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Metro Pro Curtain Call: End of an Era

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 23, 2016

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Bobby Blackshire, Jordan Kastle & Allie Gato def. Derek Stone, Kraig Keesaman & Angel Trinity

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Metro Pro Wrestling Owner thanks the fans for their support and welcomes them to come to NWL on Jan 7th.

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NWL Owner Major Baisden

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After being told that he was not to interfere at the St. Louis Anarchy’s final show, Michael Strider was fired and had to be escorted out of the ring.

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Major Baisden reinstates Jeremy Wyatt !!!!!

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Metro Pro Wrestling -NWL KC Quick Hits – An Unholy Alliance with Wyatt and Strider, Redwing and Dirden Plus So Much More

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 6, 2016

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Fans entered the building to receive free NWL KC T-shirts, bumper stickers, and merchandise. They were also welcome to come to the NWL booth to sign up for NWL e-mail updates and purchase tickets for the Jan 7th debut of the NWL at the Scottish Rite Temple .

Chris Gough thanked everyone for their support throughout the years including the fans, wrestlers Turner Rec Staff and Metro Pro Wrestling crew.

He introduced the NWL owner Major Baisden. Baisden welcomed everyone to come out and support NWL in both KC and STL as they are looking to take wrestling in the Midwest to a new level. He then asked to have Metro Pro Wrestling Commissioner Michael Strider to come to the ring. Baisden addressed the near riot at St. Louis Anarchy in November that was led by Strider and fellow NWL KC. Baisden had told Strider NOT to go to STL on that night and for interrupting Davey Vega’s title belt celebration with the chaos, he was FIRED.

Major Baisden then told Strider that he had reinstated Jeremy Wyatt.

Bobby Blackshire, Jordan Kastle, and Allie Gato vs Derek Stone, Kraig Keesaman and Angel Trinity

Mark Sterling (with the Killer City Kings) defeated Devin Thomas to move to the finals of the Metro Pro Wrestling Championship

Jake Dirden defeated Mike Sydal via submission to move to the finals of the Metro Pro Wrestling Championship

The Honky Tonk Man and Rory Fox defeated The Killer City Kings ( Jake and Ryan)

The Commission (Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico) defeated Kobra Kai Dojo (Davey Vega and Mat Fitchet) for the Metro Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship

Kevin Lee Davidson won the Metro Pro invitational battle royal last elimination Donnie Peppercricket

A.C.H. defeated Jon Webb

Jake Dirden defeated Mark Sterling (with the Killer City Kings) for the vacated Metro Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship

Jeremy Wyatt defeated Sterling RiegelSanta Claus Came to the ringside then attacked Logan Riegel and helped Wyatt win the match. Afterwards Santa unmasked to reveal that he was Micahel Stider. A unholy alliance was made when Wyatt shook hands sending a warning to the NWL that the KC legends were back.

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Redwing defeated Ace Steel in a lumberjack match with special referee Lucy Mendez for the Metro Pro Wrestling Central States Championship.

Jake Dirden came out to celebrate with Redwing only to ambush and lay him out with a big boot with team NWL STL right behind.  NWL KC came out for the save and the end of era in Kansas City closed the door on Metro Pro Wrestling .

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Metro Pro Wrestling Oct 8th Recap 2016 Tag Teammageddon

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 16, 2016

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Dark Match: Graham Bell defeated Sean Orleans

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– Dark Match: Tyler Stinson defeated Elvis Aliaga
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– Mark Sterling defeated Yellow Dog

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Quarterfinals of the Metro Pro Heavyweight Championship Tournament – Mike Sydal defeated Jon Webb

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– Jay Howard defeated Keita Yano

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– Quarterfinals of the Metro Pro Heavyweight Championship Tournament – Jake Dirden defeated Derek Stone

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– The Commission defeated The King Brothers

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Team Ace Steel and Team Redwing faceoff

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– Quarterfinals of the Metro Pro Heavyweight Championship Tournament – Devin Thomas defeated Hype Gotti

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– Kiyoshi Shizuka defeated Rory Fox

 

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– Michael Strider announced he was in negotiations to sell Metro Pro to NWL

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– Tag Teammageddon 2016 – Redwing and Colt Cabana were the survivors after Ace Steel was counted out

 

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MPW June 4th Recap Demolition Arrives, Jeremy Wyatt & Michael Strider Collide

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 30, 2016

BBQ, music and laughter is what you would have walked up to even if you had planned to be one of the first people in line at Metro Pro’Wrestling‘s 6th anniversary show on June 4th. If you failed to drink a strong cup of coffee that morning you might have thought you were outside of Arrowhead Stadium with a bunch of wild fans. Come to find out Metro Pro fans aren’t too different from Chiefs fans in that they are loyal, loud and a little over the top. To no one’s surprise, it was the guys and gals of the Wrestle Talk Podcast and the WWE Universe Worldwide Chapter fantasy wrestling group. I expect that this isn’t the last time we will see or hear about this group. Especially since every Metro Pro show keeps getting better and better and this show was without a doubt better than the last and we are sure the next will be better than this one. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves because we have a lot of ground to cover as we breakdown this show. Just know this writer’s only goal is to make you wish you would have made this show and to get you fired up and exited for the next show coming up in July. So let’s get going!

The show inside the building kicked off with a match between the Math Magician and The Iceman (1/2 of Team Vintage).

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This was a fun match where the fans especially the kids enjoyed themselves. Few things are as fun as counting along with the Math Magician when his music hits or even as he attempts to rally for a comeback. As fun as it is to count along with one guy it is just as fun to boo and heckle The Iceman. Who since has gone to “the dark side” has been on a slide. Sadly, (for him and Team Vintage) tonight was no different.

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The Mathmagician was able to get the crowd behind him and pull off the big win in a match that lasted 6 minutes and 31 seconds. That was not the last time we would see the The Iceman this night.

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Following the opening match the crowned was treated (I use that term loosely) to an appearance by President Michael Strider and his stunning partner in crime, Lucy Mendez. As you can imagine, they were met with a tremendous fan disapproval. Not more than 10 seconds in the ring Strider started bragging about how thanks to him Metro Pro fans would no longer have to see, hear or even have to worry about Jeremy Wyatt, all thanks to him and of course a little help with former ECW champion “The Man Beast,” Rhyno. All those who are familiar with the situation know what for over 2yrs Striders only goal has to rid Metro Pro wrestling of Wyatt, the undisputed fan favorite.  It was also pointed out that Strider had a piece of what seemed like toilet paper on his shoe which he had Lucy remove for him in all of his arrogance.

In an attempt to get back to business Strider reminded that crowd that this wasn’t just any show but Metro Pro’s 6th anniversary show and that night we would have the pleasure of seeing him accept the MWR wrestler of the year award on the behalf of the recently fired Jeremy Wyatt. Also that we would get to see some great matches in round 1 of the tournament to crown a new Metro Pro Wrestling champion. And of course that the legendary tag team Demolition would be teaming with fan favorite ‘The Commission’ in the main even match of the night, and a whole lot more. The best part of this segment of the show according to most fans is when it was over.

We then moved on to some more in ring action. First up we had Jon Webb vs Kiyoshi Shizuka.

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Where even though Davey Vega was ring side and in Shisuka’s corner, Jon Webb was able to pull off the win in just under 13 minutes. This advances Webb to round two of the Metro Pro Wrestling tournament to crown the new Metro Pro champion and left both Shisuka and Vega with a bad taste in their mouths.

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Next we moved into some hard hitting tag team action where we had a team the we will affectionately call “The Beards” Redwing and Jay Howard vs long time bad guys and well known trouble makers the KC Kings. This match as good as should be expected but just as Redwing and Howie had things well in hand the man known as Ace Steele felt like he needed to come out and make his presence felt by hitting Howard over the head with his central states championship. Surprisingly though, that would not be enough as Redwing was able to get the 1,2,3 even though his partner was outside the ring and out for the count at that moment.

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New comer Rory Fox caught almost everyone off guard with this energy and skill as he faced Metro Pro’s resident bad guy “The World’s Fittest Wrestler,” Mark Sterling. As you would expect the KC King Brothers were there and they played their usual role of heel-aids by helping Sterling secure the win after several attacks on Rory with referee Michael Case’s back turned. Though he gave a valiant effort this almost 3 on 1 affair, it ended with Mark Sterling getting the win in a little under 9 minutes and 30 seconds.

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The match between Kraig Keesaman and Jake Dirden started days before they actually faced off in the ring. A few days earlier there was some back and forth on Twitter on who exactly would come out on top in this match and move on to round two of the Metro Pro’s Championship Tournament. The fans seemed to be split right down the middle and Dirden and Keesaman both confidently asserted that they indeed would be winning this match. To no ones’ surprise by the time the match started we quickly found out that even after all the trash talking Keesaman did on Twitter he still felt to bring his insurance policy The Iceman to the ring with him.
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In the end it didn’t matter, Dirden was too much for both Keesaman and The Iceman and put Keesaman away with a in a little over 10 minutes.

After 4 incredible matches since their last appearance President Michael Strider and Lucy Mendez made their way back into the ring this time to except the MWR wrestler of the year award that Brian Kelley himself would be presenting. Just as Brian would reluctantly begin to hand the trophy over to Strider who at this point is nearly foaming at the mouth at the idea of being handed this award, Jeremy Wyatt’s music hits and the crowed in the Turner Rec Center. Wyatt made his way in the ring and did something surprising and turned his attention to Brian Kelley and expressed what most people in attendance that are familiar with MWR and that work that whole crew does already knew. That the work they do is amazing and has been a cornerstone in helping to elevate wrestling in the Midwest to a whole new level. Brian and his wife in particular have spent years traveling all over to show support and uplift that sport that we all love dearly. The crowd was 100% in agreement and Brian was given a well-deserved standing ovation which lasted well over 2 minutes. This really seemed to catch Brian off guard and the look on his face was priceless. Truly a highlight moment of the night and one to be remembered.

Wyatt then turned his attention to Strider and the two locked eyes as they have so many times before. You could cut the tension with a knife at this point.
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Wyatt proceeded to inform Strider that he would be accepting the MWR award himself and that he had some new regarding a letter he had in his possession via the Board Of Directors. According to Wyatt this letter guarantees a match No holds barred match at the July 30th show. Not only that, if Strider refused to sign he would lose his job as President and Wyatt would take over that position. After throwing what would be comparable only to the fit of 5 year old spoiled brat, Strider was forced to sign it.

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Only to be told a few seconds later by Wyatt that he lied about him losing his job and it was all made up to get him to sign it. This indeed may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back because only a few seconds later Strider removed his shirt and challenged Wyatt to jump back into the ring. Which almost seemed to be exactly what Wyatt was waiting for.
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Fists and kicks lashed out and it got so out of hand that the whole locker room was forced to come out and break them up. Flashes of Undertaker vs Brock Lesner went through the minds many as this was all going on inside and outside the ring for what seemed like an eternity.

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Once the ring was finally cleared we go the in ring action back underway and there was no time for anyone to catch their breath because the following match included the fabulous Riegal Twins vs the always game KC Wolves. The match was high energy and high flying, first we were treated to a front flip by Sterling Riegal over one of the ring posts right on top of both KC Wolfs then we got an amazing cross body where Logan Riegal, was by the estimation of many over 10 feet in the air!

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Once the action got back into the ring the KC Wolfs did the unexpected and resorted to the low blow behind the refs back and the Wolves ended up getting the win.

We also had to other great matches before the main event the delivered the goods. We had a unification match between Steve Fender and Ace Steele.

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This match was bring the belts ( Kansas State Championship,) (Central States Championship) together to crown one true champion.

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After a lot of hot dogging and fooling with the ref the action got underway and Ace Steele was able to pull off the win with a little help from Redwing to retain the Central States title and to unify it with the Kansas State title.

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Next, we had hot up-and-comer and recent graduate from the KC Pro Wrestling Training Center, Bobby Blackshire face off against former Metro Pro champion Derek Stone in a hard fought match where to Savvy Ol’ Vet ended up getting the win.

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For the main event of the night we had the legendary Demolition team up with fan favorites “The Commission” to face a team full of stars to include Mike Sydal, Mark Sterling, Davey Vega and Kiyoshi Shizuka

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This was a dream come true for many wrestling fans in the crowd. So many remember the legacy that Demolition left in there time in WWF and their title reign which is still the longest tag team championship reign of all time. The match did not disappoint and at one point there opponents couldn’t even decide who should go in the ring because they were so out matched by Demolition and the Commission. Near the end, something incredible happened, Axe and Smash decided to pass the torch to the next generation by helping Pierre and Gelistico set up the DEMOLITION DECAPITATION!

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That as it always has been was enough to get the win and close out the show with a bang!

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So at the end of the night, as awesome as it was there is still a lot of unfinished business. Lots of questions to be answered. Will this no holds barred match truly be the end of the rivalry between Wyatt and Strider? What other wrestlers will move on to round two of the tournament? Will Cobra Kai be back to defend their tag team titles, and if so, against who? One thing that is without a question is that some of the names that have already been released as scheduled to appear are the who’s who of pro wrestling to include Stevie Richards, Hype Gotti, Kevin Lee Davidson, and Sonjay Dutt. And that’s just what has been announced up to this point. Definitely a great time to be a fan in the Midwest because the local guys keep getting better and the stars that are being brought in are all class acts like Axe and Smash. That’s something that can’t be taken for granted. Nor is your chance to catch the next Metro Pro Wrestling show on July 30th at Turner Rec Center in Kansas City Kansas. See you there!

Rene Martinez, host of the Wrestle Talk Podcast with Joe and Rene

Twitter/Instagram/Snapchat: @WrestleTalkCast

Photo Credit – Brian Kelley Missouri Wrestling Revival

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Metro Pro Wrestling Packs the House to Start 2016

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 4, 2016

By Debbie Chmidling

January 30 Metro Pro Wrestling was a sold-out crowd. People were packed in to see an amazing show and promoter Chris Gough did not disappoint. The opening bout was Jayden Fenix vs. Jay Howard.

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It was a fast-paced, action-packed match that left the crowd hungry for more. Howard took the victory with a submission move, much to the delight of the fans.

Next up was a segment with Commissioner Michael Strider. He came to the ring, his usual arrogant, cocky self, berating announcer Don Diablo for not holding the ring ropes even though Diablo was injured. Next up he discussed the Brass Ring Challenge featuring Jake Dirden, Kraig Keesaman and Devin Thomas, stating the winner would get a championship match at the time of their choosing. He was interrupted by Mark Sterling, reminding him that he was advertised for the match and wanting to know why he was taken out. Strider informed Sterling he was out because he “couldn’t get the job done” against Wyatt.

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Sterling countered that he had two falls against Wyatt in one night, something no one else had ever done, he is the only one in Metro Pro who has competed in three iron man matches, and a list of stars brought in to eliminate Wyatt also failed. Strider conceded Sterling could be in the Brass Ring Challenge, however, he had to win the match or be fired.

Kiyoshi Shizuka with Geek Singh vs Redwing for the Central States Title.

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At the outset, it was all Redwing on offense until Singh interfered, allowing Shizuka to attack Redwing from behind with a wicked chop block to the left knee. He continued to work on the knee for several minutes with clubbing blows and dropping on the knee several times.
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At one point, Redwing made it to the ropes, Shizuka distracted the referee and Singh choked Redwing with the bottom rope. Redwing spent a great deal of time on defense for this match, but once he regained his feet, it was all over for Shizuka. Using a crushing power slam, Redwing pinned him to retain the title.

The Commission, Evan Gelistico and Pierre Abernathy, vs The King Brothers, Jake and Ryan, for the number one contender spot for the tag team title. The Commission may have had a great weight disadvantage, but they had so much pent-up aggression, they rapidly overtook The King Brothers.

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The Commission attacked before the King Brothers could take the ring. They made use of whatever was available against the Kings, including an assortment of objects from Todd’s trusty grocery cart and a kendo stick from Santa Claus. After several minutes of pure bedlam, both teams returned to the ring and the bell was sounded.
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Again, it was The Commission on offense immediately and This Kings were never quite able to mount any offense. With the ref attending to a downed Ryan King, Gelistico took the opportunity to bend the rules by knocking out Jake King with the Rule book for the three count, ensuring them a title shot. While The Commission was celebrating in the ring, Kobra Kai Dojo, consisting of Mat Fitchett and Davey Vega stole in behind and attacked them.

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After leaving The Commission lying in the ring, the despicable Geek Singh made off with The Rules.

Next out was Metro Pro Champion Ace Steel. He had quite a few unkind words for the people of Kansas City who said there was no one to contest him, so he was issuing an open challenge. He was quickly answered by the KC Wolves, Graham Bell and Luke Langley.
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Since it would be a one-on-one match, Lucy Mendez, The Assistant Commissioner, said his opponent would be decided by a coin toss. The coin toss went to Langley, the bell sounded and the match began with Bell and Mendez ringside. Langley and Steel were pretty evenly matched, quickly changing from offense to defense several times until they both spilled outside the ring and Langley tweaked his knee. Langley threw Steel back in the ring as soon as he regained his feet, but this was the opening Steel needed.
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He began to work on the injured left knee. After several minutes Bell entered the match, causing the disqualification. Steel grabbed the microphone and said he could beat them both in a handicap match and Lucy made the match. Bell came in on very strong offense and it looked like the Wolves had it locked up until Langley was tagged in and while the ref’s back was turned Mendez pulled Langely’s bad leg from under him to allow Steel to get the pin.

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Brass Ring Challenge with Kraig Keesaman vs Devin Thomas vs “Dirty” Jake Dirden vs Mark Sterling for a chance at the Metro Pro Wrestling Title. Initially, Sterling slid outside the ring while Thomas and Dirden double-teamed Keesaman. When Keesaman went down, Sterling rolled in and attacked Thomas.

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Keesaman and Sterling formed an uneasy alliance against Dirden and Thomas, while the King Brothers stood guard outside the ring, mostly informing the fans to “Shut Up”. With Dirden and Keesaman both outside, Sterling rolled up Thomas and held his tights to win the Brass Ring Challenge.

Trevor Murdoch and Derek McQuinn hit the ring for a promotional announcement of the opening of the Kansas City Pro Wrestling Training Facility on February 8.
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It will be a place to train up and coming wrestlers as well as a place for current wrestler to work out and improve. They invited all the fans to spread the word. McQuinn is a personal trainer/professional wrestler and Murdoch is a former WWE talent who is now a wrestler on the independent scene.

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These two are both known for high-flying moves, acrobatics and quickness.

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They gave the crowd plenty of all three in a very good back and forth, fast-paced match that saw Sydal take the win with a roll up and a handful of tights.

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This was once again a fast-paced, high flying match. Eventually, to the great delight of the fans, The Riegels appeared to have Kobra Kai Dojo on the run.

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Even when Geek Singh was distracting the attention of the referee, that didn’t slow the Riegels down. The man in the ring was hurt and the one on the apron rolled in for a little bit of that twin magic. At that point, Geek Singh pulled the ref out of the ring and distracted him while Fitchett hit one of the Riegels with the Rules and Vega low-kicked the other.

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This allowed Fitchett to get the pin and Kobra Kai Dojo retained the titles. When The Commission showed up for a measure of vengeance, Kobra Kai hotfooted it to the back.

Tracy Smothers with his sons hit the ring for an opening monologue and they talked about all the things that were wrong with Kansas City and how they couldn’t wait to get back to Tennessee. They bagged on The Chiefs, The Royals, The Kings, K-State, KU, the people of Kansas City.

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Finally, Don Diablo was able to introduce the Math Magician. Smothers was again riled up because the crowd was chanting 1-2-3. He told the crowd not to chant 1-2-3, then he told them not to chant Tracy sucks which really got the crowd fired up. At one point, Math took a seat in the front row to watch the ranting. The opening bell sounded and after just a few moves, Smothers suggested a dance off.

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According to the crowd, neither opponent won the dance off and while Math Magician had his back to them, all three of the Smothers attacked him. Eventually, Math Magician was able to out-wrestle Smothers and when Smothers took him down for a pin, Math Magician reversed the roll up and got the win.

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Smothers took the mic again to tell the crowd how much he disliked them and he was glad to be leaving.

Next up was a battle of the Superheroes with Lucy Mendez as Batman and Miss Natural as Superman. Miss Natural showed us her ability to fly and was quite impressive.
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Then she caught Mendez making fun of her and the match was on. Just when it looked like Superman would win, Batman grabbed Kryptonite from the ringside, disabling Superman and getting the pin.

Next up, for the Metro Pro Wrestling title was contender Beer City Bruiser Vs Champion Jeremy Wyatt.
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Of course, Strider had to come to the ring to “watch the match”. When Wyatt opened with several wrestling moves, Bruiser shouted “I want you to fight me, not wrestle.” No one could ever accuse Wyatt of not being accommodating. He unloaded with several shots to the head, threw Bruiser out of the ring, slammed his head onto the concession stand table and threw him into Todd’s cart of goodies. Then threw him back into the ring and asked if he had enough fighting. The match was filled with punches, chops and all out brawling. Another tussle sent them outside the ropes, which found Bruiser on the short end of the stick. While he was collecting his wits, Wyatt jerked him off the floor, pulled him to the bleachers and slammed his head onto the railing, raked his face across a zipper from the jacket of a fan and threw him back into the ring.

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Once back in the ring, it looked like Wyatt had a good hold on everything until Strider interfered once more. While Wyatt was down on the ropes, Bruiser distracted the referee while Strider choked Wyatt. As the match teetered back and forth and Strider continued to interfere, Wyatt found himself with the upper hand and was able to gain the pinfall. As he was celebrating his win, Sterling came to the ring to attack him, but Wyatt caught him coming into the ring and he rapidly exited out the other side where he stood with Strider.
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Wyatt invited him to use his championship opportunity right then and there, but Strider held Sterling back. Eventually, Wyatt offered to leave the belt laying and walk away, win or lose, if Strider would agree to a match with him. Instead, Strider announced his opponent on the April 9th show.

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For the title it will be Champion Jeremy Wyatt defending against the man-beast, Rhyno. This is a show you won’t want to miss, so get your tickets early, they sell out fast!

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Our next Metro Pro Wrestling event is Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. inside Turner Rec Center in Kansas City, KS! Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

– Metro Pro Championship Match: “The Man Beast” Rhyno challenges Jeremy Wyatt for the title. If Wyatt loses, he’s fired!

More matches to be announced soon!

Tickets on sale now!
– Front Row: $20
– General Admission: $15
– Kids 5-12: $10

Click here for tickets

Metro Pro Wrestling on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KCMetroPro

Check out Metro Pro Photos on Facebook: Metro Pro Wrestling Photos

Metro Pro Wrestling airs every Saturday night on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel at 11 p.m. The show replays several times during the week! Check local listings for details.

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is a regional 24-hour sports network, and it is the ONLY place you can see Metro Pro Wrestling! Catch us on:

• Time Warner Cable SportsChannel – Channel 30 & 323
• Time Warner Cable SportsChannel 2 – Channel 324
• Time Warner Cable Nebraska
• Comcast Cable Channel 44 & 258
• WOW! Cable – Lawrence 37

Turner Rec Center is located at 831 S. 55th St, Kansas City, KS.
For more information, call Metro Pro at (816) 974-716

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3XWrestling 10th Year Anniversary Filled with Kisses, Chains, Ladders and Chairs

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 26, 2015

By Brian Kelley

For the past 10 years 3XWrestling has been thrilling fans in Iowa with family friendly action with 156 events. During that time they have showcased several of the top young stars in the country, former wrestling superstars and historic matches that have earned them a reputation as a must attend event in the area. Missouri Wrestling Revival was honored to cover the historic 10th year Anniversary event that started off with a chance for the wrestlers around the area to get the opportunity to learn from former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch during a pre-show seminar.

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Students in Iowa took advantage of training with former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch.

When the doors open the wonderful fans of 3XW filled up so fast that the 3XW crew was seeking chairs for the fans at the arena. When the action started the fans were treated to a stacked night of wrestling that included a Dog Collar match between Maddog McDowell and Ryan Slade, where the loser would have to eat dog food, the first ever matchup between the former two time MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Stacey O’Brien and Malia Hosaka, Marek Brave challenge Kraig Keesaman for the 3XW Pure title, Devin Carter defend his wife’s honor against Rory Fox to go along with an epic dog collar ladder match between 3XWrestling Champion Jeremy Wyatt and Mark Sterling. I hope you enjoy these exciting photos of a night that will be remembered forever.

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JC Slater with the elbow.

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Devin Thomas soars on the way to victory.

Devin Thomas d. J.C. Slater.

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Hype Gotti delivers a punishing blow.

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Classic Double team.

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The power of Nate Redwing is awesome.

-Hype Gotti & Adrian Alexander d. Eli Machete & Connor Braxton.

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Stephen M. King looks to slow down Nate Redwing.

-Nate Redwing d. Stephen M. King.

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Jeromy “Skeletor” Robb prepares the Alpo dog food for the loser of the match to eat.

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Ryan Slade and Maddog McDowell.

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Ryan Slade lands a blow with the steel chain.

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Even though he lost the Maddog sampled a bite of the Alpo, but finds the taste a little dissatisfying.

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The powerhouse Derek Stone comes crashing from above.

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Black Lives Matters attacks Trevor Murdoch and Derek Stone.

-Trevor Murdoch fought Derek Stone to a no-contest.

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Jon West with the big leg drop.

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Ray Stryker punishes Jon West.

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Revenge.

Black Wrestlers Matter(Jon West & James Grizzle) d. Jaysin Strife & Ray Stryker.

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Rory Fox from above on Devin Carter.

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Rory Fox finds himself in a bad spot.

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Rory Fox hides an foreign object from the ref .

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Fox was able to use the trickery to get the win, but the match was restarted once the ref found it on him after the pin fall as he taunted Carters wife.

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-Devin Carter d. Rory Fox.

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Marek Brave

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Kraig Keesaman delivers a clothesline on the cocky Brave.

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After Todd Countryman blinded Kessaman with an unknown powder substance to allow Black to hit the superkick for the win.

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-Marek Brave d. Kraig Keesaman to win the Pure Wrestling Title.

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Malia Hosaka catches O’Brien in the corner with a brutal swift kick.

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-Malia Hosaka d. Stacey O’Brien.

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3XW fan Amanda Elliott and friends thanks Jeremy Wyatt for the memories as he prepared for another war with Mark Sterling.

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Marek Brave interferes on behalf of Mark Sterling, causing the Fittest Wrestler in the World, Mark Sterling to become the new 3XW Champion.

-Mark Sterling d. Jeremy Wyatt in a dog collar/ladder match to win the Heavyweight Title.

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Metro Pro Wrestling Celebrates Five Years of Excitement

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 2, 2015

By Brian Kelley

Five years ago Kansas City was virtually a ghost town for pro wrestling. Thanks to the hard work, dedication and professionalism of Chris Gough pro wrestling would not only return, but earn a reputation as one of the most respected Independent promotions in the country by fans and wrestlers alike.

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Chris Gough’s road to reviving pro wrestling in the Midwest started off as a graduate at the University of Missouri that opened the road for a job at the top as a writer for the WWE during the beloved Attitude era. Gough would return home in the Kansas City area to start a new life in the world of pro wrestling as a promoter, under the banner of Metro Pro Wrestling with a TV taping at the historic Memorial Hall on June 5, 2010. For the past five years fans have been able to keep up with Metro Pro Wrestling on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel , while YouTube features close to one hundred and fifty episodes of the red hot action.

We caught up with just a few of the people that have enjoyed the hard work of Chris Gough and MPW to get their thoughts on the past five years.

Former three time Metro Pro Wrestling Champion Jeremy Wyatt – Metro Pro has been thru its ups and downs. The downs have nearly been devastating, but the promotion has always came out on the other end even better. You take Metro and put it on one of the coast, and it’s easily considered one the top promotions in the country. Being in the Midwest, it somewhat gets overlooked. I couldn’t be prouder to have been a part of this promotion since day one. Kansas City was a ghost town for so long, Metro made wrestling a big deal here again. I’m obviously winding down, but knowing Metro is only going to continue to get bigger and better makes a small part of me wish I could wrestle forever.

Current Metro Pro Wrestling Kansas State Champion Mike Sydal – When Chris Gough started Metro Pro Wrestling, he revived wrestling in KC. He created something special for the Kansas Citians who love wrestling.

Metro Pro Wrestling fan Debbie ChmidlingI enjoy knowing that there is a well-run group of Professional wrestlers (emphasis on Professional) locally that we can go watch and enjoy. I enjoy the camaraderie, the feeling of community and knowing I am among friends. I am also proud that when wrestlers who aren’t local and travel in to visit mention Metro Pro, they always mention that Chris Gough is absolutely the quintessential promoter

Former one half of the Metro Pro Wrestling Tag Team Champions Mark McDowell – Metro Pro & Chris G. had brought back the missing tradition of pro wrestling to the K.C. region and continues to bring a magic that fans and families can continue to enjoy.

Metro Pro Wrestling Wrestler The Iceman – When Chris started Metro Pro you had a good feeling from day one it was going to be something great and since Metro Pro bursted on the scene 5 years ago and made KC a hotbed for professional wrestling again it has given KC something else to be excited about…The Royals, The Chiefs and for the past 5 years Metro Pro Wrestling…Thank you Chris and thank you Metro Pro fans!

Metro Pro Wrestling fan Glen Enloe – Metro Pro Wrestling has grown from a hope to a thriving reality in just 5 short years. It has been a combination of exciting & creative matches along with a friendly atmosphere both on stage & back stage puts it ahead of many independent wrestling promotions. While we all hoped it would bring back the good old days of KCK’s Memorial Hall wrestling, I think we are all a little surprised & pleased that Metro Pro has lived up to the bill & in some ways surpassed it. Long live Metro Pro!

Metro Pro Wrestling fan Paul Johnson – I like to think of metro pro wrestling as one big happy family. The connection between fans and wrestlers is awesome. It’s what makes it the success it is today and will be in the future.

Ring Announcer Dan Gier – “METRO… Chris has had to answer many challenges… to build, then maintain quality “Indy wrestling” plus the added lore of Kansas City Wrestling established in fans for decades not only the live performances but TV as well… and those challenges have been met.”

They say when you are having fun, time flies and that has been so true with Metro Pro Wrestling. Metro Pro fans have had the chance to meet the 8-time NWA World Champion Harley Race, while witnessing the NWA World Title would change hands for the first time since September 17, 1981, (Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes) when Adam Pearce defeated Colt Cabana on July 21st, 2012. Many of today’s national superstars have made their way to MPW including Tommy Dreamer, Christopher Daniels, Santana G, T.J. Perkins, Stevie Richards, Ace Steel and Kyle O’Reilly.

Though it may have been a great treat to have the world wide superstars appear at Metro Pro Wrestling, it has been a plethora of young talents that have gave their heart and soul to the promotion that has made sure that the fans clear their calendar. Homegrown talent and former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch lead the way at the start by defeating Michael Strider for the TV title at Memorial Hall. Striders historic road to the championship, as well as his feud with Derek Stone that led to a Ric Flair eques retirement that told a story that touch the hearts of the MPW faithful.

In the past, Kansas City grew to love Race, Bob Geigle, Bulldog Bob Brown, Rufus R Jones, but todays fans will tell their kids about the great matches of Jeremy Wyatt, Bull Schmitt, Mark Sterling, Mike Sydal, the Iceman, Kobra Kai Dojo, ACH, and Showtime Bradly Charles that they saw live in action at  the Turner Rec Center .

Though the promotion celebrated their five year existence on June 6th, there is no doubt that the future of MPW promises to bring even more thrills and memories for years to come.

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Michael Strider

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Jeremy Wyatt lays into Michael Strider

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Strider runs for cover with Lucy Mendez.

Fans never know what to expect at a Metro Pro Wrestling event, so with the announcement of a special guest formally from WWE hinted on their website, the fans flocked the Turner Rec Center early. With a buzz in the air it was announced that the special guest interviewer formally of WWE was Lucha Underground’s Michael Striker. Fans can catch wrestler, now color commentator Michael Striker each and every week on the El Ray Network along side wrestling legend Vampiro. It could have been an easy payday for Striker to come to MPW and sign some autographs as he is a wrestling star seen on TV every week. But Michael Strider, who is now the MPW commissioner, has been on a quest to remove Jeremy Wyatt by proclaiming the next match that Wyatt loses will be his last at MPW shocked everyone in attendance when he enlisted Striker to challenge Wyatt if he was able to defeat Ricky Cruz at the beginning of the night.

The evenings main event would also be the return of ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer going to war in a NO-DQ match with the Worlds Fittest Wrestler, Mark Sterling.

Before we take a moment to check out the highlights of another exciting night of action of Metro Pro Wrestling, let me extended an invitation to you to become part of the MPW family on August the 8TH when they begin their march for five more years of action that you will not want to miss.

June 6, 2015 – Turner Rec Center, Kansas City, KS – Fifth Anniversary Show

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One mistake is all it took for the KC Wolves to get the win in the dark match.

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– Dark Match: KC Wolves defeated Mike Outlaw/Keith Smith Jr.

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Chris Gough and his family was presented with a belt celebrating the past 5 years.

– Dark Match: KC Wolves defeated Mike Outlaw/Keith Smith Jr.

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The future of MPW?

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The calm before the storm as Matt Striker plays around with as Jeremy Wyatt thanks the MPW Promoter Chris Gough and his family for their hard work and sacrifices from the MPW Locker room.

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Matt Striker welcomes the MPW crowd to another exciting night of action.

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Striker sends a message that if Wyatt is able to get pass Ricky Cruz that same night then he will have to face the former WWE Superstar.

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Tyler Cook

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Out of the way just in time.

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The Math Magician in deep trouble in the corner.

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– Tyler Cook defeated the Math Magician

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The Kansas MPW Champion Mike Sydal

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Sydal works the legs of Jake Dirden.

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Sydal finds himself in the power gripe of Jake Dirden.

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– Kansas Championship Match: Mike Sydal defeated Jake Dirden

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4 on 4 wild mayhem

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The good guys with a little help from the fans.

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Davey Vega in the hands of the former MWR Tag Team of the Year, the American Bulldogs.

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Gary Jay goes surfing on the Killer City Kings.

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– Kobra Kai Dojo/Commission defeated King Brothers/American Bulldogs

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Jeremy Wyatt

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Jeremy Wyatt leans on the King of Chaos Ricky Cruz.

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– Jeremy Wyatt defeated Ricky Cruz

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– Redwing defeated Kraig Keesaman

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The current MWR Female Wrestler of the Year, Lucy Mendez

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D’Arcy Dixon

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– Lucy Mendez defeated D’Arcy Dixon

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Matt Striker

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SBC with the save!!

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SBC you are FIRED!!!

– Jeremy Wyatt defeated Matt Striker

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Metro Pro Wrestling Champion Derek Stone.

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Stone taunts the crowd.

 

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Bolt Brady goes for a ride.

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Metro Pro Championship Match: Derek Stone retained against Bolt Brady

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ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer.

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A huge win for the Worlds Fittest Wrestler under the bright lights at the Turner Rec Center.

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Tommy Dreamer lost to one of the best in the country Sterling on the fifth Anniversary, but thanks the MPW crowd for coming out for the historic night at the Turner Rec Center.

– Mark Sterling defeated Tommy Dreamer in a No DQ Match

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Metro Pro Wrestling returns to Turner Rec Center in Kansas City, KS, on Saturday, August 8, for our next event! Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Event starts at 7 p.m.

Matches will include:

– The 2015 Metro Proyale, which is a Royal Rumble-style match where the winner will get an immediate Metro Pro Championship match following his/her victory!

Additional matches to be announced soon!

Front Row: $20
General Admission: $15
Kids 5-12 (Does not count front row): $10
Under 5: Free

Purchase tickets now in our online store!

Metro Pro Wrestling on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KCMetroPro

Check out Metro Pro Photos on Facebook: Metro Pro Wrestling Photos

Metro Pro Wrestling airs every Saturday night on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel at 11 p.m. The show replays several times during the week! Check local listings for details.

Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is a regional 24-hour sports network, and it is the ONLY place you can see Metro Pro Wrestling! Catch us on:

• Time Warner Cable SportsChannel – Channel 30 & 323
• Time Warner Cable SportsChannel 2 – Channel 324
• Time Warner Cable Nebraska
• Comcast Cable Channel 44 & 258
• WOW! Cable – Lawrence 37

Turner Rec Center is located at 831 S. 55th St, Kansas City, KS.
For more information, call Metro Pro at (816) 974-7160.

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3XW Downtown Destruction II – June 4, 2010 – Des Moines Social Club – Des Moines, Iowa Results

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 21, 2010

If you haven’t already heard, Ring of Honor World champion Tyler Black competed at Downtown Destruction II in a total surprise.

Tyler Black excites the 3XW Fans. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

3XW Downtown Destruction II – June 4, 2010 – Des Moines Social Club – Des Moines, Iowa Results

RESULTS:

Hunter Mathews toys with Aaron Masterson (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Masterson finds himself in a bad spot. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Mathews sets Masterson up for a Superplex.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

DOWN GOES Mathews(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

1-2-3 Aaron Masterson defeats Hunter Mathews for the second time. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aaron Masterson celebrates (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

It’s true Masterson has your number Mathews.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

1. “The Right Price” Aaron Masterson beat Hunter Matthews with 15 seconds left in a 5-minute challenge by reversing Matthews piledriver attempt into a jacknife rollup pin. Hunter took the mic prior to the match and said there was no way Masterson could beat him in 5 minutes. Matthews has now been pinned by Masterson twice.

Promo – The Gentlemen’s Club came out and manager/3XW Commissioner Todd Countryman announced that it was now a 5-on-4 elimination tag wiith him as the Gentlemen’s Club additional partner. Their opponents then came out accompanied by former 3XW President Skylar Pierce. Sterling explained that being a former member of the Gentlemen’s Club, he knew they would be up to something tonight, so he contacted Skylar, the former 3XW president. Skylar received the OK from the Board of Directors to add an additional member to Sterling’s team…none other than Ring of Honor World champion Tyler Black!!

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Brady A. Dezire works the arm of Buck Albright. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Albright gives Dezire a message that he will not be pushed around.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Dezire keeps Albright from coming back into the ring.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

2. Brady A. Dezire beat Buck Albright following a schoolboy rollup with his feet on the ropes for leverage.

"The Viking Warrior" Kraig Keesaman. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A big blow from Kessaman.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A big blow from Kessaman.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Kessaman was nasty on this night.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Though I missed a lot of Bash’s offense with my picture taking this match was very good with Kessaman winning a tough matchup. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

3. “The Viking Warrior” Kraig Keesaman successfully defended the 3XW Pure Wrestling title over Nate Bash by drilling him with a Nordic Spike after crotching Bash on the top turnbuckle in an excellent match. Keesaman has now not been pinned or submitted in 24 months.

For the ladies Tyler Cook.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The rematch of the 2009 MWR Match of the Year Tyler Cook and The Rebel Jeremy Wyatt.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

These former partners do not like each other one bit.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Wyatt moves out of the way just in time and Cook injurys his arm, a key turning moment in this match. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Wyatt drags Cook by the hair much to the dismay of the fans.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Lets watch a master at work as Wyatt works on the injured arm of Cook and in return the heart of Cook as he does not submit but fights out to keep his hopes alive. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

This could be it!! (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Pure Heart and determination from Cook is the difference at this point of the match. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cook fights back and sends Wyatt overhead.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cook drops Wyatt.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Amazed that the big move wasn’t enough to take out the Champ.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Wyatt works towards another huge win. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Fan Favorite Rory Fox will meet Wyatt one more time in July!!(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

4. “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt successfully defended the 3XW Heayweight title over Tyler Cook, submitting him to a crossface. Wyatt is now the longest reigning Heavyweight champion in 3XW history.

– Following the match, Rory Fox came out and officially announced he would be using his Gauntlet for the Gold title shot against Wyatt at the 5 Year Anniversary Event in July. Wyatt said “fine, but I choose the stipulation. It’s going to be a…..” and then Wyatt walked away.

One 3XW fan gives Tony Sly a hard time. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Tony Sly is not amused. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Ben Sailer (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Fan favorite Matty star is in the dangerous clutches of Sailer(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Star has the champ down..(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sailer has a wonderful arsenal of moves. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Jimmy Rockwell would go on to win this wild matchup. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

5. “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell successfully defended the 3XW Cruiserweight championship over Tony Sly, Ben Sailer and Matty Starr after pinning Sly with a Rock n’ Rollup.
– Before the match, Sly announced that if he lost tonight, he would quit 3XW.
– Following the match, Kraig Keesaman unsuccessfully tried to attack Rockwell with his axe and Rockwell announced that they will be having a title unification match at the 5 Year Anniversary event in July.

Ryan Slade and AJ Smooth (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Fan Favorites Sir Bradley Charles and Jon West. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Jon West is in deep trouble. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Looking for air is the young West.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sir Bradley Charles changes the momentum in this tag team match.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A big win for the young duo. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

6. Sir Bradley Charles and Jon West beat Sexy and Smooth (Ryan Slade and A.J. Smooth) after West distracted the Canadians enough for SBC to stop the Fastball Special by pushing Slade into Smooth, causing Smooth to crotch himself on the top turnbuckle and flail helplessly while Charles pinned Slade with an O’Conner Roll. Huge upset, as the No. 1 contenders to the 3XW Tag Team titles lost to a first-time team of rookies. Impressive showing by West and SBC.

Kwong brings the pain with his powerful legs. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Chad Mylans protégé Ricky Kwong was looking to make a name for himself by beating the man who would be in the main event in July. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Fox was in trouble.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Fox makes a comeback.

7. Rory Fox defeated “The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong (with “The Laotian Liaison” Chad Mylan and Mylan’s new MMA secruity guard) with a Fox Bomb.

Believe it or not but Fox got the win but it would be Wyatt who would celebrate as he attacked Fox and let him know next month it is a LADDER MATCH!!(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

– After the match, Wyatt attacked Fox with a ladder and announced that their Heavyweight title match in July will be a ladder match

Two of the best in the world today Tyler Black and Mark Sterling lead their teammates Zach Thompson, Krotch and Maddog McDowell to the ring against Sterling’s old partners The Gentlemans Club.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sterling and Black double team Devin Carter. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Black cranks on Delicious Devin Carters arm. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Maddog shows off his power!(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

After Brian Ash turns the tide for his team Casanova taunts the fans favorites. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Here we see The Gentlemans Club leader Todd Countryman’s total offense in this match before he is counted out from running away. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Carter repays Sterling.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Zach Thompson is one of the Midwest top high risk stars. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Gage delivers a big move on Thomspon. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

World Champion Tyler Black has no way out of this one. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Brian Ash was a juggernaut in this contest.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

BIG BODYSLAM(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sterling leap frogs Ash.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year delivers a European Uppercut. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Black just hit a big dropkick. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Black prepares to hit Ash on the outside. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Black would make the mistake of using a belt on Ash and getting caught by Referee Jeremy Robb (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sterling wanted to beat his former partners so bad he refused to release Octane allowing the ref to overturn the decision allowing Octane to continue and Sterling DQ. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Thompson would show heart but the odds would be too much. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Thompson’s partners came to his rescue but a little too late as The Gentleman’s Club was victorious (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Thompson’s partners came to his rescue but a little too late as The Gentleman’s Club was victorious (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

8. 10-Man Elimination Tag Team match – The Gentlemen’s Club (Brian Ash, Gage Octane, Devin Carter, Casanova and Todd Countryman) beat Mark Sterling, “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson, Maddog McDowell, Krotch and Ring of Honor World champion Tyler Black. It came down to Ash and Thompson and Ash pinned Thompson despite a valiant effort on the part of Thompson. Black was eliminated when the referee saw him hit Ash with a title belt that Ash tried to hit him with first and Sterling was DQ’d for refusing to release a Sharpshooter on Octane after Octane had already tapped out. Thompson then pinned Octane before taking the final fall to Ash.

After the bout, the Gentlemen’s Club continued to assault Thompson, who was saved by all his partners to the cheers of the crowd.

Next up – 3XW’s top event of the year, the 5 Year Anniversary Event! Details can be found here: http://www.3xwrestling.com/events2.htm

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A look at the first half of 2010 in the MWR Coverage area. Nominate your favorite.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 16, 2010

By Brian Kelley

We are very close to the half year of 2010 and what a year it has been!

In the past few months both WWE and TNA have hosted PPV’S with WWE’S Elimination Chamber and TNA’S lockdown that was also headline with a fan interaction that allowed fans to meet stars such as Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, Rob Vam Dam, Jeff Hardy and most of the rest of the TNA roster.

Old school fans can be happy that they have had a chance to meet the stars that brought memories that will last a lifetime when at TNA’S legends main event brought in the biggest stars of the 80’s and beyond with Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Sting.

The fun would keep coming when you were able meet other stars such as former WWE World Champion Bob Backland, Roddy Piper, Road Warrior Animal, Jimmy Snuka along with several other greats during Wrestling Legends on Tour.

On the Indy front I have to believe that everyone involved with their promotions needs to feel thrilled with the support and attendance from the fans as attendance and action has picked up for the most part at most shows.

Former WLW Wrestler  Dennis T McHawes released an autobiography called “Blood Tables and Chairs that allows fans to get a glimpse of the Indy scene not to long ago.

Mike Sydal continues his rise to the National spotlight after winning the PWI Rookie of the Year he followed that up by wrestling during WRESTLEMANIA weekend with Ring of Honor in a six man tag team race and earned the pin fall for his team.

Will Metro Pro Wrestling jump over the competition in 2010 with their debut at Memorial Hall on June 4th?

Till then lets look at 2010 shortly and what to forward to.

Let’s start out alphabetical.

3XWrestlingThe 2008 MWR Promotion of the year continues their standard of excellence with some great action. 3XW Heavyweight Champion Jeremy Wyatt and Ring of Honor a World Champion Tyler Black earned a standing ovation in April when the two went to a draw. Rory Fox who came close in 09 by taking out “The Belt Collector” won the May “Gauntlet for the Gold”. This could easily set up Wyatt vs. Fox feud part 2, one that would be great for the fans.

3XW Pure Wrestling Champion Kraig Kessaman has been rolling through the company using the deadly “Nordic Spike” maneuver and has not been pinned at 3XW in 23 months. While 3XW cruiserweight Champion Jimmy Rockwell came very close in defeating 3XW Champion Jeremy Wyatt at the Over the top show earlier this month

On a sad note the very popular tag team The High Flyers of Zach Thompson and Mike Sydal was forced by Todd Countryman to go against each other in a loser leaves town match that saw Thompson earned quite possibly the biggest win his short career by defeating the smoking red hot Sydal.

All American Pro Wrestling – Exciting feuds , shocking moments and near riots mixed in with former WWE and TNA Superstars brought AAPW among the top of the most talked about promotions in the area coverage.

The year started off with the very popular Edmund “Livewire” McGuire holding the AAPW Championship. During a title defense against the popular and powerful Mississippi Madman that would soon end. McGuire’s mountain to retain was huge but the backstabbing of McGuire’s best friend Shane Rich during the match would cost him the title and a feud is set to happen anytime. Rich was suspended for his actions. The fans and McGuire have been itching for a rematch BUT…

The Madman would find himself in the fire quickly as the 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year Jeremy Wyatt came knocking for the belt. The Madman would retain but not before a near riot almost broke out. AAPW had no other option but to sign a rematch between the two at the very next show. Problems arose when Rich talked his way into the match making it a 3way and capitalizing by taking home the belt.

As of press time AAPW is set to bring to the Midwest WWE’S Jerry Lawler and Kevin Thorn and more AAPW matches at RENT ONE Park on May 22 in prior to a minor league baseball game. AAPW has also brought in TNA’S Andy Douglas and WWE/ECW’S Simon Dean…. We can all look forward to McGuire vs. Rich in the second half of the year.

High Voltage Wrestling – What High Voltage Wrestling lacked in amount of shows they made up for it in quality of matches and continuing their tradition of debuting some of the top stars in the St Louis area. During HVW’s first year they brought you “The Internaininal Superstar” Kahagas, TNA’S Santana G, The Hooligans, Matt Cage, Zero Gravity and Tony Kozina and in their second year they brought to you the very exciting Ryan Phoenix, Flash Flannigan, Dan the Manand Sir Bradley Charles.

Kahagas vs. Flash Flannigan was an instant hit and when the HVW Tag Champions the Hooligans went against the KC Killers the ropes would break but the action would not. Santana G would earn the respect of one of the greatest women wrestlers in the world MsChif and earn the respect of her and the two would team up once again.

Young Brandon Aarons would get a huge win for the fan favorites by defeating fellow young star Mike Sydal for the HVW Livewire Championship.

The HVW Champion has been defending the title around world and looks to face on all challenges in 2010.

Independent Hardcore Wrestling– IHW has been filled with packed shows with action throughout the building. Filled with stars who do not get as much hype like Billy McNeil, Steve Kennedy, Eric Allen, Mephisto and Brandon Aarons they have made themselves a legit promotion and giving the fans their money’s worth.

Former TNA Star Mickie Knuckles and the Great Cheyenne continue the improvement of the  women wrestling Midwest while Eric Allen’s exciting Illinois state Championship shocked the Midwest. IHW Champion Brandon Aarons match with Kennedy was an instant classic. MR Late Nite looks to make his mark in the Midwest to finish off 2010.

IHW heats up the summer in 2010 with a stacked card on June 12th in Dupo Illinois when Mickie Knuckles returns to take on Mia Martinez, SLAM The Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Tony Kozina will take on exciting Bailey Mannix; Champions will collide when IHW Champion Aarons will meet IHW Illinois Champion Allen in a street fight.

IWA Productions – One of the biggest announcements of the first half had to do with IWA P bringing at their free Wednesdays show last week when non other than ICP came into bring fans to their feet. So much excitement that IWA P had to turn fans away do to a fire code. ALL for free.

In January they brought in former WWE Superstar the Honky Tonk Man and their students stepped up to provide a much talked about match between Christian Rose and Danny Cannon ladder match.

A mixture of free shows and paid shows that has also showcased Matt Cage taking on former WWE Champion Eugene, Ladies star Ann Brookstone along with “Homicidal” Steven Davis provide the fans with some top notch excitement.

Metro East Championship Wrestling– Wrestling in Woodriver provides the fans with an exciting night to hang with friends and family. The promotion had a set back when the MECW had to announce that champion Mannix was unable to defend due to an injury. Mannix though respect for his talent was hated for his actions meant that possibly one of the fan favorites such as Devin Carter or the “Kid” Evan Money could get their chance as MECW Gold.

Imagine the disappointment when bad guy Eric Allen was able to win the 8 man tournament and gain his second title in months. Who will be able to take the title back from EA? Will it be Carter in his rematch on the 22nd, or will Gabriel Brimstone, Brian Scrilla, or the returning Shawn Santel come back to glory.

MECW Tag team champions The Bayou Outlaws are one of the most underappreciated teams in the Midwest and loved by the fans.

On a National level MECW can hang their head up high Barry Ryte in his opportunity to appear at the 14th annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament later this summer on Sat. July 10, 2010 in Newark DE.

MMWA-SICWThe 2009 MWR Promotion of the Year has seen some exciting new faces and old friends join the veterans of the South Broadway Athletic Club. Impressive Dave Vaughn has taken on all challenges in his way including the powerful Donnovan Ruddick.
Speaking of Ruddick the Manager of Champions Travis Cook looks to take him to the top as he has signed him to his stable “The Connections.” With the skills of Ruddick and the mind of Cook these two could be unstoppable.

Brandon Espinosa has returned with a vengeance and is currently the MMWA-SICW JR Heavyweight Champion as well as the MMWA-SICW Battle Royal Champion. Will he set his sights on becoming a Triple Crown championship?

Life is not all good in the world of Travis Cook; he has agitated the returning MMWA-SICW Superstar Ron Powers and Danny Boy. In Cooks favor is the fact that Gary Jackson has also wanted a piece of his old rival Powers.

On a National scene the St Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame that is located at the SBAC presented Ric Flair, Bobby Hennan, Dory Funk JR and Baron Von Raschke with their HOF Plaques at the TNA Fan interaction.

What Midwest Superstars will make their debut at MMWA-SICW in the rest of 2010? I can not wait to find out.

New Midwest Wrestling – The newest promotion at MWR, New Midwest have been around for a long time entertaining fans in Sprinfield Illinois.

The NMW Roster brings together an exciting roster with Cory Carter, Guy Smith, Ryan Phoenix, Dan the Man and Blake Steel as well the New Midwest Wrestling Champion Jonathan Magnus.

New Midwest Wrestling returns this week with Capital Punishment 2010 as Magnus have his title threatened when Rip Mystic comes after him.

NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling– NWA Dynamo has slowly been building steam heading into the second half of 2010. Home of the NWA Missouri Champion Davey Vega and NWA Central States Championship Mark Sterling they brought us the battle of Champions when the two took on each other during their May 1 show where Vega tapped out to the 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year.

NWA Missouri Champion Vega will look to get back on track when he takes on Dragon Gate star Kyle O’Reilly on May 22nd.

Like I said a quiet year so far for this top promotion but look for them to sprint to the top in 2010.

NWA Supreme – MWR was honored to be invited to check out this exciting promotion early this year and we were impressed. The giant Bear ST Pierre and the electrifying Da Cobra brings to the ring a fast paced wrestling show with a punch in the Face.

NWA Supreme Champion Da Cobra has been red hot and will look to add Danny Cannon on his list of men he sent home packing. Bear ST Pierre has survived the onslaught on Jeremy Wyatt and De Andre King and Guy Smith and on May 29 he will have the formidable foe of Christian Rose looking to take home the title.

. The Hooligans and the Hybrids tore each other apart in the cage and it looks to only getting hotter as the summer comes around.

Fan have to be excited as the NWA Supreme brings you the NWA Midwest Championship match between the Shiek with Joey Eastman and Silas Young as well on the 29th.

Pro Wrestling Epic – One of the youngest promotions in the MWR Coverage area has been working hard to get respect. Signing some of the top names in the sport they boast some of the top talents in the Midwest today.

One fallback to that statement is that the PWE Champion Keith Walker has been in Japan meaning that he is unable to defend the title as needed. Even with Walker out the states they have the new PWE US Champion Brandon Aarons and the PWE tag team Champions Zero Gravity on their roster.

At their only show of the year the night started of with Mark Sterling as the PWE US Champion. Sterling defeated Mike Sydal then announced to the crowd that he was not done. He would be more than happy to beat anyone else in the locker room. Aarons showed true heart by answering the call even though he was defeated by Wyatt earlier in the night. Amazingly Aarons would defeat Sterling and become the PWE US Champion.

PWE and Aarons returns with their biggest test to date when PWE US Champion Brandon Aarons takes on Ring of Honor World Champion Tyler Black go at it in a match that you will not want to miss.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix– The faction known as Murder Milita looked to have PWP on their knees and in total control at the start of the year. The Murder Militia (Jeremy Wyatt, #1 Brett Young, Mark Sterling, Joey Daniels & Jayden Draigo) would find that Team PWP (PWP Heavyweight Champion ”Babyface” Tony Cortez, Abu Colossus, Jaysin Strife, Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket) was not going to back down for nothing.

The bomb is about to go off in the name of WAR Games this coming Saturday. Will the Militia continue to leave the PWP Wrestlers and fans in fear heading into 2010?
Young David Clark, Jimmy Rockwell and Zac James is set to battle in a ladder match for the chance to get a chance at any PWP Championship that night as well.

The PWP Champion Babyface Tony Cortez has defeated Jeremy Wyatt, Joey Daniels Jimmy Rockwell and Jaysin Strife since becoming the Champion last December.

World League WrestlingHarley Race’s WLW took their time to get back in the game in 2010 but it was well worth the wait.

Starting off the year they had a tournament to crown new WLW Tag Champions and lo and behold Steve Fender and Mark Sterling walked away with the coveted tag team titles. Sterling and Fender are two of the most rounded wrestlers in singles, together they are scary good.

On the Singles from the WLW Title has been filled with action as the powerful Trent Stone held the title till in front of over 300 people in Richmond former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch pinned him in a leather strap match to regain the title.

It won’t be easy for Murdoch as Stone, Brian Breaker along with impressive young stars Jack Gamble, Ryan Drago, the Cancun Kid and Eathon Wright will all have their eyes to get to the top of the Mountain.

The WLW Ladies Champion Amy Hennig finds herself with competition all around as TNA’S Santana G earned a DQ victory from Hennig and the unknown Angelus Layne made her debut at WLW Keokuk IA. Some of the most exciting matches in women’s wrestler may well come from WLW.

That is a look at some of the promotions in the first half of the year. We are asking for the Promotions, Wrestlers and Fans to send in their thoughts on who was the best of the best in the first half year at MWR.

There will not be a winner announced for this but this will help the MWR Awards committee to not forget in the 2010 MWR Awards who is deserving. In each category there is some strong competition if the vote was to be voted on today I could not guess who would walk away the winners.

Wrestler of the Year first half
Tag team of the Year First Half
Promotion of the Year First Half
Women of the Year First Half
Match of the Year First Half

Please send in your nominations for the previous promotions to flairwhoooooo@yahoo.com

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3XWrestling Presents Annual Gauntlet for the Gold on May 7th.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 1, 2010

April 28, 2010

Des Moines-based 3XWrestling Presents Annual Gauntlet for the Gold
May 7th Event Features Biggest Battle Royal In The History of Des Moines!

DES MOINES, Iowa – Fresh off “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt and Tyler Black battling to a 30-minute time-limit draw in one of the greatest matches in 3XW history earlier this month, Des Moines-based 3XWrestling (3XW) is set to impress fans once again as it presents Over the Top on May 7th at the Des Moines Social Club, one of the top venues for professional wrestling in the Midwest.

Featuring some of the most talented wrestlers in the United States, Over the Top is scheduled to feature a variety of compelling matches, including the fifth annual “Gauntlet for the Gold” battle royal!

Commercial:

Here’s the Over the Top TV commercial that is scheduled to air this week during TNA Impact and next week during WWE NXT and TNA Impact for those with Mediacom cable in Des Moines. It will also air throughout both weeks on a variety of channels carried by Mediacom.

3XW Outside the Ring:

From the 3XWrestling studios, it’s the May 2010 edition of 3XWrestling’s acclaimed web show Outside the Ring! This episode catches up wrestling fans on all the news following the hugely successful Spring Showdown event in April and builds toward the highly anticipated Over the Top event on Friday, May 7th at the Des Moines Social Club. Visit http://www.3xwrestling.com/for more information about upcoming events, view the Match of the Month and to visit Shop3XW, the official online store of 3XWrestling! Tickets for Over the Top are available at http://www.3XWrestling.com and at Jay’s CD & Hobby, 5921 S.E. 14th St in Des Moines, Iowa.

http://www.3xwrestling.com/videos.htm

3XW Match of the Month:

The “Gauntlet for the Gold” battle royal has become one 3XW’s top yearly traditions and for the first time ever, the original “Gauntlet for the Gold” is available to watch for free! The winner of this Rumble-style battle royal earns a 3XW Heavyweight title shot. This battle took place as part of 3XW’s Road to Glory event on Feb. 18, 2006 in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information about one of the top wrestling promotions in the Midwest and to purchase event DVDs, visit http://www.3xwrestling.com/

Full Announced and Updated Card for Over the Top – 3XW‘s 60th Event!:

5th Annual “Gauntlet for the Gold” battle royal! – winner receives a future 3XW Heavyweight title shot! A new wrestler enters the ring every 60 seconds!
Confirmed entrants:
Rory Fox – National star who had a phenomenal series of matches with Wyatt for belt
Brian Ash – Former two-time 3XW Heavyweight champion, including being first to hold gold.
Maddog McDowell – Winningest battle royal competitor in 3XW history
“Delicious” Devin Carter – 2009 Gauntlet for the Gold Winner, first to enter No. 1 and win
Gage Octane – Former 3XW Heavyweight champion, has made final five of every Gauntlet
Mark Sterling – Former 3XW Pure Wrestling champion and considered a top threat to win
“The Viking Warrior” Kraig Keesaman 3XW Pure Wrestling champion, longest undefeated
“The Right Price” Aaron Masterson – Just picked up first major victory of his career
“The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong – Has not been pinned or submitted since May 2009
Krotch – Impressive speed and athleticism and unorthodox style counteract slim build
Sir Bradley Charles – Skilled rookie trained by Lance Storm has quickly become fan favorite
“The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade – One-half of very talented Sexy and Smooth team
A.J. Smooth – One-half of very talented and successful Sexy and Smooth tag team
Hunter Matthews – Rulebreaker now on a revenge mission after losing to Masterson
Brady A. Dezire – One of 3XW’s top cruiserweights, Dezire hopes third time’s the charm
The American Fury” Jon West – Talented rookie trained by Carter looks to make impact
Mike Sydal or “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson – Either aerialist is a dangerous threat

More to be named soon! See comments from all announced competitors on the May 2010 episode of Outside the Ring!

3XW Heavyweight championship!
3XW Cruiserweight champion “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell
vs.
“The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt (c)

Loser Leaves 3XWrestling!
“The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson – 2009 3XW “Most Popular Wrestler of the Year” vs. his High Flyers tag team partner, Mike Sydal – 2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated “Rookie of the Year”

Grudge Match!
Mark Sterling vs. Gage Octane

3XW Pure Wrestling championship!
“The Right Price” Aaron Masterson vs. “The Viking Warrior” Kraig Keesaman (c)

Women’s Wrestling!
Claudia Del Solis vs. current SHIMMER and former WCW star Malia Hosaka

Also featuring an appearance by the Mid Iowa Rollers women’s roller derby team!

Tickets on sale at:

Jay’s CD & Hobby
5921 SE 14th
Des Moines, IA

Or at http://www.3XWrestling.com on the events page!

**A special note about Over the Top ticket sales: Starting with the May 7th event we will be doing a advance ticket price of $12.00 per general admission ticket and a night of the show/walk up price of $15.00 per general admission ticket. Kids tickets remain $6.00.

We want to make sure everyone is aware of this ahead of time and encourage everyone to pre-purchase tickets to retain the $12.00 ticket price.

If you have an advance purchase ticket you will get in to the show to get your seat 10 minutes earlier!

Advance tickets purchased through http://www.3XWrestling.com will be available to pick up at the event.**

$12.00 General Admission advance purchase
$6.00 Kids
FREE 3 & under

General admission tickets will be $15.00 the night of the event.
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**After party at Z’s Bar – 1511 South Union St – Just south of Principal Park!**

Food & drinks are available at Z’s Bar.

Meet, greet & eat with your favorite 3XW wrestlers & staff.

Doors open for Over the Top at 7 p.m. (6:45 p.m. for advance ticket holders) for a 7:30 p.m. start time. The Des Moines Social Club is located at 1408 Locust St. in beautiful downtown Des Moines.

Founded in 2005, 3XWrestling, a Des Moines-based organization, has performed in front of thousands of fans across Iowa and been featured on KCWI TV, Des Moines Radio Group stations, Iowa Public Radio and in publications including the Des Moines Register, Juice, Cityview and Pro Wrestling Illustrated. 3XW events are held the first Friday of each month in Des Moines.

3XWrestling and its performers are also heavily involved with charity work. Most recently, 3XW and Toys For Tots worked together at November Knockout to collect toys to help provide a happier holiday for children.

In February 2009, one-legged wrestling star Zach Gowen competed in 3XW and helped raise over $10,000 to help the family of a young man whose leg was amputated due to his battle with cancer. All proceeds from that event we’re given to the family to offset medical costs, with every wrestler performing on a volunteer basis.

For more information about 3XWrestling, including details on purchasing advance tickets to events, bringing 3XW to your town and to watch 3XW’s highly-acclaimed monthly webshow Outside the Ring and the Free Match of the Month, please visit http://www.3XWrestling.com. Card subject to change.

www.3XWrestling.com
http://www.youtube.com/3XWrestling
http://www.youtube.com/3XWrestlingcom
http://www.twitter.com/3XWrestling
http://www.myspace.com/3XWrestling

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