The Professionals or The Coffin Club? Inaugural SICW tag team title to be decided, Aug. 17

SICW 8/17/19

For the first-time ever, SICW will solely sanction a tag team championship, and it will be awarded at the East Carondelet Community Center on Saturday, August 17.

Until 2011, SICW had recognized South Broadway’s former tag title. The promotion currently recognizes the inter-promotional Multi-State tag title.

Also on the card, Ricky Cruz defends the Classic title for the second time, against Attila Khan.

Classic Wrestling Championship
Ricky Cruz (c) vs. Attila Khan

SICW Tag Team Championship (vacant)
Khayman & Sean Vincent vs. Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby

Multi-State Tag Team Championship
The Big Texan & Waco (c) vs. Roy Lewis & Christopher Kade

Flash Flanagan & Gil Rogers vs. Ken Kasa & Christopher Hargas
James Jefferies vs. The Death Dealer
Billy McNeil vs. Richard Shaw
Sid Holland vs. Curtis Wylde

Bell at 7. Tickets are $12.

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Dynamo Pro: Free wrestling at Gateway Harley-Davidson’s Bike Night, Aug. 15

Dynamo Pro 8/15/19

Dynamo Pro Wrestling presents its next event at Gateway Harley-Davidson on Thursday, August 15.

Can C.J. Shine successfully defend the belt he won from Heart Throb Jaden?

Gateway Harley-Davidson Championship
C.J. Shine (c) vs. The Snitch

Bell at 6:30. This is a free, outdoor event.

MMWA: Ricky Cruz’s 4th defense of his SBAC title is against Khayman, Aug. 10

MMWA 8/10/19

The South Broadway Athletic Club has released its full MMWA Wrestling card for Saturday, August 10.

MMWA Championship
#1Ricky Cruz (c) vs. Khayman

Gary Jackson & Keith Smith Jr. vs. Brian James & Heart Throb Jaden
Da’Marius Jones vs. Curtis Wylde
The Big Texan & Waco vs. Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby
Moondog Rover vs. Barackus
Sid Holland vs. Frankie D
Rick Ruby vs. J’Mal Swagg
Mark Morgan vs. Attila Khan

Bell at 8. Tickets are $10.

Harley Race: 1943-2019

Harley Race

Harley Race, one of the greatest professional wrestlers ever, died on August 1, 2019 due to complications from lung cancer. He was 76.

The beloved St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Famer held the lineal world heavyweight crown on eight occasions, for a combined 1,802 days, the sixth longest of any champion in the 114-year history of the title.

Race’s impact in Saint Louis during its territory heyday was tremendous. Race was Sam Muchnick’s Missouri heavyweight champion seven times, and a mainstay of Wrestling at the Chase on KPLR.

Along with Bob Geigel, Verne Gagne, and Pat O’Connor, Harley purchased the St. Louis Wrestling Club after Muchnick’s retirement in the early 1980s.

Since 1999, Race has owned and operated World League Wrestling, a training center and promotion. World League Wrestling’s event on Saturday, August 3 ran as scheduled.

The public is welcome to a free memorial event at the Race Wrestling Arena (198 Cherry Blossom Way) in Troy, Mo. on Sunday, August 11. This is not a wrestling card, but rather a time for sharing stories. It begins at 3.

“The Boss” will be sorely missed.

Long live the king!

WLW: Huge “Supershow 7” brings Teddy Long to town, Aug. 3

WLW 8/3/19

World League Wrestling presents its biggest card since March, at the Race Wrestling Arena in Troy, Mo. on Saturday, August 3.

Da’Marius Jones has issued an open challenge for his weight limit title. Who will answer the call at 220 lbs. or less?

Plus, Lucy Mendez defends her title for the first time.

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

WLW Ladies Championship
Lucy Mendez (c) vs. Seishin

#4Derek Stone vs. Camaro Jackson
#7Jon Webb vs. Kenny Alfonso
Moses Powell vs. Rahim De La Suede
Colton Theron Vaught vs. Austin Cravens
Leland Race vs. Air Raid

Theodore Long will appear for an autograph session beginning at 6. Meet the former WWE authority figure, manager, and referee for an additional price.

Bell at 7. Tickets are $17.

Dynamo Pro: Can Surge keep his belt in four-way, July 27?

Dynamo Pro 7/27/19

A huge four-way Dynamo Pro championship match tops the bill at Concordia Turners in Saint Louis on Saturday, July 27.

This is only the second time the title will be contested in a match with four men (the only other time was in February 2016).

Dynamo Pro Championship
Adrian Surge (c) vs. Mike Outlaw vs. Ricky Cruz vs. C.J. Shine

Bell at 8. Tickets are $15.

Keon Option, local favorite, passes away

Justin D'Air & Keon Option
Justin D’Air and Keon Option hoist the Dynamo Pro tag belts high. Photo: “Sarah Rose” Souders

Wrestling personalities and fans mourn the loss of Bryan Like, professionally known as Keon Option.

Option was a former Dynamo Pro Tag Team champion, and had been active in Saint Louis since 2014.

Like was passionate about social justice and improving his community. He ran for the Missouri House of Representatives District 71 in 2016.

Details to follow.Keon Option promo