The Story of the Dynamo Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championship
For nearly a decade, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has had one of the most revered tag team divisions in the sport of professional wrestling. The wrestlers who have held the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships read as a “Who’s Who” in Dynamo Pro Wrestling history. Since December 3rd, 2011, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has focused on bringing its fans the best in tag team wrestling.
When the decision was made to crown the first Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions, Dynamo Pro Wrestling found the best tag teams from throughout the area to compete in a tournament to gain the coveted Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships.
The field was impressive, to say the least:
“Walking Reality” Dan Walsh & Chris Hargas
The American Bulldogs - Mad Dog McDowell & Jon West
The Electric Unicorns - Billy McNeil & Jamie Lyte
The First United Church of Karrington - Dice & Adam Rich. MsChif & “The Wind of Destruction” Makaze
Alexandre Rudolph & El Sanchez
The Bum Rush Brothers – “The Don Mega” Shorty Biggs & Outtkast
Sean Vincent & Jackal
On April 6th, 2012, the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship tournament reached its final match. In one corner, you had “The Electric Unicorns”. This team was a relatively new team to Dynamo Pro Wrestling, yet it seemed to have the perfect balance of youthful energy of Jamie Lyte and the experience and innovation of Billy McNeil. The Bum Rush Brothers, on the other hand, were a highly accomplished tag team. Having held tag team championships in the past, Shorty Biggs and Outtkast were a fine-tuned wrestling machine. Each man knew exactly what the other one was thinking at all times. At the end of the night, The Bum Rush Brothers were crowned the first Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions.
Their celebration, however, would be cut short due to the actions of The First United Church of Karrington. After winning the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships, Karrington and his men attacked Shorty Biggs and Outtkast and stole the championship belts. For almost six months, The Bum Rush Brothers had war after war with the First United Church of Karrington. Just when they were able to reach out and physically touch their championship belts, they would be jerked away from The Bum Rush Brothers. Finally, on October 5th, 2012 at The Sports Academy in Glen Carbon, Illinois, Shorty Biggs and Outtkast regained physical possession of the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship belts, defeating “Spoiled” Steven Kennedy and Adam Rich in a brutal two out of three falls table match.
After winning the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships, The Bum Rush Brothers had a reign of dominance. For over six hundred days, Shorty Biggs and Outtkast defended their championships against the likes of Ken Kasa & Dave Vaughn, High Level Enterprise, and many new combinations of the ever-growing First United Church of Karrington. Many fans wondered if The Bum Rush Brothers would ever lose their championships. As Dynamo Pro Wrestling entered the 2014, two new faces burst onto the tag team scene in Dynamo Pro Wrestling. Their names were Michael Magnuson and Dave DeLorean, The Black Hand Warriors.
On February 1st, 2014, The Black Hand Warriors and The Bum Rush Brothers met in the ring at The Stratford Bar and Grill in Fenton, Missouri for the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship. Going into this match, many Dynamo Pro Wrestling quickly learned of the reputation of The Black Hand Warriors. Having held championships all across Missouri and Illinois, the team of Magnuson and DeLorean had their sights set on making a huge statement in Dynamo Pro Wrestling. They wanted to prove, without any doubt, that they were the best tag team. After a grueling hard-fought match, the fans were stunned to see The Black Hand Warriors leave Fenton, Missouri as the new Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions.
The match between The Bum Rush Brothers and The Black Hand Warriors started one of the most storied rivalries in the history of Dynamo Pro Wrestling. Over the course of the next three months, these two teams would exchange the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship on several occasions. The Bum Rush Brothers would regain the titles on April 5th, 2014 at The Sports Academy in Glen Carbon, Illinois. A little more than a month later, on May 10th at The Sports Academy, a double pin during the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship match would lead to Dynamo Pro Wrestling management holding up the championship pending the result of a two out of three falls match on May 27th. As the second half of 2014 started, The Black Hand Warriors were once again the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions.
The Black Hand Warriors were prepared to take on all challengers after regaining the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship. In addition to more matches with former champions The Bum Rush Brothers, The Black Hand Warriors were looking to contend with perennial contenders in The Bite Club as well as the newly-formed team of Brandon Espinosa and reigning Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz. In order to determine who was the dominant tag team in Dynamo Pro Wrestling, The Black Hand Warriors agreed to defend their championships on August 2nd, 2014 against all three teams at The Stratford Bar and Grill in Fenton, Missouri. As the bell rang for the championship match, “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz was nowhere to be found. As the action heated up near the end of the match, Cruz appeared from a side door in the crowd and stole a quick victory to become the first dual champion in Dynamo Pro Wrestling history. Everyone was just as stunned as all of the competitors as Espinosa and Cruz began their reign as Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions.
From the beginning, everyone wondered how long Brandon Espinosa and “The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz would be able to maintain the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships. A week after winning the tag team championships, The Bum Rush Brothers defeated Espinosa and Cruz in a non-title contest at Brookdale Farms in Eureka, Missouri. On September 6th, 2014, The Bite Club defeated The Black Hand Warriors to earn a future opportunity to compete for the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship. Dynamo Pro Wrestling management quickly complied to the challengers’ request, asking for their championship opportunity on October 4th, 2014. Many Dynamo Pro Wrestling fans were stunned to hear that one-half of The Bite Club, Rocket, suffered an accident training for the championship match and would be unable to compete. Instead of rescheduling the match, Jackal said that The Bite Club had earned the opportunity to compete for the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship and he would find a partner. Espinosa and Cruz were ecstatic to hear the news and allowed the title match to remain intact. They figured that, given the lack of time prior to the match, there was no way that Jackal could find any partner that could pose a serious threat to their championships. They couldn’t have anticipated what would happen on October 4th.
During an interview prior to the event, Espinosa and Cruz were beyond confident that they were the greatest tag team in Dynamo Pro Wrestling history. There was no one that Jackal could find that would stand a chance against them. Jackal brought a huge surprise to the ring…in the form of his new parter, “DirdEY” Jake Dirden! The Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions tried valiantly to combat the size and strength of the former Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion. They isolated Jackal from his partner for as long as possible. Yet, when Jackal tagged in Dirden, no one would stop him. When the match was over, it was Jackal and “DirdEY” Jake Dirden who stood atop the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team division.
The new tag team champions, “DirdEY Aggression”, wanted to show that their victory was not a fluke. They successfully defended their championships against The Professionals. They looked cohesive in their matches together. They were beginning to gel into a great tag team. The Black Hand Warriors, eager to prove that they were still the dominant team in Dynamo Pro Wrestling, went to great lengths to position themselves as the next contenders for the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships. They gained lots of momentum with the addition of a third member, Jayden Dominic Rose. The Black Hand Warriors then challenged “DirdEY Aggression” to a three on two handicap match for the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships. What happened on February 7th, 2015 will go down as one of the most brutal moments in Dynamo Pro Wrestling.
“We recognize that the Black Hand Warriors, Michael Magnuson and David DeLorean (and their representation), have not had their rematch clause honored since losing the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship this past August. We insist that this was merely an error in scheduling without any ill intent by the company whatsoever. However, lack of malice notwithstanding, we recognize that we are all past due to remedy this situation and honor the traditional title rematch clause of the former champions.
Additionally, it is recognized by the company that the Black Hand Warriors, as champions, faced a distinct disadvantage in the deciding contest in which they lost the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship, it having been an impromptu four way tag-team elimination match. While the company’s sole intent was to create the most dynamic, compelling, thrilling, and action-packed event for our audience, we do recognize that the Black Hand Warriors were not granted even odds, nor proper preparation by the nature of such a contest. Therefore, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has settled with representation of The Black Hand Warriors to allow them a corresponding advantage in their title rematch.
The Black Hand Warriors, Michael Magnuson and David Delorean, will be joined by their new partner, Jayden Dominic Rose, to take on our current champions, “DirdEY” Jake Dirden & Jackal, in a two on three handicap match for the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship THIS SATURDAY, February 7th, at the Stratford Bar & Grill in Fenton, Missouri. The previously announced tag team championship match must be rescheduled, and the company apologizes for any inconvenience.
While neither Dynamo Pro Wrestling or the representation for The Black Hand Warriors admit to any wrongdoing, both agree to the terms of this settlement and forego any further litigation of these matters.
DIRDEY AGGRESSION (Jake Dirden & Jackal) vs. THE BLACK HAND WARRIORS (Magnuson, Delorean, & Fenix) 2-on-3 HANDICAP MATCH for the DYNAMO PRO TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Litigation settlement between The Black Hand Warriors and Dynamo Pro Wrestling
(Document provided by Dynamo Pro Wrestling and the Offices of Richard P. Dickson, Esq.)
Prior to the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship match at The Stratford Bar and Grill, representation for the Black Hand Warriors manipulated the contract that was presented to them by Dynamo Pro Wrestling management. They wanted the provision to be put in place that, in the event of a championship win by The Black Hand Warriors, all three men would be allowed to the defend the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship. Immediately after the contract signing, “DirdEY” Jake Dirden went “off the radar”. The native of Blackwater, Missouri was unable to be contacted. Jackal received word that Dirden would be at the February 7th event, prepared to make Dynamo Pro Wrestling history and forever change the landscape of the promotion. Both teams made their way to the ring and the championship match began. When Jackal crawled to his tag team partner, “DirdEY” Jake Dirden lived up to his name and left his partner to fend off all three of The Black Hand Warriors on his own. “DirdEY” has revealed his plan. He did not want to be a tag team champion. He wanted to be the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion! As the match concluded, the “power” had shifted in Dynamo Pro Wrestling. The Black Hand Warriors were the first three-time Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions. They also gained a great ally in the form of “The Intelligent Monster” Jake Dirden.
Once The Black Hand Warriors regained the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship, they truly felt invincible. With the ability to decide which members of the team would defend their tag team championships at any time, many people would agree that they had a stronghold on the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship. By retaining their championships against The Bum Rush Brothers, Guns and Beer, The Bite Club, and Straps Down University, it was obvious that The Black Hand Warriors would be impossible to defeat. Yet, as time went on, a pair of familiar faces returned to be a thorn in the side of the champions. Those men were “The Hybrid Ace” Jon Webb and Jack Gamble, High Level Enterprise.
For several years, High Level Enterprise and The Black Hand Warriors had a rivalry throughout the midwestern United States. Both teams had a genuine dislike for one another. On August 8th, 2015 and September 5th, 2015, High Level Enterprise defeated The Black Hand Warriors by disqualification at The Stratford Bar and Grill in Fenton, Missouri. The champions, in typical form, used the rules to their advantage to retain their championships. Dynamo Pro Wrestling management saw this and immediately granted High Level Enterprise a third opportunity to compete for the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship. The only difference with this match was that this championship match would be a no-disqualification match!
On October 3rd, 2015, at The Stratford Bar and Grill in Fenton, Missouri, High Level Enterprise were finally able to compete on a level playing field. They defeated The Black Hand Warriors to win the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship. This match featured chairs, tables, Legos, and many other weapons. The match was brutal in nature. However, the former champions demanded an immediate rematch to regain their tag team championships. Their demands were met and, on October 24th, 2015 on The Sports Academy in Glen Carbon, Illinois, the fans of Dynamo Pro Wrestling were witness to one of the most brutal wars in the history of Dynamo Pro Wrestling. Once again, chairs, tables, and Legos were used. This match also used new weapons of torture, including the bleachers, the walls of The Sports Academy, and even fire made an appearance in this barbaric match. When the dust settled, High Level Enterprise had finally proven that they were the dominant team, once and for all.
After winning the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships, Jon Webb and Jack Gamble rode the huge wave of momentum to several great championship defenses, including wins over The Black Hand Warriors, The Alpha Class, and Straps Down University. All of their successes did not go unnoticed. High Level Enterprise was named the Missouri Wrestling Revival 2015 Tag Team of the Year.
No one believed that High Level Enterprise could be defeated. They were at the top of their game. On April 2nd, 2016 at The Stratford Bar and Grill in Fenton, Missouri, High Level Enterprise was slated to defend their Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship against Mauler McDarby and Shawn Santel, The Professionals. The Professionals, known for their motto of “breaking necks and cashing checks” was overlooked by many of the fans of Dynamo Pro Wrestling. Granted, their win-loss record was not the best. Yet, they were a gritty, in your face tag team that was always a championship threat. In a heated contest, The Professionals used their knowledge of the rules and tag team expertise to match High Level Enterprise at every turn. Near the end of the match, it looked as though High Level Enterprise would cruise to another successful defense of the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship. Unfortunately, Webb and Gamble forgot that McDarby always traveled with his trusty shillelagh. McDarby used the shillelagh on High Level Enterprise when the referee’s attention was turned. Three seconds later, the crowd sat in disbelief as The Professionals became the new Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions!
The reign of The Professional as Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions was short-lived. After successfully defeating The Bite Club on April 24th, 2016 at Whiskey Wild Saloon in Columbia, Missouri, the former champions High Level Enterprise were granted their contractual rematch. On May 8th, 2016 at The Stratford Bar and Grill, The Professionals once again turned to their shillelagh for help. This time, however, the referee quickly stopped them from interjecting it into the championship match. Minutes later, Webb and Gamble became two-time Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions, defeating Santel and McDarby in the middle of the ring.
Once High Level Enterprise regained the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship, they immediately saw that there was a new threat to their championship gold. The team of Straps Down University, “The Valedictorian” Keon Option and Justin D’Air, were finally beginning to rack up enough victories to be considered for a championship opportunity. On February 20th, 2016, Straps Down University and High Level Enterprise had, what many professional wrestling fans would say, was the greatest tag team match in Dynamo Pro Wrestling history. On July 22nd, 2016 at NatsuCon in Collinsville, Illinois, Straps Down University was schedule to compete against High Level Enterprise in their highly-anticipated rematch for the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship. However, a bizarre knee injury to the high-flying D’Air days before the match drastically altered the match. Option was able to recruit the monstrous “Big” Jay Knight. The champions were taken back by the size of the new challenger, but they were able to adapt and successfully capitalize on a miscue by the challengers to retain their tag team championships. This would not be the last time that High Level Enterprise and Straps Down University would meet for the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship.
When High Level Enterprise and Straps Down University met again for the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship on October 16th, 2016 at The Sports Academy in Glen Carbon, Illinois, you could sense that the energy was different in the building that night. The champions were willing to talk to the fans and the media regarding this main event matchup. The challengers, usually the ones to talk and interact with everyone they came in contact with, were extremely quiet. In a brief statement to Dynamo Pro Wrestling’s Chris Roedel, Justin D’Air stated. “If we don’t win the tag team championships tonight, when will Straps Down University receive another chance at the tag team championships? We have to win tonight.” When the bell rang, the fans knew that this match would be another ‘instant classic” in this storied tag team rivalry. All four men left everything in the ring in this match. Technical wrestling and striking ability was showcased by Jack Gamble and Keon Option. Jon Webb and Justin D’Air showed why they are two of the best aerial wrestlers in the history of professional wrestling. In the end, it came down to a fight over who wanted to be called “champion”. On this night, Straps Down University would finally reach the goal that they had focused on for years and became the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions.
For 378 days, Straps Down University reigned over Dynamo Pro Wrestling as the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions. As they competed as the champions, a new team came to Dynamo Pro Wrestling and brought destruction and domination to the promotion. They went by the name of The Agents of Chaos. Viktor von Stein and Xavier Shadowz were what every tag team looks for. They were the perfect balance. Shadowz brought the aerial offense and von Stein would bring the power. On October 28th, 2017 at the Concorida Turners Gymnasium, Viktor Von Stein defeated Keon Option and Justin D’Air defeated Xavier Shadowz in singles competition. The next day, at Beer, Food, and Body Slams at 4Hands Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, these four men would compete for the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship. Ever time Straps Down University would build momentum, they would be brought down by the power of von Stein. The tag team champions never seen to find the answer to combat The Agents of Chaos. As Dynamo Pro Wrestling entered the holiday season, The Agents of Chaos began their reign as Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions.
When The Agents of Chaos became Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions, no one knew what it would take to defeat them. Little was known about The Agents of Chaos. One thing was for certain. This team had all of the makings of a dynasty in Dynamo Pro Wrestling. In their first defense, The Agents of Chaos defeated High Level Enterprise and Straps Down University. They defeated everyone in their path, such as Edvin Kudic & Ricky Rodriguez, Brandon Aarons & “Lights Out” Adrian Surge, Outtkast & C.J. Shine, The Arch City Mercenaries, and The Unlikely Heroes. As their name implies, von Stein and Shadowz’s knack for chaos, violence, and destruction helped them form an alliance with the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion “The Wind of Destruction” Makaze. For near thirteen months, The Agents of Chaos dominated the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team division.
In the last two months of 2018, the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship changed hands twice. On November 18th at the historic South Broadway Athletic Club in St. Louis, Missouri, The Agents of Chaos defended their Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships against both The Unlikely Heroes and The Arch City Mercenaries. For the majority of the match, The Agents of Chaos brought their smashmouth style of offense to both teams. A rare miscommunication between von Stein and Shadows gave Jackal the opportunity to seize the moment for The Unlikely Heroes. Three seconds later, The Unlikely Heroes became the unlikeliest team in the history of Dynamo Pro Wrestling to become tag team champions.
Less than a week later, despite the demands of the former champions, The Unlikely Heroes defended the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship again Tony Asteem and Jimmi LaFleur, The Arch City Mercenaries. Prior to the match, Ricky Rodriguez was attacked by both members of the Arch City Mercenaries, rendering him incapacitated for the match. Jackal fought with the heart of a lion, but Asteem and LaFleur assaulted him viciously. When Jackal refused to give up after several minutes, The Arch City Mercenaries lost control and got themselves disqualified. Jackal and Ricky Rodriguez survived their championship match in DeSoto, but their reign was in trouble.
At Dynamo Pro Wrestling’s “Underground” event on December 15th, 2018, The Unlikely Heroes had to defend the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship against The Arch City Mercenaries and The Agents of Chaos in a triple threat match. Jackal and Rodriguez were not at 100% going into this match. Both teams capitalized on this and took the fight to the champions. Near the end of the match, the hostility and frustrated between The Agents of Chaos boiled over and the fought with each throughout the FUBAR concert venue. While everyone’s attention was turned, The Arch City Mercenaries capitalized and scored the championship victory over The Unlikely Heroes.