XWC Graduate Stories: The Riegel Twins Trip Into Hostile Territory

riegeltwinsWhen you first meet Logan and Sterling Riegel, it’s easy to get them confused. I mean, they are twins, after all. In a physical sense, their hair is only what differentiates the two; Logan with the golden blonde hair, and Sterling with light brown hair. After getting to know them, it gets easy to distinguish the two by the way they talk and their mannerisms. They have completely different personalities, but they still share the same enthusiasm and passion for pro wrestling, as well as both being easily approachable and willing to help out the new guys in training.

Logan and Sterling Riegel were the first trainees at the Xtreme Wrestling Center (XWC), led by head trainer, “Smooth as Satin” David Cattin, with the help of General Manager Jordan “Smiley” Rogers, and trainers Adam “Jude Vice” Houck, Atom “Enigma” Cox, Justin “Dekin Cane” Caughron, Kyle King, Tommy ‘Snow’ Randles, and many guest trainers. As of February 18, 2015, The Riegel Twins are also the first graduates of The XWC. Since then, they have been booked in four matches, three of them being title matches. They wasted no time in showing what they can do, and they are already catching the eyes and ears of many promotions and other wrestlers across the United States. One tag team that has captured their attention has been The Canadian Pitbulls; Arik Angel and Elias.

On the morning of Sunday, March 8, The Riegel Twins made the 9-hour trip alone to Denver, Colorado, to compete against The Canadian Pitbulls for a 3rd time, in a 3rd location. This time at Primos Hardcore Wrestling. Even though Logan and Sterling were being booked as babyfaces, they were still walking into hostile territory. They were warned by the promoter before the match, “This is a heel heavy crowd, just to you warn you guys,” The Riegels said as they were talking to me before training a few days following the show.

“When we got there, we just got booed. People were booing like crazy!” It’s something that they laugh about now, but they recounted some of the things that they heard the crowd yell to them. “People would say the meanest s***, like, ‘Get off the steroids! You guys don’t have any d****!’ But by the end of the night, the crowd popped for us. They were cheering for us. It was awesome!”

The Canadian Pitbulls even vouched for them by the time their night was over. “The Pitbulls got on the mic and hyped us up,” The Riegels said and recounted what The Canadian Pitbulls said after their match, “These guys are awesome, this is what tag team wrestling is all about!” Their (what some have described as “epic”) 25-minute match against The Canadian Pitbulls is still the talk of the wrestling community in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri.

You can see The Riegel Twins in action in Kansas City soon enough. On Saturday, May 9, The Riegel Twins will be in action at Kansas City Xtreme Wrestling’s inaugural event, “Wrestling Reborn” at the Pierson Community Center in Kansas City, KS. They will be taking on ECW Original, Angel Medina, and a yet to be named, mystery tag team opponent. If you want to see future stars in professional wrestling, I wouldn’t want to miss Wrestling Reborn. I know I won’t.

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