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

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 18, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GAW Photo Recap- Dingo vs. Matt Cage vs. Ian Rotten

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 25, 2009

 

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

On August 30th Missouri Wresting Revival was invited to check out Great American Wrestling in Lincoln Illinois. A Sunday show with a main event set to be GAW Champion Matt Cage taking on Dingo. That match alone made me want to go but when we got there more excitement was added when Hardcore Legend Ian Rotten was thrown in the mix.

GAW with a reputation of not being one of the top promotions around, put on a fun show that was highlighted by an exciting 5 way scramble match with two wrestlers in the MWR coverage area Gary Jay and Davey Vega as they went up against a very impressive Markus Crane as well as Johnathan Napier and Christian Rose. All five men put on an exciting match and I hope see them again.

The LWA Tag Team Champions The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter) was in action as they took on their rivals The Submission Squad in a battle that went all around the building. (Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico).

I would like to thank GAW for inviting us to check out them out and we hope to be back in the future. Now without further ado is the photo recap of that show.
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Buzz Rodgers d. Chuck Ray

The fans do not like the tag team of Gavin Alexander and Big Cody  (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The fans do not like the tag team of Gavin Alexander and Big Cody (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gavin Alexander delivers a big splash on JJ Bullock. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gavin Alexander delivers a big splash on JJ Bullock. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Big Cody stalks the very entertaining Dexter Schwartz on way to victory. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Big Cody stalks the very entertaining Dexter Schwartz on way to victory. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gavin Alexander & Big Cody d. JJ Bullock & Dexter Schwartz

Dragon Verde slugs it out with Conner Riley.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dragon Verde slugs it out with Conner Riley.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dragon Verde  thinks that it is over but Connor Riley took home the win.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dragon Verde thinks that it is over but Connor Riley took home the win.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Connor Riley pinned Dragon Verde

Jaxson Pride pulled out all the nasty moves to defeat Rex Gill. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Jaxson Pride pulled out all the nasty moves to defeat Rex Gill. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

JC Michaels and Jaxson Pride double team Rex Gill after the match.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

JC Michaels and Jaxson Pride double team Rex Gill after the match.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Jaxson Pride pinned Rex Gill

Bloody Harker Dirge lets GAW CS Champ Kenny O' Brien know that he is in for a fight. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Bloody Harker Dirge lets GAW CS Champ Kenny O' Brien know that he is in for a fight. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

O’Brien trys to slow down the more experience Dirge.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

O’Brien trys to slow down the more experience Dirge.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Kenny O' Brien finds himself in a bad spot.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Kenny O' Brien finds himself in a bad spot.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dirge continued to bring the pressure.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dirge continued to bring the pressure.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gavin Alexander & Big Cody  entered the ring to put the boots to both Dirge and O’Brien.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gavin Alexander & Big Cody entered the ring to put the boots to both Dirge and O’Brien.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Bloody Harker Dirge d. GAW CS Champ Kenny O’ Brien by DQ

The Hooligans targeted Evan Gelistico throughout the match. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans targeted Evan Gelistico throughout the match. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans can hurt you in many ways. Just ask Evan Gelistico. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans can hurt you in many ways. Just ask Evan Gelistico. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Pierre Abernathy scores the big win in there on going feud. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Pierre Abernathy scores the big win in there on going feud. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Evan Gelistico  knows that the momentum has swung towards the side of the Submission Squad. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Evan Gelistico knows that the momentum has swung towards the side of the Submission Squad. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Pierre Abernathy & Evan Gelistico d. LWA Tag Champs The Hooligans (non-title)

Gary J and Davey Vega know each other very well. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gary J and Davey Vega know each other very well. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Christian Rose rocks Johnathan Napier in the middle of the ring.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Christian Rose rocks Johnathan Napier in the middle of the ring.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gary J has Johnathan Napier where he wants him.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gary J has Marcus Crane where he wants him.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Vega puts the boots to Crane.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Vega puts the boots to Crane.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Johnathan Napier d. Gary Jay, Davey Vega, Markus Crane & Christan Rose (five-way)
Scramble

The GAW Champ Matt Cage comes to ring to take on Dingo and Ian Rotten.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The GAW Champ Matt Cage comes to ring to take on Dingo and Ian Rotten.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dingo and Ian Rotten plays catch with Cages head.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Dingo and Ian Rotten plays catch with Cages head.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten attempts puts to stretch Dingo into submission.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten attempts puts to stretch Dingo into submission.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Ian Rotten gets dirty outside  of the ring.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten gets dirty outside of the ring.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

More outside mayhem !(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

More outside mayhem !(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten hits a big move but Dingo is ready to strike.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten hits a big move but Dingo is ready to strike.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Not a good day for Rotten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Not a good day for Rotten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cage finds himself in another bad spot. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cage finds himself in another bad spot. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Somehow  Matt Cage remains GAW Champion.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Somehow Matt Cage remains GAW Champion.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

GAW Champ Matt Cage d. Ian Rotten and Dingo (GAW title on the line)

For more info on GAW Checked out there site here.

Do not miss GAW This Sunday

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Pro Wrestling Entertainment photo Recap 8-29-2009 Keith Walker, Ian Rotten, Mark Sterling, The Hooligans and much more.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 22, 2009

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

Professional Wrestling Entertainment returned on August 29th with a free show at the 2009 Annual Balloon Festival in Lincoln ILL mixed with some of the top talent in the Midwest. The STL Community reported that there was over 500 to 750 that enjoyed exciting wrestling that showcased a many different types of wrestling for everyone. Lincoln Il was able to see wrestling perfection from Mark Sterling, tag team expertise of The Hooligans, the death defying moves of Neil Diamond Cutter, the fan favorite Curly brought his one of a kind moves to the ring

Young studs such as Mike Sydal, Jimmy Karryt, Johnathan Gresham, Nick Brubaker and Blake Steel electrifing the crowd. The Powerful and popular Mississippi Madman took on one of the hottest wrestlers in the Midwest Matt Cage. Keith Walker went to war with the Hardcore Legend Ian Rotten with Mickie Knuckles rounded off a card that left the fans with an emotional roller coaster.

Thanks to PWE management MWR was able to share with you some of the sights of these hard hitting matches. One of the highlights for me was during the Curly and Cabal match and the main event between Keith Walker and Ian Rotten was the balloon liftoff that you will be able to see in the background of those two respected matches.

Enjoy the sights of this excellent card.

 

*PWE US Champ Mark Sterling beat Mike Sydal by submission

Mike Sydal works the arm of Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mike Sydal works the arm of Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mark Sterling methodically takes his opponents apart.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mark Sterling methodically takes his opponents apart.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mike Sydal looks to get out of the way of Sterling.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mike Sydal looks to get out of the way of Sterling.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

This pictures shows you that Mike Sydal is one of the most exciting young wrestler in the Midwest in action (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

This pictures shows you that Mike Sydal is one of the most exciting young wrestler in the Midwest today. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Once you’r in the Markshooter, your day is done. Sydal fought with all his might but in the end Sterling proved too much on this day. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Once you’r in the Markshooter, your day is done. Sydal fought with all his might but in the end Sterling proved too much on this day. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Mephisto pinned Neil Diamond Cutter

Neil Diamond Cutter retreats after Mephisto gets the early advantage.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Neil Diamond Cutter retreats after Mephisto gets the early advantage.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Always unorthodox, Neil brings Mephisto down to his size by taking out his legs. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Always unorthodox, Neil brings Mephisto down to his size by taking out his legs. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto was able to use his power to get the edge on Neil Diamond Cutter for the victory .(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto was able to use his power to get the edge on Neil Diamond Cutter for the victory .(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Nick Brubaker pinned Johnathan Gresham
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Nick Brubaker is talented but can back it up. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Nick Brubaker is cocky but he can back it up. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gresham looks for inspiration from the PWE fans.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gresham looks for inspiration from the PWE fans.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Nick Brubaker picks up a big win.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Nick Brubaker picks up a big win.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*PWE Tag Champs Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza pinned LWA Tag Champs The Hooligans

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The Hooligans cut the ring in half better than anyone in the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans cut the ring in half better than anyone in the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Brett Gakiya looks for get breathing room from The Hooligans(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley

Brett Gakiya looks for get breathing room from The Hooligans(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley

The Hooligans had things going their way throughout the match. They had their eyes on the PWE Tag Team Championship. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans had things going their way throughout the match. They had their eyes on the PWE Tag Team Championship. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Zero Gravity is able to strike quickly to turn things around. On this day they retained the titles. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Zero Gravity is able to strike quickly to turn things around. On this day they retained the titles. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Mississippi Madman pinned  Matt Cage

Matt Cage has made an impact in the Midwest but has he ever too on someone as powerful as the Mississippi Madman? (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Matt Cage has made an impact in the Midwest but has he ever too on someone as powerful as the Mississippi Madman? (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

With the Madman down Cage delivers some vicious blows. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

With the Madman down Cage delivers some vicious blows. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One way to beat a big man is too keep him grounded. Cage leans on him with a smirk on his face. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One way to beat a big man is too keep him grounded. Cage leans on him with a smirk on his face. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Oh-UH  The Madman is on his feet. Bad news ahead if your last name is Cage. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Oh-UH The Madman is on his feet. Bad news ahead if your last name is Cage. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The fans loved the Mississippi Madman victory at the Balloon festival. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The fans loved the Mississippi Madman victory at the Balloon festival. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Blake Steel pinned Jimmy Karryt

Blake Steel preps for the crowd. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Blake Steel preps for the crowd. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Jimmy Karryt impressed me with a strong showing  even in defeat against the talented Blake Steel(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Jimmy Karryt impressed me with a strong showing even in defeat against the talented Blake Steel(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Curly pinned Cabal

The monster Cabal does not know what to think about the one and only Curly. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The monster Cabal does not know what to think about the one and only Curly. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cabal powerslams Curly.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cabal powerslams Curly.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Fan Favorite Curly withstood the power Cabal in this encounter. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Fan Favorite Curly withstood the power Cabal in this encounter. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Keith Walker beat Ian Rotten w/ Mickie Knuckles by DQ

Keith Walker tries to get in the head of Ian Rotten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Keith Walker tries to get in the head of Ian Rotten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

There are few men as dangerous outside the ring as Ian Rotten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

There are few men as dangerous outside the ring as Ian Rotten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten continues to bring the heat to the powerful Walker. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten continues to bring the heat to the powerful Walker. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Keith Walker goes for blood as he rips open an old wound of Rottens. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Keith Walker goes for blood as he rips open an old wound of Rottens. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles senses that Rotten is in deep trouble. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles senses that Rotten is in deep trouble. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Walker is one man who loves to bring the pain but would he hit a women?(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Walker is one man who loves to bring the pain but would he hit a women?(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Ian Rotten attempts to get revenge but the ref recovered to catch him in the act therefore giving the victory to Walker. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten attempts to get revenge but the ref recovered to catch him in the act therefore giving the victory to Walker. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Curly meets one of his many fans after the show.

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Independent Hardcore Wrestling Recap 6-13-2009

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 26, 2009

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

On 6/13/2009 Independent Hardcore Wrestling made there debut in Dupo Illinois. Missouri Wrestling Revival was invited to check out a card that had a mixture of all types of wrestling. The crowed was popping and the wrestlers were able put on a show that would win IHW the promotion of the month. I will give you the results first and then a photo recap of this exciting night.

*Mickie Knuckles d. Sean Vincent.
*Trent Stone d. Cabal
*Brandon Aarons d. Gary Jay
*Adam Rich d. Davey Vega
*Eric Allen d. Max Archer
*Billy McNeil d. Neil” Diamond” Cutter
*LWA Tag Champs Pierre Abernathy & Evan Gelistico d. The Hooligans
*Brandon Aarons d. Eric Allen, Adam Rich & Billy McNeil (4-way elimination) to win the STL Invitational
*Ian Rotten d. Mephisto in a hardcore match

Sean Vincent urges Mickie Knuckles to “wise up and leave the ring” (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Sean Vincent urges Mickie Knuckles to “wise up and leave the ring” (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles never backs down from a fight. Vincent finds out why she is one of the best females in the world today. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles never backs down from a fight. Vincent finds out why she is one of the best females in the world today. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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One of the most underrated power man in the Midwest Trent Stone works over the unpredictable Cabal. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

 Trent Stone has Cabal where he wants him. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Trent Stone has Cabal where he wants him. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

 Gary Jay tries to use his speed on the young Brandon Aarons. In what many thought was an upset Aarons was able to get a huge victory to move on in the  STL Invitational(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gary Jay tries to use his speed on the young Brandon Aarons. In what many thought was an upset Aarons was able to get a huge victory to move on in the STL Invitational(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Davey Vega gets a leg on fellow young gun Adam Rich.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Davey Vega gets a leg on fellow young gun Adam Rich.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Adam Rich gets the momentum on his side and defeats Davey Vega to move on in the toutnament.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Eric Allen went at Max Archer with a vengeance from the start. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Eric Allen went at Max Archer with a vengeance from the start. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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“The Peroian Pride Champion” Eric Allen ever so cocky was strong heading into the STL Tournament. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Neil “Diamond Cutter works on Billy McNeil’s leg early in the match(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Neil “Diamond Cutter works on Billy McNeil’s leg early in the match(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Billy McNeil works his way out of an ugly predicament.  (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Billy McNeil works his way out of an ugly predicament. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Billy McNeil can fly with the best of them as Neil Diamond a fellow air specialist finds out. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Billy McNeil can fly with the best of them as Neil Diamond a fellow air specialist finds out. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One of the most entertaining tag teams in the Midwest today …The Hooligans (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One of the most entertaining tag teams in the Midwest today …The Hooligans (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Evan Gelistico in the second row assist the fans in letting the Hooligans know what they think of them.  (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Evan Gelistico in the second row assist the fans in letting the Hooligans know what they think of them. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One half of the LWA Champions at the time Evan Gelistico feels the viciousness of the Hooligans. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One half of the LWA Champions at the time Evan Gelistico feels the viciousness of the Hooligans. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans masters of the mind games taunts Pierre. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans masters of the mind games taunts Pierre. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Submission Squad retains the title against the Hooligans. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Submission Squad retains the title against the Hooligans. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Eric Allen finds himself with any friends. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Eric Allen takes it to Brandon Aarons outside the ring. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Brandon Aarons makes Eric Allen pay with a super kick on his way to becoming the first ever IHW STL Invitational Champion (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Brandon Aarons makes Eric Allen pay with a super kick on his way to becoming the first ever IHW STL Invitational Champion (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto staples a one dollar bill to hardcore legend Ian Rooten’s tounge.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto staples a one dollar bill to hardcore legend Ian Rooten’s tounge.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Chairs would be one of the safest weapons on the night as Rooten and Mephisto delivered on a night of brutality. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Chairs would be one of the safest weapons on the night as Rooten and Mephisto delivered on a night of brutality. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten stalks Mephisto after he throws him on a board of tacks. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten stalks Mephisto after he throws him on a board of tacks. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten went after Mephisto full force and seemed to relish in providing Mephisto pain. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten went after Mephisto full force and seemed to relish in providing Mephisto pain. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rottens strategy was simply but effective (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rottens strategy was simply but effective (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto goes on a ride that he would not soon forget. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto goes on a ride that he would not soon forget. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten gets the pinfall much to the IHW fans dismay (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Rotten gets the pinfall much to the IHW fans dismay (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

IHW returns to Dupo on September the 5th Scheduled Matches set to take place.

Billy McNeil Vs Sean Vincent
Steven Kennedy Vs Brandon Espinosa Vs Gary J
The Submission Squad Vs The Mercenaries
Brandon Arrons Vs Harker Dirge = PWE Championship

Ihw Sept 4th

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The Uniqueness of Outside Championships- By Christopher M. Zack

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 24, 2009

 

Camera Guy Chris and Daughter

The Uniqueness of Outside Championships

By Christopher M. Zack

This column is the property of Christopher M. Zack and published here as agreed upon by Pro Wrestling Next. No duplication of this column is permitted without the exclusive written consent of the author and/or PWN officials.

General Disclaimer: I can be incredibly long winded. I have a degree in English and love to write, so I tend to write quite a bit. When I’m passionate about something, it comes out even more. I have a lot of passion about the wrestling business, so these columns will definitely be wordy, but it’s all to get discussions going.

That’s right, it’s the return of Angles W/Camera Guy Chris. First things first, personal business. I again would like to apologize for my sporadic posting over the summer months. It’s been hard to sit and focus on (no pun intended) putting together an article between my work schedule and spending time with my daughter during the summer months. Now that school has started again, it’ll be a lot easier to post this for you great fans who visit the boards and read my work.

I also want to announce two things about Angles. Firstly, I will not be posting on a weekly basis. At the moment, I simply don’t have the energy or time to get a new topic together and post every week. It would burn me out very quickly. Angles will be a monthly post at the very least. There may be 2 posts a month depending on time and topics. That leads into my other announcement. My work is going to look more exclusively on Independent wrestling. There are so many great Indy feds and Indy talent out there, that to look at the WWE and TNA would just be foolish on my part. Pro Wrestling NEXT is a great Independent Wrestling Organization showcasing the best young wrestlers out there, and that’s where my attention will be from now on.

I can’t think of a better place to begin this new focus than with some of the events that transpired this past Friday, August 21st, 2009. There are many excellent independent wrestling groups around the world and right here in America. Organizations like Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Full Impact Pro, CHIKARA, and Combat Zone Wrestling come to mind as some of the top Independents that come to mind here in the States. (I left out Ring of Honor, because, honestly, they have a national TV deal and are on PPV, I can’t consider them independent anymore) Friday night’s event at the Bier Stube saw the World Heavyweight Champion of one of these top feds defend his title live for us in the Quad Cities, CZW Champion Drake Younger.

Younger, trained by the likes of Ian Rotten and Chris Hero among others, is a brutal, vicious competitor who has held the Combat Zone World Heavyweight Championship since July 12, 2008, when he defeated Nick Gage for the title. Holding any title for more than a year is a great feat, but it’s definitely a mark of a true champion. Drake is best known for his deathmatch wrestling, a main stable for CZW, but he is also a brilliant technical wrestler and mat technician.

Younger brought this combined style to PWN on the 21st, looking to take down Hunter Matthews. Hunter, former PWN Quad Cities Champion and self-proclaimed “King of Des Moines,” felt he was cheated out of a title and deserved a title match at Bier Stube Bash 2, The Sequel. So, Drake Younger stepped in to give him that opportunity. How often to you get to see a World Title from another organization defended? That is the main point of this article. It’s a treat when another group, especially one as big as CZW allows their title to be defended outside of one of their own shows.

Younger brought is reputation and his World Title to Moline and gave the fans one kick ass ride. I’ve already talked about this match to some extent in my response to the results thread, but I’m going to go a bit more in depth now.

Hunter came out first, and of course took the microphone, much to the dismay of the fans. Matthews has definitely not been a favorite of the QC crowd. He talked about how the Quad Cities Championship had been taken, and his need of holding a title. Younger came out to put a stop to the talking and start the action, bringing and emptying a beer battle as he walked to the ring. He was on Matthews right from the start. Hunter didn’t even have a chance to get out of his jacket before Drake took the fight to him. Eventually, he was able to duck out of the ring and get a moment to pull his jacket off and gear up for the fight, but a moment was all he got.

The CZW Champion quickly followed him out of the ring to continue the beating. Out amongst the fans, we saw many various weapons used and advantages taken by both parties. And under CZW rules, this was all legal. No count outs, no disqualifications. Matthews was hit by a water bottle and a beer can before fighting back and getting Younger prone on top of a hard plastic picnic table. Hunter attempted a piledriver on top of this table but Drake was able to counter. Younger looked like he wanted to slam the “King” down to the cement below, but Matthews was able to block that attempt and the two of them made their way off the table.

The World Champion would empty a garbage can and take that to Hunter Matthews’ skull, leaving an indentation of the King’s “crown” on both sides of the metal can. Younger would then take his empty beer bottle, smash it across the ring post and attempt to lacerate Matthews with it. Hunter was able to dodge that and fought Drake, leading him to the fountain in the Bier Stube’s court yard. He tried to force the Champ’s head under water, and Younger struggled to prevent this, but, Matthews was able to over power him and dunk him for several seconds.

The two men battled back and forth around the outside of the ring until Hunter was able to whip Drake over a couple more plastic picnic tables towards a set of stairs leading up to a balcony overlooking the garden. They fought up to the balcony, both men teetering and trying to push the other over the edge. Thankfully, neither was successful. That would have caused serious injury. After battling back down the stairs they made their way out to the parking lot and onto the metal bed that had carried the ring to the venue. Hunter would get scooped up and slammed on his back on the metal!

At that point, things were pretty well over. Matthews was able to stay on his feet as they fought their way back in the ring. In the ring, Younger hit a sick ass vertibreaker for the win and rolled out of the ring to celebrate with the QC crowd. The fans really seemed to enjoy this. Drake grabbed the microphone, told the fans that he’d heard about Matthews and how he liked to run his mouth a lot. He was glad to have given the fans what they’ve wanted, silence, and he hoped to see them all in the bar to share a beer! At one point, I remember him looking me right in the eye…er…lens…and saying “That’s what you get when you call out Drake Younger” while pointing to Hunter, prone in the ring.

This is the great action you see in Pro Wrestling Next. Not only are we bringing in great new talent, we’re showcasing HUGE matches with World Titles from some of the top feds across the country. This is only the beginning, too. On September 12th, PWN welcomes back Davey Richards, current holder of the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship (a title he’s had once before) and current holder of the Full Impact Pro World Heavyweight Championship, a title he Will Defend in Davenport on September 12th at PWN’S Severed Ties!!!! FIP’s World Title is one of the top 3 wrestling championships in the country, and seeing it defended here in the Quad Cities is going to be excellent.

Back to the Bier Stube Bash, now. The CZW World Title match was awesome, but not the biggest moment of the night by far, in my opinion. The biggest moment happened before that match when The Hooligans defeated the Submission Squad to take the Lethal Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Championships. As unique as it is to see titles defended from other organizations, it is extremely rare to see a title change hands outside of the confines of the group the title is from. What makes this title change even more exciting and controversial is the fact that The Hooligans are not a part of LWA.

First, I have some background info. I need to thanks Brian “Flair” Kelley, Pierre Abernathy, and Kari Williams for tracking down or providing this information for me. The Submission Squad (Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico) originally consisted of Pierre Abernathy, Dingo, and Nick Tyson, but the team has also included Evan Gelistico and “Blackheart” Johnny Vinyl. Before joining Abernathy, Gelistico was a member of the Bearded Men from Space Station Eleven (Gary the Barnowl—who was eventually corrupted by the likes of Gelistico, Abernathy, Tiffany LaFane, and Davey VegaBilly McNeal, XXX Jordan Lacey, and Evan Gelistico) for approximately two years. Abernathy and Gelistico won the LWA Tag Titles on April 4th in O’Fallon, Illinois’s Night’s of Columbus building from the Ego Express (“Spoiled” Steven Kennedy & K.C. Karrington). The Ego Express were the first team to hold the LWA Tag Team Titles, beating Dingo and Davey Vega on 12/18/2008 at Yuletide Terror ’08.

During their title reign, the Submission Squad squared off against the Hooligans, the Northstar Express, and the Ego Express. One of their biggest feuds (before claiming the LWA gold) came against the Bearded Men over a span of two years. This feud saw Gelistico turn on the Space Station, claiming to be Gary’s father. Their other noticeable feud happened when original members, Dingo and Nick Tyson began to distance themselves from Abernathy and Gelistico. This culminated in a match between the new and the old Submission Squad on May 30 at the Vetta Sports Complex. Abernathy & Gelistico emerged victorious.

The Hooligans are Devin and Mason Cutter. The Cutters were raised in the outside districts of East St. Louis IL. They come from a working class family. They are just a couple of thugs or hooligans that enjoy a beer as much as they enjoy a good fight. You can catch them at any local pub after a hard days work drinking with there mates and at the end of the night you sure to see them in a fight. They are best known for their work in IWA-Mid South, where they have competed against some of the best IWA-MS has to offer, including (sometimes with Rain as their partner) Ian & Axl Rotten (sometimes with Mickie Knuckles)—better known as Bad Breed—on several occasions in many different types of hard-hitting, violent matches. The Cutters, in my opinion, are very no nonsense. They’re heavy hitters and consider themselves Working Class Heroes, though the fans from Friday didn’t consider them very heroic when they won the LWA Championships.

In Moline on August 21st, the crowd was already fired up, and it only escalated to see the first of two title matches. The QCA fans were definitely against the Hooligans throughout the match, especially after the match. Security had to restrain both the Hooligans and the crowd following their victory for the LWA Titles.

The match itself saw both teams getting in some early offense, until Devin and Mason cut Evan Gelistico off from his partner. The Cutters used classic heel tactics to divide and concur, isolating Gelistico and using moments when the ref’s back was turned to both double team Gelistico and trade places with blind tags.

During the match, Tim Donst and Jasin Strife came out to watch the proceedings. Donst had lost a match to Tony Kozina earlier in the night due to disqualification after Strife came down and joined Tim in assaulting Kozina. The Submission Squad had come to the aide of Kozina, causing Donst and Strife to flee the ring before Abernathy and Gelistico could lay a hand on them. I didn’t see Donst and Strife come out, since my attention was focused on the action in the ring, and rightly so, I am Camera Guy Chris, after all.

Back in the ring, Gelistico manages to catch a break, tagging in his very fresh, very eager partner, Pierre Abernathy, who proceeded to take down both the Cutters as they took turns charging at him. In the corner, Gelistico was down and prone to Donst and Strife, who chose that moment to strike, taking out Evan’s knee and leaving him crying out in pain on the cement below the ring. Then it was only a matter of time before the numbers game caught up with Abernathy. With no partner waiting on the apron, and the vicious Hooligans having 2-1 odds, it didn’t take long for the match to end, crowing Devin and Mason Cutter the NEW LWA Tag Team Champions.

A title change is always a sight to see, since they can be rare, especially in the independent feds. Seeing a title from another company even defended at an outside event is something big. PWN featured two outside title defenses at the Bier Stube Bash 2. What makes this particular match even more unique is seeing the titles change hands at an outside event. And if that were the only major deal about this match, then, while worth mentioning, it might not get all the attention it is getting. What makes this particular outside title defense and changing of the guard so incredibly special is that the new LWA Tag Team Champions are not a part of the Lethal Wrestling Alliance!

This situation has potential to get very bad very quickly. I know I’ll be following the situation as closely as I can and update the fans on how things turn out. I’d also like to welcome any and all LWA fans visiting the PWN boards and reading this article. I invite you to join in the discussion of both the situation with the Tag Team Titles and the uniqueness of seeing outside titles defended.

I would like to once again thank everyone for the information provided for this article. It’s very much appreciated. I’d also like thank Brian “Flair” Kelley, once again, as well as Missouri Wrestling Revival for giving me the opportunity to reach a new audience with my articles. I hope you all enjoy. For those viewing this on MWR, and would like to join the discussion, the main article can be viewed here at the Pro Wrestling Next board.

Christopher M. Zack

PWN Severed Ties Flier

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Neil “Diamond” Cutter is a One of a kind.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 13, 2009

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

Today there are many high profile second and third generation superstars dominating the wrestling landscape. Cowboy Bob Orton’s son WWE World Champion Randy Orton is at the top of the list along with Ted Dibiase’s son Ted JR who is a tag team partner of former NWA World Champion Dusty Rhodes youngest son Cody form the team known as “The Legacy”. The Midwest also has there eyes on Curt Hening’s son Joe and his daughter Amy as they have got their start in the area with Wrestling Legend Harley Race.

Families and wrestling have a special bond throughout the history of the sport. Throughout the years fans have watched in excitement as the families of the Von Erich’s, The Harts, The Guerrero’s and The Funk’s have brought tears of joy, sadness and at times hatred in the eyes of the special fraternity called “fans”.

This leads us to the Cutters, Devin and Mason Cutter. Two Brothers that have been in the thorn of Midwest wrestlers who have faced them just as days long gone by, when the brothers Frank and Jesse James terrorized the government who they felt had gave them no choice but to fight back. The James Gang were known as outlaws whereas the Cutlers are known as The Hooligans.

The Hooligans (Photo By Brian "Flair" Kelley)

The Hooligans (Photo By Brian "Flair" Kelley)

What is a Hooligan you ask? I caught up with Devin and Mason and Mason gave me a thorough explanation “We are known as The Hooligans, we represent a society called Skinheads. That does not mean we are racists because we are not. We proudly come from the working class where you take pride in hard work. Skinhead means that we stand up against a government that is slowly taking apart a society that once belonged to the working class. We will strap on our boots and march with our fellow working men and stomp out these fascists governments. In the end we will finally give the power back to the people the way it was meant to be.” he continued to say “United we stand in this movement, united we will stomp the oppressors out. We are not a gang, just brothers black and white we stand and fight, we fly no colors, our torn up knuckles and faded blue jeans are the colors we wear. We don’t need no gang to watch our ass just loyal friends from the working class. Arm and arm we fight as one. We should be labeled as the men and women that have built this society from scratch. We should be known simply as WORKING CLASS HEROES!!

Midwest fans have been watching The Hooligans join together as family going to war with Ian Rotten at IWA. What one may have missed is that there is a third Cutter.

The black sheep of the family - Neil Diamond Cutter(Photo Credit Brian "Flair" Kelley)

The black sheep of the family - Neil Diamond Cutter(Photo Credit Brian "Flair" Kelley)

His name is Neil “Diamond” Cutter, one would say he is a little on the strange side. While the Devin and Mason were planning and plotting on how to take a stand against the oppression in this politically correct world, “Lil” Cutter was in the back room listening to Neil Diamond classics, “Sweet Caroline” and “Kentucky Women” blaring much to the disdain of the Cutter family.

Mason Cutter confirmed this with displeasure in his voice. Neil would always be listening to those damn Neil Diamond cds all night. It drives us crazy. Mason Cutter

I was able to catch up with Neil at a recent Independent  Hardcore Wrestling show in Dupo, Illinois to get his thoughts on his brothers and there upcoming match in the semi title tournament match for the High Voltage Wrestling tag team titles to question weather he would be in the house to support his brothers all he could talk about was the BIG NEWS!!

Neil Diamond had his first ever online store!!?? Yes, now he can buy all his Diamond merchandise at one spot. The little Cutler was quite pleased with himself as he explained to me that “You can get all your Neil Diamond merchandise From the Neil Diamond messenger bag to the Brand new Neil Diamond album The Home Before Dark Deluxe Edition CD which features two BONUS tracks and a second DVD disc with up close and personal footage of the new music. Neil proudly stated “Brian, Don’t Buy it anywhere but from the online store because there you can get the free Neil Diamond Poster!”

With great advice from Neil withstanding, one can not discount the talent of the runt of the family. Fearlessness and toughness have never been in question from Neil, he showed that this April at IWA’S Bloodshowers part one when he assisted his brothers to get the win against the hardcore brothers known as Bad Breed, Ian and Axl Rotten in a Barbed Wire- match.

Neil’s single’s debut at IWA was against up and comer Juice Robinson. Neil must have stayed up late jamming to Neil’s classic “Walk on water” because no matter what he did he crashed and burned with the young pretty boy taking home the win, while his brothers Devin and Mason looked back in disgust.

”I don’t understand Neil Diamond music and even less as to why Neil loves it so damn much.” Devon Cutter

Wrestlers should not let Neil’s odd behavior or his size fool them. He is one of the most fearless wrestlers in the Midwest today. Going into the match with the youngest and smallest Cutler looks to be a cakewalk. When the bell rings he has the ability to use his body like a missile hitting you from every direction. When Neil goes to the top rope and comes down on you with such great height the downward momentum feels like he hit you with a sledgehammer.

Ian Rotten stood up for the lil Cutter at the show , “Truth Justice, and the IWA way” when he stated firmly “Neil has a bigger pair of balls than both of the Hooligans combined!”

Watch out for Neil’s Bombs Away”. While his opponent is down on their hands and knees thinking that it is safe , Neil runs onto their back and jumps straight up to delivers a pain full senton bomb. Explosive and deadly, Neil is always looking to hit one of the many versions of his Diamond Cutter for the win which he calls D.N.D (Dedication to Neil Diamond).

Neil may not be a household name today but this journalist has been around the MWR coverage area scouting talent and he is what you would call a sleeper. A poor mans Evan Bourne, Neil has some of the raw skills that the WWE’S Bourne possesses. Neil shocked the Midwest when he was able to get the biggest win in his short career this past May at IWA Mid-South when he defeated one of the top 5 stars in the Midwest Mark Sterling by delivering the patented D.N.D. Just a small glimpse of what the little guy can do.

In a world where big men rule the ring Neil’s breathtaking moves have the chance to steal the show and the spotlight at any event. Even from his big brothers who look down on him as he tries to show them that he is worthy of the Cutter name.

The Cutters together (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Cutters together (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

I will leave you with a request from Neil “Diamond” Cutter himself. MWR fans (I never thought I would be saying this) I give you Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline…..

To book Neil Diamond Cutter please contact him by hitting him up at his myspace at www.myspace.com/redneckextremist. To book The Hooligans please contact them at www.myspace.com/devinnmason

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MWR June Awards

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 19, 2009

Hello Wrestling fans as one of my idols would say….A slow month in the number of shows in June but some very exciting and important developments in the Midwest scene.

One of our own has the honor of being invited into the Ted Petty Invitational tournament in September. KC Karrington takes out the seemingly unbeatable Jeremy Wyatt, A promotion rises from the ashes to be the top dog for the month. Hadeev wrestles FIVE times and comes out the Albert J. Murray Memorial Tournament winner. Donovan Ruddick and Mark Bland is touted as the must see match of the year with a little help from a guy known as TNT. Speaking of the Future Donovan Ruddick he had words with the powerful Keith Walker at PWE after Walker rumbled with the Mississippi Madman.

The Submission Squad gains momentum going into the second half. 3XW Champion Casanova proved that he is the man to beat at 3XW. The youth of St Louis excelled at IHW as Brandon Aarons was able to defeat Gary Jay to be entered in the match, and then was awarded the victor when he outlasted Eric Allen, Billy McNeil and Adam Rich. This was just a few of the Highlights of June 2009.

The year is half way over with no clear cut winner for the year end awards. Make your way to a pro wrestling show near you and let us know what you like or did not like. Till then Thank you for taking the time to check out Missouri Wrestling Revival Awards for June.

June Wrestler of the Month

Kahagas – HVW, IWA-Mid-south, PWE, LWA, NBWA

Kahagas celebrates after getting invited to the 2009 Ted Petty Invitational tournament. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Kahagas celebrates after getting invited to the 2009 Ted Petty Invitational tournament. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The High Voltage Livewire Champion has had lots of hype. On June 19th he came in town a day early and signed up for the IWA –Mid South try outs along with 50 plus others wrestlers. The fans where asked to give their approval from Ian Rotten himself at the beginning of the show. After 15 plus matches Kahagas tore the house down with the fans on their feet. Ian Rotten quickly ask the Tokyo Monster if he would like to be a part of the IWA-Mid South TPI 2009 Against Roderick Strong!!

1st Runner Up – KC Karrington (LWA, NWA Dynamo)
2nd Runner Up – Issan Hadeev (NBWA) 3rd Runner Up – Mark Sterling (3XW, NWA-Dynamo, IWA-Mid-South, LWA, PWP, PWN)

Others receiving votes:
Bloody Harker Dirge, Casanova

June Tag Team of the month

IHW June 13 231

The Submission Squad -Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico (LWA,IHW)

The LWA Tag Team Champions defeated The Hooligans in Dupo, IL. On 6/13 for Independent Hardcore Wrestling in a very excited match. At LWA they were able to retain their tag team belts when they beat former LWA Champ Shorty Biggs and Dorian Victor. The tag team known as the Submission Squad wins once again as they are your MWR June Tag team of the Month.

1st Runner up- The Gentleman’s Club ( Mark Sterling and Gage Octane) 3XW 2nd runner- Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza ) ( PWE, HVW, NGW)
3rd Runner up – B.A.B.E.WATCH (Brandon Espinosa & Mike Sydal) (LWA)

Others who received voted:
None

June Female Wrestler of the Month

IHW June 13 241

Pro Wrestling Superstar Mickie Knuckles (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles (IWA-Mid-South, IHW)

Sean Vincent had the audacity to interrupted the Star spangled Banner on June 13 in Dupo, IL at Independent Hardcore Wrestling. Wrong choice as the toughest girl on the planet was in house. Mickie Knuckles punished Vincent for the misdeed in a night he will not forget anytime soon.

1st Runner Up – Alexis Lightfoot— MMWA-SICW
2ND Runner Up- Brandi Harris (NBWA)

Others who received voted:
None

June Promotion of the Month

Independent Hardcore Wrestling

IHW

Some thought that their show in Dupo Illinois was going to be an afterthought. When the last pin had fallen they had a won over the fans and wrestlers alike highlighting with some of the young talent in the area. A match of the Month candidate from some unusual suspects, a hardcore match with Ian Rotten and one of the top women in the sport Mickie Knuckles. A show in September has been set for this upstart promotion

1st Runner up – LWA
2nd Runner up – New Breed Wrestling Alliance
3rd Runner up – 3XW

Others receiving votes:

June Personality of the month

TNT Keny G (HVW)

TNT Keny G leads The International Superstar Kahagas into battle. Managing and promoting Keny has brought excitement throughout the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

TNT Keny G leads The International Superstar Kahagas into battle. Managing and promoting Keny has brought excitement throughout the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Promoter of High Voltage Wrestling goes above and beyond by shamelessly promoting his company which is still in its infancy. He continually posts on message boards, videos, and radio to get fans interested in his product. He and his staff will go to other events in order to scout different talent to bring in and help his promotion. There is nothing Keny G will not do to help better HVW and Midwest independent wrestling. Took over the Absolute Wrestling Radio’s broadcast then Suffered a beat down from AWR’S Mark Bland, and then had words at the live AWR airing from Six Flags. TNT Keny G has been busy even though he has not had a show since May.

1st Runner Up- Tiffany LaFane
2nd Runner up – KL Snow

Others receiving votes:

None

June Match of the month

LWA Championship Match
Jeremy Wyatt © vs. KC Karrington
June 20, 2009
O’Fallon, IL

 Bodies hit the floor in the exciting match of the Month when KC Karrington shocked the LWA fans. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Bodies hit the floor in the exciting match of the Month when KC Karrington shocked the LWA fans. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ego Express member Steven Kennedy celebrates with tag team partner and good friend Kc Karrington after history was made after Karrington defeated the The Belt collector Jeremy Wyatt. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ego Express member Steven Kennedy celebrates with tag team partner and good friend Kc Karrington when history was made after Karrington defeated the The Belt collector Jeremy Wyatt. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

K.C. Karrington and Jeremy Wyatt went through a hellacious battle for the LWA Heavyweight Title on June 20 at LWA’s Circus Maximus VI. In a nearly 40 minute brawl, these two athletes threw everything at each other, but the desire to be champion kept both of them pushing forward. Wyatt treated Karrington as an unworthy contender but quickly realized that Karrington’s desire matched his own. Many nearfalls and narrow escapes occurred, including Wyatt inadvertently hitting himself in the head with a steel chair as it bounced off the ring ropes. Wyatt could have retained his belt after connecting with the lightning spiral, but with ref was knocked out, allowing Wyatt to have Sterling interfere on his behalf. Biggs saw the events unfolding and chased Sterling to the back before any damage could be done. Karrington then hit Wyatt with a DDT from the second rope and made his dream come true.

1st Runner Up-

NBWA
First Blood Match
Bloody Harker Dirge vs. Issan Hadeev
June 6, 2009
Watseka, IL

2nd Runner Up –

LWA
Medallion of Brutality Match
Gary the Barn Owl vs. Steven Kennedy
June 20, 2009
O’Fallon, IL

3rd Runner Up

3XW
3XW Championship Match
Casanova vs. Jimmy Rockwell
June 26, 2009
Des Moines, IA

Others receiving votes:

Mississippi Madman vs. Keith Walker (PWE), Krotch & Maddog McDowell vs. The Gentlemen’s Club (3XW), ST Louis Invitational finals Eric Allen vs. Adam Rich vs. Billy McNeil vs. Brandon Aarons (IHW)

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Win a MWR T-shirt at MECW Saturday just like Elec Terrell.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 24, 2009

Brian "Flair" Kelley and Elec Terrell

Brian "Flair" Kelley and Elec Terrell

Congratulations go from Waterloo, IL joined the Missouri Wrestling Revival family this month  at International Hardcore Wrestling in Dupo Illinois by winning the brand new MWR Brand T-shirt.

We would like to thank Elec Terrell and all the fans for coming out to support professional wrestling in the Midwest. We were treated to an exciting match with Mickie Knuckles, plus Brandon Aarons winning the first ever St Louis Invitational Cup and Mephisto taking a beating from hardcore legend Ian Rotten and live to tell about it.

Join us this weekend at MECW this Saturday for your next chance to win the Brand new MWR T- shirt just like our friend Elec Terrell.

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PWE Champ “Bloody” Harker Dirge replies to Kahagas

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 12, 2009

PWE Champion “Bloody” Harker Dirge responds to International Superstar Kahagas and TNT Keny G’s warning for June 20th at “D@MNOCRACY”

“D@MNOCRACY”
Saturday, June 20th 3:00 PM
VFW HALL
915 Fifth St.
LINCOLN, ILLINOIS

Tickets only $8 at the door KIDS 5 & UNDER ARE FREE

*ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE FUNERAL EXPENSES OF DAVID A. SULLIVAN*

David was the uncle of PWE promoters Ryan, & Wes Parcelle, who lost his battle with cancer on May 17, 2009. We at PWE are honored to help out with this great cause, and we hope that you will be as well. Please join us in Lincoln, IL on June 20th.

There will be live music, raffles, and much more following the wrestling portion of the show.
MAIN EVENT

PWE Championship Match
*”Bloody” Harker Dirge vs “The Japanese Nightmare” Kahagas

PWE Tag Team Championship Match
*Zero Gravity*vs The Hooligans
(CJ Esparza & Brett Gakiya) (Devin & Mason Cutter)

PWE United States Championship Match
Mark Sterling vs Winner of *Mephisto-Ian Rotten on June 13
(Mephisto is scheduled to defend his US title against Ian Rotten in Dupo, IL on June 13)

“BATTLE OF THE BEASTS”
Mississippi Madman vs Keith Walker

Mike Sydal vs Nick Brubaker

PLUS…
Jeremy Wyatt, Matt Cage, Ryan Phoenix, Blake Steel, Sage Ramsey, Dareian Frost, Brandon Aarons, Cecil Cerveza

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Win a free MWR T-shirt at IHW this weekend!!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 11, 2009

IHW
Join Missouri Wrestling Revival in Dupo Illinois this Saturday for a chance to win a free MWR T-shirt at International Hardcore Wrestling.

Main Event
Mephisto vs. Ian Rotten for the PWE U.S. Title

Pierre Abernathy & Evan Gelistico vs. The Hooligans for the LWA Tag Team Titles

Former TNA Star Mickie “The Moose” Knuckles

Plus The St.Louis Invitational Tournament.

It will be a 5 match Tournament where the winners of four singles matches will go on to compete in a 4 corner elimination match for the St.Louis Invitational Trophy.

The Winner automatically earns a spot in The IHW Championship Tournament that will be held at a later date.

1.Billy McNeil Vs Neil Diamond Cutter

2.Gary “The Night Owl” Vs Brandon Aaron’s

3.Cory Pillman Vs Eric Allen

Davey Vega Vs Adam Rich

Sean Vincent also added to the card and he has issued an open challenge to anyone willing to step up to the plate and face him.

For more information go to IHW

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