Last Week on Wrestling Night in the Heartland:
-Video segment announcing that Joe and Laura Bergman have bought a 25% share of MVW.
-Kellie Burkowski interviews Cary Stevens of the Stevens Dynasty about going after the tag belts again and what sets the Stevens apart from other wrestling families.
-MATCH #1: Debbie the Destroyer defeated ‘Extreme Pizza Delivery Girl’ Tessa Martin to move up into the Women’s Division- Tess is relegated to the Women’s Heartland Division.
-Sports Entertainment Corporation segment. ‘Sports Entertainment Genius’ Mr. McMann has a talk with Bracken Krueger about his reluctance to commit to the SEC.
-Kellie interviews the Kardoucheians. Kris isn’t happy… as usual… about the lack of attention his sons are getting from MVW.
-MATCH #2: Ricky Stevens w/Dru Danes defeated Captain Jack w/Elizabeth Swayne via count-out in a #2 vs. #3 Men’s Division Match.
-Swayne goes ballistic on referee Davey Keels because Stevens may not have beaten the 10 count either.
-Kellie interviews Men’s Tag Team Champions Surf Express Bro (Bradlee Nelson/Bowie Abrams). They talk about the Kardoucheians and their upcoming PWA 2 match for the PWA Tag Team Titles.
-MATCH #3/NON-TITLE: Men’s Tag Team Champions Surf Express Bro defeated Bob and Brett Murray via DQ when The Kardoucheian Empire attack the SEB.
-The Stevens Dynasty run down and go after the Kardoucheians. The Alabama Gang comes out on stage and have a stare-down with the Stevens as both teams clash next Tuesday in a #1 contender’s match.
-Kellie interviews the Women’s #1 contender Jennifer Colton about her upcoming title challenge against Women’s Champion Daryn Thompson.
-Jill Berg Enterprises CEO Jill Berg holds a meeting. Berg rallies the troops and the goal is to bring the Tag and Heartland belts to JBE. Women’s Champion Daryn Thompson is not at the meeting.
-Kellie interviews MVW owner Ray McAvay. McAvay will announce the card for June 18th’s Wrestling Night in America show next Tuesday.
-MAIN EVENT/NON-TITLE: Women’s Champion Daryn Thompson defeated ‘The Shadow Warrior’ Shizuko Yamazaki
Cue the pyro
Missouri Valley Wrestling
Wrestling Night in the Heartland
Tuesday June 6th, 2023
Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
Cedar Rapids, IA
Announcers: Thunderbolt Smith and ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall
Backstage Interviewer: Kellie Burkowski
Ring Announcer: Heather Cooper
Kelli Burkowski, Heather Cooper, ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall, and Thunderbolt Smith
MVW… MVW… MVW…
Thunderbolt welcomes everyone to Wrestling Night in the Heartland. We are live tonight from the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Thunderbolt and Hall once again talk about this Saturday and Sunday’s PWA 2 show and announce the Missouri Valley wrestlers who’ll be on the card.
-The Kings of the Wild Frontier will be taking on The Masters of the Moscowverse from PRIME.
-The Stevens Dynasty will be facing the MURDER DOVES from SHOOT.
-Men’s Tag Team Champions Surf Express Bro will challenge Dan Ryan/Jatt Starr and Winds of Change (Sid Phillips/Joe Fontaine) to become the first PWA Tag Team Champions.
-The Alabama Gang will face The Southern Boys from sVo in their third and final match.
Thunderbolt and Hall do a quick run through tonight’s card.
MEN’S TAG TEAM #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH
The Alabama Gang (R.G. Jenkins and Mark Hendry) vs. The Stevens Dynasty (Bo and George Stevens)
MEN’S #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH
Bracken Krueger vs. Ricky Stevens
WOMEN’S TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH:
The Hanson Sisters (Andrea and Melissa Hanson) © vs. Jill Berg Enterprises (‘Canadian Cyborg’ Sheline Carrigan and Prisoner #034291)
WOMEN’S TITLE MATCH:
Daryn Thompson © vs. Jennifer Colton
Also tonight, MVW majority owner Ray McAvay will announce the card for Wrestling Night in America in less than two weeks.
MATCH #1: The Alabama Gang (R.G. Jenkins/Mark Hendry) w/Sunny O’Callahan vs. The Stevens Dynasty (Bo and George Stevens) w/Cary Stevens- Men’s Tag Team #1 Contender’s Match
Hall previews the match:
-These two teams still don’t like each all that much. But their rivalry has cooled off a bit with the Stevens Dynasty being more focused on the Kardoucheians.
-The Alabama Gang have been quiet since losing the title to Surf Express Bro. Jenkins and Hendry look to get back into the running with a win tonight.
-The Stevens Dynasty kicked the Kardoucheians’s asses last week. Tonight, they aim to do the same to the Alabama Gang.
The Stevens Dynasty
AGE: 26 HT: 6’ 1” WT: 234 / HOME: Waco, TX
ALIGN: / STYLE / FIN: Rolling Cutter
AGE: 41 / HT: 6’ 5” WT: 445 / HOME: Texarkana, TX
ALIGN: / STYLE: Power / FIN: Texas Sized Slam
Manager: Cary Stevens
The Alabama Gang
AGE: 39 / HT: 5’ 11” WT: 242 / HOME: Monroeville, AL
ALIGN: Tweener / STYLE: Brawler / FIN: Cobra Claw submission
AGE: 25 / HT: 6′ 2″ WT: 230 / HOME: Enterprise, AL
ALIGN: Tweener/ STYLE: Brawler / FIN: The Alabama Slam
Valet: Sunny O’Callahan
Referee: Ron Martin
WINNER: The Stevens Dynasty
R.G. Jenkins slams his hand down in frustration as Referee Ron Martin raises Bo and George Stevens’s arms up in victory. Big win for the Stevens Dynasty and they will get a title shot against whomever comes out of Wrestling Night in America with the titles.
But Sunny O’Callahan’s upset. She’s in referee’s Ron Martin’s face claiming that George Stevens didn’t make the ten count. Martin waves her off and heads to the back but Sunny’s furious as is Jenkins and Hendry.
But before anything more happens…
THE SOUTHERN BOYS VISIT AGAIN
Suddenly, the lights dim, and the music changes. The Southern Boys ‘Dangerous’ Dan Williams, ‘Dastardly’ Dave Miller, and ‘Cowboy’ Dan Butler, accompanied by the ‘Texas Cowgirl’ Haley Dallas appear on the stage.
The Southern Boys: ‘Dangerous’ Dan Williams, ‘Dastardly’ Dave Miller, ‘Texas Cowgirl’ Haley Dallas
The Alabama Gang and Sunny O’Callahan look surprised to see them. Williams talks first. He says look who we’ve got here. The Alabama Gang and Sunny O’Callahan. Williams says they all look like they’re shaking in their boots. Jenkins dares Williams to come to the ring. Miller talks next and he tells the Alabama Gang they’re not here to cause any trouble. The Southern Boys just wanted to come out and talk a little trash before their big match next week. Haley Dallas is next. She looks right at Sunny and states The Southern Boys are ready to take on anyone who’s stupid enough to step in the ring with us. The Southern Boys know that The Alabama Gang likes to talk a big game, but they’re here to prove that we’re the real deal. Miller wraps it up by saying The Southern Boys are coming to prove once and for all that they are the preeminent Southern tag team in wrestling and the Alabama Gang are a bunch of pretenders. Jenkins says whatever and the Alabama Gang will see The Southern Boys next week.
MATCH #2: Bracken Krueger vs. Ricky Stevens w/Dru Danes-Men’s Division #1 Contender’s Match
Hall previews the match:
-Bracken Krueger has come close but has not been able to get past ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson for the Men’s title.
-Krueger’s beaten Stevens twice in a row and looks to once again move past him to get his fourth shot at Bill Dickinson for the title. He’s the number one person on ‘Sports Entertainment Genius’ Mr. McMann’s list to bring into the Sports Entertainment Corporation.
-Ricky Stevens is kind of in limbo at the moment. It’s obvious that Mr. McMann wants to bring him… and/or Bracken Kreuger… into the SEC. Ricky’s been pushed aside by the Stevens Dynasty as a result of his dalliance with the SEC and he’s on his own with manager Dru Danes.
AGE: / HT: 5’ 11” WT: 185 / HOME: San Francisco, CA
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: High Flyer / FIN: Dead and Buried (X-Factor)
“The Lakeshore Leviathan”
AGE: 30 / HT: 6’ 9” WT: 290 / HOME: Chicago, Illinois
ALIGN: Heel / STYLE: Power / FIN: Into the Deep (over-the-shoulder Fisherman’s Driver)
Referee: Davey Keels
Krueger’s on the top rope… ‘SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT GENIUS’ MR. McMANN RUNS OUT. Krueger’s distracted. Stevens back up. He pulls Krueger off the top rope and the big guy lands hard on the mat. Stevens rolls him up… 1… 2… THREE!
WINNER: Ricky Stevens
Ricky Stevens is the NEW #1 contender in the Men’s Division and he will get a title shot against ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson.
Krueger, a little dazed after the rough landing, rolls out of the ring and McMann joins Stevens inside the ring
McMann shakes his hand and congratulates Ricky on an impressive win. He says Bracken Krueger had a chance to join the SEC. He could’ve been a part of this incredible organization, with all the fame and fortune that comes with it. But he made the wrong call. Ricky Stevens, on the other hand, did not make the wrong call. He saw an opportunity and he seized it with both hands. He proved himself to be a true champion tonight. And that’s why McMann is proud to announce that he is now a member of the SEC!
Back at the broadcast table, Rick Hall wonders how Cary Stevens feels about all this.
Thunderbolt states it’s been a big night for the SEC-Jill Berg Enterprises’ alliance. He notes that ‘Extreme Pizza Delivery Girl’ Tessa Martin regained the Women’s Heartland Title earlier tonight from Victoria McGill. After the match, ‘Canadian Cyborg’ Sheline Carrigan and Prisoner #034291 attacked McGill, and even though she had a title challenge coming up later in the show, Jennifer Colton ran down with a chair to make the save.
This is Tessa Martin’s sixth Women’s Heartland title run.
THE KARDOUCHEIAN EMPIRE INTERVIEW
Kellie Burkowski has Kris Kardoucheian, the patriarch of the Kardoucheian Empire, with her. Kris is backed by Ken, Koley, and Kourtney Kardoucheian.
Kris says he knows that it will be Ray McAvay who will be booking the matches for Wrestling Night in America. He hopes McAvay does the right thing and sends two bonafide, legitimate world superstars from the reality television genre to challenge Surf Express Bro for the title- his sons Koley and Kourtney. They deserve the opportunity. They are stars. Bankable, verifiable stars. The Kardoucheians fan base thanks to their reality show ‘Krampin’ Up with the Kardoucheians’ drawfs the following MVW has. Kris says if MVW wants to grow and become a global brand – just like the Kardoucheians – is to put the ‘right’ people into the matches. Koley and Kourtney should be in the tag match and Ken should be in the Men’s title match.
Will that happen? Um… we’ll find out later on tonight.
JILL BERG ENTERPRISES DRESSING ROOM
Jill Berg, the CEO of Jill Berg Enterprises, stands in front of her tag team wrestlers, ‘Canadian Cyborg’ Sheline Carrigan and Prisoner #034291 as they get ready for their big match against The Hanson Sisters for the Women’s Tag Team Title. Jill looks at her wrestlers. She’s fiercely determined to bring the tag belts back to JBE and tonight is the night they do it.
MATCH #3: The Hanson Sisters (Andrea and Melissa Hanson) w/Coach Reg © vs. Jill Berg Enterprises (‘Canadian Cyborg’ Sheline Carrigan and Prisoner #034291 w/CEO Jill Berg
Hall previews the match:
-These two teams have done this before. They don’t like each other. JBE is on a mission to bring the tag belts back.
-The Hansons are three-plus months into their third Women’s Tag Team title reign, having defeated JBE on February 21st and ending their six-month title run.
-Carrigan and Prisoner #034291 defeated The Working Girls last month in Valparaiso, Indiana to return to the #1 contender spot. Jill Berg will pull out all the stops to make sure her women return to the top of the Women’s tag team mountain tonight.
Jill Berg Enterprises
CEO: Jill Berg
AGE: 37 /HT: 5′ 4″ WT: 90 / HOME: New York City, NY
FIN: Spinning Heel Kick
AGE: 44 / HT: 6’3″ WT: 185 / HOME: Des Moines, IA
ALIGN: Heel / STYLE: Monster / FIN: Two-Handed Choke Slam
Sheline Carrigan ‘The Canadian Cyborg’
AGE: 26 / HT: 6’0″ WT: 145 / HOME: Vilbank, SK
ALIGN: Heel / STYLE: Power-Technical / FIN: Canadian Destroyer
With: ‘Extreme Pizza Delivery Girl’ Tessa Martin
The Hanson Sisters
– The hockey-loving Hanson Sisters always bring their hockey sticks to the ring and wear their thick black horn-rimmed glasses while dressed in their retro Charlestown Chief hockey uniforms.
AGE: 27 / HT: 5′ 11″ WT: 160 / HOME: Red Lake, MN
ALIGN: Tweener / STYLE: Brawler-Goon / FIN: High Stick
AGE: 28 / HT: 6′ 0″ WT: 164 / HOME: Red Lake, MN
ALIGN: Tweener / STYLE: Brawler-Goon / FIN: CHECK!-mate
MANAGER: Coach Reg
With: Charissa Hanson
Referee: Bailey Jenkins
COUNT OUT! COUNT OUT! Once again, Jill Berg Enterprises make the fatal mistake of getting into a ringside brawl and getting counted out.
WINNERS: Double Count-out
Tessa Martin races around the corner and she joins in. Charissa Hanson wades in and we have a six-woman pier six brawl at ringside.
Jill Berg is just beside herself. This time, she’s not mad at referee Bailey Jenkins… she’s mad at her own wrestlers. She can’t believe they made the same mistake they’ve made before about getting sucked into a ringside brawl with the Hansons. Berg throws down her clipboard and stomps off to the back.
JILL BERG ENTERPRISES DISCUSSION
Thunderbolt and Hall dive into the issue between JBE and Daryn Thompson. Thunderbolt says Daryn has not been showing up at JBE meetings and it’s clear Jill Berg is not happy with her. Hall thinks as long as Thompson holds the Women’s title that nothing much will change. But if Jennifer Colton can defeat her tonight, Jill Berg is in a bad enough mood that she might take action tonight.
We’ll find out what’s going to happen now…
MAIN EVENT: Daryn Thompson © vs. Jennifer Colton- Women’s Title Match
Hall previews the match:
-This is the third match between these two. Jennifer Colton’s third attempt to win the Women’s Title.
-Something isn’t right between Thompson and the SEC. But Daryn had better focus on the job at hand and that’s Jennifer Colton.
-This will be very interesting to watch.
AGE: 21 / HT: 5’6″ WT: 130 / HOME: Evansville, IN
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: Technical / FIN: Colton Clutch 2 (Lebell lock, but with cobra clutch grip instead of crossface)
The Texas Technician, The Daughter of Dust
AGE: 28 / HT: 6’ 0” WT: 165 / HOME: Dallas, Texas
ALIGN: Heel / STYLE: Technical/submissionist / FIN: Legacy Lock (Anaconda vice)
Referee: Corrina Romanov
No JBE presence at ringside.
HEARTLAND REPORT with KELLIE BURKOWSKI
Women’s Heartland Division: ‘Extreme Pizza Delivery Girl’ Tessa Martin defeated Women’s Heartland champion Victoria McGill earlier tonight to win the title for the 6th time. Post match, Jill Berg Enterprises stormed the ring and attacked McGill until Jennifer Colton ran down to make the save.
Men’s Heartland Division: Luke Woods put an end to Scott Stevens Men’s Heartland title reign with a big win over the High Octane Wrestling Hall of Famer. This is Woods’s first Heartland title reign.
UPCOMING MISSOURI VALLEY WRESTLING ROAD SHOWS
June 11th – MVW Six-O-Five / St. Louis, MO
June 11th and 12th– PWA 02 Show /
June 18th – Wrestling Night in America PPV – Hale Arena / Kansas City, MO
July 21st – McElroy Arena / Waterloo, IA
July 21st – Martinsville High School Gym / Martinsville, IN
July 22nd – Buccaneer Arena / Urbandale, IA
July 22nd – Hulman Center / Terre Haute, IN
July 23rd – Mid-America Center/ Council Bluffs, IA
July 29th – MVW Six-O-Five / St. Louis, MO
August 1st – Banterra Center / Carbondale, IL
Both Ricky Stevens and Dru Danes are laid out backstage. Ricky has a nasty cut on his face.
Thunderbolt’s theory- Cary Stevens and Bo, George, and Scott Stevens exacted a little payback for Ricky spurning the family and going out on his own, signing up with ‘Sports Entertainment Genius’ Mr. McMann.
Hall concurs. That makes all the sense in the world to him.
The Thompson-Colton has just begun and we go quickly to the ring…
HERE COMES JILL BERG ENTERPRISES! ‘Canadian Cyborg’ Sheline Carrigan, Prisoner #034291, and new Women’s Heartland champion ‘Extreme Pizza Delivery Girl’ Tessa Martin hit the ring and attack Colton from behind.
Romanov immediately calls for the bell as Colton gets worked over by the three JBE women.
WINNER: Jennifer Colton via DQ
It’s a three-on-one beatdown until Victoria McGill, bandaged up from the JBE beatdown earlier in the show, flies down the ramp and gets into the ring to help Colton out.
McGill breaks up a double-team powerbomb attempt on Colton. But then JBE turns on McGill and she gets buried in a 3 v 1 attack. That is until…
DARYN THOMPSON NAILS CARRIGAN FROM BEHIND! Thompson powerbombs Martin and that’s the cue for JBE to take their leave from the ring.
Colton gets the win; Thompson retains the title and clearly breaks away from Jill Berg Enterprises tonight.
And MVW Owner Ray McAvay is on his way to the ring.
McAVAY ANNOUNCES THE CARD FOR WRESTLING NIGHT IN AMERICA
McAvay reminds everyone that the challengers for the four main titles will be booked by him based on their performance in the first part of the year. The challengers for the Heartland titles will be determined this Saturday on a special edition of MVW’s Six-O-Five show.
McAvay then announces the card.
WOMEN’S HEARTLAND TITLE:
‘Extreme Pizza Delivery Girl’ Tessa Martin © vs. TBD
MEN’S HEARTLAND TITLE:
Luke Woods © vs. TBD
WOMEN’S TAG TEAM TITLE:
The Hanson Sisters (Andrea and Melissa Hanson) © vs. Jill Berg Enterprises (Sheline Carrigan and Prisoner #034291)- NO COUNT OUTS. FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE.
MEN’S TAG TEAM TITLE:
Surf Express Bro (Bowie Adams and Bradlee Nelson) © vs. The Alabama Gang (R.G. Jenkins and Mark Hendry)
Daryn Thompson © vs. Jennifer Colton
‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson vs. Bracken Krueger
The Stevens Dynasty (Bo and George Stevens) vs. The Kardoucheian Empire (Koley and Kourtney Kardoucheian)
Ricky Stevens vs. John O’Reilly
Lisa Barbosa-Stevens vs. ‘The Shadow Warrior’ Shizuko Yamazaki
The Working Girls (C.J. Lewis and Leah Iris) vs. The Rose Warriors (Geena the Warrior Princess and Eliza Rose)