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Posts Tagged ‘Herb Simmons’

Congratulations to Tony Casta and Herb Simmons to be the 1st class inducted into the Independent St Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 15, 2018

Tony and Wanda Casta, with Mickey and Herb Simmons Photo courtesy of Jerame Simmons

Photo courtesy of Jerame Simmons

Photo courtesy of Jerame Simmons

Jim Harris with Tony Casta and Herb Simmons – Photo courtesy of Bryan Whitaker

The St.Louis Independent Wrestling Hall of Fame was founded to pay tribute to those that have contributed to the Independent Wrestling business. The home of the Independent Wrestling Hall of Fame will share the same location as the St.Louis Wrestling Hall of Fame at the South Broadway Athletic Club. There are many local men and women who have worked in the ring and developed their skills in the independent wrestling business. A committee was formed and will be developing the criteria each year to be considered for induction into the St.Louis Independent Wrestling Hall of Fame. Please continue to follow this page and please support Independent Wrestling.

Click here to like their page

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MMWA -SICW Wrestling For the Kids in Hillsdale, Missouri Aug 5 Noon FREE

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 18, 2017

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Tonight 7 PM CST on Wrestle Talk Podcast with NWL Star Jeremy Wyatt, KCWX Star J. Savage and SICW Promoter Herb Simmons

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 7, 2017

Be sure not to miss this exciting broadcast featuring the always entertaining Joe and Rene with these great guest. http://www.wrestletalkpodcast.com/
Like them on Facebook by clicking here.

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“Queen of SICW” WyldeFyre gets the news that Miss Monica is RETURNING!

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 17, 2017

MWR Editors note: This title for the post was sent to us via Curtis Wylde and does not reflect the thoughts of the MWR staff.

Just got off the phone with Herb Simmons!!

He has informed me that even though we sent them back to Italy in a “Loser Leaves SICW” match… the new year has brought an end to that clause, and Miss Monica is returning to SICW!

He wants to bring her back… That’s FINE!! Because before I was the “Number 1 Ginja”, and the “Uncrowned Midwest Manager of the Year“… I was a trained Professional Wrestler!

So, April 29th in Millstadt, IL. The self-proclaimed “MWR Female Wrestler of the Year” Miss Monica will be going 1 on 1 with the “Queen of SICW“, the “Lioness of the Lou“… WyldeFyre!

And I’m going to send Miss Monica BACK to Italy… again!

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Tickets on sale at Millstadt Village Hall

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Dartallion Allen Jr. Top Draw: 2016 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year Monica Passeri

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 10, 2017

Missouri Wrestling Revival is so blessed to have the talents of Dartallion Allen Jr. as a long time contributor of MWR. Wrestling fans have enjoyed his artworks on the site that is called MWR Top Draws featuring the likes of, Kurt Angle, AJ Styles , Samoa Joe as well as local stars like Gary Jay, Brandon Aarons and “Miss Natural” Heather Patera.

Dartallion Allen Jr. is set to honor each of the 2016 MWR Award recipients with their very own MWR Top Draw. The first one finished is none other than the 2016 Female Wrestler of the Year, Monica Passeri . The MWR plaque is sponsored by SICW Promoter Herb Simmons and will feature this very own artwork in the frame, so be sure to look for the presentation of the plaque in the near future at this very site.

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If you would like to have some artwork done by the very talented Dartallion Allen Jr. here is how to do so. Tell him MWR set you.

Email Dartallion21x@gmail.com
Instagram and Twitter: Dartallion21x
9×12 Bristol board sketch : $25/ with grey tones $35
11×14 Bristol board sketch $35
/ with grey tones $45
11×17 Bristol board sketch $45/ grey tones free
Digital color prints 8×10,11×14,11×17
$10, $15, $20

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Larry Matysik and Herb Simmons Q and A Live this Wednesday at 6:00 pm

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 17, 2017

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Tune in this Wednesday at 6:00pm and hear some classic stories about St. Louis wrestling, all of the legendary wrestlers, Sam Muchnick and Wrestling at the Chase! Hosted by legendary WATC announcer Larry Matysik and SICW All Star wrestling Promoter Herb Simmons.

Larry and Herb will also be answering questions as well as talking about St Louis wrestling!

So tune in and relive the golden era of Pro Wrestling and ask these two icons of the sport a question!

Go to Herb Simmons FB page and join on the live broadcast!

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SICW Holiday Spectacular with Jimmy Hart, Ron Powers vs Vic the Bruiser -December 2016 Recap

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 1, 2017

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SICW Classic Champ Ron Powers def. Vic The Bruiser

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Herb Simmons Talks about “Wrestling at the Chase” for Sunday Sports Extra on KPLR

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 11, 2016

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(KPLR) – On Sunday Sports Extra, veteran wrestling promoter Herb Simmons joined Rich Gould on Sunday Sports Extra to talk about vintage shows on “Wrestling at the Chase“. Herb is Executive Director of St. Clair’s 911 system and still has wrestling shows in the Metro St. Louis area SICW . He’s been a promoter 43 years.

To watch it click here.

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Special Meet and Greet with Jimmy Hart this Saturday Night- Travis Cook Speaks Out

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 8, 2016

Plus the Manager of Champions Travis Cook has a message for Jimmy Hart

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Only at SICW events will you see this quality of talent keeping the St.Louis Wrestling tradition alive. Larry Matysik, former right hand man to the late Sam Muchnick knows more about the history and tradition of St.Louis wrestling than anyone. Travis Cook and Big Daddy both have managed and been in the ring with legends and made some also. “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart has managed many of the greats. These four individuals will be at the meet and greet this coming Saturday December 10th at 5pm at the East Carondelet Illinois community center. Call 618-286-4848 to get information on the cost to attend both events.

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Ricky Cruz Reflects on his Career in the Midwest- See Him One Last Time on Saturday

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 23, 2016

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When Ricky Cruz told me recently that he was calling it a career for some reason I just did not compute that it would actually happen. Maybe I was in denial. Time passed and to be honest I had forgotten all about it till I was having breakfast at Denny’s with my friends Ben Simon, Patrick Brandmeyer and Gary Weiss and it was one of the main topics this past Friday night.

To say that Ricky Cruz was influential in the Midwest since his debut in 2011 would be an understatement. One of the top stars in his country of Puerto Rico, fans quickly fell in love with not only the wrestling skills that Cruz possessed but the rare charisma that only a few are blessed with. In fact other than Brandon Espinosa and Jeremy Wyatt  there most likely is no other wrestler that I photographed or wrote their name on our site more throughout his time in the Midwest, than “The King of Chaos”, Ricky Cruz.

There is no doubt that his feuds and matches with the likes of Ron Powers, Jeremy Wyatt, Adam Pearce,  and Jake Dirden will be remembered for years to come. More than once I have seen a crowd that was dead for one reason or another come alive as Cruz was able to establish a connection with them and get them to their feet.

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Cuz always took the time to help other young stars in the area along the way with advice in and out of the ring. Though I have mentioned it more than once already it can’t be stated enough the connection that Ricky Cruz had with his fans, young and old. As a photographer he made my job FUN and easy when it was time to get that awesome photo of a wrestler with his fans, before, during and after the matches. If I only had a dollar each time a fan asked for me to take their photo with him through the years I could take December off.

He would go on to star for almost every respectable company in the MWR Coverage area, winning titles and being named the 2014 MWR Wrestler of the Year. We were also honored to have him be a part of the first series of the MWR Trading card set at number #78.

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When Ben Simon came up with the idea of having a MWR Missouri Title, Ricky Cruz became the first ever champion when he defeated Jake Dirden. I am forever grateful that he took pride in carrying the title that had the MWR name throughout the state of Missouri. We had so much fun through his reign working with several top promotions and wrestlers along the way.

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On a personal level, the future Mrs. Brian Kelley, (Dubray) and I will always consider Ricky a dear friend.

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This Saturday I hope that you join me as we say farewell to Ricky Cruz as he takes on his arch rival Jake Dirden one last time at Dynamo Pro Wrestling at the Ready Room on Saturday night.

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I leave you with Ricky Cruz’s final goodbye through social media, but it will be so much sweeter for you to say goodbye to him in person.

By the way Ricky if you decide to renege on this announcement afterwards I am all for it.

Cruz can’t lose.

Brian Kelley – Missouri Wrestling Revival Owner and Editor

Thank you!!

Since May 2011 I’ve had the opportunity to be here in the mid-west doing what I love, WRESTLING. It’s been great to have the chance to entertain the fans and work with so many talented people.

I wanted to take a minute before this 2 last matches and thank the people that have help me and encourage me to continue doing what I love when I thought I would never set foot in a ring ever again. When I came to St. Louis I was injured and I was never to wrestle again or at least that’s what I was told by my Dr. but that wasn’t the case.

As I was getting better I had the chance to meet Keith Smith and Tony Costa, two gentleman that has been in wrestling forever. They gave me a place to train and later on my first opportunity to come back to the ring. For that I will forever be grateful.

Also thanks to Herb Simmons because he gave me a chance to do great things at SICW. Even when we don’t see eye to eye in a couple of things this days I still appreciate the opportunity and the faith he had in me and my work. I hope one day we can seat at Steak and Shake like we use to and talk wrestling.

I have to thank all the veterans that helped in any way, Keith, Chester, Gary, Pete, for all the advice and their comments. Thank you for helping me be better at this craft.

To Dynamo Pro

For giving me a home, a family, and a purpose. It has been an amazing journey with the group and I will definitely miss the shows. Jim Yount, don’t ever quit, don’t ever slow down, you have something really special in your hands.

Crystal Yount my big sis, thank you for always being the voice of reason, for always believing in me and always care about was going on with me. You are family to me!

To the Dynamo staff

From the announcers, photographer, merchandise tables, security, Door, everybody, I will miss hanging out all the time. thanks for the good times!

To my family

Thank you for always keeping me going, for the support and for showing up and surprising me at the shows, it always meant a lot to me

Amanda, what can I say, my corner stone, you being there at every show made it so much bigger. Thank you for not only supporting me but for living the wrestling life with me, the pains, the road trips, the endless nights, the merch table, the driving, the weeks away from each other, the sacrifices and the Iron Skillets hehehe

To the boys

Thank you for the training sessions, the road trips, the stories the laughs and the matches. It’s been amazing to spend all this time with you guys. I love you all! Except you Espy…… hehehe
To the guys like Espy, Dirden, Outlaw, Wyatt, Shorty, Dingo, Pearce, Noriega, Discovery, Barry HP, it was an honor and a privilege to be in the ring with you. Thank you for making me look better than I am hehehe!

To MWR

Thank you for covering my matches, for the pics, and for the awards. Thanks to you I always had pics to send my son. Thanks Brian!!

To all the companies in the area

MMWA,SICW, DYNAMO,CWA,3XW,METRO,NEW BREED,GWF,IWA MID,GATEWAY ELITE,GALLI

Thank you for the opportunity, the respect and the chance to perform in front of the crowds.
To the fans thank you for always supporting me, for buying my merch, for screaming and chanting and making it fun for me. I’m truly grateful for all of it.

Its been amazing!!

Last 2 matches, lets make them count!!!

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11.26.16 Ready Room St. Louis – Ricky Cruz vs Jake Dirden

12.11.16 Galli Arena Chicago – Ricky Cruz vs El Mesias

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