BEN SIMON, Administrator
PATRICK BRANDMEYER, Author
SEAN ORLEANS, Author
Mid Missouri Wrestling Alliance (MMWA)
- South Broadway Athletic Club, Saint Louis, Mo.
TONY CASTA, Executive Director
JIM HARRIS, Commissioner
TIM MILLER, Advisor
Official Media: MMWAstl.com
The South Broadway Athletic Club has hosted wrestling of some sort for a century, but for the professional ranks, it has been 50 years. In 1985, Tony Casta ousted Tim Keirns to become promoter at the SBAC and the MMWA was born. This organization is St. Louis’ oldest wrestling promotion!
The SBAC, which owns MMWA Wrestling, lies in historic Soulard. Its events are regularly covered by the Riverfront Times, HEC-TV, and by various college photo slideshow projects. This attention regularly draws more fans (from all walks of life) than any other organization.
Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling (SICW)
- East Carondelet Community Center, East Carondelet, Ill.
HERB SIMMONS, Executive Director
KEITH SMITH, Commissioner
LARRY MATYSIK, Advisor
Official Media: (618) 286-4848
Herb Simmons has promoted wrestling since the early 70′s. Names like Lou Thesz and Bruiser Brody have appeared on his Southern Illinois cards. In the 80′s, Simmons started calling his promotion SICW. It is the spiritual successor of the St. Louis Wrestling Club.
The MMWA-SICW partnership produced decades of body slams and memories. In October 2012, the South Broadway Athletic Club ended its relationship with Herb Simmons and Keith Smith. Thus, the MMWA and SICW are now completely separate.
Dynamo Pro Wrestling
- Stratford Bar & Grill, Fenton, Mo.
- Sports Academy, Glen Carbon, Ill.
JIM YOUNT, Owner
CRYSTAL YOUNT, Owner
MARK BLAND, Executive Director of Operations
Official Media: DynamoProWrestling.com
Founded in 2007 as the Missouri portion of NWA Central States Wrestling, Dynamo Pro has booked events in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois. The outfit took its current name in 2008 and split from the NWA in October 2012. With two home venues, Dynamo Pro is set to present more cards in 2014 than any other promotion.
The Younts and Mark Bland encourage wrestlers to work for multiple promoters. In fact, Dynamo Pro allows outside championships to be defended on its cards.