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Posts Tagged ‘MMWA-SICW’

New MMWA Champion Barackus . . . The King of Chaos Ricky Cruz

Posted by flairwhoooooo on March 11, 2019

Photo Courtesy of the Ricky Cruz Facebook page

 

“The King Of Chaos” Ricky Cruz d. “Volatile” Curtis Wylde(w/ Wyldefyre) by DQ to earn a Money In The Bank-style contract for a future Heavyweight Title match. Cruz accidentally knocked the referee down and Wylde brought in a chair, but Cruz kicked the chair in his face; after that, Cruz threw the chair to Wylde and fell to the mat. The referee recovered and called for the bell to disqualify Wylde (8:03). It was scheduled to be a triple threat match with “Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One” Gary Jackson included, but Commissioner Jim Harris said that Jackson had been involved in some kind of altercation earlier in the day and was taken to the hospital. (Wylde all but took credit for the attack in response to the news.)

 

Barackus d. “Da Bomb” Brian James after a frog splash off the second rope to win the Heavyweight Title (5:40). Chaos ensued as Curtis Wylde came out protesting that he should have had the title shot…then Ricky Cruz hit Barackus with the microphone and decided that he was cashing in his contract.

-“The King Of Chaos” Ricky Cruz d. Barackus with the superkick to win the Heavyweight Title (0:11).

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SICW Champion Steve Fender vs. Billy McNeil +Ricky Cruz vs Kowalski in a Steel Cage March 16th in East Carondelet, Illinois

Posted by flairwhoooooo on February 18, 2019

MARCH IS PICKING UP AND SHOTS HAVE BEEN FIRED!!!! On March 16th we will be ushering in Spring with a brawl to remember at the East Carondelet Community Center in Illinois. Superstar Steve Fender will place his title on the line against The High Flyer Billy McNeil. 6 other matches to be announced. THEN!!!!! March 30th SICW INVADES MILLSTADT Illinois at the St. James Parish Gymnasium. The King of Chaos Ricky Cruz will take on the Monster of a Man, 444lb Kowalski IN A STEEL CAGE!!!!! You do not want to miss 2 tremendous nights of action for a great value!!! See you there!!!

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MMWA Returns to the SBAC on Jan 12 Barackus, Curtis Wylde, Moondog, Big Texan

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 5, 2019

 

MMWA Broken
Jan 12

$9.00 for adults and $ 4. 00 for kids.

South Broadway Athletic Club
2301 S. 7th Street, St. Louis 63104

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MMWA – Moondog Rover vs. The Big Texan – Texas Death Cage Match this Saturday Night at the Historic South Broadway Athletic Club

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 6, 2018

The next show is Saturday 12/8 in St. Louis, MO:
-Moondog Rover vs. The Big Texan – Texas Death Cage Match
-The Iceman & The Math Magician vs. Guerrilla Warfare(The Big Texan & Waco) – Multi-State Tag Team Titles.

South Broadway Athletic Club
2301 S. 7th Street, St. Louis 63104

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Wrestling at the Chase Great and Friend to the Wrestling Fan Larry Matysik Passes Away

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 25, 2018

 From Promoter Herb Simmons

It’s with heavy heart this morning that I come to each of you and give you the news that my good friend Larry Matysik has lost the battle. As many know his health has been declining over the past several year. I ask that you keep his wife Pat and Daughter Kelly in your thoughts and prayers as the next few days will be hard for them. I will continue to update you on the arrangements when they are available.

 

It is so hard to find the words to express my gratitude and respect for the man known as Larry Matysik. I will not lie, I did not have the privilege to grow up listening to Matysik call the Wrestling at the Chase matches as the part in Missouri I grew up I never got any of the Chase programing, I remember the first time that I met him like it was yesterday, he was a special guest of TNT Keny G’s High Risk Wrestling in Granite City. He was only there to meet the fans and during that evening he smiled, shook hands, signed autographs and took pictures with every fan and wrestler that asked. I would be around him for over 100 times in the past 10 years and let me tell you, I never once seen him be disrespectful to anybody.

There is no doubt that Larry Matysik is highly underrated in the wrestling world as one of the All –Time Greats . He worked with NWA President and Wrestling at the Chase Promoter Sam Muchnick as well as WWE Promoter Vince McMahon. He is the author of four books every wrestling fan should own, Wrestling at the Chase: The inside Story of Sam Muchnick, 50 Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All-time, Drawing Heat the Hard Way and Brody The Triumph and Tragedy with his widow, Barbara Goodish. The past several years he has been very instrumental in Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling (SICW) , one of the most successful independent promotions in the country.

I could go on and on but I would like to hammer home the type of person he was. Thanks to my friendship with Promoter Herb Simmons I would become personal friends with the man I will now refer as Larry. My fiancée Dubray Tallman always looked forward to getting a hug, a kiss and photo with him when she attended an event. He was always supportive of Missouri Wrestling Revival, offering up his advice on writing and sharing his views and history on wrestling. When I asked him to please write in my yearbook, he did not hesitate to do so. Back in the day he would send me booking sheets for SICW to help us keep up with the shows and often gave reasons of why the matches were happening. The conversations were so educational each and every time. I remember receiving a call from Larry when my father died with him sending his condolences as well as him asking several times afterwards how I was doing.

We presented Larry with the 2010 Missouri Wrestling Revival Lifetime Award, an obvious choice.

We were so thankful to have Larry in our first series of the MWR Trading card set and with Herb’s blessing we had Larry Matysik day at SICW on July 16th in 2013. Personally, I only have a few regrets in my short time working in wrestling but I wished I would have done commentary with Larry on a match, an honor one of my best friends and the voice of SICW wrestling Drew Abbenhaus enjoyed many times. It was a relief to be around a legend that was not bitter towards the sport of wrestling or the fans. Was he a fan of today’s wrestling? I can’t say that, but I can say that he always appreciated every wrestling fan young and old. He took time to work with aspiring wrestlers looking to become better. He gave to all that he came in contact with.

Today the wrestling world lost one of the good guys. He was a legendary Announcer, a great writer and so much more.

Our hearts and prayers go out to Larry’s family and friends.

Thank you Larry for the memories, we loved you.

I will leave you on a positive note of a short video we did at SICW years ago with Larry, my fiancée Dubray and Herb Simmons wishing the fans a Merry Christmas.

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MMWA in Lemay, Missouri this Saturday Night Moondog, The Professionals, Big Texan, Brian James

Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 19, 2018

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Superstar Steve Fender Makes History- Defeats Flash Flanagan to Become the SICW Classic Champion

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 22, 2018

 

Photo Brian Kelley

By Patrick Brandmeyer

”Superstar” Steve Fender (w/ Travis Cook) d. Flash Flanagan to win the Classic Title; Flash would have gotten Travis Cook in the ring if he had won. The referee was knocked down and Fender missed the swandive headbutt, then Flash hit a middle-rope springboard legdrop…a second ref ran in to count but Cook pulled him out of the ring. Flash grabbed Cook, but King Christopher Hargas ran out to nail Flash with his own kendo stick…Fender got the pin with the first ref counting the fall and not seeing Cook provide illegal leverage from the floor (11:51)!

Photo Drew Abbenhaus

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SICW Returns this Saturday Flash Flanagan vs Steve Fender NO Time Limit, No DQ

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 14, 2018

This Saturday October 20th this war takes place. Travis Cook has a lot to be thinking about this week. If his man Superstar Steve a fender can’t beat Champion Flash Flanagan, then Cook must have a NO TIME LIMITED, NO DQ MATCH with Flanagan. Is there an end in sight for the TCO?

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MMWA Wrestling Returns with Nightmare on 7th Street Oct 13th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 5, 2018

South Broadway Athletic Club
2301 S. 7th Street, St. Louis 63104

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Christmas in July this Saturday the 14th Big Texan vs Moondog Rover

Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 9, 2018

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