MMWA: Can Moondog become a 2-time champ, Aug. 11?

MMWA 8/11/18

MMWA Wrestling returns to the South Broadway Athletic Club on Saturday, August 11.

MMWA Championship
#7Brian James (c) vs. Moondog Rover

MMWA Title Eliminator
Gary Jackson vs. The Big Texan

#10Da’Marius Jones & A.J. Williams vs. Khayman & El Diablo Loco
Deacon Cash vs. Damion Cortess
Jaden Roller vs. B.T. Daramola
Ricky Rodriguez vs. Rick Ruby

Bell at 8. Tickets are $9.

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Dynamo Pro: Riot on the River Night 2, with Makaze-Surge as bonus, Aug. 3

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The second leg of Dynamo Pro’s summer series “Riot on the River” is at The Loading Dock in Grafton, Ill. on Friday, Aug. 3.

Eight men remain from the initial 16 in the bracket. In addition to the quarterfinal round, the promotional strap is on the line as well. “Lights Out” Adrian Surge challenges for the title defended by Makaze for the first time in 15 months.

Dynamo Pro Championship
Makaze (c) vs. Adrian Surge

Riot on the River Tournament | Quarterfinals
Mike Outlaw vs. Xavier Shadowz
Outtkast vs. Benjamin Trust
Jackal vs. The Snitch
Billy McNeil vs. C.J. Shine

Bell at 8. Tickets are $10.

Dynamo Pro: D-1 title is the centerpiece of Concordia Turners card, July 28

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Jayden Dominic Rose defends his Dynamo Pro D-1 title against Mike Outlaw at Concordia Turners in Saint Louis on Saturday, July 28.

The defense is Rose’s first since grabbing the vacated belt in a six-way ladder match on April 21. Outlaw earned the opportunity by winning a five-person gauntlet match last month.

Dynamo Pro D-1 Championship
#9Jayden Dominic Rose (c) vs. Mike Outlaw

Bell at 8. Tickets are $15.

First Time Ever: Gauntlet Match to determine SICW Classic title, July 21

SICW 7/21/18

Flash Flanagan is up against what could either be his greatest challenge or his easiest when wrestling is back at the East Carondelet Community Center on Saturday, July 21.

The main event features the top five competitors in SICW in a “gauntlet match.” The gauntlet event starts with two men (drawn randomly or methodically seeded) who wrestle to a fall. The loser is replaced by the next competitor. This continues until all five men have wrestled and only one remains.

If the champion Flanagan comes in at #1, the challenge will be nearly insurmountable. However, a #5 draw could be a walk in the park over a single exhausted opponent.

Classic Wrestling Championship | Gauntlet match
Flash Flanagan (c) vs. Ken Kasa vs. King Christopher Hargas vs. Superstar Steve Fender vs. Curtis Wylde

Ricky Cruz vs. Kahagas
Sean Vincent vs. Jake Prater

“The Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan is scheduled to appear.

Bell at 7. Tickets are $12.

MMWA “Christmas in July” brings another Moondog-Texan showdown, July 14

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Moondog Rover greets fans at the South Broadway Athletic Club on December 2, 2017. Photo: Joe Henley

The South Broadway Athletic Club hosts another evening of MMWA Wrestling on Saturday, July 14.

The main event pits top heavyweight contenders Moondog Rover against The Big Texan, in a match fans hope will finally produce a winner.

In May, the pair battled to a double countout in what was to determine the next MMWA Championship challenger. Last month, the men were joined in a three-way match with Deacon Cash.  However, that scrap was scrapped to a no contest when Damion Cortess interfered.

Main Event
Moondog Rover vs. The Big Texan

Damion Cortess vs. B.T.

Bell at 8. Tickets are $9.

Adrian Surge seeks to repeat as Dynamo Pro’s summer series champ in Grafton, July 6

Dynamo Pro 7/6/18

Adrian Surge with Riot on the River belt
Adrian Surge holds his Riot on the River title belt in Grafton on August 4, 2017. Photo: Jay King.

Dynamo Pro Wrestling holds its second annual “Riot on the River” tournament over three events this summer at The Loading Dock in Grafton.

The opening round bouts of the knockout take place on Friday, July 6.  This year, the tournament has doubled in size to 16 men!

“Lights Out” Adrian Surge first rose to prominence locally when he won the tournament and trophy belt last year in the inaugural event.

Riot on the River Tournament | Round of 16
Mike Outlaw vs. Viktor von Stein
Ricky Rodriguez vs. Xavier Shadowz
Camaro Jackson vs. Benjamin Trust
Outtkast vs. Ryan Ash
Adrian Surge vs. Jackal
The Snitch vs. Shiroi Senshi
C.J. Shine vs. Tony Esteem
Billy McNeil vs. Jimmi LaFleur
(bouts are in bracket order)

Bell at 8.  Tickets are $10.

SICW: Does Ricky Cruz have what it takes to upend battle royal champ Curtis Wylde, June 16?

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Wrestling returns to the East Carondelet Community Center on Saturday, June 16.  Ricky Cruz is set to take on Curtis Wylde in what is quickly becoming a full-blown comeback for the Puerto Rican.

It is unclear if Cruz will set his sights on the SICW Classic title, but a victory over Bruiser Brody battle royal champ Wylde would put Cruz in the title picture.

Main Event
Flash Flanagan & Ken Kasa vs. King Christopher Hargas & Superstar Steve Fender

Ricky Cruz vs. Curtis Wylde
Keith Smith & Keith Smith Jr. vs. Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby

Bell at 7.  Tickets are $12.

Dynamo Pro returns “Underground” to Fubar, June 15

Dynamo Pro 6/15/18

Dynamo Pro Wrestling promises a gritty, all-ages event at Fubar on Friday, June 15.  The card is titled “Underground,” which was the name of DPW’s former series at intimate concert venues.

Main Event
Savanna Stone vs. Tootie Lynn Ramsey vs. Rahne Victoria

Outtkast vs. Ryan Ash
Jackal & Ricky Rodriguez vs. Tony Esteem & Jimmi LaFleur

Bell at 8.  Tickets are $12.

MMWA: Fans pick heavyweight title challenger for Brian James, June 9

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The Big Texan performs a diving headbutt on Moondog Rover at the South Broadway Athletic Club on December 2, 2017. Photo: Joe Henley

The South Broadway Athletic Club hosts MMWA Wrestling on Saturday, June 9.  In a rarity, the main event will be decided by fans via this Facebook poll.

The winner of the poll faces Brian James for “Da Bomb’s” MMWA strap.  Right now, Damion Cortess is the frontrunner.  Cortess has become a social media darling in the last few months, and he impressively squashed his last opponent (Flaming Freddie Fury) in a minute.

Also on the card, Moondog and Big Texan square off to see who will become the next heavyweight title mandatory challenger.

MMWA Championship
Brian James (c) vs. Facebook poll winner

MMWA Cruiserweight Championship
Da’Marius Jones (c) vs. The Snitch

Moondog Rover vs. The Big Texan
Gary Jackson vs. Khayman
C.J. Shine vs. B.T.
Johnny Park vs. El Diablo Loco

Bell at 8.  Tickets are $9.

Rex & Roller wrestle in WLW’s lumberjack match, June 2

WLW 6/2/18

World League Wrestling returns to the Race Arena at 198 Cherry Blossom in Troy, Mo. on Saturday, June 2.

The main event features a lumberjack match, where wrestlers from the locker room surround the ring to ensure the competitors stay inside of it.

WLW Junior Heavyweight Championship
#7Kyle Roberts vs. Jayden Dominic Rose (c)

WLW Ladies Championship
Stacey O’Brien (c) vs. Heather Patera

Lumberjack match
Jaden Roller vs. Rex

#8Brandon Espinosa vs. #10Jon Webb
Steve Fender vs. Jack Gamble

Bell at 7.  Tickets are $12.