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Windy Wine Company and NWL Unveils New Wine For Sale that Even Niles Plonke Can Approve

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 19, 2017

From Windy Wine Company

We are excited to work with NWL Corp and NWL KC to bring 4 new wines that debuted this past Saturday Night at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City!

 

Check out their page and join us for a great night of Wrasslin and Wine!

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NWL KC Poll – Who Will Win this Saturday at the Scottish Rite Temple to Enter the Finals on April 1st

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 14, 2017

NWL KC Championship Tournament Semi-Finals Match – Red Cloud vs. Blaine Meeks

NWL KC Championship Tournament Semi-Finals Match – Dak Draper vs. Niles Plonk

HUGE Tag Team Match: Royal Blood vs. The Blood Brothers
– Triple Threat Match: Jeremy Wyatt vs. Thor Theriot vs. Scott Slade

More matches to be announced!

Buy our monthly/yearly FIGHTCLUB KC packages to save money!

FIGHTCLUB KC GOLD (Ringside) – https://shop.nwleague.com/product/fightclub-kc-ringside/

FIGHTCLUB KC SILVER (Orchestra) – https://shop.nwleague.com/product/fightclub-kc-orchestra/

FIGHTCLUB KC BRONZE (Balcony) – https://shop.nwleague.com/product/fightclub-kc-balcony/

Kansas City Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
1330 E Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64109

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NWL KC Comes to Planet Comicon Kansas City April 28 + TV on 38 The Spot KMCI

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 6, 2017

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Wow, things are cooking in KC . NWL announced starting the first of April they will be carried by …38 The SPOT KMCI-TV check your local listings for times.

Even better news you do not need to be a cable subscriber they broadcast over the air too.

PLUS

 

Planet Comicon Kansas City

The Planet Party on Barney features live music, dancing, cosplay, and a wrestling showdown in Barney Allis Plaza!

Planet Party on Barney

As Planet Comicon Kansas City winds down its first night, the fun moves outside to Barney Allis Plaza for an amazing fun-filled evening for the whole family!

Event date and time: Friday, April 28, 6:30-10:30pm on Barney Allis Plaza

  • All ages welcome. Free entry with Planet Comicon KC credentials.
  • Cosplay is encouraged! Join the fun by participating in our cosplay Masquerade Parade.
  • Feast on the best of Kansas City with food trucks and bars featuring local KC brews
  • The Planet Comicon Kansas City Will Call booth will stay open late in Lobby 2200 of Bartle Hall to assist with those needing to pick-up their credentials.

Entertainment Schedule

Cosplay Masquerade Parade featuring you and your costume! Join the festivities as part of our fan cosplay showcase.

Live music provided by Run With It. Run With It is a rising powerhouse pop-rock trio based in Kansas City. They are renowned for great stage shows, and high-energy, catchy, chorus-driven songs that dare you to sign and dance. They’ve garnered critical media acclaim with features on Kansas City channels Fox 4, 38 The Spot and KCTV 5. They have also opened for Candle Box and Jake Clemons (E Street Band) and played Starlight Theatre’s VIP Lounge for Earth, Wind and Fire, Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry. They even were invited to play during Game 1 of the World Series.

Dance beats by DJ Joe, “The Mad Scientist”. One of the hottest DJs in the area, DJ Joe “The Mad Scientist” generates his own brand of energy and excitement delighting audiences wherever he performs.

Main event featuring professional wrestling matches from the National Wrasslin League. The National Wrasslin’ League (NWL) is reviving the historical roots of the business. Fueled by intercity rivalries, the NWL prides itself on family-friendly, storyline-driven programming that delivers thrilling athletic action and entertaining characters.  Enjoy the excitement and fun of live wrestling.

Website http://planetcomicon.com/

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Join NWL stars & UpDown KC for a WrestleMania party on April 2!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 3, 2017

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101 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

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Dartallion Allen Jr. Top Draw: 2016 MWR Wrestler of the Year Dez Wellston / Mike Outlaw

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 2, 2017

MWR artist Dartallion Allen Jr. returns to the site with his MWR 2016 Award Top Draws of the 2016 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mike Outlaw. Outlaw had a great year in which he won titles and delivered exciting matches around the Midwest in just about every top promotion that we covered. MWR was not the only group that had an eye on him, as the new wrestling league the NWL signed him to an exclusive contract and fans can only see him at the Casa Loma Ballroom for NWL STL or the rare Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City for NWL KC.

This MWR plaque is sponsored by our dear friend Brandis Outlaw, and will feature this very own artwork in the frame. In the near future we hope to present it to him in person to honor him on a memorable 2016. .

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If you would like to have some artwork done by the very talented Dartallion Allen Jr. here is how to do so. Tell him MWR set you.

Email Dartallion21x@gmail.com
Instagram and Twitter: Dartallion21x
9×12 Bristol board sketch : $25/ with grey tones $35
11×14 Bristol board sketch $35
/ with grey tones $45
11×17 Bristol board sketch $45/ grey tones free
Digital color prints 8×10,11×14,11×17
$10, $15, $20

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Ken Dharma vs Lakota Redcloud This Saturday in the NWL KC Tournament

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 27, 2017

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NWL KC – 02/18/17 – Ken Dharma is high on the KC Championship Tournament

From the office’s of NWL KC

Our next NWL event is Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. inside the Scottish Rite Temple! Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Matches announced so far include:

– NWL KC Championship Tournament Quarterfinals Match – Dak Draper vs. Max Edwards
– NWL KC Championship Tournament Quarterfinals Match – Red Cloud vs. Ken Dharma
– NWL KC Championship Tournament Quarterfinals Match – Niles Plonk vs. Thor Theriot
– NWL KC Championship Tournament Quarterfinals Match – Blaine Meeks vs. Flex Zerba

Buy our monthly/yearly FIGHTCLUB KC packages to save money!

FIGHTCLUB KC GOLD (Ringside) – https://shop.nwleague.com/product/fightclub-kc-ringside/

FIGHTCLUB KC SILVER (Orchestra) – https://shop.nwleague.com/product/fightclub-kc-orchestra/

FIGHTCLUB KC BRONZE (Balcony) – https://shop.nwleague.com/product/fightclub-kc-balcony/

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NWL KC Returns this Saturday at the Scottish Rite Temple Thor Theriot vs Niles Plonk

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 27, 2017

16730562_1051697278269201_2635359252737481839_nFrom the office’s of NWL KC

Our next NWL event is Saturday, March 4, at 7 p.m. inside the Scottish Rite Temple! Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Matches announced so far include:

– NWL KC Championship Tournament Quarterfinals Match – Dak Draper vs. Max Edwards
– NWL KC Championship Tournament Quarterfinals Match – Red Cloud vs. Ken Dharma
– NWL KC Championship Tournament Quarterfinals Match – Niles Plonk vs. Thor Theriot
– NWL KC Championship Tournament Quarterfinals Match – Blaine Meeks vs. Flex Zerba

Buy our monthly/yearly FIGHTCLUB KC packages to save money!

FIGHTCLUB KC GOLD (Ringside) – https://shop.nwleague.com/product/fightclub-kc-ringside/

FIGHTCLUB KC SILVER (Orchestra) – https://shop.nwleague.com/product/fightclub-kc-orchestra/

FIGHTCLUB KC BRONZE (Balcony) – https://shop.nwleague.com/product/fightclub-kc-balcony/

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Lakota Red Cloud & Blaine Meeks vs The Howletts this Sat in Kansas City at NWL KC

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 13, 2017

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NWL President Major Baisden’s Open Letter to the Fans

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 24, 2017

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First of all, I am going to apologize for the length of this post. That said, I believe it is the most effective way to get out a bunch of information at one time.

An open letter to Indie Wrestling Fans

Since we started the National Wrasslin’ League in September of ’16, I have received a ton of questions about what/why we are doing what we are doing. These questions increased after the acquisitions of MetroPro and St. Louis Anarchy and again after running our first shows. Many of these questions are the same. Below I have attempted to list the most common questions and answer them as frankly as I can. My goal is to let the fans know where we are coming from and what we are trying to accomplish. I am sure some will agree and some will not. Some will hate what we are doing, some will love it, some won’t care. That’s fair, and that’s life. I am simply giving you more information to base your opinion on.

Why is the name Wrasslin’?

The name is wrasslin’ because wrestling was already taken. We looked at a ton of variations of names. Thousands of names (literally) are already taken. We attempted to purchase the rights so we could use “wrestling” but were unsuccessful (trust me, we tried). So, we were left to coin the term wrasslin’ to distinguish ourselves both legally and market-wise, which is also why you see us use it prominently.

Why did you move from MetroPro and Anarchy’s existing venues?

This is a two-part answer: 1) the existing venues were simply too small; 2) we wanted to be in a central location. The way we are doing this is expensive. Our wrestlers, both part time wrestlers/managers and full time wrestlers/managers, are actual employees not contractors. They are eligible for unemployment when/if they leave. Full timers get healthcare, dental, and retirement benefits. We have workers comp insurance for all of them (insurance companies believe pro wrestling is more dangerous than window washing and charge us accordingly). We pay to get them all licensed. We house those who have relocated. We even have an employee equity program where wrestlers can become part owners in the venture.

All of that is expensive. Therefore, we need to run in a venue that will hold enough people for us to break even. That is about 1,200 people.

STL and KC are also very sprawled out cities. We chose central locations so that fans from all over the metro area could make it to the show without having to drive an insane distance. It is much cheaper to run in Illinois and Kansas. But doing so cuts off the western part of the STL metro and the eastern part of the KC metro for the average fan. Gas, like ticket prices, are a factor.

Speaking of ticket prices, why are they so high?

We base our ticket prices on multiple factors. Most importantly is what it takes for us to keep running. As I mentioned above, we take care of our talent in a way that no other promotion does. There’s an expense to that. Simple business says one needs to cover ones costs…
We also base prices on minor league sports – minor league hockey and baseball specifically because they pay similar salaries and run 20+ times per year in their home stadiums. Finally, we base our prices on indie promotions. There are several promotions in line with our pricing.

Even though we are in line with many other indie promotions, I understand we run more often than other promotion does. I understand that’s why the prices are too much for many families to bear. That is why we created the Fight Clubs. In StL, $15-$50/mo gets you tix to all of our shows. In KC its $25 – $50/mo (KC is more expensive bc we have a larger venue). We did this for the Indie fan and their families. We can offer that discount level because if we know you are going to be there, then we can plan our costs better. I want you to be a part of this and are trying to make it work for all of us.

If wrestlers are so important then why are you making everyone change their names?

The name changes are necessary in order to protect our investment. The cool video board we have, the entrance gear we have custom made, the ring gear we have custom made, the wrestlers themselves, and the original music we have commissioned cost a ton. I made that investment because the characters and storylines is what drives our promotion. If we spend all of that to get these characters over, then we need to own those characters. It is not fair to our wrestlers to go to them and say “We are going to hype and market your character like crazy, so we need you to give us ownership of it.” They have spent years developing those personas. Instead, we asked THEM to come up with new ones.

We did not go to them and say “Dirden, you are now Jack Foster.” We all got on a conference call and Dirden pitched us HIS ideas and we discussed them and came up with Jack Foster. All our guys have been excited to come up with new personas. Much of the time on the indie scene, wrestlers must get themselves over with their moves because they may never return to a given city more than once or twice. At the National Wrasslin’ League, they perform in front of the same audience every other week. That means they must get themselves over with their character. What you see here is our talent exercising their creative capabilities. I think that is a pretty cool thing.

Why are you running on Thursdays in St. Louis?

I do not want to run on Thursdays in St. Louis. We want to run on Saturdays. We went to every venue that holds over 1000 people (that wasn’t a VFW hall type venue) from the river to 170, north to 270 and south to 55 and they all told us no. They told us no because they did not want professional wrestling in their venue. We even offered some places (like Ballpark Village, Union Station, America’s Center, and Scottish Rite) more than their typical venue fees and offered to pay for a full year up front in cash. We were turned down by all of them. I do not know why there is such intolerance of wrestling in St. Louis venues. We are grateful to the fine folks at Casa Loma for letting us run on Thursdays because if they didn’t, we would not have a home anywhere in St. Louis. We are still looking for a larger venue that will allow us to run on Fridays or preferably Saturdays. Your support will help us do that.

Why can’t we interact with the wrestlers like we used to?

That was my mistake and I apologize. We had many complaints after our first show re this. We changed it immediately. Going forward, we will have a wrestler at the merch table for a portion of our shows, take 15 minute intermissions where wrestlers will be out and available to interact with fans, and have wrestlers stay after the show to sign autographs, take pictures and interact with you.

Are you going to be on TV?

We are currently negotiating with several different options. We will let you know how those go over the coming months.

Are shows going to be available online?

We are now able to commit to a publication schedule. Every Wednesday at 5 pm, the previous week’s show will be posted to our youtube page (youtube.com/nationalwrasslinleague). We will post post fight interviews the first business day after each show. You will also see weekly recaps on our FB page and weekly FB live interviews with wrestlers.

You’re just another big promotion coming in to kill the indies.

I know, not really a question. But it is a sentiment I have heard numerous times. This is not the case. Our alliance with Mike Elgin and Glory Pro speaks to that. We are not the WWE coming in and taking a promotion out of the city. We are not trying to become WWE. We are trying to become a local wrestling company that all of StL and KC can enjoy. Our whole business model is predicated on our belief that local wrestling can work on a large scale. We are literally trying to boost local wrestling, not kill it.

As I mentioned at the start of this letter, my goal is to give you all understanding of why we do what we do. In some cases our decisions are what we believe is best, in other cases, we are trying to make the best out of a crappy hand. I am investing in pro wrestling because I believe in it and I love it. I am investing in our talent because I think they are awesome people who deserve an opportunity to make a good living doing what they love. I am writing this because I care about the fans – all of them. And I want your input. You can tweet me at @krazykimo with any feedback or suggestions you may have. I will do my best to get back to all of you.

We are going to have to attract more than just indie fans to make this work. That said, we cannot do it without you. Time will tell whether this will work or not. I am going to do everything I can to make it successful and create something wrestling fans in KC and StL love coming to. The worst-case scenario is we all get to watch a bunch of rock stars excel at their craft for a few years. The best-case scenario is we get to create something unique and awesome for our cities, our region and our sport. That’s worth a hell of an investment.

See you at the shows,
Major

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NWL Hosts Successful Pro Wrestling Debuts in KC, St. Louis, Prepares to Crown League Champions

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 20, 2017

15976964_1220857381294922_4156834726153145111_nKansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) January 19, 2017

The NWL, a new pro wrestling startup conceived by Kansas City-based entrepreneur Major Baisden, debuted to enthusiastic large crowds at midtown KC’s Scottish Rite Temple on Saturday, Jan. 7, and at the Casa Loma Ballroom in St. Louis on Thursday, Jan. 12.

“The strong attendance and fan response at both inaugural events indicate that KC and St. Louis continue to be two of the best cities for pro wrestling in the country,” says Baisden, who started the NWL in July with an idea, a business plan, three staff members, and not a single wrestler under contract. “The fans in both cities seemed to rejoice that the local wrasslin’ they grew up loving was finally back. Witnessing the tremendous crowd reactions at both venues was really special to me, as I’ve been a huge fan since I was a kid. After both shows, we received several positive reviews by wrestling journalists, podcasters, and social media fans alike for the quality of the presentation and the in-ring product itself.”

Both initial NWL shows featured main events pitting teams representing Kansas City and St. Louis battling each other for civic pride and bragging rights as part of what will be an ongoing I-70 Series of Wrestling. Team NWL KC enjoyed the home mat advantage at the Scottish Rite, winning a six-man tag bout, while Team NWL STL triumphed in a rematch in front of a near-capacity crowd at the Casa Loma, with the results in sending the local fans in each town home happy.

Throughout the season, the final show of each month will pit wrestlers from KC and St. Louis against each other, with the city earning the most victories recognized as the League’s best town. The NWL’s top city will also earn negotiation rights for all new talent entering the NWL in 2018. The NWL is running events in KC every other Saturday and in St. Louis every other Thursday, making it vital for fans leaving the building wanting more.

To further capitalize on the natural rivalry between KC and St. Louis, both promotions will soon kick off tournament matches to decide the League’s KC and STL champions this spring. The NWL STL champion and the NWL KC kingpin will then square off in a mid-season showdown, with the winner earning home-arena advantage for the year’s big finale in December.

On the night of the season finale, the NWL’s League champion will also be decided that evening with a tourney involving the St. Louis and KC titleholders as well as the No. 1 contenders for both belts. The December spectacular will also crown the NWL’s tag-team champions in a tournament featuring the four teams with the best records over the course of the 12-month season.

“From personal issues to civic pride to championships that are earned in the ring after months of intense competition, NWL KC and NWL STL are presenting compelling, storyline-driven entertainment featuring some of the best athletes in the world,” Baisden says. “More than anything, the NWL is proud to bring back the kind of pro wrestling the fans in both these great cities deserve.”

NWL KC returns for its second show Saturday at the Scottish Rite on Saturday, Jan. 21, while NWL STL brings its own brand of wrestling action back to the Casa Loma on Thursday, Jan. 26. Tickets are available at fightkc.ticketfly.com and fightstl.ticketfly.com, respectively.

About NWL

The National Wrasslin’ League (NWL) is reviving the historical roots of the business. Fueled by intercity rivalries, the NWL prides itself on family-friendly, storyline-driven programming that delivers thrilling athletic action and entertaining characters

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