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Ace Steel Comes Back to His Roots

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 29, 2017

By Brian Hoops

Photos Brian Kelley

 

Many wrestlers retire from wrestling, but almost all return to the ring at
some point. Ric Flair had an incredible send off at Wrestlemania XXIV,
wrestling his final match on the biggest and grandest stage of them all,
but Flair returned to wrestling less than 2 years later. Nick Bockwinkel
retired in 1987 but wrestled in 1992 and 1993 for special return matches.
The great Verne Gagne retired and came out of retirement numerous
times.

Chris Guy, who wrestles as “Sexy” Ace Steel, never actually retired, but
the pull of wrestling for one of the top independent promotions in the
country, was too much for Ace Steel to ignore. Steel has once again
returned to active wrestling as part of the “Foundation” in the National
Wrasslin League. Steel was happy, living a comfortable life in
Springfield, Missouri with his wife working a regular job.

Steel plans to continue with his full time life outside the ring, but as the
NWL has increased the number of their monthly wrestling events, the
call to the veteran Steel was made and his interest piqued. “They wanted
me to come in as a trainer, but I didn’t want to leave my life and pick up
and move again. I am not going to wrestle on every event, but I
definitely will be more active in the ring than I have been.”

Steel worked for Chris Gough, former owner of Metro Pro and current
director of wrestling operations for NWL at Metro Pro Wrestling before
Gough closed Metro Pro Wrestling to work for Major Baisden and the
NWL.

Steel attended a NWL show in Kansas City on July 8 and was so
impressed with the talent, the shows and NWL owner, Major Baisden;
he wrestled on the NWL show in Joplin, Missouri on August 4,
defeating Stevie Richards.

“Ace steel has such a tremendous reputation, both as a worker and as a
trainer. The years we worked together at Metro Pro hatched some of the
best moments we ever had. I was asking him for months to come back to
NWL, and when he told me he was ready, I knew it was going to lead to
great things again. He has joined Jeremy Wyatt and Michael Strider in
The Foundation, and they will be a trio that will be hard to overcome”,
Gough explained.

Steel grew up in Chicago and fell in love with professional wrestling. “I
grew up watching the AWA and as soon as I graduated high school, I
started training with Windy City Wrestling.”

Steel debuted for Windy City Wrestling in 1991 and wrestled in
independent promotions for most of the hey day of the wrestling wars in
the 90’s. In 1998, Steel became a wrestler and trainer for St. Paul
Championship Wrestling, which later became Steel Domain Wrestling.
Steel became friends with two other Chicago natives who were making a
name for themselves on the independent circuit; Colt Cabana and CM
Punk. Steel trained both Cabana and Punk.

“Ace Steel has worked for Steel Domain Wrestling and has incredible
respect in our locker room”, says Steel Domain owner Ed Hellior. “The
last time he was here, I watched him do a coaching session with a couple
of Ken and Shawn’s students. (Ken Anderson and Shawn Diavari). What
I noticed is it’s once thing to be a world class wrestler, but he his an
outstanding coach and teacher. There are a number of great wrestlers,
but it does not mean they can teach. Even Steven Regal (William Regal)
got wind of the session and commented on Ace. “

In 2003, Steel made his first appearance in Japan wrestling for NOAH.
“I couldn’t wait to be in a place where at times wrestling, the pure mat
wrestling techniques and training, were common and the norm,” Steel
told Slam Wrestling. “The Japanese have such a level of dedication and
to workout and train everyday, and get on a bus to the next town was the
best. I’ve been in the ring many times with (Mitsuharu) Misawa,
(Yoshinari) Ogawa, (Akira) Taue, KENTA (Kenta Kobayashi),
(Naomichi) Marafuji, (Yoshinobu) Kanemaru –– you name it. And each
time learning so much and to gain their respect is awesome. NOAH is
the top Japanese company.”

Steel briefly worked for TNA after its inception, forming a tag team with
Punk and also wrestling in the X Division. After his TNA contract
expired, Steel signed with Ring of Honor, forming a tag team with
Cabana and Punk called the Second City Saints. Steel also has wrestled
for WWE in the past. During a September 27, 2004 edition of Raw,
Steel wrestled as Scott Colton (real name of Colt Cabana), losing a
match to Eugene. As a repayment of the inside rib, Cabana wrestled as
Chris Guy, (Steel’s real name) on an April 10, 2006 episode of Raw.
Maybe Steel’s most memorable performance on Raw occurred on
January 8, 2007, when Steel portrayed Donald Trump in an inter gender
match against “Rosie O’Donnell“.

Steel later was signed to a
developmental contract with WWE and wrestled in both of the WWE
developmental territories at the time, Deep South Wrestling and Ohio
Valley Wrestling.

On December 5, 2008, Steel returned to ROH at the “Wrestling at the
Gateway” event, teaming with Necro Butcher against Jimmy Jacobs and
Delirious. Steel also appeared in the 10-man cage match at the “Caged
Collision” event on January 31, 2009.

Ace Steel once held onto Harley Race’s WLW Championship.

Steel recently turned 44 years old, making him a veteran presence and a
natural locker room leader. “I am really impressed by the guys in the
locker room. They are all really excited to be wrestling for the NWL.”
Jeremy Wyatt cryptically told NWL fans “Foundation” members
Michael Styder and Wyatt had an “Ace” up their sleeve weeks ago.

Steel debuted in Kansas City as a surprise opponent for Gil Rogers on
August 5 and affirmed his affiliation with the Foundation during an
interview later that evening.

Despite being a former Steel Domain Champion and Metro Pro
Champion, some of Steel’s greatest accomplishments have come from
the words of other wrestlers. “Having Regal (William) choose me to
work with him (on Harley Race events) is such an honor. Regal said he
chose me because he trusted me to do what needed to be done” Steel
explained. “Having Ricky Steamboat tell me ‘you made that match worth
watching’ is really special to me.”

For now, Steel is content to wrestle part time for NWL and also loves
training younger wrestlers.

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Dartallion Allen JR MWR Top Draw: 2016 MWR Future Star of the Year Davey Vega

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 15, 2017

Davey Vega has been one of the best kept secrets in the Midwest for some time. One of those reasons is because of his limited exposure in the area due to seeking out challengers outside of the area, but if you were to ask any of the fans of St. Louis Anarchy, they would tell you that he has been a star for years.

MWR agrees with them, but there is no doubt that he has only touched the surface of what he is able to accomplish. Recently at NWL (as Davey Gibson) we watched a wrestling clinic when he went toe to toe with the former Ring of Honor World Champion Kyle O’Reilly in a match at the Casa Loma Ballroom that is an early candidate for match of the year.

Speaking of matches of the year candidates, Vega recently had not one, but two battles that would have to be considered when he teamed with Blood Brother teammate Mathew Grundy ( and fellow 2016 MWR Future Star of the Year Mat Fitchett) against the Royal Blood (Jet and Jax Royal). The two matches left fans wanting more and as my friend Patrick Brandmeyer stated had a feel of the Rock and Roll Express and Midnight Express clashes that set a standard in tag team competition in the 80’s.

Regardless if  he is to find success as a singles star or in tag team action, it is our belief that Davey Vega is one of the premier stars in the sport for many years to come. We welcome you to come out next Saturday at Cape Championship Wrestling as we present him with the 2016 MWR Future Star Plaque in the epic card in Cape Girardeau , Missouri when he will take on former TNA star Joey Ryan.

This MWR plaque is sponsored by our good friend Mike Wilson’ Shooter Spotlight, and will feature this very own artwork in the frame.

 

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NWL KC Champion Dak Draper Presents The Magnum Minute + Marti Belle vs. Mia Yim

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 12, 2017

 

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Katie Masson’s Day with the Heart of Gold, Kurt Angle

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 29, 2017

By Brian Kelley

Kurt Angle should have an ego. He is an Olympic freestyle wrestling gold medalist, a multi-time World Heavyweight Champion, a George Tragos/Lou Thesz Hall of Famer, and a WWE Hall of Famer as of this weekend. Yet, when he visited World League Wrestling for a meet-and-greet prior to an event in Troy, Missouri, he was so humble and polite you could tell that he cared for his fans.

Prior to the event, Missouri Wrestling Revival worked with Harley Race, Leland Race, and WLW to welcome Katie Masson to the Race Arena as a special guest to meet Kurt Angle prior to the event. She is diagnosed with cri du chat, also known as 5p- syndrome.  It’s a chromosomal deletion disorder resulting in a wide spectrum of intellectual and developmental abilities.

I took photos for the fans with Kurt Angle.  When Katie and her father Billy Jack Masson came up to meet Angle, I wished I would have video-recorded the encounter. It was a moment that will forever be remembered in the Masson household.

It was a pleasure to meet the Massons that day, and MWR Artist Dartallion Allen Jr. surprised Katie with several exclusive Top Draws of current WWE Superstars for her as a birthday gift.  During the matches, the Massons sat in the front row.  They even got a welcome to the Race Wrestling Arena in front of the crowd by ring announcer Brian Thompson.

The day and night was highlighted for me by great moments that included watching Angle and Harley Race enjoy some one-on-one time, many great matches, and even one of the biggest roar of the crowd I have heard when Angle (as a special guest referee) leveled Jayden Fenix during the Leland Race–Fenix match.

Still, my lasting impression is the sincere moment that Kurt Angle shared with Katie Masson.

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Miss Monica Presented with the 2016 MWR Female of the Year Plaque with Kurt Angle: Sponsored by Herb Simmons

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 12, 2017

Missouri Wrestling Revival was very excited to present Italy’s very own Miss Monica with the 2016 MWR Female of the Year plaque at World League Wrestling’s Night of Champions 2. Miss Monica and her partner in crime the current WLW Heavyweight Champion Karim Brigante has had six tours of the USA to come to train under the tutelage of Harley Race at his World League Wrestling promotion.

During each of the tours they have soaked up the knowledge of many of the greatest talents that have traveled through WLW including the annual WWE/WLW/NOAH and New Japan Pro Wrestling camps. In 2016, Miss Monica made a quick impact by capturing the WLW Ladies Championship at the Night of Champions by pinning Stacey O’Brien in St. Peters, Missouri after working with the 2016 Harley Race Wrestling Camp trainers Mark Henry, “The Hurricane” Shane Helms, New Japan Star Hiroshi Tanahashi, and WWE/NXT talent scout Dave Taylor.

SICW promote Herb Simmons would also respect the drive and talents of Miss Monica and Karim by bringing him into his promotion. While there the SICW trouble makers Curtis Wylde and his “Number One Ginger” Wyldefyre set their sights on the two and they had a memorable feud that escalated in a loser leaves town match.

Due to her impact in the Midwest that included exciting matches and feuds in Miss Monica was named the 2016 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year.

Miss Monica has returned in 2017 to the USA and is hotter than ever. Promoters have been scrambling to get them onto their roster as the fans have demanded more Roman Dynasty. Karim won the WLW Heavyweight Championship earlier this year and Miss Monica is on fire. .

Prior to the night of Champions MWR received a message from a friend that respected the two so much for their years of sacrificing their money, time and efforts to be the best that they could be, they wanted to sponsor two trading cards of Miss Monica and the Roman Dynasty.So for the biggest show to date in 2017 for WLW, MWR offered the hated, but respected duo, 2 free cards of them for the first 200 fans in the building to honor them for their accomplishments.

The day and night was filled with a Meet and Greet with Kurt Angle, and a packed night of wrestling so time restraints kept us from doing a presentation. In front of the SOLD OUT crowd.

Yet, thanks to WLW we were humbled to have the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame recipient Kurt Angle take part in the 2016 MWR presentation of Miss Monica’s plaque sponsored by Herb Simmons in the very office of the “Greatest Wrestler in God’s Green Earth”, Harley Race.

Congrats Miss Monica for earning the title as the 2016 MWR Female of the Year.

2016 MWR Award
Female: Miss Monica Passeri

2015 MWR Award
Female: Lucy Mendez

2014 MWR Award
Female: Lucy Mendez

2013 MWR Award
Female: Heather Patera (Miss Natural)

2012 MWR Award
Female: Heather Patera (Miss Natural)

2011 MWR Award
Female: Stacey O’Brien

2010 MWR Award
Female: Amy Hennig

2009 MWR Award
Female: MsChif

2008 MWR Award
Female: Stacey O’Brien

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Dartallion Allen Jr. Top Draw: Kurt Angle – Meet Kurt Angle in Troy, Missouri this Saturday

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 8, 2017

Meet Kurt Angle this weekend in Troy, Missouri

Wrestling Event Only – $15
Meet & Greet with Kurt Angle – 1 autograph and 1 picture (with your own camera or with WLW camera to be posted on Facebook after event is finished)/event ticket included – $65
Extra Autograph/Photo ticket – $10
Main Event – Leland Race vs. Jayden Fenix – NO Disqualification and Kurt Angle Special Guest Referee!
WLW Jr. Heavyweight Championship – Jon Webb (c) vs. Jack Gamble

Meet & Greet with Kurt Angle will be from 1 to 4 pm at the Race Wrestling Arena. Tickets will sell out, so purchase yours now. This will be the only time that Mr. Angle will be signing autographs and meeting with fans. He will NOT be signing/meeting during the event itself.

Tickets purchased online will be held until the day of the event to avoid any wrong addresses. They can be picked up at the ticket table when doors open. Please bring paypal receipts with you.

If you are a wrestler, promoter, or a fan that would like to have his artwork help you out or just for to enjoy, please help yourself and support him at the same time by contacting him today!

Tell him MWR set you.

Email Dartallion21x@gmail.com

Instagram and Twitter: Dartallion21x

9×12 Bristol board sketch : $25/ with grey tones $35

11×14 Bristol board sketch $35

/ with grey tones $45

11×17 Bristol board sketch $45/ grey tones free

Digital color prints 8×10,11×14,11×17

$10, $15, $20

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Dartallion Allen Jr. Top Draw: 2016 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Monica Passeri

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 10, 2017

Missouri Wrestling Revival is so blessed to have the talents of Dartallion Allen Jr. as a long time contributor of MWR. Wrestling fans have enjoyed his artworks on the site that is called MWR Top Draws featuring the likes of, Kurt Angle, AJ Styles , Samoa Joe as well as local stars like Gary Jay, Brandon Aarons and “Miss Natural” Heather Patera.

Dartallion Allen Jr. is set to honor each of the 2016 MWR Award recipients with their very own MWR Top Draw. The first one finished is none other than the 2016 Female Wrestler of the Year, Monica Passeri . The MWR plaque is sponsored by SICW Promoter Herb Simmons and will feature this very own artwork in the frame, so be sure to look for the presentation of the plaque in the near future at this very site.

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If you would like to have some artwork done by the very talented Dartallion Allen Jr. here is how to do so. Tell him MWR set you.

Email Dartallion21x@gmail.com
Instagram and Twitter: Dartallion21x
9×12 Bristol board sketch : $25/ with grey tones $35
11×14 Bristol board sketch $35
/ with grey tones $45
11×17 Bristol board sketch $45/ grey tones free
Digital color prints 8×10,11×14,11×17
$10, $15, $20

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RCW Wrestling Debuts in Lebanon, MO on May 6th -Ricky Steamboat Nascar All American Series, Trevor Murdoch

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 10, 2017

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MWR and WLW Team-up For a Dream Day for Katie Masson with Kurt Angle on March 11th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 8, 2017

16652005_10158289761940271_1385756646_nWorld League Wrestling and Harley Race have a long history of giving back to the community for the many years that they have been running shows around the country. In March, MWR is very proud to team-up with WLW to offer a young lady, Katie Masson a day that we hope she will cherish for years to come. Katie will be turning eight years old on March the 16th and as a gift from WLW and MWR we have invited her to come out and meet wrestling legend and 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Wrestler Kurt Angle.

She has been diagnosed with CRI DU CHAT. 5p- Syndrome is a chromosomal deletion disorder resulting in a wide spectrum of intellectual and developmental abilities that she works through every day. Please take a look at the 5-P Minus Society website for further details on the characteristics, diagnosis, development,treatment and how you can donate to the cause by clicking here.

We look forward to meeting Katie’s family that day as she meets Kurt Angle then stay the night  on March 11th  in Troy, Missouri for World League Wrestling red hot action.

We highly encourage you to save some money by picking up tickets for both the meet and greet and the show by clicking here.

Here is the info from WLW.

WLW presents Pride & Prestige with special guest superstar –

12-Time World’s Champion – KURT ANGLE!

Wrestling Event Only – $15

Meet & Greet with Kurt Angle – 1 autograph and 1 picture (with your own camera or with WLW camera to be posted on Facebook after event is finished)/event ticket included – $65

Extra Autograph/Photo ticket – $10

Matches to be announced soon!

Tickets purchased online will be held until the day of the event to avoid any wrong addresses. They can be picked up at the ticket table when doors open. Please bring paypal receipts with you.

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The Royal Blood Continues to Roll at NWL KC -Next Event Feb 4th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 29, 2017

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Max Edwards def. Gil Rogers

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The Voice of NWL KC Don Diablo with the NWL KC belt.

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The Howletts (Cousins Marco & Leonel Howlett w/ Daniela ) def. The Union (Joe & Mack)

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Jeremy Wyatt (w/ Michael Strider) def. Thor Theriot

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The End (Kyle Mars & Luke Holiday) def. Mancini Brothers (Rudy and Geno)

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Red Cloud def. Devlin

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Blain Meeks def. Chad Barstow

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Dak Draper def. Ray Briggs

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The Royal Blood (Jet & Jax) def.  (Niles Plonk & Ken Dharma w/ The Iceman).

Next Show

Saturday, February 4 at 7 PM – 10 PM
1330 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 66101
Tickets here

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