Last week on Wrestling Night in the Heartland:
-Kellie Burkowski interviewed ‘Sports Entertainment Genius’ Mr. McMann. Tonight is the dawn of a new era for MVW- the era of Sports Entertainment.
-MATCH #1: Jill Berg Enterprises defeated Laney Harrison and McLean Oswald at 4:03 in a #1 contender’s match in the Women’s Tag Team Division
-After the match, Jill Berg cuts a promo saying Victoria McGill will win tonight and destroy Jennifer Colton in two weeks for the title.
-MATCH #2: The Final Alliance © (High Octane Wrestling) defeated The Alabama Gang at 18:55 in a PWA Tag Team title match taped Sunday at HOW’s #97RED pay-per-view in Australia.
-Kellie interviews Cary Stevens of the Stevens Dynasty. He says Bo and George Stevens are pissed off and mark his words, the MVW tag belts are coming home.
-Shizuko Yamazaki cuts a quick promo hyping up her match against Tori McGill.
-MATCH #3: Victoria McGill defeated Shizuko Yamazaki at 8:29 in a #1 contender’s match in the Women’s Division
-Kellie interviews a very tired Sunny O’Callahan who’s just returned from Australia. She says the Alabama Gang will be ready for the Stevens Dynasty this Saturday night and Bill Dickinson will win tonight.
-MAIN EVENT: ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson © defeated Ricky Stevens of the SEC at 11:39 to retain the Men’s Title
-After the match, both Stevens and Dickinson are attacked by the Stevens Dynasty. The Kardoucheian Empire run down to help Ricky Stevens out. The Alabama Gang then race down to help Dickinson as the show ends.
Cue the pyro
Missouri Valley Wrestling
Wrestling Night in the Heartland
Tuesday August 15th, 2023
Charles Koch Arena
Announcers: Thunderbolt Smith and ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall
Backstage Interviewer: Kellie Burkowski
Ring Announcer: Heather Cooper
MVW… MVW… MVW…
The Charles Koch Arena roared to life as the camera pans across the excited crowd, capturing their anticipation for tonight’s Wrestling Night in the Heartland. The camera then focuses on Thunderbolt Smith and ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall, who sit behind the broadcast table, ready to call the action.
“Welcome everyone to Wrestling Night in the Heartland, coming to you live from the Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas!” Thunderbolt exclaimed, his voice steady and even-keeled. “We’ve got three thrilling matches lined up for you tonight!”
“Absolutely, Thunderbolt,” Hall interjected, his excitement barely contained. “Our opening match features Debbie the Destroyer, the #4 ranked contender in the Women’s Division, facing off against Yosemite Samantha, the #1 contender in the Women’s Heartland Division. Debbie must win to retain her spot in the Women’s Division. Yosemite Samantha needs a victory to move up to the Women’s Division.”
“Following that,” continued Thunderbolt, “we’ll see John O’Reilly and Buckshot Henderson battle it out in a high-stakes #2 versus #3 match in the Men’s Division. The winner of that bout will face Ricky Stevens, the #1 contender, next Tuesday night at the Field of Dreams in Iowa.”
“Can’t wait for that one, Thunderbolt!” Hall added, rubbing his hands together eagerly. “But let’s not forget our main event tonight: a Men’s Tag Team title match between the reigning champions, the Alabama Gang, and the hungry challengers, the Stevens Dynasty. No love lost between those two teams, folks. They’ve been at each other’s throats since the Alabama Gang arrived in MVW.”
“Indeed, Rick,” Thunderbolt agreed. “Now, let’s send it backstage to Kellie Burkowski, who’s standing by with Cary Stevens, the Patriarch of the Stevens Dynasty.”
BACKSTAGE: Kellie Burkowski Interviews Cary Stevens (The Stevens Dynasty)
The camera cut to Kellie, who stood beside Cary Stevens, the embodiment of Texas toughness. His cowboy hat cast a shadow over his steely eyes, and he wore a blue shirt with a black vest, jeans, and cowboy boots.
“Thank you, Thunderbolt,” Kellie said with a smile before turning to Cary. “Cary, tonight your sons, Bo and George Stevens, will challenge the Alabama Gang for the Men’s Tag Team titles. How are they feeling about this opportunity?”
“Kellie,” Cary began, his voice gravelly and full of determination, “my boys are more than ready for the Alabama Gang. I promise you, we’re walking out of this arena with new champions tonight.”
Bo and George Stevens strode into the frame, their expressions serious and focused. They nod in agreement with their father’s words.
“Any final words for the Alabama Gang?” Kellie asked, giving Cary the opportunity to address his rivals directly.
Clenching his fist and looking straight into the camera, Cary growled, “Alabama Gang, you best be ready. The Stevens Dynasty is coming for those titles, and we won’t stop until they’re around our waists. Oh… and *BLEEP* you!”
With that parting shot, Cary lead Bo and George away from the interview area, leaving Kellie to wrap up the segment.
BACKSTAGE: Sports Entertainment Corporation Dressing Room
The camera cuts to the dimly lit Sports Entertainment Corporation’s dressing room, where ‘Sports Entertainment Genius’ Mr. McMann is pacing back and forth, his face twisted in frustration.
‘Sports Entertainment Genius’ Mr. McMann
The air is thick with tension, reflecting the pressure that weighs heavily on the members of the faction. Ricky Stevens sits slumped in a corner, nursing his bruised ego from last week’s defeat against Men’s Champion ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson.
Ricky Stevens and Dru Danes
Ken Kardoucheian, fresh from his loss to Cletus T. Johnson, glares at the floor, while Koley and Kourtney Kardoucheian sulk in silence.
Ken, Koley, and Kourtney Kardoucheian
“Damn it!” Mr. McMann growled, slamming his hand against a metal locker. “We are better than this! Ricky, you should’ve been able to take down that redneck! And Ken, how could you let Cletus T. Johnson get the best of you?”
“They did their best,” the patriarch of the Kardoucheian Family, Kris Kardoucheian, muttered in defense of his sons.
“I can’t help it that Ray McAvay won’t push my sons instead of these midwestern hicks.”
“Their best clearly isn’t good enough,” Mr. McMann snapped, his mind racing with possible solutions. “I don’t care about whether or not Ray McAvay is pushing your sons enough, if you can’t get the job done, then…” McMann pauses and the finishes. “…maybe I need to start looking for someone else who can.”
Ricky’s eyes narrowed, and he clenched his fists, but remains silent. He knew his affiliation with the SEC has cost him the support of his family, and he can’t afford to lose Mr. McMann’s backing as well.
As the tension in the room grows, Mr. McMann whipped out his phone and started dialing, leaving the others to stew in their failures. “I’m making a call,” he said coldly. “By the time I’m done, we’re going to have a plan to turn this around.”
With that ominous promise, the scene faded out as Mr. McMann said, “Phil… it’s McMann. We need to talk.”
Back at the broadcast table, Thunderbolt said, “I wonder what Mr. McMann has up his sleeve.”
“We’ll find out soon, I’m sure,” Thunderbolt said, “Well, folks, we’ve got some great action coming up next as Debbie the Destroyer takes on Yosemite Samantha in our opening match.”
“Debbie’s fighting to keep her spot as the #4 contender in the Women’s Division,” Hall elaborated, “while Yosemite Samantha is aiming to climb the ranks to join the Women’s Division. Both of these fierce competitors have a lot on the line tonight, and I can’t wait to see what they bring to the ring!”
“Agreed, Rick,” Thunderbolt responded. “Let’s send it over to our ring announcer, Heather Cooper, to get this match underway.”
As the camera focused on Heather Cooper, resplendent in a sparkling gown and flashing a dazzling smile, the anticipation for the upcoming battle between Debbie the Destroyer and Yosemite Samantha reaches a fever pitch. The roar of the crowd signaled the beginning of what promises to be an unforgettable night of wrestling action.
MATCH #1: WINNER-#4 WOMEN’S DIVISION: #4 (Women’s Division) Debbie the Destroyer vs. #1 (Women’s Heartland Division) Yosemite Samantha
Yosemite Samantha “The roughest, toughest, rootinest, shootinest cowgirl who ever crossed the Rio Grande”
AGE: 31 / HT: 5’1″ WT: 105 / HOME: Dodge City, KS
ALIGN: Heel / STYLE: Brawler-Hardcore / FIN: Shotgun Knee/Cannonball Combo
THEME MUSIC: “Moth to a Flame”- Metallica
Debbie the Destroyer
AGE: 31 HT: 6’ 2″ WT: 200 / HOME: Brighton, England
ALIGN: 95% Heel / STYLE: Power / FIN: Destroyer Bomb
THEME MUSIC: “Destroyer of Worlds”- Ninja Tracks
The roar of the crowd filled the arena as referee Corrina Romanov raised Yosemite Samantha’s arm in victory. Sweat dripped from her brow, but her eyes sparkled with an intensity that had been missing for far too long.
“Yosemite Samantha outsmarted Debbie the Destroyer tonight, Thunderbolt,” ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall observed, leaning into his microphone. “She used her quickness to negate Debbie’s obvious size advantage.”
“Absolutely, Hall,” Thunderbolt Smith agreed, his voice steady and measured. “It’s great to see Yosemite Samantha back in the Women’s Division again after her long road to recovery. She’s proving that she still has what it takes.”
Kellie Burkowski Interviews Yosemite Samantha in the Ring
As the cheering continued, Kellie Burkowski made her way into the ring, microphone in hand. The petite backstage interviewer approached the victorious Yosemite Samantha, who stood tall despite her diminutive stature.
“Congratulations on your win, Yosemite Samantha,” Kellie began, her voice clear and professional. “How does it feel to be back competing in the Women’s Division?”
Yosemite Samantha smirked, her confidence evident. “Kellie, I’m just about back to where I was a few years ago health-wise.” She paused, looking around at the sea of faces in the audience. “And you know what? The folks up at the top had better watch out because the roughest, toughest, rootinest, shootinest cowgirl who ever crossed the Rio Grande plans to strike gold… the Women’s Title!”
The crowd erupted in cheers once more, and Kellie couldn’t help but smile at Yosemite Samantha’s bold proclamation. As they both exited the ring, Yosemite Samantha’s determination lingered in the air.
“Strong words from an intense competitor,” Hall commented, his excitement palpable. “I have no doubt that Yosemite Samantha will give those at the top of the Women’s Division a run for their money.”
“Indeed,” Thunderbolt agreed, nodding solemnly. “She’s proven that she has the heart and the skills to go far in this business. Only time will tell if she can capture that elusive Women’s Title.”
BACKSTAGE: The Alabama Gang’s Dressing Room
The camera cut to the Alabama Gang’s dressing room, where R.G. Jenkins, Mark Hendry, and their manager Sunny O’Callahan huddled together, discussing strategy. Sunny sipped from her bottle of Southern Comfort, her frizzy blonde hair framing her face as she nodded in agreement with what Jenkins was saying.
“Ever since day one, we’ve hated the Stevens Dynasty,” Jenkins growled, his eyes narrowing at the thought of Cary Stevens’ smug face. “Especially after they interfered in our match and kept us from moving up to the Men’s Tag Team Division in the early days of our career.”
As Jenkins vented, Mark Hendry clenched his fists, the muscles in his forearm flexing. He felt the same burning hatred for the Stevens Dynasty, but he knew it was important to channel that energy into their match tonight.
“Tonight, we show everyone why we’re the champions,” Jenkins continued, his voice steady with determination. “Cary Stevens talks a good game, but we’ll play a better one.”
“Damn right,” Hendry agreed, his voice filled with fire. They were an unstoppable force when they worked together, and nothing would stand in their way – especially not the Stevens Dynasty.
Back at the broadcast table, Thunderbolt Smith and ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall were ready to preview the next big match: John O’Reilly vs. Buckshot Henderson in the Men’s Division.
“Up next, folks, we have a major clash in the Men’s Division,” Thunderbolt began. “John O’Reilly, a former Men’s Champion with an impressive ten-month title reign, will be facing off against Buckshot Henderson, who’s been slowly climbing the rankings since his shot at the Heartland title back in February.”
“Both men have a lot on the line here,” added Hall, his excitement clear. “The winner of this match will go on to face Ricky Stevens next week in a #1 contender’s match.”
“O’Reilly’s experience could give him the edge,” Thunderbolt mused. “But Henderson’s hunger for victory and his powerful strikes shouldn’t be underestimated.”
“Absolutely,” agreed Hall. “This match is sure to be a brutal, hard-fought battle between two titans of the ring.”
“Let’s send it over to Heather Cooper for the match introductions,” Thunderbolt said as anticipation crackled through the air.
The camera panned to Heather, her sultry voice announcing the competitors and setting the stage for what was sure to be an unforgettable showdown.
MATCH #2: #2 vs. #3 MEN’S DIVISION: #2 John O’Reilly vs. #3 Buckshot Henderson
AGE: 36 / HT: 6’ 2” WT: 245 / HOME: Tryon, SC
ALIGN: Tweener / STYLE: Fighter / FIN: Buckshot Lariat
THEME MUSIC: “Kiss My Country Ass”-Rhett Akins
VALET: Lillie Mae
AGE: 35 / HT: 5’ 10” WT: 200 / HOME: Atheny, Ireland
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: Brawler / FIN: Cannonball Right hand
THEME MUSIC: ‘John O’Reilly’- Charlie Robison
“Big win for John O’Reilly tonight,” Thunderbolt Smith announced, his voice filled with excitement as the crowd roared in agreement. O’Reilly stood in the center of the ring, sweat dripping down his face, chest heaving from the exertion of the match. The energy in the arena was palpable, electrifying even the most casual of fans.
“Absolutely, Thunderbolt” chimed in ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall. “O’Reilly wrestled a smart match and used his punching power to slowly wear down Buckshot Henderson. That’s experience for you.”
Thunderbolt nodded, the sound of the crowd amplifying their words. “That’s right, Rick. And now, O’Reilly will be facing Ricky Stevens next Tuesday night in Iowa for the number one contender spot.”
As they spoke, Kellie Burkowski, MVW’s backstage interviewer, climbed into the ring, microphone in hand. She approached O’Reilly, who was still catching his breath after his victory over Buckshot Henderson.
“Kellie Burkowski will interview John O’Reilly after our commercial break,” Thunderbolt confirmed.
Kellie Burkowski Interviews John O’Reilly in the Ring
Kellie and John O’Reilly are in the ring.
“John,” she began, her youthful enthusiasm mirrored by her wide-eyed expression. “Congratulations on your win tonight! Tell us, how does it feel to be where you are in the rankings?”
O’Reilly wiped the sweat from his brow before answering, his gaze focused intently on Kellie. “It’s nice to be where I am in the rankings,” he admitted, a hint of satisfaction creeping into his voice. “But…” He paused, taking a moment to collect his thoughts. “But I want another run with the title. I’ve been working my tail off to get back to the top, and I won’t stop until I’m there.”
Kellie nodded, her eyes shining with admiration. “Well, we’re all excited to see what comes next for you, John. Good luck in your match against Ricky Stevens next week.”
“Thanks, Kellie,” O’Reilly replied, offering her a genuine smile. And as the scene ended, his eyes turned steely, determination etched across his face.
“Facing Ricky Stevens will be no easy feat,” Rick Hall commented. “Especially with Sports Entertainment Coalition backing him up. But John O’Reilly has faced bigger challenges before and triumphed, and I won’t be surprised if he somehow does so again.”
For now, though, O’Reilly basked in the glory of his hard-fought victory, the cheers of the crowd still ringing in his ears as he left the ring, one step closer to his ultimate goal: the title.
The camera panned back to the commentary table, where Thunderbolt Smith and ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall sat, their eyes fixed on the roaring crowd.
“We’ll be back with our main event after these messages,” Thunderbolt says.
HEARTLAND REPORT with KELLIE BURKOWSKI
Women’s Heartland Division: Yosemite Samantha defeated Debbie the Destroyer to move up to the Women’s Division. On Sunday, Debbie the Destroyer lost again- this time to the #2 ranked contender in the Women’s Heartland Division Amberly Stanton. Stanton will now face Women’s Heartland Champion ‘Extreme Pizza Delivery Girl’ Tessa Martin next Tuesday.
Men’s Heartland Division: Cletus T. Johnson defeated The Kardoucheian Empire’s Ken Kardouchiean earlier in the night to make it a weekend sweep and set up a title match next Tuesday against Men’s Heartland Champion Luke Woods.
UPCOMING MISSOURI VALLEY WRESTLING ROAD SHOWS
August 19th – MVW Six-O-Five / St. Louis, MO
August 22nd – Special Show from the Field of Dreams / Dyersburg, IA
August 25th – Show Me Center / Cape Girardeau, MO
August 25th – C.Allen korf Memorial Gymnasium / Hannibal, MO
August 26th – Gibson Arena / Rolla, MO
August 26th – Joseph Gentile Center / Chicago, IL
August 27th – Black River Coliseum / Poplar Bluff, MO
September 5th – McLeod Center / Cedar Falls, IA
September 8th – Nellis Hall / Coffeyville, KS
September 9th – JHQ Arena / Springfield, MO
September 10th – Cook Center / Olathe, KS
September 15th – Hutchinson Sports Arena / Hutchinson, KS
September 16th – Del 5ive Event Center / Emporium, KS
September 19th – Ford Center / Evansville, IN
September 24th – Heartland PPV – Indiana Farmers Coliseum / Indianapolis, IN
“Welcome back from the commercial break, folks,” Thunderbolt began, his authoritative voice cutting through the noise. “What a night it has been so far! Let’s quickly recap the two matches we’ve seen earlier.”
“Absolutely, Thunderbolt,” Rick chimed in, his enthusiasm infectious. “In our first match, Yosemite Samantha managed to defeat Debbie the Destroyer to move up in the Women’s Division. She showed incredible tenacity and skill throughout the match, proving she’s a force to be reckoned with.”
Thunderbolt nodded in agreement, recalling the intense battle between the two women. “And of course, just before the break, we saw John O’Reilly triumph over Buckshot Henderson in an impressive display of strategy and raw power. That victory sets him up for a #1 contender’s match next week against Ricky Stevens, who will no doubt have the support of the notorious Sports Entertainment Coalition behind him.”
Rick leaned forward in his seat, his brow furrowed in thought. “It’s going to be a tough challenge for O’Reilly, but if tonight is any indication, I think he’s ready to give it his all and fight for that title shot.”
“Only time will tell,” Thunderbolt agreed, his gaze shifting from the ring to the camera. “Now, let’s send it down to Heather Cooper in the ring for tonight’s highly anticipated main event.”
The camera shifted focus to Heather, the MVW’s sexy ring announcer, who stood confidently in the center of the squared circle, microphone in hand. As the crowd’s anticipation built to a fever pitch, she raised her arm, ready to introduce the next match, a moment that would surely go down in MVW history.
“Thank you, Thunderbolt and Rick!” Heather called out, her voice clear and strong. “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for our MAIN EVENT!”
MAIN EVENT: MEN’S TAG TEAM TITLE: The Alabama Gang © vs. The Stevens Dynasty
The Stevens Dynasty
AGE: 26 HT: 6’ 1” WT: 234 / HOME: Waco, TX
ALIGN: / STYLE / FIN: Rolling Cutter
THEME: “Ghost Riders in the Sky”- The Outlaws
AGE: 41 / HT: 6’ 5” WT: 445 / HOME: Texarkana, TX
ALIGN: / STYLE: Power / FIN: Texas Sized Slam
MOVESET: King Kong Bundy
THEME: “Ghost Riders in the Sky”- The Outlaws
MGR: 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
THEME MUSIC: “White Trash”- Chris Janson
Valet: Sunny O’Callahan
The deafening roar of the crowd filled the arena as referee Ron Martin raised the sweat-soaked arms of R.G. Jenkins and Mark Hendry in victory. The two men, drenched in both their own perspiration and that of their fallen opponents, stood tall. Their chests heaved with each breath, but their eyes gleamed with pride and determination. They were more than just wrestlers affiliated with the Alabama Gang; they were MVW Tag Team Champions.
“An incredible match, folks!” Thunderbolt Smith’s voice boomed over the speakers, his excitement palpable. “R.G. Jenkins and Mark Hendry have once again proven themselves as a force to be reckoned with here in MVW.”
“Absolutely, Thunderbolt,” Rick Hall chimed in, unable to contain his enthusiasm. “Mark Hendry did something we’ve never seen before… he forced George Stevens to submit. What a win for the Alabama Gang after a disappointing weekend in Australia. This win sends a clear message to all the other tag teams in this company: The Alabama Gang isn’t going anywhere!”
As the victorious duo celebrated in the ring, soaking up the adoration of the fans, Thunderbolt continued. “And speaking of the Stevens Dynasty, they jump right back into it next week.”
The camera switched to the announcers’ table where Thunderbolt Smith and Rick Hall sat, their faces animated with anticipation. “That’s right, Thunderbolt,” Rick replied, leaning in towards his microphone. “The Stevens Dynasty have a date next Tuesday against The Kings of the Wild Frontier in a number one contender’s match!”
“Indeed it is, Rick,” Thunderbolt agreed, nodding solemnly. “With Ricky Stevens now affiliated with the SEC and on the wrong side of his father Cary Stevens and the rest of the Stevens family, there’s no telling what kind of fireworks we’re in store for.”
Rick’s eyes widened, and he shook his head as if trying to comprehend the magnitude of the upcoming match. “And let’s not forget, Thunderbolt, the winner of that match will be facing our newly victorious Alabama Gang for the MVW Tag Team Championship.”
“High stakes indeed, Rick,” Thunderbolt concurred. “This is what MVW is all about: world-class competition and unforgettable moments.”
As R.G. Jenkins and Mark Hendry made their way up the ramp and back to the locker room, they exchanged a knowing glance. Their determination was evident; they were ready for whatever challenges awaited them. The next opponents would have their work cut out for them.
“Well, folks, that’s all the time we have for tonight.” Thunderbolt’s voice boomed over the speakers once more as he prepared to wrap up the show. “Thank you for joining us here at MVW, and be sure to tune in next week for another thrilling night of action!”
With those final words, the screen began to fade to black, the last image being the triumphant faces of R.G. Jenkins and Mark Hendry, two men who perfectly embodied the spirit of the Alabama Gang and the very essence of MVW.
WINNER-#4 WOMEN’S DIVISION: vs. #1 (Women’s Heartland Division) Yosemite Samantha defeated #4 (Women’s Division) Debbie the Destroyer at 7:21
#2 vs. #3 MEN’S DIVISION: #2 John O’Reilly defeated #3 Buckshot Henderson at 15:45
MEN’S TAG TEAM TITLE: The Alabama Gang © defeated The Stevens Dynasty at 17:46