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Posts Tagged ‘Maverick’

Dak Draper & Maverick vs Faces of Fear in Overland Park, Kansas this Friday Night

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 13, 2017

This Friday in Overland Park, NWL KC Champion Dakota Draper and NWL STL Champion Raging Bull Maverick will face off against two of the toughest men ever to step inside a wrestling ring at the NWL TV Taping in Overland Park, Kansas – 8/18. The stories of Haku and Barbarian are legendary and now they will be the ultimate test of the toughness of our NWL Champs.

Tickets are available at shop.nwleague.com

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NWL Comes to St. Joesph, Missouri this Friday – NWL STL Champion Maverick vs. Bob “Hardcore” Holly

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 7, 2017

Join us as all the stars of National Wrasslin’ League invade St. Joesph for a night of body slammin’ and high flying action! There is nothing quite like the NWL when it comes live to your town. Don’t miss our debut in the legendary wrestling town of St. Joesph, Mo.

$20 for General Admission
$30 for Front Row
$10 for Kids Tickets

MAIN EVENT: Maverick vs. Bob “Hardcore” Holly
-NWL KC Championship – Dak Draper vs. Blaine Meeks
-Mike Outlaw vs. Leonel Howlett
-Jeremy Wyatt vs. Jack Foster
-Jet Royal vs. Kenny Alfonso
-Flex Zerba vs. Niles Plonk
-Alpha Omega vs. The Staff (Shane Sanders/Chris Estell)
Hosted by Marti Belle

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The Magnum Minute #24 featuring Maverick

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 19, 2017

This week on the Magnum Minute, Dak sits down with NWL STL Champion, Maverick, to discuss the recent “Anarchy” show in St. Louis.

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NWL: Explosion, Expansion and Opportunity at the Scottish Right Temple

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 26, 2017

Just like any business in it’s early stages NWL has had it’s share of ups and downs. Highs and lows and memorable and forgettable moments. Saturday night was undoubtedly one of those high/memorable moments. For starters because of the much anticipated confrontation between NWL_STL general manager Matt Jackson and owner and president Major Baisden. Secondly, because unexpected news about the growth and expansion of the NWL to cities outside Kansas City and the recently controversial St.Louis.

For those not familiar with the narrative allow your boy @_The_Knight_Owl to bring you up to speed. Roughly 6 months ago NWL began running shows at the Casa Loma Ballroom in what some would call a seedy part of St.Louis. Initially and especially at the first show the place was pretty well close to full and the excitement leading to the event was about as good and high as you could ask for.Unfortunately, that proved to be NWL_STL‘s short lived high point. Though the wrestling was on par or in some cases better then any other promotion in the area, something seemed to be missing but no one, not even yours truly who covers wrestling in this area could quite put there finger on it.

Folks would speculate that it was location, others would say it was the fact that the shows where on Thursday/Sunday vs the traditional Saturday night as must indie shows tend to run these days. Some would even say that the STL fans would never support something that originated in Kansas City. Those are just a few of the speculations that could be heard weekly on our podcast or just hanging outside waiting to get into a local wrestling show weather in KC or in STL. Well, about two weeks ago the speculation came to an end. Major Baisden held a press conference via Facebook live just days after making the surprise announcement again via FB (to the ir of many) that HE would never run a show in NWL_STL again! I’ll admit this was shocking but not surprising to those of us who have been following along closely.

In that press conference he confirmed most if not all the speculation and he even pulled back the curtain a bit by admitting that they were behind the 8-ball from the very start due to lack of an ideal venue and also due to what he referred to as a “toxic business environment in St.Louis” also adding that this wasn’t the first time that one of his business had failed/struggled in STL. During the press conference he was open, honest and answered all questions as you would expect a business owner that is as out in front as Major is. One notable viewer that day was the aforementioned GM of NWL_STL Matt Jackson, who seemed to be angry and disappointed at the fact that his guys found out about NWL_STL closing just like the fans via a FB post early Friday morning just over two weeks before. Jackson commented sporadically bringing Baisden’s commitment in making the STL branch of NWL work into question and highlighting the disrespectful way the announcement was made to a group of guys who make a living working for him in STL. Mentioning several times the lack of resources and overall support from the NWL front office who he said “spent twice as much time in Kansas City then St.Louis.”

 

So now the ground work had been set for this confrontation between Jackson and Baisden at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, MO this past Saturday night. As the show kicked off you knew two things for sure. One, you were gonna see incredible wrestling (Dak Draper, Thor Theriot, Lakota Red Cloud, Marty Belle, Blaine Meeks, Jet Royal, Ken Dharma, Hans Ruger, Belvedere, Niles Plonk, Amber Lynn and more were in action) and the confrontation between Jackson and Baisden was gonna be explosive.

NWL KC has flourish with men like Dak Draper leading the way. Though he is not liked very much one can not discredit his winning ways night after night. Photo credit ; René “The Knight Owl” Martinez

Redwing lost a huge match that will now have him be a butler to Niles Plonke for a whole month. Photo credit ; René “The Knight Owl” Martinez

What we didn’t know was the news Major would break to the fans just moments before the confrontation happened.

Photo credit ; René “The Knight Owl” Martinez

Despite the dark clouds looming after the fall of NWL_STL, the breaking news cleared those dark clouds away at least for a moment as Major Baisden announced an unprecedented expansion. The NWL will be running shows outside it’s home cities of Kansas City and St.Louis for the first time ever starting in August! Those city’s include Omaha,NE, Springfield,MO, Topeka,KS and many more (full list pictured above). This news made the crowded erupt as the faithful in Kansas City realized these are all within driving distance to them and they likely have friends and relatives in those areas. As if that weren’t enough the roof almost come off the place when Major announced that #FightClub members would be able to attend these shows at no additional cost! This might have been the biggest pop of the night. Which was followed by about 2mins of “THANK YOU MAJOR” chants. Even from an outsiders perspective there is no doubt that outside the WWE Network itself, the NWL #FightClub pass is the best deal in all professional wrestling today. Visit FightKC.com for more info on that.

Photo credit ; René “The Knight Owl” Martinez

Finally we come to the much anticipated confrontation between the GM of STL and the owner of the company. As one would expect right at the peek of the fan fair about the expansion, Matt Jackson’s music hits and he walks out looking quite casual I might add accompanied buy a few NWL_STL regulars, the Blood Brothers and Dez Wellston only something was different about all of them. They’re demeanor had changed but most noticeably they’re appearance. Those who have followed wrestling in the Midwest before the rise of NWL would know them as Fitchette & Vega aka “The Beasties” and Mike Outlaw. They all seemed a little on edge and ready for a fight including Jackson. But surprisingly unlike most wrestling meetings/conferences this one did not end in fights flying and equipment being damaged. No, this meeting, after about 10mins of verbal daggers being thrown in both directions to an eventual draw, ended in a high stakes agreement between Jackson and Baisden. Instead of buying out Jackson’s contract of close to $50,000, Major turned a potential lability into yet another investment opportunity.

This is the opportunity that was given to Jackson to accept or decline: 6 shows, 6 shows under the direct direction of Jackson and his STL crew. He would be allowed to do it his way with no handcuffs or pretentious prepackaged gimmicks. New venue, new voice and a new vision of what NWL_STL should be in a blue collar, support your own kind-of town. Otherwise Jackson and NWL_STL are out of business, this time, for good! Now only time will tell what the future holds. Though the stakes are high and his a** is firmly on the line yet I get a feeling that that’s just the way Matt Jackson likes it because if these next 6 shows are his last with NWL, he can do it his way, the St.Louis way, with great wrestling, rowdy fans and a whole lot of F’n Anarchy! (Anarchy Rises will take place at the Matteson Square Garden in St.Peters, MO on July 15th)

 

NWL STL Champion Maverick and Mike Outlaw (Formally Dez Wellston) went to war at NWL KC this past weekend. The champion Maverick is set to face fan favorite Gary Jay when Matt Jackson’s looks to show what STL can deliver it Anarchy style. – Photo Credit Brian Kelley

Written by:
René “The Knight Owl” Martinez
of the Wrestle Talk Podcast which can be heard Wednesday nights at 7pm CT by visiting http://www.WrestleTalkPodcast.com

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Controversy at the Casa Loma Ballroom – Maverick and Drew Gold End the Letterman Era

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 7, 2017

Photos and article by Brian Kelley

The Letterman era has ended before it could fully get started thanks to the dirty nasty tactics of two men. That is right Maverick is the new NWL St. Louis champion after defeating Todd Letterman and Cornell Douglass (with Castle) in a three-way match on June 4 at the Casa Loma Ballroom and MWR was on hand to cover all the hard hitting action.

The three powerhouses went to war, only hampered by the interference of “Brother” Castle. The referee’s hands were tied (as in typical three-way fashion) there were no disqualifications. “Lockdown” Ray Briggs made his way to the ring to clear Castle from ringside.

Confusion set in when Drew Gold, manager of “Greatness” Marcellus Gaines entered the ring with brass knuckles.

At first, it looked as if he would hit Letterman, only to have Maverick stop the blow by taking the brass knuckles out of Gold’s hand. Then it happened ….. Maverick drilled Letterman with the brass knuckles

Just like that Maverick had the NWL STL strap in his powerful grasp and Drew Gold flaunted a Maverick T-shirt much to the disdain of the NWL STL fans.

Moments later, the big man Jack Foster came to the ring to confront the new champion. He let it be known that he was on the hunt for the title. Maverick vs. Foster would be a war for the ages.

Heading into Father’s Day weekend, Maverick stands atop the NWL STL. Reserve your tickets for June 16th at the Casa Loma Ballroom by heading to http://fightstl.com/. Note this is a Friday card, with a bell time of 7 P.M.

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Red Cloud vs Maverick at NWL KC This Saturday at the Scottish Rite Temple

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 25, 2017

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The Letterman Era Is Upon Us – Todd Letterman is the First NWL STL Champion

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 10, 2017

By Brian Kelley

Just in case you are one of the few that did not hear Todd Letterman proclaim loudly to NWL correspondent Marti Belle that the Letterman era has begun, this is an bonus warning to all NWL wrestlers from MWR .

Letterman showed off his athleticism, power and perseverance in classic matches during the NWL STL tournament against Skyler Beckett, Marcellus Gaines,  Mathew Grundy and then a brutal war with Maverick in the finales that sealed his name in the history books.

When the year started MWR announced that he was one of the 2016 MWR Future Stars of the Year, Todd Letterman would be a star. Little did we know that Letterman would be the man to make history as the first ever NWL STL Championship.

We have a lot of respect for  Letterman who has been trained under former ROH WORLD Champion Michael Elgin, took advantage of the Harley Race WLW, WWE, Noah camp and last year wrestled in Europe . No one else looks like him and I can’t say enough about how much upside he has in years to come. .

With that said, we have not been impressed with his attitude and actions as of late in interviews and in the ring, but there is no denying that he is well deserving of being the NWL STL Champion.

Look for updates at MWR on who the new champ will face in his first defense. Will it be Maverick (who had just won a huge match earlier last night against Cornell Douglass, prior to the clash with Letterman for the title) get a rematch and end the era before it gets rolling,  or is 2017 the year of the “5 star Phenom” Todd Letterman and we will just have to deal with it?

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NWL STL Crowns Their First Champion this Sunday – Douglass or Maverick vs Letterman

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 4, 2017

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Dartallion Allen Jr. Top Draw: 2016 MWR Future Star of the Year Todd Letterman / KLD

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 31, 2017

We named Kevin Lee Davidson  as one of the future stars of pro wrestling in the Midwest, little did we know that the future has come so fast. KLD has transformed into Todd Letterman and with the training of NWL he has used that knowledge and expertise to enter into the finals of the NWL STL tournament in just over a week at the Casa Loma Ballroom after a main event victory against fellow 2016 MWR Future Star of the Year,  (formally known as Mat Fitchett) that was a true classic.

Can anyone stop him?

The winner of the “The Bull City Boss” Cornell Douglass and “The Raging Bull” Maverick on April 9th will face Letterman for the first ever NWL STL Championship. Regardless the outcome, we feel confident that we made the right choice in naming “The Five-Star Phenom” Todd Letterman one of our MWR Future Stars.

This MWR plaque is sponsored by our dear friend Brandis Outlaw, and will feature this very own artwork in the frame. In the near future we hope to present it to him in person to honor him on a memorable 2016. .

If you would like to have some artwork done by the very talented Dartallion Allen Jr. here is how to do so. Tell him MWR set you.

Email Dartallion21x@gmail.com
Instagram and Twitter: Dartallion21x
9×12 Bristol board sketch : $25/ with grey tones $35
11×14 Bristol board sketch $35
/ with grey tones $45
11×17 Bristol board sketch $45/ grey tones free
Digital color prints 8×10,11×14,11×17
$10, $15, $20

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NWL STL Feb 9th Recap: The Casa Loma Ballroom on Thursday Night Continues to Thrill Fans.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 20, 2017

Photos by Brian Kelley
Special commentary by Patrick Brandmeyer

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Beckett gave it some thought and finally decided to accept The Buddy System into his life. Buddy proclaimed that “Buddy’s coming into you!” and Beckett put on the T-shirt. #HALLELUJA – Patrick Brandmeyer

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Super Soul” Coco Rumble vs. “The Billion-Dollar Brother” Emmett DuBois: DuBois seemed to be FINALLY ready to compete…but as the referee made a move to do the standard pre-match check, DuBois’ cramps acted up again. – By Patrick Brandmeyer

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The Blood Brothers (Davey Gibson & Matthew Grundy) def. Cornell Douglass & Christian Adonis (w/ Carolina Grizelda Esmeralda Rodriguez)

Use the promo code NWLSTLLVR to get tickets as low as $9 and watch NWL STL try to even the 1-70 series with KC this Thursday night. https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1397708/tfly

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