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Thank you, wrestling fans!

Ryan Ash wrestles Gary Jackson at the South Broadway Athletic Club, March 14, 2020. Photo: Ben Simon

Amid current circumstances, it appears that as we approach each upcoming event, the promoter will need to cancel. It isn’t sustainable to hold events with a strict attendance cap.

The best estimates say this will last two months. The worst estimates say this will last 18 months. Unfortunately, the latter is prevailing.

This is the end for some of the companies here. When wrestling returns, the landscape will be different.

I don’t believe in “Coming Soon.” The word of the day is “Canceled.”

This site will stay up for years of inactivity. If wrestling returns, updates will return. The events calendar will continue to be updated. Title listings will be updated if championships are vacated or awarded.

I’ve enjoyed running this site for ten years, and it was a pleasure ring announcing the final wrestling event in Saint Louis, (a potentially ill-advised) return to the South Broadway Athletic Club for MMWA on March 14.

We had a lot of fun, didn’t we?

-Ben Simon

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PWE: First African-American women’s main event ever in Saint Louis, March 7

Pro Wrestling Epic presents “Declaration of War” at Franklin Lodge No. 25 AF&AM in Alton on Saturday, March 7.

The main event pits two-time World Women’s Champion and former WWE star Jazz against local masked sensation “The Little Blue Dragon” Seishin. The bout is set to make Saint Louis wrestling history as the first-ever main event featuring two African-American women wrestlers in the metro area.

The wild PWE heavyweight champion Alex Herzog takes on his violent rival Neil Cutter in a tables match. Plus, the main with the “hair flips” Brandon Aarons wrestles Chicago’s favorite son Paco.

This family-friendly pro wrestling event features a full card, with favorites like high-flying Billy McNeil, hard-hitting Johnny Blade, and Italian champion Karim Brigante.

Doors at 6:30. Bell at 7. Tickets start at $12, $6 for kids 12 and under. For tickets, (618) 806-4656.

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Dynamo Pro Wrestling returns to Concordia Turners with “Mardi Gras Mayhem,” Feb. 22

Dynamo Pro Wrestling is proud to announce an all-ages professional wrestling event, “Mardi Gras Mayhem”, on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. This professional wrestling event, sponsored by Slackers, Aries Screen Printing, and MARS Collectibles, will be held at the Concordia Turners Gymnasium, located at 6432 Gravois Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. Doors open at 7:00 P.M. with a bell time of 8:00 P.M. Adult tickets are $10 each in advance and $15 each the day of the event. Tickets for children from five to twelve years old are $5 each. Tickets for children under five years old are free. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.dynamoprowrestling.com.

In addition to defenses of the Dynamo Pro Wrestling Women’s and D-1 championships, several marquee matchups have already been signed for this great night of professional wrestling.

The Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championship is in a state of turmoil. At “New Year’s Brawl”, the Arch City Mercenaries lost the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships in a fatal four-way match to The Unlikely Heroes. As Ricky Rodriguez celebrated regaining the Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team championships, he was attacked and left in a heap in the middle of the ring…by his own partner Jackal. Since “New Year’s Brawl”, both men have taken to social media to vent their views. In response to this banter, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has signed a match between the former members of The Unlikely Heroes. The winner of this match-up will leave the Concordia Turners Gymnasium in possession of both championship belts.

    For nearly one year, “Lights Out” Adrian Surge has proudly held the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight championship. He has taken on all challengers in defense of his championship. At “Mardi Gras Mayhem”, “Lights Out” Adrian Surge will face one of his biggest challenges to date in the form of “The Roman Dynasty” Karim Brigante. A former Missouri Wrestling Revival Missouri State Champion, the man known by many as “K.B. Violence” has spent the past several months capturing numerous championships in Europe. Brigante has stated that his return to the United States will begin by winning the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight championship at “Mardi Gras Mayhem”. Last weekend, as a part of the “Jams and Slams” event, “Lights Out” Adrian Surge suffered a defeat at the hands of Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 champion Camaro Jackson in a non-title “Braggin’ Rights” match. Will “The Roman Dynasty” add the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight championship to his long list of championships? Will “Lights Out” Adrian Surge return to his winning ways? The only way to find out is to attend Dynamo Pro Wrestling’s “Mardi Gras Mayhem”.

    At “Jams and Slams”, the Arch City Mercenaries went on record to say that they are looking to show why they are one of the greatest tag teams in the history of Dynamo Pro Wrestling. With a year-long reign as Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions, many members of the media have begun to agree with the team of Tony Esteem and Jimmi LaFleur. At “Mardi Gras Mayhem”, the Arch City Mercenaries have issued an open challenge to any two wrestlers that believe that they have what it takes to face them inside the Dynamo Pro Wrestling ring. Who will answer the challenge? We will find out at “Mardi Gras Mayhem”.

    And, in a match several months in the making, Sadie Blaze makes his return to the ring to take on “The Wind of Destruction” Makaze. In April 2019, Sadie Blaze revealed himself after losing a no-disqualification career match against “Lights Out” Adrian Surge. Weeks later, when taking time to thank the fans that followed his career, Blaze was attacked….by Makaze! Since that time, Makaze has been hiding in the shadows, waiting for opportunities for Sadie Blaze to let his guard down and attacking Blaze when he least expects it. At “New Year’s Brawl”, both men agreed to face each other one on one at “Mardi Gras Mayhem”. At the conclusion of the confrontation, both men once again had to be separated by the majority of the Dynamo Pro Wrestling locker room. Sadie Blaze was willing to accept his retirement. The mysterious man under the mask of Makaze has risen from the ashes to forge a new legacy. Blaze wants to find out who is trying to tarnish the legacy of “The Wind of Destruction”. One thing is for certain…this feud will explode at “Mardi Gras Mayhem”.

    Since 2007, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has strived to bring professional wrestling fans of all ages with hard hitting, fast paced, edge of your seat professional wrestling action. For additional information on Dynamo Pro Wrestling, you can check out our website at www.dynamoprowrestling.com, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dynamopro, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DynamoPro. For Concordia Turners Gymnasium venue information, you can check out their website at www.concordiaturners.org or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/concordiaturners.

    For additional information regarding this event, please contact:

Jim Yount, Promoter
Dynamo Pro Wrestling
(314) 452-8868

Rob Mangrum, Media Relations Director
Dynamo Pro Wrestling
(618) 420-0049

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Arch Rival Roller Derby & Dynamo Pro Wrestling team up for inaugural “Jams & Slams,” Feb. 1

(ST. LOUIS, MO) In an homage to 1970s Saturday night television content, a pair of St. Louis-based professional sports franchises are teaming up for a live, inaugural event that features both flat-track and hard mat action!

“JAMS & SLAMS” – an all-ages attraction featuring women’s roller derby and professional wrestling – will be presented on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Midwest Sport Hockey located inside of Queeny Park at 570 Weidman Road in Ballwin, Missouri.

WHAT: ”JAMS & SLAMS”: A St. Louis roller derby and pro wrestling event
WHEN: Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 6:30 pm
WHERE: Midwest Sport Hockey – Queeny Park (570 Weidman Rd. Ballwin, MO)

Leading off the night is a full-length game by Arch Rival Roller Derby, currently ranked fifth internationally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), as the current defending League champions, the Smashinistas, tangle with five-time local kingpins, the Stunt Devils.

Then, in the second half of the event, a four match card from Dynamo Pro Wrestling (DPW) will be presented. The main event features DPW Women’s Champion “The Empress of Evil” Rahne Victoria defending her championship against #1 contender “The Barbie Killer” Hayley Shadows. A long-standing Dynamo Pro Wrestling rivalry continues at “Jams & Slams” as C.J. Shine takes on The Snitch. In addition, a special “Bragging Rights” non-title match will take place at “Jams & Slams” as Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion “Lights Out” Adrian Surge will face the Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 champion Camaro Jackson!

Historically, this is the first time in St. Louis that a roller derby event and a professional wrestling event have been jointly held at the same venue on the same night! Both the respective ARCH and DPW franchises each have over a decade of promotion in the local sports scene and the combination marks a breakthrough in sports production.

TIckets:
$15 each – General Admission at the Door
$12 each – Individual Advance Admission Online
$9 each – Groups of six and Above – Advance Admission Online
$8 each – Student (w/ID)
Free – Children 10 & Under

“JAMS & SLAMS” 2/1/20 EVENT LINE-UP

Doors Open at 6:00 PM

6:30 PM – ARCH RIVAL ROLLER DERBY
Smashinistas vs. Stunt Devils full-length game

8:00 PM – DYNAMO PRO WRESTLING
DPW Women’s Championship Match
“The Empress of Evil” Rahne Victoria © vs. “The Barbie Killer” Hayley Shadows

“Bragging Rights” Match (Non-Title)
Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion “Lights Out” Adrian Surge vs. Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 champion Camaro Jackson

C.J. Shine vs. The Snitch

PLUS one additional match (Participants to be named shortly).

ABOUT THE SPORT FRANCHISES
Founded in 2005, Arch Rival Roller Derby consists of over 80 eight-wheeled warriors that compete in a high-energy, seven-event, local season that mixes athleticism and attitude. The League’s local season at Midwest Sport Hockey takes place monthly from December to April. The league is currently ranked fifth internationally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) out of 367 global leagues and finished fourth at last November’s WFTDA International Championships. For more information, visit archrivalrollerderby.com.

Founded in 2007, Dynamo Pro Wrestling has promoted top-flight professional wrestling events in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas in front of enthusiastic crowds. Considered the echelon of area wrestling promotions, they currently feature monthly events at St. Louis’ Concordia Turners and have presented multiple events at the Cinco De Mayo celebration in the Cherokee neighborhood and have held full-length matches at highly-attended festivals. For more information, visit dynamoprowrestling.com.

Skaters/wrestlers are available for interviews, appearances and phoners. Please contact Brian Ledford at theo50@aol.com to schedule one-on-one interviews. For digital media content providers, we can supply hi-resolution images to supplement your story.

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Rocky Johnson: 1944-2020

Rocky Johnson, a 2008 inductee to the St. Louis Wrestling and WWE Halls of Fame, died Wednesday, January 15. He was 75.

Johnson competed in Saint Louis from 1975 until 1986, and competed for the world heavyweight championship against Jack Brisco and Harley Race.

Along with Tony Atlas as the “Soul Patrol,” Rocky was part of the first black tag team to win the WWF straps.

Rocky was recently famous as the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Johnson’s induction video for the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
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MMWA: One of Missouri’s best, Curtis Wylde defends against Frankie D, Jan. 11

The South Broadway Athletic Club opens 2020 on Saturday, January 11 with MMWA Professional Wrestling.

MMWA Championship

#4Curtis Wylde (c) vs. Frankie D

Gary Jackson vs. Damian Blade

Former WCW Heavyweight Champion Ron Simmons is scheduled to appear.

Bell at 8. Tickets are $10.

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Dynamo Pro: Every title on the line at Concordia Turners, Dec. 28

Dynamo Pro 12/28/19

It’s the final Missouri event of 2019! Dynamo Pro Wrestling comes home to Concordia Turners in Saint Louis with an all-star card.

Dynamo Pro Championship | No Disqualification
#4Adrian Surge (c) vs. #3Mike Outlaw

Dynamo Pro D-1 Championship
Camaro Jackson (c) vs. Mike Sydal

Dynamo Pro Women’s Championship
Rahne Victoria (c) vs. Hayley Shadows

Dynamo Pro Tag Team Championship
Tony Esteem & Jimmi LaFleur (c) vs. Jackal & Ricky Rodriguez vs. Big Vik & Xavier Shadowz vs. Moses & Rahim De La Suede – Tag Team Title

Bell at 8. Tickets are $15.

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SICW: With Wylde’s title and hair on the line, Cruz gets his last shot at the gold, Dec. 28

SICW 12/28/19

It’s a Christmas spectacular at the East Carondelet Community Center in East Carondelet, Ill. on Saturday, December 28.

Classic Wrestling Championship | Wylde’s Hair vs. Cruz’s Last Shot
Curtis Wylde (c) vs. Ricky Cruz

SICW Tag Team Championship
Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby (c) vs. Gary Jackson & Gil Rogers

Flash Flanagan vs. Steve Fender
Sean Vincent & P.T. Beckham vs. Damian Blade
Matt & Nathan Starr vs. Ken Kasa & Christopher Hargas
Moondog Rover & Frankie D vs. The Big Texan & Waco
BIlly McNeil, Ax Allwardt, & Keith Smith Jr. vs. Damion Cortess, Jake Prater, & Richard Shaw
Chris Kade vs. Kowalski

Bell at 7. Tickets are $12.

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WLW: Young Lions close out the year, Dec. 14

WLW 12/14/19

World League Wrestling is at home in Troy, Mo. at the Race Arena on Saturday, December 14.

The Young Lions tournament will begin, showcasing six wrestlers of the most recent class of the Harley Race Wrestling Academy.

WLW Junior Heavyweight Championship
Da’Marius Jones (c) vs. Sean Patrick

Brandon Espinosa vs. Austin Cravens
Moses Powell vs. Stephan Newton
Colton Theron Vaught vs. Rahim De La Suede

Bell at 7. Tickets are $15.

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Dynamo Pro: D-1 title up for grabs in a three-way battle, Nov. 30

Dynamo Pro 11/30/19

Dynamo Pro Wrestling is at Concordia Turners in Saint Louis on Saturday, November 30.

Dynamo Pro D-1 Championship
Ricky Cruz (c) vs. Camaro Jackson vs. Jayden Dominic Rose

Bell at 8. Tickets are $12.