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Posts Tagged ‘Mickie Knuckles’

Get your Flyers, posters and logos done from former TNA Knockout Mickie Knuckles!!!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 11, 2012

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Do you need a logo designed to fit your needs? Want a flyer or poster that will draw attention to your business?

One of the very best female wrestlers in the nation is now taking orders for you to use for your company or even the wrestlers themselves.

She has some of her most recent work on display in the Ad’s and Promo section of her photos page here .

Contact Mickie on here or at mickieknuckles@gmail.com.

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Missouri Wrestling Revival Trading card #62 MsChif

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 16, 2012

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Graphic credit - Joe Johnson

Your Souls tormentor returns to the Missouri Wrestling Revival trading card series with card #62. Fans that loved her first card is about to be blown away as artist Raven Johnson  features the queen of the green mist in an exciting photo worthy of the top women wrestler in the world today.

MsChif is one of the most respected females to ever enter the ring, capturing titles and sending opponents to their demise with moves such as the Desecrater, Gates of Hell II and Obliteration.

She has held the SHIMMER title as well as the NWA Women’s World title. Feuds and matches with the likes of Amazing Kong (Kharma), Mickie Knuckles, Daizee Haze and Cheerleader Melissa are among the most talked about matches in women’s wrestling.

Do not hesitate to catch MsChif at SHIMMER, Ring of Honor, Metro Pro Wrestling, NWA Dynamo World League Wrestling, MMWA-SICW and many other reputable promotions around the country to ask her for the brand new MsChif trading card.

(Editors note: Due the fact that we have 7 other cards almost done, this had to be announced before we have this card in our hands. So please give us four weeks before we have the cards in MsChif hands as well as MWR’s. Trust me it is going to be worth the wait. Thank you  – Brian Kelley

We highly recommend that you support MsChif with the purchase of the two MWR cards , and would love for you to check out her store for DVD’S, 8*10’s, T-shirts, coloring books and more. For the official MsChif store click here.

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A great collectable for years to come from our favorite scream queen from rising artist Raven Johnson. Check out Raven’s blog here for some awesome artwork from the man himself. Plus look for Raven’s talent explode on the front cover of the upcoming 2011 MWR yearbook!!

#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 —-SOLD OUT—

#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

#27 Lucy Mendez – Midwest Latino Knockout

#28 Trevor Murdock – Former WWE Superstar

#29 Eric Davis –Senior referee at IHW and PWE

#30 Angel -ECW Original

#31 Jonathan Greshem– Electrifying young star

#32 Brett Young -#1

#33 Michael Crase Jr -Metro and NWA Dynamo Ref

#34 -U-Gene Dinsmore– Lovable fan favorite.

#35Billy McNeil– Innovating high flyer.

#36 Mia Martinez – Mysterious and fiery, Midwest diva

#37 Mike Sydal – 2010 MWR Wrestler of the Year

#38 Stacey O’Brien-2008 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year

#39Neil Diamond Cutter– Prince of Death

#40Bloody Harker Dirge– God of Thunder

# 41Brian Breaker– 2011 Pro Wrestling Noah tour

# 42 Brandon Schmitt -WLW and Metro Pro Ref

#43 The The Mississippi Madman– PWE Champion

#44 Dan Gier WLW Announcer

#45 B.G. James– 7 time World Tag Champion

#46 Rob Conway– 3 Time WWE Tag Champion.

#47 Larry Zbyszko- 2 time AWA World Champion

#48 Michael Barry – MR Saturday Night

#49 The Lumberjacks Abe and Gabe– Most decorated tag team in the Midwest

#50 Larry Matysik – Wrestling at the Chase announcer

#51 Jimmy Jacobs– ROH Superstar

#52 The Survivor Barry Ryte – Cancer Survivor

#53 Jessie Belle Smothers – Tracey Smothers daughter DING DING

#54 The Strong Style Devil’s – Bailey Mannix Eric Allen, Loveley Leon

#55 Ace Hawkins– Young High flyer

#56- Ryan Howe– WWE Tough Enough

#57- Misfitt MannersMizfitt Madness

#58- JB Payne-The Midwest Mauler

#59 Dave Hebner – Legendary Ref

#60 El Generico– The Generic Luchador

#61 Tony Atlas– MR USA

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.

To purchase MWR Trading cards:

1) Catch the star at a show to have them autograph the cards personally

2) Contact them via facebook or myspace

3) Send $1.50 in money order or check for each card at *

Brian Kelley

305 West 3rd Salisbury Missouri 65281

*Checks will take longer to clear than money orders so expect time for that to happen. Make sure you list exactly what card you are wanting to have.

Please note that when purchasing MWR Trading cards from the wrestlers, that they decide the prices for their cards. We highly recommend that you get them from the stars themselves and let them know that you enjoy MWR.

These cards are limited and are not mass produced making them highly collectable.

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Transgender Pro Wrestler Amanda the Blood Thirsty Vixen continues her dominance over Mickie Knuckles.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 10, 2011

By Brian Kelley

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Amanda the Blood thirsty Vixen lived up to the hype at Pops during her third meeting with Mickie Knuckles. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

In all of pro wrestling today there very well be no one that can say that they have been able to own Mickie Knuckles the way that Transgender wrestler Amanda the Blood Thirsty Vixen has.

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Mickie Knuckles has a soft side at times but when the bells rings all hell breaks loose. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Knuckles could very well be the hardest hitting female in the sport backing down from no one, whether that is a female or even the toughest of males. She has been seen on TNA with wins over ODB and Roxie to her credit she has also been able to capture 2 NWA Midwest Women’s Championships. She is the first ever IWA Mid-South Queen of the Death Match champion and truly is feared wherever she goes.

With all that accolades to Mickie Knuckles credit you would think that Amanda, a rising star who has just been in the sport since 2008 would be have the odds stacked against her.

Not even close to being correct.

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Mickie Knuckles lands a boot to the face of Amanda. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Mickie Knuckles gets slammed with authority and you can see the fear in Knuckles face. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The two have went to war from the East Coast in New Jersey to the West Coast in LA on IPPV during death matches with Amanda getting the win each time.

In October, the two would bring their mayhem to the Midwest for a third match this time a hardcore Casket match where the object was to put the opponent in the casket and close the top to get the win.

From the start the two went at each other with a vengeance, using weapons like a video recorder, mousetraps, tacks, dolls and anything they could get their hands on they looked to bring the pain. As the action went from the ring to the outside, the fans could be seeing squirming as Amanda slammed Knuckles onto the concrete floor.

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Amanda softens Knuckles up so that she can get her in the casket. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Knuckles not to be outdone fought back and attempted to use throw the Vixen on the tacks, yet Amanda fought back and slammed Knuckles straight on the mat. Screams of horror and shock filled the venue as fans shouted they wanted more.

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This action would come back to haunt Mickie Knuckles as Amanda would fight back. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

In the end the Amanda received a loud reaction as she slammed Mickie Knuckles into the casket to continue her winning streak on the Queen of Hardcore.

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The Bloodthirsty Vixen Amanda and Mickie Knuckles invades POP’S Nightclub and concert venue October 23rd.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 4, 2011

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Amanda has proven to be one of the toughest and roughest competitors to come out the SantinoBros Wrestling Academy, Not only is she Beautiful, Extreme and BloodThirsty but she is simply something else…

The Bloodthirsty Vixen is coming from Long Beach, CA to participate in the third match in her feud with The Queen of The Deathmatch Mickie Knuckles.

The first two matches, held in LA and New Jersey for DMT, had inconclusive finishes and now the match comes to St Louis and will have a conclusive winner!

Sunday
October 23

Pop’s Nightclub and Music Venue
401 Monsanto Ave
Sauget, IL 62201
http://www.popsrocks.com

Pop’s is located in Sauget, IL is located 5 minutes from Downtown St. Louis. Just on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River

For more information on the card
http://www.facebook.com/prowrestlingfrompops
http://www.twitter.com/popswrestling

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Dubi meets the IHW Fans June 2010

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 29, 2010

By Dubray Tallman

We are back with another edition of Dubi Meets the fans, last time we were in Des Moines Iowa for 3XW and for this one we had to travel through Missouri to Illinois to make our way to Dupo for Independent Hardcore Wrestling.

IHW has been red hot in 2010 with some large crowds that have been very energetic, in fact the size of the crowd have got so large that they are going to need to find a new building to hold all the fans. This night would be no different as IHW was filled with a great mix of talent including a non-title rematch between IHW Champion Brandon Aarons taking on the self proclaim greatest wrestler ever from Illinois, the current IHW Illinois Champion Eric Allen, the ultra talented Bailey Mannix met Tony Kozina while Mr. Late Nite caused chaos and Evan Money, Steven Kennedy, Billy McNeil and Sean Vincent went toe to toe to become the 2ND Annual IHW ST Louis Invitational Tournament Champion that Aarons had won last year. This year the hated Sean Vincent would take home the bragging rights.

Everywhere we go Brian and I have a ton of friends and with so many promotions in St Louis it is only magnified which makes going to the shows a ton of fun. Brian had spoken to our friends Jonathan Jones and his wife Lena on the way to the show to find out if they were going to make it to the show but one of their children was in the Hospital so he was unsure of what time they could make it.

Prior to the show started I ran into the people from Iconsofwrestling who have the wonderful Gods of Wrestling painting with so many old and new stars filling this must see painting. This was the first time that I had seen this and I have to say it was a sight to see. I went in to get Brian to let him know that the artist Icon, Ed Schultz and Dotty Mattis were there. While we sat outside talking fans where coming by to check out this masterpiece. Brian mentioned to them that they should contact both Metro Pro and Larry Barber about showing off the poster in Kansas. He also stated that this summer’s big Wrestling Hall of Fame ceremonies in Iowa was about to happen and would be a golden opportunity to share the art with many people that love Wrestling. They are really hard at work promoting this one of a kind piece and was on their way to do double duty that night as they were off to meet our good friend Herb Simmons at MMWA-SICW. If you would like to check out the Gods of Thunder click here.

Before I knew it the doors had open and the crowd filled the building waiting for some great wrestling action. Brian was busy proudly showing off the new MWR Trading card that Mephisto had done which went over well with everyone. The next day he was to announce that Tyler Black would be the 10th card but was keeping it a secret till he posted it on the site. I know if Brian won the lottery he would just make a card for everyone but though expense of making one is reasonable making several can become expensive , so for the time being he is unable to make as many as he would like. If you would are a wrestler, Manager/Valet or referee and would like to have an awesome collectable for you to sell or have I highly recommend that you contact Brian on the details. Already in the set are Santana G, Mark Sterling, MsChif Kahagas, and Mike Sydal. Likewise if you are a business or wrestling school and would like to sponsor a wrestler with your business logo on the card feel free to ask how. Personally I don’t think that it will be complete until there is a Derek Stone and Dubi card.

It seems as if everyone was excited to be a part of Dubi meets the fans so it is getting easier to find people to want to be a part of it. This night wrestling Superfan Erica Jones was joined with her sister Michelle brought birthday boy Joshua Jackson who had just turned 7th and little man Ellies. A great way to celebrate your birthday is at a wrestling show. They were all big fans of Mephisto who happily took the time to take a picture.

Joshua and Ellies with Mephisto (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Young Braden Pulcher was at IHW for the first time so I let him watch the matches to decide which IHW Star he would take his picture with. Not surprisingly he chose the charismatic “The Kid” Evan Money to have his picture with. Money was successful in the first round Jordan McEntyre in an exciting match and during the intermission posed with his new fan.

Braden Pulcher and Evan Money (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Next up was one of the most  hardcore  wrestling fans in the area Andrew Adams otherwise known as the “Firefighter”. Andrew choose Brandon Aarons at first but when he saw that I took Mickie Knuckles as my picture he changed his mind and we were more than happy to have give him his wish with the hardcore beauty.

“The Firefighter” Andrew Adams and Mickie Knuckles (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Dupo is Mephisto territory and he would be picked once again. This time Kolby Stephens wanted his picture taken with him as well. Mephisto fans would were happy to see him team up with Justin Wade to defeat MR Late Nites men Brandon Graves and Cable. The loss would lead to MR Late Nite firing Cabal while Graves and The Perfect Weapon Morbid attacking their former partner.

Kolby Stephens and Mephisto (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

Dennis Corderant the winner of the MWR T-shirt that was thrown by superstar Adam Rich, gets to pose with the rising star (Photo Credit Brian Kelley )

The Wrestler of the night who would throw a MWR Shirt to one lucky fan turned out to be young Adam Rich. Rich was returning to the ring after a short absence and would have his hands full with the hated Canadian in the first round of the STL Tournament. Young Dennis Corderant would be the lucky fan that caught the MWR Shirt. Later in the night Rich took the time to have his picture taken with the young fan.

As I mentioned before I always try to choose a picture with a star as well though sometimes I get so busy I do not get it done. I have always been impressed with Mickie Knuckles and she happily posed with me prior to her match with Mia Martinez. Mickie is one tough girl.

Dubray Tallman and Mickie Knuckles (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

As far as Jonathan, him and Lena would not make it till the main event match with Brandon Aarrons and Eric Allen match. They were so impressed that they purchased tickets for IHW’S return to Dupo on July 24th.

MWR Fans thank you for taking the time to read this article. In the near future look for Dubi meets the Fans at Pro Wrestling Epic from Mt Pulaski Illinois and if all goes as planned we will make our long waited debut at New Midwest Wrestling in Springfield Illinois for their show Boiling Point. Keep an eye out for my special interview with Blake Steel as he goes after the NMW Title currently held by Jonathan Magnus.

Till next time fans, support your local wrestling. I hope to see you at a show real soon.

Love Dubz

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A look at the first half of 2010 in the MWR Coverage area. Nominate your favorite.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 16, 2010

By Brian Kelley

We are very close to the half year of 2010 and what a year it has been!

In the past few months both WWE and TNA have hosted PPV’S with WWE’S Elimination Chamber and TNA’S lockdown that was also headline with a fan interaction that allowed fans to meet stars such as Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, Rob Vam Dam, Jeff Hardy and most of the rest of the TNA roster.

Old school fans can be happy that they have had a chance to meet the stars that brought memories that will last a lifetime when at TNA’S legends main event brought in the biggest stars of the 80’s and beyond with Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Sting.

The fun would keep coming when you were able meet other stars such as former WWE World Champion Bob Backland, Roddy Piper, Road Warrior Animal, Jimmy Snuka along with several other greats during Wrestling Legends on Tour.

On the Indy front I have to believe that everyone involved with their promotions needs to feel thrilled with the support and attendance from the fans as attendance and action has picked up for the most part at most shows.

Former WLW Wrestler  Dennis T McHawes released an autobiography called “Blood Tables and Chairs that allows fans to get a glimpse of the Indy scene not to long ago.

Mike Sydal continues his rise to the National spotlight after winning the PWI Rookie of the Year he followed that up by wrestling during WRESTLEMANIA weekend with Ring of Honor in a six man tag team race and earned the pin fall for his team.

Will Metro Pro Wrestling jump over the competition in 2010 with their debut at Memorial Hall on June 4th?

Till then lets look at 2010 shortly and what to forward to.

Let’s start out alphabetical.

3XWrestlingThe 2008 MWR Promotion of the year continues their standard of excellence with some great action. 3XW Heavyweight Champion Jeremy Wyatt and Ring of Honor a World Champion Tyler Black earned a standing ovation in April when the two went to a draw. Rory Fox who came close in 09 by taking out “The Belt Collector” won the May “Gauntlet for the Gold”. This could easily set up Wyatt vs. Fox feud part 2, one that would be great for the fans.

3XW Pure Wrestling Champion Kraig Kessaman has been rolling through the company using the deadly “Nordic Spike” maneuver and has not been pinned at 3XW in 23 months. While 3XW cruiserweight Champion Jimmy Rockwell came very close in defeating 3XW Champion Jeremy Wyatt at the Over the top show earlier this month

On a sad note the very popular tag team The High Flyers of Zach Thompson and Mike Sydal was forced by Todd Countryman to go against each other in a loser leaves town match that saw Thompson earned quite possibly the biggest win his short career by defeating the smoking red hot Sydal.

All American Pro Wrestling – Exciting feuds , shocking moments and near riots mixed in with former WWE and TNA Superstars brought AAPW among the top of the most talked about promotions in the area coverage.

The year started off with the very popular Edmund “Livewire” McGuire holding the AAPW Championship. During a title defense against the popular and powerful Mississippi Madman that would soon end. McGuire’s mountain to retain was huge but the backstabbing of McGuire’s best friend Shane Rich during the match would cost him the title and a feud is set to happen anytime. Rich was suspended for his actions. The fans and McGuire have been itching for a rematch BUT…

The Madman would find himself in the fire quickly as the 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year Jeremy Wyatt came knocking for the belt. The Madman would retain but not before a near riot almost broke out. AAPW had no other option but to sign a rematch between the two at the very next show. Problems arose when Rich talked his way into the match making it a 3way and capitalizing by taking home the belt.

As of press time AAPW is set to bring to the Midwest WWE’S Jerry Lawler and Kevin Thorn and more AAPW matches at RENT ONE Park on May 22 in prior to a minor league baseball game. AAPW has also brought in TNA’S Andy Douglas and WWE/ECW’S Simon Dean…. We can all look forward to McGuire vs. Rich in the second half of the year.

High Voltage Wrestling – What High Voltage Wrestling lacked in amount of shows they made up for it in quality of matches and continuing their tradition of debuting some of the top stars in the St Louis area. During HVW’s first year they brought you “The Internaininal Superstar” Kahagas, TNA’S Santana G, The Hooligans, Matt Cage, Zero Gravity and Tony Kozina and in their second year they brought to you the very exciting Ryan Phoenix, Flash Flannigan, Dan the Manand Sir Bradley Charles.

Kahagas vs. Flash Flannigan was an instant hit and when the HVW Tag Champions the Hooligans went against the KC Killers the ropes would break but the action would not. Santana G would earn the respect of one of the greatest women wrestlers in the world MsChif and earn the respect of her and the two would team up once again.

Young Brandon Aarons would get a huge win for the fan favorites by defeating fellow young star Mike Sydal for the HVW Livewire Championship.

The HVW Champion has been defending the title around world and looks to face on all challenges in 2010.

Independent Hardcore Wrestling– IHW has been filled with packed shows with action throughout the building. Filled with stars who do not get as much hype like Billy McNeil, Steve Kennedy, Eric Allen, Mephisto and Brandon Aarons they have made themselves a legit promotion and giving the fans their money’s worth.

Former TNA Star Mickie Knuckles and the Great Cheyenne continue the improvement of the  women wrestling Midwest while Eric Allen’s exciting Illinois state Championship shocked the Midwest. IHW Champion Brandon Aarons match with Kennedy was an instant classic. MR Late Nite looks to make his mark in the Midwest to finish off 2010.

IHW heats up the summer in 2010 with a stacked card on June 12th in Dupo Illinois when Mickie Knuckles returns to take on Mia Martinez, SLAM The Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Tony Kozina will take on exciting Bailey Mannix; Champions will collide when IHW Champion Aarons will meet IHW Illinois Champion Allen in a street fight.

IWA Productions – One of the biggest announcements of the first half had to do with IWA P bringing at their free Wednesdays show last week when non other than ICP came into bring fans to their feet. So much excitement that IWA P had to turn fans away do to a fire code. ALL for free.

In January they brought in former WWE Superstar the Honky Tonk Man and their students stepped up to provide a much talked about match between Christian Rose and Danny Cannon ladder match.

A mixture of free shows and paid shows that has also showcased Matt Cage taking on former WWE Champion Eugene, Ladies star Ann Brookstone along with “Homicidal” Steven Davis provide the fans with some top notch excitement.

Metro East Championship Wrestling– Wrestling in Woodriver provides the fans with an exciting night to hang with friends and family. The promotion had a set back when the MECW had to announce that champion Mannix was unable to defend due to an injury. Mannix though respect for his talent was hated for his actions meant that possibly one of the fan favorites such as Devin Carter or the “Kid” Evan Money could get their chance as MECW Gold.

Imagine the disappointment when bad guy Eric Allen was able to win the 8 man tournament and gain his second title in months. Who will be able to take the title back from EA? Will it be Carter in his rematch on the 22nd, or will Gabriel Brimstone, Brian Scrilla, or the returning Shawn Santel come back to glory.

MECW Tag team champions The Bayou Outlaws are one of the most underappreciated teams in the Midwest and loved by the fans.

On a National level MECW can hang their head up high Barry Ryte in his opportunity to appear at the 14th annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament later this summer on Sat. July 10, 2010 in Newark DE.

MMWA-SICWThe 2009 MWR Promotion of the Year has seen some exciting new faces and old friends join the veterans of the South Broadway Athletic Club. Impressive Dave Vaughn has taken on all challenges in his way including the powerful Donnovan Ruddick.
Speaking of Ruddick the Manager of Champions Travis Cook looks to take him to the top as he has signed him to his stable “The Connections.” With the skills of Ruddick and the mind of Cook these two could be unstoppable.

Brandon Espinosa has returned with a vengeance and is currently the MMWA-SICW JR Heavyweight Champion as well as the MMWA-SICW Battle Royal Champion. Will he set his sights on becoming a Triple Crown championship?

Life is not all good in the world of Travis Cook; he has agitated the returning MMWA-SICW Superstar Ron Powers and Danny Boy. In Cooks favor is the fact that Gary Jackson has also wanted a piece of his old rival Powers.

On a National scene the St Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame that is located at the SBAC presented Ric Flair, Bobby Hennan, Dory Funk JR and Baron Von Raschke with their HOF Plaques at the TNA Fan interaction.

What Midwest Superstars will make their debut at MMWA-SICW in the rest of 2010? I can not wait to find out.

New Midwest Wrestling – The newest promotion at MWR, New Midwest have been around for a long time entertaining fans in Sprinfield Illinois.

The NMW Roster brings together an exciting roster with Cory Carter, Guy Smith, Ryan Phoenix, Dan the Man and Blake Steel as well the New Midwest Wrestling Champion Jonathan Magnus.

New Midwest Wrestling returns this week with Capital Punishment 2010 as Magnus have his title threatened when Rip Mystic comes after him.

NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling– NWA Dynamo has slowly been building steam heading into the second half of 2010. Home of the NWA Missouri Champion Davey Vega and NWA Central States Championship Mark Sterling they brought us the battle of Champions when the two took on each other during their May 1 show where Vega tapped out to the 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year.

NWA Missouri Champion Vega will look to get back on track when he takes on Dragon Gate star Kyle O’Reilly on May 22nd.

Like I said a quiet year so far for this top promotion but look for them to sprint to the top in 2010.

NWA Supreme – MWR was honored to be invited to check out this exciting promotion early this year and we were impressed. The giant Bear ST Pierre and the electrifying Da Cobra brings to the ring a fast paced wrestling show with a punch in the Face.

NWA Supreme Champion Da Cobra has been red hot and will look to add Danny Cannon on his list of men he sent home packing. Bear ST Pierre has survived the onslaught on Jeremy Wyatt and De Andre King and Guy Smith and on May 29 he will have the formidable foe of Christian Rose looking to take home the title.

. The Hooligans and the Hybrids tore each other apart in the cage and it looks to only getting hotter as the summer comes around.

Fan have to be excited as the NWA Supreme brings you the NWA Midwest Championship match between the Shiek with Joey Eastman and Silas Young as well on the 29th.

Pro Wrestling Epic – One of the youngest promotions in the MWR Coverage area has been working hard to get respect. Signing some of the top names in the sport they boast some of the top talents in the Midwest today.

One fallback to that statement is that the PWE Champion Keith Walker has been in Japan meaning that he is unable to defend the title as needed. Even with Walker out the states they have the new PWE US Champion Brandon Aarons and the PWE tag team Champions Zero Gravity on their roster.

At their only show of the year the night started of with Mark Sterling as the PWE US Champion. Sterling defeated Mike Sydal then announced to the crowd that he was not done. He would be more than happy to beat anyone else in the locker room. Aarons showed true heart by answering the call even though he was defeated by Wyatt earlier in the night. Amazingly Aarons would defeat Sterling and become the PWE US Champion.

PWE and Aarons returns with their biggest test to date when PWE US Champion Brandon Aarons takes on Ring of Honor World Champion Tyler Black go at it in a match that you will not want to miss.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix– The faction known as Murder Milita looked to have PWP on their knees and in total control at the start of the year. The Murder Militia (Jeremy Wyatt, #1 Brett Young, Mark Sterling, Joey Daniels & Jayden Draigo) would find that Team PWP (PWP Heavyweight Champion ”Babyface” Tony Cortez, Abu Colossus, Jaysin Strife, Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket) was not going to back down for nothing.

The bomb is about to go off in the name of WAR Games this coming Saturday. Will the Militia continue to leave the PWP Wrestlers and fans in fear heading into 2010?
Young David Clark, Jimmy Rockwell and Zac James is set to battle in a ladder match for the chance to get a chance at any PWP Championship that night as well.

The PWP Champion Babyface Tony Cortez has defeated Jeremy Wyatt, Joey Daniels Jimmy Rockwell and Jaysin Strife since becoming the Champion last December.

World League WrestlingHarley Race’s WLW took their time to get back in the game in 2010 but it was well worth the wait.

Starting off the year they had a tournament to crown new WLW Tag Champions and lo and behold Steve Fender and Mark Sterling walked away with the coveted tag team titles. Sterling and Fender are two of the most rounded wrestlers in singles, together they are scary good.

On the Singles from the WLW Title has been filled with action as the powerful Trent Stone held the title till in front of over 300 people in Richmond former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch pinned him in a leather strap match to regain the title.

It won’t be easy for Murdoch as Stone, Brian Breaker along with impressive young stars Jack Gamble, Ryan Drago, the Cancun Kid and Eathon Wright will all have their eyes to get to the top of the Mountain.

The WLW Ladies Champion Amy Hennig finds herself with competition all around as TNA’S Santana G earned a DQ victory from Hennig and the unknown Angelus Layne made her debut at WLW Keokuk IA. Some of the most exciting matches in women’s wrestler may well come from WLW.

That is a look at some of the promotions in the first half of the year. We are asking for the Promotions, Wrestlers and Fans to send in their thoughts on who was the best of the best in the first half year at MWR.

There will not be a winner announced for this but this will help the MWR Awards committee to not forget in the 2010 MWR Awards who is deserving. In each category there is some strong competition if the vote was to be voted on today I could not guess who would walk away the winners.

Wrestler of the Year first half
Tag team of the Year First Half
Promotion of the Year First Half
Women of the Year First Half
Match of the Year First Half

Please send in your nominations for the previous promotions to flairwhoooooo@yahoo.com

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Pro Wrestling Entertainment photo Recap 8-29-2009 Keith Walker, Ian Rotten, Mark Sterling, The Hooligans and much more.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 22, 2009

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

Professional Wrestling Entertainment returned on August 29th with a free show at the 2009 Annual Balloon Festival in Lincoln ILL mixed with some of the top talent in the Midwest. The STL Community reported that there was over 500 to 750 that enjoyed exciting wrestling that showcased a many different types of wrestling for everyone. Lincoln Il was able to see wrestling perfection from Mark Sterling, tag team expertise of The Hooligans, the death defying moves of Neil Diamond Cutter, the fan favorite Curly brought his one of a kind moves to the ring

Young studs such as Mike Sydal, Jimmy Karryt, Johnathan Gresham, Nick Brubaker and Blake Steel electrifing the crowd. The Powerful and popular Mississippi Madman took on one of the hottest wrestlers in the Midwest Matt Cage. Keith Walker went to war with the Hardcore Legend Ian Rotten with Mickie Knuckles rounded off a card that left the fans with an emotional roller coaster.

Thanks to PWE management MWR was able to share with you some of the sights of these hard hitting matches. One of the highlights for me was during the Curly and Cabal match and the main event between Keith Walker and Ian Rotten was the balloon liftoff that you will be able to see in the background of those two respected matches.

Enjoy the sights of this excellent card.

 

*PWE US Champ Mark Sterling beat Mike Sydal by submission

Mike Sydal works the arm of Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mike Sydal works the arm of Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mark Sterling methodically takes his opponents apart.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mark Sterling methodically takes his opponents apart.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mike Sydal looks to get out of the way of Sterling.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mike Sydal looks to get out of the way of Sterling.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

This pictures shows you that Mike Sydal is one of the most exciting young wrestler in the Midwest in action (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

This pictures shows you that Mike Sydal is one of the most exciting young wrestler in the Midwest today. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Once you’r in the Markshooter, your day is done. Sydal fought with all his might but in the end Sterling proved too much on this day. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Once you’r in the Markshooter, your day is done. Sydal fought with all his might but in the end Sterling proved too much on this day. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Mephisto pinned Neil Diamond Cutter

Neil Diamond Cutter retreats after Mephisto gets the early advantage.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Neil Diamond Cutter retreats after Mephisto gets the early advantage.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Always unorthodox, Neil brings Mephisto down to his size by taking out his legs. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Always unorthodox, Neil brings Mephisto down to his size by taking out his legs. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto was able to use his power to get the edge on Neil Diamond Cutter for the victory .(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto was able to use his power to get the edge on Neil Diamond Cutter for the victory .(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Nick Brubaker pinned Johnathan Gresham
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Nick Brubaker is talented but can back it up. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Nick Brubaker is cocky but he can back it up. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gresham looks for inspiration from the PWE fans.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gresham looks for inspiration from the PWE fans.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Nick Brubaker picks up a big win.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Nick Brubaker picks up a big win.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*PWE Tag Champs Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza pinned LWA Tag Champs The Hooligans

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The Hooligans cut the ring in half better than anyone in the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans cut the ring in half better than anyone in the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Brett Gakiya looks for get breathing room from The Hooligans(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley

Brett Gakiya looks for get breathing room from The Hooligans(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley

The Hooligans had things going their way throughout the match. They had their eyes on the PWE Tag Team Championship. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans had things going their way throughout the match. They had their eyes on the PWE Tag Team Championship. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Zero Gravity is able to strike quickly to turn things around. On this day they retained the titles. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Zero Gravity is able to strike quickly to turn things around. On this day they retained the titles. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Mississippi Madman pinned  Matt Cage

Matt Cage has made an impact in the Midwest but has he ever too on someone as powerful as the Mississippi Madman? (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Matt Cage has made an impact in the Midwest but has he ever too on someone as powerful as the Mississippi Madman? (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

With the Madman down Cage delivers some vicious blows. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

With the Madman down Cage delivers some vicious blows. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One way to beat a big man is too keep him grounded. Cage leans on him with a smirk on his face. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One way to beat a big man is too keep him grounded. Cage leans on him with a smirk on his face. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Oh-UH  The Madman is on his feet. Bad news ahead if your last name is Cage. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Oh-UH The Madman is on his feet. Bad news ahead if your last name is Cage. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The fans loved the Mississippi Madman victory at the Balloon festival. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The fans loved the Mississippi Madman victory at the Balloon festival. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Blake Steel pinned Jimmy Karryt

Blake Steel preps for the crowd. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Blake Steel preps for the crowd. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Jimmy Karryt impressed me with a strong showing  even in defeat against the talented Blake Steel(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Jimmy Karryt impressed me with a strong showing even in defeat against the talented Blake Steel(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Curly pinned Cabal

The monster Cabal does not know what to think about the one and only Curly. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The monster Cabal does not know what to think about the one and only Curly. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cabal powerslams Curly.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Cabal powerslams Curly.(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Fan Favorite Curly withstood the power Cabal in this encounter. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Fan Favorite Curly withstood the power Cabal in this encounter. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

*Keith Walker beat Ian Rotten w/ Mickie Knuckles by DQ

Keith Walker tries to get in the head of Ian Rotten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Keith Walker tries to get in the head of Ian Rotten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

There are few men as dangerous outside the ring as Ian Rotten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

There are few men as dangerous outside the ring as Ian Rotten. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten continues to bring the heat to the powerful Walker. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten continues to bring the heat to the powerful Walker. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Keith Walker goes for blood as he rips open an old wound of Rottens. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Keith Walker goes for blood as he rips open an old wound of Rottens. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles senses that Rotten is in deep trouble. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles senses that Rotten is in deep trouble. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Walker is one man who loves to bring the pain but would he hit a women?(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Walker is one man who loves to bring the pain but would he hit a women?(Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Ian Rotten attempts to get revenge but the ref recovered to catch him in the act therefore giving the victory to Walker. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten attempts to get revenge but the ref recovered to catch him in the act therefore giving the victory to Walker. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Curly meets one of his many fans after the show.

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Independent Hardcore Wrestling Recap 6-13-2009

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 26, 2009

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

On 6/13/2009 Independent Hardcore Wrestling made there debut in Dupo Illinois. Missouri Wrestling Revival was invited to check out a card that had a mixture of all types of wrestling. The crowed was popping and the wrestlers were able put on a show that would win IHW the promotion of the month. I will give you the results first and then a photo recap of this exciting night.

*Mickie Knuckles d. Sean Vincent.
*Trent Stone d. Cabal
*Brandon Aarons d. Gary Jay
*Adam Rich d. Davey Vega
*Eric Allen d. Max Archer
*Billy McNeil d. Neil” Diamond” Cutter
*LWA Tag Champs Pierre Abernathy & Evan Gelistico d. The Hooligans
*Brandon Aarons d. Eric Allen, Adam Rich & Billy McNeil (4-way elimination) to win the STL Invitational
*Ian Rotten d. Mephisto in a hardcore match

Sean Vincent urges Mickie Knuckles to “wise up and leave the ring” (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Sean Vincent urges Mickie Knuckles to “wise up and leave the ring” (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles never backs down from a fight. Vincent finds out why she is one of the best females in the world today. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles never backs down from a fight. Vincent finds out why she is one of the best females in the world today. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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One of the most underrated power man in the Midwest Trent Stone works over the unpredictable Cabal. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

 Trent Stone has Cabal where he wants him. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Trent Stone has Cabal where he wants him. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

 Gary Jay tries to use his speed on the young Brandon Aarons. In what many thought was an upset Aarons was able to get a huge victory to move on in the  STL Invitational(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Gary Jay tries to use his speed on the young Brandon Aarons. In what many thought was an upset Aarons was able to get a huge victory to move on in the STL Invitational(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Davey Vega gets a leg on fellow young gun Adam Rich.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Davey Vega gets a leg on fellow young gun Adam Rich.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Adam Rich gets the momentum on his side and defeats Davey Vega to move on in the toutnament.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Eric Allen went at Max Archer with a vengeance from the start. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Eric Allen went at Max Archer with a vengeance from the start. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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“The Peroian Pride Champion” Eric Allen ever so cocky was strong heading into the STL Tournament. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Neil “Diamond Cutter works on Billy McNeil’s leg early in the match(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Neil “Diamond Cutter works on Billy McNeil’s leg early in the match(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Billy McNeil works his way out of an ugly predicament.  (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Billy McNeil works his way out of an ugly predicament. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Billy McNeil can fly with the best of them as Neil Diamond a fellow air specialist finds out. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Billy McNeil can fly with the best of them as Neil Diamond a fellow air specialist finds out. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One of the most entertaining tag teams in the Midwest today …The Hooligans (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One of the most entertaining tag teams in the Midwest today …The Hooligans (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Evan Gelistico in the second row assist the fans in letting the Hooligans know what they think of them.  (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Evan Gelistico in the second row assist the fans in letting the Hooligans know what they think of them. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One half of the LWA Champions at the time Evan Gelistico feels the viciousness of the Hooligans. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

One half of the LWA Champions at the time Evan Gelistico feels the viciousness of the Hooligans. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans masters of the mind games taunts Pierre. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Hooligans masters of the mind games taunts Pierre. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Submission Squad retains the title against the Hooligans. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Submission Squad retains the title against the Hooligans. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Eric Allen finds himself with any friends. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

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Eric Allen takes it to Brandon Aarons outside the ring. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Brandon Aarons makes Eric Allen pay with a super kick on his way to becoming the first ever IHW STL Invitational Champion (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Brandon Aarons makes Eric Allen pay with a super kick on his way to becoming the first ever IHW STL Invitational Champion (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto staples a one dollar bill to hardcore legend Ian Rooten’s tounge.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto staples a one dollar bill to hardcore legend Ian Rooten’s tounge.(Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Chairs would be one of the safest weapons on the night as Rooten and Mephisto delivered on a night of brutality. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Chairs would be one of the safest weapons on the night as Rooten and Mephisto delivered on a night of brutality. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten stalks Mephisto after he throws him on a board of tacks. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ian Rotten stalks Mephisto after he throws him on a board of tacks. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten went after Mephisto full force and seemed to relish in providing Mephisto pain. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten went after Mephisto full force and seemed to relish in providing Mephisto pain. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rottens strategy was simply but effective (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rottens strategy was simply but effective (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto goes on a ride that he would not soon forget. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mephisto goes on a ride that he would not soon forget. (Photo credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Rotten gets the pinfall much to the IHW fans dismay (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Rotten gets the pinfall much to the IHW fans dismay (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

IHW returns to Dupo on September the 5th Scheduled Matches set to take place.

Billy McNeil Vs Sean Vincent
Steven Kennedy Vs Brandon Espinosa Vs Gary J
The Submission Squad Vs The Mercenaries
Brandon Arrons Vs Harker Dirge = PWE Championship

Ihw Sept 4th

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The Uniqueness of Outside Championships- By Christopher M. Zack

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 24, 2009

 

Camera Guy Chris and Daughter

The Uniqueness of Outside Championships

By Christopher M. Zack

This column is the property of Christopher M. Zack and published here as agreed upon by Pro Wrestling Next. No duplication of this column is permitted without the exclusive written consent of the author and/or PWN officials.

General Disclaimer: I can be incredibly long winded. I have a degree in English and love to write, so I tend to write quite a bit. When I’m passionate about something, it comes out even more. I have a lot of passion about the wrestling business, so these columns will definitely be wordy, but it’s all to get discussions going.

That’s right, it’s the return of Angles W/Camera Guy Chris. First things first, personal business. I again would like to apologize for my sporadic posting over the summer months. It’s been hard to sit and focus on (no pun intended) putting together an article between my work schedule and spending time with my daughter during the summer months. Now that school has started again, it’ll be a lot easier to post this for you great fans who visit the boards and read my work.

I also want to announce two things about Angles. Firstly, I will not be posting on a weekly basis. At the moment, I simply don’t have the energy or time to get a new topic together and post every week. It would burn me out very quickly. Angles will be a monthly post at the very least. There may be 2 posts a month depending on time and topics. That leads into my other announcement. My work is going to look more exclusively on Independent wrestling. There are so many great Indy feds and Indy talent out there, that to look at the WWE and TNA would just be foolish on my part. Pro Wrestling NEXT is a great Independent Wrestling Organization showcasing the best young wrestlers out there, and that’s where my attention will be from now on.

I can’t think of a better place to begin this new focus than with some of the events that transpired this past Friday, August 21st, 2009. There are many excellent independent wrestling groups around the world and right here in America. Organizations like Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Full Impact Pro, CHIKARA, and Combat Zone Wrestling come to mind as some of the top Independents that come to mind here in the States. (I left out Ring of Honor, because, honestly, they have a national TV deal and are on PPV, I can’t consider them independent anymore) Friday night’s event at the Bier Stube saw the World Heavyweight Champion of one of these top feds defend his title live for us in the Quad Cities, CZW Champion Drake Younger.

Younger, trained by the likes of Ian Rotten and Chris Hero among others, is a brutal, vicious competitor who has held the Combat Zone World Heavyweight Championship since July 12, 2008, when he defeated Nick Gage for the title. Holding any title for more than a year is a great feat, but it’s definitely a mark of a true champion. Drake is best known for his deathmatch wrestling, a main stable for CZW, but he is also a brilliant technical wrestler and mat technician.

Younger brought this combined style to PWN on the 21st, looking to take down Hunter Matthews. Hunter, former PWN Quad Cities Champion and self-proclaimed “King of Des Moines,” felt he was cheated out of a title and deserved a title match at Bier Stube Bash 2, The Sequel. So, Drake Younger stepped in to give him that opportunity. How often to you get to see a World Title from another organization defended? That is the main point of this article. It’s a treat when another group, especially one as big as CZW allows their title to be defended outside of one of their own shows.

Younger brought is reputation and his World Title to Moline and gave the fans one kick ass ride. I’ve already talked about this match to some extent in my response to the results thread, but I’m going to go a bit more in depth now.

Hunter came out first, and of course took the microphone, much to the dismay of the fans. Matthews has definitely not been a favorite of the QC crowd. He talked about how the Quad Cities Championship had been taken, and his need of holding a title. Younger came out to put a stop to the talking and start the action, bringing and emptying a beer battle as he walked to the ring. He was on Matthews right from the start. Hunter didn’t even have a chance to get out of his jacket before Drake took the fight to him. Eventually, he was able to duck out of the ring and get a moment to pull his jacket off and gear up for the fight, but a moment was all he got.

The CZW Champion quickly followed him out of the ring to continue the beating. Out amongst the fans, we saw many various weapons used and advantages taken by both parties. And under CZW rules, this was all legal. No count outs, no disqualifications. Matthews was hit by a water bottle and a beer can before fighting back and getting Younger prone on top of a hard plastic picnic table. Hunter attempted a piledriver on top of this table but Drake was able to counter. Younger looked like he wanted to slam the “King” down to the cement below, but Matthews was able to block that attempt and the two of them made their way off the table.

The World Champion would empty a garbage can and take that to Hunter Matthews’ skull, leaving an indentation of the King’s “crown” on both sides of the metal can. Younger would then take his empty beer bottle, smash it across the ring post and attempt to lacerate Matthews with it. Hunter was able to dodge that and fought Drake, leading him to the fountain in the Bier Stube’s court yard. He tried to force the Champ’s head under water, and Younger struggled to prevent this, but, Matthews was able to over power him and dunk him for several seconds.

The two men battled back and forth around the outside of the ring until Hunter was able to whip Drake over a couple more plastic picnic tables towards a set of stairs leading up to a balcony overlooking the garden. They fought up to the balcony, both men teetering and trying to push the other over the edge. Thankfully, neither was successful. That would have caused serious injury. After battling back down the stairs they made their way out to the parking lot and onto the metal bed that had carried the ring to the venue. Hunter would get scooped up and slammed on his back on the metal!

At that point, things were pretty well over. Matthews was able to stay on his feet as they fought their way back in the ring. In the ring, Younger hit a sick ass vertibreaker for the win and rolled out of the ring to celebrate with the QC crowd. The fans really seemed to enjoy this. Drake grabbed the microphone, told the fans that he’d heard about Matthews and how he liked to run his mouth a lot. He was glad to have given the fans what they’ve wanted, silence, and he hoped to see them all in the bar to share a beer! At one point, I remember him looking me right in the eye…er…lens…and saying “That’s what you get when you call out Drake Younger” while pointing to Hunter, prone in the ring.

This is the great action you see in Pro Wrestling Next. Not only are we bringing in great new talent, we’re showcasing HUGE matches with World Titles from some of the top feds across the country. This is only the beginning, too. On September 12th, PWN welcomes back Davey Richards, current holder of the Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship (a title he’s had once before) and current holder of the Full Impact Pro World Heavyweight Championship, a title he Will Defend in Davenport on September 12th at PWN’S Severed Ties!!!! FIP’s World Title is one of the top 3 wrestling championships in the country, and seeing it defended here in the Quad Cities is going to be excellent.

Back to the Bier Stube Bash, now. The CZW World Title match was awesome, but not the biggest moment of the night by far, in my opinion. The biggest moment happened before that match when The Hooligans defeated the Submission Squad to take the Lethal Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Championships. As unique as it is to see titles defended from other organizations, it is extremely rare to see a title change hands outside of the confines of the group the title is from. What makes this title change even more exciting and controversial is the fact that The Hooligans are not a part of LWA.

First, I have some background info. I need to thanks Brian “Flair” Kelley, Pierre Abernathy, and Kari Williams for tracking down or providing this information for me. The Submission Squad (Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico) originally consisted of Pierre Abernathy, Dingo, and Nick Tyson, but the team has also included Evan Gelistico and “Blackheart” Johnny Vinyl. Before joining Abernathy, Gelistico was a member of the Bearded Men from Space Station Eleven (Gary the Barnowl—who was eventually corrupted by the likes of Gelistico, Abernathy, Tiffany LaFane, and Davey VegaBilly McNeal, XXX Jordan Lacey, and Evan Gelistico) for approximately two years. Abernathy and Gelistico won the LWA Tag Titles on April 4th in O’Fallon, Illinois’s Night’s of Columbus building from the Ego Express (“Spoiled” Steven Kennedy & K.C. Karrington). The Ego Express were the first team to hold the LWA Tag Team Titles, beating Dingo and Davey Vega on 12/18/2008 at Yuletide Terror ’08.

During their title reign, the Submission Squad squared off against the Hooligans, the Northstar Express, and the Ego Express. One of their biggest feuds (before claiming the LWA gold) came against the Bearded Men over a span of two years. This feud saw Gelistico turn on the Space Station, claiming to be Gary’s father. Their other noticeable feud happened when original members, Dingo and Nick Tyson began to distance themselves from Abernathy and Gelistico. This culminated in a match between the new and the old Submission Squad on May 30 at the Vetta Sports Complex. Abernathy & Gelistico emerged victorious.

The Hooligans are Devin and Mason Cutter. The Cutters were raised in the outside districts of East St. Louis IL. They come from a working class family. They are just a couple of thugs or hooligans that enjoy a beer as much as they enjoy a good fight. You can catch them at any local pub after a hard days work drinking with there mates and at the end of the night you sure to see them in a fight. They are best known for their work in IWA-Mid South, where they have competed against some of the best IWA-MS has to offer, including (sometimes with Rain as their partner) Ian & Axl Rotten (sometimes with Mickie Knuckles)—better known as Bad Breed—on several occasions in many different types of hard-hitting, violent matches. The Cutters, in my opinion, are very no nonsense. They’re heavy hitters and consider themselves Working Class Heroes, though the fans from Friday didn’t consider them very heroic when they won the LWA Championships.

In Moline on August 21st, the crowd was already fired up, and it only escalated to see the first of two title matches. The QCA fans were definitely against the Hooligans throughout the match, especially after the match. Security had to restrain both the Hooligans and the crowd following their victory for the LWA Titles.

The match itself saw both teams getting in some early offense, until Devin and Mason cut Evan Gelistico off from his partner. The Cutters used classic heel tactics to divide and concur, isolating Gelistico and using moments when the ref’s back was turned to both double team Gelistico and trade places with blind tags.

During the match, Tim Donst and Jasin Strife came out to watch the proceedings. Donst had lost a match to Tony Kozina earlier in the night due to disqualification after Strife came down and joined Tim in assaulting Kozina. The Submission Squad had come to the aide of Kozina, causing Donst and Strife to flee the ring before Abernathy and Gelistico could lay a hand on them. I didn’t see Donst and Strife come out, since my attention was focused on the action in the ring, and rightly so, I am Camera Guy Chris, after all.

Back in the ring, Gelistico manages to catch a break, tagging in his very fresh, very eager partner, Pierre Abernathy, who proceeded to take down both the Cutters as they took turns charging at him. In the corner, Gelistico was down and prone to Donst and Strife, who chose that moment to strike, taking out Evan’s knee and leaving him crying out in pain on the cement below the ring. Then it was only a matter of time before the numbers game caught up with Abernathy. With no partner waiting on the apron, and the vicious Hooligans having 2-1 odds, it didn’t take long for the match to end, crowing Devin and Mason Cutter the NEW LWA Tag Team Champions.

A title change is always a sight to see, since they can be rare, especially in the independent feds. Seeing a title from another company even defended at an outside event is something big. PWN featured two outside title defenses at the Bier Stube Bash 2. What makes this particular match even more unique is seeing the titles change hands at an outside event. And if that were the only major deal about this match, then, while worth mentioning, it might not get all the attention it is getting. What makes this particular outside title defense and changing of the guard so incredibly special is that the new LWA Tag Team Champions are not a part of the Lethal Wrestling Alliance!

This situation has potential to get very bad very quickly. I know I’ll be following the situation as closely as I can and update the fans on how things turn out. I’d also like to welcome any and all LWA fans visiting the PWN boards and reading this article. I invite you to join in the discussion of both the situation with the Tag Team Titles and the uniqueness of seeing outside titles defended.

I would like to once again thank everyone for the information provided for this article. It’s very much appreciated. I’d also like thank Brian “Flair” Kelley, once again, as well as Missouri Wrestling Revival for giving me the opportunity to reach a new audience with my articles. I hope you all enjoy. For those viewing this on MWR, and would like to join the discussion, the main article can be viewed here at the Pro Wrestling Next board.

Christopher M. Zack

PWN Severed Ties Flier

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MWR June Awards

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 19, 2009

Hello Wrestling fans as one of my idols would say….A slow month in the number of shows in June but some very exciting and important developments in the Midwest scene.

One of our own has the honor of being invited into the Ted Petty Invitational tournament in September. KC Karrington takes out the seemingly unbeatable Jeremy Wyatt, A promotion rises from the ashes to be the top dog for the month. Hadeev wrestles FIVE times and comes out the Albert J. Murray Memorial Tournament winner. Donovan Ruddick and Mark Bland is touted as the must see match of the year with a little help from a guy known as TNT. Speaking of the Future Donovan Ruddick he had words with the powerful Keith Walker at PWE after Walker rumbled with the Mississippi Madman.

The Submission Squad gains momentum going into the second half. 3XW Champion Casanova proved that he is the man to beat at 3XW. The youth of St Louis excelled at IHW as Brandon Aarons was able to defeat Gary Jay to be entered in the match, and then was awarded the victor when he outlasted Eric Allen, Billy McNeil and Adam Rich. This was just a few of the Highlights of June 2009.

The year is half way over with no clear cut winner for the year end awards. Make your way to a pro wrestling show near you and let us know what you like or did not like. Till then Thank you for taking the time to check out Missouri Wrestling Revival Awards for June.

June Wrestler of the Month

Kahagas – HVW, IWA-Mid-south, PWE, LWA, NBWA

Kahagas celebrates after getting invited to the 2009 Ted Petty Invitational tournament. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Kahagas celebrates after getting invited to the 2009 Ted Petty Invitational tournament. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The High Voltage Livewire Champion has had lots of hype. On June 19th he came in town a day early and signed up for the IWA –Mid South try outs along with 50 plus others wrestlers. The fans where asked to give their approval from Ian Rotten himself at the beginning of the show. After 15 plus matches Kahagas tore the house down with the fans on their feet. Ian Rotten quickly ask the Tokyo Monster if he would like to be a part of the IWA-Mid South TPI 2009 Against Roderick Strong!!

1st Runner Up – KC Karrington (LWA, NWA Dynamo)
2nd Runner Up – Issan Hadeev (NBWA) 3rd Runner Up – Mark Sterling (3XW, NWA-Dynamo, IWA-Mid-South, LWA, PWP, PWN)

Others receiving votes:
Bloody Harker Dirge, Casanova

June Tag Team of the month

IHW June 13 231

The Submission Squad -Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico (LWA,IHW)

The LWA Tag Team Champions defeated The Hooligans in Dupo, IL. On 6/13 for Independent Hardcore Wrestling in a very excited match. At LWA they were able to retain their tag team belts when they beat former LWA Champ Shorty Biggs and Dorian Victor. The tag team known as the Submission Squad wins once again as they are your MWR June Tag team of the Month.

1st Runner up- The Gentleman’s Club ( Mark Sterling and Gage Octane) 3XW 2nd runner- Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza ) ( PWE, HVW, NGW)
3rd Runner up – B.A.B.E.WATCH (Brandon Espinosa & Mike Sydal) (LWA)

Others who received voted:
None

June Female Wrestler of the Month

IHW June 13 241

Pro Wrestling Superstar Mickie Knuckles (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Mickie Knuckles (IWA-Mid-South, IHW)

Sean Vincent had the audacity to interrupted the Star spangled Banner on June 13 in Dupo, IL at Independent Hardcore Wrestling. Wrong choice as the toughest girl on the planet was in house. Mickie Knuckles punished Vincent for the misdeed in a night he will not forget anytime soon.

1st Runner Up – Alexis Lightfoot— MMWA-SICW
2ND Runner Up- Brandi Harris (NBWA)

Others who received voted:
None

June Promotion of the Month

Independent Hardcore Wrestling

IHW

Some thought that their show in Dupo Illinois was going to be an afterthought. When the last pin had fallen they had a won over the fans and wrestlers alike highlighting with some of the young talent in the area. A match of the Month candidate from some unusual suspects, a hardcore match with Ian Rotten and one of the top women in the sport Mickie Knuckles. A show in September has been set for this upstart promotion

1st Runner up – LWA
2nd Runner up – New Breed Wrestling Alliance
3rd Runner up – 3XW

Others receiving votes:

June Personality of the month

TNT Keny G (HVW)

TNT Keny G leads The International Superstar Kahagas into battle. Managing and promoting Keny has brought excitement throughout the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

TNT Keny G leads The International Superstar Kahagas into battle. Managing and promoting Keny has brought excitement throughout the Midwest. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

The Promoter of High Voltage Wrestling goes above and beyond by shamelessly promoting his company which is still in its infancy. He continually posts on message boards, videos, and radio to get fans interested in his product. He and his staff will go to other events in order to scout different talent to bring in and help his promotion. There is nothing Keny G will not do to help better HVW and Midwest independent wrestling. Took over the Absolute Wrestling Radio’s broadcast then Suffered a beat down from AWR’S Mark Bland, and then had words at the live AWR airing from Six Flags. TNT Keny G has been busy even though he has not had a show since May.

1st Runner Up- Tiffany LaFane
2nd Runner up – KL Snow

Others receiving votes:

None

June Match of the month

LWA Championship Match
Jeremy Wyatt © vs. KC Karrington
June 20, 2009
O’Fallon, IL

 Bodies hit the floor in the exciting match of the Month when KC Karrington shocked the LWA fans. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Bodies hit the floor in the exciting match of the Month when KC Karrington shocked the LWA fans. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ego Express member Steven Kennedy celebrates with tag team partner and good friend Kc Karrington after history was made after Karrington defeated the The Belt collector Jeremy Wyatt. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Ego Express member Steven Kennedy celebrates with tag team partner and good friend Kc Karrington when history was made after Karrington defeated the The Belt collector Jeremy Wyatt. (Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

K.C. Karrington and Jeremy Wyatt went through a hellacious battle for the LWA Heavyweight Title on June 20 at LWA’s Circus Maximus VI. In a nearly 40 minute brawl, these two athletes threw everything at each other, but the desire to be champion kept both of them pushing forward. Wyatt treated Karrington as an unworthy contender but quickly realized that Karrington’s desire matched his own. Many nearfalls and narrow escapes occurred, including Wyatt inadvertently hitting himself in the head with a steel chair as it bounced off the ring ropes. Wyatt could have retained his belt after connecting with the lightning spiral, but with ref was knocked out, allowing Wyatt to have Sterling interfere on his behalf. Biggs saw the events unfolding and chased Sterling to the back before any damage could be done. Karrington then hit Wyatt with a DDT from the second rope and made his dream come true.

1st Runner Up-

NBWA
First Blood Match
Bloody Harker Dirge vs. Issan Hadeev
June 6, 2009
Watseka, IL

2nd Runner Up –

LWA
Medallion of Brutality Match
Gary the Barn Owl vs. Steven Kennedy
June 20, 2009
O’Fallon, IL

3rd Runner Up

3XW
3XW Championship Match
Casanova vs. Jimmy Rockwell
June 26, 2009
Des Moines, IA

Others receiving votes:

Mississippi Madman vs. Keith Walker (PWE), Krotch & Maddog McDowell vs. The Gentlemen’s Club (3XW), ST Louis Invitational finals Eric Allen vs. Adam Rich vs. Billy McNeil vs. Brandon Aarons (IHW)

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