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Ace Steel Comes Back to His Roots

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 29, 2017

By Brian Hoops

Photos Brian Kelley

 

Many wrestlers retire from wrestling, but almost all return to the ring at
some point. Ric Flair had an incredible send off at Wrestlemania XXIV,
wrestling his final match on the biggest and grandest stage of them all,
but Flair returned to wrestling less than 2 years later. Nick Bockwinkel
retired in 1987 but wrestled in 1992 and 1993 for special return matches.
The great Verne Gagne retired and came out of retirement numerous
times.

Chris Guy, who wrestles as “Sexy” Ace Steel, never actually retired, but
the pull of wrestling for one of the top independent promotions in the
country, was too much for Ace Steel to ignore. Steel has once again
returned to active wrestling as part of the “Foundation” in the National
Wrasslin League. Steel was happy, living a comfortable life in
Springfield, Missouri with his wife working a regular job.

Steel plans to continue with his full time life outside the ring, but as the
NWL has increased the number of their monthly wrestling events, the
call to the veteran Steel was made and his interest piqued. “They wanted
me to come in as a trainer, but I didn’t want to leave my life and pick up
and move again. I am not going to wrestle on every event, but I
definitely will be more active in the ring than I have been.”

Steel worked for Chris Gough, former owner of Metro Pro and current
director of wrestling operations for NWL at Metro Pro Wrestling before
Gough closed Metro Pro Wrestling to work for Major Baisden and the
NWL.

Steel attended a NWL show in Kansas City on July 8 and was so
impressed with the talent, the shows and NWL owner, Major Baisden;
he wrestled on the NWL show in Joplin, Missouri on August 4,
defeating Stevie Richards.

“Ace steel has such a tremendous reputation, both as a worker and as a
trainer. The years we worked together at Metro Pro hatched some of the
best moments we ever had. I was asking him for months to come back to
NWL, and when he told me he was ready, I knew it was going to lead to
great things again. He has joined Jeremy Wyatt and Michael Strider in
The Foundation, and they will be a trio that will be hard to overcome”,
Gough explained.

Steel grew up in Chicago and fell in love with professional wrestling. “I
grew up watching the AWA and as soon as I graduated high school, I
started training with Windy City Wrestling.”

Steel debuted for Windy City Wrestling in 1991 and wrestled in
independent promotions for most of the hey day of the wrestling wars in
the 90’s. In 1998, Steel became a wrestler and trainer for St. Paul
Championship Wrestling, which later became Steel Domain Wrestling.
Steel became friends with two other Chicago natives who were making a
name for themselves on the independent circuit; Colt Cabana and CM
Punk. Steel trained both Cabana and Punk.

“Ace Steel has worked for Steel Domain Wrestling and has incredible
respect in our locker room”, says Steel Domain owner Ed Hellior. “The
last time he was here, I watched him do a coaching session with a couple
of Ken and Shawn’s students. (Ken Anderson and Shawn Diavari). What
I noticed is it’s once thing to be a world class wrestler, but he his an
outstanding coach and teacher. There are a number of great wrestlers,
but it does not mean they can teach. Even Steven Regal (William Regal)
got wind of the session and commented on Ace. “

In 2003, Steel made his first appearance in Japan wrestling for NOAH.
“I couldn’t wait to be in a place where at times wrestling, the pure mat
wrestling techniques and training, were common and the norm,” Steel
told Slam Wrestling. “The Japanese have such a level of dedication and
to workout and train everyday, and get on a bus to the next town was the
best. I’ve been in the ring many times with (Mitsuharu) Misawa,
(Yoshinari) Ogawa, (Akira) Taue, KENTA (Kenta Kobayashi),
(Naomichi) Marafuji, (Yoshinobu) Kanemaru –– you name it. And each
time learning so much and to gain their respect is awesome. NOAH is
the top Japanese company.”

Steel briefly worked for TNA after its inception, forming a tag team with
Punk and also wrestling in the X Division. After his TNA contract
expired, Steel signed with Ring of Honor, forming a tag team with
Cabana and Punk called the Second City Saints. Steel also has wrestled
for WWE in the past. During a September 27, 2004 edition of Raw,
Steel wrestled as Scott Colton (real name of Colt Cabana), losing a
match to Eugene. As a repayment of the inside rib, Cabana wrestled as
Chris Guy, (Steel’s real name) on an April 10, 2006 episode of Raw.
Maybe Steel’s most memorable performance on Raw occurred on
January 8, 2007, when Steel portrayed Donald Trump in an inter gender
match against “Rosie O’Donnell“.

Steel later was signed to a
developmental contract with WWE and wrestled in both of the WWE
developmental territories at the time, Deep South Wrestling and Ohio
Valley Wrestling.

On December 5, 2008, Steel returned to ROH at the “Wrestling at the
Gateway” event, teaming with Necro Butcher against Jimmy Jacobs and
Delirious. Steel also appeared in the 10-man cage match at the “Caged
Collision” event on January 31, 2009.

Ace Steel once held onto Harley Race’s WLW Championship.

Steel recently turned 44 years old, making him a veteran presence and a
natural locker room leader. “I am really impressed by the guys in the
locker room. They are all really excited to be wrestling for the NWL.”
Jeremy Wyatt cryptically told NWL fans “Foundation” members
Michael Styder and Wyatt had an “Ace” up their sleeve weeks ago.

Steel debuted in Kansas City as a surprise opponent for Gil Rogers on
August 5 and affirmed his affiliation with the Foundation during an
interview later that evening.

Despite being a former Steel Domain Champion and Metro Pro
Champion, some of Steel’s greatest accomplishments have come from
the words of other wrestlers. “Having Regal (William) choose me to
work with him (on Harley Race events) is such an honor. Regal said he
chose me because he trusted me to do what needed to be done” Steel
explained. “Having Ricky Steamboat tell me ‘you made that match worth
watching’ is really special to me.”

For now, Steel is content to wrestle part time for NWL and also loves
training younger wrestlers.

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Starr Studded Femme Fatale

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 26, 2015

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Photo Courtesy of Starr’s Facebook page.

By Brandis Outlaw

Paloma Starr isn’t afraid of anyone and is a badass; No matter if they are bigger than me, faster than me, or even better than me, I will step up to them in the ring. Male or female! I’m an intellectual smart ass who is happy go lucky and just happy to be here in the squared circle.”

Grace, elegance, Diva, kickass, glamorous, and fearless are just a few describing adjectives to describe a majority of the young women who are in the business of professional wrestling but only a few women stand out from them to become a beacon of light in the pro wrestling world, a role model, daring, going against the grain, along with the beginning adjectives added; For those great and small to become in professional wrestling. Paloma Starr is that woman.

Only having a small window of time to get to know her and become acquainted with her; Starr, a quickly rising young woman of the wrestling world is not your typical women’s wrestler. Her unique training with professional wrestler and former ECW Superstar Taz, in New York, to her outstanding background on how she got started, her bright themed gear, and positive outlook on her young career propels her for more great opportunities and wrestling hall of fame.

The raw passion Paloma feels for pro wrestling began like most men, women, and fans of the business; as child watching it on television.

“I grew up in Juarez Mexico and Lucha Libre was part of my life since I can remember. I would go to Lucha shows with my grandmother and we would watch it on TV. I specifically remember going to a grocery store and my favorite luchador, Tinieblas, was there taking pictures and signing autographs! I was so excited to have my picture taken with him and his sidekick Aluche and the feeling that I got when I stood next to him was awesome. I remember thinking wow this is pretty cool! It would be awesome if I could do that. But I didn’t give it much thought because I had this weird perception in my mind that you couldn’t train to be a wrestler that you just WERE a wrestler.

Following her training, she met and trained with former ECW Superstar Taz becoming the first female trained at his Dojo, Starr says that she felt incredibly lucky to have the opportunity.

“I was in shock!” She says, I saw that Taz was going to start a finishing school and he was only accepting a very limited amount of people who were already trained and just needed to get fined tuned to go to the next level. I applied and didn’t think much of it, next thing I know I’m getting a call from the strength conditioning coach telling me that I was accepted and that he was going to put me thru to talk to Taz. I was at work at the time; I had to sneak off to the back room because I was flipping out so bad. When Taz came on the line I was just silent I didn’t know what to say. I thanked him for accepting me since he said out of 200 people only 6 were picked for the traveling class and not only was I one of them but I was the first female to train at his dojo ever!

Fans are always itching to know if their hero or heroine is the same out of the ring as they are in the ring, what are they like on a daily biases, laid back and easy going, or completely opposite? Starr says Taz was all the same.

“Taz is as intense as he comes off to be on TV. He is so passionate about wrestling and knowledgeable. There were times where he would get so worked up about something that I thought he was going to start suplexing us thru walls. But his motto is “intensity”. As soon as you walked into the dojo there was a banner in black and orange letters with INTENSITY printed on it. He would always point and the sign and say that it makes all the difference in the world…and it does! He would always mention that he’s never trained a female before but he didn’t treat me any different than the guys. He pushed and motivated me and showed me that I was good. ”

“Since confidence is something I’ve always struggled with in the ring. I am forever thankful that I had that opportunity; it has made me ten times better as a wrestler. ”

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Paloma Starr vs. Lucy Mendez at Dynamo Pro Wrestling.

Starr is all about the fairness and equality when it comes to the ring woman or man big or small she’ll take ’em on, which sets her apart from some of the competition in today’s squared circle. In the glory days of Chyna and Beth Phoenix who entered the Royal Rumble with Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Great Khali, CM Punk, and other great main eventers in their respected time. These women showed class but were not above anything or anyone to step toe to toe with a superstar; she is no different.

“I was the only female in my wrestling training class, as I’m sure many females in wrestling were. I’ve been beating up and getting beat up since the beginning of my career. I don’t want any special treatment because I am a woman. I want to be treated equal and be seen as equal. I am a feminist so I believe in equality within the sexes. I believe as a woman if you want to wrestle a man you should be able to! I bust my ass just as hard as the guys do and my gender shouldn’t determine who I get to wrestle. I know some fans don’t understand inter gender matches but they are not for everyone, kind of like hardcore matches, etc. aren’t for everyone either. But with wrestling there’s always a niche that everyone will enjoy. ”

The absolute pure unregimented fire and devotion lives through Starr, yet there are some matches she’s not fond of participating in if she can help it.

“Battle royals have too many people involved,” She says. “It could get dangerous and most of them time nothing gets accomplished by them;” Although, the more extreme, is right up her alley.

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Paloma Starr vs Lucy Mendez at SICW.

“While I prefer straight up pure wrestling matches, I did have a lot of fun doing a street match once. There were so many weapons I could be creative using them! At the beginning of my career all I did was hardcore matches. Light tubes, barbed wire, mouse traps, Tai Pei matches, chairs, anything and everything I’ve done. I can’t say I miss doing those kinds of matches but I also won’t say I will never do it again. ”

Aside from crippling her opponents with the Black Dahlia (Inverted double under hook facebuster) Starr loves to read and is an avid gamer and is open for any challenges when it comes to Madden.

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Photo Courtesy of Starr’s Facebook page.

“Last book I read was The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. Like I said, I’m a feminist so I love to read feminist books, especially older ones. I totally recommend reading Geek Love by Katherine Dunn and The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall. Both are really weird and absurd but they are great reads and hard to put down. Also Thr3e by Ted Dekker is a good book too. Madden is my favorite video game, I’m still pretty sure I can beat anyone at it. Other ones I’m playing at “MLB The Show” and “Jurassic Park Lego”. I play some first person shooter games but I’m not very good at them, and I don’t like playing games I’m not good at.” She laughs.

Back in early July many fans and pro wrestlers, including took to YouTube posting short video promos for World Wrestling Entertainment‘s renewed television show, Tough Enough. It’s a wonderful opportunity to show a popular named wrestling business their abilities and talents and reason why they should have a spot in the WWE. Yet, while in other promotions and traveling herself across the country, Starr believes that she’s just here to wrestle and entertain and that pro wrestling is more than getting signed to the WWE.

“Honestly it’s not just WWE for me. It’s making the most out of it. Whether it is WWE or not; I don’t see myself as “failure” if I don’t get signed, I honestly would prefer going to Japan and doing a few long term tours over there! But my view of “making it” is being able to wrestle full time and make a living off of it. But what would make me stand out is that I can offer so much more and bring a lot to the table. I am a professional and act accordingly, I have a college degree in Public Relations and advertising so I can bring in that aspect. I’ve have experience being a news producer, I speak Spanish; I am eloquent with social media. So basically I can do a lot more than just wrestle. ”

I always like to consider the inspired fans the ones who want to begin their career in professional wrestling with minimal to zero help in whether big or small towns with no sort of connection to the professionals I asked Starr what advice she can give to those beginners or an individual that wants to start following their dreams.

“It’s hard!” She starts, “I wish wrestling would’ve come easier to me but it didn’t at all. It would take me so much longer to learn something new compared to everyone else. But I would say just stick with it. Even when it seems like it can’t get any worse or harder. If you really love it and it is your passion it will all work out. Also wear knee pads and take care of your body because you will feel old fast.

“I use to lack a lot of confidence in my work and be in my head a lot but now I just try to focus on having fun. I try to do the sign of the cross before I walk thru the curtain and I’m gone. There is 100% truth to the statement that if you don’t believe in doing what you’re doing no one else will; How is anyone else going to believe it or buy it? Sometimes you have to be your own biggest cheerleader and biggest supporter. Nothing gets accomplished if you don’t believe it first.

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“The Best kept secret in wrestling today ” Gary Jay seeks your support for the 2013 Ted Petty Invitational

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 10, 2013

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Gary Jay pulls out all the stops at the 2013 St Louis Anarchy Circus Maximus against Adam Raw in a 10,000 Thumbtacks match main event !!

One of pro wrestling’s respected tournaments returns in 2013 when the Ted Petty Invitational tournament begins on Friday, September 13, 2013. The great history of the tournament has seen superstars such as Chris Hero, Ace Steel, B.J. Whitmer, Danny Daniels, A.J. Styles, Matt Sydal (WWE’s Even Bourne) , Low Ki, Mike Quackenbush and Drake Younger have all been crowned champions in the tournament. Superstars such as Colt Cabana, CM Punk, Adam Pearce, Christopher Daniels, Ken Anderson, Jerry Lynn, Arik Cannon, Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, Davey Richards, and Bryan Danielson (WWE’S Daniel Bryan)are just a few of the stars that have thrilled fans in matches in the tournament.

With the names of the men that are set to compete in the 2013 TPI tournament there is no doubt that this years winner will go down in history books as one of the best in todays’ sport.

Already set to compete are

1. Drake Younger 2. Jack Thriller 3. Eddie Kingston 4. B-Boy 5. Davey Richards 6. Kyle O’Riley 7. IWA-MS Light Heavyweight Champion Devon Moore 8. Roderick Strong 9. Andrew Everett 10. Chrisjen Hayme 11. ‘Confederate’ Chris Hamrick 12. Necro Butcher 13. Louis Lyndon 14. Flip Kendrick 15. Prince Mustafa Ali 16. BJ Whitmer 17. Dustin Rayz 18. Justin Credible 19. Bad Bones

The promoters at IWA Mid-South Wrestling announced on their Facebook page that the 24th participant would be chosen by you the fans and fellow wrestlers support. One man that is deserving is the man that many claim to be the best kept secret in the wrestling today, Gary Jay.

Gay Jay can be seen wrestling around the country for the land of Anarchy in Texas and St Louis respectfully. He has made an impact at Metro Pro Wrestling in Kansas City, Pro Wrestling Epic in Illinois and AIW.

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Adam Raw brutalizes Gary Jay as the two went to a classic in 2013.

Hard working and very entertaining Gary Jay puts his body on the line each and every match for you the fans. It is now time for you to take the time to go to the IWA Mid-South Facebook page and let your voice be heard. Be sure to tell them Gary Jay and WHY he is deserving of being in the tournament.

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When it was all said and done Gary Jay was bruised, battered and bloodied but was able to defeat the powerhouse Adam Raw.

Many of the fans and his fellow peers have been quick to come to his support. Straight from the office of IWA MID-SOUTH comes the announcement of what they are looking for “ The guy I hear the most about (OR GIRL) between now and August 14th will be the 24th participant in this years 2013 Ted Petty Invitational… but this ain’t American Idol! Don’t make a fool of yourself! If you ain’t got the goods, don’t have people push for ya!

Let’s take a look at some of men and women that have come to forefront to support Gary Jay in this high honor of being named as a competitor in the 2013 TPI.

Show your support by going to the IWA Mid South Wrestling Facebook.

Dingo Machete I as a former IWA MIDSOUTH CHAMPION whole heartedly endorse Gary Jay for this year’s TPI.

Jonathan Gresham Gary Jay would be a great addition in my opinion.

Joshua Neal Montgomery Gary Jay is consistently one of the best workers on any card he is booked at all over the country.

Kz Chif Gay Jay is a best who can do any style and can go with anyone.

Chris Eston Gary Jay is a great performer, seen him many times and can honestly say I have never seen a bad match from him, always entertaining!!

Phineas Bartleby Crackers Gary Jay is one of the hardest working guys on the indy scene. Great wrestler, a gifted bad guy. Easy to hate because he’s so damn good at what he does.

Alan Anderson Gary Jay is the total package…he can wrestle as well as work the mic and the crowd. I know if I’m going to a wrestling event and Gary Jay is on the card, I know I’ll at least be seeing one great match. Gary Jay never fails to deliver.

Mike Marnin Gary Jay is one of the hardest hitting and most entertaining guys I’ve seen in the ring! You’d be making a huge mistake if you didn’t put him on this TPI!

Pierre Abernathy – Gary Jay is not just someone who would be great in this amazing weekend of wrestling he is someone who would be a asset to the IWA show as a whole going forward. I book Saint Louis Anarchy and Gary is someone who always goes above and beyond for our fans and he does that everywhere he goes. Its time he gets the chances that others have gotten and he gets to show that even though he is small he is a great worker.

David J. McCutcheon Gary Jay, by far. He was lawn-darted into a wall, for Christ’s sake. The thud! Ow! Give him a break before he breaks something.

Billy McNeil Gotta echo what some others have suggested already, Gary Jay. More people need to be exposed to what that guy has to offer. His dedication to putting on the most memorable and entertaining performance of any given night is astounding.

John Meyer please put gary j in the tpi he’s a hard hitting guy and he loves thumb tack matches and anything goes matches put him in a spot thank u.

Andy Dalton I had the pleasure of wrestling Gary Jay in Dallas Texas a few years back…and have followed him (and the Sub Squad all together) since. Garys creative, hard hitting, and an absolute pleasure to watch. Great talent. Gary Jay for the TPI.

Aaron Roy Gary Jay Chops will make you bleed..

Jonathan Culver -Gary Jay. There is little doubt in my mind he will all but kill himself to make this show fantastic.

David Cox Gary J is easily one of the best “unknowns” out there, but he is also one of the nicest and most poliite persons I’ve ever met. The fact that on the few times, I’ve been lucky enough to share a car with him, he always got his trash out and threw it away. Little thing, shows his character. Too me, that’s the most important thing.

Ryan Masters I’ve known Gary Jay since I was 16 (I’m 22 now) and I’ve met a lot of independent wrestlers since then. Out of all the amazing and dedicated workers, Gary stands out not only in the ring but in a way not everyone may notice. I met Gary by working for the company he wrestled for. I helped with the ring set up, ect. To give credit where it’s due, Gary wasn’t alone but he was on a VERY exclusive list of guys who helped put the ring up and help take it down EVERY night. I’ve seen Gary Jay wrestle an hour long war and still stay up until 1am getting the ring where it goes. It wasn’t his ring and he didn’t get paid extra. He was already a main eventer in the company. He did it for one reason and that was because he wanted to. He probably still does it to this day. He cares so much about what he does. The level he’s on is irrelevant because he puts on main event matches no matter where he’s at or who he’s against. I’ve seen Gary play the biggest face in the company, drawing fans with his name, to being the biggest heel in the company. I know what he’s capable of and so do a lot of people at this point. His name is growing and he deserves this spot.

Show your support by going to the IWA Mid South Wrestling Facebook here.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Colgate Gymnasium

203 E. Montgomery St.

Clarksville, In.

7:30 Belltime both days

First and second row for both nights-$50

Third and fourth row for both nights-$40

General Admission for both nights-$30

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MWR Book Review: The Somebody Obsession- A Nobody’s Desperate Journey to Stardom by Matt Murphy

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 18, 2012

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Missouri Wrestling Revival Book Review: The Somebody Obsession- A Nobody’s Desperate Journey to Stardom by Matt Murphy

People are often discussed with the notion that societies are black and white. In the world of wrestling it is magnified even more so: promoters are people looking to use their wrestlers, the wrestlers are loose cannons, and the fans, well, we are all missing a few pieces to the puzzle.

The truth of the situation is that each one of us can fit that description at one point during our life. Life is not easy and sometimes the desire to succeed can turn a great payout promoter to struggle to pay his wrestlers, cause a wrestler with all the tools to succeed to become bitter, or have a hard working fan get so upset during a match that he does or says something he/she regrets.

For many, wrestling is a way of life. Whether you work in the sport or you just love cheering on your favorite wrestler, we just can not get enough of the wild world of pro wrestling.

At Missouri Wrestling Revival.com, you have seen many of the stars of the Midwest go after titles, do promos and travel town to town in the hopes of getting noticed. Each man and woman has a tale to tell.

One man with such a story to tell is “All That” Matt Murphy. Murphy grew up in the Midwest, not with a silver spoon in his mouth but with hardships and a love of pro wrestling.

His story talks to the reader with an honest look at himself, his friends, and even his closest peers in wrestling.

His first claim to fame was being named “The first graduate student of former World Champion Harley Race’s Wrestling Academy” but what a trip it was to become that.

Murphy makes you feel like you were right there as he struggles to become a man as a teenager to coming back home as a boy that lived his dreams. Stories of who helped him and who took their advantages of himself and other wrestlers are high points throughout the book.

This is easily a must read for any wrestling fan or aspiring young boy that truly wants a taste of a guy who has had the opportunity to make it to Japan and the disappointment of not making it to the WWE.

Matt Murphy was able to see his friend and fellow WLW Alumni Trevor Murdock make it to the WWE with much success. Hear his thoughts on that, as well as his time working with Ian Rotten’s IWA Mid-South along with current WWE Superstar CM Punk. What kind of impression did former wrestlers Big Van Vader and Meng leave on him plus stories of his time with Pro Wrestling NOAH.

I have had the pleasure of working with Matt Murphy in the past and this book gives us a true look at the man who has been a winner, a underachiever with much self doubt, a self proclaimed asshole, and a man who by all means overachieved and did not appreciate it.

After my final assessment of Murphy with working with him and reading his books, I feel as if he is one of wrestling’s best kept secrets. Matt Murphy is a man who has a wealth of wrestling knowledge that just does not sugar coat his thoughts. If given the chance I have no doubt that Murphy is capable of improving the world of wrestling as we know it today.

His book delivers with a must read story for every fan that loves wrestling.

To Buy this book via paperback or e-book click here.

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Does Steven J Girthy have Jeremy Wyatt poised to become the NWA Champion of the World on Nov 5th at Metro Pro Wrestling ?

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 11, 2011

By Brian Kelley

To many in the Midwest he is the most hated man in wrestling today; to his opponents he is their worst nightmare.

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Jeremy Wyatt and Steven J Girthy have been dominate in 2011. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

His name is Jeremy Wyatt; pro wrestling’s greatest secret , has wrestled one great match after another from Des Moines, Iowa to ST Louis, Missouri and in every town in Illinois and back in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

In the past Wyatt has earned the nickname “The belt collector” for his ability to capture title after title in multiple promotions against the very best. Wyatt would become the first man to be named the MWR Wrestler of the Year and has won three consecutive matches of the years with three different opponents Michael Strider, Tyler Cook and Tyler Black respectably.

Wyatt has mixed it up with the top names in the sport including the current Ring of Honor World Champion Davey Richards, Former TNA World Champion Samoa Joe, the former ROH World Champion Jerry Lynn, Christopher Daniels, Jimmy Jacobs, Al Snow and Road Dogg Jesse James to name just a few.

Still al the wins, belts, awards and great matches have not brought Wyatt to the forefront of the wrestling world.

Is that about to change??

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Wyatt can be ruthless in his attack. A masterful tactician armed with the mastermind Steven J Girthy at ringside he is always one step ahead of his opponents. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

This past weekend the top wrestling manager in the Midwest Steven J Girthy set the wheels in motion at Metro Pro Wrestling to gain momentum to become the NWA World Champion. When It was announced that the former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana would be making his way to MPW, could the man that Cabana called “Porky Pig” of been masterfully setting his man up for a NWA World Title match against Adam Pearce?

While Cabana entertained the crowd from bell to bell with his masterful wrestling skills and silly antics, Wyatt And Girthy were at were at there very best and they had to be, Cabana has been to the top with WWE and as the NWA World Champion by defeating none other than Adam Pearce on March 6, 2011 at the NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood television tapings earlier this year.

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Former NWA World Champion Colt Cabana would fall victim to the The Rebel in the main event at Metro Pro Wrestling. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Earlier this year the Belt Collector would become only the third man in the history of wrestling to capture the NWA Missouri Title and the NWA Central States Championship as the same time.  Harley Race and Bob Orton SR   being the other two men. Since that time, Wyatt has been able to keep the NWA Central States firmly on his waist against the likes of Sir Bradley Charles, Trent Stone, Jimmy Rockwell, Ryan Drago and arch rival NWA Kansas Champion Tyler Cook.

The greatest years in the NWA History has had the very best in the Midwest in the middle of the title hunt. Former 8 time World Champion Harley Race would bring honor, respectability and toughness not only to the NWA Title but to Japan and around the World.

With momentum on his side and the great mind of Girthy in his corner is the NWA World Title poised to change hands for the first time in Kansas City since Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes on September 17th 1981 nearly thirty years ago?

With all the positives in this equation there is one huge problem for the Belt Collector.

NWA World Champion Adam Pearce!!!

Make no mistake about it, Adam Pearce is one of the top wrestlers in the world today. It is by no fluke that he is a four time NWA World champion who has sent many challengers packing who felt their time was now home wandering what if.

His resume speaks for itself. Titles around the country, victories against the likes of WWE’S CM Punk, Daniel Bryan ( Bryan Danielson), Delirious, Blue Demon Jr. In a true testament of his greatness Pearce was not only able to be a force in a four-way match between Chance Prophet and Jimmy Rave and Shaun Tampers for the vacant NWA World title on August 30th but would become a four time NWA World Champion.

Wyatt may have been great in the past but if he is to compete with Pearce then he cannot make one
mistake. If so the confident, ruthless NWA Kingpin will capitalize and remain the NWA World Champion.

When the last bell rang at the Turner Rec Center last week a stunned Colt Cabana and Metro Pro Wrestling fans watched as Wyatt and Steven J Girthy celebrated yet another win.

Metro Pro Wrestling has not announced who Pearce would defend the title against when he returns to on November 5th at the Turner Rec Center but if Girthy and Wyatt have their way then it could be the NWA Central States Champion vs. the NWA World Champion.

Could history be made on November 5tth and Jeremy Wyatt was able to add his most important belt to his collection? The NWA World Championship!!

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Matt Murphy tells Domino to do his job!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 21, 2011

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Matt Murphy a man with many talents has his hands full at Metro Pro Wrestling. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

MWR fans know very well the name of Matt Murphy. Murphy is the first graduate of the Harley Race Wrestling Academy, a former WLW Tag Team Champion, gone to war with CM Punk and B.J. Whitmer at IWA-Mid south, been to Japan and wrestled on TV for the WWE.

Murphy has been a bestselling author for his autobiography named The Somebody Obsession: A nobody’s desperate Journey to Stardom, been a contributing writer for MWR and recently was asked to be the Metro Pro Wrestling  Commissioner.

At one point MPW Superstar Domino Rivera lost a match thus making him Murphy’s personal assistant.

The TV Cameras caught this on tape.

Note: Since this was taped Domino Rivera along with a little help from Lucy Mendez defeated #1 Brett Young in a loser is Matt Murphy’s Assistant. Don’t forget to make your way to Kansas City on August 13th to be catching all the action, drama and suspense at Metro Pro Wrestling.

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LWA Host MWR Best of the Midwest Match –Tyler Black vs. Jeremy Wyatt

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 7, 2008

 

 

Ring of Honor Superstar Tyler Black

Ring of Honor Superstar Tyler Black

Missouri Wrestling Revival is thrilled to team up with Lethal Wrestling Alliance to sponsor the third match in the exclusive MWR Best of the Midwest series.

 

 

When: January 3rd

Where: O’Fallon, IL

 

The number one wrestler in the MWR top 100 Tyler Black will take on the current number one ranked wrestler in the Midwest Jeremy “The Rebel” Wyatt. This match will headline the weekend when LWA invites the fans out for back to back nights of wrestling to start the New Year with a bang!!

 

 

 

Tyler Black is the hottest rising star today, a native of the Midwest . In just three years in the sport he was ranked number 88 worldwide from the magazine Pro Wrestling Illustrated top 500 this year. A top star in the red hot promotion Ring of Honor that jump started the careers of CM Punk and Samoa Joe.  You can get first eye view of a guy who could very well be the next big star in the world.

Black thrills the fans with his electrifying and daring moves. Black has many moves that he assaults his opponents with and these are just a few of them, the 180 Corkscrew Enziguri Kick,  Snap Flatliner, Phoenix Spalsh are all that could lead to what Wyatt does not want to see the devastating finisher, God’s last gift (a vicious cradle DDT )

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeremy Wyatt torments Ring of Honor’s Davey Richards in the corner of the ring.

 

One could make the claim that 2008 has been the year of the Rebel. With no regard for the fans he took a stranglehold of the LWA belt on October 24th after cashing his LWA medallion. He already has one victory of a ROH star when he defeated Davey Richards in November. Wyatt is ready to prove to the world that one of the best wrestlers is in the LWA. Look for him to punish Black with powerful strikes and a DDT of his own called the cropduster or the vicious Lighting spiral (snap cradle Olympic slam). 

 

 

This is the Super bowl of the Midwest with number one taking on number one. Wrestling fans you do not want to miss Wyatt vs. Black.

 

Matches Signed for night one: Granite City IL at the Rivers Edge complex.

 

 

 

 

IWA-Texas U-30 title on the line: Champion Nick Tyson vs. Mike Quackenbush

Submission Squad (Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico) vs. Gary the Barn Owl and Billy McNeil

Dingo vs. All American Adam Rich

Brandon Espinosa vs. Steven Kennedy

 

Also signed: LWA Champion Jeremy Wyatt, Donovan Ruddick, Shorty Biggs, Mark Sterling, KC Karrington and more.

 

Matches Signed for Night Two: KOC hall in O’Fallon IL

 

LWA Championship Match: Champion Jeremy Wyatt vs. Tyler Black

IWA-TX U-30 Title on the line: Winner of Quack and Tyson vs. Gary the Barn Owl

Evan Gelistico vs. Loser of Quack/Tyson

Dingo vs. Shane Hollister

6 man scrample: Mike Sydal vs. Shorty Biggs vs. Mark Sterling vs. Pierre Abernathy vs. Hunter Matthews vs. KC Karrington

 

Also Signed for Night Two:  Adam Raw, Donovan Ruddick, President Luke Roberts, Steven Kennedy and more.

 

Tickets for these events will be: $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  However you can reserve tickets for both nights for $15.  However you will have to purchase both tickets on the first night when you get to the show.

 

 

 

 

For more information go to LWA Wrestling

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Combat Tested, Mother Approved

Posted by Admin on October 9, 2008

Combat Tested, Mother Approved!
MWR vs WWE vs TNA?

by Josh Ray (MWR Owner/Editor)
inadvertent.nerd@gmail.com

A day or two ago I began thinking to myself about the vice grip that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has on professional wrestling here in the United States. Sometimes it gets frustrating for me to see talented, believable wrestlers left out of the mainstream simply because they aren’t the son or daughter of a former pro wrestler or aren’t a clone of Randy Orton. I understand that WWE is doing smart business, but smart business can sometimes be the undoing of the business, too.

In addition to the glass ceiling that keeps many wrestlers from reaching full potential, the exit door can be very unforgiving, too. WWE owns the wrestlers’ names in many cases, or changes the names so that when the wrestler returns to the independent scene his name value and drawing power is greatly diminshed. If a wrestler is an independent contractor, they should be able to retain the name when they no longer compete in WWE. It’s actually really sad that WWE conducts business that way.

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) has started conducting business in this way to a lesser degree. I completely understand not letting the wrestlers compete on the independent scene while they work for the respective company, provided they are being adaquetly paid. However, once they are done they should be allowed to retain the name of the character that they have bled and sweat in order to get over.

I’m off on a tangent, I know, but it all leads (sort of) to the point I wanted to make in this post. MWR. WWE. TNA. A face off.

Now I’m not talking about some fantasy rehash of the Monday Night Wars. I’m merely speculating on some of the great matchups that could be over the years if there was more of a 1990’s way of doing things.

Here are ten that I’ve been thinking of the most:

10. Phoenix Twins vs Motor City Machine Guns vs London & Kendrick.

This match would have all the ingredients of a great, fast-paced tag team bout. Personally, I wouldn’t have a favorite in this. Whoever won would be completely fine with me.

9. Northstar Express vs Ted DiBiase Jr & Cody Rhodes.

What could be better than two guys from the WWE who think they are “Priceless” squaring off against one of the most accomplished tag teams in the Midwest? I’d love to see the mind games being played between both teams as each tried to gain an advantage.

8. “Future” Donovan Ruddick vs John Cena.

John Cena is the symbol of success in professional wrestling in the modern era. Personally, I feel like “The Future” symbol of success, Donovan Ruddick, would be up to the task and would make this a very interesting match.

7. Dingo vs Kurt Angle.

The NWA Missouri Champ has proven time and time again that he can adapt to any style to bring pro wrestling fans the absolute best. If Kurt Angle was healthy, this match would be match of the year candidate.

6. Mark Sterling vs William Regal.

Sterling has mentioned in the past that he’s a student of the Regal school of wrestling thought. Personally, I can see it. Sterling vs Regal would be hard-hitting and vicious, with old school ring psychology that makes me more than happy.

5. Michael Strider vs Fit Finlay.

I’ve seen Strider have some great brawls but with all due respect to each and every opponent he had in all of them, this would be the best. Finlay is nearing 50 years old and can still go like nobody else. There is no doubt in my mind that this one would be a classic.

4. Jeremy Wyatt vs Samoa Joe.

They don’t get any tougher than “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt. Samoa Joe could put his toughness to the test, but it would leave a great taste in the mouth of wrestling fans with no prior exposure to one of the MWR coverage area’s greatest talents.

3. CM Punk vs AJ Styles vs Tyler Cook.

Mark my words: Tyler Cook will be in WWE or TNA before all is said and done. My faith in this guy as a wrestler would be rewarded if this match was allowed to take place. AJ Styles and CM Punk are no strangers to the indy scene, and their styles would work well with Cook. In addition, Cook has the fitness level to make this match a 30 minute match… or more. The anticipation would nearly kill the audience, and I wouldn’t be surprised to here Tyler Cook’s name announced as the victor.

2. 3-way Rumble (elimination rules):
Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Lance Cade, Chris Jericho & Edge
vs
“Superstar” Steve, Trevor Murdoch, Wade Chism, Dangerous Derek & Haku
vs
Christian Cage, Sting, Booker T, Christopher Daniels & Eric Young

This match is purely a crazy thought on my part. What if we took 5 of WWE’s top guys and matched them up with a team of Harley’s top guys over the years? What if we then added a team from TNA consisting of three top veterans and two of there most successful originals? There are so many stories that could be told in an elimination styled brawl. This one here is probably the least likely to happen, but also one of the most intriguing.

1. Derek Stone & Mason Hunter vs Cryme Tyme.

Most people do not understand how much of a huge fan I am of the Derek Stone/Mason Hunter tag team. I’ve watched a lot of their work and have always enjoyed the antics in the ring and the continuity they had as a tag team. The dynamic of pitting them against thugs who like money and steal things… awesome!

These are just some of the matches I can think of off the top of my head. Hit me up at inadvertent.nerd@gmail.com and let me know some of the matches you’d like to see. I’ll put your name and the match you chose in my next installment of “Combat Tested, Mother Approved!”

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MWR Spotlight: Johnny Vinyl

Posted by Admin on June 15, 2008

A look into hopes and dreams of “The Brand New Classic” Johnny Vinyl

By Kari Williams


“Ever since I found out you can make a living at wrestling outside of WWE, it’s what I’ve wanted to do.”

When Johnny Vinyl walks to the ring, he hears the echoes of jeering fans, but that has not stopped “The Brand New Classic” from pursuing his dream — in fact, “getting someone so mad that they take a swing at you is a great feeling.”

Vinyl’s initial attraction to wrestling was a casual glance on Saturday mornings, but soon grew into much more.

“I became a serious watcher the same time everyone else did, the Attitude Era. Some kids on my baseball team at around 2nd or 3rd grade were talking about it during our Monday afternoon practice. That night I went home and turned on Raw. I remember the first main event I ever saw was Austin/Undertaker vs. Mankind/Kane vs. Rock/D’Lo Brown vs. New Age Outlaws,” Vinyl said.

However, it was not until seeing the straightedge superstar C.M. Punk that Vinyl had an interest in pursuing wrestling as a career. He noticed that Punk did not have the biggest and best body (at the time) and that he was not 6’8”, but still had a presence that translated to fans.

“Throughout school I was always on speech and debate teams, and did a little bit of drama for half a year before I realized the girls weren’t as hot I was hoping. So I knew I could talk in front of people and if I could just get the athletic side of things down, I’d do alright,” he said.

Opportunity presented itself to “The Brand New Classic” in the form of the now-defunct Gateway Championship Wrestling (GCW) in the St. Louis, MO area. For approximately 18 months, Vinyl trained under Ring of Honor (ROH) star Dingo.

“Davey Vega and I went to [GCW] shows all the time in high school. One day they put up an ad on their website about guys interested in training. I was the only one to respond to it. Since I was 17 at the time, I had to drag my mom out there to Overland, which is where they were doing the training at the time, and she was pissed,” he said.

In addition to the GCW Dojo, Vinyl has “done seminars with Samoa Joe, Nigel McGuinness, Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin and Mike Quackenbush.”

For Vinyl, getting “Quackenbush to namedrop [him] and wear [his] t-shirt on the CHIKARA Podcast was pretty cool.”

However, he may not go so far as to call that a success because of the circumstances.

“I don’t know how much of an ‘accomplishment’ it was since it was a big rib, but I still enjoyed it,” he said.

Within the next two years, Vinyl aspires to be working for CHIKARA, however, his overall dream is to wrestle “in Europe and Japan and make a living through wrestling.”

Up to this point in his career, two specific matches have stuck out in his mind — one was working with MsChif and Daizee Haze, which he considers “a real cool honor,” and the other is being involved in the eight man elimination street fight main event at Lethal Wrestling Alliance’s [LWA] upcoming “Circus Maximus” on July 12, 2008.

“When Vega and I were put together, a whole lot of people only saw us a jobber team that would probably be dumped in a couple of months, so being in the main event of what could end being LWA’s biggest show to date is really a great feeling. When you look at that card and you see Ms.Chif on there, you see Billy McNeil’s comeback, you see Adam Raw and Nick Tyson wrestling each other for the last time, it’s going to be very diffilcult to main event that show, but we’re going to do our best to tear the house down,” he said.

Lastly, Vinyl has a shout-out of sorts to all of his female fans.

“I’m considering making a baby tee or spaghetti straps or something like that for my next [shirt]. If any girls would be interested in buying something like that or, even better, have some idea on what style to make and what to put on it, visit my Myspace at myspace.com/bncjohnnyvinyl and give me some feedback,” he said.

Johnny Vinyl Fast Facts:

Years Wrestling: I first walked into a wrestling school three and a half years ago, [and] I’ve been doing shows for almost two years now.

Companies Worked For: I wrestled a couple [of] matches under a mask for GCW, but as Johnny Vinyl I’ve worked for LWA, UWA [Ultimate Wrestling Alliance], LAW [Lethal Attitude Wrestling] in Arkansas, TLCW in Tennessee, one match for CSW, [and] maybe a couple others here and there.

Most Important Lesson From Wrestling: If I could sum up the wrestling business in one word, it would be ‘respect’. Wrestling taught me to respect people who deserve it, even if you don’t personally like them that much.

Favorite Match Thus Far: Fairview Heights with [Davey] Vega against K.C. Karrington and Steven Kennedy. Nobody thought we could pull off that match because all four of us weren’t exactly loved by the crowd. But we did some mic work at the beginnning and some little touches in the match that got the crowd behind the Ego’s. And the finish with Vega blasting Tiffany LaFane with a forearm was the loudest reaction I’ve been a part of yet.

Dream Match: Myself and Davey Vega versus Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black. I think those two as an overall package are the best tag team going in North America. No offense to the Briscoes, Motor City Machine Guns, or Steen and Generico because they are all fantastic, too, but I enjoy The Age of the Falls’ gimmick, character, and chemistry together. I would love to have that match.

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