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WLW and Jim Trenary Automotive presents NOC 4- Harley Race, Nick Aldis, Ryback & Tommaso Ciampa

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 17, 2019

*Ticket Update for WLW and Jim Trenary Automotive presents Night of Champions 4**

Tommaso Ciampa Meet and Greet tickets are now available to purchase along with Nick Aldis, Ryback, and #HarleyRace! The WWE NXT Championship WILL BE at #NOC4. You can purchase the tickets right now at nightofchampions.harleyrace.com!

Keep in mind, you MUST have an event ticket to enter the building and get Meet and Greets. We are not offering any combination Meet and Greet/Event Ticket packages.

There is a limited amount of Row 2 tickets left – less than a handful so order yours now while you can!

We will NOT be mailing any tickets out for this event. All tickets that are pre-ordered will be kept with the WLW Offices until the day of the event to avoid any mis-deliveries, tickets getting lost in the mail, etc.

A message from the NXT Champion.

 

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One on One with St. Louis Anarchy’s Pierre Abernathy

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 12, 2015

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It is a pleasure to have with us today pro wrestler and owner of St. Louis Anarchy Matt Jackson, better known to wrestling fans as Pierre Abernathy. Since his debut in 2003, Pierre has made an impact in the wrestling scene in many aspects of the wrestling business. Pierre, thank you for taking the time to speaking with us at Missouri Wrestling Revival

Pierre: No problem, thanks for having me.

MWR: What was your first memories of pro wrestling and who did you look up to growing up?

Pierre: The first pro wrestling event I can remember watching live was WrestleMania VI with Hogan vs. Warrior.

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I was a huge Hogan fan so when he lost that sucked for me. I can remember going to the STL arena watching all the WWF live shows and I was at the only show WWF did at the old Busch Stadium, so that was cool.

MWR: The first opportunity that I got to see you in action was in Lawrence, Kansas for NWA Central States Wrestling as you and Gary Jay lost a three way to Nick Tyson on September 30, 2006. At that point you had been wrestling a little over than three years. How did you get your start in pro wrestling and who were the most helpful in your success?

Pierre: I first got my start when I met Jordan Lacey, he bought a ring and we were going to train in it. The issue was that he didn’t have the training to train us and to his credit he knew that. Most guys would NEVER admit that they had no business training people but he did. We later met Adam Raw and Nick Tyson and they did our training.

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From there they started the LWA and we worked there and branched into Gateway Championship Wrestling. Unlike most guys, our trainers did not travel, so we didn’t have a lot of help getting out of town shots. It was Matt Sydal and Delirious who taught us in a 12-hour seminar that we needed to get in a car and get out of STL and make résumés and start sending them out and do seminars all over and that is what we did.

MWR: What early match that you had gave you the confidence to succeed as a pro wrestler?

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Pierre: Honestly I can’t think of one match. I always had confidence in my promo work more than my wrestling at the start. I think if I had to pick a break out match, I had a three-way match with Gary and Dorian Victor kind of early on that I liked. Plus, working Gary every weekend in a new state we could feel ourselves growing as wrestlers every week.

MWR: You would be part of the group that would spearhead The Lethal Wrestling Alliance. Who else were involved and what is the legacy of that promotion?

Pierre: Honestly I didn’t have anything to do with the start of LWA. LWA was started by Adam Raw and Jordan Taylor. When Jordan went into the Navy it went into the committee of five guys: Adam Raw, Nick Tyson, Frank Cashion, Mike D and Tim P ( I don’t want to butcher the spelling of their last names).

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Jordan Lacey has been a part of the most brutal matches in the modern era of STL wrestling. Here he wars it out against the former MWR Future Star winner Alex Rudolph.

So Tyson was supposed to write the shows and book the talent but he wasn’t doing it, so I would in the background write the shows and send them with him to meetings and no one would know about it and he would get the credit. Fast forward a few years, he was going to quit, so Raw was kind of freaking out thinking he would have to write the shows all himself. I had to tell him I was really doing it all this time, which shocked him and so then I started writing and booking talent from there. Years later when the others quit, it became myself, Raw and Jordan Lacey. In the end of LWA, it was just me and Jordan Lacey.

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Many of the top rising stars int the sport has made their way to SLA.

MWR: Fans at LWA were blessed to enjoy some great matches featuring local talent against many of the top stars in the world. Not too long ago, Austin Aries was the TNA World Champion, Davey Richards was a Ring of Honor World Champion and most recently one half of the TNA Tag Team Champions with Eddie Edwards, and Samoa Joe is quite possibly the most talked about free agent in the world today, but they all entered the squared circle at LWA.

These matches along with other stars including Delirious, Mike Quackenbush and The Motor Machine Guns against LWA homegrown talents are featured on the DVD US vs. Them (click here to purchase). What memories stand out about this historic matches at LWA?

Pierre: There are tons of thoughts I have about that. The two big ones being the first “name talent” we ever used was Alex Shelley and our fans hated him with a passion because he was facing their guy in Nick Tyson and when Tyson tapped him out the legit emotion that came after is what this business is about to me: real emotion. The Second was Samoa Joe: A lot of people were saying behind my back (but I hear everything) that I was making a big mistake putting Dorian in that match and not Adam Raw, and to be honest at that time Raw was a better wrestler than Dorian—hell, Dorian was only a few years in, I think. However, Dorian grew from that match and it taught him how to step up… That’s my job: I have to force you to go outside of your comfort zone and step up to the plate, because if you can’t I need to know that before you fall on your face in maybe a way bigger situation. That night Dorian stepped up and grew from it.

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MWR: You are a member of the famed Submission Squad with. Time has shown that you guys are among the most entertaining tag teams in the country, but early on in your career you teamed up with Evan Gelistico against Davey Vega and Gary the Barn Owl to showcase LWA for Chikara’s King of Trios 2009. In a weekend filled with top Indy wrestling stars like Bryan Danielson (Future WWE Champion Daniel Bryan), Austin Aries, and El Generico (WWE’S Sami Zayn) , the match would receive chants of “DON’T COME BACK!” Many men after that night may have given up, but it only shows how much heart that the four of you had, during that time. Many people snickered and counted you out, but you guys have had the last laugh by becoming among the most traveled talents in the country. Looking back what went wrong, what could you have done different and what advice would you have for a young wrestler that would experience such a situation?

Pierre: I would say that you cannot let what people say bother you. When that happened to be honest it didn’t bother me, it did more the other guys for different reasons. Vega because he lacked confidence anyway so that almost killed him, Gary because the ECW arena was his dream and we just got booed out of it and Evan because he loved the idea of working Chikara. I am telling the God’s honest truth that it didn’t bother me because I was expecting it the whole time. Here you have the biggest weekend of the Chikara calendar with legit stars from all over the world and then you have four dudes from a company in Missouri that none of them knew.. How were they supposed to treat us? Plus, we did ourselves zero favors because of the way we worked the match. We are known for our personalities and we showed zero of it and that is what sucked. However we made a lot of money after that match because people wanted to see if either A) we really sucked or B) they knew we didn’t and wanted to bring us out. So I would do it all again, plus we went back there in 2014 and killed it, so it came full circle for us.

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MWR: As I mentioned you have traveled around the country, including Canada. What has been your personal favorite places to wrestle and why?

Pierre: I love most every trip but I’ll pick one place and say ACW in Texas. Texas was like my second home for many years and I love the fans and friends I made there. Some of my favorite memories came from hangouts I had in Texas.

MWR: For seven years the LWA was known for an alternative style of wrestling that combined strong style, hardcore, comedy and good times for the fans, but a new day came that saw you announce the merging with the Texas based promotion known as Anarchy Championship Wrestling (ACW). That decision has allowed the fans to see many of the top stars of the Texas area make their way to the Midwest, while giving the young stars in this area to grow by challenging themselves against other top talents that may not have a chance to work with. In your eyes, who have taken advantage of working in the land of Anarchy and who are some of the top young stars that fans should have their eyes on for the future?

Pierre: Since we started Anarchy, we have seen ACH become a top star in the USA and I won’t do what a lot of others do and try and take credit for that man’s success. His success has helped us grow, so thank you to him.
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Gary Jay and Davey Vega are in my opinion the two top guys in the area and they prove that every time they work in a ring. The fact neither of them are under a contract is a shame. The Hooligans are guys you have seen grow in Anarchy. Christian Rose has been tearing it up other places for a while but our fans are finally seeing how good he is. Two guys who I think could be the next 2 big stars are Jo Jo Bravo and Mat Fitchett. Jo Jo has gotten really good really fast and it’s up to Fitchett how far he wants to go. He has been ready for a long time now. One guy to watch I think is Everett Connor; I call him my new project because he is a good kid with potential.
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The only guy who I think may be worse now than he was when we started SLA is Evan Gelistico… [sarcasm]

MWR: The Submission Squad was ranked number 12 in 2011 in the MWR’S top 30 tag teams during the MWR years. Four years later, the SS is still running strong, even capturing the Metro Pro Wrestling Tag Team titles recently as the Commission.

Because LWA and later SLA did not have tag belts along with the outside travel, it may have hurt your rankings in the poll. That year a team that you guys know very well the Hooligans were ranked number one, and are currently the St. Louis Anarchy tag team Champions. What has made the Hooligans and the Submission Squad such a great rivalry?

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Pierre: We just have good chemistry and we strive to do the same thing and that’s have a great match. We clicked since the first match we had at an IHW show in Dupo IL.

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At one time we worked with the Hooligans at least once a weekend for like five months in a row, I think… Plus those guys love tag team wrestling as much as we do so it’s easy, The Hooligans are amazing talents.

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MWR: SLA has recently been the home of double shot weekends in Alton, Illinois. You have promoted events for years, what are the advantages and disadvantages of having back to back events?

Pierre: Well it doubles the stress. I mean we have only done two, so I really do not know yet. I’ll say the advantage is for the fans as they will get 2 events a weekend instead of 1. As we keep going with this I am sure more advantages and disadvantages will come clear.

MWR: St. Louis Anarchy events have always been a can’t-miss show as talents around the world have been in action during each of your events. Men like Kyle O’Reilly, Michael Elgin, Chris Hero, the Young Bucks, Davey Richards, Akira Tozawa, and TJ Perkins have all appeared in the past. Who would you like to see that has not appeared yet?

Pierre: We used him in LWA but I really want to bring our fans Alex Shelley as he was supposed to work a show but got hurt. I am hoping to bring some more guys from overseas in. To be honest we will always use that name talent that people have come to think about when thinking of SLA but I am wanting to use more guys who are great but not maybe as well known…. Like there are Gary Jays and Davey Vegas all over the USA who are great but just can’t get breaks and I want to give them their breaks because you never know who could be the next ACH that you just are overlooking.

MWR: On August the 21st and 22nd, Circus Maximus 2015, an event what many fans say is THE event of the year for SLA? Circus Maximus has always delivered with a great mix of national talent as well as the top rising stars around the country. I am going to do a rundown of this years’ SLA talent pool for the double shot weekend and I would like for you to give your thoughts on them. We will start off with the current SLA Champion Gary Jay.

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Pierre: Hardest working man in Anarchy, he tears down the house every time and then is the first person to lead people in tearing down the ring. He gives his all to the company and should be getting more chances outside it.

MWR: Tommaso Ciampa

Pierre: I’m looking forward to seeing him in SLA. He’s a tough dude so guys will have their hands full with him.

MWR: Davey Vega

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Pierre: The “Ace of Anarchy” isn’t just a nickname, it is who Vega has become. He went from a guy who would legit vomit before a match to a guy who I know will always have one of the best matches on the show. He’s the man.

MWR: Mat Fitchett

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Pierre: The Dirty Rook could be a star if he is able to really hit the road and do it. Sometimes though real life things are more important but he’s an awesome talent.

MWR: Jonathan Gresham

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Pierre: He won’t be at Circus Maximus, but he’s an amazing hold for hold wrestler who stole the weekend at Gateway to Anarchy.

MWR: Jo Jo Bravo

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Pierre: One of the top up and comers in Anarchy. He has held his own with some of the best in the world.

MWR: Christian Rose

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Pierre: Great talker and wrestler and our fans are getting to finally see that. Plus, behind the curtain I love talking good and–even better–shitty wrestling with Rose more than maybe anybody.

MWR: Matt Cage

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Pierre: He’s a lot like Rose in that he has been tearing it up other places and our fans will finally get to see more of that in Anarchy.

MWR: Angelus Lane

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Pierre: The 1st lady of Anarchy. I am very proud of Layne. She has grown by leaps and bounds as a wrestler and she improves every event we have.

MWR: Viking War Party

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Pierre: Going to have to buy me chairs if they keep breaking them. Both guys are awesome. Alex I have known since before he started, I am happy every time I see them work and get better and better.

MWR: Ricky Starks

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Pierre: Big deal in Texas and I think he can do the same here so keep your eyes on him as I think he is going to do well.

MWR: The Cause: Mr. Gelistico, Mr. Raw, Mr. Adams, Mr. Everett

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Pierre: We will have to see.

MWR: Zakk Sawyers

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Pierre: The 2014 Anarchy Rookie of the year. He’s not a rookie but was in Anarchy and he stepped up huge. A hard worker in and out of the ring and really appreciates his spot on the roster and he earns it.

MWR: Mikey McFinnigan

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Pierre: Kinda just starting to see what he can do. He will do well in Anarchy, he’s very entertaining.

MWR: Jeremy Wyatt

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Pierre: The best LWA champion of all time. Jeremy is one of my favorite wrestlers and is a pure class act to deal with outside the ring. Jeremy makes no bones about his wrestling days coming to an end and I’ll be sad to see him go, but he’s a guy who will leave better than he came in and how many guys can honestly say that. He’s always done anything I asked him to do and I don’t think Jeremy knows how much I respect him and appreciate his run with the LWA title.

MWR: Steve O Reno

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Pierre: Honestly, I worked him in ACW and I knew he was good. Other than that I have only seen his two matches in SLA and that is it. I think he is very entertaining and he can wrestle, too, so I think big things are on the horizon for him.

MWR: Bolt Brady

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Pierre: I think his change in attitude will be good for him in SLA. I like making people do stuff they may not be used to doing. Bolt is a pro and will do great. He’s getting a lot of miles under him too which is awesome. I like Bolt a lot.

MWR: PACO

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Pierre: In SLA, he became a star in one weekend. Taking Trik Davis to the limit and taking a hellish beating from Gary Jay. I think Paco is a hungry kid who will do big things.

MWR: Pierre, Thank you so much for joining us today, it is always a treat to get to speak with you. How can fans follow you and the world of St. Louis Anarchy?

Pierre: I am on Facebook under Pierre Abernathy and Twitter is @PierreAbernathy. You can like SLA on Facebook at Saint Louis Anarchy and on Twitter @stlanarchy. Thanks for the time!

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Saint Louis Anarchy presents Circus Maximus 2015

Stage One: Friday August 21st
Stage Two: Saturday August 22nd

Live from Spaulding Hall Club in Alton IL (402 E 4th Street)

Doors Open at 6:30pm, Shows Start at 7:00pm

Tickets (PER NIGHT):

Front row: $15, Second Row. $12. General Admission. $10 in advance all tickets are $15 at the door

http://circusmaximus2015.brownpapertickets.com/

$1 BEER, FULL BAR AND FOOD. Please do not record show or stand on chairs

Also special guest musicians Mental Fixation (Stage 2 only)

STAGE ONE MATCHES SIGNED:

Main Event Trios Action: Team Anarchy: Davey Vega, Mat Fitchett, Angleus Layne vs. Team BOSS w/Dorian Victor and Greg Jovi: Gary Jay, Christian Rose, Jeremy Wyatt

Tag Team Titles on the Line: The Hooligans (c) vs. The Cause (Mr. Adams, Mr. Everett)

Zakk Sawyers vs. Tommaso Ciampa

Grudge Match: Alex Castle vs. Matt Cage

Jo Jo Bravo vs. PACO

Steve O Reno vs. Mikey Mcfinnigan

BOSS vs. Anarchy: Bolt Brady w/Greg Jovi vs. Ricky Starks

STAGE TWO MATCHES SIGNED:

Saint Louis Anarchy Championship Match (NO TIME LIMIT) Gary Jay (c)w/Dorian Victor vs. “Ace of Anarchy” Davey Vega

Mat Fitchett vs. Former ECW/WWE Star LITTLE GUDIO

Christian Rose vs. Tommaso Ciampa

Matt Cage vs. Zakk Sawyers

Sugar Dunkerton vs. Steve O Reno

TALENT SIGNED FOR CM WEEKEND:

Saint Louis Anarchy Champion: Gary Jay
Saint Louis Anarchy Tag Champions: The Hooligans
Davey Vega
Mat Fitchett
Tommaso Ciampa
Jo Jo Bravo
Christian Rose
Matt Cage
Angelus Layne
Viking War Party
Sugar Dunkerton
Ricky Starks
The Cause: Mr. Gelistico, Mr. Raw, Mr. Adams, Mr. Everett
Zakk Sawyers
Mikey Mcfinnigan
Jeremy Wyatt
Steve O Reno
Bolt Brady (stage one)
PACO (stage one)
Donovan Danhausen

MATCHES AND MORE TALENT TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER!!

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High Risk Wrestling Sunday July 26th Cahokia, IL Blake Belakis vs. Bolt Brady, Silas Young, Team IOU, High Level Enterprise and Tommaso Ciampa

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 4, 2015

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High Risk Wrestling Presents “Rainbow In The Dark” on Sunday afternoon, July 26th in Cahokia, IL.

with a matinee start time of 3:00PM Doors and 4:00PM Bell time.

All Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door.

Here is the complete Line up!

The Main Event will feature The HRW High Risk Championship on the line as the current Champ will defend against the Number One Contender in what could very well be an instant Classic!

“The Bad Wolf” Blake Edward Belakis (c) VS “The Supercharged Superstar” Bolt Brady w/ Magic Man

One of the top ROH Stars will battle the fastest rising Star in St. Louis! After the attack by Silas young on Bolt Brady in June, his Magic Inc. partner Mike Outlaw is out for some revenge!

“The Last Real Man” Silas Young VS Mike Outlaw w/ Magic Man

The Harley Race trained Tag Team High Level Enterprises just returned from an extended stay in Japan for NOAH, where they impressed many and also trained with the best to improve their skills. HRW has come to terms with this highly rated team to compete on July 26th, however they will not have it easy in their HRW debut. They will face a team that has quickly become fan favorites.

Team IOU (“Limitless” Nick Iggy and “The Music City Mutt” Kerry Awful) VS High Level Enterprises (Jack Gamble and Jon Webb)

Former ROH Star and one of the hottest Free Agents in Wrestling today will put his skills to the test against another Top Independent Star!

“The Psycho Killer” Tommaso Ciampa VS Tripp Cassidy

This match will be the classic test of Veteran VS Rising Star.

“Tornado” Tony Kozina VS Ace Perry

3 Way Mayhem!The Midwest Jackass” Dale Patricks VS Justin D’air VS Jayden Phoenix

All tickets are just $15 and are available at the door.

VFW Post #1699 621 Water St. Cahokia, IL. 62206

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High Risk Wrestling – February 15th, 2015 Tommaso Ciampa vs. MOOSE

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 4, 2015

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High Risk Wrestling Presents “What High Risk have you done for me lately?” on Sunday afternoon February 15th at The Belle-Clair Expo Center, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville, IL. 62220 with a matinee start time of 3:00PM Doors and 4:00PM Bell time!

All tickets are just $20 each!

Tickets can be purchased in advance at: https://whathighriskhaveyoudoneformel… or by calling 1-800-838-3006 and as always, tickets will also be available at the door.

Here is the full line up!

Main Event: Number One Contenders Match
“The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa VS “The Offensive Line of The Midnight Express” MOOSE

Cedric Alexander VS Jonathan Gresham

Grudge Match!!
“Monster Mike” Sydal w/ “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton VS “The Supercharged Superstar” Bolt Brady w/ Magic Man

3 Time WWE Tag Champ – Trevor Murdoch VS Caleb Konley VS Blake Edward Belakis

“Tenacious Tyler” Cook and “Bad Brad” Charles of The NEW Midnight Express w/ “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton VS Lancelot and Harlem, The Bravado Brothers w/ Magic Man

“Pro Wrestling’s Last Real Man” Silas Young VS Tony Kozina

The first ever – Fans Choice Match – Where you decide who stays and who goes!

Train with ROH Superstar Tommaso Ciampa on Feb 15th only $25.00 in Belleville, IL

HRW is proud to announce that on Sunday, Feb. 15th we will be hosting a training seminar in Belleville, IL. with one of the hottest Wrestlers in the world today, Tommaso Ciampa, from 12:00PM to 3:00PM!

The cost for any Wrestlers wishing to attend is $25. Please private message Tommaso Ciampa to register.

High Risk Wrestling Presents “What High Risk have you done for me lately?” on Sunday afternoon February 15th at The Belle-Clair Expo Center, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville, IL. 62220 with a matinee start time of 3:00PM Doors and 4:00PM Bell time!

All tickets are just $20 each!

Tickets can be purchased in advance at: https://whathighriskhaveyoudoneformelately.bpt.me/ or by calling 1-800-838-3006 and as always, tickets will also be available at the door.

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MWR VS RING OF HONOR

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 25, 2015

I have been sitting here for the past couple of months speaking to fans about many of the great wrestling shows in the near future. Recently Proving Ground Pro ,Pro Wrestling Championship Series, High Risk Wrestling and St Louis Anarchy that have  exciting events that featured Ring of Honor Superstars Tommaso Ciampa, reDRagon, Jimmy Jacobs, and A.C.H.

That got me talking to several fans, promoters and wrestlers in the area to fantasy book a star studded night of wrestling that would feature wrestlers from the MWR coverage area and those from one of the hardest hitting promotions in the world today, Ring of Honor.

I tried to find matches that have not been done in this area (If so very rare) that promised to be hard hitting matches that could match any in the world today. After taking a moment to check out the list, feel free to send in your choices for this supercard.

Who did we miss? Was there a better match-ups?

Please note that is all for fun and in no way do I feel there should be this many matches on a card, but in good fun we will imagine this is a supercard double shot.

Ron Powers vs Michael Elgin

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In a battle between two of the most powerful men in the Midwest in the past thirty years Michael Elgin vs Ron Powers would be a sight to see. Though Powers is several years older, we have seen at SICW that he can be down right scary for his opponents . I love big men and have been thrilled to photographed these two throughout the past 6 years . Each of them are old school in their approach in the fact that they give the fans a 100 percent each and every night and I would love to lock horns in the middle of the ring in 2015.

The Black Hand Warriors vs reDRagon

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Out of nowhere the Black Hand Warriors came in 2014 to become one of the best tag teams in the Midwest. A double champion at Harley Race’s World League Wrestling  and Dynamo Pro Wrestling under the tutelage of Travis Cook, they have been involved in some of exciting wars with the BumRush Brothers and High Level Enterprise. I feel as if reDRagon are the best tag team in the world today, and have been pleading for the promoter of High Risk Wrestling , Frank Thurman to sign this match.

Jeremy Wyatt vs. Alberto El Patrón

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To be honest I could put Jeremy Wyatt in a match with a new student of Ring of Honor and I have no doubt that it would be among the best matches on the card.  Alberto El Patrón  has the wealth, the title history advantage of a 4-time World Champion, but if I know the Rebel as well as I do he would not wilt under pressure, thus making this is an historic match that would be talked about for years.

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Editors note: Metro Pro Wrestling delivers to their fans THIS Friday night an exciting Jeremy Wyatt match against a Ring of Honor Superstar Christopher Daniels in Kansas City. This will be the second ever match between two of the most exciting stars in the country and a match that promises to be one of the best matches of 2015.

01/31/2015 Metro Pro Wrestling (Turner Recreation Center) 831 S. 55th St. Kansas City, KS 66106 Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Event starts at 7 p.m. Front Row: $20 General Admission: $15 Kids 5-12 (Does not count front row): $10 Under 5: Free

Darin Corbin vs. R.D.Evans

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I have a feeling that this match has been done before, and if so it makes sense. Both of these men are highly entertaining, and able to deliver an enjoyable match that would be very different that the series battles that we mentioned above.

Jake Dirden vs. Tommaso Ciampa

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I once heard Jake Dirden say in an interview that he looked forward to wrestling against Ciampa; therefor I offer him the opportunity in my dream card. Honestly, this match would be very awesome as Ciampa is very capable of bringing out the beast in Dirden, and it maybe for the best as he will have to be at the top of his game to survive a focused Ciampa.

The Hooligans vs. The Briscoe Brothers

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My favorite Tag team today, the Briscoe Brothers meeting the#1 ranked  tag team in the Midwest during the MWR years. The Hooligans and the Briscoe Brothers are an obvious choice.

Mark Sterling vs. MOOSE

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Mark Sterling has been a man that is considered to be among the most talented men in the Midwest.  I feel that deserves a spot at the E  for his work ethic and dedication in the ring. . Moose , a former NFL football player has the size and charisma to rise to the top of the sport, so it would be interesting to pit a man with a chip on his shoulder like Sterling against an Indy darling so young in his career in the one and only Moose.

Davey Vega vs. Christopher Daniels

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Vega has proved to many in 2014 that he is capable of defeating Ring of Honor Superstars, and a win against the ultra-talented , highly versatile Christopher Daniels would cement his reputation.

The Young Bucks vs. High Level Enterprise

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The battle of the Superkicks will be the name of the game when these two go at it. Jon Webb fresh off of his training with the Pro Wrestling NOAH Dojo, has returned to his partner Jack Gamble to train at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy becoming a team that is capable of challenging the world traveled team of the Young Bucks.

Ricky Cruz vs. Jay Lethal

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Ricky Cruz is well known for his big win capability throughout his career in the Midwest. The exciting Jay Lethal would bring the ferociousness in their match to test Ricky Cruz as the true King of Chaos.

Mike Sydal vs Matt Sydal

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I normally hate good guy vs. good guy matches to be honest. Yes, I could have pitted them as a team against the likes of the Viking War Party, the New Midnight Express or the Professionals that would be awesome, but instead decided to have a match on the card to show why I feel as if Mike Sydal is one of the most under-utilized men in the sport today.

Brandon Espinosa vs. AJ Styles

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The ultra talented Brandon Espinosa has shown that he is capable of doing whatever it takes to get the win. A perfect opponent for A.J Styles as Espinosa is student of the game and would be very prepared to take on one of the top wrestlers today.

Gary Jay vs. Adam Cole

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Gary Jay is one of the longest reigning champions in the area as he currently holds onto the St. Louis Anarchy Championship while Adam Cole is a former Ring of Honor Champion. These two men have shown in the past that they are willing to do whatever it takes to win a match so it will be fun to see who comes up with what to win this match.

The Prodigy” Mike Bennett vs. Trevor Murdoch

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Mike Bennett and his First Lady of ROH Maria Kanellis, has earned a reputation to do whatever it to do whatever it takes to get the win. A top tier athlete that would have to use all of his skills and tricks to pull one over on the former 3-Time WWE Tag Champion Trevor Murdoch.

Roderick Strong vs Leland Race

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Both of these men are driven to be the very best in the sport today.” Mr. Ring of Honor “Roderick Strong vs the WLW Champion would promise to deliver a technical masterpiece filled with backbreakers, suplex’s and uppercuts that the fans will feel from the front row to the back.

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Train with ROH Superstar Tommaso Ciampa on Feb 15th only $25.00 in Belleville, IL

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 21, 2015

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HRW is proud to announce that on Sunday, Feb. 15th we will be hosting a training seminar in Belleville, IL. with one of the hottest Wrestlers in the world today, Tommaso Ciampa, from 12:00PM to 3:00PM!

The cost for any Wrestlers wishing to attend is $25. Please private message Tommaso Ciampa to register.

High Risk Wrestling Presents “What High Risk have you done for me lately?” on Sunday afternoon February 15th at The Belle-Clair Expo Center, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville, IL. 62220 with a matinee start time of 3:00PM Doors and 4:00PM Bell time!

All tickets are just $20 each!

Tickets can be purchased in advance at: https://whathighriskhaveyoudoneformelately.bpt.me/ or by calling 1-800-838-3006 and as always, tickets will also be available at the door.

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High Risk Wrestling Sunday afternoon February 15th Tommaso Ciampa vs. MOOSE, Trevor Murdoch

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 21, 2015

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High Risk Wrestling Presents “What High Risk have you done for me lately?” on Sunday afternoon February 15th at The Belle-Clair Expo Center, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville, IL. 62220 with a matinee start time of 3:00PM Doors and 4:00PM Bell time!

All tickets are just $20 each!

Tickets can be purchased in advance at: https://whathighriskhaveyoudoneformelately.bpt.me/ or by calling 1-800-838-3006 and as always, tickets will also be available at the door.

Here is the full line up!

Main Event: Number One Contenders Match “The Sicilian Psychopath” Tommaso Ciampa VS “The Offensive Line of The Midnight Express” MOOSE

Cedric Alexander VS Jonathan Gresham

Grudge Match!! “Monster Mike” Sydal w/ “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton VS “The Supercharged Superstar” Bolt Brady w/ Magic Man

3 Time WWE Tag Champ – Trevor Murdoch VS Caleb Konley VS Blake Edward Belakis

“Tenacious Tyler” Cook and “Bad Brad” Charles of The NEW Midnight Express w/ “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton VS The Bravado Brothers w/ Magic Man

Silas Young VS Tony Kozina

The first ever – Fans Choice Match – Where you decide who stays and who goes!

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First ever PGP Ryan Buckley Memorial Tournament Champion Blake Steel

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 19, 2015

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With his win in the tournament Blake Steel has challenged the PGP Champion Jake Dirden for the title in a match that promises to be one not to miss.

 

Proving Ground Pro honored Ryan Buckley, the first solider killed in Iraq that was from Hillsboro, Illinois with the first ever Ryan Buckley Memorial Tournament filled with many of the top stars in the country.

Cpl. Ryan J. Buckley, 21, was with Army Spc. Richard Morris  riding in a Humvee in Baghdad, when a blast from an explosive device killed Buckley, the gunner on the vehicle. Prior to the event a 10 bell salute was held to honor the war hero.

In the first round Blake Steel was able to withstand the quick strikes from young star Louis Lyndon In the second round Steel took it to Ethan Page with an impressive victory. Page was not done with Steel though as he assaulted him after the match targeting his left arm leaving Steel’s ability to move on in the main event in doubt. Yet, one of central Illinois’s brightest stars would not be denied as he entered the main event against his toughest test to date, the Ring of Honor Superstar Tommaso Ciampa. Blake Steel showed true heart and determination by not only surviving the war between Ciampa, but pinning him with the small package to lay claim as the first ever Ryan Buckley Memorial Tournament Champion.

Ryan Buckley Memorial Tournament Round One

Blake Steel pinned Louis Lyndon
Ethan Page pinned Mallaki Matthews
Justice Jones pinned Tyson Dux
Tommaso Ciampa pinned Mario Crivello
Perfect Addiction – Randy Ray & Perry Winkle pinned Mike Outlaw & “Mr. Nice” Nelson Sixx
Zero Gravity pinned Team IOU

Ryan Buckley Memorial Tournament Round Two
Blake Steel pinned Ethan Page
Tommaso Ciampa pinned Justice Jones
PGP Franchise Champ Jake Dirden beat Abe Jackson & Jon Bolen by submission (triple)
Blake Steel pinned Tommaso Ciampa to win the Buckley Cup

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Proving Ground Pro Returns this Saturday in Litchfield, Illinois

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 8, 2015

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The inaugural Ryan Buckley Memorial Tournament is set to electrify the Litchfield Community Center (1100 S. State Street, Litchfield, IL).

First round Buckley Cup matches are:

Tommaso Ciampa vs Mario Andrew Crivello

Tyson Dux vs Justice Jones

 

Louis Lyndon vs Blake Steel

Ethan Page vs Mallaki Matthews.

Team IOU(Nick Iggy and Kerry Awful) are ready to face Zero Gravity(CJ Esparza and Brett Gakiya)

.. Plus a PGP Franchise Title defense with “Dirdey ” Jake Dirden vs Phil Atlas more great non- tournament action. Only $10 ($5 for our fans 12 and under) with all proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project in the name of Ryan Buckley! !! Doors open at 6:30 pm and Buckley Cup starts at 7pm.

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PGP This Sat Havana, IL Ruff Crossing vs. ROH’S Tommaso Ciampa Plus Wrestlers Train with Ciampa

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 13, 2014

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MOVIE HOUSE MAYHEM 2 set for October 18th !!!

The sequel is set to eclipse the original when MOVIE HOUSE MAYHEM 2 lights up the historic Lawford Theater with Central Illinois’ favorite professional wrestling, Proving Ground Pro!!!

The signed sealed and ready to deliver MAIN EVENT is an absolute BLOCKBUSTER, as PGP Franchise Champion RUFF CROSSING will battle debuting superstar TOMMASO CIAMPA in a battle for Proving Ground’s top prize!!! Ciampa is on the fast track, rising to the top of some of the very best promotions in the world(including Ring Of Honor and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla) and creating a top resume and feared reputation as “The Sicilian Psychopath”. Ruff Crossing hasn’t taken a single backward step since gaining the Franchise Title, plowing through the very best competition PGP could put in front of him for nearly a year now. The big cowboy from Sweet Grass has been riding high in PGP, but October 18th will present his toughest match and most dangerous opponent since entering the Proving Ground!!!

The ONLY PLACE TO SEE THIS LIVE is at the Lawford Theater(225 W. Main, Havana,IL), the doors open at 6:30pm and Movie House Mayhem 2 begins at 7pm. Only $12($8 kids 12 and under) gets you this plus 7 MORE AMAZING MATCHES, always your best bet for ACTION, ENTERTAINMENT and damn sure FUN!!! There’s only one way to see Crossing vs. Ciampa, there’s only one place to get wrestling this cool….ENTER THE PROVING GROUND!!!

Tommaso Ciampa seminar slated for 10-18 in Havana,IL

One of the industries fastest rising and most acclaimed performers, TOMMASO CIAMPA(ROH,PWG and International star), will conduct a seminar for aspiring professional wrestlers Saturday, October 18th in Havana,IL. The seminar is for all experience levels(some in ring portions may be limited to those able to provide a resume that would allow physical in ring participation). The Ciampa seminar will be from 3pm-5pm (at the Lawford Theater, 225 W Main,Havana,IL) prior to Proving Ground Pro’s event MOVIE HOUSE MAYHEM 2. The cost of the Ciampa Seminar is only $25 (at this price the spots will fill quickly) so contact Proving Ground Pro on Facebook and reserve your place NOW!!! If you’re looking to catch the eye of PGP, there is a very real possibility the best seminar participants may get a pre-show match!!!

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