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3XW Divide & Conquer Photo recap with Mark Sterling vs Jeremy Wyatt Iron Man from Jan. 07, 2011

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 26, 2011

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3XW Divide & Conquer Results – Jan. 07, 2011 – Des Moines, Iowa

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1. Jimmy Rockwell & Sir Bradley Charles defeated 3XW Pure Wrestling champion Ricky Kwong & The Mauler w/Chad Mylan by DQ.

Afterwards Rockwell challenged Kwong to one more shot at the 3XW Pure Wrestling championship next month and Kwong accepted.

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2. Genesis – Gage Octane, Benjamin Sailer, Nate Bash, “Torturous” Tony Sly & AJ Smooth defeated “The American Fury” Jon West, Aaron Masterson, “Big City” 3XW Security Guard, The River Monster & Ryan Slade in a 10 man tag team match.

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3. Brian Ash w/Todd Countryman retained the 3XW Heavyweight championship by pinning Zach Thompson after a press slam into a diamond cutter.

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4. The Horn Dogs – Maddog McDowell & Krotch won the 3XW Tag Team championship by defeating “Delicious” Devin Carter & Casanova w/Steve Biley.

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5. Mark Sterling defeated “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt in sudden death overtime in a No DQ Iron Man match that ended up going 70 minutes.

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3XWrestling returns this Friday with Holiday Havoc II.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 28, 2010

3XWrestling Holiday Havoc II

Friday – December 3rd, 2010

Des Moines Social Club
1408 Locust St
Des Moines, IA

Doors open 6:45 pm for Advanced ticket holders
Doors open 7 pm for everyone else
Bell time 7:30 pm
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Featuring:

3XW Heavyweight championship
Brian Ash vs. Rory Fox (c)

3XW Pure Wrestling championship
The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell vs. “The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong (c) w/Chad Mylan

*By orders of the 3XW Board of Directors, during this match Chad Mylan will be handcuffed to former 3XW President Skylar Pierce!*

Six Man Tag Team Match
“The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson & The Horn Dogs Maddog McDowell & Krotch
vs.
Ryan Slade & American Ground & Air Benjamin Sailer & Nate Bash

Rookie’s Biggest Challenge
“The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt vs. “The American Fury” Jon West

Also in action: 3XW Tag Team champions – “Delicious” Devin Carter & Casanova w/Todd Countryman, Gage Octane, Darin Corbin, Shane Hollister & more!

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Tickets are available at:

Jay’s CD & Hobby – Tickets will be available at both Jay’s stores 3315 SE 14th Street – Des Moines, IA & Merle Hay Mall – Des Moines, IA

also

Cup O’ Kryptonite – Fleur Drive – Des Moines, IA

Or online at http://www.3xwrestling.com/

Advanced General Admission $12.00
General Admission day of event $15.00
Kids 10 & Under $6.00
Kids 3 & Under FREE admission
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3XWrestling will also be collecting new, packaged toys & gifts at the door for Toys for Tots.

This is something we have done every year and are proud to be able to help brighten many children’s Christmas each year.

We will have a collection box at the door as you come in, please bring a new, packaged toy, sporting good, dvd, cd or other gift and help make the holidays a little brighter for Iowa’s children & teenagers.

For more information on Toys for Tots, check out these links:

http://www.toysfortots.org/

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More horrors to come for 3XWrestling

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 27, 2010

By Mark Campos

3XWrestlings “Halloween Horror 4” is just over a week away and more matches have been announced to this already spook-tacular line up. There will be scares, screams and terrors at the Des Moines Social Club on October 1St for a frightful Friday night of pro wrestling action!

A pre-show match has been announced featuring the always cocky Brady A. Dezire taking on a familiar fan favorite, Tyler Cook. Cook should be looking to gain back some momentum after missing the last few 3XW shows while Dezire will be looking for a big win that could put him on the main show. The pre-show match starts early for those who purchase tickets in advance so you do not want to miss out this awesome match up that will be featured on next month’s 3XW web show Outside the Ring. (Editors note Go to their website to check out the Brand new Outside the Ring now)

There will also be a tag team match with American Ground and Pound, featuring Nate Bash and Ben Sailer, going against the team of Sir Bradley Charles and “The American Fury” Jon West. This match could decide which of these teams should face the winner of the Tag Team title match that will also take place that night. With American Ground and Pound ranked at number two in the tag team division and Charles and West at number three these teams will give everything they got to get a title shot.

Plenty of more matches are already set for “Halloween Horror 4” including championship title bouts, grudge matches and the bone breaking, head crunching over the top battle royal! The video featured this week takes a look at last year’s battle royal at “Halloween Horror 3” and is also 3XW’s match of the month.

In addition to the pro wrestling there will also be a costume contest with prizes being given away to the top costumes during the intermission. Come out as your favorite or least favorite 3XW wrestler if you’re not afraid!

3XWrestling’s “Halloween Horror 4” will be held at the Des Moines Social Club on October 1st located at 1408 Locust Street in Des Moines, IA. Tickets can be purchased online at 3XWrestling.com or at Cup O’Kryptonite and both Jay’s CD and Hobby locations. Advance presale tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for kids 10 and under. Ticket will also be sold the night of the show at $15 for adults, $6 for kids 10 and under and kids 3 and under are free. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the bell time being 7:30 p.m. Please no Casanova impersonations.

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Mark Sterling wins the 2010 King Of Des Moines tournament plus full results from this weekends event.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 9, 2010

Results thanks to the 3XW Website

Des Moines Social Club
1408 Locust St
Des Moines, IA

Thanks to all the fans who came out to see an excellent night of wrestling action!

King of Des Moines Tournament Event Results:

1. Pre-show match – Brady A. Dezire pinned Jon West after a superkick.

2. King of Des Moines Quarterfinals – “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson pinned “The Popular” Nate Bash after countering out of Bash’s Michinoku Driver with a cradle pin. Great high flying battle.

3. King of Des Moines Quarterfinals – In a battle of 3XW‘s two biggest athletes, Brian Ash pinned Maddog McDowell after punching him with brass knuckles while the referee was distracted by Todd Countryman and Casanova. Countryman’s loaded briefcase was also involved.

4. King of Des Moines Quarterfinals – “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt pinned “The Professional” Ben Sailer following a Kansas Tumbleweed (Lightning Spiral) in a great technical, submission-based encounter.

5. King of Des Moines Quarterfinals – Mark Sterling beat “Delicious” Devin Carter by submission with the Markshooter in a very heated bout.

6. King of Des Moines Semi-Finals – “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt beat “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson by submission with the Crossface in a very heated, hard-hitting encounter. Thompson came very close to defeating Wyatt on a number of occasions.

7. King of Des Moines Semi-Finals – Mark Sterling pinned Brian Ash. After the match, Ash and 3XW Commissioner Todd Countryman tried to assault Sterling with the brass knuckles, only for Sterling to move out of Countryman’s clutches, duck Ash’s punch only for Ash to stop his swing just in time to avoid hitting Countryman. Sterling then dropkicked Ash into Countryman and Countryman tumbled to the ground. Sterling then grabbed his own pair of knuckles from his trunks and punched Ash out with them to the cheers of the crowd.

8. Six Man Scramble for the 3XW Unified Pure Wrestling championship – “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell successfully defended the title, pinning “The Canadian Sex Icon” Ryan Slade with a Rock N’ Rollup to win. Also competing were Hunter Matthews, Casanova, “The Right Price” Aaron Masterson and Sir Bradley Charles.

9. 3XW Heavyweight championship – Rory Fox successfully defended the title, pinning “The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong following a Fox Bomb. Kwong’s manager Chad Mylan was involved many times throughout the match and Kwong almost came away with the belt on more than one occasion. Directly before the end of the bout, Fox finally got his hands and Mylan and punched him right off the ring apron to a big response from the fans.

10. King of Des Moines Tournament Finals – Mark Sterling pinned “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt with a cradle pin in an excellent wrestling match.

After the bout, Wyatt challenged Sterling to a rematch at Clobberpalooza Classic 3 on September 3rd at the Des Moines Social Club.

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3XW July 9th 5 year Anniversary commercial

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 28, 2010

Featuring:

3XW Heavyweight Championship – Ladder Match
Rory Fox
vs.
“The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt (c)

Title vs. Title – Winner take all unification match
3XW Cruiserweight champion “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell
vs.
3XW Pure Wrestling champion “The Viking Warrior” Kraig Keesaman

Six man tag team action
“The Anarchist” Arik Cannon & The Northstar Express – Darin Corbin & Ryan Cruz
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The Gentlemen’s Club – Gage Octane & the 3XW Tag Team champions – “Delicious” Devin Carter & Casanova w/Todd Countryman

Singles match
Brian Ash w/Todd Countryman
vs.
Mark Sterling

Triple Threat
“The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson
vs.
Ryan Slade
vs.
Brady A. Dezire

Tag Team match
The Horn Dogs – Maddog McDowell & Krotch
vs.
Midwest Ground & Air – Benjamin Sailer & Nate Bash

Singles match
“The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong w/Chad Mylan
vs.
Sir Bradley Charles

Singles match
“The Right Price” Aaron Masterson
vs.
Hunter Matthews

Tickets:

General Admission $12 Advance Tickets| $15.00 At the Door
Kids 10 & Under $6.00
Kids 3 & Under FREE Admission

Tickets go on sale June 12th at:

Jay’s CD & Hobby
5921 SE 14th
Des Moines, IA

Cup O’ Kryptonite – The Original Coffee & Comic shop!
4521 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA

3XW July 9th after show party will take place at our sponsor:
Z’s Bar
1511 South Union St
Des Moines, IA

All fans are welcome to attend the after party to eat & drink with the 3XWrestling wrestlers & crew!

Purchase tickets online

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3XW Downtown Destruction II – June 4, 2010 – Des Moines Social Club – Des Moines, Iowa Results

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 21, 2010

If you haven’t already heard, Ring of Honor World champion Tyler Black competed at Downtown Destruction II in a total surprise.

Tyler Black excites the 3XW Fans. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

3XW Downtown Destruction II – June 4, 2010 – Des Moines Social Club – Des Moines, Iowa Results

RESULTS:

Hunter Mathews toys with Aaron Masterson (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Masterson finds himself in a bad spot. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Mathews sets Masterson up for a Superplex.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

DOWN GOES Mathews(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

1-2-3 Aaron Masterson defeats Hunter Mathews for the second time. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Aaron Masterson celebrates (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

It’s true Masterson has your number Mathews.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

1. “The Right Price” Aaron Masterson beat Hunter Matthews with 15 seconds left in a 5-minute challenge by reversing Matthews piledriver attempt into a jacknife rollup pin. Hunter took the mic prior to the match and said there was no way Masterson could beat him in 5 minutes. Matthews has now been pinned by Masterson twice.

Promo – The Gentlemen’s Club came out and manager/3XW Commissioner Todd Countryman announced that it was now a 5-on-4 elimination tag wiith him as the Gentlemen’s Club additional partner. Their opponents then came out accompanied by former 3XW President Skylar Pierce. Sterling explained that being a former member of the Gentlemen’s Club, he knew they would be up to something tonight, so he contacted Skylar, the former 3XW president. Skylar received the OK from the Board of Directors to add an additional member to Sterling’s team…none other than Ring of Honor World champion Tyler Black!!

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Brady A. Dezire works the arm of Buck Albright. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Albright gives Dezire a message that he will not be pushed around.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Dezire keeps Albright from coming back into the ring.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

2. Brady A. Dezire beat Buck Albright following a schoolboy rollup with his feet on the ropes for leverage.

"The Viking Warrior" Kraig Keesaman. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A big blow from Kessaman.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A big blow from Kessaman.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Kessaman was nasty on this night.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Though I missed a lot of Bash’s offense with my picture taking this match was very good with Kessaman winning a tough matchup. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

3. “The Viking Warrior” Kraig Keesaman successfully defended the 3XW Pure Wrestling title over Nate Bash by drilling him with a Nordic Spike after crotching Bash on the top turnbuckle in an excellent match. Keesaman has now not been pinned or submitted in 24 months.

For the ladies Tyler Cook.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The rematch of the 2009 MWR Match of the Year Tyler Cook and The Rebel Jeremy Wyatt.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

These former partners do not like each other one bit.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Wyatt moves out of the way just in time and Cook injurys his arm, a key turning moment in this match. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Wyatt drags Cook by the hair much to the dismay of the fans.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Lets watch a master at work as Wyatt works on the injured arm of Cook and in return the heart of Cook as he does not submit but fights out to keep his hopes alive. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

This could be it!! (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Pure Heart and determination from Cook is the difference at this point of the match. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cook fights back and sends Wyatt overhead.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Cook drops Wyatt.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Amazed that the big move wasn’t enough to take out the Champ.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Wyatt works towards another huge win. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Fan Favorite Rory Fox will meet Wyatt one more time in July!!(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

4. “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt successfully defended the 3XW Heayweight title over Tyler Cook, submitting him to a crossface. Wyatt is now the longest reigning Heavyweight champion in 3XW history.

– Following the match, Rory Fox came out and officially announced he would be using his Gauntlet for the Gold title shot against Wyatt at the 5 Year Anniversary Event in July. Wyatt said “fine, but I choose the stipulation. It’s going to be a…..” and then Wyatt walked away.

One 3XW fan gives Tony Sly a hard time. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Tony Sly is not amused. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Ben Sailer (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Fan favorite Matty star is in the dangerous clutches of Sailer(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Star has the champ down..(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sailer has a wonderful arsenal of moves. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Jimmy Rockwell would go on to win this wild matchup. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

5. “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell successfully defended the 3XW Cruiserweight championship over Tony Sly, Ben Sailer and Matty Starr after pinning Sly with a Rock n’ Rollup.
– Before the match, Sly announced that if he lost tonight, he would quit 3XW.
– Following the match, Kraig Keesaman unsuccessfully tried to attack Rockwell with his axe and Rockwell announced that they will be having a title unification match at the 5 Year Anniversary event in July.

Ryan Slade and AJ Smooth (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Fan Favorites Sir Bradley Charles and Jon West. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Jon West is in deep trouble. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Looking for air is the young West.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sir Bradley Charles changes the momentum in this tag team match.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A big win for the young duo. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

6. Sir Bradley Charles and Jon West beat Sexy and Smooth (Ryan Slade and A.J. Smooth) after West distracted the Canadians enough for SBC to stop the Fastball Special by pushing Slade into Smooth, causing Smooth to crotch himself on the top turnbuckle and flail helplessly while Charles pinned Slade with an O’Conner Roll. Huge upset, as the No. 1 contenders to the 3XW Tag Team titles lost to a first-time team of rookies. Impressive showing by West and SBC.

Kwong brings the pain with his powerful legs. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Chad Mylans protégé Ricky Kwong was looking to make a name for himself by beating the man who would be in the main event in July. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Fox was in trouble.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Fox makes a comeback.

7. Rory Fox defeated “The Laotian Sensation” Ricky Kwong (with “The Laotian Liaison” Chad Mylan and Mylan’s new MMA secruity guard) with a Fox Bomb.

Believe it or not but Fox got the win but it would be Wyatt who would celebrate as he attacked Fox and let him know next month it is a LADDER MATCH!!(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

– After the match, Wyatt attacked Fox with a ladder and announced that their Heavyweight title match in July will be a ladder match

Two of the best in the world today Tyler Black and Mark Sterling lead their teammates Zach Thompson, Krotch and Maddog McDowell to the ring against Sterling’s old partners The Gentlemans Club.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sterling and Black double team Devin Carter. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Black cranks on Delicious Devin Carters arm. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Maddog shows off his power!(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

After Brian Ash turns the tide for his team Casanova taunts the fans favorites. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Here we see The Gentlemans Club leader Todd Countryman’s total offense in this match before he is counted out from running away. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Carter repays Sterling.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Zach Thompson is one of the Midwest top high risk stars. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Gage delivers a big move on Thomspon. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

World Champion Tyler Black has no way out of this one. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Brian Ash was a juggernaut in this contest.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

BIG BODYSLAM(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sterling leap frogs Ash.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year delivers a European Uppercut. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Black just hit a big dropkick. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Black prepares to hit Ash on the outside. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Black would make the mistake of using a belt on Ash and getting caught by Referee Jeremy Robb (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Sterling wanted to beat his former partners so bad he refused to release Octane allowing the ref to overturn the decision allowing Octane to continue and Sterling DQ. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Thompson would show heart but the odds would be too much. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Thompson’s partners came to his rescue but a little too late as The Gentleman’s Club was victorious (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Thompson’s partners came to his rescue but a little too late as The Gentleman’s Club was victorious (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

8. 10-Man Elimination Tag Team match – The Gentlemen’s Club (Brian Ash, Gage Octane, Devin Carter, Casanova and Todd Countryman) beat Mark Sterling, “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson, Maddog McDowell, Krotch and Ring of Honor World champion Tyler Black. It came down to Ash and Thompson and Ash pinned Thompson despite a valiant effort on the part of Thompson. Black was eliminated when the referee saw him hit Ash with a title belt that Ash tried to hit him with first and Sterling was DQ’d for refusing to release a Sharpshooter on Octane after Octane had already tapped out. Thompson then pinned Octane before taking the final fall to Ash.

After the bout, the Gentlemen’s Club continued to assault Thompson, who was saved by all his partners to the cheers of the crowd.

Next up – 3XW’s top event of the year, the 5 Year Anniversary Event! Details can be found here: http://www.3xwrestling.com/events2.htm

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MWR exclusive interview with Metro Pro Wrestling’s Joe McDonald and Chris Gough

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 12, 2010

 

I am joined today with the men behind Metro Pro Wrestling, former Central States Wrestling promoter Joe McDonald and Chris Gough Last year Chris  produced the wrestling documentary KC on the Mat. Chris is a Mizzou grad with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After college, he went to work as a television writer for World Wrestling Entertainment in Stamford, Connecticut. In 2004, Chris returned to his hometown to begin work as an anchor and reporter for Metro Sports in Kansas City.

Brian -Gentleman good to speak to the both on you today on the exciting news that Wrestling is about to come back to Kansas City. How did this adventure come to be?

Chris– I actually did a documentary last year called KC On the Mat, which looked at the historical look at Central States Wrestling. It aired here in the city and shortly after that I spoke with Joe about running shows here in Kansas City. I produce several shows on Metro Sports, an all sports channel in Kansas City, and eventually Joe and I spoke to the general manager of the station who gave us the green light to put together a wrestling show that will debut at Memorial Hall on June 5th. Two or three weeks after that we will air the Metro Pro Wrestling show on Metro Sports.

Joe –Chris had actually myspaced me prior to me leaving for California for my new job when I left CSW. I kinda blew him off because as a promoter you always get these guys who say “I am a former this or that” and you tend to go whatever. Thankfully in time we did get together.

Brian – Chris, please tell our readers your background in Pro Wrestling.

Chris – I was a lifelong wrestling fan who went to University of Missouri. In 1997 I got an internship with WWE, went back in 1998. After graduation I got full time job with WWE in 1999 where I started with WWE.com as a producer and did a show called Byte This and some other shows on the site. I then went on as a creative writer for WWE’S Monday Night RAW thorough 2003. After leaving the WWE I came home and took a job with Metro Sports as an Anchor/Producer.

Brian – Joe, At one time you were a wrestler tell us about that and how long did you run Central States Wrestling?

Joe – We ran for five years, prior to that I joined a school called the Monster factory based out of New Jersey. I begged my parents’ and they said “as long as your grades stay up”. I trained in 95, my junior year in high school and I didn’t really get a very good training, but I hit the road and did shows in ST Louis for next to no pay. There was also a promotion based out of Wichita Kansas that had weekly TV. That was a lot of fun as Derek Stone and Ace Steel where also there. That tells you how long I have known Stone (LAUGHS).

 I was too young to wrestle in Missouri until July of 1996 because I wasn’t 18.  To be honest I was not a very good wrestler. When I began promoting, I wrestled at times but I didn’t want to put myself over at the expense of the guys. It got to the point where I had to come to terms that I was not nearly as good as the guys I was booking so I stopped wrestling and focused on being a promoter.

Brian – Joe, What have you been up to since you parted ways with Central States Wrestling?

Joe– I went to California working with TV shows and films, like Last Comic Standing and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. At the time I left there were a lot of things going on in my life, including the mentioned once in a lifetime opportunities. Once I got back home, I tried to jump start CSW but I didn’t have it left in me to do so. After the last CSW show I decided it would be best to take some time off and refresh my batteries. I don’t like to say I quit the wrestling business as I have kept up with what has been going on in the wrestling world, I just took a breather. And over the 12 months, Chris and I have been planning on making Metro Sports a successful wrestling promotion.

Brian – Joe, what do you take from your days at CSW?

Joe – There are no instructions on how to run a pro wrestling show. You learn by being on the road, what to do and not to do with the boys, How to treat the boys, the wrestlers always got paid by me. I never canceled shows, I made mistakes all of the time because I just did not know what to do.  I will say that I have learned from all of those mistakes and hopefully I do not make them again.

I take some of the credit of CSW but I cannot take it all. It was a collaborate effort by several hard working people. What I did was give them a place to work and we all relied on each other to get the job done.

Brian – What is the goals of Metro Pro Wrestling?

Chris – The goal for 2010 is to have a TV taping once a month. If it increases then that is great, but first things first get that first show done so that we get enough footage to provide an exciting program. We are hoping to have a 1 hour show each week on Metro Sports, weather or not its four or six weeks of tapings for our show.

Joe– We really don’t want to put the cart before the horse, we know that it will take 3 months before the TV really will provide the full benefit of advertisement. We are currently advertising Metro Pro Wrestling via print, Television, Radio ect , when the second TV taping airs we will have had two weeks of  shows on Metro Sports that will create a buzz and then by the third we will have ran 6 or so weeks of TV. By the fourth week we will hope to see a return on the exposure from TV.

Brian – Will all shows be at the Memorial Hall?

Chris – For the time being that will be where the shows will be ran. Memorial Hall provides us with a great venue with a historic feel for our debut. Excellent lighting and a superb sound system will give the fans at the show that special feel and those watching at home that professional look.  But Brian it’s like all business it comes down to money. If the fans show that there is interest by coming, we would love our shows to be there all of the time but if financially it doesn’t make sense to run shows there we will pull back and find other venues that we have scoped out.

Joe – If we didn’t have TV we would be running an armory or high school gym, to be honest without TV I don’t know if I would have given this another try….well I can’t say that, but it surely wouldn’t be on such a grand scale. Without TV there is only so far that you can go in Indy wrestling.

When I started CSW I borrowed ten thousand dollars. Out of that, six of it went into buying a ring while the other four went towards running shows. I ran for several years on that and then took on a partner. We tapped out at CSW, we got to the point where we had a show with AJ Styles we had four hundred people and that was as big as it got in Lawrence Kansas. Now we are in Kansas City, it’s a lot bigger than Lawrence. We now have a bigger fan base to draw from, TV and two guys that have industry specific background to both wrestling and TV. We most defiantly are not doing this to fail, we feel as if we have all the tools in place to succeed.

Brian – Who should the fans expect to see at Metro Pro Wrestling local and nationally?

Chris – The first show fans will get to see ECW Original’s Tommy Dreamer and “the King of the Streets” Angel,

along with 3 time WWE Tag team Champion Trevor Murdoch. We want to bring in the establish star to bring in the casual fans that don’t follow the Indy’s. It’s always good to bring them in but we also will be showcasing some of the top talent in the Midwest. Joe knows the local talent as well as anyone.

Joe – Yes, I hate to go back to the past but what I set up to do with CSW was to bring up all the local talent from Kansas City, St Louis, Missouri, Iowa, or just so simply the best in Midwest under one roof, just as Ring Of Honor had done. We had a great run with Michael Strider and Mark Sterling.

2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

This isn’t going to be a CSW retread, certainly we will use some of the guys that I am comfortable with. Mark Sterling for instance is in my opinion one of the best wrestlers in country right now. The man lives and breathes pro Wrestling. Jeremy Wyatt I put him in that category as well.

 I have known Matt Sydal (Evan Bourne) since day one and when his brother Mike Sydal told him he wanted to learn how to wrestle Matt told him to go see the guys (Strider and Sterling) in Kansas to learn.

The 2009 MWR Tag team of the Year the Hooligans will make their debut in Kansas City . ((Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The Hooligans, who I have only seen on tape. Chris actually found them on your site and called me and said you need to check these guys out. I looked at a couple of matches of theirs on YouTube. They were awesome, they have that “it” factor. You can attest to that Brian, you have been around them a lot; I have only dealt with them via phone and e-mail. I called Sterling and Wyatt who I trust to get their thoughts on their work. They vouched that they were for real and that was good enough for me.

Angel and Domino Rivera were two guys I had teamed up at last few CSW shows I ran and had big plans for. Chris and I feel like they can make an impact.

The Mississippi Madman (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

The Mississippi Madman is someone that has a ton of charisma we believe that the fans will get behind.

The Ultra talented Jaysin Strife (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Jaysin Strife, I have always been a big fan of as well. We are not a closed door company. If we see someone that we feel that the fans will enjoy and can help Metro Sports we will take a good look at them.

Nate Bash and Benjamin Sailer are a tag team that I am excited about being a part of the company. I feel as if we are really stacked in the tag division and have a heavy emphasize in tag teams.

Brian – Let me ask you Chris you have been with WWE who many feel have diminished tag teams in the past few years. Are you excited about tag teams as much as Joe?

Chris – Before we go any further let’s not forget we dragged Michael Strider out of retirement so fans will most defiantly have that to look forward to. That guy is willing to do anything. But he was done. When Joe first approached him about Metro Pro, Strider wasn’t going to do it. He was enjoying his life off the road. But we told him the game plan and it stoked that flame. As far as tag teams go your right it was a pretty dead deal down there. Granted there were some great teams during the Invasion with the Dudley’s, The Hardy’s Edge and Christina with some exciting matches with ladders.  That seemed to be the last real run with teams other than just throwing two guys together.  Anyone growing up in the 80’s remembers how big the tag teams were in the WWE and NWA. Myself I am a big fan of a team when they get together and hit their moves and work as a team, you just done see that in the Big two err one.  

We didn’t set out to focus so strongly on tag teams but it just so happens that we are fortunate that we have talented guys who happen to team up. I believe that many fans on the Indy scene love tag team wrestling so I hope that it will be a big draw for us.

Brian – Chris, what kinda style should fans see at Metro Pro Wrestling? With the debut of Tommy Dreamer will be see old style ECW Wrestling or WWE/ECW? What style do you prefer?

Chris– My background is WWE and that’s the style I worked with, did I agree with everything no but no company is perfect. I know that WWE takes a lot of slack for what they do but a lot of that has to do with over saturation. With WWE TV storylines need to go so fast because of the amount of shows that need to be done. Sometimes it can take away from what you are doing.

Here at Metro will “Extreme” be the norm? No. Will there be guys that have that in their background and at times will that be sprinkled in sporadically. Yes. As a fan I was a big fan of ECW and still have fond memories of them. The problem is that the style trickled up towards the WWE and every match feature blood in the first match, people jumping off 40 foot ladders. Nothing could top it so it meant less.

What we hope to do with Metro Pro Wrestling on TV is character development. I am all for pure pro wrestling in the ring and we will have that but it’s not so much the storyline that matters as much as is it is for the fans to care for the wrestlers to make the storylines mean anything. I feel as if that is what is lacking in wrestling on TV. I am not going to say I know how to do it better than the next guy but I do know going into this that the wrestlers will have an opportunity to shine on TV. From the top to bottom they are going to be able get their name out to the casual fan.

Joe– Too put it in perspective I was once told by a very smart guy and I am sure he was told by another smart guy. Wrestling is like a three ring circus “You have to have your flyers, you have to have brawlers and you need have your freaks. You need to have something for everyone.”  We have to do a little bit of everything for this to succeed. Our balance will be found with the traditional wrestling fan that just likes wrestling but our job is to make the show interesting.

You hear a lot of older fans say that back in my day it wasn’t such a soap opera. But the truth is, it really was. There have always been stories in wrestling. Storylines have just adapted over the years to fit the current world climate. The beautiful thing about early ECW was that you had 2 or 3 matches on their show and the rest was you had advertisements for their next one. During the show you may have had one hardcore match – Tommy Dreamer going hardcore with Raven all over the arena. Then Psychosis and Rey Mysterio flying all around the ring then you had Dean Melenko and Eddie Guerrero in a mat classic.

I would like to see Metro be a little bit like that. You have storylines mixed with wrestling and in the end you have entertainment because of that.

Brian– Any last words for the MWR Fans

Joe – I hope that people give us a shot, come on out and I feel as if their money will be well spent. Come support the guys as we have household names mixed in with some guys we feel will be able to get to the next level. I hope people come to what we hope will become a successful endeavor in the wrestling area. I would also like to thank Martin Thomas for letting us use the CSW Library. That was a really cool thing of him to do.

For all your updates on Metro Pro Wrestling add their website here to your favorites

 Be sure to catch Metro Pro Wrestling’s debut television taping on Saturday, June 5, 2010, inside Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets available now at MetroWrestling.com, TicketMaster.com or by calling the Memorial Hall ticket office at (913) 549-4853.

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PWP’s Year of the Phoenix IV recap 2-28-2009

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 12, 2009

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PWP- YEAR OF THE PHOENIX IV is in the books, and it will go down as one of the biggest and most special nights in company history! We had a great turnout, despite the bitter cold, as we said goodbye to a local legend – the one and only Hype Gotti. We kicked the evening off with a super hot tag team contest:
 
1.) Zac James and Preston Maxwell came out with a huge key, which they claimed was the key to the Council Bluffs Armory. They claimed THEY were the reason we couldn’t get into the building last month, as they stole the key to turn the armory into “Zac & Preston’s Den of Debauchery”. This brought out the PWP Tag Team Champions, “The Knights of Fire” – Jaysin Strife & Vic Victory. The champs offered to put their belts on the line, if Zac & Preston put the key on the line! After an exciting bout, Strife & Victory were victorious, retaining their titles, and becoming the new keepers of the key to the Council Bluffs Armory!
 
2.) Nate Bash made his return to PWP, taking on Stephen Saint. Saint controlled most of the match, grounding the high-flying Bash – however in the end, Bash scored the upset victory.
 
Up next, in a total surprise – SONJAY DUTT made his return to PWP! Sonjay went on to say that its no secret that he and Hype Gotti are very close friends, and that if Hype was having his last match – he wasn’t going to miss it! Sonjay then asked to be added to the match itself, making it a 3-Way Dance for later in the evening!

 

 Fans were thrilled when Sonjay Dutt returned to PWP to be part of History,Hype Gotti’s last match (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Fans were thrilled when Sonjay Dutt returned to PWP to be part of History,Hype Gotti’s last match (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

 
3.) Up next, Joey Daniels was set to square off with Donnie Peppercricket. Before the match, Donnie asked Joey why he slapped him in the face at the last show – Joey explained that he was simply caught up in the moment, and that he was sorry, the two then shook hands, and agreed to have a clean wrestling match, in the name of sportsmanship. A back and forth, even paced match followed, however, in the end, Joey hit his supposed best friend with a low blow, and pinned him with his feet on the ropes…..so much for sportsmanship.
 
4.) #1 Brett Young took on the highly entertaining Yellow Dog. Dog held his own with the Las Vegas veteran, but in the end, the Dog was tricked into a game of fetch, allowing Young to ambush him with “The One Shot” to pick up the victory.
 
5.) “The Anarchist” Arik Cannon battled one half of the Northstar Express, Ryan Cruz. Last March, these two gave us one of the greatest matches in PWP history, thus, the rematch was highly anticipated – and these two men did not disappoint! In the end, Cannon connected with “The Glimmering Warlock” to score the win. Cannon then helped Cruz up and the two shook hands in a true display of respect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arik Cannon hits Ryan Cruz with a powerful suplex- Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione

Arik Cannon hits Ryan Cruz with a powerful suplex- Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione

 
6.) Mark Sterling battled the debuting Mike Sydal. Sydal was very impressive, showing that his brother (WWE’s Evan Bourne) isn’t the only impressive athlete in the family – however in the end, the more experienced Sterling was victorious. Despite the loss, Sydal looks to have a very bright future in PWP.

 

 

 

 

Mike Sydal was impressive in his PWP debut against Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Mike Sydal was impressive in his PWP debut against Mark Sterling (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

 
7.) Up next, Chris Havius took on “Babyface” Tony Cortez. Cortez controlled a lot of the match, proving why he is still one of the best in PWP – but in the end, Havius defeated the former champion with a clean 1-2-3. Havius then stated that while he has been in PWP since day one, fighting through back surgery, taking on all opponents, in any type of match-up – he has never received even one shot at the PWP Heavyweight Title. He then made the following challenge for March 21st – in the following main event, if Sonjay wins the title, or if Jeremy Wyatt retains – he would challenge them to a one on one match for the title. If Hype Gotti should win the title, he would then retire as champion, and a tournament would be held in March to crown a new champion – in that case, Havius demanded to be the number one seed in the tournament, vowing that one way or another, on March 21st – he would become PWP Heavyweight Champion.
 
8.) It was now time for the main event, and Hype Gotti’s very last match ever!

Local legend Hype Gotti (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Local legend Hype Gotti (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The match would be an elimination style 3-Way Dance for “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt’s PWP Heavyweight Championship.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix Champion Jeremy Wyatt is calm and ready for a three way dance with Sonjay Dutt and his friend Hype Gotti - (Photo Credit: Gary Giaffoglione)

Pro Wrestling Phoenix Champion Jeremy Wyatt is calm and ready for a three way dance with Sonjay Dutt and his friend Hype Gotti - (Photo Credit: Gary Giaffoglione)

 Wyatt, Sonjay, and Hype all hit high impact moves in the opening minutes, bringing the crowd to a frenzy.

Hype Gotti had Sonjay Dutt where he wanted him until Jeremy Wyatt made his presence known. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Hype Gotti had Sonjay Dutt where he wanted him until Jeremy Wyatt made his presence known. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

At about the 20 minute mark, Hype hit the Gotti Driver on Sonjay to eliminate him from the match. Hype and Wyatt then brawled all over the armory, in and out of the ring, all the while pushing the crowd’s excitement to it’s limit.

Hype Gotti demands that Jeremy Wyatt to have a seat. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Hype Gotti demands that Jeremy Wyatt have a seat. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

 In the end, at around the 40 minute mark, Wyatt hit in succession, his Lightning Spiral, the Angel’s Wings, and then applied a dragon sleeper – while Hype held on for as long as he could, he finally passed out in the hold, the match was stopped, and Wyatt retained. What then followed was without a doubt the most emotional atmosphere in PWP history. The locker room emptied, as Hype’s peers gave him an in-ring standing ovation, joined by the crowd at ringside – all of whom showed their appreciation for all that Hype has given to the business over the past 7 years. Hype Gotti’s career may be over, but his legacy to the mid-west wrestling scene, and especially to PWP will live forever. Thank you Hype!

Thank You Hype (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Thank You Hype (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

 
We now turn our attention to Saturday Night, March 21st.
 
We know that Chris Havius will finally get his shot at the PWP Title, as he challenges “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt.
 
There was a very profound aura of excitement at Year of the Phoenix IV – which is sure to carry over to the 21st. No doubt, this is an exciting time in PWP, and believe us, you don’t want to miss a second of it! More details coming very soon!
 

The talented PWP roster that thrilled the fans at PWP’S YEAR OF THE PHOENIX IV  poses for one great picture. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The talented PWP roster that thrilled the fans at PWP’S YEAR OF THE PHOENIX IV poses for one great picture. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

 

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Look out for Stephen Saint in 2009.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 26, 2009

Missouri Wrestling Revival caught up with the Stephen Saint recently.  Saint had one of best matches of the year in 2008 against Chris Havius in a fans bring the weapons match. He had this message for the fans of the Midwest.

You can see Stephen Saint in action this Saturday as he takes on Nate Bash at Pro Wrestling Phoenix.

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Pro Wrestling Phoenix looks back at 2008.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 12, 2009

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By PWP Management

Photo comments by Gary Giaffoglione/GG HotShots.com PWP Photographer

 

2008 was a very remarkable year for Pro Wrestling Phoenix. We came back from a four month hiatus in February. We had lost the rights to run shows at our old building, and had some trouble coming up with a new one. Once we decided on the Armory, we were skeptical about how many people could even find the place let alone who would show up. At “Year of the Phoenix 3” on February 16, we couldn’t have been happier with our second biggest crowd ever about 130 people. That night saw a lot of great action, and is notable for being the night “The LONRs” Showtime Darrien Sanders and Mark Sterling won the PWP Tag Team Championship by defeating “Pride and the Passion”, Zac James and Tyler Pride This caused massive problems between Zac and Tyler. At this point “Babyface” Tony Cortez was still PWP Heavyweight Champion, and was able to retain the title in a 3 Way Dance over “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt and Abu Colossus. Hype Gotti began an intense losing streak as well.

“Try and Stop Us Now” on March 15 had one of PWP’s best matches ever, a bout between “The Anarchist: Arik Cannon and Ryan Cruz, one half of the Northstar Express. I highly suggest checking this one out; you can find it on YouTube. “A New Era” in April saw the Northstar Express and Arik Cannon both getting title shots in PWP. However, “The LONRs” and Tony Cortez both pulled through, retaining their respective titles.

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March 15 Wyatt vs Strife- Could be the most high flying and technical match I remember, there was so much nonstop action from both Wyatt and Strife- Gary Giaffoglione/GG HotShots.com PWP Photographer

This led to our “3rd Year Anniversary Spectacular” on May 10. “The LONRs” once again retained the PWP Tag Team Championship by defeating Ben Sailor and Nate Bash. Hype Gotti continued his losing streak, this time losing to Domino Rivera. This show also saw one of the greats Jerry Lynn show up to wrestle Arik Cannon in an absolute classic PWP match. Zac James finally agreed to fight Tyler Pride, but was only the beginning. A very big surprise also happened when PWP Alumni Payday Patterson showed up to answer Brett Young’s one shot challenge in a very memorable match. Chris Havius made his return to thank the fans, and was attacked by Stephen Saint. The big news here however, was Abu Colossus was able to win the PWP Championship in a 4 Way between Tony Cortez, Jeremy Wyatt and Jaysin Strife, thus ending his 20 month reign as champion.

May 10 Wyatt vs. Abu, Babyface Cortez vs. Strife, again so much action I couldn’t capture it all among these four

May 10 Wyatt vs. Abu, Babyface Cortez vs. Strife, again so much action I couldn’t capture it all among these four.-Gary Giaffoglione/GG HotShots.com PWP Photographer

We started the summer off with two shows in July. The first show saw Chris Havius try to get some revenge on Stephan Saint, however the match ended in a double disqualification. Jaysin Strife finally beat Hype Gotti one on one. Afterwards, Tony Cortez confronted Jaysin about some things that had been happening, especially in last months main event where he helped pin Tony. He attacked him, and it looked like Hype was making the save, but he shocked everyone when he too attacked Strife. It took Vic Victory coming out with a chair to run those two off, and it looked like Simply the Best was back together. Victory and Strife put their differences behind them. Abu solidified his status as champion when he was able to pin Tony Cortez in a one on one match.

Our second July show was our huge Battle of the Phoenix show. This saw 25 contestants get a shot at becoming #1 contender. And who was more fitting to win than #1 Brett Young. He earned a shot at Colossus in August. This was a big night for Brett Young as he also defeated Arik Cannon in a singles match. Also on this show, “The LONRs” were once again successful over Northstar Express, Zac and Tyler tangled again, and Strife and Victory got their first taste of Simply the Best.

August was very intense, Tyler Pride finally defeated Zac James in a must see street fight to open the show. Stephen Saint defeated Chris Havius by cheating in a First Blood match. Afterwards, Chris challenged Stephen to a FANS BRING THE WEAPONS match at the next show. Brett Young fell short of his chance at gold when Abu Colossus once again dominated him. This led us to September, Malicious Mayhem and one of the most insane nights in PWP history. Chris Havius and Stephen Saint put it all on the line in a match that included tables, ladders, chairs, light tubes, thumbtacks, bibles and more. Chris Havius came out on top and both earned the fans respect that night.

This was the easiest to chose, of all the shots taken in 2008 this Weapons Match between Chris Havis and Stephen Saint will forever be in my conversation of “what  are some of your best shots”. September 21, 2008 Malicious Mayhem… would be the #1 Choice of my Best PWP Shots of 2008.- Gary Giaffoglione/GG HotShots.com PWP Photographer

This was the easiest to chose, of all the shots taken in 2008 this Weapons Match between Chris Havis and Stephen Saint will forever be in my conversation of “what are some of your best shots”. September 21, 2008 Malicious Mayhem… would be the #1 Choice of my Best PWP Shots of 2008.- Gary Giaffoglione/GG HotShots.com PWP Photographer

October 25 was a special night for PWP. The Northstar Express had their last chance at the PWP title, if they lost, they would never get another shot at the LONRs. They did pull through to become PWP Tag Team Champions. Also, the showed was named Night of the Rebel, because Jeremy Wyatt, who hadn’t lost a singles match in probably a thousand years in PWP, defeated Abu Colossus to become the current reigning PWP champion. Since then he has defeated both Abu Colossus and Brett Young to retain. The Northstar Express’ reign was short lived, as they were defeated in a three way dance by Simply the Best, also including Jaysin Strife and Vic Victory. Afterwards The duo challenged Simply the Best to a Texas Tornado Tag Title match in December, with the added stip that whoever was pinned in the match would leave PWP forever.

December came and new Tag Champs AGAIN, as Strife and Victory pinned Hype Gotti not only to win the titles, but to send him packing from PWP. Hype Gotti asked for one more match, and that is January 17th VS. Jeremy Wyatt for the Title. Regardless of winning or losing, he is gone from PWP. But he said he is going to retire as champion and go out with a bang.

What do we have to look forward to in PWP in 2009? You can bet that everyone has their sights set on “the Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt and his coveted Title. Look forward to your favorite regulars as well as new talent looking for chances at gold. Strife and Victory are the Tag Champs, but for how long? The LONRs won’t sit idly by and watch them take all the glory. Don’t forget about the Northstar Express either. It is a very exciting time for Pro Wrestling Phoenix, please check us out at www. prowrestlingphoenix. com for all the updates and add us as friends at www.myspace.com.prowrestlingphoenix.
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