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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Anthony’

World League Wrestling Action Returns to Richmond, Missouri on April 22

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 8, 2017

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WLW Returns this Saturday to Troy, MO – Bread for Life Food Pantry Fundraiser

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 30, 2016

Harley race and his professional wrestling company – WLW – proudly host the next big event in Troy, Missouri at the Race Wrestling Arena! This event will be the last one held at the Arena in 2016 and has a few special things going on. Fans can bring in 5 canned food items and receive a ticket to win 6 free months of the WWE Network (all canned food items will be donated to the Bread For Life Food Pantry in Troy, MO!). In addition to this, all will find out who will be the next HUGE superstar appearing for WLW and when/where they will be appearing! Superstars in action include:

Leland Race
Jon Webb
Jayden Fenix
Kyle Roberts
Justin D’Air
Superstar Steve
Steve Anthony
Stacey O’Brien
Miss Natural
and more!

Plus WLW Returns this month to Green Ridge, Missouri

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Night of Champions on August 29th with WLW, Ric Flair and Harley Race in Troy, Missouri

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 29, 2015

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WLW Night of Champions Aug 29th, Troy, MO Harley Race, Ric Flair,Trevor Murdoch, Steve Anthony vs. Leland Race

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 22, 2015

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Purchase tickets HERE

V.I.P. Meet and Greet Information
Location – Race Wrestling Arena
Time – 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Information:
Platinum

You can bring your own personal item to be signed by Ric Flair AND Harley Race OR receive an 8×10 of each wrestler signed. You will also get a picture with Ric Flair, Harley Race, and the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship! – $60

Gold

You can bring your own personal item to be signed by Ric Flair AND Harley Race OR receive an 8×10 of each wrestler signed. – $40

Silver

You will get a picture with Ric Flair, Harley Race, and the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship! – $30

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Former World League Wrestling Champion Steve Anthony Challenges Jushin “Thunder” Liger for the NWA Jr Heavyweight Championship at the Cauliflower Alley Club

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 27, 2015

 photo steve anthony_zpssbodmxc0.jpgIn less than a month former WLW Heavyweight Champion Steve Anthony will take on a true legend when he goes one on one against Jushin “Thunder” Liger at the 50th Anniversary of the Cauliflower Alley Club for the NWA Jr. Heavyweight Championship. During Anthony’s time in the Midwest, he trained under the 8-time NWA Worlds Champion Harley Race while thrilling fans with his aerial skills and mat skills that has set him up to be a true threat in Vegas.

MWR was thrilled to have him featured on our first and only DVD, The Best of the Midwest against “Superstar” Steve Fender in a excellent match.

We will be thrilled to be there live to cheer him on as he hopes to make history by winning the title in front of the SOLD OUT CAC crowd.

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Who is the MWR’S Sexiest wrestler in the Midwest?

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 3, 2011

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Hello everyone it is Dubray again and in this special feature we are going to get down to the very bottom of what all girls want to know at a wrestling show. No it is not who is the champ or what happened at the last show. Yes it could be where our girlfriends got that cute dress and how did she get it so cheap.

Sorry I am getting sidetracked, what we really want to know is, who is the sexiest guy in the Midwest. I have been to over a 150 plus shows all around the Midwest the past few years and I can proudly say that I have seen most of the hard bodies in the area. While Brian is trying to get that exclusive interviews with thel ikes of the Mississippi Madman or the picture of the newly crowned Champion, my eye is on the prize.

So in honor of Valentine’s Day I have set up a poll for all the ladies in the Midwest to vote for who is exactly is the sexiest wrestler in the Midwest. The final vote will be taken on Feb 13 at 11:59

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#1 Brett Young

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Bailey Mannix



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Blake Steel

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Brian Gott

Bobby Houston
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Brandon Aarons

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Brian Breaker

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Cameron Cage

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Cancun Kid
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Casanova

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Chris Logan

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Dan Walsh
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Dave Vaughn

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Derek Stone

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Edmund McGuire

Eric Ruffington

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Eric Logan
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Evan Money

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Gary Jackson

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Jaysin Strife

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Jordan McEntyre

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Mason Beck

Mason Beck

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Michael Shard

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Mike Sydal

Mississippi Madman

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Playboy Paul Rose

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Even some of the top women wrestlers in the Midwest can not keep their eyes off of Ryan Slade. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione

Ryan Slade

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Shane Rich

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Sir Bradley Charles

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Steve Anthony

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Truk Thompson

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Tyler Cook

 



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World League Wrestling10/9/2010 Photo Recap from Bill Smith

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 31, 2010

Jones has a vicious combination of speed and Power. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

A big blow from Anthony. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Former WLW Champion Steve Anthony punishes one of the top prospects in the Midwest Jason Jones . (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Murdoch lets Jones and Anthony know that if they want a shot at the belt…they got it later on that night.(Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Jason Jones hits Murdoch like a Missile. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Anthony and Jones dropped Murdoch prior to their match up later on in the night. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Steve Anthony fought Jason Jones to a time-limit draw.

MWR fans all the way from Russia to Harley Race’s WLW we give you the impressive Victor Kosymov. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Exciting Jack Gamble cranks on the neck.(Photo Credit Bill Smith)

The Russian goes to the air. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

The USA fans get under the skin of the talented young Russian Kosymov. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Jack Gamble d. Victor Kosymov

The latest graduate of the Harley Race Wrestling Academy, Jeff Strong . (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Brian Breaker (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Jeff Strong shows heart and determination as he takes on the Breaker. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

The power of Breaker is hard to overcome, even more so for a young wrestler in his second match. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Brian Breaker d. Jeff Strong

Chop from Sterling.(Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Fender goes in the air thanks to Ryan Drago.(Photo Credit Bill Smith)

The Cancun Kid heats up on the champs. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Ryan Drago send Fender out of the ring. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Could we have new WLW Tag Team Champs?(Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Mark Sterling puts a stop to the charge of the Cancun Kid and Ryan Drago. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Fender and Sterling maintain the Tag Championship. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

WLW Tag Champs Steve Fender & Mark Sterling d. Ryan Drago & Cancun Kid

Double team on Murdoch from Anthony and Jones. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Jones gasp for air as Anthony will do what it takes to get the win. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Anthony and Jones would work over Murdoch but in the end it was every man for himself for the coveted WLW Championship.(Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Anthony’s legs are punishing to the champ Murdoch. (Photo Credit Bill Smith

Murdoch regroups and looks to ground the multi talented Anthony. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Jason Jones strikes! (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Murdoch drops a methodical elbow on Jones. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Murdoch may not go to the top often but when he does he makes it count. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Big move from the Champ! (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

Still the WLW Champion Trevor Murdoch. (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

WLW Heavyweight Champ Trevor Murdoch d. Jason Jones & Steve Anthony (triple)

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MWR Trading Card #17 “Superstar” Steve Fender

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 8, 2010

“Superstar” Steve Fender (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

One of the best kept secrets in the Midwest is “Superstar” Steve Fender. Fender is currently one half of the arguably one of the best tag teams in the game today with Mark Sterling. Fender and Sterling are currently the WLW Tag Team Champions.

Fender has wrestled around the world including World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Pro Wrestling Noah.

Fun fact: Fender became the first American to train at the Pro Wrestling Noah Dojo and has the drive and talent to take on stars Takao Omori , Samoa Joe and Trevor Murdoch.

Fierce and methodical Fender wears down the toughest of opponents until they begin to doubt themselves, then its all over.

When MWR’s Josh Ray returned from Iraq, Fender and Steve Anthony was chosen as a Welcome home match at High Voltage Wrestling. The match was so good that we added it in the first MWR Best of the Midwest DVD.

We are proud to announce that the MWR Trading Card #17 is none other than a true Superstar in Steve Fender.

#1 The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz– 2008 MWR Tag team of the Year.
#2 Mark Sterling- 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year.
#3 The Hooligans Devin and Mason Cutter -2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year
#4 MsChif– 2009 MWR Female of the Year
#5 Mike Sydal – 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year
#6 Jeremy Wyatt – 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year. 2008 MWR Match of the Year Michael Strider, 2009 MWR Match of the Year Tyler Cook
#7 Santana G – Midwest Sweetheart
#8 Kahagas – The Tokyo Monster
#9 Mephisto – Hardcore favorite
#10 Tyler Black – Ring of Honor World Champion
#11 Sir Bradley Charles – Rising star trained by Lance Storm
#12 Brandon Espinosa -Multi Talented Superstar
#13 Dave Vaughn – The Wrestling Machine
#14 “The Future” Donovan Ruddick -The 6’9 Monster
#15 Brandon Aarons – Current Triple Crown Champion in the Midwest.
#16 Davey Richards – Arguably the best in the world today.

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

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The Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum team up with WLW for the Hall of Fame.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 6, 2009

By Brian Kelley

This week I am excited to take the trip to Waterloo Iowa for the annual George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. A wonderful weekend set aside for wrestling fans old and alike to pay respect to the sport that they love.

On Friday July 10, Harley Race’s World League Wrestling will excite the fans with a Night of the Legends pro card at Young Arena. This is one event every year that I mark on my calander and so should you.

Thanks to World League Wrestling I was able to catch up with rising star “The Vietnam Phenom” Bao Nguyen eariler this year.

Nguyen is scheduled to be at the Night of the Legends card along with WLW Stars “King of the 450” Steve Anthony, Brian Breaker, Curt Hennig’s daughter Amy, Ricky Steamboat Jr, Darin Waid, Jason Jones and WLW Champion “Superstar” Steve Fender.

The pro hall of fame is located inside the Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum. The museum was nearly destroyed by the historic flood of June 10, 2008, but re-opened this month.

The 11 th class is comprised of living wrestlers Nick Bockwinkel, longtime world heavyweight champion in the AWA; Ricky Steamboat, a superstar in the WWF, and Fritz Von Goering, who wrestled many of the top stars of the 1950s and ‘60s, and all five of the other inductees at one point in his long career.

Three deceased wrestlers are also being inducted: Bronko Nagurski, Luther Lindsay and Karl Gotch.

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Bockwinkel was the son of former pro star Warren Bockwinkel and was a top college football prospect at Oklahoma University before injuries put him on the sidelines. He then turned his attention to pro wrestling full time, early in the 1950s. Over the next 30 years, he wrestled every major star in the business and held the AWA world heavyweight title for nearly seven years, as well as dozens of lesser belts. One of the most popular heels in wrestling history, he has been president of the Cauliflower Alley Club (CAC) for the past several years and resides in Las Vegas.
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A native of Hawaii, Steamboat was an amateur wrestler in Florida before entering the pro ranks in 1976, for Verne Gagne’s AWA. He entered the WWF in 1985 and became known as The Dragon and often struck karate poses in the ring, and electrified the crowds with his skills and antics. His title bouts with Ric Flair are among the best matches of the past two decades. Ricky captured the NWA world championship in 1989. He retired 1994 and lives today in Denver, N.C., working for the WWE.

FRITZ

Von Goering was a street-tough kid from Chicago when he turned pro in 1950. He learned the business the hard way, traveling around the country to take on the biggest names in the industry and learning all he could. He spent gym time with pure wrestlers like Dick Hutton, Lou Thesz and Luther Lindsay to learn the craft and today is one of the last from his generation. He won numerous regional titles in his 27-year career. He lives in Campbell, California.

From northern Minnesota, Bronko Nagurski is one of the greatest football players of all time, and is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Professional Football Hall of Fame. While starring with the Chicago Bears in the late 1930s, Nagurski approached Lou Thesz about wrestling in the off-season and used his great athletic skills to become a huge draw in wrestling, holding the world NWA title several times in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He died in 1990, at age 82.

Lou Thesz was one of many who considered Luther Lindsay the best African-American wrestler of all time. Big, powerful and fast, he played football at Hampton Institute in Norfolk, VA, and later in the Canadian football league. He then turned to pro wrestling and was trained by Stu Hart in the art of hooking. Well known for his skills and athletic abilities in the ring, he was popular outside the ring as well. He died from a heart attack during a match in 1972, at the age of 47.

Karl Gotch holds a near mythical spot in the history of wrestling. A native of Belgium, he made the 1948 Olympic team at age 18. He then moved to England, where he trained in the legendary Wigan “Snake Pit,” learning hooking and ripping techniques that made him one of the most feared wrestlers of all time. He was an absolute legend in Japan and all places were shooting ability is revered. He died in 2007 at age 82 in Florida.

The induction ceremony is the key part of the big weekend. It begins with a Celebrity Golf Tournament at noon Friday, July 10, and continues with a big pro card at Young Arena on Friday night, starting at 7. Harley Race and the WLW are putting the event together for the third straight year.

The official inductions will take place at noon on Saturday in the Gable museum. After the ceremony, fans will be able to meet with the inductees and former hall of famers in attendance.

The induction banquet takes place at 7 p.m. at the beautiful Five Sullivans Convention Center two blocks from the museum. Seating is limited and tickets are $60, and includes the souvenir program.

Dan Hodge, Class of 2000, and the only man to ever win national titles in both boxing and wrestling; he will be signing copies of his new book, “Oklahoma Shooter: Than Dan Hodge Story;
Harley Race, Class of 2005 and eight-time NWA world heavyweight champion;
Baron Von Raschke, Class of 2002, great star of the 1970s and ‘80s, who was third in the World as an amateur wrester;
Bob Geigel, Class of 2002, former wrestling star and legendary Kansas City promoter;
Mad Dog Vachon, Class of 2003; a former Canadian national amateur champion who wrestled in the 1948 Olympics before becoming a pro icon
Larry “The Axe” Hennig, Class of 2006 and father of the late Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig, Class of 2007.

FRIDAY, JULY 10
10 a.m. – Museum opens (until 5 p.m.)
Noon – Celebrity Golf Tournament at Irv Warren Golf Course.
7 p.m. – Night of the Legends pro card at Young Arena
WLW JULY

SATURDAY, JULY 11
10 a.m. – Museum Opens (until 5 p.m.)
Noon – Official inductions at museum, fan festival afterwards
7 p.m. – Banquet at Five Sullivan Brothers Center (advance tickets mandatory)
SUNDAY, JULY 12
9 a.m. – Museum opens (until noon

For more information, persons can contact Kent Sesker, marketing director, at 319-233-0745.

For more information on theThe Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute and Museum go here

To find out where you can check out more World League Wrestling. go to their website here.

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MWR January 2009 Awards

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 16, 2009

MWR January 2009 Awards

November Wrestler of the Month

Bailey Mannix (MECW)

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On Jan 10th Mannix wrestled in a Gauntlet match against 3 men, K.D. McClain, Evan Money before he lost to Dewey “Booger” Dawson and his MECW title. Mannix may have lost the belt but he gained the respect of the MWR awards committee with his gallant effort.   

 

 

1st Runner Up – Shane Rich (AAPW)

2nd Runner Up – Dingo (LWA,NWA-DPW,HVW)

3rd Runner Up – Steve Anthony (WLW)

 

Others receiving votes: Mason Beck, Jordan Lacey, Gary Jackson, Kahagas, Jeremy Wyatt, Pierre Abernathy,

 

January Tag Team of the month

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Steven Kennedy and KC Karrington (Ego Express) (LWA, NWA-DPW)

 

It’s hard to belive that one of the most respected and talked about tag teams in St Louis has not won the tag team of the month at MWR…Till now!! After winning the first ever LWA Tag Team titles the Ego Express followed it up with a  January 3 win against Brandon Espinosa & Mike Sydal (w/ Brandon Aarons) to retain the LWA Tag Team Titles. On January 24 at LWA they defeated Babewatch again to retain the Tag Team Titles; Steven Kennedy pinned Brandon Espinosa after the Fatality. January 31 they lost in a close match against the LONRS at NWA Dynamo

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

1st Runner Up- Mad Dog McDowell and Aaron Masterson (Bayou Outlaws) ( MECW)  

2nd Runner Up The Money Makin’ Jam Boys (Mississippi Madman & K.C. Jackson) (AAPW)

3rd Runner Up –  Dustin Lane and Darin Wade (WLW)

 

Others receiving votes: Axis & Ryan Phoenix, Jeff Harris & Aaron Matthews, The Hybrids, Huge In Japan (Jimmy Rockwell & Ricky Kwong), BA.B.E.WATCH (Brandon Aarons and Brandon Espinosa .

January Woman Wrestler of the Month

Alexis Lightfoot.

   

  

 

Alexis Lightfoot takes it to Stacey O’Brien (Photo Kari Williams)

Alexis Lightfoot takes it to Stacey O’Brien (Photo Kari Williams)

 

 

 

 

The MMWA-SICW women’s champ defeated the WLW women’s champ Stacey O at MMWA and retain her title earlier in the month when she beat Destiny Diamond.   

 1st Runner Up – Mickie Knuckles  (IWA-MS)
2nd Runner Up
Stacey O’ Brien  (WLW) (MMWA-SICW)

3rd Runner up-Jessika Haze (HVW, NBWA)

 

Others receiving votes: “Serenity” Brandi Harris

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

January Promotion of the Month

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NWA Dynamo Pro Wrestling

NWA-Presents Dynamo Pro Wrestling returned to Kansas in Ottawa was a success for everyone involved. The touching fundraiser for New Heart for Jimmie Bass was a rousing success. Kansas fans showed that they care for others by showing up in droves (275) to support the cause along with watching some great wrestling. With some of the top young wrestlers to their disposal, expect NWA Dynamo to be a force in the Midwest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Runner Up – AAPW
2nd Runner Up – LWA
3rd Runner Up – WLW

Others receiving votes: HVW, Rock and Roll Wrestling, NBWA,

 

January Personality of the month

 

Travis Cook

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Travis Cook (Photo Kari Williams)

Nursing a ‘serious’ neck injury, Travis Cook accompanied The Connection to ring side for each member’s match, and continued getting illegally involved. His tactics helped rack up some wins for The Connection this month, giving them more power than ever in MMWA-SICW.

 

1st Runner Up- Dingo (NWA Dynamo Gym)

2nd Runner Up – Gaylord Stevens ( AAPW)
3rd Runner Up-
Patrick Brandmeyer

 

Others receiving votes: Luke Roberts and Adam Raw, Mr.K “The Mayor of Midwest !”, Jewels,

 

 

January Match of the month

      

     

    

   

  

 

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Serial Thriller” Shane Rich V. Edmund “Livewire” McGuire

1-24-2009

West Frankfort, Illinois

(All American Pro Wrestling)

 

These guys delivered big for AAPW to start the year. Rich and McGuire had the crowed in suspense and disbelief in what they were seeing. A great chess match between two of the young guns on the Midwest. Edmund came very close to going home with the AAPW heavyweight title but on this night Shane Rich was the one who got his hand raised.

 

 

1st Runner Up-

Jeremy Wyatt vs. Tyler Black

1-3-2009

O’Fallon Illinois

(LWA)

 

 

2nd Runner Up-

Hunter Matthews v. Shane Hollister

1-3-2009

O’Fallon Illinois

(LWA)

 

3rd Runner Up-

Dingo v Kahagas

1-10-2009

Granite City Illinois

(HVW)

 

Others receiving votes: Jason Vendetta v HWC Champ “Bloody” Harker Dirge (NBWA)

The Hybrids vs. The ISH (Brett Gakiya & Nick Brubaker) (NMW)

Jeremy Wyatt vs. Dingo (LWA) ,  Tyler Black vs. Devon Moore (IWA Midsouth), Egos vs. LONRS(NWA-Dynamo)

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