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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 Wrestling debuts February 9th, 2013 !!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 27, 2013


Three titles will be decided

February 9th 2013
Bogart’s banquet hall
2142 Old State Road
Jacksonville, IL 62650
General Admission $10
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Show starts at 7:30 PM

TaDarius Thomas

TaDarius Thomas comes to Proving Ground Pro from Detroit, MI.
Since his High School wrestling days, TaDarius has been a dedicated student to a wide variety of mixed martial arts disciplines. Along with wrestling , TaDarius is also an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer (Michigan’s 2005 outstanding boxer of the year) and practitioner of Brazilian jujitsu and Capoeira (African-Brazilian martial art) that incorporates gymnastics,dance and an ability to strike from almost any position.
TaDarius has exploded onto the independent wrestling scene, becoming a major player in promotions around the world. He now brings those skills and experience to the Proving Ground .

Mr. 450 Hammett

Mr. 450 makes his way to Proving Ground Pro from Hormigueros, Puerto Rico. He is trained by Puerto Rican legend Invader III, taking that education to it’s highest levels.
Mr. 450 is a true international wrestling star who has won titles in multiple countries already in his wrestling career. His high flying, hard hitting style could take him to the top of Proving Ground Pro.


Dysfunction comes to Proving Ground Pro from Milwaukee,WI., where he has made quite a name for himself on the professional wrestling circuit. A big favorite where ever he preforms, including many high profile appearances for Juggalo Championship Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Blitz.
Dysfunction is as comfortable swinging chairs and breaking tables as he is doing classic mat wrestling. His big match experience and unusual combination of skills will make him hard to beat in the Proving Ground.

Ruff Crossing

Ruff Crossing makes his way to Proving ground Pro from Sweet Grass, MT. Ruff has blazed a trail for himself in true cowboy fashion, drinkin’ beers, punchin’ steers, and kickin’ ass all the way from Sweet Grass.
True grit and heart will be on display each time out. Ruff Crossing will prove to be that classic pro wrestler who has every skill it takes to win a championship!

Derek St Holmes Esq.

Derek St Holmes Esq. , a true blue blood of independent wrestling. As his name refers, esquire is a candidate for knighthood..giving Derek a very regal air about him.
His European based submission grappling and old school stretching are to be respected and avoided if possible. St Holmes, “Entitled by Birth” for championships, will be difficult to beat in the Proving Ground.

Marion Fontaine

Marion Fontaine makes his way to the Proving Ground from Las Vegas, NV. Fontaine brings one of the best all around games and best all around mustaches in wrestling today.
Marion Fontaine is tearing up the indy circuit all over the country. Poised to be a breakout star, Fontaine will attempt to take it to the next level in Proving Ground Pro.

Chase McCoy

“Psycho” Chase McCoy is a man with a growing reputation across the northern Midwest indy circuit. That reputation is winning matches and hurting opponents. Competitors across MN,WI,IL and MI have felt the wrath of “Psycho” Chase. Expecting to be in a title hunt, Chase now brings that unpredictable intensity to the Proving Ground.

Blake Steel

Blake Steel is a true home grown superstar in the making. Dedication and hard work have taken Blake into the title picture at several independent promotions across the Midwest. Expecting to take his career to the next level, Blake has entered the Proving Ground.

“The Business” Bobby Houston

The Business is exactly that..All Business.Bobby is a true Blue Chipper..plying his trade across the Virginia’s and Carolina’s, as well as the Midwest, Bobby Houston is a contender for any title. Singles gold has been his…but Bobby is also a Tag Team expert.so expect the best from Bobby Houston on any night against any opponent.

Dan Lawrence

Dan Lawrence has proven his worth mainly in Chicago area promotions. Dan is a multi-time title holder for several of the the larger promotions in Illinois (and upper Midwest). Whether he was a singles competitor or a tag team member , Dan Lawrence has proven to be a competitor with all the tools to win gold in the Proving Ground.

Christian Rose

Christian Rose, “The Bitter Lunatic’, is really putting himself on the map. Winning singles matches against a who’s who of wrestling was the hallmark of Rose’s 2012. Will this year prove as successful?..Be it tag team or Singles, expect Christian Rose to rise to the top of Proving Ground Pro in 2013.

Matt Cage

Matt cage is a true “see him now” independent star. Fans and promoters alike have taken notice of Cage’s talent and dedication. As both a singles and tag team star, Matt Cage will be a mover and shaker in the Proving Ground.

Alex Castle

Alex Castle is an independent powerhouse on the rise. Alex has gained attention across the central and southern Midwest indy circuit, winning matches and titles along the way. Castle even squared of for the NWA title, an impressive accomplishment for such a young rising star. Castle now looks to make his mark in the Proving Ground.

Bobby Valentino

Bobby Valentino is as smooth as they come in the ring. A true technician who combines aerial abilities with an impressive mat game. Singles or Tag, Bobby has the skills and acumen to be a real player in the Proving Ground.

Mario Crivello

Mario Crivello comes to Proving Ground Pro from the northern Midwest circuit. Mario is athletically gifted, with all the tools. Strength,speed and endurance are all in Crivello’s arsenal. A true on the rise performer, keep an eye on Mario Crivello in the Proving Ground.

Tony Scarpone

A veteran powerhouse from Chicago. There’s no gimmicks needed with Tony, he’s classic old school style. A solid mat game with plenty of power to back it up. He will parlay this combination into a recipe for success. Scarpone Plans to do big things in the Proving Ground.

Zero Gravity
CJ Esparza and Brett Gakiya truly live up to the name Zero Gravity. They have redefined Tag Team Wrestling in the independent ranks. Making a name from coast to coast, the high flying Zero Gravity looks to land Tag Team gold in the Proving Ground.

Cookies & Cream

“Fabulous” Jason V and CC Cerveza are no doubt the most flamboyant team in the Proving Ground. But don’t let the antics fool you, this duo has the skills, psychology and technique to upend any team on any given night. Cookies & Cream look to rise to the top of Proving Ground.

Renaldo Piven
Renaldo Piven is part agent, part manager, part mouthpiece. With unmatched business skills, a keen eye for talent and a razor sharp tongue, Piven consistently keeps his charges in the title hunt wherever he goes. Proving Ground Pro is Renaldo Piven’s next stop.

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