NWL STL has moved its pro wrestling events from Thursday evenings to Sunday afternoons. The first Sunday card will be held on March 26th at 6 P.M. at the Casa Loma Ballroom. The NWL STL tournament semifinal round will be decided that night.
“Having the events on Thursday evening was initially our best option,” said Major Baisden, League president. NWL STL has delivered five bi-weekly cards in St. Louis since opening earlier this year. “However, it has always been our goal to be an entertainment option for the families of St. Louis. Running on Sunday will make it easier on them to come out.
St. Louis has historically been a dominant pro wrestling town with loyal fans fondly recalling Wrestling at the Chase events and Saturday morning wrestling on TV. “I’m looking forward to our events moving to Sunday,” said Matt Jackson, General Manager of NWL STL. “The move will make it easier for fans to commit to a weekend evening spent watching wrestling, instead of competing with typical midweek activities.”
St. Louis Championship Semifinals
Maverick vs. Cornell Douglass
Mathew Grundy vs. Todd Letterman
Gary Jackson and Brian James are two perennial rivals at the South Broadway Athletic Club. They meet in a steel cage match on March 11 at the storied venue.
The men’s rivalry has intensified over the past few months, and failed to settle after a lumberjack match in January. The “human cage” on that night (other wrestlers surrounded the ring) failed to be unbiased, and a giant brawl erupted.
In collaboration with SICW promoter Herb Simmons, the fence will keep Gary Jackson and Brian James in the ring and it will keep everyone else out on Saturday.
Unbelievably, the match will be the first time the ring has ever been surrounded by a fence at the Soulard cornerstone. That’s saying something, considering the modern promotion at the SBAC has run consistently since 1985.
Steel Cage match
Gary Jackson vs. Brian James
MMWA Cruiserweight Championship
Deacon Cash (c) vs. Frodo Meyer
MMWA Championship Series #7Brandon Espinosa (3 pts) vs. Da’Marius Jones (3 pts)
Moondog Rover (0 pts) vs. Barackus (3 pts) *CAce Hawkins (5 pts) has been suspended. He is expected to forfeit to J’Mal Swagg (2 pts).
World League presents one of its prime events of the year at the Race Wrestling Arena in Troy on March 11. In addition to the strong card, former world heavyweight champion Kurt Angle will be the guest referee for the main event between Leland Race and Jayden Fenix.
Angle will host a meet and greet earlier in the day at a separate event at the same venue.
Plus, Jon Webb defends his 220 lb. limit title against former tag team partner Jack Gamble.
No Holds Barred | Referee: Kurt Angle
Leland Race vs. Jayden Fenix
WLW Junior Heavyweight Championship #4Jon Webb (c) vs. Jack Gamble
WLW Ladies Championship
Lucy Mendez (c) vs. Stacey O’Brien vs. “Miss Natural” Heather Patera
Kyle Roberts vs. Steve Fender
Roy Lewis vs. Rex
Bell at 7. Tickets to the matches only are $15. Meet Kurt Angle from 1-4 at the venue; admission is $65 and includes entry to the matches.