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Introduction

 

The people at Tiki Nixon Publishing are telling me that this is where I need to write to you the reader about what you'll find in this autobiography of mine. I kinda thought that's what the back of the book was for but what do I know, anyway why should you spend the 20, 30, or even 100 dollars(For the record I have no idea how much TNP will be charging people for my book) on this book? Well for one this is written by the man himself ME Lucas Maxwell with absolutely no help from anyone but my lovely wife Ashley who kept riding my ass to finish this book. You really don't need a reason past that but I'll be giving you a almost day by day account of my journey in this wild crazy world of professional wrestling. No punches will be pulled here when I talk about dealing with other wrestlers, bosses, and the crazy crap that happens backstage that not everyone knows about. (yes even with the internet around there are still things that go on backstage that people don't hear about) Well this should be enough to satisfy you potential readers and my publishers so go buy this book and turn the page to get to the good stuff.

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Chapter 1

Not So Normal Beginnings

 

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Photo of me from January 2010 just starting out in the buisness

 

I was a pretty normal kid growing up in Nebraska got pretty good grades, had a group of friends, played some sports, you know normal kid stuff but I was from the age of 8 on a die hard wrestling fan. I always wanted to go from fan to actual wrestler and jumped at the chance to start training for it. Unfortunately I didn't have much money so traveling to a real school was out but I did find a few different people locally who would train me. these local guys where horrible trainers some of whom had only had a handful of matches themselves and as a result I was defiantly not the next Tommy Cornell.

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It was towards the end of 2009 that I heard rumors of Eric Tyler buying up some property in Iowa so I took a chance and drive out to have a look see. Much to my surprise Eric was indeed there and even more surprising at the time he was willing to sit down and talk wrestling with me. After talking about his career the conversation drifted to me and my ambitions for wrestling, Eric listened to my thoughts on how I envisioned my career including some storyline ideas I'd come up with. Eric looked more intrigued as I talked and finally cut me off with a question that seemed out of left field. "Are there any wrestling promotions running in the Mid-West area?" I told him that there wasn't even a local indy fed for probably 600 miles. What Eric said next hit me like a ton of bricks " If I were to front some money how would you like to book your own local promotion." It was on that day the Mid-West Wrestling Federation came into being.

 

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Eric Tyler taught me so much both inside the ring and behind the scenes

 

Over the next few days Eric and I discussed the details of the promotion and how much money he would be investing. Eric also gave me some guidelines since it is his promotion he doesn't want me to hire people without any real athletic ability. He also told me guys who don't have the basics down or the stamina to go past a couple of minutes are out too. The big thing Eric was concerned with was that we don't fall into debt and that we try to make some sort of profit after awhile. I made sure to get everything written down and was ready to ring in the new year as the booker of MWF.

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Chapter 2

Building Blocks

 

I started January off to a good start signing people for MWF I picked up a referee and an announcer right away and Eric said he'd be willing to do color commentary and help out as a road agent so my staffing was taken care of it was just a matter of getting talent that wasn't to expensive.

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It was slow going for almost a week but I managed to sign all three Paratroopers, Digm, Noia, Dox, and Super Sonic in the same day. A couple of days later I signed Brimstone, K-Squared, and Island Boy Apollo.

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As things started to slow down I decided look for some slightly more expensive talent and pulled in Regular Joe and Hugh De Aske as well as some cheaper talent in Running Wolf, Ant-Man, El Ladron, and Roger Monteiro. I was looking for maybe a couple more guys when Super Sonic suggested I contact Xavier Reckless who signed as well.

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It came down to the end of the month and Eric had just called me about the flyers that were made up for what would be our first show Countdown to Destruction when the final piece of the puzzle fell into place. I had already talked with Eric about the need for somebody with some sort of a name to help build the promotion around and he gave me a phone number. It took almost 2 weeks of negotiations and finally agreeing to pay more than we can probably afford but we had our guy Jack Griffith.

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The downside was that our first show was already set and for the money we were going to have to pay for Jack to show up Eric and I decided to keep the first show as it was and bring in Jack for the second show.

Mid-West Wrestling Federation presents

Countdown to Destruction

Friday February 12th 2010

Regular Joe Vs Hugh De Aske

Xavier Reckless Vs Brimstone

Lucas Maxwell Vs Ant-Man

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That's a fantastic owner. What does he cost?

 

And I'm perplexed by the medium face/heel divide, but whatever on that.

 

Keep in mind that with 40 stamina, you really want to limit the times of yoru matches. 10 minutes all out is too much. And you have low enough selling for a penalty to that, so don't be surprised if you score lower than expected.

 

You got some good personalities back there; I like it.

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Any diary with all 3 Paratroopers in has to be worth checking out!

 

Regular Joe Vs Hugh De Aske - Much better than RJ.

Xavier Reckless Vs Brimstone - ANYONE'S better than Reckless.

Lucas Maxwell Vs Ant-Man - You can't push yourself over the Amazing Ant-Man!

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Always good to see a RTG game!

 

Regular Joe Vs Hugh De Aske

De Aske may be the best you have

 

Xavier Reckless Vs Brimstone

The questers are pretty poor to start with

 

Lucas Maxwell Vs Ant-Man

Ant-Man is pretty good, no point beating him here - you need him higher up the card

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Regular Joe Vs Hugh De Aske

Hugh is much more talented than Joe and someone you can build around.

 

Xavier Reckless Vs Brimstone

Letting a locker room cancer win is a bad idea[/i

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Lucas Maxwell Vs Ant-Man

Ant-man is too good to lose in a first matchup. Turn this into a feud.

 

It's nice to see more RTG dynasties. I'm fascinated to see how everyone tries to develop this kind of promotion and avatar. I'm not sure I agree with your hiring choices, but that will definitely make it interesting to watch. You should be seeing very good sponsor money which will definitely help.

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Great to see the picks and comments, I'll try to address a few

 

Eric cost a whopping 3000 a month but for a great RA and CC I'm willing to deal with it. The medium face heel divide was just a goof I made when making the company and I'm just to lazy to fix it.

 

Pretty much all my hiring were based on getting cheap talent but there are a few guys that I hire regardless based on past experiences with them. Like I said about Jack I'll spend a little extra for a big(at my level at least) name and I figured that with Eric as my owner Jack would be a fitting person to fill that role.

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<p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;">I can't remember everything about the first show we ran with it being so long ago so I don't remember much from those days but some things have come back to me as I got prepared for this book.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;">

The 12th came quickly but the day dragged on at a snails pace until the the boys started showing up.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;">

Eric spent a majority of his time talking with Joe and Hugh helping them work on their match since it was going to be our main event. </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;">

Xavier and Brim worked out the details of their match and Xavier seemed annoyed when Eric came over to work with them. </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;">

Eric spent about 5 minutes with Ant-Man and I and afterwords pulled me aside with a request. He asked me to cut a promo at the start of the show, told me to focus it on trying to get the few people in the building warmed up.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;">

So I went out there in front of all 14 people and didn't do to terrible but nothing compared to what I'd do later obviously.</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;">

Ant-Man and I had a decent little match think it only went 7 maybe 8 minutes tops but we did a good job opening the show. </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;">

Xavier came out and cut a much better promo than mine about his Quest. </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;">

Xavier and Brimstone were definitely not a good pairing as I remember the match was a big letdown </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"><span style="font-size:12px;">

Joe and Hugh had a good match...I really can't remember much past that though.</span></span></p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:'Palatino Linotype';">Official Results from MWF Countdown to Destruction </span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:'Palatino Linotype';">

Attendance 14</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:'Palatino Linotype';">

Lucas Maxwell promo 22 E-</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:'Palatino Linotype';">

Ant-Man defeated Lucas Maxwell 18 E-</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:'Palatino Linotype';">

Xavier Reckless Promo 34 E+</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:'Palatino Linotype';">

Xavier Reckless defeated Brimstone 15 F+</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:'Palatino Linotype';">

Regular Joe defeated Hugh De Aske 28 E</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:'Palatino Linotype';">

Show Rating 24 E</span></span></p></div><p></p><p></p>

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So the first show went over pretty well, there may have only been 14 people but they were entertained and that's what mattered. One big problem however came up after the show when Eric told me that he never got a promoters license for the show. He told me that he just got busy with things and it slipped his mind so about a week later WE started all the paperwork required. The people who sign off on stuff like this sure took there time too that or there was a bunch of people who were also trying to get promoters licenses by the time things were taken care of it was to late to get a show going for March so we began planing for April.

Mid-West Wrestling Federation Presents

Chains of Madness

Friday April 5th

Pre-Show

El Ladron & K-Squared Vs The Fighting Sioux (Running Wolf & Roger Monteiro)

Paranoia Vs Ant-Man

Main Show

Lucas Maxwell Vs Super Sonic

Xavier Reckless Vs Paradigm

Island Boy Apollo Vs Jack Griffith

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It didn't take long for problems to occur with the boys which is expected but I was hoping it would be something I'd have to deal with later. Paradox burst into my broom closet office pissed off at Xavier hitting his rental car. I told him to show me what he was talking about so we went out to the parking lot and sure enough the back end was all sorts of beat up. Dox told me it had to be Xavier as he was following him to the arena for the last dozen or so miles and he was driving a black car. Dox then pointed out the black paint marks on his white car and asked me what I was going to do about since Xavier claimed it wasn't him. I asked him if he saw Xavier hit his car he said no, add to that the fact that there are about 3 other black cars in the lot none of them in great condition it seemed to me that there was no real proof. Dox was not happy with me for doing nothing but maybe that will teach him to get insurance on his rental car.

 

Chains of Madness was a fun show and boy was Eric right about Jack Griffith but more on that in a bit as I'm going to go over the whole show

 

Our two pre show matches really surprised me as the tag match was almost as good as our main event from the first show. Ant-man had another good showing against Paranoia, and it was after this match that I knew Ant-Man was going to be a star. I felt bad given the indecent earlier in the day with Dox but wasn't going to change the booking plans to make up for it.

 

The main show kicked off with a real stinker with Super Sonic and myself. this was just a bad night for both of us we weren't on top of our game.

 

Before Xavier and Paradigm had their match I had Xavier cut a promo about wanting to be the top man in MWF simple stuff which he did well.

 

The match that followed was another stinker of a match, now I wasn't in there so I can't say for sure but I think Xavier was trying to bring the match down just to stick it to Dox through Digm.

 

After this I was pretty worried about the show I mean both matches so far had been very weak but Jack stepped up and saved the show. Jack cut a promo when he got out there on Apollo and really got the crowd to hate him.

 

Jack then used that hate from the crowd to build sympathy for Apollo when the match got going. The people really believed and wanted him to pull out the win but Jack got the win in a match that was head and shoulders better than anything else that night.

 

 

Official Results from MWF Chains of Madness

Attendance 14

Pre-Show

El Ladron & K-Squared defeated The Fighting Sioux 27 E

Ant-Man defeated Paranioa 21 E-

Main Show

Super Sonic defeated Lucas Maxwell 18 E-

Xavier Reckless Promo 28 E

Xavier Reckless defeated Paradigm 16 F+

Jack Griffith Promo 31 E+

Jack Griffith defeated Island Boy Apollo 33 E+

Show Rating 28 E

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