Keon Option, local favorite, passes away

Justin D'Air & Keon Option
Justin D’Air and Keon Option hoist the Dynamo Pro tag belts high. Photo: “Sarah Rose” Souders

Wrestling personalities and fans mourn the loss of Bryan Like, professionally known as Keon Option.

Option was a former Dynamo Pro Tag Team champion, and had been active in Saint Louis since 2014.

Like was passionate about social justice and improving his community. He ran for the Missouri House of Representatives District 71 in 2016.

Details to follow.Keon Option promo


SICW: Ricky Cruz defends against “King” Hargas, July 20

SICW 7/20/19

Unified Saint Louis champion Ricky Cruz is at the top of the game, but he could lose one of his prizes on Saturday, July 20 at the East Carondelet Community Center.

Christopher Hargas, representing the Travis Cook Organization, looks to win SICW’s title for the first time.

Classic Wrestling Championship
Ricky Cruz (c) vs. Christopher Hargas

Flash Flanagan vs. Damion Cortess
Mecha Mercenary vs. Attila Khan
Billy McNeil vs. Curtis Wylde
Sean Vincent vs. Jake Law

Bell at 7. Tickets are $12.

MMWA: “Christmas in July,” July 13

MMWA 7/13/19

A mixed tag team match headlines MMWA Wrestling’s “Christmas in July” event at the South Broadway Athletic Club on Saturday, July 13.

Besides a full card, expect fun door prizes and a visit from Santa.

Main Event
Ricky Cruz & Savanna Stone vs. Curtis Wylde & Wyldefyre

Bell at 8. Tickets are $10.

SICW: Legends Fan Fest & Wrestling in Belleville, June 29

SICW 6/29/19

Gimmick Tree Entertainment and SICW present one of the biggest events of the year on Saturday, June 29 at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center in Belleville, Ill.

The main event features a Modern Vintage Wrestling title bout. Pennsylvania-based MVW is a partner of GTE.

Local fans will be most interested in Tommy Dreamer and Attila Khan’s  “Extreme Rules” match. Will the hardcore icon Dreamer be the man to finally stop the Mongolian madman’s path of destruction?

MVW Championship
Joey Lynch (c) vs. Mecha Mercenary

No Disqualification match
Tommy Dreamer vs. Attila Khan

Malia Hosaka vs. Thunderkitty
Val Venis vs. Beastman
Cowboy Bob Orton & Tony Atlas vs. The Big Texan & Frankie D
Sean Vincent vs. Khayman

Baron Von Raschke and Road Warrior Animal are scheduled to appear.

Bell at 7. Tickets are $20. The meet-and-greet begins at 4. Call (618) 971-5409 for information.

Dynamo Pro returns to Gateway Harley-Davidson, June 20

Dynamo Pro 6/20/19

Dynamo Pro Wrestling presents its second unique summer event of the season at Gateway Harley-Davidson in Saint Louis on Thursday, June 20.

Gateway Harley-Davidson champion Heart Throb Jaden is expected to defend his belt that he won in the battle royal last month.

A full card will take place, but the exact matches have yet to be announced.

Bell at 6. This is a free event.

MMWA: Unified STL king Ricky Cruz defends MMWA gold, June 8

Cruz wins Classic Title 2019
Ricky Cruz beat Steve Fender May 25, 2019 to win SICW’s Classic title, becoming the only man to hold it and MMWA’s crown simultaneously. Photo: Joe Henley

Long live the king! MMWA & SICW Classic Wrestling Champion Ricky Cruz will defend the former at the South Broadway Athletic Club on Saturday, June 8.

Since January 2011, two champions have reigned atop the partner companies MMWA and SICW. On May 25 in East Carondelet, Ricky Cruz reunited the mantles as he picked up the Classic Wrestling Championship at the Larry Matysik/Bruiser Brody Memorial.

To be clear, the MMWA and SICW titles are not unified, but are simply held by the same man.

MMWA Championship
Ricky Cruz (c) vs. Curtis Wylde

The Big Texan vs. Damion Cortess
Jaden Roller vs. James Brady
Attila Khan vs. Frankie D
Savanna Stone vs. Camron Bra’Nae

Bell at 8. Tickets are $9.