Posts Tagged ‘Stacey O’Brien’
RCW Wrestling Debuts in Lebanon, MO on May 6th -Ricky Steamboat Nascar All American Series, Trevor Murdoch
Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 10, 2017
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Brandon Espinosa, Lebanon Missouri, Lucy Mendez, Nascar, RCW, Ricky Steamboat, Ringside Championship Wrestling, Stacey O'Brien, Steve Fender, TNA, Trevor Murdoch, WWE, WWE Hall of fame | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 30, 2017
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: "The King of the 450" Steve Anthony, "The Legacy" Leland Race, Brandon Espinosa, Harley Race, Jayden Fenix, Jon Webb, Karim Brigante, Miss Natural, Missouri Wrestling Revival, MWR, Stacey O'Brien, Steve Fender, WLW, World League Wrestling, WWE | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 18, 2016
Miss Monica reached the mountain top at the biggest show of the year for WLW as wrestling superstars Mark Henry, “The Hurricane” Shane Helms and Dave Taylor watched on as she defeated Heather Patera for the WLW Ladies Championship in a 3-way match that also included Stacey O’Brien.
After spending time coming to the United States to train with Harley Race with Karim Brigante, her 2015 has been spectacular, but if there is one lesson she will take with her after her first reign is that the champion is always a marked women.
On a Saturday afternoon in Grain Valley the former champion Stacey O’Brien showcased why she is one of the best women wrestlers in the sport as she tapped out Miss Monica with her deadly Boston crab to once again to hold onto the WLW Ladies Championship.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Dave Taylor, Harley Race, Heather Patera, Karim Brigante, Mark Henry, Miss Monica, Stacey O'Brien, the Hurricane Shane Helms, WLW Ladies Championship. | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 27, 2016
By Patrick Brandmeyer
Photos Brian Kelley
Of course, the special guest at WLW was a factor in my decision: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. I got started as a regular wrestling viewer after his most famous feuds with “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Ric Flair, but he was in the opener of the first pay-per-view that I saw via home video(SummerSlam 1991). I heard about the Savage and Flair feuds after the fact and got to see some of his classic bouts through home videos and WCW’s “All-Nighter” marathons. His career essentially ended in 1994 after being injured in his U.S. Title win over some nobody named Stunning Steve Austin, but he had a brief WWE comeback in a feud with Chris Jericho.
His son Richie briefly wrestled for WWE’s developmental system in Florida Championship Wrestling and then NXT, but injuries cut his wrestling career short. Steamboat was an eternal fan favorite for his entire career, despite a handful of temptations to stray to the Dark Side of The Force.
As set up at the April show, Steamboat had already been announced as the special guest but became the special guest referee for the night’s main event bout between Leland Race and Steve Fender. Also, WLW’s first Junior Heavyweight Champion was scheduled to be crowned on this night in a tournament final between Jon Webb and Jayden Fenix. The show had a strong turnout due to Steamboat’s presence…not competing with playoff hockey may have also been a factor. (Go Blues!) I looked after the Missouri Wrestling Revival merchandise table as Brian Kelley took photos at ringside…woo.
Your ring announcer was Brian Thompson; your referee was Richard White.
Roy Lewis vs. Cody Jones: This was my first time seeing Jones in action; I had seen him at previous independent shows but not in the ring. My initial thought was speculation on who Lewis would be losing to, then I immediately noted that he could have been facing Air Raid or something. However, this one was honestly a pick-’em with a rookie fan favorite against a relatively unknown rulebreaker. Lewis is one-third of the Troy Athletic Club with “The Freestyle Phenom” Jay Howard and “The Natural” J.A. Fair, but he usually flies solo when competing in this area. It was a fine underdog effort for Lewis who survived a lot of heavy artillery from Jones; Jones went to the top rope but missed a frog splash. Lewis capitalized with a La Majistral cradle for the flash pin in 8:12…ROY WINS~! He celebrated his first WLW win in grand fashion with Brian Thompson acknowledging it.
Justin D’Air vs. “The King Of Crossfit” Mark Sterling: D’Air has recently been sporting light-up wrestling boots, a la Naomi Night’s footwear in WWE; Sterling was emphatically unamused, so D’Air decided to poke fun at Sterling’s toe shoes. Hey, a feud over footwear would be far from the weirdest reason for an issue between professional wrestlers. At any rate, these guys had a solid competitive matchup; Sterling avoided a 450 Splash and D’Air rolled through for a relatively safe landing, but Sterling got the rollup pin with a handful of tights in 11:50(HEEL~!).
Stacey O’Brien & Lucy Mendez vs. Women’s Champion “Miss Natural” Heather Patera & Paloma Starr: Hey, a women’s division! While the “Divas’ Revolution” has seemingly cooled off to some degree, it’s been good to see women’s wrestling get a higher profile on the national stage. Despite their recent issues, Stacey and Lucy worked well together as a tag team. On the other side, the newer duo of Miss Natural and Paloma Starr had a few glitches in their teamwork, leading to a few shifts in momentum. Stacey had defeated Miss Monica at the April show to re-establish herself as the top contender to Miss Natural’s title. Stacey went old-school with her ring attire, going back to the plaid skirt ensemble. Things broke down near the finish and I felt like more than one person lost track of who was legal, particularly the referee. I could have sworn that Lucy and Natural were legal, but Stacey hit the backcracker on Paloma and got the three-count in 12:16…all righty then. It was a fine match, at any rate.
“Kickin'” Kyle Roberts vs. Karim Brigante(w/ Miss Monica Passeri): This stemmed from Karim physically abusing his valet at the April show, leading to Kyle making the save. In a pre-recorded video, Kyle told Karim that men don’t put their hands on women in America. The video promo prompted a sneak attack by Brigante in the locker room area, as well as a counter-promo. Brigante has struggled to pick up wins in the Midwest, though I think he won a battle royal at a WLW show elsewhere in Missouri. At any rate, Monica interfered on a few occasions and finally slipped a chain into the ring for her man to use; this brought out Stacey O’Brien for a brief Catfiiiiight(tm Joey Styles). The referee turned his attention to the action on the floor and missed Karim KOing Roberts with the chain, getting the tainted pinfall in 11:43. BUT WAIT~! The referee discovered the international object after the fact and ordered a restart to the match…Roberts immediately capitalized with an enzuigiri and rollup for the real victory in 0:12 of the restart (11:55 total).
“The Hybrid Ace” Jon Webb vs. Jayden Fenix, Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament Final: General Manager Matt Murphy brought out the title belt under a cover; his intention was to unveil the championship before presenting it to the winner. Fenix came out to the usual Black Hand Warriors theme, but loudly proclaimed that he was NO LONGER associated with that group; since the BHWs are fan favorites in WLW, that established him as the heel in this bout. Given the eternal series of bouts between High Level Enterprise(Webb & Jack Gamble) and the Black Hand Warriors, these two know each other very well and had one of my favorite matches of the night. Unfortunately, it was marred by an indecisive finish as Fenix brought a chair into the ring…when the referee tried to stop Fenix from using the weapon, Fenix shoved him to the mat. That triggered a disqualification in 18:23 and Fenix whacked Webb with the chair anyway. Fenix continued his dispute with the referee, so Webb got a hold of the chair and nailed Fenix with it. So Webb is the first WLW Jr. Heavyweight Champion, right?…
…not so fast. Murphy voiced his disapproval of both men’s actions and said that the lineage of the new championship shouldn’t start that way. As a result, he declared that a no-DQ rematch would take place at the show on August 27th and the winner of THAT match would be the first Jr. Heavyweight Champion.
“The Legacy” Leland Race vs. “Superstar” Steve Fender, special guest referee Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat: In April, Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch & Fender defeated Race and The Math Magician(one of these names is not like the others…) when Fender pinned Race; this match was set up to determine a top contender to Murdoch’s title. (Of note, neither Murdoch nor Tag Team Champions Michael Magnuson & Dave DeLorean were in the house on this night.) The match was good but the crowd response was a bit down; they were probably waiting until Steamboat had his “moment” before they got invested.
Several spots were obvious odes to Steamboat: Backflip out of an armwringer, armdrags, inside cradle counter to a bodyslam, etc. All it was missing was a cross-bodyblock off the top rope. Steamboat was bumped down and Fender hit the brainbuster(which was how he won the tag match in April), but Steamboat wasn’t available to make the count. When he did recover to count, Race kicked out at two-and-a-half…leading to the anticipated confrontation between Steamboat and Fender. Fender repeatedly shoved Steamboat until The Dragon finally retaliated with a shove of his own to assert his authority…at that point, the match continued and Fender’s loss of focus may have contributed to his downfall. The two traded near-falls until Race finally finished with the Go 2 Sleep in 19:36…woo-hoo.
I imagine Murdoch vs. Race will be the main event of the show in August…we’ll see how the rest of the card shapes up.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Brian Kelley, Brian Thompson, Chris Jericho, Harley Race, J.A. Fair, Jay Howard, Jayden Fenix, Jon Webb, Justin D'Air, Karim Brigante, Kyle Roberts, LeLand Race, Lucy Mendez, Mark Stertling, Matt Murphy, Miss Monica Passeri, Miss Natural, Patrick Brandmeyer, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Stacey O'Brien, Steve Austin, Steve Fender, Troy Athletic Club, WLW, World League Wrestling, WWE | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 18, 2016
Ricky Cruz continues to be among the top wrestlers in the country in 2016 as he currently holds the MWR Missouri Championship. His title reign will be put to the test when he takes on the son of legendary wrestler Harley Race, Leland Race for the very first time EVER in Sedalia, Missouri.
There have been very few men in the MWR years to be as dangerous as Leland Race who recently battled the NWA Light Heavyweight Champion of the World in a classic match up in Troy, Missouri and now has his eyes set on Ricky Cruz.
This will not be a match that you will not want to miss. MWR will be on hand that very night to document history for this very time ever match-up!
New Breed Wrestling has been red hot since debuting in 2015 with a family friendly night of wrestling that everyone will love.
New Breed Wrestling will make its debut on Saturday April 30th at the Liberty Park Convention Hall, doors will open at 6 with a 7 pm bell time!
Tickets are available at Rent A Center of Sedalia
3040 W Broadway Blvd, Ste 100, Sedalia, MO · (660) 827-3030
1804 S Business 54, Ste B, Eldon, MO · (573) 392-5800
and as always will be available at the door on the day of the show.
Tell your friends, tell your family, tell a stranger on the street and we’ll see all of you there!
In a historic first, we will be having a ladies tag team match when Miss Natural and Stacey O’Brien face off against Lucy Mendez and Miss Monica.
Cousin Gator, one third of the Guns and Beer Stable, will be taking on former WWE and TNA Superstar Trevor Murdoch.
In our main event of the evening The King of Chaos Ricky Cruz will be putting his MWR Missouri Heavyweight Title on the line against the Son of a Legend, Leland Race.
Beginning with our Sedalia show, ACTIVE AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY that present their military ID can receive a discount of $2 off either ringside or general admission tickets.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Evan Morris, Guns and Beer, Heather Patera, Kyle Roberts, LeLand Race, Lucy Mendez, mark sterling, Miss Monica Passeri, Missouri Wrestling Revival, MWR, NBW, New Breed Wrestling, Ricky Cruz, Riegel Twins, Stacey O'Brien, Steve Fender, Trevor Murdoch | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 25, 2016
By Patrick Brandmeyer
Photos Brian Kelley
Justin D’Air vs. Mike Outlaw, Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament: WLW hadn’t created a new championship since 2001(!) when the Tag Team Titles were started. At the previous show, Jon Webb defeated Danny Adams and Ace Hawkins pinned Kyle Roberts to advance in the tournament; Webb vs. Hawkins will be one semifinal and this night’s matches would determine the other semifinal. This was the first meeting between these two in the St. Louis area, though they had faced each other in other parts of the country.
Outlaw was oddly reserved in his entrance and then went into full rulebreaker mode once the bell rang…it was the first time I had seen him in that role in person. Notably, Outlaw turned on D’Air after they lost the High Risk Wrestling Tag Team Titles to Logan & Sterling Riegel, so there was some backstory even if it was on the other side of Missouri. D’Air looked really good with several impressive aerial moves, including a ropewalk into a plancha off the top rope. D’Air rallied and went for the 450 Splash, but Outlaw raised his knees to block the move and rolled up D’Air with his feet on the ropes for the cheap pin in 11:51. Afterwards, Outlaw told the ringside fans that it was just what “outlaws” do.
Jon Webb vs. Karim Brigante (w/ Miss Monica Passeri): Good to see Brigante and Monica again…they had gone back to Italy for a little while, but recently returned to the Harley Race Dojo. Webb is an odds-on favorite in the Jr. Heavyweight Title tournament and has been expanding his arsenal in recent months; he pulled out an impressive rana counter to a vertical suplex in the match with Leland Race that just aired on their YouTube show. These guys have a really solid matchup; Monica did a fine job of jawing with the fans and interfering when the referee’s back was turned. She has wrestled in Italy (saw a few clips on YouTube) but I don’t think she’s competed in the States yet; I can only imagine the Missouri licensing headaches. Monica’s interference prevented a few chances for Webb to close things out, but it finally backfired as Webb knocked Karim into his valet, knocking her off the apron.
A few exchanges later, Webb finished with a superkick and Sliced Bread #2 in 8:39…woo.
Trevor Murdoch (w/ Tag Team Champions Steve Fender & Mark Sterling) vs. Roy Lewis for the Heavyweight Title: Per General Manager Matt Murphy, Murdoch has contractual freedom to hand-pick his challengers…notably, former champion Leland Race did not wrestle on this show (though I’m pretty sure I saw him in attendance).
Murdoch gave a big verbal buildup for his challenger (he’s WLW’s first Eagle Scout!), but it was obvious that he had picked the inexperienced Lewis with the expectation of an easy night. Lewis was psyched just to get the opportunity to be in the ring with the former WWE Tag Team Champion, but the enthusiasm went away in a hurry as he took a serious beating. The “welcome to wrestling, kid” initiation is continuing for Lewis, obviously. The fans chanted “We Want Leland”, prompting Murdoch to ask “What about Roy?”…heh. Lewis got a late rally, but Murdoch rolled through a cross-bodyblock for the win in 5:36…I think he was in the ropes and may have had a handful of tights as well, but I had trouble seeing from my vantage point.
The post-match beatdown ensued…all three Black Hand Warriors ran in to brawl with Murdoch and company, but they got the worst of the exchange and were a bit dinged up heading into their matches later in the night.
Heather Patera vs. Stacey O’Brien vs. Lucy Mendez for the Women’s Title: There was an altercation at the previous show that set up this match. Miss Natural and Stacey had battled for the past year or so, but Lucy is also a former WLW Women’s Champion and started her wrestling career with this promotion. In contrast to Dynamo Pro’s alignments, Miss Natural was the rulebreaker in this match while both challengers were fan favorites.
I was honestly disappointed that this match didn’t get more time; the match was good for what it was, but I think they’re capable of doing even better. Lucy and Stacey started fighting before Miss Natural was even introduced, kick-starting the bout as the champion bide her time and let the challengers fight it out.
There were some really good triple threat exchanges, including the obligatory Tower Of Doom spot with Miss Natural powerbombing Stacey as she superplexed Lucy. The finish saw Stacey hit the backcracker on Lucy, only for Miss Natural to toss Stacey out of the ring and steal the pin on Lucy in 6:15.
Jayden Fenix vs. “The Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal, Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament: The winner would move on to face Mike Outlaw in the semifinals. With Sydal in rulebreaking mode for the night, the winner seemed obvious; the Black Hand Warriors have built a pretty strong fanbase in Troy since even before their official turn to fan favoritism. There were a few scattered “Derek Jeter” chants for Fenix but they didn’t last. I haven’t seen Sydal in the heel role as often in recent years, but he’s very effective at it as he focused his attack on the arm. Sydal never had an opportunity to go for the Yogasault; Fenix won with a flying knee strike(a la Mr. Brie Bella) in 10:41.
They played a video on the TV monitors in the building to announce the special guest for the May 14th show: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat! Very cool…will need to check the schedule and see if I’m free for that.
Elite Aggression (Superstar Steve Fender & “The Fittest Wrestler On Earth” Mark Sterling)(w/ Trevor Murdoch) vs. The Black Hand Warriors (Michael Magnuson & Dave DeLorean) for the Tag Team Titles: This feud stemmed from Fender and Dangerous Derek McQuinn cashing in Fender’s Harley Race Invitational Tournament opportunity after DeLorean and Jayden Fenix had won a four-team tournament for the vacant tag titles; Fender & McQuinn defeated the worn-down champions for the belts immediately after the tourney final. McQuinn suffered a recent injury and Sterling was allowed to substitute as Fender’s tag partner; I had honestly forgotten that Fender & Sterling had been Tag Champs in their own right in the past. Magnuson only recently returned to action, reuniting the original Black Hand Warriors tandem for this grudge match.
The match was clearly going long as they did the slow build, starting with a lot of quick tags on the Warriors’ side. While Fender & Sterling would seem to be the less-experienced duo, they had teamed in the past so their own continuity was on point as well. The champs were able to isolate DeLorean(disposing of his ever-present T-shirt) and then Magnuson, but the challengers finally regained control and cleaned house. They were able to get Sterling out of the game long enough for Magnuson to hit a Codebreaker on Fender, followed by DeLorean dropping Fender with a superkick and getting the pin in 25:12! We have NEWWWWW Tag Team Champions…Jayden Fenix came out to celebrate with his partners.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Ace Hawkins, Danny Adams, Dave Delorean, Derek McQuinn, Elite Aggression, Harley Race, Harley Race Dojo, Heather Patera, Jayden Fenix, Jon Webb, Justin D'Air, Karim Brigante, Kyle Roberts, LeLand Race, Logan & Sterling Riegel, Lucy Mendez, mark sterling, Matt Murphy, Michael Magnuson, Mike Outlaw, Mike Sydal, Miss Monica Passeri, Missouri Wrestling Revival, MWR, Roy Lewis, Stacey O'Brien, Steve Fender, The Black Hand Warriors, Trevor Murdoch, WLW, World League Wrestling | Leave a Comment »
Mixed Tag Chaos, The Yoga Monster Mike Sydal and the return of Karim Brigante Highlights WLW’s Return to Excelsior Springs, MO
Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 18, 2016
Results courtesy of Brian Thompson
Missouri Wrestling Revival was on hand for the return on WLW in Excelsior Springs, MO as they continued their long tradition of supporting those in need.. This time it was help out the FBLA, as well as a young gentleman Greg’s medical bills.
The night started off with the return of one of Italy’s hottest young stars Karim Brigante who was escorted with Miss Monica. Though it has been a little over a half of a year since they returned back to the states, their arrogance and demeanor has not changed in the slightest.
Once the American national anthem ended Karim Brigante and Miss Monica entered the ring and issued an open challenge.
Never one to step down the challenged was accepted by Leland Race who shocked the young star in the first match for the victory.
In the second match Mike Sydal continued his winning ways by defeating the high flyer Kyle Roberts by masterfully working on his legs, thus slowing him down for the win.
Speaking of high flying, Justin D’Air has earned the reputation of being fearless and once again he showed that when he took the fight to the Black Hand Warriors, Dave DeLorean before being pinned.
Miss Natural Heather Patera has a stranglehold on the WLW Ladies Championship and with the rules on her side she was able to retain the title against Stacey O’Brien via countout. Yet adding insult to injury, Patera and Steve Fender taunted O’Brien and Leland Race to a rare WLW mix tag team match.
Patera and Fender used every trick in the book to get under the skin of O’Brien and Race, but it would not be enough as the fan favorites got the last laugh when Race pinned Fender with the GTS to end the night on a high note.
WLW Returns this Saturday Night in Troy, Missouri
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: “Miss Natural” Heather Patera, Black Hand Warriors, Dave Delorean, Harley Race, Justin D'Air, Karim Brigante, Kyle Roberts, LeLand Race, Mike Sydal, Stacey O'Brien, Steve Fender, WLW, World League Wrestling | 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 July 13, 2015
By Patrick Brandmeyer
Photos Brian “Flair” Kelley
Fans attending the World League Wrestling event on June 26th expected to see new Tag Team Champions being crowned…but an unexpected team walked out with the gold that night.
The night started with the roster assembled at ringside for a ten-bell salute. Several legends of the wrestling business had recently passed away and those in attendance paid tribute to “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, Tommy Rogers, “Nature Boy” Buddy Landell, and Cora Combs.
The opening match saw Jon Webb made his triumphant return from Japan as he faced Michael Magnuson of the Black Hand Warriors. Webb had learned a lot in his stint with the NOAH promotion as he went toe-to-toe with the bigger and stronger Magnuson.
Magnuson nearly powered his way to victory, but Webb surprised him with a rana into a pinning combination for the win.
“Dangerous” Derek McQuinn had been on a roll since his return to action, but the fans were on the side of his opponent John E. Rock. Rock had momentum on his side due to the support of the audience at the Harley Race Wrestling Arena, but the former WLW Heavyweight Champion had the edge in experience as well as underhanded tactics. When Rock climbed to the top turnbuckle, Dangerous Derek shoved the referee into the ropes to knock his opponent off balance.
Rock tumbled to the mat and Derek took advantage of the situation, winning with his trademark spear.
“The Legacy” Leland Race had a tough test as he defended his WLW Championship against “The Ego” Dustin Bozworth.
The challenger had recently appeared on “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Ranch show and was hoping to ride that fame to greater in-ring success. However, Race had held the title since November and wasn’t planning on his reign being ended so soon.
Bozworth seemingly had control of the match when Superstar Steve Fender and Dangerous Derek attacked the champion, causing a disqualification win for the titleholder. Bozworth didn’t participate in the two-on-one beatdown as the pair had just ruined his chance at winning the belt…when Fender teased a cash-in of his Harley Race Invitational Tournament trophy for an impromptu title match with Leland, Bozworth’s presence made him reconsider and Fender left the ring with McQuinn.
A long-standing rivalry continued as Stacey O’Brien defended the WLW Women’s Championship against “Miss Natural” Heather Patera.
Miss Natural won the title for the first time in 2002 and has held it a record-setting seven times in total. However, Stacey’s first title win came at Miss Natural’s expense in 2008 and the two have been battling since that time. On the heels of their best-of-five-match series over the belt, Stacey was a six-time champion and was hoping to close the book on the long rivalry However, the bout ended in controversy as a pinning combination seemed to leave both women’s shoulders on the canvas. Miss Natural thought she had won, but Stacey got a shoulder off the mat and was declared the winner.
Miss Natural angrily grabbed the title belt before it could be presented to the champion…she wanted the feud to end as well and she challenged Stacey to a best-of-three-falls match at the Night Of Champions event in August. Stacey accepted the offer and the two shook hands, but Miss Natural kicked her in the midsection and laid her out with the Natural Disaster!
When Jon Webb and Jack Gamble left for their tour of NOAH, the WLW Tag Team Titles were declared vacant and a four-team tournament was held to determine the next champions. The Black Hand Warriors duo of Dave DeLorean and Jayden Fenix had defeated John E. Rock and Matt Creed to advance; on the other side of the bracket, the upstart team of Kickin’ Kyle Roberts and Justin D’Air scored a huge upset over Superstar Steve and Dangerous Derek. However, Roberts suffered a broken collarbone in the matchup and Brandon Espinosa substituted for him in the tournament finale.
Despite their limited experience as a unit, Espinosa and D’Air worked well together; however, DeLorean and Fenix had the advantage in tag team continuity. They gained the advantage when DeLorean dropped Espinosa onto the edge of the ring with a modified Death Valley Driver, but Espy finally managed to make the tag to D’Air. D’Air lived up to his name as he flew around the ring, culminating in a huge somersault plancha onto DeLorean and a Van Terminator-style dropkick with DeLorean seated in the adjacent corner. Espy powerslammed DeLorean and D’Air followed up with his 450 Splash, but Fenix broke up the pinfall attempt in time.
DeLorean and Fenix rallied and were able to take Espinosa out of the match long enough to finish off D’Air with their Tombstone/flying double-stomp combination…DeLorean pinned D’Air after that and the Black Hand Warriors were once again Tag Team Champions!
The night wasn’t quite over…as DeLorean and Fenix celebrated their win, Superstar Steve and Dangerous Derek attacked them from behind! The teams battled it out, but Steve and Derek had the advantage over the worn-down champions…and Steve revealed that he could cash in his trophy for ANY title shot, electing to use it for an impromptu challenge for the tag belts!
The former Gold Exchange members isolated the less-experienced Fenix and Derek took him down with a spear…the referee barely had time to call for an official opening bell before he was counting Derek’s pinfall! Just like that, we saw new WLW Tag Team Champions crowned for the second time in the span of a few minutes!
The night provided more questions than answers…will the Black Hand Warriors be the unlikely fan favorites against the newly-named “Elite Aggression” duo?
Will they be on the same side as their old rivals Gamble and Webb, who just recently got back from Japan and will surely be wanting their belts back? Where does Michael Magnuson stand after being noticably absent while his partners were being screwed out of the championships? We don’t know the answers to those questions yet, but the fans certainly saw a memorable night of action in Troy!
Tuesday – July 14, 2015
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
World League Wrestling and Harley Race Present Live Pro Wrestling
Wednesday – July 15, 2015
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
World League Wrestling and Harley Race Present Live Pro Wrestling
Driving Directions to the Fairgrounds
The Lincoln County Fairgrounds is located on Fairgrounds Road, Troy, MO 63379.
From the St. Louis Area: Take Hwy 70 or Hwy 40/64 to Wentzville. Take Hwy 61 North at Wentville to Hwy 47 exit in Troy. Turn left onto Hwy 47 headed west. Follow Hwy 47 until you pass Clonts Field (Football) on your left. After the field you will turn right onto Fairgrounds Road. The grounds are approximately 1/4 mile on the right.
From west:Take Hwy 70 East to the Hwy 47 Exit in Warrenton. Take Hwy 47 North to Hawk Point. At the four way stop in Hawk Point turn right continuing on Hwy 47. Turn left on Hwy H, just west of Troy. Take a right on Fairground Road. The fairgrounds will be just past the church on your left. Or stay on Hwy 47 until Fairgrounds Road is on your left. Turn left and follow for approximately a 1/4 mile. The fairgrounds will be on your right.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: "Dangerous" Derek McQuinn, "Nature Boy" Buddy Landell, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin's Broken Skull Ranch, "The Ego" Dustin Bozworth, "The Legacy" Leland Race, “Miss Natural” Heather Patera, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, Black Hand Warriors, Brandon Espinosa, Brian "Flair" Kelley, Cold Meal Productions, Cora Combs, Dave Delorean, Harley Race Invitational Tournament, Harley Race Wrestling Arena, Jack Gamble, Jayden Fenix, John E. Rock, Jon Webb, Justin D'Air, Kickin' Kyle Roberts, Matt Creed, Michael Magnuson, Missouri Wrestling Revival, MWR, NOAH, Patrick Brandmeyer, ROH, Stacey O'Brien, Superstar Steve Fender, TNA, Tommy Rogers, WLW, WLW Heavyweight Champion, WLW Women's Championship, World League Wrestling, WWE, WWF | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 24, 2015
This weekend WLW will be having a double dose of World League Wrestling as Friday, we are here at the Race Wrestling Arena, and Saturday, we are in Excelsior Springs at the Excelsior Springs High School Gym! 2 great events, with awesome wrestling! Check out Jack Gamble, Jon Webb, The Black Hand Warriors, Jamell Harris, John E. Rock, Stacey O’Brien, Stacy Shadows, Matt Winchester (ROH’s Beer City Bruiser), ROH star Mike Sydal, Superstar Steve, Leland Race, and more this weekend! Tickets are still on sale, and can be found at www.harleyrace.com!
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Jack Gamble, Jamell Harris, John E. Rock, Jon Webb, LeLand Race, Matt Winchester (ROH's Beer City Bruiser), ROH star Mike Sydal, Stacey O'Brien, Stacy Shadows, Superstar Steve, The Black Hand Warriors, World League Wrestling | Leave a Comment »