By Ben Simon
Gary Jackson is a legend and he’s not done yet. The longtime Saint Louis veteran will take a crack at “Ironman” Ken Kasa and his Classic Wrestling Championship this Saturday, April 26, at the East Carondelet Community Center.
I’m trying to get back into the spotlight and be a champion again. A lot of fans remember me when I had the (MMWA Championship, when it was the SICW’s crown, too)… they say I’ve still got what it takes to win this belt again.
A multiple-time champ at South Broadway, “Gorgeous” Gary has never held the top prize in modern SICW. Over a year since his last shot at the Classic Title (CWC), “Night Train” looks to take Travis Cook’s most prized trophy from his most prized athlete.
That athlete is Ken Kasa, the CWC for 10 months. Saturday will be Kasa’s 11th title defense, just two away from Ricky Cruz’s record of 13.
This SICW offering is titled “Barnburner” and it should be one indeed. In a co-feature, Flash Flanagan makes his return to test Jake Dirden in a heavyweight showdown.
In this battle that pits a kendo stick against the Asiatic spike, this could get out of hand in a hurry.
Also, Ricky Cruz teams with the 410 lb. Bull Bronson to battle Chaz Wesson and Ron Powers. As well, Heath Hatton wrestles promotional newcomer “The Iceman” Howard Moritz.
For advance tickets, call (618) 286-4848.