If Gary Jackson beats Ace Hawkins on Saturday, September 9, at the South Broadway Athletic Club, “The Night Train” will be the State king for the first time in 14 years.
Jackson has not challenged for this version of the Missouri title, which was inaugurated in October 2015. He has won his last four matches, beating: A.J. Williams, The Big Texan (twice), and Da’Marius Jones.
Not to be an afterthought, Ace Hawkins is defending for the second time since beating Brandon Espinosa in July.
Also on the card, the MMWA’s big belt and the 205 lb. class prize are to be defended in three-way matches.
MWR Missouri Heavyweight Championship
CAce Hawkins vs. Gary Jackson
Moondog Rover (c) vs. Brian James vs. The Big Texan
MMWA Cruiserweight Championship
Deacon Cash (c) vs. Justin D’Air vs. Sean Vincent
C.J. Shine vs. Da’Marius Jones
Brandon Espinosa vs. Hollis Giroux
Johnny Park vs. A.J. Williams
Bob Backlund will be in attendance. Bell at 8. Tickets are $9.
St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame Information
Before the wrestling, come to South Broadway for the 2017 St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, where Bob Backlund and the late Édouard Carpentier will be honored.
Bob Backlund’s speech is at 4 P.M. The hour includes a Q&A session. Admission is $10. For an additional $10, meet Bob and get his autograph.