NWL STL Events Move to Sundays, beginning with Final Four, March 26

NWL STL 3/26/17

By Marci Fritz, NWLeague.com

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

Kyle O’Reilly vs. Davey Gibson

Bell at 6.  Adult tickets are $12.50 at the door.

SICW Classic Title Tournament Quarterfinals, March 18

SICW 3/18/17

Eight men vie for the vacant SICW Classic Wrestling Championship in a tournament which continues March 18 at the East Carondelet Community Center.

The entire quarterfinal round is set to take place to determine the final four for next month.

Classic Wrestling Championship | Quarterfinals
Flash Flanagan vs. Curtis Wylde
Gary Jackson vs. Chris Hargas
Ken Kasa vs. Dave Vaughn
Marc Houston vs. Ax Allwardt

Bell at 8.  Tickets are $12.

Jackson & James battle in South Broadway’s first-ever cage match, March 11

Brian James hits Gary Jackson with chair
Brian James hits Gary Jackson with a chair in their lumberjack match Jan. 14, 2017. Photo: Joe Henley.

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 Super Six 3/17

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).

B.T. Daramola vs. Jimmy D

Bell at 8.  Tickets are $9.

Kurt Angle to enforce law in a match with no disqualifications, March 11

WLW 3/11/17

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.

St. Louis Championship Quarterfinals Set for Casa Loma, March 9

NWL STL 3/9/17

Eight men remain in the knockout tournament for the first-ever St. Louis Championship.  The entire round will match up on March 9 at NWL STL’s event at the Casa Loma Ballroom.

The card is NWL STL’s final Thursday offering before the promotion moves to Sundays at Casa Loma on March 26.

St. Louis Championship Quarterfinals
Todd Letterman vs. Marcellus Gaines
Coco Rumble vs. Mathew Grundy
Jay Lutz vs. Cornell Douglass
Dez Wellston vs. Maverick

Davey Gibson vs. Arik Cannon

Bell at 7.  Tickets are $12.50.

Aarons vs. Aliaga headlines as Dynamo Pro goes Mardi Gras, Feb. 25

Dynamo Pro 2/23/17

Brandon Aarons won the Dynamo Pro title in November at the company’s last event.  He makes his first defense at Dynamo Pro’s return at the Mineral Springs Mall in Alton on February 25.

Plus, Outtkast has quite the task in trying to break Michael Elgin.  The bout is for the promotion’s secondary belt.

Dynamo Pro Championship
Brandon Aarons (c) vs. Elvis Aliaga

Dynamo Pro D-1 Championship
Outtkast (c) vs. Michael Elgin

C.J. Shine vs. Jon Webb

Bell at 7.  Tickets are $15.

Blood Brothers are due for first round NWL STL tournament action, Feb. 23

NWL STL 2/23/17

Eleven men remain in the NWL’s St. Louis Championship tournament.  Three first round bracket matches will be decided on Thursday, February 23 at the Casa Loma Ballroom.

The Blood Brothers, Davey Gibson & Mathew Grundy, are undefeated 3-0 in tag team matches in the upstart promotion.  However, the duo will be in singles action as part of the tournament this week.

St. Louis Championship Tournament
Davey Gibson vs. Cornell Douglass
Dez Wellston vs. Adam Ryan
Mathew Grundy vs. Cal Stark

#8Skyler Beckett vs. Christian Adonis

I-70 Series (KC leads 2-1)
Jay Lutz vs. Blaine Meeks

Bell at 7.  Tickets are $12.50.  Get them for $9 with Ticketfly code NWLSTLLVR.