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SICW Wrestling Explosion Classic Wrestling Championship Match: Flash Flanagan (c) vs Ron Powers, Ron Powers interview; Chaz Wesson vs Barackus; Plus a “Special Engagement Match”

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 21, 2015

11/14/2015 Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling (Swansea, Illinois) 8 pm cost $12.00 foe adults 6.00 under 12 618-286-4848

11/21/2015 Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling (East Carondelet, Illinois) 823 State Street Tickets $11.00 adults $6.00 under 12 618-286-4848

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Ron Powers Wins The Brody Memorial Battle Royal by Patrick Brandmeyer

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 14, 2015

All Photos by Brian Kelley

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Stan Hansen, Ron Powers, Herb Simmons and Barbara Goodish

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Tim and Jennifer meet Cowboy Bob Orton.

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The fans love the 2014 MWR Wrestler of the Year Ricky Cruz ( top middle) and the Prince of SICW, Keith Smith Jr. (top left)

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Cowboy Bob Orton was one of the top wrestlers of his day. Here he is seen watching one of his classic matches at the Wrestling at the Chase in between meeting the fans.

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Fans were thrilled to pick up some rare wrestling memorabilia from AWA Ring announcer Mick Karch.

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Brothers on Whatever host Nathan shows his love of Brody along with Big Daddy and Ron Powers.

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These young girls were all smiles at SICW.

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A great opportunity to meet the legends and get there autographs for the past few years has been SICW.

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Stan Hansen loved to meet his fans young and old.

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A great photo of a father and son along with Mick Karch… This young man wearing the the Andre shirt is so awesome.

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The 2013 MWR Wrestler of the Year Jake Dirden made sure to get there early to pick the brain of the legend Stan Hansen for over twenty minutes.

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Larry Matysik is one of the greatest wrestling minds today, unfortunately he was unable to be there, but behind every great man is a great women, for Larry it is his lovely wife Pat.

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Justin Berry rocks the Rob Schamberger Brody shirt while meeting his lovely wife Barbara Goodish.

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.

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“Volatile” Curtis Wylde was in the house.

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As always, Wylde was accompanied by his “Number-One Ginja” Wyldefyre.
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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.
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Big Jim with the body slam on Ax.

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.

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Chaz Wesson made quick work of Waco.

“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.

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The Great One Gary Jackso.

“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.
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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.

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Paloma Starr has the 2014 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Lucy Mendez in deep trouble.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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The end of an era as Travis Cook turns on the former SICW Champion Ken Kasa.

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.

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The match was chaotic and wild as SICW ring announcer Abbenhaus runs for his life as the action was everywhere.

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.

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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.
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Daniel Eads is one of the 2014 MWR Future Stars of the Year, but Flanagan is one of the baddest men in the country. Eads put up a fight but the wily veteran once again was a step ahead to keep the title.

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.

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This young fan was rooting for Ricky Cruz or Ron Powers to win the battle Royal.

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.

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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.

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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!


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SICW Wrestling Explosion Classic Wrestling Championship: Flash Flanagan vs Daniel Eads; Chaz Wesson interview; Midget match: Little Kato vs Beautiful Bobby Dean

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 27, 2015


SICW- Saturday June 20th the SICW fans will be in for

another great evening of Wrestling action.

See all the SICW stars at the East Carondelet Community, see Ron Powers and “Red River Jack” tag against Travis Cooks’ organizations, see the SICW debut of “The Tokyo Monster” Kahagas,

Plus the SICW Classic title on the line as Champion Flash Flanagan battles ‘Old School Warrior” Chaz Wesson.

Call today for you tickets 618-286-4848

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SICW Wrestling Explosion Flash Flanagan vs Jake Dirden, Curtis Wylde w/ Wyldefire interview, Chaz Wesson vs Ax

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 24, 2015

02/21/2015 Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling (East Carondelet, Illinois) 823 State Street Tickets $11.00 adults $6.00 under 12 618-286-4848

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SICW Wrestling Explosion Ricky Cruz & Bull Bronson vs. Chaz Wesson & Ron Powers Plus Powers interview

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 7, 2014

SATURDAY, MAY 17 – 8 p.m.

East Carondelet Community Center
823 State St.
East Carondelet, Illinois

Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling (SICW) presents a spectacular evening to celebrate the
55th anniversary of the first Wrestling at the Chase in May 1959

The Night of Managers — and a whole lot more

Meet in person the famous Jim Cornette and (health-permitting) Bobby Heenan

Ron Powers vs. Ricky Cruz
First time ever – LOSER LEAVES TOWN
No DQ, anything goes, there must be a winner

Ironman Ken Kasa defends the Classic Championship against Gary Jackson
Kasa’s manager Travis Cook will be handcuffed to Big Daddy, controversial local manager coming out of retirement for just this event

A Giant Battle Royal

Other stars on the card and in the Royal:
Flash Flanagan
Shorty Biggs
410-pound Bull Bronson
Jake Dirden
Heath Hatton
and more

For tickets call 618-286-4848

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SICW Wrestling Explosion: Wesson vs. Allwardt; Bushwhacker Luke Williams

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 14, 2014


2/15/2014 – SICW East Carondelet Illinois 823 State St East Carondelet. Il 62240 –$9 Doors at 7 PM; Bell Time at 8 PM

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SICW Wrestling Explosion w/ Hillbilly Jim + Daniel Eads, Chaz Wesson and Bobby D vs. Ax Allwardt, Frank Wyatt and the Joker

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 19, 2014


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SICW Wrestling Explosion Chaz Wesson vs. Ax Allwardt plus Dick the Bruiser !!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 3, 2013


7/20/2013 SICW East Carondelet Illinois 823 State St East Carondelet. Il 62240 –$9 Doors at 7 PM; Bell Time at 8 PM MIDGETS

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Manager Ron Powers creates havoc in East Carondelet. SICW Wrestling returns this Saturday Old School Warriors return.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 20, 2012

SICW fans got their wish in October when Travis Cook told them that he would not be in attendance in East Carondelet, Illinois for the November show. The fans happiness would not last when Cook went on to make an agreement with the former Classic Wrestling Champion Ron Powers to manage his men for the night.

One fact remains with Powers and that is, you can never be sure what he will do, a loose cannon in every sense of the word. While the fans thought he would be out their to manage Cook’s men Dave Vaughn and Ken Kasa.


The Wrestling machine looks better than ever in a battle with red hot Heath Hatton, Photo Credit Brian Kelley

Powers took it on himself to offer his service to the likes of Max Archer, Bull Bronson, Jake Dirden, Alex Rudolph and his fellow henchman The Big Texan in battle against current champion Ricky Cruz.

Powers and his men did not show the usual savvy of Cook as Archer and Kasa each got disqualified for outside interference. When Powers offered his service to Rudolph, the young powerhouse decline him, only to see Gary Jackson seizing the opportunity for an edge to have Powers in his corner.


Two St Louis legends, Ron Powers and Gary Jackson join forces for one night only against Alex Rudolph- Photo Credit Brian Kelley

Jackson’s 3 rules applied in this

1. He came out to win

2.He refuse to lose.

3.He will cheat if he has too

4. Don’t forget the rules

Classic Gary Jackson footage.

So with that said thought Powers and Jackson often enemy’s joined forces to pick up another impressive victory in his historic career.


Ron Powers bring the pain on the champion. – Photo Credit Brian Kelley

Powers had the experts wandering if he was scouting for more muscle but one thing was sure his number one goal was to send a clear cut message to Ricky Cruz that he had his eyes set on the CWC title as he brutally assaulted Cruz during the match.


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If it would not have been for Power’s former right hand man Sean Vincent, he may have very well have taken Cruz out for good…Thankfully men like Chris Hargas, Heath Hatton and Chaz Wesson came out to stand the ground on Powers, Vaugn, Texan, Waco, and Bronson to insure that the Classic Wrestling Champion stood to fight another day.


A good thing that Vincent and former one half of the Old School Warriors Chaz Wesson has the back of the current Classic Wrestling Champion Ricky cruz’s back on this night. Photo Credit Brian Kelley

This weekend SICW is back in action with the return of the Old School Warriors. Keith Smith and Chaz Wesson to challenge the deadly duo on The Big Texan and Waco.

Fairmont City, Illinois) 2727 N. 43RD Holy Rosary Gym –THANKSGIVING WEEKEND 7 Big matches sponsored by the Fairmont City PAL (Police Athletic League) and St Clair County special.

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Ron Powers shoots on Gary Jackson, Chris Hargas,Ben Simon, Herb Simmons, Larry Matysik and the MMWA-SICW .

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 18, 2011


To hear CWC Champion Ron Powers talk he has swept the competition away in 2011.

The most feared man in St Louis Ron Powers  has been on a rampage in 2011 causing fear and anger among fans and wrestlers alike. During the past year he has challenged promoter Herb Simmons and the wrestlers of MMWA-SICW.

For the fans that do not know there has been rumors that MMWA-SICW have been split in two different promotions. Though several of my close friends within the company claim this to be a fact, until promoters Tony Casta or Herb Simmons tell us themselves we are still viewing them as a single brand.

We start of with a reply from our friend Ben Simon, the former ring announcer from the SICW brand who is also the producer of ST LOUIS Wrestling on youtube. Ben replies on the story that MWR printed recently titled “Ron Powers to meet Chris Hargas and continues to warn MMWA-SICW ” and you can check it out here. For the record the misspelling was indeed my fault (Editor and Owner Brian Kelley) as I was writing down his quotes over the phone fromm Powers and when I set them to print I made the  mistake.

Ben Simon was one of the men that signed up for the MMWA-SICW open tryout. During it one of the men he interviewed was one of the top young talents in Central Illinois Blake Steel.

With that said let us start with Ben Simons reply to the CWC Champion on that post at MWR.

I take issue with Ron Powers commenting on the MMWA at South Broadway, only since it was SICW that wanted to break away.
Ron is the SICW Classic Wrestling Champion (who apparently can’t spell the name of his title correctly).
Ron is not the MMWA-SICW kingpin!

He rules Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling. However, the doors to the South Broadway Athletic Club are wide open. Ron, put your money and your anger issue where your mouth is and fight the MO/IL Heavyweight Champion, Gary Jackson.
I have watched these two great athletes in action and I have no doubt that “Gorgeous” Gary would knock the daylights out of Powers. Mr. Simmons, Mr. Matysik, TEAR DOWN THIS WRESTLING WALL!

-Ben Simon

It would not be long for word to get out to Ron Powers who was quick to respond. Ron Powers does not leave any words left unsaid. He has been a bully in 2011 while taking out his good friend Danny Boy for the title then targeting each and every legend that Herb Simmons can find.

First of all, Ben, you’re a dipshit. I don’t lay the format out for the articles. Did you ever think there are more people involved with the MWR website than just me? I know what my title is, and we know what yours is, a Jabrony. I want you to take issue with everything I say, and everything I do, because you are stupid enough to buy it. As far as Gary goes, He is a great athlete, and has very entertaining promos. But as long as I’m around, he will always be second best.

As far as the “open doors” at South Broadway, I don’t think so. The reason SBAC’s doors are open, is because nobody wants to wrestle there. Don’t you get it? You seem to be the only person from SBAC who even cares. And we all know how much you care. You’re the first one in the dressing room, and the last one to leave.

You also mentioned Benny, about tearing down “this wrestling wall”. Again, dumbass, get the story straight. The only people who built this wall, was all you idiots at South Broadway. Don’t EVEN compare yourselves to us! Hey, great Rhino match by the way. It sounds like the fans really got their money’s worth on that one. This is what I’m saying. You guys couldn’t coordinate a two car funeral. Broadway had great potential at one time. However, the loony’s took over the asylum. It’s an abyss of self-absorbed egos. If anyone has an issue with this, come see me at a real show this Sat. night at East Carondolet.

And last but not least, Herb and Larry. I hear you guys are passing around Pat O’Conner tapes. Could these tapes consist of a certain sleeper hold? Could you two be up to something again? Let me tell you this, it will not work on me. I have never been put to sleep by anyone in this business, and I won’t be. I don’t know what “victim” has learned this move, but it will not work on my 19″ neck, I guarantee you.


Chris Hargas calls out the fans for support this weekend in East Carondelet.

This Saturday night, at East Carondolet, Chas Wesson and Chris Harges, you two will know what it’s like to step between the ropes and fight for your lives, when you take on me and (Sean) Vincent. Herb, you said you would find someone to take me out one day. This Saturday will not be the day!

-Ron Powers

This weekend Chris Hargas has a chance to meet Ron Powers in East Carondelet to see if he can withstand the champions onslaught. Chris Hargas be prepared as the Midwest Bully, the Kingpin of MMWA-SICW Ron Powers is in no mood to play around as he has even called out the great beloved ST Louis wrestling announcer Larry Matysik.

Will Ron Powers continues his reign of terror this Saturday????….Be there.

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