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Posts Tagged ‘Frank Thurman’

Jay Howard VS Karim Brigante Rematch on April 15th in Warsaw, Missouri

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 5, 2017

High Risk WreslingFrom Promoter Frank Thurman

High Risk Wrestling Proudly Presents wrestling action on Saturday, April 15th at The Warsaw Community Building in Downtown Warsaw, Missouri! Doors open at 6:00 and the first Bell is at 7:00!

At our last Event, 3 Wrestlers went to a 15 minute draw in The Mayhem Championship Number One Contender’s match. I made the decision right there on the spot, that all three Men deserved and would get a Title match in April!

I can now officially announce this Incredible Championship Match!

HRW Mayhem Championship, 4 Way Mayhem Match!

“The” Ace Hawkins (c) VS “The Filipino Warrior” Elvis Aliaga VS Jack Gamble VS “The Hybrid Ace” Jon Webb

We also had an unprecedented match ending happen in February!

For the first time in almost 20 Years of Promoting, one of my matches ended in a double count out, and in a Championship match, no less! Myself and both of the Athletes involved were not happy with this result!

I have booked a rematch to resolve this issue, once and for all!

HRW High Risk Championship, No Count Out, No DQ, No time limit, there MUST be a winner by Pinfall or Submission ONLY!

“The Freestyle Phenom” Jay Howard (c) VS “The Roman Dynasty” Karim Brigante W/ Miss Monica

All tickets are for Ringside!
$15 Adults
$10 Kids (12 to 5 )
FREE Kids 4 and under

To reserve tickets, just send a message to The High Risk Wrestling Facebook page with your name and number of tickets needed!

HRW
Saturday, April 15th
Doors 6:00, Bell 7:00

Warsaw Community Building
181 W. Harrison
Warsaw, MO.
65355
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High Risk Wrestling Dec 2nd Warsaw, MO Mike Sydal vs Davey Richards, Angelina Love vs Miss Natural

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 22, 2016

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High Risk Wrestling Presents “Final Fight”, our last Event of the year on Friday, December 2nd, at the Warsaw Community Building in Downtown Warsaw, Missouri! The doors open at 7:00PM and The First Bell is at 8:00PM!

We are just two weeks away from our next HUGE Event! At this time, I can announce the next two matches!

1. The new HRW Tag Team Champions, BabeWatch will be defending their newly won Championships against former Champ, Matt Kenway and a new partner of his choosing!

HRW Tag Team Championship Match!
BabeWatch ( “Simply Irresistible” Brandon Aarons / Brandon “Espy” Espinosa ) Managed by Garret “Freakin” Williams (c) VS “The Primal Prodigy” Matt Kenway / “The Millennial” Danny Adams

2. After the Wild Main Event at our last Event, where Justin D’Air defeated his former friend, turned Enemy, Mike Outlaw to win The HRW Mayhem Championship, I have decided to make a rule change to The Mayhem Championship as it will now be defended in more than just multiple person matches!

Back in 2005, I, Frank Thurman, ran a Promotion called F.I.S.T. Wrestling in Peoria, Illinois. This Promotion had a Championship called The Specialty Championship. This was a totally new and different Title as it had some specific rules. This Championship could only be defended in some kind of Speciality match, which could be anything from, winner gets 5 minutes with the manager to a 3 way match to a Cage match to a Table match, etc., but there had to be some type of stipulation before the Title could be defended.

The First Athlete to claim The F.I.S.T. Specialty Championship was Now, Wrestling Legend, SharkBoy who defeated Independent Wrestling Legend, Jimmy Jacobs managed by Tank Thurman in a 5 count match, where a 3 count was not good enough, you had to keep your opponent down for a full 5 count!

With this in mind, I have decided to change the Stipulations for The HRW Mayhem Championship!

The HRW Mayhem Title will now have the same stipulations as the Specialty Title! The Mayhem Title can now only be defended in a match with some kind of special stipulations, including multiple person matches!

After watching the last two matches between, Justin and Mike, where they literally left bumps and bruises on each others bodies, I have decided that this conflict between these two Men, needs to end before someone ends up permanently disabled. To that end, I have booked one last match between these two, to hopefully end this once and for all!

HRW Mayhem Championship Match!
Last Man Standing Match!
Justin D’Air (c) VS Mike Outlaw

Also featuring the following:

NWA Missouri Championship match!
“The Freestyle Phenom” Jay Howard (c) VS Paco Gonzalez

Number one Contenders Match!
“Tornado” Tony Kozina VS Kiyoshi Shizuka

HRW High Risk Championship Match!
“The Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal (c) VS “The American Wolf” Davey Richards

High Risk Women’s Match!
“Miss Natural” Heather Patera VS Angelina Love

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A High Risk Show Pays off in Warsaw

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 13, 2016

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Photos Brian Kelley

On February 27, 2016 High Risk Wrestling, a St. Louis mainstay since 2014, brought their brand of wrestling to the small town of Warsaw, Mo. Frank Thurman, the owner of High Risk Wrestling, recently decided to move his shows from the St. Louis area to Warsaw.

The show was highlighted with the first round of a tournament to decide who the new High Risk Heavyweight Champion was going to be after Blake Belakis relinquished the title shortly before the move.

In the first match of the tournament we saw “The Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal pick up an impressive victory over Paco.
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The two high flyers put on an amazing match to open the show and really got the crowd of over a hundred people into the show from the start.

The show wasn’t just about the tournament though, The Magic Man  introduced the crowd to a special attraction.

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All the way from Japan, Kiyoshi Shizaka made his debut with the Magic Man issuing an open challenge on his behalf. As fast as his Monster fueled legs could carry him John E. Rock was in the ring and hyped for the challenge.
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In an impressive display of aerial maneuvers and super quick feet Shizaka proved to be a little too much for the crowd favorite, and beat Rock with a backslide pin. Showing his respect to the better man that night Rock bowed to his opponent before exiting the ring.

The theme of the night seemed to be sportsmanship and respect for one’s opponent up to that point in the night, but when Tyler Copeland extended his hand to Jack Gamble in the next quarter final match for the High Risk Championship bout, Gamble was treated to a boot to the gut for his trouble.
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Gamble shook it off and went to work on Copeland. The two men had a great back and forth match with multiple two counts, but Copeland decided Gamble came to close one too many times. With a quick low blow while the ref’s back was turned Copeland rolled up Gamble for the win.

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Next up the ultra-charismatic bad guy Elvis Aliaga took on The Math-Magician in the third quarter final match in the tournament.

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Elvis tried to confuse his opponent before the match even started with some impossible math problems, but they proved to be no problem for the Magician. Unfortunately, Aliaga himself proved to be a problem as he pinned him 1-2-3 to advance to the next round of the tournament.

The final match in the tournament that night saw two veterans, Tony Kozina and Jeremy Wyatt, in a one on one match that was easily main event material. As the two battled back and forth in the ring, “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton took an interest in the match and came out to ringside to observe. Eaton’s distractions kept Wyatt off his game just enough for Kozina to pick up the win and advance to the next round in the tournament.
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Obviously unhappy with the result of the match, Wyatt confronted the legend which quickly escalated from verbal confrontation to Wyatt laying Eaton out with a punch to the jaw. With all four matches in the tournament in the books we will see Mike Sydal, Tyler Copeland, Elvis Aliaga, and Tony Kozina advance to the semi-final round on April 23rd to decide who the next High Risk Champion will be.

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The newly coined MWR Missouri Championship was on the line next as champion Ricky Cruz defended his title against Brandon Aarons and his manager Garrett “Freakin” Williams.
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After much primping and preening by Aarons the match finally got underway. In a spectacular display of power and agility Cruz seemed to have Aarons number at every turn. Even with the constant interference of manager Williams, including choking the champion in the bottom rope and a jab to the throat from Aaron’s brush, Cruz came out on top retaining the coveted Missouri Title.

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The main event of the night was for High Risk Wrestling Tag Team Titles. Champions Mike Outlaw and Justin D’air took on the up and coming Riegel Twins to see who the best tag team in High Risk Wrestling was. Both teams were firing on all eight cylinders that night as they threw everything they had at each other. The Riegel Twins, who are relatively new to the wrestling scene, already have an impressive collection of tandem moves in their arsenal had their hands full with the champion duo of Outlaw & D’air.
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In an impressive display from both teams they battled back and forth and showed the crowd exactly why they all deserved to be in that championship match. With D’air on the shoulders of Logan, Sterling climbed to the top rope and delivered a devastating flying clothesline that put D’air down for the three count winning them their first tag team title victory in High Risk Wrestling.

After the match all four men shook hands in a show of respect even though a dejected Mike Outlaw was visibly upset about the loss of his belt.  Unfortunately, after hands were shook all around and the Riegels left the ring

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Outlaw, who was becoming more visibly upset as the celebration went on, took out his frustration on his partner D’air. Taking three referees and the Riegel Twins to pull him off the prone D’air, Outlaw left the ring only to be met by Bobby Eaton. For a second we prepared for a confrontation, but were surprised when Eaton simply raised his hand and nodded in approval to end the show.

With great stories told more through wrestling than talking, new wrestlers with different styles most haven’t seen before, diverse highly entertaining performers, and an overall family friendly atmosphere High Risk Wrestling really delivered for its audience. If this show is any indicator of the product Frank Thurman will continue to build on, his brand of wrestling is one we can expect many great shows from in the future. There is no doubt Warsaw Missouri has a new asset in their town.

 

From Promoter Frank Thurman

High Risk Wrestling Presents: “It’s good to be King!” on Saturday April 23rd in Warsaw, Missouri at The Knights of Columbus hall, with the doors opening at 6:00PM and the first bell at 7:00PM!

At this time I am honored to announce a Very Special Legend who will be available for you to meet and get autographs from!

Former WWE, ECW, WCW, NWA, SMW Superstar, “The Wild Eyed Southern Boy” Tracey Smothers!

All tickets are just $15 each for reserved ringside!

Advanced tickets are available at The Warsaw Chamber of Commerce in the Town Square!

HRW Presents: “It’s good to be King!”
Saturday, April 23rd
6:00PM Doors and 7:00PM Bell!

Knights of Columbus Hall
31687 Highway 83
Warsaw, Mo.
65355

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High Voltage Wrestling 2008 in Review.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 26, 2009

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By Frank Thurman -High Voltage Wrestling Booker

High Voltage Wrestling Midwest was formed in July 2008 by Keny G and Frank Thurman. Keny had been trained by Dory Funk Jr. initially then mentored by Tyree Pride “Hatian sensation” He formed HVW in his home state of Florida and ran one of the top drawing shows in the state before moving to St. Louis.

Frank was trained by “The Human Wrecking Ball” Pete Madden in 1994-95 at The South Broadway Athletic Club Gym in St. Louis. Frank co-promoted his first show in 1997 in Collinsville, Ill. and has promoted shows off and on since then in cities like St. Louis [Illinois side], Springfield, Illinois and Peoria Illinois.

High Voltage Wrestling - Chaos is bound to happen.

High Voltage Wrestling - Chaos is bound to happen.

The First HVW Midwest Live Event happened on October 4th in Granite City Illinois at The Rivers Edge Complex. This first event featured 7 matches including the first round of a tournament to crown the first ever HVW Midwest Champion. The first tournament match pitted seasoned veteran Adam Evans w/ Magic Man against Up and comer “Thee” Brandon Espinosa. They both fought valiantly but in the end a miscommunication between Magic and Adam saw Magic Accidentally burn his own man with a fire ball causing a DQ and allowing Brandon to advance. The second tournament match Featured The 6 ‘ 9″ Monster Donovan Ruddick taking on Florida independent Star Bobby Danger. Even though there was a huge size difference between the two it was an evenly fought contest. Bobby used his speed, agility and MMA experience to hold Ruddick at bay. But in the end Ruddick came out on top and advanced. The rest of the card featured the top talent from all over the Midwest including Gary Jay, Pierre Abernathy, Dacobra, Cecil Cerveza, Jon Divosi, The Bandana Mafia[Evan Gelistico, Davey Vega], Steven Kennedy, The Hybrids and more.

 

The Magic Man led WWE Wrestler Adam Evans at the first HVW event

The Magic Man led WWE Wrestler Adam Evans at the first HVW event

The second HVW Midwest event was on November 22nd also in Granite City, Illinois. The main event had Brandon Espinosa scheduled to face Donovan Ruddick to determine the first ever HVW Midwest Champion. Right before the match Started Magic Man came out with his new charge Kahagas and demanded that Kahagas be added to the match. He went on to explain how his man is a Champion in Florida, has wrestled all over the world and just that very evening he had defeated one of the top Midwest wrestlers in Jeremy Wyatt. Keny G allowed Kahagas into the match that turned out to be a barn burner. All three men fought valiantly, but during the course of the match Magic Man first stopped his man Kahagas from using his Kendo stick then later tripped him up. In the end Future with Magic Mans help became the first ever HVW Midwest Champion. There was also a grudge match between Keny G and Mephisto resulting from an incident at the first event. On Oct. 4th Keny was talking to the fans when Kris Synz came out bad mouthing Keny who then proceeded to take out the garbage that is Kris Synz. Mephisto then came out and he and Keny had a knock down drag out fight to the back. This set up this grudge match that was fought with intensity by both men, until Kris Synz came out and interfered causing a DQ. This brought out Keny’s new body guard Wicked Stiff Johnson who speared Synz into next week then clearing the ring of Mephisto too. There also another highly anticipated match featuring Dacobra taking on Mark Sterling. Both of these men are two of the best in the Midwest and they proved it by having a great back and fourth match that showed they deserved to be in the semi-main event.

Kahagas and the Blackharts have thrilled High Voltage Wrestling fans.

Kahagas and the Blackharts have thrilled High Voltage Wrestling fans.

Even though we have only had two events so far we are already proving ourselves to be one of the best promotions in St. Louis. How can we not be with some of the best wrestlers the Midwest has to offer as mentioned above along with some of the top tag teams including The Bandana Mafia, The Hybrids, The Chi-town Hit squad, The LONRs, Mike Sydal and Brett young, The Blackhearts and more. Be sure to keep track of HVW Midwest, because one thing we can promise is that it will be one wild ride.

For more info on High Voltage Wresling go to HVW.

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