.

8) At that point you were one of the hottest young stars in the sport, that is until an injury took you out of action for a whole calendar year. I covered your return match against the current MWR Wrestler of the Year, Ricky Cruz at Dynamo Pro Wrestling. I know you have never back down from a challenge, but that first match back was rough as the “King of Chaos” took advantage of your ring rust. Thankfully, in the past 6 months I can tell that you were hitting your stride as 2015 has come upon us. What was it like to sit back and watch others move up the ladder?

Brandon: It pissed me off. It made me feel worthless. It gave me a dose of reality that once you’re gone, not a lot of people give a shit. You have to always keep yourself current in whatever you do. You have to refuse to fall to the back of the pack. If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse. I told myself if I came back I would do it with the goal of never giving up until I’ve done what I set out to do when I was some 16 year old kid, and that is to let every single person know who I am. This is me pushing myself, stepping on toes, doing what is best for me and my career. A lot of people don’t realize how selfish this business is, but I do.

9) You recently won the 2015 Sexiest Male of the Year based on the most votes by the fans over Valentines weekend. Your MWR Trading card #15 states on the back that it is a FACT that when you enter the ring ,“GIRLS GO CRAZY”.

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I hate to be the one to ask ,but since then we have received tons of letters from girls wanting to know if you are single, and what’s the best strategy for them to get a date with you?

Brandon: That is a FANTASTIC question. I actually am single at the moment, unfortunately I’m not really looking. Wrestling is amazing in so many different ways, unfortunately it doesn’t make the best business to have a relationship in. If I was to take the time to find a girl she would need a certain set of skills: She would need to be fit (health is a priority), she needs to be trustworthy (no easy girls), she needs to be patient (my schedule gets crazy), she needs to trust me (don’t hack into my fb/email), and she needs to be funny, none of this boring and annoying stuff I get all the time. Also don’t stalk me. I get that enough. Lastly but certainly not least, you need have great hair, odds are we will be sharing hair products 

10) By winning the MWR Sexiest Male award as well as coming off the huge main event during the last PWE in Pontoon Beach you will now have a target on your back as you look to make history.

Now I ask you to please tell the MWR fans why they should make their way to see this exciting night of action on Saturday.

Brandon: This past year I have been pushing myself in the gym, and in the ring to show everyone why they need to keeps their eyes on me. This Saturday I am going to show everyone why they’ve been needing to keep their eyes on me, and continue to do so. I promise a performance from myself that no one has seen before. I want the standard in Midwest Wrestling to be higher than it has ever been. I want to be the person that helps raise it up. The show this saturday means more to me than anyone can ever imagine. Everything I’ve gone through the past few years with injuries, relationships, friendships, all my personal issues, it all leads to this Saturday Night in Pontoon Beach, Illinois where I’ll show up and give the greatest performance of my professional wrestling career.

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I would like to thank you Brandon for taking part in this Q and A, and we look forward to presenting you the MWR Sexiest Male of the Year trophy while wishing you the best in the Epic 8 tournament.

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NWA Dynamo Wrestling returns this Saturday in Glen Carbon IL- Trent Stone and Davey Vega vs. Jeremy Wyatt and Mark Sterling.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 23, 2010

After a power outage forced an end to our last event prematurely on July 24th, we are are returning to the Sports Academy in Glen Carbon with a night of exciting action topped with a tag team main event when NWA Missouri Champ Davey Vega and Trent Stone vs NWA Central States Champ Mark Sterling and Jeremy Wyatt.

MTV’s RealWorld/Road Rules Star Dan Walsh will face off against the returning Kevin X.
Will this be the start of Kevin …X’s Road to Gold once again …or will Walsh be the immovable roadblock blocking his path?

Pete Madden has contacted management in regards to Super Castaldi 13.
At Mr Madden’s request a match has been scheduled between Super Castaldi 13 and “The Human Wrecking Ball” Pete Madden. Many may not know but Pete Madden was the man that introduced the original Super Castaldi’s into this area and would like the chance to step into the ring once more against the newest Super Castaldi, out of respect for the great Castaldi wrestling tradition.

After being unable to appear in last months show due to unforeseen car trouble, Shorty Biggs blames himself for the brutal attack done to his tag partner OuTtKaSt after Kast’s victory over “Spoiled” Steven Kennedy at the hands of KC Karrington. This attack left OuTtKaSt bloodied in the ring and with an injured spleen. Shorty vows that Karrington and Kennedy will pay for what was done and blames them for his car trouble which led to the perfect chance to take out 1/2 of their greatest rivals.

Check out MWR’S exclusive interview with the Bum Rush Brothers here.

Also scheduled to appear: Alexandre Rudolph, Ethan Wright, Stenven Kennedy, Adam Rich and several more Dynamo Pro Stars.

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MWR Trading Card # 15 Brandon Aarons

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 21, 2010

The Ring of Honor offers his hand out of respect after his match with Brandon Aarons (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Brandon Aarons is one of the hottest young stars in the Midwest today

Since defeating Gary J in the semi finals then outlasting Billy McNeil, Adam Rich, & Eric Allen to claim the IHW first ever St Lois Wrestling Invitational cup on June 14th

2010 has been a banner year for the young star since he parted ways in the very talented tag team B.A.B.EWatch with partner Brandon Espinosa. Big wins against would follow him and on February 6th Brandon Aarons defeated Mephisto, Sean Vincent, Billy McNeil, Eric Allen, & Steven Kennedy to become the NEW IHW champion

Aarons has been on a red hot streak since then racking up wins against the likes of Steven Kennedy and Eric Allen plus the big win against the Pro Wrestling Epic US Champion and 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling in Mt Pulaski Illinois.

He would become a MWR  Triple Crown winner by upsetting Kansas City Killer and 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year Mike Sydal to become the High Voltage Wrestling Livewire Champion at NWA Dynamo Wrestling.

Just last month Brandon Aarons step up to the plate to take on the Ring of Honor World Champion Tyler Black at PWE in an impressive showing before “The Apex” Blake Steel attacked him (Aarons) thus giving the PWE US Champion a bittersweet victory over the World Champion.

The best is yet to come for this rising Midwest star. It is with great pleasure that we announce that the MWR Trading card number 15 is “Irresistible” Brandon Aarons.

#1 The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz– 2008 MWR Tag team of the Year.
#2 Mark Sterling– 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year.
#3 The Hooligans Devin and Mason Cutter -2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year
#4 MsChif– 2009 MWR Female of the Year
#5 Mike Sydal – 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year
#6 Jeremy Wyatt – 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year. 2008 MWR Match of the Year Michael Strider, 2009 MWR Match of the Year Tyler Cook
#7 Santana G –Seen on TNA
#8 Kahagas – The Tokyo Monster
#9 Mephisto– Hardcore favorite
#10 Tyler Black– Ring of Honor World Champion
#11 Sir Bradley Charles– Trained by Lance Storm
#12 Brandon Espinosa – Multi talented superstar
#13 Dave Vaughn – The Wrestling Machine

For a complete list of Missouri Wrestling Revival trading cards as well as WWE , TNA and Japan sets check out the website Wrestling trading cards.com here.

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NWA Midwest Presents Dynamo Pro Wrestling returns on July 24th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 2, 2010

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Dubi meets the IHW Fans June 2010

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 29, 2010

By Dubray Tallman

We are back with another edition of Dubi Meets the fans, last time we were in Des Moines Iowa for 3XW and for this one we had to travel through Missouri to Illinois to make our way to Dupo for Independent Hardcore Wrestling.

IHW has been red hot in 2010 with some large crowds that have been very energetic, in fact the size of the crowd have got so large that they are going to need to find a new building to hold all the fans. This night would be no different as IHW was filled with a great mix of talent including a non-title rematch between IHW Champion Brandon Aarons taking on the self proclaim greatest wrestler ever from Illinois, the current IHW Illinois Champion Eric Allen, the ultra talented Bailey Mannix met Tony Kozina while Mr. Late Nite caused chaos and Evan Money, Steven Kennedy, Billy McNeil and Sean Vincent went toe to toe to become the 2ND Annual IHW ST Louis Invitational Tournament Champion that Aarons had won last year. This year the hated Sean Vincent would take home the bragging rights.

Everywhere we go Brian and I have a ton of friends and with so many promotions in St Louis it is only magnified which makes going to the shows a ton of fun. Brian had spoken to our friends Jonathan Jones and his wife Lena on the way to the show to find out if they were going to make it to the show but one of their children was in the Hospital so he was unsure of what time they could make it.

Prior to the show started I ran into the people from Iconsofwrestling who have the wonderful Gods of Wrestling painting with so many old and new stars filling this must see painting. This was the first time that I had seen this and I have to say it was a sight to see. I went in to get Brian to let him know that the artist Icon, Ed Schultz and Dotty Mattis were there. While we sat outside talking fans where coming by to check out this masterpiece. Brian mentioned to them that they should contact both Metro Pro and Larry Barber about showing off the poster in Kansas. He also stated that this summer’s big Wrestling Hall of Fame ceremonies in Iowa was about to happen and would be a golden opportunity to share the art with many people that love Wrestling. They are really hard at work promoting this one of a kind piece and was on their way to do double duty that night as they were off to meet our good friend Herb Simmons at MMWA-SICW. If you would like to check out the Gods of Thunder click here.

Before I knew it the doors had open and the crowd filled the building waiting for some great wrestling action. Brian was busy proudly showing off the new MWR Trading card that Mephisto had done which went over well with everyone. The next day he was to announce that Tyler Black would be the 10th card but was keeping it a secret till he posted it on the site. I know if Brian won the lottery he would just make a card for everyone but though expense of making one is reasonable making several can become expensive , so for the time being he is unable to make as many as he would like. If you would are a wrestler, Manager/Valet or referee and would like to have an awesome collectable for you to sell or have I highly recommend that you contact Brian on the details. Already in the set are Santana G, Mark Sterling, MsChif Kahagas, and Mike Sydal. Likewise if you are a business or wrestling school and would like to sponsor a wrestler with your business logo on the card feel free to ask how. Personally I don’t think that it will be complete until there is a Derek Stone and Dubi card.

It seems as if everyone was excited to be a part of Dubi meets the fans so it is getting easier to find people to want to be a part of it. This night wrestling Superfan Erica Jones was joined with her sister Michelle brought birthday boy Joshua Jackson who had just turned 7th and little man Ellies. A great way to celebrate your birthday is at a wrestling show. They were all big fans of Mephisto who happily took the time to take a picture.

Joshua and Ellies with Mephisto (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Young Braden Pulcher was at IHW for the first time so I let him watch the matches to decide which IHW Star he would take his picture with. Not surprisingly he chose the charismatic “The Kid” Evan Money to have his picture with. Money was successful in the first round Jordan McEntyre in an exciting match and during the intermission posed with his new fan.

Braden Pulcher and Evan Money (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Next up was one of the most  hardcore  wrestling fans in the area Andrew Adams otherwise known as the “Firefighter”. Andrew choose Brandon Aarons at first but when he saw that I took Mickie Knuckles as my picture he changed his mind and we were more than happy to have give him his wish with the hardcore beauty.

“The Firefighter” Andrew Adams and Mickie Knuckles (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Dupo is Mephisto territory and he would be picked once again. This time Kolby Stephens wanted his picture taken with him as well. Mephisto fans would were happy to see him team up with Justin Wade to defeat MR Late Nites men Brandon Graves and Cable. The loss would lead to MR Late Nite firing Cabal while Graves and The Perfect Weapon Morbid attacking their former partner.

Kolby Stephens and Mephisto (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

Dennis Corderant the winner of the MWR T-shirt that was thrown by superstar Adam Rich, gets to pose with the rising star (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

The Wrestler of the night who would throw a MWR Shirt to one lucky fan turned out to be young Adam Rich. Rich was returning to the ring after a short absence and would have his hands full with the hated Canadian in the first round of the STL Tournament. Young Dennis Corderant would be the lucky fan that caught the MWR Shirt. Later in the night Rich took the time to have his picture taken with the young fan.

As I mentioned before I always try to choose a picture with a star as well though sometimes I get so busy I do not get it done. I have always been impressed with Mickie Knuckles and she happily posed with me prior to her match with Mia Martinez. Mickie is one tough girl.

Dubray Tallman and Mickie Knuckles (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

As far as Jonathan, him and Lena would not make it till the main event match with Brandon Aarrons and Eric Allen match. They were so impressed that they purchased tickets for IHW’S return to Dupo on July 24th.

MWR Fans thank you for taking the time to read this article. In the near future look for Dubi meets the Fans at Pro Wrestling Epic from Mt Pulaski Illinois and if all goes as planned we will make our long waited debut at New Midwest Wrestling in Springfield Illinois for their show Boiling Point. Keep an eye out for my special interview with Blake Steel as he goes after the NMW Title currently held by Jonathan Magnus.

Till next time fans, support your local wrestling. I hope to see you at a show real soon.

Love Dubz

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5 reasons not to miss Pro Wrestling Epic in Mt Pulaski this Saturday!! Hint Hint Tyler Black

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 25, 2010

1) PWE US Champion Brandon Aarons biggest match to date against the current Ring of Honor World Champion Tyler Black. Brandon Aarons is one of the top rising stars in the sport today. Be on hand to cheer this rising star against one of the very best today.

2) The first ever Pro Wrestling Epic Dubi Meets the Fans– The MWR feature Dubi meets the fans is one of the most click on articles on this site. A great way for the fans to meet their favorite Wrestlers! 

Zero Gravity (CJ Esparza/Brett Gakiya)

3) PWE Tag team Title Match between Zero Gravity (CJ Esparza/Brett Gakiya) taking on challangers Dead Sexy (Aaron Matthews/Jeff Harris) for the very first time. Any match that has Zero Gravity in it promises to electrify. Can the team of Dead Sexy keep up with the tag team that defeated the Northstar Express to win the belts and then turn back the challenges of top tag teams of the Hooligans and Feature Presentation?

4) The debut of the #10 MWR Trading Card Tyler Black– Yes MWR fans this will be your first chance to get your hands on this fantastic card with photography from Scott Finkelstein. Come and get this from the World Champion himself!!

5) A chance to catch a free MWR T-shirt from a PWE Superstar. In the past wrestling stars Santana G, Evan Money, Sir Bradley Charles, Tyler Cook, Edmund Livewire McGuire, Adam Rich and Shorty Biggs have all help MWR give to the fans. Come to find out who will wear it this weekend and have a chance to get your hands on one of the Midwest most worn wrestling shirts.

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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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Independent Hardcore Wrestling Recap 6-13-2009

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 26, 2009

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

On 6/13/2009 Independent Hardcore Wrestling made there debut in Dupo Illinois. Missouri Wrestling Revival was invited to check out a card that had a mixture of all types of wrestling. The crowed was popping and the wrestlers were able put on a show that would win IHW the promotion of the month. I will give you the results first and then a photo recap of this exciting night.

*Mickie Knuckles d. Sean Vincent.
*Trent Stone d. Cabal
*Brandon Aarons d. Gary Jay
*Adam Rich d. Davey Vega
*Eric Allen d. Max Archer
*Billy McNeil d. Neil” Diamond” Cutter
*LWA Tag Champs Pierre Abernathy & Evan Gelistico d. The Hooligans
*Brandon Aarons d. Eric Allen, Adam Rich & Billy McNeil (4-way elimination) to win the STL Invitational
*Ian Rotten d. Mephisto in a hardcore match

Sean Vincent urges Mickie Knuckles to “wise up and leave the ring” (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Sean Vincent urges Mickie Knuckles to “wise up and leave the ring” (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles never backs down from a fight. Vincent finds out why she is one of the best females in the world today. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles never backs down from a fight. Vincent finds out why she is one of the best females in the world today. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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One of the most underrated power man in the Midwest Trent Stone works over the unpredictable Cabal. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

 Trent Stone has Cabal where he wants him. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Trent Stone has Cabal where he wants him. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

 Gary Jay tries to use his speed on the young Brandon Aarons. In what many thought was an upset Aarons was able to get a huge victory to move on in the  STL Invitational(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gary Jay tries to use his speed on the young Brandon Aarons. In what many thought was an upset Aarons was able to get a huge victory to move on in the STL Invitational(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Davey Vega gets a leg on fellow young gun Adam Rich.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Davey Vega gets a leg on fellow young gun Adam Rich.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Adam Rich gets the momentum on his side and defeats Davey Vega to move on in the toutnament.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Eric Allen went at Max Archer with a vengeance from the start. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Eric Allen went at Max Archer with a vengeance from the start. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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“The Peroian Pride Champion” Eric Allen ever so cocky was strong heading into the STL Tournament. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Neil “Diamond Cutter works on Billy McNeil’s leg early in the match(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Neil “Diamond Cutter works on Billy McNeil’s leg early in the match(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Billy McNeil works his way out of an ugly predicament.  (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Billy McNeil works his way out of an ugly predicament. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Billy McNeil can fly with the best of them as Neil Diamond a fellow air specialist finds out. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Billy McNeil can fly with the best of them as Neil Diamond a fellow air specialist finds out. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One of the most entertaining tag teams in the Midwest today …The Hooligans (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One of the most entertaining tag teams in the Midwest today …The Hooligans (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Evan Gelistico in the second row assist the fans in letting the Hooligans know what they think of them.  (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Evan Gelistico in the second row assist the fans in letting the Hooligans know what they think of them. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One half of the LWA Champions at the time Evan Gelistico feels the viciousness of the Hooligans. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One half of the LWA Champions at the time Evan Gelistico feels the viciousness of the Hooligans. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans masters of the mind games taunts Pierre. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans masters of the mind games taunts Pierre. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Submission Squad retains the title against the Hooligans. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Submission Squad retains the title against the Hooligans. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Eric Allen finds himself with any friends. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Eric Allen takes it to Brandon Aarons outside the ring. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Brandon Aarons makes Eric Allen pay with a super kick on his way to becoming the first ever IHW STL Invitational Champion (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Brandon Aarons makes Eric Allen pay with a super kick on his way to becoming the first ever IHW STL Invitational Champion (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto staples a one dollar bill to hardcore legend Ian Rooten’s tounge.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto staples a one dollar bill to hardcore legend Ian Rooten’s tounge.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Chairs would be one of the safest weapons on the night as Rooten and Mephisto delivered on a night of brutality. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Chairs would be one of the safest weapons on the night as Rooten and Mephisto delivered on a night of brutality. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten stalks Mephisto after he throws him on a board of tacks. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten stalks Mephisto after he throws him on a board of tacks. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten went after Mephisto full force and seemed to relish in providing Mephisto pain. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten went after Mephisto full force and seemed to relish in providing Mephisto pain. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rottens strategy was simply but effective (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rottens strategy was simply but effective (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto goes on a ride that he would not soon forget. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto goes on a ride that he would not soon forget. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten gets the pinfall much to the IHW fans dismay (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Rotten gets the pinfall much to the IHW fans dismay (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

IHW returns to Dupo on September the 5th Scheduled Matches set to take place.

Billy McNeil Vs Sean Vincent
Steven Kennedy Vs Brandon Espinosa Vs Gary J
The Submission Squad Vs The Mercenaries
Brandon Arrons Vs Harker Dirge = PWE Championship

Ihw Sept 4th

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NWA Dynamo April Recap Jerry Lynn vs. Mark Sterling

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 22, 2009

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By Brian “Flair” Kelley
Pictures by Dubray Tallman

Is Mark Sterling a future World Champion? Many experts throughout the Midwest believe so. On April 28, Sterling had the rare opportunity at NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling in Ottawa, KS to take on a current World Champion when he went head to head with Ring of Honor Champion Jerry Lynn. Would he be able to hang with the best in the World?

Before we found out, NWA Dynamo continued their tradition of bringing some of the youngest, freshest stars in the Midwest with Adam Rich taking on Aaron Hawley. Hawley and Rich were pumped up early, matching each other move for move. Less than two minutes into the match, one of the most powerful men that I have ever seen entered the ring, the mysterious Alexander Rudolph. Rudolph demolished Hawley and Rich and the referee declared the bout a no contest. OuTtKaSt came from out of the locker room quickly to stop the destruction. The two men quickly went at it and the battle escalated outside the ring and into the crowd, and then the two brawled into the locker room.

Alexander Rudolph leaves young guns Adam Rich and Aaron Hawley out to dry early in the match (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman)

Alexander Rudolph leaves young guns Adam Rich and Aaron Hawley out to dry early in the match (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman)

I must say with the excitement of Sterling taking on Jerry Lynn and the powerful Alexander Rudolph, I forgot to mention that none other than one of my best friends and fellow Missouri Wrestling Revival colleague, Josh Ray, stepped up to announce this monumental evening.

Super Electro gets ready for action. (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman )

Super Electro gets ready for action. (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman )

Up next, the Latino badass Domino Rivera took on fan favorite Super Electro, making his Kansas debut. The kids were excited to see the wrestler from Space Station 11, who is programmed with 1,000 moves and capable of every emotion except love. The always-dangerous Rivera looked to rain on the kid’s parade with technical wrestling and a ruthless style.

Domino kicked, punched and stretch Super Electro, and Electro made the mistake of taking it out of the ring. It looked as Rivera would have his hand raised when he had Electro in submission move.

Domino Rivera stalks Super Electro (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman )

Domino Rivera stalks Super Electro (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman )

The fans would not let Electro quit. Electro traded punch for punch and hit the ropes, which landed him into an Arn Anderson gutbuster. Rivera got a two count, which caused his frustration to set in and Electro struck with a choke slam for the one, two, three.

OuTtKaSt entered the ring to challenge Alexander Rudolph to a match the next time that NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling returns to Ottawa—a match that will sure to be a must see.

The Powerful and very popular Trent Stone came to the ring with fans excited to see him take on Pierre Abernathy, accompanied by Submission Squad Member Evan Gelistico. Abernathy started off trying to administer an arm bar, but Stone powered out of it quickly and flexed his muscles. Abernathy unwisely decided to show his “guns” which prompted “You suck!!” chants from Stone’s admirers. Abernathy tried to slow down Stone and play mind games. Stone looked to have the match going his way when he hit a bodyslam followed by a dropkick. With Abernathy in the corner, Stone went full force but Abernathy moved out of the way, sending Stone shoulder first into the turnbuckle. Abernathy pounced on the wounded Stone’s shoulder relentlessly, causing the referee to issue a warning. With the referee distracted, Gelistico took a cheap shot at Stone.

Pierre Abernathy just felt the power of Trent Stone (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman )

Pierre Abernathy just felt the power of Trent Stone (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman )

Abernathy and Gelistico succeeded to stymie any offense that Stone was able to muster. Kansas was getting restless while Stone took a beating. Abernathy continued to punish the arm and shoulder, in the process, keeping the big man off his feet. With victory in their sights, the Submission Squad threw it all away with a foolish move. Gelistico jumped up on the ring apron and attempted to hit Stone with a white powder, but Stone countered, sending Aberanthy toward Gelistico. Gelistico stopped himself before he threw it; Abernathy had that moment of relief, but Stone tossed Abernathy back into his tag team partner who accidentally hit him with the powder anyway. Stone wrapped up the disoriented Abernathy for the victory.

With the crowd popping from the last match, up next was the man who I feel is one of the guys who can keep my attention from start to finish—Mike Sydal.

Sydal has quickly improved in the past year and is rising among the Midwest elite with very entertaining matches. Sydal’s opponent on this night was KC Karrington. Karrington was last seen involved in two of the best tag team matches in the Kansas City area in the past 10 years with Ego Express tag team partner Steven Kennedy taking on the LONRs, Mark Sterling and Darien Sanders otherwise known as the LONRS.

Here we have Mike Sydal skipping to the ring. (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman )

Here we have Mike Sydal skipping to the ring. (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman )

Sydal entered the ring prancing, dancing and posing for all to see. Boos and heckling proceeded relentlessly until Karringtons music hit the armory. Sydal was really able to get the Kansas natives upset with his pretty pink and blue outfit. Karrington did not help matters by going along with the fans insults.
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Karington took the advantage early and Sydal retreated to the outside turnbuckle. Karrington grew impatient and chased after him, which led to Sydal setting him up with a big boot to the face. Sydal seemed to gain confidence and pounded Karrington. When Karrington try to maneuver himself in a position to get ahead, Sydal was one step ahead of him.

The fans were not happy and chants of “Fairy Boy” rang through the building. Sydal looked to get the win on several attempts but the heart of Karrington has never been in question and he was able to gut it out. You could see the frustration set in Sydal’s face when he had a headlock on his opponent and the crowd clapped to urge Karrington to fight through. Karrington’s big break came when he hit a belly to belly suplex. Sydal quickly regained the advantage, but when he went for a backwards moonsault from the ground, Karrington just barely got his knees up. Karrington saw the light with Sydal hurt and went to the top to hit a flying body press, but Sydal was able to reverse it for the win.

During intermission, the Ring of Honor World Champion Jerry Lynn thanked the fans for coming. I took the time to talk to old and new friends during the show and everyone I talked to was impressed at how down to earth Lynn was. A true Champion in every sense of the word.

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Shorty Biggs has momentum on his side (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman)

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Wyatt hits a big move on his old enemy Biggs (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman)

With a fun and exciting first half done, we headed to three exciting matches that had talent galore. The first match back we were treated to a three way with the one man in the Midwest capable of causing a riot, Jeremy Wyatt, taking on the NWA Mid America TV Champion Shawn Shultz and the ever popular Shorty Biggs. All three men in this match up have held gold throughout the Midwest, but Shultz upped the ante by stating that his title would be on the line and whoever pinned him would be the Champ. The crowd did not like the words coming from the mouth of the NWA Mid America Champion.

The crowd was easily on Shorty’s side going into this match against two of the toughest men in the Midwest. Biggs had the place rocking with “Shorty” chants while he danced in the ring. Shultz wisely made Biggs an offer for the two of them to team up and work over Wyatt. Biggs, though, is his own man and looked to win this the right way and when the two were about the shake on it, Biggs withdrew to let him know that this was going to be a three way and the best man would win it.

Shultz quickly changed direction and asked Wyatt to team up on Biggs. Wyatt has always shown that he would do what it takes to live up to his name, The Belt Collector, and had no qualms against double teaming one of his most hated enemies. The two pounced on Biggs but Biggs was ready and beat them to the punch. Biggs hit a double shoulder block on Wyatt and Shultz, then went to the corner to work over Shultz, giving Wyatt a chance to catch his breath and strike from behind. Biggs rebounded nicely and used his wits to get the upper hand.

While Wyatt and Shultz argued outside the ring, Biggs sent them sailing with a double kick from inside the ring much to the fans delight. Biggs continued to punish Shultz then went after Wyatt, sending him back inside the ring. Shultz had time to recover and once again attempted to strike Biggs, who countered with a body slam then headed to the top. Biggs’ good fortunes came crashing down when, at the top rope, Wyatt was able to get a hold of Biggs’s foot. Biggs kicked Wyatt off but paid dearly when Shultz sent Biggs flying off the top ropes with a thud.

The two villains went at Biggs relentlessly, at times it looked like a competion to see who could administer the most pain to the fan favorite. With Shultz standing on Biggs face, Wyatt taunted him with words, enticing the crowd, getting the Shorty chants going full steam. Problems arose when Wyatt went for a pinfall, and Shultz made the save. Still, Wyatt allowed Shultz to hit a version of a Shake rattle and roll then got up to dance, Wyatt then snuck up from behind attempting to get the win and steal the NWA Mid-America Title.

While Wyatt and Shultz battled in the middle, Biggs caught his breath and made an impact with a double clothesline. One had to wonder, would Biggs have enough in the gas tank to get the victory? I thought I had my answer when Biggs looked to have the three count on Wyatt, but the Rebel kicked out. Shultz went on the offensive, allowing Wyatt to retreat outside of the ring. Shultz looked to have the match won, as he hit a killer DDT on Biggs. However, Wyatt was one step ahead on this night as he pulled Shultz to the outside of the ring and head first in the guard rails, then quickly went inside for the victory on Biggs with his feet on the ropes.

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Jeremy Wyatt believes he just won Shawn Shultz NWA Mid America Championship (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman)

Wyatt’s music played and The Belt Collector looked to have added to his collection but Shultz screamed for the ref to give him back his belt. The reason? Wyatt had not pinned the Champ himself, so therefore he did not win the title.

Shultz was outside the ring hoisting his title, Wyatt inside the ring with Josh letting the fans know that he was the winner. A one on one match up between these two looks to be one that the fans will not want to miss.

#1 Brett Young and Tyler Cook was a special non title grudge match between the two arch enemies. A main event player and the proud owner of the NWA Kansas Championship, Young has been in some of the most memorable matches that I have ever seen. These two were awarded the Match of the month last November in Pomona, KS by the MWR awards committee.

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Cook has really looked to elevate his game, but Young knows all the tricks of the game and at times seemed to be playing with the rising star. Young grounded Cook at every chance he got, all while working the crowd in frenzy. Cook kept fighting, much to the fans’ delight, and was able to get the one two three and the momentum in the feud against the NWA Kansas Champion.

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The stage was set to see how Mark Sterling would fare against the number one wrestler in the World. Lynn offered his hand to show Sterling respect in the middle of the ring, but Sterling licked his hand out of disrespt then offered it to Lynn who wisely withdrew. Mind Games from Sterling, perhaps? Maybe, but Lynn has seen it all and quickly went after the young star.

Surprisingly, Sterling powered Lynn into the corner only to have Lynn get away. The two quickly played a game of chess as each one went for a move and the other had a counter. Sterling had the edge with the power game, but Lynn’s quickness and experience offset him.

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Lynn looked to go for a pile driver after hitting Sterling with a kick to the gut, but Sterling high tailed it outside of the ring. The fans chanted “Loser!” as Sterling relented back by jawing with the fans. Back in the ring, Sterling went full force against the champion with a shoulder uppercut, before out of nowhere Lynn hit a frankenstiener. Sterling was reeling once again and cowered in the corner. With the fans a rocking and Lynn’s guard down, Sterling struck by forcefully sending Lynn into the turnbuckle.

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Lynn was hurt, and Sterling smelled the blood. Sterling went out of the ring, then grabbed Lynn’s arm to drag him to the turnbuckle, doing considerable damage. Sterling was more than proud of himself as he put his arms in the air towards the fans as if to say, “I told you so.”

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Back in the ring, Sterling was relentless as he went for Lynn’s injured arm. Lynn attempted a comeback but his left arm prevented him from tossing Sterling into the ropes. Every move and every moment was focused on the arm as he could sense he was moments away from victory.

The ref asked Lynn if he wanted to quit but the heart of a Champion showed when he would not submit. Sterling went for an elbow drop and missed. Lynn crawled to the corner. Sterling made his first mistake. He went full force into the ropes, but Lynn was not home. Lynn used all his energy to hit Sterling with two shoulder blocks then a flying clothesline. In moments, the fans saw the World Champion go to the top rope to hit a flying body press and get a two count.

Sterling went back to the injured arm to get the advantage once again. Lynn hit a knee to the midsection near the corner turnbuckle then went back to the top to attempt a spinning DDT. Sterling fought it off and delivered a clothesline sending Lynn down on the mat. Sterling, pulling out all stops went to the second row, to attempt a moonsault and secure the victory.

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A few seconds later Lynn had recovered and this time hit a dead on Spinning DDT of the top ropes. Lynn had the pin, 1-2—-Sterling kicked out? Lynn pleaded to the ref for the slow count, and this gave Sterling time to recover. Sterling dropped Lynn with a kick near the corner post then used the ropes for leverage. One, two—but the ref saw the legs on the ropes and stopped the count. Sterling then went for a pile driver of his own. Lynn powered out and sent Sterling over head. Then, as Sterling, looked to pull Lynn down, the Champion suffocated Sterling and grabbed the legs for the hard fought victory.

The match was over, the test was completed and though Sterling did not win the match he had the Champion of the World in trouble. NWA Dynamo once again proved that some of the best wrestling in the Midwest comes in and out of their ring.

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MWR June Awards

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 19, 2009

Hello Wrestling fans as one of my idols would say….A slow month in the number of shows in June but some very exciting and important developments in the Midwest scene.

One of our own has the honor of being invited into the Ted Petty Invitational tournament in September. KC Karrington takes out the seemingly unbeatable Jeremy Wyatt, A promotion rises from the ashes to be the top dog for the month. Hadeev wrestles FIVE times and comes out the Albert J. Murray Memorial Tournament winner. Donovan Ruddick and Mark Bland is touted as the must see match of the year with a little help from a guy known as TNT. Speaking of the Future Donovan Ruddick he had words with the powerful Keith Walker at PWE after Walker rumbled with the Mississippi Madman.

The Submission Squad gains momentum going into the second half. 3XW Champion Casanova proved that he is the man to beat at 3XW. The youth of St Louis excelled at IHW as Brandon Aarons was able to defeat Gary Jay to be entered in the match, and then was awarded the victor when he outlasted Eric Allen, Billy McNeil and Adam Rich. This was just a few of the Highlights of June 2009.

The year is half way over with no clear cut winner for the year end awards. Make your way to a pro wrestling show near you and let us know what you like or did not like. Till then Thank you for taking the time to check out Missouri Wrestling Revival Awards for June.

June Wrestler of the Month

Kahagas – HVW, IWA-Mid-south, PWE, LWA, NBWA

Kahagas celebrates after getting invited to the 2009 Ted Petty Invitational tournament. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Kahagas celebrates after getting invited to the 2009 Ted Petty Invitational tournament. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The High Voltage Livewire Champion has had lots of hype. On June 19th he came in town a day early and signed up for the IWA –Mid South try outs along with 50 plus others wrestlers. The fans where asked to give their approval from Ian Rotten himself at the beginning of the show. After 15 plus matches Kahagas tore the house down with the fans on their feet. Ian Rotten quickly ask the Tokyo Monster if he would like to be a part of the IWA-Mid South TPI 2009 Against Roderick Strong!!

1st Runner Up – KC Karrington (LWA, NWA Dynamo)
2nd Runner Up – Issan Hadeev (NBWA) 3rd Runner Up – Mark Sterling (3XW, NWA-Dynamo, IWA-Mid-South, LWA, PWP, PWN)

Others receiving votes:
Bloody Harker Dirge, Casanova

June Tag Team of the month

IHW June 13 231

The Submission Squad -Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico (LWA,IHW)

The LWA Tag Team Champions defeated The Hooligans in Dupo, IL. On 6/13 for Independent Hardcore Wrestling in a very excited match. At LWA they were able to retain their tag team belts when they beat former LWA Champ Shorty Biggs and Dorian Victor. The tag team known as the Submission Squad wins once again as they are your MWR June Tag team of the Month.

1st Runner up- The Gentleman’s Club ( Mark Sterling and Gage Octane) 3XW 2nd runner- Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza ) ( PWE, HVW, NGW)
3rd Runner up – B.A.B.E.WATCH (Brandon Espinosa & Mike Sydal) (LWA)

Others who received voted:
None

June Female Wrestler of the Month

IHW June 13 241

Pro Wrestling Superstar Mickie Knuckles (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles (IWA-Mid-South, IHW)

Sean Vincent had the audacity to interrupted the Star spangled Banner on June 13 in Dupo, IL at Independent Hardcore Wrestling. Wrong choice as the toughest girl on the planet was in house. Mickie Knuckles punished Vincent for the misdeed in a night he will not forget anytime soon.

1st Runner Up – Alexis Lightfoot— MMWA-SICW
2ND Runner Up- Brandi Harris (NBWA)

Others who received voted:
None

June Promotion of the Month

Independent Hardcore Wrestling

IHW

Some thought that their show in Dupo Illinois was going to be an afterthought. When the last pin had fallen they had a won over the fans and wrestlers alike highlighting with some of the young talent in the area. A match of the Month candidate from some unusual suspects, a hardcore match with Ian Rotten and one of the top women in the sport Mickie Knuckles. A show in September has been set for this upstart promotion

1st Runner up – LWA
2nd Runner up – New Breed Wrestling Alliance
3rd Runner up – 3XW

Others receiving votes:

June Personality of the month

TNT Keny G (HVW)

TNT Keny G leads The International Superstar Kahagas into battle. Managing and promoting Keny has brought excitement throughout the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

TNT Keny G leads The International Superstar Kahagas into battle. Managing and promoting Keny has brought excitement throughout the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Promoter of High Voltage Wrestling goes above and beyond by shamelessly promoting his company which is still in its infancy. He continually posts on message boards, videos, and radio to get fans interested in his product. He and his staff will go to other events in order to scout different talent to bring in and help his promotion. There is nothing Keny G will not do to help better HVW and Midwest independent wrestling. Took over the Absolute Wrestling Radio’s broadcast then Suffered a beat down from AWR’S Mark Bland, and then had words at the live AWR airing from Six Flags. TNT Keny G has been busy even though he has not had a show since May.

1st Runner Up- Tiffany LaFane
2nd Runner up – KL Snow

Others receiving votes:

None

June Match of the month

LWA Championship Match
Jeremy Wyatt © vs. KC Karrington
June 20, 2009
O’Fallon, IL

 Bodies hit the floor in the exciting match of the Month when KC Karrington shocked the LWA fans. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Bodies hit the floor in the exciting match of the Month when KC Karrington shocked the LWA fans. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ego Express member Steven Kennedy celebrates with tag team partner and good friend Kc Karrington after history was made after Karrington defeated the The Belt collector Jeremy Wyatt. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ego Express member Steven Kennedy celebrates with tag team partner and good friend Kc Karrington when history was made after Karrington defeated the The Belt collector Jeremy Wyatt. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

K.C. Karrington and Jeremy Wyatt went through a hellacious battle for the LWA Heavyweight Title on June 20 at LWA’s Circus Maximus VI. In a nearly 40 minute brawl, these two athletes threw everything at each other, but the desire to be champion kept both of them pushing forward. Wyatt treated Karrington as an unworthy contender but quickly realized that Karrington’s desire matched his own. Many nearfalls and narrow escapes occurred, including Wyatt inadvertently hitting himself in the head with a steel chair as it bounced off the ring ropes. Wyatt could have retained his belt after connecting with the lightning spiral, but with ref was knocked out, allowing Wyatt to have Sterling interfere on his behalf. Biggs saw the events unfolding and chased Sterling to the back before any damage could be done. Karrington then hit Wyatt with a DDT from the second rope and made his dream come true.

1st Runner Up-

NBWA
First Blood Match
Bloody Harker Dirge vs. Issan Hadeev
June 6, 2009
Watseka, IL

2nd Runner Up –

LWA
Medallion of Brutality Match
Gary the Barn Owl vs. Steven Kennedy
June 20, 2009
O’Fallon, IL

3rd Runner Up

3XW
3XW Championship Match
Casanova vs. Jimmy Rockwell
June 26, 2009
Des Moines, IA

Others receiving votes:

Mississippi Madman vs. Keith Walker (PWE), Krotch & Maddog McDowell vs. The Gentlemen’s Club (3XW), ST Louis Invitational finals Eric Allen vs. Adam Rich vs. Billy McNeil vs. Brandon Aarons (IHW)

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