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Posts Tagged ‘Davey Vega’

2017 Missouri Wrestling Revival Tag Team of the Year – Besties in the World (Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett)

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 12, 2018

Photo Courtesy of the NWL

The 2016 MWR Future Stars of the Year Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett have taken the crown as the team to beat in the Midwest. In 2017 the duo toured the Midwest taking on a who’s who of tag teams while delivering matches of the night many times with the like of the Howletts, the Foundation, Howlett’s, and the Royal Blood.

Missouri Wrestling Revival would like to congratulate the Besites in the World as the 2017 MWR Tag Team of the Year.


Tag Team – Alpha Class (Danny Adams and  Paco Gonzalez)


Tag Team: High Level Enterprise (Jon Webb and Jack Gamble)


Tag Team: The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter)


Tag Team: The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter)


Tag Team: The American Bulldogs (Mark McDowell and Jon West)


Tag Team: The Kentucky Buffett (Matt Cage and Alex Castle)


Tag Team: Attitude Inc (Guy Smith, Spencer Powers and Michael Shard)


Tag Team: The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter)


Tag Team: The Northstar Express (Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz)

If you would like to sponsor the MWR Tag Team awards please contact Brian Kelley at flairwhoooooo@yahoo.com …Subject MWR Awards

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The Best Kept Secret in the MWR Coverage Area Heading into 2018

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 10, 2017

By Brian Kelley

As we head into 2018 I have made my way to over my 50th show of the year. Throughout the years I have witness Jeremy Wyatt go from a wrestler in Kansas to a man that many consider to be the best in the Midwest for the past decade. We have covered and supported homegrown talents that have wrestled literally around the world.

Yes, it has been a honor and pleasure to work with past legends of wrestling and the superstars of today, one of first MWR goals has been to shed some light on the young talent in the area to wrestling fans around the country.

MWR has an award at the beginning of the year to honor the wrestler we feel has the work ethic, talent and drive to become one of the best in the sport. That award is named the MWR Future Star and last year the bar was set high with the likes of Kevin Lee Davidson, Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett, three men who has earned the respect of fans and promoters alike for great matches each and every night.

As we go head into the end of the year it is easy to point out to any fans in the area that Dak Draper, Jake Parnell, the Riegel Twins, and Stephen Wolf are men that deliver night in and night out when called upon.

Recently during a conversation with some wrestling fans who I though was the one wrestler who fans have not heard of who could become the future. I told them that I had not thought about it but if they gave me a moment to sleep on it then I would share my choice on the MWR site.

So though it is not an official award, this is my personal choice of who I would add to my roster that is not known that I could build into a huge superstar if I had a promotion.

That man is Jaden Roller. I have only seen him in action less than a handful of times, but the skill set is obvious and you add on the fact that he has charisma. With the right opportunity I could see Roller become a Champion that could headline cards for years to come.

So I ask you. Who do you feel is a wrestler that we will be talking about that is currently relative unknown?

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Dingo Out.. Matt Knicks Signed to the Blacklist + AJ Gray is on His Way to PWCS Nov 11th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 25, 2017

Crazy breaking news out of PWCS offices tonight. Dingo announced he would not be able to compete 11/11 at Stage 4, and apparently Blacklist leader Makaze did not take this news too kindly.

With only one Stage to make it to the finals, Makaze has traded Dingo‘s contract to The Resurgence in exchange for the newly signed Matt Knicks.

Knicks was signed to round out the injured Resurgence roster, but is a huge standout from Chicago that could push the Blacklist back to the championship.

This of course factors into the 11/11 card.

Knicks will now represent the Blacklist in a singles match with The War Horse Jake Parnell, who will suit up for the Resurgence. Parnell could be at less than 100% considering the health of the Resurgence, can he fight through the pain and score a win?

In the main event, The Chainsaw Viking Alex Rudolph will fill the open slot and face Danny Adams, Gary Jay, and Mat Fitchett in the main event! Rudolph has history and bloody battles with Gary and Fitchett, and combined with thr natural Blacklist vs Ego rivalry, this one may be even more explosive than originally planned!

++++++++ News from PWCS

We are just a little over two weeks away from this jam packed event! As an added bonus we’ve added one last minute addition, as fast up and coming star AJ Gray has been added!

Get your tickets now! Visit http://www.pwcswrestling.com to get them today!

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Draper Retains NWL Title Over Meeks

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 4, 2017

By Brian Hoops
Photos Brian Kelley

In a hard fought one on one contest, Dak Draper defeated Blaine Meeks by referee stoppage in a no dq match to retain his NWL Kansas City Championship Saturday night, September 2 at the Scottish Rites Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.  Draper used at least three different steel chairs in brutal encounter, but his actions after the match ended is what drew the ire of NWL President, Major Baisden. “I am going to work with my full team of advisors in determining what the best course of action is for dealing with Dak Draper’s future in the NWL,” Baised wrote on Twitter.

Draper used two of his Draper bombs but couldn’t pin Meeks, even after using chairs to Meek’s back repeatedly. Meeks put on his cape and hit his finishing move, “comic mischief”, but Draper was able to kick out.
The finish came when Draper used Meek’s own cape, tied to the ropes to choke out the challenger and the referee had no choice but to stop the contest.
Draper who went to the hospital after the match to receive stitches for a cut near his eyes, continued to attack Meeks after the match. Draper wrapped Meeks legs around the ring post and repeatedly hit Meeks with a chair in his already damaged knee.
Looking at the company website, Meeks is not advertised for upcoming shows through September and Draper could be stripped of the title as he is listed on events, but his matches are not advertised as title matches.
The crowd the Scottish Rites Temple was down from normal, estimated at 225 fans as the WWE was at the Sprint Center and likely hurt the normally large crowd.
In other matches, The Besties in the World defeated the Howlettes in a wild brawl to advance to the finals of the NWL Tag Team Tournament,
Jack Foster defeated Michael Strider and Mike Outlaw defeated Niles Plonk.
After the match, a security video played, showing Plonk’s butler, Belvedere was not really injured, which freed Red Cloud from his commitment to serve Plonk.
Also, Thor Theriot defeated Maverick by countout,
Devlin defeated Gil Rogers, Jet Royal defeated Ken Dharma and
Jeremy Wyatt pinned Anthony Guitteriez.
There have many been many, many great wrestling matches so far in 2017. Two of the best occurred in the NWL Saturday night, September 2. The Draper vs. Meeks and Wyatt vs. Guittereiz matches were among the best of 2017 on any level.

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NWL Fans Send Love to Jax Royal

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 4, 2017

By Brian Kelley –Missouri Wrestling Revival Editor and Owner


NWL KC has been heating up with action that has left the fans wanting more. Their hard work has paid off as the amount of fans that in the house keep growing, while sponsors are finding out that it is a wise investment to put their name on a product that is filled with hard working men and women that deliver a night of excitement unlike any other in the city.

With a reward, though there is often a risk that comes along with it. For the wrestlers’ young and old that means that anything can happen at any time. Unfortunately forJax and Jet (two of the most popular wrestlers in the Midwest) that risk is  always there as they thrill the fans with their death defying, high flying exciting moves in and out of the ring against the likes of the Howlett’s, the Blood Brothers (or as they are now called the Besties in the World) as well as single matches against the menacing Jack Foster.

In June in an exciting matchup between the Blood Brothers, Jax Royal went down during a high risk move that would take out his knee. Thankfully all reports out of the NWL camp is that the surgery was a success and Jax will be back in 4-6 months.

Though life goes on and the action continues as the NWL looks to go on tour this summer, the fans hearts still have been with Jax and during the NWL KC event at the end of June, the fans gathered to sign a giant get well card for Jax as they entered the Scottish Rite Temple and during intermission.

MWR was on hand to capture the fans sending their love and best wishes for the Jax Royal.

Wrestle Talk Podcast’s very own Rene Martinez is always sending good vibes to the men and women in the Midwest each week with his show.

NWL announcer Ben Simon takes the time to send some best wishes the way to Jax Royal.

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NWL: Explosion, Expansion and Opportunity at the Scottish Right Temple

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 26, 2017

Just like any business in it’s early stages NWL has had it’s share of ups and downs. Highs and lows and memorable and forgettable moments. Saturday night was undoubtedly one of those high/memorable moments. For starters because of the much anticipated confrontation between NWL_STL general manager Matt Jackson and owner and president Major Baisden. Secondly, because unexpected news about the growth and expansion of the NWL to cities outside Kansas City and the recently controversial St.Louis.

For those not familiar with the narrative allow your boy @_The_Knight_Owl to bring you up to speed. Roughly 6 months ago NWL began running shows at the Casa Loma Ballroom in what some would call a seedy part of St.Louis. Initially and especially at the first show the place was pretty well close to full and the excitement leading to the event was about as good and high as you could ask for.Unfortunately, that proved to be NWL_STL‘s short lived high point. Though the wrestling was on par or in some cases better then any other promotion in the area, something seemed to be missing but no one, not even yours truly who covers wrestling in this area could quite put there finger on it.

Folks would speculate that it was location, others would say it was the fact that the shows where on Thursday/Sunday vs the traditional Saturday night as must indie shows tend to run these days. Some would even say that the STL fans would never support something that originated in Kansas City. Those are just a few of the speculations that could be heard weekly on our podcast or just hanging outside waiting to get into a local wrestling show weather in KC or in STL. Well, about two weeks ago the speculation came to an end. Major Baisden held a press conference via Facebook live just days after making the surprise announcement again via FB (to the ir of many) that HE would never run a show in NWL_STL again! I’ll admit this was shocking but not surprising to those of us who have been following along closely.

In that press conference he confirmed most if not all the speculation and he even pulled back the curtain a bit by admitting that they were behind the 8-ball from the very start due to lack of an ideal venue and also due to what he referred to as a “toxic business environment in St.Louis” also adding that this wasn’t the first time that one of his business had failed/struggled in STL. During the press conference he was open, honest and answered all questions as you would expect a business owner that is as out in front as Major is. One notable viewer that day was the aforementioned GM of NWL_STL Matt Jackson, who seemed to be angry and disappointed at the fact that his guys found out about NWL_STL closing just like the fans via a FB post early Friday morning just over two weeks before. Jackson commented sporadically bringing Baisden’s commitment in making the STL branch of NWL work into question and highlighting the disrespectful way the announcement was made to a group of guys who make a living working for him in STL. Mentioning several times the lack of resources and overall support from the NWL front office who he said “spent twice as much time in Kansas City then St.Louis.”


So now the ground work had been set for this confrontation between Jackson and Baisden at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, MO this past Saturday night. As the show kicked off you knew two things for sure. One, you were gonna see incredible wrestling (Dak Draper, Thor Theriot, Lakota Red Cloud, Marty Belle, Blaine Meeks, Jet Royal, Ken Dharma, Hans Ruger, Belvedere, Niles Plonk, Amber Lynn and more were in action) and the confrontation between Jackson and Baisden was gonna be explosive.

NWL KC has flourish with men like Dak Draper leading the way. Though he is not liked very much one can not discredit his winning ways night after night. Photo credit ; René “The Knight Owl” Martinez

Redwing lost a huge match that will now have him be a butler to Niles Plonke for a whole month. Photo credit ; René “The Knight Owl” Martinez

What we didn’t know was the news Major would break to the fans just moments before the confrontation happened.

Photo credit ; René “The Knight Owl” Martinez

Despite the dark clouds looming after the fall of NWL_STL, the breaking news cleared those dark clouds away at least for a moment as Major Baisden announced an unprecedented expansion. The NWL will be running shows outside it’s home cities of Kansas City and St.Louis for the first time ever starting in August! Those city’s include Omaha,NE, Springfield,MO, Topeka,KS and many more (full list pictured above). This news made the crowded erupt as the faithful in Kansas City realized these are all within driving distance to them and they likely have friends and relatives in those areas. As if that weren’t enough the roof almost come off the place when Major announced that #FightClub members would be able to attend these shows at no additional cost! This might have been the biggest pop of the night. Which was followed by about 2mins of “THANK YOU MAJOR” chants. Even from an outsiders perspective there is no doubt that outside the WWE Network itself, the NWL #FightClub pass is the best deal in all professional wrestling today. Visit FightKC.com for more info on that.

Photo credit ; René “The Knight Owl” Martinez

Finally we come to the much anticipated confrontation between the GM of STL and the owner of the company. As one would expect right at the peek of the fan fair about the expansion, Matt Jackson’s music hits and he walks out looking quite casual I might add accompanied buy a few NWL_STL regulars, the Blood Brothers and Dez Wellston only something was different about all of them. They’re demeanor had changed but most noticeably they’re appearance. Those who have followed wrestling in the Midwest before the rise of NWL would know them as Fitchette & Vega aka “The Beasties” and Mike Outlaw. They all seemed a little on edge and ready for a fight including Jackson. But surprisingly unlike most wrestling meetings/conferences this one did not end in fights flying and equipment being damaged. No, this meeting, after about 10mins of verbal daggers being thrown in both directions to an eventual draw, ended in a high stakes agreement between Jackson and Baisden. Instead of buying out Jackson’s contract of close to $50,000, Major turned a potential lability into yet another investment opportunity.

This is the opportunity that was given to Jackson to accept or decline: 6 shows, 6 shows under the direct direction of Jackson and his STL crew. He would be allowed to do it his way with no handcuffs or pretentious prepackaged gimmicks. New venue, new voice and a new vision of what NWL_STL should be in a blue collar, support your own kind-of town. Otherwise Jackson and NWL_STL are out of business, this time, for good! Now only time will tell what the future holds. Though the stakes are high and his a** is firmly on the line yet I get a feeling that that’s just the way Matt Jackson likes it because if these next 6 shows are his last with NWL, he can do it his way, the St.Louis way, with great wrestling, rowdy fans and a whole lot of F’n Anarchy! (Anarchy Rises will take place at the Matteson Square Garden in St.Peters, MO on July 15th)


NWL STL Champion Maverick and Mike Outlaw (Formally Dez Wellston) went to war at NWL KC this past weekend. The champion Maverick is set to face fan favorite Gary Jay when Matt Jackson’s looks to show what STL can deliver it Anarchy style. – Photo Credit Brian Kelley

Written by:
René “The Knight Owl” Martinez
of the Wrestle Talk Podcast which can be heard Wednesday nights at 7pm CT by visiting http://www.WrestleTalkPodcast.com

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PWCS Wrestling: Stage Three 2017 August 27 Alton, Illinois Davey Vega vs. Gary Jay

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 25, 2017

The 2017 season has been the most unpredictable, action packed one yet! Stage 3 is set to be no different as each athlete fights it out for their team’s shot at the 2017 Championship.

Jovi, Vega, and Danny have the Ego Busters coasting on an undefeated streak, but Gary Jay and the Submission Squad look to derail their record breaking start. It’s Gary Jay vs Davey Vega for the Gateway Heritage Championship as they make history once again in Alton, IL. You don’t want to miss this one.

Also, an injured Makaze leads The Blacklist on a collision course with Mat Fitchett and The Resurgence as both teams are hell bent on returning to the finals. Fitchett is set to take on Alex Rudolph who is looking to prove he belongs in the Main Event after a close loss to GH Champion Davey Vega.

Front Row: $15
Second Row: $12
General Admission: $10 ($8 Kids)

All Remaining Tickets Purchased Day of Event Will Be $15 ($10 Kids)
So lock your favorite seat in early! PWCS is bringing the heat for Stage 3 and you don’t want to miss this historic event!

***Gateway Hertiage Championship Main Event***
Gary Jay (Submission Squad)
“The Miracle Worker” Davey Vega [c] (Ego Busters)

***Wild Man Vs. Dirty Rook***
“Chainsaw Viking” Alex Rudolph (Blacklist)
“The Dirty Rook” Mat FItchett (Resurgence)

“The Millennial” Danny Adams (Ego Busters)
Everett Conors (Submission Squad)

Also Signed:
“The Bone Collector” Dominic Garrini
Stephen Wolf
Evan Gelistico
Matt Kenway
Jake Parnell
Angelus Layne
Pat Monix
Eye Candy Elliott

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DAMN …..Davey Vega Presented with the 2016 MWR Future Star of the Year Plaque at CCW

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 10, 2017

One of the best wrestlers today Jeff Cobb is now one half of the CCW Tag Team Champions. Wrestling legend Ron Simmons approves.

On a night that featured new champions, superstars and even a special appearance from WWE legend Ron Simmons at Cape Championship Wrestling, Missouri Wrestling Revival was honored to present Davey Vega with one of the 2016 MWR Future Star award on such a huge event.

Davey Vega was set to face former TNA star Joey Ryan in a highly entertaining matchup, so it was only fitting to have MWR’S Ben Simon to deliver the plaque to Vega in front of over 600 fans that loved wrestling.

Davey Vega with the 2016 Fans Choice Favorite Ring Announcer Sarah Rose.

Once again the best is yet to come for Davey Vega and we look forward to seeing him reach for the top in the sport.

Davey Vega and MWR Artist Dartallion Allen Jr.

The plaque was sponsored by Mike Wilson’s Shooter Spotlight.

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PWCS Returns to Alton, Illinois on June 10 Arik Cannon, Davey Vega, Alexander Roudolph

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 16, 2017

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Dartallion Allen JR MWR Top Draw: 2016 MWR Future Star of the Year Davey Vega

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 15, 2017

Davey Vega has been one of the best kept secrets in the Midwest for some time. One of those reasons is because of his limited exposure in the area due to seeking out challengers outside of the area, but if you were to ask any of the fans of St. Louis Anarchy, they would tell you that he has been a star for years.

MWR agrees with them, but there is no doubt that he has only touched the surface of what he is able to accomplish. Recently at NWL (as Davey Gibson) we watched a wrestling clinic when he went toe to toe with the former Ring of Honor World Champion Kyle O’Reilly in a match at the Casa Loma Ballroom that is an early candidate for match of the year.

Speaking of matches of the year candidates, Vega recently had not one, but two battles that would have to be considered when he teamed with Blood Brother teammate Mathew Grundy ( and fellow 2016 MWR Future Star of the Year Mat Fitchett) against the Royal Blood (Jet and Jax Royal). The two matches left fans wanting more and as my friend Patrick Brandmeyer stated had a feel of the Rock and Roll Express and Midnight Express clashes that set a standard in tag team competition in the 80’s.

Regardless if  he is to find success as a singles star or in tag team action, it is our belief that Davey Vega is one of the premier stars in the sport for many years to come. We welcome you to come out next Saturday at Cape Championship Wrestling as we present him with the 2016 MWR Future Star Plaque in the epic card in Cape Girardeau , Missouri when he will take on former TNA star Joey Ryan.

This MWR plaque is sponsored by our good friend Mike Wilson’ Shooter Spotlight, and will feature this very own artwork in the frame.


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