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“Queen of SICW” WyldeFyre gets the news that Miss Monica is RETURNING!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 17, 2017

MWR Editors note: This title for the post was sent to us via Curtis Wylde and does not reflect the thoughts of the MWR staff.

Just got off the phone with Herb Simmons!!

He has informed me that even though we sent them back to Italy in a “Loser Leaves SICW” match… the new year has brought an end to that clause, and Miss Monica is returning to SICW!

He wants to bring her back… That’s FINE!! Because before I was the “Number 1 Ginja”, and the “Uncrowned Midwest Manager of the Year“… I was a trained Professional Wrestler!

So, April 29th in Millstadt, IL. The self-proclaimed “MWR Female Wrestler of the Year” Miss Monica will be going 1 on 1 with the “Queen of SICW“, the “Lioness of the Lou“… WyldeFyre!

And I’m going to send Miss Monica BACK to Italy… again!

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New WLW Champion Karim Brigante

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 6, 2017

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Results via Patrick Brandmeyer

-“The Legacy” Leland Race started off the show by bringing out his father, WLW promoter Harley Race. Harley said that it was an honor to appear in front of the great wrestling fans despite his recent health issues…however, Jayden Fenix attacked Leland from behind to kick-start their opening contest.

-Heavyweight Title Tournament: “The Legacy” Leland Race(w/ Harley Race) d. Jayden Fenix by DQ when Fenix refused to release a hanging armbar over the ropes after the referee’s five-count (3:59). Harley lent a hand to break up the hold and Jr. Heavyweight Champion “The Hybrid Ace” Jon Webb ran out to fight off Fenix.

-Heavyweight Title Tournament: “The Roman Dynasty” Karim Brigante(w/ Miss Monica Passeri) d. Rex Fults with the roaring elbow after a trip-up by Monica (7:46).

-Heavyweight Title Tournament: Superstar Steve Fender d. Brandon Espinosa after a brainbuster (11:30).

-Stacey O’Brien fought “Miss Natural” Heather Patera to a double countout (7:53). The match was supposed to decide a challenger for Women’s Champion Lucy Mendez at the March 11th show.

-“The Hybrid Ace” Jon Webb d. “Kickin'” Kyle Roberts to retain the Jr. Heavyweight Title by countering a flying roundhouse kick into a kneebar takedown for the tapout (7:08).

-Heavyweight Title Tournament: “The Roman Dynasty” Karim Brigante(w/ Miss Monica Passeri) won a triple threat match with Superstar Steve Fender and “The Legacy” Leland Race to become the new WLW Heavyweight Champion. Jayden Fenix interfered against Race when he had Fender in the Crippler Crossface, leading to Race taking out Fender and Fenix with a plancha. Brigante caught Race off guard with a pop-up forearm smash, then finished him with the roaring elbow (14:10).

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2016 Missouri Wrestling Revival Female Wrestler of the Year – Miss Monica Passeri

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 17, 2017

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If you heard that last year than you most definitely took in a wrestling event that had Miss Monica Passeri in the squared circle.

Women’s wrestling received a boost in 2016 when the Roman Dynasty of Karim Brigante and Miss Monica made their home to train with Harley Races World League Wrestling all the way from Rome, Italy. Though she was a fan favorite for all the single guys in attendance she quickly let it be known that she was not to be messed with in the ring.

Miss Monica started to wrestle for European Pro Wrestling (TV Tapings) in Europe. After that she became the Official voice of the WWE in Italian Television for WWE Afterburn and Bottomlin.

In the ring in 2016 she was put to the test and excelled defeating 2-time MWR female Wrestler of the Year, Miss Natural Heather Patera at New Breed Wrestling. That win would set off a feud that would last all summer long that would also include Stacey O’Brien.

In August, Miss Monica would capture a huge win when she pinned Paloma Starr at SICW in East Carondelet, Illinois. During that night Miss Monica and Karim Brigante would get the attention of SICW trouble makers Curtis Wylde and his number one ginger Wyldefyre leading the four on a collision course in a loser leaves town match in September.

She would participate in the annual week long WLW, WWE, New Japan, Noah camp with special trainers Dr. Tom Pritchard, Hiroshi Takahashi, Brian Breaker and the Hurricane. She took the advice and knowledge to good use when she won the WLW Ladies Championship in a triple treat match between champion Patera and O’Brien.

When WWE was on tour in the Midwest, Passeri was put to the test when she met the unstoppable Nia Jax on Raw and Smackdown. That beating may have led to her losing the title so quickly as O’Brien regain the belt in Grain Valley, MO five days later during her first title defense.

The troubles would continue when she teamed up with Brigante to take on the Wylde’s at SICW in a loser leaves town match. When the smoke cleared the Wylde’s masterfully used distraction to seal a victory that sent the Roman Dynasty packing in 2016.

Still, Miss Monica had made an impact showing what we believe here at MWR to be just a glimmer of what she has to offer in the world of pro wrestling.

With the New Year upon us, the Roman Dynasty is set to return and looks to be hotter than ever in 2017.
We would like to congratulate Miss Monica for a great year by naming her the 2016 MWR Female of the Year.

Look for an exclusive MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Miss Monica exclusive artwork honoring her for this achievement from acclaimed artist Dartallion Allen Jr. in the future.

If you would like to sponsor the MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Plaque for Miss Monica 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.

2015 MWR Awards
Female: Lucy Mendez

2014 MWR Year Awards
Female: Lucy Mendez

2013 MWR Year Awards
Female: Heather Patera (Miss Natural)

2012 MWR Year Awards
Female: Heather Patera (Miss Natural)

2011 MWR Year Awards
Female: Stacey O’Brien

2010 MWR Year Awards
Female: Amy Hennig

2009 Awards
Female: MsChif

2008 Awards
Female: Stacey O’Brien

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Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat Keeps Order at World League Wrestling

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 27, 2016

By Patrick Brandmeyer
Photos Brian Kelley

Of course, the special guest at WLW was a factor in my decision: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. I got started as a regular wrestling viewer after his most famous feuds with “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Ric Flair, but he was in the opener of the first pay-per-view that I saw via home video(SummerSlam 1991). I heard about the Savage and Flair feuds after the fact and got to see some of his classic bouts through home videos and WCW’s “All-Nighter” marathons. His career essentially ended in 1994 after being injured in his U.S. Title win over some nobody named Stunning Steve Austin, but he had a brief WWE comeback in a feud with Chris Jericho.

His son Richie briefly wrestled for WWE’s developmental system in Florida Championship Wrestling and then NXT, but injuries cut his wrestling career short. Steamboat was an eternal fan favorite for his entire career, despite a handful of temptations to stray to the Dark Side of The Force.

As set up at the April show, Steamboat had already been announced as the special guest but became the special guest referee for the night’s main event bout between Leland Race and Steve Fender. Also, WLW’s first Junior Heavyweight Champion was scheduled to be crowned on this night in a tournament final between Jon Webb and Jayden Fenix. The show had a strong turnout due to Steamboat’s presence…not competing with playoff hockey may have also been a factor. (Go Blues!) I looked after the Missouri Wrestling Revival merchandise table as Brian Kelley took photos at ringside…woo.

Your ring announcer was Brian Thompson; your referee was Richard White.

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Roy Lewis vs. Cody Jones: This was my first time seeing Jones in action; I had seen him at previous independent shows but not in the ring. My initial thought was speculation on who Lewis would be losing to, then I immediately noted that he could have been facing Air Raid or something. However, this one was honestly a pick-’em with a rookie fan favorite against a relatively unknown rulebreaker. Lewis is one-third of the Troy Athletic Club with “The Freestyle Phenom” Jay Howard and “The Natural” J.A. Fair, but he usually flies solo when competing in this area. It was a fine underdog effort for Lewis who survived a lot of heavy artillery from Jones; Jones went to the top rope but missed a frog splash. Lewis capitalized with a La Majistral cradle for the flash pin in 8:12…ROY WINS~! He celebrated his first WLW win in grand fashion with Brian Thompson acknowledging it.

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Justin D’Air vs. “The King Of Crossfit” Mark Sterling: D’Air has recently been sporting light-up wrestling boots, a la Naomi Night’s footwear in WWE; Sterling was emphatically unamused, so D’Air decided to poke fun at Sterling’s toe shoes. Hey, a feud over footwear would be far from the weirdest reason for an issue between professional wrestlers. At any rate, these guys had a solid competitive matchup; Sterling avoided a 450 Splash and D’Air rolled through for a relatively safe landing, but Sterling got the rollup pin with a handful of tights in 11:50(HEEL~!).

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Stacey O’Brien & Lucy Mendez vs. Women’s Champion “Miss Natural” Heather Patera & Paloma Starr: Hey, a women’s division! While the “Divas’ Revolution” has seemingly cooled off to some degree, it’s been good to see women’s wrestling get a higher profile on the national stage. Despite their recent issues, Stacey and Lucy worked well together as a tag team. On the other side, the newer duo of Miss Natural and Paloma Starr had a few glitches in their teamwork, leading to a few shifts in momentum. Stacey had defeated Miss Monica at the April show to re-establish herself as the top contender to Miss Natural’s title. Stacey went old-school with her ring attire, going back to the plaid skirt ensemble. Things broke down near the finish and I felt like more than one person lost track of who was legal, particularly the referee. I could have sworn that Lucy and Natural were legal, but Stacey hit the backcracker on Paloma and got the three-count in 12:16…all righty then. It was a fine match, at any rate.

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“Kickin'” Kyle Roberts vs. Karim Brigante(w/ Miss Monica Passeri): This stemmed from Karim physically abusing his valet at the April show, leading to Kyle making the save. In a pre-recorded video, Kyle told Karim that men don’t put their hands on women in America. The video promo prompted a sneak attack by Brigante in the locker room area, as well as a counter-promo. Brigante has struggled to pick up wins in the Midwest, though I think he won a battle royal at a WLW show elsewhere in Missouri. At any rate, Monica interfered on a few occasions and finally slipped a chain into the ring for her man to use; this brought out Stacey O’Brien for a brief Catfiiiiight(tm Joey Styles). The referee turned his attention to the action on the floor and missed Karim KOing Roberts with the chain, getting the tainted pinfall in 11:43. BUT WAIT~! The referee discovered the international object after the fact and ordered a restart to the match…Roberts immediately capitalized with an enzuigiri and rollup for the real victory in 0:12 of the restart (11:55 total).

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“The Hybrid Ace” Jon Webb vs. Jayden Fenix, Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament Final: General Manager Matt Murphy brought out the title belt under a cover; his intention was to unveil the championship before presenting it to the winner. Fenix came out to the usual Black Hand Warriors theme, but loudly proclaimed that he was NO LONGER associated with that group; since the BHWs are fan favorites in WLW, that established him as the heel in this bout. Given the eternal series of bouts between High Level Enterprise(Webb & Jack Gamble) and the Black Hand Warriors, these two know each other very well and had one of my favorite matches of the night. Unfortunately, it was marred by an indecisive finish as Fenix brought a chair into the ring…when the referee tried to stop Fenix from using the weapon, Fenix shoved him to the mat. That triggered a disqualification in 18:23 and Fenix whacked Webb with the chair anyway. Fenix continued his dispute with the referee, so Webb got a hold of the chair and nailed Fenix with it. So Webb is the first WLW Jr. Heavyweight Champion, right?…

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…not so fast. Murphy voiced his disapproval of both men’s actions and said that the lineage of the new championship shouldn’t start that way. As a result, he declared that a no-DQ rematch would take place at the show on August 27th and the winner of THAT match would be the first Jr. Heavyweight Champion.

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“The Legacy” Leland Race vs. “Superstar” Steve Fender, special guest referee Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat: In April, Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch & Fender defeated Race and The Math Magician(one of these names is not like the others…) when Fender pinned Race; this match was set up to determine a top contender to Murdoch’s title. (Of note, neither Murdoch nor Tag Team Champions Michael Magnuson & Dave DeLorean were in the house on this night.) The match was good but the crowd response was a bit down; they were probably waiting until Steamboat had his “moment” before they got invested.

Several spots were obvious odes to Steamboat: Backflip out of an armwringer, armdrags, inside cradle counter to a bodyslam, etc. All it was missing was a cross-bodyblock off the top rope. Steamboat was bumped down and Fender hit the brainbuster(which was how he won the tag match in April), but Steamboat wasn’t available to make the count. When he did recover to count, Race kicked out at two-and-a-half…leading to the anticipated confrontation between Steamboat and Fender. Fender repeatedly shoved Steamboat until The Dragon finally retaliated with a shove of his own to assert his authority…at that point, the match continued and Fender’s loss of focus may have contributed to his downfall. The two traded near-falls until Race finally finished with the Go 2 Sleep in 19:36…woo-hoo.

I imagine Murdoch vs. Race will be the main event of the show in August…we’ll see how the rest of the card shapes up.

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Mike Sydal Wins HRW Championship, Justin D’Air vs Mike Outlaw Explosive Match and more

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 17, 2016

Photos Brian Kelley

Missouri Wrestling Revival was a part of history in Warsaw, Missouri in April as Mike Sydal won the vacated HRW Championship tournament match with a classic battle against Elvis Aliaga. A grudge match would explode around the building as Mike Outlaw with Bobby Eaton and Justin D’air with the Magic Man. The feud shows no signs of slowing down as Outlaw and Eaton handcuff the Magic Man to the ring then proceeded to cut his hair.

Brandon Aarons (w/ Garrett Williams) won a triple threat match with Karim Brigante ( w/ Miss Monica Passeri) and Jay Howard in a match between 3 of the top rising stars in the area.

The main event saw the The High Risk Wrestling Tag Team Champions The Riegel Twins (Logan & Sterling) fought High Level Enterprise (Jack Gamble & Jon Webb) to a time-limit draw to retain the Tag Team Title before being attacked by AJ Williams and Da’Marius Jones.

Later this week, you can find the complete photos from the event at the High Risk Wrestling Facebook page, so take the time to like them and be sure to join us in Warsaw, Missouri on June 25th at the Warsaw Community Center

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A.J. Williams & Da’Marius Jones def. Prince Moses & Matt Kenway

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High Risk Wrestling Heavyweight Title Tournament: Elvis Aliaga def. Tony Kozina

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Heavyweight Title Tournament: Mike Sydal def. Tyler Copeland

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Brandon Aarons (w/ Garrett Williams) won a triple threat match with Karim Brigante ( w/ Miss Monica Passeri) and Jay Howard.

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Justin D’Air (w/ Magic Man) vs. Mike Outlaw (w/ Bobby Eaton) ended in a no-contest when the referee was knocked down and Outlaw & Eaton attacked Magic Man before cutting his hair.

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High Risk Wrestling Heavyweight Title Tournament: Mike Sydal def. Elvis Aliaga to win the Heavyweight Title.

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The High Risk Wrestling Tag Team Champions The Riegel Twins (Logan & Sterling) fought High Level Enterprise (Jack Gamble & Jon Webb) to a time-limit draw to retain the Tag Team Title.

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Missouri Wrestling Revival MO Champion Ricky Cruz vs Leland Race in Sedalia, Mo April 30th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 18, 2016

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Ricky Cruz continues to be among the top wrestlers in the country in 2016 as he currently holds the MWR Missouri Championship. His title reign will be put to the test when he takes on the son of legendary wrestler Harley Race, Leland Race for the very first time EVER in Sedalia, Missouri.

There have been very few men in the MWR years to be as dangerous as Leland Race who recently battled the NWA Light Heavyweight Champion of the World in a classic match up in Troy, Missouri and now has his eyes set on Ricky Cruz.

This will not be a match that you will not want to miss. MWR will be on hand that very night to document history for this very time ever match-up!

New Breed Wrestling has been red hot since debuting in 2015 with a family friendly night of wrestling that everyone will love.

New Breed Wrestling will make its debut on Saturday April 30th at the Liberty Park Convention Hall, doors will open at 6 with a 7 pm bell time!

Tickets are available at Rent A Center of Sedalia

and Eldon,

and as always will be available at the door on the day of the show.

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell a stranger on the street and we’ll see all of you there!

In a historic first, we will be having a ladies tag team match when Miss Natural and Stacey O’Brien face off against Lucy Mendez and Miss Monica.

Cousin Gator, one third of the Guns and Beer Stable, will be taking on former WWE and TNA Superstar Trevor Murdoch.

In our main event of the evening The King of Chaos Ricky Cruz will be putting his MWR Missouri Heavyweight Title on the line against the Son of a Legend, Leland Race.

Beginning with our Sedalia show, ACTIVE AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY that present their military ID can receive a discount of $2 off either ringside or general admission tickets.

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Wear the Dress …The Math Magician Defeats the Iceman

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 1, 2016

The former fan favorite tag team of the Iceman and the Math Magician blew up in the end of 2015 when they failed to find success in New Breed Wrestling. The Iceman brutally attacked his former partner after a loss against The Riegel Twins leading to the Math Magician to challenge the Iceman in a match that he would risk losing his mask if he lost, but if he was to win the Iceman would have to wear a dress.

New Breed Wrestling returned in 2016 with a red hot crowd that came to their feet to see the former MWR Wrestler of the Year, Mike Sydal , the Vintage Kraig Kessaman and Kyle Roberts jump start the night in a triple threat match.

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Kessaman and Sydal quickly teamed up on the young Roberts early on, but when it came time to get the win they were at a crossroads and all bets were off. Roberts nailed several beautiful drop kicks on both men, but Sydal would pick up the win.

Italy’s finest Karim Brigante with Miss Monica Passeri was tested against the former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch in the second match.

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The lovely Monica did everything that she could to distract Murdoch giving her man a much needed advantage against one of the most toughest men in the Midwest. Brigante pulled out all the stops hoping to pick up his biggest victories in his America tour, but it would have to wait another day as Murdoch hit his patented bulldog off the top rope and the 1-2-3.

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The hottest tag team in the Midwest, the The Riegel Twins (Logan & Sterling) came face to face with one of the top tag teams during the MWR years when where challenged by Steve Fender and Mark Sterling. The Riegel’s are known for their high flying and fearlessness, so it looked as if the team of Fender and Sterling hoped to frustrate the rookies by working the legs and leaning on them often while using the ref to their advantage.

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Just when it looked as if the speed of the Riegel’s would win out, a distraction from Fender lead to a roll up from Sterling and a handful a tights as they stole the win.

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Just as her man Brigante was put to the fire against Murdoch, Monica Passeri went one on one with the two time MWR Female Wrestler of the Year, Heather Patera.

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When Monica was not talking down USA and the fans ringside, she was impressive getting into the head of Patera on the way to a huge upset, thus putting her on the map in the Midwest in the female division.

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In a tag team grudge match Ricky Cruz & Marc Godeker delivered a hard hitting bout against Leland Race and Cousin Gator. Back and forth the action went with the final moment coming when Godeker locked in an armbar submission to seal the win for his team.

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The fans were loud and hyped all night and as the dress vs, mask match were announced by ring announcer Wendy Morris the fans came unglued. One group of fans were so excited that they planned ahead and brought their own pink tutu that got the crowd chanting wear the pink dress. As with any good promoter, they listen to their fans and NBW Promoter Scott Zie and commissioner Wade Chism went to the fans to get the tutu to add on to the stipulation if in fact, the Iceman would lose.

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The action was intense from start to finish as the referee was forced to remind the Iceman continually that he had to win the match before he could unmask him. Outside the ring the Iceman pounded on the Math Magician but back in the ring the place exploded when the Math Magician leveled the Iceman with the F5 for the win.

With fans on their feet and celebrating the Math Magician, Scott Zie and Wade Chism held up the dress for the Iceman to put on.

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The Iceman at first refused but Commissioner Wade Chism delivered the message that if he did not honor his contractual agreement that he would be suspended for a whole year. With no other choice the Iceman put on the Math Magician dress, and out of nowhere attempted to take a cheap shot on Chism, the Math Magician super kicked him and added insult to injury by putting on the pink tutu.

The night would end with an important battle royal for a chance to earn a first round bye to the upcoming tournament to crown the first ever New Breed Wrestling Champion. Each competitor threw caution to the wind as old rivals and friendships all clashed and often teamed up. Out of nowhere Steve Fender threw out the last man Ricky Cruz  to earn the right to get the edge heading into the tournament that will begin on April 30th in Sedalia, Missouri.

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New Breed Wrestling will make its debut on Saturday April 30th at the Liberty Park Convention Hall, doors will open at 6 with a 7 pm bell time!

Tickets are available at Rent A Center of Sedalia and Eldon, and as always will be available at the door on the day of the show.

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell a stranger on the street and we’ll see all of you there!

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Black Hand Warriors Back on Top at WLW

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 25, 2016

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By Patrick Brandmeyer
Photos Brian Kelley

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Justin D’Air vs. Mike Outlaw, Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament: WLW hadn’t created a new championship since 2001(!) when the Tag Team Titles were started. At the previous show, Jon Webb defeated Danny Adams and Ace Hawkins pinned Kyle Roberts to advance in the tournament; Webb vs. Hawkins will be one semifinal and this night’s matches would determine the other semifinal. This was the first meeting between these two in the St. Louis area, though they had faced each other in other parts of the country.

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Outlaw was oddly reserved in his entrance and then went into full rulebreaker mode once the bell rang…it was the first time I had seen him in that role in person. Notably, Outlaw turned on D’Air after they lost the High Risk Wrestling Tag Team Titles to Logan & Sterling Riegel, so there was some backstory even if it was on the other side of Missouri. D’Air looked really good with several impressive aerial moves, including a ropewalk into a plancha off the top rope. D’Air rallied and went for the 450 Splash, but Outlaw raised his knees to block the move and rolled up D’Air with his feet on the ropes for the cheap pin in 11:51. Afterwards, Outlaw told the ringside fans that it was just what “outlaws” do.

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Jon Webb vs. Karim Brigante (w/ Miss Monica Passeri): Good to see Brigante and Monica again…they had gone back to Italy for a little while, but recently returned to the Harley Race Dojo. Webb is an odds-on favorite in the Jr. Heavyweight Title tournament and has been expanding his arsenal in recent months; he pulled out an impressive rana counter to a vertical suplex in the match with Leland Race that just aired on their YouTube show. These guys have a really solid matchup; Monica did a fine job of jawing with the fans and interfering when the referee’s back was turned. She has wrestled in Italy (saw a few clips on YouTube) but I don’t think she’s competed in the States yet; I can only imagine the Missouri licensing headaches. Monica’s interference prevented a few chances for Webb to close things out, but it finally backfired as Webb knocked Karim into his valet, knocking her off the apron.

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A few exchanges later, Webb finished with a superkick and Sliced Bread #2 in 8:39…woo.

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Trevor Murdoch (w/ Tag Team Champions Steve Fender & Mark Sterling) vs. Roy Lewis for the Heavyweight Title: Per General Manager Matt Murphy, Murdoch has contractual freedom to hand-pick his challengers…notably, former champion Leland Race did not wrestle on this show (though I’m pretty sure I saw him in attendance).

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Murdoch gave a big verbal buildup for his challenger (he’s WLW’s first Eagle Scout!), but it was obvious that he had picked the inexperienced Lewis with the expectation of an easy night. Lewis was psyched just to get the opportunity to be in the ring with the former WWE Tag Team Champion, but the enthusiasm went away in a hurry as he took a serious beating. The “welcome to wrestling, kid” initiation is continuing for Lewis, obviously. The fans chanted “We Want Leland”, prompting Murdoch to ask “What about Roy?”…heh. Lewis got a late rally, but Murdoch rolled through a cross-bodyblock for the win in 5:36…I think he was in the ropes and may have had a handful of tights as well, but I had trouble seeing from my vantage point.
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The post-match beatdown ensued…all three Black Hand Warriors ran in to brawl with Murdoch and company, but they got the worst of the exchange and were a bit dinged up heading into their matches later in the night.

Heather Patera vs. Stacey O’Brien vs. Lucy Mendez for the Women’s Title: There was an altercation at the previous show that set up this match. Miss Natural and Stacey had battled for the past year or so, but Lucy is also a former WLW Women’s Champion and started her wrestling career with this promotion. In contrast to Dynamo Pro’s alignments, Miss Natural was the rulebreaker in this match while both challengers were fan favorites.

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I was honestly disappointed that this match didn’t get more time; the match was good for what it was, but I think they’re capable of doing even better. Lucy and Stacey started fighting before Miss Natural was even introduced, kick-starting the bout as the champion bide her time and let the challengers fight it out.
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There were some really good triple threat exchanges, including the obligatory Tower Of Doom spot with Miss Natural powerbombing Stacey as she superplexed Lucy. The finish saw Stacey hit the backcracker on Lucy, only for Miss Natural to toss Stacey out of the ring and steal the pin on Lucy in 6:15.

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Jayden Fenix vs. “The Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal, Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament: The winner would move on to face Mike Outlaw in the semifinals. With Sydal in rulebreaking mode for the night, the winner seemed obvious; the Black Hand Warriors have built a pretty strong fanbase in Troy since even before their official turn to fan favoritism. There were a few scattered “Derek Jeter” chants for Fenix but they didn’t last. I haven’t seen Sydal in the heel role as often in recent years, but he’s very effective at it as he focused his attack on the arm. Sydal never had an opportunity to go for the Yogasault; Fenix won with a flying knee strike(a la Mr. Brie Bella) in 10:41.

They played a video on the TV monitors in the building to announce the special guest for the May 14th show: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat! Very cool…will need to check the schedule and see if I’m free for that.

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Elite Aggression (Superstar Steve Fender & “The Fittest Wrestler On Earth” Mark Sterling)(w/ Trevor Murdoch) vs. The Black Hand Warriors (Michael Magnuson & Dave DeLorean) for the Tag Team Titles: This feud stemmed from Fender and Dangerous Derek McQuinn cashing in Fender’s Harley Race Invitational Tournament opportunity after DeLorean and Jayden Fenix had won a four-team tournament for the vacant tag titles; Fender & McQuinn defeated the worn-down champions for the belts immediately after the tourney final. McQuinn suffered a recent injury and Sterling was allowed to substitute as Fender’s tag partner; I had honestly forgotten that Fender & Sterling had been Tag Champs in their own right in the past. Magnuson only recently returned to action, reuniting the original Black Hand Warriors tandem for this grudge match.

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The match was clearly going long as they did the slow build, starting with a lot of quick tags on the Warriors’ side. While Fender & Sterling would seem to be the less-experienced duo, they had teamed in the past so their own continuity was on point as well. The champs were able to isolate DeLorean(disposing of his ever-present T-shirt) and then Magnuson, but the challengers finally regained control and cleaned house. They were able to get Sterling out of the game long enough for Magnuson to hit a Codebreaker on Fender, followed by DeLorean dropping Fender with a superkick and getting the pin in 25:12! We have NEWWWWW Tag Team Champions…Jayden Fenix came out to celebrate with his partners.

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