Posts Tagged ‘Gary Jackson’
Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 3, 2016
Flash Flanagan Back on Top, Red River Jack is Cowboy Bob Orton and Sean Vincent Survives the Elimination Match
Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 19, 2016
Photos Brian Kelley
SICW returned in 2016 with a bang as Flash Flanagan for the third time became the SICW Classic Champion by defeating the man who had pinned him for the title in December Travis Cook’s client Kahagas in a fierce brutal battle that in the end, Ron Power‘s powerful right punch were the deciding factor.
Travis Cook quickly made his presence known early and often as he continued to interfere in the match on the behalf of the Champion. Flanagan was reeling when Powers came out from the back to confront Cook walking with the crutches thanks to an injury he had suffered the month prior in the fatal three way title match. Due to Powers being in crutches, Cook arrogantly mocked the former champ, but it would not last long as the Powers wrapped his powerful hands around the neck of Cook as the crutches fell to the floor.
Cook’s other henchman Brandon Espinosa attempted to jump Powers but was quickly dropped to the ground with a right hand. Kahagas was pounding on Flanagan when he saw that his manager was in trouble and as the ref was checking on the challenger Powers slugged the Champ allowing Flanagan to capitalize for the 1-2-3.
Earlier in the night the Sean Vincent continued his climb up the championship title hunt after a huge win against his arch rival Curtis Wylde in a cage in December, Vincent became the sole survivor in a 6-man tag elimination match when he teamed up with Ken Kasa and Gary Jackson to defeat Wylde (accompanied by Wyldefyre), Chris Hargas and Dave Vaughn with manager Travis Cook.
The victory would be a painful one though as Vaughn drilled Vincent when they were the final two remaining with a brutal low blow costing him and his team the match thus making him the winner of the match.
The main event was exciting but there was no doubt that shocking moments of the night would come in the Red River Jack and Bubba Troll clash. The contest started off simple enough as Red River Jack came to the ring with his manager Big Daddy and the two men locked up to see who was the best on that night.
Bubba Troll looked to use his power early on but Red River Jack used his experience to gain the advantage. When Red River Jack went to bounce off the ropes for leverage, Big Daddy tripped his own man allowing Troll to pounce. Still Red River Jack was able to get the advantage and Big Daddy called out the hired guns of Ax Alwardt and Dave Vaughn to attack.
Red River Jack leveled the three men with RKO’s and punches and then turned his attention to Big Daddy who had entered the ring hoping to land a cheap shot. Big Daddy’s fear got the best of him and he feel down as he was trying to get away and was trapped against the ring post when out of the blue Red River Jack unmasked himself to show to the crowd that he was the WWE Hall of Famer “Cowboy” Bob Orton. Orton justifiable payed back his manager for his betrayal and left him reeling in pain. As Orton left the building Big Daddy promised revenge in the coming months at SICW.
SICW once again had proved that anything can happen at the East Carondelet, Illinois Community Center. Fans were also thrilled to hear that former NWA World Champion Terry Funk will be a special guest on a rare Friday night SICW event on April 15 and on the 16th when SICW joins up with Mr Ken Murphy, and the Cape Comic Con for a huge show in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Ax Allwardt, Big Daddy, Brandon Espinosa, Bubba Troll, Cowboy" Bob Orton, Curtis Wylde, Dave Vaughn, Flash Flanagan, Gary Jackson, Kahagas, Ken Kasa, Red River Jack, Ron Powers, Sean Vincent, SICW, Terry Funk, Travis Cook, WyldeFyre | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 27, 2015
The fall months of November were red hot as the best in the Midwest battled it out in cages, survivor series matches, and Iron Man matches and much more. We got to see wrestling superstars such as Ricky Morton, Davey Richards, D.J. Shiima Xion, and Colt Cabana in action and new champions.
Once again Missouri Wrestling Revival continued their tradition as being the home for fans to find out about this must attend events. Let us take a look at just a small sample of the great matches that you should of have seen live.
All photos take by Brian Kelley
11/07/2015 – Dynamo Pro Wrestling- Fenton, Missouri
Dynamo Pro Wrestling Champion and Missouri Wrestling Revival Missouri Champion Ricky Cruz fought Evan Morris to a no contest.
11/13/2015 – St. Louis Anarchy- Alton, Illinois
St. Louis Anarchy Champion Gerald James (w/ Dorian Victor) def. Davey Richards in a best-of-three-falls match.
Davey Vega def. D.J. Shiima Xion
11/14/2015 – St. Louis Anarchy- Alton, Illinois
D.J. Shiima Xion def. Everett Connors (w/ The Cause)
Gorgeous Jordan Lacey def. St. Louis Anarchy Champion Gerald James (w/ Dorian Victor) by DQ in a best-of-three-falls match.
Mat Fitchett won the thirty-man Anarchy Rumble. Order of entry: Davey Vega, Evan Gelistico, Steve O. Reno, Mikey McFinnegan, Danny Adams, Billy McNeil, Everett Connors, Matt Cage, Jake Parnell, Trik Davis, Alex Castle, Sean Orleans, Howard, Greg Jovi, Dash Rando, Austin Blackburn(miraculously rising from his wheelchair), Mallaki Matthews, Super Electro, Mat Fitchett(#19), Dorian Victor, Zakk Sawyer, Jack Adonis, Paco Gonzalez, Christian Rose, Adam Caster, Mike Sharona, Nikki Strychnine, Jojo Bravo, Alexandre Rudolph, and Ricky Starks. Eliminations: McFinnegan by Gelistico, McNeil by Connors, Parnell and Reno by Gelistico, Davis by Cage, Jovi by Orleans, Orleans by Gelistico/Adams/Connors, Rando by Castle, Howard by Gelistico, Castle by Cage, Cage by Gelistico/Adams/Connors, Adams & Connors by Vega, Gelistico by Vega, Blackburn by Vega, Mallaki by Vega, Electro by Fitchett, Sawyers by Victor, Victor by Vega, Adonis by Fitchett, Sharona by Rose, Rudolph by Rose, Strychnine by Rose, Caster by Vega, Starks by Jojo, Paco by Rose, Jojo by Rose (after the referees missed Jojo eliminating Rose on the other side of the ring), Rose by Vega, Vega by Fitchett.
11/21/2015 – Gateway Elite Wrestling – Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
Jack Gamble def. Elvis Aliaga in a tables match.
11/28/2015 – Wrestling Invades America – Swansea, Illinois
Wrestling Invades America Champion Kevin Lee Davidson def. Leone Mephisto
Pro Wrestling Epic Champion Brandon Aarons def. Adam Caster.
12/05/2015 – Metro Pro Wrestling – Kansas City, Kansas
Metro Pro Wrestling Central States Champion Ace Steel def. Ricky Morton after “Santa Claus” Bobby Eaton interfered.
Metro Pro Wrestling Champion Jeremy Wyatt def. Mark Sterling in a 60 minute Iron Man Match in overtime at the 80 minute mark.
12/06/2015 – Pro Wrestling Championship Series/ St. Louis Anarchy – Alton, Illinois
Colt Cabana def. Jeremy Wyatt
Pierre Abernathy def. Kikutaro by submission
Gerald James def. Zakk Sawyer (2-1 falls)
Grado def. Everett Connors
Survivor Series Match: The Resurgence – Steven Kennedy, Jake Dirden, Davey Vega, & Mat Fitchett vs. Chaos Nation – KC Karrington, Adam Caster, Evan Gelistico & Pierre Abernathy . . . Survivors: Mat Fitchett & Davey Vega.
12/12/2015 – Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling -East Carondelet, Illinois
Sean Vincent def. Curtis Wylde in a cage match
Gary Jackson def. Attila Khan in a cage match
Kahagas def. Ron Powers and Flash Flanagan to win the SICW Classic title in a cage match (triple)
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: "Volatile" Curtis Wylde, Ace Steel, Adam Caster, Attila Khan, Bobby Eaton, Brandon Aarons, Colt Cabana, D.J. Shiima Xion, Davey Vega, Dorian Victor, Dynamo Pro Wrestling, Elvis Aliaga, Evan Gelistico, Evan Morris, Everett Connors, Flash Flanagan, Gary Jackson, Gateway Elite Wrestling, Gerald James, Gorgeous Jordan Lacey, Grado, Jack Gamble, Jake Dirden, jeremy wyatt, K.C. Karrington, Kahagas, Kevin Lee Davidson, Kikutaro, mark sterling, Mat Fitchett, Mephisto, Metro pro Wrestling, michael strider, MWR Missouri Championship, Pierre Abernathy, PWCS, Ricky Cruz, Ricky Morton, Ron Powers, Sean Vincent, SICW, St. Louis Anarchy, Steven Kennedy, Tony Kozina, Travis Cook, Tyler Copeland, WIA, Wrestling Invades America, Zach Thompson Gary Jackson, Zakk Sawyer | 1 Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 29, 2015
Another awesome night of wrestling at the historic South Broadway Athletic Club is up next weekend. What a way to end 2015 but with a Heavyweight Championship match between the champ Kevin Lee Davidson “KLD” and “The Great One” Gary Jackson. But not just any match per orders of Jimmy “Big Time” Harris Sr. the MMWA Commisioner it will be a strap match. Also the tag team titles and the Jr. Heavyweight Title will be on the line along with the TV Title.
So come out and see some great action with all the MMWA superstars and bring the kids and get their pictures taken with that jolly old soul St. Nick and create some great family memories. See you there.
For Ticket and reservations call 314-776-4833
Adult pre sale $7.00
Adult door $8.00
Kids 13 and younger all tickets are $4.00
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Bell time: 8 p.m.
Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 30, 2015
The King of Chaos” Ricky Cruz is a marked man ever since he became MWR’s first Missouri Heavyweight Champion in Fenton. Cruz’s first title defense was to be against the dangerous Attila Khan in Eldon for the upstart New Breed Wrestling. However, Khan was suspended for a recent brutal attack on Gary Jackson (outside of NBW).
Travis Cook, Khan’s manager, took great pride in finding a replacement: the powerful Cousin Gator of Guns and Beer. This year, Cousin Gator had impressed Cook by defeating Brandon Aarons and The Iceman (Iceman is consistently ranked in our Top 10).
Cook not only knew Cruz’s strengths and flaws, but he enlisted another arch rival to help Gator win the belt and that was none other than the MWR Sexiest Female & Female Wrestler of the Year, Lucy Mendez.
Cook and Mendez stacked the deck against the champ with referee distractions and subsequent interference. Cruz showed the heart of a champion as he withstood it long enough to find an opening to land a superkick to put Cousin Gator down for the three count.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Attila Khan, Brandon Aarons, Cousin Gator, Gary Jackson, Guns and Beer, Lucy Mendez, MWR Missouri Champion Ricky Cruz, New Breed Wrestling, The Iceman, Travis Cook | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 14, 2015
All Photos by Brian Kelley
A standing-room-only audience packed the East Carondelet Community Center for Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling’s biggest show of the year. Fans flooded the building to honor the memories of both the anniversary of “Wrestling At The Chase” and the late King Kong “Bruiser” Brody.
The special guests were out in force. Along with Director Of Affairs Cowboy Bob Orton, the visitors in the house included Brody’s widow Barbara Goodish, Brody’s former tag partner Stan “The Lariat” Hansen, Larry Matysik’s wife Pat, and former AWA announcer Mick Karch. Promoter Herb Simmons acknowledged his guests at the top of the show before ring announcer Drew Abbenhaus kicked off the action.
In the opener, “Dirdey” Jake Dirden joined forces with Bobby D and “Dead Sexy” Daniel Gunner to take on the trio of Brandon Espinosa, “Volatile” Curtis Wylde, and Bubba Troll.
It was a chaotic bout, as one would expect with so much humanity in one ring…as everyone brawled, Wyldefyre accidentally tripped her own man and that led to Bobby D finishing off Wylde with a Pedigree.
Two tough guys did battle as Big Jim Hoffarth locked horns with Ax. The two had crossed paths a few times in recent months without a decisive conclusion and were looking to settle the score on this meaningful night.
The battle spilled to the floor in the early minutes and Hoffarth went for a clothesline, but struck the ringpost when Ax moved out of the way. Ax pounced on the injury and targeted the bad limb with no mercy…Big Jim attempted to fight back, but had trouble defending himself and the referee finally stopped the bout out of concern for Hoffarth’s physical well-being. Ax was the winner…but Hoffarth still wanted a piece of his rival.
“The Old School Warrior” Chaz Wesson was out to make a statement and he did so at the expense of the masked man Waco.
Wesson unleashed a flurry of offense from the opening bell, pinning Waco in about a minute with a cross-bodyblock off the top rope…proving himself worthy of being in the thick of the Classic Wrestling Championship picture.
“Night Train” Gary Jackson(w/ Big Daddy) had a literally huge task ahead of him in the form of the 300-plus-pound Barackus.
Jackson was attempting to rebound from his April loss of the Classic Title to Flash Flanagan, but he had trouble dealing with the size disadvantage. Barackus crushed the veteran with a huge Samoan Drop, but experience was the deciding factor as Barackus took his time on the pin attempt.
That allowed Gary to crucifix his shoulders to the mat for the pinfall, using the big man’s own size against him.
Herb Simmons interviewed Stan Hansen and Barbara Goodish about the night’s main event: The Bruiser Brody Memorial Battle Royal. As noted, the bout held special significance for them due to their respective connections to its namesake…many contenders would be in the ring to earn that trophy, but only one could walk away with it.
Midwest newcomer Paloma Starr went one-on-one with “The Queen Of Chaos” Lucy Mendez…the two had a wild fight in a mixed tag the previous month, but this time there would be no tag team partners to hold them back.
Starr had the power advantage, but Lucy’s experience would play a pivotal role in this one. She managed to outmaneuver Paloma and deliver a hanging DDT for the victory, continuing her run of success in the St. Louis area.
Two men at career crossroads faced each other as Keith Smith Jr. collided with “Ironman” Ken Kasa (accompanied by Travis Cook). Kasa was hoping to get back on track toward the Classic Wrestling Championship while the upstart Smith had his sights set on his first one-on-one victory.
Kasa established his early dominance with his signature shotgun dropkick right after the opening bell…he could have ended the match at that point, but chose to dish out more punishment. Chaz Wesson came out to root for his protege and that drew the ire of Travis Cook…however, the manager accidentally distracted his own charge and Keith Jr. was able to fire back with a football-style leg dive.
With Kasa down on the mat, Smith hooked his father’s signature figure-four leglock and Kasa was forced to tap out!
After the match, things broke down between Kasa and Cook…Kasa was able to leave the ring without his manager, but caught him in the act of attempting a cheapshot with a chain around his fist. Kasa cornered Cook and prepared to lower the boom, but his stablemate Chris Hargas clipped his injured knee from behind. Hargas and Cook dished out a two-on-one beatdown on the wounded competitor, essentially downsizing Ken Kasa from the Travis Cook Organization.
Travis Cook had a full evening as Hargas teamed with the Mongolian madman Attila Khan against the unlikely duo of Ricky Cruz and Ron Powers. The longtime rivals had common enemies and worked surprisingly well against Cook’s team, but underhanded tactics made the difference in this match.
As the referee’s attention was diverted, Khan stunned Cruz with a low blow before jabbing him in the throat with a foreign object passed into the ring by Travis Cook. After that, Khan scored the tainted pinfall on the former Classic Wrestling Champion.
The Classic Wrestling Championship was at stake as two-time titleholder Flash Flanagan defended against “The Man Of Tomorrow” Daniel Eads. Eads had received MWR’s “Future Star Award” and hoped to carry that momentum into a big victory, but Flash’s years of experience were too much to overcome.
A missed move caused Eads to land painfully on the second turnbuckle and Flanagan followed up with a double-stomp from the top rope as Eads was hung up on the ropes; that allowed the champion to retain his title.
The ring filled with powerhouses at the end of the night, all competing for the honor of being the first holder of the Bruiser Brody Memorial Battle Royal trophy.
In the midst of all the battles, Travis Cook pulled down the top rope and caused Ron Powers to tumble out of the ring. He seemed to be eliminated at that point, but Cowboy Bob Orton would allow him to re-enter the fray. The match came down to Hargas, Khan, Cruz, and Powers…Cruz eliminated Khan only to be pulled to the floor himself. Hargas charged at Powers, but Ron pulled down the top rope and Hargas fell out of the ring…leaving the former Brody protege as the winner of the battle royal!
After Barbara Goodish presented Powers with the trophy, Herb Simmons congratulated him on his win…but he had a bit of news regarding the June show. Travis Cook had been badgering him to settle the Red River Jack controversy and Herb finally had a solution: On June 20th, Ron Powers would face two members of the Travis Cook Organization…and Powers’ tag team partner would be Red River Jack. The news seemed to catch Powers off guard, but he promised that he and R.R.J. would come out on top.
On a night set up to celebrate Wrestling At The Chase and Bruiser Brody, the action in the ring told its own story and set the stage for a tumultuous summer in Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling!
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: "Volatile" Curtis Wylde, Ax Allwardt, Barackus, Barbara Goodish, Big Daddy, Big Jim Hoffarth, Bobby D, Brandon Espinosa, Bubba Troll, Chaz Wesson, Chris Hargas, Cowboy" Bob Orton, Daniel Eads, Daniel Gunner, Drew Abbenhaus, Flash Flanagan, Gary Jackson, Herb Simmons, Jake Dirden, Keith Smith Jr, Ken Kasa, KING KONG Bruiser Brody, Larry Matysik, Lucy Mendez, Mick Karch, Paloma Starr, Ron Powers, Stan "The Lariat" Hansen, The Brody Memorial Battle Royal, Travis Cook, Waco, WyldeFyre | Leave a Comment »
Pamela Smartt Sponsors “The Man of Tomorrow” Daniel Eads Future Star Award Presentation this Saturday in East Carondelet, Illinois
Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 22, 2015
Missouri Wrestling Revival is proud to announce that this coming weekend in East Carondelet, Illinois that we are teaming up with to honor the 2014 MWR Future Star, Daniel Eads with a plaque presentation with artwork courtesy of Dartallion Allen Jr. at SICW on Saturday night.
We welcome you to join us that evening that will be filled with an action packed card that will also feature the 2014 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Lucy Mendez taking on Paloma Starr, as well as the return of the Midgets, Beautiful Bobby Dean taking on Little Kato!! Also in action SICW Classic Wrestling Champion Gary Jackson defends his title against the former Champion. Flash Flanagan
“The Man of Tomorrow” Daniel Eads will go one on one with Curtis Wylde as both men hope to get the victory to move up the ladder of title contention as the summer heats up at SICW.
From everyone at MWR, as well as Pamela Smartt and SICW we hope you join us this Saturday.
04/25/2015 Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling (East Carondelet, Illinois) 823 State Street Tickets $11.00 adults $6.00 under 12 618-286-4848
The next MWR Plaque Presentation will be the 2014 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year, Lucy Mendez at Dynamo Pro Wrestling at the Stratford Bar and Grill presented by Rollin’ Around
05/02/2015 Dynamo Pro Wrestling (Fenton, Missouri) 800 S Highway Drive 63026 Tel : 636-343-5757
We are currently looking for sponsorship for the following 2014 MWR Awards
2014 MWR Wrestler of the Year – Ricky Cruz
2014 MWR Tag Team of the Year – The Hooligans
2014 Future Star of the Year – Elvis Aliaga
If you are intertestd in sponsoring an award please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: 2014 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Lucy Mendez, 2014 MWR Future Star, Daniel Eads, Dartallion Allen, Gary Jackson, Little Kato, Missouri Wrestling Revival, Paloma Starr, Pamela Smartt | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 17, 2015
Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 20, 2015
By Patrick Brandmeyer
The tumultuous history between Ron Powers and Ricky Cruz has taken several interesting turns…and it took another turn last month in Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling.
Their story started years before they ever crossed paths in the East Carondelet Community Center. Each man has his own perspective on the situation: Ricky said that Ron deliberately injured his brother in a match in Puerto Rico, ending their dream of competing as a tag team. Ron said that he was a different person at the time and had changed since that era of his wrestling career.
The tension boiled over when Powers dished out a bloody beating to Cruz in the middle of the ring…that kicked off a wild series of matches with the SICW Classic Wrestling Championship at stake. In the end, Cruz walked away with the gold…but Powers never forgot who put that blemish on his record.
The two fought other competitors but their paths seemed to keep crossing at different points. When “Ironman” Ken Kasa cashed in on a promised title shot to steal the title from Cruz, it was Powers’ post-match beating that set the table for Kasa’s actions.
Over time, Powers’ focus changed and the fans started to get behind the veteran’s no-nonsense attitude. That may have touched a nerve with Ricky Cruz…while they may have been on the same side at times, Ricky never forgot about what Powers had done to him in the past. That led Cruz to a spot as guest referee in a grudge match between Powers and Flash Flanagan…Ricky had no love lost for either man, but his more recent issue was with Flanagan.
It seemed like Cruz would call the match right down the middle, but he turned on Powers with a superkick out of nowhere to give Flash the victory. The longtime fan favorite was suddenly hearing boos…he insisted that he hadn’t changed, but the fans’ support of Powers had altered his perception of them. The feud was reignited with the popularity roles reversed, leading to some interesting alliances on either side.
The most interesting alliance was between Ricky Cruz and Travis Cook’s Organization. Despite the fact that it was Cook’s manipulations that led to the end of Ricky’s title reign, Ricky felt they had a common enemy and formed a tenuous partnership with Travis and company. The rival clashed in a loser-leaves-town match and it was the interference of the Travis Cook Organization and Flash Flanagan that led to Powers’ unceremonious exit from SICW.
A few months later, manager Big Daddy brought in a masked newcomer named “Red River Jack”. The powerhouse racked up several impressive victories, but Ricky Cruz and Travis Cook suspected that RRJ wasn’t what he seemed. King Kong Brody had once competed under a hood with the Red River Jack name…and Ron Powers was once a protege of Brody. Cruz and Cook connected the dots and speculated that RRJ was actually Powers.
The war continued with Cruz siding with Cook’s stable against their common enemies…but Travis had made one too many enemies and it all came to a head in December. RRJ’s mask was on the line in a match with Ricky Cruz…and recent Cook rival Jim Cornette was the special guest referee.
On top of that, Jake Dirden was the ringside enforcer to ward off the interference of Cook’s Organization. Promoter Herb Simmons had ruled that if Ron Powers had violated the stipulation of the loser-leaves-town match by competing under the hood, he would be banned from SICW for life.
Chaos ensued as Ken Kasa and Flash Flanagan both got involved in the matchup…Cornette and Cook came to blows and Red River Jack got the win after whacking Cruz with Cornette’s trademark tennis racket. RRJ had retained his mask and Ron Powers made his official return to SICW at the start of 2015…but Travis Cook’s Organization was still intent on proving their point.
In the process, cracks started to form in the alliance between Cook and Ricky Cruz…Cook vowed that Kasa would be champion again, something that didn’t sit well with Ricky. That may have reminded Ricky about the circumstances that led to the end of his own title reign.
During a tag match pitting Cruz and Kasa against Gary Jackson and Jim Hoffarth, Travis Cook tried to interfere but accidentally threw powder in Cruz’s eyes. Once Ricky recovered from the temporary impairment of his vision, he confronted Cook about his actions and then walked away from the match, leaving Kasa to lose in a two-on-one situation. Despite that turn of events, Travis Cook insisted that everything was fine in the Cruz/Cook alliance…and that led to the events of February 21st.
The main event between Red River Jack and Attila Khan turned into all-out pandemonium as Travis Cook’s Organization gang-attacked RRJ. Ken Kasa and new recruit Chris Hargas helped Khan triple-team the masked man while Big Daddy was handcuffed to the ringpost and unable to help. They restrained Jack while Travis called Ricky Cruz to the ring for the honor of removing the mask.
Ricky nearly got the hood off RRJ’s head…but then turned around and attacked the members of Travis Cook’s Organization! At the end of the night, Red River Jack’s identity remained unrevealed and Ricky Cruz stood tall, once again hearing the cheers of the fans…
In the wake of last month’s event, Ricky told promoter Herb Simmons that he had let his issues with Ron Powers/Red River Jack cloud his judgment and led him to associate with the wrong people…he had experienced several changes in his life that had changed his perspective on a lot of things. Despite all of that, it remains to be seen whether he will be able to coexist with his old rival…he is scheduled to team with RRJ and Daniel Eads against the Travis Cook Organization at the next show. One thing is for sure: The story between Ricky Cruz and Ron Powers is far from finished.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Attila Khan, Big Daddy, Chris Hargas, Daniel Eads, Flash Flanagan, Gary Jackson, Ironman Ken Kasa, Jake Dirden, Jim Cornette, Jim Hoffarth, King Kong Brody, Red River Jack, Ricky Cruz, Ron Powers, Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling, Travis Cook's Organization | Leave a Comment »
Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 18, 2015
By Patrick Brandmeyer
There has rarely been a goal that Gary Jackson hasn’t achieved.
“The Night Train” has held championships all over the Midwest and has competed in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. However, the SICW Classic Wrestling Championship had eluded him since the very creation of the title. Gary was one of the favorites in the tournament to crown the inaugural champion in January of 2011, but he was eliminated in a time-limit draw with Dave Vaughn. He never got a chance to challenge Danny Boy Hawkins for the gold as his title reign was short-lived…and he only got one shot at Ron Powers when he was champion, dropping the fall in a triple threat match that also involved Chris Hargas. Gary challenged Ricky Cruz for the title on a few different occasions. One of Ricky’s first defenses as champion was against Jackson, but that match was thrown out due to the interference of the Travis Cook Organization. It would be months before Gary would get another crack at the belt…at the end of a hard-fought battle, Cruz locked on his Cruzeta Azteca submission hold. Jackson never submitted or tapped out, but he passed out in the hold and the referee called for the bell. The devastating defeat had halted Jackson’s title hopes once again. The veteran had no problem with working his way back up the ladder…and soon he was in title contention once again. This time the titleholder was “Ironman” Ken Kasa, managed by Travis Cook. Jackson appeared to be on the verge of finally capturing the title as he had Kasa in the Texas Cloverleaf, but Cook blatantly interfered to get his man disqualified and save the title. That led to the return of Big Daddy as he was handcuffed to Cook for the following month’s rematch…but Kasa was able to counter the Cloverleaf with a small package to escape with the title. Once more, Gary found himself on the outside looking in on the title picture. Issues with Flash Flanagan and Mohamad Ali Vaez sidetracked him from his championship aspirations as the belt went from Kasa to Heath Hatton to Flanagan. Jackson defeated Vaez in a hard-fought Texas Death Match and then settled his old issue with Kasa by making him tap to the Cloverleaf in a tag match…and that finally put him in position the challenge for the title once again. However, this time around it was all or nothing for “The Great One”…it would be his last shot at SICW gold. It was the first one-on-one encounter between Flanagan and Jackson after the two had traded pinfall victories in previous tag matches. Gary had the support of Big Daddy in his corner, but Flash had a whole bag of tricks up his sleeve to potentially retain his title(some less legal than others). Of course, one can’t forget Gary’s famous “rules”…he’s not above bending or outright breaking the rules to achieve victory. It was a battle of two veterans, but “Gorgeous Gary” still had the edge in overall experience. Flanagan had the advantage in size and agility…the two were about even in terms of technical expertise and sheer toughness. Flash was no pushover, obviously…the titleholder had experience in the WWF, TNA, and Puerto Rico on his resume. He also brought his trademark kendo stick to the ring, something that had helped him score his tainted championship victory over Heath Hatton in November. The two battle-hardened competitors matched each other move for move as the momentum swung back and forth…it could have easily gone either way. For Flanagan, the championship was at stake; he enjoyed holding his title reign over the heads of SICW higher-ups who frowned on his tactics. For Jackson, any hope of acquiring the Classic Wrestling Championship was on the line…it was “now or never”. When Flanagan was unable to put Jackson away, he went for his kendo stick…perhaps to deliver a cheap shot behind the referee’s back or perhaps to blatantly get himself disqualified to save his title. However, Big Daddy was the difference-maker as he distracted the champion from whatever he had planned. That allowed Jackson to roll up Flanagan in a pinning combination…and three seconds later, he had finally reached the top of the SICW mountain! Pandemonium swept the East Carondelet Community Center…other wrestlers came out to celebrate with the new champion and Gary reminded us of The Rules: He comes out to win, he refuses to lose, he will cheat to win, and don’t forget The Rules. After four years of pursuing his goal, he had finally become the SICW Classic Wrestling Champion! Of course, the end of one story is the beginning of another and the challengers are already lining up to face “The Night Train”. However, if the long road to the top was any indication, Gary Jackson isn’t the type to quit so easily and will be a tough man to dethrone as champion.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: Big Daddy, Chris Hargas, Danny Boy Hawkins, Dave Vaughn, Flash Flanagan, Gary Jackson, Heath Hatton, Ken Kasa, Mohamad Ali Vaez, Ricky Cruz, Ron Powers, SICW, SICW Classic Wrestling Championship, TNA, Travis Cook, World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation | Leave a Comment »