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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Bishop’

2010 Missouri Wrestling Revival Award winners

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 27, 2011

What a great year 2010 was for pro wrestling in the Midwest. Shows throughout the Midwest showed a steady growth in an economy that is struggling.

The biggest companies in the World, WWE and TNA both had pay per views in the Midwest. Fans were able to meet the stars at TNA’S fan fest. The ST Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame honored Dory Funk JR, Bobby the Brain Heenan and Baron von Raschke with their inductions to the hall of fame during the celebration.

Wrestling returned to Kansas City in a big way when Metro Pro Wrestling debut at the historic Memorial Hall with special guest Tommy Dreamer and a TV deal on Metro Sports. Led by former WWE Superstar Trevor Murdock, the Metro roster has to step up their game if they are to be the best if they are to stand out of the 3 time WWE Tag Team Champions shadow.

We were happy to add New Midwest Wrestling to our coverage area.At MWR we have seen some of the NMW talents in past in Dan the Man and Ryan Phoenix but we quickly saw that Bobby Houston, Eric Logan and NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus are just a few that are worthy of seeing in action as well.

Once again we were able to enjoy another great PWE show at the Lincoln Balloon Festival. PWE later in the year saw Donovan Ruddick and Mason Beck go up against the fun lovin former WWE Star U-Gene and the Mississippi Madman.

We were able to see PWP get out of the grasp of the Murder Militia in a classic War Games match while on the other side of the state 3XWrestling continued their standard of providing the fans with great wrestling and an up and close look at their great website including the monthly Outside the Ring program.

In ST Louis MMWA-SICW was the 2009 MWR Promotion of the Year, but they did not rest on their laurels. They continued to train young wrestlers while bringing in some of the very best in Mark Sterling and Mike Sydal, fans where also  thrilled to see old favorites return like Danny Boy and Ron Powers.

AAPW had one of the very best feuds in the Midwest with Shane Rich turning his back on his good friend Edmund “Livewire” McGuire.

NWA Dynamo has brought back some of the GCW flavor and packed the house in a great show in the summer with Pete Madden and Mike Sharona going to war with Nikki Strychnine and Makaze in the main event.

HVW had a slow year but was proud to boast that HVW Original Santana G had made her way to Florida with a great opportunity to valet on Spike TV for TNA with Orlando Jordan.

World League Wrestling is primed to be at their very best with the young talent training at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy. Don’t be surprised to see the talents of Jason Jones, the Cancun Kid, Lucy Mendez, Jack Gamble, Brian Breaker and Ethan Wright hold titles throughout the Midwest and beyond in the near future.

IHW proved that they were one of the best with entertaining shows that grew more and more fans each time. Brandon Aarons has turned into the one of the biggest fan favorites in all of the Midwest. Eric Allen and Sean Vincent would test the skills of the rising young star.

MECW mixed hometown flavor with a dose of Windy City Wrestling, including former WWE Star Mike Anthony and the one and only Bailey Mannix along with teen heart throb Evan Money.

IWA Unlimited provided the fans of Olney Illinois with free wrestling each Wednesday. High flying and hard hitting action gave the wrestlers a chance to improve their skills in a great environment.

IWA Productions packed the house with special guest The Honky Tonk Man but it was the local fans that stole the show when Christian Rose and Danny Cannon tore the roof off the place.

NWA Supreme shows may not have that many shows but the ones they did have where filled with some of the best stars locally and nationally.

MWR wrestlers have been active working to get to the top. Mike Sydal was announced as the 2009 PWI Rookie of the year while Midwest stars Mark Sterling, Ace Hawkins, Brandon Espinosa all made appearances with Ring of Honor.

The fans and friends of Barry Ryte showed their support for their guy after he was diagnosed with cancer causing him to back out of the 2010 ECWA Super 8 tournament. Barry has shown in the ring that he has the heart of a champion, and that fighting spirit has helped him It has been announced that he has been cleared to wrestle in 2011. If we had an inspirational wrestler of the Year he would have won hands down.

Fans were blessed to have the Champion of the World Tyler Black make their way to their hometown as Tyler Black met Jeremy Wyatt at 3Xwrestling in Des Moines Iowa, while in Illinois Black went one on one with Brandon Aarons.

This fall word got out that the Future Donovan Ruddick had made his way to Florida with a developmental contract for WWE. He joined the before mentioned Black who has since lost his title to Roderick Strong but we all know the best is yet to come for Tyler Black.

I hope that you have enjoyed the coverage of all of your favorite promotions. It is with the hard work of Dubray Tallman, Mike Van Hoogstraat, Bill Smith, Gary Giaffoglione, Matt Murphy, Greg Anthony , Dartallion Allen, Mark Campos, Josh Ray and Rob Schamberger that makes the site what it is today.

We would like to thank the promoters and wrestlers that support the site for the past three years.

Last but not least thank you so much to the fans of pro wrestling in the Midwest. Take the time to see a wrestler before they become the next Superstar.

On January first we were proud to announce that Mike Chapman was named as the 2010 MWR Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. For more info on Mike Chapman click here.

Now with further ado I give you the 2010 MWR yearly awards.

2010 Wrestler of the Year

Mike Sydal-

Mike Sydal (Photo Credit Scott Finkelstein)

The wrestler of the year was a close vote this year as the surge of Mark Sterling coming within votes to be named for the second year in a row for MWR Wrestler of the Year. Meanwhile Donovan Ruddick had a great push thanks to great performances in 2010 against Dave Vaughn, Mephisto, and the Mississippi Madman. Hard work would pay off for Ruddick as the opportunity that many felt was long overdue, came to pass when he was signed to the WWE developmental contract late this fall. Jeremy Wyatt and Trevor Murdock both garnered several votes thanks to what many voters voiced their respect for each of these men. Last but not least just on the outside of the voting range was Brandon Aarrons who and his former tag team partner Brandon Espinosa .

Mike Sydal toured the country in 2010 wrestling in matches each and every week. Promoters loved him, fans cheered him and the country noticed. His hard work and dedication combined with a true desire to improve earned made him the second wrestler that took part in the WLW/Noah camp that won the PWI Rookie of the Year.

Sydal was just getting started, during Wrestlemania weekend he was in California wrestling with Ring of Honor. He would continue wrestling with Ring of Honor training at their training center before making appearances on Direct TV’S HDNET against Tyler Black, Christopher Daniels and more.

In the fall Sydal returned to much fan fare. At Metro Pro Wrestling, Rock and Roll Mike Sydal was once again on TV with Metro Pro Wrestling against the former WWE Tag Team Champion Trevor Murdock.

At 3XW he was involved in one of the most emotional matches of the year when he was force to face “The Unbreakable” Zach Thompson. Thompson defeated his High Flyers’ partner Mike Sydal following a Dublin Driver in a very emotional and hard fought Loser Leaves 3XWrestling match set up by 3XW Commissioner Todd Countryman in May. Fans rejoiced when Thompson overcame the odds to defeat Brian Ash in November to allow Sydal to once again return.

Throughout the year of 2010 Sydal popped up just about everywhere good wrestling could be found.

Sydal has earned the respect of his peers and promoters and it showed in the 2010 in the final vote. Out of 14 awards committee voters the lowest Sydal got were 16.

We would like to congratulate Mike Sydal as the 2010 MWR Wrestler of the Year.

First Runner upMark Sterling
Second Runner upDonovan Ruddick
Third Runner upJeremy Wyatt

2010 MWR Tag team of the Year

Attitude Inc. (Guy Smith, Spencer Powers, and Michael Shard)

New Midwest Tag Team Champions : Attitude Inc – Spencer Powers, Michael Shard and Guy Smith

Attitude Inc is a flashy tag team that has electrified the ring at New Midwest Wrestling for the past year. All three men are former NMW Heavyweight Champions who have come together and found success. Like the Freebirds, Attitude Inc have mixed partners to their advantages. Their success and talent has won over the awards committee.

At the start of the year they dismantled the faction the Sin Club of Steve Bishop, Dave Parker and Dareian Frost in impressive fashion.

In July the they outlasted the tag teams of Logantyre (Eric Logan and Justin McEntyre) , The New Immolare (Tom Arson and Ryan Phoenix) and the Full Metal Jackals( Danny Cannon and Alex Castle) in an exciting four way match to win the NMW Tag Team titles.

In consecutive months of October and November they defeated the up and coming tag team the Full Metal Jackals (Danny Cannon and Alex Castle) to retain the NMW Tag Team Titles.

Though Attitude Inc has their hands full with the tag team of the Uninvited (Rip Mystic and Tom Arson) heading into 2011, the team can hold their head up high that MWR has named them the 2010 MWR Tag Team of the Year.

First Runner up Gentleman’s Club- Devin Carter and Casanova
Second Runner up- Steve Fender and Mark Sterling
Third Runner up – The Hooligans -Devin and Mason Cutter

2010 MWR Female of the Year

Amy Hennig

Amy Hennig (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

The current World League Wrestling Women’s champion has been dominate in 2010. Hennig has trained at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy and has all the tools to make it to the top of the wrestling world.

Matches with Lucy Mendez, Santana G and Angelus Layne were must see matches in 2010.

You can catch her brother Joe every Monday night on WWE, do not miss the chance to see her in the Midwest while you still can.

First Runner up -MsChif
Second Runner up- Santana G
Third Runner up- Lucy Mendez

2010 MWR Promotion of the Year

3Xwrestling

3XW’s fifth year proved to be the best yet, featuring a mix of incredible wrestling, packed crowds, strong business relationships within the community, and a continuing commitment to charitable efforts.
Despite the common perception that interest in wrestling is on the decline, 3XW enjoyed consistently growing crowds throughout the year, routinely packing the Des Moines Social Club each month for events thanks to a loyal – and growing – following and strong television, radio, print and word-of-mouth advertising, not to mention the most talented roster of wrestlers in the entire Midwest.

This past July, 3XW also had the honor of being the last wrestling promotion to hold matches in historic Veterans Memorial Auditorium, a building with 55 years of wrestling history. The athletes of 3XW competed in the same building that NWA affiliates, particularly Central States, held matches years ago, not to mention some major WWE/WWF/WCW moments.

3XW’s webshow, Outside the Ring, enjoyed an increasing number of views, as did 3XWrestling.com, which was visited by thousands of fans each month.

First Runner up- Independent Hardcore Wrestler
Second Runner up- MMWA-SICW
Third Runner up- Metro Pro Wrestling

2010 MWR Match of the Year

Jeremy Wyatt vs. Tyler Black – 3XW – April 2, 2010

Spring Showdown at 3Xwrestling was a monumental night of pro wrestling featuring one of the top wrestlers in the Midwest proving to the world that he could hang with the Champion of the World.

The two wrestled to a 30-minute time limit draw in an incredible wrestling match that earned a standing ovation from the crowd after the final bell. The last minute of the match saw referee Jeromy Robb inadvertently get crushed in the corner by both men and fall to the canvas. Black quickly nailed Wyatt with a tremendous reverse brainbuster and covered him for the pin, only there was no ref to count the pin. As Black was checking on the ref in the corner, Wyatt slowly rose to his feet and grabbed Black from behind, slamming him hard with his patented Kansas Tumbleweed (Lightning Spiral) and covering him for the pin with 20 seconds remaining, only for the ref to still be out. Wyatt screamed and pleaded for the ref to get up to no avail and he even counted the pin himself. The time then ran out before a winner could be determined but the fans gave a standing ovation.

First Runner up- MECW November 20, 2010 – Bailey Mannix vs. Eric Allen – 30 Minute Ironman Match

Second Runner up- The Mississippi Madman vs. The Future Donovan Ruddick with MR Late Nite at Pro Wrestling Epic August 28th, 2010 Lincoln, Illinois

Third Runner up- Danny Cannon vs Christian Rose ladder match from IWA Productions OCC show in January 2010

For a complete list of nominations sent from fans, promoters and wrestlers around the Midwest click here.

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Dubi meets the New Midwest Fans July 2010

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 16, 2010

By Dubray Tallman

Dubray Tallman, back here at MWR with a brand new Dubi Meets the fans and for the very first time we were at New Midwest Wrestling in Springfield, Illinois.

A few months ago NMW sent a video via Youtube stating that they wanted us to come check them out.

To be honest we are so busy attending shows every week that Brian mentioned to me at the first of the year that he was going to try not to add any promotions in our coverage area so that we could give proper coverage to the ones that are already in the MWR Family. Add on the problem that on many weekends he is torn on which promotions to go to because they have shows on the same day. I must say, that I do feel as if we have been fair about making the rounds to each promotion and while distance and time are sometimes what makes the final decision in where we go. I can not lie I was very impressed personally with the invite and truly excited that they thought enough of us.

I had asked Brian who I knew from prior shows that we have gone to and he stated that “The Appex” Blake Steel was in the main event taking on NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus while Steve Bishop, Ryan Phoenix, Christian Rose and Dan the Man were all in action.

The day was shaping up to be an adventure and I was looking forward to checking NMW out. We got there early and right away we were interviewed from NMW for a documentary that they were doing. Brian is dreading hearing it because he thinks he may sound stupid but I look forward to seeing what they come up with.

The then NMW Tag Champs Ryan Phoenix and Tom Arson wear the MWR colors to the ring. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Due to the fact that NMW had been patiently waiting for us to come check them out and to make the debut at NMW special Brian decided that for our MWR Wrestling superstar t-shirt giveaway we would have the first ever tag team involved. For the new fans, we try to give away a shirt to a lucky fan by having a wrestler wear it to the ring and when they take it off they are free to throw it out of the ring to a lucky fan. It’s a great way for us to spread the word about MWR and the wrestlers that we cover. On this night the NMW Tag team Champions The New Immolare (Ryan Phoenix and Tom Arson ) wear the shirts to the ring and I must say they looked pretty sweet coming out of the back if I must say so my self. Later on I would catch up with both fans that caught the shirts to get their picture taken with them.

New Midwest Wrestling also did something new to us, they did not have an intermission, but they promised that when I asked the fans who their favorite wrestler was that they would stay after the show to take pictures with them so that eased my mind.

Devin Kodett with Dan the Man (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman)

The first person I spoke to Devin Kodett who chose Dan the Man. This would be a theme of the night as New Midwest Wrestling fans love themselves some Dan the Man. In fact now that I think about it there is no doubt that he is one of the most loved wrestlers that I have seen, right up there with Krotch, Curly, Santana G and the Mississippi Madman.

Two masked heroes team up after the matches as Triston and Dan the Man strikes the super hero pose. (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman)

I met Triston who was there the first time and had purchased a DTM mask and was looking forward to wrestling action.

Up next were John and Lori Gwin who were from Springfield Illinois who stated that this was also their first time checking out NMW. They were very friendly and didn’t know the wrestlers so I offered to let them watch the show and then let me know who they liked then we would get there picture with their favorite.

Keagon Fox poses with The New Immolare’s Tom Arson and Ryan Phoenix proudly after Ryan Phoenix hand delivered the shirt to the young fan.

Then I met Keagan Fox who was really excited for the show to begin. He was undecided on who he would choose to have his picture taken later on in the show. His brother was a big help and I wished I would have had him get in the picture with Keagan but if you reading this the next time we come to NMW I would love for you to be a part of the next Dubi Meets the NMW Fans.

Keagon Fox poses with Dan the Man (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman )

It would so happen that Keagon would be the lucky fans that got the MWR Shirt, hand delivered by one half of the tag team champions, Ryan Phoenix. After the show I told Keagan that beings that he got the MWR shirt we could take his pictures with Immolare. He smiled and asked if he could still choose another wrestler to get his picture taken with. Of course I was more than happy to and was not surprised when he stated he wanted his picture taken with Dan the Man.

The New Immolare’s Tom Arson and Ryan Phoenix take a chance to celebrate the free MWR T-shirt with April Shade, Christina, Michaela and Kattie Hawkins. (Photo Credit Dubray Tallman)

The second fan who caught the shirt from Tom Arson was none other than April Shade. April’s daughter wanted the shirt for herself so she gave it to Christina Hawkins. Also in the picture were April’s sisters Michaela and Kattie Hawkins.

Spencer Powers, John and Lori Gwin, and Michael Shard pose after Attitude Incs big win. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Right after the big four team scramble that include Attitude INC (Spencer Powers & Michael Shard) Logantyre (Eric Logan and Justin MacIntyre), The Full Metal Jackals (Danny Cannon and Alex Castle) & The New Immolare John and Lori let me know they would take the chance to get their picture with the New Tag Team Champions Attitude Inc.

All in all a fun night of wrestling and I am thankful that we took the time to see what NMW had to offer. We look forward to making our way back down to Springfield to check them out in the near future. Look for a full photo recap of this show in the near future at MWR plus interviews with Attitude Inc, Bobby Houston, Christian Rose and the NMW Champion Jonathan Magnus with Stephanie King.

Missouri Wrestling Revival Fans join me at World League Wrestling in Park Hills Missouri tomorrow night  for an action packed evening with my good friend Santana G as she takes on Amy Hennig for the WLW Title. I have already been messaged from a reader that wants to take part in Dubi meets the WLW Fans so I am looking forward to seeing who Kyle Valle’s favorite WLW Wrestler is. If you would like to be a part of Dubi meets the fans all you have to do is come up and introduce yourself to me at a show.

We also hope to have a WLW Superstar be a part of our MWR Wrestler free give away to a WLW fan.

Plus you know Harley Race  will be there so how can you miss this show?

Saturday July 17th
Park Hills, Missouri
Mineral Area College (MAC) Fieldhouse Gymnasium

Ticket Outlets

GUYOT  LUMBER   PERRYVILLE MO
MINEREIAL AREA COLLEGE BOOKS STORE   PARK HILLS MO.
C-BARN  PARK HILLS MO.
GT  EXPRESS  FREDERICKTOWN, MO.
COUNTRY MART FREDERICKTOWN, MO.

Hope to see you there on Saturday.

Love Dubz.

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