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Pro Wrestling Resurgence Returns to Swansea,, Illinois June 25 Michael Elgin vs KLD

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 18, 2017

Pro Wrestling Resurgence Presents

A LAND WITHOUT KINGS (of Leon)

Sunday, June 25th

Swansea Improvement Association
301 Service St
Swansea, IL 62226

Doors Open @ 4pm
Show Starts @ 5pm

Tickets:
Front Row – $15 in advance
General Admission – $12 in advance
DAY OF SHOW ALL TICKETS ARE $15
You may purchase tickets in advance by e-mail @ prowrestlingresurgence@gmail.com and by PayPal at the same e-mail address

Everett Connors will be holding an open challenge for the Pro Wrestling Resurgence Championship, fresh off his first defense against Joey Ryan!

“Unbreakable” Michael Elgin vs. “KLD” Kevin Lee Davidson

Zero1 USA World Jr. Heavyweight Championship
“The Warhorse” Jake Parnell (c) vs. Matt Kenway

Brandon Aarons vs. Aaron Dzinic

Winner Receives Title Shot at the August PWR Show (if Evan Gelistico doesn’t choose to use his #1 Contender’s Card for August):
Jason Roberts vs. Paco

Also in action:
Davey Vega
Brandon Espinosa
Danny Adams
Adrian Surge
Cornelius Wyverstone
Barackus
+ more!

*Card Subject To Change

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On the Ropes Network & MWR Present Alpha Class (Danny Adams & Paco Gonzales) with the 2016 MWR Tag Team of the Year Plaques at Glory Pro

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 8, 2017

Photos courtesy of Sarah Souders

Missouri Wrestling Revival was proud to team up with On the Ropes Network to present two of the top young stars in the country (Danny Adams & Paco Gonzales) with their 2016 MWR Tag team of the Year plaques at Glory Pro’s  Long May We Reign event.

Together they are known as Alpha Class and in 2016 defeated a who’s who of tag teams to earn the honor of being named the 2016 including winning the Proving Ground Pro Tag Team titles. It is hard to believe that the two have become so good, so fast but under the wise tutelage of former Michael Elgin the results do not lie.

In and out of the ring Adams and Gonzales carry themselves as professions and that is why they fans are clamoring to see them in action and promoters are lining up to book them.

We were thrilled that Ray Dunmire and Oscar Rendon of On the Ropes Network quickly became a sponsor of their 2016 MWR Tag team of the Year Plaque’s and it was announced that we would present them at the standing room only show of Glory Pro in May.

On the night the two wrestled in singles action with both picking up wins as Paco Gonzalez defeated Jason Cade

and Danny Adams defeated Louis Lyndon.

Now the two will face each other at Glory Pro on July 9th.

 

Be sure to watch out for these two young superstars at an event near you as the best is yet to come.

Thank you goes out to the promotion Glory Pro for inviting us to honor Adams and Gonzales at their promotion. Glory Pro  Returns on July 9th with a Supercard.

 

 

Be sure to support our sponsors of this award On the Ropes Network  as they have  a great interview that you will sure to enjoy with Ring of Honor stars Dalton Castle and Jay Lethal that will be dropping soon.

Till then check out their website here and their podcast on ITUNES.

The OTR Network started as a small podcast in its humble beginnings. Over the year, the podcast grew, garnering attention from all across the world in countries like the UK, Japan, and India.

Ray Dunmire (CEO) invested everything to make sure OTR was a recognizable name in the wrestling business!
Now, the OTR Crew are taking the OTR name, brand, show, you name it, to the West Coast in the hopes of growing it even bigger than it is!

Be a part of the journey and see where we end up!

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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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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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Michael Elgin Wins the Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 Title

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 26, 2017

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Here at MWR we work with several of the top promotions in the area and due to the amount of time, we often just give breaking news for title changes of the main titles for each promotion individually with a MWR headline. Yet, when the man that captures a secondary title is one of the TOP wrestlers in the WORLD today, let us say that it is a HUGE deal.

That is what happened last night when MWR was on hand to cover the exciting double main event in Alton, Illinois for Dynamo Pro Wrestling as Michael Elgin challenged D-1 Champion Outtkast and DPW Champion Brandon Aarrons battled Elvis Aliaga at the Mineral Springs Mall in Alton, Illinois.

The Mineral Springs Mall is famous for being known as haunted. We are sure that Outtkast will forever be scarred with the memory of the brutal lariat that was delivered from Elgin that ended his title reign of D-1 Champion.

Look for a full recap of Dynamo Pro as well as when Michael Elgin’s first D-1 title defense will be in the future  at MWR.

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling Presents “MARDI GRAS MAYHEM” at Mineral Springs Mall

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 19, 2017

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling is proud to announce an all ages, live, professional wrestling event on Saturday, February 25th, 2017. This professional wrestling event will be held at Mineral Springs Mall, located at 301 East Broadway in Alton, Illinois. Doors open at 6:00 P.M. with a bell time of 7:00 P.M. Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Tickets for children from five to twelve years old are $5. Tickets for children under five years old are free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at http://www.dynamoprowrestling.bigcartel.com

This action-packed night of professional will feature the first defense of the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight championship as Brandon Aarons defends against “The Filipino Warrior” Elvis Aliaga. Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 Champion OuTtKaSt will defend his championship against one of his toughest challengers to date, “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin. The Dynamo Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship will be defended as former champions “The Professionals” McDarby and Santel take on the current champions Justin D’Air and Keon Option, “Straps Down University”.Jon Webb will face C.J. Shine in a match with a spot in Proving Ground Pro’s Buckley Cup tournament on the line. Come out and see such Dynamo Pro Wrestling favorites as Jackal, “The Wind of Destruction” Makaze, “The Alternative” Ozzie Gallagher, and many more. Please come out and experience the best in professional wrestling as Dynamo Pro Wrestling makes its debut at Mineral Springs Mall.

Since 2007, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has strived to bring professional wrestling fans of all ages with hard hitting, fast paced, edge of your seat professional wrestling action. For additional information on Dynamo Pro Wrestling, you can check out our website at http://www.dynamoprowrestling.com, follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dynamopro, and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/DynamoPro. For Mineral Springs Mall venue information, you can follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mineral-Springs-Mall/210502029066693.

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Dynamo Returns Feb 25 Alton, IL Brandon Aarons vs Elvis Aliaga, Michael Elgin vs. Outtkast

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 7, 2017

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301 E Broadway Alton, IL 62002

Purchase tickets here.

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With the Pedigree of a Champion, Curt ‘The Lone Star’ Stallion is Determined to Come Out on Top of the 2017 TPT

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 28, 2017

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From the office of Ring of Honor

Curt “The Lone Star” Stallion enters the 2017 Top Prospect Tournament on a mission to extend his best year as a pro into a contract with Ring of Honor. Trained by former ROH World ChampionUnbreakable” Michael Elgin, Stallion is cut from the West Texas cloth of so many of the all-time greats. With the pedigree of a champion, Stallion enters the 2017 TPT with three years’ experience. One of the tournament’s youngest competitors, the Texan will have to use his wingspan, speed, and agility to make up for any experience gaps in this year’s tournament.

Stallion earned this opportunity through impressive showings in several non-televised Ring of Honor bouts. On the independents, Stallion has battled ROH stars such as Shane Taylor and Ray Rowe. Never one to back away from a fight, Stallion enters the 2017 TPT as one of its youngest competitors but one with the tournament’s highest upside. But will Stallion step up to the challenge, win the TPT, and see his promise realized? Join us at Steel City Excellence to find out!

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2016 Missouri Wrestling Revival Future Star – Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 20, 2017

Bio courtesy of Patrick Brandmeyer

The names of Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett are well-known to Midwest wrestling fans, but the national wrestling scene has only recently begun to discover the talents of these skilled competitors.

Both men started their careers with Dynamo Pro Wrestling before branching out to the Lethal Wrestling Alliance, which would later become St. Louis Anarchy. Vega was first known as a tag team competitor and teamed with Johnny Vinyl to feud with The Ego Express(Steven Kennedy & K.C. Karrington), leading to Kennedy & Karrington becoming the first LWA Tag Team Champions when they defeated Vega and substitute partner Dingo. After that, Vega focused on singles competition…after holding the NWA Missouri Title in Dynamo Pro, he went on to capture the LWA Heavyweight Title from Gary Jay in December of 2009. Vega held the title for most of 2010 before dropping it to Evan Gelistico; this occured shortly before the transition to St. Louis Anarchy and Vega spent most of that promotion’s existence chasing the title.

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Davey Vega explodes with a clothesline on ROH Star Jonathan Gresham.

In that time, Vega competed against some of the best wrestlers in the world and scored victories over many of them. That list included such names as Davey Richards, Kyle O’Reilly, Johnny Gargano, Arik Cannon, A.C.H., Michael Elgin, Roderick Strong, Chris Hero, Jonathan Gresham, D.J. Z, T.J. Perkins, Chip Day, and Martin Stone. In his final opportunity at the gold at St. Louis Anarchy’s last show, Vega finally capitalized by winning a triple threat match with champion Fitchett and Gary Jay for the title! Vega will continue to carry the championship in Pro Wrestling Championship Series as the “Gateway Heritage Title“.

As for Fitchett, his career took a similar path and he squared off with many of the same competitors as his often-time tag partner Vega. In fact, Fitchett and Vega were Tag Team Champions in both the Chicago-based All-American Wrestling and the Kansas City-based Metro Pro Wrestling!

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TJ Perkins found WWE gold in 2016, but before that he and Fitchett put on a wrestling clinic at St. Louis Anarchy.

The “Dirty Rook” took his lumps in his early LWA and SLA career, enduring hard-hitting battles with the likes of Arik Cannon, Akira Tozawa, Alex Shelley, and his trainer Dingo. Fitchett was frustrated after several near-misses in title matches against Darin Corbin and Gary Jay, leading to him taking a sabbatical from SLA competition; however, it turned out that he was hiding under the mask of “Dangerous Deveroux” as he competed for SLA and PWCS. Fitchett had an uphill battle against Gary Jay as the champion rode a wave of momentum, holding the title for over two years with title defenses against some of the toughest competition in the country. Winning a thirty-man Anarchy Rumble in late 2015 finally propelled him back into title contention…and in February of 2016, Fitchett finally ended Gary’s monumental title reign to reach the top of the mountain!

Fitchett didn’t shy away from challenges as he defended his title against Evan Gelistico, T.J. Perkins, Jake Dirden, and Paco Gonzalez…but on STL Anarchy’s final night, he lost the title to Vega.

It took several years for both men to gain attention in the national independent wrestling scene, but their exposure in AAW and Beyond Wrestling has turned the heads of many onlookers. Now forming the “Blood Brothers” tag team in the National Wrasslin’ League under the names Davey Gibson and Matthew Grundy, the two look to add more tag team gold to their already impressive resumes! These two men have been considered the Midwest’s best-kept secrets, but that secret is finally getting out!

Look for an exclusive MWR Future Star artwork honoring Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett for their achievement from acclaimed artist Dartallion Allen Jr. in the future.

If you would like to sponsor the MWR Future Star Plaques for Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett then please contact MWR at flairwhoooooo@yahoo.com. The cost is 50.00 each or $100.00 for both (two plaques) and you will receive a past MWR Yearbook, a Tyler Black (Seth Rollins rookie card) and a mention on the MWR Website.

2016 MWR Award

Future Star: Kevin Lee Davidson / Todd Letterman

2015 MWR Award

Future Star: Redwing

2014 MWR Year Awards

Future Star: Daniel Eads
Future Star: Elvis Aliaga

2013 MWR Year Awards

Future Star: Raphael King
Future Star Alexander Rudolph

2012 MWR Year Award

Future Star: ACH

2011 MWR Year Award

Future Star: Brian Breaker

2010 MWR Year Awards

Future Star: Sir Bradley Charles

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2016 Missouri Wrestling Revival Future Star – Kevin Lee Davidson / Todd Letterman

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 19, 2017

The Missouri Wrestling Revival Future Star Award has always been one of my favorite awards to give a wrestler. In the past, we tried to honor wrestlers that were just starting out within their first few years that we believed had the talent as well as have shown the desire to go the extra mile on the roads, training with veterans and doing everything that they possibly could to succeed.

This award was one that was personally chosen by myself, and I have been very proud of all the great talents that we have chosen.

This year I decided to change the philosophy of the award to not only talents that are just starting out. The reason is that wrestling has evolved within the past few years where stars that have entertained us on the Independents for years have had the opportunity to become household names at the WWE such as Daniel Bryan and Kevin Owens.

So I asked myself, Brian, with so many young wrestlers in the area often traveling in and out of the area, they often are in the mention of top wrestlers, but because of coming in and out of it how can I honor them for their efforts? So with that thought I imagine the MWR Future Star Award to be a representation of who I would send today to NXT if the WWE asked me and my reputation was on the line. Please note that former MWR Wrestlers of the Year winners will not be up for this award

This year we will have two announcements, one today and one tomorrow. Both as important as the other.

Kevin Lee Davidson is a wrestler that meets all the criteria that the past winners exhibited. I love his size, and his raw talents. He has shown that he is smart enough to reach out to the top trainers in the area to improve himself as he has been under the tutelage of former MWR Wrestler of the Year Brandon Espinosa, Former ROH World Champion Michael Elgin, and through camps with the likes of eight time NWA World Champion Harley Race. He has already wrestled in another country and been seen on Ring of Honor TV.

Today, he is a signed contracted wrestler with NWL that feature trainers such as former Harley Race’s right hand man, Derek Stone, and Michael Strider, as well as the wrestling minds of Chris Gough, Major Baisden, Matt Jackson and Travis Scott Bowden the foundation is as strong to succeed as it could be anywhere in the independents.

Brian Kelley – Owner and Editor Missouri Wrestling Revival

0A mere two and a half years into his wrestling career, Kevin Lee Davidson(aka Todd Letterman) has made a huge impact on the Midwest wrestling scene. Debuting in the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance in the summer of 2014, “K.L.D.” made an immediate impact with his sheer size and power. He held the Television, Survivor, and Heavyweight Titles in his time with the promotion, but his journey was just beginning as he appeared for most of the major promotions in the St. Louis area; his experience includes matches with Dynamo Pro Wrestling, World League Wrestling, St. Louis Anarchy, and Wrestling Invades America(where he held their Heavyweight Title).

K.L.D.’s big step in the wrestling world was seeking the mentorship of Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling star “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin; this led to several appearances for ROH as well as matches in Canada and Europe. Most recently, his talents caught the eye of National Wrasslin’ League President Major Baisden…K.L.D. was one of the first to be signed to an exclusive NWL contract!

Now known as “The All-American” Todd Letterman, the big man is one of the top names in the new NWL promotion…will he be the first NWL St. Louis Champion? Don’t bet against him!

Look for an exclusive MWR Future of the Year Kevin Lee Davidson/ Todd Leterman artwork honoring her for his achievement from acclaimed artist Dartallion Allen Jr. in the future.

If you would like to sponsor the MWR  Future Star of the Year Plaques for KLD /Todd Leterman then please contact MWR at flairwhoooooo@yahoo.com. The cost is $50.00 and you will receive a past MWR Yearbook, a Tyler Black (Seth Rollins rookie card) and a mention on the MWR Website.

Bio courtesy of Patrick Brandmeyer

2015 MWR Award

Future Star: Redwing

2014 MWR Year Awards

Future Star: Daniel Eads
Future Star: Elvis Aliaga

2013 MWR Year Awards

Future Star: Raphael King
Future Star Alexander Rudolph

2012 MWR Year Award

Future Star: ACH

2011 MWR Year Award

Future Star: Brian Breaker

2010 MWR Year Awards

Future Star: Sir Bradley Charles

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