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Posts Tagged ‘Zac James’

Buy your very own Legend of Zac James T-Shirt at http://zacjames.yolasite.com/

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 6, 2015

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Buy your very own Legend of Zac James T-Shirt at http://zacjames.yolasite.com/

The Deal it We want to sell these out at Pre-Order. We want these sold out at Pre-Order so bad that IF they are sold out in Pre-Order YOU WILL GET ANOTHER SHIRT FREE!!!!!!!!

Make sure you order yours NOW, oh and tell a friend to get one too…. since these are going to be VERY LIMITED!

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Zac James shares some words before the 9th Anniversary Spectacular !

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 14, 2014

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Branden Juarez is the NEW Pro Wrestling Phoenix Heavyweight Champion!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 22, 2014

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Well as unpopular as it may be, and not without underhanded tactics – Branden Juarez is the NEW Pro Wrestling Phoenix Heavyweight Champion! On Saturday February 15th, Juarez will team with ”Showtime” Bradley Charles to take on Matty Star and the man who shockingly came to his rescue last Saturday, his former nemesis, Ryan Slade! Tickets available now at ProWrestlingPhoenix .com!

Results from PWP’s Year Of The Phoenix IX

January 18th 2014

Council Bluffs, IA

1.) PWP Tag Team Champion Hype Gotti defeated “Showtime” Bradley Charles.

2.) Mad Dog McDowell defeated “The One Man Cartel” Cuco Santiago.

3.) “The Passion” Zac James defeated “American Fury” Jon West with his feet on the ropes!

4.) PWP fan favorite Chris Havius returned for the night to answer “Manager Supreme” Axel Greece’s open challenge and defeat Joey Daniels!

5.) Darren “Thunder” Russell defeated Leslie Ray. After the match Leslie Ray attacked Russell and joined Axel Greece as he announced it was the “era of L-Ray”!

6.) PWP Tag Team Champion “The Big Hurt” Abu Colossus defeated Ryan Slade.

7.) In a shocking turn of events, Branden Juarez defeated Matty Star to become the NEW PWP Heavyweight Champion after “Showtime” Bradley Charles interfered. After the match Juarez & SBC were attacking Matty, and RYAN SLADE of all people came to his aid! Slade explained that while he does not like Matty Star, he does respect him, and was not going to stand by while Matty was beat down 2 on 1. Slade & Matty then challenged Juarez & SBC to a tag match on February 15th and it is officially the main event for that evening!

More details for February 15th coming soon!

Tickets available now at http://www.ProWrestlingPhoenix.com

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26) Zac James and Ryan Slade

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 24, 2011

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No one saw this team coming and surly not the PWP Champs Chris Havius and Donnie Peppercricket who had just defeated the Beautiful Bodies moments earlier. Yet, Zac James surprised everyone when he cashed in his chance at any PWP belt right on the spot with his partner Ryan Slade . The results NEW PWP Tag team champions.

Since then, James and Slade along with manager Axel Greece has surprised many as they have successfully defended the PWP Tag Team titles more than any other tag team in that promotion.

Can any tag team stop Slade and James in 2011?

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Gary Giaffoglione’s Pro Wrestling Phoenix November 2010 photo recap

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 16, 2010

Joey Daniels starts off fast. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

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1.) Jimmy Rockwell defeated Joey Daniels via Rock-On Bomb in our opening contest. Both men needed a win here to move up the ranks and in the end Rockwell put Daniels down for the count.

Sean Nautilus has Angelus Layne where he want her or so he thinks. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Layne looks strong on the offense. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

No longer Donnie Peppercricket he is BRANDEN. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Sean Nautilus came to the aid of Layne but Branden put a stop to that quickly.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

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2.) Sean Nautilus and Angelus Layne wrestled to a No Contest when Donnie Peppercricket ran into the ring and attacked both competitors. Peppercricket was suspended from competing this evening, and he came in from the side entrance. He then said that he doesn’t care about being suspended or fined, that he is tired of being everyone’s dancing clown and he’s tired of the ridiculous name Donnie Peppercricket. He revealed that his name is actually Branden and he intends on making Chris Havius’ life a living hell.

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3.) #1 Brett Young defeated David Clark via One Shot. David Clark was looking for the upset win here, and utilizing his array of suplex’s almost got it for him. However, Young’s experience and knowledge helped him pick up the victory over the rookie.

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PWP Tag Team Championship: Zac James & Ryan Slade w/ Axel Greece (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Oh Geez (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Slade shows no mercy early on. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Zac James gets in on the fun. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

4.) PWP Tag Team Championship: Zac James & Ryan Slade w/ Axel Greece defeated Beautiful Bodies of Brian Gott & Derek Cornell via Sliced Bread/Splash Combo in a very fun tag team match! The Bodies seemed only to be interested in wrestling Ryan Slade for some reason. In the end the champions proved why they are on top in PWP.

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Mike Sydal is intense as he tries to get a victory off of the Rebel Jeremy Wyat. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

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5.) “Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt defeated “Rock N Roll” Mike Sydal via Lightning Spiral in an intense bout. Wyatt returned to PWP after a short hiatus and showed he was no nonsense by taking Sydal down systematically. Sydal came close a few times but couldn’t defeat the Rebel.

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Thompson nails a killer clothesline. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

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6.) Matty Star defeated Zach Thompson via Top Rope Falcon Arrow that was absolutely mind blowing! These two had a great wrestling match that showed PWP fans that Thompson can hang in the ring with one of their favorite competitors.

PWP Heavyweight Championship: “Babyface” Tony Cortez

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7.) PWP Heavyweight Championship: “Babyface” Tony Cortez defeated Supafli via Ki-Krusher to retain his Heavyweight Championship. Cortez was given the opportunity to face anyone for the title and he chose Supafli because he said that he was very impressed by his recent victory over Jaysin Strife and wanted to see what he had in the ring face to face. These two crowd favorites put on a spectacle that will not soon be forgotten!

Maxwell has been under the skin of Abu for quite some time.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

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Amazing the power of Abu (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

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Victory (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

8.) Last Man Standing: Abu Colossus defeated Preston Maxwell when Preston had the Gator Roll Choke locked on Abu and Abu found the strength to spear Maxwell through a table that had been set up in the corner, and Maxwell could not answer the referee’s 10 count. This match saw a lot of insane violence including scary repeated chair shots and brawling all over the arena. Maxwell even took the bottom rope off and choked Colossus with it! Maxwell had the Gator Roll Choke locked in a few times but Abu found a way out each time and showed why his nickname is the Big Hurt.

It was an amazing show, thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support! Next show is January 15th at the National Guard Armory in Council Bluffs, and it is Year of the Phoenix 6!!!

Details coming soon!

National Guard Armory
2415 E Kanesville Blvd
Council Bluffs IA 51503

Doors at 6:30
Belltime at 7:00

Tickets are only $10! Bring your friends!

For more information, directions, etc. visit:

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Gary Giaffoglione’s Pro Wrestling Phoenix Oct 16th Photo recap

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 5, 2010

The PWP Tag Champs with their manager Axel Greece. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

At the beginning of the show, PWP Tag Team Champions Zac James & Ryan Slade came out along with “Manager Supreme” Axel Greece. Greece explained that if Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket lost, they could never have another tag team title shot as long as James & Slade were champions. However if they won they would get Greece in the ring for five minutes after the match. They made fun of the crowd for a few minutes before Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket came out. They chased them out of the ring, and Chris Havius told them to up the stakes a little bit. He made the challenge to make the match a Tornado Tag match, which the Champions accepted!

One of the top young stars of 2010 Sir Bradley Charles. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Draigo goes after Sir Bradley Charles with a vengeance. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

SBC takes a shot to the mouth. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Draigo hits a rude awaking on SBC (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

1.) Sir Bradley Charles defeated Jayden Draigo. This was a very technical opening bout, and Draigo didn’t seem like his usual self. In the end, SBC got what most would consider and upset win over Draigo with his TKO maneuver.

Zach Thompson (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

These two have great respect for each other but at the end of the day there can only be one man at the top.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Zach Thompson stomps Jimmy Rockwell. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Rockwell nails Thompson dead on. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Suplex from Rockwell. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Both of these wrestlers can fly with the best of them. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

2.) “The Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell defeated Zach Thompson. You could tell that each man was familiar with the other’s work as there were reversals all over the place. In the end Rockwell laid out Thompson with the sit out Gordbuster and hit his Rock-On Bomb off the top rope to get the 1-2-3.

Who or WHAT is with David Clark?? That’s what I get for missing PWP. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

David Clark chops Joey Daniels. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The look on David Clark’s face says it all. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Why was the match between Joey Daniels and David Clark so important that Draigo came out to watch??(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Joey Daniels feels good about a big win at PWP. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

3.) Joey Daniels defeated David Clark. Clark, returning to the ring after a lengthy stay in China was looking to pick up where he left off by taking Joey Daniels out. There was a lot of action here, and Clark showed an amazing array of Suplexes and holds. However Daniels had his tricks up his sleeve as well, and capitalized on one small mistake Clark made to pick up the victory in this one. During the match, Jayden Draigo was observing from the entrance area, and afterwards, he got in the ring and whispered something in David Clark’s ear. We are not clear what the meaning of this is and are trying to get some more details. Clark declined comment on the matter.

Sneak attack from Preston Maxwell.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Preston Maxwell slams a chair to the back of Abu Colossus. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Abu with a big boot sending a chair in the face of Preston Maxwell. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Preston Maxwell takes the cheap shot, then will capitalize on it. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

4.) Abu Colossus defeated Preston Maxwell via Disqualification. Colossus was looking for revenge against Maxwell after last month’s mockery of the Big Hurt. However, during Colossus’ entrance, Maxwell sneak attacked him and they started brawling on the outside of the ring. They threw each other into walls and chairs as the referee tried to get them into the ring to start the match! Maxwell reversed a whip into the ring post and it seemed like Colossus was hurt. He rolled him into the ring and demanded the referee ring the bell but only got a two count. Some back and forth action between the two happened before Colossus set up for his big Full Nelson Slam, but Maxwell took the cheap way out by kicking him straight in the crotch! The referee rang the bell and Maxwell locked the Gator Roll Choke on Abu, refusing to let go.

The refs had a very difficult time getting Maxwell to break the hold. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Does Preston Maxwell have “The Big Hurts” number? It has look that way in the past few months. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

It took two referees and about 5 minutes before Maxwell finally let Colossus out of the hold and you could tell he was very proud of himself as he went to the locker room.

Zac James taunts the crowd while punishing Donnie Peppercricket. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The champs had a great game plan during the match and it showed. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Havius does his best to help his partner. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Maybe James bit off more than he can chew with Chris Havius. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

James kicks Havius before he can re enter back into the ring. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

James drops on Peppercricket. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

In a match with so much tension you better watch your back and Donnie Peppercricket knows it. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Havius and James have a meeting of the foot to the face. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

It’s a bird...It’s a plane…No it’s the Canadian Sex Icon Ryan Slade (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

5.) Zac James & Ryan Slade w/ Axel Greece defeated Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket to retain the PWP Tag Team Championship. This match broke down fast with the Tornado rules in place, and it seemed that every time Havius tried to get in the ring to stop Peppercricket from getting double-teamed, they would knock him back outside. The end came when Slade whipped Havius into the ring post causing a deep laceration requiring stitches to close. Meanwhile James hit the Sliced Bread on Peppercricket, and Slade followed it up with a splash from the top rope to retain their titles and save their manager from a beating. Elated, the champions left knowing they will never have to face the duo again.

What happened next was perhaps on of the most shocking moments in PWP history, as Donnie Peppercricket brutally attacked Chris Havius! He yelled that it was Havius’ fault, and hit him in the back multiple times with a steel chair! He then his Emerald Fusion maneuver onto the chair before leaving Havius lying in the middle of the ring.

The refs do their best to calm down a wild Donnie Peppercricket (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

PWP official Cody Murphy goes into the ring to assist Havius…..Peppercricket ??(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

NO… Donnie Peppercricket drops PWP official and close MWR friend Cody Murphy...Peppercricket how dare you!!!!(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

PWP Official Cody Murphy was in the ring immediately to check on Havius but his timing was too soon as Peppercricket, furious with rage returned to the ring and gave the Crew Member a Fire Thunder Driver! He then dragged Havius over the corner, put the chair on top of him and delivered a vicious Vader Bomb. The crowd was shocked as Peppercricket taunted them and left out the front door, on his way out, he taunted Havius’ girlfriend who was practically in tears after witnessing the beatdown. PWP Referees and Crew Members helped the PWP Official and Chris Havius to the back once Peppercricket was out of the building.

A beaten, bloodied and betrayed Chris Havius tries to figure out just what happened?(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Abu Colossus came out, looking pretty upset at Preston Maxwell’s actions from earlier in the night, and he laid out a challenge for the show on November 13th. He challenged Preston Maxwell to PWP’s first ever Last Man Standing match! This is going to be brutal!

After being one of the few men in the Midwest to get a victory off of Jeremy Wyatt, young Matty Star had earned a chance at his first PWP Championship (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

PWP Champ Tony Cortez (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Pulling out all stops to get the PWP Belt from Champ Tony Cortez. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Matty Star Matty Star Matty Star with a BIG move, could we have a new PWP Champ?(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Momentum breaker from the champ Tony Cortez. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

6.) “Babyface” Tony Cortez defeated Matty Star to retain the PWP Heavyweight Championship. This was just an amazing contest, it’s hard to do it justice by just describing it! This match is the reason you need to be at PWP Live Events, the action was so intense between the two! There were multiple times when either man could have been pinned, but a critical moment came when Star (and the crowd) thought he had the match won with a Falcon Arrow off the TOP rope! Somehow Cortez found the heart to kick out of the maneuver! Star went up top one more time, but it was a mistake as Cortez was able to capitalize and deliver the Ki Krusher that he has been using to pin his opponents lately and retained his coveted title. After the match Cortez and Starr showed each other respect and you could see that Cortez deemed Star a worthy opponent.

The next PWP Live Event is November 13th at the National Guard Armory in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Notes for the show so far:

The match has been signed and it will happen! Next month’s main event will be the first ever Last Man Standing Match in PWP: Abu Colossus Vs. Preston Maxwell. If a challenger cannot get to his feet to answer a 10 count from the referee, than his opponent will be declared the winner! This is not just a matter of who is the better competitor but also a matter of pride for Colossus as he has little patience for the games that Maxwell likes to play.

As a result of his heinous actions, Donnie Peppercricket has been fined a sum of $1000 and is suspended from competition for the duration of November.

PWP Heavyweight Champion “Babyface” Tony Cortez will be defending his title against an opponent that will be named in the coming weeks!

Thanks to all the fans who support us and we will see you on November 13th!

November 13, 2010

National Guard Armory
2415 E Kanesville Blvd
Council Bluffs IA 51503

Tickets $10

Doors 6:30 Belltime 7:00

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4 States, 14 Shows, 4,265 miles and 74 hours on the road in 3 months at MWR.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 26, 2010

With a plethora of great shows  these  past few months,  it has been hard to keep up with all the exciting  news flash, photos and happenings around the Midwest.

MWR has been active with some of the top stars in the country while meeting many of you the great fans, some for the first time while others we know quite well.

We have spent almost every weekend on the road covering the top promotions in the Midwest.

Let’s take a look at some of the sights of the past few months with MWR, the Fans and Superstars around the Midwest.

August 7- Granite City Illinois- High Voltage Wrestling

HVW returned from their summer break to with top stars Kahagas taking on Trent Stone , the Midwest Sweet heart Santana G going up against her arch rival Amy Hennig and the Great Cheyenne with MsChif watching.

Dan Walsh (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Would it be just by chance that the MWR Wrestler of the Week was MTV’S Dan Walsh who would give away a MWR T-Shirt in August only to see him get the HVW Livewire title soon after? Hey Dan we are just playing, you earned it….with a handful of Trent Stones tights.

August 21 – Council Bluffs Iowa – Pro Wrestling Phoenix

The trips to Iowa seem to take so long to get their, which has been a reason for us to scale back from going to PWP and 3XW. One problem they are so GOOD!! MWR fans don’t worry we have no plans what so ever to stop covering these two exciting promotions.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix delivered on this evening with some exciting wrestling action. We were on hand when Axel Greece assists Ryan Slade and Zac James cheat Chris Havius and Donnie Peppercricket out of the PWP Tag Titles. The show also saw the war rage on between Abu Colossus and Preston Maxwell.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix Champion Tony Cortez (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The MWR Wrestler of the Night was the PWP Champion Tony Cortez. Cortez was able to survive the onslaught on Jayden Draigo to retain the championship in a feud that has become quite personal.

In the near future look for a phot recap from their last show in October  from PWP/MWR Photographer Gary Giaffoglione

August 28- Lincoln Illinois – Pro Wrestling Epic

The Balloon festival in Lincoln Illionis is a BIG deal and with PWE providing a FREE show if you attend you can not miss it.

PWE delivered with the biggest match in years in the Midwest literally when the PWE title was on the line between the Mississippi Madman taking on “The Future” Donovan Ruddick led by MR Late Nite.

Ohhhs and AHHHS were heard as the two behemoths battle for supermecy and who is truly the top big man. Nothing was settled decisively, but the crowd went home to tell their friends about the Madman and Future. The match that shook the Midwest .

Evan Money explodes on Eric Allen (Photo credit Brian Kelley)

“The Kid” Evan Money was the MWR Wrestler of the Week as he went on to defeat Eric Allen with a frog splash.

September 4th – Kansas City Kansas- Metro Pro Wrestling

We were thrilled to support Metro Pro Wrestling for several reasons; first off the wrestling scene in the KC market has been dry for some time now. With Metro Pro Sports having TV, showcasing several of the top stars in the country today and oh yeah our former partner in crime Josh Ray is the current ring announcer for this upstart promotion. Metro Pro proved to be a great time with a great upside going into 2010.

“Rock and Roll” Mike Sydal with Amber (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

Amber," The host of Dubi meets the Fans" Dubray and Brecca take in a picture after the show (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

All the girls love Tyler Cook (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

From the looks of Brecca’s face WLW Star Ethan Wright did not learn the Masterlock from former WLW Champ Chris Masters. (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

September 11 – Waterloo Illinois – Independent Hardcore Wrestling

IHW has been on a roll in 2010 with some great matches in front of a packed crowd. On this night we were thrilled to debut the Tony Kozina MWR Trading Card. Kozina is one of the most well diverse and exciting wrestlers today. During the night Kozina wrestled one of the Midwest most impressive young men in the game Chris L.O.G.A.N

Tony Kozina (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Let’s take a look at a Video recap of this great show from IHW

September 22- Olney Illinois – IWA Unlimited

Our first trip to Olney lived up to the hype that has been told to me. A weekly FREE Wednesday show how can you go wrong. A great small venue filled with some of the top young talent in the area.

IWA Unlimited fan favorite The Intimidator gives away a free MWR T-shirt to start the night off. (Photo Credit Tim Dunahee )

Everyone that I talked to loved the stars of IWA U and looked forward to the hump day of the week. If you have the day off and live in STL I urge you to take the drive to see what you are missing.

September 25 – Hillsdale Missouri- MMWA-SICW

A great day for the community of Hillsdale as MMWA-SICW teamed up with the Hillsdale Police force to provide a free wrestling show. MMWA-SICW are always fan friendly and if a free outdoor show was not enough, the team work also offered free BBQ and back packs filled with treats from the police force given to them by the stars of MMWA-SICW.

Ace Hawkins is the MMWA-SICW Santa Clause in September while sporting the MWR T-shirt

The MWR Wrestler of the day was none other than Ace Hawkins. Ace fresh off of his appearance at Ring of Honor not only gave away a free MWR shirt but bicycles from the kids and some awesome ST Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame shirts before having a great match against Brandon Espinosa.

September 25- Wood River Illinois – MECW Double shot evening

One of the best kept secrets in the Midwest, is the fact that some of the best talent in Iowa makes the long trip to the STL to go to prove that they are among the best in the Midwest. Jimmy Rockwell, Devin Carter, Zach Thompson, Ryan Slade  and even self proclaimed  wrestling genius Chad Mylan has put an end to Gabriel Brimstones stranglehold  in the Independent title when his man Kwong won the belt in recent months.

Iowa is not the only area that is well represented as the upstate Illinois wrestlers BroMance (Knight Wagner and Jordan McEntrye)  with Erin currently holds onto the MECW Tag Championship and Matt Mayday, Mike Anthony and Chris Logan have all brought their own flavor in the company.

MECW Champion Bailey Mannix (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

On this night the MWR Wrestler of the Night was the champ himself, Bailey Mannix. Mannix is still one of the most underrated wrestlers in the game today.

October 2- Kansas City Kansas – Metro Pro Wrestling

Metro Pro Wrestling heated up with the brand new Metro Pro Wrestling TV Champion Trevor Murdoch taking charge. With an appearance from wrestling great Harley Race the fans where able to see some of the great from the past mixed in with some of the best today.

What has the best Wrestler on Gods Green earth Harley Race along with Ethan Wright and Jeff Strong so mad, could it be because of something that former MWR Josh Ray is doing? See it on METRO SPORTS in Kansas City (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

If fans in Kansas City want the best bang for their buck they need to give Metro Pro Wrestling a chance. You won’t regret it.

October 9- Eldon Missouri – World League Wrestling

One of the biggest nights of the year brought several of the most influential men in the game today. Co-Owner of Pro Wrestling Noah was in attendance along with Harley Race and Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer. The MWR Wrestler of the Night was Midwest knockout Lucy Mendez who gave away the very first MWR pink t-shirt.

Midwest Knockout Lucy Mendez has the attention of Cauliflower Alley Club’s Karl Lauer. (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

Wrestlers from around the world took the week long camp in hopes of making it to the show.

MWR Photographer Bill Smith with the representatives of Pro Wrestling NOAH (Photo Credit Bill Smith )

WLW Super fan Vincent Heather gets an autograph Steve Fender trading card from the man himself

Look for a Full photo recap of this show in the near future from MWR Photographer Bill Smith

October 10- Marceline Missouri – Modern Championship Wrestling

Just down the road from my house was a new promotion was a rare Sunday show that featured local favorite The Iceman. Brian Blade won the belt at the very first show and has been a thorn in promoter Dustin Watson’s side ever since.

Larry Stilfield with Modern Championship Wrestling Champion Brian Blade (Photo Credit Bill Smith)

October 16- Glen Carbon Illinois – NWA Dynamo/High Voltage Wrestling

We were on hand to present the High Voltage Wrestling tag champs the Hooligans the 2009 MWR Tag team of the Year plaques. To be honest we offered the exciting tag team Full Contact Dojo  (Jonathan Gresham and Ric King) the chance to be the MWR Wrestlers of the Week to throw out a t-shirt as a way of being nice.

In a shocking development they defeated The Hooligans to become the NEW HVW Tag Championship . No HVW Champion was safe as “The Belt Collector” Jeremy Wyatt defeated Kahagas and Dan Walsh won the HVW Livewire belt.

The HVW Tag Team Champs Jonathan Gresham and Ric King with the lucky fan who caught the MWR shirt Rebecca Haynes (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Look for a photo recap as well and interviews with all of the new HVW Champions here at MWR in the future.

October 23 – Springfield Illinois – New Midwest Wrestling

NMW invited us and invited us and I am glad that they did, we had debut once before and was very impressed and happy to have added them in our NMW Coverage area. The last show I photographed the most dangerous ( and fun matches) to be a photographer at in my carrer during the4 team NMW Tag Team scramble match and returned for the biggest Battle Royal, rumble style of the year for NMW. All for the enjoyment of you the fans.

The MWR Wrestler of the Week was up and comer Christian Rose. Look for more information about this exciting night of wrestling at MWR soon.

Christian Rose (Photo Courtesy of Jon 'Skippy' Edgecomb)

There you have MWR fans, the itinerary of where Dubray and I have been in just the past tthree months. We may not be able to keep up with the miles that the 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling does but who can, that man is a machine.

I would like to thank you the fans, the wrestlers, and the promoters for making

Missouri Wrestling Revival – The Wrestling Press of the Midwest.

MWR fans please support your local professional wrestling and we hope to see you at a show.

Brian Kelley Owner/Editor of Missouri Wrestling Revival

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Pro Wrestling Phoenix results from September 18th with info on October 16th Cortez vs. Starr

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 2, 2010

PWP Results September 18, 2010

At the beginning of the show, Jayden Draigo came out and once more berated the fans and called “Babyface” Tony Cortez out to hear him out.

Jayden Draigo has his eyes sets on the PWP title. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Once Draigo put his hands on the PWP Heavyweight Championship, Cortez slapped him and left the ring. As he was exiting, Draigo grabbed his Kendo Stick and swung at Cortez, only to have him catch the stick and take it with him to the back!

1. #1 Shot Challenge: Matty Starr defeated #1 Brett Young

#1 Brett Young came out and issued a #1 Shot Challenge to anyone in the building. Out came Matty Starr much to the fans delight! This was a great back and forth contest with Starr rolling Young up out of nowhere for the three count!

Brett Young sends the One shot challenge and Matty Starr answered it. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Matty Starr was impressive in a win against #1 Brett Young. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

After the match, Starr asked for the microphone and thanked the fans for all their support. He said its time he challenges for the PWP Heavyweight Championship and he doesn’t care who wins later in the night, he wants them in the ring in October!

2. Triple Threat: Joey Daniels defeated Derek Cornell & Buck Albright

This was a very intense Triple Threat match as a returning Albright was looking to start fresh in PWP while both Daniels & Cornell need the win to move up the ranks in PWP.

Buck Albright introduces Joey Daniels to Derek Cornell head first. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Buck Albright had to have eyes in the back of his head in this match. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Highlights include a huge powerbomb neckbreaker off the top rope including all three men. Daniels sneaked into the ring and rolled up Albright to get the much needed win!

Joey Daniels steals a win. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

3. Rematch: Supafli defeated Jaysin Strife
This was a rematch from August 21 where Supafli showed the PWP fans that he could hang with a former PWP Heavyweight Champion. This match has to be seen to be believed! Amazing back and forth action between these two, as Strife showed his frustration, underestimating the masked man from Mexico City, IA.

A back and forth battle between two of PWP’S young stars. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Strife shows that he can move with the best of them. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Strife was a step behind on this night. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Superfli gets caught in a bad way. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

All sorts of innovative maneuvers came out of nowhere from both men but when Strife attempted a powerbomb, Supafli quickly rolled through, and had enough leverage to hold Strife down for the three count and the upset win! Strife seemed shocked at the end result, but he raised Supafli’s hand out of respect as the audience cheered.

Supafli with a huge win against Jaysin Strife. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

As we came back from intermission it was announced that PWP Officials had decided to grant Matty Starr a PWP Championship match on October 16, 2010!

4. Preston Maxwell defeated “Rock N Roll” Mike Sydal

Abu Colossus’ music hit the arena speakers, however he did not come out. Preston Maxwell strolled out to his music, mocking his every move and mannerisms. Maxwell proceeded to insult the absent Colossus on the microphone, until his challenger, a returning Sydal came out. Sydal with a new style and energy attempted to use many traditional wrestling holds to subdue Maxwell during the match.

Mike Sydal is full of energy.(Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

A turning point occurred when Maxwell sidestepped the turnbuckle and Sydal flew into the ring post.

Preston Maxwell captilizes on the injured shoulder of Sydal. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The referee helped Sydal fix his injured shoulder but the damage had been done and when Maxwell locked on the Gator Roll Choke, Sydal couldn’t take the pain and tapped out immediately. You can be sure when Colossus hears about the disrespect showed by Maxwell, he will not be happy.

5. PWP Tag Team Championship: Zac James & Ryan Slade w/ Axel Greece retained the Championship over Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket.

Before the match former PWP Ring Announcer Axel Greece got on the mic and berated his replacement, PWP Official BJ Bunten. He then offered Havius & Peppercricket a choice, they could go to the back and forget the match was ever supposed to happen, or they could do it the hard way. I think we all know which way the PWP favorites chose! This was a great tag team contest showing not only Havius & Peppercricket’s hatred for the Canadians but also the tightness of both teams. You could see the chemistry flowing and with Axel Greece in the corner it was a rough time for Havius & Peppercricket.

Chris Havius sizes up Ryan Slade. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Donnie Peppercricket over powers Zac James. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

The Champs may not play it cool but they are very good. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Unfortunately Greece was too much and as Slade baited Peppercricket into a brawl on the outside the PWP Referee Guy Walken followed them allowing Greece to hit Havius with his cane in the ring and James covered him as the referee returned to the ring and counted the three count. Havius & Peppercricket were livid and demanded that they get one more chance. They said this time, if they win, they get Axel Greece in the ring after the match for 5 minutes!

Axel Greece agrees to the stipulation. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Surprisingly, Greece accepted immediately, showing no fear and confidence that James & Slade could pull out a hat trick win.

6. PWP Heavyweight Championship: “Babyface” Tony Cortez retained the Championship over Jayden Draigo

Months and months of torture, disrespect and anger came to a head in the main event of the evening. It seemed like Draigo was right around the corner of Cortez’ every move and was able to get the upper hand more than once.

These two do not like each other at all. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Jayden Draigo pulled out all stops against his enemy Tony Cortez for the PWP Championship. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Cortez showed his tremendous heart and resilience after kicking out of not only 1 but 2 superkicks. You could see the look of shock on Draigo’s face! What happened next was probably the most controversial moment in PWP history. Cortez hit his finishing move, the Pacifier, on Draigo however Draigo’s feet knocked PWP Senior Referee Bryan Whitman out cold in the process. Cortez covered Draigo and the crowd counted along with him as he counted 1,2,3,4,5. Cortez got up to revive the referee and unfortunately this allowed Draigo to grab his Kendo Stick and nail Cortez over the head with it! Draigo dragged the referee over, and he counted the pinfall, 1,2,3! The referee called for the bell, however, PWP Official BJ Bunten refused to ring it! He couldn’t believe his eyes and refused to end the match because of the vicious Kendo Stick shot. He went to the back and brought out PWP Referee Guy Walken as Draigo got the microphone and grabbed the title and began berating the fans and celebrating.

Cortez takes control of the match. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

Clothesline. (Photo Credit Gary Giaffoglione)

As Bunten returned with the other referee, the two refs and Bunten began arguing over what happened. As this was going on, Cortez got up and hit a spinebuster on Draigo! The second referee ran into the ring and counted the pin but it was only a two count! As Referee Whitman angrily left the arena, Cortez hit a crippling suplex into piledriver type move to finally get the three count and retain the PWP Championship. As Bunten announced the winner over the house microphone, the fans cheered Cortez and laughed at Draigo. Draigo left the arena but did exclaim that you would not see the last of him in PWP.

Check the PWP Message Board for a statement from PWP Officials regarding the decision in the main event!

It was an incredible night of action and it will be interesting to see what happens next month! Already announced:
PWP Heavyweight Championship Match: “Babyface” Tony Cortez Vs. Matty Starr.

These two men are arguably the most beloved members of the PWP roster. Now they are putting it all on the line for the fans and Starr has an opportunity of a lifetime to taste the glory of the silver strap!

PWP Tag Team Championship Match: Zac James & Ryan Slade w/ Axel Greece Vs. Chris Havius & Donnie Peppercricket.

If Havius & Peppercricket win, they get Axel Greece alone in the ring for 5 minutes! If James & Slade win, Havius & Peppercricket can never challenge for the PWP Tag Titles again as long as James & Slade are champions! This could get very interesting!
More will be announced soon! Thanks to all the fans for supporting us!

PWP Live Pro Wrestling
October 16, 2010
Council Bluffs National Guard Armory
2415 E Kanesville Blvd Council Bluffs IA 51503
General Admission Tickets: $10
Doors 6:30 Belltime 7:00
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Dubi meets the PWP Fans 8-21-10

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 5, 2010

By Dubray Tallman

Our trip to Council Bluffs, Iowa turned out to be on a beautiful day. With the fall season upon us and school around the corner for both us we knew we had to make our way to Council Bluffs Iowa just in case we were unable attend later due to time.

Pro Wrestling Phoenix blessed to have a great photographer in Gary  Giaffoglione  there on most shows so we always have a MWR presence at a PWP show. PWP has always been great to work with and if you remember they are the premier promotion for fresh baked cookies at their concession stand. We took home eight rice krispy treats if that tells you anything. Hey they are that good

Brian was excited about seeing Gary once again, and had brought him up a complete set of the MWR Trading cards that have several that feature his photo work such as the Mike Sydal, Sir Bradley Charles and the chilling Jeremy Wyatt card that looks a little sinister. Gary made the trip worth it by giving me a hug (You know I need my attention, I am Dubray of course) so the night had started off right.

Prior to saying our hellos to the staff, we decided to find the restroom that was located in the hallway. Before I got done Brian was talking to some fans that were there an hour early waiting for the doors to open. Brian told them what we were doing and Nancy stated that her favorite was the BIG Abu Colossus. She stated that every time he came out prior to his match she liked to get up and do a dance to let him know that she was on his side. We promised her that if Abu was there on the night she would be among the Dubi Meets the fans.

Nancy Mcbride with Abu (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The doors opened at 6:30 so off the work I went to find fans that were interested in being a part of this edition of Dubi meets the fans. Brian and PWP must have advertised it good or they remembered the last time we did it at PWP and didn’t want to miss it this time because there was a ton of people wanting to get their picture with the PWP Superstars.

Our MWR Wrestler of the night was none other than the PWP Champion Tony Cortez. Cortez wore the MWR shirt prior to starting the night off with impromptu win against Zac James.  Before the match started he threw the shirt to Ben Castillo from Fremont, NE. During the intermission he took the time to meet the young fan.

PWP Champ Tony Cortez with Ben Castillo (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

One fan that was a lot of fun to watch during the matches told me his name was Daniel “The Power Deaf” Gilchrist from Glenwoood Iowa. When the wrestlers would kick out just in time for the final 3 count he was really into it. He wanted Jayden Draigo but Draigo I was told has been a terror at PWP for some time and can be uncontrollable at times so Brian asked if he could choose someone else. He quickly chose fan favorite Matty Starr.

Daniel “The Power Deaf” Gilchrist with Matty Starr( Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Ron Blair had no hesitation to who he wanted to have his picture with it was the ever popular Donnie Peppercricket.

Ron Blair and Donnie Peppercricket (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Young Michael Barnes from Council Bluffs Iowa was at PWP to see the exciting Jaysin Strife in action. Strife was more than happy to get his picture with Michael.

Michael Barnes with Jaysin Strife (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

A regular of Pro Wrestling Phoenix was John Striffler from Omaha Nebraska who told me that he had been a big of wrestling for over sixty years. John told me that he always enjoyed coming to Pro Wrestling Phoenix and tried to make every show. John told me that he was a fan of Chris Havius who was one half of the PWP Tag Team Champions along with Donnie Peppercricket.

John Striffler and Chris Havius (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

As we were taking pictures I was told that little bitty Kaycee’s favorite wrestler was Tony Cortez. Cortez was nearby and snapped the shot of the youngest fan to ever take part in the Dubi meets the fans.

Kaycee and PWP Champion Tony Cortez

The last time we were at PWP Matty Star was in high demand and on this night it was no different. Starr has been making waves in 2010 where ever we go and we are not the only ones that noticed because just like Daniel “The Power Deaf” Gilchrist, Joshua Pope was all smiles as he posed with Matty Starr.

Matty Starr with Joshua Pope (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Abu Colossus had his hands full on this night against Preston Maxwell but before his match after intermission he took a snap shot with Nathan Gilchrist.

Nathan Gilchrist and Abu

Adam was a fan of the PWP Tag Team Champions, Havius and Peppercricket and may have been the last person to get their pictures taken with the duo as champs. They would take on the Beautiful Bodies, and would retain the titles but you will have to wait for the recap here at MWR (Or click on the PWP Website if you can’t wait) to find out who would leave Battle of the Phoenix 2010 with the belts.

Chris Havius Adam and Donnie Peppercricket (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

The last fan that I will introduce you to was really excited to be at PWP and was very excited to have their pictures taken with the PWP wrestlers was Mike Firk. Mike would ask to have his picture taken with Matty Starr, Chris Havius and Donnie Peppercricket as well as catching me after the show excited about getting his picture taken with the lovely  Angelus Layne and Jaysin Strife.

Mike Firk with Angelus Layne and Jaysin Strife. (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

I looked around to see who my pick on this evening would be and noticed that Sir Bradley Charles had just got done meeting the fans and selling the awesome looking SBC shirt to a fan and had a moment so I asked him to be my Dubi Meets the fans choice and Jaysin Strife was nearby so why not add him as well.

Jaysin Strife, Dubray Tallman and Sir Bradley Charles (Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

Fans I hope that you enjoyed this edition of Dubi Meets the PWP fans and for more pictures of these fans with their favorite wrestler please click here to see them.

We hope to have a full recap of this show along with MWR’S Introducing Angelus Layne.

Till next time be good and I hope to see you at the show.

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Jayden Draigo wins the Battle of Phoenix 2010 plus much more from PWP in Council Bluffs, IA

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 30, 2010

Missouri Wrestling Revival was on hand for the 2010 Battle of the Phoenix over the top battle royal this past weekend.. The winner of the Phoenix would get a chance at PWP Champion Babyface” Tony Cortez on September 18th; it came down to Jaysin Strife and Jayden Draigo as the two final participants

In a shocking chain of events the PWP fans witness Strife voluntarily eliminate himself allowing the hated Draigo to pick up the victory!

Out came the champion, and Strife let Cortez and the fans know that a deal had been made.

You will not want to miss is it fans when Tony Cortez defends his PWP championship on September the 18th in Council Bluffs Iowa.

We caught up with the challenger Draigo after the show and he had this warning for Cortez.

Look for all the details of this historic evening in September in the future at MWR

Also on tap will be full photo recap of all the hard hitting matches at Battle of Phoenix 2010. What can’t wait for then let’s take a look at one picture that you will not soon forget.

That’s not all; There are new PWP Tag Team Champions and they are Ryan Slade and Zac James, what PWP worker played a vital role in their victory? MWR caught up with the new champions and former ring announcer Alex Greece who used the Canadian flag on Champions Chris Havius and Donnie Peppercricket costing them the belts.

The ever popular Dubray Tallman was busy with a brand new Dubi Meets the Fans.

PWP was on fire in the month of August then you missed some exciting action, including a breathtaking dive from Superfli on Jaysin Strife. PWP returns to action on September 18th. ( Photo Credit Brian Kelley)

This and much more coming your way at the number one site for all your PWP News.

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