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Dynamo Pro Wrestling Aug 2018 Recap Champions Makaze vs Cj Shine, Rahne Victoria vs. Sophie King,+ Ricky Cruz

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 30, 2018

By Patrick Brandmeyer
Photos Brian Kelley

-The Snitch won a six-way dance with “The Mercenary” Graham Bell, “The Best In The Midwest” Nathen Edwards, Billy McNeil, “The American Bully” Kyle Hammer, and Ezra Zealous. Eliminations: Hammer pinned Zealous after the Kyledriver(stuff piledriver) (10:57). Bell pinned Hammer after a gourdbuster onto the knees (11:21). Edwards pinned McNeil after a modified Death Valley Driver (17:42). Bell pinned Edwards after a kneedrive curbstomp (20:04). Snitch rolled up Bell with a handful of tights for the final win (20:07).

-Tag Team Champions The Agents Of Chaos(Viktor Von Stein & Xavier Shadowz) d. “Lights Out” Adrian Surge & Jackal in a non-title match; Von Stein pinned Surge after he and Shadowz hit the fireman’s-carry Flapjack/Diamond Cutter combo (7:45).

Outtkast d. Reilly MaGuire with the Case Study (6:33).

-”The Valedictorian” Keon Option d. Tony Esteem when Jimmi LaFleur‘s interference backfired, leading to Option winning with a modified crucifix on the mat (5:12).

-Jimmi LaFleur(w/ Tony Esteem) d. Camaro Jackson by blocking a re-entry sunset flip and hanging onto Esteem for illegal leverage (7:48).

-”The King Of Chaos” Ricky Cruz d. Brady James after the superkick (5:18). Cruz helped James to his feet afterwards, only to drop him with the Cruz Control(swinging fisherman buster).

”The Empress Of Evil” Rahne Victoria d. Sophie King(w/ The Snitch) after a spinebuster to retain the Women’s Title (8:45).

”The Caramel Bear” C.J. Shine d. Heavyweight Champion “The Wind Of Destruction” Makaze by DQ when Makaze choked Shine with a leather strap (9:09). Adrian Surge hit the ring with a strap of his own to run off the champion. Makaze brought out all of the roster’s rulebreakers as backup to surround the ring, but Surge had plenty of his own backup…and the entire roster had to separate the two as they brawled! This led to Surge challenging Makaze to a lumberjack strap match at the September 21st show in St. Louis…Makaze didn’t want to accept, but co-promoter Crystal Yount said the match would happen or she’d strip Makaze of the title!

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Dynamo Pro presents May the Fourth be With You + Limited Edition DPW Star Wars poster T-Shirt

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 14, 2018

Pre order your very own Limited Edition DPW Star Wars poster T-Shirt!
sm thru 2xl $15
3xl and 4xl $17

 

Purchase here

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Makaze Lights up Brandon Aarons For the Dynamo Pro Wrestling Championship

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 10, 2017

By Patrick Brandmeyer

The Master Of Hairflips” Brandon Aarons vs. “The Wind Of Destruction” Makaze for the Heavyweight Title: I was unclear on whether Makaze was considered a former Dynamo Pro Heavyweight Champion...he was NWA Missouri Champion on the night that the championship was converted into the current Dynamo Title. At that show, he was defeated by K.C. Karrington for the title…and this was his first chance to get back to the top of the promotion. Makaze had recently returned to his rulebreaking ways and that attitude had led to several victories, putting him in position for this opportunity. Aarons had been on a roll with successful title defenses against Dingo, Danny Adams, and Brandon Espinosa and Roy Lewis in a triple threat match, as well as his win over Nick Brubaker at Proving Ground Pro…he was also nearing the one-year mark as champion, as he defeated Mike Outlaw for the belt last November.

I was NOT expecting a title change here, but I had a feeling Aarons was about due for it. Jaden Roller made his way to ringside to confront Aarons over his earlier actions…Aarons was distracted but only momentarily. Aarons rallied and delivered the close-range superkick that won him the title in the first place, but Roller got up on the ring apron to put the bad-mouth on the champion. He claimed that Aarons was jealous of his own hairstyle…them’s fighting words and Aarons took him out with a superkick. However, Makaze was lying in wait…and as the referee’s attention was on Roller, Makaze threw a FIREBALL in Aarons’ face! Makaze quickly covered and the referee turned around to count three in 14:35, crowning Makaze as the new Dynamo Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion!!

To see exclusive video of this historic title change from Dynamo Pro click here.

 

Brandon Aarons the very next day is without his Championship, beaten and battered. Will he ever be the same again?

The REMATCH – Dynamo Pro Wrestling Champion Makaze vs Brandon Aarons on Nov 25th Details coming soon.

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Dingo Out.. Matt Knicks Signed to the Blacklist + AJ Gray is on His Way to PWCS Nov 11th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 25, 2017

Crazy breaking news out of PWCS offices tonight. Dingo announced he would not be able to compete 11/11 at Stage 4, and apparently Blacklist leader Makaze did not take this news too kindly.

With only one Stage to make it to the finals, Makaze has traded Dingo‘s contract to The Resurgence in exchange for the newly signed Matt Knicks.

Knicks was signed to round out the injured Resurgence roster, but is a huge standout from Chicago that could push the Blacklist back to the championship.

This of course factors into the 11/11 card.

Knicks will now represent the Blacklist in a singles match with The War Horse Jake Parnell, who will suit up for the Resurgence. Parnell could be at less than 100% considering the health of the Resurgence, can he fight through the pain and score a win?

In the main event, The Chainsaw Viking Alex Rudolph will fill the open slot and face Danny Adams, Gary Jay, and Mat Fitchett in the main event! Rudolph has history and bloody battles with Gary and Fitchett, and combined with thr natural Blacklist vs Ego rivalry, this one may be even more explosive than originally planned!

++++++++ News from PWCS

We are just a little over two weeks away from this jam packed event! As an added bonus we’ve added one last minute addition, as fast up and coming star AJ Gray has been added!

Get your tickets now! Visit http://www.pwcswrestling.com to get them today!

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling Champion Brandon Aarons vs Makaze Oct 28th St. Louis, Missouri

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 7, 2017

 

Dynamo Pro returns to Concordia Turners on Saturday night Oct 28th with “FRIGHT NIGHT FIGHTS”

*MAIN EVENT*
DPW Heavyweight Title Match
Brandon Aarons(c) vs Makaze

*WOMEN’S MATCH*
Rahne Victoria vs Savanna Stone

Justin D’Air vs Xaiver Shadows

Keon Option vs Victor Von Stein

Adrian Surge vs Jaden Roller

Also appearing CJ Shine, Brandon Espinosa, Jackal, The Snitch and more…..

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The MWR Injury Report – Makaze, Jax Royal, Mark Sterling & Greg Anthony

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 21, 2017

The summer is heating up and the action is even hotter. With more promotions running than ever before the amount of matches have increased a ton. Unfortunately, that means that injuries happen at the worst of times. This year we already saw one half of the multi time MWR Tag team of the Year the Hooligans go down in a freak accident as they were tearing it up in Florida.

So though we do not claim to know all the injuries in the area that have our favorites down and out as well as those we like to boo let’s take a look at some of the most recent stars that the injury bug has bitten.

Makaze – He is a Gateway Championship Wrestling legend and arguably the most influential masked wrestler in the MWR coverage area. His talents go well beyond the inside of the squared circle as he has been a big part of helping out the training of many of the stars that you see today. A veteran of the ring for over 19 years, in 2017 Makaze has been as active as ever.  Makaze was a favorite to win the Dynamo Pro Wrestling’s The Riot on the River tournament on July 7th in Grafton, Illinois. Yet on June 17th at SNPW against String Bean, Makaze suffered a broken collarbone and is expected to be out for two months.

Mark Sterling /Max Edwards – Sterling is a former MWR Wrestler of the Year and one of the most active wrestlers in the Midwest for the past ten years. Match of the Year awards, Iron Man matches and wars against legends and superstars would take its toll on anyone. Sterling (also wrestling as NWL KC’s Max Edwards) Word had been leaked that he was working injured as of late as it has showed in his performances against the likes of Jack Foster and Dak Draper. After challenging for the WLW Championship against Leland Race, Sterling sent word to the wrestling world that he has a herniated disc in his neck, and will be out indefinitely.

Jax Royal – Jax and his brother Jet are two of the most popular young wrestlers in the Midwest today. We had believed that their feud with the Howlett’s and Blood Brothers could very well set the standard in the MWR coverage area for tag team wrestling. Recently a bad fall during a high risk move that would take out his knee. Jax went into surgery and is expected to be back in 4-6 months.

 

 

 

Greg Anthony – MWR got a ton of fan hits early on thanks Greg Anthony’s the Golden Circle articles. Most recently Greg Anthony has been a force in the NWA and even made his way to the area for High Risk Wrestling and NWA Central States Wrestling. We were shocked to hear that the Anthony announced that he would need open heart surgery right away. The amount of prayers and best wishes from the wrestling community for Anthony showed what is right in the world of wrestling.

Many wrestlers fight through injuries all the time as the action is fierce and dangerous. Our best wishes goes out to all of these men and to those that are continue to battle through the pain to wrestle. Have fun and steal the show but always be safe.

Your friends at MWR.

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Dynamo Feb 25th: Brandon Aarons Retains, Michael Elgin Wins D-1 Title

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 28, 2017

Justin D’Air def. Jackal, The Snitch & Jayson Khaos

Makaze def. Jack Gamble

Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby def. Jay Howard & Roy Lewis

Karim Brigante (with Miss Monica) def. Jayden Fenix

Jon Webb def. CJ Shine

Michael Elgin def. Outtkast to win the DPW D-1 Title

DPW Heavyweight Champion Brandon Aarons def. Elvis Aliaga

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Jay Howard Captures High Risk Championship, Justin D’Air Tears the Mayhem Belt from Mike Outlaw, Brandon Espinosa Continues MWR MO Reign

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 16, 2016

By Mike Wilson
Photos Brian Kelley

High Risk Wrestling
Warsaw Community Center
12-2-16

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Match 1- Makaze d. C.J. Shine via pinfall

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Match 2- NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship
Jay Howard (c) d. Paco Gonzalez via pinfall

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Match 3- Missouri Wrestling Revival Championship
Brandon Espinoza (c) d. Kiyoshi Shizuka via submission

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Match 4- HRW Tag Team Championship
Brandon Espinosa & Brandon Aarons (c) d. Matt Kenway & Danny Adams via pinfall

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HRW Promoter Frank Thurman fires Miss Natural after she has a meltdown in the ring because no one would come to challenge here.

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Match 5- HRW Mayhem Championship
Last Man Standing Match
Justin D’air (c) d. Mike Outlaw

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Match 6- HRW High Risk Championship
Jay Howard d. Mike Sydal (c)

Extra coverage thanks to the Benton County Enterprise and William Ratledge by clicking here!

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Dynamo Pro at the Ready Room – Brandon Aarons Becomes the Champ – Ricky Cruz, Mike Outlaw and Jake Dirden Say Goodbye

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 11, 2016

By Patrick Brandmeyer
Photos Brian Kelley

The ring announcer were Chris Roedel, your assistant ring announcer was Luke Roberts, and your referee was Scott Ramsey.

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Jackal vs. “The Caramel Bear” C.J. Shine: The fans were NOT fond of Shine, despite the fact that this was supposed to be an opener between fan favorites. Shine outwrestled Jackal in the early minutes of the match, leading to a danceoff that seemed to go in Jackal’s favor (if you asked the average person in the stands). Shine upset Jackal at the 4 Hands Brewery show last month, so this was a rematch from that particular encounter…in Jackal’s defense, he had just been through a tough matchup with Jake Dirden(the week prior) and Shine was fresh for that bout. Jackal rallied and went for the Killswitch #2 (turnbuckle-walk Tomakazi/Unprettier), but Shine blocked the move and threw him off. Jackal charged at Shine and got caught in a small package for the flash pin in 8:22.

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“The Alternative” Ozzie Gallagher(sporting his new shorter hair) made his way to the ring; he had been M.I.A. since the mask-vs.-hair match with Makaze in mid-September. To say the least, his year didn’t turn out as he had planned…but he vowed to get his payback on both Makaze and The Bite Club(Rocket Mapache & Jackal) and to refocus his career in 2017. No match for Gallagher…perhaps next time.

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Tag Team Champion “The Valedictorian” Keon Option(w/ Justin D’Air) vs. Rocket Mapache(w/ Jackal): Speaking of The Bite Club, the other half of the team was in action here. D’Air is still recovering from a recent knee injury. I hope to watch the D-1 Title match from last week in Wood River between Outtkast and Rocket; I heard great things about that matchup. Hopefully this will lead to a Tag Title feud between the teams…that part seems to naturally follow as Rocket & Jackal had several near-misses for the belts but never quite won them. The match could have easily gone either way, but Option took it with an axe kick in 6:33. More Mutual Respect(tm) occurred, but Jackal made it clear that they Wanted Da Belts(tm).

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Outtkast vs. Makaze for the D-1 Title: Both guys have impressive championship resumes; both men were GCW Light Heavyweight Champions and Outtkast was GCW and Dynamo Tag Champ with “The Don Mega” Shorty Biggs. Makaze briefly held the NWA Missouri Title when it was the top belt in Dynamo Pro; literally on the show when they transitioned from that belt to the current Dynamo Heavyweight Title, he lost it back to K.C. Karrington. Both are veterans in the area and continue to plug away amidst a ton of younger guys, so they brought out the heavy artillery in this championship bout.

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I’ve known Outtkast to take crazy amounts of punishment over the years and this was no exception; Makaze caught him with a Death Valley Driver onto the edge of the ring apron! Makaze tried to follow up with a plancha but the titleholder moved out of the way…then Outtkast went to the top rope for a corkscrew moonsault to the floor! Outtkast hit the floor with a thud that was audible throughout the building…ouch. Understandably it took both men some time to collect themselves, but they made it back into the ring and kept on going. Makaze nearly won with his signature Kyouhen(Sharpshooter) and Outtkast barely made it to the ropes. Makaze delivered a Death Valley Driver off the top rope(!) that left both men down…but out of nowhere, Outtkast connected with the Case Study to retain his title in 16:34! It was a tremendous matchup between two guys who I’ve known for most of their respective careers…yes, more Mutual Respect(tm) took place.

Brandon Espinosa vs. “The Incredible Primal Prodigy” Matt Kenway (Look At Him) for the Missouri Wrestling Revival Missouri Title: Surprisingly, Espinosa was the fan favorite in this matchup…both guys have played different roles in area promotions. One of Espy’s favorite tactics in recent months has been to emulate WWE finishers and sequences, so he tried to start off fast with two spears and a Jackhammer(a la Bill Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series); Kenway escaped the Jackhammer setup and bailed out of the ring.

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Targeting the arm has been one of Espinosa’s strategies in recent times, but Kenway attempted to use the same tactic against Espy. Kenway brought a chair into the ring and wedged it between the turnbuckles, but it never quite came into play during the matchup…darn you, Chekhov’s Folding Chair! (Thanks A-Top.) It took several tries, but Espinosa was finally able to lock on the cross-armbreaker…Kenway didn’t surrender, but Espy appeared to severely injury Kenway’s arm and the referee called for a stoppage in 18:40! It looked like Kenway’s elbow had been dislocated and he seemingly popped it back into place on the ring ropes…eep.

 

There would be no Mutual Respect(tm) HERE as Kenway snapped, bashing Espinosa repeatedly with the aforementioned chair(THERE’S our Chekhov’s Gun)…it would be Espy’s old tag team partner turned rival Ricky Cruz who would run off Kenway after the match. (In fact, Espinosa won the MWR Missouri Title from Cruz.) The two didn’t QUITE seem to be on friendly terms, but Cruz and Espy parted ways without incident.

“The King Of Chaos” Ricky Cruz vs. “The Intelligent Dirdey Monster” Jake Dirden: This was a farewell for both men for different reasons; Ricky is retiring at the end of the year and this was his last Midwest match. (He will face El Mesias, aka Mil Muertes, at Galli Lucha Libre in Chicago for his final bout.) Cruz came to the St. Louis area a few years ago for the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance, then later competed for Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling and held their Classic Title. He would go on to compete for Dynamo Pro, holding their Heavyweight and Tag Team Titles(with Espinosa) as well as the MWR Missouri Title. These two have had many battles(eleven, per Ricky) and the feud did a lot to elevate Dirden in the eyes of the fans, propelling him to the Dynamo Pro Heavyweight and Tag Titles(with Jackal). He also appeared in Ring Of Honor’s Top Prospect Tournament in 2015, losing in the first round to eventual winner Donovan Dijak. Dirden is on his way to the NWL as “Jack Foster“, so this was his last match for DPW.

Ricky got streamers for his entrance and asked Dirden for a technical matchup so they could go out on a positive note…but it didn’t take long for the match to devolve into an all-out fight.

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Both guys threw their biggest bombs for this final counter and neither would stay down for very long…it took a grand total of four superkicks for Cruz to finally score the decisive victory in 14:58!

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Afterwards, Ricky and Jake both said their farewells as the locker room emptied to applaud their efforts!

Mike Outlaw vs. Brandon Aarons for the Heavyweight Title: These guys had a tough act to follow but they brought their A games; they’d crossed paths a few times in the past with Outlaw getting the upper hand in those bouts. They had a strong main-event matchup and the fans seemed to be slightly in favor of Outlaw (despite both men being fan favorites).

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Outlaw’s Mafia Kick only got a two-count…then the High Noon(top-rope elbowdrop) only got a near-fall as well. Outlaw lost his composure (not a common thing for him) and brought a chair into the ring, going so far as to push the referee away when the official tried to stop him. Outlaw swung with the chair, but Aarons dodged and the chair rebounded off the top rope to smack Outlaw in the head. Aarons took advantage of the opportunity with a flurry of offense:
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Go 2 Sleep, Hairflip(half-nelson) Suplex, and finally a Shining Wizard…and that earned Aarons the Dynamo Pro Heavyweight Title in 14:00!

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Outlaw was distraught over the match outcome and grabbed the title belt away from the ref, but presented it to Aarons and raised his hand. After that, Outlaw dropped his own bombshell: He was leaving Dynamo Pro as well (for NWL)!
Outlaw said his farewells to the promotion and wrestlers who got him started in the business and the roster came out for another round of applause.

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Shake Up at Dynamo Pro Wrestling in Wood River, Illinois Mike Outlaw, Shorty Biggs

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 3, 2016

By Patrick Brandmeyer
By Brian Kelley

“The Cowboy” Ric Maverick vs. “The Incredible Primal Prodigy” Matt Kenway (Look At Him): This was a rematch from the previous Glen Carbon show where Maverick scored the victory over his rookie opponent. I will stop hammering that lame running gag about Kenway into the ground…eventually.

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Despite Kenway usually being the rulebreaker in shows around here, this seemed to be a battle of fan favorites as it played out (though a few people still booed Kenway). Kenway cut off Maverick’s rally with a Union Jack-style cobra clutch neckbreaker, then got the surprise tapout win with an Anaconda Vise in 5:09.

C.J. Shine vs. The Snitch: Sophie Darling was absent from Snitch’s corner, leaving the masked man to silently protest about the abundance of fans attempting to take pictures with their phones. Snitch cheated to win their previous encounter, so payback was the order of the day…however, Snitch hid in the audience during C.J.’s entrance to attack him from behind. Shine is gaining popularity, which is a good sign…it’s just a matter of how well he does against more established opposition.

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Shine went to the top rope to finish, but Snitch pushed the referee into the ropes to knock him off balance…causing him to land rather painfully on the top turnbuckle. Snitch capitalized by covering with feet on the ropes for the tainted pin in 9:01…aww. Shine got some post-match retribution with a top-rope missile dropkick(not enough headroom in the venue for a springboard move).

Rocket Mapache vs. Orange Lazarus: O.L. is a new masked character…he seemed oddly familiar but I can’t quite place it. I felt like I’d seen this match at some point in a past life…not sure why that was the case.

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At a few points during the match, Lazarus was left motionless on the mat only to do an Undertaker-style “Zombie Sit-Up” as if rising from the dead. This freaked out Dynamo’s resident raccoon, but he managed to rebound and win after a Codebreaker followed by a flying boot in 6:42.

Makaze vs. “The Alternative” Ozzie Gallagher: This feud has progressed over the past several months…Sadie Blaze returned to Dynamo and took exception to his former protege’s tactics, especially as it related to the masked competitors. That led to Sadie taking matters into his own hands and bringing his very close personal long-time friend Makaze into the battle. Gallagher won their first outing after a low blow, but he wasn’t quite as sneaky in the rematch and got disqualified for the same nefarious tactic. I’m still getting used to Makaze being FAR more vocal than he had ever been in the past…previously he had remained silent and let managers or tag team partners do his talking.

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Makaze even encouraged the fans to chant “Brandon” to antagonize the one who had previously gone by that name. The Wind Of Destruction had pulled his own share of dirty tricks in the past so he knew exactly how to counteract them…the chessgame went in the favor of “age and treachery” in this case. Makaze was able to stun Gallagher with a mulekick to the Universal Weak Point out of the referee’s line of sight, scoring the pinfall in 16:43(!).

After the match, Makaze said that he hoped Gallagher had learned a lesson…he didn’t believe in using such tactics, but this was an exception as he was fighting fire with fire. Gallagher remained stubborn and challenged Makaze to one more match to settle things, but he wanted Makaze’s mask to be on the line. Makaze was fine with those terms…as long as Gallagher put his hair on the line as well. That grudge match has been set for Saturday, September 17th in Glen Carbon…mark your calendars, as they say.

Intermission~! I shouldn’t have settled for ramen noodles for my homebound dinner as I indulged a bit on this night. Your Official Ben Simon Concession Count(tm)(Part One), as he was ring-announcing for Pro Wrestling Resurgence: Bag of barbecue potato chips, one Pepsi, and a Hershey bar.

Tag Team Champion Jon Webb vs. MWR Missouri Champion Brandon Espinosa, non-title: Espy had a whirlwind night ahead of him as he was scheduled to wrestle on all three area events (and did so). The MWR Missouri Title was not at stake as the match was on the Illinois side of the river; normally the belt doesn’t even make an appearance in that situation, but Espy wore it to the ring anyway. Webb is set for a big match at World League Wrestling next week as he battles Jayden Fenix in a no-DQ match to determine the first WLW Jr. Heavyweight Champion; he was the fan favorite here despite being in the rulebreaker role with tag partner Jack Gamble at NatsuCon.

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They had a really good competitive bout that could have easily gone either way…Webb hit the Sliced Bread #2, but the time limit expired at 15:00 for the draw. Espinosa was notably respectful to his opponent afterwards, saying he would love to do Five More Minutes(tm) but he had a full night ahead of him elsewhere…he’d be cool with a rematch down the line, perhaps even in Missouri so he can put his belt at stake. Cue handshake with no shenanigans.

Outtkast vs. “The Don Mega” Shorty Biggs for the D-1 Title: Outtkast’s challenger was determined by a random draw and turned out to be his longtime tag team partner in The Bumrush Brothers, creating this first-time matchup between the two. The team formed back in the days of Gateway Championship Wrestling and won the GCW Tag Team Titles in November of 2006, defeating the team now known as The Submission Squad (Evan Gelistico(Petrie) and Pierre Abernathy). As you might expect, the two know each other very well and this wasn’t the brawl you would normally expect out of the individual competitors…both are extremely underrated on the technical side and they got to show that in this bout. I really enjoyed this bout as someone who is familiar with their extensive history…they both turned up their aggression but not to the point of outright heelishness against a longtime friend.
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Outtkast couldn’t use his power-based moves against Shorty so he had to go to his aerial arsenal, landing his corkscrew senton off the top rope for a close near-fall. However, Outtkast went to the well once too often and missed the move on the second attempt; Shorty capitalized with a Paydirt and then a fireman’s-carry Michinoku Driver, picking up the decisive win in 16:05 to capture the D-1 Championship! It was Shorty’s first singles championship since he won the Lethal Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Title in 2007, something that Shorty made mention of…he said Outtkast could have a rematch anytime he wanted one, so it looks like that’ll be a go for September 17th.

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“Dirdey” Jake Dirden vs. Mike Outlaw for the Heavyweight Title: When Outlaw upset Ricky Cruz for the Heavyweight Title in December of 2014, he faced a lot of tough opponents; none was tougher than Dirden, who won the championship under controversial circumstances in May of 2015. In the year-plus since that time, Outlaw had to deal with a lot of obstacles in his quest to regain the championship…all of that finally culminated in this one-on-one bout with no Mark Bland, no Travis Cook, and no Black Hand Warriors to interfere.

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Dirden had the advantage when the match turned into a brawl on the floor, throwing Outlaw over several rows of chairs and nearly winning by countout. As the battle continued, the referee was knocked down, leading to a visual pinfall for Dirden after a chokeslam. Dirden brought in a chair, but that backfired as Outlaw dropkicked it back into his face. Outlaw delivered the High Noon(top-rope elbowdrop) and the referee recovered to count…two. Dirden fired back with a big boot but took out the ref AGAIN by mistake. Outlaw springboarded off the second rope for a flying European uppercut, but Dirden was able to get a hold of the chair and bash Outlaw with it. Dirden covered and a second referee ran in to count…two.

Dirden wedged the chair between the turnbuckles as the second referee assisted the first to the backstage area…but Outlaw reversed Dirden into the chair, then used the chair to his own advantage by beating down Dirden with it.

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Outlaw delivered the Mafia Kick as the second referee re-entered the ring and covered…for two. Outlaw wasted no time in keeping up the pressure, dropping Dirden with a second Mafia Kick and then going to the top rope for a second High Noon. Three counts later, we had a NEWWWWW Heavyweight Champion!

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Outlaw was ecstatic over finally reclaiming the gold…he said Dirden had ducked him for over a year, but he wouldn’t do the same and offered Dirden a rematch whenever he wanted it. After some hesitation, the two shook hands to seal that deal.

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