SICW: Unlikely Foes to Partner Up

Ricky Cruz punches Ron Powers in 2012.  Although regularly at odds, these two will team up on October 19 to advance their own singles careers.  Photo: Brian Kelley
Ricky Cruz punches Ron Powers in 2012. Although regularly at odds, these two will team up on October 19 to advance their own singles careers. Photo: Brian Kelley

By Larry Matysik

An astounding tag team battle tops the SICW card in East Carondelet this coming Saturday, October 19.  Not only is WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan a special guest, but two “odd couples” collide in the main event.

Classic Wrestling Champion “Ironman” Ken Kasa combines with one of his most dangerous contenders, the clever and nasty Flash Flanagan.  And two former Classic titleholders form the opposition — Ron Powers and Ricky Cruz.

There is as much chance of trouble within both pairs of teammates as there is a chance for a wild war between the teams!

That’s right, it’s Cruz and Powers on the same side after a unique set of circumstances brought together two stars who have shared bumps, bruises and spilled blood in an intense feud.

Promoter Herb Simmons did some fast talking, putting together this superb duel.  He convinced Flash that the best way to earn a title crack was prove to Kasa and his manager Travis Cook how good Flanagan was by helping the champ defeat two dangerous foes.  And despite his strained relations with Cook and crew, Simmons somehow got Travis to accept the idea that having someone like Flanagan as a partner would help to beat Cruz and Powers and push both down the list of challengers.

Simmons further persuaded Powers and Cruz that the best way to a title shot for either would be to forget their differences for one night.  The fact that both Powers and Cruz have had violent episodes with Flanagan made it even more appealing. The chair-swinging explosion between Flash and Powers, plus a recent title match where Kasa got disqualified against Cruz and soon Flash and Powers were slugging it out in the ring, had all involved thinking.

So Cruz and Powers try to bury the hatchet… at least next Saturday in East Carondelet.  “Hacksaw” Duggan will have plenty of action to watch.

Plus: The Big Texan faces Jake Dirden.  Gary Jackson and Dave Vaughn have a rematch with a longer time limit after going to a  draw on September 21.  Heath Hatton and Alexandre Rudolph square off.  Fiery Michael Cage debuts, 410-pound Bull Bronson is back, and more.

Will Travis Cook even be there?  He was blasted with a  guitar by the Honky Tonk Man in Belleville last Saturday.

For tickets, call (618) 286-4848.

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