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Trevor Murdoch Retains NWA World Championship During St. Louis Sports Hall Of Fame night with SICW

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 3, 2021

On a memorable night in St. Louis, SICW teamed up with the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame to induct Larry Matysik, Mickey Garagiola, and Sam Muchnick. SICW also teamed up with the NWA to present a NWA World title match in the main event.

Also on hand for the festivities were WWE Hall of Fame Wrestler Jerry Brisco, Cowboy Bob Orton and St. Louis Wrestling great Ron Powers.

The great sports historian Ed Wheatley meet with the fans to offer them a chance to purchase his new Wrestling at the Chase book that is a must have for any wrestling fan in their collection.

At the end of the night SICW Promoter Herb Simmons had these words to say to the wrestling world.

“Tonight was a night for the history books.

Thank you to NWA President William Corgan for being part of this great event.

Three men that meant so much to our business were inducted into the St.Louis Sports Hall of Fame, Sam Muchnick, Larry Matysik and Mickey Garagolia. It was a long time coming and, I want to thank the St.Louis Sports Hall of Fame for making it happen.

It was great that family members from these three great men were present to witness history being recorded. Having Legends like Jerry Brisco, Cowboy Bob Orton Jr and Ron Powers in attendance made it more special.

Thank you Mr. Ed Wheatley for your contribution with the new Wrestling at the Chase book. Your vision of knowing fans still care helped make this event successful.

To all those from other wrestling organizations, thanks for coming out and supporting the men and women tonight. All of you there were part of an event that will be talked about for many years.

To the men and women in the SICW Lockeroom, once again you stepped up, once again you showed why SICW is recognized across the midwest.

Thanks to our friends from NBW, Scott and his crew for all their help.

And finally, thanks to the great fans, the loyal SICW fans, and the new ones that came up tonight thanking us for a great show. I’ve always said, without the fans and a good locke room there is no Wrestling business.” – Herb Simmons

Please enjoy the photos of this historic night from MWR Editor and owner Brian Kelley.


Bobby D def. “Your Canadian Hero” Sean Vincent


The Big Texan fought “Rough Cut” Rick Ruby to a double countout.

The wonderful wife of Larry Matysik, Pat was on hand to be presented Larry’s Hall of Fame plaque.
Steve Fender and Travis Cook wanted to sing Happy Birthday to his girlfriend.
Fender’s girlfriend waits for a birthday kiss after hearing him sing to her from the ring.
Superstar shows his true colors by dissing his girlfriend and not giving her a kiss as the crowd gasped in shock


Superstar” Steve Fender(w/ Travis Cook) def. “The Connoisseur” Niles Plonk

MIckey Garagolia’s family presented with with his plaque


The Badstreet Beauty” Miranda Gordy vs. “The Modern-Day Moolah” Malia Hosaka ended in a double DQ.

Sam Muchnick’s family spoke on the love his fathers promotion is respected from the stars of the sport as well as the fans.


SICW Central States Champion “The Night Train” Gary Jackson def. Waco


NWA World Champion Trevor Murdoch def. SICW Champion Attila Khan(w/ Travis Cook)

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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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Missouri Rankings Update: Outlaw collects belts, Something & Kahyman debut!

Posted by Ben Simon on September 10, 2021

MO Rankings

SEE THE RANKINGS

The new Official Missouri Rankings list, good through October, has been calculated and published.  Head over to the MO Rankings page for the latest publication.  To qualify for the Top 10, a wrestler must have the highest ratings with consistent activity (RD ≤ 175).  Rankings are published every two months.

For details on how the rankings work, read the Introduction

MOVEMENTS & EXPLANATIONS

#1Mike Outlaw has cemented his status as Saint Louis’s best after being awarded the WrestleMax STL River City Championship in May and winning the Crown of Glory Championship in August.

#6Jake Something has become a powerhouse in the Show-Me State, and even though he came up short a few times this period against top opposition, Something has qualified with his regular activity and a win over Barackus.

MMWA mainstay #8Kahyman debuts on the list after several victories, and a lone loss to #5Moondog Rover. The ‘dog himself rises two spots.

Promoters, take note! The match to make is Outlaw vs. #2Moses, which if it happens before the end of October, would be sanctioned for the long-vacant Missouri Title.

Check out the full rankings supplement!

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WLW Comes to Richmond, MO This Weekend March 7, 2020

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 1, 2020

Today has been filled with a lot of progress. We continue to do so by announcing our return to Richmond, MO on Saturday March 7th!

This will be WLW’s first time back at the Richmond Community Center since September of 2019, and we are ready to go!

Matches will be announced in the near future.

This event (as with all of our events held there) will be a fundraiser for Off The Grid Adventures headed up by Robman Kinnard. This organization is great for a lot of reasons, but one of the most important is that it gives children and young adults the opportunity to grow as a leader.

Tickets for this World League Wrestling event will start to go on sale next week online, and by the end of the week, will be in Richmond at Academy Bank and Inspired Ink Tattoos.

2020 is just getting ready to kick off!

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Tito Santana Maintains Order at SICW – Feb 15 SICW Photo Recap

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 17, 2020

By Patrick Brandmeyer

The War Machine(w/ Travis Cook) d. Richard Shaw with the heart punch (1:15). “Your Canadian Hero” Sean Vincent attacked War Machine afterwards but War Machine fought him off and laid him out with the heart punch.

-Billy McNeil d. “The Mountain Man” Jake Prater after the top-rope elbowdrop to the back (7:13).

 

 

-“The Son Of The South” Frankie D d. Rob Kowalski by DQ when Kowalski brought Frankie D’s chair into the ring and shoved the referee (7:20). Frankie D bashed Kowalski with the chair, but the big man shrugged off the abuse and struck Frankie with his own chair.

 

-“Superstar” Steve Fender(w/ Travis Cook) d. Bobby D with the brainbuster (10:54).

-Ax Allwardt d. “The Butcher” Damian Blade by DQ when Blade threw Ax over the top rope (7:05).

-Mauler McDarby d. “The Real Deal” Chris Kade after Kowalski tripped Kade during a re-entry suplex, holding his foot as McDarby fell on top for the pin (9:56). Cowboy Bob Orton saved his trainee from a post-match attack, setting up a tag match for the March 21st show.

-“The Night Train” Gary Jackson & Gil Rogers d. “The Talented” Ken Kasa & King Christopher Hargas(w/ Travis Cook) to retain the Tag Team Titles. Kasa & Hargas initially won when Hargas hit Rogers with a chain behind the referee’s back and Kasa got the pin (7:14), but Flash Flanagan told the referee what happened and the match was restarted. The champs retained when Rogers kneelifted Kasa into Jackson’s subset flip for the three-count (3:49 of the restart, 11:03 total). Chaos erupted afterwards with Kasa, Hargas, Fender, & War Machine beating down Jackson, Rogers, & Flanagan…they finally took their leave when Billy McNeil hit the ring with a chair.

-“The King Of Chaos” Ricky Cruz d. “Volatile” Curtis Wylde(w/ Wyldefyre & Rob Kowalski) to retain the Classic Title; Tito Santana was the special guest referee. Wyldefyre was ejected from ringside early; when Kowalski blatantly interfered, Tito fought him off before ejecting him as well. When Wylde confronted Tito, Cruz rolled him up for the pin (10:39). Wylde attacked Tito from behind after the bell, but Tito fended him off and put him out with a sleeperhold…leading to Cruz using Wylde’s own hairtrimmers to relieve Wylde of more of his hair.

 

 

 

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Remembering the Great Harley Race – Gone at 76, August 1st, 2019

Posted by flairwhoooooo on August 2, 2019

The wrestling world will never be the same as the great Harley Race has left us at the age of 76. Race was a native of the Midwest growing up in Missouri. He was known as one of the toughest men to ever enter the ring, with his entertaining and believable skills he earned respect around the globe. Race would capture the NWA Worlds Championship 8 times, and become just one of six men to have been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, the NWA Hall of Fame, the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

Race was known for his great relationship with his fans. Throughout his years as a promoter at World League Wrestling, there must be hundreds of thousands, if not a million photos he gladly took with his fans. Kids lit up around him and you could really see him enjoy interacting with them. His penmanship and the time that he took with his autographs were one of the best in the sport.

I grew up watching All- Star Wrestling from Kansas City at 12 o’clock midnight.  To say he is the reason I am writing this today is an understatement. I have always felt blessed that the Midwest had Harley in the area. He could of retired anywhere in the world or promote in an area that was given more love by the media, thus make more money but Harley always gave back to the Midwest. Through his fundraisers with WLW he helped those with disabilities, as well as school and communities. Through his wrestling school, young wrestlers from Trevor Murdoch, CM Punk to Tommaso Ciampa took their time to learn from the best.

Even with all the awards that the man received, I feel as if he deserved so much more fan fare. I am so thankful to have been with his promotion WLW for the past 10 plus years. Thanks to one of my best friends Dan Gier, I got to know my hero a little more when I started MWR. Race allowed MWR to present awards in his ring from the start when WLW was on tour. With Race’s seal of approval it allowed me not to only do something I love but build friendships with his wrestlers, ring crew, announcers and referees that will last a lifetime.

We gave Harley Race a MWR lifetime Achievement Award from MWR, and let’s be honest with as many awards as the great Race has received it could of been just thrown in the closet. Yet, I was so honored to had seen it one day while talking to him in his office on his wall.  It may sound silly, but it was a personal highlight of mine. He also agreed to be a part of the MWR Trading card set adding the icing on the cake  for a set of 100 cards of stars in the Midwest and around the country. I have cherished memories of speaking to Harley Race at the CAC with my fiancée as we all were getting ready for the banquet, taking photos of him with superstars, fans and his students. You just can not put a price tag on that.

I will always remember where I was when I heard that he passed away. Forever August 1st will always be Harley Race day.

Thank you Harley for being you.

We love you and will miss you.

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SICW Biggest Fan Fest in the Midwest Photo recap

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 4, 2019

 

To check out the complete recap check out our MWR Facebook page.

Onslaught def. Tony Chini

Billy McNeil def. Jake Prater

Sean Vincent & Khayman def. Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby

Van Venis def. Beastman

Malia Hosaka def. Thunderkitty

Tony Atlas & Bob Orton def. The Big Texan & Frankie D

The Mecha Mercenary def. Nick King

Gary Jackson & Gil Rogers def. Curtis Wylde & Kowalski

Ricky Cruz & Flash Flanaghan def. Chris Hargas & Damion Cortess

Attila Khan with Travis Cook def. Tommy Dreamer in a Extreme Rules match (Special Enforcer Road Warrior Animal.

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A Special RCW Match Featuring MWR Missouri Champion Karim Brigante vs Ace Hawkins with Bob Orton and Bobby Eaton Ringside

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 6, 2019

 

RCW Christmas Crash 2018 featured an incredible main event full of chaos and excitement as KarimBrigante MonicaPasseri defended the MWR Missouri Championship against 2-time champion Ace Hawkins with wrestling legends “Cowboy” Bob Orton and “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton at ringside. Post match madness featured Miss Monica Passeri and Branae getting into the mix!

Experience it again courtesy of this RCW Ringside Edition TV special feature from Fort Leonard Wood, MO!

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WLW Night of Champions 4 Delivers Memories that Will Last a Lifetime with the NWA World Title Headlining

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 21, 2019

Results courtesy of

Photos by Brian Kelley

Even the Greatest Wrestler on Gods Green Earth enjoyed watching Adam Cole interact with his fans.

The Current NWA World Champion Nick Aldis shares stories with Harley Race.

The Big Guy Ryback was a true treat to the fans and was happy to see Harley Race.

-”2.0” Da’Marius Jones d. Jayden Dominic Rose via Paydirt to win the Jr. Heavyweight Title (9:45).

-”The Attraction” Austin Cravens d. Gil Rogers after a fireman’s-carry slam (9:23).

-Lucy Mendez d. Stacey O’Brien with a jackknife cradle to win the Women’s Title (10:37).

The People’s Tag Team(Kyle Roberts & “The Wrestler For The People” Rex Fults) d. Alpha Omega(Camaro Jackson & Kenny Alfonso) to retain the Tag Team Titles; Rex superplexed Alfonso and Roberts got the pin after the frog splash (12:57).

-”Superstar” Steve Fender d. Brandon Espinosa by DQ when Espy refused to release a hanging armbar in the ropes after the referee’s five-count (9:58). Espy delivered a post-match brainbuster.

-”The Hybrid Ace” Jon Webb d. Jack Gamble with the Sliced Bread #2 to retain the Heavyweight Title (15:31).

-”The National Treasure” Nick Aldis(w/ Kamille Kaine) d. “The Legacy” Leland Race(w/ Harley Race) with the King’s Lynn Cloverleaf to retain the NWA World Title (18:07).

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Night of Champions in Troy, Mo is Stacked this Saturday Ryback, Nick Aldis , Adam Cole and much more.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 5, 2019

Nick Aldis vs. Leland Race – NWA World Title

-Jon Webb vs. Jack Gamble – Heavyweight Title
-Jayden Dominic Rose vs. Da’Marius Jones – Jr. Heavyweight Title

Tag Team Titles – Kyle Roberts & Rex Fults vs. Alpha Omega(Camaro Jackson & Kenny Alfonso) 

Gil Rogers  & Austin Cravens –

-Stacey O’Brien vs. Lucy Mendez – Women’s Title

-Brandon Espinosa vs. Steve Fender

-Appearing: Ryback, Adam Cole

Yes fans, as unfortunate as it is to have Tommaso Ciampa not be able to attend, his well-being and health is of utmost concern to us as well as others. We ware going to sincerely miss having the opportunity to have him here at our new home here in Lincoln County Missouri

That said, we hope that everyone is as pleased as we are with the replacement of WWE NXT Superstar Adam Cole coming in place of Ciampa.

Tickets are still on sale at nightofchampions.harleyrace.com right now. If you purchased Ciampa Meet and Greets and want to exchange it for Adam Cole Meet and Greets, don’t worry. We are more than happy to exchange it with no transactions needed!

Again – we thank all of our sponsors for making Night of Champions 4 possible!

Jim Trenary Automotive here in Troy, MO (Jim Trenary Ford and Jim Trenary Chevrolet)
C.T. Harrison Business Solutions
Uncle Eddie’s Kettle Corn
Hall Trailer Sales
Peoples Bank & Trust

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