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Posts Tagged ‘Larry Matysik’

Larry Matysik Returns to SICW on March 24th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 12, 2018

He’s been away from SICW shows for several months due to health issues, join us on Saturday March 24th and help us welcome back the former voice of “Wrestling at the Chase”
Larry Matysik to the SICW action. Doors open 6pm bell time 7pm at the East Carondelet community center. We hope you can come out and let Larry know how much we all missed him at the matches. The support the fans showed through messages was some of the best medicine he received. Call 618-286-4848 to reserve your seats and let us know if you would like to say a few words that night about your memories of the man who brought us all the action from the days of Bruiser Brody, Ric Flair, Harley Race, The Von Erichs, The Funks, The Brisco’s, Dick the Bruiser and all the other greats.


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Order the Bruiser Brody DVD Wrestling Last Rebel from SICW Today Only $20.00

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 29, 2017


The first order of this great video set has arrived, “Wrestling Last Rebel” For all you SICW fans and other wrestling fans wanting a copy call SICW at 618-286-4848 to place you order.

“Wrestling’s Last Rebel” is the definitive look at the life and career of Bruiser Brody told by the people who knew him best. Bruiser Brody was the most unpredictable and charismatic wrestler of all time. Independent, blood, guts, and box office, no one matched Bruiser Brody. Many have tried but there will never be another like him.

From becoming a star in the United States to an international mega-star in Japan, Bruiser Brody marched to the beat of his own drum and did things his way. With a rebellious spirit running through his veins, Brody carved out a niche as an independent wrestler before the indies ever existed.

In this documentary you also get to learn of the other side of this complex man as his wife and closet friends talk about what Frank Goodish, the man who portrayed Bruiser Brody, was really like outside the ring as a friend, husband, and father. For the first time you get to see and understand one of wrestling’s most explosive personalities.

Bruiser Brody was tragically taken from his family and wrestling fans in Puerto Rico in 1988. But with this 3 Disc Set full of matches, interviews and more, you get to learn and know that Frank Goodish or Bruiser Brody was so much more than his final day.

“Wrestling’s Last Rebel” is the story of one of wrestling’s most well known names, Bruiser Brody, and this documentary puts his place in wrestling history into perspective.


Bruiser Brody
Early Life
Breaking In
Falling In Love
Family Man
New Japan
What If


King Kong Brody
King Kong Brody Interview 1
King Kong Brody Interview 2
Flair and Brody
Bruiser Brody vs Ric Flair
Observer (told by Dave Meltzer)
Bruiser Brody vs Kimala
Picture (told by Bill Apter)
How Bruiser Brody Became the Million Dollar Man
Tommy Rogers (told by Bobby Fulton)
Bruiser Brody/Abdullah the Butcher Feud
Bruiser Brody vs Abdullah the Butcher (Southwest Championship Wrestling)
Money (told by Abdullah the Butcher)
Bruiser Brody Music Video
Thinking (told by Stan Hansen)
Legend (told by Dr. Tom Prichard)
Bruiser Brody vs David Von Erich
The Job (told by Killer Tim Brooks)
Nailz (told by Slick)
Bruiser Brody and Gary Hart Interview
Heart Attack (told by Herb Simmons)
Geigel (told by Larry Matysik)
Bruiser Brody vs Pierre Lefeber
Memorial Show (told by Barbara Goodish)
Put Me Over (told by Bret Hart)
Bruiser Brody vs Gary Young
Ticket (told by Manny Fernandez)
Goodish (told by Ron Bass)


Bruiser Brody vs Lex Luger
Death (told by Barbara Goodish)
Bruiser Brody vs Nick Bockwinkel
Cutting Grass (told by Larry Matysik)
Commercial Shoot
Documents (told by Emerson Murray)
Bruiser Brody vs Chris Adams
Sit Down (told by Ricky Steamboat)
Bruiser Brody vs Wahoo McDaniel
I’m Sorry (told by Tony Atlas)
Closeup Gary Hart and Bruiser Brody
Jeep (told by Brian Adias)
Bruiser Brody vs Joe LeDuc
Scaffold (told by Bobby Fulton)
Bruiser Brody vs Abdullah the Butcher (SICW)
Phone Calls (told by Abdullah the Butcher)
Dangerous a Music Video
No (told by Herb Simmons)
Bruiser Brody and Tui vs Kevin Sullivan and Mark Lewin
A Voice (told by Barbara Goodish)
6 Man Tag Match and Interview
Tequila (told by Ron Bass)
Bruiser Brody vs Nikolai Volkoff
Mid-South (told by Jim Ross)
Bruiser Brody vs Hitman Patterson
Gong (told by George Naplitano)
Bruiser Brody vs Ken Massey
Marriage (told by Barbara Goodish)
Bruiser Brody vs Ivan Novak
West Texas (told by Stan Hansen)
Bruiser Brody vs Ted DiBiase
90’s (told by Dave Meltzer)
Bruiser Brody vs Buck Robley
$100s (told by Larry Matysik)
Heights (told by Barbara Goodish)
Datsun Z (told by Killer Tim Brooks)
I Know You (told by Jimmy Hart)
Soft Side (told by Bill Apter)
I’m Going (told by Bobby Fulton)
Bruiser Brody Memorial Battle Royal (told by Herb Simmons)
Six Man Tag (told by Manny Fernandez)
Travel (told by Barbara Goodish)

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Miss Monica, Kurt Angle, Larry Matysik and MWR on the New SICW Wrestling Explosion as Seen on FITE TV

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 3, 2017

Missouri Wrestling Revival is so excited to have the video presentation of the 2016 MWR Female Wrestler of the Year, Miss Monica with special guest Kurt Angle seen around the world in the brand new SICW Wrestling Explosion as seen on FITE TV and Youtube. Fans in St. Louis , Missouri can watch in on Charter Cable 198.

Hall of Fame announcer Larry Matysik has returned to the announce booth with Dr. Drew Abbenhaus. That and so much more in this exciting show that is jammed packed with exciting action with top stars including former SICW Champion Flash Flanagan, Marc Houston, Curtis Wylde, Johnny Blade, Jimmy D and Big Daddy all involved.

Please enjoy this episode of SICW Wrestling Explosion.

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Larry Matysik Returns to Play By Play on SICW Wrestling Explosion TV

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 6, 2017


On SATURDAY Night March 18th, our friend Larry Matysik, former voice of “Wrestling at the Chase” returns behind the Mic to call the play by play action. Larry has been absent for a few years from behind the Mic, now on March 18th he joins Dr. Drew Abnenhause to bring you the best play by play around. Make plans to join SICW as they welcome Larry Matysik back at RINGSIDE behind the Mic.

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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


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






Clint Poe & Jimmy D def. Curt Gannon & Cousin Gator






Bobby D def. The Big Texan by DQ







Gary Jackson & Sean Vincent def. Curtis Wylde & Dave Vaughn




Wrestling legend Jimmy Hart and Santa visit the SICW fans during the intermission.






Johnny Blade def. Moondog Rover







Cowboy Marc Houston def. Chris Hargas








Kongo Kong def. Travis Titan






Steve Fender def. Ken Kasa by DQ











SICW Classic Champ Ron Powers def. Vic The Bruiser



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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


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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Lumberjacks, a Cage and FirePup in Swansea

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 15, 2016

By Patrick Brandmeyer

Our ring announcer was Drew Abbenhaus; your referees were Denny Thomas, Jay King, and Nick Ridenour.

A local young lady sang the National Anthem to start the show…nicely done. Promoter Herb Simmons acknowledged the many sponsors and supporters of SICW as well as the Swansea Fire Department prior to the show’s opening matchup.


Moondog Rover vs. Waco(w/ Big Daddy): Moondog OVAH remains one of the most popular competitors in the area.

Big Daddy’s main charge Vic The Bruiser has been gaining momentum, picking up a recent win over Sean Vincent and being scheduled to face Gary Jackson at the next East Carondelet show.



This was your standard-issue Moondog match, but Waco got the cheap rollup pin with a handful of denim in 6:57.


Larry Matysik paid a visit to say a few words to the fans in attendance. I shook his hand as he was leaving…unfortunately, I’ve only had a handful of opportunities to converse with Larry. If I’d remembered the raffle for a steak dinner with Larry and Herb, I would have brought more cash than I did…


Big Jim Hoffarth vs. “The Suplex Cyclone” Curt Gannon: Gannon recently made his St. Louis-area debut with a time-limit draw against Superstar Steve Fender in East Carondelet; this was my first time seeing him in person. He was able to execute a couple of very impressive suplexes on the 300-plus-pounder, living up to his nickname.



At one point Hoffarth accidentally threw Gannon over the top rope and the referee didn’t call for a disqualification…whoops. At any rate, Hoffarth rallied but missed a big splash off the second rope…Gannon took advantage with a hold called the Arachnid Clutch(a trapped-arm headscissors on the mat).

Not sure if it was a tapout or unconscious “submission”, but that was the ballgame in 7:02…slight upset there.



Flaming Freddie Fury vs. Purple Passion: THE REMATCH TO END ALL REMATCHES~! Fury and Passion entered together, but Herb told them that they were facing each other.

They did do more actual wrestling this time around, as opposed to going full comedy as they did in their previous bout.

This match also had an actual finish, as Passion won with a Fameasser in 5:51.

“Dead Sexy” Daniel Gunner vs. “The” Ace Hawkins: Hawkins was particularly insistent about the ring announcement, especially the pronunciation of his nickname(“THEE”).





Gunner had a size and power advantage(as one heckling fan noted to Ace: “Why are you so tiny?”), but Ace used his speed and agility to gain an advantage. Gunner had a strong effort, but Ace rolled up him with feet on the ropes for the cheap win in 9:30.




“Your Canadian Hero” Sean Vincent vs. “Unstable” Dave Vaughn: These two have feuded for the past several months; Vaughn has been intent on turning Vincent into a “villain” again. The match was pretty good despite a few sloppy spots; Vincent just barely got Vaughn up and over for a backdrop in the early minutes of the match.

These two have worked together enough times that they’re familiar with each other(SCOUTING~!); Vincent picked up the victory after a Death Valley Driver in 11:01.


“Ironman” Ken Kasa vs. “Volatile” Curtis Wylde(w/ Wyldefyre), Lumberjack Match: The Swansea firefighters were the lumberjacks and made their entrance to “Proud To Be An American”. It took some time for them to get their cue…I had to make the wisecrack that, per Ben Simon, they were waiting for the beat to drop.


Wylde tried to walk away from the match, only to be blocked by the mascot Firepup and carried back to the ring by the firefighters. In terms of working for its intended purpose, I would consider this the best match of the night; Wyldefyre got another “Shiny Pants Has No Butt” chant, if I remember correctly.





Wyldefyre tried to interfere and a firefighter carried her away from ringside on his shoulders…hey, we just saw a fireman’s carry by an actual fireman! *ducks thrown objects* Firepup blinded Wylde with a fire extinguisher and Kasa capitalized with the John Wu Dropkick to win in 10:37…nicely done.


Classic Champion Ron Powers & “Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One” Gary Jackson vs. Attila Khan & Brandon Espinosa(w/ Travis Cook), best-of-three-falls cage match: This was a brawl from start to finish; Khan was left bloody, as has become tradition.

The match seemed rushed from my perspective, but the fans liked it and that’s what counted. Khan pinned Jackson after hitting him in the throat with his fork in 3:24. Jackson gave him a taste of his own medicine with a throat shot with the fork, pinning Khan to even the score in 5:10(total).




(Everyone’s favorite domestic terrorist Travis had the chutzpah to complain about Jackson’s use of the foreign object.) Espy scaled the cage to deliver a cross-bodyblock onto Powers & Jackson. (The cage wasn’t particularly tall compared to those in bigger promotions, but it was still a cool visual.) Travis threw a chair into the cage and decked the official on the arena floor, leading to Espinosa using it to clean house; however, he couldn’t score the deciding fall on either opponent. Khan picked up Jackson for a bodyslam, but fell over Powers in a schoolboy trip and Powers dropped an elbow on Khan for the final fall in 8:30(total); all right then. Powers defends against Espinosa at the East Carondelet show on the 19th…that should be a very interesting bout.



(EDIT 11/13: The TV show reminded me of more details from the bout; Travis actually entered the cage after striking referee Jay King in an attempt to interfere, then tried to get Espy out of the cage for the win only to find out that escaping the cage wasn’t an official way to win…heh.)

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Win a Dinner with Larry Matysik and Herb Simmons at the Outback Steak House this Saturday Night

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 30, 2016


Here is your chance to help support the firefighters of the Swansea fire Department by supporting their fundraiser on Saturday November 5th 8pm at their firehouse.

Plus get a chance to win a free Steak dinner at OutBack steak house with Larry Matysik and Promoter Herb Simmons and talk with them about the golden days of Wrestling at the Chase. They both have hours of stories and knowledge. Other will try to tell you they know about it, but they don’t have the facts like these two have.



That’s Saturday November 5th 8pm Swansea fire house 144 Huntwood rd.

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Ron Powers Wins the Terry Funk Title Tournament to Once Again Become the Classic Wrestling Champion

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 14, 2016

By Patrick Brandmeyer

Photos By Brian Kelley

“Memories Of Elvis” star Steve Davis sang the National Anthem; after that, they had a ten-bell salute to Blackjack Mulligan and Balls Mahoney (R.I.P.).



Bobby D vs. Attila Khan(w/ Travis Cook): Travis gave a grand reintroduction to Khan, who hadn’t been seen in SICW since his cage match loss to Gary Jackson in December. Other than a brief flurry of offense by D (somersault plancha included), Khan dominated most of this opening bout. Khan pulled him up from a pin attempt after the inverted DDT, then hit the finisher a second time for the easy win in 3:02.


The dynamic duo of Terry Funk and Larry Matysik did a random draw to determine the first-round matches in the Funk Title Tournament; the winner would be guaranteed a shot at the Classic Wrestling Championship. The draw produced several interesting bouts.




Ron Powers vs. Big Jim Hoffarth, Terry Funk Title Tournament Quarterfinal: I didn’t expect a lot of technical wizardry in this one, but the two heavyweights did start the match with an exchange of holds. Of course, it quickly turned into a slugfest that culminated in two straight instances of simultaneous clotheslines. The power game was the deciding factor as Ron delivered a huge released German suplex for the win in 4:17; the two shook hands after the match. Given the tournament field, Powers seemed like the clear favorite to emerge victorious…but a few new wrinkles would surface in the big picture.





“Unstable” Dave Vaughn vs. Ax Allwardt(w/ Big Daddy), Terry Funk Title Tournament Quarterfinal: Big Daddy managed both men, so he entered on his own after both wrestlers made their way to the ring. Vaughn returned to wrestling as a member of Big Daddy’s new stable as the veteran manager returned to his rulebreaking ways; the group also includes Bubba Troll, who was absent on this night. Vaughn had said that Big Daddy got him out of an insane asylum; he had “SANE” written on his wrist tape, though his demeanor would indicate otherwise. Vaughn had only recently returned to action after a layoff of several years, so it may take some time for him to get back into prime ring shape. With a matchup of two rulebreakers, the fans weren’t too invested in the bout; Vaughn seemed to be the lesser of two evils in this case. Big Daddy loudly proclaimed that he didn’t care who won as he got the winner’s share of the purse money in either case; however, he distracted the referee after Vaughn hit his signature spear. That distraction enabled Ax to hit Vaughn with his chain behind the referee’s back, scoring the tainted win in 5:54. On the heels of Vaughn and Ax’s tag team loss in March and this outcome, Big Daddy fired Vaughn from his stable…but a YouTube video showed Vaughn attacking Sean Vincent later in the night, so that feud will continue. At any rate, Ax was set to face Ron Powers in the semifinals.




“The Fury” Jason Vaughn & “Dead Sexy” Daniel Gunner vs. Britton Tucker & Waco: In the tradition of Wrestling At The Chase, this tag match had two referees; Earl Hebner was the main referee and Jay King was on the floor. Vaughn and Tucker are newcomers to SICW; I first heard of Tucker from his days in World League Wrestling. Vaughn(market confusion~!) recently started with the promotion and I don’t know much about him. I would have expected the official’s roles to be reversed, but it was Hebner who was knocked down during the match’s closing moments. Vaughn small-packaged Tucker and Jay King entered the ring to count the fall in 8:40.




“Ironman” Ken Kasa vs. “The Icon” Chris Hargas(w/ Travis Cook), Terry Funk Title Tournament Quarterfinal: Kasa was booted from the Travis Cook Organization and it was his old friend Hargas who dished out the beating to accentuate that executive action. Kasa was looking for payback, but Hargas attacked him from behind as he was entering the ringside area. Hargas hit him across the back with a chair for the fun of it…and this happened before the opening bell, so it put Kasa at a several disadvantage. Kasa fought back and nearly won with a rear naked choke, but Travis reached through the ropes to rake Kasa’s eyes out of the referee’s line of sight. The fight repeatedly spilled out of the ring, finally resulting in a double countout in 7:12.




Promoter Herb Simmons interviewed the special guests for the evening: Terry Funk and Director Of Affairs Cowboy Bob Orton. Classic Champion Flash Flanagan entered the ring with some harsh words for the legends and said he had PLANNED to make a name for himself at their expense…but circumstances dictated otherwise as he has a torn rotator cuff. Flash admitted that he’s not cleared to compete and had to surrender the championship…he seemed to be in the process of a turn to fan favoritism in recent months, mostly through common enemies with the other “good guys” on the roster. Simmons, Funk, and Orton mutually agreed that the winner of the night’s tournament would earn the vacant championship…it seemed like the tourney winner would be next in line for the belt anyway.






“Your Canadian Hero” Sean Vincent vs. “The Tokyo Monster” Kahagas(w/ Travis Cook), Terry Funk Title Tournament Quarterfinal: The winner of this match would get a bye to the finals due to the Kasa-Hargas double countout. Travis was on fire with his pre-match promo as Kahagas was his last horse in the race. While Vincent had a good run of momentum in the previous months, this seemed like a foregone conclusion as the former titleholder was driven to regain his gold. Kahagas got the win after a huge lariat in 6:22…and Vincent’s night got worse as he was attacked by Vaughn outside the building (as noted earlier).




Ron Powers vs. Ax Allwardt (w/ Big Daddy), Terry Funk Title Tournament Semifinal: Big Daddy’s distraction backfired this time as Powers gave Ax a taste of his own chain, notching the victory in 5:07 to go to the finals.






“Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One” Gary Jackson vs. “Volatile” Curtis Wylde(w/ Wyldefyre): This stemmed from Wylde wanting to rebound from his cage match loss to Sean Vincent in December, making a statement by attacking Jackson after his own cage match with Attila Khan. They caused each other’s eliminations in a six-man tag, then Wylde got suspended for attacking a referee during a singles bout between the two. Wylde bought a ticket to the March show and attacked Jackson AGAIN…Herb Simmons wanted to fire him outright, but Gary convinced him to let them settle things in the ring.

Wyldefyre put herself between Wylde and Jackson at the opening bell and was a constant nuisance for Gary…Wylde repeatedly used her as a human shield whenever Gary gave chase. The end came when Wyldefyre interjected herself AGAIN as Jackson was preparing to finish off her man. Gary avoided her slap attempt and picked her up to throw at Curtis Wylde, causing her to deliver an unintentional rana on Wylde! However, the referee made the unusual decision to call for the bell, disqualifying Jackson in 9:12 for using Wyldefyre as a weapon. The Wyldes celebrated their ill-begotten win while Gary confronted the referee over his thought process…that brought Herb Simmons into the situation.

Gary wanted one more shot at Wylde and Herb made it so for the May 21st show…with Wyldefyre locked in a cage to keep her out of things!


Ron Powers vs. “The Tokyo Monster” Kahagas(w/ Travis Cook), Terry Funk Title Tournament Final: The tournament was originally to determine the next challenger to Flash Flanagan’s Classic Wrestling Championship, but Flanagan’s injury and forfeiture meant that the tournament winner would become the new titleholder.










It didn’t take long for this battle of heavy hitters to get out of hand…the two brawled out of the ring and all the way around the Community Center, whacking each other with chairs and other furniture. The referee allowed a lot of leeway with the stakes involved in the matchup, so they eventually made it back to the ring as the match continued. Seemingly out of nowhere, Powers hit the RKO for the win in 6:05 to become the NEWWWWW SICW Classic Wrestling Champion!



After the match, Flash Flanagan entered the ring…tension ensued, but he graciously handed the title belt over to Powers and then beat down Travis Cook with his kendo stick. That brought out the rest of Cook’s troops(Attila Khan and Chris Hargas), but Terry Funk and Cowboy Bob Orton hit the ring to help Powers fight them off! Once the dust settled, Herb proposed that Flash give the belt to the tournament’s namesake Funk; Funk then presented it properly to the new champion Ron Powers to close the show!




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