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Coming Snow at Dynamo Pro, SICW and WLW for this Saturday Causes Cancellations

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 18, 2019

 

Dynamo Pro

With tomorrow’s forecast calling for a winter weather mix we are unfortunately forced to cancel tomorrow’s event in DeSoto, Missouri. The safety of our fans and our locker room is always our main concern. A rescheduled date should be known by Monday, Jan. 21st.

Any tickets purchased for tomorrow’s event will be honored for the rescheduled date or you may request a refund.

SICW

Due to the uncertainty of the potential storm for tomorrow, we have determined that it’s in the best interest of our fans and wrestlers to cancel the show for January 19th. Hopefully mother nature will be nice for January 26rh and the show in Cahokia Illinois will take place. Sorry for this but for the first time in 40 years we feel it’s the best action to take.

So sit back enjoy the time with the family and left see what the storm does.

WLW

With inclement weather coming in tonight into tomorrow, we aren’t going to ask our fans and wrestlers to risk traveling in potentially ice-covered roads.

All tickets purchased will be honored at our February 2nd TV taping. For any questions, call or email

 

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Former NWA World Champion The Hands of Stone Ronnie Garvin Comes to SICW May 25th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 8, 2019

 

 

SICW ALL*STAR WRESTLING

The SICW schedule of 2019 begins January 19th in East Carondelet Illinois, and then January 26th in Cahokia Illinois at the Holy family Gymnasium for a HUGH fundraiser with WWE Legend “Cowboy” Bob Orton.

Then as we move towards May 25th, we will be celebrating the 60th year anniversary of “Wresting at the Chase”, along with the “Bruiser Brody and Larry Matysik Memorial“. Already signed to join The widow of Bruiser Brody, Barbara Goodish, is “The Hands of Stone Ronnie Garvin. Former NWA champion Ronnie Garvin will be on hand to talk about his career and traveling with Brody. There will be more about the extravaganza event on the weeks to come. Make you plans now to join SICW throughout 2019 as they continue to show way they were voted the number 1 promotion by the Hart Beat Radio Listeners.

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SICW Champion Steve Fender vs Ricky Cruz Jan 26th Cahokia, Illinois

Posted by flairwhoooooo on January 2, 2019

 

The SICW title will be on the line when Superstar Steve Fender defends it against The King of Chaos Ricky Cruz. Make plans to support this fundraiser at the Holy Family Gymnasium. Doors open 6pm bell time 7pm.

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“The Ace” Cowboy Bob Orton Comes to SICW on Saturday January 26th in Cahokia Illinois

Posted by flairwhoooooo on December 17, 2018

 

Signed tonight to appear at the Holy Family church fundraiser on Saturday January 26th in Cahokia Illinois, Father of WWE Superstar Randy Orton, “The Ace” Cowboy Bob Orton. Make plans to come out and support this great event at the Holy Family Gymnasium at 7pm.

 

 

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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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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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Enroll in Cowboy Bob Orton Jr’s Wrestling School The Ace Wrestling Academy Today

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 18, 2018

 

Open Enrollment for The Ace Wrestling Academy will be on Nov 6th at 5:30 pm located at the East Carondelet Community Center. 823 State Street East Carondelet, IL 62240

For more information call (618)-286-4848

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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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The Professionals Are on Their Way to NBW on October 27th In Eldon, Mo

Posted by flairwhoooooo on October 5, 2018

Representing Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling, The Professionals will be in action on October 27th in Eldon, MO! The Professionals have already stated that they are coming after the Multi-State Tag Team Titles and that they will take out anyone who stands in their way!

Be sure to get your tickets for this exciting evening of professional wrestling at Rent-A-Center in Eldon so you can be there live and in person for our last event of 2018! Tickets are $12 for ringside rows and $10 for general admission.

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Remembering Jack Brisco with Larry Matysik and SICW Wrestling Explosion

Posted by flairwhoooooo on September 22, 2018

Jack Brisco was one of the top wrestlers ever in the sport. Yesterday would of been his birthday and out of respect to the legend I would like to share with you a special SICW Wrestling Explosion with Drew Abbenhaus that honored the  former World Champion with a special interview with the one and only Larry Matysik and matches with Jack Brisco that I am sure that you will love.

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