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IWAU: Living The Dream- Matt Cage vs. “The Best in the World”, Davey Richards this Sunday!!!!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 19, 2012

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Matt Cage is accepting the challenge of “The Best in the World”, Davey Richards on March 25th at IWAU’s Sunday Night Wrestling as part of the #DefendIWAU movement.

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The Kentucky Buffet receives their 2011 MWR Tag Team of the Year plaques.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 27, 2012

By Brian Kelley

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2011 MWR Tag Team of the Year The Kentucky Buffet Alex Castle and Matt Cage- Photo Credit Brian Kelley

Missouri Wrestling Revival caught up with Alex Castle and Matt Cage at New Midwest Wrestling recently as they look to continue their stranglehold over the Midwest. Cage and Castle better known as the Kentucky Buffet had a phenomenal year last year as they twice captured the IWAU Tag team titles, and though tensions heated up between the two leading into a match between friends turned ugly at times.

Still the KYB was able to make headlines with great matches against some of the best talent of the Midwest.

It was a great honor that we were to present their 2011 MWR Tag Team of the Year plaques.

Yet what did the 2010 MWR Tag team of the year Attitude Inc. have to think about the KYB winning the award for 2011?

Let’s find out.

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12 Wrestlers that will make an impact in Midwest during 2012!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 19, 2012

By Brian Kelley

Sure you know about the past MWR Wrestlers of the Years and champions at each promotions but what young stars should you be on the lookout for this coming year. Here we give you 12 for 2012 for you to be on the lookout for.  Some are close to be among the choices for Wrestlers of the year real soon while others are knocking at the door to be  a force in the future.

As far as the wrestlers who didn’t make the list. Use this article as motivation to outshine all twelve of these fine young talents in 2012.

Let the fun begin in the squared circles around the Midwest.

1)      Serenity

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Photo Credit Bill Waddell

Serenity is known for wowing the crowd with her dazzling colors and beautiful smile. Underneath the surface, however, lies the heart and desire of a true professional wrestler. Fear is only a four letter word to this young lady as she isn’t afraid to mix it up with anyone, male or female, inside the squared circle. Anyone who has stood across from her in the ring will soon tell you that Serenity means business and if you don’t believe them, try it. You’ll find out for yourself.

Outlook: How much impact that she will have in 2012 in the MWR coverage area depends on how often she wrestles in the 15 promotions that we cover as promoters in up north have taken notice. Her looks has caught the eyes of promoters and her work rate and desire to be the best has shown moments of greatness at times. She finished the year wrestling at SICW against MsChif in the St Louis area for the first time in years.

Here is the kicker, this talented young wrestler is only twenty years of age and wrestled MsChif at the young age of 18. That’s right, she is only twenty, and has charisma to spare. She will only be getting better and looks to be one of the top stars in wrestling for many years to come. Look for her to make her way in SHIMMER sooner than later.

2)      Christian Rose

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Rose works over Danny Cannon- Tim Dunahee

Rose had a very good 2011 but everyone at MWR feels as if the best is yet to come. A current AAPW Tag Team Champion with Matt Cage have been active at IWAU, NMW , SLA and AAPW. Quality promo skills keeps the fans attention while his in ring action keeps him in every match. Rose could easily be a MWR Wrestler of the year down the road as he has been gaining respect from his peers and a threat to his opponents.

3)      Bull Bronson

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Bronson may be raw, let me say that again Bull is very raw but very few men in the Midwest  is as big as the HUGE AAPW star. He won a big 5-man scramble match at AAPW’S Main event and was very impressive as he picked up the win on AAPW regular Playboy Paul Rose.

A manager in this stage of his career could do wonders for him in 2012. Some training from Harley Race’s Wrestling Academy could prepare him on how to deal with other powerhouses as Brian Breaker and Jason Jones who both know how to use their strength and leverage to work to blow up a man the size of Bronson.

4)      LaMarcus Clinton

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Loved by the fans, LMC will have to limit these mistakes that he made in Hillsdale,MO for the fans if he hopes to make it to the next level...Still Brandon Espinosa is one of the masterminds of fooling even the best and here he played possum, then moved at the last moment. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

He is quite possibly the most popular wrestler at MMWA-SICW other than Gary Jackson. Clinton is high flying and exciting but this is also high risk thus making his win loss record inconsistent. Needs to put on some weight to be a true threat to a main title at this time in his career. Maybe a tag team partner for now would give him time to gain the mass that he needs to be a title contender. Still 2012 looks to be a year with many chances to succeed for Clinton. That is if he can overcome a sophomore slump

5)      American Bulldogs

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The American Bulldogs with manager Skyler Pierce.

Maddog McDowell has won tag team titles with multiple partners in many promotions but you can tell that he has a special place in his heart for rookie Jonathan West. McDowell has true power that has allowed him to contend for singles titles and grudge matches with some of the best in the sport. West has been like a sponge, taking in all the info and advice that McDowell will give him. Their feud with Chad Mylans MMA was a highlight for fans at 3XW for almost all of 2011.

Quality matches on the road at PWE against the PWE Champions the Hooligans showcased West at his very best. Still the inexperience of the Bulldogs would cost them during the match as the Hooligans proved once again to the Midwest that they are arguably still the standard for tag teams in the Midwest.

6)      Jaysin Strife

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Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione.

How does one of the very best in the Midwest get on this list?

Honestly, he just hasn’t been able to get going at full speed for some time. He is one of the best wrestlers today that many fans have never heard of. A tour overseas in 2011 limited his coverage as well as working towards making Magnum Pro Wrestling a force in Iowa. Strife has bookings for 3XW and PWE and if the fans are lucky at Metro Pro Wrestling he will become a regular there as well. In fact I am still waiting for my Jaysin Strife vs “Superstar” Steve Fender match. Any promotion that wants a main event player added to their roster should contact Strife soon.

7)      ACH

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ACH puts his body on the line against Gary J- Photo credit Texas Anarchy

Many fans feel as if the “The Last Dragon” is a superstar sooner than later. Innovated in his moves fans at St Louis Anarchy have been raving about the young star all last year. In December at St Louis Anarchy, he would rain on the parade of Jeremy Wyatt as he returned to LWA/Anarchy in a losing effort in what many fans stated was a great great match.  Fans at Metro Pro Wrestling be sure to get tickets for the Feb 4th show as Wyatt and ACH will meet once again.. ACH will also be heading to PWE in Mt Pulaski as he will be taking on Jordan McEntyre    during a qualifying match to enter the 2011 PWE Epic 8 tournament that was won in 2010 by the 2011 MWR Wrestler of the Year Brandon Espinosa.

Then on February in Granite City he will return to SLA to take on TJ Perkins. Like Rose, ACH is poised to become a MWR Wrestler of the Year if the cards deal them the proper way in the future.

8)      Tyler Priegel

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Priegel is poised to make a run for the NMW title that has been owned by Ryan Phoenix- Photo Credit Brian Kelley

Many fans smirk at his nickname “the Dodgeball Superstar“, but Tyler Priegel is no one to take lightly. What makes Priegel so dangerous is how methodical he is in the ring. No wasted movement and always going forward. He is a true threat right now to NMW Champion Ryan Phoenix’s title. Like Serenity though, will Priegel make his way to the MWR coverage area enough to make the impact for us to see? We certantly hope so.

9)      Mat Fitchett

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Mat Fittchet has not had it easy for a young star. _Photo Credit Texas Anarchy

Nicknamed “Flippy Sh%T”, Fitchett has been trained by local legend Dingo and former NWA Missouri Champ Davey Vega. Fitchett has been earning rave reviews in Texas with Texas Anarchy and ST Louis Anarchy backing down from no one. Was honored a Chikara spot for the Young Lions cup, in 2011 and was very impressive. Fitchett is another wrestler that MWR Promoters should be on the phone to try to get a spot for him on their card. Exciting and electrifying, he always brings a 100 % and looks to be a star for years to come

10)   Heath Hatton

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(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Heath Hatton had a strong 2012, he was one half of the AAPW tag Team Champions with Curly. He made appearances for Harley Race’s WLW and TNA’S developmental league OVW in Kentucky. Hatton would have to go at it alone when Curly was fired from AAPW thus leaving him alone to defend the titles against Matt Cage and Christian Rose, and though Hatton fought with true heart the mountain was too tall to overcome as arch rival “The Golden Boy” Greg Anthony assisted Cage and Rose to help them became the AAPW Tag Team Champs.

He started 2012 off just right by defeating Anthony convincingly at AAPW’S Main event. Would love to take on AAPW Champ Edmund McGuire but with the two being among the top two fan favorites right now he may have to wait a bit. That may be a blessing because right now he may not be ready for the champ but with further training and matches around the Midwest by the end of 2012, he may be the man at AAPW.

11)   Lucy Mendez

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Midwest dream girl can wrestle as good as she can model.

She is The Current WLW Ladies Champion, and yes the ratings soar when she enters the ring for Metro Pro Wrestling whether it is as a valet for Domino Rivera or in action herself. In 2011 she feuded with the 2011 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Stacey O’Brien who just barely won the award over “The Latino Princess

So why is she on this list?

It’s simple really.

Mendez just started training late 2008 and has already won two WLW Ladies Championships. With looks that kill and the desire to be the best she has been on the search for the top competition in the Midwest. Mendez has already been in the ring with the likes of O’Brien, Miss Natural, Amy Hennig and MsChif.  We would love nothing more than SHIMMER to give her an opportunity to showcase her skills taught to her by the greatest of all greats Harley Race. She deserves a chance to earn her respect  among here peers by meeting the very best women wrestlers in the world today at Shimmer. Women such as the CHEERLEADER MELISSA, SARA DEL REY and Rachel Summerlyn could bring her to the next level in 2012.

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12)   Joey O’Riley

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The new IWAU Champ Joey O'Riely - Photo Credit Tim Dunahee

It is easy to add O’Riley to the list many will tell us after he had defeated IWAU Champion Matt Cage in a ladder match this past Saturday in Olney Illinois. True, but it is one thing to win a title it’s another thing to hold onto the belt and with Cage who is still in the mix for another shot, it may be harder to retain that what it was to capture the title.

His youth and focused will be tested early on as he is now the hunted. With that said this is a blessing for young O’Riley so that it can prepare himself on what it is to be a Champion. The pressure of winning a belt is now over.

O’Riley is another wrestler who is still raw in his skills and in 2011 he made appearances for New Midwest Wrestling in tag action. While he is the king of his home base at IWAU it will be interesting to see how he deals with adversity. His next opponent is scheduled to be Cash Bordin, a guy who will do whatever it takes to get the belt but if he is to be among the best O’Riely  is going to have to make quick work of another fellow young star in Bordin.

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IWA Unlimited Photo 9-12-10 photo recap

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 6, 2010

By Brian Kelley

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

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

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

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

Playboy Paul Rose d. AT Brooks

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

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

Gunner Franks d. Christopher Jade

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Joey O’Riley d. Alex Castle

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Dynamite” Danny Cannon d. Matt Cage

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

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

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

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

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

IWAU Heavyweight Champ Scott Parker d. Christian Rose

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IWAU, MMWA-SICW and MECW fans catch MWR T-shirts from Midwest Stars.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 1, 2010

By Brian Kelley

Last week was a busy week at MWR as we supported three great wrestling promotions in our coverage area.

First on Wednesday September 22 we traveled for the very first time to Olney Illinois to check out IWA Unlimited. IWAU provides the fans of Olney a FREE weekly show  each Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus filled with some of the top young talent in Illinois.

IWAU fan favorite The Intimidator came to the ring with the MWR shirt letting their fans know that we were in the house. He stated that he would give the shirt to the loudest fan but when it was hard to determine the loudest fan he closed his eyes and tuned around and threw the shirt to. IWAU Fan Jennifer I asked Jennifer who was her favorite wrestler and was not shy at all when she stated “Homicidal” Steven Davis. The Intimidator and Davis were kind enough to pose with Jennifer and her family in the ring.

Front Jennifer , Paul, Dalton, David, Back of the photo The Intimidator Dad, Mom and “Homicidal”Steven Davis (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Three days later on Saturday September 25th we returned to the reigning MWR Promotion of the year MMWA-SICW as they continued their fine tradition of working with the community as they teamed up with the Hillsdale Police department to provide a free outdoor show.

When I arrived I found my good friend Herb Simmons, Tim Miller and Keith Miller preparing for an exciting day of wrestling.

Front Row Brian Kelley, Promoters Tony Casta and Herb Simmons with Back Jaylon Shannon, Robert Ming Barry Cooper and Frank Campbell (Photo Credit ST Louis legend Keith Smith)

Not only was the fans able to watch a great wrestling show the MMWA-SICW, the Police department and the Mayor of Hillsdale offered free hotdogs, soda, and backpacks for the children.

One of the Midwest hottest young stars Ace Hawkins had a great day giving away free bicycles, backpacks, Wrestling at the Chase t-shirts and was kind enough to wear a MWR T-shirt to the ring before his match with The Mauler. Bernard Shaw JR was the lucky fan who caught the shirt from the man who debuted in ROH earlier this year.

Bernard SR, Bernard JR and Ace Hawkins (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

In the house were WWE Hall of Famer and father of current WWE Champion Randy Orton, Cowboy Bob Orton.

Ben Simon interviews Wrestling legend Bob Orton (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Orton stated that was thrilled that he was happy that the community had came out, and in action were two of the greats The Gorgeous One” Gary Jackson and Ron Powers in St Louis were in action today.

Later that night, we made our way back to MECW in Wood River Illinois for a fun filled night of wrestling. MR K was absent for the night so fan favorite Shawn Santel had the honors or the stress of trying to keep Eric Allen, Chris L.O.G.A.N and Lovely Leon in check as they were up to no good all night long.

A week prior to Bailey Mannix big tag team match with partner Christopher Daniels at Windy City Pro Wrestling at Toyota Park in Chicago we were fortunate to have Mannix wear out MWR shirt to the ring and throw it out to Jesse Guffey who had came with a couple of his friends for a fun filled night.

Brendan Bower, Bailey Mannix, Jesse Guffey and Troy Guffey (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

I would like to thank each of the three promotions for their hospitality and the wrestlers that took the time to spread the word of MWR to the fans of the Midwest.

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Missouri Wrestling Revival to debut in Olney for IWAU Free show on Wednesdays.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 14, 2010

Wrestling fans if you have not heard you can check out FREE shows in Olney Illinois with IWA Unlimited. The Doors open at 6:00 with the show starting at 7:00

Featuring Christian Rose, “Dynamite” Danny Cannon, Zebracakes (Scotty Hostass & Austin Advent), Scott “the Rookie” Parker, “Homicidal” Steven Davis, Donovan Cain, Damien Thorne, Markus Crane, Joey O’Riley, D.A. Morrison, Kentucky Buffet (“Original Recipe” Matt Cage & “Extra Crispy” Alex Castle), the “Fabulous One” Jason V, Canadian Kidd Tony Flood, Brandon Espinosa, Sean Chambers, Referee Switzer, the “Intimidator” Josh Totten, Jimmy Karryt, and Jay Spade.

I am going to school in St Louis for the next few weeks and hope to make my first look at this exciting promotion . I hope to see you there !!!

Knights of Columbus
531 S Whittle Ave, Olney IL, 62450

IWA U will have a paid show this weekend that you will not want to miss where Champion Christian Rose defends the title against Scott “The Rookie” Parker plus Alex Castle , Scotty Hostass, Donovan Cain and Joey O’Riley.

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