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MWR Promotion Results , Eric Embry and Pro Wrestling Illustrated

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 10, 2015


If you know me just a little bit then you know that I love and respect pro wrestling. That foundation started with All Star Wrestling out of Kansas City for an hour once a week at Midnight on one of my 3 TV Channels living out in the country as I dreamed of being a part of pro wrestling. I had a ton of time on my hands and with very little access to pro wrestling I was thrilled to check out the latest issue of Pro Wrestling Illustrated that my friend Billy Hasty seemed to have a ton of as we rode on our bus home for an hour plus each week day.

To this day I am unsure if I ever saw a Eric Embry match (Prior to Youtube) but I had read his name enough through the years that I feel as if he was a star. That was the power of the PWI magazine in my life. As great as the stories were and the truly great photography throughout each of the issues of stars such as Dusty Rhodes, Harley Race and Ric Flair my favorite part of the issue is the Results page that listed who won in what states. I bet you I had read that a million times to see who won where and though I always questioned in my head how King Kong Bundy got disqualified  3 nights in a row, I always looked the other way and enjoyed the thoughts of being there.

I try to bring the same respect and honor that PWI did in the past to the promotions that Missouri Wrestling Revival covers with the MWR Yearbook that also features a Results section in each of the books that we have published. I feel as if these events are not documented then they will be lost to history and that would be a shame as there is so much work that goes on by the promoters and wrestlers to make an event happen. Take for example trying to find out the complete history of the Historic South Broadway is nearly impossible and thankfully we had Larry Matysik for the Wrestling at the Chase.

Today I would like to share with you the 2014 MWR Results for the promotions that we cover in hopes to see if I can get some information on some lost shows. Thankfully the promoters have been awesome in keeping us updated as life does get in the way. I know I will be forgetting some people but several of my contemporaries are crucial in keeping history alive each and every week in the MWR Coverage area  including Patrick Brandmeyer, Dan Gier, Ben Simon, Andrew Abbenhaus and Steven Lucas.


I am still looking for some results so if the promoters have access to finding out what happen during these events or if I missed any completely  I would be more than happy to add them. I am working on the yearbook and would love to include them.  Feel free to check for spelling as I often make mistakes especially some mistakes that I seem to do often though I mean no disrespect.

Check out the link here.

Feel free to contact me on Facebook or e-mail flairwhoooooo@yahoo.com

Brian Kelley

Missouri Wrestling Revival

Owner and Editor





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Santana Garrett, Davey Vega, MPW,DPW,GWF,WIA and More in the New PWI

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 22, 2015

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Click here for the PWI Website.

Be sure to pick up the brand new Pro Wrestling Illustrated as they cover the PWI Top 50 Females in the world. On the cover is none other than Santana Garrett. We had the honor to cover her first match at TNT Keny G’s High Voltage Wrestling in Granite City, and since then she has skyrocketed to become one of the very best in the sport today. In such a short time she has become a TNA Knockout, a star for SHIMMER and Shine, won the CAC Future Legend award and has captured the NWA Women’s Championship on route to touring Japan defending the belt against many of the top stars across the sea.

You will also see familiar faces in the magazine that you have seen in action at a MWR Promotion in the past or highlighted with the MWR Trading card series that includes Jessicka Havok, Candice LeRae, Saraya Knight, Heidi Lovelace, Mary Dobson, , La Rosa Negra and Malia Hosaka.

Throughout this great collectors issue you will also get to read some great write ups on Jay Lethal, NXT with Apollo Crews. Check out Independent Roundup with Mike Bessler with news on Davey Vega and Arena Reports with results from the promotion MWR will cover for the first time next weekend in Swansea, Illinois Wrestling Invades America, action from Kansas including Metro Pro Wrestling and Global Wrestling Federation and Missouri with MMWA and Dynamo Pro Wrestling.

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Seth Rollins Earns a A+ in the new PWI + MWR Promotions in the Arena Reports

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 17, 2015

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Check out the new Pro Wrestling Illustrated today that features a NEW LOW PRICE OF $6.99. Great articles featuring the best wrestlers around the world including Independent Roundup by Mike Bessler as well as the Arena Reports of MWR Promotions sent in by MWR Editor Brian Kelley and Patrick Brandmeyer for SICW, Proving Ground Pro, Pro Wrestling Championship Series, and Dynamo Pro Wrestling.

Send your love to PWI on having promotions in our area supported in the number one magazine for Pro Wrestling.

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Purchase Any MWR Hat; Receive a FREE Ladies of MWR Print by Michael Liao

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 18, 2014

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Missouri Wrestling Revival has been a proud supporter of pro wrestling for the past six years. During that time we have also been very supportive of female wrestling in the area. We have done our best to help spread the word on the talented ladies in the area such as Stacey O’Brien, Lucy Mendez, Santana Garrett, Angelus Layne, Miss Natural, MsChif, the Great Cheyenne, and many others through the MWR site. We have continued to do our best to work with the premier wrestling media outlets in the sport such as Pro Wrestling Illustrated, PWTorch, Ring Sirens, and others to support the women in their dream to become household names.

In the 2013 MWR Yearbook, we teamed-up with wrestling artist Michael Liao to have a full page spread of his artwork of the ladies that worked in the MWR coverage area during that year. Also on the design. is none other than MWR’s own fan relations Dubray Tallman.

We are now offering for the first time, a color photo print of this commemorative artwork for the fans for free to add to their collection when they purchase a MWR Hat for only $15.00. So the next time you see us at a show be sure to ask to purchase a hat and receive a Free MWR Ladies of MWR print for free.

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Angelus Layne Featured in the Brand New Pro Wrestling Illustrated

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 27, 2014

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Wrestling fans be sure to check out the brand new May 2014 issue of Pro Wrestling illustrated with the Undertaker on the cover.

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Angelus Layne and Darin Corbin at ST. Louis Anarchy would be one of the early favorites for MWR Feud of the Year if we had one.

PWI is the Sports Illustrated of pro wrestling and in this issue you will be able to check out a great ”Beyond the Curtain” feature on Midwest Superstar Angelus Layne featuring photography by MWR Owner Brian Kelley. Layne is one of the young stars that has been working hard in the Midwest to become one of the top wrestlers in the Country. In her short career fans have seen her wrestle for Harley Race’s World League Wrestling’s Ladies Championship, as well as thrilling fans at St. Louis Anarchy, Metro Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Phoenix, 3XWrestling and SPARKLE just to name a few.

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Throughout the magazine wrestling fans will be happy to see stars around the Midwest as well as photos, interviews and features with the likes of Randy Orton, Batista and Undertaker to go along with these must read articles

From the Desk of …. Stu Saks
Before the Bell Compiled by Mike Bessler
Ringside by Harry Burkett
Quick Count by Al Castle
The Straight Shooter by Dan Murphy
The Independent Roundup by Mike Bessler
The International Report by Dan Murphy
Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame – The Class of 2013
Arena Reports
PWI Classics
Between Falls
Official Wrestling Rankings
Drawing Blood by Jason Conlan
The PWI 2013 Report Cards of the Stars
The WWE Network
Who Deserves to be in the TNA Hall of Fame

Take the time purchase yourself a subscription so that you do not miss a issue in 2014.

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Raphael King Presented with the 2013 MWR Future Star Plaque

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 22, 2014

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Missouri Wrestling Revival was proud to present Raphael King with his 2013 MWR Future Star plaque at World League Wrestling in Otterville, Missouri featuring art by the one and only Raven Johnson.

King had a phenomenal year in 2013 in his rookie season wrestling 150 matches around the country on the way to being chosen by the Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine as one of the runner ups in the Rookie of the Year category.

There is no doubt that King will have many awards and titles to his credit when his career is done. He is blessed with a great look, size, talent and work ethic that all contributed to the staff at MWR to take notice and name him as one of the 2013 MWR Future Star of the Year recipients.


Future Star: Raphael King

Future Star Alexander Rudolph


Future Star: ACH


Future Star: Brian Breaker


Future Star: Sir Bradley Charles

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Santana Garrett Has Her Eyes Set on Barbi Hayden NWA Women’s World Championship

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 11, 2014

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By Brian Kelley

Santana Garrett continues to be RED hot in the world of pro wrestling. In her young career she has been featured in many of the top wrestling promotions in the country including WWE: NXT, TNA PPV’S, SHIMMER and SHINE. Fans have been thrilled to see Santana G grace the pages of Pro Wrestling Illustrated and with her being featured as the cover girl for the Ring Sirens December issue the magazine has been selling like crazy.

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With the popularity and beauty of Santana Garrett, it can be easily forgotten that she is a women that is very focused on being the top female wrestler in the world today. She possess all three qualities that every wrestler would like to have, talent, charisma and the looks. That has led to success in single victories and tag team championships at WOW with partner Amber O’Neal.

Yet, her biggest test is set to come as she is seeking to capture a title that she has yearned to have for years, the NWA Women’s World Championship currently held by the talented Barbi Hayden. If Santana G is to accomplish her goal to be the NWA Women’s Champion, she will have earned it as Hayden is as good as they come. Hayden has been a fighting champion ever since defeating Kacee Carlisle at NWA Houston and has a victory against Santana Garrett early on, but Santana Garrett has shown that she is able to recover from a loss and return even better.

The NWA is on the upswing with a NWA President Bruce Tharpe regaining a presence in Japan and classic matches that include the likes of SATOSHI KOJIMA defeating the “IRONMAN” Rob Conway for the NWA World title, and quite possibly the most talented group of wrestlers in the NWA top 10 in years.

Many believe that Santana Garrett is the future of the sport, but she can only be as good as her opponents and the feuds that she has. Flair had Steamboat, Hogan had Andre and Stone Cold had Vince…….Is it only fitting that Garrett has Hayden…. .

Could 2014 be the year for Women’s wrestling in the NWA? If Santana Garrett has anything to say about it, it will.

Look for NWA World Champion Barbi Hayden vs. Santana Garrett to heat up this spring near a ring near you.

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Support Matt (Raphael) King or “DirdEY” Jake Dirden for the 2013 PWI Rookie of the Year

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 26, 2013

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Pwiawards@yahoo.com Ballots are due December 6th 2013

I would like to thank each and every one of you wrestling fans that have checked out Missouri Wrestling Revival.com for the past 6 plus years. The site is set up to honor the stars from the past, help the present and support the stars of tomorrow and you are the most important factor in making that happen.

Each year the number one wrestling publication in the world Pro Wrestling Illustrated asks their readers to vote for the Years Best. Because MWR main goal is to support the foundation of the sport, the Independents, one of the most important awards is the Rookie of the Year Award.

In the past MWR has encouraged you to support two wrestlers in our area that truly deserved to be named the PWI Rookie of the Year. We hope that you continue to support the hard working men and women in pro wrestling that give their all to entertain you the fans, in one of the biggest awards in the sport in that stage of their career.

Mike Sydal– Though Sydal is the brother of Evan Bourne; he would go on to be named the 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year on his own merits. Around the Midwest, he is one of the most loved wrestlers among the fans, thanks in part to his humble attitude and electrifying wrestling moves. A true student of the game Sydal learned by one of the best in Mark Sterling, then turned around to further his training at World League Wrestling with Harley Race, Ring of Honor, and in Japan.

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This year Sydal has been wrestling around the world including Korakuen Hall in Tokyo proving that you the fans made the proper choice for the 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year.

Ace Hawkins– During his rookie year, Hawkins wrestled around the country honing his skills to be the very best that he could be. Time at Ohio Valley Wrestling and an appearance on WWE PPV was just a few highlights of a very young career that Hawkins has achieved so far.

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Ace Hawkins

Any fan that has seen Hawkins wrestle in singles or in a tag team with partner Brandon Espinosa could vouch that he was worthy for the PWI Rookie of the Year award for 2011.

At the beginning of this year, I was certain that the man that MWR was going to support for the PWI ROY would be Jake Dirden. Dirden had just taken part in Harley Race’s World League Wrestling, WWE, Pro Wrestling NOAH camp and was so impressive that he not only caught my eye, but earned himself a tour to train and wrestle with NOAH in Japan.

Dirden would have such a great year that he would make waves in Japan and in the Midwest enough that the current Dynamo Pro Wrestling Champion is among the top wrestlers up for the 2013 MWR Wrestler of the Year.

Little did I know though was a man that I had met at the same time would be so good that MWR could not also honor him with our support. His name was Matt King. When I met King, I  could tell that he had a great look and was working with one of the best in Brandon Espinosa, so I knew he could be good. You can have talent, and a look, but that will take you only so far. King would prove to be much more.

King would transform himself into Raphael King, and more importantly worked like a madman in matches around the country to become one of the best young talents going today.

Out of respect for both men, whom I believe deserve such an honor, I am giving each of them the support of MWR in this post and leaving the tough decision on who to vote for up to you the fans. Regardless if you are for one or the other you HAVE TO VOTE to pro wrestling illustrated .

Reading the post and liking it is not enough.

Flood in the e-mails of PWI for your support!!

Pwiawards@yahoo.com Ballots are due December 6th 2013

Matt King

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Standing at 6’5 inches tall, weighing in at 245 lbs., and only 20 years of age, (Matt) Raphael King, hit the ground running hard! The St. Louis native burst onto the scene in December of 2012, and started making waves almost immediately. After only a few months, he debuted at the world renowned Ohio Valley Wrestling and made lots of noise. He didn’t stop there of course, wrestling 3, even 4 times a week, having over 150 matches in his rookie year! He quickly took his talents to numerous states throughout the Midwest.

His hard work, dedication, and passion truly showed, as in only his first year of in-ring competition, he’s worked for top notch promotions such as Harley Race’s WLW, NWA, and AIWF. Before the calendar year is over, Mr. King would have debuted for Beyond Pro Wrestling, a MAJOR milestone in his young career. A true student of the game, he has learned under top names such as Al Snow, Dragongate’s Jon Davis and ROH’s Delirious.

Since July, King has moved to Atlanta, GA to further his career and knowledge, training under Curtis Hughes at the world renowned WWA4 wrestling school, (formerly WCW’s Power Plant). He’s also debuted for numerous new promotions in the south, injecting his talents and skill, into North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, with more states and promotions on his list to conquer. This rookie is truly the poster boy, frontman, model image if you will, of hard work, dedication, passion, sacrifice, and a true love and respect for this business. Accomplishing SO MUCH, in such a short period of time, at such a young age is more than enough to qualify this young man to be ANYONE’S Rookie of the Year. Many people have noticed this bright young talent, including one of the top Sports Entertainment companies in our business.

Pro Wrestling Illustrated has also noticed him, and bestowed upon him this honor of being nominated for PWI “Rookie of the Year”. It’s time that we repay his hard work, and commitment to us fans of this business, by taking the brief amount of time to email pwiawards@yahoo.com, or mail in the ballot from your November issue of PWI, and cast your vote for one dedicated, passionate, success-driven young man, Matt King.

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Facebook: Raphael King(MattKing)

Twitter: @RealRaphaelK

YouTube: MattKing


*States wrestled in:
-Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Indiana, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, and counting

*Match Count:

-Curtis Hughes
-Jon Davis
-Al Snow
-Brandon Espinosa
-David Cox
-Ken Kasa

*Top Promotions worked for:
-NWA- Central States
-NWA-Florida Underground Wrestling
-AIWF-Ring Wars Carolina
-Ohio Valley Wrestling
-World League Wrestling

*Number of Promotions worked for:
-30(Rookie Year)

*Calculated Miles Traveled(Rookie Year):

-98, 398miles (Calculated using distance from home city, to city of show and back, from October 2012-October 2013).

Jake Dirden

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This year we have a true contender to be named the best rookie in the world, and that man  is “Dirdey” Jake Dirden. Dirden has made a huge impact at St Louis Wrestling’s Dynamo Pro Wrestling, 3XWresting in Iowa, Metro Pro Wrestling in Kansas City, as well as SICW in East Carondelet, Illinois.

In Missouri, Dirden took the wise decision to travel to Eldon, Missouri to train with 8-time NWA Worlds Champion Harley Race, WWE’S Lord Steven Regal and Ricky Steamboat and Japans NOAH’s week long camp. During the annual camp show Dirden proved that he was ahead of the game with an impressive match against Mizfit Manners.

Shortly thereafter, Dirden was signed for a 3-month tour of Japan with NOAH. Amazingly Dirden who is just a rookie, found himself wrestling in Japan against the likes of Hitoshi Kumano, Atsushi Kotoge, Yoshinari Ogawa, Ishimori, Inoue , Kumano and MAYBACH Taniguchi. Dirden would be a favorite during the TNA Gut Check voting, coming up just short in that opportunity, yet for a wrestler with a half of year’s publicity, one could say that was amazing.

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Back in the states Dirden found himself wrestling against the best in the Midwest, capturing the Dynamo Pro Wrestling Championship from Dan Walsh, thus ending his near year long title reign. This weekend Dirden sets his sights on ROH Superstar TaDarius Thomas, America’s Favorite Son” Ruff Crossing, and Textbook” Tyson Dux to add the Proving Ground Pro Franchise title in Pettersburg, Ilinois.

2013 has been a year of destruction around the world, as Jake Dirden continues to deliver an impact in the world of pro wrestling, looking to become the 2013 PWI Rookie of the Year .

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Pwiawards@yahoo.com Ballots are due December 6th 2013

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Check out The Great Cheyenne in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Year in Award issue on sale now!!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 16, 2013



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Is NWA World Champion Adam Pearce’s “Last Ride” tour about to come to a screeching halt due to “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt?

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 16, 2012

NWA World Champion Adam Pearce’s t-shirt as he makes his world tour.

By Brian Kelley

The prestigious NWA World title returns to where it all began as the NWA World Champion Adam Pearce comes to Des Moines, Iowa on January 27th in action at the 2-time MWR promotion of the Year 3XWrestling.

 Adam Pearce has been the NWA World Champion since July 31st when he won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship for the fourth time by defeating Chance Prophet, Jimmy Rave and Shaun Tempers in a four-way match to win the vacant title.

It’s a shame that Pearce, a veteran of the sport for over 16 years has never received the just do that the man of his talents deserves. While the NWA title and the organization thrived for years under the management of the likes of Sam Muchnick, times have changed and the NWA has seen dark days for the type of wrestling that made me a fan of the sport.

With his years of experience in the ring and a desire to bring back the glory of the NWA World Title Adam Pearce has embarked on what he calls his “Last Ride tour”. 

His last trip to the Midwest was memorable to say the least as he made his way to Kansas City for Metro Pro Wrestling. The Challenger was Michael Strider, the setting a packed house at the Turner Rec Center on November 5th, 2011. 


Steven J Girthy and NWA Central States Champion Jeremy Wyatt make their claim for the NWA World title. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Earlier in the night at Metro Pro Wrestling, Jeremy Wyatt and his manager Steven J Girthy would let the fans know that it was he who deserved a match against Adam Pearce. Bringing to the ring  Wyatt read the hype surrounding him in the year 2011 including the KC Star where they ranked him the #1 wrestler in Kansas City and copies of the MWR article “Does Steven J Girthy have Jeremy Wyatt poised to become the NWA Champion of the World on Nov 5th at Metro Pro Wrestling ?”

Yet, it would be a classic matchup in the main event as  Strider looked to have earned his boyhood dream to become the NWA World Champion when he pinned Pearce as referee  Michael Crase Jr. counted 1-2-3.


The fans were ecstatic to see Michael Strider go for the NWA title in November at Metro Pro Wrestling. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)


Strider look to land the big move that would give the former NWA Central States champion his dream to become the NWA World Champion. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)


Strider the NWA World Champion??? (Photo Credit Bill Smith)


Matt Murphy, then the MPW comish goaded Strider to continue the match due to Pearce’s feet to be supposedly under the ropes. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

While Strider went to celebrate with his fans and father, out to the ring came MPW commissioner Matt Murphy. Murphy claimed that Pearce’s feet were on the bottom of the ropes as Crase Jr. made the final third count to the mat.

 Murphy on the mic taunted Strider stating that “You don’t want to win the title like that; you want to be a man and win it like a Champion.”

Strider unwisely would make the decision to not take the title that way and agreed to have the match continue. It would be minutes later that Pearce would benefit a little assistance from Murphy when he tripped Strider, allowing Pearce to strike and use a roll up with his feet on the ropes to retain the title.

The next day I would travel to Collinsville, Illinois to cover Ring of Honor where fans came up to me, asking if in fact Michael Strider had become the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion as they had seen on the NWA website, then was deleted as the NWA webmaster caught word of what had occurred.  Unfortunately, I had to deliver the bad news that Pearce along with Murphy had stolen the Worlds Championship from the former NWA Central States Champion Strider.

Little did we know how someone’s missed opportunities would allow Wyatt to get his wish at the NWA world title.

Fast forward to the final show of the year at 3Xrestling on December 30th.  3XWrestling Champion Jeremy Wyatt loses a close match against Mark Sterling after the “Iron Man” used the ringside bell to help Sterling began his first 3XWrestling title reign.

In the locker room, 3XWrestling camera’s captured Todd Countryman offering Sterling the contract. Let’s watch this once more to see how Wyatt and not Sterling received this dream match against the World Champion Adam Pearce.

So mark your calendars, ask for the day off, and make your way to Des Moines, Iowa at ALL PLAY as the Champion of the World Adam Pearce comes to defend his title against the 2-time 3XW Champion Wyatt. Wyatt is currently the NWA Central States Champion and only the 3rd man in the history of the NWA to hold both the NWA Central States and the NWA Missouri title (He did this last year, Harley Race and Bob Orton being the other two men) Jeremy Wyatt.


Only the third man to hold the NWA Central States and Missouri Championship at the same time, Jeremy Wyatt(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Though Adam Pearce used some underhand tactics to defeat Strider at Metro Pro Wrestling, make no doubt about it that he can defeat Wyatt in many many ways. Pearce in the past has successfully defended the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Bryan Danielson (WWE’S Daniel Bryan, the reigning World Heavyweight Champion) and Danielson is just one name on a list of victims.


From the Apr '09 edition of Pro Wrestling Illustrated; Pearce bludgeons perhaps his greatest opponent, a bloody Brent Albright, in New York City.

Pearce brings the ring an old school high impact attack, standing 6’2, 245 pounds he will unleash a fury of moves including the Figure four leglock, Flying fist drop, and the Middle-rope elbow drop setting his opponents up for The Rack Bomb (Backbreaker rack dropped into a powerbomb) or the vicious Jumping piledriver to retain the title.

Quite honestly, after hours of studying tape of Pearce in action, you can see many of his opponents in fear of those finishers from the start of the match. 


Pearce will have to beware of the crossface finisher from Wyatt. Many matches and titles have been won via this feared move in the Midwest for “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

One man who will not have fear in his eyes is the “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt.  Wyatt considered by many to be the best wrestler in the Midwest, has been dying for this opportunity to make a name for himself. He knows that opportunities likes these are very rare for wrestlers in the area. Quite possibly the most hated man in the Midwest, 3XWrestling fans have come to love him for his multiple matches of the year and giving a 110% during every match.


Wyatt can strike from anywhere!!!(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)


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Wyatt has many of the fans scattering for safety as he stalks Gage Octane. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)


Opponents have to be concerned about going to the mat as Wyatt is a student of the game and is scary to defend against. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)


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Devin Carter goes flying from a right hook from Wyatt….Where Wyatt lacks in size he makes up with the knowledge of when and where to deliver the blow.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)


Wyatt has successfully defended his NWA Central States championship against arch rival and NWA Kansas champ Tyler Cook. In less than two weeks he goes for the NWA WORLD TITLE!!!(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Wyatt most likely will be the first to tell you he is not doing this for the fans, yet he is the fans best chance to bring back the NWA Worlds title back home to the Midwest. 


Adam Pearce has been the heart of the NWA since his first NWA World title reign September 1st, 2007 when he defeated Brent Albright in the finals of the vacated NWA tournament. Here Pearce is on set of NWA Wrestling Showcase talking 'rasslin' with David Marquez. (Photo credit Shane Kidder.)

Is Pearce making a mistake as he makes good on his promise to “GIVE BACK to a deserving industry that has given me 16+ years of experiences that I’ll cherish forever.”


Onlu the kids are brave (naive)enough to talk back to the champ. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)


Pearce has been wise in the past to align himself with men who can assist him in keeping his beloved gold, here he celebrates with the then MPW Champion Derek Stone and Matt Murphy. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Pearce, a fighting champion will be around the world in  Oberhausen, Germany defending the title a week prior to his return to the Midwest. Fans in Iowa can prepare for a double shot starting off with match against Wyatt at 3XW then heading to Council Bluffs, Iowa for Magnum Pro Wrestling to take on “ Babyface” Tony Cortez the very next night.

With one Lighting Spiral from Wyatt on January 27th at 3XWrestling, the NWA president Robert Trobich   and Magnum Pro may be scrambling late Friday night to come up with a plan to resign a rematch against the NEW NWA World Champion Jeremy Wyatt and Adam Pearce immediately. 

When it is all said and done, I want the NWA and Adam Pearce don’t say that Missouri Wrestling Revival didn’t try to warn you of “The Belt Collector”.

Great NWA world title moments in the Midwest.


April 3, 1908-Frank Gotch defeats George Hackenschmidt to become the world champion in Chicago, Illinois.

April 19, 1917 Earl Caddock defeated Joe Stecher to become the world champion in Omaha, Nebraska.


Earl Caddock was not only a world champion but also enlisted in the Army to serve our country. Fans be sure to pick up the new book from Mike Chapman called Caddock “Walnut’s Wrestling Wonder” on one of the best wrestlers to ever come from the Midwest. For more info on how to purchase the book click here.

 March 3,  1922  Ed “Strangler” Lewis defeated  Stanislaus Zbyszko to become the world champion in Wichita, Kansas.


Here is a great photo of two of the most powerful, respected and important men in the history of wrestling, Sam Muchnick and Lou Thesz.

December 29, 1937 Lou Thesz defeats Everett Marshall in the first of his six NWA world titles in ST Louis, Missouri.

June 30, 1961 Buddy Rogers defeats Pat O’Connor to win his first NWA world title in Chicago Illinois.


I love this photo of Harley Race. Arguably the greatest NWA World champion of all time.

May 24, 1973 Harley Race defeats Dory Funk Jr. to win first of 8 NWA world titles in Kansas City, Missouri.  Match named Pro Wrestling Illustrated match of the year.


Ric Flair would capture his first NWA World title right here in the Midwest in what many called an upset at the time.

September 17, 1981 Ric Flair defeats Dusty Rhodes to win first of 9 NWA world titles in Kansas City, Missouri.

June 10, 1983 Harley Race defeats Ric Flair for the NWA world title to set up Starcade.  Match named Pro Wrestling Illustrated match of the year.


February 20, 1989 Ricky Steamboat defeat Ric Flair to capture the NWA world title in Chicago, Illinois

January 27th 2012 Jeremy Wyatt ???? Adam Pearce Des Moines, Iowa

Information of the NWA world title courtesy of the 16th edition of the PWI Wrestling Almanac.


Could Jeremy Wyatt be defending the NWA WORLD TITLE at these MWR Promotions after January 27th?





MWR fans for a great source of the NWA check out the Alliance-Wrestling.com here.

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