By Larry Matysik
Can Ron Powers, Jake Dirden, and Bull Bronson get what they want for Christmas on the SICW card Saturday, Dec. 14 at the East Carondelet Community Center?
For Powers, he plain and simple wants revenge from Flash Flanagan when those two square off in one of three main events on the SICW holiday card.
On Nov. 16, Flanagan attacked Powers as Ron tangled with Classic Wrestling Champion “Ironman” Ken Kasa. Flash’s kendo stick and a stolen walker split Powers head into a bloody mess.
And while this grudge has become very intense, the winner between Flanagan and Powers might well be the next challenger for the Classic crown . . .
which could belong to either Kasa or Jake Dirden after Dec. 14. It’s the red-hot Dirden who is on such a roll that Kasa’s reign as Classic king is in jeopardy when those two meet Saturday. Travis Cook, Kasa’s controversial manager, will be hard-pressed to help Kasa devise some strategy to stop Dirden from becoming the champion.
And that leads to 410-pound Bull Bronson, who can become a major force on the title scene if Bull can knock off former Classic champion Ricky Cruz in the third feature Dec. 14. Cruz obviously has proven to be tough and smart, so Bull meets his toughest challenge yet.
WWE star Hillbilly Jim will be on hand for all the action. The last match Jim had on the independent circuit before signing with WWE was for SICW. Jim was a popular, exciting character before tearing up his knee and becoming a spokesman for wrestling’s biggest company.
Plus, the Kick Ass Award will be presented to promoter Herb Simmons and SICW. Stefene Russell, the culture editor of St. Louis Magazine, will make the presentation for 52nd City magazine. The honor recognizes a person and/or organization that makes the community a better place to live.
Furthermore, special recognition will be given to Jim Harris, who is retiring as a referee after many years as one of the top officials in the Midwest.
Rounding out the lineup, Waco opposes Gary Jackson. Waco is seeking revenge for his long-time tag team partner The Big Texan, who was defeated and unmasked by Jackson Nov. 16.
Big Jim Hoffarth, for the first time wrestling without a mask as the Big Texan, meets “Lockdown” Tony Raze.
Daniel Eads clashes with “Mr. Unpredictable” Dave Vaughn.
A six-man tag team bout pits Alexander Rudolph, Ax, and Joker against Heath Hatton, Bobby D, and Chaz Wesson.
Oh – Santa Claus will be there too.
For tickets, call 618-286-4848.
When Simmons says a card has something for everyone, this obviously is the perfect example.