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Posts Tagged ‘Herb Simmons’

Wrestling Seminar hosted by “The Ace” Cowboy Bob Orton Jr Academy and SICW with Buff Bagwell

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 2, 2022

Wrestling Seminar hosted by “The Ace” Cowboy Bob Orton Jr Academy and SICW.
Buff Bagwell will be there to conduct the Seminar and give suggestion on how you can improve your skills.
That’s Saturday June 11th at the East Carondelet Illinois Community Center 823 state street.
To reserve your spot and attend the big event that night where Buff Bagwell will be call 618-286-4848.

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SICW This Weekend 6 Man Tag Team Match Team Flash Flanagan vs Travis Cook Meet Santa Claus

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 9, 2021

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NWA World Champion Trevor Murdoch vs SICW Champion Attila Khan Dec 1st

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 27, 2021

Wednesday Dec 1st, 2021 at the holiday inn at I270 & Watson rd. 

Herb Simmons & SICW partner up with Billy Corgan & the NWA.

To bring you not only the induction of Sam Muchnick, Larry Matysik, & Mickey Garagiola to the St. Louis sports HOF. Put the ten pounds of gold on the line for the very first time.

A title defense of your worlds heavyweight champion: NWA Heavyweight champion: Trevor Murdoch vs SICW Classics champion: Attila Khan w/ Travis Cook. Tickets are going fast but still available!

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Heroes, Villains, legends, Two Rings and over 800 Fans Filled the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Expo Center

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 9, 2021

Photos and write up by editor and owner Brian Kelley

SICW fans by now have to be spoiled. For years Herb Simmons have brought in a who’s who of wrestling greats from years past to go along with their roster of talent that have wrestled around the world. Even with their rich history of huge events SICW may have presented their biggest show in their history.

On October 30th the date had been set to have a trunk –n-treat, a hayride and a meet and greet with wrestling greats Dr. D” David Schultz, “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Sgt. Slaughter, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson), Demolition (Ax & Smash), Cowboy Bob Orton and Haku.

Over 800 fans around the country came early to get their autographs.  Elite wrestling historians, photographers and fellow promoters were in the house for such an historic occasion. Not only would the stars of SICW be in action but Jerry Lawler, The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson), and the man many feel is the baddest man to ever set foot into the ring, Haku challenging SICW Classic Champion Attila Khan for the title.

The wrestling night started off with the National Anthem, an introduction of the legends with Dr. Drew Abbenhaus and Herb Simmons to a rocking crowd.

MWR is proud to present with you, photos of the historic night that cumulated into one of the bloodiest, hardest hitting matches that we ever covered when Attila Khan not only survived but conquered Haku in the main event. The outcome sent shockwaves through the wrestling world and within days the NWA signed Attila to meet the NWA World Champion Trevor Murdoch for the title in St. Louis, Missouri on December 1st.

Chris Hargas & Ken Kasa d. Gary Jackson & Gil Rogers

Jerry Lawler d. TROLL

Jayson Breed d. Jake Lawless

Niles Plonk d. Ax Allwardt

Flash Flanagan & The Big Texan d. Rick Ruby & Richard Shaw

Steve Fender d. Bobby D

Billy McNeil d. Sean Vincent by TKO

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express d. The Professionals – Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby

Gary Jackson won a dual ring battle royal to become the first SICW Central States Champion.

SICW Classic Champ Attila Khan with Travis Cook d. Haku in a hardcore match.

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Meet Wrestling at the Chase Author Ed Wheatley and Promoter Herb Simmons Oct 19th at Tim & Joe’s

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 2, 2021

Join Author
Ed Wheatley and
SICW Promoter
Herb Simmons on Tuesday, October 19th at the popular
Tim & Joe’s, at 6500 West Main Street in Belleville Illinois for a Book Signing of the newly released “Wrestling at the Chase book”.
Come out and not only get this great Christmas gift, but enjoy a nice Steak Dinner as they serve every Tuesday Night.
Thank you to John Brisk and his staff for hosting this book signing starting at 5pm.

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RIP Wrestling Promoter and Former Wrestler Tony Casta

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 4, 2020

Tony Casta with his wife Wanda

It is with great sadness that we are to report today that our longtime friend Tony Casta has passed away. Fans of today know Tony as the man that you first saw along with his wife Wanda as you entered the historic South Broadway Athletic Club each and every month in St. Louis.

Tony Casta was always welcoming to all his fans and took time to tell stories of matches and shows that he had promoted in days gone past. His promotion MMWA to this day can lay claim to being one of the most successful long term promotions in the country packing sell out crowds year after year. Casta would team up with fellow promoter Herb Simmons to do joint shows under the MMWA-SICW umbrella. The two often teamed up to support various fundraisers to give back to the community. His life would not only touch the fans but many wrestlers you and old that he worked with. Chances are if you have seen a wrestler in the Midwest during the past 40 years they have worked with Tony Casta at one point or another.

In 2014 Missouri Wrestling Revival knew that he was an obvious choice for the MWR Lifetime Achievement Award. A great write up was done for the announcement of Tony Casta as the recipient of the award was done by Jimmy Harris and I welcome you to take the time to read it here.

Other Awards

2018 Hall Of Fame Class The Independent St. Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame.

2018 Hall of Fame Class The Midwest Independent Wrestling Hall Of Fame.

We would like to send our deepest condolences to his lovely wife Wanda, as well as his extended family and friends during this trying time. We will miss his smile and handshake as we enter the doors at the SBAC.

On a personal level, thank you Tony for your friendship and support of MWR. Today is the first day we are without you, but we will always remember you Tony.

Brian Kelley – Owner Missouri Wrestling Revival

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Wrestlers Sign up NOW for the Bob Orton, Tim Brooks and Ronnie Garvin Seminar on May 25th – Fans Come to the Show that Night

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 5, 2019


This is a must attend event if you are a professional WRESTLING fan, 60th year anniversary of WRESTLING at the chase along with memories of two great individuals, Bruiser Brody and Larry Matysik.

For information and to reserve seats call 618-286-4848.

Plus at noon that day a WRESTLING seminar.

Ronnie Garvin former NWA Champion
Cowboy Bob Orton
Killer Tim Brooks.

These 3 legends will evaluate your skills to see if you have what it takes to be a professional wrestler. In order to attend you must call NOW to sign up 618-286-4848

At 4pm a MEET AND GREET

The three WRESTLING legends plus the widows of Bruiser Brody and Larry Matysik, Barbara Goodish and Pat Matysik will be signing autographs.

This will be the only time you will be able to meet all of them that day. One paid ticket allows you in the MEET AND GREET and the WRESTLING show that night.

6pm doors open for the 7pm match time.

Call 618-286-4848 to reserve your seats.

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Herb Simmons Presents Larry Matysik’s Wife Pat with His Posthumous Award at the CAC in Las Vegas

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 2, 2019

Tonight I was privileged and honored to be invited to the 54th Anniversary of the Cauliflower Alley Club where my great friend Herb Simmons has the distinguished honor to present Larry Matysik’s Pat wife with the Posthumous Award for his dedication to Professional Wrestling.

Herb delivered an excellent speech inducting Larry and sharing their life together in professional wrestling. I cannot think of a better person to bestow this deserving honor on Larry.

Bryan Whitaker

Photo courtesy Bryan Whitaker

Photo courtesy from Bryan Whitaker

Photo courtesy from Bryan Whitaker

Pat Matysik and Herb Simmons – Photo courtesy from Darla Staggs

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SICW & GIMMICK TREE ENTERTAINMENT Presents Tommy Dreamer, Road Warrior Animal, The Baron Von Raschke and Mr. USA Tony Atlas.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 2, 2019

SICW ALL*STAR WRESTLING and
GIMMICK TREE ENTERTAINMENT

Proudly brings you Tommy Dreamer to the biggest PRO- WRESTLING extravaganza in the midwest.

Not since 2012 when Larry Matysik and SICW worked with Colonel Buck Robley to bring 22 wrestling legends to St.Charles has there been so many legends under one roof.

Joining Tommy Dreamer so for are, Road Warrior Animal, The Baron Von Raschke and Mr. USA Tony Atlas. Next Sunday night at 8pm on the SICW live Facebook another Legend will be announced.

Saturday June 29th at the Belle-Clair Fairgounds is the place to be for this HUGE EVENT. $20.00 dollars for adults, $10.00 for children under 12. Table for 8 people are available, plus sponsorships. For more information on tickets 618-971-5409.

 

 

 

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A Night with Larry Matysik Delivers Memories that Will Last a Lifetime.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 21, 2018

By Brian Kelley

When I heard that my friend and the Voice of the Wrestling at the Chase Larry Matsyik was going to be featured as a special guest at Hey Guys Comedy Club I knew I had to be there. The Midwest is very fortunate to have Matysik accessible to fans to still hear stories firsthand of legendary matches and the top stars to ever enter the ring from the days of the territories.

The event was hosted by wrestling historian and comedian Patrick Brandmeyer, whom just so happens to be a longtime supporter of pro wrestling in the Midwest. An added bonus for fans was the fact that WWE Hall of Famer, Cowboy Bob Orton was to be on hand to see his son Nathan Orton open up with hilarious stand-up comedy.  I was pleas able to meet the son of Sam Muchnick, Dr. Richard Muchnick, who came to enjoy the show with wrestling referee Jay King. I was surprised to learn that he was a Doctor and had spent time stitching up the cuts of the stars of the Chase and the Kiel Auditorium.

Matysik has teamed up with his friend Herb Simmons to promote and announce for Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling in East Carondelet, Illinois while also providing his knowledge and advice to aspiring wrestling for the past four decades. So it was only fitting that Simmons was on stage with Matysik to interview him as the two friends went down memory lane on topics such as Sam Muchnick, Vince McMahon , Mickey Garagiola, Bruno Sammartino, Andre the Giant, Bruiser Brody, Harley Race, Pat O’Connor, the difference between pro wrestling from the past and today.

Larry was also surprised on the night thanks to special guest St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern who  proclaimed the day as Larry Matysik Day along with a plaque.

At the end of the night Larry was more than happy to take photos, sign autographs and thank his fans and friends for coming on out. I hope that in the future that there will be another night for the fans and myself to enjoy a night with Larry Matysik.

Hey Guys Comedy Club

Nothing Compares to the Energy of a Live Comedy Performance!

Forget what you think you know about comedy clubs, because Hey Guys Comedy Club, the only dedicated live comedy venue in MetroEast St. Louis, is like no other you’ve ever seen! A first class venue with no obstructed views of the stage, hilarious comedians week in and week out, full bar service with a great selection of beers and specialty cocktails, a variety of delicious food options prepared by our food service partners, FlamentCo’s The Place, and friendly attentive service, all at reasonable prices make Hey Guys Comedy the perfect spot for date night or an evening with friends! And, if you’ve never been to a live comedy show, you will find there is nothing on cable TV or the internet to compare with the energy of a live performance!

Located in Fairview Heights, IL, just 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis and minutes from Belleville, O’Fallon, Columbia, Collinsville, and Scott AFB, Hey Guys Comedy features nationally touring comics headlining our Friday and Saturday shows, plus a variety of local comedy showcases, open mic nights and other events during the week. Go to our calendar page for a complete schedule of show dates, times and comics! Hey Guys Comedy’s Open Mic nights on selected Thursdays offer local comedians an opportunity to hone their craft, and comedy fans the chance to enjoy perhaps the next future comic star! Hey Guys Comedy also makes the club available for charity, group and corporate events, and offers sponsorship opportunities for local businesses.

Hey Guys Comedy is easily accessible off Illinois Route 159, just one mile south of St. Clair Square shopping center, with plenty of parking right out front. Guests are seated on a first-come, first-serve basis from the front of the club to the back, which enhances everyone’s enjoyment of the show. Every seat in the house is a great one!

In partnership with FlamentCo’s The Place, Hey Guys Comedy offers a great menu of hot and cold food items including chicken wings, sliders, nachos, salads and more! And best of all…there is NO DRINK MINIMUM at Hey Guys Comedy! In accordance with Illinois law, Hey Guys Comedy is a non-smoking venue.

Tickets are available online (or by calling 1800-514-etix) up to one hour before each show time, or at the door up until show time, based on availability. The box office opens 1 hour before show time. Doors and bar open one hour before the first show of the night, and generally 15-30 minutes before the second show.

For more info, check out our FAQs!

Hey Guys Comedy at 5225 N. Illinois St. (Rte. 159) in Fairview Heights, IL…Metro East’s home for laughs and great times!

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