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Posts Tagged ‘“Bloody” Harker Dirge’

PWE November 6th Springfield,IL Dirge vs Walker

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 4, 2009

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PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT returns to Springfield, IL on November 6th with “CAPITAL CITY CHAOS” at CAPITAL CITY BAR & GRILL. Located at 3149 S. Dirksen Parkway the show will be held in the theater with an 8PM Start. *Card Subject To Change*

Added for THIS FRIDAY in Springfield, IL:

Mephisto, “The Appex Of Appeal” Blake Steel, Matt Cage.

also…

Gavin Alexander, who at one time was known on local radio as “Rage”, has issued a challenge to another local radio host in Hillbilly Joe (a DJ from basement radio), to bring someone to wrestle him at the show.

The two personalities exchanged insults back and forth last night during “The Hillbilly Joe Show” on basemenradio.net, and after a phone call was placed, Joe accepted the challenge.

Who will be Hillbilly Joe’s hired gun?

Whoever it is, Hillbilly Joe promises that after November 6th, Gavin Alexander will never step foot inside a wrestling ring again.

Tune into the “Hillbilly Joe Show” on basementradio.net next Thursday night from 10PM-Midnight for more on this developing story.

Tickets can be purchased in adavnce at Capital City Bar & Grill, or at the door on the night of the show for only $10.00.

MUST BE 21+ TO ENTER/I.D. REQUIRED

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Free PWE Show This Saturday

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 25, 2009

PWE Aug 29th

PWE Championship Match
Bloody Harker Dirge (c) vs The Mississippi Madman

PWE United States Championship Match
Mark Sterling (c) vs Mike Sydal

PWE Tag Team Championship Match
Zero Gravity (c) vs The Hooligans

PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE! BE THERE

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MWR June Awards

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 19, 2009

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

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

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

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

June Wrestler of the Month

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

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

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

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

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

Others receiving votes:
Bloody Harker Dirge, Casanova

June Tag Team of the month

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

Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico (LWA,IHW)

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

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

Others who received voted:
None

June Female Wrestler of the Month

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

Mickie Knuckles (IWA-Mid-South, IHW)

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

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

Others who received voted:
None

June Promotion of the Month

Independent Hardcore Wrestling

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

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

Others receiving votes:

June Personality of the month

TNT Keny G (HVW)

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

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

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

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

Others receiving votes:

None

June Match of the month

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

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

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

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

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

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

1st Runner Up-

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

2nd Runner Up –

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

3rd Runner Up

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

Others receiving votes:

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

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PWE – June 20th Now at Lincoln Illinois Bloody” Harker Dirge vs “The Japanese Nightmare” Kahagas

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 2, 2009

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The next PWE event, originally scheduled to be held in Springfield, IL, on June 20th has been moved to LINCOLN, IL.

It will NOW be held at the VFW HALL located at 915 Fifth St. in Lincoln, with a start time of 3:00 PM.

The VFW on Old Jacksonville Rd was unfortunately double booked for June 20, leaving us with no alternative.

Even with a 3:00 PM start, using the Springfield venue would have prevented PWE from being able to deliver a full show due to the time restraints, (not to mention setup/teardown of ring), and we do sincerely apologize for any inconveniences.

PWE
“D@MNOCRACY”
Saturday, June 20th 3:00 PM
VFW HALL
915 Fifth St.
LINCOLN, ILLINOIS

Tickets only $8 at the door KIDS 5 & UNDER ARE FREE

*ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE FUNERAL EXPENSES OF DAVID A. SULLIVAN*

David was the uncle of PWE promoters Ryan, & Wes Parcelle, who lost his battle with cancer on May 17, 2009. We at PWE are honored to help out with this great cause, and we hope that you will be as well. Please join us in Lincoln, IL on June 20th.

There will be live music, raffles, and much more following the wrestling portion of the show.

MAIN EVENT
PWE Championship Match
*”Bloody” Harker Dirge vs “The Japanese Nightmare” Kahagas

PWE Tag Team Championship Match
*Zero Gravity vs The Hooligans
(CJ Esparza & Brett Gakiya) (Devin & Mason Cutter)

PWE United States Championship Match
Mark Sterling vs Winner of *MephistoIan Rotten on June 13
(Mephisto is scheduled to defend his US title against Ian Rotten in Dupo, IL on June 13)

“BATTLE OF THE BEASTS”
Mississippi Madman vs Keith Walker

Mike Sydal vs Nick Brubaker

PLUS…

Jeremy Wyatt, Matt Cage, Ryan Phoenix, Blake Steel, Sage Ramsey, Dareian Frost, Brandon Aarons, Cecil Cerveza

CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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Bloody” Harker Dirge vs. Kahagas June 20th in Springfield Illinois at PWE

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 30, 2009

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PWE returns to Springfield, IL on Saturday, June 20th at the VFW HALL located at 2211 Old Jacksonville Rd.

The main event of this awesome card will feature the PWE Champion “Bloody” Harker Dirge, who won the title in a match against WWE superstar Al Snow on April 4, this time against the power and intensity of “The Japanese Nightmare” Kahagas.

Both of these ring generals have wrestled throughout the United States, and even internationally, and now they will meet face to face for the first time in Springfield, Illinois on Saturday, June 20th!

Missouri Wrestling Revival was able to catch up with the Tokyo Monster Kahagas and TNT Keny G who had these words to say to Pro Wrestling Entertainments Champion “Bloody “ Harker Dirge

That is not all as the PWE Tag Team titles will be on the line.
PWE Champions Zero Gravity vs. The Hooligans

PWE tag team Champions Zero Gravity will defend their titles against The Hooligans. This match was a battle of speed of Zero Gravity verses the savage brutality of the Hooligans the first time that they met in Granite City at High Voltage Wrestling.

Zero Gravity was able to walk out the building that evening with the tag team belts when the Hooligans were disqualified when Devin Cutter attacked the referee. Who will walk out with the PWE Tag Team Championship will be hard to guess but it will be a match that you will NOT want to miss.

ALL AGES are welcome, and KIDS 5 & UNDER GET IN FREE!
Adults only $8

More to be added to this event soon!

DO NOT MISS this incredible night of Professional Wrestling Entertainment

PWE US Championship Match
Mark Sterling vs Winner of Mephisto vs Ian Rotten on June 13
(Mephisto is defending his US title in Dupo, IL on 6/13 at IHW)

BATTLE OF THE BEASTS”
Mississippi Madman
vs. Keith Walker

For more information please take the time to visit the PWE myspace page here.

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MWR February 2009 Awards

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 16, 2009

MWR February 2009 Awards

Wrestler of the Month

Jeremy Wyatt
(LWA,PWP,3XW,NWA Dynamo Pro)
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Jeremy Wyatt continues to dominate the Midwest. He retained the LWA title against former LWA Champion “The Future” Donovan Ruddick on February 22 in a brutal match. Wyatt became one of the few men to have defeated Ruddick, though he had some help from Mark Sterling, Jewels and Dorian Victor the Rebel remains the LWA Champion. Wyatt ended the month by retaining the PWP title against Hype Gotti and recently released Sonja Dutt in a three way dance. Wyatt was part of two of the most important matches in the Midwest in February and was able to come up on top both times.

1st Runner Up- Mark Sterling ( 3XW, PWP,LWA, NWA DYNAMO, AAPW,SCW).
2nd Runner Up – (TIE) “Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell (3XW, MECW).Issan Hadeev, (NBWA)

Others receiving votes: Dingo, Dave Vaughn
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February Tag Team of the month

Phoenix Twins
(SCW)
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The Phoenix Twins successfully defended their titles against their arch enemies The Northstar Express at SCW. A BIG WIN

1st Runner Up- The Hybrids (SCW,NMWA,SLW,HWA)
2nd Runner Up – Andy Roberts & Danny McKay ((NGW) (GAW)
3rd runner up- Pierre Abernathy, Davey Vega and Evan Gelistico (LWA)

Others receiving votes- Jaysin Strife and Vic Victory (PWP)

February Woman Wrestler of the Month

Stacey O’Brien
(MMWA-SICW, WLW)

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Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat

Stacey was so close to reclaiming the MMWA-SICW title Alexis Lightfoot until Destiny Diamond interfered. Stacey continues to hold onto the WLW title. With a feud with upstart Destiny Diamond, Stacey O’Brien will be tested in the upcoming months.

1st Runner Up- Rain (IWAMS)
2nd Runner Up – “Serenity” Brandi Harris (NBWA, HVW)
3rd Runner Up – Mia Martinez (3XW)
Others receiving votes: Destiny Diamond (MMWA-SICW), Mickey Knuckles (IWAMS) (GWA)

February Promotion of the Month

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The 3XW show on February 28th was to benefit a 11 year old Christian Arnold & his family. Christian was diagnosed with cancer in his foot and had to have his leg amputated below the knee this week. His family has insurance, but because they took him to Mayo Clinic which is outside their network, much of his bills will not be covered. This is an addition to the costs a family has just having a very sick kid. This was not just a benefit show, ALL the proceeds from this event went to the family.

All wrestlers, referees, ring announcers, etc have volunteered their time and travel expenses so that the absolute most money can be raised for this family. The only money that did not go to the family is the money that the state of Iowa requires for sales tax & a percentage of ticket sales that is required to be paid to the Iowa state athletic commission.

The result? One of the biggest crowds in 3XW history packed the McCarroll Gym and helped raise over $4,000 for the family of Christian Arnold while witnessing one of the most exciting events 3XW has ever held. Wrestling aside, one of the true highlights of the evening was the auction for a steel chair signed by all the wrestlers who took part in the show. The winning bid was a whopping $500 and the winner gave the chair directly back to the Arnold family to keep.

We at MWR never get tired of hearing about a promotion and wrestlers supporting the fans. We salute 3XW with the Promotion of the month for February.

1st Runner Up – Rampage Championship Wrestling
2nd Runner Up –Lethal Wrestling Alliance
3rd Runner Up – MMWA-SICW

Others receiving votes – Scott County Wrestling

February Personality of the month

Chris Lee
(The Nosebleed Seats)
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As an avid fan of the sport, Chris originally began as a ring announcer and commentator, he has announced for several Central Illinois wrestling companies including GAW, NMW, ASCW, SLW and the wrestling event held by the Springfield Stallions. In July 2007, the first episode of the Nose Bleed Seats was produced in Champaign, IL with Chris interviewing the Phoenix Twins-Tweek @ Dash. Originally a web cast program, it began airing on the Springfield public access a year later. In recognizing the best talent to come out of central Illinois, he conceived the NBS Awards, which was held on February 20th. Although owning his own restaurant, the Main Hanger has cut down his ability to make as many shows as he used to, he continues to contribute to the area wrestling scene. MWR is proud to announce Chris Lee as the February personality of the Month.

1st Runner Up- Jewells (LWA)
2nd Runner Up (tie) – Travis Cook (MMWA-SICW), Kari Williams

Others receiving votes- Adam Raw (LWA)

February Match of the month
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The Phoenix Twins vs. The Northstar Express
Davenport, IA
February 6, 2009
(Scott County Wrestling)

The Phoenix Twins (Tweek and Dash) and The Northstar Express (Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz) had a feud that tore up the Midwest in 2008. Guess what they are still going strong. In the main event, the SCW/PWN Tag Team Champions, The Phoenix Twins defeated The Northstar Express in an incredible tag team battle between two rivals that is reminiscent of the Hart Foundation and The British Bulldogs

1st Runner Up-
Jeremy Wyatt vs “The Future” Donovan Ruddick
(House Springs, Missouri)
February 21, 2009
(Lethal Wrestling Alliance)

2nd Runner Up
Dave Vaughn vs. AJ Williams
(St Louis Missouri)
February 14,2009
(MMWA-SICW)

3rd Runner Up
The Feature Presentation vs. The Hybrids vs. Ryan Phoenix &
Axis

Springfield, Illinois
New Midwest Wrestling
Others receiving votes- Zero Gravity vs. Arik Cannon & Marek Brave (SCW), Hype Gotti vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Jeremy Wyatt (PWP)

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MWR January 2009 Awards

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 16, 2009

MWR January 2009 Awards

November Wrestler of the Month

Bailey Mannix (MECW)

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On Jan 10th Mannix wrestled in a Gauntlet match against 3 men, K.D. McClain, Evan Money before he lost to Dewey “Booger” Dawson and his MECW title. Mannix may have lost the belt but he gained the respect of the MWR awards committee with his gallant effort.   

 

 

1st Runner Up – Shane Rich (AAPW)

2nd Runner Up – Dingo (LWA,NWA-DPW,HVW)

3rd Runner Up – Steve Anthony (WLW)

 

Others receiving votes: Mason Beck, Jordan Lacey, Gary Jackson, Kahagas, Jeremy Wyatt, Pierre Abernathy,

 

January Tag Team of the month

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Steven Kennedy and KC Karrington (Ego Express) (LWA, NWA-DPW)

 

It’s hard to belive that one of the most respected and talked about tag teams in St Louis has not won the tag team of the month at MWR…Till now!! After winning the first ever LWA Tag Team titles the Ego Express followed it up with a  January 3 win against Brandon Espinosa & Mike Sydal (w/ Brandon Aarons) to retain the LWA Tag Team Titles. On January 24 at LWA they defeated Babewatch again to retain the Tag Team Titles; Steven Kennedy pinned Brandon Espinosa after the Fatality. January 31 they lost in a close match against the LONRS at NWA Dynamo

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

1st Runner Up- Mad Dog McDowell and Aaron Masterson (Bayou Outlaws) ( MECW)  

2nd Runner Up The Money Makin’ Jam Boys (Mississippi Madman & K.C. Jackson) (AAPW)

3rd Runner Up –  Dustin Lane and Darin Wade (WLW)

 

Others receiving votes: Axis & Ryan Phoenix, Jeff Harris & Aaron Matthews, The Hybrids, Huge In Japan (Jimmy Rockwell & Ricky Kwong), BA.B.E.WATCH (Brandon Aarons and Brandon Espinosa .

January Woman Wrestler of the Month

Alexis Lightfoot.

   

  

 

Alexis Lightfoot takes it to Stacey O’Brien (Photo Kari Williams)

Alexis Lightfoot takes it to Stacey O’Brien (Photo Kari Williams)

 

 

 

 

The MMWA-SICW women’s champ defeated the WLW women’s champ Stacey O at MMWA and retain her title earlier in the month when she beat Destiny Diamond.   

 1st Runner Up – Mickie Knuckles  (IWA-MS)
2nd Runner Up
Stacey O’ Brien  (WLW) (MMWA-SICW)

3rd Runner up-Jessika Haze (HVW, NBWA)

 

Others receiving votes: “Serenity” Brandi Harris

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

January Promotion of the Month

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NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling

NWA-Presents Dynamo Pro Wrestling returned to Kansas in Ottawa was a success for everyone involved. The touching fundraiser for New Heart for Jimmie Bass was a rousing success. Kansas fans showed that they care for others by showing up in droves (275) to support the cause along with watching some great wrestling. With some of the top young wrestlers to their disposal, expect NWA Dynamo to be a force in the Midwest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Runner Up – AAPW
2nd Runner Up – LWA
3rd Runner Up – WLW

Others receiving votes: HVW, Rock and Roll Wrestling, NBWA,

 

January Personality of the month

 

Travis Cook

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Travis Cook (Photo Kari Williams)

Nursing a ‘serious’ neck injury, Travis Cook accompanied The Connection to ring side for each member’s match, and continued getting illegally involved. His tactics helped rack up some wins for The Connection this month, giving them more power than ever in MMWA-SICW.

 

1st Runner Up- Dingo (NWA Dynamo Gym)

2nd Runner Up – Gaylord Stevens ( AAPW)
3rd Runner Up-
Patrick Brandmeyer

 

Others receiving votes: Luke Roberts and Adam Raw, Mr.K “The Mayor of Midwest !”, Jewels,

 

 

January Match of the month

      

     

    

   

  

 

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Serial Thriller” Shane Rich V. Edmund “Livewire” McGuire

1-24-2009

West Frankfort, Illinois

(All American Pro Wrestling)

 

These guys delivered big for AAPW to start the year. Rich and McGuire had the crowed in suspense and disbelief in what they were seeing. A great chess match between two of the young guns on the Midwest. Edmund came very close to going home with the AAPW heavyweight title but on this night Shane Rich was the one who got his hand raised.

 

 

1st Runner Up-

Jeremy Wyatt vs. Tyler Black

1-3-2009

O’Fallon Illinois

(LWA)

 

 

2nd Runner Up-

Hunter Matthews v. Shane Hollister

1-3-2009

O’Fallon Illinois

(LWA)

 

3rd Runner Up-

Dingo v Kahagas

1-10-2009

Granite City Illinois

(HVW)

 

Others receiving votes: Jason Vendetta v HWC Champ “Bloody” Harker Dirge (NBWA)

The Hybrids vs. The ISH (Brett Gakiya & Nick Brubaker) (NMW)

Jeremy Wyatt vs. Dingo (LWA) ,  Tyler Black vs. Devon Moore (IWA Midsouth), Egos vs. LONRS(NWA-Dynamo)

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“Bloody” Harker Dirge replies to the comments from Al Snow at MWR for the PWE show on April 4th in Springfield Illinois

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 9, 2009

 

This looks to be a match you will NOT want to miss. It is only February and the fireworks have started. You saw Al Snow speak on his opponent for the PWE Championship earlier at MWR.

 

Now hear what “Bloody” Harker Dirge’s reply is too the former WWE/ ECW wrestler.

 

 

 

 

This will not be a show you will want to miss!! Reserve your tickets now by contacting PWE at (217) 732-7082.

 

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NBWA” New Beginnings ” January 11 recap

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 23, 2009

By Rich Dalton

To begin the show, Jason Vendetta makes his way to the ring and demands a rematch against DaCobra, who had defeated Vendetta on Dec. 6th for the Alberta J. Murray Memorial Championship in a Ladder Match. Vendetta claimed that he was screwed out of his trophy by special guest referee Angelo Santelli. Santelli delivered a “Sky High” spine buster from atop the ladder on Vendetta, but only after Vendetta used the banned flipping pile driver, “The Detenator” on DaCobra. The Lead Council to the Board of Directors, Jonathon Castle said that Vendetta was not going to get a rematch, and furthermore DaCobra hadn’t even arrived at the arena as of yet. So, in a show of protest Vendetta sat in the middle of the ring and said the show would not start until he was granted his rematch, but Mr. Castle assure Vendetta that the show WAS going to begin!

Lovely Miss Amanda announced the first match of the afternoon as being for the NBWA Mid-West Championship, and would be the champion, Wild Bill accompanied to the ring by Brandi Harris vs former NBWA Heavyweight Champion, Eric Ruffington. Ruffington and Wild Bill, not knowing what to think of Vendetta still sitting in the middle of the ring began their match. During the opening moments, it was clear that Vendetta wasn’t going to leave the ring after Bill and Ruffington locked up, and Jason Vendetta was caught in between them, in frustration, Bill threw Vendetta out of the ring, only to have him return and reclaim his spot in the center of the ring. Bill and Ruffingon continued their match trying to wrestle around Vendetta but that proved to be easier said than done. In the end, Eric Ruffington was the winner of the match(with a little help from Jason Vendetta)and the new NBWA Mid-West Champion!

Winner by pinfall, and new NBWA Mid-West Champion Eric Ruffington!

Eric Ruffington ( NBWA Mid-West Champion)

Eric Ruffington ( NBWA Mid-West Champion)

Following the match, Vendetta reitereated that he wasn’t leaving the ring until he got his rematch! Who should come to the ring but NBWA Heavyweight /Heritage Champion, “Bloody” Harker Dirge! Harker says that he, like the NBWA fans are tired of listening to Vendetta’s whining and said that since he didn’t have an opponent lined up for the afternoon, and wanted to get a paycheck this week, he challenged Vendetta to a match.

The second match of the afternoon was a Gauntlet Match featuring Issan Hadeev, with a special stipulation that if Issan lost against any of his 4 opponents he would have to sing The national Anthem. Issan’s first opponent was Jordan “Shorty” Vandel, who was making his NBWA debut. Unfortunately for Jordan, it was a short lived debut, Issan had won match #1.

For match #2 Issan’s opponent was Christian Rose, who was also making his NBWA debut, and just like Jordan, didn’t last very long against an angry “Arabian Assassin”.Match #3 for Hadeev was against Nicky “The Weasel” Mankotti. Weasel fared far better than the two previous opponents, but ultimately it was the same result, Issan had beaten Weasel in the 3rd match with “The Camel Clutch”. Finally Issan Hadeev’s 4th opponent for the day was “Da Best Kept Secret” D’Andre King. This match was the most competative of the gauntlet, it started out with Issan and D’Andre testing each others strength, and then they took turns with running shoulder blocks, but neither man would budge. We saw a couple of big suplex’s from D’Andre, and both men each hit a spinebuster on the other, but in the end Issan was victorious in match #4 following a “Jihad” neckbreaker.

Winner: Issan Hadeev

The next match of the afternoon was the very first NBWA women’s match, featuring Brandi Harris vs Jessika Haze. It was a great match for “Little Sis”, considering she won the match, but it was the aftermath that everyone was talking about . After Brandi’s big win in her debut, Wild Bill joined her in the celebration and in a real shocker, Brandi dropped to her knees and nailed Bill with an uppercut to the groin, and then got on the mic and told everyone what a looser Bill was!

Winner by pinfall: Brandi Harris

Up next, Mr. Castle came back to the ring to make the announcement that due to Simply Divosi’s broken clavical that he suffered in an ATV accident over the holidays, the NBWA No-Limits Championship was going to be up for grabs in this next match. The match was between Nick Cuttler, and “The Apex” Blake Steel. Steel made his way to the ring preceded by Anderson Rhodes, and Eric Ruffington, but what came as a shock was that Blake had asked Anderson and Eric to leave ringside, Blake said that he wanted to win the title on his own. This pleased the crowed, who was rather oddly cheering for Blake for the entire match. And what a match it was, it saw both competitors get near falls, and multiple submission holds. In the end Nick Cutler was victorious!

Winner by pinfall, and new NBWA No-Limits Champion: Nick Cutler

Nick Cuttler,( NBWA No-Limits Champion

Nick Cuttler,( NBWA No-Limits Champion)

After a short intermission, we get back to the action with a NBWA Tag team Title match between “The Worlds Greatest Masked Tag Team” vs the team of Jeff Harris and Aaron Matthews. It was a fast paced, action packed match that saw yet another betrayal. During the closing moments of the match, a fatigued Cheapshot McGrot was attempting to make a tag to his partner, but Cyclone refused the tag, backing away from the corner, signaling that he wasn’t getting in the match leaving Cheapshot to fend for himself. “Jeff and Aaron” then won the match when Aaron Matthews hit a Shooting Star Press on Cheapshot and then got the 1..2..3!

Winner’s and new NBWA tag Team Champions” Jeff and Aaron”
Following the match Cyclone helped celebrate the win with Matthews and Harris

Next up was the debut of “The Japanese Nightmare” Kahagas, and hi opponent was the 2008 Alberta J. Murray Memorial Champion DaCobra. For those who didn’t see this match you missed a vicious man in action, you can see why Kahagas is called “The Japanese Nightmare”, it not often that you see DaCobra manhandled the way he was in the opening minutes of the match, literally being tossed around like a ragdoll! Following a brief timeout from DaCobra to regroup he re entered the ring using his speed and quickness to combat Kahagas rather than strength. The rest of the match featured quick kicks from DaCobra, and Kahagas always seemed to match DaCobra kick for kick. One advantage Kahagas had was his sickening chops, he must have hit half a dozen bone chilling chop on DaCobra during the early goings of the match. In the final moments of the match Kahagas had DaCobra in the far corner of the ring, and hit a massive headbutt the the chest, and then began to unleash yet another series of vicious chops on DaCobra when DaCobra hit the mat and rolled Kahagas up in a small package for the 3 count.

Winner by pinfall: DaCobra

Following the match the NBWA crowd gave Kahagas a huge round of applause and chanted “Please Come Back”.

Next up was a tag team match between the team of Cecil Cerveza and “Dangerous” Drew Thomas, vs a team called “The Blackhearts” who were two VERY large men who were accompanied to the ring by “TNT” Keny G. Despite being the smaller of the two teams Cecil and Drew took all that the Blackhearts could give them, and then some, in the end though it was a bit of trickery that won the match for The Blackhearts. It looked as though Cecil had the match under control when he had one of the Blackhearts down, and Cecil turned his head for a moment and the Blackhearts pulled a switch-a-roo, while referee Tally was busy with Keny G. Cecil went to the top rope for a diving headbutt, but the fresh Blackheart rolled out of harms way, and that lead to a victory for The Blackhearts”

Winner by pinfall: The Blackhearts

Finally, for the main event of the evening, it was the NBWA heavyweight Champion “Bloody” Harker Dirge vs “#1” Jason Vendetta, who was being accompanied to the ring by “Serenity” who we had previously know as Brandi Harris. During the early goings it was all Harker Dirge, that is until some help showed up for Jason Vendetta. Jeff Harris and Aaron Matthews came to the ring to help even the odds for Vendetta. While the referee was busy dealing with Serenity, Aaron had set up a steel chair in the corner of the ring for Vendetta to use to his advantage, and that’s exactly what happened. Vendetta used Harkers Head as a battering ram right into the steel chair, but Harker just wouldn’t quit, kicking out of the pin at a 2 count. It was another foreign object though that spelled the demise of BHD. While referee Tally was busy with Jeff and Aaron Serenity had gotten a pipe wrench from underneath the ring and slid it into Vendetta who then used the wrench to clock Harker right in the temple knocking him out cold. Vendetta went for the cover and got the 3 count!

Winner and new NBWA Heavyweight Champion: Jason Vendetta.

Serenity& Jason Vendetta (The NBWA Heavyweight Champion)

Serenity & Jason Vendetta (The NBWA Heavyweight Champion)

What a day it was at The New Breed Gym, four title changes in all, two betrayal’s, and six brand new faces in the ring!

We welcome everyone to join us on Saturday, February 7th for “Pick Your Poision” begining at 2:00 PM. Go to NBWA Myspace for more info.

See you there!

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NBWA 2008 Year in review.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 17, 2009

By Rich Dalton
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The NBWA started off the year not just with a bang, but a BIG BANG! During the first week of 2008, it was announced that the NBWA had reached a deal with UPTV( Comcast Cable Access Channel 6 in Champaign/Urbana) to broadcast the brand new television series “NBWA Championship Wrestling” which would feature 1 hour of NBWA matches and interviews that had been taped at the live NBWA events. So on January 13th, 2008, the NBWA wrestlers and fans all gathered in Danville, Illinois for the first ever “NBWA Championship Wrestling” Live T.V. tapings. The NBWA champions to begin the year were Cecil Cerveza as the NBWA No-Limits Champion, “The Worlds Greatest Masked Team” held the Tag Team Titles, “Bloody” Harker Dirge was the Mid-West Champion, and “The Don” Kato Morales held the NBWA Heavyweight Title. During the show “The Don” made the announcement that at the very next show “Pick Your Poison” The NBWA would have a 6 man cage match for the NBWA Heavyweight Title, the participants would include Jon Divosi, Eric Ruffington, Angelo Santelli, Da Cobra, Jason Vendetta, and “The Don” Kato Morales.

When the dust settled on February 9th, the NBWA had not just one new champion, but ALL 4 NBWA titles had changed hands that day! The first championship to change hands was the Tag Team Titles that were held by “The Worlds Greatest Masked Team”, they were defeated by the team “The Killer Bee’s” (Josh Powers & Morton Von Prose), who were making their NBWA debut. “Hero of the Day” Danny McKay, who was also a member of “The Killer Bee’s” also, won gold that afternoon defeating Cecil Cerveza to claim the NBWA No-Limits Championship. For the first time ever, the NBWA held a “Casket Match” between “Bloody” Harker Dirge and his long time nemesis Midnight Sun. Midnight Sun was able to capture the Mid-West title thanks in part to the help of a ball of fire! To end the show, the crowd witnessed the crowning of a new NBWA Heavyweight Champion, Eric Ruffington in the 6 man cage match. Ruffington won the title with the help of “The Don”, who claimed to be injured earlier in the match and was escorted to the locker room, only to re-appear during the final moments costing Aaron Mathews the win. Following the match “The Don” turned his back on the NBWA fan’s and one by one demolished his former allies, Jon Divosi, Angelo Santelli, Nicky “The Weasel” Mankotti, and Aaron Mathews.

"Bloody" Harker Dirge NBWA Wrestler of the Year

"Bloody" Harker Dirge NBWA Wrestler of the Year

On Sunday, February 24th, “The Nose Bleed Seats” held their first annual awards presentation, recognizing the achievements of wrestlers through central Illinois. A whopping five awards went out to the lady, and gentlemen of the NBWA. Carley Rae won “Referee of the Year”, Issan Hadeev won the award for “Most Hated”, the newly crowned NBWA Heavyweight Champion, Eric Ruffington won the “Golden Mic Award”, “Dangerous” Drew Thomas won the “Diamond in the Rough Award”, and “Bloody” Harker Dirge took home the “Respect Award”

NBWA Superstar- Simply Divosi

NBWA Superstar- Simply Divosi

In March the NBWA debuted a brand new TV show on UPTV, “Off the Ropes” OTR was a one hour long show hosted by Jon Divosi, as he sat down to talk with many local wrestlers, referees, commentators, and promoters. “Off the Ropes” only taped 15 or so episodes, and then went into re-runs for most of the remainder of the year. Many of the “Off the Ropes” episodes are still available to watch on-line on Google Video, just search for “Off the Ropes”

On March 16th, the NBWA celebrated their 3rd anniversary with the “Eric Ruffington Invitational Battle Royal”, which featured 52 wrestlers from all over the mid-west, all trying to score a win, and an opportunity to face the new NBWA heavy weight champion. On a bit of a sad note, the battle royal was the final match for Former Tag team Champion, and No-Limits champion “Pain Train”, and the final appearance of former Heavyweight Champion, former Mid-West Champion, and Former tag Team Champion, Jeckel. NBWA newcomer Bobby Houston was the winner of the battle royal, who later went on to lose the promised title match against Ruffington. Other highlights from this show include Cheapshot McGrot defeating Midnight Sun to capture the NBWA Mid-West Title. This would be the last time Midnight Sun appeared in the NBWA, where the masked man disappeared to is still unknown to this day. “The Future” Donavan Ruddick made his NBWA debut in the battle royal. In the main event of the evening, “The Don” Kato Morales reformed the team of “Dangerous by Design” marking the return of Issan Hadeev who had been MIA for 4 months. “Dangerous by Design” would face off against “The New Breed” in an 8 man tag team match. During the match, there was an altercation between teammates “The Don” and DaCobra. “The Don” slapped DaCobra, and DaCobra left the ring, and returned to the locker room leaving his team at a disadvantage 4 against 3. Now it looked as though “The New Breed” was going to get some revenge on “The Don”, but in another stunning moment in NBWA history, Aaron Mathews super kicked his partner Angelo Santelli, and turned his back on the NBWA fans, and once again was on the side of “The Don”.

Aaron Mathews is one of the young guns to look out for in 2009

Aaron Mathews is one of the young guns to look out for in 2009

On April 4th, Aaron Mathews had the chance to explain his action from the previous show. Aaron had said that it was the fans that turned their backs on Matthews in February, who had cheered for Harker Dirge to be appointed to the 6 man cage match following “The Don’s” injury, instead of their hero Aaron Matthews. Also on April 4th the NBWA held a series of qualifying matches for the 3rd annual Alberta J. Murray Memorial Tournament. Qualifiers included Jaxson Pride, Jason Vendetta, Issan Hadeev, Aaron Matthews, and DaCobra. Other highlights from the show include the presentation of the brand new NBWA Mid-West Television Title, which was won by Aaron Matthews in a Fatal 4 Way Match against, Cheapshot McGrot Cyclone and, Nick Cuttler. Former NBWA Tag Team Champions “Team Dammit” was victorious in their long awaited return to the NBWA ring to answer the open challenge from “The Killer Bee’s” in a non title match. DaCobra made it official, he was no longer affiliated with “The Don”, he was now one of the “good guys” joined by friend and partner “Da Best Kept Secret” D’Andre King. Finally, in what would be his final act as commissioner of the NBWA, Tittie Nashville announced that Jon Divosi and Angelo Santelli were going to be participants in the Alberta J. Murray Memorial Tournament. It is still unknown as to what ever happened to commissioner Nashville, he just disappeared, never to be heard from again……

On May 11th, NBWA celebrated Mother’s Day, with a special tribute to all mom’s, “Mother’s Day Mayhem” This show marked the NBWA debut of “The New Age Rat Pack” Andy Roberts and Connor Riley, who would later go on the be called the “R&R Escorts”. Also in a feature match, NBWA fan Melissa Castle defended the pride of all Mom’s in the audience with a victory in a tag team match with NBWA referee’s Shad and Chad Tally against Jason Vendetta and “Your Role Model” Jeff Harris. In the main event NBWA fans saw “Bloody” Harker Dirge win his match against NBWA Mid-West Television Champion Aaron Matthews by disqualification, but this marked the beginning of what would go on to be the NBWA “Fued of the Year” between BHD and NBWA Heavyweight Champion Eric Ruffington following Ruffington’s involvement in the match.

The month of May also saw the debut of the NBWA sponsored recreational league softball ball team. The team featured such NBWA stars as Jon Divosi, Angelo Santelli, Aaron Matthews, Jeff Harris, Jon Castle, Vic Santelli, and “The Don”. Team New Breed didn’t fare too well only winning 3 games and losing 13.

On May 24th, the NBWA returned to Lincoln’s Challenge Academy in Rantoul, IL for the first time since November of 2007 when “Dangerous” Drew Thomas suffered his broken neck at the hands of Jason Vendetta. To open the show, ‘The Don” Eric Ruffington, Issan Hadeev, and others attempted to burn the American flag, as the LCA cadets littered the ring with soda bottles and other misc. trash. Their plans were foiled as an angry “Bloody” Harker Dirge stormed the ring and rescued the flag. The fans in Rantoul also saw a “last chance battle royal” for the 8th and final spot in the Alberta J. Murray Memorial Tournament. The last two participants were “Mr. Excitement”, Brandon Keith and Cyclone; in the end it was Mr. Excitement who claimed the final spot in the tournament. Also in Rantoul, D’Andre King got his first taste of NBWA gold by defeating “Hero of the Day” Danny McKay to capture the NBWA No-Limit’s Title. Adam Evans made his return to the NBWA after almost 2 years in a 6 man tag team match with Angelo Santelli, and Jon Divosi as they faced off against Aaron Matthews, Issan Hadeev, and Jason Vendetta. Also making his return to the NBWA was “The Strangler” Diego Corleone after nearly a one year absence, he faced off against “Bloody” Harker Dirge in the 3rd phase of a gauntlet match. Harker was victorious in the match winning the opportunity to face NBWA Heavyweight Champion Eric Ruffington. BHD won his match against Ruffington, but unfortunately it was a win by DQ, and as we all know a title cannot change hands by a DQ.

June 8th held the 3 annual Alberta J. Murray Memorial Tournament, but just 1 week before the show a video had made its way to the internet that was an eye witness account of vehicular assault on Jon Divosi, Nicky Mankotti, and Angelo Santelli. Mankotti, and Divosi escaped the assault with minor cuts and bruises, but Angelo Santelli wasn’t so lucky. Angelo suffered severe bruising, and a neck injury causing him to bow out of the tournament. As the tournament played out, DaCobra, Issan Hadeev, Jon Divosi, and Aaron Matthews all won opening round matches, and in the second round DaCobra def Issan Hadeev, and Divosi def Matthews to set up a final match between DaCobra and Divosi. In the finals DaCobra was victorious, winning the 2008 AJM Tournament Trophy!, but just wait…Jason Vendetta was at ringside to cash in his 2007 AJM trophy which gave him the right to fight anyone at any time, and Vendetta wanted the 2008 Trophy! Vendetta went on to defeat Da Cobra in controversial fashion with the help of “The Irish Playboy” Justin Clark, winning the 2008 Alberta J. Murray Memorial trophy. In other news from the show Eric Ruffington defeats “Bloody” Harker Dirge, by DQ when the referee noticed that a chain had made its way into the ring and assumed that Harker had used it. By winning the match, Ruffington announced that Harker would never get another re-match for as long as he held the Heavyweight title.

On June 22nd the NBWA celebrated the second Jason Vendetta Appreciation night, following his 2008 AJM Tournament win. To celebrate his win Vendetta kicked off “The Common Man Challenge” where Jason Vendetta would choose a common person from the crowd, to wrestle against, and to start things off he choose to wrestle the little brother of Cecil Cerveza, Joey Cerveza. Vendetta of course was the winner.

Angry with the way he had been screwed out of the NBWA Heavyweight Title, Harker Dirge was going to destroy anyone that got in his path! Harker Dirge threw the rule book out the window in his match with Gavin Alexander, using his chain as a weapon and getting disqualified, and not thinking twice about it! In an unexpected upset, Cyclone defeated NBWA Champion Eric Ruffington in a non title match. Cyclone’s tag team partner was in action as well, but with a new masked partner Noon Moon, Cheapshot McGrot and Noon Moon won the NBWA Tag team Titles from “The Killer Bee’s”. In the main event of the evening, Mid-West Television Champion Aaron Matthews defeated Jon Divosi in a best 2 out of 3 falls matches to retain the title.

In July, the NBWA held a free fan appreciation show in the town of Potomac which featured Harker Dirge winning his match in the main event against Danny McKay, Angelo Santelli defeating Gavin Alexander, Jason Vendetta winning against Cecil Cerveza, plus many more matches.

On July 13th the NBWA fans in Danville were in for a big surprise…. 1/2 of the Tag Team Champions, Noon Moon won a battle royal for the chance to face NBWA Champion Eric Ruffington, and during his match with Ruffington, Noon Moon unmasked himself to reveal that Noon Moon was “Bloody” Harker Dirge!! Harker went on to win the match with his finishing maneuver “The Dirt Nap” becoming the NEW NBWA Heavyweight Champion, and to celebrate the occasion NBWA announcer, Eric Loy presented BHD with a brand new custom made Championship belt! In other big news from the show, Cyclone and Cheapshot officially end their partnership after Cyclone was upset that Cheapshot choose a new partner at the NBWA show on June 22nd.

To begin the month of August, the NBWA announced that it was officially going to be “Fan Appreciation Month” Featuring 3 shows in the month of August, all with special matches that the fans requested to see! The first show of the month was on August 10th, which was highlighted by the much anticipated return to the ring of “Dangerous” Drew Thomas following a 9 month hiatus following a severe neck injury. DDT fought “The Arabian Assassin” Issan Hadeev, and won the match by DQ as “The Don” and Aaron Matthews interfered in the match and tried to break Drew’s neck! Also during the show, it was announced that due to the disappearance of Tittie Nashville, the NBWA would now be ran by a Board of Directors that was going to be head by ring announcer Miss Amanda. In her first order as board member, Amanda announced that there would be a best 2 out of 3 match series between Cyclone and Cheapshot for ownership of the NBWA Tag team Titles. Cheapshot won the first meeting.

On August 23rd the NBWA made their second ever trip to Indianola for a FREE fan appreciation show at “The Good Ole Days Festival” where the entire show was made up of matches that fans had chosen that featured matches between Jason Vendetta and Jon Divosi, Aaron Mathews vs Nick “The Weasel” Mankotti, and a fresh faces match between Temple Rain and Chuck Ray

August 30th marked the long awaited return of the NBWA to Watseka, Illinois! This show kicked off with the NBWA debut of Ryan Phoenix as he lost his match against Cecil Cerveza. “The Irish Playboy” gained his first NBWA title, when he won a triple threat match against D’Andre King and Nicky Mankotti for the NBWA No-Limits Title. Aaron Matthews defeated Jon Divosi in a 4 corners strap match to retain the NBWA Mid-West TV title, and following the match Matthews literally SMASHED the belt over Divosi’s head breaking the belt into pieces! We were treated to a huge announcement from NBWA official Shad Tally when he announced that he would be leaving the NBWA to go to Tampa, Florida to work with Florida Championship Wrestling, a training ground for WWE wrestlers! In the main event of the afternoon, “Bloody” Harker Dirge successfully defended his NBWA Heavyweight Title against Issan Hadeev inside the confines of a steel cage.

Sunday September 7th, the NBWA returned home to Danville, IL only to witness one of the NBWA originals calling it quits. Jon Divosi, decided to put an end to his long and storied NBWA career following yet another loss. Divosi claimed he “wanted to save face” and just walk away…. Other highlights included the formation of the new tag team “Encore” which feature former No-Limits Champion D’Andre King, and Vic “The Pitbull” Santelli. Jason Vendetta continuing “The Common Man Challenge” against Jon Castle. and the Main event featured a Street Fight between “Dangerous Drew Thomas & Harker Dirge vs “The Don” Kato Morales & Issan Hadeev. During the match Kato and Issan had double teamed DDT, and sandwiched his surgically repaired neck inside a steel chair and repeatedly stopped it closed. An enraged Harker Dirge then unleashed a vicious attack on Issan and Kato, using his 50 pound steel chain to bust open the forehead of The Don, and then sandwiched his knee in a steel chair and tried to break Kato’s leg the same way he tried to break Drew’s neck. Some how Issan Hadeev escaped relative unharmed, but Harker warned him….YOU’RE NEXT!

October 11th marked another stop in Watseka, IL for NBWA action. The first order of business was the announcement that Jon Castle was now on the NBWA’s Board of Directors. Jon’s first act was to announce that since “The Irish Playboy” was MIA this afternoon that his cohort Jeff Harris would be defending the No-Limits Title in his place and he would defend it against….”Simply Divosi”. No longer Jon Divosi, had undergone a complete physical, mental, and emotional, makeover, and now was the superstar known as “Simply Divosi”. In other title action Cyclone had finally ended the best of 3 series for the Tag team Titles against Cheapshot McGrot with a win, becoming the NBWA Tag team champion, and in doing so, he gained the right to choose a new person to defend the titles with, and in the end, he chose his former partner Cheapshot reforming The World’s Greatest Masked Team. In a 3rd title change, Nicky “The Weasel” Mankotti defeated Aaron Matthews to become the new Mid-West television Champion claimed Jason Vendetta lost to a “little person” in the “Common Man Challenge”, finally granting DaCobra a rematch for the 2008 Alberta J. Murray Memorial Trophy. The NBWA also made history this afternoon crowning the first ever Heritage Wrestling Coalition Champion ( a championship title that would be recognized by multiple promotions state wide)in a 6 pack challenge match that featured Cecil Cerveza, Issan Hadeev, Danny McKay, Brandon Espinosa, Jaxson Pride and DaCobra. In the end, Issan Hadeev won the gold, becoming the inaugural HWC Champion!

On October 18th, the NBWA held a private show for 200+ fans in the town of Sullivan. This even featured a match that would go on too be nominated for match of the Year between “Simply Divosi” and Dacobra.

On October 26th the NBWA held a special Halloween even that saw the return of “The Future” Donovan Ruddick, who absolutely destroyed Jason Vendetta, who came to the ring dressed as Hannah Montana, by order of DaCobra. But Vendetta wasn’t the only one to dress up for Halloween, Gavin Alexander, The Irish Playboy, Josh Powers, and Morton Von Prose dressed up as, and mocked members of “The New Breed”, but they were confronted by two of the real members of “The New Breed” Simply Divosi, and Pitbull, who were accompanied by D’Andre King, who went on to be victorious in a match against Gavin, Powers, and Von Prose. Wild Bill was also in the Halloween spirit when he came to the ring dressed as former NBWA Mid-West Champion “Captian Krunk” for a Triple Threat Match for the NBWA Mid -West T.V. Title. Wild Bill won the match against Aaron Matthews and Nicky Mankotti becoming the new Champion.

On Sunday November 2nd the NBWA opened their doors to the public for their annual awards ceremony, hosted by Jason Vendetta and Cyclone. Eric Loy was named “Personality of the Year”, Danny McKay brought home the “Horizon Award”, “Feud of the Year” went to Harker Dirge and Eric Ruffington, Ruffington also won the “Villain of the Year” Award, and Harker won the award for “Hero of the Year”. Angelo Santelli was awarded with an “Outstanding Achievement Award” and Issan Hadeev won the award for “Best Mic Skills”. “Most Memorable Moment” went to “The Don” for when he turned his back on “The New Breed” in the 6 man cage match in February, which won the award for “Match of the Year” “Bloody” Harker Dirge won the final award of the night bringing home the “Wrestler of the Year” Award.

On November 4th fans of the NBWA started to see some pretty interesting pictures appear on the NBWA’s Myspace page. The pictures depicted “teaser’ images of former WWE Superstars, saying that they would be appearing on December 6th.

Could it be true? Were Jake “The Snake” Roberts and the Honky Tonk Man coming to the NBWA? At the NBWA event on November 16th, “NBWA Gives Thanks” all the rumors were cleared up, and then some! It was confirmed by NBWA that indeed Jake Roberts and Honky Tonk Man were going to be appearing on December 6th as well as Danny Bashem, Pat Tanaka, and Rosey! It was also announced that Jason Vendetta would be putting his 2008 Alberta J. Murray trophy on the line against Da Cobra in a Ladder Match. We would also be seeing a Title vs. Title match between Harker Dirge and Issan Hadeev. Hadeev wrestled in the main event that day against Bear St. Pierre, and successfully defended his HWC title.

December 6th was now upon us, and it was not only the biggest event in NBWA history, but the biggest independent wrestling event ever in central Illinois, drawing nearly 800 wrestling fans from all over the state of Illinois. The crowd saw 7 former WWE alumni in action that day in all beginning with match between Cecil Cerveza and Tracy Smothers defeated by “The Damaja” Danny Bashem and Jeff Harris. The next match featured the return of “Dangerous” Drew Thomas to the arena where just 13 months earlier he suffered his broken neck. Drew and Joey Grunge lost in their match against former WWE stars Moon Dog Cujo, and Danny McKay. DaCobra finally reclaimed what was his in the first place, the 2008 Alberta J. Murray Memorial Trophy, in the Ladder Match with Jason Vendetta. “Simply Divosi” successfully defended his No-Limits title against former WWE star, one half of the team “The Orient Express” Pat Tanaka. The Honky Tonk Man defeated Eric Ruffington not only in a wrestling match but also a singing competition. “Bloody” Harker Dirge defeated Issan Hadeev in the Title vs. Title match in somewhat controversial fashion to claim the Heritage Wrestling Coalition title when Honky Tonk Man came to the ring and called a submission when referee Carley Rae was knocked out. Following the match “The Superhero in Training” Rosey made an appearance, power bombing Issan Hadeev through a table. Finally in the main event Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Blake Steel with his trademark maneuver The DDT.

DaCobra 2008 Alberta J. Murray Memorial Trophy winner

DaCobra-2008 Alberta J. Murray Memorial Trophy winner.

So there it is, in a nutshell, all the major happenings of the NBWA for the entire year of 2008. We saw 20 NBWA events, 4 of them being free fan appreciation shows, in 6 cities throughout central Illinois. We saw the creation of a BRAND New Championship, the Heritage Wrestling Coalition. The NBWA also purchased a brand new $1,600 custom made Heavyweight championship belt. The NBWA also purchased a new belt to be held by the newly re-named NBWA Mid-West Television Championship. We saw a whopping 16 NBWA Championships change hands (4 new No-Limits Champions, 3 new Tag Team Champions, 2 HWC Champions, 4 new Mid-West T.V. Champions, 2 new Alberta J. Murray Memorial Champions, and 2 new Heavyweight Champions). But the final number is one that is most important…3,500 + that’s the number of fans the NBWA has entertained through the year. Thank You to all 3,500+ fans that came out in support of the NBWA in 2008. It was a fantastic year book ended by 2 of the biggest events in NBWA history.

What will be in store for the NBWA in 2009, what new faces will we meet in 2009, and who will we say goodbye to in 2009? There is only one way to find out, start the New Year off with all your favorite NBWA stars, and follow them as they all try to capture NBWA gold.

Go to NBWA for more info on a show near you.

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