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Posts Tagged ‘MMWA-SICW’

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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SICW Presents – Curtis Wylde vs Ricky Cruz: First Time Ever This Saturday

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 14, 2018

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MMWA Brian James (c) vs. Facebook Poll Winner – Vote Now

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 7, 2018

MMWA Championship
Brian James (c) vs. Facebook poll winner

Who gets the next MMWA Heavyweight Shot
1. Big Texan
2. Gary Jackson
3. Deacon Cash
4. MoonDog
5. Damion Cortess
6. Da’Marius Jones
7. Sean Vincent

Vote here

MMWA Cruiserweight Championship
Da’Marius Jones (c) vs. The Snitch

Moondog Rover vs. The Big Texan
Gary Jackson vs. Khayman
C.J. Shine vs. B.T.
Johnny Park vs. El Diablo Loco

Bell at 8. Tickets are $9 adults, $4 kids.

Saturday at 8 PM – 10:30 PM

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

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Flash Flanagan Regains the SICW Championship for the 4th Time.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on May 30, 2018

 

By Patrick Brandmeyer

 

-”The Legacy” Leland Race(w/ Travis Cook) d. “The Wrestler For The People” Rex Fults after a belly-to-back suplex (6:52).

-The Big Texan & The Professionals(Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby) d. “Your Canadian Hero” Sean Vincent, Keith Smith Jr., & Bobby D when Texan pinned D after the double-underhook powerbomb (6:08).

-”Volatile” Curtis Wylde(w/ Wyldefyre) d. Billy McNeil(w/ D’Mon G) after the Wylde Ride(Flatliner) (6:18).

-”Superstar” Steve Fender(w/ Travis Cook) d. “The Wrestling Machine” Dave Vaughn via small package reversal (7:04).

-”Night Train/Gorgeous/Great One” Gary Jackson & “Ironman” Ken Kasa d. Kowalski & Jake Prater; Prater splashed Gary, Gary reversed the pin attempt into a crucifix on the mat (9:29).

-Savanna Stone d. Wyldefyre(w/ Curtis Wylde) via Sliced Bread #2 (5:31).

-”Volatile” Curtis Wylde won the Bruiser Brody Memorial Battle Royal, last eliminating Gary Jackson (7:42). Other participants: Shawn Santel, Mauler McDarby, Ken Kasa, Steve Fender, D’Mon G, Billy McNeil, Rex Fults, Leland Race, Moondog Rover, Sean Vincent, Bobby D, Jake Prater, Keith Smith Sr., Big Texan, Keith Smith Jr., and Kowalski.

-”The King Of Chaos” Ricky Cruz d. King Christopher Hargas(w/ Travis Cook) in a cage match after knocking him out with his own chain (10:03). Race & Fender hit the ring to attack Cruz; fan favorites tried to help but The Professionals held them off until they finally broke through.

-Flash Flanagan d. Axeman Marc Houston(w/ Big Daddy) to win the Classic Title for the fourth time. Big Daddy tried to interfere by hitting Flash with the cage door, leading to promoter Herb Simmons ejecting the manager from ringside. As Herb stopped Houston from bringing in his axhandle, he slid Flash’s kendo stick into the cage…a bloody Flash blasted Houston repeatedly with the weapon, ending with a shot to the head before scoring the title-winning pinfall (14:51)!

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