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4 Horsemen Seminar with JJ Dillion, Arn Anderson and Barry Windham November 2nd

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 22, 2019

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The 4- Horseman , JJ Dillion, Arn Anderson and Barry Windham come to SICW on November 2nd

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 22, 2019

  1. The Four Horsemen, JJ Dillion, Arn Anderson and Barry Windham will arrive in SICW on November 2 at the Swansea Fire Department in Swansea, IL!!

Three outstanding matches have already been announced!

First a grudge match between Superstar Steve Fender Vs. The High Flying Luchador Billy McNeil!

Then we have your semi main event match with Flash Flanagan battling it out against the Mongolian Monster Attila Khan in a NO Disqualification Match. The walls of Swansea Fire Department will run red for sure only which mans blood will it be?

And finally the main event. The current SICW Classic Wrestling Champion Curtis Wylde will defend his title against SICW fan favorite The Night Train Gary Jackson! Will Wylde retain the championship or will there be a newly crowned Classic Wrestling Champion?

Tickets are going fast so call today 618-286-4848!

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Arn Anderson Invites you to SICW on November 2nd with Barry Windham and JJ Dillion

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 16, 2019

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Ticket Info for WLW Night of Champions 3 W/ Harley Race, Arn Anderson, Jimmy Hart, Scott Steiner, JJ Dillon and Bob Orton Jr.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 4, 2018

Autograph Signing/Wrestling Event Taking Place At The Tri-County Sports Center on March 10th

41 College Campus Drive – Moscow Mills, MO

Doors Opening for WLW Night Of Champions III

At 6:00pm, doors will open to the public for World League Wrestling’s Night Of Champions III wrestling event. This event will take place at the Tri-County Sports Center

Click here for complete info for the HUGE WLW Night of Champions 3

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Arn Anderson is on His way to WLW in 2018 on March 10th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 6, 2017

It was announced that during World League Wrestling this past weekend that during the Night of Champions 3 on March 10th, the Enforcer Arn Anderson is on his way to the Harley Race Wrestling Arena. Anderson is an WWE Hall of Famer and an original Four Horseman. He makes very few appearances in the Midwest so we urge you to reserve that day to join WLW that night.

Keep up with MWR for more details on Tickets and location as they come in.

 

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Breaking news: Bobby “The Brain” Heenan comes to SICW to Celebrate the 55th Year Anniversary of Wrestling at the Chase on May 17th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 2, 2014

 

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Many believe that Bobby “The Brain” Heenan is the top manager of All-time in the sport that we love. Heenan wrestled in St. Louis during the Wrestling at the Chase, but was so good at managing that he was the only manager at during Sam Muchnicks’s NWA Years.

Be a part of History on May 17th when SICW celebrates their 55 years of Wrestling at the Chase in East Carondelet, Illinois

I share with you a great bio from Brian Westcott from the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum on the one and only

Bobby “the Brain” Heenan

Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, the self-proclaimed “World’s Greatest Manager”, was born Raymond Louis Heenan on November 1, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois.

Heenan began his wrestling career working as a manager under Dick the Bruiser and Wilbur Snyder. Wally Karbo gave Bobby his gimmick of “The Brain”. Heenan, who also had success as a wrestler, was a master at taking bumps when an opponent struck him. He was holder of the WWA Canadian Tag Team title at one point in time. Bobby worked for Verne Gagne’s AWA and Georgia Championship Wrestling for years before being employed by Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation.

Heenan managed a wide variety of wrestlers over the years. The late “Ravishing” Rick Rude, Nick Bockwinkel, Ric Flair, Harley Race, the late Andre the Giant, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, The Masked Superstar, Terry Taylor, The Brooklyn Brawler, The Barbarian, Haku, the late Curt Hennig, Blackjack Lanza, Bobby Duncum, Sr., King Kong Bundy, the late Big John Studd were managed by Bobby at various times.

Heenan made many close friends in the business. In 1991, Heenan made the transition from manager to broadcast journalist. Basically, Heenan was a color-commentator. He especially enjoyed his relationship with the late Gorilla Monsoon, with whom he co-hosted Prime Time Wrestling on the USA Network. In December 1993, Heenan would leave the World Wrestling Federation for World Championship Wrestling. Heenan made his WCW debut on the Clash of Champions in January 1994 alongside another close friend from his AWA days, Gene Okerlund. Heenan did color commentating on WCW Monday Nitro and the pay-per-views. Heenan became close friends with Mike Tenay during his WCW tenure. In November of 2000, Bobby left WCW.

In early 2001, Heenan would face his greatest opponent: throat cancer. The example he has set for others with serious health problems is inspirational.

Heenan is a devoted family man. He is also very dedicated to the pro wrestling industry and has co-hosted the Cauliflower Alley Club conventions with Mike Tenay. With his humor and tenacity, Bobby Heenan is one-of-a-kind and it is likely that there will never be another one like him.

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Be sure to check out MWR for details on this show as they come in on this can’t miss night of wrestling.

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Golden Circle: The #1 Reaction!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 29, 2010

By Greg Anthony

True workers, not wrestlers, workers know that our jobs are to generate a response. We want people to react to what we present to them. What reaction is the most important. Do we want to make them laugh, cry, cuss. Which reaction do we want, do we need for wrestling to prosper? The answer.. Suspension of disbelief!

Whether you make someone laugh out loud, cry from joy or a church lady cuss like a sailor they all have one thing in common, suspension of disbelief. It is getting harder and harder in today’s wrestling to create this. However it can be done; It can be done with great storytelling and less a few bad habits wrestling has picked up.

Creating suspension of disbelief in wrestling has obstacles that other forms don’t have. Wrestling is based in reality or at least it is suppose to be. So when a wrestler does a move that is obviously impossible and lets face it, ridiculous then you take a step away from reality. I’ve gotten more out of a well placed right hand then some flashy move that didn’t make any sense.

No one can deny the power of wrestling and television. As great as this combo is, it has its own problems. I would much rather watch wrestling on television than a television show about wrestling. Understand? When two people are having a private conversation backstage and act oblivious to the camera 9 inches away, for me, it takes away from my suspension of disbelief.

Great suspension of disbelief moments like HBK vs Undertaker, Double A retirement speech, Horsemen breaking Dusty’s arm,

Eddie Gilbert running over Jerry Lawler with a car were all based in reality.

The people want to believe but we have to want them to believe to. We can’t take the easy road just because we can. We have to roll up our sleeves and do the work. Come up with creative, realistic ways to tell the stories rather than relying on a feather light opponent or an invisible camera man, I promise.

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MWR Trading Card #13 “The Wrestling Machine” Dave Vaughn

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 18, 2010

"The Wrestling Machine" Dave Vaughn (Photo Mike Van Hoogstraat)

Some say that old school wrestling has long past us by but the truth of the matter is that there is one guy that is keeping that fire burning. That mans name is Dave Vaughn.

Dave Vaughn wrestles a no nonsense style of wrestling that is Reminisce of Lou Thesz and Arn Anderson .

Once the prize jewel of Travis Cook’s The Connection Vaughn quickly rose to prominence winning the MMWA-SICW Junior titles as well as one half of the MMWA-SICW tag team Championship.

Dave Vaughn has earned the nickname “The Wrestling Machine” by taking his opponents through a clinic of wrestling moves, suplex’s and submissions. No one in the Midwest hits the Spear as hard as Dave Vaughn.

Since earning the MMWA-SICW Championship from former connection partner Phil E Blunt, Vaughn has been unstoppable taking on the very best that ST Louis has to offer.

Earlier this summer, Vaughn debuted at World League Wrestling as he looks to have his eye on the WLW title in the near future.

Midwest wrestlers and fans will find out soon why they call
Dave Vaughn “The Wrestling Machine”

#1 The Northstar Express Darin Corbin and Ryan Cruz- 2008 MWR Tag team of the Year.
#2 Mark Sterling- 2009 MWR Wrestler of the Year.
#3 The Hooligans Devin and Mason Cutter -2009 MWR Tag Team of the Year
#4 MsChif- 2009 MWR Female of the Year
#5 Mike Sydal – PWI Rookie of the Year
#6 Jeremy Wyatt – 2008 MWR Wrestler of the Year. 2008 MWR Match of the Year Michael Strider, 2009 MWR Match of the Year Tyler Cook
#7 Santana G – Seen on TNA
#8 Kahagas – The Tokyo Monster
#9 Mephisto- Hardcore favorite
#10 Tyler Black –Ring of Honor Champion
#11 Sir Bradley Charles- Trained by Lance Storm
#12 Brandon Espinosa – Multi talented superstar

 

For a complete list of Missouri Wrestling Revival trading cards as well as WWE , TNA and Japan sets check out the website Wrestling trading cards.com here.

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Matt Murphy thoughts on Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon 3-Disc DVD Set

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 17, 2010

 

By Matt Murphy -Courtesy of Matt Somebody-The Online Home of Writer and Former Wrestler Matt Murphy

Memories of my childhood idol and thoughts on the recently released DVD set.

WWE takes a lot of heat from traditionalist wrestlers and fans, but the company has certainly shown a commitment to keeping professional wrestling’s rich history alive in recent years.  They’ve done through their annual WWE Hall of Fame inductions and the release of classic video footage via WWE Classics and DVD collections.

There have been dozens of WWE DVD sets released and I hope there are many more.  While I like to watch the matches, I love watching the documentaries.  The stories about wrestlers and promotions, featuring video clips, photos, and interviews, are sometimes more interesting than the in-ring action.

In 2008, I sat quietly in the Harley Race Wrestling Academy while the WWE documentarian interviewed Joe Hennig for The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect and then covered a lot of different topics with Harley Race for what I assume found its way onto several DVDs and WWE Classics features.  It was interesting to watch the way they blacked out the windows, unplugged all telephones, closed the gym next door, rearranged everything in sight, and experimented with different lighting schemes.

When I learned that WWE was going to release a Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat DVD set, I was thrilled. Steamboat was my childhood idol.  To illustrate my feelings for Steamboat, here’s a piece from the revised edition of my autobiography (available in 2011), now titled, THE SOMEBODY OBSESSION: A JOURNEY FROM THE WELFARE LINE TO THE SPOTLIGHT:

My love for wrestling grew to an obsession in late-1986. During a challenge for the WWF Intercontinental Title, Steamboat suffered a “crushed” larynx at the hands of the defending champion, “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Watching Steamboat gasp for breath while paramedics and WWF officials scrambled to save him, I was first paralyzed with fear. Then I cried. A lot. Steamboat was sidelined for several weeks. I forgot about my own problems and my world revolved around the weekly updates on Steamboat’s condition. During this time, WWF aired an interview with Steamboat’s doctor, who said that “the Dragon” should never step into the ring again, and a vignette in which Steamboat went through speech therapy. On January 3, 1987, Steamboat guest-starred on an episode of Sidekicks, a crime drama starring Ernie Reyes Jr. Later that night, on Saturday Night’s Main Event, Savage was about to injure George “the Animal” Steele the same way he’d injured Steamboat weeks before. “The Dragon” came to ringside, restrained by several WWF officials, and saved his friend Steele.

That was it; I was hooked. My future was decided — I was going to become a professional wrestler just like my idol, Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat. I immersed myself deep in the mysterious world of wrestling, worshiping Steamboat. He was tough, exciting, and he represented good (me) overcoming evil (all the sources of my childhood angst). When Steamboat beat Savage for the WWF Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania III, he did it, I thought, just for me.

When I got into the wrestling business, everyone, it seemed, listed Steamboat as their wrestling idol.  I couldn’t help but feel a little annoyed by it–growing up, everyone around me was a Hulkamaniac and my love for Steamboat had set me apart from the rest of the pack.  Now, I was just another Steamboat fan.

I had the pleasure of meeting Steamboat during an autograph signing before a WLW show in 2004.  I had met countless stars and never asked anyone for an autograph, a fact in which I took a great deal of pride.  But when I met Steamboat, I couldn’t resist getting a Polaroid taken and signed.  B.J. Race, who knew how I felt about “the boys” asking for pictures and autographs, gave me a confused look.  I explained to her that Steamboat was the man who inspired me to become a wrestler.  I’d love to say that the Polariod of me and my idol is prominently displayed in my writing den, but the truth is I was so damned caught up in the moment that I left the picture behind.

I met Steamboat a second time while I was a manager at a bar & grill in Lake Ozark.  He came in with a friend of his and ordered dinner after he appeared at another one of Harley’s shows.  The server placed his check on the table and I hurried to pick it up.

“This one’s on me,” I said.

“Why’s that?” Steamboat asked.

I looked over my shoulder.  I didn’t want to draw attention to him. “Please.  It would mean a lot to me.”

He thanked me and shook my hand. On his way out the door, he waved goodbye and said, “Thanks, Matt.”

The bartender recognized Steamboat and I shushed him long enough for my idol to pull out of the parking lot.

The third time I met Steamboat was before a Ring of Honor show in Dayton, Ohio.  I rode there with my friend Ace Steel, who Steamboat knew well, and we picked him up at the hotel.  He was cordial to me and he chatted away with Ace about Ritchie, Steamboat’s son, who was racing trucks at the time.  I just sat in the back seat and kept my mouth shut, dying to shoot the breeze with Steamboat but shy as a schoolgirl.

Two years ago, Ritchie came to Eldon to train at the Harley Race Wrestling Academy.  We hung out a couple times and he seemed to be a likeable guy, but I hated to see people treat second- and third-generation stars different from the rest of the students and I knew that I wouldn’t treat him the same as everyone else.  How could I?  Soon after Ritchie was born, there was an article in WWF Magazine with pictures of my idol and his newborn son.  Because I was a first-class wrestling nerd with a big imagination, the eight-year-old version of me thought that I would be the guy who’d bridge the gap between Steamboat generations; I imagined that I’d learn the ropes from Ricky as his tag team partner during the last years of his career and then team with Ritchie during the last years of my career. That, of course, didn’t happen, and memories of my wrestling weirdness haunted me when I was around Ritchie.  Somehow, it just felt right to keep my distance from him.  He’s now training with Florida Championship Wrestling in Tampa and is under developmental contract with WWE.

Last year, Steamboat was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.  The next night, at Wrestlemania, he participated in a handicap match against Chris Jericho.  I couldn’t watch it live.  I’d seen too many legends perform past their prime and I couldn’t stand to watch my idol embarrass himself.  After I read a report of the match on the Internet which described his great performance, I bought the replay and watched it.  Then, the next night, he participated in a 10-man tag team match.  I’m about as emotionless as they come, but there’s a chance that a couple tears trickled down my cheeks while Steamboat battled once again and the crowd chanted, “You’ve still got it!”

The 3-disc DVD set, titled Ricky Steamboat: The Life Story of the Dragon, was released last Tuesday.  I bought it that morning, brought it home, and watched the entire documentary and a few matches.

The documentary was awesome.  It featured interviews with Ricky, several current and former stars, and even Ritchie.  While I watched and listened to “the Dragon” talk about his career, I thought about how he impacted my life and I wished that I could have told him that during any one of our three encounters.

There are a thousand different matches that could have been added to the DVD set, but I’m happy with their selections.  One that I’m especially glad they included was the WCW World Tag Team Title match from Clash of the Champions XVII, a match in which Steamboat made a surprise return, teaming with Dustin Rhodes to beat Arn Anderson and Larry Zbyszko for the championship.  When the match originally aired, it brought me a lot of joy at a time in my life when that was an emotion I seldom felt.

A couple days after Steamboat’s DVD was released, he was hospitalized with serious medical issues.  While I tried to process the information I’d just read, I walked into the living room, where my four-year-old son, Hunter, was holding the Steamboat DVD set.

“Can we watch Ricky Steamdragon?” he asked.

“You mean Ricky ‘the Dragon’ Steamboat?”

“Uh-huh.”

I put in Disc 3, sat down, and made room for my son.  Together, we watched the Iron Man Challenge Match between Steamboat and Rick Rude from Beach Blast ‘92.

“I like Ricky Steamdragon,” Hunter said a few minutes into the match. “He’s my favorite.”

This time, I was happy to hear someone else say that.

For more Matt Murphy check out his website here.

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The Golden Circle: Two Matches

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 2, 2009

By Greg Anthony

Straight from rasslinriotonline.com

As many of you are probably like me and are lifelong wrestling fans, I have seen a lot of matches. Now finding matches to watch now is relatively easy now with youtube and some of the other outlets out there. However before the internet I traded tapes to see the early days of ECW because I had heard so much about it but hadn’t seen it. I’ve been asked so many times what’s my favorite match? Well, that would be next to impossible. There are so many great matches that I watch over and over like HBK vs Bret in the original Iron Man match, Bobby Eaton vs Arn Anderson for the WCW TV Title, Terry Gordy vs Steve Williams for the UWF Title, Four outstanding matches from The Great American Bash ’88, HBK vs HHH for World Title on RAW from San Antonio. But there are only two matches I credit with really cementing the fact I wanted to be a pro wrestler, so if you want to blame someone blame them.

RIC FLAIR VS RICKY STEAMBOAT 2/3 FALLS FOR THE NWA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
APRIL 2, 1989

Its no secret who my favorite wrestler of all time is, Ric Flair but Steamboat isn’t running far behind. I was 7 years old when I waited on pins and needles for the much anticipated 2 out of 3 falls match at Clash of the Champions VI. When the day finally come, I was not disappointed. I sat there in awe for this almost hour classic. I had said for years that I wanted to be a wrestler but after watching this match I KNEW I had to become a wrestler. That’s how I looked at the match with a 7 year olds eyes now I look at it as just a masterpiece of work. This was work not choreography, the ability to go out there and create a great match on the fly, in the ring. Even though the following match between these two in Nashville is considered the best of their series with a fast paced 20 minute up and down match it was that 2/3 falls that really hooked me.

Now the other match is pretty much a 180 from the Flair/Steamboat classic just mentioned. Its important for a whole different reason.

THE UNDERTAKER VS MANKIND: HELL IN A CELL
KING OF THE RING 1998

Everyone knows the match, everyone knows the bumps, everyone knows how important this one match is to the career of Mick Foley. Well, its important to mine as well. I had just turned 17 about 3 weeks before and I was seriously considering when I turned 18 to take the leap and try to make my way in pro wrestling. I sat at a friends house as we watched the King of the Ring pay per view. I don’t think anyone knew what we would all witness that night.

When Undertaker threw Mankind off the cell crashing down through the announcers table, everyone I was watching with stood up in complete amazement. The match was over but what an ending or so we thought until Foley came off the stretcher and climbed once again to the top of the cage. Only this time he wasn’t thrown off but choke slammed through to the “unforgiving” mat. Once again, we all stood up in amazement. Just when I thought I had run the gambit of emotion for a match, out come the tacks! We all stood up, yet again. When Taker tombstoned Foley for the 1,2,3.. we had witnessed the single greatest effort in wrestling history and we stood one last time for a living room, pay per view party standing ovation.

Now, yes this match made me want to be a pro wrestler. But no that doesn’t mean I wanted to be hurled off a 20 foot structure breaking several bones on the way down or slammed through said structure giving me a concussion and few less teeth. What it did was make me realize that if I wanted to be a wrestler than I would care no less about it than Mick Foley. It made me realize that the fictional Mankind may have loved pain but very real Mick Foley loved pro wrestling, pro wrestling fans and that’s why he did what he did. I would give no less, because I promise that’s what wrestling deserves and when “The Golden Boy” Greg Anthony makes a promise its as good as gold.

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