Flash Flanagan has said that 2018 will be his last year in wrestling, and he wants one last run with SICW’s greatest prize. He gets that shot on Saturday, April 21 at the East Carondelet Community Center against champ Marc Houston.
The bout is “Ax Man” Houston’s first defense of the belt, and Flanagan’s first opportunity at it since last May.
Classic Wrestling Championship
Marc Houston (c) vs. Flash Flanagan
Two out of Three Falls
Sean Vincent vs. Christopher Hargas
Ricky Cruz & Keith Smith Jr. vs. Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby
Gary Jackson vs. Curtis Wylde
Ricky Cruz returns to the ring after a 16 month retirement on Saturday, April 7 at St. James Catholic School in Millstadt, Ill.
Two weeks ago, Cruz threw in the towel to resign Keith Smith Jr.’s (his brother-in-law) match against Chris Hargas. The disrespect shown by Hargas and Travis Cook enraged Ricky, to the point he challenged “King Christopher” Hargas to a fight.
“It doesn’t even have to be a match; I just want you in the ring!”
The bout is made. Cruz is not expected to make a full-time return to wrestling after the match.
Chris Hargas vs. Ricky Cruz
Ken Kasa & Dave Vaughn vs. The Big Texan & Kowalski
Sean Vincent vs. Bobby D
The last time Mike Outlaw wore a championship belt in the Gateway City was November 2016, when he lost his Dynamo Pro laurels to Brandon Aarons. Now Outlaw wants the belt back, and he’ll get his chance on Saturday, March 31 at Concordia Turners in Saint Louis.
The champion’s name is different now; “The Wind of Destruction” Makaze will be opposite Outlaw at the Dynamo Pro Wrestling event, making his fourth consecutive defense.
Also on the card, the final three participants in the six-way D-1 Championship ladder match will be determined. The final shebang happens April 21.
Here’s the card for March 31:
Dynamo Pro Championship
Makaze (c) vs. Mike Outlaw
Dynamo Pro Tag Team Championship
Viktor von Stein & Xavier Shadows (c) vs. Brandon Aarons & Adrian Surge
D-1 Title Qualifiers
Graham Bell vs. Jayden Dominic Rose
Outtkast vs. The Snitch
Jon Webb vs. Edvin Kudic
Ace Hawkins vs. Savanna Stone
Tootie Lynn Ramsey vs. Rahne Victoria
A heated six-person tag match headlines the NWL’s next card at the O’Fallon Elks Lodge in Missouri on Friday, March 16.
Carolina Rodriguez has drawn the ire of Marti Belle. “Dominican Dynamite” has her chance to get her hands on Carolina in the main event. The core of The Foundation (Wyatt & Strider) joins Carolina against Marti, along with Jack Foster and Gary Jay.
Plus, see the NWL and Missouri singles return of Todd Letterman!
Spirit of the NWL Championship #5Maverick (c) vs. Niles Plonk
Mixed tag team match #4Gary Jay, #6Jack Foster, & Marti Belle vs. #2Jeremy Wyatt, Michael Strider, & Carolina Rodriguez
#9Jet & Jax Royal vs. Thor Theriot & Thomas Shire #1Dak Draper vs. Rasheed Ali
Todd Letterman vs. Christian Rose
Mike Outlaw vs. Everett Connors
Leo Howlett vs. Will Lowe
Savanna Stone vs. Rahne Victoria
The South Broadway Athletic Club hosts MMWA Wrestling for the first time in two months on Saturday, March 10. That’s a big layoff for the SBAC, which has hosted cards every month since 1985, with the exception of only two or three months.
Both of the titles will be at stake. The Big Texan defends the big belt for the first time, against cruiserweight J’Mal Swagg. Also, cruiserweight champion Da’Marius Jones defends for the second time, against Johnny Park.
The event is dedicated to the memory of former MMWA-SICW Heavyweight champion Geno “The Exterminator” Harris, who died on January 20 at the age of 56.
The Big Texan (c) vs. J’Mal Swagg
MMWA Cruiserweight Championship
Da’Marius Jones (c) vs. Johnny Park
Khayman & Frodo Meyer vs. C.J. Shine & The Snitch
Deacon Cash vs. Gary Jackson
Brian James vs. Damion Cortess
B.T. vs. Jimmy D
World League Wrestling has really outdone itself this time.
The biggest event of the year for the beloved Lincoln County company is Saturday, March 10 at the Tri-County Sports Center in Moscow Mills, Mo.
Ace Hawkins defends the Missouri State championship against “KB Violence” Karim Brigante of Rome, Italy. Brigante is a former Missouri champ, holding the defunct NWA Central-States version in early 2017.
Besides the legends set to appear, Scott Steiner will compete in a match. Kyle Roberts has selected the former world heavyweight champion as his partner to vie for the WLW tag team title.
MWR Missouri Championship CAce Hawkins vs. Karim Brigante
WLW Heavyweight Championship | No Holds Barred
Leland Race (c) vs. Jon Webb
WLW Tag Team Championship #10Steve Fender & Brandon Espinosa (c) vs. Scott Steiner & Kyle Roberts
WLW Junior Heavyweight Championship | Strap match
Jayden Dominic Rose (c) vs. Jack Gamble
WLW Ladies Championship | Referee: Stacey O’Brien
Miss Monica (c) vs. Savanna Stone
Jaden Roller vs. Rex
Cowboy Bob Orton, J.J. Dillon, and Jimmy Hart are scheduled to appear. Arn Anderson will be at the meet-and-greet only, not at the wrestling event.
Wrestling returns to the East Carondelet Community Center on Saturday, February 17. The main event is “Ironman” Ken Kasa’s fifth defense of the SICW title against “Big Country” Clint Poe (to be accompanied by Big Daddy).
This is Poe’s first title shot.
Classic Wrestling Championship
Ken Kasa (c) vs. Clint Poe