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The NWL Reveals Tournament Brackets for NWL KC and NWL STL Championship Title Belts

 

 

The NWL (National Wrasslin’ League) has released the tournament brackets to begin the quest for the coveted city championship belts in both wrestling leagues in Kansas City and St. Louis.

 

Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) February 02, 2017

 

The NWL has released the tournament brackets to begin the quest for the coveted city championship belts in both wrestling leagues in Kansas City and St. Louis. The tournament began on Read More

NWL Announces Fight Club Memberships, Including Perks, Season Passes to 26 Live Pro Wrestling Events

 

The National Wrasslin’ League (NWL) is offering fans Fight Club memberships, featuring discounted tickets to 26 live pro wrestling events in KC and St. Louis, along with exclusive perks.

Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) January 25, 2017

After hosting strong turnouts for its debut pro wrestling events in Kansas City and St. Louis, the National Wrasslin’ League (NWL) is offering season passes in the form of Fight Club memberships, which include discounted tickets to 26 live local events, exclusive access to talent, and Club merchandise—all for as low as $15 a month in St. Louis, and $25 a month in Kansas City.

The KC-based startup pro wrestling company had originally planned to offer Fight Club KC and Fight Club STL memberships later in the year but opted to launch the program early after the overwhelming positive responses to the product from fans in both cities, says Major Baisden, League president.

“One of the objectives of the NWL at launch was to re-establish the close-knit wrestling communities that existed in KC and St. Louis throughout the ”60s, ’70s and early ’80s, when fans attended matches regularly promoted by locally owned companies,” Baisden says. “The Fight Club memberships in both cities will not only help make the fans feel part of our wrestling family but will also save them money in the process.

 

“Professional sports are becoming more intimate, giving fans increased access to its athletes. Pro wrestling should not be any different,” Baisden says. “We have signed some of the top talent from across the country along with the best in the Midwest to multiyear deals to give the fans a high-quality, entertaining product. We are thrilled to offer an exclusive membership program to give our die-hard fans better access to them as well as significant cost savings on tickets in the process.”

The NWL Fight Club memberships are divided into three levels to suit any fan’s budget, with prices varying slightly in each city. NWL KC fans can opt for Bronze level memberships at $25/mo. for balcony seating, join at the Silver level for $35/mo. for floor seats, or splurge on Gold Club ringside seats for $50/mo. NWL STL fans can select from the following tiers: $15 monthly GA at the Bronze level, Silver level balcony seats at $35, and $50 Gold level ringside.

Members will also enjoy special perks such as merchandise discounts and opportunities to attend special training sessions conducted at the League’s new state-of-the-art Training and Performance Center (TPC), opening in February.

Fight Club KC and Fight Club STL memberships are available now and can be purchased at shop.nwleague.com. Club members who have already signed up can begin taking advantage of their Fight Club status as soon as tonight’s NWL STL 7 p.m. show at the Casa Loma Ballroom at 3354 Iowa Ave. in St. Louis.

About NWL

The National Wrasslin’ League (NWL) is reviving the historical roots of the business. Fueled by intercity rivalries, the NWL prides itself on family-friendly, storyline-driven programming that delivers thrilling athletic action and entertaining characters.

 

Source: https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/17/01/p8944744/nwl-announces-fight-club-memberships-including-perks-season-passes-to-2

NWL KC Presents Inaugural Pro Wrestling Event Jan. 7 at Kansas City’s Scottish Rite Temple

 

Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) January 04, 2017

After months of scouting and signing talent nationwide, NWL KC has finalized its initial roster of more 25 professional wrestlers, many of whom will be debuting at the League’s inaugural live event Saturday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple in midtown Kansas City.

“NWL KC officials have scoured the country, evaluating the hottest free agents in the industry across the vast U.S. indie wrestling scene,” says Major Baisden, League president. “Intensifying its rivalry with NWL STL on the other side of I-70, NWL KC has established a strong foundation by signing some of the most talented, sought-after wrestlers in the Midwest.”

NWL KC has reached multiyear agreements with such locally established stars as Kansas City’s own Jet & Jax Royal, aka “Royal Blood,” as well as deals with area favorites Lakota Red Cloud, Jeremy Wyatt and Thor Theriot.

Baisden says NWL KC has also worked diligently to negotiate deals with world-renowned performers like Denver’s Dak Draper and Blaine Meeks from Austin, Texas. “This ambitious approach reflects the League’s convictions to attract the best wrestlers in the country to this area to compete in Kansas City,” he adds.

NWL KC has partnered with the Scottish Rite Temple located at 1330 Linwood Blvd, which has presented several MMA events over the years, to host the League’s slate of live wrestling events in 2017.

“The Scottish Rite is a classy, historic venue that provides the perfect atmosphere for pro wrestling,” Baisden says. “NWL KC fans will enjoy a rowdy, intimate sports experience like no other on Saturday nights at this fine venue. By running shows every other weekend, NWL KC plans to re-establish the emotional connection fans used to enjoy with their fellow fans and local wrestlers so many years ago at Memorial Hal on Thursday nights.”

Based out of its headquarters in downtown KC, the NWL has launched two major advertising campaigns since September, featuring highly targeted indoor ads, radio spots, multiple social media accounts, and a promo event during the October NASCAR race at Kansas Motor Speedway. The campaigns were designed to creatively introduce the NWL brand, while spotlighting the promotion’s larger-than-life characters and fueling the snarky disdain between residents of the two cities.

Since the League launched their multi-platform ad campaigns in September, tickets for this Saturday’s NWL KC kickoff show on Jan. 7 have been selling briskly via Ticketfly at fightkc.com; however, great and affordable seats are still available.

About NWL

The NWL is a professional wrestling organization that is reviving the historical roots of the business. Fueled by intercity rivalries, the NWL prides itself on family-friendly, storyline-driven programming that delivers thrilling athletic action and entertaining characters.

NWL to Present First Live Wrestling Events in KC, St. Louis in January, Supported by Major Ad Campaign

 

 

 

NWL’s multi-platform “Wrasslin’ with Character” campaign spotlights colorful wrestlers appearing at inaugural League shows at KC’s Scottish Rite Temple and the Casa Loma Ballroom in St. Louis.

Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) December 21, 2016

Startup pro wrestling company NWL, LLC recently launched “Wrasslin’ With Character,” a multi-platform marketing campaign introducing some of the larger-than-life personalities who will be appearing at the League’s inaugural NWL KC and NWL STL events in January.

Seven NWL stars, including “The Mile High Magnum” Dak Draper, 6-foot-6-inch survivalist Jack Foster, former NFL lockdown corner Ray Briggs, and wine connoisseur Niles Plonk, are featured in a series of indoor ads at bars and restaurants throughout both cities as well as at the Scottrade Center for all St. Louis Blues home games this season.

The Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts of NWL Corp, NWL KC and NWL STL are adding videos and photos daily that provide more in-depth looks at each grappler featured in the campaign.

The colorful character posters are complemented by humorous radio spots appearing in steady rotation on Kansas City stations 610 Sports, 810 WHB, Talk 980, 96.5 the Buzz, 98.9 the Rock and 101 the Fox, all designed to drive ticket sales to the NWL KC’s first show ever on Jan. 7 at the Scottish Rite Temple at 1330 Linwood Blvd.

NWL STL’s version of the “Wrasslin’ with Character” spots are now airing in St. Louis on 105.7 the Point, KSHE 95, and 92.3 WIL. NWL STL has also reached a deal with FM NewsTalk 97.1’s popular hosts Dave Glover and Tony Colombo to promote and recap the group’s wrestling events held every other Thursday night at the Casa Loma Ballroom, beginning with its Jan. 12 debut.

Featuring the “voices” of some of wrestling’s greatest legends, the spots are geared primarily at men 32–52 who used to enjoy pro wrestling in the ’80s and ’90s before the product became stale; however, the NWL’s modern, edgier presentation is also suitable for families.

“The campaign harkens back to the glory years of KC and St. Louis wrestling, when outrageous performers like Dick the Bruiser, King Kong Brody, Dick Murdoch and “Bulldog” Bob Brown thrilled fans throughout the territory with their unique brand of mayhem and storytelling,” says Major Baisden, League president. “This creative campaign is our way of letting fans know that the wrasslin’ they used to love is back, with exciting new characters that will deliver edgy, storyline-driven entertainment every other week in their town.”

In October, NWL KC announced a partnership with the Scottish Rite Temple, located at Linwood and Paseo in midtown Kansas City to present a full slate of live events every other Saturday night in 2017. Rival promotion NWL STL then revealed plans to run shows at the Casa Loma every other Thursday night in the heart of the Cherokee Street/Antique Row Business District in South St. Louis. Tickets for NWL KC and NWL STL events are now on sale through the TicketFly mobile app at fightkc.ticketfly.com and fightstl.ticketfly.com.

“KC and St. Louis remain the best cities for professional wrestling in the country, and the NWL is proud to make our debut in these two fantastic venues that will provide an intimate, rowdy experience our fans will enjoy,” Baisden says. “Featuring a mix of the best homegrown Midwest talent and some of the hottest free agents in the country who have signed and moved to the area, the League expects NWL KC and NWL STL to thrive and fuel the flame of an already intense rivalry between the two cities.”

Baisden, a KC-based entrepreneur who sold his last startup, Iris Data Services, Inc. for $134 million in spring 2015, also announced that both promotions have finalized deals to complete their entire initial rosters, who will occasionally square off against each other and eventually compete for the League championship—and city bragging rights—at the company’s end-of-season spectacular in December.

Recent notable NWL KC signings include “The Monarch” Jeremy Wyatt, Thor Theriot, the Swoll Patrol, and Lakota Red Cloud. In addition to the high-profile NWL STL signings announced last week for Dez Wellston and Maverick, the promotion has also inked deals with local sensations Gary Jay, who will compete as Jay Lutz, and Davey Gibson and Matthew Grundy, formerly known as Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett, who will appear in tag-team competition as “The Blood Brothers.” Other recent NWL STL signees include “SuperSoul” Coco Rumble, Cornell Douglas and Emmett DuBois, “The Billion-Dollar Brother.”

About NWL

The National Wrasslin’ League (NWL) is reviving the historical roots of the business. Fueled by intercity rivalries, the NWL prides itself on family-friendly, storyline-driven programming that delivers thrilling athletic action and entertaining characters.

NWL, LLC Announces Plans to Open State-of-the-Art Training & Performance Center

The National Wrasslin’ League (NWL, LLC) has announced plans to open its Training & Performance Center (TPC), a 10,000-square-foot facility designed to help talent reach peak physical conditioning and train prospective wrestlers.

“This state-of-the-art center will enable NWL talent to continually hone their in-ring craft and get in the best shape of their lives through an extensive training and nutrition program,” says Major Baisden, NWL president. “The NWL TPC will also contain a fully equipped studio for shooting interviews and video features with talent appearing on NWL events in Kansas City and St. Louis.”

Opening in February 2017 at 105 E 18th Avenue in North Kansas City, the NWL TPC will be equipped by Sorinex, a leading provider of strength-training equipment to college and professional sports teams, including more than 90% of the NFL. Other amenities will include a pro-style locker room and clubhouse for NWL wrestlers as well as a competition ring for performers and prospective talent to train.

Derek Stone, a ring veteran who has wrestled throughout the world since beginning his career in 1993, will serve as training director at the NWL TPC. Rob Messerli, a NASM, CSCS and Precision Nutrition certified trainer, will oversee the daily training and recovery of the League’s athletes in his role as strength and conditioning coach.

“Stone and Messerli are experts in their respective fields who can help take the League’s performers to the next level,” Baisden says. “The TPC will prove invaluable as NWL KC and NWL STL continue to attract talent from across the country.”

Under Stone’s direction, the TPC will also offer novice and advanced wrestling schools twice a year for a limited number of qualified candidates, along with occasional clinics for experienced pros. Open tryouts for the wrestling school will be held on the following dates, with prospective students only required to attend one day: Dec. 10–11; Jan. 14–15; and Feb. 11–12. For more information, email tpc@nwleague.com.

About NWL

The National Wrasslin’ League (NWL) is reviving the historical roots of the business. Fueled by intercity rivalries, the NWL prides itself on family-friendly, storyline-driven programming that delivers thrilling athletic action and entertaining characters.

 

Source: http://markets.financialcontent.com/mng-lang.dailynews/news/read/33346348/NWL

Dak Draper Press Conference

Dak Draper, the League’s first national superstar, humbly explains why he’s not only the greatest wrestler in NWL KC but also the tallest and most handsome. Check out the Mile High Magnum’s recent press conference at NWL HQ in downtown KC.

 

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoDBNreDyGg

NWL KC Signs Popular Wrestling Star from Texas

Austin aerial specialist Bolt Brady will compete under the name Blaine Meeks as part of the terms of his multiyear deal with NWL KC.

NWL KC has landed high-flying superstar Bolt Brady, who will compete as Blaine Meeks under the terms of the multiyear agreement.

The popular wrestler from Austin, Texas, will make his NWL KC debut at the promotion’s inaugural show on January 7 at the Scottish Rite Temple in midtown Kansas City.

League president Major Baisden, who oversaw the contract signing at NWL Headquarters in downtown Kansas City, says the wrestling world needs more competitors like Blaine Meeks.

“Blaine Meeks may look mild-mannered, but he’s an outstanding athlete whose aerial style has electrified crowds nationwide,” Baisden says. “When I look at Meeks, I see a decent young man who has the potential to be a breakout hero and an outstanding role model for the NWL’s younger fans.”

An avid comics fan with more than 5,000 books in his alphabetized collection, Meeks says he was drawn to NWL KC because of the League’s emphasis on colorful characters and storyline-driven entertainment.

“NWL KC is a shiny new brand offering a fresh product,” he says. “It’s the perfect place for me to reboot myself, so to speak. As I enter this exciting next chapter of my career, I feel like my favorite hero, Daredevil—the man without fear.”

About NWL

The National Wrasslin’ League (NWL) is reviving the historical roots of the business. Fueled by intercity rivalries, the NWL prides itself on family-friendly, storyline-driven programming that delivers thrilling athletic action and entertaining characters.

 

Source: http://markets.financialcontent.com/mi.startelegram/news/read/33270373/NWL_KC_Signs_Popular_Wrestling_Star_from_Texas

Merger adds to the KC-St. Louis Sports Rivalry: Pro Wrestling

Dakota Draper & Major Baisden

Oct 31, 2016, 2:55pm CDT
Kansas City Business Journal

The National Wrasslin’ League (NWL) acquired the assets of Kansas City-based Metro Pro Wrestling to create a rivalry with a similar group it’s creating in St. Louis.

Terms were not disclosed. Metro Pro Wrestling founder Chris Gough, a former WWE Smackdown writer, will join NWL KC as the promotion’s general manager. He will oversee creative and talent relations.

“For the last five years, Metro Pro has been synonymous with professional wrestling in Kansas City,” NWL President Major Baisden said in a release. “Much of Metro’s success can be attributed to Mr. Gough, who has proven himself to be one of the most creative minds in the wrestling business. The acquisition is the perfect fit as NWL KC prepares to launch its promotion and build upon Metro Pro’s foundation of loyal fans.”

Founded by Baisden in July, NWL has been creating an organization that taps into professional wrestling’s historical roots, fueled by rivalries among wrestling groups in different cities.The ultimate goal is to create additional dual-city rivalries nationwide.

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Metro Pro was founded in 2010 as the first professional wrestling organization based in the Kansas City area to do monthly shows in 25 years. It broadcasts a one-hour TV series at 11 p.m. every Saturday on Time Warner Cable’s SportsChannel in Kansas City.

The newly merged organizations finalized an agreement with the Scottish Rite Temple in midtown Kansas City to serve as the official site for its slate of 2017 live shows, which will start Jan. 7.

“This historic venue will help provide the perfect atmosphere for fans looking for a rowdy, communal sports experience like no other,” Gough said in the release.

Before merging with Metro Pro Wrestling, NWL KC signed a multiyear deal with Sam Udell, a nationally acclaimed professional wrestler from Denver who will compete in the NWL as Dakota Draper. The NWL also signed twins Logan and Sterling Riegel of Lee’s Summit to multiyear contracts, who will compete under the names Jet and Jax Royal, with the pair being known as Royal Blood.

Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2016/10/31/merger-pro-wrestling-league-kansas-city-st-louis.html

NWL, LLC Acquires Metro Pro Wrestling, Announces First KC Show at Scottish Rite Temple

 

After reaching a definitive agreement to acquire Metro Pro Wrestling, NWL, LLC has announced its first show in Kansas City will take place January 7 at the Scottish Rite Temple.

Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) October 27, 2016

The National Wrasslin’ League (NWL, LLC) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Metro Pro Wrestling, a local promotion based in Kansas City, which will become part of NWL KC.

While exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, League president Major Baisden announced that Metro Pro’s founder, former WWE Smackdown writer Chris Gough, has joined NWL KC as the promotion’s general manager, helping oversee creative and talent relations.

“For the last six years, Metro Pro has been synonymous with professional wrestling in Kansas City,” Baisden explains. “Much of Metro Pro’s success can be attributed to Mr. Gough, who has proven himself to be one of the most creative minds in the business. This acquisition is the perfect fit as NWL KC prepares to launch its promotion and build upon Metro Pro’s foundation of loyal fans.”

It was not immediately known whether Metro Pro Wrestling president Michael Strider will be retained as part of the deal.

During the press conference announcing the deal, Gough revealed that NWL KC has finalized an agreement with the Scottish Rite Temple in midtown Kansas City to serve as the official site of its upcoming slate of live events in 2017, beginning with their debut show on January 7.

“This historic venue will help provide the perfect atmosphere for a rowdy, communal sports experience like no other,” Gough says. “I look forward to seeing all our fans at the first NWL KC show at the Scottish Rite in January.”

Fans can sign up to receive NWL KC ticket information as it becomes available at fightkc.com.

About NWL

The National Wrasslin’ League (NWL) is reviving the historical roots of the business. Fueled by intercity rivalries, the NWL prides itself on family-friendly, storyline-driven programming that delivers thrilling athletic action and entertaining characters.

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