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Posts Tagged ‘Blake Belakis’

PGP January 28th in Illiopolis, Illinois Stephen Wolf , Mario Crivello, Blake Belakis

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 20, 2017

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Bunkers Rocked With Addition Of Jason Saint To THE JOB

Bunkers (220 Old Route 36, Illiopolis, IL) is blowing up for THE JOB!!! January 28th (Saturday) just got even better…. PGP has been informed by Jason Saint that he will be representing international star and former Middle Kingdom Wrestling Champion,”The Arrogant Atheist” Dalton Bragg. Mr. Bragg (w/ Jason Saint) is returning from China for a rare U.S. appearance before leaving to compete in Mexico. Seemingly money is no object for Dalton Bragg as he has retained the services of Jason Saint to represent him during his limited U.S. appearances, including his trip to Proving Ground Pro on January 28th.

 

We received a correspondence, after an apparent scouting trip, from Mr. Saint with a number of complaints including the height of the ceiling at Bunkers, the temperature of the beer at Bunkers, the lack of European or Chinese imports at Bunkers and the average IQ/ income of the native Illiopolis population. In response we promise to bring extra ice if they (Dalton & Jason) bring their own import “Fancy” beverages…And, we wish Dalton Bragg (and Mr. Jason Saint) good luck with not one, but TWO opponents as we now have another 3 Way Dance on the card at THE JOB. The “Arrogant Atheist” Dalton Bragg (w/ Jason Saint) will now face both C.J. Shine and Pat Monix!!!….This is flat out AWESOME!!!

THE JOB is the best damn night of independent professional wrestling in Central Illinois, look at this amazing card….7 matches of pure Proving Ground Pro mayhem… Two separate Ryan Buckley Memorial Tournament qualifiers with “Leader of the Pack” Stephen Wolf vs. “BuckNasty” Bucky Collins (w/ Zeke Zshe) and “Iron Demon” Shane Mercer vs.“Bad Wolf” Blake Belakis (The winner of the 2017 RBMT will receive the vacant PGP Franchise Title)…Tag team Title 3 Way Dance with PGP champs Alpha Class (Danny Adams and Paco Gonzalez) vs The Curse (Draconis and Ovirload) vs Krotch & Dante LeoneMario Crivello in a classic confrontation versus Latin Thunder…”Fashionista” Marek Brave battles “War Horse” Jake Parnell… Twitter exclusive announcement ( @pgpwrestling ) has Barackus & Gyasi returning to face Eddie Machete & Xander Killen…And now we add “Arrogant Atheist” Dalton Bragg (w/ Jason Saint) vs. C.J. Shine vs Pat Monix in a second 3 Way Dance for THE JOB!!! You legitimately DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW!!!

THE JOB happens at Bunkers (220 Old State Route 36, Illiopolis, IL) on January 28th (Saturday) with doors open at 6:30 PM and the JOB starting at 7 PM. Tickets for this monstorous night are only $10 adults and $7 kids. Save a couple,e bucks with $8 adults and $5 kids advance tickets available until day of show at Bunkers and The Riverton Party Store ( or message us on PGP social media)… Follow PGP on all our social media fronts, Proving Ground Pro on Facebook, @pgpwrestling on Twitter, pgpwrestletube on YouTube and PGPWrestling on Vid.me….Exciting times to be a PGP fan….TRUTH!!!
It really doesn’t get any cooler than this….ENTER THE PROVING GROUND!!!

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2016 Missouri Wrestling Revival Tag Team of the Year – Alpha Class (Danny Adams & Paco Gonzalez)

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 18, 2017

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Trained by former Ring of Honor World Champion Michael Elgin, Danny Adams and Paco Gonzalez, came together to form the tag team Alpha Class and quietly picked up huge wins in 2016. In January, the duo picked up a big win against former Dynamo Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champions Shawn Santel and Mauler McDarby otherwise known as the Professionals. They would challenge the DPW Champions High Level Enterprise, Jon Webb and Jack Gamble coming up just a little short, but that would not deter them in the least.

While making their way to Proving Ground Pro they picked up a huge win by defeating the much larger and powerful team of Blake Belakis and Nate Redwing, while backing that up with a win against Craig Mitchell & Kenny Sutra.

In August at Pro Wrestling Resurgence Alpha Class picked up a an epic win against two of the most successful tag teams in the Midwest in a triple threat match with The Submission Squad(Evan Gelistico & Pierre Abernathy) and 2.0 (A.J. Williams & Da’Marius Jones).

Proving that that win was not a fluke Alpha Class upset the Besties in the World, Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett. Less than a month later they not only defeated The Carnivore Club (Blake Belakis & Nate Redwing) to win the Proving Ground Pro Tag Titles, but successfully defeated them in a rematch for the title.

Back in St. Louis for Dynamo Pro Wrestling they would lose a hard fought title match against Straps Down University (Keon Option & Justin D’Air) before returning back to Proving Ground Pro to retain the titles against the Brother Reed & Micky Muscles. In the month of November they would retain their PGP Tag titles against the 3-time MWR Tag Team of the Year recipients Devin and Mason Cutter, the Hooligans.

Danny Adams and Paco Gonzalez proved that with great training, hard work and dedication they have a bright future and start the year off as Proving Ground Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champions but now they also lay claim as the 2016 MWR Tag Team of the Year.

Look for an exclusive MWR Tag Team of the Year Alpha Class  artwork honoring her for their achievement from acclaimed artist Dartallion Allen Jr. in the future.

If you would like to sponsor the MWR Tag Team of the Year Plaques for Alpha Class then please contact MWR at flairwhoooooo@yahoo.com. The cost is $100.00 (two plaques) and you will receive a past MWR Yearbook, a Tyler Black (Seth Rollins rookie card) and a mention on the MWR Website.

2015 MWR Awards
Tag Team: High Level Enterprise (Jon Webb and Jack Gamble)

2014 MWR Year Awards
Tag Team: The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter)

2013 MWR Year Awards
Tag Team: The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter)

2012 MWR Year Awards
Tag Team: The American Bulldogs (Mark McDowell and Jon West)

2011 MWR Year Awards
Tag Team: The Kentucky Buffet (Matt Cage and Alex Castle)

2010 MWR Year Awards
Tag Team: Attitude Inc. (Guy Smith, Spencer Powers and Michael Shard)

2009 Awards
Tag Team: The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)

2008 Awards
Tag Team: The Northstar Express (Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz)

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A High Risk Show Pays off in Warsaw

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 13, 2016

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Photos Brian Kelley

On February 27, 2016 High Risk Wrestling, a St. Louis mainstay since 2014, brought their brand of wrestling to the small town of Warsaw, Mo. Frank Thurman, the owner of High Risk Wrestling, recently decided to move his shows from the St. Louis area to Warsaw.

The show was highlighted with the first round of a tournament to decide who the new High Risk Heavyweight Champion was going to be after Blake Belakis relinquished the title shortly before the move.

In the first match of the tournament we saw “The Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal pick up an impressive victory over Paco.
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The two high flyers put on an amazing match to open the show and really got the crowd of over a hundred people into the show from the start.

The show wasn’t just about the tournament though, The Magic Man  introduced the crowd to a special attraction.

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All the way from Japan, Kiyoshi Shizaka made his debut with the Magic Man issuing an open challenge on his behalf. As fast as his Monster fueled legs could carry him John E. Rock was in the ring and hyped for the challenge.
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In an impressive display of aerial maneuvers and super quick feet Shizaka proved to be a little too much for the crowd favorite, and beat Rock with a backslide pin. Showing his respect to the better man that night Rock bowed to his opponent before exiting the ring.

The theme of the night seemed to be sportsmanship and respect for one’s opponent up to that point in the night, but when Tyler Copeland extended his hand to Jack Gamble in the next quarter final match for the High Risk Championship bout, Gamble was treated to a boot to the gut for his trouble.
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Gamble shook it off and went to work on Copeland. The two men had a great back and forth match with multiple two counts, but Copeland decided Gamble came to close one too many times. With a quick low blow while the ref’s back was turned Copeland rolled up Gamble for the win.

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Next up the ultra-charismatic bad guy Elvis Aliaga took on The Math-Magician in the third quarter final match in the tournament.

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Elvis tried to confuse his opponent before the match even started with some impossible math problems, but they proved to be no problem for the Magician. Unfortunately, Aliaga himself proved to be a problem as he pinned him 1-2-3 to advance to the next round of the tournament.

The final match in the tournament that night saw two veterans, Tony Kozina and Jeremy Wyatt, in a one on one match that was easily main event material. As the two battled back and forth in the ring, “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton took an interest in the match and came out to ringside to observe. Eaton’s distractions kept Wyatt off his game just enough for Kozina to pick up the win and advance to the next round in the tournament.
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Obviously unhappy with the result of the match, Wyatt confronted the legend which quickly escalated from verbal confrontation to Wyatt laying Eaton out with a punch to the jaw. With all four matches in the tournament in the books we will see Mike Sydal, Tyler Copeland, Elvis Aliaga, and Tony Kozina advance to the semi-final round on April 23rd to decide who the next High Risk Champion will be.

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The newly coined MWR Missouri Championship was on the line next as champion Ricky Cruz defended his title against Brandon Aarons and his manager Garrett “Freakin” Williams.
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After much primping and preening by Aarons the match finally got underway. In a spectacular display of power and agility Cruz seemed to have Aarons number at every turn. Even with the constant interference of manager Williams, including choking the champion in the bottom rope and a jab to the throat from Aaron’s brush, Cruz came out on top retaining the coveted Missouri Title.

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The main event of the night was for High Risk Wrestling Tag Team Titles. Champions Mike Outlaw and Justin D’air took on the up and coming Riegel Twins to see who the best tag team in High Risk Wrestling was. Both teams were firing on all eight cylinders that night as they threw everything they had at each other. The Riegel Twins, who are relatively new to the wrestling scene, already have an impressive collection of tandem moves in their arsenal had their hands full with the champion duo of Outlaw & D’air.
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In an impressive display from both teams they battled back and forth and showed the crowd exactly why they all deserved to be in that championship match. With D’air on the shoulders of Logan, Sterling climbed to the top rope and delivered a devastating flying clothesline that put D’air down for the three count winning them their first tag team title victory in High Risk Wrestling.

After the match all four men shook hands in a show of respect even though a dejected Mike Outlaw was visibly upset about the loss of his belt.  Unfortunately, after hands were shook all around and the Riegels left the ring

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Outlaw, who was becoming more visibly upset as the celebration went on, took out his frustration on his partner D’air. Taking three referees and the Riegel Twins to pull him off the prone D’air, Outlaw left the ring only to be met by Bobby Eaton. For a second we prepared for a confrontation, but were surprised when Eaton simply raised his hand and nodded in approval to end the show.

With great stories told more through wrestling than talking, new wrestlers with different styles most haven’t seen before, diverse highly entertaining performers, and an overall family friendly atmosphere High Risk Wrestling really delivered for its audience. If this show is any indicator of the product Frank Thurman will continue to build on, his brand of wrestling is one we can expect many great shows from in the future. There is no doubt Warsaw Missouri has a new asset in their town.

 

From Promoter Frank Thurman

High Risk Wrestling Presents: “It’s good to be King!” on Saturday April 23rd in Warsaw, Missouri at The Knights of Columbus hall, with the doors opening at 6:00PM and the first bell at 7:00PM!

At this time I am honored to announce a Very Special Legend who will be available for you to meet and get autographs from!

Former WWE, ECW, WCW, NWA, SMW Superstar, “The Wild Eyed Southern Boy” Tracey Smothers!

All tickets are just $15 each for reserved ringside!

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

HRW Presents: “It’s good to be King!”
Saturday, April 23rd
6:00PM Doors and 7:00PM Bell!

Knights of Columbus Hall
31687 Highway 83
Warsaw, Mo.
65355

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Blake Belakis Comments on His Match with Jake Dirden in a Cage at Proving Ground

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 30, 2015

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Proving Ground Pro -Blake Belakis vs. Jake Dirden in a Cage Nov 21st Petersburg, IL

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 22, 2015

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High Risk Wrestling Sunday July 26th Cahokia, IL Blake Belakis vs. Bolt Brady, Silas Young, Team IOU, High Level Enterprise and Tommaso Ciampa

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 4, 2015

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High Risk Wrestling Presents “Rainbow In The Dark” on Sunday afternoon, July 26th in Cahokia, IL.

with a matinee start time of 3:00PM Doors and 4:00PM Bell time.

All Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door.

Here is the complete Line up!

The Main Event will feature The HRW High Risk Championship on the line as the current Champ will defend against the Number One Contender in what could very well be an instant Classic!

“The Bad Wolf” Blake Edward Belakis (c) VS “The Supercharged Superstar” Bolt Brady w/ Magic Man

One of the top ROH Stars will battle the fastest rising Star in St. Louis! After the attack by Silas young on Bolt Brady in June, his Magic Inc. partner Mike Outlaw is out for some revenge!

“The Last Real Man” Silas Young VS Mike Outlaw w/ Magic Man

The Harley Race trained Tag Team High Level Enterprises just returned from an extended stay in Japan for NOAH, where they impressed many and also trained with the best to improve their skills. HRW has come to terms with this highly rated team to compete on July 26th, however they will not have it easy in their HRW debut. They will face a team that has quickly become fan favorites.

Team IOU (“Limitless” Nick Iggy and “The Music City Mutt” Kerry Awful) VS High Level Enterprises (Jack Gamble and Jon Webb)

Former ROH Star and one of the hottest Free Agents in Wrestling today will put his skills to the test against another Top Independent Star!

“The Psycho Killer” Tommaso Ciampa VS Tripp Cassidy

This match will be the classic test of Veteran VS Rising Star.

“Tornado” Tony Kozina VS Ace Perry

3 Way Mayhem!The Midwest Jackass” Dale Patricks VS Justin D’air VS Jayden Phoenix

All tickets are just $15 and are available at the door.

VFW Post #1699 621 Water St. Cahokia, IL. 62206

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Blake Belakis shares his thoughts on PGP’s “Living Proof” vs. Jake Dirden this Saturday

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 20, 2015

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High Risk Wrestling Oct 12 Belleville, IL Michael Elgin vs. Uhaa Nation, ROH World Tag Champs

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 17, 2014

HRW 2

High Risk Wrestling
High Flying, Hard Hitting, Action Packed

Purchase tickets here

October 12th 2014

The Belle-Clair Exposition Center
[on the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds]
200 S Belt East
Belleville, Illinois, 62220

3:00pm Doors, 4:00pm Bell Time

Tickets are $15 for Ringside [rows 1 – 6]

Here Comes The Pain is the second event from the newest concept in Pro Wrestling.

HRW will take you on a roller coaster ride through multiple styles of athletic based pro wrestling with less talk and more action.

There are no count outs in HRW and DQ’s are limited to using a weapon [unless allowed in a specific match], outside interference and attacking the ref in any way.

HRW will feature a combination of world, national, Midwest and the best local talents available today.

Signed so far are:

“Super Charged Superstar” Bolt Brady VS Blake Edward Belakis VS “Icepick” Vic Capri

Samson Walker VS Justice Jones

Dragon Gate Japan/DGUSA/EVOLVE Phenom: Uhaa Nation

“Anarchist” Arik Cannon

“Unbreakable” Micheal Elgin

The ROH World Tag Team Champions – reDRagon – Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish

More names to be announced soon:

Location
Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center (View)
200 South Belt East
Belleville, IL 62220
United States

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The Hooligans and A.C.H. Lead the Way at High Risk Wrestling

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 13, 2014

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Missouri Wrestling Revival was in attendance for the inaugural High Risk Wrestling event as they crown an HRW Champion as well as an HRW Tag Team Champions.

In the main event the 2-time MWR Tag Team of the Year the Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter) defeated one of their arch rivals Team Overkill (Matt Cage and Christian Rose) in an exciting HRW 3 Stages of Hell battle that escalated throughout the fairground.

A.C.H. earned the HRW Championship by delivering a punishing German suplex onto high flyer C.J. Esparza to enter the final 3 way match elimination style match against the talented Blake Belakis and Nick Brubaker. The fans of Belleville, Illinois were treated to a 3 way battle of high flying, vicious strikes and submissions as the three men gave it their all to come out on top.

A.C.H took out Brubaker with the same move that took out Esparza, the German Suplex. Belakis quickly struck from behind A.C.H., but the speed and the ability to improvise allowed A.C.H. to maneuver Belakis into a small package and lay claim as the first ever High Risk Champion.

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