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Posts Tagged ‘Jayden draigo’

New MAGNUM PRO CHAMPION Jayden Draigo

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 27, 2012

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Jayden Draigo celebrates the end of 2012 as the new MAGNUM PRO CHAMPION- Photo credit Gary Giaffoglione

MAGNUM PRO

“ArMAGNUMGeddon”

12/21/12

Eagles Club

Council Bluffs,IA

*Super No Vacancy*

Standing Room Only

– Before the show got underway,Jaysin Strife announced that MAGNUM Pro Heavyweight Champion Gunner Franks was unable to make the event due to travel difficulties. In addition,due

to Franks’ lack of defenses over the past couple of shows,a new Champion would be decided in a Fatal 4 Way Match later that night

1- “BearForce1″ Kodiak Kreed & David Clark defeated Mallaki Matthews & Merlin Dean Banks via 3 Consecutive Powerbombs by Kreed on Matthews

– After the match,Mallaki attempted to apologize to his partner for the loss. The 2 appeared to reconcile but then MDB gave Matthews the Famouser to the shock of the packed house and

stormed off

2- SM King defeated “Snowflake” Jeremy Jacobs via Chainsaw Bomb (Full Nelson Facebuster)

3- Team Lariat (“JoeDozer” Joey Anderson & Shawn Nautilus) defeated The American Bulldogs (“American Fury” Jon West & Maddog Mcdowell) via Pinfall by Joey on West

INTERMISSION

4- The Rat Slayers (Jeff O’Shea & Mikey Danger) defeated Simply The Best (Hype Gotti & Tony Cortez) via Pinfall by Jeff on Tony after Hype Gotti did the unthinkable by turning on his longtime tag team partner with a Gotti Driver and continuing the vicious assault after the match

5- Brian Gott defeated “The Bulletproof Tiger” Jaysin Strife in an I Quit Match after Gott was about to use a broken beer bottle on Strife (tied up in the ropes) when the fan favorite’s girlfriend jumped in the ring shielding herself between Brian and her man,who had no choice but to concede. After the match,an irate Strife proclaimed he would finish this war with Brian Gott on January 26th…IN A TAIPEI DEATH MATCH! (fists dipped in broken glass)

– Before the main event,2 WWE Judgement Day Commemorative Pay Per View Chairs were raffled off and 2 young winners took home pieces of wrestling history!

6- Jayden Draigo defeated Abu Colossus,“Pop Icon” Donnie Peppercricket & Derek Cornell in a Fatal 4 Way Match via Superkick on Abu to become the new MAGNUM Pro Heavyweight

Champion! After the match,Draigo thanked all the fans in attendance for their support and celebrated with them at ringside to close the show

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“Babyface” Tony Cortez and NWA World Champion Adam Pearce have a shootout at Magnum Pro Wrestling!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 9, 2012

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NWA World Champion Adam Pearce. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

By Brian Kelley

Less than 24 hours after Adam Pearce survived an onslaught from “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt at 3XWrestling in Des Moines, the NWA Worlds Champion made his way to Council Bluffs, Iowa for Magnum Pro Wrestling.

His opponent was hometown favorite “Babyface “ Tony Cortez, a man who has been in battles with many of the best in the Midwest. Cortez’s moment that he has been waiting for his whole life had come to that very moment on January 28th, the chance to prove that he was among the very best in the world.

From the moment the doors open you could feel the electricity spark from wall to wall, with the ring being the spark that got it going. World titles opportunity chances come to wrestlers very few if ever in a wrestler’s career.

In the past Cortez has succeeded and survived an epic war games steel cage match, defeated former friend Jayden Draigo, captured wins against the hottest stars of wrestling like Mike Sydal and “The Anarchist” Arik Cannon.

Champions have had to beware of the feisty Cortez as he has defeated Hype Gotti and Golden Boy” Vic Victory thus making him the only man to be a two time PWP Champion. Cortez has also won the PWP tag team championship with the before mentioned Gottie (Simply the Best) in a classic as MWR sponsored the PWP Tag team title match between the Northstar Express (Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz) on November 21st, 2008.

As we walked into the building that night, we had to wonder just how could Cortez keep up with the much favored NWA Worlds Champion Adam Pearce?

No doubt the Magnum Pro Wrestling fans were on Cortez’s side. As he entered the ring, the building exploded with cheers. I could see nor feel any doubt from the Magnum pro wrestling’s fans that Cortez was the underdog on this night.

When the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion came to the ring with his “ten pounds of gold” he was still all smiles but you could tell that the night before’s defense against Wyatt had him a little bit more focused than normal .

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Pearce is a master strategist and agitator from the moment his music hits till the final bell ring. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

After studying hours of tapes of Pearce, I have come to conclusion that no wrestler enjoys taunting the crowd more than Adam Pearce, at first I thought it was a tactic to get under his opponents skin. I am now convinced that just like his rival from the night before Wyatt that he thoroughly enjoys seeing them in total anger. I was beginning to wonder if I would need protection to take photos at ringside the emotions were so hot from the fans in the front row.

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“Babyface” Tony Cortez was up to the challenge of meeting the Worlds Champion. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Before I knew it the action was fast and furious as Cortez strategy was to move forward. From the get go it looked as if he had the right plan as Pearce was reeling from the quickness of the challenger. Like any smart champion Pearce found a way to slow down the momentum of Cortez and the fans mood by grabbing hold of him then taking him down with a headlock.

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To slow down Cortez, Pearce brought him to the mat. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cortez would fight to get back up once again hitting a belly to back suplex that seemed to have given the challenger the chance to get the pinfall. Any other man that may have been enough but Pearce did not become a 4 –time NWA’S World Champion by not taking a beating. Just as the ref was to hit the 3 count, Pearce’s shoulders came off the mat, keeping the Champion still alive in the match.

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Knowing that this was his moment to shine, Cortez pulled out all the stops. Surprisingly the fans didn’t mind the least. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Back and forth they went, as Cortez turned his back, Pearce rolled him up but Cortez was able to kick out, moments later it was the challenger using his feet on the ropes for extra leverage but Pearce was still too strong.

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A headbutt from Pearce dropped Cortez. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

One mistake against Pearce and many of men are done for the night, as was the case with Cortez, when Pearce locked in his pildriver, there was no escape for the hometown favorite.

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Though Cortez fought with all his might, the champion was able to hit his patented piledriver. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Unlike many wrestlers who try to use the move but are unable to deliver it with enough force to get a win , Pearce knows what he is doing and the crushing blow sent Cortez crashing head first into the mat.

Three seconds later, the NWA World Champion Adam Pearce retained his championship and survived the Terror of the Midwest tour weekend against both Jeremy Wyatt and Tony Cortez.

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Pearce remains the NWA World Champion. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The cocky grin was still there on the champ , his eyes were glazed a bit. You could tell he now knew that the Midwest is in fact the “Danger Zone” for his title. Men like Tony Cortez, Jeremy Wyatt, Michael Strider and Kahagas all have their sights set on “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce.

Magnum Pro Wrestling returns next Saturday!!

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16) Chris Havius and Donnie Peppercricket

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 3, 2011

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When the chips are down and bleak you find out who the real men are.

That’s what happens when the promotion Pro Wrestling Phoenix found themselves under siege from the Murder Milita. With no hope in sight and Miltia’s Jerem y Wyatt, Mark Sterling, Joey Daniels, Jayden Draigo and Brett Young in charge, an unlikely team would save the PWP from true disaster.  Chris Havius and Donnie  Peppercricket would not only dismantle the Murder Militia and   not once but twice but become a two time PWP Tag team champions before dissension arose tearing apart their team.

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2010 MWR Future Star of the Year -Sir Bradley Charles

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 26, 2011

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By Brian Kelley

Fans of Missouri Wrestling Revival have often asked for us to have a Rookie of the Year award. After some serious thoughts, we thought it may be easier to honor that one guy or women who we feel has the talent, skills and work ethic to make it to the next level in our sport.

Easy was by far the wrong word, after taking some time to look all around the Midwest I quickly realized that there are most defintly some hard working wrestlers with skills and talent galore.

That’s why I have to believe that this award is very deserving. The MWR Fans are full aware of the talents of Mark Sterling and Jeremy Wyatt, both former MWR Wrestlers of the Year but this is for that guy who could very well be a future MWR Wrestler of the Year and more importantly have a chance to sign with the WWE.

So without further ado, we are proud to announce the first ever MWR Future Star- Sir Bradley Charles

Sir Bradley Charles made his way to Canada to train with Lance Storm at his Wrestling Academy. Charles has worked overseas before heading back home to The King’s Court of Kansas City.

In the Midwest SBC has made his way to work a who’s who of promotions in the MWR Coverage area including HVW, PWP,3XW,NWA Dynamo and has been OVER in his hometown of Kansas City with the upstart promotion Metro Pro Wrestling.

SBC chants are often heard during his matches with some of the very best in the Midwest including Domino Rivera, Shane Hollister, Mike Sydal, Flash Flannigan and Jayden Draigo.

Recently he has been at odds with Mark Sterling in a battle over the crossfit training. Sir Bradley Charles would come up short in the challenge but there is no doubt that he is a first round pick in any promotion in the Midwest.

While SBC has youth on his side, it’s the desire to become better with each and every match that allows promoters and the fans to see that “it” factor just waiting to explode.

It is with great pleasure that we name Sir Bradley Charles as the first MWR Future Star award. J

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Gary Giaffoglione’s Pro Wrestling Phoenix Oct 16th Photo recap

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 5, 2010

The PWP Tag Champs with their manager Axel Greece. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

At the beginning of the show, PWP Tag Team Champions Zac James & Ryan Slade came out along with “Manager Supreme” Axel Greece. Greece explained that if Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket lost, they could never have another tag team title shot as long as James & Slade were champions. However if they won they would get Greece in the ring for five minutes after the match. They made fun of the crowd for a few minutes before Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket came out. They chased them out of the ring, and Chris Havius told them to up the stakes a little bit. He made the challenge to make the match a Tornado Tag match, which the Champions accepted!

One of the top young stars of 2010 Sir Bradley Charles. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Draigo goes after Sir Bradley Charles with a vengeance. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

SBC takes a shot to the mouth. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Draigo hits a rude awaking on SBC (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

1.) Sir Bradley Charles defeated Jayden Draigo. This was a very technical opening bout, and Draigo didn’t seem like his usual self. In the end, SBC got what most would consider and upset win over Draigo with his TKO maneuver.

Zach Thompson (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

These two have great respect for each other but at the end of the day there can only be one man at the top.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Zach Thompson stomps Jimmy Rockwell. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Rockwell nails Thompson dead on. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Suplex from Rockwell. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Both of these wrestlers can fly with the best of them. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

2.) “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell defeated Zach Thompson. You could tell that each man was familiar with the other’s work as there were reversals all over the place. In the end Rockwell laid out Thompson with the sit out Gordbuster and hit his Rock-On Bomb off the top rope to get the 1-2-3.

Who or WHAT is with David Clark?? That’s what I get for missing PWP. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

David Clark chops Joey Daniels. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The look on David Clark’s face says it all. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Why was the match between Joey Daniels and David Clark so important that Draigo came out to watch??(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Joey Daniels feels good about a big win at PWP. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

3.) Joey Daniels defeated David Clark. Clark, returning to the ring after a lengthy stay in China was looking to pick up where he left off by taking Joey Daniels out. There was a lot of action here, and Clark showed an amazing array of Suplexes and holds. However Daniels had his tricks up his sleeve as well, and capitalized on one small mistake Clark made to pick up the victory in this one. During the match, Jayden Draigo was observing from the entrance area, and afterwards, he got in the ring and whispered something in David Clark’s ear. We are not clear what the meaning of this is and are trying to get some more details. Clark declined comment on the matter.

Sneak attack from Preston Maxwell.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Preston Maxwell slams a chair to the back of Abu Colossus. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Abu with a big boot sending a chair in the face of Preston Maxwell. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Preston Maxwell takes the cheap shot, then will capitalize on it. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

4.) Abu Colossus defeated Preston Maxwell via Disqualification. Colossus was looking for revenge against Maxwell after last month’s mockery of the Big Hurt. However, during Colossus’ entrance, Maxwell sneak attacked him and they started brawling on the outside of the ring. They threw each other into walls and chairs as the referee tried to get them into the ring to start the match! Maxwell reversed a whip into the ring post and it seemed like Colossus was hurt. He rolled him into the ring and demanded the referee ring the bell but only got a two count. Some back and forth action between the two happened before Colossus set up for his big Full Nelson Slam, but Maxwell took the cheap way out by kicking him straight in the crotch! The referee rang the bell and Maxwell locked the Gator Roll Choke on Abu, refusing to let go.

The refs had a very difficult time getting Maxwell to break the hold. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Does Preston Maxwell have “The Big Hurts” number? It has look that way in the past few months. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

It took two referees and about 5 minutes before Maxwell finally let Colossus out of the hold and you could tell he was very proud of himself as he went to the locker room.

Zac James taunts the crowd while punishing Donnie Peppercricket. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The champs had a great game plan during the match and it showed. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Havius does his best to help his partner. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Maybe James bit off more than he can chew with Chris Havius. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

James kicks Havius before he can re enter back into the ring. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

James drops on Peppercricket. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

In a match with so much tension you better watch your back and Donnie Peppercricket knows it. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Havius and James have a meeting of the foot to the face. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

It’s a bird...It’s a plane…No it’s the Canadian Sex Icon Ryan Slade (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

5.) Zac James & Ryan Slade w/ Axel Greece defeated Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket to retain the PWP Tag Team Championship. This match broke down fast with the Tornado rules in place, and it seemed that every time Havius tried to get in the ring to stop Peppercricket from getting double-teamed, they would knock him back outside. The end came when Slade whipped Havius into the ring post causing a deep laceration requiring stitches to close. Meanwhile James hit the Sliced Bread on Peppercricket, and Slade followed it up with a splash from the top rope to retain their titles and save their manager from a beating. Elated, the champions left knowing they will never have to face the duo again.

What happened next was perhaps on of the most shocking moments in PWP history, as Donnie Peppercricket brutally attacked Chris Havius! He yelled that it was Havius’ fault, and hit him in the back multiple times with a steel chair! He then his Emerald Fusion maneuver onto the chair before leaving Havius lying in the middle of the ring.

The refs do their best to calm down a wild Donnie Peppercricket (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

PWP official Cody Murphy goes into the ring to assist Havius…..Peppercricket ??(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

NO… Donnie Peppercricket drops PWP official and close MWR friend Cody Murphy...Peppercricket how dare you!!!!(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

PWP Official Cody Murphy was in the ring immediately to check on Havius but his timing was too soon as Peppercricket, furious with rage returned to the ring and gave the Crew Member a Fire Thunder Driver! He then dragged Havius over the corner, put the chair on top of him and delivered a vicious Vader Bomb. The crowd was shocked as Peppercricket taunted them and left out the front door, on his way out, he taunted Havius’ girlfriend who was practically in tears after witnessing the beatdown. PWP Referees and Crew Members helped the PWP Official and Chris Havius to the back once Peppercricket was out of the building.

A beaten, bloodied and betrayed Chris Havius tries to figure out just what happened?(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Abu Colossus came out, looking pretty upset at Preston Maxwell’s actions from earlier in the night, and he laid out a challenge for the show on November 13th. He challenged Preston Maxwell to PWP’s first ever Last Man Standing match! This is going to be brutal!

After being one of the few men in the Midwest to get a victory off of Jeremy Wyatt, young Matty Star had earned a chance at his first PWP Championship (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

PWP Champ Tony Cortez (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Pulling out all stops to get the PWP Belt from Champ Tony Cortez. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Matty Star Matty Star Matty Star with a BIG move, could we have a new PWP Champ?(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Momentum breaker from the champ Tony Cortez. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

6.) “Babyface” Tony Cortez defeated Matty Star to retain the PWP Heavyweight Championship. This was just an amazing contest, it’s hard to do it justice by just describing it! This match is the reason you need to be at PWP Live Events, the action was so intense between the two! There were multiple times when either man could have been pinned, but a critical moment came when Star (and the crowd) thought he had the match won with a Falcon Arrow off the TOP rope! Somehow Cortez found the heart to kick out of the maneuver! Star went up top one more time, but it was a mistake as Cortez was able to capitalize and deliver the Ki Krusher that he has been using to pin his opponents lately and retained his coveted title. After the match Cortez and Starr showed each other respect and you could see that Cortez deemed Star a worthy opponent.

The next PWP Live Event is November 13th at the National Guard Armory in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Notes for the show so far:

The match has been signed and it will happen! Next month’s main event will be the first ever Last Man Standing Match in PWP: Abu Colossus Vs. Preston Maxwell. If a challenger cannot get to his feet to answer a 10 count from the referee, than his opponent will be declared the winner! This is not just a matter of who is the better competitor but also a matter of pride for Colossus as he has little patience for the games that Maxwell likes to play.

As a result of his heinous actions, Donnie Peppercricket has been fined a sum of $1000 and is suspended from competition for the duration of November.

PWP Heavyweight Champion “Babyface” Tony Cortez will be defending his title against an opponent that will be named in the coming weeks!

Thanks to all the fans who support us and we will see you on November 13th!

November 13, 2010

National Guard Armory
2415 E Kanesville Blvd
Council Bluffs IA 51503

Tickets $10

Doors 6:30 Belltime 7:00

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From Ric Flair to Trevor Murdoch to…. Who is the best talkers in the Midwest today?

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 2, 2010

Two legends that have countless hours providing fans with great promos Jim Ross and Ric Flair. (Photo from JRSBARBQ.COM)

Jim Ross wrote of  Ric Flair “ Back in the day, and still today for that matter, no one could cut a more impassioned promo than the future Hall of Famer “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Flair dressed the part, lived the part 24/7, and, seemingly, became the “Nature Boy. Credit Jim Ross’s website here.

By Brian Kelley

On my long drive to school in St Louis I have a LOT of time to think about stuff and when I am not thinking about my homework, I have my mind working towards pro wrestling. This past week my thoughts took me to who in the Midwest is the best on the Mic? Who can your attention the most during a promo?

If you take a look at most of my favorite wrestlers they all can talk. From my very favorite Ric Flair to the Honky Tonk Man and back the Midwest’s own Harley Race they could all talk you to the show.

Lets take a look at 20 of the  most interesting wrestlers in today’s game here in the Midwest in my opinion, Feel free to disagree or add your thoughts but these are the top wrestlers who I Love to get hear from and the list is  in no certain order.

Before we go to the 20 plus  superstars lets give props to the three time WWE Tag Team Champion Trevor Murdoch who I felt was very underrated during his time at the big show.

First lets look at a promo from ALL-TIME greats Dusty Rhodes and Harley Race when he congratulated Trevor Murdoch for his signing with WWE.

Now lets take a flash back at a promo from Murdoch with his tag team partner the late Lance Cade as they were set to arrive in WWE. Some good stuff for sure.

1) Bloody Harker Dirge

The Vampire from the Midwest, Dirge has the look, can wrestle and is works his character to a T….or maybe he is a real vampire. Either way one of the best to get a promo from period.

2) Travis Cook-

The Manager of Champions or as my friend Herb Simmons calls him Travis “the Crook” Cook but no matter what you call him you will have no choice but to hear what he has to say. A link from wrestlings past, Cook knows how to get under the skin of wrestlers and fans alike.

3) Bailey Mannix-

In your face, no nonsense wrestler can talk the talk and walk the walk. Great in front of people and can bust out a promo in one take with out blinking an eye.

4) Michael Strider

– If you ask me this guy is the closest in the Midwest to have the same feel as my favorite Flair as anyone, and I am not the only one. Strider is believable in his words and can make you care for him in a heartbeat but just like Flair if he is in a foul mood can drive the fans in a frenzy.

5) The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz –

The Northstar Express is so good that you always want more……

Ask me who my favorite to interview and to work with in a promo and I promise you that I will no doubt have these two right among the top of that list. Charismatic and you never know what they will come up with. They deserve to be on a national stage.

6) Gary Jackson

The total package who never got that one break, Jackson may very well be the most loved wrestler in St Louis. With classic lines and his golden rules the geourgous one is always one that you will want to  listen too.

7) Jayden Draigo

To be honest I didn’t know who Draigo was until this year. He quickly gathered my attention with the way he handled himself in the middle of the ring, drawing the ire of the fans without missing a beat.

8) #1 Brett Young –

Like the Northstar Express, Young has charisma to burn. A great talker he is able to do whatever is thrown his way be it serious or comedy it is always a honor to interview him…or at least that’s what he lets me know when we are done.

9) The Mississippi Madman –

Listen for this quote from the Madman at the interview “ You just saved a lot of lives, because there is going to be a lot of people running because the Madmans coming” Love it!

No wrestler in the Midwest can have the fans in the palm of their hands like the Mississippi Madman. His look, along with his mic skills is the reason why he would be one of the wrestlers that I would choose if I was a promoter.

10) BroMance Jordan McEntrye & Knight Wagner with Eryn –

Cocky brash and always entertaining this tag team is very underrated in the Midwest, they have a great look that catches the fans attention right away.  

11) Mr Late Nite

The Midwest wrestling agent has an ax to grind and never seems to be in a good mood. That is until he is making fun of the fans who come to see their heroes in action.

12) Curley-

You can’t miss him with all those 3 stooges’ tattoos but then he gets on the mic for a promo or before his match and laughter is surly to come. 13) Matt Cage –  

Cage is always willing to think outside the box. The scary thing about Cage is I believe he is only scratched the surface of how good he can be.

14) The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter)

The 2009 MWR Tag team of the Year burst onto the scene making a name for themselves in and out of the ring with some great promos for their battles.

15) Attitude Inc (Guy Smith, Spencer Powers, and Michael Shard)

The trio of Smith, Powers and Shard bring to the table great wrestling action and a look that gets the fans and opponents attention quickly. They currently hold the NMW Tag titles while Shard is in the hunt for the NMW Title at November Reign. Look for great things to continue for these there.

16) Chad Mylan-

The man who many claim is the voice of 3XW has grew a chip on his shoulder. Leading his number one man Kwong into the ring to gain championships. He is a force at not only 3XW but MECW as well.

I am going to share with you a promo from 3XW’S monthly internet show Outside the ring from this past October. Look for Chad at the 5:16 mark into the show as he celebrates a big victory along with his protégé Ricky Kwong. Please take the time to watch the whole episode and add the 3XW website to your favorites to check out the new Outside the Ring.

17) Bobby Houston –

While many wonder what we do at MWR, “The Business Man” is not one of them. He knows that the site is out there to get the word out about wrestling, but more importantlyto Houston,  is MORE coverage for himself. In the ring on the mic or outside the ring for a promo Houston is all about the Business and that business is to let you know that he is the best in the Midwest.

18) The Magic Man-

If you have not seen this legend from Japan then shame on you. I have had a lot of fun working with the Magic Man every time we get the camera in front of him. The fans MAY love him or hate him but they always and I mean always remember him

19) Steven J Girthy-

The classic manager in every sense. Successful check, rich check, loud mouth check. The truth of the matter is the man is good at his job and that is leading wrestling’s top wrestlers into battle.

20) AJ Williams-

One has to see AJ do wrestling impersonations to get a true feel of this young wrestlers talent. Don’t believe me then just ask Bill Apter.

MWR Hall of Fame Video

Hype Gotti and Tony Cortez formed the charismatic tag team Simply the Best. The two would hold onto the PWP Tag titles but we were always prepared to see what these two would say when we got them behind the camera. Lets look back at this classic interview.

Last but not least I leave you with a promo that we did with the 2008 Missouri Wrestling Revival wrestler of the Year “ The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt. I took this to work to show some residents at the behavior unit that I worked with. The resident LOVE wrestling and my mother has been a nurse for over 30 years at the very same home.

My mothers reply to me after watching Wyatt blast , “Maybe you shouldn’t get involved in this wrestling, you’r going to get hurt.” …….SWEET

I now share with you that video that caused my mother such concern.

Honorable mentions

TNT Keny G

Shane Rich

Hunter Mathews

Sean Vincent

Gage Octane

Steve Fender

Dan The Man

Eric Ruffington

Steve Anthony

Phil E Blunt

Devin Carter

Mark Bland

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4 States, 14 Shows, 4,265 miles and 74 hours on the road in 3 months at MWR.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 26, 2010

With a plethora of great shows  these  past few months,  it has been hard to keep up with all the exciting  news flash, photos and happenings around the Midwest.

MWR has been active with some of the top stars in the country while meeting many of you the great fans, some for the first time while others we know quite well.

We have spent almost every weekend on the road covering the top promotions in the Midwest.

Let’s take a look at some of the sights of the past few months with MWR, the Fans and Superstars around the Midwest.

August 7- Granite City Illinois- High Voltage Wrestling

HVW returned from their summer break to with top stars Kahagas taking on Trent Stone , the Midwest Sweet heart Santana G going up against her arch rival Amy Hennig and the Great Cheyenne with MsChif watching.

Dan Walsh (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Would it be just by chance that the MWR Wrestler of the Week was MTV’S Dan Walsh who would give away a MWR T-Shirt in August only to see him get the HVW Livewire title soon after? Hey Dan we are just playing, you earned it….with a handful of Trent Stones tights.

August 21 – Council Bluffs Iowa – Pro Wrestling Phoenix

The trips to Iowa seem to take so long to get their, which has been a reason for us to scale back from going to PWP and 3XW. One problem they are so GOOD!! MWR fans don’t worry we have no plans what so ever to stop covering these two exciting promotions.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix delivered on this evening with some exciting wrestling action. We were on hand when Axel Greece assists Ryan Slade and Zac James cheat Chris Havius and Donnie Peppercricket out of the PWP Tag Titles. The show also saw the war rage on between Abu Colossus and Preston Maxwell.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix Champion Tony Cortez (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The MWR Wrestler of the Night was the PWP Champion Tony Cortez. Cortez was able to survive the onslaught on Jayden Draigo to retain the championship in a feud that has become quite personal.

In the near future look for a phot recap from their last show in October  from PWP/MWR Photographer Gary Giaffoglione

August 28- Lincoln Illinois – Pro Wrestling Epic

The Balloon festival in Lincoln Illionis is a BIG deal and with PWE providing a FREE show if you attend you can not miss it.

PWE delivered with the biggest match in years in the Midwest literally when the PWE title was on the line between the Mississippi Madman taking on “The Future” Donovan Ruddick led by MR Late Nite.

Ohhhs and AHHHS were heard as the two behemoths battle for supermecy and who is truly the top big man. Nothing was settled decisively, but the crowd went home to tell their friends about the Madman and Future. The match that shook the Midwest .

Evan Money explodes on Eric Allen (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

“The Kid” Evan Money was the MWR Wrestler of the Week as he went on to defeat Eric Allen with a frog splash.

September 4th – Kansas City Kansas- Metro Pro Wrestling

We were thrilled to support Metro Pro Wrestling for several reasons; first off the wrestling scene in the KC market has been dry for some time now. With Metro Pro Sports having TV, showcasing several of the top stars in the country today and oh yeah our former partner in crime Josh Ray is the current ring announcer for this upstart promotion. Metro Pro proved to be a great time with a great upside going into 2010.

“Rock and Roll” Mike Sydal with Amber (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

Amber," The host of Dubi meets the Fans" Dubray and Brecca take in a picture after the show (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

All the girls love Tyler Cook (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

From the looks of Brecca’s face WLW Star Ethan Wright did not learn the Masterlock from former WLW Champ Chris Masters. (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

September 11 – Waterloo Illinois – Independent Hardcore Wrestling

IHW has been on a roll in 2010 with some great matches in front of a packed crowd. On this night we were thrilled to debut the Tony Kozina MWR Trading Card. Kozina is one of the most well diverse and exciting wrestlers today. During the night Kozina wrestled one of the Midwest most impressive young men in the game Chris L.O.G.A.N

Tony Kozina (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Let’s take a look at a Video recap of this great show from IHW

September 22- Olney Illinois – IWA Unlimited

Our first trip to Olney lived up to the hype that has been told to me. A weekly FREE Wednesday show how can you go wrong. A great small venue filled with some of the top young talent in the area.

IWA Unlimited fan favorite The Intimidator gives away a free MWR T-shirt to start the night off. (Photo Credit Tim Dunahee )

Everyone that I talked to loved the stars of IWA U and looked forward to the hump day of the week. If you have the day off and live in STL I urge you to take the drive to see what you are missing.

September 25 – Hillsdale Missouri- MMWA-SICW

A great day for the community of Hillsdale as MMWA-SICW teamed up with the Hillsdale Police force to provide a free wrestling show. MMWA-SICW are always fan friendly and if a free outdoor show was not enough, the team work also offered free BBQ and back packs filled with treats from the police force given to them by the stars of MMWA-SICW.

Ace Hawkins is the MMWA-SICW Santa Clause in September while sporting the MWR T-shirt

The MWR Wrestler of the day was none other than Ace Hawkins. Ace fresh off of his appearance at Ring of Honor not only gave away a free MWR shirt but bicycles from the kids and some awesome ST Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame shirts before having a great match against Brandon Espinosa.

September 25- Wood River Illinois – MECW Double shot evening

One of the best kept secrets in the Midwest, is the fact that some of the best talent in Iowa makes the long trip to the STL to go to prove that they are among the best in the Midwest. Jimmy Rockwell, Devin Carter, Zach Thompson, Ryan Slade  and even self proclaimed  wrestling genius Chad Mylan has put an end to Gabriel Brimstones stranglehold  in the Independent title when his man Kwong won the belt in recent months.

Iowa is not the only area that is well represented as the upstate Illinois wrestlers BroMance (Knight Wagner and Jordan McEntrye)  with Erin currently holds onto the MECW Tag Championship and Matt Mayday, Mike Anthony and Chris Logan have all brought their own flavor in the company.

MECW Champion Bailey Mannix (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

On this night the MWR Wrestler of the Night was the champ himself, Bailey Mannix. Mannix is still one of the most underrated wrestlers in the game today.

October 2- Kansas City Kansas – Metro Pro Wrestling

Metro Pro Wrestling heated up with the brand new Metro Pro Wrestling TV Champion Trevor Murdoch taking charge. With an appearance from wrestling great Harley Race the fans where able to see some of the great from the past mixed in with some of the best today.

What has the best Wrestler on Gods Green earth Harley Race along with Ethan Wright and Jeff Strong so mad, could it be because of something that former MWR Josh Ray is doing? See it on METRO SPORTS in Kansas City (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

If fans in Kansas City want the best bang for their buck they need to give Metro Pro Wrestling a chance. You won’t regret it.

October 9- Eldon Missouri – World League Wrestling

One of the biggest nights of the year brought several of the most influential men in the game today. Co-Owner of Pro Wrestling Noah was in attendance along with Harley Race and Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer. The MWR Wrestler of the Night was Midwest knockout Lucy Mendez who gave away the very first MWR pink t-shirt.

Midwest Knockout Lucy Mendez has the attention of Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer. (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

Wrestlers from around the world took the week long camp in hopes of making it to the show.

MWR Photographer Bill Smith with the representatives of Pro Wrestling NOAH (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

WLW Super fan Vincent Heather gets an autograph Steve Fender trading card from the man himself

Look for a Full photo recap of this show in the near future from MWR Photographer Bill Smith

October 10- Marceline Missouri – Modern Championship Wrestling

Just down the road from my house was a new promotion was a rare Sunday show that featured local favorite The Iceman. Brian Blade won the belt at the very first show and has been a thorn in promoter Dustin Watson’s side ever since.

Larry Stilfield with Modern Championship Wrestling Champion Brian Blade (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

October 16- Glen Carbon Illinois – NWA Dynamo/High Voltage Wrestling

We were on hand to present the High Voltage Wrestling tag champs the Hooligans the 2009 MWR Tag team of the Year plaques. To be honest we offered the exciting tag team Full Contact Dojo  (Jonathan Gresham and Ric King) the chance to be the MWR Wrestlers of the Week to throw out a t-shirt as a way of being nice.

In a shocking development they defeated The Hooligans to become the NEW HVW Tag Championship . No HVW Champion was safe as “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt defeated Kahagas and Dan Walsh won the HVW Livewire belt.

The HVW Tag Team Champs Jonathan Gresham and Ric King with the lucky fan who caught the MWR shirt Rebecca Haynes (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Look for a photo recap as well and interviews with all of the new HVW Champions here at MWR in the future.

October 23 – Springfield Illinois – New Midwest Wrestling

NMW invited us and invited us and I am glad that they did, we had debut once before and was very impressed and happy to have added them in our NMW Coverage area. The last show I photographed the most dangerous ( and fun matches) to be a photographer at in my carrer during the4 team NMW Tag Team scramble match and returned for the biggest Battle Royal, rumble style of the year for NMW. All for the enjoyment of you the fans.

The MWR Wrestler of the Week was up and comer Christian Rose. Look for more information about this exciting night of wrestling at MWR soon.

Christian Rose (Photo Courtesy of Jon 'Skippy' Edgecomb)

There you have MWR fans, the itinerary of where Dubray and I have been in just the past tthree months. We may not be able to keep up with the miles that the 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling does but who can, that man is a machine.

I would like to thank you the fans, the wrestlers, and the promoters for making

Missouri Wrestling Revival – The Wrestling Press of the Midwest.

MWR fans please support your local professional wrestling and we hope to see you at a show.

Brian Kelley Owner/Editor of Missouri Wrestling Revival

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Pro Wrestling Phoenix results from September 18th with info on October 16th Cortez vs. Starr

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 2, 2010

PWP Results September 18, 2010

At the beginning of the show, Jayden Draigo came out and once more berated the fans and called “Babyface” Tony Cortez out to hear him out.

Jayden Draigo has his eyes sets on the PWP title. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Once Draigo put his hands on the PWP Heavyweight Championship, Cortez slapped him and left the ring. As he was exiting, Draigo grabbed his Kendo Stick and swung at Cortez, only to have him catch the stick and take it with him to the back!

1. #1 Shot Challenge: Matty Starr defeated #1 Brett Young

#1 Brett Young came out and issued a #1 Shot Challenge to anyone in the building. Out came Matty Starr much to the fans delight! This was a great back and forth contest with Starr rolling Young up out of nowhere for the three count!

Brett Young sends the One shot challenge and Matty Starr answered it. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Matty Starr was impressive in a win against #1 Brett Young. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

After the match, Starr asked for the microphone and thanked the fans for all their support. He said its time he challenges for the PWP Heavyweight Championship and he doesn’t care who wins later in the night, he wants them in the ring in October!

2. Triple Threat: Joey Daniels defeated Derek Cornell & Buck Albright

This was a very intense Triple Threat match as a returning Albright was looking to start fresh in PWP while both Daniels & Cornell need the win to move up the ranks in PWP.

Buck Albright introduces Joey Daniels to Derek Cornell head first. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Buck Albright had to have eyes in the back of his head in this match. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Highlights include a huge powerbomb neckbreaker off the top rope including all three men. Daniels sneaked into the ring and rolled up Albright to get the much needed win!

Joey Daniels steals a win. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

3. Rematch: Supafli defeated Jaysin Strife
This was a rematch from August 21 where Supafli showed the PWP fans that he could hang with a former PWP Heavyweight Champion. This match has to be seen to be believed! Amazing back and forth action between these two, as Strife showed his frustration, underestimating the masked man from Mexico City, IA.

A back and forth battle between two of PWP’S young stars. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Strife shows that he can move with the best of them. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Strife was a step behind on this night. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Superfli gets caught in a bad way. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

All sorts of innovative maneuvers came out of nowhere from both men but when Strife attempted a powerbomb, Supafli quickly rolled through, and had enough leverage to hold Strife down for the three count and the upset win! Strife seemed shocked at the end result, but he raised Supafli’s hand out of respect as the audience cheered.

Supafli with a huge win against Jaysin Strife. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

As we came back from intermission it was announced that PWP Officials had decided to grant Matty Starr a PWP Championship match on October 16, 2010!

4. Preston Maxwell defeated “Rock N Roll” Mike Sydal

Abu Colossus’ music hit the arena speakers, however he did not come out. Preston Maxwell strolled out to his music, mocking his every move and mannerisms. Maxwell proceeded to insult the absent Colossus on the microphone, until his challenger, a returning Sydal came out. Sydal with a new style and energy attempted to use many traditional wrestling holds to subdue Maxwell during the match.

Mike Sydal is full of energy.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

A turning point occurred when Maxwell sidestepped the turnbuckle and Sydal flew into the ring post.

Preston Maxwell captilizes on the injured shoulder of Sydal. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The referee helped Sydal fix his injured shoulder but the damage had been done and when Maxwell locked on the Gator Roll Choke, Sydal couldn’t take the pain and tapped out immediately. You can be sure when Colossus hears about the disrespect showed by Maxwell, he will not be happy.

5. PWP Tag Team Championship: Zac James & Ryan Slade w/ Axel Greece retained the Championship over Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket.

Before the match former PWP Ring Announcer Axel Greece got on the mic and berated his replacement, PWP Official BJ Bunten. He then offered Havius & Peppercricket a choice, they could go to the back and forget the match was ever supposed to happen, or they could do it the hard way. I think we all know which way the PWP favorites chose! This was a great tag team contest showing not only Havius & Peppercricket’s hatred for the Canadians but also the tightness of both teams. You could see the chemistry flowing and with Axel Greece in the corner it was a rough time for Havius & Peppercricket.

Chris Havius sizes up Ryan Slade. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Donnie Peppercricket over powers Zac James. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The Champs may not play it cool but they are very good. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Unfortunately Greece was too much and as Slade baited Peppercricket into a brawl on the outside the PWP Referee Guy Walken followed them allowing Greece to hit Havius with his cane in the ring and James covered him as the referee returned to the ring and counted the three count. Havius & Peppercricket were livid and demanded that they get one more chance. They said this time, if they win, they get Axel Greece in the ring after the match for 5 minutes!

Axel Greece agrees to the stipulation. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Surprisingly, Greece accepted immediately, showing no fear and confidence that James & Slade could pull out a hat trick win.

6. PWP Heavyweight Championship: “Babyface” Tony Cortez retained the Championship over Jayden Draigo

Months and months of torture, disrespect and anger came to a head in the main event of the evening. It seemed like Draigo was right around the corner of Cortez’ every move and was able to get the upper hand more than once.

These two do not like each other at all. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Jayden Draigo pulled out all stops against his enemy Tony Cortez for the PWP Championship. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Cortez showed his tremendous heart and resilience after kicking out of not only 1 but 2 superkicks. You could see the look of shock on Draigo’s face! What happened next was probably the most controversial moment in PWP history. Cortez hit his finishing move, the Pacifier, on Draigo however Draigo’s feet knocked PWP Senior Referee Bryan Whitman out cold in the process. Cortez covered Draigo and the crowd counted along with him as he counted 1,2,3,4,5. Cortez got up to revive the referee and unfortunately this allowed Draigo to grab his Kendo Stick and nail Cortez over the head with it! Draigo dragged the referee over, and he counted the pinfall, 1,2,3! The referee called for the bell, however, PWP Official BJ Bunten refused to ring it! He couldn’t believe his eyes and refused to end the match because of the vicious Kendo Stick shot. He went to the back and brought out PWP Referee Guy Walken as Draigo got the microphone and grabbed the title and began berating the fans and celebrating.

Cortez takes control of the match. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Clothesline. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

As Bunten returned with the other referee, the two refs and Bunten began arguing over what happened. As this was going on, Cortez got up and hit a spinebuster on Draigo! The second referee ran into the ring and counted the pin but it was only a two count! As Referee Whitman angrily left the arena, Cortez hit a crippling suplex into piledriver type move to finally get the three count and retain the PWP Championship. As Bunten announced the winner over the house microphone, the fans cheered Cortez and laughed at Draigo. Draigo left the arena but did exclaim that you would not see the last of him in PWP.

Check the PWP Message Board for a statement from PWP Officials regarding the decision in the main event!

It was an incredible night of action and it will be interesting to see what happens next month! Already announced:
PWP Heavyweight Championship Match: “Babyface” Tony Cortez Vs. Matty Starr.

These two men are arguably the most beloved members of the PWP roster. Now they are putting it all on the line for the fans and Starr has an opportunity of a lifetime to taste the glory of the silver strap!

PWP Tag Team Championship Match: Zac James & Ryan Slade w/ Axel Greece Vs. Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket.

If Havius & Peppercricket win, they get Axel Greece alone in the ring for 5 minutes! If James & Slade win, Havius & Peppercricket can never challenge for the PWP Tag Titles again as long as James & Slade are champions! This could get very interesting!
More will be announced soon! Thanks to all the fans for supporting us!

PWP Live Pro Wrestling
October 16, 2010
Council Bluffs National Guard Armory
2415 E Kanesville Blvd Council Bluffs IA 51503
General Admission Tickets: $10
Doors 6:30 Belltime 7:00
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PWP’s Battle Of The Phoenix ’10 Photo Music Recap

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 12, 2010

MWR fans on August 21, 2010 we witness a thrilling night of wrestling at Pro Wrestling Phoenix with some of the top stars in the country. In the main event we witness Jaysin Strife jump over the top rope to allow Jayden Draigo to win the 2010 Battle of the Phoenix.

Thanks to our friends at Pro Wrestling Phoenix we have a full recap of the events including why Strife gave Draigo the win to go along with a music video of the amazing sights and punishing moves of each match.

PWP returns to action on September 18th in Council Bluffs and we highly recommend that you take the opportunity to check out a great night of wrestling.

As the evening started, “Babyface” Tony Cortez came out right away, and called out Jayden Draigo to finally fight him. Jayden came out to the ring and talked with Cortez about their history, and told Tony that the fans who loved him now were the same ones spitting on him and calling him Francis two years ago. He told him to make his own decisions and forget the fans then left the ring. As soon as Draigo left, “The Passion” Zac James’ music hit and he and Ryan Slade came out to the ring. Zac told Tony to put his title on the line right then and there, which most people assumed was Zac using his Anytime Anywhere title shot.

1.) PWP Heavyweight Championship: “Babyface” Tony Cortez defeated Zac James w/ Ryan Slade. This was an intense match with Zac showing a new intensity and focus on winning the championship. Unfortunately for him he fell short and Cortez retained his coveted title. After the match, Zac got on the mic and addressed the fans who were yelling at him that he wasted his title shot. He showed them the contract and pointed out that he never said he was using his title shot, and he never signed the contract, therefore, he still had his Anytime Anywhere contract for either PWP Championship.

2.) Sir Bradley Charles made his return to PWP and defeated Joey Daniels in a very back and forth contest. SBC pulled a lot of tricks out including a beautiful Northern Lights Suplex, but he finished it off with his TKO maneuver.

3.) A returning “Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell defeated Jayden Draigo via roll up when Tony Cortez appeared at ringside just long enough to distract Draigo.

4.) Matty Star finally got his revenge against “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt in this PWP classic. Both men used every ounce of strength & valor and kicked out of just about every move imaginable. The match ended when Star finally got the upper hand and nailed Wyatt with a Falcon Arrow from the top rope! This match is seriously one of the best contests in the 5 ½ year history of PWP.

5.) Abu Colossus defeated Preston Maxwell via disqualification when Maxwell had the Gator Roll Choke locked in on Colossus and refused to let go even when Colossus got his feet the the ropes. It took a few PWP officials to get Preston to break the hold who showed genuine frustration as he thought the match should have been his. He showed his lack of respect for Colossus who quickly gave chase.

6.) Jaysin Strife defeated Supafli in a fantastic match. Supafli proved to the PWP fans that he can hang in the ring with a former PWP Champion. This match also saw Supafli severely cut open his chin on a dive to the outside. In the end Strife pulled out the victory but both men showed each other respect afterwards. This match was also a classic that won’t soon be forgotten, and was easily the best performance we have seen in Supafli’s young career. He proved that the sky is the limit for this exciting masked star.

7.) PWP Tag Team Championship Match: Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket defeated The Beautiful Bodies of Brian Gott & Derek Cornell. The Bodies were close in this one but not close enough and the PWP fan favorites retained their titles. As soon as the Bodies were out of the way, Zac James’ music hit ONCE AGAIN and he came out, clearly signed the contract and received his PWP Tag Team Championship match along with Ryan Slade.

8.) PWP Tag Team Championship Match: Zac James & Ryan Slade defeated Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket to become the NEW PWP Tag Team Champions. During the match, Ryan Slade attempted to use the Canadian flag as a weapon, however the referee caught him and took the flag away setting it on the apron. In a shocking turn of events, ring announcer Axel Greece grabbed the flag and nailed Peppercricket with it as he was attempting a tag team finishing move with Havius! Zac James then hit the Sliced Bread #2 and we had new tag team champions. Afterwards Greece got on the mic, announced the winners of the match and proclaimed that he was sick of being made fun of, beaten up, not taken seriously, and that he would lead Zac & Slade to greatness. He also proclaimed that one of them would win the Phoenix Challenge!

9.) Jayden Draigo won the annual Phoenix Challenge! A lot of interesting things happened in the course of this match, including Havius & Peppercricket immediately going after Zac & Slade as soon as they got to the ring. Abu Colossus was the last entrant and as soon as he hit the ring he went immediately after Preston Maxwell who got eliminated while brawling with each other and probably didn’t even realize it. They kept fighting with each other outside the ring for a good five minutes, fighting their way back to the locker room. It came down to last years winner Jaysin Strife & Draigo, but Strife shocked the crowd by jumping out to the floor on his own! Draigo had the match won, but his look of glory soon turned to anger when Tony Cortez came out and the match was announced: Cortez would finally get his hands on Draigo September 18th when they fight one on one for the PWP Heavyweight Championship!

Strife then said to Cortez that a deal is a deal, and now that Cortez will finally get his hands on Draigo – he needs to remember that Strife did him a huge favor, and Cortez still owes him another shot at the PWP Title.

Phoenix Challenge Order of Entry:

1. Sir Bradley Charles
2. “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt
3. “The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade
4. Jaysin Strife
5. “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell
6. Donnie Peppercricket
7. Jayden Draigo
8. Derek Cornell
9. Joey Daniels
10. Matty Star
11. Angelus Layne
12. “The Passion” Zac James
13. Chris Havius
14. Brian Gott
15. Abu Colossus

Eliminations:

* Jeremy Wyatt by Sir Bradley Charles
* Joey Daniels by Jimmy Rockwell
* Sir Bradley Charles by Zac James & Ryan Slade
* Derek Cornell by Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket
* Matty Star by Jaysin Strife
* Ryan Slade by Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket
* Angelus Layne by Preston Maxwell
* Jimmy Rockwell by Preston Maxwell
* Donnie Peppercricket by Zac James
* Chris Havius simultaneously with Zac James
* Zac James simultaneously with Chris Havius
* Brian Gott by Abu Colossus
* Preston Maxwell simultaneously with Abu Colossus by Jayden Draigo
* Abu Colossus simultaneously with Preston Maxwell by Jayden Draigo
* Jaysin Strife eliminated himself

It was one of the most memorable PWP shows to date! Thanks to everyone who came out! The next show is September 18, 2010 at the National Guard Armory in Council Bluffs! Already announced:

PWP fans! Battle Of The Phoenix 2010 was an incredible night full of shock and surprises! Join us on SEPTEMBER 18, 2010 at the Council Bluffs National Guard Armory for a huge night of live pro wrestling!

PWP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP:
”BABYFACE” TONY CORTEZ VS. JAYDEN DRAIGO

Jayden Draigo has been a thorn in Tony Cortez’s side ever since he returned to PWP. Last month, Jaysin Strife jumped out of the ring and allowed Draigo to win the annual Phoenix Challenge. Tony Cortez came out and it became clear that a deal had been made. After months and months of Tony trying to get his hands on Draigo, it will finally happen! Will Tony Cortez continue to prove why he is the champion? Or will Draigo find a way to steal the title away from Tony?

PWP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP:
ZAC JAMES & RYAN SLADE W/ AXEL GREECE VS. CHRIS HAVIUS & DONNIE PEPPERCRICKET

Last month saw Zac James finally cash in his Anytime Anywhere contract, and he cashed it in right after PWP Tag Team Champions Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket defeated the Beautiful Bodies. In a huge shock to everyone, former ring announcer Axel Greece attacked Donnie Peppercricket during their match allowing Zac & Slade to pick up the victory. He then announced to the world that he was sick of being joked on, not taken seriously and ignored, and he would lead these men to greatness. Havius & Peppercricket will no doubt be looking for huge retribution in this match, and they will be fresh. Who will take home the titles?

REMATCH:
JAYSIN STRIFE VS. SUPAFLI

One match that was talked about so much by all the fans from our August event was Jaysin Strife Vs. Supafli. Supafli has asked PWP officials for a rematch, and because there has been so much buzz about this match, they have agreed! You won’t want to miss this!

ONE SHOT CHALLENGE:
#1 Brett Young will be in attendance and word has it that he will be issuing his “One Shot Challenge!” Last time this happened, Abu Colossus answered the call and defeated Young. Will he taste defeat again, or will he come out victorious?

ALSO IN ACTION: Abu Colossus, Matty Starr, Preston Maxwell, Derek Cornell, Joey Daniels, Jay Johnson & more!

Saturday September 18, 2010

National Guard Armory
2415 E. Kanesville Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

All tickets just $10!

Doors: 6:30
Bell Time: 7:00

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Dubi meets the PWP Fans 8-21-10

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 5, 2010

By Dubray Tallman

Our trip to Council Bluffs, Iowa turned out to be on a beautiful day. With the fall season upon us and school around the corner for both us we knew we had to make our way to Council Bluffs Iowa just in case we were unable attend later due to time.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix blessed to have a great photographer in Gary  Giaffoglione  there on most shows so we always have a MWR presence at a PWP show. PWP has always been great to work with and if you remember they are the premier promotion for fresh baked cookies at their concession stand. We took home eight rice krispy treats if that tells you anything. Hey they are that good

Brian was excited about seeing Gary once again, and had brought him up a complete set of the MWR Trading cards that have several that feature his photo work such as the Mike Sydal, Sir Bradley Charles and the chilling Jeremy Wyatt card that looks a little sinister. Gary made the trip worth it by giving me a hug (You know I need my attention, I am Dubray of course) so the night had started off right.

Prior to saying our hellos to the staff, we decided to find the restroom that was located in the hallway. Before I got done Brian was talking to some fans that were there an hour early waiting for the doors to open. Brian told them what we were doing and Nancy stated that her favorite was the BIG Abu Colossus. She stated that every time he came out prior to his match she liked to get up and do a dance to let him know that she was on his side. We promised her that if Abu was there on the night she would be among the Dubi Meets the fans.

Nancy Mcbride with Abu (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The doors opened at 6:30 so off the work I went to find fans that were interested in being a part of this edition of Dubi meets the fans. Brian and PWP must have advertised it good or they remembered the last time we did it at PWP and didn’t want to miss it this time because there was a ton of people wanting to get their picture with the PWP Superstars.

Our MWR Wrestler of the night was none other than the PWP Champion Tony Cortez. Cortez wore the MWR shirt prior to starting the night off with impromptu win against Zac James.  Before the match started he threw the shirt to Ben Castillo from Fremont, NE. During the intermission he took the time to meet the young fan.

PWP Champ Tony Cortez with Ben Castillo (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

One fan that was a lot of fun to watch during the matches told me his name was Daniel “The Power Deaf” Gilchrist from Glenwoood Iowa. When the wrestlers would kick out just in time for the final 3 count he was really into it. He wanted Jayden Draigo but Draigo I was told has been a terror at PWP for some time and can be uncontrollable at times so Brian asked if he could choose someone else. He quickly chose fan favorite Matty Starr.

Daniel “The Power Deaf” Gilchrist with Matty Starr( Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Ron Blair had no hesitation to who he wanted to have his picture with it was the ever popular Donnie Peppercricket.

Ron Blair and Donnie Peppercricket (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Young Michael Barnes from Council Bluffs Iowa was at PWP to see the exciting Jaysin Strife in action. Strife was more than happy to get his picture with Michael.

Michael Barnes with Jaysin Strife (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A regular of Pro Wrestling Phoenix was John Striffler from Omaha Nebraska who told me that he had been a big of wrestling for over sixty years. John told me that he always enjoyed coming to Pro Wrestling Phoenix and tried to make every show. John told me that he was a fan of Chris Havius who was one half of the PWP Tag Team Champions along with Donnie Peppercricket.

John Striffler and Chris Havius (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

As we were taking pictures I was told that little bitty Kaycee’s favorite wrestler was Tony Cortez. Cortez was nearby and snapped the shot of the youngest fan to ever take part in the Dubi meets the fans.

Kaycee and PWP Champion Tony Cortez

The last time we were at PWP Matty Star was in high demand and on this night it was no different. Starr has been making waves in 2010 where ever we go and we are not the only ones that noticed because just like Daniel “The Power Deaf” Gilchrist, Joshua Pope was all smiles as he posed with Matty Starr.

Matty Starr with Joshua Pope (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Abu Colossus had his hands full on this night against Preston Maxwell but before his match after intermission he took a snap shot with Nathan Gilchrist.

Nathan Gilchrist and Abu

Adam was a fan of the PWP Tag Team Champions, Havius and Peppercricket and may have been the last person to get their pictures taken with the duo as champs. They would take on the Beautiful Bodies, and would retain the titles but you will have to wait for the recap here at MWR (Or click on the PWP Website if you can’t wait) to find out who would leave Battle of the Phoenix 2010 with the belts.

Chris Havius Adam and Donnie Peppercricket (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The last fan that I will introduce you to was really excited to be at PWP and was very excited to have their pictures taken with the PWP wrestlers was Mike Firk. Mike would ask to have his picture taken with Matty Starr, Chris Havius and Donnie Peppercricket as well as catching me after the show excited about getting his picture taken with the lovely  Angelus Layne and Jaysin Strife.

Mike Firk with Angelus Layne and Jaysin Strife. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

I looked around to see who my pick on this evening would be and noticed that Sir Bradley Charles had just got done meeting the fans and selling the awesome looking SBC shirt to a fan and had a moment so I asked him to be my Dubi Meets the fans choice and Jaysin Strife was nearby so why not add him as well.

Jaysin Strife, Dubray Tallman and Sir Bradley Charles (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Fans I hope that you enjoyed this edition of Dubi Meets the PWP fans and for more pictures of these fans with their favorite wrestler please click here to see them.

We hope to have a full recap of this show along with MWR’S Introducing Angelus Layne.

Till next time be good and I hope to see you at the show.

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