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.
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.
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.
John Castaldi, better known as “Little Dynamite” Tony Casta, died today following a battle with cancer. He was 80 years old.
Casta was the promoter of wrestling at the South Broadway Athletic Club, officially the Executive Director of MMWA Professional Wrestling since 1985.
“Little Dynamite” debuted as a wrestler in 1975. After competing at the SBAC since around 1980, Tony propositioned the venue to replace house wrestling promoter Timmy Kearns with Casta himself.
“I thought the wrestling that (Tim) was putting on wasn’t very good, and I told them I could do it better,” Tony said years later.
In an era of big men, Tony Casta topped out at 185 lbs. That may have been why the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Association (as it was then known) activated a Junior Heavyweight title. Casta was the first champion.
He retired from the ring in 1992, before returning for a one-off tag team match in 2009.
Tony was honored in 2018 as an inductee into both the Independent St. Louis and Midwest Independent Wrestling Halls of Fame.
Tony’s longtime co-promoter Herb Simmons shared a tribute video.
Wrestlers and personnel spanning generations will miss “Little Dynamite” Tony Casta.
Visitation is from 4-8 on May 7 at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home in Arnold.
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.