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Posts Tagged ‘Graves’

Dubi meets the IHW Fans November 2010 with a special appearance at MECW

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 10, 2010

By Dubray Tallman

We were excited to be a pat of Independent Hardcore Wrestling’s final show of 2010 in Jerseyville Illinois on November 21st.

IHW has had some great matches throughout the year. Add great matches with some buildings full of fans; IHW has to be considered among the finalist for the MWR Promotion of the Year in 2011.

Our good friends Drew and Gary was there to hang out with me during the matches making the night that much more fun.

The MWR wrestler of the night was Neil Diamond Cutter. It had been forever since we saw the youngest Cutter. Neil had his hands full on this night when he was set to face off with the powerful Chris L.O.G.A.N and a very biased referee Ace Roberts. Prior to his match though he wore the MWR shirt to the ring and threw it to young Alex.

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Neil Diamond Cutter and fans (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Alex was in attendance with his brother Dalton and was able to get his picture taken with a very sore Neil Diamond Cutter.

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Graves with his new fan (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Andrew Feruson from Grafton Illinois was impressed with Graves who had demolished young Johnny Griffen in his very first match. Graves who can be very intimating at times was in good spirits when we asked for a picture with his new fan.

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Brandon Aarons has won over fans all around the Midwest in 2010 (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Nathan Franke from Jerseyville Illinois was glad to see wrestling come to his hometown. Nathan was quick to let me know that he wanted his picture with Brandon Aarons.

Aarons has not only won over the hearts of the women in the Midwest but the respect of the men as well.

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Dubray takes a moment from her work of gathering fans for their pictures to meet The Manimal. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

I sometimes get so busy that I forget to have my picture taken with a wrestling star as well. On this night one guy that was easy to remember was called The Manimal. During his match with Chaz Wesson the Manimal was whipped and chopped in and out of the ring. I had to give him respect though because he did not back out from the punishing blows that was heard throughout the building. I was happy to have my picture taken with the Wildman.

On this night that would not be the only show we would make. As soon as the last bell was rung at IHW, Brian was determined to make it to MECW 30 minutes down the road in Woodriver.

We were able to make it to the main event featuring MECW Champion Eric Allen taking on Bailey Mannix in a 30 Minute Iron Man match. Brian said the clock had 27 minutes 32 seconds on the clock when he took his first shot of this awesome match. In the final minute Mannix would pin Allen and once again becoming the MECW Champion.

For a full photo recap of that match click here

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The NEW MECW Champion Bailey Mannix celebrate with friends and fans (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

After the match MECW fans Andrew Davis and Blake Young asked to get their picture taken with the new Champion. To make it that much sweeter Brian was able to get MECW Stars Mathew McDarby and Evan Money to in the picture as well.

In the next edition of Dubi meets the fans we were at MECW’s final show of the year on December 4th.

You can catch me at MMWA-SICW this Saturday to be a part of Dubi meets the MMWA-SICW fans. Please join me for a great night of wrestling.

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This Saturday join MWR in Lincoln Illinois for PWE. The Mississippi Madman vs. Donovan Ruddick with Mr Late Nite- Start time 5:00

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 23, 2010

MWR fans you will not want to miss  PWE invade the Lincoln Illinois Arts and Balloon festival this Saturday!

A match that I have been begging for years will finally come to pass when the Mississippi Madman will meet Donovan Ruddick for the vacated PWE title.

This is Godzilla vs. King Kong, Aliens vs. Predator or Hogan vs Andre…This will be a must see match.

What will happen when these two giants meet for the very first time?

Will Ruddicks manager Mr Late Nite be the deciding factor or will the Madman be making the Balloon Festival his house?

I can not wait till Saturday to find out. Lets take a look at this exciting card including newley crowned PWE US Champion Blake Steel in his first title defense.

Main Event

Heritage Wrestling Coalition Champion:

THE FUTURE” DONOVAN RUDDICK

w/MR. LATE NITE

vs

THE MISSISSIPPI MADMAN

For the VACANT Pro Wrestling Epic Championship!

Featured matches include

Pro Wrestling Epic United States Title Match

Champion: Challenger:

“THE APEX” BLAKE STEEL vs “24 K” JIMMY KARRYT

w/MELODY

Also appearing:

Pro Wrestling Epic Tag Team Champions:

“DEAD SEXY”

AARON MATTHEWS/JEFF HARRIS

Plus…

MEPHISTO

KNIGHT WAGNER

GRAVES

BRANDON ESPINOSA

&

More!

*Card subject to change

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010

LOGAN COUNTY AIRPORT

Airport Rd.

Lincoln, IL

5:00 PM

Gates open at 4:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION!

(Gate admission for the festival is $5 for adults and $1 for kids!)

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Pro Wrestling Epic photo recap Mt. Pulaki, IL – Tyler Black vs. Brandon Aarons

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 15, 2010

Graves starts out strong against fan favorite Krotch. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Krotch was on the ropes early and as dazed as this picture as Graves and Mr Late Nite had a great game plan.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Krotch persevered and continued to fight to get the win with surprisingly a little help from Mr. Late Nite. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Graves has Krotch all twisted up.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Krotch persevered and continued to fight to get the win with surprisingly a little help from Mr. Late Nite. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

In a shocking development the 6”9 Monster comes to MR. Late Nite’s aid. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

PWE had been put on noticed that Donovan Ruddick was there to make an impact.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Krotch pinned Graves With Mr Late Nite.

Dead Sexy yearns to be in a boy band. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aaron Matthews looks to slow down Brett Gakiya (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Matthews overpowers Gakiya in a match where both teams are known for their speed.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Dead Sexy loves to play to the crowd.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Jeff Harris continues the momentum of Dead sexy early on.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

One of the best tag teams in the country was in trouble early on.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

CJ Esparza changes the momentum of the match by heating up on Dead Sexy.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Zero Gravity gets ready to explode, will Matthews make it in time?(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Yes he does, Esparza gets tossed out of the ring allowing Harris to grab a leg.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Double DDT from Dead Sexy.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Zero Gravity has changed the momentum and looks to take the match and retain the PWE titles but what is Matthews doing?(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Salt in the eyes of Gakiya takes him out of the match!(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Shocking development NEW PWE Tag Team Champions. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Dead Sexy – Jeff Harris & Aaron Matthews pinned Zero Gravity – Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza to win the PWE Tag titles

Allen drills Mephisto face first into the turnbuckle (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Allen tries to put Mephisto to sleep. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Mephisto nails a suplex on Eric Allen.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Mephisto pinned Eric Allen

Two friends go face to face as the Future Donovan Ruddick talks to the injured Mississippi Madman, (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Mr Late Nite taunts the Mississippi Madman. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Donovan Ruddick with Mr. Late Nite attacks The Mississippi Madman.

Blake Steel with his Valet (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Blake Steel and Cecil Cerveza in a game of wrestling chess.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Steel looks to get out of the grasp of Cerveza.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Steel feels confident early on.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sizing Cerveza up for a big move.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A big knee turns it around for Cerveza.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cerveza comes from the top rope.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Almost a 1-2-3(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cerveza goes high risk and Steel makes him pay.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A big win for Blake Steel and he wants the fans to know all about it.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Blake Steel pinned Cecil Cerveza

Knight Wagner takes Zyber Zapertan to school (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The Charismatic Knight Wagner gets another win and celebrates.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Knight Wagner pinned Zyber Zapertan

Ruddick drops the Champion.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Mr Late Nite makes sure the ref doesn’t see that he is up to no good. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Karryt lands a big blow much to the surprise of Mr. Late Nite. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The champion lands a moonsault.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Karryt nails a shoulderblock and has Ruddick reeling. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Ruddick’s power bails him out of trouble again. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

MR Late Nite celebrates his biggest win as a manager to this date at Donovan Ruddick becomes the HWC Champion by defeating Karryt.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons feels the pain come to him as Black twists his arm.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The Future Donovan Ruddick with Mr. Late Nite pinned Jimmy Karryt to win the HWC Championship.

Ring of Honor World Champion Tyler Black. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Respect from the ROH Champ Tyler Black to Brandon Aarons but once the match started Black was all business. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Black hangs on as Aarons tries to get free. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The scary part is Tyler Black is a master at his game and he isn’t even in his prime. Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Brandon Aarons retreats to rethink his strategy with the world Champion. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons looked to use his speed but the Champ was ready to catch him and to throw him to the fire outside the ring. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Outside the ring Aarons was in deep trouble. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley

Here we witness wrestling lesson 55 in the match from Tyler Black as he had the PWE US Champion baffled. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons never gives up and gets the boot up just in time. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Is it possible that the PWE US Champion can get the victory from the best wrestler in the world today?(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons was taking it to the Champ but Black picks him up and ghet(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

If Aarons nails his patented superkick it is all but done. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons has the full attention of Tyler Black, that may not be a good thing. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons uses his kicks to put Black on his heels.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

In a Blink of an eye Aarrons nails a surprise blow.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Out of the blue comes Blake Steel to attack the PWE Champion Aarons causing Black to lose via DQ. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aarons back Steel up only to have him face to face with the ROH Champion.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Steel pays for his actions. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

PWE US Champ Brandon Aarons beat ROH World Champion Tyler Black by DQ

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PRO WRESTLING EPIC RETURNS THIS SATURDAY!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 22, 2010

We are just under a week away from Pro Wrestling Epic’s return to Mount Pulaski, IL on Saturday, June 26. Here is an in depth look at the main event match.

THE TALE OF THE TAPE…

TYLER BLACK:

Height: 6 ft 1in

Weight: 220 lbs.

Trained By: DANNY DANIELS

Years Pro: 5

-Current Ring of Honor Champion

: BRANDON AARONS:

Height: 6 ft

Weight: 170 lbs.

Trained By: DINGO

Years Pro: 4

– -Current Pro Wrestling Epic U.S. Champion

IHW Heavyweight Champion

After capturing his first PWE championship title, back in April, with an impressive victory over then United States Champion Mark Sterling, Brandon Aarons looks to prove that he is not just the flavor of the month in Pro Wrestling Epic.

Aarons looks to gain respect as he prepares for arguably the toughest challenge of his young career, when he steps into the ring with current Ring Of Honor World Champion, Tyler Black.

To followers of the independent professional wrestling landscape, Tyler Black is a staple, not only because of his present status in ROH, but also because of his legitimate claim to being one of the top pro wrestlers on the planet, having been ranked at #17 on Pro Wrestling Illustrated Magazine’s “PWI 500” in 2009.

While Brandon Aarons is not yet a household name across the globe, he has spent the better part of the last year, establishing himself one victory at a time defeating some of the best talent that the midwest has to offer.

Key wins over current NWA Central States Champion Mark Sterling,as well as Mike Sydal, (brother of WWE superstar Evan Bourne), both of whom he defeated for their respective titles, have helped to raise the stock of Brandon Aarons in Pro Wrestling Epic.

In addition to those accomplishments, Aarons is also the current flagship of Independent Hardcore Wrestling, having held the Heavyweight title since February.

Can his momentum carry him to the next level of what can only be decribed as his breakout year? Find out on June 26 in Mt. Pulaski.

Main Event: Non Title Match

Brandon Aarons vs Tyler Black

Pro Wrestling Epic Tag Team Championship Match

Champions: Challengers:

“Zero Gravity” vs “Dead Sexy”

(CJ Esparza/Brett Gakiya) (Aaron Matthews/Jeff Harris)

“The Apex” Blake Steel w/Melody & Bull Schmidt vs Cecil Cerveza

Eric Allen vs Mephisto

Krotch vs Graves w/ Mr. Late Nite

Matty Montcalm vs Knight Wagner
and MUCH MORE!

Tyler Black retained his Ring of Honor World Championship this past weekend against Davey Richards at Death Before Dishonor IPPV in what many are calling could be a match of the year. Let’s take a look at this past weekends event.

Please do not forget to check out the official Tyler Black website here as well as the Ring of Honor Website here.

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