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Posts Tagged ‘Zach Thompson’

The Jeff Thompson Memorial Brings Family and Friends Together

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 31, 2015

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Missouri Wrestling Revival has supported pro wrestling for the past eight years and during that time we have traveled through the beautiful state of Iowa to meet the wonderful fans. While covering some of the biggest matches of this era on the independent scene that would include the likes of Tyler Black (Seth Rollins) Davey Richards, Adam Pearce and not one, but two Iron Man matches between Jeremy Wyatt and Mark Sterling.

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On this night, I would be traveling to Nevada, Iowa , a town just outside of Des Moines the home base for 3XWrestling as an invite from my longtime friend 3XW fan Brian Vanderwal . Several months prior to the event Brian had Facebooked myself to ask if I could free my schedule to attend a memorial show that he was working with 3XW to honor the memory of his longtime friend Jeff Thompson. Due to the fact that it was Mothers Day and I had hoped to take my mother to Kansas City for the spring race of NASCAR event at Kansas Speedway for the Spongebob Squarepants 400, yet we would not be able to do so as she works at a nursing home for the past 35 years and was unable to get off, so I contacted my friend Brian to let him know the week prior that I would be there, and look forward to supporting his effort to make the Jeff Thompson Memorial Show a success.

To be honest, I can’t say that I had known Jeff, but it was obvious that he had touched many of those in the wrestling community by the kind words that many of the wrestlers had to say about him. I had written a press release on the pain that a mother/fathers have when they lose a child. Jeff a longtime wrestling fan ,made his way to cheer on the Nevada, Iowa girls basketball team on March 7th to win their first ever state basketball tournament . On the way out of the building Jeff collapsed and passed away due to a brain aneurysm on the way out of the arena that night. I did not know Jeff’s mother, Deb and had hoped that it was appropriate for the occasion, but Brian had told me that she had loved it and when we met prior to the event she had given me a hug to start off a memorable night in Iowa.

While meeting with his Dad, Ken, he and I exchanged stories of him traveling through Missouri, only to have a flat tire, and receiving help from a Missourian that had not asked for payment. We spoke about NASCAR and most importantly we talked about Jeff. Ken was impressed in the fact how Jeff had touched so many in the wrestling and Heavy Metal music community. While we spoke friends, family and fans of pro wrestling started to fill up, Ken told me the story that summed up how powerful a mother can be to their child as he explained how Jeff’s first spoken word were “mom” and on that tragic day that Jeff would pass away, his mother Deb was there and Jeff’s last words were “mom”.

Headlining the evenings events were a tag team tournament to crown the first ever 3XW Jeff Thompson Memorial tournament featuring four exciting tag teams including the former MWR Tag Team of the Year the American Bulldogs ( Mark McDowell and Jon West) , the exciting tag team AC/DC of Arik Cannon and Darin Corbin as well as the former fan favorite tag team of Heroes for Hire (Jimmy Rockwell and Zach Thompson) in opposite corners as Rockwell teamed up with the 3XWrestling Champion Jeremy Wyatt while Thompson aligned himself with Wyatts arch rival Mark Sterling.

Also on the card were several 3XWrestling favorites, as well as students from the 3XWrestling school and The Black & The Brave Wrestling Academy to thrill the fans with a night of exciting wrestling. Prior to bell time, Brian Vanderwal and his girlfriend were working the concession stand
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while 3XW’s Corrie McDowell at the merchandise table offering raffle tickets to the fans for a chance to win wrestling merchandise as the fans had an opportunity to meet the tag team AC/DC, SM King and Nevada’s very own Don Desher.

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SM King is the in the face of 3XWrestling announcer Austin Buckner.

Prior to the event 3XW’s Todd Countryman thanked the crowd for attending the show in Jeff Thompson’s memory expressing to them how blessed that 3XW had felt having the support of Jeff throughout the years.

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Sentai and Pat Powers double teams “The Chainsaw King” SM King

The action started out fast and furious as Sentai and Pat Powers hoped to use speed to slowdown the powerful SM King.

In the end, Sentai took home the win in front of a rockin’ crowd.

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Zach Thompson and Mark Sterling cuts the ring off as Referee Jeremy Robb tries to maintain order.

In the first round Mark Sterling and Zach Thompson took advantage of the miscommunication of the American Bulldogs to move on past the first round of the Jeff Thompson Memorial tournament.

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Zach Thompson soars from above onto Jonathan West.

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A major double team move that helped the American Bulldogs win the 2012 MWR Tag Team of the Year. On this night it would not be enough to take down the Worlds Fittest Wrestler, Mark Sterling.

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Just as Maddog McDowell was able to get the edge, down from below Thompson gives Sterling a helping hand.

Once again the Bulldogs seemed to have animosity between each other after the loss, leaving many wondering if this was the last of the Bulldogs for good.

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JD Riggs punishes Rich Brooks in the corner, with advice from his Skylar Pierce manager at ringside.

Up next, Skylar Pierce and power of JD Riggs would be too much for the young Rich Brooks to overcome in match number two as the big man keeps rolling in 3XW.

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Brooks looks to have a ton of potential, but he will have to avoid taking punishment like this if he hopes to make an impact.

The second match in the Jeff Thompson Memorial tournament went back and forth as Wyatt and Rockwell struggled to keep up with the tag team excellence of AC/DC. Wyatt and Rockwell captured a hard fought victory to move on into the finals of the tournament to be featured in the main event later that evening.

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Arik Cannon locks down the 3XW Champion Jeremy Wyatt.

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Wyatt turns the tide with the big boot.

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Jimmy Rockwell and Darin Corbin fights for an edge on the top rope.

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Sometimes you find yourself at the wrong place at the wrong time. Here Wyatt levels Corbin with a brutal kick.

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Todd Countryman offers young Jackson a special autograph poster of the nights event.

During the intermission, we got to see a softer side of one of the baddest men in the Midwest, “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt when they offered Ken and Deb’s grandson Jackson an autograph poster of the nights event in the middle of the ring.

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Jackson hooks the leg on Todd Countryman, on the way to victory as Wyatt makes the count and Rockwell cheers him on.

As they say kids say and do the darndest things, and on this night was no different. As Rockwell and Wyatt was in the ring Todd Countryman asked young Jackson if he was would like to challenge one of the tag team winners to a contest, the boy declined, but much to Countrymans’ dismay Jackson wanted a match with Todd.

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In years to come this mask wrestler could become the next 3XW Champion.

In one of the shortest matches at 3XW, he delivered one move on the way to getting the 1-2-3 as Wyatt took the role of referee and Rockwell celebrated with the crowd.
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WWE’S Bo Dallas would be proud of Jackson because once he got out of the ring he made a victory lap clapping fans hands along the way.

Devin Carter has been one of the best wrestlers at 3XW for some time and Nevada’s own Don Desher hoped to take the cheers of the hometown crowd on the way to victory.

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Devin Carter takes a bite out of Nevada, Iowa Don Desher

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Desher was able to hook on the Scorpion Deathlock for the win.

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Carter, a wily and dangerous challenger stopped Desher momentum at every turn only to have Desher capture the biggest victory of his young career forcing Carter to tap out to the sharpshooter as the crowd exploded.

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Early on Adrian Alexander was able to use his speed to have Rory Fox reeling.

Straight out of the Black and Brave Wrestling Academy,  Adrian Alexander found himself across the ring against former 3XWrestling Champion Rory Fox.

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The former student of wrestling great Les Thatcher can defeat you on the ground or in the air.

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Speed kills, and her Alexander caught Rory Fox in midair off the top rope.

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If Rory Fox’s wrestling skills were not enough, he is a master of hiding foreign objects. Here he is choking Alexander out with a band while the ref was out of position.

I have to believe that Fox is one of the most underrated wrestlers in the Midwest, and the fact that Alexander not only stood his ground, but was able to show signs of getting a win early in his first months of wrestling before falling to losing to Fox. proves to me that we should see a lot of the young star to come.

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Brady A Dezire goes for a ride.

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Superkick from Dezire caught the young rookie by surprise.

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The always charismatic Brady A Dezire was dressed for the occasion as he had his cow style pants, but it would be the cowboy “The Lone Star” Jesse Malone who would be right at home in the country style pavilion capturing a huge win.

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In a battle between partners it would be McDowell getting the bragging rights on this evening.

A classic battle royal was held next as the 3XW stars battled it out, until it was Bulldog partners Mark McDowell and Jon West. On this night Maddog McDowell would have the crowd rockin’ as he was able to turn the tide of West and dump him onto the floor to become the last man standing.

The finals of the tournament was set as four men who have been to battle with and against each other throughout the years battle for the bragging rights of being named the first ever Jeff Thompson Memorial Tag Team Champions.

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Classic double team as Sterling hold Rockwell down while Thompson brings the pain.

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Mayhem on the outside.

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Jimmy Rockwell gets an assist from the young fans.

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Jeremy Wyatt gives Zach Thompson the worse titty twister ever.

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Sterling has no where to run as Wyatt is on top of him.

Sterling and Thompson were vicious and unforgiving in their attack of Rockwell and Wyatt. Sterling delivered the power moves as Thompson used his speed to their teams’ advantage early on. It would be back and forth as both teams looked to gain an advantage, but it would be a leg drop from Wyatt sealing the victory for their team.

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Moments later Todd Countryman invited Brian Vanderwal in the ring to present the Jeff Thompson Memorial trophy to the team of Jeremy Wyatt and Zach Thompson. It was then decided between Vanderwal, Wyatt and Rockwell that Jeff Thompsons mother and father should come into the squared circle to be given the trophy in Jeff Thompson’s honor.

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As Jeff’s mom and dad, Deb and Ken were handed the trophy by the winners of the tournament, Vanderwal and several of the young family members came into the ring to celebrate, I realized that I had experienced a truly magical moment at 3XW.

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Metro Pro Wrestling features the first MWR Christmas wish list match- Heroes for Hire vs The Hooligans

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 23, 2012

By Brian Kelley

During the Christmas season, MWR looks around the Midwest at the fifteen promotions that we cover to find matches that we have never seen. Some we know may never happen but there is always that hope that somewhere, sometime they will meet.

We call these matches the 2011 Christmas wish list of matches and this year can be seen by clicking here, and have included such Matt Murphy vs. Gary Jackson,  Mark Sterling vs. Edmund “Livewire” McGuire and Serenity vs. Lucy Mendez.

During the very first show of the year for the 2011 MWR Promotion of the Year, Metro Pro Wrestling a Christmas wish will be granted when the Midwest Tag Team Champions The Heroes for Hire ( Zach Thompson and Jimmy Rockwell will go toe to toe with the 2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year and was named the number one Tag team during the MWR years Devin and Mason Cutter, the Hooligans.

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When the dust settled this past year during the MWR awards committee’s voting, Heroes for Hire was voted the first runner up while the Hooligans was only one behind them at 2nd runner up.

This match will be the debut for Kansas City fans of the Hooligans, a team that has earned rave reviews for the past three years. Trained by former WWE Star Curtis Hughes, they are old school with quick tags mixed with the high impact new age attack that has allowed them to capture belts around the Midwest.

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The Heroes for Hire have been the tag team champions since they defeated the Beer City Bruisers on April 9th, 2011. Since then they have only getting better than ever defending the titles around the Midwest against some of the very best teams they can find.

Yet, in less than three weeks they will challenged like never before when they meet two men who have been involved in  death matches but are much more than a team that brings the pain, they are men with a purpose to be the top tag team in wrestling today.

With their eyes set for Kansas City and the chance to prove themselves on Metro Pro Wrestling TV against the fan favorites Heroes for Hire, the champs better be ready for a war.

The Heroes for Hire will need to use their speed and support from the fans to give them the edge to retain their titles in the very first meeting of the Heroes for Hire and The Hooligans !!!!

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3XW – Jeremy Wyatt vs Zach Thompson – King of Des Moines Tournament 2010

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 23, 2011

3XWrestling is gearing up for their annual King of Des Moines tournament later this month. At the last show two dominate wrestlers went to war for the 3XWrestling Championship as Brian Ash defended his title against Jeremy Wyatt. When the dust settled, there was a first, Brian Ash would submit to” The Belt Collector”. This would be the first time ever Ash has ever submitted in a 3XW ring.

While we wait for the moment for this year’s 3XW King of Des Moines tournament, let’s take a look at one of last year’s tournament matches as Wyatt would meet Zach Thompson in a semifinal match up of the 2nd-annual 3XW “King of Des Moines” Tournament. This match took place Aug. 6, 2010 at the Des Moines Social Club. Commentary by Midnight Guthrie and Skylar Pierce and production by SEP Video. Moe info and full DVD available at http://www.3xwrestling.com/Home.htm

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15) The High Flyers (Mike Sydal and Zach Thompson)

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 4, 2011

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When two of the most popular young wrestling came together to form the High Flyers, fans where all smiles but those same cheers gave their opponents extra motivation to bring the pain. How much loved where the High Flyers? Fans were seen crying during moments when “Delicious” Devin Carter, Casanova along with Todd Countryman of The Gentleman’s Club continually used underhanded tactics during one of their matches.

With victories over Sexy & Smooth and a huge win against TNA Wrestling star “The Middle Eastern Nightmare” Sheik Abdul Bashir and his brother Arya Daivari when they nailed a double standing moonsaults by excellent back-and-forth tag team match which saw the fans thrilled after the High Flyers picked up the huge win over a national star like Bashir, a former X-Division titleholder.

When their arch rival the Gentlemans Clubs manager 3XW Commissioner, Todd Countryman forced them to wrestle in a Loser Leaves 3XW match in May 2010, which Thompson won. In September 2010, Sydal shockingly ran into the building to save Thompson from a beat down after losing to Brian Ash. Countryman declared that if Thompson could beat Ash in October, then Sydal would be re-instated to 3XW, but Sydal was also banned from the building for that show. Thompson pull off the big upset and beat Ash, re-instating Sydal.

Sydal injured his knee coming off the top rope in their big return match as a team in November against American Ground & Air (Sailer & Bash). Since Sydal returned, they never really got in-sync again as team, possibly giving Thompson motivation to join Genesis in March 2011, where Thompson sneak attacked Mark Sterling to cause him to lose a Lumberjack match to Brian Ash.

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The Belt Collector Jeremy Wyatt becomes a 2-Time 3XWrestling Champion. SBC wins first title.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 3, 2011

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Last week at MWR we had a poll to see who the fans thought would come out victorious in the 3XWrestling title match between Champion Brian Ash and “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt this past Friday night at ALL PLAY in Des Moines Iowa. An amazing 89% percent of you felt that Wyatt would take away from the belt from one of the truly dominate big men in the sport today, Brian Ash.

Congratulations MWR fans you were correct. By no means did we believe that it was going to be a 90% chance of winning, but we knew that no one comes up bigger in title matches that Jeremy Wyatt.

Jeremy Wyatt is now the current 3XWrestling, HVW and NWA Central States Champion.

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The night also saw an historic moment when the fans voted at the show on who would take on 3XWrestling Pure Wrestling Champion Zach Thompson for the title. The fans choice was none other than the 2010 MWR Future Star recipient Sir Bradley Charles.
SBC would be able to survive the onslaught of the exciting Thompson to become the new 3XWrestling Pure Wrestling Champion.

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30) Heroes for Hire (Jimmy Rockwell and Zach Thompson)

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 20, 2011

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What do you get when you combine two of the top young talents in the Midwest with the love of comic books? Heroes for Hire that’s who! Jimmy Rockwell and Zach Thompson saw an opportunity in 2011 to step up to the big time at Metro Pro Wrestling for a chance at the NWA Midwest tag team Championship. With a BAM, BOOM and CRASH they would defeat the Beer City Brawlers to make that goal a reality.

Can the Heroes for Hire can survive August at both NWA Dynamo in Glen Carbon Illinois and Metro Pro Wrestling with the titles?

Regardless look for the H4H to be one of the teams that will bring excitement in the Midwest for years to come.

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Results from PWP‘s Year of the Phoenix VI – NEW PWP CHAMPION!!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 9, 2011

Fans, you had to be there to witness an incredible night of action on January 15, 2011 as we kicked off the new year with Year Of The Phoenix 6! Shocking events took place and we will do our best to put it into words for anyone who missed it! The night featured an 8 man tournament in which the PWP Heavyweight Championship was being defended throughout!

At the beginning of the night, all 8 tournament competitors made their way to the ring for a group photo and to announce the tournament brackets. After that, we got underway with the action.

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*** Tournament Quarterfinal: Matty Star defeated Abu Colossus. You could see the look of pain on Star’s face when it was announced his first round opponent was “The Big Hurt”. This was a phenomenal opening contest with Star doing everything he could to bring the big man down! Star nailed a lionsault off the ropes and caught Colossus off guard just long enough to score the 3 count! Abu shook Matty’s hand after the match.

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*** Tournament Quarterfinal: Preston Maxwell defeated Derek Cornell. Cornell, one half of the Beautiful Bodies with Brian Gott, had to go at it solo this evening in hopes of winning the tournament. Maxwell wanted nothing to do with Cornell’s antics, and quickly brought him down with the Gator Roll Choke.

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*** Tournament Quarterfinal: “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt defeated Zach Thompson. Zach Thompson was on the microphone insulting the fans in that signature irritating voice when Wyatt’s music hit, much to the fans relief. “The Rebel” has been showing a new focus lately, forgetting his former teammates and setting his sights on competing. Thompson showed the fans of PWP a lot in this one, however Wyatt hit a devastating combo, a Superplex then floating over into a Fisherman’s Buster that got him the pinfall win and advancement in the tournament.

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*** Tournament Quarterfinal & PWP Heavyweight Championship Match: “Babyface” Tony Cortez defeated Joey Daniels. Joey Daniels seemed confident coming out, however Cortez took it right to him, holding nothing back. Daniels surprised a lot of people here with a few very close falls and almost became PWP Champion, however in the end the “Icon” of PWP nailed a back-drop driver to retain his coveted title.

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*** PWP Tag Team Championship: Zac James & Ryan Slade defeated Jimmy Rockwell & Mad Dog McDowell. Zac & Slade came out and explained their manager Axel Greece couldn’t be there however they would still defend their championship against anyone in the back. Jimmy Rockwell came out but Slade commented how he didn’t have a partner therefore couldn’t compete. Rockwell then brought out a surprise partner, the massive Mad Dog McDowell, and Zac & Slade did not look happy to see him! Mad Dog manhandled the tag champs for a bit until they got the upper hand on Rockwell. Zac, using every opportunity available, grabbed the Canadian flag and attempted to use it. When the referee took it away and set it aside, Zac used the distraction to nail Mad Dog with a low blow then he and Slade hit their Sliced Bread Splash combination finisher to retain their title belts.

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*** Tournament Semifinal Match: Matty Star defeated Preston Maxwell. Both of these men could taste the finals so bad that they refused to back down. Maxwell tried to lock his choke hold on to no avail. Star hit his incredible top rope Falcon Arrow maneuver to get the three count and advance to the tournament finals! What happened next was absolutely shocking. Maxwell attacked Matty, then grabbed a pair of steel chairs. He shoved Star’s head inside one chair and slammed the other chair onto it! Maxwell then locked his Gator Roll Choke onto Matty and refused to let go. After 2 referees and a few competitors finally broke the hold, Maxwell went to the back. Star was helped to the back but the situation looked bleak.

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*** Tournament Semifinal Match & PWP Heavyweight Championship Match: “Babyface” Tony Cortez defeated “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt. It’s the first event of 2011 and already we have a match of the year contender! You had to be there to see these guys take it to another level. They have battled before but this time they put it all on the line. Wyatt, a former champion put everything he had into it, but in the end Cortez rolled through on a high cross-body to win the match and advance to the finals!

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*** David Clark defeated Branden Juarez. Clark came out for a match however during his entrance was jumped by the man formerly known as Donnie Peppercricket! Now we know he is named Branden Juarez and he claimed he served his suspension and still wasn’t booked, and was therefore “booking himself“! He grabbed a referee and demanded he ring the bell, and proceeded to beat on David Clark. Clark came back strong including a HUGE T-Bone Suplex however Juarez hit the Kryptonite Crunch and pinned David… until he pulled him up. Juarez delivered more punishment and set up another finishing maneuver when Chris Havius’ music hit the sound system! This distracted Juarez long enough for David Clark to roll Branden up and get the victory!!

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A furious Juarez had little time to react as Havius returned to PWP and immediately attacked him! He had the upper hand however Juarez bailed out of the ring before too much damage could be done. Havius then gave an emotional speech and challenged his former partner Juarez for February 12th!

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*** PWP Heavyweight Championship Match: Preston Maxwell defeated “Babyface” Tony Cortez to win the Pro Wrestling Phoenix Heavyweight Championship! Matty Star’s music was played, but no one was sure what was going to happen. Preston Maxwell came out and very arrogantly explained that due to his attack, Star couldn’t compete. He then asked Tony if he was a fighting champion and when Tony said yes, he challenged him to put the title on the line against him right there and then. Cortez of course instantly agreed, never one to turn down a challenge. However, the evening had taken its toll on him. His second title reign that began on December 19, 2009 ended on January 15, 2011 when Maxwell locked in the Gator Roll Choke and Cortez passed out. Maxwell then made PWP Staff put the belt around his waist and repeatedly announce him as the new champion.

No one could have predicted the events of the evening. This is why you always have to be at PWP to see what could happen!
The next event is February 12th at the Council Bluffs National Guard Armory!

Tickets as always are $10 and the doors open at 6:30, bell time 7:00!

We know a little bit so far:

*Preston Maxwell will defend his PWP Heavyweight Championship. Who he will defend against is unclear at this point. There have already been people demanding a title shot against him, and we will know more soon.

*Chris Havius will take on Branden Juarez one on one! These former Tag Team Champions, now bitter rivals will beat the crap out of each other, that is for sure! Be there to see Havius attempt revenge!

More details will be announced soon, thanks to all our great fans! 2011 will truly be the year of Pro Wrestling Phoenix!

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3XW Divide & Conquer Photo recap with Mark Sterling vs Jeremy Wyatt Iron Man from Jan. 07, 2011

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 26, 2011

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3XW Divide & Conquer Results – Jan. 07, 2011 – Des Moines, Iowa

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1. Jimmy Rockwell & Sir Bradley Charles defeated 3XW Pure Wrestling champion Ricky Kwong & The Mauler w/Chad Mylan by DQ.

Afterwards Rockwell challenged Kwong to one more shot at the 3XW Pure Wrestling championship next month and Kwong accepted.

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2. Genesis – Gage Octane, Benjamin Sailer, Nate Bash, “Torturous” Tony Sly & AJ Smooth defeated “The American Fury” Jon West, Aaron Masterson, “Big City” 3XW Security Guard, The River Monster & Ryan Slade in a 10 man tag team match.

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3. Brian Ash w/Todd Countryman retained the 3XW Heavyweight championship by pinning Zach Thompson after a press slam into a diamond cutter.

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4. The Horn Dogs – Maddog McDowell & Krotch won the 3XW Tag Team championship by defeating “Delicious” Devin Carter & Casanova w/Steve Biley.

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5. Mark Sterling defeated “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt in sudden death overtime in a No DQ Iron Man match that ended up going 70 minutes.

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MWR Exclusive: Some of the Midwest best train at Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville Kentucky

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 20, 2010

By Brian Kelley – Missouri Wrestling Revival Owner and Editor
All photos from Mike Van Hoogstraat

The world of wrestling is full of talented wrestlers that thrill fans each and every weekend around the country. With hopes and dreams to become household names, the chances are slim.

Today with reality TV and the sport being so open for anyone from models to actors to get in the ring , there are many people that go out to become a wrestler. Some of them have the dedication and talent to excel in the sport while others get a moment in the spotlight that others should well receive.

I am just one man but I feel very strongly that a wrestler that wants to make their dreams come true then they will have to stay active. The first order is to find proper training from the best like Harley Race’s Wrestling Academy in Eldon Missouri.

Then once you get “trained” a wrestler has to understand that WWE, TNA or ROH is not going to come find them, you have to make yourself known to them. Staying active, making sure you are at the gym, working on conditioning working shows, selling yourself at all times.

It could take years and there will is sure to be disappointments along the way. The truth of the matter is that your dream of making it “ big” may never happen.

If you are an aspiring wrestler, I highly recommend you stay positive and always learning. Finding ways to get your name out there in a positive light and always be in shape, always be ready to steal the show.

Recently my good friend and MWR photographer Mike Van Hoogstraat had the honored to be able cover Ohio Valleys’ tryout in Louisville Kentucky.

The camp was filled with influential and some of the great minds in the business including OVW’S Danny Davis, Rip Rogers, Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore and none other than Jim Cornette and former WWE wrestler Mike Mondo who has recently made appearances this month with Ring of Honor.

Some of the very best in the Midwest made their way from DES Moines , to Kansas City to ST Louis and in between took advantage of this two day camp.

In attendance were the reigning MWR Wrestler of the Year Mark Sterling. Sterling is currently a double champion holding the NWA Central States title as well as one half of the WLW Tag titles with “Superstar” Steve Fender.

Wrestling fans around the world know the name Evan Bourne who has electrified the WWE. His brother Mike Sydal has not just sat around waiting for a phone call just because he has a brother who is a star. No Sydal has wrestled around the country ,taking part in the annual WLW/NOAH camp while earning the 2009 PWI Rookie of the Year award. He has continued his momentum in 2010 be a part of the Chikara’s 2010 Young Lions Cup. Sydal would train at the ROH training facility

The hard work would pay off as fans around the world would be able to see him on ROH HDNET in matches with stars such as Tyler Black, Christopher Daniels and Kyle O’Reilly.

Sir Bradley Charles is a man that everyone at MWR is all a buzz about. A great look, mixed with a desire to be the best. SBC trained at the  Lance Storm Wrestling Training Academy. Since then SBC has already wrestled in Canada and Australia. In Kansas City he has been earning a Kings welcome home at Metro Pro Wrestling.

MWR Fans in the Midwest are familiar with the “Rockstar” Jimmy Rockwell. Rockwell has been a former 2 t-time 3XW Pure Champion as well as the current MECW Independent Champion.

Dave Vaughn is a name that many fans know in St Louis. The wrestling machine took the skills learned from taking part in the WLW/Noah camp in 2009 to parlay that into his first MMWA-SICW Championship. Vaughn was a dominate champion until being upset from “The Future” Donovan Ruddick with a little help from Brandon Espinosa and Travis Cook.

Zach Thompson has been a part of one of the most popular tag teams ever at 3XWrestling with Mike Sydal called the High Flyers. Thompson has also found success as a singles competitor at both 3XW being a Pure wrestling champion and a MECW Champion.

One of the most powerful men in the Midwest is “MEAN” Mason Beck. Beck stands a towering 6’5 and weighing 250 IBS. A powerful man with unlimited potential, he was last seen at PWE teaming up with “The Future” Donovan Ruddick with manager Mr. Late Nite to get a win against the PWE Champion The Mississippi Madman and former WWE’S Eugene.

The purpose of speaking on each of these men’s accomplishments is to highlight the fact that everyone of them are not just resting of them. They are doing all they can to be the best in the not only the Midwest but the world.

In this extended recap there are many students from around the country. At MWR, we do not each of the guys names that took part in the pictures but we hope they know that this post is a salute to them and their hard work.

In this feature you will see them work on the basics, moves and have some matches to show off their skills

Last but not least we would like to thank Mike Van Hoogstraat for sharing this with us and Ohio Valley Wrestling for the opportunity to show you how the professionals become the stars that we know them.

For more information on Ohio Valley Wrestling please click here.

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Mike Sydal and Sir Bradley Charles work on their technique. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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The trainers were hands on throughout the two days giving their advice to do it the right way. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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Mike Mondo gives his advice to the class. (Photo Credit Mike Van Hoogstraat)

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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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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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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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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!

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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:

http://www.ProWrestlingPhoenix.com
http://www.FaceBook.com/ProWrestlingPhoenix
http://www.MySpace.com/ProWrestlingPhoenix
http://www.Twitter.com/PWPWrestling

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