The show must go on, and Larry Matysik would have wanted it that way. The East Carondelet Community Center will be full as always on Saturday, December 15 for a card in the legend’s honor.
The main event is a huge four-on-four cage match, to be contested under elimination rules. Anything goes inside the fence, and the only way to be eliminated is by pinfall or submission.
The matches are expected to start at the usual 7 P.M. but several speeches will commence 15 minutes earlier, in remembrance of the “Voice of classic Saint Louis wrestling” Larry Matysik, who died on November 25.
Steel Cage match | Elimination
Ricky Cruz, Flash Flanagan, Ken Kasa, & Billy McNeil vs. Steve Fender, Chris Hargas, Kowalski, & Attila Khan
Gil Rogers vs. Jaden Roller
Special start time of 6:45. Tickets are $12.
The South Broadway Athletic Club hosts its final event of the year with MMWA Wrestling on Saturday, December 8.
Heavyweight rivals Moondog Rover and The Big Texan square off in a steel cage with Texas Death match rules.
The way to win a Texas Death match is by (first) pinning the opponent. Then, they must remain down for the referee’s ten count. If a man returns to his feet before the ten, the process starts over.
Plus, the inter-promotional Multi-State Tag title will be on the line.
Multi-State Tag Team Championship
The Iceman & The Math Magician (c) vs. The Big Texan & Waco
Texas Death match inside a steel cage
Moondog Rover vs. The Big Texan
Bell at 8. Tickets are $9.
World League Wrestling has an event on Saturday, December 1 at Race Wrestling Arena in Troy, Mo.
The big year-ender includes new Missouri champion Jack Gamble putting both of his belts (he is also the IWA titleholder) on the line against former champ Karim Brigante.
Gamble lifted the Missouri strap from Brigante in Green Ridge on November 17. If he loses back to the dominate Italian, he will be the shortest reigning State champion of the modern era.
Title History & Regulations
MWR Missouri Heavyweight & Italian Wrestling Association Championships
CJack Gamble (c) vs. fmrKarim Brigante
Mixed Tag Team Match
Jayden Dominic Rose & Stacey O’Brien vs. Leland Race & Miss Monica
#6Kyle Roberts vs. Jaden Roller
Rex vs. Austin Cravens
#1 Tag Team Contender Tournament | Semifinal
Bell at 7. Tickets are $12.
Larry Matysik, the voice of classic Saint Louis professional wrestling, passed away from a battle with pneumonia today at 71.
In a Facebook post, SICW promoter Herb Simmons broke the news.
It’s with a heavy heart this morning that I come to each of you and give you the news that my good friend Larry Matysik has lost the battle. As many know, his health has been declining over the past several years. I ask that you keep his wife Pat and daughter Kelly in your thoughts and prayers, as the next few days will be hard for them.
Even though spinal stenosis limited the National & St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Famer’s mobility, Matysik still occasionally performed his SICW matchmaking and commentary duties this year.
An informal celebration of Larry’s life will be Sunday, December 2 from 4-7 P.M. at Renner Funeral Home in Belleville.
From Ben Simon:
Matysik’s introduction and decision announcement stylings live on through Drew Abbenhaus, Chris Roedel, Chris Kaelin, and me. It is a distinguished “Saint Louis style” that isn’t anywhere else.
I was so excited to work with Larry when I debuted as a ring announcer in 2010, for SICW. If I ever saw something illogical on the card, I knew he had my back, even if no one else cared. That is all that mattered.
He was the mind, the voice, the best.
Dynamo Pro Wrestling comes to the Knights of Columbus in De Soto, Mo. on Saturday, November 24.
Matches have yet to be announced.
Bell at 8. Tickets are $15.
The MMWA comes to Lemay in Saint Louis County on Saturday, November 24. The full card will be at Post 4223 Lemay Memorial Post.
Bell at 8. Tickets are $10.
Dynamo Pro has rescheduled its outdoor event from two weeks ago to the South Broadway Athletic Club in Soulard on Sunday, November 18.
This free matinee is presented by 4 Hands Brewing Co. and Strange Donuts. It is the first wrestling event other than Tony Casta’s MMWA to run at the historic venue in 33 years (the MMWA still runs monthly at the Club).
Matches have yet to be announced
Bell at 2. Free admission.