Posts Tagged ‘Rory Fox’
Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 9, 2017
Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 23, 2016
Title courtesy of Bryan McIntosh
Photo’s Brian Kelley
Bobby Blackshire, Jordan Kastle & Allie Gato def. Derek Stone, Kraig Keesaman & Angel Trinity
After being told that he was not to interfere at the St. Louis Anarchy’s final show, Michael Strider was fired and had to be escorted out of the ring.
Major Baisden reinstates Jeremy Wyatt !!!!!
Sterling Riegel challenges Jeremy Wyatt
Mark Sterling def. Devin Thomas
Jake Dirden def. Mike Sydal
The Honky Tonk Man & Rory Fox def. The Killer City Kings – Jake & Ryan King
The Commission – Evan Gelistico & Pierre Abernathy def. The Kobra Kai Dojo – Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett to win the tag team titles.
Kevin Lee Davidson won a battle royal
ACH def. Jon Webb
Jeremy Wyatt def. Sterling Riegel
Redwing def. Ace Steel in a lumberjack match to win the MPW Central States title
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Ace Steel, ACH, Allie Gato, Angel Trinity, “Casanova” Chris Nelson, Bobby Blackshire, Chris Gough, Davey Vega, Derek Stone, Devin Thomas, Evan Gelistico, Jake & Ryan King, Jake Dirden, jeremy wyatt, Jon Webb, Jordan Kastle, Kevin Lee Davidson, Kraig Keesaman, Lucy Mendez, Major Baisden, mark sterling, Mat Fitchett, Metro pro Wrestling, Mike Sydal, Missouri Wrestling Revival, MWR, Nate Redwing, NWL, NWL KC, NWL STL, Redwing, ROH, Rory Fox, Sterling Riegel, The Commission, The Honky Tonk Man, The Killer City Kings, The Kobra Kai Dojo, TNA, WWE | Leave a Comment »
Metro Pro Wrestling -NWL KC Quick Hits – An Unholy Alliance with Wyatt and Strider, Redwing and Dirden Plus So Much More
Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 6, 2016
Metro Pro Wrestling
Turner Rec Center
Fans entered the building to receive free NWL KC T-shirts, bumper stickers, and merchandise. They were also welcome to come to the NWL booth to sign up for NWL e-mail updates and purchase tickets for the Jan 7th debut of the NWL at the Scottish Rite Temple .
Chris Gough thanked everyone for their support throughout the years including the fans, wrestlers Turner Rec Staff and Metro Pro Wrestling crew.
He introduced the NWL owner Major Baisden. Baisden welcomed everyone to come out and support NWL in both KC and STL as they are looking to take wrestling in the Midwest to a new level. He then asked to have Metro Pro Wrestling Commissioner Michael Strider to come to the ring. Baisden addressed the near riot at St. Louis Anarchy in November that was led by Strider and fellow NWL KC. Baisden had told Strider NOT to go to STL on that night and for interrupting Davey Vega’s title belt celebration with the chaos, he was FIRED.
Major Baisden then told Strider that he had reinstated Jeremy Wyatt.
Bobby Blackshire, Jordan Kastle, and Allie Gato vs Derek Stone, Kraig Keesaman and Angel Trinity
Mark Sterling (with the Killer City Kings) defeated Devin Thomas to move to the finals of the Metro Pro Wrestling Championship
Jake Dirden defeated Mike Sydal via submission to move to the finals of the Metro Pro Wrestling Championship
The Honky Tonk Man and Rory Fox defeated The Killer City Kings ( Jake and Ryan)
The Commission (Pierre Abernathy and Evan Gelistico) defeated Kobra Kai Dojo (Davey Vega and Mat Fitchet) for the Metro Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship
Kevin Lee Davidson won the Metro Pro invitational battle royal last elimination Donnie Peppercricket
A.C.H. defeated Jon Webb
Jake Dirden defeated Mark Sterling (with the Killer City Kings) for the vacated Metro Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship
Jeremy Wyatt defeated Sterling Riegel – Santa Claus Came to the ringside then attacked Logan Riegel and helped Wyatt win the match. Afterwards Santa unmasked to reveal that he was Micahel Stider. A unholy alliance was made when Wyatt shook hands sending a warning to the NWL that the KC legends were back.
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Redwing defeated Ace Steel in a lumberjack match with special referee Lucy Mendez for the Metro Pro Wrestling Central States Championship.
Jake Dirden came out to celebrate with Redwing only to ambush and lay him out with a big boot with team NWL STL right behind. NWL KC came out for the save and the end of era in Kansas City closed the door on Metro Pro Wrestling .
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: "Stage One.", Ace Steel, ACH, Allie Gato, Angel Trinity, Bobby Blackshire, Chris Gough, Davey Vega, Derek Stone, Devin Thomas, Donnie Peppercricket, Honky Tonk Man, Jake Dirden, Jon Webb and Elvis Algeria, Jordan Kastle, Kevin Lee Davidson, KLD, Kraig Keesaman, Logan Riegel, Lucy Mendez, Major Baisden, mark sterling, Mat Fitchett, Metro pro Wrestling, michael strider, Missouri Wrestling Revival, MWR, NWL KC, NWL STL, Pierre Abernathy, Redwing, Riegel Twings, Ring of Honor, ROH, Rory Fox, SLA, Sterling Riegel, The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 22, 2016
The next Metro Pro Wrestling event is Saturday, December 3, at 7 p.m. inside Turner Rec Center in Kansas City, KS! Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
– Lumberjack Match for the Central States Championship – Ace Steel (c) vs. Redwing
– Kiyoshi Shizuka vs. Rory Fox
– Metro Pro Tag Team Championship Match – NO HOLDS BARRED – Kobra Kai Dojo (c) vs. The Commission
– Metro Pro Championship Tournament Semi-Final Match – Mark Sterling vs. Devin Thomas
– Metro Pro Championship Tournament Semi-Final Match – Jake Dirden vs. Mike Sydal
– Metro Pro Championship Final will take place as well, as we’ll crown a new champ!
– Our special guest for the show — The Honky Tonk Man!
Front Row: $20
General Admission: $15
Kids 5-12 (Does not count front row): $10
Under 5: Free
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Ace Steel, Davey Vega, Devin Thomas, Honky Tonk Man, Jake Dirden, Kiyoshi Shizuka, Kobra Kai Dojo, Lucy Mendez, mark sterling, Matt Fitchett, Metro pro Wrestling, Mike Sydal, MPW, Pierre Abernathy, Redwing, ROH, Rory Fox, The Commission, WWE | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 16, 2016
Dark Match: Graham Bell defeated Sean Orleans
– Mark Sterling defeated Yellow Dog
– Quarterfinals of the Metro Pro Heavyweight Championship Tournament – Mike Sydal defeated Jon Webb
– Jay Howard defeated Keita Yano
– Quarterfinals of the Metro Pro Heavyweight Championship Tournament – Jake Dirden defeated Derek Stone
– The Commission defeated The King Brothers
Team Ace Steel and Team Redwing faceoff
– Quarterfinals of the Metro Pro Heavyweight Championship Tournament – Devin Thomas defeated Hype Gotti
– Kiyoshi Shizuka defeated Rory Fox
– Michael Strider announced he was in negotiations to sell Metro Pro to NWL
– Tag Teammageddon 2016 – Redwing and Colt Cabana were the survivors after Ace Steel was counted out
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Ace Steel, “The Future” Donovan Ruddick, Bobby Blackshire, Derek Stone, DR Tom Pritchard, Elvis Aliaga, Graham Bell, Honky Tonk Man, Hype Gotti, Iceman, Jake Dirden, Jay Howard, Jon Webb, Keita Yano, Kiyoshi Shizuka, Kraig Keesaman, Logan & Sterling Riegel, Lucy Mendez, mark sterling, Metro pro Wrestling, michael strider, Mike Sydal, Missouri Wrestling Revival, MPW, MWR, NWL, Redwing, Riegal Twins, Rory Fox, Sean Orleans, TNA, Tom Pritchard, Tyler Stinson, WWE, Yellow Dog | 1 Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 30, 2016
BBQ, music and laughter is what you would have walked up to even if you had planned to be one of the first people in line at Metro Pro’Wrestling‘s 6th anniversary show on June 4th. If you failed to drink a strong cup of coffee that morning you might have thought you were outside of Arrowhead Stadium with a bunch of wild fans. Come to find out Metro Pro fans aren’t too different from Chiefs fans in that they are loyal, loud and a little over the top. To no one’s surprise, it was the guys and gals of the Wrestle Talk Podcast and the WWE Universe Worldwide Chapter fantasy wrestling group. I expect that this isn’t the last time we will see or hear about this group. Especially since every Metro Pro show keeps getting better and better and this show was without a doubt better than the last and we are sure the next will be better than this one. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves because we have a lot of ground to cover as we breakdown this show. Just know this writer’s only goal is to make you wish you would have made this show and to get you fired up and exited for the next show coming up in July. So let’s get going!
The show inside the building kicked off with a match between the Math Magician and The Iceman (1/2 of Team Vintage).
This was a fun match where the fans especially the kids enjoyed themselves. Few things are as fun as counting along with the Math Magician when his music hits or even as he attempts to rally for a comeback. As fun as it is to count along with one guy it is just as fun to boo and heckle The Iceman. Who since has gone to “the dark side” has been on a slide. Sadly, (for him and Team Vintage) tonight was no different.
The Mathmagician was able to get the crowd behind him and pull off the big win in a match that lasted 6 minutes and 31 seconds. That was not the last time we would see the The Iceman this night.
Following the opening match the crowned was treated (I use that term loosely) to an appearance by President Michael Strider and his stunning partner in crime, Lucy Mendez. As you can imagine, they were met with a tremendous fan disapproval. Not more than 10 seconds in the ring Strider started bragging about how thanks to him Metro Pro fans would no longer have to see, hear or even have to worry about Jeremy Wyatt, all thanks to him and of course a little help with former ECW champion “The Man Beast,” Rhyno. All those who are familiar with the situation know what for over 2yrs Striders only goal has to rid Metro Pro wrestling of Wyatt, the undisputed fan favorite. It was also pointed out that Strider had a piece of what seemed like toilet paper on his shoe which he had Lucy remove for him in all of his arrogance.
In an attempt to get back to business Strider reminded that crowd that this wasn’t just any show but Metro Pro’s 6th anniversary show and that night we would have the pleasure of seeing him accept the MWR wrestler of the year award on the behalf of the recently fired Jeremy Wyatt. Also that we would get to see some great matches in round 1 of the tournament to crown a new Metro Pro Wrestling champion. And of course that the legendary tag team Demolition would be teaming with fan favorite ‘The Commission’ in the main even match of the night, and a whole lot more. The best part of this segment of the show according to most fans is when it was over.
We then moved on to some more in ring action. First up we had Jon Webb vs Kiyoshi Shizuka.
Where even though Davey Vega was ring side and in Shisuka’s corner, Jon Webb was able to pull off the win in just under 13 minutes. This advances Webb to round two of the Metro Pro Wrestling tournament to crown the new Metro Pro champion and left both Shisuka and Vega with a bad taste in their mouths.
Next we moved into some hard hitting tag team action where we had a team the we will affectionately call “The Beards” Redwing and Jay Howard vs long time bad guys and well known trouble makers the KC Kings. This match as good as should be expected but just as Redwing and Howie had things well in hand the man known as Ace Steele felt like he needed to come out and make his presence felt by hitting Howard over the head with his central states championship. Surprisingly though, that would not be enough as Redwing was able to get the 1,2,3 even though his partner was outside the ring and out for the count at that moment.
New comer Rory Fox caught almost everyone off guard with this energy and skill as he faced Metro Pro’s resident bad guy “The World’s Fittest Wrestler,” Mark Sterling. As you would expect the KC King Brothers were there and they played their usual role of heel-aids by helping Sterling secure the win after several attacks on Rory with referee Michael Case’s back turned. Though he gave a valiant effort this almost 3 on 1 affair, it ended with Mark Sterling getting the win in a little under 9 minutes and 30 seconds.
The match between Kraig Keesaman and Jake Dirden started days before they actually faced off in the ring. A few days earlier there was some back and forth on Twitter on who exactly would come out on top in this match and move on to round two of the Metro Pro’s Championship Tournament. The fans seemed to be split right down the middle and Dirden and Keesaman both confidently asserted that they indeed would be winning this match. To no ones’ surprise by the time the match started we quickly found out that even after all the trash talking Keesaman did on Twitter he still felt to bring his insurance policy The Iceman to the ring with him.
In the end it didn’t matter, Dirden was too much for both Keesaman and The Iceman and put Keesaman away with a in a little over 10 minutes.
After 4 incredible matches since their last appearance President Michael Strider and Lucy Mendez made their way back into the ring this time to except the MWR wrestler of the year award that Brian Kelley himself would be presenting. Just as Brian would reluctantly begin to hand the trophy over to Strider who at this point is nearly foaming at the mouth at the idea of being handed this award, Jeremy Wyatt’s music hits and the crowed in the Turner Rec Center. Wyatt made his way in the ring and did something surprising and turned his attention to Brian Kelley and expressed what most people in attendance that are familiar with MWR and that work that whole crew does already knew. That the work they do is amazing and has been a cornerstone in helping to elevate wrestling in the Midwest to a whole new level. Brian and his wife in particular have spent years traveling all over to show support and uplift that sport that we all love dearly. The crowd was 100% in agreement and Brian was given a well-deserved standing ovation which lasted well over 2 minutes. This really seemed to catch Brian off guard and the look on his face was priceless. Truly a highlight moment of the night and one to be remembered.
Wyatt proceeded to inform Strider that he would be accepting the MWR award himself and that he had some new regarding a letter he had in his possession via the Board Of Directors. According to Wyatt this letter guarantees a match No holds barred match at the July 30th show. Not only that, if Strider refused to sign he would lose his job as President and Wyatt would take over that position. After throwing what would be comparable only to the fit of 5 year old spoiled brat, Strider was forced to sign it.
Only to be told a few seconds later by Wyatt that he lied about him losing his job and it was all made up to get him to sign it. This indeed may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back because only a few seconds later Strider removed his shirt and challenged Wyatt to jump back into the ring. Which almost seemed to be exactly what Wyatt was waiting for.
Fists and kicks lashed out and it got so out of hand that the whole locker room was forced to come out and break them up. Flashes of Undertaker vs Brock Lesner went through the minds many as this was all going on inside and outside the ring for what seemed like an eternity.
Once the ring was finally cleared we go the in ring action back underway and there was no time for anyone to catch their breath because the following match included the fabulous Riegal Twins vs the always game KC Wolves. The match was high energy and high flying, first we were treated to a front flip by Sterling Riegal over one of the ring posts right on top of both KC Wolfs then we got an amazing cross body where Logan Riegal, was by the estimation of many over 10 feet in the air!
Once the action got back into the ring the KC Wolfs did the unexpected and resorted to the low blow behind the refs back and the Wolves ended up getting the win.
We also had to other great matches before the main event the delivered the goods. We had a unification match between Steve Fender and Ace Steele.
This match was bring the belts ( Kansas State Championship,) (Central States Championship) together to crown one true champion.
After a lot of hot dogging and fooling with the ref the action got underway and Ace Steele was able to pull off the win with a little help from Redwing to retain the Central States title and to unify it with the Kansas State title.
Next, we had hot up-and-comer and recent graduate from the KC Pro Wrestling Training Center, Bobby Blackshire face off against former Metro Pro champion Derek Stone in a hard fought match where to Savvy Ol’ Vet ended up getting the win.
For the main event of the night we had the legendary Demolition team up with fan favorites “The Commission” to face a team full of stars to include Mike Sydal, Mark Sterling, Davey Vega and Kiyoshi Shizuka
This was a dream come true for many wrestling fans in the crowd. So many remember the legacy that Demolition left in there time in WWF and their title reign which is still the longest tag team championship reign of all time. The match did not disappoint and at one point there opponents couldn’t even decide who should go in the ring because they were so out matched by Demolition and the Commission. Near the end, something incredible happened, Axe and Smash decided to pass the torch to the next generation by helping Pierre and Gelistico set up the DEMOLITION DECAPITATION!
That as it always has been was enough to get the win and close out the show with a bang!
So at the end of the night, as awesome as it was there is still a lot of unfinished business. Lots of questions to be answered. Will this no holds barred match truly be the end of the rivalry between Wyatt and Strider? What other wrestlers will move on to round two of the tournament? Will Cobra Kai be back to defend their tag team titles, and if so, against who? One thing that is without a question is that some of the names that have already been released as scheduled to appear are the who’s who of pro wrestling to include Stevie Richards, Hype Gotti, Kevin Lee Davidson, and Sonjay Dutt. And that’s just what has been announced up to this point. Definitely a great time to be a fan in the Midwest because the local guys keep getting better and the stars that are being brought in are all class acts like Axe and Smash. That’s something that can’t be taken for granted. Nor is your chance to catch the next Metro Pro Wrestling show on July 30th at Turner Rec Center in Kansas City Kansas. See you there!
Rene Martinez, host of the Wrestle Talk Podcast with Joe and Rene
Photo Credit – Brian Kelley Missouri Wrestling Revival
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Ace Steel, AX, Bobby Blackshire, Brian Kelley, Davey Vega, Demolition, Derek Stone, ECW, Evan Gelistico, Graham Bell, Iceman, Jake Dirden, Jay Howard, jeremy wyatt, John Webb, Jon Webb, Kansas City Kings, KC Pro Wrestling Training Center, KC Wolves, Kiyoshi Shizuka, Kraig Keesaman, Logan Riegel, Lucy Mendez, Luke Langley, mark sterling, Math Magician, Metro pro Wrestling, michael strider, Mike Sydal, Pierre Abernathy, Redwing, Rhyno, Riegal Twins, Ring of Honor, ROH, Rory Fox, Smash, Sterling Riegel, Steve Fender, Stevie Richards, Team Vintage, TNA, Wrestle Talk Podcast, Wrestle Talk Podcast with Joe and Rene, WWE, WWE Universe Worldwide Chapter fantasy wrestling group | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 1, 2016
In 2015 many wrestlers in the Midwest deserved to win awards by having great matches, earning accolades and drawing big crowds all around the Midwest. That could not have been done if the talent was not delivering in the ring having fans counting the days till the next event.
Jeremy Wyatt first won the MWR Wrestler of the Year award in 2008 when he earned the nickname the Belt Collector by capturing belts throughout the Midwest. Since that time he has been in the running for the same award every year as he delivered excellent matches and built a fan base through cheers and hate throughout the Midwest.
In 2015, Jeremy Wyatt once again filled the arenas with historic matches and feuds while being showcased in 23 main events in 5 of the MWR promotions including his home of Kansas City, as well as Des Moines, Iowa, Granite City, Illinois and Council Bluffs Iowa.
His feud with Metro Pro Wrestling commissioner Michael Strider has lead to huge matches with the likes of Christopher Daniels, Matt Striker, Ricky Cruz, Christian Rose, Ace Steel and has involved Jim Cornette to help spearhead wrestling back to life in Kansas City. He represented 3XW as their champion against the like of Rory Fox while feuding with his often friend/rival Mark Sterling in a dog collar ladder No DQ match and an 80 Minute Iron Man match, while facing Hype Gotti in a loser leaves PWP match in July.
In St. Louis, Wyatt found himself drawing red hot heat from the fans at St. Louis Anarchy and PWCS as he battled Colt Cabana while testing his skills against KC Karrington, Makaze, & Steven Kennedy in the main events.
There is talks that Jeremy Wyatt is close to calling it a career, but if anything is clear it is that his impact on the MWR Coverage area is still being felt in 2015 and beyond.
Past MWR Wrestlers of the Year Winners
2014 Ricky Cruz
2013 Jake Dirden
2012 Adam Pearce
2011 Brandon Espinosa
2010 Mike Sydal
2009 Mark Sterling
2008 Jeremy Wyatt
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: 2015 Missouri Wrestler of the Year Jeremy Wyatt, 3XW, Ace Steel, Christian Rose, Christopher Daniels, Colt Cabana, Hype Gotti, jeremy wyatt, Jim Cornette, K.C. Karrington, Makaze, mark sterling, Matt Striker, PWCS, PWP, Ricky Cruz, Rory Fox, SLA, St. Louis Anarchy | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 26, 2015
By Brian Kelley
For the past 10 years 3XWrestling has been thrilling fans in Iowa with family friendly action with 156 events. During that time they have showcased several of the top young stars in the country, former wrestling superstars and historic matches that have earned them a reputation as a must attend event in the area. Missouri Wrestling Revival was honored to cover the historic 10th year Anniversary event that started off with a chance for the wrestlers around the area to get the opportunity to learn from former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdoch during a pre-show seminar.
When the doors open the wonderful fans of 3XW filled up so fast that the 3XW crew was seeking chairs for the fans at the arena. When the action started the fans were treated to a stacked night of wrestling that included a Dog Collar match between Maddog McDowell and Ryan Slade, where the loser would have to eat dog food, the first ever matchup between the former two time MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Stacey O’Brien and Malia Hosaka, Marek Brave challenge Kraig Keesaman for the 3XW Pure title, Devin Carter defend his wife’s honor against Rory Fox to go along with an epic dog collar ladder match between 3XWrestling Champion Jeremy Wyatt and Mark Sterling. I hope you enjoy these exciting photos of a night that will be remembered forever.
Devin Thomas d. J.C. Slater.
-Hype Gotti & Adrian Alexander d. Eli Machete & Connor Braxton.
-Nate Redwing d. Stephen M. King.
-Trevor Murdoch fought Derek Stone to a no-contest.
–Black Wrestlers Matter(Jon West & James Grizzle) d. Jaysin Strife & Ray Stryker.
-Devin Carter d. Rory Fox.
-Marek Brave d. Kraig Keesaman to win the Pure Wrestling Title.
-Malia Hosaka d. Stacey O’Brien.
-Mark Sterling d. Jeremy Wyatt in a dog collar/ladder match to win the Heavyweight Title.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: 3XWrestling, Adrian Alexander, Black Wrestlers Matter, Connor Braxton, Derek Stone, Devin Carter, Devin Thomas, Eli Machete, Griz, Hype Gotti, J.C. Slater, Jaysin Strife, jeremy wyatt, Jon West, Kraig Keesaman, Maddog McDowell, Malia Hosaka, Marek Brave, mark sterling, MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Stacey O’Brien, Nate Redwing, Rory Fox, Ryan Slade, Stacey O'Brien, Stephen M. King, The Hooligans, Trevor Murdoch | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 31, 2015
Missouri Wrestling Revival has supported pro wrestling for the past eight years and during that time we have traveled through the beautiful state of Iowa to meet the wonderful fans. While covering some of the biggest matches of this era on the independent scene that would include the likes of Tyler Black (Seth Rollins) Davey Richards, Adam Pearce and not one, but two Iron Man matches between Jeremy Wyatt and Mark Sterling.
On this night, I would be traveling to Nevada, Iowa , a town just outside of Des Moines the home base for 3XWrestling as an invite from my longtime friend 3XW fan Brian Vanderwal . Several months prior to the event Brian had Facebooked myself to ask if I could free my schedule to attend a memorial show that he was working with 3XW to honor the memory of his longtime friend Jeff Thompson. Due to the fact that it was Mothers Day and I had hoped to take my mother to Kansas City for the spring race of NASCAR event at Kansas Speedway for the Spongebob Squarepants 400, yet we would not be able to do so as she works at a nursing home for the past 35 years and was unable to get off, so I contacted my friend Brian to let him know the week prior that I would be there, and look forward to supporting his effort to make the Jeff Thompson Memorial Show a success.
To be honest, I can’t say that I had known Jeff, but it was obvious that he had touched many of those in the wrestling community by the kind words that many of the wrestlers had to say about him. I had written a press release on the pain that a mother/fathers have when they lose a child. Jeff a longtime wrestling fan ,made his way to cheer on the Nevada, Iowa girls basketball team on March 7th to win their first ever state basketball tournament . On the way out of the building Jeff collapsed and passed away due to a brain aneurysm on the way out of the arena that night. I did not know Jeff’s mother, Deb and had hoped that it was appropriate for the occasion, but Brian had told me that she had loved it and when we met prior to the event she had given me a hug to start off a memorable night in Iowa.
While meeting with his Dad, Ken, he and I exchanged stories of him traveling through Missouri, only to have a flat tire, and receiving help from a Missourian that had not asked for payment. We spoke about NASCAR and most importantly we talked about Jeff. Ken was impressed in the fact how Jeff had touched so many in the wrestling and Heavy Metal music community. While we spoke friends, family and fans of pro wrestling started to fill up, Ken told me the story that summed up how powerful a mother can be to their child as he explained how Jeff’s first spoken word were “mom” and on that tragic day that Jeff would pass away, his mother Deb was there and Jeff’s last words were “mom”.
Headlining the evenings events were a tag team tournament to crown the first ever 3XW Jeff Thompson Memorial tournament featuring four exciting tag teams including the former MWR Tag Team of the Year the American Bulldogs ( Mark McDowell and Jon West) , the exciting tag team AC/DC of Arik Cannon and Darin Corbin as well as the former fan favorite tag team of Heroes for Hire (Jimmy Rockwell and Zach Thompson) in opposite corners as Rockwell teamed up with the 3XWrestling Champion Jeremy Wyatt while Thompson aligned himself with Wyatts arch rival Mark Sterling.
Also on the card were several 3XWrestling favorites, as well as students from the 3XWrestling school and The Black & The Brave Wrestling Academy to thrill the fans with a night of exciting wrestling. Prior to bell time, Brian Vanderwal and his girlfriend were working the concession stand
while 3XW’s Corrie McDowell at the merchandise table offering raffle tickets to the fans for a chance to win wrestling merchandise as the fans had an opportunity to meet the tag team AC/DC, SM King and Nevada’s very own Don Desher.
Prior to the event 3XW’s Todd Countryman thanked the crowd for attending the show in Jeff Thompson’s memory expressing to them how blessed that 3XW had felt having the support of Jeff throughout the years.
The action started out fast and furious as Sentai and Pat Powers hoped to use speed to slowdown the powerful SM King.
In the end, Sentai took home the win in front of a rockin’ crowd.
In the first round Mark Sterling and Zach Thompson took advantage of the miscommunication of the American Bulldogs to move on past the first round of the Jeff Thompson Memorial tournament.
Once again the Bulldogs seemed to have animosity between each other after the loss, leaving many wondering if this was the last of the Bulldogs for good.
Up next, Skylar Pierce and power of JD Riggs would be too much for the young Rich Brooks to overcome in match number two as the big man keeps rolling in 3XW.
The second match in the Jeff Thompson Memorial tournament went back and forth as Wyatt and Rockwell struggled to keep up with the tag team excellence of AC/DC. Wyatt and Rockwell captured a hard fought victory to move on into the finals of the tournament to be featured in the main event later that evening.
During the intermission, we got to see a softer side of one of the baddest men in the Midwest, “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt when they offered Ken and Deb’s grandson Jackson an autograph poster of the nights event in the middle of the ring.
As they say kids say and do the darndest things, and on this night was no different. As Rockwell and Wyatt was in the ring Todd Countryman asked young Jackson if he was would like to challenge one of the tag team winners to a contest, the boy declined, but much to Countrymans’ dismay Jackson wanted a match with Todd.
WWE’S Bo Dallas would be proud of Jackson because once he got out of the ring he made a victory lap clapping fans hands along the way.
Devin Carter has been one of the best wrestlers at 3XW for some time and Nevada’s own Don Desher hoped to take the cheers of the hometown crowd on the way to victory.
Carter, a wily and dangerous challenger stopped Desher momentum at every turn only to have Desher capture the biggest victory of his young career forcing Carter to tap out to the sharpshooter as the crowd exploded.
Straight out of the Black and Brave Wrestling Academy, Adrian Alexander found himself across the ring against former 3XWrestling Champion Rory Fox.
I have to believe that Fox is one of the most underrated wrestlers in the Midwest, and the fact that Alexander not only stood his ground, but was able to show signs of getting a win early in his first months of wrestling before falling to losing to Fox. proves to me that we should see a lot of the young star to come.
The always charismatic Brady A Dezire was dressed for the occasion as he had his cow style pants, but it would be the cowboy “The Lone Star” Jesse Malone who would be right at home in the country style pavilion capturing a huge win.
A classic battle royal was held next as the 3XW stars battled it out, until it was Bulldog partners Mark McDowell and Jon West. On this night Maddog McDowell would have the crowd rockin’ as he was able to turn the tide of West and dump him onto the floor to become the last man standing.
The finals of the tournament was set as four men who have been to battle with and against each other throughout the years battle for the bragging rights of being named the first ever Jeff Thompson Memorial Tag Team Champions.
Sterling and Thompson were vicious and unforgiving in their attack of Rockwell and Wyatt. Sterling delivered the power moves as Thompson used his speed to their teams’ advantage early on. It would be back and forth as both teams looked to gain an advantage, but it would be a leg drop from Wyatt sealing the victory for their team.
Moments later Todd Countryman invited Brian Vanderwal in the ring to present the Jeff Thompson Memorial trophy to the team of Jeremy Wyatt and Zach Thompson. It was then decided between Vanderwal, Wyatt and Rockwell that Jeff Thompsons mother and father should come into the squared circle to be given the trophy in Jeff Thompson’s honor.
As Jeff’s mom and dad, Deb and Ken were handed the trophy by the winners of the tournament, Vanderwal and several of the young family members came into the ring to celebrate, I realized that I had experienced a truly magical moment at 3XW.
Posted in 3XWrestling | Tagged: 3XWrestling school, AC/DC, Adrian Alexander, American Bulldogs, Arik Cannon, “The Lone Star” Jesse Malone, Black and Brave Wrestling Academy, Bo Dallas, Brady A. Dezire, Corrie McDowell, Darin Corbin, Devin Carter, Don Desher, JD Riggs, Jeff Thompson Memorial, Jimmy Rockwell, Jon West, Mark McDowell, Missour Wrestling Reviva;, Missouri Wrestling Revival, Pat Powers, Rich Brooks, Rory Fox, Sentai, Skylar Pierce, Stephen King, The Black & The Brave Wrestling Academy, Todd Countryman, Tyler Black, Zach Thompson | Leave a Comment »