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Posts Tagged ‘Big Texan’

Christmas in July this Saturday the 14th Big Texan vs Moondog Rover

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 9, 2018

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MMWA -SICW Wrestling For the Kids in Hillsdale, Missouri Aug 5 Noon FREE

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 18, 2017

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MMWA Delivers High Voltage this Saturday Brandon Espinosa vs Ace Hawkins for the MWR MO Title

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 9, 2016

The first match announced will feature J-Mal Swagg vs Da’Marius Jones of 2.0 at High Voltage on Nov 12th!

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Champion vs Champion.
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The deck is stacked against the challenger as KLD takes on the MMWA Champion AJ Williams with the muscle of 2.0, B.T. Daramola at ringside. It all goes down at High Voltage!!!14915611_1796528430625832_655354294892379095_n

These two cannot seem to ever get along. Moondog will take on Jimmy D in a No DQ Dog Collar match at High Voltage!

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Another highly anticipated match is on the way as Brandon Aarons takes on Super Electro @ High Voltage

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The huge Survivor Series match as Barakus, Brian James, Matt Jones and Jason Roberts takes on Gary Jackson , Decon Cash, Damion Cortess and Big Texan.

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Former friends will finally collide in an explosive match as Brandon Espinosa defends his  Missouri Wrestling Revival Missouri Championship against “The” Ace Hawkins. @High Voltage

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South Broadway Athletic Club
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MWR Debuts at Wrestling Invades America in Swansea Illinois on Saturday November 28th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 18, 2015

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Wrestling Invades America returns to Swansea, Illinois Saturday November 28th! Dont miss this family friendly night of pro wrestling highlighted by four huge championship matches!

Doors open at 6PM for our Pre Show and the Main Show begins at 7PM!

Tickets are $10 General Admission and $5 for kids!
Location is the Swansea Improvement Hall located at 301 Service Street, Swansea, IL.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Confirmed Matches:
W.I.A. Championship Match
Napier(C) vs. Kevin Lee Davidson

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Pro Wrestling Epic Championship
Brandon Aarons(C) vs. Adam Caster

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W.I.A Tag Team Championship
Chase King and LMC(C) vs. TAT2 and Jon Alan

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W.I.A INTERSTATE CHAMPIONSHIP NO DQ MATCH

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Jimmy D(C) vs. Big Texan w/ Shadeux

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“InFamous” Tyler Copeland vs. Nicolas Newman

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Brandon Espinossa vs. Ace Hawkins

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Mephisto OPEN CHALLENGE

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Gavin Alexander and Taylor Champion vs. Clownman Jacko and Jason Alan

*card subject to change

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Dubi meets the MMWA-SICW fans in East Carondelet (12-11-10)

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 7, 2011

By Dubray Tallman

Hello All, this is Dubray Tallman with “Dubi Meets the Fans of MMWA-SICW” The house was packed at East Carondelet, Saturday, December 11, 2010.

This was an important night for us as the fine people at MMWA-SICW was honoring the hard work that we do at MWR with a presentation in front of their fans and we finally caught up with Larry Matysik to present him with the 2009 MWR Lifetime Achievement Award .

Also on this exciting night was the best of the best 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling going one on one against the one and only Mike Sydal. This night also featured two grudge matches starting off with a leather strap match showing the wrath of the powerhouse Ron Powers taking on the Big Texan with Gary Jackson as the special referee. Bad blood and respect was on the line in a grueling 2 out of 3 falls match between the former MMWA-SICW Champion Dave Vaughn and Brandon Espinosa led by Vaughn’s ex manager Travis Cook.

I won’t lie as I was nervous as could be heading to the show as this was the first time that I had been to a show without Brian, who was in Granite City, Illinois covering NWA Dynamo/High Voltage Wrestling. I was fortunate to be able to catch a ride with our good friend and MWR photographer Mike Van Hoogstraat and Larry Eddicott to the show.

The nerves would soon be long gone as everyone at MMWA-SICW made me feel very welcomed as they prepared to bring the fans the best show they could to end the year. While they got ready to open the doors I caught up with some good friends along with Larry Matysik who are two great guys.

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Danny Boy (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

I had found the MWR Wrestler of the Night in MMWA-SICW fan favorite Danny Boy.

Danny Boy was able to wear the MWR Holiday green and red shirt to the ring prior to his match. Mission accomplished for the MWR wrestler of the night, I found my Santa hats that I was going to give everyone who sat in the front row. I decided to just give them to the children, and they seemed very happy about wearing them. I made the mistake of running out of the  hats and one cute little girl was in tears. Being a mother of three myself I that hit at home and thankfully I was wearing my reindeer antlers and was able to make her happy by giving them to her but I made her promise me that she would wear them.

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MMWA-SICW Promoter Herb Simmons and Dubray Tallman. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Herb Simmons presented us with a great plaque from MMWA-SICW that Brian was thrilled about, and my speech to Larry Matysik went off without a glitch so I was feeling good and off to find some friends to be a part of Dubi Meets the Fans.

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(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The first set of fans I met were Devan and Dylan, from East Carondelet and this was the first time they had been to the matches. They were excited about seeing some girls wrestle, and asked for me to choose a wrestler for them. I chose young Chase King for them and King is shown here holding Dylan’s sister Jaelyn.

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(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Marla Bradshaw was super excited to get her picture with Ron Powers, she was all smiles and happy as a lark, she couldn’t wait to get her hands wrapped around this beast of a man.

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(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Marla’s son Cody also wanted to choose a wrestler, so he went with the young high flyer Ace Hawkins.

Prior to Danny Boy’s match with Tony Raze, he threw out the shirt to Sarah Kinkade. Danny Boy would go on to pick up a big win on the hated “Lockdown” Raze.

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(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)



Look for a full photo recap from Mike Van Hoogstraat in the near future at MWR, and I hope all the fans have had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Till next time, be good and I hope to see you at the shows in 2011.

Love Dubz.

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9-12-2009 MMWA-SICW Photo Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 1, 2009

Thanks to MWR Photographer  Michael R Van Hoogstraat we are able to bring you a photo recap of action in South Broadway in ST Louis on September 12.

So wrestling fans sit back and enjoy.

Core goes after newcomer Ziggy Bones with a vengeance.(Photo credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Core goes after newcomer Ziggy Bones with a vengeance.(Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Core is cocky  going in victory.  (Photo credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Core is cocky going in victory. (Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Core d. Ziggy Bones

Moondog Rover was a little wild and allowed Purple Passion to get the DQ win.(Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Moondog Rover was a little wild and allowed Purple Passion to get the DQ win.(Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Purple Passion d. Moondog Rover by DQ

MMWA-SICW  star Blade (Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

MMWA-SICW star Blade (Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Lumberjack Abe feels the wrath of Blade(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Lumberjack Abe feels the wrath of Blade(Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blade finds himself in a place that he does not want to be in.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blade finds himself in a place that he does not want to be in.(Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*MMWA-SICW Tag Champ Lumberjack Abe fought Blade to a time-limit draw

Dave Vaughn sends Waco on a trip to twist ville. (Photo credit  Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Dave Vaughn sends Waco on a trip to twist ville. (Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Waco goes flying after a drop kick by Vaughn. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Waco goes flying after a drop kick by Vaughn. (Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Working non the arm of Vaughn  kept this contest close. (Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Working on the arm of Vaughn kept this contest close. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Waco was relentless in his effort to make Vaughn on dimensional as he worked on the left arm of Vaughn. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Waco was relentless in his effort to make Vaughn on dimensional as he worked on the left arm of Vaughn. (Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Vaughn finds himself getting close to submit.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Vaughn finds himself getting close to submit.(Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

After a powerful spear Vaughn gets the big win(Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

After a powerful spear Vaughn gets the big win(Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Travis Cook and his former protégé have words. (Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Travis Cook and his former protégé have words. (Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Dave Vaughn d. Waco(w/ Big Texan)

The Champ Phil E Blunt and Travis Cook has MMWA-SICW where they want them.  (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The Champ Phil E Blunt and Travis Cook has MMWA-SICW where they want them. (Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Fan favorites Gary Jackson & Keith Smith come to the ring.  (Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Fan favorites Gary Jackson & Keith Smith come to the ring. (Recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Gary Jackson sends his old rival Shaft up and over.( Photo credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Gary Jackson sends his old rival Shaft up and over.( Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Former champ Jackson sends Blunt flyer.  (Photo credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Former champ Jackson sends Blunt flyer. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blunt needed to get away from the red hot Jackson.(Photo credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blunt needed to get away from the red hot Jackson.(Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft turned things around for his team. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft turned things around for his team. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Keith Smith shows that he still has some power to his game. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Keith Smith shows that he still has some power to his game. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Former Connection member Dave Vaughn hits a awesome spear on  former team mate and Champion Phil E Blunt (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Former Connection member Dave Vaughn hits a awesome spear on former team mate and Champion Phil E Blunt (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Keith Smith gets the pinfall on Shaft.(Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Keith Smith gets the pinfall on Shaft.(Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Dave Vaughn, Gary Jackson and Keith Smith unit for the good cause. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Dave Vaughn, Gary Jackson and Keith Smith unit for the good cause. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Gary Jackson & Keith Smith d. Heavyweight Champion Phil E. Blunt & Shaft

Johnny Courageous  challenges MMWA-SICW Jr. Heavyweight Champ AJ Williams (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Johnny Courageous challenges MMWA-SICW Jr. Heavyweight Champ AJ Williams (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

 AJ throws caution to the wind. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

AJ goes for a sharp shooter. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

 AJ goes for a sharp shooter. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

AJ goes for a sharp shooter. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Johnny Courageous  suffers a leg injury that cost him the match but AJ Williams shows the heart of a Champion by helping him out of the ring. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Johnny Courageous suffers a leg injury that cost him the match but AJ Williams shows the heart of a Champion by helping him out of the ring. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*MMWA-SICW Jr. Heavyweight Champ AJ Williams d. Johnny Courageous by TKO

The Big Texan brings all his weight down on Bobby D(Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The Big Texan brings all his weight down on Bobby D(Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Bobby D and The Big Texan went tooth and nail. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Bobby D and The Big Texan went tooth and nail. (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

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The Big Texan gets disqualified after using a chair on Bobby D (Photo by Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Bobby D d. The Big Texan by DQ

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MMWA-SICW July 11 recap, part one

Posted by reimaginejournalism on July 31, 2009

By Kari Williams

MMWA-SICW put on a free show for its fans at the Dupo Fairgrounds in Dupo, IL prior to the event at South Broadway Athletic Club later that evening. The show began later than expected due to a rain delay and had only five matches because of time restrictions, but still gave fans the entertainment they desired.

Heavyweight Champion Gary Jackson battled a formidable opponent in A.J. Williams, who appears to be looking for a Heavyweight Title reign in the near future. As two fan favorites, Williams and Jackson put on one of the best, most competitive matches of the night. Neither man appeared to gain a clear advantage, depsite their efforts. However, Williams did have Jackson on edge throughout the bout, which allowed Williams to gain mulitple near falls. Each time Williams tried to take control, Jackson used his pure athletic skill to put a stop to Williams. The champion soundly defeated Williams with the Texas Cloverleaf to retain his title after Williams delivered two consecutive elbow drops but could not capitalize.

Bobby D took on the Big Texan in a physical contest. Texan attacked D from the get go, and barely gave him a chance to get out of the box, so to speak. Nonetheless, the one miniscule opportunity D had, he took full advantage of, using any tactics he could. Nothing D did could stop the bigger man, and when Texan caught D with a double-underhook suplex, the end became clear. In nearly 10 and a half minutes, Texan caught D in on the second rope and chokeslammed him to the mat for the win.

Blade had his hands full against Connection Member Shaft, who, conspicuously, was not accompanied by Travis Cook. Using his dastardly ways, Shaft attacked Blade from behind to gain the unfair advantage. However, neither man controlled the match for an extended period. Shaft’s evil ways kept Blade at bay and gave the Connection’s newest member a distinct disadvantage. Just over 10 minutes into the one-sided affair, Shaft stole the victory with a roll up where he had the tights.

Women’s Champion Alexis defended her title against her archnemesis Destiny Diamond, who has tried for the last few months to win the title. Diamond’s skill increases each time she steps in the ring, and this bout was no exception, as she easily dominated the champion. Not using any flashy moves, Diamond controlled the match, but one false move sent Diamond to the wayside and allowed Alexis to take over. Alexis wore down Diamond in a short amount of time, then pinned her after a TKO to retain the belt.

In the opening contest, The Exciting Jaysin Static and Core went at it. With the crowd firmly behind Static, he had a pyschological lead going in. It seemed as though that also worked in Core’s favor, as it gave him more motivation to defeat Static. The two battled in and out of the ring, and Core did everything he could—legally and illegally—to ensure the outcome of the bout. At 8:47, Core had wounded the exciting one enough to get the pin.

Keep checking Missouri Wrestling Revival for the details of the show at South Broadway Athletic Club, which immediately followed this show.

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MMWA-SICW June 13 Recap

Posted by reimaginejournalism on July 7, 2009

By Kari Williams
Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt

Fans noticed white tape around nearly every wrestler’s arm at South Broadway Athletic Club on June 13 as they made their way to the ring. The name “Faith” appeared on that tape. Whether loved or hated by the crowd, virtually the entire locker room paid homage to MMWA-SICW Ring Announcer Tim Miller’s two-year-old niece who died in a car fire on June 1. The night was dedicated to Faith Miller.

AJ Williams honors the memory of two year old Faith Miller, the niece of MMWA-SICW Ring Announcer Tim Miller (MMWA-SICW Ring Announcer Tim Miller)

AJ Williams honors the memory of two year old Faith Miller, the niece of MMWA-SICW Ring Announcer Tim Miller (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

The returning Johnny Courageous took on A.J. Williams in a number one contender’s match for the Junior Heavyweight Championship. Williams came to the ring wearing a shirt commemorating the life of Faith Miller, much to the delight of the fans and Tim.

Johnny Courageous delivers a flying body press on the exciting young AJ Williams  (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Johnny Courageous delivers a flying body press on the exciting young AJ Williams (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

These two fan favorites wrestled a fast-paced, highly competitive bout worthy of main event status. Courageous gained a slight lead from the bell and never quite let go of it. Williams’ willpower was evident, as he did not give in easily. In fact, he went to the top turnbuckle on more than one occasion in hopes of delivering the final blow of defeat to Courageous. Multiple near falls and closecalls emerged as the athletes began running out of time. The bout ended in a time limit draw, with a number one contender for Vaughn’s belt still undecided.

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Phil E. Blunt and Dave Vaughn prepares to go to war with Gary Jackson and Jerome Cody (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Alexis Lightfoot defended her Women’s Championship against Destiny Diamond in the only championship match of the evening. The hatred between these two has grown tremendously since Diamond’s debut in the company. Diamond controlled the early portion of the bout, but choking Alexis on the ropes fueled the champion’s desire to retain her belt. Alexis came at Diamond with a flurry of forearms and punches, bringing victory closer. In spite of Diamond’s attempts to deter Alexis, nothing worked and Alexis retained her title in just over four minutes.

Phil E. Blunt and Vaughn had their hands full against World Heavyweight Champion Gary Jackson and Jerome Cody. Both teams worked well together, using frequent tags and double teams as much as possible. In typical Connection fashion, Blunt and Vaughn resorted to illegal tactics to control the battle.

Arguably the two best at MMWA-SICW, Jackson looks to submit Vaughn (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Arguably the two best at MMWA-SICW, Jackson looks to submit Vaughn (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Vaughn returns the favor and brings the pain to the World Champion (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Vaughn returns the favor and brings the pain to the World Champion (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Gary Jackson delivers an elbow to an old “friend” (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Gary Jackson delivers an elbow to an old “friend” (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Just before the 10-minute-mark, Blunt connected with a piledriver on Jackson, but the champion kicked out. Neither team could gain a clear advantage, which lead to frustration and anger for both teams. Cody launched from the top rope with a flying crossbody onto Vaughn, and chaos erupted shortly thereafter. Both teams were disqualified for the use of a chain, which came into the scuffle.

When the match ended, Blunt tried convincing Jackson that Cody only wanted to be his partner to get closer to the Heavyweight Championship, which caused some tension between the two men.

The previous contest showcased the return of the former MMWA-SICW Junior Heavyweight Champion Kahyman as he took on Lumberjack Gabe (with Abe) in his first match in over a year. Gabe proved his power by shoving Kahyman to the mat. Looking more determined than ever, Kahyman simply smirked to the crowd and bolted toward Gabe, who quickly ran to the outside toward safety. The referee threw out Abe due to interference, and Gabe used the distraction to take control and dictate the pace of the match.

Kahyman is back, better than ever! (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Kahyman is back, better than ever! (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Kahyman slowly worked his way from defeat, began targeting Gabe’s leg, and followed suit with a standing drop kick that knocked Gabe to his feet. Kahyman controlled the match from this moment on, hitting a swanton bomb and covering Gabe for the pin. Kahyman would have won the match at this point, but Abe emerged from the back and broke up the pin in plain view of the referee. However, the referee did not disqualify Gabe, and the match continued. Kahyman won via roll up when Abe attempted to interfere again and nearly collided with his brother. Junior Heavyweight Champion Dave Vaughn charged the ring to attack Kahyman after the bout. He was restrained and forced to the back.

Dave Vaughn is restrained from attacking Kahyman. The match that the fans have been clamoring for, Vaughn vs. Kahyman is just around the corner. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt

Dave Vaughn is restrained from attacking Kahyman. The match that the fans have been clamoring for, Vaughn vs. Kahyman is just around the corner. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt

Shaft, accompanied by Travis Cook, wrestled the Big Texan. They started off with a shoving contest, of which Texan easily got the upper hand.

The Big Texan shows his power to shaft early in the match. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

The Big Texan shows his power to shaft early in the match. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

After the big slam, Travis Cook gives Shaft some encouraging words. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

After the big slam, Travis Cook gives Shaft some encouraging words. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Cook then called for a time out to help Shaft regroup, but Texan still dominated. At one point, Texan choked Shaft, who retaliated in the same manner. Moments later, Cook interfered and proceeded to jump up and down, run around the ring and prance toward Phil E. Blunt—recently arrived at ringside—and the two high fived as Cook proclaimed, “I’m a bad man!” Having gotten the advantage, Shaft began to target Texan’s ankle. Inbetween punishing his opponent, Shaft stopped to argue with a fan, giving Texan a chance to take the advantage, but to no avail. Shaft walked away with a roll up victory as he grabbed the tights for added leverage.

“The Exciting” Jaysin Static. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

“The Exciting” Jaysin Static. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Where did he go? (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Where did he go? (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

lade chops Jaysin Static on the way to a big win. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

lade chops Jaysin Static on the way to a big win. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

“The Exciting” Jaysin Static and Blade went at it in the second match of the evening. Static started off on the right foot, but after a mid-ring collision, it looked as if he injured his knee. Blade targeted the injury and almost pinned Static, but the exciting one’s determination never faltered. In fact, Static had control of the match from the five minute mark almost to the end. The exciting one nailed Blade with an impressive superkick, but it was not enough to put the larger man down for the count. Blade pulled out the win only moments later at 6:41.

In the opening contest, Moondog Rover tried to best Lumberjack Abe, despite Lumberjack Gabe’s presence at ringside. Rover weakened Abe’s left arm early on but could not put a stop to his opponent, who quickly changed the direction of the match. In spite of Abe’s determination, the moment that Rover resorted to his dog-like tactics, Abe lost his focus and never regained it.

Bombs away from Lumberjack Abe (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Bombs away from Lumberjack Abe (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Gabe appeared to sense his brother’s pending defeat, causing him to take Rover’s bone and taunt him. This act allowed Abe to sneak up on Rover and get a quick roll up victory.

Lumberjack Abe steals a win to start the night. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Lumberjack Abe steals a win to start the night. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Continue to check mmwa-sicw.com and myspace.com/sbacstl for upcoming news on the Christmas in July shows.

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MMWA-SICW Feb 21 Photo recap by Michael R Van Hoogstraat

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 11, 2009

MWR is proud to have Michael R Van Hoogstraat a part of the MWR family. Michael is a photographer for MMWA-SICW. Michael has agreed to share with us his wonderful pictures in a recap form from time to time. This time we are going to look back at the show from MMWA-SICW on February 21st in East Carondelet, IL at the Community Center.

The results of the matches were as followed.
Blade defeated Bobby D.
Waco beat Lumberjack Abe.
Eric Brewer defeated Purple Passion.
Lumberjack Gabe beat The Big Texan.
Junior Heavyweight Champion Dave Vaughn defeated CHUCHO.
Heavyweight Champion Gary Jackson beat Shaft.

Now sit back and enjoy some of the action from MMWA-SICW.

Bobby D enters the ring to take on Blade (Photo Credit : Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Bobby D enters the ring to take on Blade (Photo Credit : Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Bobby D feels the power of Blade (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Bobby D feels the power of Blade (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

It’s a bird it’s a plane it’s….You know where I am going …it’s Bobby D  (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

It’s a bird it’s a plane it’s….You know where I am going …it’s Bobby D (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blade did his best not to submit, though he survived and got the victory  he had to feel it the next day (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blade did his best not to submit, though he survived and got the victory he had to feel it the next day (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Lumberjack Abe and Waco set to battle (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Lumberjack Abe and Waco set to battle (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Eric Brewer is ready for a fight. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Eric Brewer is ready for a fight. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Junior Heavyweight Champion Dave Vaughn and Chucho have a test of strength. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Junior Heavyweight Champion Dave Vaughn and Chucho have a test of strength. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Dave Vaughn slows down CHUCHO (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Dave Vaughn slows down CHUCHO (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Dave Vaughn slows down CHUCHO (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Dave Vaughn slows down CHUCHO (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The Champion is in trouble!!! (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The Champion is in trouble!!! (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Dave Vaughn Retains the Championship (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Dave Vaughn Retains the Championship (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The evil Saladin (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The evil Saladin (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

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Unfortunately Mike was unable to photograph the Heavyweight title match between Gary Jackson and Shaft.

You can check out MMWA-SICW this Saturday in St. Louis, MO at the South Broadway Athletic Club. For more information please go to the MMWA-SICW website.

Special thanks go out to Tim Miller.

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MMWA-SICW February 14 recap

Posted by reimaginejournalism on February 27, 2009

Editors Note: MWR would like to thank MMWA-SICW for allowing us to be ringside to take pictures for this wonderful event. We got to see one of the most entertaining matches this year between Dave Vaughn and AJ Williams for the Junior Heavyweight Championship that highlighted a fun filled evening of matches.

A special thank you goes out to MMWA-SICW photographer Michael Van Hoogstraat for his advice and hospitality that evening. Michael has been willing to allow MWR to use his photographs in the future to allow fans to see what they may have missed or relive the excitement. To check out more of Michael Van Hoogstraat work please go to Vans Digital Photo Service. Don’t hesitate to contact Michael to phoograph your next wrestling event.

Now without further ado please take time to check out the great recap by Kari Williams.
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By Kari Williams

Relentless attacks and fire-hot ferocity personified the Valentine’s Day MMWA-SICW show at South Broadway Athletic Club. From the opening match to the main event, tempers flared and emotions raged with blazing desire—all for the chance to prove their own worth as a competitor or to show the naysayers that they truly do have what it takes to succeed as a champion. Themed as a ‘luck of the draw’ night, each match was determined at the beginning of the show.

Bobby D attempted to establish his dominance in the company when he fought “Wild Child” Billy Diamond in the main event. D’s reluctance to start the match did not sit well with either Diamond or the fans. Neither man gained a clear advantage throughout the bout, but D did everything in his power to do so, including using illegal maneuvers. At one point when D seemed to be on the verge of dominating, he let his ego get the best of him and covered Diamond for the pin with only one foot resting on Diamond’s chest, allowing the wounded man to easily escape the pin. Those tactics must have gotten into Diamond’s head because he never fully regained his composure. D scored a spoiled victory after distracting the ref, hitting Diamond with a low blow and surprising Diamond with a roll-up while holding the tights.

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Jeremy Lightfoot thrills the crowd on the way to victory- Photo Credit Dubray Tallman

Jeremy Lightfoot, Diamond’s tag team partner, took to the ring prior, against one of MMWA-SICW’s newer competitors, Blade. Both men failed to gain the advantage early on, but minutes into the match, Blade connected with a suplex and began to take over. Blade then targeted Lightfoot’s knee and ankle, possibly in an attempt to eliminate the Lightfoot Driver from his opponent’s arsenal. Slowly, but surely, Lightfoot regained his compsure, and did not allow Blade to get the upper hand again—despite multiple attempts. The former champion decided Blade’s fate with a Lightfoot Driver and pin. After the match, the two men showed no hard feelings and shook hands as a symbol of respect.

The Connecton sent its prodigy, Dave Vaughn, out to ruin Junior Heavyweight Champion A.J. Williams’ day as the two battled for Williams’ title. In the best match of the night, the two young men fought with all their might for the gold.

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Dave Vaughn masterfully grounds Junior Heavyweight Champion A.J. Williams- -Photo Credit – Dubray Tallman

Vaughn controlled the match from the get-go and solidified his dominance after a brutal shoulder tackle that sent Williams down to the mat. Not one to be deterred, Williams attempted to gain momentum with a drop kick and stinger splash, among other things, but nothing could stop Vaughn’s determination.

A.J. Williams  pulls out all stops to keep his championship-Photo Credit Michael VanHoogstraat

A.J. Williams pulls out all stops to keep his championship-Photo Credit Michael Van Hoogstraat

As the match progressed, Williams did get in some formidable offense, as he flew over the top rope to a stunned Vaughn on the outside, which he followed up with running the number one contender head first into the ring post. Nothing Williams did slowed Vaughn down. With Travis Cook acting as a cheerleader at ringside, Vaughn had all the support he needed. Vaughn proved to be too much on this exchange as he walked away with the Junior Heavyweight Championship.

In a match of the year canadaite, Dave Vaughn is the new Champ and his Manager Travis Cook could not be any happier- Photo Credit – Dubray Tallman

In a match of the year candidate, Dave Vaughn is the new Champ and his Manager Travis Cook could not be any happier- Photo Credit – Dubray Tallman

Travis Cook accompanies Phil E Blunt- Photo Credit Michael Van Hoogstraat

Travis Cook accompanies Phil E Blunt- Photo Credit Michael Van Hoogstraat

Shaft’s issues with The Connection continued on this night, as he faced Phil E. Blunt. Shaft seemed hellbent on destroying Blunt and had the means with which to do so.

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Shaft sends Phil E. Blunt on a ride – Photo Credit Dubray Tallman

He relentlessly attacked Blunt’s ankle in preparation for the ankle lock. Then, Cook, sensing defeat, interjected himself in the matchup, causing Shaft to chase him around ringside. Cook’s neck injury notwithstanding, he ran fairly fast without complaint. Seeing that he could not conquer Shaft, Blunt finished the match by forcing a disqualification victory as he stood on the outside next to Cook while the referee counted to 10. After the verdict was announced, Blunt questioned Shaft on whether or not he would join The Connection—an option which they presented to Shaft last month—and Shaft said nothing.

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Heavyweight Champion Gary Jackson lets Lumberjack Gabe know where he stands. – Photo Credit Dubray Tallman

Heavyweight Champion “Night Train” Gary Jackson put his title on the line against the Battle Royal Champion Lumberjack Gabe. Jackson announced that he would leave their friendship up in the dressing room, and the bout got underway. Both competitors had the fans cheering for them, but it apeared as though Jackson had more fans on his side. Jackson fought with all his might to deter Gabe. Jackson connected with two elbow drops, but only received a two count for his actions. He then trapped Gabe in a submission hold, but Lumberjack Abe, who had been at ringside, distracted the ref, causing Gabe to try and steal the win with a roll-up. However, Gabe was disqualified for Abe’s interference and Jackson walked away with the belt. He then got on the mic and stated that he does not back down from anyone in any federation.

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Womens Champion Alexis Lightfoot works over Stacey O’Brien’s leg-Photo Credit Dubray Tallman

The first title match of the evening took place previously, when Stacey O’ Brien challenged Alexis Lightfoot for the Women’s title. Not willing to let her hard-earned title just slip away, Alexis fought with all of her might.

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The MWR 2008 Female Wrestler of the Year Stacey O'Brien was on top of her game as she uses the ropes to punish Lightfoot- Photo Credit Dubray Tallman

From the get go, O’ Brien used underhanded tactics in an attempt to sway the advantage. On a couple of exchanges, O’ Brien’s plan worked, and she could have won the match and regained the belt, but Alexis had the wherewithall to grab the bottom rope and break up the pin attempt. Just when it looked like Alexis would reign supreme yet again, O’ Brien trapped the champion in an excruciatingly painful double-leg Boston crab. Just moments before Alexis was sure to tap out, Destiny Diamond came running out of the crowd, broke up the hold and attacked O’ Brien. Alexis retained the belt due to Diamond’s interference, but O’ Brien emerged victorious.

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Big Texan slams Saladin to the mat- Photo Credit Dubray Tallman

Big Texan and Saladin put on a show in the second match of the night. Saladin had a difficult time overpowering his larger opponent, which caused Texan to dominate the bulk of the bout. However, at the five minute mark, Saladin delivered a swift kick to Texan’s head, sending him flying out of the ring. Without the support of the fans on his side, Saladin could not get enough momentum going to keep Texan on the ropes. Texan caught Saladin off guard, slammed him hard to the mat and got the three count.

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Lumberjack Abe chops Waco and gets a big win to start the night- Photo Credit Dubray Tallman

Waco took on Lumberjack Abe in the opening match in what can only be described as a brawl. They came to blows immediately, especially with Lumberjack Gabe’s pending interference on the outside. After the five-minute mark, Waco began to gain control and connected with a flying drop kick, followed by 10 consecutive punches. However, Abe began to sense victory slipping from his grasp, and he quickly pulled out a win.

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