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Posts Tagged ‘Jaysin Static’

Dubi meets the MMWA-SICW fans February 2011

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 27, 2011

By Dubray Tallman

Hello everyone, an exciting night for me personally as our good friend promoter Herb Simmons asked for me to present Danny Boy Hawkins with a trophy. The trophy was in honor of his accomplishment of winning the Classic Wrestling Champion tournament last month at the very same building by defeating Waco, The Big Texan and followed it up with a win in the finals over “Thee” Brandon Espinosa.

I was nervous as this was to be aired on Channel 8 in St Louis so I didn’t want to mess up and make Danny Boy look bad. In all I was happy with the way it turned out as things was going great until Ron Powers went off his rocker and attacked his good friend Danny Boy.

You can find out the details by clicking here.

The MWR wrestler of the night was one of our favorite young men in the game today high flying A big thank you to Ace Hawkins for throwing out an MWR shirt prior to overcoming the odds and defeating the much bigger Waco during the night.
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After his match Ace came out to meet the fan Gavin who was from Waterloo Illinois there in the front row with his family.

Danny Boy had a huge fan base at MMWA-SICW and prior to his good friend Ron Powers stabbed him in the back several of the fans took the chance to get their picture taken with the champ.

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First we had Donovan who was at the matches for the very first time!

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Dominic’s dad was a special guest for the show and had remembered us at WLW in 2010 when Brian had covered them. It was great meeting them and Dominic was so excited about having his photo while holding the belt with the Champ.

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Christian, Kayla, Paige, and Allison was up next , this was Allison’s second time coming and she just loves Danny Boy so I was happy to get the two together along with Allison’s friends.

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Brett & Eli Gummersheimer had their photo taken with Dave Vaughn last time but the photo did not turn out so this time they got to pose with “The Icon” Chris Hargas.

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Last but not least I was going to pick a wrestler, when I saw that Brian was speaking to Jaysin Static questioning his actions in the ring earlier in the night against his opponent Max Archer when I got my good friend Mike Van to capture the young star putting the MWR Owner in a headlock.

I would like to thank MMWA-SICW for their friendship and support of myself and MWR as we get to meet such wonderful fans while checking out some great wrestling action.

Till next time.

Love Dubz

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12-11-10 MMWA-SICW results from East Carondelet, IL

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 10, 2011

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Teacher Mark Sterling hooks up with student Mike Sydal. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Sterling showed no love as he worked over the talented Sydal. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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The speed of Sydal is deadly. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Sweet and effective move that looked like it may give Sydal the win. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Sterling can not be defeated so easy. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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The match ends in a draw, with Sterling showing his approval for his protege. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

NWA Central States Champ Mark Sterling fought Mike Sydal to a time limit draw

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Jaysin Static or is it Cross meets Max Archer. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Archer hopes to move up the ladder in 2011. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Static sends Archer reeling. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Static wins. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)
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Gary Jackson straps The Big Texan up for his war with Ron Powers. Meanwhile Travis Cook lets Jackson hear about it.

Jaysin Static pinned Max Archer

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Jackson is the man to maintain order between these two bulls. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Ouch (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Powers uses his massive elbow. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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The Big Texan attacks from the outside. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Travis Cook distracts ref Gary Jackson. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Ron Powers uses the loaded glove. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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BOOM!!!(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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The Big Texan is down and out. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Ron Powers pinned The Big Texan with Travis Cook  in a strap match

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Tony Raze tries to slow down fan favorite Danny Boy (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Danny Boy gasp for air. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Flying clothesline from Danny Boy. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Danny Boy Hawkins pinned Tony Raze

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Travis Cook sends Brandon Espinosa in to attack former MMWA-SICW Champ Dave Vaughn. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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With the sneak attack Espinosa looked strong to start the match in this 2 out of 3 falls. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Chop. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Suplex from Espinosa . (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Espinosa went flying in this back and forth match. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Espinosa gets the win. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Dave Vaughn's former manager Travis Cook lets him know that he should of never of left his group. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Spear from hell. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Cook had to be taken back with a Stretcher. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Brandon Espinosa with Travis Cook  pinned David Vaughn (2-1 falls)

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Waco has young Ace Hawkins overmatched in size. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Hawkins takes out both Waco and The Big Texan. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Hawkins was on fire. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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With the Refs back turned The Big Texan takes advantage of Ace Hawkins. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Hawkins goes to the mat painfully. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Can Hawkins speed get him a big win? (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Waco would not be denied. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Waco pinned Ace Hawkins

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Chris Hargas and Sean Vincent would finish this night of exciting wrestling. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Sean Vincent knows that this ref is young and keeps him out of position. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Vincent hopes to make Hargas quit. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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A big mistake from Vincent. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Hargas gets the 1-2-3 on Sean Vincent. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Chris Hargas pinned Sean Vincent

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The Madness within Jaysin Static

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 12, 2010

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MMWA-SICW 10/9 /2010 Photo Recap from Mike Van Hoogstraat

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 25, 2010

Snap mare from Espinosa. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Beautiful dropkick from Courageous. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Travis Cook has a knack of getting on fans and the promotions staffs wrong side, here Tim Miller takes exception of what he has to say. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Espinosa pulls out all stops on the popular Courageous. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Superkick (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Cocky and confident are Travis Cooks men who currently are having their way with the fan favorites of MMWA-SICW with Dave Vaughn in their sights. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Battle Royal Champ Brandon Espinosa d. Junior Heavyweight Champion Johnny Courageous (non-title)

Max Archer has had a solid year in 2010, looking to add another victory on the young Chris King. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Max Archer uses his experience against the youngster.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Max Archer toss Chase King over his shoulder. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Chase King has his hands raised after a hard fought win. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Chase King d. Max Archer

Two of the best in the game today The Future Donovan Ruddick and Gary Jackson are at odds. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Big boot on Jackson. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

While Ruddick chokes Jackson his Elitism partner watches on. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Jackson shows how tough he is just by not submitting. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Jackson drives Ruddick into the ring post.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Jackson finds himself at the last place he wants to be.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

HWC Champ “The Future” Donovan Ruddick d. Gary Jackson

The youngsters works to get the big man over the top rope. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Espinosa sends Courageous out of the ring to retain his battle Royal championship. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Battle Royal Champ Brandon Espinosa won a ten-man battle royal

Two young stars go at it.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)
Static or is it Cross?? nails Hawkins with kick.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Ace Hawkins d. Jaysin Static

Mitchell wisely takes the big man off of his feet. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Wayne Mitchell goes to the top.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The picture may seem fuzzy but that could very well be how Mitchell feels after the Lumberjack slams him into the turnbuckle. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Lumberjack power was too much for Wayne Mitchell on this night. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Tag Champ Lumberjack Abe d. Wayne Mitchell

Raze uses Chase King as a chair. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Chase King uses his speed to surprise Tony Raze. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

“The Lockdown” Tony Raze has MMWA-SICW on Notice after another win. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Tony Raze d. Chase King

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MMWA-SICW Photo Recap from Hillsdale Missouri September 25

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 7, 2010

By Brian Kelley

On September 25th I had the opportunity for a double shot of wrestling action. First off I made my way to Hillsdale Missouri for a FREE MMWA-SICW show sponsored by the Hillsdale Police department.

A beautiful day that saw the community along with the Mayor of Hillsdale come out to check out wrestling action, during the day I spoke to many of the fans who told me this was the very first time they had a chance to see pro wrestling live.

Also in attendance was our friend Patrick Brandmeyer who got the chance to join Herb Simmons at the commentator table. Recently we advertised the MMWA-SICW open door tryout and I was able to meet for the very first time Ben Simon who impressed the management so much that he earned the Announcing job for a company that he grew up watching.

The fans also had the chance to see a true wrestling legend in person as Cowboy Bob Orton was in attendance.

The day saw some great wrestling action, plus MMWA-SICW and the Hillsdale Police Department gave away free concessions, plus gift bags, soccer balls and bicycles throughout the day.

I am going to share with you a few pictures of the days events and after the last one click onto my photobucket for a complete look at all them. MMWA-SICW returned to Fairmont Illinois later that night for a great show that my good friend Mike Van Hoogstraat was able to capture so please check back for MWR in the future for this and all your MMWA-SICW news.

Click here to see all the great pictures from MMWA-SICW in Hillsdale Missouri.

Brandon Espinosa was not happy with being put in a Pinata –on –a-pole match and made Super Castaldi

Brandon Espinosa uses the Pinata on Castaldi and the candy went flying. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The children of Hillsdale took advantage of Castaldi’s misfortune and was treated to FREE candy. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Brandon Espinosa d. Super Castaldi I in a pinata-on-a-pole match

Ron Powers is one of the most powerful men in the Midwest as young Chase King found out. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Chase King finds himself on the wrong side of RON POWERS in Hillsdale MO(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Herb Simmons and Bob Orton take in the destruction of Powers on up and comer Chase King. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Ron Powers fought Chase King to a double countout

. MMWA-SICW newcomer The Mauler looked strong against the smaller Hawkins from the start. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The Mauler wisely kept the pressure on one of the Midwest hottest young stars. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Ace Hawkins used his speed to get the win in front of an approving crowd. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Espinosa challenged Hawkins to a match later on in the night to show him that he is the top dog at MMWA-SICW. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Ace Hawkins d. The Mauler

Ace Hawkins, Tim Miller and the Hillsdale police force pass out FREE soccer balls, gifts and bicycles to the people of Hillsdale. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Max Archer levels Draco (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A show of respect by both men after Archer takes home a a big win. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Max Archer d. Draco

Tony Raze showed his true colors early on when he jumped fan favorite Gary Jackson prior to the bell. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Raze had the fans ire when he went to the top to finish off Jackson. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The gorgeous one Gary Jackson can take over a match like no one else. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Gary Jackson d. Tony Raze

Jaysin Static or is it Jayson Cross?? Whoever he thinks he is, demanded to Tim Miller and Keith Smith to be a part of the main event with Espinosa and Hawkins. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cross/Static makes his presence known. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Down goes Hawkins and Espinosa, maybe Cross/Static was right and deserved to be in the match. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Hawkins goes on the air attack. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Where did he go?? Hawkins soars over Espinosa. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Espinosa finally got his hands on Hawkins. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Espinosa can catch you with a plethora of moves, like this crushing blow. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Chops on the outside. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The fans was not happy with Espinosa taunting them. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Hawkins looked to have Espinosa number in this match up between two of the most recent wrestlers in the Midwest to debut at ROH in STL.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

In a back and forth match every move counts. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Referee Jim Harris raises the hand of the Battle Royal champion Espinosa. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Brandon Espinosa d. Jaysin Static & Ace Hawkins (triple)

MMWA-SICW Returns this Saturday at the South Broadway Athletic Club.

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MMWA-SICW 6/19 Photo Recap by Mike Van Hoogstraat- Vaughn vs. Ruddick

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 10, 2010

Match info from Patrick Brandmeyer
Photos Mike Van Hoogstraat
Captions Brian Kelley
 

Herb Simmons, Mickey Garagolia and Larry Matysik speaks to the great Terry Funk..(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

 
Larry Matysik and Mickey Garagiola were in the house and we heard from Terry Funk via telephone.

Jaysin Static has been improving with each month.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Manson would counter Static’s non stop energy with cheap shots throughout the match. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Isick Manson d. Jaysin Static after a mulekick to the groin(unseen by the referee).

Travis Cook brags that his man has true knockout abilities. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The Big Texan proves his punching power!! (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Travis Cook hyped the punching power of The Big Texan, showcasing it by having Waco hold wooden boards for Texan to break with his fist(covered by a “protective glove”).

Travis Cook sings Oh Canada as Chris Hargas looks on. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Sean Vincent’s uses his experience to out maneuver young Chris Hargas. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Sean Vincent gets warned from the ref. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Hargas nails a suplex.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

A big knee to the face of the Canadian.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Dead on is Hargas. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Hargas had Vincent frustrated because no matter what he could do he just couldn't defeat him, thus causing him to get caught using the Canadian flag allowing Hargas to get the win. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

-Chris Hargas d. Sean Vincent(w/ Travis Cook) by DQ when the referee caught Vincent using the Canadian flagpole as a weapon.

Brandon Espinosa shows new comer Chase King why he is one of the best in the Midwest. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Another win for Espinosa.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

-Battle Royal Champion Brandon Espinosa(w/ Travis Cook) d. Chase King with the Trendsetter.

St Louis legends Mickey Garagolia and “Cowboy” Bob Orton. Orton would play a key part in the tag team main event

Cowboy Bob Orton made an appearance to speak to the fans in attendance.

The MMWA-SICW Champion Dave Vaughn. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Two of the very best in the business “The Future” Donovan Ruddick and Travis Cook. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Ruddick picks Vaughn up with ease. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Ruddick was intense and determined to become the MMWA-SICW Champion. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Vaughn gets the leg up just in time to change the momentum of the match. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Big shoulder block from Dave Vaughn. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Chaos on the outside. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Spear by the Champ!! (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Cook and Future felt like they had the match won but the champ would retain in a 20 min draw. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Dave Vaughn fought “The Future” Donovan Ruddick(w/ Travis Cook) to a 20-minute time-limit draw to retain the Heavyweight Title.

Max Archer lands a big one but….(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The Big Texan proves to Max Archer not to try trade punches with him. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The Big Texan(w/ Travis Cook & Waco) d. Max Archer via knockout punch.

Fan favorites Danny Boy and Ron Powers. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

A strange site to say the least…Travis Cook leads Gary Jackson into battle with partner Waco. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Danny Boy locks up with the Great one.. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Gary Jackson goes for the early win.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Gary Jackson and Waco work over Danny Boy in the corner. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Travis Cook enjoys the scene as Gary Jackson and Waco hands out the punishment. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Waco attempts to make Danny Boy submidt. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Danny Boy comes alive while Ron Powers itches to come into the ring.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Ron Powers was pumped up to get into the match to meet his arch enemy Gary Jackson.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Ron Powers gets vicious on the outside against the former MMWA-SICW Champion Gary Jackson. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The Big Texan looks to use his knockout power to take out Danny Boy. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The WWE Hall of Famer Bob Orton counts the 1-2-3 as Powers pins Waco in a big main event to end the night.(Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Ron Powers & Danny Boy d. Gary Jackson & Waco(w/ Travis Cook); the referee was knocked out and Texan entered the ring, but accidentally took out Waco with the gloved knockout punch. Powers rolled up Waco and Cowboy Bob Orton jumped in the ring to make the three-count.

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MMWA-SICW Photo recap from East Carondelet, IL on 9/19/2009

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 11, 2009

MWR fans its time to enjoy another MMWA-SICW Photo recap from our good friend Michael R Van Hoogstraat

Ziggy goes hard to get a victory from the man whom beat him the week before. (Photo Credit:Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Ziggy goes hard to get a victory from the man whom beat him the week before. (Photo Credit:Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Core continues his winning ways on new comer Ziggy Bones.(Photo CreditMichael R Van Hoogstraat)

Core continues his winning ways on new comer Ziggy Bones.(Photo CreditMichael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Core d. Ziggy Bones

Fan Favorite Moondog Rover. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Fan Favorite Moondog Rover. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Waco lands a splash but would lose by DQ.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Waco lands a splash but would lose by DQ.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Moondog Rover d. Waco by DQ

 Blade looks to move up the ladder at MMWA-SICW.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blade looks to move up the ladder at MMWA-SICW.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

  Young but a lot of fight, Jaysin Static is in a lot of trouble early.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Young but a lot of fight, Jaysin Static is in a lot of trouble early.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

After a drop kick Static had Blade feeling a little bit of his own medicine. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

After a drop kick Static had Blade feeling a little bit of his own medicine. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blade continues his winning ways.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Blade continues his winning ways.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Johnny Blade d. Jaysin Static

Bobby D tries to keep The Big Texan from returning to the ring. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Bobby D tries to keep The Big Texan from returning to the ring. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The Big Texan powers his way to a win. (Photo Credit:Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The Big Texan powers his way to a win. (Photo Credit:Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*The Big Texan d. Bobby D

Purple Passion demands that Canada’s favorite son Sean Vincent to get in the ring. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Purple Passion demands that Canada’s favorite son Sean Vincent to get in the ring. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Poor Sean Vincent, the fans just don’t like him. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Poor Sean Vincent, the fans just don’t like him. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Purple Passion was no match for Sean Vincent. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Purple Passion was no match for Sean Vincent. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Sean Vincent d. Purple Passion

In a battle of strength Shaft gets the edge this time on Gary Jackson. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

In a battle of strength Shaft gets the edge this time on Gary Jackson. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft hits Gary Jackson with a head butt. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft hits Gary Jackson with a head butt. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

A good game plan had Shaft going strong but when things got rough Phil E Blunt interfered to give Jackson the DQ win.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

A good game plan had Shaft going strong but when things got rough Phil E Blunt interfered to give Jackson the DQ win.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*Gary Jackson d. Shaft by DQ

One of the hottest young wrestlers in the Midwest- David Vaughn(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

One of the hottest young wrestlers in the Midwest- David Vaughn(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Former partners in The Connection David Vaughn and MMWA-SICW Champ Phil E Blunt are now at odds.  (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Former partners in The Connection David Vaughn and MMWA-SICW Champ Phil E Blunt are now at odds. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

 The Champ reminds Vaughn why he is the man. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The Champ reminds Vaughn why he is the man. (Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Vaughn nails the spear on the Champ.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Vaughn nails the spear on the Champ.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

After Blunts manager interfered to save him , Vaughn looked to make him pay.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

After Blunts manager interfered to save him , Vaughn looked to make him pay.(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft and newest Connection member Sean Vincent puts the boots to Vaughn who won by DQ(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft and newest Connection member Sean Vincent puts the boots to Vaughn who won by DQ(Photo Credit Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

*David Vaughn d. MMWA-SICW Heavyweight Champ Phil E. Blunt by DQ

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MMWA-SICW July 11 recap, part two

Posted by reimaginejournalism on August 2, 2009

By Kari Williams

As the second show of the night for the MMWA wrestlers, some of them pulled double duty to please the fans at South Broadway Athletic Club. Depsite the show starting late due to the earlier show in Dupo, the wrestlers delivered exactly what the fans wanted to see, with a few surprise returns mixed in.

Heavyweight Champion Gary Jackson and his arch-rival Shaft, with Travis Cook, clashed in the main event. Shaft took the coward’s way out on this exchange, attacking Jackson from behind to start the match. His dastardly antics continued, as Cook interfered, giving Shaft the distinct advantage.

Shaft send the Champ flying.(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Shaft send the Champ flying.(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The war made its way to the outside for the second time, and Jackson got his revenge and took over.

Gary Jackson can brawl with the best of them. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Gary Jackson can brawl with the best of them. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The Champ sets himself up for a victory.(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The Champ sets himself up for a victory.(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The champion looked poised for victory, and the Connection must have sensed this, because Junior Heavyweight Champion Dave Vaughn ran into the ring and attacked Jackson while Cook distracted the referee. All hell broke loose, as Phil E. Blunt, Cook and Shaft assaulted Jackson.

Dave Vaughn and Phil E Blunt assist fellow Connection member on the beat down on the Champ. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Dave Vaughn and Phil E Blunt assist fellow Connection member on the beat down on the Champ. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Just when it looked like nobody would come to Jackson’s aid, Commissioner Keith Smith ran from the announcer’s table to do some damage. Even MMWA Promoter Tony Casta got in the mix, as he delivered an old school flying headscissors to Shaft.

MMWA Promoter Tony Casta thrilled the fans when he excuted a perfect flying head scissors on Shaft. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

MMWA Promoter Tony Casta thrilled the fans when he excuted a perfect flying head scissors on Shaft. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Smith revealed that he has become a licensed wrestler in the state of Missouri, and showed The Connection, the papers to prove it.
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Fan favorites Johnny Courageous and A.J. Williams put on, arguably, the best match of the night prior to the main event. Courageous tried to eliminate Williams’ key moves by viciously attacking both the arm and the leg.

Johnny Courageous tries to slow down the fast and furious AJ Williams.(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Johnny Courageous tries to slow down the fast and furious AJ Williams.(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Not one to be deterred, Williams fought with everything he had, even going so far as to attempt a moonsault within the first five minutes.

OOPPS Nobody home AJ !!(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

OOPPS Nobody home AJ !!(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

These two men took each other to the limit. Despite Courageous trying to remove the possibility of the superkick from Willilams’ arsenal, Williams continued to put Courageous to the test. The match ended in controversy, as both men had the other’s pinned to the mat.

You make the call. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

You make the call. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Blade wrestled Vaughn, accompanied Travis Cook, in a non-title match. Blade controlled the better part of the bout, but that is not to say that Vaughn was overmatched. After Blade connected with an elbow drop from the top rope, Cook began to look worried.

Blade looked strong early in this non title match when he hit a elbow drop from the top rope.(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Blade looked strong early in this non title match when he hit a elbow drop from the top rope.(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Vaughn may have felt that his title could be in jeopardy in the future, if Blade were to win the match—and that lit a fire under Vaughn, who maintained the lead from the momet he connected with a belly to belly suplex.

You can tell on Blades face that he was in trouble after a powerful belly to belly suplex. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

You can tell on Blades face that he was in trouble after a powerful belly to belly suplex. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

However, the fans distracted Vaughn, if only for a moment, which almost caused Blade to get the quick win. Vaughn rapidly regained focus and defeated Blade with the spear in just under 10 minutes.

Blade was not happy about his loss and lmade it clear to the connection.(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Blade was not happy about his loss and lmade it clear to the connection.(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

During intermission, wrestlers came to ringside to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.

MMWA wrestlers took time to meet the fans during intermission. Blade takes time to autograph a poster for a young fan. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

MMWA wrestlers took time to meet the fans during intermission. Blade takes time to autograph a poster for a young fan. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Destiny Diamond had the chance to make up for her shortcomings against Alexis in Dupo, as the two went at it again, with the belt on the line. Alexis started the match off with the early advantage, but Diamond quickly took over, using nearly every illegal tactic possible. From this point on, both women worked hard to either maintain or regain control. Alexis refused to let her belt slip away, and Diamond wanted nothing more than to finally earn the belt. Diamond pulled out a win in 7:21 with a tornado DDT. After the match, Alexis appeared to have injured her neck. She was helped to the locker room.

Destiny Diamond controls Alexis early in the match. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Destiny Diamond controls Alexis early in the match. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

A battle royal took place, featuring Vaughn, Shaft, Williams, Blade, Courageous, Jaysin Static and Core. Bodies flew in every direction, and eliminations occurred at a rapid pace, with Core and Static simultaneously taking each other out, as was the same for Courageous and Williams. Shaft and Blade were eliminated next, respectively, leaving Vaughn as the sole winner.

Dave Vaughn wins a Battle Royal much to Travis cooks approval. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Dave Vaughn wins a Battle Royal much to Travis cooks approval. (Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Static and Core wrestled for the second time this night in the opening contest. Fans distracted Core from the get go, causing Static to try and steal a quick victory. In this back and forth battle, the two went in and out of the ring. In one of the pivotal moments, Static prepared to launch onto Core, who stood on the outside of the ring, but Core saw Static coming and got him caught up in the ropes. That one misstep by Static allowed Core to take the advantage. But Static’s resiliency forced him to continue, and he pinned Core, gaining retribution for his earlier loss.

Core gives Jaysin Static a hand in the opening contest.(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Core gives Jaysin Static a hand in the opening contest.(Photo credit: Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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MMWA-SICW July 11 recap, part one

Posted by reimaginejournalism on July 31, 2009

By Kari Williams

MMWA-SICW put on a free show for its fans at the Dupo Fairgrounds in Dupo, IL prior to the event at South Broadway Athletic Club later that evening. The show began later than expected due to a rain delay and had only five matches because of time restrictions, but still gave fans the entertainment they desired.

Heavyweight Champion Gary Jackson battled a formidable opponent in A.J. Williams, who appears to be looking for a Heavyweight Title reign in the near future. As two fan favorites, Williams and Jackson put on one of the best, most competitive matches of the night. Neither man appeared to gain a clear advantage, depsite their efforts. However, Williams did have Jackson on edge throughout the bout, which allowed Williams to gain mulitple near falls. Each time Williams tried to take control, Jackson used his pure athletic skill to put a stop to Williams. The champion soundly defeated Williams with the Texas Cloverleaf to retain his title after Williams delivered two consecutive elbow drops but could not capitalize.

Bobby D took on the Big Texan in a physical contest. Texan attacked D from the get go, and barely gave him a chance to get out of the box, so to speak. Nonetheless, the one miniscule opportunity D had, he took full advantage of, using any tactics he could. Nothing D did could stop the bigger man, and when Texan caught D with a double-underhook suplex, the end became clear. In nearly 10 and a half minutes, Texan caught D in on the second rope and chokeslammed him to the mat for the win.

Blade had his hands full against Connection Member Shaft, who, conspicuously, was not accompanied by Travis Cook. Using his dastardly ways, Shaft attacked Blade from behind to gain the unfair advantage. However, neither man controlled the match for an extended period. Shaft’s evil ways kept Blade at bay and gave the Connection’s newest member a distinct disadvantage. Just over 10 minutes into the one-sided affair, Shaft stole the victory with a roll up where he had the tights.

Women’s Champion Alexis defended her title against her archnemesis Destiny Diamond, who has tried for the last few months to win the title. Diamond’s skill increases each time she steps in the ring, and this bout was no exception, as she easily dominated the champion. Not using any flashy moves, Diamond controlled the match, but one false move sent Diamond to the wayside and allowed Alexis to take over. Alexis wore down Diamond in a short amount of time, then pinned her after a TKO to retain the belt.

In the opening contest, The Exciting Jaysin Static and Core went at it. With the crowd firmly behind Static, he had a pyschological lead going in. It seemed as though that also worked in Core’s favor, as it gave him more motivation to defeat Static. The two battled in and out of the ring, and Core did everything he could—legally and illegally—to ensure the outcome of the bout. At 8:47, Core had wounded the exciting one enough to get the pin.

Keep checking Missouri Wrestling Revival for the details of the show at South Broadway Athletic Club, which immediately followed this show.

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MMWA-SICW June 13 Recap

Posted by reimaginejournalism on July 7, 2009

By Kari Williams
Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt

Fans noticed white tape around nearly every wrestler’s arm at South Broadway Athletic Club on June 13 as they made their way to the ring. The name “Faith” appeared on that tape. Whether loved or hated by the crowd, virtually the entire locker room paid homage to MMWA-SICW Ring Announcer Tim Miller’s two-year-old niece who died in a car fire on June 1. The night was dedicated to Faith Miller.

AJ Williams honors the memory of two year old Faith Miller, the niece of MMWA-SICW Ring Announcer Tim Miller (MMWA-SICW Ring Announcer Tim Miller)

AJ Williams honors the memory of two year old Faith Miller, the niece of MMWA-SICW Ring Announcer Tim Miller (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

The returning Johnny Courageous took on A.J. Williams in a number one contender’s match for the Junior Heavyweight Championship. Williams came to the ring wearing a shirt commemorating the life of Faith Miller, much to the delight of the fans and Tim.

Johnny Courageous delivers a flying body press on the exciting young AJ Williams  (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Johnny Courageous delivers a flying body press on the exciting young AJ Williams (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

These two fan favorites wrestled a fast-paced, highly competitive bout worthy of main event status. Courageous gained a slight lead from the bell and never quite let go of it. Williams’ willpower was evident, as he did not give in easily. In fact, he went to the top turnbuckle on more than one occasion in hopes of delivering the final blow of defeat to Courageous. Multiple near falls and closecalls emerged as the athletes began running out of time. The bout ended in a time limit draw, with a number one contender for Vaughn’s belt still undecided.

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Phil E. Blunt and Dave Vaughn prepares to go to war with Gary Jackson and Jerome Cody (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Alexis Lightfoot defended her Women’s Championship against Destiny Diamond in the only championship match of the evening. The hatred between these two has grown tremendously since Diamond’s debut in the company. Diamond controlled the early portion of the bout, but choking Alexis on the ropes fueled the champion’s desire to retain her belt. Alexis came at Diamond with a flurry of forearms and punches, bringing victory closer. In spite of Diamond’s attempts to deter Alexis, nothing worked and Alexis retained her title in just over four minutes.

Phil E. Blunt and Vaughn had their hands full against World Heavyweight Champion Gary Jackson and Jerome Cody. Both teams worked well together, using frequent tags and double teams as much as possible. In typical Connection fashion, Blunt and Vaughn resorted to illegal tactics to control the battle.

Arguably the two best at MMWA-SICW, Jackson looks to submit Vaughn (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Arguably the two best at MMWA-SICW, Jackson looks to submit Vaughn (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Vaughn returns the favor and brings the pain to the World Champion (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Vaughn returns the favor and brings the pain to the World Champion (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Gary Jackson delivers an elbow to an old “friend” (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Gary Jackson delivers an elbow to an old “friend” (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Just before the 10-minute-mark, Blunt connected with a piledriver on Jackson, but the champion kicked out. Neither team could gain a clear advantage, which lead to frustration and anger for both teams. Cody launched from the top rope with a flying crossbody onto Vaughn, and chaos erupted shortly thereafter. Both teams were disqualified for the use of a chain, which came into the scuffle.

When the match ended, Blunt tried convincing Jackson that Cody only wanted to be his partner to get closer to the Heavyweight Championship, which caused some tension between the two men.

The previous contest showcased the return of the former MMWA-SICW Junior Heavyweight Champion Kahyman as he took on Lumberjack Gabe (with Abe) in his first match in over a year. Gabe proved his power by shoving Kahyman to the mat. Looking more determined than ever, Kahyman simply smirked to the crowd and bolted toward Gabe, who quickly ran to the outside toward safety. The referee threw out Abe due to interference, and Gabe used the distraction to take control and dictate the pace of the match.

Kahyman is back, better than ever! (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Kahyman is back, better than ever! (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Kahyman slowly worked his way from defeat, began targeting Gabe’s leg, and followed suit with a standing drop kick that knocked Gabe to his feet. Kahyman controlled the match from this moment on, hitting a swanton bomb and covering Gabe for the pin. Kahyman would have won the match at this point, but Abe emerged from the back and broke up the pin in plain view of the referee. However, the referee did not disqualify Gabe, and the match continued. Kahyman won via roll up when Abe attempted to interfere again and nearly collided with his brother. Junior Heavyweight Champion Dave Vaughn charged the ring to attack Kahyman after the bout. He was restrained and forced to the back.

Dave Vaughn is restrained from attacking Kahyman. The match that the fans have been clamoring for, Vaughn vs. Kahyman is just around the corner. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt

Dave Vaughn is restrained from attacking Kahyman. The match that the fans have been clamoring for, Vaughn vs. Kahyman is just around the corner. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt

Shaft, accompanied by Travis Cook, wrestled the Big Texan. They started off with a shoving contest, of which Texan easily got the upper hand.

The Big Texan shows his power to shaft early in the match. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

The Big Texan shows his power to shaft early in the match. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

After the big slam, Travis Cook gives Shaft some encouraging words. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

After the big slam, Travis Cook gives Shaft some encouraging words. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Cook then called for a time out to help Shaft regroup, but Texan still dominated. At one point, Texan choked Shaft, who retaliated in the same manner. Moments later, Cook interfered and proceeded to jump up and down, run around the ring and prance toward Phil E. Blunt—recently arrived at ringside—and the two high fived as Cook proclaimed, “I’m a bad man!” Having gotten the advantage, Shaft began to target Texan’s ankle. Inbetween punishing his opponent, Shaft stopped to argue with a fan, giving Texan a chance to take the advantage, but to no avail. Shaft walked away with a roll up victory as he grabbed the tights for added leverage.

“The Exciting” Jaysin Static. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

“The Exciting” Jaysin Static. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Where did he go? (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Where did he go? (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

lade chops Jaysin Static on the way to a big win. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

lade chops Jaysin Static on the way to a big win. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

“The Exciting” Jaysin Static and Blade went at it in the second match of the evening. Static started off on the right foot, but after a mid-ring collision, it looked as if he injured his knee. Blade targeted the injury and almost pinned Static, but the exciting one’s determination never faltered. In fact, Static had control of the match from the five minute mark almost to the end. The exciting one nailed Blade with an impressive superkick, but it was not enough to put the larger man down for the count. Blade pulled out the win only moments later at 6:41.

In the opening contest, Moondog Rover tried to best Lumberjack Abe, despite Lumberjack Gabe’s presence at ringside. Rover weakened Abe’s left arm early on but could not put a stop to his opponent, who quickly changed the direction of the match. In spite of Abe’s determination, the moment that Rover resorted to his dog-like tactics, Abe lost his focus and never regained it.

Bombs away from Lumberjack Abe (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Bombs away from Lumberjack Abe (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Gabe appeared to sense his brother’s pending defeat, causing him to take Rover’s bone and taunt him. This act allowed Abe to sneak up on Rover and get a quick roll up victory.

Lumberjack Abe steals a win to start the night. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Lumberjack Abe steals a win to start the night. (Photo Credit by Mike Van Hoogstratt)

Continue to check mmwa-sicw.com and myspace.com/sbacstl for upcoming news on the Christmas in July shows.

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