Lineup Change: Espinosa Makes Last-Minute MO Title Defense, Sept. 10
Posted by Ben Simon on September 9, 2016
The MWR Missouri Heavyweight Title is at stake in Brandon Espinosa’s seventh defense at the South Broadway Athletic Club on September 10.
Espy was scheduled to defend the MMWA Tag Team straps with Ace Hawkins. Hawkins has had to withdraw due to “important personal obligations.” Espinosa is now paired against Damion Cortess; since it’s a singles match in Missouri, the State title is up for grabs for the man from “The Dirty North STL.”
The main feature on Saturday is the sixth annual St. Louis Cup tournament.
The winner receives a blank championship match contract, good for the title of their choice. It is redeemable at any MMWA event for one year. Past winners include (in chronological order) : Brandon Espinosa, Dave Osborne, Brian James, Da’Marius Jones, and Gary Jackson.
Originally a straight-up single-elimination tournament in 2011, the Cup switched to its current format in 2014. All of the winners became MMWA Heavyweight Champion in the months following their victory.
Missouri Heavyweight Championship
CBrandon Espinosa vs. Damion Cortess
King of St. Louis Cup Tournament | Winners meet in four-way elimination final!
#2Gary Jackson vs. Da’Marius Jones
#8Moondog Rover vs. Jimmy D
Kevin Lee Davidson vs. B.T. Daramola
Barackus vs. Jim Hoffarth
#10Brian James & Everett Connors vs. Danny Adams & J’Mal Swagg
Bell at 8. Tickets are $8.