WLW: Inaugural TV taping features Webb-Espinosa for the title, Aug. 18

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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.

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SICW: Flash & Vincent challenge “Big Daddy’s Monsters” in East Carondelet, Aug. 18

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Tag team wrestling is the theme of the night when SICW rumbles into the East Carondelet Community Center on Saturday, August 18.

Main Event
Flash Flanagan & Sean Vincent vs. Attila Khan & Kowalski

Ricky Cruz, Keith Smith, & Keith Smith Jr. vs. Steve Fender, Chris Hargas, & Travis Cook
Gary Jackson & P.T. Beckham vs. Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby

Bell at 7. Tickets are $12.

MMWA: Can Moondog become a 2-time champ, Aug. 11?

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MMWA Wrestling returns to the South Broadway Athletic Club on Saturday, August 11.

MMWA Championship
#7Brian James (c) vs. Moondog Rover

MMWA Title Eliminator
Gary Jackson vs. The Big Texan

#10Da’Marius Jones & A.J. Williams vs. Khayman & El Diablo Loco
Deacon Cash vs. Damion Cortess
Jaden Roller vs. B.T. Daramola
Ricky Rodriguez vs. Rick Ruby

Bell at 8. Tickets are $9.

Dynamo Pro: Riot on the River Night 2, with Makaze-Surge as bonus, Aug. 3

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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

Bell at 8. Tickets are $10.

Dynamo Pro: D-1 title is the centerpiece of Concordia Turners card, July 28

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Jayden Dominic Rose defends his Dynamo Pro D-1 title against Mike Outlaw at Concordia Turners in Saint Louis on Saturday, July 28.

The defense is Rose’s first since grabbing the vacated belt in a six-way ladder match on April 21. Outlaw earned the opportunity by winning a five-person gauntlet match last month.

Dynamo Pro D-1 Championship
#9Jayden Dominic Rose (c) vs. Mike Outlaw

Bell at 8. Tickets are $15.

First Time Ever: Gauntlet Match to determine SICW Classic title, July 21

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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.

Bell at 7. Tickets are $12.

MMWA “Christmas in July” brings another Moondog-Texan showdown, July 14

Moondog Rover
Moondog Rover greets fans at the South Broadway Athletic Club on December 2, 2017. Photo: Joe Henley

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.

Main Event
Moondog Rover vs. The Big Texan

Damion Cortess vs. B.T.

Bell at 8. Tickets are $9.

Adrian Surge seeks to repeat as Dynamo Pro’s summer series champ in Grafton, July 6

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Adrian Surge with Riot on the River belt
Adrian Surge holds his Riot on the River title belt in Grafton on August 4, 2017. Photo: Jay King.

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)

Bell at 8.  Tickets are $10.

SICW: Does Ricky Cruz have what it takes to upend battle royal champ Curtis Wylde, June 16?

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Wrestling returns to the East Carondelet Community Center on Saturday, June 16.  Ricky Cruz is set to take on Curtis Wylde in what is quickly becoming a full-blown comeback for the Puerto Rican.

It is unclear if Cruz will set his sights on the SICW Classic title, but a victory over Bruiser Brody battle royal champ Wylde would put Cruz in the title picture.

Main Event
Flash Flanagan & Ken Kasa vs. King Christopher Hargas & Superstar Steve Fender

Ricky Cruz vs. Curtis Wylde
Keith Smith & Keith Smith Jr. vs. Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby

Bell at 7.  Tickets are $12.