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High Voltage Wrestling 2008 in Review.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 26, 2009


By Frank Thurman -High Voltage Wrestling Booker

High Voltage Wrestling Midwest was formed in July 2008 by Keny G and Frank Thurman. Keny had been trained by Dory Funk Jr. initially then mentored by Tyree Pride “Hatian sensation” He formed HVW in his home state of Florida and ran one of the top drawing shows in the state before moving to St. Louis.

Frank was trained by “The Human Wrecking Ball” Pete Madden in 1994-95 at The South Broadway Athletic Club Gym in St. Louis. Frank co-promoted his first show in 1997 in Collinsville, Ill. and has promoted shows off and on since then in cities like St. Louis [Illinois side], Springfield, Illinois and Peoria Illinois.

High Voltage Wrestling - Chaos is bound to happen.

High Voltage Wrestling - Chaos is bound to happen.

The First HVW Midwest Live Event happened on October 4th in Granite City Illinois at The Rivers Edge Complex. This first event featured 7 matches including the first round of a tournament to crown the first ever HVW Midwest Champion. The first tournament match pitted seasoned veteran Adam Evans w/ Magic Man against Up and comer “Thee” Brandon Espinosa. They both fought valiantly but in the end a miscommunication between Magic and Adam saw Magic Accidentally burn his own man with a fire ball causing a DQ and allowing Brandon to advance. The second tournament match Featured The 6 ‘ 9″ Monster Donovan Ruddick taking on Florida independent Star Bobby Danger. Even though there was a huge size difference between the two it was an evenly fought contest. Bobby used his speed, agility and MMA experience to hold Ruddick at bay. But in the end Ruddick came out on top and advanced. The rest of the card featured the top talent from all over the Midwest including Gary Jay, Pierre Abernathy, Dacobra, Cecil Cerveza, Jon Divosi, The Bandana Mafia[Evan Gelistico, Davey Vega], Steven Kennedy, The Hybrids and more.


The Magic Man led WWE Wrestler Adam Evans at the first HVW event

The Magic Man led WWE Wrestler Adam Evans at the first HVW event

The second HVW Midwest event was on November 22nd also in Granite City, Illinois. The main event had Brandon Espinosa scheduled to face Donovan Ruddick to determine the first ever HVW Midwest Champion. Right before the match Started Magic Man came out with his new charge Kahagas and demanded that Kahagas be added to the match. He went on to explain how his man is a Champion in Florida, has wrestled all over the world and just that very evening he had defeated one of the top Midwest wrestlers in Jeremy Wyatt. Keny G allowed Kahagas into the match that turned out to be a barn burner. All three men fought valiantly, but during the course of the match Magic Man first stopped his man Kahagas from using his Kendo stick then later tripped him up. In the end Future with Magic Mans help became the first ever HVW Midwest Champion. There was also a grudge match between Keny G and Mephisto resulting from an incident at the first event. On Oct. 4th Keny was talking to the fans when Kris Synz came out bad mouthing Keny who then proceeded to take out the garbage that is Kris Synz. Mephisto then came out and he and Keny had a knock down drag out fight to the back. This set up this grudge match that was fought with intensity by both men, until Kris Synz came out and interfered causing a DQ. This brought out Keny’s new body guard Wicked Stiff Johnson who speared Synz into next week then clearing the ring of Mephisto too. There also another highly anticipated match featuring Dacobra taking on Mark Sterling. Both of these men are two of the best in the Midwest and they proved it by having a great back and fourth match that showed they deserved to be in the semi-main event.

Kahagas and the Blackharts have thrilled High Voltage Wrestling fans.

Kahagas and the Blackharts have thrilled High Voltage Wrestling fans.

Even though we have only had two events so far we are already proving ourselves to be one of the best promotions in St. Louis. How can we not be with some of the best wrestlers the Midwest has to offer as mentioned above along with some of the top tag teams including The Bandana Mafia, The Hybrids, The Chi-town Hit squad, The LONRs, Mike Sydal and Brett young, The Blackhearts and more. Be sure to keep track of HVW Midwest, because one thing we can promise is that it will be one wild ride.

For more info on High Voltage Wresling go to HVW.

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Exclusive update on High Voltage Wrestling –Donovan Ruddick out of action!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 7, 2009

MWR has just heard from the HVW management that the High Voltage Wrestling Champion Donovan Ruddick will be unable to defend his title this Saturday in Granite City IL due to an injury suffered this past weekend in LWA against Mark Sterling .

This will have severe ramifications for the The Magic Man. Last month at High Voltage Wrestling, The Magic Man had turned on his protégé Kahagas to assist “The Future” Donovan Ruddick win the title.

Now the Magic Man’s worst nightmare has now happened, the Japanese Nightmare Kahagas will be hell bent on destroying the man who betrayed him and the Magic Man is without his Champion. I was able to catch up with the Magic Man to ask him who would he get to replace the most powerful man in the Midwest “the Future” Donovan Ruddick?

He had this to say “I am the most powerful man in the Midwest and it didn’t take me long at all to find the man who is capable of beating anyone on the planet, Dingo. Dingo is able to beat you in many many ways, he can tap you out or hit you so many times with his blazing speed you might just think its magic. Kahagas this weekend in Granite City you will want to do a disappearing act of your own.”

Also of note High Voltage Wrestling star Rick Stone will not be in action due to injuries unknown at this time.

Don’t miss this weekend when Dingo takes on Kahagas!!!
Wicked Stiff Johnson & Keny G vs. Mephisto & Kris Synz in a Cage Match.
Female sensation JessiKa HaZe will be in action.
The LONRS will take on the mysterious and the unknown Blackhearts.
This and much more.

Go to High Voltage Wrestling for more info on this must see show.

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‘Future’ Donovan Ruddick goes for the gold

Posted by reimaginejournalism on December 10, 2008

By Kari Williams

“Future” Donovan Ruddick established his dominance in the Midwest in two and half years with eight championships and numerous main event-caliber matches to his name. However, the one title he values most—the Lethal Wrestling Alliance (LWA) Championship—escaped him under ominous circumstances.

Ruddick (champion) faced off against XXX Jordan Lacey (challenger) on Sept. 20 in a First Blood match for the LWA championship, where Lacey forced Ruddick to bleed with shards of broken glass as his ally. Chaos ensued in the aftermath of the match, in which Lacey suffered an injury that required him to relinquish his newly won title at the following show on Oct. 24.

LWA President Luke Roberts announced at that show that a tournament would take place to crown the new champion—that is, until “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt cashed in his Medallion and was awarded the title. The tournament now stands as this—whomever emerges victorious will face Wyatt in January.

“Honestly, I think the championship tournament is a load of bullsh*t. It’s f***ing stupid because I was never pinned. I was made to bleed because that was the only way that Lacey was ever going to pin me.

“When Lacey was hurt, I should’ve just been given my title right back then and there at the next show, and it just didn’t work out like that, so I’m forced to be in this stupid tournament, but it doesn’t matter because at the end of the tournament, I’m going to get back what’s mine,” Ruddick said.

Despite having held the Heartland Championship Wrestling (HCW) Illinios Title, the HCW Heavyweight Title, Independent Wrestling Alliance of Illinois (IWAI) Heavyweight Title, National Wrestling Alliance-Missouri television title, and currently holding Rampage Championship Wrestling Tag champ with Wicked Stiff Johnson, High Voltage Wrestling-Midwest Heavyweight Title, he holds the LWA title to a higher standard.

“It was cool to go to Texas. It was cool to go to Indiana, but the highlight [of my career so far] was probably winning the LWA title because right now it’s the title in the Midwest. You can’t deny that. You’ve got the up-and-coming feds that are competing with us and what not, but right now you can’t knock the LWA belt,” Ruddick said.

Ruddick’s life has revolved around wrestling since before his birth—his mother used to watch Wrestling at the Chase—so it is only right that he feels such a connection to the sport. Throughout his time in the business he learned an imporant lesson.

“Restraint because there are a lot of times when you want to go out there a rip a f*cking guy’s head off, and you can’t do that. Or, you want to go down the crowd and slap a stupid fan that doesn’t know what the f*ck is going on. So, I would say wrestling has taught me restraint,” Ruddick said.

One place Ruddick did not show self-control was in his LWA title defense against Gary the Barnowl in a no disqualification match in St. Charles, MO, which also won MWR match of the month for May.

“We beat each other’s a**es, we went balls to the wall, and that was my first real wrestling scar. I have a scar from the kendo stick from my left shoulder all the way down to my right thigh, so it was great,” Ruddick said.

Ruddick plans to retake what he believes is rightfully his after he defeats Gary the Barnowl on Dec. 20 at Yuletide Terror to win the tournatment. After all, the belt means “the world [to Ruddick]. I mean, the world. Right now, that’s everything.That’s everything. Period.”

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