It was all a dream that became reality. Who could have ever imagined that what came out of Mike, Greg, Al, & me (Diehard Dustin Lee) meeting up at a Denny's would end up changing Pro Wrestling forever? The twists, the turns, the ups, the downs, the good, the bad, the rise, and the fall...it was a helluva roller coaster of a ride that gave starts to names you know today. With over a decade of hardwork, IPW's talent earned Indianapolis a strong reputation for hard-hitting, high flying, & hardcore innovative wrestling while the management provided a platform to perform & fun shows for the "smart" & casual fans, alike...setting the bar super high for all those who have attempted to proceed in Indy & the Midwest in general. IPW's influence did not stop in the Heartland as it eventually extended to other parts of the country & eventually other parts of the globe after several stars "got over" all over the world.
Insanity Pro Wrestling was exactly as it sounded...INSANE! Who would've thought that "if you build it, they will come" could be a reality? Before YouTube...before DVD even...IPW found a way. How crazy is that? And over the years...it grew & evolved...it helped guys have platforms to test their skills, work out their characters, & show off their moves. It became a place to be on Saturday night...and it's absence leaves Indianapolis with a empty spot filled by fond memories.
For sure, IPW was a blast...a once in a lifetime experience that we will surely never forget!
Here's a list of some of the names that helped make IPW the must-see show in Indy:
O14K's Dave & Jake Crist, Nevaeh, Sami Callihan aka WWE NXT's Solomon Crow, Osyris aka Kongo Kong, "Spyder" Nate Webb, Hillbilly Jed aka J.D. Mariani, the late JC Bailey, Naptown Dragons (Diehard Dustin Lee, Scotty Vortekz, WWE NXT Ref Drake Wuertz aka "The Psycho Shooter" Drake Younger, "The LuchaDork" xOMGx), John Moxley aka WWE's Dean Ambrose, E.Z. Cruz, Simon Sezz, Vic the Bruiser, BoBo Brazil Jr., "Simply Spectacular" Dave Davidson, Gimmick Infringement, The Messiahs of the New Age (Dustin Rayz & Lou Roberts), Louis Linaris, The Bouncer, Brandon Prophet, Hex Gage, Clifton Crunk, Poon Loc, Manslaughter, Dayton Suave, Ronnie Vegas, Dozer, "The Dangerous Bull" Don Basher, DOPE (Rick Ravage & Violent Ed), Carlton Kaz aka James Avery, Greg Carey, Billy Roc, The Van Zants, Hailey Hatred, Candice LaRae, Sassy Stephie, "Bad Boy" Bobby Black, The Diva (RIP), The Soul Shooters ("Poison" Appollo Starr & Drew Skillz), Indiana Kidd Jr. aka Joey "Kidd" Owens, Diamond Dawg, Simply Marvelous (P.T. Hustla & D'Von Fury), American Kickboxer, Zac Vincent, The Horror Show (the late Botch & his partner Cyanide), Kenny Courageous, AR Fox, Facade, Trick Davis, Tarek The Legend, Alex Colon, Reed Bentley, Tripp Cassidy, The Mavericks (Aaron Williams & Alan Wasylychyn), Ryan Rich, Marc Houston, Jesse Emerson, Flip Kendrick, Chrisjen Hayme, CJ Otis, Tony Kozina, Carter Gray, Louis Lyndon, Marion Fontaine, Faith in Nothing (Christian Faith & Vincent Nothing), The Necro Butcher, Josh Abercrombie aka Josh Raymond, Ruckus, Ricochet aka Lucha Underground's Prince Puma, Chuck Taylor aka Evolve's DUSTIN, Colt Cabana, Davey Richards, Kyle O'Reily, Danny Havoc, CM Punk, King Kong Bundy, "Mr. Insanity" Toby Klein, Tim Donst, B-Boy, "Richie Boy" Breyer Wellington, B.J. Whitmer, Mike Quakenbush, Cody Hawk, Chad Collyer, Matt Stryker, Bryan Danielson aka WWE's Daniel Bryan, Mad Man Pondo, Corporal Robinson, Matt Sydal, Delirious, Shiima Xion aka DJ Ion, Jimmy Jacobs, Ashley Sixx, Kris Chambers, Soldier Ant aka WWE's Drew Gulak, Public Enemy, Adam Cole, Merick Brave, & Tyler Black aka WWE's Seth Rollins. (There may be more, we apologize if we missed you. Message us if you want to be included.)
Oh and my Dad, David Lee, once jumped the rail to stop Osyris from injuring Vortekz after a match...AND backstage...he once clacked Jon Moxley (pre-Dean Ambrose) with a Singapore Cane just to see what it sounded like...so he counts too! I love you, Dad!
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