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One Promotion,Thousands of Memories- SLA has Their Last Event this Friday- Do Not Miss Out

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 13, 2016

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The end of an era will happen this coming Saturday in Alton, Illinois as St. Louis Anarchy will have their last event this coming Friday In Alton, Illinois . The National Wrasslin’ League (NWL, LLC) has acquired them with exciting events scheduled in 2017 (more details here).

If you have not been with MWR for the past 8 plus years you may have not known that the SLA foundation was built through a promotion called the Lethal Wrestling Alliance.The LWA featured a group of men and women that had the passion and work ethic to provide the fans with an exciting and fresh style of wrestling. This grass roots promotion offered an opportunity for many of the rising stars in the area to excell against several stars around the country, several of them that  would go onto star in the main event of Wrestlemania.

Throughout the years the LWA would feature hardcore matches, comedy, wrestling classics and memories that shaped the sport in St. Louis for this generation and years to come. The transition from the LWA to the promotion now known as St. Louis Anarchy would find huge success in their home of Alton, Illinois with double shots on Friday and Saturday in front of some of the best fans in the country.

SLA will forever hold a place in my heart due to the  wonderful fans that came to the events for all those years in an unforgettable atmosphere. The above photo is one of my personal favorites, an early LWA event in House Springs as we tailgated prior to a show where we enjoyed delicious food, beer and great friends. I have always loved to see the Lacey and Jackson family as well and supporting the hard working men and women that gave their blood sweat and tears for the fans and the sport that we love.

I would like to encourage all of my friends that we have met in the past to make their way to Alton, Illinois this Friday for one last memory of St. Louis Anarchy and if you have never experienced SLA then please come out to be a part of history as I expect this to be a night to never forget.

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Congrats from MWR to everyone at SLA for their success as they look to make the NWL a huge success in 2017.

Brian Kelley
MWR Owner and Editor

For a great one on one interview with Pierre Abernathy about the LWA that was done in July of 2015 click here

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Don’t miss live NWL STL wrestling events every other Thursday at the Casa Loma Ballroom, located at 3354 Iowa Ave in St. Louis, beginning with our first show on January 12.

Sign up to receive ticket info as it becomes available at fightstl.com.

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Saint Louis Anarchy presents : Straight Outta Anarchy (Our final event)

Friday Nov. 18th live from the Spaulding Hall Club

Doors Open at 6:30pm , Show Starts at 7pm

Tickets on sale at link below or http://www.stlanarchy.com

Front Row: $15, Second Row $12, Gen Admission $10

All tickets $15 at door

Full Bar, $1 BEER and Jello Shots and Food.

Matches Signed:

Saint Louis Anarchy Championship Triple Threat: Gary Jay vs Davey Vega vs. Mat Fitchett

Jimmy Rave vs. Mr. Connors

Saint Louis Anarchy Tag Championship Match: Roscoe Eat Lisa vs. Team IOU

Rivals Collide : The Hooligans vs. Viking War Party

Andy Dalton returns from successful tour of Pro Wrestling NOAH

More matches coming Monday.

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St. Louis Anarchy Holding Out on a Hero

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 8, 2016

By Patrick Brandmeyer

Photos Brian “Flair” Kelley

Promoter Pierre Abernathy and Davey Vega started the show…Pierre told the fans that Chris Hero‘s flight had been delayed, but they were adding a match or two to the card to give him time to get to the building. As a result, I joked that the subtitle for Part 1 of Gateway To Anarchy could easily be “Holding Out For A Hero”,

Davey Vega acknowledged the passing of Darren Dean, who had competed for St. Louis Anarchy on a few occasions(usually teaming with Aaron Solo(w)). That segued into the ten-bell salute.

Justin D’Air & The K.C. Wolves(Luke Langley & Graham Bell) vs. Kevin Lee Davidson, Sean Orleans, & Kody Krash: This was K.L.D.’s debut and he made an immediate impression as D’Air and the Wolves did their best to prevent his entry into the match.
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However, the big man got a tag and it was downhill from there for the opposing trio. The finishing sequence saw multiple dives until only Orleans was left in the ring…however, Orleans loudly proclaimed that he wouldn’t risk his neck with such a move. However, Bell got a hold of Orleans and Awesome-Bombed him over the top rope onto everyone else at ringside! K.L.D. finished Langley with his spinebuster finisher in 14:02, lifting Langley high enough that his head bumped a ceiling panel…the big man got over in a major way in his St. Louis Anarchy debut.

“The Money” Matt Cage vs. Paco Gonzalez: Cage wore a “Straight Outta My Closet” T-shirt in rainbow colors…heh. Paco finally got trunks and Cage acknowledged the wardrobe change by noting that he got his “big-boy pants”.

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Paco went for the anklelock multiple times in the match, resulting in Cage limping in the late stages of the bout. That tactic led to his downfall as Cage countered the last anklelock attempt into a victory roll pin in 13:55. Alex Castle attempted another sneak attack, but Cage saw him coming and Castle backed off. That led to Cage speaking his mind about the implosion of the Kentucky Buffet tag team…he said that Castle let his other relationships get in the way of the team’s success. They did a good job of building to the following night’s last-man-standing match between the two.

Mike Outlaw vs. Christian Rose:

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Oddly, it turned out to be the shortest match of the night as it was the only bout to go under ten minutes. Rose got the tapout win with the No-Leaf Clover (Liontamer-style Boston crab) in 8:36.

Stephen Wolf vs. “Buck Nasty” Bucky Collins: Hadn’t seen Bucky in several years(think he worked for High Voltage Wrestling a few times. Bucky’s an entertaining heel and the women in the audience were decidedly unimpressed by his mannerisms.

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Buck Nasty won a good match with a crucifix bomb in 12:58.

“Zesty” Zakk Sawyers vs. Steve O. Reno:

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Both guys were fan favorites in this one, though Reno seemed to be the subtle heel. It could have gone either way, though Zakk recently challenged Gerald James for the Heavyweight Title.

Sawyers stepped off the turnbuckles and jumped backwards into a Diamond Cutter variant, getting the pinfall in 14:51.

The Cause (Evan Gelistico & Adam Caster)(w/ Danny Adams, Everett Connors, & referee Austin Blackburn) vs. The Hooligans(Devin & Mason Cutter) vs. The Viking War Party(“American Viking” Alexander Rudolph & “Littlest Viking” Jake Parnell) vs. Team I.O.U.(“The Down-South DandyNick Iggy & “The Music City Mutt” Kerry Awful) for the Tag Team Titles: This was the Anarchy debut for Iggy and Awful; they were in the rule breaking role with two very popular teams as the other challengers.

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This was as chaotic as expected; I.O.U. would get a better chance to shine in their standard tag match on the Sunday show. Parnell attempted a tiger suplex on Caster that didn’t do either guy any favors. The Vikings dished out a huge pileup of humanity as Parnell hit a Codebreaker on Awful, then Rudolph choke slammed Iggy onto Awful as Parnell held Awful across his knees! Chaos broke loose at that point, allowing Mr. Gelistico to steal the fall on Iggy in 12:30.

Davey Vega vs. “The Rebel” Jeremy Wyatt (w/ Greg Jovi): Jovi interfered a bit, which led to Vega sliding out of the ring and wiping out the manager with a pump kick…bwahahaha. Wyatt focused his attack on the leg to potentially set up for his hanging half-crab submission hold…he got Vega in a figure-four leglock at one point, but Vega got to the ropes to escape.

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Wyatt went for the hold again and Vega small-packaged him for the flash pin in 29:27(!). Surprisingly, Wyatt offered a post-match handshake and Vega accepted the gesture without incident…though Wyatt swiped a kid’s pizza on the way to the backstage area.

Intermission~! Given the length of the show, I indulged a bit and had a total of four sodas: Two Mountain Dews, a root beer, and a Pepsi. There’s your Official Ben Simon Concession Count(tm).

The Big Mustache On Campus” Mikey McFinnegan vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks: Starks was on cloud nine after his recent appearance on NXT…of course, that lasted all of about ten seconds and most of his TV time was being chucked out of the ring by Colin Cassady. He felt like he was on his way to bigger and better things and took on a decidedly arrogant attitude as a result…he even had an “I’m A Hugger” T-shirt that he personally received from NXT Women’s Champion Bayley Rose. McFinnegan tried on the shirt for size, much to Starks’ dismay.
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They had a fine match, ending with Starks hitting the double-underhook faceplant in 11:58.

Jojo Bravo vs. “Dirty” Andy Dalton: Jojo’s been in a bit of a slump recently, partially due to questionable calls by the officials. Of course Dalton will take any opportunity presented to him, so that was right up his alley.

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Bravo had the momentum, but a near-collision with the referee gave Dalton the opening to deliver an undetected punt to the Universal Weak Point(tm). Dalton rolled up Jojo for the win in 10:13, adding to Bravo’s existing frustration.

Chris Hero & Trik Davis vs. Danny Adams & Everett Connors (w/ Tag Team Champions Evan Gelistico & Adam Caster & Austin Blackburn): Right around 11:00 PM, Hero was ready to go for this penultimate match of the evening. Hero and Trik go way back, dating back to their early days in IWA Mid-South. If I was fantasy-booking, I would have liked to see him against Christian Rose…Rose’s style was compared to Hero’s for a little while. Perhaps that could happen down the line…hint hint.
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The match got a lot of time. Hero hit the Death Blow(Rude Awakening setup into a roaring elbow to the back of the head) on Adams, then Davis followed up with a Diamond Cutter and Hero got the three-count in 24:23.

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Gerald James (w/ Dorian Victor) vs. Mikey McFinnegan best-of-three-falls for the Heavyweight Title: James had held the title for a mind-blowing 862 days (over two years and totaling 28 months). Fitchett battled James on several occasions, winning some non-title encounters but never being able to unseat the champion.

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That included one particularly humbling encounter when James beat him in two straight falls. Fitchett infiltrated the BOSS stable under the Dangerous Deveroux mask and nearly cost James the title to Davey Vega, but it was not to be…however, Fitchett earned one more title shot with his victory in the Anarchy Rumble in November. Notably, Victor went to the backstage area instead of staying at ringside for the main event.

They went right after each other from the opening bell, throwing huge bombs right out of the gate…knowing the people involved, that says a lot. Gerald won a quick first fall with the Michinoku Driver in a brisk 3:24. Fitchett lifted Gerald into a torture rack and dropped him into a reverse Go 2 Sleep(hitting the knee to the back of the head) for a near-fall, but hitting the move a second time was enough to even the score in 6:13.

 

Things got really wild in the final fall as Fitchett lawndarted Gerald into the wall, then hit the cradle piledriver in the ring for a near-fall. Gerald managed to fight back, but Fitchett countered a piledriver attempt on the apron by backdropping him onto the edge of the ring! Fitchett set the champion up on the turnbuckles, but Gerald came back with a flying DDT onto the edge of the ring…eep. Fitchett was left bloody, but incredibly managed to keep fighting…he delivered a cradle pildriver on the floor(!), then one more in the ring to FINALLY capture the title in 11:28!

Davey Vega celebrated with the new champion, who had to be assisted from the ring…we found out the following night that Fitchett had suffered a concussion. Dorian Victor and Christian Rose went to the ring to help the former champion…but out of nowhere, Rose turned on both of them! Rose locked James in the No-Leaf Clover, yelling at him “YOU LOST!” before leaving the “father and son” laying in the ring. After all of that, James addressed the fans…he said that whether they loved or hated him, he had hopefully earned their respect after his long title reign. He wasn’t sure how much longer he had to wrestle, but he’d keep fighting.

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Purchase tickets here for the must see return show of St. Louis Anarchy.
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Saint Louis Anarchy presents: Going Platinum
Live from Spaulding Hall Club in Alton IL (402 E 4th Street Alton IL)

Stage One: Friday night May 20th
Stage Two: Saturday night May 21st

Doors Open at 6:30pm, Show Starts at 7:00pm

Tickets (on sale March 1st)
Front Row: $15 per night in advance $20 day of show
Second Row: $12 per night in advance $15 day of show
General Admission: $10 per night in advance $15 day of show

$1 BEER, FULL BAR and FOOD
Please do not record show or stand on chairs.

STAGE ONE MATCHES SIGNED:
Saint Louis Anarchy Championship Match: Mat Fitchett (c) vs. Christian Rose

Number One Contender 4 Team Tag Team Tournament:
The Hooligans vs. Team IOU
Roscoe Eat Lisa vs. Viking War Party

First Time Ever in Anarchy: Trik Davis vs. Gary Jay w/ Dorian Victor

STAGE TWO MATCHES SIGNED:
The winners of Hooligans vs. IOU and REL vs. Vikings will face for shot at SLA tag team titles.

PACO vs. Andy Dalton

Talent Signed:

Saint Louis Anarchy Champion: Mat Fitchett
Saint Louis Anarchy Tag Champions: The Cause (Mr. Gelistico, Mr. Caster)

Davey Vega
Christian Rose
Gary Jay w/ Dorian Victor
Jo Jo Bravo
The Hooligans
Viking War Party
Andy Dalton
The Cause (Mr. Adams/ Mr. Connors)
Making his SLA debut: Sammy Guevara
Trik Davis
Roscoe Eat Lisa (Zakk Sawyers/ Mikey Mcfennegan)
Team IOU
PACO
Stephen Wolfe
4 Star Heros
Ricky Starks
Mike Outlaw
Alex Castle
Making their SLA debut: Beauty and the Beat (Steve Fierce/Rob Matter)

MORE TALENT TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER

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PGP selects Andy Dalton to face Jake Dirden at THE HAPPENING April 18th Havana,IL

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 7, 2015

 photo pgp   8888_zpssph2tjic.jpgAfter going over dozens of possibilities in the open challenge, we have decided to give “Dirty” Andy Dalton the match versus “Dirdey” Jake Dirden in the main event on April 18th at the Lawford Theater(225 W Main, Havana,IL). Andy Dalton is making waves in the Lone Star State, including stints with Inspire and Branded Outlaw (and a recent ROH appearance), a main event player just a few big wins away from being an “IT” indy guy. Dalton is impressive and fully capable of both beating Jake Dirden and going on to win the PGP title, part sportsman and part mercenary, Andy is looking to take home a big prize from this hunt. He’s also after a “name”, Dalton resents Dirden’s accolades and his moniker, Andy is coming to settle just who is the Dirtiest(Dirdiest?) wrestler on the indy circuit.

“Dirdey” Jake Dirden is hurting, the mental sting of losing the Franchise title and the physical sting of a railroad spike to his eye, both perpetrated by our current champion Blake Steel. Jake’s request for a rematch was refused by Steel as he bolted the state with the belt and will be in Florida working FIP for the wwnlive ippv network that weekend. As a result PGP guaranteed Dirden he will get his rematch in May, meanwhile we need an April main event and Jake agreed to meet the man we selected in an open challenge. Win,lose or draw, Dirden gets his shot in May, however if Andy Dalton wins he will get a June title shot at whoever holds the Franchise title. Dirden versus Dalton is a rock solid match on a heavy hitting night of pro wrestling. Be there to see who steps in line and what the future holds in the Proving Ground, this match is set to shake PGP to it’s foundation!!!

THE HAPPENING is a can’t miss night for wrestling fans, 5 damn cool matches announced (Lucy Mendez v Paloma Starr, Guy Smith v Mike Outlaw, Ovirload v Johnny Wisdom, Mr. Nice v Stephen King and NOW…Dirden v Dalton!) and more set to drop!!! We’re still waiting on word from both our current Franchise champ for an explanation on his actions and word from our tag champs (Team IOU) on the condition of Kerry Awful‘s hand, the moment we have either it will be posted right here!!! We’re keeping prices extra affordable, only$10($5 for kids) so do yourself a favor and get out to see this show!!! Doors open at 6:30pm, THE HAPPENING begins at 7pm. Usually I’m signing off by now, but if you read this far you’re getting an insider tip….”Dirty” Andy Dalton never travels alone, beware The Sons Of Texas….just sayin’… The coolest, hippest must see independent wrestling in Central Illinois is easy to find…..ENTER THE PROVING GROUND!!

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