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The Letterman Era Is Upon Us – Todd Letterman is the First NWL STL Champion

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 10, 2017

By Brian Kelley

Just in case you are one of the few that did not hear Todd Letterman proclaim loudly to NWL correspondent Marti Belle that the Letterman era has begun, this is an bonus warning to all NWL wrestlers from MWR .

Letterman showed off his athleticism, power and perseverance in classic matches during the NWL STL tournament against Skyler Beckett, Marcellus Gaines,  Mathew Grundy and then a brutal war with Maverick in the finales that sealed his name in the history books.

When the year started MWR announced that he was one of the 2016 MWR Future Stars of the Year, Todd Letterman would be a star. Little did we know that Letterman would be the man to make history as the first ever NWL STL Championship.

We have a lot of respect for  Letterman who has been trained under former ROH WORLD Champion Michael Elgin, took advantage of the Harley Race WLW, WWE, Noah camp and last year wrestled in Europe . No one else looks like him and I can’t say enough about how much upside he has in years to come. .

With that said, we have not been impressed with his attitude and actions as of late in interviews and in the ring, but there is no denying that he is well deserving of being the NWL STL Champion.

Look for updates at MWR on who the new champ will face in his first defense. Will it be Maverick (who had just won a huge match earlier last night against Cornell Douglass, prior to the clash with Letterman for the title) get a rematch and end the era before it gets rolling,  or is 2017 the year of the “5 star Phenom” Todd Letterman and we will just have to deal with it?

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Miss Monica, Kurt Angle, Larry Matysik and MWR on the New SICW Wrestling Explosion as Seen on FITE TV

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 3, 2017

Missouri Wrestling Revival is so excited to have the video presentation of the 2016 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year, Miss Monica with special guest Kurt Angle seen around the world in the brand new SICW Wrestling Explosion as seen on FITE TV and Youtube. Fans in St. Louis , Missouri can watch in on Charter Cable 198.

Hall of Fame announcer Larry Matysik has returned to the announce booth with Dr. Drew Abbenhaus. That and so much more in this exciting show that is jammed packed with exciting action with top stars including former SICW Champion Flash Flanagan, Marc Houston, Curtis Wylde, Johnny Blade, Jimmy D and Big Daddy all involved.

Please enjoy this episode of SICW Wrestling Explosion.

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Davey Vega to Receive His 2016 MWR Future Star Award at CCW on April 22nd

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 28, 2017

We are so excited to have the chance to honor one of our 2016 MWR Future Star of the Year’s Davey Vega on April 22nd at Cape Championship Wrestling in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. CCW is one of the hottest new wrestling companies in the Midwest, delivering exciting action with local superstars and the hottest talents in the sport today including Matt Hardy, Kyle O’Reilly and Ricochet. So it is only fitting that one of the best young talents in the country, Davey Vega is recognized at their event named “Supershow” that promises to be one of the best cards in the Southeast Missouri Area in this era.

Davey Vega is set to face off with none other than Joey Ryan in one on one competition, so if you are a fan of Vega’s we encourage you to make the trip to witness this epic match or if you wanted to see what all the hypeis, then this is the perfect occasion to do so.

We would like to thank CCW owner Ken Murphy, Jason Wells and the CCW family to have MWR in the house to present the award and we hope to see you there.

Check out CCW’S website here http://www.capewrestling.com/

Look for a poster and full card in the future here at MWR.

The award is sponsored by our good friend Mike Wilson and his website Shooter Spotlight that features bios of wrestlers around the country. Click here to like it.

Special thanks to J Ryan Abney for the Davey Vega graphic.

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Dynamo Feb 25th: Brandon Aarons Retains, Michael Elgin Wins D-1 Title

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 28, 2017

Justin D’Air def. Jackal, The Snitch & Jayson Khaos

Makaze def. Jack Gamble

Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby def. Jay Howard & Roy Lewis

Karim Brigante (with Miss Monica) def. Jayden Fenix

Jon Webb def. CJ Shine

Michael Elgin def. Outtkast to win the DPW D-1 Title

DPW Heavyweight Champion Brandon Aarons def. Elvis Aliaga

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Wrestle Talk Podcast to Present Mike Outlaw/ Dez Wellston with the 2016 MWR Wrestler of the Year Plaque

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 24, 2017

Wrestle Talk Podcast with Joe & René

Hey yo.. Got some news! Not only will Dez Wellston/Mike Outlaw be at #UniverseMania3 but he will be presented with his Missouri Wrestling Revival Wrestler of the Year award at the event! Just another reason to make sure you don’t miss the biggest party this side of Orlando, FL!

I have reached out to our good friends at Wrestle Talk Podcast to see if they would be so kind to present our 2016 MWR Wrestler of the Year Dez Wellston, formally known as Mike Outlaw with his plaque at the biggest WrestleMania Party in KC this year. That is right, watch Wrestlemania and see local history being made at the same time as our friend Brandis Outlaw will be in the house to represent MWR in the presentation.

Mike Outlaw had an awesome year in 2016, but with the training that he has had with NWL his game is only getting better as the year goes on.

So please come out and show your support by being their at Rockstar Burgers.

 

#Universemania3 watch party is the best of it’s kind! Hosted by the Wrestle Talk Podcast with Joe and Rene, it’s an event that brings together the world’s best wrestlers, fans, podcasters and fantasy wrestling group all in one place. This the 3rd year that this event is taking place and it’s guaranteed to be the best one to date. It will take place at Rockstar Burgers in Kansas City, MO starting on April 2nd starting at 4pm CT. Here is just some of what you can expect at this incredible event:

 

DJ Theorie at the DJ booth all night playing all your favorite wrestling theme songs, rock hits and hip-hop bangers

– Two live performances (DBD and Deucifier)

– WrestleMania33 on the big screen

– Awesome pricing on food and drinks

– Appearances by three different wrestling promotions including:

 

– NWL (Todd Letterman, Dez Wellston & Blaine Meeks) 8:30pm-10:30pm

 

– GWF (Ric Maverick, Curt Gannon & Black Jesus) 6:30pm-8:30pm

 

– KCXW (J.Savage, Hollis Giroux and The Marksman) 4:30pm-6:30pm

– Also, all the wrestlers appearing at #UniverseMania3 will be signing autographs for fans free-of-change and will even have some fresh swag to give away!)

**For more info including how to pre-purchase tickets please visit http://www.WrestleTalkPodcast.com/events**

1116 Genessee St. Kansas City, MO 64102

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On the Ropes Network Sponsor’s the 2016 MWR Tag Team of the Year Award at Glory Pro on May 7th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 20, 2017

The 2016 MWR Tag Team of the Year Alpha Class (Danny Adams and Paco)

Crown of Glory Championship Match

Jason Kincaid (c) v. Myron Reed

Michael Elgin v. Pentagon Jr.

 

Curt Stallion v. Sami Callahan

 

Everett Connors v. David Starr

Jason Cade v. Danny Adams

 

Plus

6-Way Chaos Match: Paco Gonzalez v. Hakim Zane v. Louis Lyndon v. Brandon Espinosa v. Tyler Matrix v. Jonathon Wolf

Fatal 4 Way: Space Monkey v. Jake Something v. Gary Jay v. Ethan Page

(Note: Card subject to change)

Alton Knights of Columbus
405 E 4th St, Alton, Illinois 62002

Check out Glory Pro’s Facebook page here

Check out On the Ropes Network here.

 

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MWR Trading Card #31 The Roman Dynasty (Karim Brigante and Miss Monica)

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 17, 2017

Karim Brigante and Miss Monica, known as the Roman Dynasty are the hottest wrestling import from Italy today and they have set the Midwest on fire. Karim currently reigns supreme as the World League Wrestling Heavyweight Champion and Miss Monica earned the 2016 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year.

So it is fitting that the two of them would be forever immortalized in the MWR Trading card set.

Trained by Harley Race, both Brigante and Miss Monica are owning 2017 by taking on all challengers and delivering explosive matches that have the fans wanting more.

It is with great pleasure that Roman Dynasty is number 31 in the second set.

 

MWR Trading Card Series: Set #2

#1 Kyle O’Reilly

#2 TJ Perkins

#3 “The Alternative” Brandon Gallagher

#4 Nikki St John

5 “The Big Hurt” Abu Colossus

#6 Darin Corbin

#7 The Iceman

#8 Shooter Spotlight presents ‘American Fury’ Jonathan West

#9 Shooter Spotlight presents Jake Dirden

#10 Shooter Spotlight presents Jimmy Rockwell

#11 Pete Sanctions

#12 Gary Jackson

#13 Ryan Drago

#14 Jack Gamble

#15 Claudia Del Solis

#16 “Crazy” Mary Dobsin

#17 Mephisto

# 18 Jordynne Grace

#19 Leva Bates

#20 Referee Scott Lentz

#21 The Viking War Party (Voracious Viking Frank Wyatt, The Littlest Viking and the American Viking)

#22 Mike Sydal

#23 Santana Garrett

#24 Redwing Presented by Wrestle Radio Podcast

#25 Leland Race Presented by Cold Meal Productions.

#26 Ring Announcer Don Diablo

#27 Shooter Spotlight Presents Jon Webb

#28 Shooter Spotlight Presents The Math Magician

#29 Referee Jay King

#30 Referee Gentleman Jason Pemberton

Check out Set #1

To purchase MWR Trading cards:

1) Catch the star at a show to have them autograph the cards personally

2) Contact them via facebook or myspace

3) Send $2.00 in money order or check for each card at *

Brian Kelley

815 East Love Street , Mexico, Missouri 65265

or Paypal at flairmwr@yahoo.com

*Checks will take longer to clear than money orders so expect time for that to happen. Make sure you list exactly what card you are wanting to have.

Please note that when purchasing MWR Trading cards from the wrestlers, that they decide the prices for their cards. We highly recommend that you get them from the stars themselves and let them know that you enjoy MWR.

These cards are limited and are not mass produced making them highly collectable.

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Brian Hoops Proclaims that the NWL is the Hottest Wrestling Promotion in Missouri

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 13, 2017

By Brian Hoops

Photos Brian Kelley

As first seen at http://www.wrestlingobserver.com

There is a new independent wrestling promotion, and its changing the traditional way of running a wrestling promotion. The National Wrasslin League was founded in September by Major Baisden and ran its inaugural show in Kansas City on January 7. According to its press release, “the National Wrasslin’ League (NWL) is reviving the historical roots of the business. Fueled by intercity rivalries, the NWL prides itself on family-friendly, storyline-driven programming that delivers thrilling athletic action and entertaining characters.”

NWL has financial backing behind it. Baisden, best known in the Kansas City area as the President and co-founder of Iris Data Services, Inc., sold Iris Data Services to Epic Systems Inc for $134 million in April, 2015. Baisden has a love for baseball, football and pro wrestling and decided to start his own wrestling promotion and promote it differently than traditional wrestling promotions.

Major Baisden does his best to keep Michael Strider from losing his temper under the bright lights at the Scottish Rite Temple.

In October of 2016, NWL reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Metro Pro Wrestling, a local promotion based in Kansas City, which became part of NWL KC. Metro Pro was the brainchild of Chris Gough, a former WWE creative team member who moved back to his native Kansas City to start a family. Gough is also the man behind the really awesome documentary, “KC: Beyond the Mat” that focused on the Kansas City based Central States and Heartland of America promotions. Gough was offered a full time position in the NWL offices and works behind the scenes running the new promotion. NWL also acquired St. Louis based Anarchy Pro Wrestling.

The promotion plans to run shows on alternating Saturday nights in Kansas City and alternating Thursday nights in St. Louis, at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City and the Casa Loma Ballroom in St. Louis, Missouri. Soon, the St. Louis shows will run on Sunday afternoons. The Scottish Rite Temple is also home to Invicta MMA shows. Throughout the season, the final show of each month will pit wrestlers from KC and St. Louis against each other, with the city earning the most victories recognized as the league’s best town. The NWL’s top city will also earn negotiation rights for all new talent entering the NWL in 2018. It is a business model geared more towards minor league hockey or minor league baseball, as the promotion hopes to build a loyal fanbase in each city.

According to Gough, NWL has signed more than 50 wrestlers to contracts, including eight who work for the promotion full time. These wrestlers receive full benefits, including health insurance and work full time for the promotion, even though they only run four shows per month. NWL is building out a 10,000 square foot building, just north of Kansas City to be used as a training and performance center.

The first show in Kansas City drew what had to be considered an excellent crowd for its debut show, 510 fans thanks in part to flash sales and other promo code offers. Ringside seats are $40, but if you commit to a membership, the cost is $50 a month with additional membership perks.

St. Louis sold only 225 tickets until a strong walkup pushed total fans in attendance to near 500. The crowd for the second Kansas City show was nearly half of the first. This will be one of the struggles of the promotion, how to maintain crowds when running every other week with many of the same wrestlers.
The promotion plans to crown a Kansas City and St. Louis champion through a tournament this spring. The two champions will then square off in a mid-season showdown, with the winner earning home-arena advantage for the year’s big finale in December. On the night of the season finale, the NWL’s League champion will also be decided that evening with a tourney involving the St. Louis and KC titleholders as well as the No. 1 contenders for both belts. The December spectacular will also crown the NWL’s tag-team champions in a tournament featuring the four teams with the best records over the course of the 12month season.

The show I attended was certainly entertaining and different than the normal independent show. Baisden acquired a jumbotron style video board that sits on a stage where the wrestlers come out and to the ring, very similar to how WWE has its wrestlers come to the ring. Baisden is a fixture at the shows, watching and interacting with fans and even getting into the ring to brow beat a local manager. There is some good talent on the shows, including top area heel Dak Draper (Sam Udell, a recent cut from WWE Developmental),

Dak Draper

Ken Dharma (Mike Sydal) and

Niles Plonk. Plonk has the best gimmick since Madonna’s boyfriend gimmick that Louis Spiccoli used, as he’s a wine connoisseur. Plonk actually owns a vineyard in Missouri.

Independent name talent including Kyle O’Reilly and Arik Cannon, have become part of the NWL in recent weeks.

 

Update News from NWL KC

Our next NWL event is Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. inside the Scottish Rite Temple! Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Matches announced so far include:

– NWL KC Championship Tournament Semi-Finals Match – Dak Draper vs. Niles Plonk
– NWL KC Championship Tournament Semi-Finals Match – Red Cloud vs. Blaine Meeks
– HUGE Tag Team Match: Royal Blood vs. The Blood Brothers
– Triple Threat Match: Jeremy Wyatt vs. Thor Theriot vs. Scott Slade

More matches to be announced!

Buy our monthly/yearly FIGHTCLUB KC packages to save money!

FIGHTCLUB KC GOLD (Ringside) – https://shop.nwleague.com/product/fightclub-kc-ringside/

FIGHTCLUB KC SILVER (Orchestra) – https://shop.nwleague.com/product/fightclub-kc-orchestra/

FIGHTCLUB KC BRONZE (Balcony) – https://shop.nwleague.com/product/fightclub-kc-balcony/

 

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Miss Monica Presented with the 2016 MWR Female of the Year Plaque with Kurt Angle: Sponsored by Herb Simmons

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 12, 2017

Missouri Wrestling Revival was very excited to present Italy’s very own Miss Monica with the 2016 MWR Female of the Year plaque at World League Wrestling’s Night of Champions 2. Miss Monica and her partner in crime the current WLW Heavyweight Champion Karim Brigante has had six tours of the USA to come to train under the tutelage of Harley Race at his World League Wrestling promotion.

During each of the tours they have soaked up the knowledge of many of the greatest talents that have traveled through WLW including the annual WWE/WLW/NOAH and New Japan Pro Wrestling camps. In 2016, Miss Monica made a quick impact by capturing the WLW Ladies Championship at the Night of Champions by pinning Stacey O’Brien in St. Peters, Missouri after working with the 2016 Harley Race Wrestling Camp trainers Mark Henry, “The Hurricane” Shane Helms, New Japan Star Hiroshi Tanahashi, and WWE/NXT talent scout Dave Taylor.

SICW promote Herb Simmons would also respect the drive and talents of Miss Monica and Karim by bringing him into his promotion. While there the SICW trouble makers Curtis Wylde and his “Number One Ginger” Wyldefyre set their sights on the two and they had a memorable feud that escalated in a loser leaves town match.

Due to her impact in the Midwest that included exciting matches and feuds in Miss Monica was named the 2016 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year.

Miss Monica has returned in 2017 to the USA and is hotter than ever. Promoters have been scrambling to get them onto their roster as the fans have demanded more Roman Dynasty. Karim won the WLW Heavyweight Championship earlier this year and Miss Monica is on fire. .

Prior to the night of Champions MWR received a message from a friend that respected the two so much for their years of sacrificing their money, time and efforts to be the best that they could be, they wanted to sponsor two trading cards of Miss Monica and the Roman Dynasty.So for the biggest show to date in 2017 for WLW, MWR offered the hated, but respected duo, 2 free cards of them for the first 200 fans in the building to honor them for their accomplishments.

The day and night was filled with a Meet and Greet with Kurt Angle, and a packed night of wrestling so time restraints kept us from doing a presentation. In front of the SOLD OUT crowd.

Yet, thanks to WLW we were humbled to have the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame recipient Kurt Angle take part in the 2016 MWR presentation of Miss Monica’s plaque sponsored by Herb Simmons in the very office of the “Greatest Wrestler in God’s Green Earth”, Harley Race.

Congrats Miss Monica for earning the title as the 2016 MWR Female of the Year.

2016 MWR Award
Female: Miss Monica Passeri

2015 MWR Award
Female: Lucy Mendez

2014 MWR Award
Female: Lucy Mendez

2013 MWR Award
Female: Heather Patera (Miss Natural)

2012 MWR Award
Female: Heather Patera (Miss Natural)

2011 MWR Award
Female: Stacey O’Brien

2010 MWR Award
Female: Amy Hennig

2009 MWR Award
Female: MsChif

2008 MWR Award
Female: Stacey O’Brien

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First 100 Fans in the Door at WLW Tomorrow Night w/ Kurt Angle Get a Free Roman Dynasty and Miss Monica MWR Trading Card

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 10, 2017

The Night of Champions 2 is turning out to be the hottest ticket in the Midwest for this Saturday as Kurt Angle enters Harley Race’s World League Wrestling on the road to Wrestlemania to become a WWE Hall of Famer.

While the day is filled with a truly memorable meet and greet with Angle that the fans will sure to regret if they do not take part in, there is also the red hot action of WLW. MWR is thrilled to have teamed up with an anonymous contributor for two new MWR trading cards of the 2016 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year, Miss Monica and a second card that features Miss Monica with the current WLW Champion Karim Brigante as the two are known as the Roman Dynasty.

When we received the word from the person that wanted to sponsor the card they said it was to support “the good guys”. Karim and Monica have the heart, dedication and drive to become the best that they can be as they have traveled to the USA from Italy to train with Harley Race. As 2017 begins they are two of the hottest attraction in the Midwest showcasing the skills that they learned by the 8-time NWA World Champion and multiple WWE/WLW/NOAH camps in the USA.

All you have to do is be the first 100 fans entering the Race Wrestling Arena tomorrow night with a paid ticket for Night of Champions 2 and you will get a FREE MWR trading card of our two newest editions to the trading card set.

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