Upcoming Events

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Saturday April 28th | Holy Nativity Lutheran Church New Hope MN |  6pm:  “Big Trouble in New Hope” Chris Jordan and Black Stallion vs The Black Plague

Saturday May 5th| St Paul Cinco De Mayo Festival | St Paul MN 12:30 “Lucha Libre Live

Saturday June 16th | Grumpy’s in Roseville | 2pm

Saturday September 22nd | Ham Lakes Lanes| Ham Lake MN | 4pm start time

Saturday October 12th | American Legion | Chanhassen MN | 8pm: 11th Season Premier

Saturday November 17th | American Legion | Chanhassen MN | 8pm

Friday November 23rd | Murzyn Hall | Columbia Heights MN |  8pm

Saturday December 15th | American Legion | Chanhassen MN | 8pm

Saturday January 9th | American Legion | Chanhassen MN | 8pm

Saturday March 2nd | American Legion | Chanhassen MN | 8pm

Saturday April 15th | American Legion | Chanhassen MN | 8pm

 

 

Event Preview: Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Lucha-Live-webSaturday May 5| Corner of Cesar Chavez and Roberts| 12:30PM

 

The St Paul Heritage and Festival Foundation proudly brings MIW wrestling to the Cinco de Mayo- West Side St Paul festival.

MIW will present matches at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 stop by for any or all of the matches at those times.

Luchador Spotlight:  MIW is very excited to bring you international luchador Turbo:

Matches already signed:
12:30:
Guerra de los Hermanos: Hijo de Black Boy and Black Boy jr vs Air Wolf and Angel Dorado
Super Lover v El Tigre
1:30
Black Boy vs Turbo
Hijo de Black Boy v Valentine Bravo
2:30
Traditional Lucha Libre trios match
3:30
Valentine Bravo v Angel Dorado
Officer Rob Justice v James Tapia
Check back for more details as they develop.
Free admission as part of the Cinco de Mayo West Side St Paul Festival

MIW Fan Code of Conduct

After every show we do, MIW wrestlers, referees, and management are continually humbled by the enthusiastic reception we receive from our audience. Since 1999, our great fans in attendance at every event, and  over the last 10 years,  at the American Legion in Chanhassen have been some of the most vocal and excitable crowds in the state of Minnesota.  MIW cannot thank you all enough.

What makes the fans of MIW so great is your enthusiasm; you great fans let your guard down and cheer loudly for your favorites and boo in disgust when other wrestlers cheat, break the rules, or are in other ways despicable.

This is all part of the fun of professional wrestling, and we want you, the fans to have fun.  But there is a line between fun and insensitivity.  We at MIW encourage you to boo individual wrestlers you don’t like..  However, we cannot condone or accept at our events derogatory slurs or racist remarks against an entire culture, gender, or ethnicity, based on how a wrestler chooses to represent that culture, race or ethnicity. 

The athletes and wrestlers who compete for MIW at Chanhassen, and all of our cards, take great pride in highlighting aspects of their personalities that they feel will best engage, entertain, and connect with you . While MIW may give suggestions to improve upon those presentations, we leave it to the wrestlers to express themselves in the way they feel is most complementary to them.

Some choose to wear a mask and become a super hero, some choose to portray another profession such as a doctor or police officer, some are huge scary men, with anger management issues who use the ring as an outlet for their aggression.  Some of our athletes choose to accentuate parts of their ethnicity or heritage in an attempt to stand out and connect.  MIW encourages all of these presentations.

MIW prides itself on being family friendly, and we ask BOTH our wrestlers AND our fans to be aware of the kids and families in the audience when choosing their language and their actions.   Local, live, pro wrestling brings together a wide swath of fans of all ages looking to enjoy themselves.  MIW wants everyone to have the most fun they can have, but we also want everyone to be respectful of everyone else around them.

Lets all have a great time, and keep MIW FUN!

Event Preview: Big Trouble in New Hope

Saturday April 28th | Holy Nativity Lutheran Church | New Hope MN | 6pm

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Join us for an exciting night of professional wrestling action as we present MIW’s 10th annual Holy Nativity fundraiser.

Chris Jordan and Black Stallion team up for the first time in over two years to take on the Black Plague. The Black Plague is undefeated in MIW, can Holy Nativity’s own Chris Jordan, and the Black Stallion be the first to survive the Plague?

Heavyweight Championship Match: Scott Story defends the his title against “Mr Entertainment” Ty Cooper

Heavyweight Grudge Match: Mitch Paradise and Josh Price bring their feud to Holy Nativity. At nearly 600 lbs of combined weight, this match literally is the BIG Trouble in New Hope.

EL Bano vs Officer Rob Justice

Notorious Ryan Cruz vs JD Bandit,

Proceeds go to Holy Nativity Youth’s trip to the ELCA National Youth Gathering.

SPECIAL RAFFLE: Fulton Beer Brewery has donated full sized show posters which will be signed by all of the wrestlers. These posters will be raffled off and the raffle proceeds will go to Avenues for Youth.

Special Family-Friendly 6:00 start time, Doors open at 5:30

The last two events were standing room only, so get there early to get seats.

Sponsors include Fulton Beer and  Frankies Chicago Style Pizza

Tickets $12.00 or $10.00 with a canned food donation for CEAP.  Families of 4+ $35.00

Proceeds benefit Holy Nativity youth ministry and Avenues for Youth

 

EVENT PREVIEW: No Survivors

Saturday April 14th | American Legion Chanhassen| 8pm

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Last chance to see MIW at the Chanhaseen American Legion until October.

Join us for the season finale of our 10th season at the American Legion in Chanhassen.

“Playboy” Pete Huge has expanded his cabinet to include Tomahawk Kid and it paid off immediately as Kid assisted Scott Story in capturing his 3rd MIW Championship.

Tomahawk Kid will have his first match as a member of Pete Huge’s Cabinet when he goes one on one with Cal Creed

Mitch Paradise will have the opportunity to wrestler to be the #1 contender for the MIW Championship

Stonehenge unleashed the full fury of the Black Plague on all of MIW at Crooked Deals, will there be any survivors at the season finale?

Stonehenge unleashed the full fury of the Black Plague on all of MIW at Crooked Deals, will there be any survivors at the season finale?
Tickets $12.00Doors 7:00Bell Time 8:00Tickets sold out by 7:10 in March. Don’t be left out.

EVENT PREVIEW: Crooked Deals

Chanhassen-Mar3-2018-StoryMIW returns to the American Legion in Chanhassen.  8pm March 3rd.

After vacationing in Mara-Lago in January, MIW President Pete Huge makes his 2018 return to MIW’s home stage.  What plans will Pete Huge have up his sleeve for the MIW Champion?

JD Bandit makes his return to MIW after a 5 month hiatus.  How will the former champion be received by his rival Scott Story and President Pete Huge?

Can anyone survive the Black Plague?

January’s Chanhassen event was a turn away, standing room only, crowd.  Don’t miss Crooked Deals!

Doors at 7 | Bell at 8:00 | Tickets $12

Lucha Libre Live

Is your organization looking to add live Lucha Libre action to your Cinco De Mayo events?

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Lucha Libre has been  growing in attention and fan engagement across the country and here in the midwest, with the MN Twins, MN FC United, and Mystic Lake Casino all utilizing elements of Lucha Libre as part of their marketing or entertainment packages over the last few years.

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Partner with MIW and our 20 years of experience  of promoting professional wrestling in the midwest to make your Lucha Libre event the best possible. MIW has three timeslots available to work with you as part of your Cinco De Mayo festivities.  Early afternoon / late afternoon – early evening / late night.

Contact MIW to work with your venue and your budget to present the entertainment suitable to your target age group.

 

Best of 2017

MIW saw lots of crazy ups and downs this year but 2017 has by far been one of the most interesting in a long time.  MIW ran 20 live events in 2017 including two new venues, one of them being a new regular stop, the Forest Lake American Legion.  37 different wrestlers competed for MIW in 2017 including 15 debuts.  Before we turn the calendar to 2018, lets take a moment to recognize some of the great moments of 2017:

 

17545326_1483166851714168_4972971966935756438_oWrestler of the Year: Scott Story

Scott Story kicked off 2017 in the moment of the year (elaborated below) when he defeated El Bano giving Pete Huge control of MIW.  With Pete in charge, the path was paved for Scott Story to capture his first MIW championship and become the youngest MIW champion in a decade.   Scott Story successfully defended that title from March through October, taking on all comers in all venues, and performing masterfully along the way.  After a slight misstep in September, Story was able to recapture the MIW Championship in October to become the youngest two time MIW Champion ever, and the only man to win the MIW title twice in the same year.  It will be nearly impossible for Scott Story to top 2017 in 2018, but if anyone has the  potential to do it, it is this young star.

 

24302030_393147784456573_7264091771973745997_oImpact of the Year: The Black Plague.

Stonehenge and Heavy Metal Lore were already formidable opponents in their own right  prior to September, but when the two men, both over 6’6″ and both over 300 lbs decided to come together to form the Black Plague, they took MIW into their own hands.  In just the last three months of the year, the Black Plague has laid waste to the very best MIW has to offer?  Can anyone survive the Plague in 2018?

21731574_362556850849000_769001786761769550_oRookie of the Year:Rylie Jackson

Rylie Jackson is a testament to paying your dues in professional wrestling.  Upon receiving the blessing from his Academy instructors, Ken Anderson and Shawn Daivari, Rylie began showing up at MIW events to help out however he could, whether setting up the ring, taking ring jackets to the back, or just helping with the tasks of running a show, Jackson was eager to help with a great attitude all the way.  In September MIW management could no longer deny the great work ethic and gave Rylie Jackson an unscheduled, impromptu match-up, where he defeated the Super Lover.  It’s been off to the races ever since and Jackson has connected with the MIW audiences in a way that hasn’t been seen since JD Bandit’s rookie year, 3 years ago.  Considering Bandit won the championship in just his first year, the future looks bright for Rylie Jackson

24273576_538876493127523_4485563491651995293_oMost Improved Wrestler of the Year: Notorious Ryan Cruz

It would be nearly impossible to imagine that a 15 year veteran would be the most improved wrestler of the year, even more so when that wrestler is already considered one of the best independent wrestlers in Minnesota, but Ryan Cruz continued to wow MIW fans more and more each and every time out.  Cruz had epic matches challenging Scott Story for the championship, defeated MIW stalwart Chris Jordan on back to back occasions and was involved in Match of the Year with Arik Cannon.  Not only has Cruz elevated his game in 2017 in the ring, but in the gym as well.  Cruz transformed his physique in 2017 and his increased power and strength have allowed him to take his wrestling skills to the  next level.  Cruz’s series of matches in 2017 have solidified him as a perennial top contender in MIW.

 

22104628_1678024938895024_3065741039594557775_oMatch of the Year 9/30 Forest Lake American Legion: Electric Ryan Cruz vs Arik Cannon

Many of MIW’s faithful may not know that from 1999- 2015 MIW Owner, Terry Fox, was an instructor and coach in professional wrestling and ran a wrestling school in Minnesota.  Terry Fox has always had an affinity for his wrestlers and holds them in high-esteem.  This is important to note, because Arik Cannon and Ryan Cruz were not trained by Terry Fox, and Terry Fox could not stop gushing about the quality of this match, for days after the fact. The fan reaction was unbelievable and the fans in attendance were sure to let MIW know this match was phenomenal.  This match did not take place on one of MIW’s biggest cards of the year, but it as an excellent reminder, that every MIW card is a can’t miss card.

15895855_1398573500173504_9056144240069073240_o(TIE)Moment of the Year 2/18 Chanhassen American Legion: Pete Huge takes over MIW.

After retiring from active wrestling in the spring of 2016, a bitter and disgruntled Pete Huge returned to MIW in the fall.  Taking Scott Story under his wing, Pete Huge began to wage war on MIW and Owner Terry Fox.  It all came to a head in February when Scott Story faced El Bano with control of MIW on the line.  With help from a masked Russian associate (Huge denies) Scott Story defeated El Bano and Pete Huge has run MIW ever since.   What plans does Huge have for MIW in 2018?

23511341_1720320544665463_678145401865367299_o(Tie) Moment of the Year 11/10  Murzyn Hall Columbia Heights

MIW President Pete Huge decided to give Champion Scott Story the night off and Story did not attend the event.  MIW fan-favorite Chris Jordan, demanded the fans of MIW deserved a fighting champion who would be there and represent them.  Jordan demanded a title shot for the February 24th return date, and Huge only obliged if Jordan would put his career on the line against the title.  To a gasp from the audience, Jordan agreed to put his 15+ year career on the line.   Will this lead to Scott Story forcing Chris Jordan to retire being the 2018 moment of the year? We’ll have our answer on February 24th in Columbia Heights.

 

Event Preview: Risking it All

February 24th | Murzyn Hall Columbia Heights MN| 7pm

ColumbiaHeights_Feb24(1)Chris Jordan’s last match in MIW?
Title vs Career as Chris Jordan puts his 15+ year career on the line against the MIW Champion

MIW’s first women’s match in over a decade:
Ms Frankie Jay vs Brooke Valentine

LION Open-Weight Championship:
Mitch Paradise challenges Mr Entertainment Ty Cooper

James Jefferys vs Notorious Ryan Cruz

Rylie Jackson and Kyle Pro vs the Black Plague

Special 7:00 start time.

Event Preview: Pay the Price

January 27th | American Legion Forest Lake | 8PM

Forest-Lake_Jan-27-2018(1)MIW returns to Forest Lake a loaded card including two first-time MIW match-ups.

Kody Rice challenges for the MIW Championship

Grudge Match: Mitch Paradise vs Josh Price.
Price appeared at Thanksgiving Throwdown to cost Mitch Paradise the title. Will Paradise get a measure of revenge?

 

First time in an MIW ring: Chadwick Wentworth III vs Genuine Article Chris Jordan.

The Black Plague

Cal Creed vs Tomahawk Kid

Tickets $12.00

Doors at 7:00 | First match at 8:00

Event Preview: Anarchy in the New Year

January 20th | American Legion Chanhassen MN | 8PM

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MIW kicks off 2018 with a bang as we return to home base, the American Legion in Chanhassen MN.

Anarchist Arik Cannon Challenges Scott Story for the MIW Championship

In October, Arik Cannon won the opportunity to challenge for the title.  Will this be the end of Scott Story’s fairy tale, will 2018 be Arik Cannon’s year? or Will 2018 be never-ending?

Chris Jordan vs Tomahawk Kid

Chadwick Wentworth III vs Cal Creed

El Bano vs Heavy Metal Lore

Will Mitch Paradise return to MIW? Paradise was suspended by Huge for the remainder of 2017.  While Paradise is scheduled to return on 1/27 in Forest Lake, will he show up at Anarchy in the New Year?

We will see everyone on the 20th.
Doors at 7:00, matches at 8:00