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Posts Tagged ‘WLW’

Remembering the Great Harley Race – Gone at 76, August 1st, 2019

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 2, 2019

The wrestling world will never be the same as the great Harley Race has left us at the age of 76. Race was a native of the Midwest growing up in Missouri. He was known as one of the toughest men to ever enter the ring, with his entertaining and believable skills he earned respect around the globe. Race would capture the NWA Worlds Championship 8 times, and become just one of six men to have been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, the NWA Hall of Fame, the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

Race was known for his great relationship with his fans. Throughout his years as a promoter at World League Wrestling, there must be hundreds of thousands, if not a million photos he gladly took with his fans. Kids lit up around him and you could really see him enjoy interacting with them. His penmanship and the time that he took with his autographs were one of the best in the sport.

I grew up watching All- Star Wrestling from Kansas City at 12 o’clock midnight.  To say he is the reason I am writing this today is an understatement. I have always felt blessed that the Midwest had Harley in the area. He could of retired anywhere in the world or promote in an area that was given more love by the media, thus make more money but Harley always gave back to the Midwest. Through his fundraisers with WLW he helped those with disabilities, as well as school and communities. Through his wrestling school, young wrestlers from Trevor Murdoch, CM Punk to Tommaso Ciampa took their time to learn from the best.

Even with all the awards that the man received, I feel as if he deserved so much more fan fare. I am so thankful to have been with his promotion WLW for the past 10 plus years. Thanks to one of my best friends Dan Gier, I got to know my hero a little more when I started MWR. Race allowed MWR to present awards in his ring from the start when WLW was on tour. With Race’s seal of approval it allowed me not to only do something I love but build friendships with his wrestlers, ring crew, announcers and referees that will last a lifetime.

We gave Harley Race a MWR lifetime Achievement Award from MWR, and let’s be honest with as many awards as the great Race has received it could of been just thrown in the closet. Yet, I was so honored to had seen it one day while talking to him in his office on his wall.  It may sound silly, but it was a personal highlight of mine. He also agreed to be a part of the MWR Trading card set adding the icing on the cake  for a set of 100 cards of stars in the Midwest and around the country. I have cherished memories of speaking to Harley Race at the CAC with my fiancée as we all were getting ready for the banquet, taking photos of him with superstars, fans and his students. You just can not put a price tag on that.

I will always remember where I was when I heard that he passed away. Forever August 1st will always be Harley Race day.

Thank you Harley for being you.

We love you and will miss you.

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Free BBQ at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy this Saturday – WLW Stars in Action that Night in Troy, MO

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 27, 2019

The next WLW-TV Taping will take place on Saturday Night, June 1st! Fans will get to see the great professional wrestling action that WLW brings to the table each and every single time!

Derek Stone will be in action, Jon Webb will address the WLW fans after his most recent actions to Leland Race, the kick off of the Austin Cravens Invitational, and more!

There will be a FREE Summer Kickoff Party starting at 4 PM in the parking lot! Join the great fans and enjoy the summer right!
Purchase tickets online at http://www.harleyrace.com/troywrestlingevent.html!

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New WLW Champion Derek Stone Defends Against Rex in Richmond, Missouri on May 25th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 13, 2019

Our first match announced for our next event – WLW returns to Richmond! TV Taping/Fundraiser!

Newly-crowned WLW Heavyweight Champion Derek Stone will defend his championship against 1/2 of the WLW Tag-Team Champions Rex “A Wrestler for the People”!

Could REX be the first WLW Superstar to ever hold 2 championships at one time or will Derek Stone retain?

You’ll find out on May 25!

Tickets are available online right now at http://www.harleyrace.com/richmondwrestlingevent.html and at Richmond City Hall and at Academy Bank in Walmart!

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Belton Speech And Debate Presents New Breed Wrestling in Belton, Missouri this Saturday Night May 18th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 12, 2019

 

Belton Speech and Debate Presents New Breed Wrestling! Anthony Bennett from WWE Cruiserweight Classic leads the charge!

On this great night of professional wrestling, you will see local New Breed wrestlers in action, such as Pop-Con Champion Curt Gannon, US Champion Branae, Calvin Aldridge, Jayden Dominic Rose, Kyle King, Mark Sterling and The Iceman!

Also appearing are John Rockhold (as seen on CZW Media), Anthony Bennett (WWE Cruiserweight Classic), Mike Sydal (as seen on Ring of Honor, 205 Live, Impact Wrestling!, and Japan’s Dragon Gate) plus Franco Varga (as seen on All Japan Wrestling, Fight UK, PCW, Beyond Wrestling and current Infinite Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion!

Tickets are available at Mary’s Cookies in Belton at 420 Main Street or by visiting the link on this event page! Tickets will also be available at the door on the 18th.

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Derek Stone Returns to WLW, Captures Championship Title from Jon Webb

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 5, 2019

We would like to congratulate one of the top wrestlers of his time Derek Stone as he proved last night that he still has it when won the World League Wrestling title from Champion Jon Webb. It was a matter of power and experience vs youth and speed and on this night Stone had the edge to win the title for the fourth time.

Fun fact – The last time Derek Stone won the belt was January 23, 2000 in Lexington, Missouri vs the Luminous Warrior.

Photo courtesy of Derek Stones Facebook page

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WLW Returns to Troy, Missouri this Saturday Night Jon Webb vs Derek Stone

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 30, 2019

The next WLW TV Taping is going to be HUGE! The WLW Heavyweight Championship will be defended in the main event as Derek Stone challenges Jon Webb in what is the biggest challenge to Webb’s reign yet!

Other wrestlers scheduled to appear are Superstar Steve, Leland Race, Moses Powell, Rahim – THE DREAM, “The Attraction” Austin Cravens, Brandon Espinosa, REX and Kyle Roberts – The WLW Tag-Team Champions, and more!

Please note – DOORS OPEN AT 5 PM FOR THIS EVENT! THERE IS A SPECIAL BELL TIME AT 6 PM!

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WLW Champion Jon Webb vs Derek Stone on Saturday May 4th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 22, 2019

**WLW Heavyweight Championship Title Announcement**

Fresh off the heels of his win this past Saturday in the over-the-top-rope Battle Royal, Derek Stone will challenge WLW Heavyweight Champion Jon Webb one-on-one and the prestigious championship will be on the line!

Comments from both wrestlers will be made in the near future and tickets for this event will go on sale Wednesday! More matches will be announced as well as an update on TV Tapings held at the Race Wrestling Arena!

Don’t miss what’s coming up!

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Battle Royal for the # 1 Contender for the World League Wrestling Heavyweight Championship April 20th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 10, 2019

 

At the next WLW TV Taping, you’re going to see an Over-the-Top Rope Battle Royale! The winner will be named the NEW #1 Contender for the World League Wrestling Heavyweight Championship and will face off against champion Jon Webb at our May 4th TV Taping!

Contestants in the Battle Royale are

Kyle Roberts
Rex “A Wrestler for the People”
Derek Stone
Moses Powell
Brandon Espy Espinosa
Austin Cravens
Da’Marius Jones 2.0.

To purchase tickets to see who the new #1 Contender will be, visit www.harleyrace.com/troywrestlingevent.html now or visit C.T. Harrison Business Solutions to purchase in person!

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3-Time WLW Champion Derek Stone Returns to Face Kyle Roberts + WLW Champ Jon Webb vs Camaro Jackson

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 31, 2019

 

Kyle Roberts will go head-to-head against the returning Derek Stone! Stone – a veteran of WLW and the Harley Race Wrestling Academy is anxiously awaiting his return to the squared circle and is looking to make a statement in his match against Roberts.

To purchase tickets for this event, visit www.harleyrace.com/troywrestlingevent.html or visit C.T. Harrison Business Solutions in Troy!

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WLW Night of Champions 4 Delivers Memories that Will Last a Lifetime with the NWA World Title Headlining

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 21, 2019

Results courtesy of

Photos by Brian Kelley

Even the Greatest Wrestler on Gods Green Earth enjoyed watching Adam Cole interact with his fans.

The Current NWA World Champion Nick Aldis shares stories with Harley Race.

The Big Guy Ryback was a true treat to the fans and was happy to see Harley Race.

-”2.0” Da’Marius Jones d. Jayden Dominic Rose via Paydirt to win the Jr. Heavyweight Title (9:45).

-”The Attraction” Austin Cravens d. Gil Rogers after a fireman’s-carry slam (9:23).

-Lucy Mendez d. Stacey O’Brien with a jackknife cradle to win the Women’s Title (10:37).

The People’s Tag Team(Kyle Roberts & “The Wrestler For The People” Rex Fults) d. Alpha Omega(Camaro Jackson & Kenny Alfonso) to retain the Tag Team Titles; Rex superplexed Alfonso and Roberts got the pin after the frog splash (12:57).

-”Superstar” Steve Fender d. Brandon Espinosa by DQ when Espy refused to release a hanging armbar in the ropes after the referee’s five-count (9:58). Espy delivered a post-match brainbuster.

-”The Hybrid Ace” Jon Webb d. Jack Gamble with the Sliced Bread #2 to retain the Heavyweight Title (15:31).

-”The National Treasure” Nick Aldis(w/ Kamille Kaine) d. “The Legacy” Leland Race(w/ Harley Race) with the King’s Lynn Cloverleaf to retain the NWA World Title (18:07).

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