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Wrestle Talk Podcast Presents Exclusive Interviews with David McLane and the Beer City Bruiser Tonight

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 9, 2019

The Wrestle Talk Podcast with Joe and Rene is proud to announce that, on Wednesday, January 9th, we will have two exclusive interviews.

At 7:30 P.M., we will have an exclusive interview with professional wrestling icon David McLane. An avid fan, David McLane grew up watching professional wrestling alongside his brothers in Indianapolis, Indiana. David McLane got his first taste of professional wrestling by launching the “Dick the Bruiser” fan club, selling various professional wrestlers autographs through mail order. Garnering the personal attention of Dick the Bruiser, David McLane quickly was brought to the World Wrestling Association promotion. Learning the “ins and outs” of professional wrestling, David McLane went on to work in promotions and marketing before moving to ringside commentator and announcer for the promotion. Once David McLane graduated from Indiana University in 1986, he would forever leave his mark on professional wrestling as the creator of GLOW – Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Serving as ring announcer, play-by-play commentator, and owner, McLane guided the promotion to the national spotlight by featuring women that were often overshadowed by their male counterparts in the professional wrestling world.

 

In 2000, David McLane founded and launched WOW – Women of Wrestling. Under McLane’s guidance, Women of Wrestling became the top syndicated program in the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Due to the events of September 11th, 2001, Women of Wrestling lost its syndication, sending David McLane back to his past role at ESPN. As time went on, David McLane never lost sight of his vision for the promotion. In 2011, he began WOW anew. Joined by Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, they re-launched WOW with a vision of bringing women’s professional wrestling back to the forefront of the professional wrestling world.  Presently, David McLane is the producer, ringside commentator, and match-maker of Women of Wrestling. WOW will be making its network debut on Friday, January 18th at 9 P.M. Eastern, kicking off an exciting season that puts the spotlight on the legendary WOW Superheroes. With a roster of over thirty highly skilled professional wrestlers, WOW is the first professional wrestling promotion to put the focus solely on female professional wrestlers in all aspects. It will feature a blend of hard-hitting action and the theatrical flair that has come to define the promotion over the years.

 

At 8:30 P.M., we will have an exclusive interview with The Beer City Bruiser. Training under the guidance of Trevor Adonis and “Handsome” Harley Race, The Beer City Bruiser made his professional wrestling debut in May 2000. A native of Waukesha, Wisconsin, The Beer City Bruiser has compete for some of the most well-known professional wrestling promotions in the world, including World League Wrestling, Metro Pro Wrestling, 3XWrestling, Canadian Wrestling Elite, Brew City Wrestling, IWA Mid-South, Pro Wrestling World-1, National Wrestling Alliance, Ring of Honor Wrestling, and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Over his almost nineteen year career in professional wrestling, The Beer City Bruiser has won countless singles and tag team championships. Recognized three times by the Pro Wrestling Illustrated “PWI 500”, you can regularly see The Beer City Bruiser in many independent professional wrestling promotions throughout the United States. You can also see The Beer City Bruiser as a part of “The Bouncers” tag team with Brian Milonas in Ring of Honor Wrestling. Please tune in to the Wrestle Talk Podcast as we continue to bring you the best in the world of professional wrestling.

 

Since 2015, the Wrestle Talk Podcast with Joe and Rene has covered the world of professional wrestling at the local, national, and international levels. Based out of Kansas City, Kansas, the Wrestle Talk Podcast is your official source for everything in the world of professional wrestling. The Wrestle Talk Podcast also covers the world of fantasy professional wrestling through the Fantasy Wrestling Worldwide Chapter. To interact with the show LIVE, please call (657) 383-1521. To listen to the Wrestle Talk Podcast LIVE, please go to our website at www.wrestletalkpodcast.com. You can also find the Wrestle Talk podcast online at www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WrestleTalkCast, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wrestletalkcast

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MWR Trading Card #14 “The Future” Donovan Ruddick

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 20, 2010

"The Future" Donovan Ruddick (Mike Van Hoogstraat)

BIG, POWERFUL and dominating are three words that describe Donovan Ruddick. No wrestler in the Midwest is more feared than the man called the 6”9 monster.

The former High Voltage Wrestling champion was honored in the 2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated top 500 wrestlers with great matches with the 2008 MWR wrestler of the Year Jeremy Wyatt, Gary Jay, Rebelucha and Kahagas while being led at times by the Magic Man.

People with power have always gravitated to greatness and that is why when he parted ways with the Magic Man, managers looking to get to the top have quickly “leached” or signed on to lead him to the top of the sport. At MMWA-SICW “The Manager of Champions” Travis Cook just this past month had Ruddick within seconds of defeating Dave Vaughn for the coveted title.

Then shocking developments at Pro Wrestling Epicsaw Ruddick turn on his good friend the Mississippi Madman then aligned himself with up and coming manager Mr. Late Nite. That decision would prove wise for a quick moment when Mr. Late Nite signed an immediate title shot for Ruddick against the HWC Champion Jimmy Karryt. Karryt would show true heart but the odds and the true power of Ruddick would be too much for the young star on that night.

Fans will be looking forward to the clash between the Mississippi Madman and a rematch from the “Wrestling Machine” Dave Vaughn to end the year but you will not have to wait to get your hands on this MWR Card featuring the wrestler many feel that lives up to his name and is the Future of Pro Wrestling. Donovan Ruddick.

#1 The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz– 2008 MWR Tag team of the Year.
#2 Mark Sterling– 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year.
#3 The Hooligans Devin and Mason Cutter -2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year
#4 MsChif– 2009 MWR Female of the Year
#5 Mike Sydal – 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year
#6 Jeremy Wyatt – 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year. 2008 MWR Match of the Year Michael Strider, 2009 MWR Match of the Year Tyler Cook
#7 Santana G –Seen on TNA
#8 Kahagas – The Tokyo Monster
#9 Mephisto– Hardcore favorite
#10 Tyler Black– Ring of Honor World Champion
#11 Sir Bradley Charles– Trained by Lance Storm
#12 Brandon Espinosa – Multi talented superstar
#13 Dave Vaughn – The Wrestling Machine

For a complete list of Missouri Wrestling Revival trading cards as well as WWE , TNA and Japan sets check out the website Wrestling trading cards.com here.

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Missouri Wrestling Revival trading card #10 Tyler Black !!!!! SOLD OUT

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 13, 2010

Tyler Black vs Austin Aries Photo Credit Scott Finkelstein

Missouri Wrestling Revival is thrilled to announce that the tenth MWR Trading card will be none other than the current Ring of Honor World Champion Tyler Black.

Hailing from Davenport Iowa and trained by Danny Daniels, Tyler Black has quickly risen to the top with dedication and love for the sport. One of the most dynamic and exciting wrestlers it is hard to believe that at only 24 years of age Black is among the elite in the world today.

Opponents have to watch out for an encyclopedia of moves from this young star that includes Corkscrew 450° splash, Fireman’s carry facebuster, God’s Last Gift / Small Package Driver (Fisherman DDT floated over into a small package), Paroxysm (Twisting inverted brainbuster or a twisting lifting reverse DDT).

Black has also competed at Scott County Wrestling, Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, the National Wrestling Alliance, 3XWrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Wrestling Society X with great matches with Nigel McGuinness (TNA’S Desmond Wolf), Go Shiozaki, Austin Aries, Jimmy Jacobs and Jerry Lynn.

Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked Tyler Black #17 in the world in 2009 but in 2010 a career highlight happened on February 13, 2010 when Black defeated Austin Aries in the main event of ROH’s Eighth Anniversary Show to win the ROH World Heavyweight Title.

MWR trading card #10 celebrates the accomplishments of Tyler Black and will be a must have for all collectors. With photos from photographer Scott Finkelstein this card will go fast. We hope to debut this card at Pro Wrestling Epics show where ROH World Champion Tyler Black will take on PWE US Champion Brandon Aarons in Mt Pulaski Illinois on June 26th.

#1 The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz– 2008 MWR Tag team of the Year.
#2 Mark Sterling- 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year.
#3 The Hooligans Devin and Mason Cutter -2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year
#4 MsChif– 2009 MWR Female of the Year
#5 Mike Sydal – PWI Rookie of the Year
#6 Jeremy Wyatt – 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year. 2008 MWR Match of the Year Michael Strider, 2009 MWR Match of the Year Tyler Cook
#7 Santana G
#8 Kahagas – The Tokyo Monster
#9 Mephisto

For a complete list of Missouri Wrestling Revival trading cards as well as WWE , TNA and Japan sets check out the website Wrestling trading cards.com here.

In less than a week Tyler Black will take on the ultra dangerous Davey Richards at the ‘Death Before Dishonor VIII ’ IPPV defending the coveted ROH Championship. Everyone here at MWR would like to wish Tyler Black the best in this exciting matchup.

Lets take a look at ‘Death Before Dishonor VIII

Things are heating up for this June 19th. Let’s take a look at the comments of both Tyler Black and Davey Richards as each man prepares for their epic battle in Toronto ! Check out this special video and see for yourself what both competitors feel is at stake! Is Tyler Black facing the toughest challenge of his wrestling life at ‘Death Before Dishonor VIII’? Will Davey Richards take the next step on the road to proving he is the best in the world? You can witness it all LIVE!! Be with us in Toronto , good tickets still remain at the store, and if you can’t make the trek into Canada , see it all for yourself in the comfort of your own home with GoFightLive!! ‘Death Before Dishonor VIII’ will be broadcast LIVE WORLDWIDE starting at 8pm on June 19 for only $14.95! One way or the other you can witness wrestling history as it happens! Check out GoFightLive.tv for information on how to order this must-see iPPV event!!! If for some reason you need more hype for this match, check out this video and see what the buzz is all about!!!

For all your information for Tyler Black please check out his website here.

Ring of Honor returns to Collinsville, IL on July 23rd to buy tickets click here.

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Brandon Aarons beautifies B.A.B.E.WATCH

Posted by reimaginejournalism on March 30, 2009

By Kari Williams

As “Irresistably Flawless” Brandon Aarons saunters to the ring, “Girls go crazy!” becomes his battlecry. With each flamboyant step, he anticipates cries of excitement from the girls in attendance. He foresees them fawning over his Greek god-like physique, hoping he does so much as cast a glance in their direction. The moment he steps through the ropes and flaunts his athletic prowess he lets his personality flourish. When Aarons secures victory, he delivers See You Next Tuesday, a fireman’s carry into a modified lung blower, and covers his opponent for the three count.

Brandon Aarons shows why he is irresistably flawless prior to his match against Mark Sterling on Jan. 2, 2008. Photo by Kari Williams

Brandon Aarons shows why he is 'irresistably flawless' prior to his match against Mark Sterling on Jan. 2, 2008. Photo by Kari Williams

The Newport Beach, CA native began his career three years ago with Gateway Championship Wrestling (GCW) and has since trained with Lethal Wrestling Alliance (LWA) and Dynamo Training Gym, where he currently resides under the tutelage of Dingo. Noticing he needed something extra to stand out, Aarons established a serious training program in which he goes to the gym five days a week.

“[Other wrestlers] go to the gym all the time [and] get buff. Me? I was a little, skinny kid. Plus, I wanted to get the girls. So, I figure, I can go out somewhere, and I see all the girls looking at me, and I’m like, ‘Alright, this is cool.’ And then I see all the old guys looking at me, and I’m like, ‘You know what? I must be really good if the old dudes are checking me out too’,” Aarons said.

Once his desire to work at a more rigorous pace developed, Aarons had the opportunity to wrestle on the National Wrestling Alliance—Central States Wrestling (NWA-CSW, now Dynamo Pro) television taping in April 2008 against Adam Rich and Tony Brock in a three-way for the first Young Dynamo Cup. Boosting his credibility is the fact that he has worked on cards featuring stars such as Al Snow, Samoa Joe, Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin.

“I wrestled in front of almost 300 people up in NWA Dynamo in Kansas and then Espy [and I] wrestled as B.A.B.E.WATCH [with] IWA Productions…in January. [In the next year, I want to] wrestle in front of more people, get my name out there, get more publicity, do as much as I can to let people know that Brandon Aarons is the next breakout star in the midwest,” Aarons said.

Brandon Aarons and Brandon Espinosa formed B.A.B.E.WATCH in May 2008 and currently have their sights set on gold. Photo by Kari Williams

Brandon Aarons and Brandon Espinosa formed B.A.B.E.WATCH in May 2008 and currently have their sights set on gold.

Aarons joined forces with “Thee” Brandon Espinosa in May 2008 when their tag team, B.A.B.E.WATCH, debuted in LWA. The duo has wrestled for LWA, New Midwest Wrestling and High Voltage Wrestling (HVW), among other companies. The skill set they possess, and the attention they receive, allows them to stand out, despite Aarons keeping their key moves secret.

“[Espinosa has] his Mexican flying burrito skills, and I [have] my ridiculously good looking things that I do, which is everything. Plus, Espy and I get fan mail. Granted 99 percent of females that attend wrestling shows are complete trash, and I would never converse with them in my entire life—not even through a mutual friend…But B.A.B.E.WATCH…stands for ‘Girls, girls, girls want our bodies, but they cannot touch us so we wrestle ugly dudes and beat them unless they cheat. You know, like the Ego [Express] did on Jan. 24, the day after my birthday,” Aarons said.

Espinosa utitilizes the time spent together to develop their proficiency and skillfulness in the ring.

“As singles competitors, we are able to show one another what is great about each other, which helps us create our tag team aurora. Strategies are pretty much the same [though]. [We] use each other to the other ones advantage,” Espinosa said.

Having a love for the sport since he was 11 years old, Aarons understands his expectations and responsibilites as a wrestler but while balancing a full time college schedule knows he is limited.

Photo Courtesty of Brandon Aarons

Photo Courtesty of Brandon Aarons

Due to his hardwork and dedication, Aarons, along with others such as Mike Sydal, was named as one of the next wave of breakout stars on Missouri Wrestling Revival (MWR) Owner Josh Ray’s, “2008 Year End Awards and Reflective Celebration” post. Aarons feels that he deserves the credit bestowed upon him.

“I don’t blame [MWR] at all [for selecting me] because if I’m going to train this hard, I better be getting something out of it. But guys like Mike [Sydal], he’s pretty talented. I mean, he’s probably almost just as good as me. Almost. You know, he’s got charisma; he’s got skill. Something I think that I possess as well because I’m irresistably flawless,” Aarons said.

Brandon has battled some of the best the Midwest has to offer, here he punishes Mark Sterling at LWA ( Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Brandon has battled some of the best the Midwest has to offer, here he punishes Mark Sterling at LWA ( Photo Credit Brian “Flair” Kelley)

Wrestling for approximately two years, Sydal became an interim member of B.A.B.E.WATCH in Dec. 2008 and appreciates the recognition bestowed upon himself and Aarons.

“It was nice to read that, honestly, because it means people are noticing our hard work. I know both of us can live up to those expectations. We both work hard in and out of the ring, always training in the ring and in the gym,” Sydal said.

Aarons feels secure with his work ethic and plans to prove Ray correct in the coming months. The irresistably flawless one competed in a number one contender’s match for the Heavweight Title against “Future” Donovan Ruddick, J.C. Bravo and Dorian Victor on March 6 for LWA to attest to that fact. In the same month, he wrestled in HVW against Kahagas, who ranked at 373 on Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s PWI 500 for 2008.

At HVW on March 14, Brandon Aarons accompanies Brandon Espinosa to the ring for Espinosas Livewire Championship match against Gary Jay. Photo by Kari Williams

At HVW on March 14, Brandon Aarons accompanies Brandon Espinosa to the ring for Espinosa's Livewire Championship match against Gary Jay. Photo by Kari Williams

“I can guarantee that I can get a reaction out of anybody no matter what I do, whether I’m shaking hands or pulling down my tights to expose my rock hard abs. I [have] skill, I [have] talent, I [have] charisma. My pecs are good. My triceps are good. My biceps are good. I’ve got rock solid thighs, I’ve got great hair. Those guys on that list, some of them might have some of it, some of them may have none of it, but I have all of it,” Aarons said.

The flamboyant Sydal has grown to know Aarons and thinks highly of his some-time partner.

“Brandon Aarons is a young, hungry, up-and-comer with a great body—a nice hard, tight, young body. He is a skilled wrestler with a chiseled and hard, tan look with a young face. [He has a] great boyish face with a toned physique that captivates you so you can’t look away,” Sydal said.

Aarons can back up such statements because he has girls “sending [him] e-mails [and] messaging [him] on MySpace.” Despite his claims, many fans harass Aarons with accusations of being homosexual, which he firmly denies.

B.A.B.E.WATCH plans to broaden their horizons within the next year. ‘We hope to wrestle as much as we can, capture as much gold–because it looks so good around our waists–and spread the word and looks of B.A.B.E.WATCH,’ Espinosa said. Photo by Brian “Flair” Kelley

B.A.B.E.WATCH plans to broaden their horizons within the next year. ‘We hope to wrestle as much as we can, capture as much gold–because it looks so good around our waists–and spread the word and looks of B.A.B.E.WATCH,’ Espinosa said. Photo by Brian “Flair” Kelley

“We look good. We wear professional-looking gear. I look professional. Espy looks professional. Mike definitely looks professional. His brother is Evan Bourne from WWE. You can’t get more professional than that…What’s gay about us? We don’t do anything gay. We wrestle. That’s what we do. We wrestle. We perform. We get out there. Take names. Kick ass …So, definitely not gay. Not gay at all,” Aarons said.

After working with Sydal semi-regularly for three months, Aarons has no problem with Sydal’s addition to B.A.B.E.WATCH.

“Us good looking guys, we have to stay together because in the wrestling business. It’s hard to find good looking guys, just as hard as it is to find good looking girls…The three of us together has been awesome. B.A.B.E.WATCH as a whole is obviously, Brandon Aarons and Brandon Espinosa, but what do we want? We want babes. What does that ‘S’ stand for? Sydal. He’s the missing link, so if he wants in, he’s in,” Aarons said.

Regardless of the fans’ perception of the irresistably flawless one, he and Espinosa hope to excel as a team, with Espinosa stating that they are on a quest for gold. Before the dashing duet proves themselves in tag team title matches, Aarons must first contend with his opponent at LWA’s next show on April 4 in O’ Fallon, IL. For booking information, contact Aarons through brandonaarons@yahoo.com or www.myspace.com/thegenerickid.

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