World League Wrestling is enthusiastic about its next card at the Race Arena on August 18. There’s a good reason: WLW has landed a deal with KMIZ-TV (in Columbia) and this Saturday’s event is the first TV taping.
WLW Heavyweight Championship #3Jon Webb (c) vs. Brandon Espinosa
WLW Ladies Championship | Open challenge
Stacey O’Brien vs. ???
#9Jayden Dominic Rose vs. Rex
Kyle Roberts vs. Steve Fender
Bell at 7. Tickets are $12.
The first WLW television show in many years will air on KMIZ subchannel 17.3 in Columbia, Mo. at 6 P.M. on September 22.
The second leg of Dynamo Pro’s summer series “Riot on the River” is at The Loading Dock in Grafton, Ill. on Friday, Aug. 3.
Eight men remain from the initial 16 in the bracket. In addition to the quarterfinal round, the promotional strap is on the line as well. “Lights Out” Adrian Surge challenges for the title defended by Makaze for the first time in 15 months.
Dynamo Pro Championship
Makaze (c) vs. Adrian Surge
Riot on the River Tournament | Quarterfinals
Mike Outlaw vs. Xavier Shadowz
Outtkast vs. Benjamin Trust
Jackal vs. The Snitch
Billy McNeil vs. C.J. Shine
Flash Flanagan is up against what could either be his greatest challenge or his easiest when wrestling is back at the East Carondelet Community Center on Saturday, July 21.
The main event features the top five competitors in SICW in a “gauntlet match.” The gauntlet event starts with two men (drawn randomly or methodically seeded) who wrestle to a fall. The loser is replaced by the next competitor. This continues until all five men have wrestled and only one remains.
If the champion Flanagan comes in at #1, the challenge will be nearly insurmountable. However, a #5 draw could be a walk in the park over a single exhausted opponent.
Classic Wrestling Championship | Gauntlet match
Flash Flanagan (c) vs. Ken Kasa vs. King Christopher Hargas vs. Superstar Steve Fender vs. Curtis Wylde
Ricky Cruz vs. Kahagas
Sean Vincent vs. Jake Prater
“The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan is scheduled to appear.
The South Broadway Athletic Club hosts another evening of MMWA Wrestling on Saturday, July 14.
The main event pits top heavyweight contenders Moondog Rover against The Big Texan, in a match fans hope will finally produce a winner.
In May, the pair battled to a double countout in what was to determine the next MMWA Championship challenger. Last month, the men were joined in a three-way match with Deacon Cash. However, that scrap was scrapped to a no contest when Damion Cortess interfered.
Dynamo Pro Wrestling holds its second annual “Riot on the River” tournament over three events this summer at The Loading Dock in Grafton.
The opening round bouts of the knockout take place on Friday, July 6. This year, the tournament has doubled in size to 16 men!
“Lights Out” Adrian Surge first rose to prominence locally when he won the tournament and trophy belt last year in the inaugural event.
Riot on the River Tournament | Round of 16
Mike Outlaw vs. Viktor von Stein
Ricky Rodriguez vs. Xavier Shadowz
Camaro Jackson vs. Benjamin Trust
Outtkast vs. Ryan Ash
Adrian Surge vs. Jackal
The Snitch vs. Shiroi Senshi
C.J. Shine vs. Tony Esteem
Billy McNeil vs. Jimmi LaFleur
(bouts are in bracket order)