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Proving Ground Pro Heats up for Havana, IL Feb 21st Jake Dirden,Mark Sterling, Jeremy Wyatt ,Team IOU

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 17, 2015

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Jake Dirden to defend Franchise title versus Mark Sterling at NEW FRONTIERS

“Dirdey” Jake Dirden returns to the Proving Ground with his Franchise title on February 21st and he’s looking for a fight. Currently the main man in PGP, Dirden just keeps upping his game with refined skills and veteran wiles to accentuate his original foundation of massive power and leverage. If an individual exists that can derail the freight train momentum of the champ it would be Mark Sterling. This is the debut of Sterling and he may be new to PGP fans, but as always you’ll see exactly why this man comes in with a shot at the big prize. Sterling is the goods on the independent circuit, besting all comers for years now with that nearly perfect combination of ring science and pure athletic talent. Preparation and conditioning are staples of Sterlings game, this man has the ability to fight all night and fight a little longer. He’ll need all that and more when he meets “.Dirdey” Jake Dirden one on one at the Lawford Theater(225 W Main Street, Havana,IL) in the main event of NEW FRONTIERS!!!

Dirden versus Sterling is just one of the great matches you’ll get, it’s always a lead pipe cinch every bout on a PGP card is damn good professional wrestling. At only $10($5 for kids) it really is legitimately one of the best values you’ll find in the world of independent professional wrestling, no 40 milers, no unqualified talent that shouldn’t be in a ring, just pure awesome from opening bell to thank you, good night!!! Doors open at 6:30 and NEW FRONTIERS kicks off at 7pm! If you’re a fan of pro wrestling do yourself a favor, gather the posse, pack the wagon and……ENTER THE PROVING GROUND!!!

Blake Steel vs Jeremy Wyatt inked for NEW FRONTIERS

If you need some hot stove to warm up your mid winter, Proving Ground Pro has the perfect prescription for you. On February 21st the historic Lawford Theater(225 W Main, Havana,IL) will see a fantastic match between two of the Midwest/Central States very best ring technicians when “The Apex” Blake Steel meets the debuting “Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt for a classic battle between the ropes. Blake Steel is fresh off the biggest single night of his wrestling career by winning the inaugural Buckley Cup ( besting Louis Lyndon, Ethan Page and Tommaso Ciampa in route to victory and earning a Franchise title shot for March in the process), but things are never easy in PGP as Steel receives far more than a mere tune up match when he faces Jeremy Wyatt for the first time. Jeremy earned the moniker “Belt Collector” by doing just that, accumulating dozens of championship belts in his storied career, simply put Wyatt routinely meets and beats the best this sport has to offer. Well aware of each others skill and reputation on the circuit, occasionally crossing paths in locker rooms at various shows, both are eager to meet in the squared circle and prove who is the superior athlete. This really is two of the very best, that’s fact, not hype, and this match should be appointment viewing for anyone who loves great pro wrestling. Steel versus Wyatt is the real deal, mark that date and don’t you dare miss this one, it’s going to be an epic fight!!!

Get ready for back to back sports metaphors when your friends at PGP knock it out of the park with NEW FRONTIERS, another slam dunk for action and excitement!!! Seriously, this is a great show at a great price, only $10($5 for kids) and Steel vs Wyatt is just one match on a stacked and jacked night of wickedly good wrestling!!! Doors open at 6:30pm and NEW FRONTIERS starts at 7pm. “Dirdey” Jake Dirden will defend his Franchise title, Cutting Edge champion Mario Crivello defends vs. Kyle Matthews and more huge match announcements soon to launch, MAKE YOUR PLANS TO BE THERE NOW! We hold this truth to be self evident, if you want great wrestling……ENTER THE PROVING GROUND!!!

Wyatt vs Steel has every element needed to be an instant mat classic, and it’s just 1 of the great matches at NEW FRONTIERS!!! The Lawford Theater(225 W Main, Havana,IL) is ground zero for Proving Ground Pro action on February 21st. $10($5 for kids), 7pm first bell.

The Perfect Addiction w/ Lucy Mendez  vs Team IOU w/ Paloma Starr added to NEW FRONTIERS

The Perfect Addiction(Randy Ray, Perry Winkle and Lucy Mendez) will be in full effect February 21st when they invade the Lawford Theater(225 W Main, Havana,IL) to battle Team IOU(Nick Iggy and Kerry Awful) and their partner, Paloma Starr in some great 3 on 3 tag team action!!!

The ever resourceful Perfect Addiction have combined ring skill and treachery to create a formula for success in Proving Ground Pro, putting this trio on the map and competition on notice. One duo that took notice is Team IOU, currently working their way to the top of the PGP tag team scene they see The Perfect Addiction as the perfect opportunity. In an attempt to neutralize potential outside the ring advantages being taken, Team IOU has recruited Paloma Starr to be their partner, forcing Lucy Mendez into the match and setting the stage for some spectacular tag team action.

The Perfect Addiction vs Team IOU and Paloma Starr is just one of the gems you’ll find at NEW FRONTIERS, this card is double stuffed with independent wrestling talent from top to bottom. Amazingly, only $10($5 for kids) gets you Jake Dirden (Franchise Champion) vs Mark Sterling, Mario Crivello(Cutting Edge Champion) vs Kyle Matthews, Yabo Gustobo vs Marion Fontaine, Blake Steel vs Jeremy Wyatt, Justice Jones vs Joey Avalon, Remi Wilkins vs Peter Schwanz vs Nelson Nice(3 man elimination) and the above added 6 man tag!!! That’s real deal damn good wresting brought to you Proving Ground style. Come see what all the buzz is about, doors open at 6:30pm and first bell is at 7pm. Find the wrestling worth looking for……ENTER THE PROVING GROUND!!!

Wilkins vs Schwanz vs Nice triple threat match added to NEW FRONTIERS

Three of PGP’s best fight for a big win February 21st when Remi Wilkins, “Pornstache” Peter Schwanz and Nelson”Mr.” Nice light up the Lawford Theater(225 W. Main, Havana,IL) with this spectacular elimination match. Fast rising star Remi Wilkins returns to the Proving Ground, having won over plenty of the PGP faithful as a double tough competitor with an electrifying personality. Peter Schwanz has a personality that’s won over few if any fans to date, but he may bring some around based purely on his skills and abilities in the ring, like it or not this guy knows how to win. Nelson”Mr.”Nice has found his brightest spotlight at the side of “Dirdey” Jake Dirden, being the man who originally brought our current Franchise champion to the Proving Ground. Mr. Nice isn’t a one trick pony, he’s a very formidable competitor in his own right and should never be taken lightly. Looking to shake the image of “the Dirden whisperer” and establish his own reputation is fueling Nelson to reach that next level. Three combatants in the ring creates chaos and maximizes the need to be opportunistic, it also creates wildly unpredictable action for the fans! No matter who gets their hand raised, this match is a guaranteed winner!!!

Wilkins vs Schwanz vs Nice joins an already rock solid line up that features Jake Dirden vs Mark Sterling, Blake Steel vs Jeremy Wyatt, Mario Crivello vs Kyle Matthews and Yabo Gustobo vs Marion Fontaine plus more great matches still to come!!! At only $10($5 for kids) you’re getting a hella good show at a hella good price. This is Proving Ground Pro serving up independent wrestling with no frills, just top shelf in ring action you don’t want to miss!!! Doors open at 6:30pm and NEW FRONTIERS starts at 7pm. The price is so good you’re playing with house money, the action’s so hot you should bring a fire suit!!! There’s no need for a degree in advanced mathematics to triangulate where you need to be….ENTER THE PROVING GROUND!!!

Cutting Edge Champion Mario Andrew Crivello vs Kyle Matthews at NEW FRONTIERS

Saturday, February 21st, the Lawford Theater(225W Main,Havana,IL) is the place to see PGP’s reigning Cutting Edge champion M.A.C. meet the debuting Kyle Matthews with the title hanging in the balance. Much awesomeness will occur as the treacherous Crivello battles one of independent wrestlings most technically sound competitors. Mario is still stinging from a tough loss to world class talent Tommaso Ciampa at the Buckley Memorial Tournament, expect him to be focused, intense and looking to remind people that he is a champion. A perfected art of villainy and a gifted knack for seizing opportunity has served Mario well in the Proving Ground so far, but NEW FRONTIERS is truly a new challenge.
Kyle Matthews is coming to make a statement by capitalizing on a chance to quickly capture a title that has a growing reputation and recognition. Cutting Edge is not only the title he’s after, it’s an apt description of Matthews talent in the ring as well. Coming out of Marietta,GA, Kyle has been lighting up the southeast for most of the last decade. Winning titles and meeting a who’s who of indy stars in promotions across the southeast, it’s time his skills get the wider notice they deserve. A sure way to do that is wresting the title away from the reigning champ, Kyle Matthews is fully capable of doing exactly that. Trained by the legendary “Nightmare” Ted Allen and battle tested by some of the best in the business, expect Kyle Matthews to impress!!!

Crivello vs Matthews is only one of the great matches on a fully loaded card of 100% wicked cool independent professional wrestling. Just $10($5for kids) makes this an amazingly affordable night of action(doors open 6:30pm, first bell 7pm)!!! Debuting stars, returning favorites and excitement galore are what we deliver and what you can count on at NEW FRONTIERS!!! There’s only one way to find matches this damn spectacular in Central Illinois….ENTER THE PROVING GROUND!!!

NEW FRONTIERS slates Yabo vs Fontaine for The Lawford on 2-21

Proving Ground Pro has a completely awesome match to announce for NEW FRONTIERS(2-21-15, Lawford Theater, 225 W. Main Street, Havana,IL) as Yabo Gustobo will meet the returning Marion Fontaine in a one on one match sure to be wickedly cool!!! Yabo has been wildly effective utilizing a bag of tricks to accentuate an unexpectedly high skill level in the squared circle, getting him the last laugh on most of his opponents. Marion Fontaine is fully capable of matching the repertoire of his adversary with an astounding array of moves and a a PhD in ring psychology. Vintage styling with a modern delivery make Fontaine a virtual “human time warp” with perhaps the best mustache in the business. Classic clowning delivered with tightrope risk make Yabo a virtual “human circus” with perhaps the best footwear in the business. High flying, fast paced all out action, that’s exactly what you’ll get in this must see encounter, MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW!!!

There will be a full card of fun and excitement at NEW FRONTIERS, title matches, tag team action and so much more, this is real deal, high quality, independent professional wrestling brought to you Proving Ground style. Only $10($5 for kids) makes this the right show at the right price!!! Doors open at 6:30pm with a 7pm first bell. Find out why this is Central Illinois’ best bet for damn good wrestling….ENTER THE PROVING GROUND!!!

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Proving Ground Pro Returns this Saturday in Litchfield, Illinois

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 8, 2015

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The inaugural Ryan Buckley Memorial Tournament is set to electrify the Litchfield Community Center (1100 S. State Street, Litchfield, IL).

First round Buckley Cup matches are:

Tommaso Ciampa vs Mario Andrew Crivello

Tyson Dux vs Justice Jones


Louis Lyndon vs Blake Steel

Ethan Page vs Mallaki Matthews.

Team IOU(Nick Iggy and Kerry Awful) are ready to face Zero Gravity(CJ Esparza and Brett Gakiya)

.. Plus a PGP Franchise Title defense with “Dirdey ” Jake Dirden vs Phil Atlas more great non- tournament action. Only $10 ($5 for our fans 12 and under) with all proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project in the name of Ryan Buckley! !! Doors open at 6:30 pm and Buckley Cup starts at 7pm.

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New Champions lead Proving Ground Pro into the new year:

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 11, 2013

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From Brady Lawrence

Proving Ground Pro‘s final event of 2013, Emergency Response, was a huge success and an absolutely wild night of action. New champions highlighted the best night of P.G.P.’s first year with a record crowd and hottest show to date!

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“America’s Favorite Son” Ruff Crossing is one of the few men today that has the package to match Jake Dirdens tenacity in the ring.

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Jake Dirden brings the pain to Crossing in route for the PWP Title. …Could these two men be heading towards a feud that could last for years?

With P.G.P.’s Franchise title vacant going into the evening, a one night,four man tournament was set to crown a new champion. The first round pairings were Ruff Crossing vs Tyson Dux and Jake Dirden vs TaDarius Thomas. “America’s Favorite Son” Ruff Crossing was able to move passed Canadian star”Textbook”Tyson Dux in a match that pushed Ruff to his limits.

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“Textbook” Tyson Dux looked to take the “America’s Favorite Son” Ruff Crossing to school early on.

Dux’s scientific mat skills were almost too much for Ruff Crossing, but the big cowboy surprised Tyson with a roll up and moved on to the evenings main event. In the other first round match “Dirdey Jake Dirden overcame TaDarius Thomas in a classic battle of size versus speed.

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TaDarius Thomas is a powerful man with a huge upside. Here he wisely tries to keep Dirden grounded.

TD showed the skills that made him P.G.P.’s first Franchise Champion by bringing his “A” game, putting Dirden in a tough spot on several occasions. In the end the size and power of the 6’10” bearded wild man proved too much for TD and “Dirdey” scored a pin off a huge driving choke slam, moving him on to the championship main event. The main event was then set, Ruff Crossing versus Jake Dirden for the P.G.P. Franchise Championship. This match had no time limit or disqualification, a winner must be decided. This stipulation resulted in Dirden calling Crossing out to the floor to start the match, this was a wild street fight from the opening bell. Spilling in and through the crowd from the get go, Crossing versus Dirden was and absolute old school classic that seemed to culminate in “Dirdey” Alabama slamming Ruff through an extremely stiff table. Somehow Crossing managed to kick out on the 2 and continue the match. Unable to get the 3 count Dirden appeared shocked and seemed to be taken out of his game, this allowed Crossing the opening he needed to hit Jake with a high impact lariat and score the pin. Congratulations to Ruff Crossing, new P.G.P. Franchise Champion.

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Zero1 X World Champion Jonathan Gresham can fly and wrestle with the very best in the world.

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P.G.P. Cutting Edge Champion”The Apex” Blake Steel changes the tide with his power advantage.

In the surprise shake up of the evening, P.G.P. Cutting Edge Champion”The Apex” Blake Steel was taken to a 20 minute time limit draw with Zero1 X World Champion Jonathan Gresham. This was the proverbial wrestling clinic. Both men executed solid game plans, but neither could gain a submission or 3 count before the time limit expired. With the crowd wanting 5 more minutes, Gresham and Steel seemed ready to make that happen. Before the referee could call for a restart, Mario Andrew Crivello interrupted the proceedings and cashed in the Cutting Edge Golden Ticket he had won earlier in the evening. This forced Blake Steel into a second title defense against a rested and ready Crivello. After kicking out of several early pin attempts, “The Apex” began to get the best of Mario and seemed on the verge of winning, but a distracted ref left an opening for Crivello’s manager “Mouth of the Midwest” J.P. To throw powder in Steel’s eyes.

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NEW P.G.P. Cutting Edge Champion Mario Andrew Crivello

This allowed Mario Crivello to score the pin and take the title. Congratulations go out to new P.G.P. Cutting Edge Champion Mario Andrew Crivello.

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Matt Knicks on fire.

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Hooligan opponents beware , if what you see in the next two photos happens to you, then you are in deep trouble.

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Proving Ground Pro Tag Team Champions The Hooligans (Devin and Mason Cutter) successfully defended their titles in a fast and furious match with The 2 Star Heroes(Chris Castro and Matt Knicks).This one had moves and high flying that defied description. A great showing by the 2 Star Heroes came up just short. Congratulations to The Hooligans on a big win.

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The power of Alex Rudolph made an impact in the battle royal.

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Could this be the next the PWI ROOKIE OF THE YEAR? Raphael King enjoys beating on Jake Parnell.

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Gary Jay thought he was lined up to win the golden ticket…..but

The 10 man Golden Ticket Gauntlet was won by Mario Andrew Crivello who overcame 9 opponents to earn the Golden Ticket and a shot at the Cutting Edge title. The other entrants were Abe Jackson, Gary J, Jack Rebel, The Great Akuma, Alex Rudolph, Jake Parnell, Randy Ray, Mr. Nice and Raphael King.

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Colonel Gimp’s Mobile Home Militia

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Derek Moss explodes!

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Devyn Nichole hoped to chop down Melanie Cruise.

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Poor Perry Winkle finds himself in the grasp of Melanie Cruise.

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Two of the most entertaining wrestlers in the Midwest ,Evan Gelistico and Tripp Casidy

Colonel Gimp’s Mobile Home Militia, consisting of The Bum Rush Brothers(Shorty Biggs and Outkast) and Melanie Cruise crushed The Addiction ( Perry Winkle, Derek Moss and Devyn Nichole).

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Jester Yorick from way up top.

Jester Yorick and Machine accompanied by Shonda Boomer defeated Tripp Casidy and Evan Gelistico.

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