Ace Hawkins puts his Missouri State crown on the line for the fifth time against Jack Gamble in Troy at the Race Wrestling Arena on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Hawkins embarks to Europe for a wrestling tour later this month. If he retains against Gamble, he will be the first MWR Missouri champ to wrestle abroad while the champion (the title is only on the line in Missouri).
On Saturday, October 7, Savanna Stone and Rahne Victoria will meet in the famous South Broadway Athletic Club, marking the first time in six years that two women have squared off in the venue ( June 11, 2011: Stacey O’Brien beat Lucy Mendez).
Besides that history-making bout, both MMWA titles are on the line, including a questionable challenger in the big belt match.
Moondog Rover defends against B.T. Daramola, the ousted member of the 2.0 faction who has a losing streak second only to Flaming Freddie Fury.
Moondog Rover (c) vs. B.T. Daramola
MMWA Cruiserweight Championship
Deacon Cash (c) vs. Da’Marius Jones
Savanna Stone vs. Rahne Victoria
Khayman vs. Damion Cortess
Aaron Clay vs. Jimmy D
Justin D’Air vs. Hollis Giroux
Brian James & J’Mal Swagg vs. The Big Texan & ???
If Gary Jackson beats Ace Hawkins on Saturday, September 9, at the South Broadway Athletic Club, “The Night Train” will be the State king for the first time in 14 years.
Jackson has not challenged for this version of the Missouri title, which was inaugurated in October 2015. He has won his last four matches, beating: A.J. Williams, The Big Texan (twice), and Da’Marius Jones.
Not to be an afterthought, Ace Hawkins is defending for the second time since beating Brandon Espinosa in July.
Also on the card, the MMWA’s big belt and the 205 lb. class prize are to be defended in three-way matches.
MWR Missouri Heavyweight Championship CAce Hawkins vs. Gary Jackson
Moondog Rover (c) vs. Brian James vs. The Big Texan
MMWA Cruiserweight Championship
Deacon Cash (c) vs. Justin D’Air vs. Sean Vincent
C.J. Shine vs. Da’Marius Jones
Brandon Espinosa vs. Hollis Giroux
Johnny Park vs. A.J. Williams
Bob Backlund will be in attendance. Bell at 8. Tickets are $9.
St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame Information
Before the wrestling, come to South Broadway for the 2017 St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, where Bob Backlund and the late Édouard Carpentier will be honored.
Bob Backlund’s speech is at 4 P.M. The hour includes a Q&A session. Admission is $10. For an additional $10, meet Bob and get his autograph.
The Race Wrestling Arena in Troy, Mo. hosts a huge main event on Saturday, September 9. After their 25 minute (including overtime) draw last month, Leland Race and Jon Webb are set to meet again, but this time in an Iron Man match.
Race’s title is on the line, meaning that Webb could walk out with the heavyweight and junior heavyweight titles.
The wrestler who has scored the most falls at the end of the 30 minute mandatory time limit will be the winner.
WLW Heavyweight Championship | Iron Man match (30) #9Leland Race (c) vs. #2Jon Webb
WLW Ladies Championship
Miss Monica (c) vs. Stacey O’Brien
NWL STL returns home to Matteson Square Garden in St. Peters for its second event at the rink on Saturday, August 26.
The main event pits the two NWL city champions, Dak Draper and Maverick, against two longtime area favorites, Gary Jay and Davey Vega.
Also on the card, “Super” ACH is set to debut against Mike Outlaw. ACH is very excited to debut for the NWL.
Main Event #1Dak Draper & #2Maverick vs. Gary Jay & Davey Vega
#6Jack Foster & Dingo vs. Jeremy Wyatt & Michael Strider
ACH vs. Mike Outlaw
Skyler Beckett vs. Emmett DuBois
Anthony “Sharkbait” Gutierrez vs. Clayton Fox
Thor Theriot & Jet Royal vs. Cornell Douglass & Castle
Javy Torres vs. Leo Howlett
Dante Poe vs. TBA
Bell at 7. Tickets are $20 at the door. A flash sale for half-off tickets is available here until Wednesday at midnight.