Last Week on Wrestling Night in the Heartland:
–Kellie Burkowski interviews the Stevens Dynasty Patriarch Cary Stevens. He says his boys are more than ready for the Alabama Gang and they’re walking out of this arena with new champions tonight.
-Inside the Sports Entertainment Corporation’s dressing room, ‘Sports Entertainment Genius’ Mr. McMann is not happy with recent results- Ricky Stevens, Ken Kardoucheian, and the Kardoucheians tag team losing.
-MATCH #1: Yosemite Samantha defeated Debbie the Destroyer. Yosemite Samantha is promoted to the Women’s Division while Debbie the Destroyer is relegated to the Women’s Heartland Division.
-Kellie interviews Yosemite Samantha after her match. YS says she’s back to where we was a few years ago health-wise. She puts the division on notice- YS plans to ‘strike’ gold.
-The Alabama Gang confirm their hate of The Stevens Dynasty. R.G. Jenkins says Cary Stevens talks a good game but the Alabama Gang play a good game.
-MATCH #2: John O’Reilly defeated Buckshot Henderson in a #2 versus #3 match. O’Reilly retains his #2 ranking.
-Kellie interviews O’Reilly after the match. O’Reilly is happy with his current ranking in the division and hopes to get another run with the Men’s Title.
-MAIN EVENT-MVW MEN’S TAG TEAM TITLE: The Alabama Gang © defeated The Stevens Dynasty to retain the title.
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Missouri Valley Wrestling
Wrestling Night in the Heartland
Tuesday August 22nd, 2023
Field of Dreams Stadium
Announcers: Thunderbolt Smith and ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall
Backstage Interviewer: Kellie Burkowski
Ring Announcer: Heather Cooper
MVW… MVW… MVW…
The camera pans across the Field of Dreams stadium in Dyersville, Iowa, as the excited crowd cheers in anticipation for tonight’s Wrestling Night in the Heartland. Thunderbolt Smith and ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall sit at the commentator’s table, preparing to call the action.
“Welcome everyone to Wrestling Night in the Heartland!” Thunderbolt Smith exclaims, his voice booming over the noise of the crowd. “We have an incredible lineup for you tonight, as we broadcast live from the historic Field of Dreams stadium.”
“Absolutely, Thunderbolt,” Hall chimes in, his excitement evident. “I can’t wait to see these matches unfold tonight. The talent on display is truly top-notch.”
Smith nods in agreement and continues with the rundown. “Our first match of the night will be featuring Laney Harrison and McLean Oswald taking on The Rose Warriors, Caroline Lewis and ‘Queen Cool’ Leah Iris.”
“Both of these teams have been making waves, Thunderbolt,” Hall interjects. “This match could catapult the winners straight into title contention.”
“Indeed, and following that, we have the fast-rising Kings of the Wild Frontier, Boone Daniels and Crockett Davies, challenging the #1 contenders Stevens Dynasty, Bo and George Stevens, for a title shot.” Smith pauses, glancing towards Hall. “What do you think about this matchup, Rick?”
Hall leans forward, his eyes locked on the ring. “Daniels and Davies have been on a tear lately, but the Stevens Dynasty are seasoned veterans. This will be their toughest test yet, and the Stevens cannot afford to take them lightly.”
“Next up, we have a #1 contender’s match between Ricky Stevens of the SEC and John O’Reilly.” Smith furrows his brow, concern etched on his face. “Ricky is under immense pressure from ‘Sports Entertainment Genius’ Mr. McMann and the SEC, and he needs to win tonight.”
“O’Reilly is always a tough man to beat, Thunderbolt,” Hall chimes in. “Should be a good one.”
“Lastly, we have our main event for the Women’s Title: Jennifer Colton defending against Jill Berg Enterprises’ Victoria McGill,” Smith announces, his voice rising with excitement. “Tori’s coming back to try to reclaim her title, while Colton has settled in nicely as the new Women’s champion. This could be very interesting.”
“Absolutely, Thunderbolt!” Hall exclaims and then quiets down as ring announcer Heather Cooper steps into the spotlight.
“Let’s send it down to Heather Cooper in the ring to get things started!”
The camera cuts to Heather, MVW’s sultry ring announcer, as she stood in the center of the ring, her sparkling blue dress shimmering under the bright lights with a microphone in hand. As she begins her introductions, the crowd roars with anticipation, eager for the evening’s action to begin.
MATCH #1: Laney Harrison and McLean Oswald vs. The Working Girls (Caroline Lewis and ‘Queen Cool’ Leah Iris)
‘Former Hooter’s Waitress’ C.J. Lewis
AGE: 32 / HT: 5’11 WT: 135 / HOME: Conway, NH
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: Power / FIN: Last Round
THEME MUSIC: “She Works Hard for the Money”- Donna Summer
“Queen Cool” Leah Iris
AGE: 27 / HT: 5′ 9″ WT: 125 / HOME: Pittsburgh, PA
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: Technical-All Around / FIN: Pittsburgh Plunge (Fisherman Buster)
THEME MUSIC: “Ah Leah”- Donnie Iris
AGE: 21 / HT: 5’ 10” WT: 110 / HOME: Rich Hill, MO
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: High Flyer / FIN: Shooting Star Press
AGE: 22 / HT: 6’ 0” WT: 112 / HOME: Damascus, OR
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: Power / FIN: Face Slam
“Laney Harrison and McLean Oswald defeat The Working Girls in a very close match,” Thunderbolt commented.
Hall added, “Harrison and Oswald maintain their #2 ranking in the Women’s Tag Team Division and continue to improve as a tag team.
Thunderbolt shifted the focus to the next match: The Kings of the Wild Frontier versus The Stevens Dynasty.
“Boone Daniels and Crockett Davies have rocketed up the rankings in MVW, performed well in big stages like the PWA supershow, and are getting matches in X-Pro,” Smith stated, impressed by their accomplishments.
“Thunderbolt, all they need is more ring time,” Hall added. “That’s why MVW is also allowing them to go wrestle some matches over in SHOOT starting in September.”
“Great opportunity for these young talents,” Smith agreed. “Stay tuned, folks. We’ll have that match for you right after these commercial messages.”
Thunderbolt Smith and ‘Long Haul’ Rick Hall sat at the broadcast table, their eyes fixed on the ring as the atmosphere inside the Field of Dreams Stadium buzzed with anticipation. Thunderbolt, ever the composed professional, leaned towards his microphone.
“Up next, we have a battle of youth versus experience as the Stevens Dynasty takes on the Kings of the Wild Frontier,” he announced, excitement evident in his voice.
“Absolutely, Thunderbolt,” agreed Rick Hall, unable to contain his own enthusiasm. “And let’s not forget, the Kings of the Wild Frontier will be participating in the upcoming Milo Flynn Cup – a 16 team tournament featuring teams from all over!”
“Indeed,” Thunderbolt nodded. “Let’s go down to Heather Cooper in the ring for the introductions.”
The crowd roared as she began the introductions, her powerful voice echoing throughout the stadium.
MATCH #2: The Kings of the Wild Frontier (Boone Daniels and Crockett Davies) vs. The Stevens Dynasty (Bo and George Stevens) in a #1 contender’s match in the Men’s Tag Team Division
Kings of the Wild Frontier
AGE: 19 / HT: 6’ 3” WT: 200 / HOME: Boonesborough, KY
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: Technical / FIN: Shotgun Lariat
AGE: 21 / HT: 6’ 2” WT: 205 / HOME: Greene County, TN
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: Brawler/Fighter / FIN: Shotgun Lariat
THEME MUSIC: “Save a Horse”- Big and Rich
The Stevens Dynasty
AGE: 26 HT: 6’ 1” WT: 234 / HOME: Waco, TX
ALIGN: / STYLE / FIN: Rolling Cutter
MOVESET: Bo Dallas
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
“Wait, what’s this?” Thunderbolt suddenly exclaimed, his voice rising an octave. “Cary Stevens knocked out Crockett Davies with a foreign object! This is outrageous!”
In that instant, chaos reigned in the ring. Referee Ron Martin revived and chased Boone Daniels out of the ring as George Stevens, ever opportunistic, lifted the unconscious Davies up and gave him a Texas-Size Slam.
“George covers Davies!” Thunderbolt shouted, unable to believe what he was witnessing. “One! Two! Three!”
The bell rang, signaling the end of the match. The crowd erupted in a chorus of boos, incensed by the dirty tactics employed by the Stevens Dynasty.
“Wait a minute,” Thunderbolt said. “What happened?”
“Unbelievable!” Rick Hall bellowed. “George Stevens whipped Davies to the ropes and took down the referee. Cary Stevens came into the ring. Ron Martin got up and saw Boone Daniels coming in and chased him out.”
“Then Cary popped Davies with a foreign object,” Thunderbolt finished.
“Yep.” Hall shook his head. “The Kings of the Wild Frontier got screwed tonight, folks. There’s no other way to put it.”
Cary Stevens flipped off the irate crowd as he led Bo and George to the back, their smug grins never wavering.
“Controversial or not, the Stevens Dynasty have emerged victorious,” Thunderbolt reluctantly conceded. “And now they’ll get a rematch against the Alabama Gang in Cedar Rapids, Iowa two weeks from tonight.”
BACKSTAGE: The Sports Entertainment Corporation Dressing Room
Backstage, the camera cut to the lush and opulent SEC dressing room. A tense atmosphere hung in the air as ‘Sports Entertainment Genius’ Mr. McMann, his expression a mixture of irritation and determination, hovered over the muscular figure of Ricky Stevens. Seated on a leather bench and clad in his wrestling gear, Ricky listened intently to every word that McMann had to say. To his side, the alluring Drucilla Danes stood with her arms crossed, a look of concern etched across her beautiful face.
“Ricky, tonight’s the night,” McMann began, his voice commanding and authoritative. “You’ve got to go out there and take care of business against John O’Reilly.”
Ricky stared back at McMann, his blue eyes narrowed and focused. He could feel the pressure mounting on him, but he knew that he couldn’t afford to falter. This match could make or break his career. “I understand, Mr. McMann,” he replied firmly, nodding his head.
“Good.” McMann’s tone softened slightly, though it still carried an unmistakable intensity. “Just remember what we’ve been working on, and don’t let O’Reilly get the upper hand. You’ve got this.”
With that, McMann stomped out of the dressing room, leaving Ricky and Drucilla alone. The wrestler took a deep breath, steeling himself for the immense challenge ahead.
“Alright, folks,” Thunderbolt’s voice boomed through the stadium speakers as the camera returned to the field. “It’s time for our #1 contender’s match in the Men’s Division between Ricky Stevens and John O’Reilly!”
“Thunderbolt,” Hall interjected, “Ricky Stevens better watch out for O’Reilly’s vaunted Cannonball Right Hand,” he said, his excitement palpable. “That move has put many opponents down for the count.”
“Thanks Rick. Let’s send it to Heather Cooper for the introductions.”
MATCH #3: John O’Reilly vs. Ricky Stevens w/Drucilla Danes and ‘Sports Entertainment Genius’ Mr. McMann in a #1 contender’s match in the Men’s Division
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
Sports Entertainment Corporation
Leader: ‘Sports Entertainment Genius’ Mr. McMann
AGE: / HT: 5’ 11” WT: 185 / HOME: San Francisco, CA
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: High Flyer / FIN: Dead and Buried (X-Factor)
THEME: “Search and Destroy” – Iggy Pop
Valet: Dru Danes
Thunderbolt Smith called the match, “Ricky Stevens has just defeated John O’Reilly and will face Men’s Champion ‘Redneck’ Bill Dickinson in two weeks at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa house show!”
Rick Hall leaned into his microphone and added, “Thunderbolt, John O’Reilly fought like hell against Ricky Stevens tonight, folks. But after a powerful European Uppercut followed by a Chickenwing Facelock, O’Reilly had no choice but to tap out.”
As if on cue, the camera panned across the arena, capturing the relieved expression on Ricky Stevens’s face as he headed back up the ramp with Dru Danes by his side. The crowd continued to cheer, their enthusiasm palpable.
HEARTLAND REPORT with KELLIE BURKOWSKI
Women’s Heartland Division: ‘Extreme Pizza Delivery Girl ‘Tessa Martin once again retained her title in a tough tussle with Amberly Stanton earlier tonight.
Men’s Heartland Division: Luke Woods retained in a wild match against Cletus T. Johnson of the Kentucky Redneck Mafia.
UPCOMING MISSOURI VALLEY WRESTLING ROAD SHOWS
August 25th – C.Allen korf Memorial Gymnasium / Hannibal, MO
August 26th – Joseph Gentile Center / Chicago, IL
August 27th – Black River Coliseum / Poplar Bluff, MO
September 1st – Show Me Center / Cape Girardeau, MO
September 2nd – Gibson Arena / Rolla, MO
September 3rd – MVW Six-O-Five / St. Louis, 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 17th – MVW Six-O-Five / St. Louis, MO
September 19th – Ford Center / Evansville, IN
September 24th – Heartland PPV – Indiana Farmers Coliseum / Indianapolis, IN
“All right, let’s send it back stage to Kellie Burkowski who’s with the Women’s Champion Jennifer Colton,” Thunderbolt said.
BACKSTAGE: Kellie Interviews Jennifer Colton
Kellie Burkowski stood with Women’s Champion Jennifer Colton, her eyes shining with excitement. “Jennifer, the controversial ending that just took place between Jill Berg Enterprises’ Sheline Carrigan and Prisoner #034291 when they were counted out has everyone talking. Are you concerned about what happened?”
Jennifer Colton shook her head with determination, her eyes locked on Kellie’s. “I can’t help what happened there, Kellie. My sole focus is on knocking Tori McGill’s block off and getting back at her for what she did to me at the Wrestling Night in America pay-per-view show.”
Kellie nodded, her brow furrowing slightly. “What about Jill Berg’s comment last week that you’re all alone with no allies, while Victoria McGill has the full force of Jill Berg Enterprises backing her? Does that worry you?”
Jennifer scoffed, her defiance clear. “Tori can bring as many people to the ring as she wants, Kellie. It’s not going to change the outcome of the match. I’m the champion now, and when I leave that ring after our fight, I’ll still be the champion.”
“Thank you, Jennifer,” Kellie replied with a smile, then turned back toward the camera. “Back to you, Thunderbolt and Hall.”
“Thanks Kellie,” Thunderbolt said. “Rick, your thoughts?”
Hall leaned in again, his voice tinged with concern. “Jennifer still has to be seething after Jill Berg Enterprises’ attack on her last week, following her victory over Shizuko Yamazaki and she’ll need to be careful because Jill Berg Enterprises does have a decided numbers advantage over her.”
Thunderbolt Smith nodded gravely. “That’s true, Rick. Let’s send it over to Heather Cooper one last time for tonight’s main event.”
MAIN EVENT-WOMEN’S TITLE MATCH: Jennifer Colton © vs. Victoria McGill of Jill Berg Enterprises
Jill Berg Enterprises
CEO: Jill Berg
AGE: 25 / HT: 6’ 2″ WT: 140 / HOME: Killeen, TX
ALIGN: Face / STYLE: Power / FIN: Gutwrench Facebuster
THEME MUSIC: “Twisted Ambition”- Samantha Fish
ALSO: ‘Extreme Pizza Delivery Girl’ Tessa Martin
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)
THEME MUSIC: “Heartache Tonight”- The Eagles
“Both Jennifer Colton and Victoria McGill have been counted out!” Thunderbolt Smith’s voice boomed through the arena, his tone tinged with disbelief. “Referee Corrina Romanov has called for the bell and declared a double count-out.
Rick Hall leaned in, his voice frantic but analytical. “Jill Berg may have cost Tori McGill the match not once, but twice by distracting the referee when Tori possibly had Colton pinned, Thunderbolt. But let’s not forget that Jennifer Colton made a crucial error at the end when she threw McGill out of the ring right into Jill Berg Enterprises’ corner.”
As if on cue, Prisoner #034291 and Sheline Carrigan joined CEO Jill Berg and ‘Extreme Pizza Delivery Girl’ Tessa Martin, their eyes gleaming with malicious intent. Carrigan and Prisoner #034291 were still fuming over their own missed shot at the Women’s Title just moments ago.
“Jennifer Colton’s outnumbered here,” Rick Hall called out. “But she won’t go down without a fight.”
Thunderbolt Smith’s voice carried over the chaos, his concern evident. “Jill Berg Enterprises continues to attack Colton on the floor! This is getting out of hand!”
The crowd let out a roar.
“IT’S THE HANSONS!” Rick Hall suddenly bellowed, his voice cracking with excitement as the Women’s Tag Team Champions The Hanson Sisters- Andrea, Charissa, and Melissa Hanson sprinted towards the ring.
“Lisa Barbosa-Stevens is with them!” Thunderbolt pointed out.
Barbosa-Stevens runs down the ramp behind the Hansons. As they entered the fray, Jennifer glanced at the Hansons and Lisa, silently thanking them for evening the odds. Then all hell broke loose. The wrestlers clashed in a chaotic whirlwind of fists and fury, each woman fighting for her own cause.
“MVW Security is on their way!” Thunderbolt announced, his voice strained. Indeed, security personnel streamed down the ramp, their expressions grim as they prepared to restore order.
The show ended with a free-for-all, the ring a stormy sea of grappling bodies. Jennifer Colton fought with every ounce of strength she had left, her mind focused solely on surviving this onslaught and retaining her title. As the screen faded to black, she knew that the battle was far from over.
-Laney Harrison and McLean Oswald defeated The Working Girls (Caroline Lewis and ‘Queen Cool’ Leah Iri) at 12:14
-#1 CONTENDER’S MATCH-MEN’S TAG TEAM DIVISION: The Stevens Dynasty (Bo and George Stevens) defeated The Kings of the Wild Frontier at 4:54
-#1 CONTENDER’S MATCH-MEN’S DIVISION: Ricky Stevens defeated John O’Reilly at 12:55
-MAIN EVENT-WOMEN’S TITLE: Jennifer Colton © vs. Victoria McGill- double count-out at 13:18