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Bob Backlund & Édouard Carpentier Inducted into the St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 11, 2017

By Brian Kelley

MWR was honored to be a special guest at the induction ceremony of Bob Backlund and Édouard Carpentier into the St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame this past Saturday.

 

The Hall of Fame is located inside the historic South Broadway Athletic Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Bob Backlund made his way for the historic moment and took time afterwards for a special Q and A with his fans as well as a meet and greet with his fans.

Bob Backlund spoke highly of his time in St. Louis including the contributions of promoter Sam Muchnick, Harley Race and Terry Funk impact to his success in the squared circle.

Ben Simon, Herb Simmons, Bob Backlund, Tony Casta and Nick Ridenour

 

Bob Backlund sat front and center for the matches at the Historic South Broadway Athletic Club including MWR Missouri Champions second title match of the night. The first one was at the house of Harley Race at WLW.

Later in the evening Bob Backlund sat front and center throughout the night to visit the fans and watch all the matches as well as giving his advice to the wrestlers that asked him.

Young CJ Shine is getting better with each match. Getting advice from a legend like Bob Backlund is a wise move for any wrestler, young or old.

MMWA Wrestling returns on October 10th at the historic South Broadway Athletic Club.

 

Bob Backlund’s nephew Tim inducted him into the Hall of Fame.

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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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Miss Monica Regains the World League Wrestling Ladies Championship

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 23, 2017

WLW Women’s Champion Miss Monica with Karim Brigante— Photo Credit Miss Monica and Karim Brigante’s Facebook Page.

History was made in Richmond, Missouri on the night that WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons was in the house as Miss Monica defeated Lucy Mendez to regain the WLW ladies Championship. Afterwards the current MWR Female Wrestler of the Year, Miss Monica sent out these words to her fans and opponents.

2 times WLW Ladies Champion!
#WomenWrestling #MissMonica
#RomanDynasty #ItaliansDoItBetter #2Time

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Harley Race’s World League Wrestling Sept 9th Troy, Missouri Leland Race vs. Jon Webb 30 Minute Iron Man Match

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 19, 2017

World League Wrestling will be hosting another event at the Race Wrestling Arena on Saturday – September 9th! The last event saw awesome action take place and this event won’t be any different! Be sure to tell your friends, family, and anyone else that WLW is the place to be!

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2017 Harley Race Wrestling Camp Aug 28 – Sept 1st in Troy, Missouri

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 8, 2017

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WLW 2017 Harley Race Invitational Tournament This Saturday in Troy, Missouri + Ron Simmons Comes to Richmond, Mo

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 30, 2017

The event flyer for August 5th here in Troy at the Race Wrestling Arena! Make sure you mark it on the calendar!

The main event will feature current WLW Jr. Heavyweight Champion Jon Webb taking on current WLW Heavyweight Champion Leland Race!

In addition to that, 3 matches that are a part of the 2017 Harley Race Invitational Tournament will be taking place! Last but not least, Stacey O’Brien will be taking on Heather Patera

Tickets for this event, as well as our event in Richmond will go on sale early next week on http://www.harleyrace.com! WLW is looking to be making a HUGE impact in the pro-wrestling world, and we are starting right here with our fans

In addition to that, WLW returns to Richmond, MO at the Richmond Community Center! This will be a fundraising event for the Humane Society of Ray County. With this event marking something great for Richmond, WLW has signed WWE Hall of Fame Inductee – Ron Simmons – to appear at this event on August 12th! Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday) for both events! Make sure you to put both down on your calendar now!

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Superstars and Legends with Cold Meal Productions

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 20, 2017

A collection of the legends and superstars Cold Meal Productions have filmed for Harley Race’s World League Wrestling.

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Ron Simmons is on His Way to Richmond, Missouri on August 12th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 6, 2017

From the office of World League Wrestling

The next big announcement comes NOW as are happy to announce that with the plans of making Richmond events happen more often, we are working with THIS major superstar – Ron Simmons AKA Farooq – of WWE/WCW fame will be coming to the Richmond Community Center! This will be a first that he will be appearing for WLW, and is looking to see what the hype of World League Wrestling is all about!

Tickets will be on sale starting next week on http://www.harleyrace.com!

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Vader + Leland Race vs Mark Sterling For the WLW Championship- Jon Webb vs Ace Hawkins June 17, Troy, MO

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 8, 2017

 

The main event for the event on June 17th is signed and it is for the World League Wrestling Heavyweight Championship! Leland Race will face off against Mark Sterling! Tickets are available at http://www.harleyrace.com/vadertime.html for the wrestling event and the Meet and Greet! Purchase them now while you can!

Plus two of the top young stars battle it out. The WLW Jr. Heavyweight Champion Jon Webb defends his title against “The” Ace Hawkins

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Address to Send a Get Well Harley Race Card to the Man Himself + Order your new “Long Live The King” Harley Race T-Shirt now!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 5, 2017

Info from the WWE Website

WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race has broken both legs after a fall in his home in Troy, Mo. on Tuesday, WWE.com has learned.

Race sustained a fracture to his right femur and suffered breaks in his left fibula and tibia, as well as a spiral break of his left ankle. The WWE Hall of Famer required emergency surgery to relieve the swelling in both legs late Tuesday night. He subsequently received four blood transfusions and underwent surgery on Friday to reset the fractures.

WWE wishes Harley Race the best on the road to recovery.

Purchase your very own Long Live the King T-shirt to support Harley Race by clicking here.

To send a get well cards feel free to send them to

198 Cherry Blossom Way
Troy, Missouri

WLW has also set up an e-mail for fans to send some love to at getwellharley@harley.rac.com

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