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Mike Sydal debuts at MMWA-SICW against the 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling this Saturday… Plus meet Larry Matysik, be a part of Dubi meets the fans and much more.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 6, 2010

By Brian Kelley

MWR’S Dubray Tallman is excited to be a part of MMWA-SICW’S final show of the year.
A packed show filled with first, feuds and a legend, there is no reason for you to miss this show that has something for everyone.

MWR will give away one free MWR Christmas bag to one lucky MMWA-SICW fan in the 50/50 drawing. So get their early and bring your Santa hat with you.

Lets look at this great card.

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The 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling returns to MMWA-SICW this weekend. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Mark Sterling is highly considered the top wrestler in the Midwest. The current MWR Wrestler of the Year debuted a few months ago so it was with great excitement when promoter Herb Simmons and I spoke that he was to return to action at MMWA-SICW.
His will face off against the Mike Sydal.

Mike Sydal has taken on some of the best in Ring of Honor including Christopher Daniels on HDNET in 2010 (Photo Credit Scott Finkelstein)

This will be the very first time that Sydal, the 2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated wrestler of the Year will wrestle for MMWA-SICW. Sydal has had a banner year in 2010, making his way to wrestle for Ring of Honor for several months all around the country and on Direct TV’s HDNET ROH Monday night wrestling. In Kansas City fans have seen Mike Sydal on their TV screen for Metro Pro Sports wrestling.

Now for the first time Sydal will be coming to their TV in St Louis.

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Ron Powers is one of the most intimidating men ever in the Midwest. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Who will win this sure to be classic match and where will you be when it happens? There is only one place to be and that is in East Carondelet on Saturday.

Fans of the big men of wrestling, will have their gift in the match of Ron Powers going toe to toe with the Big Texan. These two have fought inside the ring and outside the building with no definite answer to who has the edge. The pressure will be on both men as Simmons has mandated that this be a Leather strap match.

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Travis Cook and The Big Texan has gave MMWA-SICW a hard time throughout 2010. Here they have words with St Louis great Keith Smith. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

This is setting to be the war of all wars so therefore a special ref has been assigned to maintain control in this war between two behemoths.

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Gary Jackson is once again the man at MMWA-SICW. This weekend he has been called on to maintain order between Ron Powers and The Big Texan. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

That man is the new MMWA-SICW Champion “Gorgeous” Gary Jackson.

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Dave Vaughn had been the MMWA-SICW Champion for most of the year. Now he will have to be the hunter instead of the hunted. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Last month tensions was up in sell crowd at East Carondelet during the battle between Dave Vaughn and Brandon Espinosa.

Vaughn is looking to regain the momentum back after losing the MMWA-SICW Championship from Espinosa’s teammate The Future” Donovan Ruddick in Travis Cook’s group ‘The Elitism’.

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Espinosa is one of the very best in the game today and with Travis Cook in his corner he looks to keep Vaughn from moving back up the ladder with a big win in this 2 out of 3 falls match. Promoter Simmon’s issued a stern warning to Travis “the crook” Cook that if he interferes there will be a price to pay.

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MWR'S Dubray Tallman (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

For the very first time at East Carondelet, fans will have the chance to be a part of Dubray Tallman’s Dubi meets the fans. For those who are new to the site, Dubi meets the fans gives you the chance to have your picture taken with your favorite MMWA-SICW wrestler and have it posted right here on this very site.

If you love Wrestling at the Chase, then take the time to wish Merry Christmas to the voice of Wrestling at the Chase Larry Matysik who will be in attendance. ST Louis’s own Matysik is one of the greatest people ever in the sport of wrestling and is always great with the fans.

We are also honored that MMWA-SICW has invited us for their Christmas show. Simmons sent this from the offices of MMWA-SICW.  “The MMWA-SICW will be honoring the MWR for all the work they do for the wrestling industry. Its our hope a representative from MWR will attend as our guest and be recognized fo all the hard work they do.

Mark your calendar Saturday Dec, 11th at 8:00pm bell time.

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MWR Trading Card #27 Lucy Mendez

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 20, 2010

MWR fans have been very vocal about having WLW and Metro Pro Wrestling diva Lucy Mendez her very own MWR Trading card.

How could we deny the fans what they really want? Yes it’s true fans, Lucy Mendez is MWR Trading Card #27 in a card worthy of the Latino beauty.

Lucy has burst on the scene in the Midwest, not only catching the eyes of the men in the stands but was able to capture the World League Wrestling Women’s title to her credit.

At Metro Pro Wrestling ratings goes through the roof when she is featured on Metro Sports TV in Kansas City leading Angel and Domino Rivera otherwise known as the the Barrio Boyz to the ring.

She became the first women in Metro Pro Wrestling to get a win in singles competion and she is currently the number one contender for the World League Wrestling Women’s title currently held by Amy Hennig.

#1 The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz – 2008 MWR Tag team of the Year
#2 Mark Sterling– 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year
#3 The Hooligans Devin and Mason Cutter – 2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year
#4 MsChif – 2009 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year
#5 Mike Sydal – 2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year
#6 Jeremy Wyatt – 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year, 2008 & 2009 MWR Match of the Year (vs. Michael Strider, vs. Tyler Cook)
#7 Santana G – Midwest Sweetheart
#8 Kahagas – The Tokyo Monster
#9 Mephisto – Hardcore Favorite
#10 Tyler Black – Ring of Honor World Champion
#11 Sir Bradley Charles – Rising star trained by Lance Storm
#12 Brandon Espinosa – Talented Superstar
#13 Dave Vaughn – The Wrestling Machine
#14 “The Future” Donovan Ruddick – The 6’9″ Monster
#15 Brandon Aarons – Current Triple Crown Champion in the Midwest
#16 Davey Richards – Arguably the best in the world today
#17 “Superstar” Steve Fender – First American wrestler to train in Pro Wrestling NOAH Dojo
#18 MR Late Nite – “Hollywood Super Agent”
#19 Eric Allen – The Pride of Peoria
#20 Eddie Edward – American Wolf
#21 Evan Money – The Pro Wrestling Kid
#22 Delirious – A Familiar Face from “The Edge of Insanity”
#23 Jason Jones – On the Path to Superstardom
#24 Tony Kozina – Rugged and Well-Traveled Veteran
#25 Jeromy Robb Senior Referee at 3XW and MECW
#26 Sean Vincent– Canada’s Favorite wrestler

For a complete list of Missouri Wrestling Revival trading cards as well as WWE , TNA and Japan sets check out the website Wrestling trading cards.com here.

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4 States, 14 Shows, 4,265 miles and 74 hours on the road in 3 months at MWR.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 26, 2010

With a plethora of great shows  these  past few months,  it has been hard to keep up with all the exciting  news flash, photos and happenings around the Midwest.

MWR has been active with some of the top stars in the country while meeting many of you the great fans, some for the first time while others we know quite well.

We have spent almost every weekend on the road covering the top promotions in the Midwest.

Let’s take a look at some of the sights of the past few months with MWR, the Fans and Superstars around the Midwest.

August 7- Granite City Illinois- High Voltage Wrestling

HVW returned from their summer break to with top stars Kahagas taking on Trent Stone , the Midwest Sweet heart Santana G going up against her arch rival Amy Hennig and the Great Cheyenne with MsChif watching.

Dan Walsh (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Would it be just by chance that the MWR Wrestler of the Week was MTV’S Dan Walsh who would give away a MWR T-Shirt in August only to see him get the HVW Livewire title soon after? Hey Dan we are just playing, you earned it….with a handful of Trent Stones tights.

August 21 – Council Bluffs Iowa – Pro Wrestling Phoenix

The trips to Iowa seem to take so long to get their, which has been a reason for us to scale back from going to PWP and 3XW. One problem they are so GOOD!! MWR fans don’t worry we have no plans what so ever to stop covering these two exciting promotions.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix delivered on this evening with some exciting wrestling action. We were on hand when Axel Greece assists Ryan Slade and Zac James cheat Chris Havius and Donnie Peppercricket out of the PWP Tag Titles. The show also saw the war rage on between Abu Colossus and Preston Maxwell.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix Champion Tony Cortez (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The MWR Wrestler of the Night was the PWP Champion Tony Cortez. Cortez was able to survive the onslaught on Jayden Draigo to retain the championship in a feud that has become quite personal.

In the near future look for a phot recap from their last show in October  from PWP/MWR Photographer Gary Giaffoglione

August 28- Lincoln Illinois – Pro Wrestling Epic

The Balloon festival in Lincoln Illionis is a BIG deal and with PWE providing a FREE show if you attend you can not miss it.

PWE delivered with the biggest match in years in the Midwest literally when the PWE title was on the line between the Mississippi Madman taking on “The Future” Donovan Ruddick led by MR Late Nite.

Ohhhs and AHHHS were heard as the two behemoths battle for supermecy and who is truly the top big man. Nothing was settled decisively, but the crowd went home to tell their friends about the Madman and Future. The match that shook the Midwest .

Evan Money explodes on Eric Allen (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

“The Kid” Evan Money was the MWR Wrestler of the Week as he went on to defeat Eric Allen with a frog splash.

September 4th – Kansas City Kansas- Metro Pro Wrestling

We were thrilled to support Metro Pro Wrestling for several reasons; first off the wrestling scene in the KC market has been dry for some time now. With Metro Pro Sports having TV, showcasing several of the top stars in the country today and oh yeah our former partner in crime Josh Ray is the current ring announcer for this upstart promotion. Metro Pro proved to be a great time with a great upside going into 2010.

“Rock and Roll” Mike Sydal with Amber (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

Amber," The host of Dubi meets the Fans" Dubray and Brecca take in a picture after the show (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

All the girls love Tyler Cook (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

From the looks of Brecca’s face WLW Star Ethan Wright did not learn the Masterlock from former WLW Champ Chris Masters. (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

September 11 – Waterloo Illinois – Independent Hardcore Wrestling

IHW has been on a roll in 2010 with some great matches in front of a packed crowd. On this night we were thrilled to debut the Tony Kozina MWR Trading Card. Kozina is one of the most well diverse and exciting wrestlers today. During the night Kozina wrestled one of the Midwest most impressive young men in the game Chris L.O.G.A.N

Tony Kozina (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Let’s take a look at a Video recap of this great show from IHW

September 22- Olney Illinois – IWA Unlimited

Our first trip to Olney lived up to the hype that has been told to me. A weekly FREE Wednesday show how can you go wrong. A great small venue filled with some of the top young talent in the area.

IWA Unlimited fan favorite The Intimidator gives away a free MWR T-shirt to start the night off. (Photo Credit Tim Dunahee )

Everyone that I talked to loved the stars of IWA U and looked forward to the hump day of the week. If you have the day off and live in STL I urge you to take the drive to see what you are missing.

September 25 – Hillsdale Missouri- MMWA-SICW

A great day for the community of Hillsdale as MMWA-SICW teamed up with the Hillsdale Police force to provide a free wrestling show. MMWA-SICW are always fan friendly and if a free outdoor show was not enough, the team work also offered free BBQ and back packs filled with treats from the police force given to them by the stars of MMWA-SICW.

Ace Hawkins is the MMWA-SICW Santa Clause in September while sporting the MWR T-shirt

The MWR Wrestler of the day was none other than Ace Hawkins. Ace fresh off of his appearance at Ring of Honor not only gave away a free MWR shirt but bicycles from the kids and some awesome ST Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame shirts before having a great match against Brandon Espinosa.

September 25- Wood River Illinois – MECW Double shot evening

One of the best kept secrets in the Midwest, is the fact that some of the best talent in Iowa makes the long trip to the STL to go to prove that they are among the best in the Midwest. Jimmy Rockwell, Devin Carter, Zach Thompson, Ryan Slade  and even self proclaimed  wrestling genius Chad Mylan has put an end to Gabriel Brimstones stranglehold  in the Independent title when his man Kwong won the belt in recent months.

Iowa is not the only area that is well represented as the upstate Illinois wrestlers BroMance (Knight Wagner and Jordan McEntrye)  with Erin currently holds onto the MECW Tag Championship and Matt Mayday, Mike Anthony and Chris Logan have all brought their own flavor in the company.

MECW Champion Bailey Mannix (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

On this night the MWR Wrestler of the Night was the champ himself, Bailey Mannix. Mannix is still one of the most underrated wrestlers in the game today.

October 2- Kansas City Kansas – Metro Pro Wrestling

Metro Pro Wrestling heated up with the brand new Metro Pro Wrestling TV Champion Trevor Murdoch taking charge. With an appearance from wrestling great Harley Race the fans where able to see some of the great from the past mixed in with some of the best today.

What has the best Wrestler on Gods Green earth Harley Race along with Ethan Wright and Jeff Strong so mad, could it be because of something that former MWR Josh Ray is doing? See it on METRO SPORTS in Kansas City (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

If fans in Kansas City want the best bang for their buck they need to give Metro Pro Wrestling a chance. You won’t regret it.

October 9- Eldon Missouri – World League Wrestling

One of the biggest nights of the year brought several of the most influential men in the game today. Co-Owner of Pro Wrestling Noah was in attendance along with Harley Race and Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer. The MWR Wrestler of the Night was Midwest knockout Lucy Mendez who gave away the very first MWR pink t-shirt.

Midwest Knockout Lucy Mendez has the attention of Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer. (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

Wrestlers from around the world took the week long camp in hopes of making it to the show.

MWR Photographer Bill Smith with the representatives of Pro Wrestling NOAH (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

WLW Super fan Vincent Heather gets an autograph Steve Fender trading card from the man himself

Look for a Full photo recap of this show in the near future from MWR Photographer Bill Smith

October 10- Marceline Missouri – Modern Championship Wrestling

Just down the road from my house was a new promotion was a rare Sunday show that featured local favorite The Iceman. Brian Blade won the belt at the very first show and has been a thorn in promoter Dustin Watson’s side ever since.

Larry Stilfield with Modern Championship Wrestling Champion Brian Blade (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

October 16- Glen Carbon Illinois – NWA Dynamo/High Voltage Wrestling

We were on hand to present the High Voltage Wrestling tag champs the Hooligans the 2009 MWR Tag team of the Year plaques. To be honest we offered the exciting tag team Full Contact Dojo  (Jonathan Gresham and Ric King) the chance to be the MWR Wrestlers of the Week to throw out a t-shirt as a way of being nice.

In a shocking development they defeated The Hooligans to become the NEW HVW Tag Championship . No HVW Champion was safe as “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt defeated Kahagas and Dan Walsh won the HVW Livewire belt.

The HVW Tag Team Champs Jonathan Gresham and Ric King with the lucky fan who caught the MWR shirt Rebecca Haynes (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Look for a photo recap as well and interviews with all of the new HVW Champions here at MWR in the future.

October 23 – Springfield Illinois – New Midwest Wrestling

NMW invited us and invited us and I am glad that they did, we had debut once before and was very impressed and happy to have added them in our NMW Coverage area. The last show I photographed the most dangerous ( and fun matches) to be a photographer at in my carrer during the4 team NMW Tag Team scramble match and returned for the biggest Battle Royal, rumble style of the year for NMW. All for the enjoyment of you the fans.

The MWR Wrestler of the Week was up and comer Christian Rose. Look for more information about this exciting night of wrestling at MWR soon.

Christian Rose (Photo Courtesy of Jon 'Skippy' Edgecomb)

There you have MWR fans, the itinerary of where Dubray and I have been in just the past tthree months. We may not be able to keep up with the miles that the 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling does but who can, that man is a machine.

I would like to thank you the fans, the wrestlers, and the promoters for making

Missouri Wrestling Revival – The Wrestling Press of the Midwest.

MWR fans please support your local professional wrestling and we hope to see you at a show.

Brian Kelley Owner/Editor of Missouri Wrestling Revival

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Metro Pro Wrestling Returns in November – A look back at Superstar Steve Fender vs TNA’S Tommy Dreamer

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 8, 2010

 

 

 

Missouri Wrestling Revival was front and center at Metro Pro Sports Wrestling last weekend for an exciting night of wrestling. They will return to action in less than a month and you will not want to miss the hard hitting action. Lets take a look at a great match between ECW Original Tommy Dreamer and “Superstar” Steve Fender.

 

 

 

 

From the Metro Pro Wrestling Website

There is no doubt, Saturday night was electric- with amazing action in the ring and what we can best describe as oddness outside of it.  Trust us- you are going to need to watch the show, because our camera crews caught some very interesting conversations.

  • Who was desperately seeking an opponent and wound up looking in…the bathroom?
  • Why was Jeremy Wyatt seen grabbing Steve Girthy?
  • What role did Harley Race play in the evening?  Is he still the King?

A huge thanks to all of our great fans who came out and supported Metro Pro on Saturday.

If you weren’t there- you have got to watch on metro sports every Saturday at 11pm (replay Wed. @ Midnight) to see all the great action.

But, you aren’t totally out of luck- tickets are on sale NOW for November!  Don’t miss out on Strider’s return to Metro Pro, and lots of huge matches and surprises. You can find tickets on the tickets paged listed above- or just click on the november tickets button on your HERE.

 

Time Warner Cable’s Metro Sports is a regional 24-hour sports network.

 

And Metro Sports is the ONLY place you can see Metro Pro Wrestling

 

Catch Metro Pro Wrestling on:

• TWCKC 30

• TWC Nebraska Coming Soon!

• Comcast 258

• Sunflower-Lawrence 37

• MS 2 on TWCKC 222

• MS HD on TWCKC 1030

• MS On Demand on TWCKC 130

 

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Brett Young might be looking for you!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 20, 2010

The One” Brett Young has an exciting opportunity for all the lovely ladies out there. For the first time ever, Brett Young is allowing the public to apply for the role of his valet. If you think you have what it takes to accompany “The One” to the ring at Metro Pro Wrestling events, then fill out this application (here) and return it to metropromail@gmail.com.

Metro Pro Wrestling back on September 4, 2010
Metro Pro Wrestling returns to live event action on Saturday,
September 4 inside Turner Recreation Center in Kansas City, KS.

The address of Turner Recreation Center is:

831 South 55th Street
Kansas City, KS 66106

Tickets are $15 for adults. Children 12 and under get in for $10!

You can purchase tickets at the door, or you can purchase them right now via PayPal! If you do purchase via PayPal, simply print your PayPal receipt and bring it to the event.

Ticket Prices
Adult $15.00 Children (12 and under) $10.00

Metro Pro announces partial roster for Sept. 4
On September 4, inside Turner Recreation Center in Kansas City, KS, the Metro Pro action returns for another television taping!

On the card will be:

Trevor Murdock
– Michael Strider
– Superstar Steve Fender
– Mark Sterling
– Derek Stone
– Jeremy Wyatt
– Mike Sydal
– Lucy Mendez
– Stacey O’Brien
– Tyler Cook
– Steven J. Girthy
– Brett Young
– Domino Rivera
– Pete Madden

More names to be announced prior to the show!

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