Eight of the best wrestlers in the Missouri-Illinois area will compete in a one-night single-elimination tournament for the “King of St. Louis Cable” Cup trophy and a guaranteed MO/IL Heavyweight Title shot this Saturday.
MO/IL Heavyweight Champion Gary Jackson vs. Ace Hawkins is the first quarterfinal match. If Gary wins the tournament, he will choose his next challenger. Ace Hawkins would love get to the second round to face his former trainer, Espinosa.
TV Champion Brandon Espinosa and Big Dave Osborne wrestle in the first round. Espinosa wants to win this whole thing to get another title shot and if he runs into Phil E. Blunt eventually, he won’t complain.
MO/IL Junior Heavyweight Champion Johnny Courageous vs. Phil E. Blunt is a toss-up. Johnny has expressed his fascination with moving up and being the king of both weight classes. Blunt’s participation is controversial due to his interference in the last title match; most feel he should not be rewarded.
Battle Royal Champion Dave Vaughn vs. Sean Vincent will round out the quarterfinals. Vincent suffered a minor neck injury in a match with Ace Hawkins in Hillsdale. He has been cleared to wrestle and the match is on again.
No titles are on the line in the tournament. If Jackson wins, he will choose his next title challenger.
Former TNA Women’s Champion Madison Rayne will wrestle Stacey O’Brien. Two weeks ago, Rayne came up short at Bound for Glory VII in an attempt to regain said title. O’Brien wants to prove she belongs on the women’s national scene.
The Tag Team Championship will be on the line when The Big Texan & Tony Raze fight The Lumberjacks. Abe & Gabe must win to prove they are still a competitive force in the division they dominated for close to twenty years. You can bet the house that this one will not end “clean.”
The bell is at 8 PM, but merchandise man Nick Ridenour is sponsoring a wrestling trivia competition at 4 PM. If interested, call him at (314) 631-3878. The MMWA hopes that all of the great South Broadway fans join us at American Legion Post 162 for this memorable tournament.