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MMWA-SICW Photo recap from East Carondelet, IL on 9/19/2009

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 11, 2009

MWR fans its time to enjoy another MMWA-SICW Photo recap from our good friend Michael R Van Hoogstraat

Ziggy goes hard to get a victory from the man whom beat him the week before. (Photo Credit:Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Ziggy goes hard to get a victory from the man whom beat him the week before. (Photo Credit:Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Core continues his winning ways on new comer Ziggy Bones.(Photo CreditMichael R Van Hoogstraat)

Core continues his winning ways on new comer Ziggy Bones.(Photo CreditMichael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Core d. Ziggy Bones

Fan Favorite Moondog Rover. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Fan Favorite Moondog Rover. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Waco lands a splash but would lose by DQ.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Waco lands a splash but would lose by DQ.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Moondog Rover d. Waco by DQ

 Blade looks to move up the ladder at MMWA-SICW.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blade looks to move up the ladder at MMWA-SICW.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

  Young but a lot of fight, Jaysin Static is in a lot of trouble early.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Young but a lot of fight, Jaysin Static is in a lot of trouble early.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

After a drop kick Static had Blade feeling a little bit of his own medicine. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

After a drop kick Static had Blade feeling a little bit of his own medicine. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blade continues his winning ways.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blade continues his winning ways.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Johnny Blade d. Jaysin Static

Bobby D tries to keep The Big Texan from returning to the ring. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Bobby D tries to keep The Big Texan from returning to the ring. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The Big Texan powers his way to a win. (Photo Credit:Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The Big Texan powers his way to a win. (Photo Credit:Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*The Big Texan d. Bobby D

Purple Passion demands that Canada’s favorite son Sean Vincent to get in the ring. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Purple Passion demands that Canada’s favorite son Sean Vincent to get in the ring. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Poor Sean Vincent, the fans just don’t like him. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Poor Sean Vincent, the fans just don’t like him. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Purple Passion was no match for Sean Vincent. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Purple Passion was no match for Sean Vincent. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Sean Vincent d. Purple Passion

In a battle of strength Shaft gets the edge this time on Gary Jackson. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

In a battle of strength Shaft gets the edge this time on Gary Jackson. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft hits Gary Jackson with a head butt. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft hits Gary Jackson with a head butt. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

A good game plan had Shaft going strong but when things got rough Phil E Blunt interfered to give Jackson the DQ win.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

A good game plan had Shaft going strong but when things got rough Phil E Blunt interfered to give Jackson the DQ win.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Gary Jackson d. Shaft by DQ

One of the hottest young wrestlers in the Midwest- David Vaughn(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

One of the hottest young wrestlers in the Midwest- David Vaughn(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Former partners in The Connection David Vaughn and MMWA-SICW Champ Phil E Blunt are now at odds.  (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Former partners in The Connection David Vaughn and MMWA-SICW Champ Phil E Blunt are now at odds. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

 The Champ reminds Vaughn why he is the man. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The Champ reminds Vaughn why he is the man. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Vaughn nails the spear on the Champ.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Vaughn nails the spear on the Champ.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

After Blunts manager interfered to save him , Vaughn looked to make him pay.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

After Blunts manager interfered to save him , Vaughn looked to make him pay.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft and newest Connection member Sean Vincent puts the boots to Vaughn who won by DQ(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft and newest Connection member Sean Vincent puts the boots to Vaughn who won by DQ(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*David Vaughn d. MMWA-SICW Heavyweight Champ Phil E. Blunt by DQ

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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 August 22,2009

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 9, 2009

Recap by MMWA-SICW Management
Photo Credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat.
Photo commentary Brian “Flair “ Kelley

Sean Vincent (w/ Travis Cook) defeated ‘The Exciting’ Jaysin Static by pin fall at 11:27 following ‘The Sexy Shoulderslam’

Jaysin Static goes all out to earn a big victory from Sean Vincent (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Jaysin Static goes all out to earn a big victory from Sean Vincent (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Sean Vincent sets up Static for “The Sexy Shoulderslam(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Sean Vincent sets up Static for “The Sexy Shoulderslam(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Travis Cook taunts Static as his protégé Vincent adds another win for the connection. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Travis Cook taunts Static as his protégé Vincent adds another win for the connection. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Moondog Rover (w/ Travis cook) defeated Purple Passion by pinfall at 15:40 after an Olympic suplex

Moondog Rover powers his way to victory over Purple Passion. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Moondog Rover powers his way to victory over Purple Passion. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The Big Texan (w/ Travis Cook) defeated Lumberjack Abe at 10:34 by pinfall after the big splash.

 The 14 times MMWA-SICW Tag team Champions The Lumberjacks (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The 14 times MMWA-SICW Tag team Champions The Lumberjacks (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Lumberjack Abe delivers a powerful kick to The Big Texan.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Lumberjack Abe delivers a powerful kick to The Big Texan.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blade defeated Waco by pinfall at 12:26 following the faceplant.

Waco and The Big Texan double teamed Blade throughout the match. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Waco and The Big Texan double teamed Blade throughout the match. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Waco goes airborne but it would not be enough as Blade overcame the odds to get a big win.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Waco goes airborne but it would not be enough as Blade overcame the odds to get a big win.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

AJ Williams defeated Bobby D by pinfall at 7:44 following the superkick to retain the M0/IL Jr.Heavyweight title.

AJ Williams leapfrogs Bobby D.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

AJ Williams leapfrogs Bobby D.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

 Bobby D slows down the speed of AJ with a very painful move.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Bobby D slows down the speed of AJ with a very painful move.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Bobby D was one step ahead of AJ throughout the match.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Bobby D was one step ahead of AJ throughout the match.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Standing on top of  AJ, Bobby D had the perfect strategy against but AJ would prevail. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Standing on top of AJ, Bobby D had the perfect strategy against but AJ would prevail. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Keith Smith, Danny Boy & ‘Gorgeous’ Gary Jackson defeated Shaft, Dave Vaughn & MMWA-SICW Heavyweight Champion Phil E. Blunt (special referees Tony Casta & ‘Big’ Jim Brown) in a 6-Man Tag Team Elimination Match at 32:50 when Smith finished off Shaft with a UFC-style leglock. After the match, the entire Connection attacked Smith ruthlessly (Jackson was eliminated early on in the match and was in the shower preparing to leave) in the ring. Danny Boy had his hands full but the former Champion did overcome the bad guys and save Keith.

 Travis Cook lets his former protégé  Dave Vaughn know that he is still under contract for the main event(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Travis Cook lets his former protégé Dave Vaughn know that he is still under contract for the main event(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Keith Smith bodyslams Dave Vaughn. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Keith Smith bodyslams Dave Vaughn. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft is punished in the corner.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft is punished in the corner.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Tony Costa slams Shaft to the delight of the fans. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Tony Costa slams Shaft to the delight of the fans. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The MMWA-SICW Kingpin Phil E Blunt works over his arch enemy Gary Jackson (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The MMWA-SICW Kingpin Phil E Blunt works over his arch enemy Gary Jackson (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Smith would go on to finish Shaft with a submission.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Smith would go on to finish Shaft with a submission.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

It was also announced by new Commissioner Tim Miller that, as part of the 25th Anniversary Celebration of MMWA-SICW on television, an event of start-to-finish cage matches is being planned for this fall… stay tuned!

Do not miss MMWA-SICW when they return to South Broadway this Saturday.

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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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Dave Vaughn vs. Chris Hargas Photo Recap from March 28th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 13, 2009

 

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Missouri Wrestling Revival is proud to bring you a photo recap that highlights one of the top young wrestlers in the Midwest today, Dave Vaughn. Vaughn has been dominating as the MMWA-SICW Junior Heavyweight Champion in 2009.  

 

Victories against Bobby D, Chucho and arch enemy AJ Williams have excited the fans for the past few months. On March 28th the multi talented Chris Hargas returned to go head to head with the Champion in East Carondelet, IL.

 

Vaughn may be one of the hated men in the Midwest. Vaughn is joined as always with his manager Travis Cook.  who is known as the “Manager of Champions” or what one fan told me  “The Mouth that doesn’t Stop” . No matter what you call them you can not overlook their success.

 

So sit back and enjoy this special presentation brought to you from our friend Mike Van Hoogstraat.

 

 

 

 Join MMWA-SICW when they return to East Carondelet, IL this coming Saturday for more exciting wrestling action.

 

 

 

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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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MMWA-SICW Jan. 17 recap

Posted by reimaginejournalism on January 29, 2009

By Kari Williams and Patrick Brandmeyer

MMWA-SICW kicked off its year in East Carondelet, IL with a night of unique match ups, with The Connection trying to control assert their dominance yet again and champions fighting for everything to retain their titles.

“Night Train” Gary Jackson took fans on an impressive ride during his main event battle with Connection Member Phil E. Blunt with Jackson’s Heavyweight title on the line. Connection Manager Travis Cook—who was at ringside with Blunt—tried getting involved in the match early on. When Blunt gained the upper hand and tossed Jackson to the outside, Cook attempted to attack the champion but ended up being chased around the ring by “Night Train,” causing just enough of a distraction for Blunt maintain the advantage. Slowly, Jackson began to turn the tide in his favor and he relentlessly pummeled Blunt. However, Blunt’s evil tactics took control once again, as he choked Jackson.

The fans were solely behind the champion, and once they started chanting for Jackson, he strived to get control, but Cook interfered yet again, right at the 10 minute mark. The two men then battled recklessly for the remainder of the bout, with each scoring nearfalls. Just as Blunt looked like he would gain the belt, he had a confrontation with Commissioner Keith Smith, causing just enough of a distraction for Jackson to score a victory with a roll-up.

After the match, Cook provoked Referee Jim Harris, and Harris took off his shirt, prompting Jackson to put it on and pretend that he would be the ref in a match between the two, but Cook ran to the back like a scolded dog. Jackson then told the Connection, if they want some, come get some, and he called out Shaft, who had been at ringside watching the match.

Jeremy Lightfoot and Shaft continued their seemingly endless feud once again. However, they seemed to have a newfound respect for one another, as the match began with a handshake. Although slow to get started, Lightfoot and Shaft turned their bout into a brawl as they went back and forth, both inside and outside of the ring. At one point, Lightfoot shot Shaft into the table with the ring bell and Shaft landed face first on the bell and even pulled it down with him. Later on, as the two men waged battle on the outside yet again, Lightfoot took a fan’s (my) water bottle, drank nearly all that was left, then smashed the bottle over Shaft’s head. The match ended in a double count out at just over 16 minutes and the two continued fighting to the back.

Previously, the fan favorite, A.J. Williams defended his Junior Heavyweight Title against Bobby D. The challenger controlled the beginning of the match and when Williams appeared to have injured his knee, D took notice and targeted the area. Just after the five minute mark, Williams had the opportunity to connect with a superkick, but he could not capitalize on the situation. With guts and determination, Williams continued his attack, despite the injury, and though D snuck in a few select offensive moves, Williams decisively ended the bout with another superkick at 11:20.

The Connection’s newest and most promising member, Dave Vaughn took on Eric Brewer. Vaughn’s pure athleticism clashed with Brewer’s more hard-hitting style, delivering one of the best matches of the evening. Vaughn dominated the majority of the match up with only a slight assistance from Cook, proving that The Connection has enough belief in him that he can win a match on his own terms. Nonetheless, Brewer pummeled Vaughn at every possible opening. In the closing moments, Vaughn readied himself for a spear, but Brewer telegraphed the maneuver. Mere moments later, Cook caused a distraction, giving Vaughn enough time to recover from Brewer’s spinebuster and connect with the second spear and lock up another victory for The Connection.

Prior to the match, Cook, Blunt and Vaughn came to ringside complaining about Jerome Cody’s suspension, which occurred at the show in St. Louis, MO the previous week. Cook proclaimed that his lawyers are trying to overturn the suspension and stated, “We are not down. We are not out. We are bigger and better than ever.”

The first title match of the evening pitted Women’s Champion Alexis Lightfoot against the former champion in Stacey O’ Brien. O’ Brien’s determination to regain the belt showed in every punch and every kick. She controlled the second half of the bout and had Alexis ready for the pin, but just after 10 minutes, Alexis began to feel her title slipping away, causing her to comeback viciously and retain.

Due to scheduling conflicts, this reporter missed the first two matches, and Patrick Brandmeyer has the rest of the details from the night.

The second matchup was Waco (w/ Big Texan) v. Saladin. Neither guy was all that popular with the East Carondelet audience, and neither seemed all that interested in changing that opinion. Both men used underhanded tactics, but Waco came out on top with a rollup and handful of tights.

In the opener Billy Diamond wrestled Big Texan w/ Waco. Texan focused his attack on the back, while Diamond attempted to work the leg to cut the big man down to size. The finish came when Diamond hit a Stunner, but Waco broke up the pin for the DQ. The masked team beat down Diamond until Jeremy Lightfoot hit the ring with a kendo stick and cleaned house.

The next MMWA-SICW show will take place Feb. 14 at the South Broadway Athletic Club in St. Louis, MO followed up the next weekend returning to the East Carondelet Community Center.

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MMWA-SICW Dec. 13 Recap

Posted by reimaginejournalism on December 23, 2008

By Kari Williams

“Cowboy” Bob Orton made a special appearance in East Carondelet, IL to help “Night Train” Gary Jackson take on Jerome Cody and Phil E. Blunt. With a jam-packed audience at the East Carondelet Community Center, MMWA-SICW put on a show that had the fans on the edge of their seats.

Anticipation buzzed through the building, as Orton made his way to the ring for the main event steel cage match. With Commissioner Keith Smith as the special referee—and his conflicts with The Connection well-known—nobdoy left their seat. Cody tried to end the match abruptly as he went to climb out of the cage the moment the bell rang. Jackson put a quick stop to Cody’s foolishness and proceeded with the match. As Blunt tagged in, he gained control and cornered the recently tagged Orton. Being such, Jackson made the save for the legend, giving Orton the upper hand. In traditional ‘Cowboy’ fashion, he used the legendary cast and gained control. However, the match soon turned against them, but not for long. Jackson once again came to Orton’s aid and cleaned house, thus allowing Orton to secure victory for his team, as Jackson took out Cody.

As a stipulation for the match, if The Connection lost, their manager, Travis Cook, had to be in the ring with Orton for five minutes. At first Cook tried to take advantage, but to no avail. This time slot was apparently a match, and Orton pinned Cook in just over four minutes.

Following the main event, Shaft came out and claimed that his new year’s resolution would start on Jan. 10, when he “puts Jackson down for the one, two, three.”

A former MMWA-SICW Heavyweight Champion in Jeremy Lightfoot took on Eric Brewer in the previous bout. Brewer gained an early advantage with the first takedown, but Lightfoot quickly worked his way out of Brewer’s grasp and hit Brewer with his signature chops. By the five minute mark, Lightfoot gained control, but not for long. Neither man attained a clear advantage but both scored a number of two counts. In the end, Lightfoot won via pinfall at 13:24.

Bobby D had his hands full against the Junior Heavyweight Champion A.J. Williams. Despite one’s initial thoughts, D controlled a good portion of the match, until Williams connected with a Harley Race-like high knee and an elbow drop from the top rope. Williams only received a two-count on this excursion, but it did not deter him. He continued punishing D, even taking it outside of the ring. Much to the displeasure of the fans, the match ended in a no-contest because neither man returned to the ring prior to the 10 count.

One of Shaft’s biggest tests to date came in the form of The Big Texan, accompanied by Waco. Shaft would have had an easier time of trying to dismantle Texan if Waco had not been present. The ‘mini-Texan’ interfered on separate occassions, causing Referee Jim Harris to throw him out. Shaft tried to utilize that window of opportunity and capitalize, but Texan’s power overwhelmed him. Shaft’s determination was put to the test yet again, and he passed with flying colors; he regained his focus and locked Texan in his signature ankle lock. Inspite of this, Texan had the wherewithall to esacpe the maneuver, and the match progressed, with both men vying for the upper hand, which neither gained, and the competition ended in a draw at the 15-minute time limit.

The previous bout tested the luchador Chucho’s high-flying antics against the more ‘pound and ground’ style of “Wild Child” Billy Diamond, accompanied by Lightfoot. Chucho and Diamond both had their moments to shine, as Chucho connected with a second-rope moonsault and Diamond caught the luchador in a devastating ankle lock. After five minutes, Diamond had Chucho grounded, but Chucho swiftly sent Diamond out of the ring with a hurricanrana. The resiliency of Diamond shined bright, as he went back to work on the knee/ankle region and thus earned the pinfall at 9:41.

The ‘Middle-Eastern Menace’ Saladin took on a fan favorite in Mr. Bibbs. Saladin controlled the opening stages of the bout, but Bibbs’ tenacity soon took over, and Saladin never had a chance to recover. Ten minutes in, Saladin inadvertently hit his head on the ring post, which allowed Bibbs to catch Saladin off-guard. In the end, Bibbs’ brute force was no match for Saladin, who lost to the MMWA-SICW veteran in 12:11.

One of the company’s newest athletes, Blade, put his skills up against those of Waco, who had The Big Texan at ringside. Perhaps fearing that the newcomer would out-wrestle him, Waco called upon Texan to interfere and tip the scales in his favor, so to speak. Nonetheless, that was not necessary because they appeared evenly matched. As the match came to a close, Waco had a distinct advantage over Blade, but Blade quickly gained momentum—as if from nowhere—and defeated Waco.

The MMWA-SICW returns to the South Broadway Athletic Club in St. Louis, MO on Jan. 10 and the East Carondelet Community Center on Jan. 17.

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MMWA-SICW November 1 Recap

Posted by reimaginejournalism on November 12, 2008

MMWA-SICW Recap November 1

By Kari Williams

MMWA-SICW provided fans with another night of controversial wrestling at the South Broadway Athletic Club. A champion was stripped of his title and a new champion was crowned. Two wrestlers made their debuts. And the newest member of the Connection showed his worth.

The main event consisted of Bobby D taking on one-half of the former tag team champions in Mr. Bibbs. Despite the match lasting just over four minutes, D had enough time to establish his dominance over the veteran. In the closing moments, Bibbs went for a splash in the corner, but D had the wherewithall to side-step Bibb’s attempt. This then gave D his golden opportunity to sneak up with a roll up and earn himself a victory.

Earlier in the evening, “Night Train” Gary Jackson should have defended his Heavyweight Championship against Shaft. However, Jackson did not show up at the time of his match, which prompted Commissioner Keith Smith to strip Jackson of the belt and award it to Shaft.

Jackson showed up prior to the final match of the evening proclaiming that he was ready to go. Smith then broke the news to Jackson, who, for obvious reasons, did not care for the news he received. However, Shaft did not want the belt under those circumstances and offered Jackson a title shot.

The previous bout put the always-evil Connection members Phil E. Blunt and Dave Vaughn against fan favorites, Young Aladdin and Junior Heavyweight Champion A.J. Williams. Vaughn and Blunt used the typical tag team strategy of frequent tags, which aided them for the majority of the bout as they kept Williams and Aladdin alert and on their toes. Vaughn’s progress as a competitor has improved greatly and it makes sense as to why the Connection called upon one of the brightest stars in the company to replace the now-retired Tommy Knight. However, with the fans urging on Williams and Aladdin, The Connection did not stand a chance. Vaughn and Williams went at it with multiple reversals, one including Vaughn attempting to deliver the spear to Williams and nearly knocking his partner off of the apron. Williams used Vaughn’s misstep to his advantage, which allowed him to connect with the 360 splash for the win at 12:21. Vaughn made an effort to attack both Aladdin and Williams in the aftermath, but Jerome Cody wisely restrained him.

In the second debut of the night, Destiny Diamond gave it her all against the always unpredictable El Uno Loco. The match started off with Loco poking fun and playing games with Diamond, but she stopped Loco in his tracks with a powerful clothesline. Just as Diamond began to control the match, Loco rolled out of the ring to regroup. His tactic worked for a short while, but the determined Diamond in the rough made her presence felt. At one point, she delivered a dropkick that sent Loco flying out of the ring. After flying from the ring apron with an impressive flip that planted Loco even further into the ground, she delivered a turnbuckle walk bulldog for the victory.

Diamond’s father “Wild Child” Billy Diamond had his own battle against The Connection’s Jerome Cody, who was accompanied by Travis Cook. Diamond had the upper hand for the majority of the encounter, but Cook’s attempted interference and Cody’s wily habits proved too great to overcome. Cody definitively ended Diamond’s advantage with a piledrive for the win at 10:21, prompting Diamond to chase after both Cook and Cody.

In the third match of the evening, the newcomer Blade tested his strengths against Johnny Courageous. Despite only performing in his first match, Blade took the fight straight to Courageous. Once Blade gained momentum, he delivered a double-underhook suplex to receive a two count. Nonetheless, after taking a knee to the chest from Courageous, Blade succumbed to his pain, as Courageous defeated Blade with a hold reversal at 13:13.

Due to circumstances beyond this reporter’s control, she missed the first two matches of the night. However, anouther source informed her that The Lumberjacks wrestled Waco and Big Texan to a double-disqualification, and that Kevin X took on Lightfoot. Lightfoot won the bout with an assisted interference from Phil E. Blunt.

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