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.

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Dynamo Pro returns “Underground” to Fubar, June 15

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling promises a gritty, all-ages event at Fubar on Friday, June 15.  The card is titled “Underground,” which was the name of DPW’s former series at intimate concert venues.

Main Event
Savanna Stone vs. Tootie Lynn Ramsey vs. Rahne Victoria

Outtkast vs. Ryan Ash
Jackal & Ricky Rodriguez vs. Tony Esteem & Jimmi LaFleur

Bell at 8.  Tickets are $12.

MMWA: Fans pick heavyweight title challenger for Brian James, June 9

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The Big Texan performs a diving headbutt on Moondog Rover at the South Broadway Athletic Club on December 2, 2017. Photo: Joe Henley

The South Broadway Athletic Club hosts MMWA Wrestling on Saturday, June 9.  In a rarity, the main event will be decided by fans via this Facebook poll.

The winner of the poll faces Brian James for “Da Bomb’s” MMWA strap.  Right now, Damion Cortess is the frontrunner.  Cortess has become a social media darling in the last few months, and he impressively squashed his last opponent (Flaming Freddie Fury) in a minute.

Also on the card, Moondog and Big Texan square off to see who will become the next heavyweight title mandatory challenger.

MMWA Championship
Brian James (c) vs. Facebook poll winner

MMWA Cruiserweight Championship
Da’Marius Jones (c) vs. The Snitch

Moondog Rover vs. The Big Texan
Gary Jackson vs. Khayman
C.J. Shine vs. B.T.
Johnny Park vs. El Diablo Loco

Bell at 8.  Tickets are $9.

Rex & Roller wrestle in WLW’s lumberjack match, June 2

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World League Wrestling returns to the Race Arena at 198 Cherry Blossom in Troy, Mo. on Saturday, June 2.

The main event features a lumberjack match, where wrestlers from the locker room surround the ring to ensure the competitors stay inside of it.

WLW Junior Heavyweight Championship
#7Kyle Roberts vs. Jayden Dominic Rose (c)

WLW Ladies Championship
Stacey O’Brien (c) vs. Heather Patera

Lumberjack match
Jaden Roller vs. Rex

#8Brandon Espinosa vs. #10Jon Webb
Steve Fender vs. Jack Gamble

Bell at 7.  Tickets are $12.

SICW: Two cage matches, Bruiser Brody Memorial, May 19

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The biggest event of the year for SICW Wrestling Explosion is at the East Carondelet Community Center on Saturday, May 19.

The card is topped with two cage matches, one featuring the return of Ricky Cruz against Chris Hargas, and the other for the promotion’s Classic title.

Marc Houston defends the title for the second time, as his opponent Flash Flanagan attempts to win the crown for an unprecedented fourth time.  Can Flanagan do it in his victory lap year?

The Brody Memorial battle royal is a SICW tradition.  Past winners have been: Sean Vincent, The Big Texan, Ron Powers, and Heath Hatton.

Classic Wrestling Championship | Steel Cage match
Marc Houston (c) vs. Flash Flanagan

Steel Cage match
Ricky Cruz vs. Chris Hargas

Bruiser Brody Memorial Battle Royal
Savanna Stone vs. Miss Monica

“Dr. D” David Schultz will sign autographs.  Barbara Goodish will present the Bruiser Brody Memorial trophy (in her late husband’s honor) to the winner of the battle royal.

Bell at 7.  Tickets are $12.

MMWA: “Incomparable” Cash vows to abolish South Broadway’s “Old Guard,” May 12

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Deacon Cash scores the pinfall against Gary Jackson on April 14, 2018 at the South Broadway Athletic Club. Photo: Joe Henley

Brian James defends his MMWA title against Deacon Cash in the main event of an important card at the South Broadway Athletic Club on Saturday, May 12.

Brian James, Gary Jackson, The Big Texan, and Moondog Rover: to former cruiserweight king Deacon Cash, these men all represent the “old guard” of South Broadway’s pro wrestling franchise.

Knocking the vets down a peg would be quite the accomplishment for the outspoken Bellefontaine, Mo. wrestler.

The match is “Da Bomb” Brian James’s first defense and Cash’s first opportunity.

Plus, Brandon Espinosa is set to take on Da’Marius Jones in the co-main event.  If Espinosa makes the 205 lb. weight limit, the bout will be for Jones’s cruiserweight title.

MMWA Championship
Brian James (c) vs. Deacon Cash

MMWA Cruiserweight Championship
Da’Marius Jones (c) vs. #8Brandon Espinosa

The Snitch & C.J. Shine vs. Frodo Meyer & Khayman
Moondog Rover vs. The Big Texan
Gary Jackson vs. Chase King
B.T. vs. Damion Cortess

Bell at 8.  Tickets are $9.

Karim Brigante takes on top-ranked Kyle Roberts for Missouri title at WLW in Troy, May 5

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World League Wrestling presents a strong card on Saturday, May 5 at its arena in Troy, Mo.

Missouri Wrestling Revival’s match of interest is Karim Brigante’s fifth defense of the State crown.  He takes on New Breed Wrestling’s kingpin, Kyle Roberts.

Judging by rankings, Roberts is the toughest challenger any of the Missouri champions has faced in ten months.

The main event features underdog promotional champion Jon Webb taking on veteran “Superstar” Steve Fender.

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Title History & Regulations

MWR Missouri Heavyweight Championship
CKarim Brigante vs. #7Kyle Roberts

WLW Heavyweight Championship
#10Jon Webb (c) vs. Steve Fender

WLW Ladies Championship
Miss Monica (c) vs. Stacey O’Brien

Jayden Dominic Rose vs. Rex

Bell at 7.  Tickets are $12.

Dynamo Pro: May the 4th (and 5th) be with you!

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling presents a double shot weekend in Saint Louis on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

The company returns to the Sports Academy in Glen Carbon on Friday, May 4 for the first time in 18 months.  The Star Wars themed card is called “May the 4th be with you” for obvious reasons.

Matches have yet to be announced.

Bell at 8.  Tickets are $15.


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Dynamo Pro returns the next day for Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street on Saturday, May 5.  Matches will be outside at (tentatively) Cherokee St & Iowa Ave in Saint Louis.

Two sessions will happen (at 2 and 4), with an extended intermission separating them.

Matches have yet to be announced.

Bell at 2.  Admission is free but seating is not provided.

Dynamo Pro: Will 3rd time be charm for Jack Gamble’s Missouri Title hopes, April 21?

 

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Karim Brigante and Jack Gamble square off in a featured bout for the Missouri Heavyweight Championship at Dynamo Pro’s upcoming card on Saturday, April 21 at Concordia Turners in St. Louis.

The bout is Brigante’s fourth defense and Gamble’s third shot (against a third unique champion too).  The showdown is the first MWR MO title bout in St. Louis City in 2018.

Also on the card, the final match to crown a new D-1 Champion headlines.  Six men will tangle in a probable brutal ladder match for the “stepping stone” belt that Michael Elgin vacated six months ago.

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Title History & Regulations

MWR Missouri Heavyweight Championship
CKarim Brigante vs. Jack Gamble

Dynamo Pro D-1 Championship (vacant) | Ladder match
Jake Parnell vs. Mike Outlaw vs. Adrian Surge vs. Keon Option vs. The Snitch vs. Jayden Dominic Rose

Bell at 8.  Tickets are $15.

 

SICW: Flanagan aims for one last hurrah with Classic title, April 21

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Flash Flanagan has said that 2018 will be his last year in wrestling, and he wants one last run with SICW’s greatest prize.  He gets that shot on Saturday, April 21 at the East Carondelet Community Center against champ Marc Houston.

The bout is “Ax Man” Houston’s first defense of the belt, and Flanagan’s first opportunity at it since last May.

Classic Wrestling Championship
Marc Houston (c) vs. Flash Flanagan

Two out of Three Falls
Sean Vincent vs. Christopher Hargas

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

Bell at 7.  Tickets are $12