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New Midwest Wrestling photo recap from Springfield, IL 1/29/2010

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 22, 2011

All photos from Brian Kelley unless otherwise marked and all of the Young Thriller vs Tyler Priegel by Jon Edgecomb….We would like to thank NMW for a great time and we hope you enjoy these photos.

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The Ref catches Bobby Houston in the act to try to cheat (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Bobby Houston pinned Ryan Phoenix

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The Feature Presentation pinned CL Slick & Randy Ray

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Truk Thompson pinned Tony G

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NMW CI Champ Tyler Priegel pinned Young Thriller
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Billy Morgan pinned Christian Rose

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Benz & Mississippi Madman beat The Full Metal Jackals by countout

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End the party of Attitude INC

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Scott Keyes pinned Eric Logan
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NMW Heavyweight Champ Jon Magnus pinned Dan the Man
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Ref Ricky Brewer prays not to be the next victim of Jonathan Magnus (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

NMW Heavyweight Champ Jon Magnus pinned Lucious P. Cotrain

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Ryan Phoenix pinned Jon Magnus to win the NMW Heavyweight title

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2010 Missouri Wrestling Revival Award winners

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 27, 2011

What a great year 2010 was for pro wrestling in the Midwest. Shows throughout the Midwest showed a steady growth in an economy that is struggling.

The biggest companies in the World, WWE and TNA both had pay per views in the Midwest. Fans were able to meet the stars at TNA’S fan fest. The ST Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame honored Dory Funk JR, Bobby the Brain Heenan and Baron von Raschke with their inductions to the hall of fame during the celebration.

Wrestling returned to Kansas City in a big way when Metro Pro Wrestling debut at the historic Memorial Hall with special guest Tommy Dreamer and a TV deal on Metro Sports. Led by former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdock, the Metro roster has to step up their game if they are to be the best if they are to stand out of the 3 time WWE Tag Team Champions shadow.

We were happy to add New Midwest Wrestling to our coverage area.At MWR we have seen some of the NMW talents in past in Dan the Man and Ryan Phoenix but we quickly saw that Bobby Houston, Eric Logan and NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus are just a few that are worthy of seeing in action as well.

Once again we were able to enjoy another great PWE show at the Lincoln Balloon Festival. PWE later in the year saw Donovan Ruddick and Mason Beck go up against the fun lovin former WWE Star U-Gene and the Mississippi Madman.

We were able to see PWP get out of the grasp of the Murder Militia in a classic War Games match while on the other side of the state 3XWrestling continued their standard of providing the fans with great wrestling and an up and close look at their great website including the monthly Outside the Ring program.

In ST Louis MMWA-SICW was the 2009 MWR Promotion of the Year, but they did not rest on their laurels. They continued to train young wrestlers while bringing in some of the very best in Mark Sterling and Mike Sydal, fans where also  thrilled to see old favorites return like Danny Boy and Ron Powers.

AAPW had one of the very best feuds in the Midwest with Shane Rich turning his back on his good friend Edmund “Livewire” McGuire.

NWA Dynamo has brought back some of the GCW flavor and packed the house in a great show in the summer with Pete Madden and Mike Sharona going to war with Nikki Strychnine and Makaze in the main event.

HVW had a slow year but was proud to boast that HVW Original Santana G had made her way to Florida with a great opportunity to valet on Spike TV for TNA with Orlando Jordan.

World League Wrestling is primed to be at their very best with the young talent training at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy. Don’t be surprised to see the talents of Jason Jones, the Cancun Kid, Lucy Mendez, Jack Gamble, Brian Breaker and Ethan Wright hold titles throughout the Midwest and beyond in the near future.

IHW proved that they were one of the best with entertaining shows that grew more and more fans each time. Brandon Aarons has turned into the one of the biggest fan favorites in all of the Midwest. Eric Allen and Sean Vincent would test the skills of the rising young star.

MECW mixed hometown flavor with a dose of Windy City Wrestling, including former WWE Star Mike Anthony and the one and only Bailey Mannix along with teen heart throb Evan Money.

IWA Unlimited provided the fans of Olney Illinois with free wrestling each Wednesday. High flying and hard hitting action gave the wrestlers a chance to improve their skills in a great environment.

IWA Productions packed the house with special guest The Honky Tonk Man but it was the local fans that stole the show when Christian Rose and Danny Cannon tore the roof off the place.

NWA Supreme shows may not have that many shows but the ones they did have where filled with some of the best stars locally and nationally.

MWR wrestlers have been active working to get to the top. Mike Sydal was announced as the 2009 PWI Rookie of the year while Midwest stars Mark Sterling, Ace Hawkins, Brandon Espinosa all made appearances with Ring of Honor.

The fans and friends of Barry Ryte showed their support for their guy after he was diagnosed with cancer causing him to back out of the 2010 ECWA Super 8 tournament. Barry has shown in the ring that he has the heart of a champion, and that fighting spirit has helped him It has been announced that he has been cleared to wrestle in 2011. If we had an inspirational wrestler of the Year he would have won hands down.

Fans were blessed to have the Champion of the World Tyler Black make their way to their hometown as Tyler Black met Jeremy Wyatt at 3Xwrestling in Des Moines Iowa, while in Illinois Black went one on one with Brandon Aarons.

This fall word got out that the Future Donovan Ruddick had made his way to Florida with a developmental contract for WWE. He joined the before mentioned Black who has since lost his title to Roderick Strong but we all know the best is yet to come for Tyler Black.

I hope that you have enjoyed the coverage of all of your favorite promotions. It is with the hard work of Dubray Tallman, Mike Van Hoogstraat, Bill Smith, Gary Giaffoglione, Matt Murphy, Greg Anthony , Dartallion Allen, Mark Campos, Josh Ray and Rob Schamberger that makes the site what it is today.

We would like to thank the promoters and wrestlers that support the site for the past three years.

Last but not least thank you so much to the fans of pro wrestling in the Midwest. Take the time to see a wrestler before they become the next Superstar.

On January first we were proud to announce that Mike Chapman was named as the 2010 MWR Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. For more info on Mike Chapman click here.

Now with further ado I give you the 2010 MWR yearly awards.

2010 Wrestler of the Year

Mike Sydal-

Mike Sydal (Photo Credit Scott Finkelstein)

The wrestler of the year was a close vote this year as the surge of Mark Sterling coming within votes to be named for the second year in a row for MWR Wrestler of the Year. Meanwhile Donovan Ruddick had a great push thanks to great performances in 2010 against Dave Vaughn, Mephisto, and the Mississippi Madman. Hard work would pay off for Ruddick as the opportunity that many felt was long overdue, came to pass when he was signed to the WWE developmental contract late this fall. Jeremy Wyatt and Trevor Murdock both garnered several votes thanks to what many voters voiced their respect for each of these men. Last but not least just on the outside of the voting range was Brandon Aarrons who and his former tag team partner Brandon Espinosa .

Mike Sydal toured the country in 2010 wrestling in matches each and every week. Promoters loved him, fans cheered him and the country noticed. His hard work and dedication combined with a true desire to improve earned made him the second wrestler that took part in the WLW/Noah camp that won the PWI Rookie of the Year.

Sydal was just getting started, during Wrestlemania weekend he was in California wrestling with Ring of Honor. He would continue wrestling with Ring of Honor training at their training center before making appearances on Direct TV’S HDNET against Tyler Black, Christopher Daniels and more.

In the fall Sydal returned to much fan fare. At Metro Pro Wrestling, Rock and Roll Mike Sydal was once again on TV with Metro Pro Wrestling against the former WWE Tag Team Champion Trevor Murdock.

At 3XW he was involved in one of the most emotional matches of the year when he was force to face “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson. Thompson defeated his High Flyers’ partner Mike Sydal following a Dublin Driver in a very emotional and hard fought Loser Leaves 3XWrestling match set up by 3XW Commissioner Todd Countryman in May. Fans rejoiced when Thompson overcame the odds to defeat Brian Ash in November to allow Sydal to once again return.

Throughout the year of 2010 Sydal popped up just about everywhere good wrestling could be found.

Sydal has earned the respect of his peers and promoters and it showed in the 2010 in the final vote. Out of 14 awards committee voters the lowest Sydal got were 16.

We would like to congratulate Mike Sydal as the 2010 MWR Wrestler of the Year.

First Runner upMark Sterling
Second Runner upDonovan Ruddick
Third Runner upJeremy Wyatt

2010 MWR Tag team of the Year

Attitude Inc. (Guy Smith, Spencer Powers, and Michael Shard)

New Midwest Tag Team Champions : Attitude Inc – Spencer Powers, Michael Shard and Guy Smith

Attitude Inc is a flashy tag team that has electrified the ring at New Midwest Wrestling for the past year. All three men are former NMW Heavyweight Champions who have come together and found success. Like the Freebirds, Attitude Inc have mixed partners to their advantages. Their success and talent has won over the awards committee.

At the start of the year they dismantled the faction the Sin Club of Steve Bishop, Dave Parker and Dareian Frost in impressive fashion.

In July the they outlasted the tag teams of Logantyre (Eric Logan and Justin McEntyre) , The New Immolare (Tom Arson and Ryan Phoenix) and the Full Metal Jackals( Danny Cannon and Alex Castle) in an exciting four way match to win the NMW Tag Team titles.

In consecutive months of October and November they defeated the up and coming tag team the Full Metal Jackals (Danny Cannon and Alex Castle) to retain the NMW Tag Team Titles.

Though Attitude Inc has their hands full with the tag team of the Uninvited (Rip Mystic and Tom Arson) heading into 2011, the team can hold their head up high that MWR has named them the 2010 MWR Tag Team of the Year.

First Runner up Gentleman’s Club- Devin Carter and Casanova
Second Runner up- Steve Fender and Mark Sterling
Third Runner up – The Hooligans -Devin and Mason Cutter

2010 MWR Female of the Year

Amy Hennig

Amy Hennig (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

The current World League Wrestling Women’s champion has been dominate in 2010. Hennig has trained at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy and has all the tools to make it to the top of the wrestling world.

Matches with Lucy Mendez, Santana G and Angelus Layne were must see matches in 2010.

You can catch her brother Joe every Monday night on WWE, do not miss the chance to see her in the Midwest while you still can.

First Runner up -MsChif
Second Runner up- Santana G
Third Runner up- Lucy Mendez

2010 MWR Promotion of the Year

3Xwrestling

3XW’s fifth year proved to be the best yet, featuring a mix of incredible wrestling, packed crowds, strong business relationships within the community, and a continuing commitment to charitable efforts.
Despite the common perception that interest in wrestling is on the decline, 3XW enjoyed consistently growing crowds throughout the year, routinely packing the Des Moines Social Club each month for events thanks to a loyal – and growing – following and strong television, radio, print and word-of-mouth advertising, not to mention the most talented roster of wrestlers in the entire Midwest.

This past July, 3XW also had the honor of being the last wrestling promotion to hold matches in historic Veterans Memorial Auditorium, a building with 55 years of wrestling history. The athletes of 3XW competed in the same building that NWA affiliates, particularly Central States, held matches years ago, not to mention some major WWE/WWF/WCW moments.

3XW’s webshow, Outside the Ring, enjoyed an increasing number of views, as did 3XWrestling.com, which was visited by thousands of fans each month.

First Runner up- Independent Hardcore Wrestler
Second Runner up- MMWA-SICW
Third Runner up- Metro Pro Wrestling

2010 MWR Match of the Year

Jeremy Wyatt vs. Tyler Black – 3XW – April 2, 2010

Spring Showdown at 3Xwrestling was a monumental night of pro wrestling featuring one of the top wrestlers in the Midwest proving to the world that he could hang with the Champion of the World.

The two wrestled to a 30-minute time limit draw in an incredible wrestling match that earned a standing ovation from the crowd after the final bell. The last minute of the match saw referee Jeromy Robb inadvertently get crushed in the corner by both men and fall to the canvas. Black quickly nailed Wyatt with a tremendous reverse brainbuster and covered him for the pin, only there was no ref to count the pin. As Black was checking on the ref in the corner, Wyatt slowly rose to his feet and grabbed Black from behind, slamming him hard with his patented Kansas Tumbleweed (Lightning Spiral) and covering him for the pin with 20 seconds remaining, only for the ref to still be out. Wyatt screamed and pleaded for the ref to get up to no avail and he even counted the pin himself. The time then ran out before a winner could be determined but the fans gave a standing ovation.

First Runner up- MECW November 20, 2010 – Bailey Mannix vs. Eric Allen – 30 Minute Ironman Match

Second Runner up- The Mississippi Madman vs. The Future Donovan Ruddick with MR Late Nite at Pro Wrestling Epic August 28th, 2010 Lincoln, Illinois

Third Runner up- Danny Cannon vs Christian Rose ladder match from IWA Productions OCC show in January 2010

For a complete list of nominations sent from fans, promoters and wrestlers around the Midwest click here.

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MWR Christmas wish list of matches for 2011.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 26, 2010

By Brian Kelley

2010 is near a close and the yearly awards are coming up quickly with some very tough decisions to be made from the awards committee over who will honored with the Wrestler, Tag Team, female, and promotion of the year.

So instead of worrying about who I am going to give my vote to I am going to flip the script.

I am going to make my Christmas wish of matches on this Black Friday  that I would like to see in 2011.

Instead of matches that have done before I am going to do my best to name 10 matches that to my knowledge have not happen before.

So without further ado I give you my Christmas wish matches in NO certain order.

1) Bailey Mannix with Lovely Leon

Bailey Mannix with Lovely Leon (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat )

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Jaysin Strife

Jaysin Strife (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

– It is no secret that I have mad respect for both of these competitors. These two men going at it would be a true wrestling classic. One could say that Mannix has the power advantage but Strife could be just a little faster. Neither man is afraid to get their hands dirty and brawl with the best of them. A true wrestling classic in every aspect.

2) The Barrio Boys (Angel and Domino Rivera) With Lucy Mendez

The Extreme tag team (Photo Credit Jerry Chavez)

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Attitude Inc. (Spencer Powers and Guy Smith )

Attitude Inc. (Guy Smith and Michael Shard) – Can New Midwest Wrestling handle being EXTREME? Former ECW Original Angel and his partner Domino Rivera is two men that many promotions run and hide from signing them to the fed.

Attitude Inc appears to be all show but the Boyz would soon find out that Guy Smith and Michael Shard can go.

3) Dixieland Destroyer with The Magic Man

The Dixieland Destroyer and the Magic Man (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Shane Rich (Photo by Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Shane Rich – The beauty and the Beast is what I would call this AAPW clash. Rich has the good looks and conditioning but would it be enough to overcome the hillbilly power of the Destroyer.

4) Donovan Ruddick

Mephisto feels the power of Donovan Ruddick.

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Abu Colossus

Abu Colossus delivers the pain on Preston Maxwell(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

– OK I have been begging for this match for a long time now. Don’t believe me click here to read a former article of mine that sets this match up perfectly. With Ruddick on the verge to explode would Colossus put out the spark first.

5) The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter)

The Hooligans

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The Gentleman’s Club (Casanova and Devin Carter) with Todd Countryman.

The Gentleman’s Club (Casanova and Devin Carter)

– The Hooligans have been almost everywhere but they have not been to the 2008 MWR Promotion of the Year 3XWrestling. With the Gentleman’s club running hot shot over everyone would the Hooligans be able to sway the good fortunes over fan favorites? Or would the mastermind Todd Countryman make them his next victim.

6) Lucy Mendez

Lucy Mendez has come on strong in 2010.

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Santana G

Santana has teamed with some top talent in 2010 but she has yet to win the WLW Womens title.

– Two of the most popular women in the Midwest today. Mendez has had all the eyes on her at Metro Pro Wrestling. What if the Midwest Sweetheart was to show up? No women I know wants competition and the real winners in this battle would be us the fans.

7) Jeremy Wyatt

Every young wrestlers nightmare Jeremy Wyatt (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

vs.

Evan Money

Evan Money-

To become the best that you can be you have to work your way to the top. Money the teenage heart throb has had a solid year in 2010. Wyatt is considered by many to be the best in the game today. You say Money has no chance to survive against “The Rebel”. In Money’s defense he has earned some tough wins but this would be a measuring stick for one of the Midwest hottest young stars. My advice Money, if you have a belt stay far away from “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt.

8) Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh

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Rory Fox

Rory Fox

-MTV vs MTV – Rory Fox gained national fame as one of the featured personalities on MTV’s True Life while Dan the Danimal” Walsh starred in MTV’s Road Rules. Need I say more.

9) Steve Fender and Mark Sterling

Steve Fender and Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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BroMance Jordan McEntyre and Knight Wagner with Eryn

– Different styles for sure, Fender and Sterling are no nonsense hit you in the mouth tag team in the style of Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard while BroMance is….well they are BroMance a team with a lot of flash but can blind you with their double team abilities.

10) Trevor Murdoch

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Jonathan Magnus with Stephani King

Jonathan Magnus with Stephani King- No one likes a bully and that is what Magnus is at New Midwest Wrestling. A big man pushing his weight around to keep the NMW title around his waist. I don’t think that Murdoch would be so easy to push around. A match that would be talked about for ages in Springfield Illinois for years to come.

In my personal stocking match-

Crimefighter gets Eric Allens attention

Crimefighter’s chosen wrestler vs. The Pride of Peroia Eric Allen – A perfect match for NMW. It has been over a year ago that we took a look at the contriversal Eric Allen and his supposed win for the “Peorian Pride Championship”, ST louis Wrestling communities Crimefighter called foul quickly. Words and tempers flared between the two in the past but what if the red hot Eric Allen was to show his face in Springfield Illinois at the heart of Crimefighter’s coverage area?

A special attraction match for sure.

Other notable matches

The Cancun Kid vs. Kwong with Chad Mylan
Jason Jones vs. Ryan Phoenix
Preston Maxwell vs. Homicidal Steven Davis
Billy McNiel vs Zach Thompson
Curly vs #1 Brett Young
Jimmy Rockwell vs Brandon Espinosa
Pete Madden vs. Dave Vaughn
Matty Starr vs. Danny Cannon
Tony Cortez vs Brandon Aarons
Dan the Man vs Alexander Rudolph
Bobby Houston vs. Derek Stone
Christian Rose vs. Chris Havius
Bumrush Brothers vs The Beautiful Bodies
Eric Logan vs Tyler Cook
Ron Powers vs. Brian Ash
Donnie Peppercricket vs. Davey Vega
Kory Twist vs. Father Jack Mecidol
Sir Bradley Charles vs. The Big Texan

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Part one of Brian Kelley’s New Midwest Wrestling photo recap from October 23, 2010

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 5, 2010

By Brian Kelley

MWR returned to New Midwest Wrestling On October 23 for their biggest battle Royal of the Year and talk about ramifications in just one night.

So I decided to have our very first ever 2-Part recap where we will highlight the first set of matches and then we will find out who would earn a chance at the NMW title on November 20th at November Reign.

Enjoy

Ring Announcer Jimmy "The Bruiser" Osborne starts the night for New Midwest Wrestling. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus with his manager Stephanie King. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

MWR Wrestler of the Night , Rising star Christian Rose. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

DA Morrison and Christian Rose feel each other out. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Matty Montcalm holds onto an arm bar of Christian Rose. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

From downtown Matty Montcalm drills Christian Rose. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

DA Morrison is knocked out cold with Matty Montcalm reeling with Christian Rose standing tall looking to get a victory from the champion Jonathan Magnus. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Christian Rose goes toe to toe with the champ. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Michael Shard distracts the Champion Jonathan Magnus costing him the match. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Christian Rose beat NMW Heavyweight Champ Jon Magnus, Matty Montcalm & DA Morrison (fatal four-way, non-title)

The Champions Michael Shard and Spencer Powers with their fellow Attitude Inc Member Guy Smith. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Spencer Powers starts off strong for his team. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Full Metal Jackals Danny Cannon Soars (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A bloody up Cannon goes for the suplex on the champion.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Alex Castle tries to take the fight out of Michael Shard. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Danny Cannon can hit you at a moments notice. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Double Team from the champs. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The beginning of the end as the champs earn a hard fought victory.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Michael Shard relinquish the NMW Tag belt to partner Guy Smith while he sets his sights on the NMW title currently held by Jonathan Magnus. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

NMW Tag Champs Spencer Powers & Michael Shard pinned Alex Castle & Danny Cannon

Was this the chop that sent Guy Smith on the mission to take out Tom Arson? (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Guy Smith used his power to be able to work the leg of Tom Arson (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

MWR was shocked to see Smith so methodical and vicous in his attack on Tom Arson leg in this match (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Smith was relentless in his attack of Arsons leg. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The ref was right there to see if Arson would give up. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Tom Arsons new tag team partner is……RIP MYSTIC !!! (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Tom Arson pinned Guy Smith

Now a word from the NMW Tag Team Champs.

Keyes uses his speed to get an edge on Matt Cage. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Matt Cage looked to make a name for himself at NMW by beating the exciting Scott Keyes. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Matt Cage shows off his punting skills if there were any NFL scouts in attendance much to the chagrin of Keyes . (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Out of no where Keyes can explode on you . (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Scott Keyes delivers a killer kick on Matt Cage. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Scott Keyes pinned Matt Cage

A hand full of Ryan Phoenix’s hair from that pun--- I mean Eric Logan. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Eric Logan misses and eats the turnbuckle. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Over the top Ryan Phoenix goes to get at Eric Logan. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sleeper hold (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Eric Logan takes out Ryan Phoenix with a DDT onto the floor and is quite proud of himself. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Eric Logan beat Ryan Phoenix by countout

This month on November 20th  Benz returns to action!!

Look for part 2 of this recap and an exclusive interview with “The Business Man” Bobby Houston

We will also have words from the NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus and his manager Stephanie and his challagers to his NMW title this month.

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A New Midwest Wrestling tradition RETURNS! It’s the biggest BATTLE ROYAL of the year!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 15, 2010

This is our CAN’T MISS EVENT as we lead into NOVEMBER REIGN!!

LIVE! LOCAL! LEGENDARY! Pro Wrestling done RIGHT!

Announced for the Brawltoberfest Battle Royal, so far (in random order, order for entry yet to be chosen):

1- CL Slick
2- Blake Steel
3- Bobby Houston
4- Sage Ramsey
5- Dan The Man
6- Guy Smith
7- Eric Logan
8- The Young Thriller
9- Rip Mystic
10- Kyle Cassidy
11- Danny Cannon
12- Randy Ray
13- Scott Keyes
14- Tom Arson
15- Spencer Powers
16- Alex Castle
17- The Dixieland Destroyer
18- Tyler Priegel
19- Matt Cage
20- Bucky Collins
21- DA Morrison
22- Matt Cage

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Also on the card:

“Zero Hype” Guy Smith vs Tom Arson

After his questionable loss to Rip Mystic, Guy Smith felt as if the New Midwest Throwback Match was tarnished, and vowed to try it again. When approached by officials Tom Arson was delighted to take on Smith, after being challenged.

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New Midwest Wrestling Tag Team Championships
(c)Attitude Inc’s Spencer Powers and Michael Shard vs The Full Metal Jackals (Danny Cannon and Alex Castle)

The Jackals have impressed recently, especially with their showing in July’s big Tag Scramble. Now, they have the opportunity to prove themselves once more as the current champions look to establish their reign.

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Scott Keyes vs Matt Cage

Scott Keyes was impressive in his debut last month at CUTTING EDGE. However, he came up just short of winning. The New Midwest Wrestling Office took note of the crowd’s immediate acceptance and decided to give Keyes another opportunity. Matt Cage is a traveled Midwest wrestling star, who has always wanted a crack at New Midwest Wrestling. It’s put up or shut up time for these two new faces in New Midwest!

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IWA Unlimited Photo 9-12-10 photo recap

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 6, 2010

By Brian Kelley

Missouri Wrestling Revival debuted at Onley to check out IWA Unlimited for the very first time on September 12 for a fun filled show.

Every Wednesday IWAU gives the local fans a FREE show filled with some of the best young talent in the Midwest. Danny Cannon and Matt Cage had a great match up to go along with a very solid card, that made me wish that this promotion was a little bit closer.

If you live in the STL area take the drive one evening, and though it is around a hour and half to two hour show, you will never know who will be making their way to the ring at IWAU.

Playboy Paul Rose made quick work of AT Brooks. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Playboy Paul Rose d. AT Brooks

Christopher Jade leans on Gunner Franks. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

To the top Gunner Franks went, it would not be long Franks would have his hand raised. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Gunner Franks d. Christopher Jade

Rose hammers home a fist to the lighter Advent. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Tony Flood and his team did a good job of cutting the ring off in to their favor. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Jay Spade taunts the crowd while keeping Advent grounded. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A devastating suplex from Flood. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

All hell breaks loose and the big boys of Rose and Scotty Hostass meet.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Not a good day to be Jay Spade.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Spade ran but there was no place to hide from Homicidal Steven Davis Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Davis was impressive when he threw Spade onto Rose then speared him for the 1-2-3Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Tony Flood, Jay Spade & Playboy Paul Rose d. Scotty Hostass, Austin Advent & Homicidal Steven Davis

The exciting Joey O’Riley is fast but Alex Castle would have none of his kicks to the mid section. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Referee David Switzer asks O’Riley if he wants to quit as Castle has him in a painful move. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Showing true heart O’Riley fights back. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Out of nowhere O’Riley struck and got the victory. WOW(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Joey O’Riley d. Alex Castle

Matt Cage can wrestle but Danny Cannon used his speed to his advantage. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cage was frustrated and went full force but Cannon wisely used his opponents momentum against him, leaving him crumbling to the outside. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cannon set Cage on a chair for a big move on the outside.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A hard hitting affair between Cage and Cannon.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cannon Explodes on Cage on the way to a win. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Just like his tag team partner Castle earlier in the night, Cage finds himself on the short end of the stick.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

“Dynamite” Danny Cannon d. Matt Cage

Rose attacks the champ Scott Parker .(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Scott Parker was reeling in the corner .(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Rose pulled out all stops to get the win.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Parker lifts Rose up like a rag doll .(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The champ put the boots to Rose in the corner.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

IWAU Heavyweight Champ Scott Parker d. Christian Rose

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New Midwest Wrestling 7/10 photo recap 7/10/10

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 25, 2010

Info from the New Midwest Wrestling Website

In the opener, Benz defeated TRIPC for the Central Illinois Championship, when Billy Morgan turned out not to be medically cleared to wrestle that night. TRIPC scoffed at Morgan and took on Benz, which ultimately cost him!

Benz was dominating in his title win against Catalyst Cory Carter. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Benz pinned Catalyst Cory Carter to win the Central IL title

Steven Bishop suplexs Austin Advent(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Big clothesline from Dave Parker.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Popular new tag team Zebra Cakes of Austin Advent and Scotty Hostass got a big win against Steven Bishop and Dave Parker. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

The second match of the evening was part of the New Midwest Wrestling Tag Team Revival Initiative. The S.I.N. Club (Steven Bishop and Dave Parker) was devastated with a loss to the newest fan favorite tag team, Zebracakes (Scotty Hostass and Austin Advent)!

Austin Advent & Scotty Hostass pinned Steven Bishop & Dave Parker

Rip Mystic used his ring knowledge to get one step ahead of Tyler Priegel. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Young Priegel stretches the fan favorite Mystic. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

The Dodgeball Superstar pull out all stops to get a win.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Not happy with the call from ref Rick Brewer Rip Mystic spits green mist to send a message.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Then, it what would definitely be considered a surprise, “The Dodgeball Superstar” Tyler PriegeL sneaked out a win against the New Midwest Original, Rip Mystic. Mystic seemed to be off his game, and he wasn’t happy with the loss.

Tyler Priegel pinned Rip Mystic

Dan The Man, our own superhero, thwarted the entire S.I.N. Club with a victory over Dareian Frost. DTM is on a hot streak and we’re excited to see where it goes.

Dan the Man lets Frost know from the start that he has no fear. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

The much bigger Darien Frost shows off his power to everyone’s favorite superhero Dan the Man. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Dan the Man lights up Frost for the win. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Dan the Man pinned Dareian Frost

TOGA Steve Fisher chalks up another win against the unknown Masked Playboy. Playboy’s debut didn’t seem to harbor much momentum, and TOGA took the win rather easily.

The Masked Lover was entertaining but on this night he was no match for Toga Steve (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Toga Steve pinned The Masked Playboy

We have NEW Tag Team Champions in Michael Shard and Spencer Powers. When Guy Smith was unable to make the event, due to scheduling conflict, Spencer Powers was able to pick any partner of his choosing. That stipulation created the loophole that Michael Shard (who was on a two year ban for title contention) needed. And after outlasting the strong showing of the former champions (Tom Arson and Ryan Phoenix), the breakthrough performance of the Full Metal Jackals (Danny Cannon and Alex Castle), and the proud determination of LOGANTYRE (Eric Logan and Justin MacIntyre), Attitude Inc. came out on top and we have NEW New Midwest Wrestling Tag Team Champions!

Justin MacIntyre was determined to become the NMW Tag Team Champs (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Eric Logan soared throughout the tag team title match. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Logantyre had Attitude Inc in deep trouble.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Ryan Phoenix feels the pain of the spear (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Once again Eric Logan used his high flying skills to deliver the pain. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Alex Castle makes his presence known in the match.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Ryan Phoenix takes a ride courtesy of Eric Logan.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Out from the shadows came Danny Canon. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Danny Cannon shows that Eric Logan isn’t the only one who can fly.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Newly crowned New Midwest Tag team Champions Attitude Inc (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Spencer Powers & Michael Shard pinned Logantyre, The Full Metal Jackals &

The New Immolare to win the NMW Tag Titles (four-way elimination)

Prime Time Playa, Bobby Houston came into his match with rising star Christian Rose a little too cocky, and it cost him. One sharp Roaring Elbow to the jaw, knocked him on his butt, and down for the three-count.

Bobby Houston and Christian Rose prepare to lock up. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

A back and forth battle between two of the most talented wrestlers today. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Chirstian Rose has some true knockout power. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Christian Rose pinned Bobby Houston

And in the Main Event, Jonathan Magnus pulled out all the stops to retain his New Midwest Wrestling Championship against the Apex, Blake Steel. After an extreme catfight, a chairshot heard throughout the halls of Lanphier High School, and interference from the returning Eric Ruffington, Blake Steel was unable to reach his goal of becoming champion. Magnus is counting his blessings after the near upset to Steel.

Magnus used his power to slow down Steel(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Steel delivers a crushing blow to the champ.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

A drop kick sent Magnus reeling.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

The desire to become the NMW Champ had Steel throwing in all of his arsenal.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Blake Steel punishes Jonathan Magnus in the corner. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Stephanie King was looking for trouble and found it when she intervened for him man Magnus too many times as Melody came to Blake Steels rescue. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Magnus looked to put Steel to sleep.(Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

Jonathan Magnus retains with some help from Blake Steels former partner Eric Ruffington. (Photo credit Jon Edgecomb)

NMW Heavyweight Champ Jon Magnus pinned Blake Steel

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Dubi meets the New Midwest Fans July 2010

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 16, 2010

By Dubray Tallman

Dubray Tallman, back here at MWR with a brand new Dubi Meets the fans and for the very first time we were at New Midwest Wrestling in Springfield, Illinois.

A few months ago NMW sent a video via Youtube stating that they wanted us to come check them out.

To be honest we are so busy attending shows every week that Brian mentioned to me at the first of the year that he was going to try not to add any promotions in our coverage area so that we could give proper coverage to the ones that are already in the MWR Family. Add on the problem that on many weekends he is torn on which promotions to go to because they have shows on the same day. I must say, that I do feel as if we have been fair about making the rounds to each promotion and while distance and time are sometimes what makes the final decision in where we go. I can not lie I was very impressed personally with the invite and truly excited that they thought enough of us.

I had asked Brian who I knew from prior shows that we have gone to and he stated that “The Appex” Blake Steel was in the main event taking on NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus while Steve Bishop, Ryan Phoenix, Christian Rose and Dan the Man were all in action.

The day was shaping up to be an adventure and I was looking forward to checking NMW out. We got there early and right away we were interviewed from NMW for a documentary that they were doing. Brian is dreading hearing it because he thinks he may sound stupid but I look forward to seeing what they come up with.

The then NMW Tag Champs Ryan Phoenix and Tom Arson wear the MWR colors to the ring. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Due to the fact that NMW had been patiently waiting for us to come check them out and to make the debut at NMW special Brian decided that for our MWR Wrestling superstar t-shirt giveaway we would have the first ever tag team involved. For the new fans, we try to give away a shirt to a lucky fan by having a wrestler wear it to the ring and when they take it off they are free to throw it out of the ring to a lucky fan. It’s a great way for us to spread the word about MWR and the wrestlers that we cover. On this night the NMW Tag team Champions The New Immolare (Ryan Phoenix and Tom Arson ) wear the shirts to the ring and I must say they looked pretty sweet coming out of the back if I must say so my self. Later on I would catch up with both fans that caught the shirts to get their picture taken with them.

New Midwest Wrestling also did something new to us, they did not have an intermission, but they promised that when I asked the fans who their favorite wrestler was that they would stay after the show to take pictures with them so that eased my mind.

Devin Kodett with Dan the Man (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman)

The first person I spoke to Devin Kodett who chose Dan the Man. This would be a theme of the night as New Midwest Wrestling fans love themselves some Dan the Man. In fact now that I think about it there is no doubt that he is one of the most loved wrestlers that I have seen, right up there with Krotch, Curly, Santana G and the Mississippi Madman.

Two masked heroes team up after the matches as Triston and Dan the Man strikes the super hero pose. (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman)

I met Triston who was there the first time and had purchased a DTM mask and was looking forward to wrestling action.

Up next were John and Lori Gwin who were from Springfield Illinois who stated that this was also their first time checking out NMW. They were very friendly and didn’t know the wrestlers so I offered to let them watch the show and then let me know who they liked then we would get there picture with their favorite.

Keagon Fox poses with The New Immolare’s Tom Arson and Ryan Phoenix proudly after Ryan Phoenix hand delivered the shirt to the young fan.

Then I met Keagan Fox who was really excited for the show to begin. He was undecided on who he would choose to have his picture taken later on in the show. His brother was a big help and I wished I would have had him get in the picture with Keagan but if you reading this the next time we come to NMW I would love for you to be a part of the next Dubi Meets the NMW Fans.

Keagon Fox poses with Dan the Man (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman )

It would so happen that Keagon would be the lucky fans that got the MWR Shirt, hand delivered by one half of the tag team champions, Ryan Phoenix. After the show I told Keagan that beings that he got the MWR shirt we could take his pictures with Immolare. He smiled and asked if he could still choose another wrestler to get his picture taken with. Of course I was more than happy to and was not surprised when he stated he wanted his picture taken with Dan the Man.

The New Immolare’s Tom Arson and Ryan Phoenix take a chance to celebrate the free MWR T-shirt with April Shade, Christina, Michaela and Kattie Hawkins. (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman)

The second fan who caught the shirt from Tom Arson was none other than April Shade. April’s daughter wanted the shirt for herself so she gave it to Christina Hawkins. Also in the picture were April’s sisters Michaela and Kattie Hawkins.

Spencer Powers, John and Lori Gwin, and Michael Shard pose after Attitude Incs big win. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Right after the big four team scramble that include Attitude INC (Spencer Powers & Michael Shard) Logantyre (Eric Logan and Justin MacIntyre), The Full Metal Jackals (Danny Cannon and Alex Castle) & The New Immolare John and Lori let me know they would take the chance to get their picture with the New Tag Team Champions Attitude Inc.

All in all a fun night of wrestling and I am thankful that we took the time to see what NMW had to offer. We look forward to making our way back down to Springfield to check them out in the near future. Look for a full photo recap of this show in the near future at MWR plus interviews with Attitude Inc, Bobby Houston, Christian Rose and the NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus with Stephanie King.

Missouri Wrestling Revival Fans join me at World League Wrestling in Park Hills Missouri tomorrow night  for an action packed evening with my good friend Santana G as she takes on Amy Hennig for the WLW Title. I have already been messaged from a reader that wants to take part in Dubi meets the WLW Fans so I am looking forward to seeing who Kyle Valle’s favorite WLW Wrestler is. If you would like to be a part of Dubi meets the fans all you have to do is come up and introduce yourself to me at a show.

We also hope to have a WLW Superstar be a part of our MWR Wrestler free give away to a WLW fan.

Plus you know Harley Race  will be there so how can you miss this show?

Saturday July 17th
Park Hills, Missouri
Mineral Area College (MAC) Fieldhouse Gymnasium

Ticket Outlets

GUYOT  LUMBER   PERRYVILLE MO
MINEREIAL AREA COLLEGE BOOKS STORE   PARK HILLS MO.
C-BARN  PARK HILLS MO.
GT  EXPRESS  FREDERICKTOWN, MO.
COUNTRY MART FREDERICKTOWN, MO.

Hope to see you there on Saturday.

Love Dubz.

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A look at the first half of 2010 in the MWR Coverage area. Nominate your favorite.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 16, 2010

By Brian Kelley

We are very close to the half year of 2010 and what a year it has been!

In the past few months both WWE and TNA have hosted PPV’S with WWE’S Elimination Chamber and TNA’S lockdown that was also headline with a fan interaction that allowed fans to meet stars such as Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, Rob Vam Dam, Jeff Hardy and most of the rest of the TNA roster.

Old school fans can be happy that they have had a chance to meet the stars that brought memories that will last a lifetime when at TNA’S legends main event brought in the biggest stars of the 80’s and beyond with Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Sting.

The fun would keep coming when you were able meet other stars such as former WWE World Champion Bob Backland, Roddy Piper, Road Warrior Animal, Jimmy Snuka along with several other greats during Wrestling Legends on Tour.

On the Indy front I have to believe that everyone involved with their promotions needs to feel thrilled with the support and attendance from the fans as attendance and action has picked up for the most part at most shows.

Former WLW Wrestler  Dennis T McHawes released an autobiography called “Blood Tables and Chairs that allows fans to get a glimpse of the Indy scene not to long ago.

Mike Sydal continues his rise to the National spotlight after winning the PWI Rookie of the Year he followed that up by wrestling during WRESTLEMANIA weekend with Ring of Honor in a six man tag team race and earned the pin fall for his team.

Will Metro Pro Wrestling jump over the competition in 2010 with their debut at Memorial Hall on June 4th?

Till then lets look at 2010 shortly and what to forward to.

Let’s start out alphabetical.

3XWrestlingThe 2008 MWR Promotion of the year continues their standard of excellence with some great action. 3XW Heavyweight Champion Jeremy Wyatt and Ring of Honor a World Champion Tyler Black earned a standing ovation in April when the two went to a draw. Rory Fox who came close in 09 by taking out “The Belt Collector” won the May “Gauntlet for the Gold”. This could easily set up Wyatt vs. Fox feud part 2, one that would be great for the fans.

3XW Pure Wrestling Champion Kraig Kessaman has been rolling through the company using the deadly “Nordic Spike” maneuver and has not been pinned at 3XW in 23 months. While 3XW cruiserweight Champion Jimmy Rockwell came very close in defeating 3XW Champion Jeremy Wyatt at the Over the top show earlier this month

On a sad note the very popular tag team The High Flyers of Zach Thompson and Mike Sydal was forced by Todd Countryman to go against each other in a loser leaves town match that saw Thompson earned quite possibly the biggest win his short career by defeating the smoking red hot Sydal.

All American Pro Wrestling – Exciting feuds , shocking moments and near riots mixed in with former WWE and TNA Superstars brought AAPW among the top of the most talked about promotions in the area coverage.

The year started off with the very popular Edmund “Livewire” McGuire holding the AAPW Championship. During a title defense against the popular and powerful Mississippi Madman that would soon end. McGuire’s mountain to retain was huge but the backstabbing of McGuire’s best friend Shane Rich during the match would cost him the title and a feud is set to happen anytime. Rich was suspended for his actions. The fans and McGuire have been itching for a rematch BUT…

The Madman would find himself in the fire quickly as the 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year Jeremy Wyatt came knocking for the belt. The Madman would retain but not before a near riot almost broke out. AAPW had no other option but to sign a rematch between the two at the very next show. Problems arose when Rich talked his way into the match making it a 3way and capitalizing by taking home the belt.

As of press time AAPW is set to bring to the Midwest WWE’S Jerry Lawler and Kevin Thorn and more AAPW matches at RENT ONE Park on May 22 in prior to a minor league baseball game. AAPW has also brought in TNA’S Andy Douglas and WWE/ECW’S Simon Dean…. We can all look forward to McGuire vs. Rich in the second half of the year.

High Voltage Wrestling – What High Voltage Wrestling lacked in amount of shows they made up for it in quality of matches and continuing their tradition of debuting some of the top stars in the St Louis area. During HVW’s first year they brought you “The Internaininal Superstar” Kahagas, TNA’S Santana G, The Hooligans, Matt Cage, Zero Gravity and Tony Kozina and in their second year they brought to you the very exciting Ryan Phoenix, Flash Flannigan, Dan the Manand Sir Bradley Charles.

Kahagas vs. Flash Flannigan was an instant hit and when the HVW Tag Champions the Hooligans went against the KC Killers the ropes would break but the action would not. Santana G would earn the respect of one of the greatest women wrestlers in the world MsChif and earn the respect of her and the two would team up once again.

Young Brandon Aarons would get a huge win for the fan favorites by defeating fellow young star Mike Sydal for the HVW Livewire Championship.

The HVW Champion has been defending the title around world and looks to face on all challenges in 2010.

Independent Hardcore Wrestling– IHW has been filled with packed shows with action throughout the building. Filled with stars who do not get as much hype like Billy McNeil, Steve Kennedy, Eric Allen, Mephisto and Brandon Aarons they have made themselves a legit promotion and giving the fans their money’s worth.

Former TNA Star Mickie Knuckles and the Great Cheyenne continue the improvement of the  women wrestling Midwest while Eric Allen’s exciting Illinois state Championship shocked the Midwest. IHW Champion Brandon Aarons match with Kennedy was an instant classic. MR Late Nite looks to make his mark in the Midwest to finish off 2010.

IHW heats up the summer in 2010 with a stacked card on June 12th in Dupo Illinois when Mickie Knuckles returns to take on Mia Martinez, SLAM The Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Tony Kozina will take on exciting Bailey Mannix; Champions will collide when IHW Champion Aarons will meet IHW Illinois Champion Allen in a street fight.

IWA Productions – One of the biggest announcements of the first half had to do with IWA P bringing at their free Wednesdays show last week when non other than ICP came into bring fans to their feet. So much excitement that IWA P had to turn fans away do to a fire code. ALL for free.

In January they brought in former WWE Superstar the Honky Tonk Man and their students stepped up to provide a much talked about match between Christian Rose and Danny Cannon ladder match.

A mixture of free shows and paid shows that has also showcased Matt Cage taking on former WWE Champion Eugene, Ladies star Ann Brookstone along with “Homicidal” Steven Davis provide the fans with some top notch excitement.

Metro East Championship Wrestling– Wrestling in Woodriver provides the fans with an exciting night to hang with friends and family. The promotion had a set back when the MECW had to announce that champion Mannix was unable to defend due to an injury. Mannix though respect for his talent was hated for his actions meant that possibly one of the fan favorites such as Devin Carter or the “Kid” Evan Money could get their chance as MECW Gold.

Imagine the disappointment when bad guy Eric Allen was able to win the 8 man tournament and gain his second title in months. Who will be able to take the title back from EA? Will it be Carter in his rematch on the 22nd, or will Gabriel Brimstone, Brian Scrilla, or the returning Shawn Santel come back to glory.

MECW Tag team champions The Bayou Outlaws are one of the most underappreciated teams in the Midwest and loved by the fans.

On a National level MECW can hang their head up high Barry Ryte in his opportunity to appear at the 14th annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament later this summer on Sat. July 10, 2010 in Newark DE.

MMWA-SICWThe 2009 MWR Promotion of the Year has seen some exciting new faces and old friends join the veterans of the South Broadway Athletic Club. Impressive Dave Vaughn has taken on all challenges in his way including the powerful Donnovan Ruddick.
Speaking of Ruddick the Manager of Champions Travis Cook looks to take him to the top as he has signed him to his stable “The Connections.” With the skills of Ruddick and the mind of Cook these two could be unstoppable.

Brandon Espinosa has returned with a vengeance and is currently the MMWA-SICW JR Heavyweight Champion as well as the MMWA-SICW Battle Royal Champion. Will he set his sights on becoming a Triple Crown championship?

Life is not all good in the world of Travis Cook; he has agitated the returning MMWA-SICW Superstar Ron Powers and Danny Boy. In Cooks favor is the fact that Gary Jackson has also wanted a piece of his old rival Powers.

On a National scene the St Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame that is located at the SBAC presented Ric Flair, Bobby Hennan, Dory Funk JR and Baron Von Raschke with their HOF Plaques at the TNA Fan interaction.

What Midwest Superstars will make their debut at MMWA-SICW in the rest of 2010? I can not wait to find out.

New Midwest Wrestling – The newest promotion at MWR, New Midwest have been around for a long time entertaining fans in Sprinfield Illinois.

The NMW Roster brings together an exciting roster with Cory Carter, Guy Smith, Ryan Phoenix, Dan the Man and Blake Steel as well the New Midwest Wrestling Champion Jonathan Magnus.

New Midwest Wrestling returns this week with Capital Punishment 2010 as Magnus have his title threatened when Rip Mystic comes after him.

NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling– NWA Dynamo has slowly been building steam heading into the second half of 2010. Home of the NWA Missouri Champion Davey Vega and NWA Central States Championship Mark Sterling they brought us the battle of Champions when the two took on each other during their May 1 show where Vega tapped out to the 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year.

NWA Missouri Champion Vega will look to get back on track when he takes on Dragon Gate star Kyle O’Reilly on May 22nd.

Like I said a quiet year so far for this top promotion but look for them to sprint to the top in 2010.

NWA Supreme – MWR was honored to be invited to check out this exciting promotion early this year and we were impressed. The giant Bear ST Pierre and the electrifying Da Cobra brings to the ring a fast paced wrestling show with a punch in the Face.

NWA Supreme Champion Da Cobra has been red hot and will look to add Danny Cannon on his list of men he sent home packing. Bear ST Pierre has survived the onslaught on Jeremy Wyatt and De Andre King and Guy Smith and on May 29 he will have the formidable foe of Christian Rose looking to take home the title.

. The Hooligans and the Hybrids tore each other apart in the cage and it looks to only getting hotter as the summer comes around.

Fan have to be excited as the NWA Supreme brings you the NWA Midwest Championship match between the Shiek with Joey Eastman and Silas Young as well on the 29th.

Pro Wrestling Epic – One of the youngest promotions in the MWR Coverage area has been working hard to get respect. Signing some of the top names in the sport they boast some of the top talents in the Midwest today.

One fallback to that statement is that the PWE Champion Keith Walker has been in Japan meaning that he is unable to defend the title as needed. Even with Walker out the states they have the new PWE US Champion Brandon Aarons and the PWE tag team Champions Zero Gravity on their roster.

At their only show of the year the night started of with Mark Sterling as the PWE US Champion. Sterling defeated Mike Sydal then announced to the crowd that he was not done. He would be more than happy to beat anyone else in the locker room. Aarons showed true heart by answering the call even though he was defeated by Wyatt earlier in the night. Amazingly Aarons would defeat Sterling and become the PWE US Champion.

PWE and Aarons returns with their biggest test to date when PWE US Champion Brandon Aarons takes on Ring of Honor World Champion Tyler Black go at it in a match that you will not want to miss.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix– The faction known as Murder Milita looked to have PWP on their knees and in total control at the start of the year. The Murder Militia (Jeremy Wyatt, #1 Brett Young, Mark Sterling, Joey Daniels & Jayden Draigo) would find that Team PWP (PWP Heavyweight Champion ”Babyface” Tony Cortez, Abu Colossus, Jaysin Strife, Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket) was not going to back down for nothing.

The bomb is about to go off in the name of WAR Games this coming Saturday. Will the Militia continue to leave the PWP Wrestlers and fans in fear heading into 2010?
Young David Clark, Jimmy Rockwell and Zac James is set to battle in a ladder match for the chance to get a chance at any PWP Championship that night as well.

The PWP Champion Babyface Tony Cortez has defeated Jeremy Wyatt, Joey Daniels Jimmy Rockwell and Jaysin Strife since becoming the Champion last December.

World League WrestlingHarley Race’s WLW took their time to get back in the game in 2010 but it was well worth the wait.

Starting off the year they had a tournament to crown new WLW Tag Champions and lo and behold Steve Fender and Mark Sterling walked away with the coveted tag team titles. Sterling and Fender are two of the most rounded wrestlers in singles, together they are scary good.

On the Singles from the WLW Title has been filled with action as the powerful Trent Stone held the title till in front of over 300 people in Richmond former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch pinned him in a leather strap match to regain the title.

It won’t be easy for Murdoch as Stone, Brian Breaker along with impressive young stars Jack Gamble, Ryan Drago, the Cancun Kid and Eathon Wright will all have their eyes to get to the top of the Mountain.

The WLW Ladies Champion Amy Hennig finds herself with competition all around as TNA’S Santana G earned a DQ victory from Hennig and the unknown Angelus Layne made her debut at WLW Keokuk IA. Some of the most exciting matches in women’s wrestler may well come from WLW.

That is a look at some of the promotions in the first half of the year. We are asking for the Promotions, Wrestlers and Fans to send in their thoughts on who was the best of the best in the first half year at MWR.

There will not be a winner announced for this but this will help the MWR Awards committee to not forget in the 2010 MWR Awards who is deserving. In each category there is some strong competition if the vote was to be voted on today I could not guess who would walk away the winners.

Wrestler of the Year first half
Tag team of the Year First Half
Promotion of the Year First Half
Women of the Year First Half
Match of the Year First Half

Please send in your nominations for the previous promotions to flairwhoooooo@yahoo.com

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