Controversy abounded October 9th at South Broadway in the first match. Johnny Courageous was advertised and announced as defending his Jr. Heavyweight title against Brandon Espinosa.
However, halfway through the encounter, announcer Ben Simon got word from Commissioner Keith Smith that the proper sanctioning wasn’t obtained by the SBAC and the Missouri Office of Athletics. Simon then made the announcement public over the PA while the match was in progress.
Immediately, Espinosa and his manager, Travis Cook, became enraged and started arguing with Executive Producer Tim Miller and Smith (they fought back that it was an honest mistake).
Espinosa pinned Courageous for the match, not the championship.
Ever since this match had been signed last month, it had been authorized as a non-title contest. This gaffe wasn’t noticed until halfway through the match by Smith.
Espinosa retained his Battle Royal Championship later in the night against nine other men.
Cook screamed, “The brass here in the MMWA is trying to put us down, but they saw tonight what ‘Thee’ Brandon Espinosa did. He’s the real champion. Promoters Tony (Casta) and Herb (Simmons) just want to protect their boy (Courageous).”
The popular Johnny Courageous later countered, “I really do hope it was an honest mistake; I don’t need to be ‘protected’ ever. Unlike Cook’s guys, I can live with losing, just as long as my opponent defeats me fair and square.”
We at MMWA-SICW admit it: Travis Cook and “The Elitism” were screwed by mistake. But they’re big boys and they will rebound just fine… they always do.
10/9/2010 Photo Recap from Mike Van Hoogstraat
Two big matches are set already for this Saturday in East Carondelet. First, Ron Powers takes on any two wrestlers in a handicap match.
Also, after last month’s unfortunate no contest to the great match between Vaughn and Danny Boy, Larry Matysik laid down the law.
The “law” is Vaughn and Danny Boy teaming together in a 2 out of 3 falls tag match. Go to MWR below for more.
MMWA-SICW “Old School Tag Team Match” 2 out of 3 falls this Saturday
Before we head back to South Broadway this Saturday (dress up for the costume contest), let’s look back at the Hillsdale event; the sun was out and the slams were heard all around the neighborhood.
MMWA-SICW Photo Recap from Hillsdale Missouri September 25
Legendary commentator from the St. Louis Wrestling Club, Larry Matysik, is on the Arizona dial tonight.
Larry Matysik to be a guest on Over the Top Radio hosted by Brian Schenk 8 pm cst tonight
Residents of Jesse Jackson Ave heard some thuds and came out of their houses to see…a wrestling ring!?
MMWA-SICW fans catch MWR T-shirts from Midwest Stars
Bring your lawn chair.
Click below for details on both events Saturday in Missouri and Illinois. Come to one or both; the early one is free!
Join MWR in St Louis for a double shot of wrestling this Saturday
Go to Missouri Wrestling Revival with the link below and look at the photos from South Broadway Athletic Club.
Mike Van Hoogstraat’s MMWA-SICW photo recap from 9/11/10
Go to Missouri Wrestling Revival with the link below and listen to the podcast.
The Nose Bleed Seats interviews Brandon Espinosa
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