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Posts Tagged ‘Rachel Summerlyn’

NEW MATCH SIGNED! Jorden Jensen vs. Rachel Summerlyn SLA Anarchy May 5th.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 24, 2012

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At SLA’S May 2011 event “Tigers Blood the Art of Winning” Rachel Summerlyn stated that she did not want to only face Joshi’s in the land of Anarchy, she also wanted to face men.  She isnt happy with just being called one of the best woman wrestlers in the USA.  She wants to be one of the best wrestlers period. SLA new comer Serenity has kind of thrown Rachel off that path by attacking her at every turn since we came into the year 2012.

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However, on May 5th Rachel will get her chance to finally face a male talent one on one when she faces Jordan Jensen. Jensen is a brash new comer to the land of Anarchy who has made his feelings known about how he feels he is leading the “new generation” of wrestlers into Anarchy and he is looking to throw out the “old guard” as he says. This will be Jensen’s first trip to the STL side of Anarchy and he is looking to walk away with the win as well as bragging rights.

Saint Louis Anarchy presents: #VICTORY!!

Saturday night May 5th

From: The Mill Skate Park (1735 Grand Avenue) in Granite City Illinois

Doors Open at 6:30pm and the Net Tapings start at 6:45pm

Tickets are $10 advance and $15 front row by calling 314-616-7981

Valid College ID gets you $5 admission

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St. Louis Anarchy debut show for MWR impresses with a star studded night of action.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 24, 2012

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Two of the top talents in the sport today wore the ultra popular MWR wear, on the left is Darin Childs and on the right is the Goddess of Austin Texas Rachel Summerlyn. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

By Brian Kelley

Missouri Wrestling Revival was excited to announce at the first of 2012, that the newest promotion in the MWR coverage area was none other than St Louis Anarchy. SLA is a branch of Texas promotion Texas Anarchy Pro Wrestling and is filled with some of the top stars in the country today.

As the time grew closer to the date of the show, it was easy to tell that this was going to be a don’t miss show with stars from ROH. St. Louis and Texas all coming together for an exciting night of action, proving that SLA in 2012 was going to be an exciting promotion to keep an eye on.

Though we have not being do complete show recaps of late( with the exception of the DVD review of AAPW’S MAIN EVENT due to the fact that they sent us one to review) I wanted to show SLA the respect of at least one complete photo recaps of their first show. I personally love doing them but with the time I have in my life right now I can’t do them for every show. Still for fans in and out of St Louis this recap is for you. A great show from top to bottom with not only one but two MOY possibilities in my honest opinion between ACH and TJ Perkins and the tag team match between ROH World Champion Davey Richards and Kyle O’Riley against Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett that you will sure want to buy on DVD when it comes out.

Thanks to our friend Patrick Brandmeyer for detailed results for a spectacular show, I am happy to share with you some of the awesome action via photos from an epic night of St Louis Anarchy’s “Gateway to DANARCHY

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Huge elbow by Alexandre Rudolph on the Don Mega ( Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Lacey bomb (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Shorty Biggs & Jordan Lacey dance after getting a hard earned win. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Shorty Biggs & Jordan Lacey d. . Alexandre Rudolph & El Hijo Del Masko when Lacey pinned Masko after a Samoan Drop/Shortcut double-team.

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Rose with the big elbow drops Gerald James . (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Rose is one of the hottest wrestlers to watch in 2012, here he goes from the top rope to the outside to land a big blow. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Rose is about to bring Gerald James closer to his "Mother"(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Gerald James gets back on the offense. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Rose may be one of the top young guns in the Midwest but the experiance and talent of Gerald James was just too much on this night.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Gerald James(w/ Mrs. Victor) d. Christian Rose with the Michinoku Driver.

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Welcome to the Midwest Hornet, home of the Hooligans.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Not to be left out Johnny Wave gets a vintage kick from the Hooligans. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Hornet shows some fire early on.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Great in and out tags from the young team suprised not only the Hooligans.. This match turned into a battle to many.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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The young team not only was smart enough to tag in and out, they focused on a body part and was relentless. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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At the end of the day the Hooligans kept their composure to get back to what they do best, destroy. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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The Hooligans went on to get another win in the Midwest.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The Hooligans d. Johnny Wave & Hornet when Devin Cutter pinned Wave after the wheelbarrow DDT double-team finish.

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Bolt would have to use his youth and speed against one of the very VERY best in the game today Arik Cannon. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Have a drink on Cannon. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Bolt shown flashes of brilliance at times during the match but Cannon is just too good. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Arik Cannon d. Bolt Brady via brainbuster.

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ACH and TJ Perkins exchange holds. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Perkins got so much air time that he went even further up than I expected him to. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Have you ever been in a car wreck, and you see it coming but there is no way to get out of it...well thats how Perkins must have felt. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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A show of respect from two of the young talents in the country today. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A.C.H. d. T.J. Perkins with a rolling prawn cradle and bridge to retain the ACW Heavyweight Title.

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Serenity got a victory at SLA the last time, but could she defeat Rachel Summerlyn one on one? (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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She maay be young and is still very green but this young Serenity has all the tools to go far in this sport. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Mrs. Victor tries to give Serenity an advantage by distracting Summerlyn. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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You can not turn your back on the powerful Summerlyn as Serenity is about to find out. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Not happy about losing Serenity attacks Summerlyn after the match. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Rachel Summerlyn d. Serenity with the swinging fisherman suplex despite a distraction by Mrs. Victor; Rachel offered a post-match handshake but Serenity beat her down in response.

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Evan Gelistico pleads with the powerhouse Michael Elgin. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Evan Gelistico nails a kick to the gut of Michael Elgin. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Evan Gelistico hits a swinging neck breaker on ROH star Michael Elgin (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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I thought this was all she wrote for Gelistico but somehow he was able to recover. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Evan Gelistico d. Michael Elgin with a double-leg pin and feet on the ropes.

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ROH Star Kyle O'Riley locks an arm on Davey Vega. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Fitchett sends Kyle on a ride. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Full force attack from the top wrestler in the world ROH World Champ Davey Richards. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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I get e-mails all the time on how someone can become a wrestler..now to all those people take a look at this photo and tell me, do you really want to be?? Fitchett is driven brutally into the mat from Richards.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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As the action heats up Vega delivers a awesome kick on O'Rielly(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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No Fear from the SLA group as ROH stars find themselves in deep trouble.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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SLA Crowd goes wild. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Richards can do it all, air or the ground attack, here Vega is nailed dead on. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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The fearsome kicks of Richards. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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O'Reilly is doubleteamed from Vega and Fitchett in one of the great tag team matches of the year. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Vega promises Richards that he will defeat him by the end of 2012. The ROH Champion runs from no one and respects Vega's desire but make no bones about it, he will do all he can to keep Vega from making good on that promise. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Davey Richards & Kyle O’Reilly d. ACW T.V. Champion Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett when Richards made Vega tap out to the anklelock; Fitchett’s ex-manager Greg Jovi shoved Fitchett off the top rope late in the match without the other match participants seeing it. Vega vowed that he would find a way to defeat Richards by the end of 2012 and the two shook hands after the match.

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SLA Champion Dan Walsh gets chopped from Darin Childs.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Darin Corbin is in the mercy of Darin Corbin. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Corbin would find him no friends inside the ring during this SLA title match. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Corbins manager Joey Eastman tries to help out his man but Walsh is not about to have any part of it. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Superfan Hardcore Andy and Darin Childs each has a leg of Corbin while Eastman is stuck in the tree of woe. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Embarrassing moment for Corbin and Eastman.(Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Darin Childs puts his attention on the SLA Champion Dan Walsh. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Walsh would go on to pin Corbin, thus making the match one on one between himself and Darin Childs. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Evan Gelistico enters the ring with belt in hand. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Former SLA Champion Evan Gelistico lands the big blow with the belt. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

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Walsh would captalize on Gelistico's help and retain the SLA Championship. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Dan Walsh won a three-way dance with Darin Childs and Darin Corbin(w/ Joey Eastman) to retain the SLA Heavyweight Title. After various shenanigans, Walsh eliminated Corbin with the cobra clutch slam. Childs caught Walsh with a Whiplash but only got a two-count…with both men down, Evan Gelistico ran into the ring and knocked out Childs with the title belt. Walsh didn’t know why Gelistico had done what he did, but he made a pin cover…for two. Walsh would go on to win with the cobra clutch slam to retain his title…but it looks like his issue with Gelistico isn’t over yet.

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Vote for the MWR Sexiest Female of the 2012!!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 6, 2012

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The TNA Knockouts are a huge reason why fans turn onto TNA on Thursday nights, but fans can catch sexy and talented women right here in the Midwest each and every weekend. You never know you may catch a future star at your local show in your hometown. Before Angelina Love was one of the Beautiful people she wrestled in Eldon Missouri for Harley Race’s World League Wrestling at one point. (Though she is not pictured here with Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne and Lacy Von Erich at TNA in St Louis)

By Dubray Tallman.

Hello MWR fans, we hope that you are having a great start to 2012. At MWR we have always supported wrestling and the promotions of the Midwest. This also includes the women of the Midwest, and thankfully we have one of the top women to ever grace the ring, right here in the Midwest, MsChif.

At times though, the competition has been very light as there have not been many women matches throughout the years. Thankfully, that is not the case today as there are not only beautiful women that enter the ring in the Midwest but women that really “bring the excitment” !!

Hard hitting matches between the women have been in demand more than ever as fans have been thrilled to see them go at it as they prove they are as marketable as their male counterparts.

Last year we had some fun with the 2011 MWR Sexiest Male wrestler of the year. The winner was none other than Bailey Mannix.

This year we are honoring the women of the Midwest, with the MWR Sexiest female of the MWR coverage area for you to vote for. Each of these women are lovely in their own special wonderful way.

Yet, there can only be one lady that can be named the MWR Sexiest female of the Year award. We hope you take the time to vote on these lovely wrestlers, managers, valets and important women in the Midwest who is your favorite to be named this year’s 2012 MWR Sexiest wrestler of the year.

Remember MWR fans don’t forget to ask your favorite promotion to bring in your favorite women to your area.

Please note the first checkmark is for Amanda the blood thirst Vixen and the second one if for Angelus Layne, for some reason it is not showing up on the page but I can see total votes at the final edit…..

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Feb 25th Serenity returns to St Louis Anarchy vs Rachel Summerlyn in Granite City,IL.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 3, 2012

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Breaking news: St. Louis Anarchy arrives at MWR in 2012!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 12, 2012

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All photos courtesy of Texas Anarchy

Editor’s note: ST Louis Anarchy can be hard hitting and very violent at times. Their shows are not for the weak of heart and the language can be extreme at times at the shows and in their videos so don’t watch if you are easily offended. With that said, for the fans that have asked us to include this red hot promotion to our site. You now get your wish.

By Brian Kelley

Missouri Wrestling Revival is excited to announce that St Louis Anarchy will be covered on this very site starting 2012 as they will be our 15th promotion in our family.

I had the chance to sit down with the head of the STL Anarchy office to discuss where Anarchy has been and what MWR fans should expect when they come to one of their shows or purchase one of their DVD’S through SmartMarkvideo.com.

First off let me say thank you for joining MWR today as we try to catch up with the exciting wrestling history of ST Louis Anarchy Pro Wrestling.

SLA- We are happy to be a part of your growing website. Thanks for having us.

MWR– The fans at MWR will recognize many of the stars of Anarchy such as The Hooligans, the Submission Squad, Shorty Biggs and Evan Gelistico but your promotion is filled with a stacked roster from Anarchy Championship Wrestling of Austin, Texas, as well as many of the top stars of ROH including the current Ring of Honor World Champion Davey Richards. The Anarchy wrestling brand is stationed out of Missouri, Illinois, and Texas through our affiliate company, Anarchy Championship Wrestling (ACW). Please let the fans know more about the history of SLA and what we have missed as we hope to catch up with rivalries in the past of your company and the key players that have made an impact at SLA.

SLA– Well when we were the Lethal Wrestling Alliance a group of our guys would travel down to Austin for ACW and every now and then a group of them would come and wrestle for us. The passion of both the offices was the same it was to take wrestling from being looked at as “boring” or “lame” and let more people see what we provide which is extremely fun and well worth the price of the ticket. We offer our fans way more than $10 worth of action in Saint Louis as well as Texas. We are about passion and not leaving fans feeling cheated out of their money. Speaking for Saint Louis I feel our stories and in ring action is really second to none. This past year we saw Evan Gelistico and Dan Walsh in a very passionate and bloody battle for the SLA title that saw Walsh become a main event star when he ended Gelisticos 17 month reign dating back to when he was LWA champion. Dingo returned to Saint Louis to battle his student match Fitchett a feud that started as a friendly rivalry and turned very personal leading the bloodiest match I can remember at Yuletide Terror. Davey Vega went from ½ of a tag team to a legit guy on the Indy’s have five star matches with Davey Richards, Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’ Reilly. Gerlard James and ACH have been at each other’s throats for the whole year and that feud will come to a head on January 15th in Austin Texas. Those are the main things going on there’s  so much more but I would be talking all day.

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MWR– St Louis Wrestling Anarchy returns to action on February 25th in in Granite City Illinois with “Gateway to DANarchy” at the Rivers Edge Complex. New Saint Louis Anarchy champion Dan Walsh will defend the title against Darin Corbin, formerly one half of the 2008 MWR Tag Team of the Year, the Northstar Express. Corbin teamed up with Robert Evans to upset (Team Ambition) Davey Richards & Kyle O’Reilly in tag action.

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Rookie sensation Mat Fitchett and Davey Vega look to defeat Davey Richards and Kyle O’Riley to continue Richards and O’Riley’s losing streak at Anarchy. Even with the talent of Fitchett and Vega, that should be easier said than done as Richards and O’Riley hate to lose.

Both of these two matches should be hard hitting, for sure and are easily worth the price of admission. How do you see Corbin’ strategy as he chases his biggest singles title in his career since he last won the IWA MID-SOUTH title during their glory days on January 21, 2006 against mentor Arik Cannon?

SLA– Darin Corbin is a guy who gets tight casted as a comedy act or a sidekick when really he is a great in ring competitor. All of 2011 Corbin has stepped up to show SLA fans that he is the real deal and I am very proud of what he’s done this past year. Walsh went through hell to win that belt and he isnt going to let it go because Corbin had a great 2011. Corbin has the road miles and experience on Dan but I dont think he can out brawl him. I think its going to come down to who can throw who off there game plan.

MWR – We mentioned the stars that are fans at MWR are familiar with but for a moment let’s take the time to shed light on the stars from Anarchy in Texas and beyond that have not been featured at MWR in the past.

First off the ACW Champion, ACH and what is the history of the ACW title and who did ACH defeat for the title?

SLA- The ACW title has a very rich history. Some of the very best pro wrestlers in the world have held that title. From Jerry Lynn to Jimmy Jacobs to Showtime Scott Summers. ACH won the title by winning the 2011 Lone Star Classic. He won the finals by pinning JT Lamotta. However Gerald James attacked him and took the title and trophy from him which is why they will meet at ACWs flagship event Guily by Assocation 6.

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MWR– Rachel Summerlyn.

SLA– Rachel is one of the best wrestlers on our roster. See how I said wrestlers and not “female” wrestler. Yes Rachel is a female but inside the ring she will knock you out rather you are a man or a woman. We dont put labels on people when you are in Anarchy you are a wrestler plain and simple.

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MWR– Khris Wolfe.

SLA- Wolfe is a student of the Necro Butcher and really came into his own in 2011. He has some killer strikes and a variety of suplexes. He also is not afraid of the “death match” game winning several of them is his career. One of the most under rated guys in Anarchy.

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MWR– TJ Perkins.

SLA – Feb. 25th will be his first time that Perkins is coming to the world of Anarchy. Perkins is one of the best well rounded wrestlers in the world and I am excited to see him in Anarchy.

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MWR– Robert Evans

SLA– The King of Monarchy. Evans is one of the most entertaining guys I have ever seen preform. He is a former ACW heavyweight and U-30 Champion. Evans ring entrance is worth the $10 ticket alone. If you dont believe me just ask his legion of fans in Austin Texas.

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MWR Darin Childs

SLA– Darin outside the ring is the main reason that there is a Saint Louis Anarchy. His passion and drive for ACW is a lot of the reason we asked about doing this in Saint Louis. As far is in the ring this is a guy who dropped over 100lbs and is a former ACW Champion. He competed with Davey Vega in a no rope barb wire match that was just awsome.

MWR– ACH

SLA– ACH is flat out amazing. He can do things in the ring that no one else can do and it made him one of the most popular wrestlers in Saint Louis. This is a guy who is going to take the world by storm sooner than later.

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MWR Scot Summers

SLA– Summers is a icon in Texas. He has won every title and tournament there is to win. His matches with Jerry Lynn were classics and he is a corner stone to Anarchy.

MWR– How many shows doe SLA look to run in 2011 and what venues and areas will MWR fans be able to catch all the stars in action?

SLA– Right now we are looking at doing 6 shows a year. We hope to keep Granite City our home for 2012. We had great success in 2011 and if there becomes a demand for more shows we will do more. Fans if you want to see more shows you let us know..

MWR– Now let’s play a game where I say a name and you answer with one word that best describes them at SLA.

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MWR Evan Gelistico

SLA– MVP

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MWR- Gary Jay

SLA – Underated

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MWR- JT Lamotta

SLA- Smart

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MWR– Lillie Mae

SLA– Heart

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MWR- Athena

SLA- Awesome

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Jordan Lacey – DANCE DANCE DANCE

MWR– Jordan Lacey

SLA– Great Dancer

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Dingo works over Mat Fitchett.

MWR-Dingo

SLA– Legend

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MWR– Davey Vega

SLA– Ace

MWR-The Hooligans

SLA– Hard Hitting (2 words I know)

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MWR– Mat Fitchett

SLA– Star

MWR– Fans can purchase past shows on DVD at Smartmarkvideo.com, if a fan was to purchase one St Louis Anarchy DVD, which one would you recommend them to choose from?

SLA- I would say start with Gateway to Anarchy 2011 and follow the stories for the whole year. However if you just had enough money for one I would say Tigers Blood the Art of Winning.. The Akira Tozwa goodbye is one of the most heartfelt things you will see.

MWR– We would like to thank you for joining us today and we are thrilled to add SLA to our coverage area in 2012. MWR fans can purchase tickets now for you’r must see show on February 25th as Darin Corbin challenges new Saint Louis Anarchy champion Dan Walsh and much more.

Saint Louis Anarchy Presents: Gateway to DANarachy

Saturday Night February 25th

Rivers Edge Complex in Granite City IL

Doors Open at 6:30pm, Net Tapings are at 6:45pm

Tickets are: $10 advance and $15 front row by calling 314-616-7981

ONLY 200 SEATS AVALIABLE

College guys and girls with valid ID are $5 and event is BYOB

Other Talent Signed:

ACW Champion: ACH

Evan Gelistico

Gerald James w/Family

Rachel Summerlyn

Darin Childs

The Hooligans

Jordan Lacey

Khris Wolfe

Serenity

Shorty Biggs

AND MORE

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LWA arena report March 7th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 28, 2009

By Brian “Flair” Kelley

When LWA comes to O’Fallon Illinois there is bound to be some wild wrestling action. Jordan Lacey and Jeremy Wyatt had set the bar very high the night before with a brutal match that was exciting from start to finish. LWA Has been red hot as of late and with a motto like “ St. Louis Pro Wrestling…A little on the Crazy Side” you never know what you will see when you enter the building.

Before the matches started Vice President Jewels entered the ring to remind the fans that LWA hero Adam Raw would have to make it through her three way gauntlet of matches in the upcoming shows to be reinstated. With an evil grin she stated that it would not be “easy”. His opponent this evening would be none other than Evan Gelistico.

The first match of the evening saw Adam Rich taking on Submission Squad member Pierre Abernathy who was joined by frequent tag team partner Evan Gelistico at ringside.

Adam Rich struggles to get out of the grip of  Pierre Abernathy (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Adam Rich struggles to get out of the grip of Pierre Abernathy (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Pierre was on top of his game and dropped Rich with a powerful clothesline that look to take the life out Rich. Pierre proved why he is one of the top wrestlers in the Midwest and took the win to set the tone for the rest of the Submission Squad members.

Tiffany LaFane was active the night before , this night was no different for in the second match she joined Davey Vega in his three way match against masked newcomer Dash Rando and J.C. Bravo (w/ Team Smurf(Chingo & Alektra Blue).

Dash Rando (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Dash Rando (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The three men electrified the building with swift moves that excited the crowd. Poor Rando was on an island when Team Smurf did their best to interfere on behalf of Bravo, and when that was happing Lafane was making her presence known by interfering for Vega.

(Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

(Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

My good friend Patrick Brandmeyer stated that “the Innovative move of the match was Bravo managing to get both Vega and Rando in a half-crab at the same time”.

Bravo has Vega where he wants him but Rando is all fun and games. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Bravo has Vega where he wants him but Rando is all fun and games. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Lafane would be the difference maker in this encounter of three rising stars and Vega took home another win for the Submission Squad proving that once again they are one of the most powerful factions in the Midwest.

The LWA seems to be motivated to bringing in some of the top women wrestlers in the world for their fans to see in the next couple of months. On the second night of the Double shot, MsChif made her return to the LWA to face Rachel Summerlyn. Summerlyn was looking to go 2-0 after defeating Alektra Blue in Granite City the night before.

Rachel Summerlyn lets MsChif know that she came to fight (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Rachel Summerlyn lets MsChif know that she came to fight (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

I have to give it to Summerlyn, Mschif stretched her, choked her and beat her down but there was no quit from the girl from Texas.

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(Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

(Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

MsChif would have her hands raised after she hit a Desecrator(stepover DDT) Summerlyn can feel good going back home to Texas feeling good for her self that she got a chance to test herself with the top women in the world and held her own.

Noiseland rocks the LWA (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Noiseland rocked the LWA (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

During intermission Ego Express member Steven Kennedy’s rock band Noiseland performed. Kennedy would be teaming up with his partner KC Karrington to take on the Northstar Express later in the evening but was as calm as could be on the guitar as the band rocked O’Fallon.

When we came back from the break we had a battle of the two big men between Darin Childs and Donovan Ruddick. Childs did not endure himself to the Donovan Ruddick the night before when he hit “The Future” with a chair. Childs and Ruddick were like two freight trains on the same rail on a collision course. Ruddick punished Childs outside the ring.

The Future “Donovan Ruddick punishes Childs for his attack on him the night before Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The Future “Donovan Ruddick punishes Childs for his attack on him the night before Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

When Ruddick took it back to the ring Childs attacked Ruddick’s formerly injured arm.

The Future “Donovan Ruddick punishes Childs for his attack on him the night before Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Darin Childs attacks the arm of The Future (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Childs was looking strong and seemed to have the former Champions number. Ruddick has the power to overwhelm anyone and Childs felt first hand the explosive force from the former LWA Champion. Ruddick lifted Childs up and delivered a Regal Roll for the victory.

The next match of the evening was between the LWA Tag Team Champions Steven Kennedy and KC Karrington and the MWR Tag team of the Year for 2008 The Northstar Express (Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz). The Northstar had earned a chance for the titles the night before when they defeated Submission Squad in Granite City the night before (See Kari Williams great recap of the show at MWR here)

The battle of the Express’s was on and from the moment that the bell rang I knew that I was ringside for a match that would be special. The Northstar was accompanied by their valet “pNut” Nikki Mayday. Perfect tag team executions were displayed by both teams. Ground and air attacks were plentiful with mind games galore.

LWA Tag team Champion KC Karrington sends a message to Ryan Cruz that he can wrestle with the best of them (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

LWA Tag team Champion KC Karrington sends a message to Ryan Cruz that he can wrestle with the best of them (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The big hits kept coming all night long when the Ego and Northstar hooked up (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The big hits kept coming all night long when the Ego and Northstar hooked up (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

If ever there was a picture that was truly worth a million words, this is it. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

If ever there was a picture that was truly worth a million words, this is it. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Ryan Cruz powers Steven Kenndy to the mat for a near fall late in the match. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Ryan Cruz powers Steven Kenndy to the mat for a near fall late in the match. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

All eyes in the building was on“pNut" Nikki Mayday but the refs, as she choked Steven Kennedy  (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

All eyes in the building was on “pNut" Nikki Mayday but the refs, as she choked Steven Kennedy (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The two Expresses each had a chance for the win. In the end it was the Ego’s who took home the bragging rights this time when the Ego Express dropped Ryan Cruz on top of Corbin for the 1-2-3 and scored the double win.

(Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

(Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

After the Match was over Karrington took the mic to let the crowd and the Northstar Express to know that they were proud to have gone head to head with one of the most talented teams in the country.

LWA Superstar Adam Raw  (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

LWA Superstar Adam Raw (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

I thought to myself I would hate to follow that match but up next we had Adam Raw and his quest to be reinstated. Jewels must have had a heck of speech prior to the match because Evan Gelistico really was focused during this match. After withstanding Raw’s early onslaught Gelistico took advantage on a miss kick that hit the ring post. Gelistico methodically grounded Raw by taking out his legs.

Evan Gelistico looked to take out Adam Raws Power by destroying the leg (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Evan Gelistico looked to take out Adam Raws Power by destroying the leg (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Evan Gelistico attempts to make Adam Raw quit before he even got out of the gate (Photo Credit:Brian Kelley)

Evan Gelistico attempts to make Adam Raw quit before he even got out of the gate (Photo Credit:Brian Kelley)

Raw’ needed this win to be reinstated and it was slipping away before his eyes. I had never seen Gelistico at this level and what a bragging right it would be to retire LWA favorite Adam Raw in his very first match back. Raw rebounded and hit a fall away suplex for what I am sure would of have been the end of Gelistico a year ago, but not today. Raw finally was able to get the victory in a very tough match to continue his road back to the LWA full time. I had talked to a friend of mine after the show and I told him that was the best match I had ever seen Gelistico wrestle in and he stated “I prefer the Mike Quackenbush match from earlier this year, I may disagree but there is no doubt that Gelistico had learned from the match with Quackenbush and has upped his game.

The last two matches were main event quality anywhere in the Midwest and we still had the four way for Jeremy Wyatt’s LWA Championship.

Gary the Barn Owl with the devious Tiffany LaFane (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Gary the Barn Owl with the devious Tiffany LaFane (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

On one side, you had the very confused Gary the Barn Owl escorted to the ring by the devious Tiffany LaFane.

The multi talented, always exciting Arik Cannon (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The multi talented, always exciting Arik Cannon (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The deadly and exciting Arik Cannon stood across from him. J.T. Lamotta looked to take the LWA title back home with him to Texas. I was very impressed with J.T. Lamotta the night before and in this match he confirmed my belief that he is one of the rising stars in wrestling.

No one gets the fans fired up like the LWA Champion Jeremy Wyatt (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

No one gets the fans fired up like the LWA Champion Jeremy Wyatt (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Last but not least you had the Champion Jeremy Wyatt.

Gary the Barn Owl can strike from anywhere, just ask Arik Cannon (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Gary the Barn Owl can strike from anywhere, just ask Arik Cannon (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The action was intense from start to finish. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The action was intense from start to finish. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

One word can describe the match, exciting. J.T Lamotta delivered an awesome version of a suplex DDT on Gary the Barn owl that had me feeling it myself.

As the match continued Tiffany LaFane reinforced the thought of many that she is one of the premier mangers in the sport today.

Tiffany LaFane goes low on Arik Cannon late in the match.  (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Tiffany LaFane goes low on Arik Cannon late in the match. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Not once but twice she entered the ring to deliver a low blow on Cannon to keep Gary’s chances alive. Wyatt ever the opportunist continued his dominance of the Midwest when he took advantage of Cannon’s misfortune, hit a Lightning Spiral top retain the LWA Championship.

Still the LWA Champion Jeremy “The Rebel” Wyatt. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

Still the LWA Champion Jeremy “The Rebel” Wyatt. (Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

When the match was over Lafane was furious and demanded that Gary take out Cannon. Cannon fought fire with fire and delivered a low blow of his own, much to Lafane’s surprise. Cannon was able to catch her before she was able to flee the ring.

(Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

(Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

With Cannon having a handful of hair, I would have bet money he was about to lay a kiss on her but unfortunately for Lafane, Cannon did not have romance on his mind. He hoisted up the LWA Diva and hit her with a devastating brainbuster that sent her crumpling into the mat.

(Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

(Photo Credit: Michael R Van Hoogstraat)

The LWA is on Fire in 2009 with some of the best matches that they have ever had. This marks the second show in the past two months that did not have a bad match on it. I urge you to buy a ticket and see what you have been missing.

The LWA returns April 4th in O’Fallon Il ROH star MsChif returns to take on Sara Del Ray.

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For more information go to LWAwrestling.COM

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