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Posts Tagged ‘Kurt Styles’

Independent Hardcore Wrestling Photo recap from Jerseyville, IL

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 12, 2010

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Graves makes quick work Johnny Griffen in his very first match (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

Brandon Graves d. Johnny Griffen

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Bailey Mannix levels Evan Money(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Mannix stalks his victim. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Eric Allen takes over but found out that Money still had lots of fight in him. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

 

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Mannix taunts the fans. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Double team from the Red Devil Fight Club. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Money for the surprise win for his team.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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A shocked Mannix after the loss that his team had well in hand.. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

Evan Money & Kurt Styles d. Bailey Mannix & Eric Allen with Lovely Leon and Mr Late Nite

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Neil Diamond Cutter meets Chris L.O.G.A.N with special guest referee Ace Roberts who has shown of favoritism in the past and is not happy about being made to be the ref by Luke Roberts. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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The youngest Cutter knows no fear. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Logan can always count on his power to see him through.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Cutter with the leg up in time.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Ace Roberts with the slow 3 count looks to have cost Cutter the win.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Cutter has had enough of Roverts slow counts.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Logan takes advantage of Cutters distractions and with a fast count of Roberts gets the win. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)
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Chaz Wesson is all man as the The Manimal is about to find out. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

Chris L.o.g.a.n d. Neil Diamond Cutter

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The fans loved The Manimal after he shown he could take or should I say survive Chaz Wessons chops. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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The Manimal and Wesson was a back and forth slugfest.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Chaz Wesson shows The Manimal what he thought of him after the match.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)
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Luke Roberts Fired Ace Roberts for the second time during the intermission.( Photo credit Brian Kelley)

Chaz Wesson d. The Manimal

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Brandon Espinosa and Ace Hawkins swarms their man.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Espinosa sends the Hooligan on a ride.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Espinosa and Hawkins cut off the ring and brought the pain. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Espinosa lights up his man. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Esoinosa see danger on the way. ( Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Hawkins like a missile .(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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The top team in 2009 the Hooligans fight back. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

The Hooligans d. Brandon Espinosa & Ace Hawkins

 

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McNeil used his speed to try to keep Cage on his heels. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Chops was on the menu all night at IHW. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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McNeil was about to fly. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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A shot heard around the room. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Cage thought he had Billy where he wanted him. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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McNeil went quickly to the top.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Billy soars.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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McNeil earns a tough win. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

Billy Mcneil d. Cameron Cage

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Mephisto goes full force. .(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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This picture perfectly shows the chaos that Mephisto is feeling from Mr Late Nite'sinterference (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Ruddick terrorizes Mephisto on the outside. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Ref Eric Davis tries to get back control of the match. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Up goes Mephisto and quickly he goes back down...hard. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Mephisto fights to get out the grasp of Ruddick. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Ruddick is a force without the chair, with it he is lethal. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Ruddick misses ! (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Mephisto drills Ruddick with the chair. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Mephisto set up the chairs for a move that could get him the win. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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This is not good for Mephisto1 (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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MR Late Nite watches with much joy as Ruddick sets up Mephisto for a ride. Can Lemphisto somehow get out of this?(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Brandon Aarons seeks the IHW title from the man who beat him Sean Vincent. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

HWC Champ “The Future” Donovan Ruddick with Mr Late Nite d. Mephisto

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The crowd was fully behind the American Aarons. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Fans run for cover. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Aarons turns the tide and goes high risk. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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For every action there is a consequence. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

 

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Vincent delivers his own high risk move. (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Ref Eric Davis catches Vincent with a foreign object (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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MR Late Nite sends Ruddick and Cameron Cage for a beat down on Aarons.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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After the assist Vincent sends a message to Aarons.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Billy McNeil and Chaz Wesson for the save.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)



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Cage Vincent and Ruddick feel good about themselves heading into 2011.(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

Brandon Aarons d. IHW Heavyweight Champ Sean Vincent by DQ

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PWE photo recap from 11-13-2010 Part 2 Eugene & Mississippi Madman vs. “The Future” Donovan Ruddick & Mean Mason Beck

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 3, 2010

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Dance off !!(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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Ruddick has the tights !!!!!!!(Photo credit Brian Kelley)

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The Future Donovan Ruddick & Mean Mason Beck pinned Eugene Dinsmore & Mississippi Madman



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Pro Wrestling Epic photo recap from 11-13-2010 Part 1

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 30, 2010

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The PWE Champion the Mississippi Madman and Eugene hopes to sweep the floor with Mason Beck and Donovan Ruddick later on in the night.

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Mason Beck and Donovan Ruddick Are very intimidating.

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Chris Logan had Jimmy Karryt REELING (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Jimmy Karryt gets a big win off a fellow young up and comer. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

 

Jimmy Karryt pinned Chris Logan

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Da Cobra (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)
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Ta'Kie does his best crane impersonation. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley) (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Da Cobra makes quick work of Ta’Kie (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

DaCobra pinned Ta’Kie

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Graves lands a power punch on the Dixieland Destroyer. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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The Dixieland Destroyer is a beast. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Splash from hell. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Dixieland Destroyer pinned Brandon Graves

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Mephisto and Kurt Styles challanges for the PWE Tag Team Championship. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Watch your backs the PWE Champions Dead Sexy is on the attack while their friends Blake Steel and Melody are at ringside. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Styles and Mephisto were ready! (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Kurt Styles uses Mephisto as a launching pad onto the Champions. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Aaron Mathews tries to slow down the momentum of the challengers. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Double team from Dead Sexy. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Dead Sexy will do anything to keep the belts. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Mephisto and Styles for the double team as they go for the Championship! (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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New PWE Tag Team Champions Kurt Styles and Mephisto (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Mephisto & Kurt Styles pinned Dead Sexy to win the PWE Tag titles

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PWE US Champion Blake Steel vs Brandon Aarons rematch . (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Brandon Aarons tries to earn the back the title. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Brandon Aarons struggles for air. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Blake Steel with a big knee drop. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Blake Steel brings the pain onto the outside. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Melody gives a helping hand. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Could Brandon Aarons get the PWE US Championship back into his hands? (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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A vicious kick from Steel. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Steel pulls out a suplex . (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Loaded Quarters for the win.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley) (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Knockout !!!!(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Dead Sexy and Blake Steel Celebrate.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley) ( Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

PWE US Champ Blake Steel pinned Brandon Aarons

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Flying clothesline from Evan Money (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Eric Allen has to be on his toes when he faces Evan Money. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Eric Allen tried to regroup but Evan Money kept up the pace. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Evan Money goes for a quick win against his rival Allen. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Allen moves just in time. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Allen tries to run Money into the turnbuckle. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Money is in trouble. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Allen stretches Money as he tries to make him quit. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Eric Allen is proud that he grabbed the tights to steal the win. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Eric Allen pinned Evan Money

Watch for part two of Missouri Wrestling Revival’s coverage of the huge main event that saw PWE Champion the Mississippi Madman team up with Eugene go at it against “The Future” Donovan Riddick and Mason Beck with Mr Late Nite.

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Dubi meets the Pro Wrestling Epic fans get to meet WWE Star Eugene, see New PWE Tag champs and catch a free MWR T-shirt from Da Cobra

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 25, 2010

By Dubray Tallman

In an exciting night of wrestling, fans in Mt Pulaski Illinois was able to catch stars of the Midwest go at in an action packed evening. Pro Wrestling Epic’s special guest was none other than the fun loving Eugene. Eugene a former WWE Superstar was at his best as he teamed up with the PWE Champion the Mississippi Madman to take on “The Future” Donovan Ruddick and Mason Beck led by MR. Late Night.

Prior to his match Eugene and the Madman took the time to meet their fans with autographs and pictures. Mt Pulaski Illinois wrestling fan Sandy Wilham was more than happy to have her picture taken with the two PWE stars.

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Sandy with Eugne

In what many would call an upset, the PWE Tag team titles changed hands when Mephisto and Kurt Styles defeated the team of Aaron Mathews and Jeff Harris collectively known as Dead Sexy. Before the new champs left Mephisto posed with Jacob Hahn at ringside.

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Jacob Hahn with Mephisto

We caught up with the new champs who had this to say.

The MWR Wrestler of the night was the high flying and exciting Da Cobra. Prior to his match Da Cobra wore the #1 shirt in the Midwest to the ring and threw in to you Darionne Brown of Decatur Illinois.

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Darionne Brown and Da Cobra

We would like to thank everyone at PWE and we hope that you come back at MWR for a full photo recap of this fun filled show and I couldn’t resist the chance to get my picture taken with the very entertaining Eugene.

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MMWA-SICW Open Door tryouts rundown from Patrick Brandmeyer with photos from Mike Van Hoogstraat.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 29, 2010

Editors Note: Last week MMWA-SICW open their doors literly to all aspiring wrestlers to have the chance to work with the 2009 MWR Promotion of the Year.

MMWA-SICW has five shows in the works for September and in 2010 fans have had the pleasure to see Donovan Ruddick, Brandon Espinosa, Ace Hawkins, Mark Sterling and most recently Mephisto make their way to the promotion.

I am sad to say that I was unable to attend due to prior commitments but I knew that MWR fans would have a great look into the happenings of this historic event thanks to Pro Wrestling expert Patrick Brandmeyer being able to attend as well as MWR Photographer Mike Van Hoogstraat.

I now give you Patrick and Mike with the rundown on the Open door tryouts.

Which one of these aspiring wrestlers and personalities will make a mark in the future at MMWA-SICW?(Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

I’ve been fortunate to get fairly close to the local wrestling scene…case in point, being invited by Tim Miller to the MMWA-SICW tryout in East Carondelet this past Thursday. Saw several familiar faces in attendance as well as some Broadway trainees and some out-of-towners.

Some of the familiar faces for MWR fans and new one lined up to speak to Keith Smith, Tim Miller and Jim Harris (Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The main Broadway representatives were Tim himself, Keith Smith, and referee Jim Harris. They laid out what Broadway has to offer: Exposure in a great wrestling market in front of good audiences, as well as T.V. time(via their local-access program) and a decent payday. Broadway is stepping up their schedule in a major way in September, so the roster will be expanding in the near future…September has the usual shows at South Broadway and East Carondelet as well as their debut in Hillsdale, MO and a return to Fairmont City. The injured A.J. Williams was also in attendance as well as Ace Hawkins.

They had one interviewer/commentator tryout named Ben Simon who did a fine job and will apparently be at their East Carondelet show this weekend.

Blake Steel is one of the best promo men in the sport today, it was no surprise that he was dead on in showing his skills.(Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Ben Simon was impressive in his effort to win a spot as a professional announcer, here he gets words from Ian Storm (Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Kurt Styles lets the MMWA-SICW know who is. (Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Rick Stone and Ben Simon looks to have a heated conversation.(Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

New faces try their hands on the mic.(Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Tim Miller assist the new comers with their promos, with advice and pointers.(Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Keith asked why I didn’t try out for that spot…and I didn’t really have a good answer for him. Haven’t gotten behind that particular microphone since the GCW days and wouldn’t mind doing it again sometime!

Those in attendance got a chance to prove themselves behind a microphone and also in the ring. The trainees practiced in the ring with Johnny Courageous while those with more experience under their belt had full-fledged matches with the likes of Courageous, Brandon Espinosa, and Sean Vincent.

Former MMWA-SICW manager The Magic Man is always entertaining and I have him hoping for his return to the promotion for some time now. (Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The Magic Man was in the house and did a classic promo to kick things off…

Was good to see former GCW competitor Ian Storm in the house as well as Springfield IL’s Blake Steel.

Former GCW wrestler Ian Storm gets the upperhand on one of the Midwest top Wrestlers Brandon Espinosa while Ref Eric Davis looks on. (Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Not so fast Storm, what you dish out the talented Espinosa will give you that and more. (Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Is Eric Allen the best wrestler in Illinois? That is what he will tell you.(Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Sean Vincent catches Allen and lets him know about it. (Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Could moments like this lead to a big feud at MMWA-SICW in the future? My money is on the fact that Steel will not forget Espinosa actions during the tryout.(Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Also saw a couple of guys who have flown under the local radar to some extent, Kurt Styles and Rick Stone. One of the more decorated local grapplers was in the house as Eric Allen sought to add another notch to his resume.

A group from Jefferson City arrived later in the tryout…some did better than others.
Espinosa was quick to let one of them know about an early mistake in their practice matchup.

New faces try their hand at the very difficult skill of wrestling.(Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)


Critiques followed each matchup in the hopes that each wrestler would learn and work to improve. Vincent had a good short sprint with one of the Jeff City upstarts who went by “Bill Murray”(no relation).

Keith Smith and Herb Simmons have seen it all in their many years in the business, they watch the proceedings with a close eye for future talent. (Photo credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

I’m always open to a learning experience and I feel like I’ve learned more in the past few years of wrestling viewing than at any other time in my nineteen(!) years of following the industry. I have all the respect in the world for anyone who steps in a wrestling ring because I couldn’t do what they do. I don’t think lack of in-ring experience disqualifies a person completely from having an opinion about wrestling…though I suppose I would respect the opinion of a wrestler over a non-wrestler.

Look for recaps from both of the shows that MMWA-SICW had in August in the near future at MWR.

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Referee Wrestles Through the Indies

Posted by Admin on September 6, 2008

Doubletake:

Referee Wrestles Through the Indies

By Kari Williams

[Styles refs for LWA in this photo taken by Kari Williams.]

As two large men collide in the center of the ring—or worse, outside of the ring—one vital person must be there to make the important calls. “Stylish” Kurt Styles is one of the men who dons the striped shirt and knows both sides of that scenario. He has even done double-duty on the same night.

“I remember my first show I wrestled on. I wrestled Sly in the opening match under a mask, and then had to go coast to coast (all matches on the card)… except one other match, but I got taken out of that one by my first chair shot. It got kind of rough doing it at times though,” he said.

The wrestling referee has been lacing up his boots since October 2003. He wrestled his first match in April 2004, but has been reffing since his days training with LWA.

Styles was also trained in the now-defunct MAX promotion by Luke Roberts for approximately four months.

“I actually went to school with some guys that were training, and they knew how much I liked professional wrestling and how I wanted to get into it, and the LWA was just starting up and they said, ‘You know, well, we need some more guys,’” he said.

His desire sprouted from a young age, as he watched “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels take on “The Hitman” Bret Hart in their classic 60-minute iron man match at Wrestlemania XII.

The Stylish One has traveled to Illinois and places as far as Michigan for his duties as a wrestler. Companies such as Heartland Championsip Wrestling (HCW) and Rampage Pro Wrestling (RPW) have had Styles as well, helping him to pursue his dream.

“I know there [are] so many guys in this business that don’t actually make it anywhere, and I don’t want to be lost in the shuffle,” he said.

Currently, Styles holds the HCW Light-Heavyweight Championship—which is the highlight of his career thus far.

“I’d say one of my favorite matches was down in Heartland Championship Wrestling, where I’m their Light-Heavyweight champion, and it was for the belt, and I was wrestling Kado McShannon, and it was just a lot of energy in the match, and the crowd was really hyped up into it. We did a lot of crazy stuff,” he said.

With switching between being a referee and wrestling, one could imagine that the transition would be difficult. However, according to Styles, “you’ve just got to have a different mindset, be more aware.”

Whether wrestling or being the mediator between two behemoths, Styles is available for bookings and can be reached through http://www.myspace.com/kurtstyles or through e-mail at sunshine_kurtstyles@hotmail.com.

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