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Posts Tagged ‘Ben Simon’

WRESTLE TALK PODCAST PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH THE NATIONAL WRASSLIN’ LEAGUE’S BEN SIMON AND NILES PLONK

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 8, 2017

The Wrestle Talk Podcast with Joe and Rene is proud to announce that on Wednesday, August 9th, we will have two special guests on the program.

At 7:30 P.M., the Wrestle Talk Podcast will have the opportunity to speak with one of the most recognized voices in professional wrestling, Ben Simon, A native of St. Louis, Missouri, In August 2010, Ben Simon began his career as a professional wrestling announcer. Having a degree in broadcast journalism, Ben Simon has announced for many of professional wrestling promotions throughout the country, including Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling, Dynamo Pro Wrestling, Wrestling Invades America, Pro Wrestling Epic, Independent Hardcore Wrestling, and Glory Pro Wrestling. Presently, Ben Simon is the voice of the MMWA and NWL STL. Ben Simon has also contributed outside of the professional wrestling ring in many capacities. In addition to providing commentary for the MMWA television program and video products for several other professional wrestling promotions, Ben Simon was the host of the Ringsyders program on Missouri Wrestling Revival, and is the administrator of www.saintlouiswrestling.com.

At 8:30 P.M., the Wrestle Talk Podcast will have the opportunity to speak with professional wrestler and wine connoisseur Niles Plonk.  Often accompanied by his man servant Belvedere, Niles Plonk resides in Napa Valley, California. In 1999, at the age of seventeen, Niles Plonk began in the world of professional wrestling in 1999 at the age of 17 after being trained by Sonny Myers. Over the course of his eighteen year career, Niles Plonk has wrestled throughout the mid-western United States, including 3WX, World League Wrestling, Metro Pro Wrestling, and the National Wrasslin’ League. Known for the “Grape Stomp” and the “Corkscrew Elbow”, Niles Plonk is also owner of the Windy Wine Company, located in Osborn, Missouri. In the last twelve years, the Windy Wine Company has produced many award winning wines.

Please tune in to the Wrestle Talk Podcast as we continue to bring you the best in the world of professional wrestling.

Since 2015, the Wrestle Talk Podcast with Joe and Rene has covered the world of professional wrestling at the local, national, and international levels. Based out of Kansas City, Kansas, the Wrestle Talk Podcast is your official source for everything in the world of professional wrestling. The Wrestle Talk Podcast also covers the world of fantasy professional wrestling through the Fantasy Wrestling Worldwide Chapter. To interact with the show LIVE, please call (657) 383-1521. To listen to the Wrestle Talk Podcast LIVE, please go to our website at www.wrestletalkpodcast.com. You can also find the Wrestle Talk podcast online at www.blogtalkradio.com/ wrestletalkpodcast, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ WrestleTalkCast, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ wrestletalkcast

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Wrestle Talk STL Announcers Round Table Feat. Roberts, Simon, Abbenhaus & Curtis Wylde Ep149

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 3, 2017

Wrestle Talk Family here is what we have in store on this week’s show (Episode #149):

To listen click here

*High Spots Segment: We talk about all the hot topics in wrestling today including Raw, Smackdown, Lucha Underground, ROH, NJPW, and recent/relevant news.

*Shoot and Shout Segment: Joe, Rene and one of our guests get 60sec to go off on anything that might be ticking them off at the moment!

*Wrestle Talk Podcast Game Show Challenge: Our guest this week takes on The Knight Owl in the always fun Game Show Challenge every week a new topic where the best outta three is the winner.

*Fantasy Wrestling Segment: Members of the Fantasy Wrestling Worldwide Chapter join us for a few minutes to give us the low down in what’s happening in “The Chapter.”

*Snippets of Truth Segment: Our resident Chaplin Big Daddy P joins us to read your prayer requests and share some truth and positivity. Visit the contacts tab on our website to do so openly or confidentiality.

*Special Guest Segments:

– 1st hour: STL Announcers Round Table: Luke Roberts, Ben Simon & Drew Abbenhaus

– 2nd hour: “Volatile” Curtis Wylde

*We go live Wednesday’s at 8 pm ET and would love to have you be a part of the show! Call us during the show by dialing (657) 383-1521 or sending us a message:

FB/Twitter/IG – @WrestleTalkCast

Email: WrestleTalkPodcast@gmail.com

*For past shows, blogs, and all things Wrestle Talk Podcast 24/7 visit: http://www.WrestleTalkPodcast.com

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DAMN …..Davey Vega Presented with the 2016 MWR Future Star of the Year Plaque at CCW

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 10, 2017

One of the best wrestlers today Jeff Cobb is now one half of the CCW Tag Team Champions. Wrestling legend Ron Simmons approves.

On a night that featured new champions, superstars and even a special appearance from WWE legend Ron Simmons at Cape Championship Wrestling, Missouri Wrestling Revival was honored to present Davey Vega with one of the 2016 MWR Future Star award on such a huge event.

Davey Vega was set to face former TNA star Joey Ryan in a highly entertaining matchup, so it was only fitting to have MWR’S Ben Simon to deliver the plaque to Vega in front of over 600 fans that loved wrestling.

Davey Vega with the 2016 Fans Choice Favorite Ring Announcer Sarah Rose.

Once again the best is yet to come for Davey Vega and we look forward to seeing him reach for the top in the sport.

Davey Vega and MWR Artist Dartallion Allen Jr.

The plaque was sponsored by Mike Wilson’s Shooter Spotlight.

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The Ace Age is Here- Ace Hawkins Wins MWR MO Title- MMWA Tournament Continues

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 26, 2017

Photos: Brian Kelley
Results Credit: Ben Simon and Patrick Brandmeyer

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Heavyweight Title Series: Da’Marius Jones d. J’Mal Swagg with the Paydirt (5:49). (Jones 3 points, Swagg 2 points)

-Garrett Shanks d. A.J. Williams(w/ B.T. Daramola) by DQ when B.T. attacked Shanks (1:12); newcomer Frodo Meyer made the save, setting up a tag match.

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-Garrett Shanks & Frodo Meyer d. A.J. Williams & B.T. Daramola when Shanks pinned B.T. after an Eye Of The Hurricane (6:56). Williams & Da’Marius Jones turned on B.T. after the match.

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-Damion Cortess d. Flaming Freddie Fury after a modified Olympic Slam (2:57).

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The former MWR Missouri Champion Brandon Espinosa prepares to watch the MWR title defense of Barackuswith SBAC TV. Barackus defeated Espinosa the month before and was set to face one of Espinosa’s proteges Ace Hawkins.

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-Heavyweight Title Series: “The” Ace Hawkins d. Barackus with a somesrsault Ace Crusher to win the MWR Missouri Title (7:26). (Hawkins 5 points, Barackus 3 points)

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THE Ace Hawkins sends a message to the former MWR MO Champion that is his time in 2017 to be the man.

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-Heavyweight Title Series: Brandon Espinosa d. Moondog Rover via sunset flip (12:38). (Espinosa 3 points, Rover 0 points)

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-“Da Bomb” Brian James & Leone Mephisto d. “Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One” Gary Jackson & The Big Texan; James hit Jackson with a chain before finishing him with the sitout gourdbuster (13:58).

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A great place to celebrate your birthday is at a wrestling match like this young lady in the middle with her friends.

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-Jayson Khaos d. “The Enforcer” Jimmy D after a sliding lariat (3:55).

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-Deacon Cash d. Varik Morgan in a last-man-standing match to win the vacant Cruiserweight Title; Morgan was unable to answer the ten-count after a chair beatdown by Cash (17:56).

-Heavyweight Title Series scoreboard: Ace Hawkins 5, Da’Marius Jones/Barackus/Brandon Espinosa 3, J-Mal Swagg 2, Moondog Rover 0.

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BREAKING: Ace Hawkins wins MWR Missouri Title controversially in St. Louis!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 12, 2017

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By Brian Kelley

Missouri Wrestling Revival was on hand for a packed house (att. 548) at the historic South Broadway Athletic Club on Feb 11th.  The monster Barackus defended his Missouri Wrestling Revival MO title for the first time since defeating Brandon Espinosa in January. His opponent was dangerous “The” Ace Hawkins, who has set his sights (for quite some time) on the MWR Missouri Championship.

Early on, Barackus showed the electric crowd his awesome power and fearsome attack, as he hammered home clotheslines and bodyslams left and right. Though Hawkins’s raw talents had won him the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year award in 2011, six years later he has shown that experience mixed with speed and talent is why he is still considered one of the most exciting young stars in the sport today.

During the match, Hawkins took a beating, but was able to keep his composure to stay alive, but it looked like the end was near when Barackus locked on the claw. With the force of a mac truck, Barackus lifted Hawkins up in the air and onto the mat with the clawhold slam for what looked to be the 1-2-3 from the referee Nick Ridenour and a roar of the SBAC fans.

Barackus went to celebrate his victory with the title that was handed to him.  However, referee Nick Ridenour had quickly let the fans, MMWA ring announcer Ben Simon and Barackus know that Hawkins had his feet on the ropes. As the referee went to return the MWR MO title back to Ben Simon, Hawkins went low with a kick to the groin that would end Barackus’s title reign mere seconds later.

Hawkins would not be done for the night as he would later use his new belt to level the former MWR Missouri Champion Brandon Espinosa with the strap, sending a message that he is not going to fear anyone in 2017.

Hawkins is a wanted man by both the monster Barackus and the former MWR Wrestler of the Year Brandon Espionsa. First though he will have to see if he can retain his title when he travels to Warsaw, Missouri to take on HRW Mayhem Champion Justin D’Air in a title vs. title match at High Risk Wrestling this Saturday night, February 18.

More details on the HRW Warsaw event and Ace Hawkins as they come in to MWR.

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Video courtesy of Timothy Miller

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The 2016 MWR Fans Choice for Manager, Referee and Ring Announcer Is…

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 30, 2017

MWR fans thank you so much checking out the MWR website and supporting the promotions, wrestlers and this past week the Managers, Referees and Ring Announcers. As you know most of these talented and hard working men and women are my personal friends so I am so glad that you had the decision to choose this fine award.

First off let me apologize for not setting an exact time in my post for the poll to end. I have learned my lesson and it will not happen again.

 

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I would like to congratulate first off Sarah Rose. In less than a year she has become a crowd favorite among the wrestling fans. MWR fans cheered her as she ring announced the last St. Louis Anarchy event as the era came to a close with Davey Vega defeating Mat Fitchett, and you can still catch her at the exciting Pro Wrestling Championship Series (PWCS). The best is yet to come for this charismatic ring announcer.

We would like to congratulate Sarah Rose as the 2016 MWR Ring Announcer of the Year.

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Sarah Rose 24.89%
Don Diablo 24.66%
Ben Simon 19.51%

Lucy Mendez is a former 2-time MWR Female  Wrestler of the Year that is a double threat as a manager for the likes of Ace Steel and Elvis Aliaga. She is always one step ahead of the ref, while causing anger from the fans. Still, she has earned the respect of the fans enough to be voted as the 2016 MWR Manager of the Year.

We would like to congratulate Lucy Mendez as the 2016 MWR Manager of the Year.

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Lucy Mendez – 20.75%
WyldeFyre – 17.4%
Travis Cook – 16.14%

Photo Credit Raeanne Pemberton

Photo Credit Raeanne Pemberton

“Gentleman” Jason Pemberton has worked all over the Midwest since 2011. With an estimated 1000+ matches refereed, Jason has worked for more than a dozen companies, such as AAW, DREAMWAVE, National Wrasslin’ League, PWCS, and many more in the IL and MO area. Jason has also worked in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, and is looking to branch out more in the near future.

We would like to congratulate Jason Pemberton as the 2016 Referee of the Year.

Jason Pemberton 35.93%
Jay King 32.04%
Curt Deierling 4.67%

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Ricky Cruz Reflects on his Career in the Midwest- See Him One Last Time on Saturday

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 23, 2016

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When Ricky Cruz told me recently that he was calling it a career for some reason I just did not compute that it would actually happen. Maybe I was in denial. Time passed and to be honest I had forgotten all about it till I was having breakfast at Denny’s with my friends Ben Simon, Patrick Brandmeyer and Gary Weiss and it was one of the main topics this past Friday night.

To say that Ricky Cruz was influential in the Midwest since his debut in 2011 would be an understatement. One of the top stars in his country of Puerto Rico, fans quickly fell in love with not only the wrestling skills that Cruz possessed but the rare charisma that only a few are blessed with. In fact other than Brandon Espinosa and Jeremy Wyatt  there most likely is no other wrestler that I photographed or wrote their name on our site more throughout his time in the Midwest, than “The King of Chaos”, Ricky Cruz.

There is no doubt that his feuds and matches with the likes of Ron Powers, Jeremy Wyatt, Adam Pearce,  and Jake Dirden will be remembered for years to come. More than once I have seen a crowd that was dead for one reason or another come alive as Cruz was able to establish a connection with them and get them to their feet.

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Cuz always took the time to help other young stars in the area along the way with advice in and out of the ring. Though I have mentioned it more than once already it can’t be stated enough the connection that Ricky Cruz had with his fans, young and old. As a photographer he made my job FUN and easy when it was time to get that awesome photo of a wrestler with his fans, before, during and after the matches. If I only had a dollar each time a fan asked for me to take their photo with him through the years I could take December off.

He would go on to star for almost every respectable company in the MWR Coverage area, winning titles and being named the 2014 MWR Wrestler of the Year. We were also honored to have him be a part of the first series of the MWR Trading card set at number #78.

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When Ben Simon came up with the idea of having a MWR Missouri Title, Ricky Cruz became the first ever champion when he defeated Jake Dirden. I am forever grateful that he took pride in carrying the title that had the MWR name throughout the state of Missouri. We had so much fun through his reign working with several top promotions and wrestlers along the way.

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On a personal level, the future Mrs. Brian Kelley, (Dubray) and I will always consider Ricky a dear friend.

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This Saturday I hope that you join me as we say farewell to Ricky Cruz as he takes on his arch rival Jake Dirden one last time at Dynamo Pro Wrestling at the Ready Room on Saturday night.

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I leave you with Ricky Cruz’s final goodbye through social media, but it will be so much sweeter for you to say goodbye to him in person.

By the way Ricky if you decide to renege on this announcement afterwards I am all for it.

Cruz can’t lose.

Brian Kelley – Missouri Wrestling Revival Owner and Editor

Thank you!!

Since May 2011 I’ve had the opportunity to be here in the mid-west doing what I love, WRESTLING. It’s been great to have the chance to entertain the fans and work with so many talented people.

I wanted to take a minute before this 2 last matches and thank the people that have help me and encourage me to continue doing what I love when I thought I would never set foot in a ring ever again. When I came to St. Louis I was injured and I was never to wrestle again or at least that’s what I was told by my Dr. but that wasn’t the case.

As I was getting better I had the chance to meet Keith Smith and Tony Costa, two gentleman that has been in wrestling forever. They gave me a place to train and later on my first opportunity to come back to the ring. For that I will forever be grateful.

Also thanks to Herb Simmons because he gave me a chance to do great things at SICW. Even when we don’t see eye to eye in a couple of things this days I still appreciate the opportunity and the faith he had in me and my work. I hope one day we can seat at Steak and Shake like we use to and talk wrestling.

I have to thank all the veterans that helped in any way, Keith, Chester, Gary, Pete, for all the advice and their comments. Thank you for helping me be better at this craft.

To Dynamo Pro

For giving me a home, a family, and a purpose. It has been an amazing journey with the group and I will definitely miss the shows. Jim Yount, don’t ever quit, don’t ever slow down, you have something really special in your hands.

Crystal Yount my big sis, thank you for always being the voice of reason, for always believing in me and always care about was going on with me. You are family to me!

To the Dynamo staff

From the announcers, photographer, merchandise tables, security, Door, everybody, I will miss hanging out all the time. thanks for the good times!

To my family

Thank you for always keeping me going, for the support and for showing up and surprising me at the shows, it always meant a lot to me

Amanda, what can I say, my corner stone, you being there at every show made it so much bigger. Thank you for not only supporting me but for living the wrestling life with me, the pains, the road trips, the endless nights, the merch table, the driving, the weeks away from each other, the sacrifices and the Iron Skillets hehehe

To the boys

Thank you for the training sessions, the road trips, the stories the laughs and the matches. It’s been amazing to spend all this time with you guys. I love you all! Except you Espy…… hehehe
To the guys like Espy, Dirden, Outlaw, Wyatt, Shorty, Dingo, Pearce, Noriega, Discovery, Barry HP, it was an honor and a privilege to be in the ring with you. Thank you for making me look better than I am hehehe!

To MWR

Thank you for covering my matches, for the pics, and for the awards. Thanks to you I always had pics to send my son. Thanks Brian!!

To all the companies in the area

MMWA,SICW, DYNAMO,CWA,3XW,METRO,NEW BREED,GWF,IWA MID,GATEWAY ELITE,GALLI

Thank you for the opportunity, the respect and the chance to perform in front of the crowds.
To the fans thank you for always supporting me, for buying my merch, for screaming and chanting and making it fun for me. I’m truly grateful for all of it.

Its been amazing!!

Last 2 matches, lets make them count!!!

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11.26.16 Ready Room St. Louis – Ricky Cruz vs Jake Dirden

12.11.16 Galli Arena Chicago – Ricky Cruz vs El Mesias

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A.J. & Da’Marius Wreak Havoc At South Broadway

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 27, 2016

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The show started with a ten-bell salute for Mike Flowers; he competed as part of the legendary Moondogs as Moondog Puppy Love and apparently competed as the second Moondog Rex as well.

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J-Mal Swagg vs. Brandon Aarons vs. “Infamous” Tyler Copeland vs. Varik Morgan for the Jr. Heavyweight Title: Aarons and Copeland brought their PWE/WIA feud to MMWA last month, but their contenders’ match ended in a no-contest when A.J. Williams & Da’Marius Jones attacked both men. That led to an impromptu tag match, but Copeland walked out on Aarons and left him to lose. The match was relatively short with Aarons primarily pairing off with Copeland while Swagg fought with Morgan. It was good while it lasted; Aarons pinned Copeland in 6:48 after a half-nelson suplex…I understand that’s called the “Hairflip Suplex”.

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We have a NEWWWWW MMWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion, though Swagg will probably want a rematch after not being pinned/made to submit.

Battle Royal: The show featured two battle royals with the winners facing each other later in the night for a shot at the Heavyweight Title. As is often the case when MMWA does multiple battle royals, a lot of the same guys were in both. The first battle royal had thirteen participants…eleven were introduced, but Swagg assisted a still-hurting Copeland to the ring and they were both late entries. The rest of the field was Brandon Espinosa, Clownman Jacko, “Wildchild” Billy Diamond, Mike Outlaw(making his MMWA debut), Tag Team Champion Prince Moses, “Black Panther” Johnathan Zulu, Flaming Freddie Fury, the debuting Matt Kenway, C.J. Shine, “The Millenial” Danny Adams, and Varik Morgan(who had a really long night).
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Copeland was quickly eliminated by Zulu, followed by Jacko(by Diamond and Morgan with Espy assisting from the floor) and Swagg(by Adams)). I didn’t quite catch when Diamond went out and neither did MMWA Ring Announcer Ben Simon, but I saw him leave ringside around this time(reviewing the video, Fury threw him out). From there it was Fury (by Espy & Zulu), Adams(by Shine), Zulu(by Outlaw), Shine(by Espy & Kenway), Kenway (by Espy), and Moses (by Espy Awesome-Bombing him over the top rope onto several wrestlers!).

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Outlaw eliminated Espinosa in another nod to history in other promotions, but Morgan managed to eliminate Outlaw for the win in 5:02.

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The Family (Prince Moses & Damion Cortess) vs. A.J. Williams & Da’Marius Jones for the Tag Team Titles: Moses & Cortess upset The Eternals(Espinosa & Ace Hawkins) for the belts in February; Williams & Jones earned this shot with their win over the dysfunctional duo of Aarons & Copeland.
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It felt like the first part of a series between the two teams; Cortess is being eased into action by being part of a tag team. They had a good match going, but it ended out nowhere; Jones and Cortess were fighting in the ring while Williams and Moses brawled on the floor, but the referee counted out the legal men and it led to a double countout in 11:31. Williams & Jones dished out some post-match abuse, tying up Cortess in the ropes and beating down Moses; Jones spraypainted “2.0” on Moses’ back before Baracus arrived to run them off.

Battle Royal: This was an eleven-man battle royal with Morgan removed due to his earlier win and Moses out due to the beatdown in the previous match; “The Enforcer” Jimmy D was in place of Flaming Freddie Fury. Williams & Jones(who had not been signed to participate in the battle royals due to their other championship opportunity) tried to storm the match but were held back by officials.

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Eliminations: Jacko by Espy, Kenway by Adams, Copeland by Outlaw, Diamond by Jimmy D, Shine by Adams, Jimmy D by Swagg(with an assist from Diamond on the floor),
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Swagg by Adams, Zulu by Outlaw, Outlaw by Adams. That left Adams and Espinosa…Espy showed impressive strength by catching Adams in mid-aerial move before eliminating him in a brisk 3:27.

Varik Morgan vs. Brandon Espinosa: I’ve been impressed by Morgan’s recent outings. Drew Abbenhaus compared him to Sami Zayn…it was probably the red hair.

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Espy knocked Morgan off the top rope to start the match and immediately focused on the arm to build to the cross-armbreaker. Williams & Jones AGAIN tried to raise a ruckus, giving Espy the opportunity to use a chair behind the referees’ backs. The ensuing pin attempt was a bit confusing as it looked like Espy got the pin, but the fall was seemingly waved off by Commissioner Jim Harris due to him seeing the illegal weapon usage. The match continued with Morgan surviving Espy’s best offense, even trading WWE finishers with him and beating the ten-count after a turnbuckle brainbuster. The match nearly went to a time-limit draw, but Espy got the cross-armbreaker in the final minutes of the match and Varik tapped out at the 19:10 mark. The two shook hands after the bell without incident.

Mike Outlaw vs. “The Millenial” Danny Adams vs. Matt Kenway: The winner would earn the next shot at the T.V. Title. These three men (among others) had full nights as they were in both battle royals as well as this match. Funny to think that out of the participants in the infamous “illegal match” from last year between Everett Connors and Sean Orleans, only Adams (who refereed that match) remains in MMWA.
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Kenway got his welcome-to-wrestling treatment as his chest was red from the knife-edge chops he received throughout the night. Adams pinned Kenway after the reverse Stunner in 11:34.

“Da Bomb” Brian James vs. “Dirdey” Jake Dirden for the T.V. Title: Despite being a rulebreaker in recent months, James was the fan favorite by default against the decidedly-rulebreaking Dirden.
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Dirden brought the title belt into the ring, but Dirden got it and BELTed James for the DQ in 9:17. The two continued to fight after the bell until being separated by officials…I don’t think this is over, but Danny Adams has the next shot at the championship.

“Fighting Irishman/Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One” Gary Jackson vs. Moondog Rover for the Heavyweight Title: Considering Moondog’s lengthy tenure in the area, it was surprising to hear Ben Simon comment that this was his first-ever shot at the MMWA Championship.
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Gary was dressed in green for St. Patrick’s Day and added his extra nickname for the night…he played the subtle rulebreaker role for the evening as Moondog OVAH was extremely popular as usual. They fought it out and Gary seemed to have the advantage before Williams & Jones ran in for the Sportz Entertainment Finish/no-contest in 9:02.

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Gary cut a promo afterwards and said that Moondog could get another title shot any time he wanted. CUE THE RULES~!

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Lifetime Achievement Awards Presented, New Champions Crowned by Patrick Brandmeyer

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 26, 2016

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History was set to be made at the Stratford Inn in Fenton, Missouri as Dynamo Pro Wrestling introduced a new championship…but history was made in other ways as well.

The show began with a presentation by Missouri Wrestling Revival as co-promoters “Evil” Jim Yount & Crystal Yount received the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015. Ben Simon represented MWR as Brian Kelley took pictures at ringside; on top of that, Brian Stull was a special guest at the show as he had known Jim & Crystal since their days with Midwest Renegade Wrestling and Gateway Championship Wrestling. “Stully” had been a big proponent of independent wrestling in the Midwest through “The Stranglehold” radio show; he was there to join in the presentation of the award and also to ring-announce for the crowning of the first Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 Champion.

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Jim & Crystal have been a part of the local wrestling scene for close to two decades and have played a big part in influencing many of the wrestlers that have competed in this area. They thanked the wrestlers and fans for their support, as well as former associate Sadie Blaze who was in attendance for the event.

High Level Enterprise had been on a roll as Tag Team Champions, but Jack Gamble & Jon Webb faced a tough test in the form of Alpha Class. Danny Adams & Paco Gonzalez had trained together under former Ring Of Honor Heavyweight Champion Michael Elgin and had formed an effective tag team combination, presenting a stiff challenge to the titleholders.

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After a hard-fought battle, Gamble got the pin on Paco after Webb delivered a Spanish Fly off the top turnbuckle!

Billy McNeil has been resistant to the influence of his new manager C.J. McManus (as well as C.J.’s newest recruit Jayson Khaos), but he has indirectly benefited from their involvement in his matches. This was a big factor in his battle with Brandon Aarons, leaving the fans seriously conflicted about their support of the long-time St. Louis favorite. In particular, C.J. criticized McNeil’s continued wearing of his unicorn mask. Aarons delivered an impressive electric chair German suplex but McManus distracted the referee so his man wouldn’t be counted down.
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McNeil confronted his manager, leading to Khaos delivering an unseen cheapshot on Aarons…Billy was seemingly unaware of the involvement, but small-packaged Aarons for the quick pin. After the match, McNeil found out about what happened and apologized to Aarons, leading to a handshake between the two competitors.

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(P.S. I am contractually obligated to note that Aarons’ hair was on point as usual.)

“The Alternative” Ozzie Gallagher was intent on making a statement, not only to the fans but to his former associate Sadie Blaze. He had his opportunity in a match with Rocket Mapache, bringing an aggressive attitude that didn’t sit well with Sadie. Gallagher wasn’t focused on winning the match but on unmasking his adversary…while Rocket fought him off for a time, Gallagher finally removed the hood and mercilessly assaulted his foe.
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Rocket abandoned self-defense to keep his face covered, forcing the referee to stop the match and award the bout to Gallagher. Gallagher flaunted his “trophy” after the bell, particularly rubbing it in the face of Sadie Blaze as he walked past his seat.

“Young & Dangerous” Evan Morris had defeated Jayson Khaos to qualify for the D-1 Title tournament, so Khaos was on the hunt for payback with manager C.J. McManus and stablemate Billy McNeil in his corner. However, McNeil was still at odds with his allies due to their actions earlier in the evening…he refused to take any cheapshots at Morris despite plenty of encouragement and opportunity to do so.
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Morris escaped an Unprettier attempt and delivered a TKO onto the knee, scoring his second win in a row over Khaos; McManus attempted to jump in the ring to break up the pin attempt, but Billy pulled him back to the floor.

“The Don Mega” Shorty Biggs had defeated Lucy Mendez‘s newest protege Kiyoshi Shizuka at a recent event, but the masked man was looking to even the score due to Shorty’s continued interest in Lucy.
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The former Tag Team Champion was on the verge of a victory, but Lucy threw herself between the combatants to shield her man from the finishing shot. That allowed Shizuka to poke Shorty in the eye and DDT him for the cheap win…to add insult to injury, Shizuka held a dazed Shorty for a slap to the face from Lucy.

Dynamo crowned its first D-1 Champion as Outtkast, “The Filipino Warrior” Elvis Aliaga(w/ Lucy Mendez), and Jayden Fenix of the Black Hand Warriors locked up in a triple threat matchup. Brian Stull did the ring announcing for the occasion as all three men were looking for their first singles gold in Dynamo Pro Wrestling. Outtkast and Fenix had been Dynamo Tag Champs, but Aliaga had never held a championship in Dynamo despite holding gold elsewhere. Outtkast was looking for his first singles title since his reign as GCW Light Heavyweight Champion in 2002.

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Aliaga and Fenix formed a temporary alliance to wear down Outtkast, but that broke down as only one man could walk away with the belt. All three men had some close calls, but Aliaga was taken out of the picture long enough for Outtkast to finish off Fenix with the Case Study. Outtkast was presented the D-1 Title belt by Brian Stull and his tag team partner Shorty Biggs congratulated him on his milestone victory!

In a true David-vs.-Goliath battle, “The Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal took on the powerhouse newcomer Kevin Lee Davidson.
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K.L.D. has been making waves in the Midwest and across the country as he has been training with Michael Elgin as well.
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However, agility and experience won the day as Sydal turned the tide with some well-placed kicks. In the end, the Yogasault sealed the deal as Sydal picked up the three-count.

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“Miss Natural” Heather Patera hadn’t been seen in Dynamo Pro in a while, but she was in the unusual position of being the fan favorite in a match against Lucy Mendez.
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The two are no strangers to each other as they’ve battled all over the Midwest. In this case, Kiyoshi Shizuka made the difference as he pushed Miss Natural off the top rope behind the referee’s back; that allowed Lucy to capitalize with a jumping DDT to get the duke.

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Shorty Biggs ran off the masked man afterwards, but the damage had been done.

The Heavyweight Title situation was in a state of turmoil. Defending champion Ricky Cruz and former champion Jake Dirden had been embroiled in a war in recent months, but Brandon Espinosa had earned the number-one contender’s spot in January. Espy had defeated former titleholder Mike Outlaw to ascend to that ranking, but Outlaw scored a pinfall over Dirden in an impromptu tag match later in the evening…setting the stage for a four-corner match for the championship.

Dirden loudly voiced his dissatisfaction with the match stipulation, saying that the title should be decided in one-on-one matchups and refusing to participate in the contest.
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He stormed out the side door of the venue, leaving the remaining three competitors to battle it out. Espinosa was on the defensive against two fan favorites, but managed to catch the champion in his cross-armbreaker finisher.

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Outlaw broke up the hold with the High Noon elbowdrop off the top rope, leaving all three men down. The King Of Chaos attempted to go to the top turnbuckle himself, but Espy took advantage of the no-DQ environment by knocking Cruz to the floor with a chair.

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Espinosa delivered a frog splash on Outlaw, but Dirden chose that moment to re-enter the fray and break up Espy’s pin attempt!

Dirden threw Espy to the floor and attempted to pin Outlaw, but Outlaw kicked out at two. That only seemed to infuriate the “Intelligent Monster” as he pulled Outlaw to his feet, then dropped him back to the mat with a monstrous chokeslam! That was finally enough to put Outlaw down for the count…making Jake Dirden the three-time Dynamo Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion with Michael Magnuson and Jayden Fenix celebrating by his side!

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling is proud to announce an all ages, live, professional wrestling event on Saturday, February 27th, 2016. This professional wrestling event, sponsored by AlignLife Chiropractic, AllState Insurance – The John Standefer Agency, Slackers – Music, Movies, Games, Toys & Comics, and Computer Specialists, will be held at the Douglas Club, located at 102 Whitelaw Avenue in Wood River, Illinois. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. with a bell time of 7:00 P.M. Tickets are $10 for adults. Tickets for children from five to twelve years old are $5. Tickets for children under five years old are free.

This action-packed night of professional wrestling will feature some of the fastest rising stars in Dynamo Pro Wrestling. Please come out and experience the best in professional wrestling as Dynamo Pro Wrestling makes its return to Wood River, Illinois. To purchase advance tickets, log on to http://www.dynamoprowrestling.com or contact the Douglas Club at (618) 254-2211.

Since 2007, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has strived to bring professional wrestling fans of all ages with hard hitting, fast paced, edge of your seat professional wrestling action. Please join Dynamo Pro Wrestling as it brings the best professional wrestling to the St. Louis metropolitan area. For additional information on Dynamo Pro Wrestling, you can check out our website at http://www.dynamoprowrestling.com, follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dynamopro, and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/DynamoPro. For Douglas Club venue information, you can follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/564364883727641/

For additional information regarding this event, please contact:

Jim Yount, Promoter
Dynamo Pro Wrestling
(314) 452-8868

Rob Mangrum, Media Relations Director
Dynamo Pro Wrestling
(618) 420-0049

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At Last, The 2014 Missouri Wrestling Revival Yearbook has arrived!!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 20, 2015

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From Brian Kelley- Missouri Wrestling Revival Owner and Editor

It is with great excitement that I am to announce that for the very first time the 2014 MWR Yearbook will be on sale this weekend. This is the the fourth yearbook celebrating and honoring the hard work of the men and women of pro wrestling in the Midwest.

To purchase it on Amazon click here.

This yearbook features a great cover from our friends at Curtain Jerker Designs that jump starts an action packed 300 pages and 500 plus photos and artwork of your favorite moments in the world of wrestling in the MWR Coverage area.We are honored to have World League Wrestling announcer Dan Gier deliver an introduction for you as you will have the opportunity to check out the Year-in-review by each month. The 2014 MWR Award recipients are documented in the book as we also remember the men and women we lost in 2014. A new feature called “Who do you love”, asks some of the stars of the Midwest who their favorite wrestlers of All-time are. Mike Wilson returns with the Shooter Spotlight while the fan favorite section of friends and family is filled with many of the great people that have supported wrestling in 2014. The book also features the MWR promotions complete results and much much more.

The book would not be possible without the support and friendship of the MWR promoters. To each of them I am very thankful for helping make MWR the official voice of pro wrestling news in the Midwest. I would also like to thank the wrestlers, referees and ring announcers that have been positive with the growth of MWR. Most definitely we would like to thank all the fans and people that have helped MWR throughout the past 7 years become what one friend stated MWR has become, “An institution in the Midwest.

In this years’ book we would like to thank the contributions of these fine men and women that help make the book a huge success.

A.K. Edwards ,Ben Simon , Brandis Outlaw , Chris Howser , Chris Roedel, Cody Murphy ,Crystal Mccormick Heather, David McCutcheon , David Schmida, Debbie Chmidling , Dee Clark, Derek Sharp, Drew Abbenhaus, Dubray Tallman, Eleanor Harris , Gary Giaffoglione , Jack Tierney , James Head ,Larry Matysik, Luke Roberts , Mark Taggart ,Miranda, Cantrell, Michael Laio ,Michael Van Hoogstraat ,Miss Natural, Patrick Brandmeyer, Paul Andrews ,Peyton Mitchell ,Raven Johnson, Stephen Drew.  (I pray I didn’t forget anyone)

The book will debut this Saturday at SICW in East Carondelet, Illinois and the special price for everyone that purchase the book at a promotion that we cover is still ONLY $20.OO

The MWR Yearbook tour will be moving along fast and furious in 2015 in the following weeks. Be sure to catch up with MWR fan relations Dubray Tallman to pick up your very own MWR Yearbook.

March 28th New Breed Wrestling

April 11th MMWA
MMWA

04/11/2015 MMWA (St. Louis, Missouri) @the Historic South Broadway Athletic Club 2301 South 7th Street Tickets 1-314-776- 4833

April 17 St. Louis Anarchy

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April 18th ST. Louis Anarchy
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St. Louis Anarchy (Alton, Illinois) Alton Knights of Columbus 405 East 4th Street Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:00pm Front Row $15 in advance, $20 at the door (only 50 seats available) Second Row $12 in advance $15 at door General Admission $10 in advance $15 at the door
Do not forget to add this titles to your collection

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