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At Last, The 2014 Missouri Wrestling Revival Yearbook has arrived!!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 20, 2015

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From Brian Kelley- Missouri Wrestling Revival Owner and Editor

It is with great excitement that I am to announce that for the very first time the 2014 MWR Yearbook will be on sale this weekend. This is the the fourth yearbook celebrating and honoring the hard work of the men and women of pro wrestling in the Midwest.

To purchase it on Amazon click here.

This yearbook features a great cover from our friends at Curtain Jerker Designs that jump starts an action packed 300 pages and 500 plus photos and artwork of your favorite moments in the world of wrestling in the MWR Coverage area.We are honored to have World League Wrestling announcer Dan Gier deliver an introduction for you as you will have the opportunity to check out the Year-in-review by each month. The 2014 MWR Award recipients are documented in the book as we also remember the men and women we lost in 2014. A new feature called “Who do you love”, asks some of the stars of the Midwest who their favorite wrestlers of All-time are. Mike Wilson returns with the Shooter Spotlight while the fan favorite section of friends and family is filled with many of the great people that have supported wrestling in 2014. The book also features the MWR promotions complete results and much much more.

The book would not be possible without the support and friendship of the MWR promoters. To each of them I am very thankful for helping make MWR the official voice of pro wrestling news in the Midwest. I would also like to thank the wrestlers, referees and ring announcers that have been positive with the growth of MWR. Most definitely we would like to thank all the fans and people that have helped MWR throughout the past 7 years become what one friend stated MWR has become, “An institution in the Midwest.

In this years’ book we would like to thank the contributions of these fine men and women that help make the book a huge success.

A.K. Edwards ,Ben Simon , Brandis Outlaw , Chris Howser , Chris Roedel, Cody Murphy ,Crystal Mccormick Heather, David McCutcheon , David Schmida, Debbie Chmidling , Dee Clark, Derek Sharp, Drew Abbenhaus, Dubray Tallman, Eleanor Harris , Gary Giaffoglione , Jack Tierney , James Head ,Larry Matysik, Luke Roberts , Mark Taggart ,Miranda, Cantrell, Michael Laio ,Michael Van Hoogstraat ,Miss Natural, Patrick Brandmeyer, Paul Andrews ,Peyton Mitchell ,Raven Johnson, Stephen Drew.  (I pray I didn’t forget anyone)

The book will debut this Saturday at SICW in East Carondelet, Illinois and the special price for everyone that purchase the book at a promotion that we cover is still ONLY $20.OO

The MWR Yearbook tour will be moving along fast and furious in 2015 in the following weeks. Be sure to catch up with MWR fan relations Dubray Tallman to pick up your very own MWR Yearbook.

March 28th New Breed Wrestling

April 11th MMWA

04/11/2015 MMWA (St. Louis, Missouri) @the Historic South Broadway Athletic Club 2301 South 7th Street Tickets 1-314-776- 4833

April 17 St. Louis Anarchy

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April 18th ST. Louis Anarchy
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St. Louis Anarchy (Alton, Illinois) Alton Knights of Columbus 405 East 4th Street Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:00pm Front Row $15 in advance, $20 at the door (only 50 seats available) Second Row $12 in advance $15 at door General Admission $10 in advance $15 at the door
Do not forget to add this titles to your collection


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Karl Lauer Presented with the 2013 MWR Lifetime Achievement Award in Richland Missouri

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 4, 2014

 2013 MWR Lifetime   Achievement recipient Karl Lauer

MWR Fan relations Dubray Tallman and the 2013 MWR Lifetime Achievement recipient Karl Lauer

Missouri Wrestling Revival was thrilled to be at NWA Central States Wrestling to honor the 2013 MWR Lifetime Achievement plaque with artwork by Raven Johnson prior to intermission on a night that saw a new NWA Missouri Champion crowned.


Lauer has done it all in the sport while being a friend to wrestling fans for many years. Lauer is a family man prior to adding his talents to the wrestling world. Throughout his banner career he has been a successful promoter, a World Champion wrestler, excelled as a stuntman and actor in Hollywood for classic such as the Six Million Dollar Man, Remington Steel, Atomic Blue and Personal Vendetta. Lauer’s dedication and expertise as the CEO has helped the Cauliflower Alley Club since 1989 and the non-profit organization is preparing for their annual convention in Las Vegas in June this year.


Lauer a current resident of Missouri was a co-founder of World Legion Wrestling, which was the beginning of what we now know as Harley Race’s World League Wrestling. Today Lauer is the Senior Inspector for the Missouri State Athletic Commission.

During the presentation we were thrilled to see the NWA Central States Wrestling fans give Karl Lauer a well-deserved standing ovation. Once again we would like to congratulate  Lauer for his many positive accomplishments in the world of Pro Wrestling. At the young age of 75, Lauer shows no signs of slowing down.

Past Honorees

2012 MWR Lifetime Achievement Award: Herb Simmons
2011 MWR Lifetime Achievement Award: Bob Geigel
2010 MWR Lifetime Achievement Award: Mike Chapman
2009 MWR Lifetime Achievement Award: Larry Matysik
2008 MWR Lifetime Achievement Award: : Harley Race

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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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The Hooligans Receive their 2013 MWR Tag Team of the Year Plaques

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 3, 2014

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They are considered to be one of the top tag teams in the country today. Devin and Mason Cutter, better known as The Hooligans have been making waves around the country with exciting matches and capturing titles around the Midwest. In 2013, they earned their second MWR Tag Team of the Year award as voted on by the MWR Awards committee members.

We were honored to be a part of St. Louis Anarchy’s Double shot weekend that was filled with a record breaking crowd, and on the first night we were able to present them their plaques with artwork from our good friend Raven Johnson.

During intermission on a historic night of wrestling, several of the Hooligans fans joined them for a group photo to become a part of the celebration.

We congratulate the Hooligans for becoming a 2-time MWR Tag Team of the Year as they continue to prove that they are one of the best tag teams in the country today.

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Support wrestling artist Raven Johnson and get a sweet deal.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 10, 2013


MWR has been blessed to be friends with some of the top artist in the country today. With that friendship we have featured artwork of stars from yesterday to today. One of those fine talents is that of Raven Johnson. Johnson of course was the artist for the 2011 MWR Yearbook and will be doing both the cover and back of the 2012 Yearbook that will feature the likes of Adam Pearce, The Great Cheyenne, Ricky Cruz, the American Bulldogs and more. In the past Johnson has done some artwork for Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz, the Northstar Express, Christina Von Eerie and t-shirt design and MWR trading cards for MsChif as well as the MWR Trading card of current SHIMMER Champion Saraya Knight.

I received word from him recently that he was looking for support for a project that he was currently doing. If you were to help him with reaching his goal not only would you be supporting a man that has utilized his talents to assist our wrestling fraternity but you could also get some really cool artwork.
Without further ado I leave you with the message from Raven Johnson from his website


Hey everyone,
Hope you all had a good…or at least decent new years eve…..and all that junk.

First off, I want to put this out there.
I need sponsors for my new comic,
I basically need to raise $200 bucks.

Instead of doing a kickstarter or indie go go thing. I figure I can do it without all that crap.
I average at least 20 hits on this site a day, so there’s gotta be someone out there willing to sponsor…right?

Anyway, here’s what i’m thinking…
I only would need 10 people to contribute $20 bucks.
And if someone wants to do this contact me either via email, or if you know me personally….text me, call me.

If you contribute $20, you will receive the comic(signed if you wish), an original page from either Cell Phones and Cigarettes #1 or 2(first come, first serve), a special mention on my website, and in the comic itself, and an art piece of your choosing…in color…whatever you wish for me to draw you!

If you contribute $10, you will get the comic, a mention on the website, and comic…..and an art piece of your choosing.

If you just want to pre-order the book itself, $5, will get you the book(signed if you wish), and that will cover the books cost, plus shipping.

So basically that’s it….if you don’t know me personally just email me at:
unshure88@gmail.com make sure the subject is about the comic funding contribution in some fashion….so I know to answer it…in a timely manor.

I want to send the comic off to get printed by the beginning of February…maybe mid Feb. So it should be available mid March.

I have received two donations already of $20. So two original pages are spoken for. But there are still more!

So hopefully I can get some help with this.
The only reason I ask…my day time job is slow at the moment….which actually gives me time to work on the stuff I want to work on. But as you all would know…the less you work, the less money you have coming in.

So if anybody can help a brother out…that would rock!

First off are a bunch of stuff i’ve done for Pro-Wrestler Courtney Rush.
She rocks, and if anybody out there is a pro-wrestling fan, def check her out.
I’m sure google will give you all sorts of results…plus i’m pretty damn sure she has matches on the ol youtube.


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