MMWA: Tony Casta Memorial Rumble, May 8

A roster-wide Royal Rumble in honor of the late promoter Tony Casta is part of the MMWA’s next offering. Also, the MMWA title will be decided that night at the South Broadway Athletic Club on Saturday, May 8.

MMWA Championship (Vacant)
Moondog Rover vs. The Big Texan

Tony Casta Memorial Royal Rumble

Brian James vs. Rick Ruby
Gary Jackson vs. Garrett Shanks
Damion Cortess vs. Keith Smith Jr.
Purple Passion vs. Flaming Freddie Fury
Ricky Cruz & D’Mon G vs. Damian Blade & Kahyman

Bell at 7. Tickets are $10. It is unknown if the event will stream.

All WLW Titles are at stake at “Gold Rush,” May 1

Every World League Wrestling championship is at stake at the Race Wrestling Arena in Troy, Mo. on Saturday, May 1.

“The Heart Throb” Jaden won the 15-man rumble match last month and will take his earned shot against Moses and the heavyweight title.

“The Empire” will be allowed to defend the WLW tag title using the “Freebird Rule.” Derek Stone will substitute for Camaro Jackson.

WLW Heavyweight Championship
#1Moses (c) vs. Jaden

WLW Junior Heavyweight Championship
Jayden Dominic Rose (c) vs. Sean Patrick

WLW Tag Team Championship
#2Derek Stone (substituting for Camaro Jackson) & Jon Webb (c) vs. #4Kyle Roberts & Colton Theron Vaught

Brandon Espinosa vs. Chris Hendrix
Stephan Newton vs. Sabotage

Bell at 7. Tickets are $15 at the door. The event will stream live for $8.

Glory Pro Battles at South Broadway, April 17

They said it couldn’t be done.

Glory Pro Wrestling will begin a residency at the South Broadway Athletic Club in Saint Louis on Saturday, April 17. The company, founded in 2017, will be the venue’s second resident wrestling tenant.

Glory Pro originally announced a stellar main event for their Crown of Glory Championship between champion AJ Gray and Jake Something.

Unfortunately, Gray has a knee injury and is out. He retains the title, while Something is promised a new opponent.

Main Event
Jake Something vs. TBD

Four-Way Match
Kody Lane vs. Ethan Price vs. Jake Lander vs. Manders

Mike Outlaw vs. Mat Fitchett
Everett Connors vs. Dan the Dad
Warhorse vs. Arik Cannon
Myron Reed vs. Karam
Devon Monroe vs. Paco
Allie Kat vs. Hyan

Bell at 7. Tickets are $20. The event will be taped and uploaded to Highspots.

MMWA: South Broadway wrestling is back, April 10

After 13 months of inactivity and the death of beloved promoter Tony Casta last May, the South Broadway Athletic Club’s original wrestling company returns home on Saturday, April 10.

In a rare circumstance for the MMWA, promoter “Little Tony” Anthony Castaldi (the late Mr. Casta’s nephew) has released the full card.

MMWA Championship
Frankie D (c) vs. Moondog Rover

Ricky Cruz vs. Garrett Shanks
Brian James vs. Damian Blade
Gary Jackson vs. The Big Texan
Kahyman vs. Keith Smith Jr.
Damion Cortess vs. Jimmy D
Rick Ruby vs. Purple Passion

Bell at 7. Tickets are sold out. The event is not expected to stream.

WrestleMax STL tournament to crown first River City Champion, April 3

WrestleMax STL presents its next event “Episode II: The David Lee Memorial Tournament” at Red Flag in Saint Louis on Saturday, April 3.

The winner of the second annual tournament will be crowned the first River City Champion, the major title of WrestleMax STL.

The quarterfinal pairings are below, and the semifinals and final match will happen all on April 3 as well.

WrestleMax STL River City Championship Tournament
Jake Something vs. Calvin Tankman
Xavier Walker vs. Mike Outlaw
Anthony Gutierrez vs. Mat Fitchett
JDX vs. Jah-C

Gauntlet Match
Devon Monroe vs. Everett Connors vs. Camaro Jackson vs. Edvin Kudic vs. Chris Hendrix vs. TBA

Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Moonshine Mantell
Blair Onyx vs. Brooke Valentine

Bell at 5. Tickets are $25. The event will be recorded, but will not broadcast or stream live.

WLW: Fifteen men enter “Rival Riot” and rumble for title shot, March 27

Leland Race has announced a quick turnaround for the next World League Wrestling event at Race Wrestling Arena in Troy, Mo. on Saturday, March 27.

The main event could be remembered as a history-maker. Fifteen wrestlers will enter a Royal Rumble match, to be known as the “Rival Riot.”

The winner will be the next mandatory challenger for WLW Heavyweight Champion Moses.

Jack Gamble is the first to declare his entry, and he has requested and received the #1 entrance.

15-man Royal Rumble match
featuring #2Derek Stone, #4Kyle Roberts, Jack Gamble, Jaden, Jon Webb, Mike Sydal, Niles Plonk, Stephan Newton, Jayden Dominic Rose, and more TBD

WLW Junior Heavyweight Championship
Sean Patrick (c) vs. Jayden Dominic Rose

#2Derek Stone vs. #4Kyle Roberts
Jon Webb vs. TBA

Bell at 7. Tickets are $15 at the door. The event is expected to stream live for $7.99.

Despite flooded Race Arena, WLW determined to hold event, March 6

World League Wrestling plans to stage their event at the Race Wrestling Arena in Troy, Mo. on Saturday, March 6.

However, it will not be without a major cleanup operation. On Sunday the 21st, Leland Race arrived at the venue and training center to find that a burst pipe had been spraying the facility with water for up to two days.

The card will be WLW’s first in 2021, and will feature a main event consisting of all the current champions.

Main Event
#1Moses & Sean Patrick vs. Camaro Jackson & Jon Webb

#2Derek Stone vs. #4Kyle Roberts
#3Rahim De La Suede vs. Jayden Dominic Rose
Steve Fender vs. Jaden
Jack Gamble vs. Stephan Newton

Masks are required.

Bell at 7. Tickets are $15 for adults at the door. The event will no longer be streamed live.

Wrestling returns to the City of Saint Louis for first time in 11 months with WrestleMax STL, Feb. 20

Amidst the scattering of wrestling events in the metro area during the pandemic, Saint Louis City has not hosted one since March 14.

A new company, presented by Kevin Lee Davidson, debuts with “WrestleMax STL Presents Episode 1” at Red Flag on Saturday, February 20.

David Lee Memorial Tournament Qualifiers
Moonshine Mantell vs. Calvin Tankman
Camaro Jackson vs. Jake Something
Manders vs. Levi Everett
Kevin Lee Davidson vs. Mike Outlaw

Three-Way Dance (Elimination; Final two qualify for DLMT)
JDX vs. Devon Monroe vs. Jah C

Blair Onyx vs. Su Yung

Social distancing and masks will be strictly enforced.

Bell at 5. The event is sold out and will not be broadcast or streamed.

MWR says Derek Stone vs. Moses winner to be awarded Missouri Heavyweight Championship, Nov. 7

Derek Stone and “The Deliverer” Moses are set to battle for Stone’s WLW Heavyweight Championship at the Race Wrestling Arena in Troy, Mo. on November 7.  As they are the top two ranked wrestlers in the State, the winner will also be awarded the vacant Missouri Heavyweight Championship, Missouri Wrestling Revival’s endorsement of being the State’s best.

As before, MWR’s belt will be defended in every one-on-one match the eventual champion has in Missouri, no matter the promotion.  MWR’s first Missouri champ in 13 months will be determined at World League Wrestling’s event on Saturday.

Read the title announcement and rules

The match sees Derek Stone make his second defense of the WLW Heavyweight Championship.  Stone strives to begin his second year as champion strong by retaining “Harley’s belt.”

Is “The Deliverer” Moses on your radar? He should be. Moses was on a yearlong singles winning streak, before meeting Stone on October 3. Despite a near 100 lb. weight disadvantage, he put up a real fight against the champ last month.

Factoring all wrestlers, in all companies, and a pandemic, these two are the best in Missouri.

This rematch is for everything.

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Missouri Heavyweight Championship (vacant) | WLW Heavyweight Championship
#1Derek Stone (c) vs. #2Moses

Jaden vs. Kyle Roberts
Jayden Dominic Rose vs. Stephan Newton
Camaro Jackson & Jon Webb vs. Orion Creed & Jack Griffin

Bell at 7.  Tickets are $15 at the door. ORDER THE iPPV FOR ONLY $7.99!

The Slow and Unsteady Reopen

World League Wrestling was the first company to resume operation in the metro area, with their card on July 11, 2020 in Troy, Mo. Photo: Ben Simon

Hey there wrestling fans! The Saint Louis wrestling scene is starting up again, but not without some last minute cancellations.

Some of the upcoming dates on the calendar are from pre-pandemic times; they simply have not been canceled. I always check with the promoter to see if the event is still on as the date approaches.

The calendar is always updating. Keep an eye out.