Missouri Wrestling Revival was excited to announce at the first of 2012, that the newest promotion in the MWR coverage area was none other than St Louis Anarchy. SLA is a branch of Texas promotion Texas Anarchy Pro Wrestling and is filled with some of the top stars in the country today.
As the time grew closer to the date of the show, it was easy to tell that this was going to be a don’t miss show with stars from ROH. St. Louis and Texas all coming together for an exciting night of action, proving that SLA in 2012 was going to be an exciting promotion to keep an eye on.
Though we have not being do complete show recaps of late( with the exception of the DVD review of AAPW’S MAIN EVENT due to the fact that they sent us one to review) I wanted to show SLA the respect of at least one complete photo recaps of their first show. I personally love doing them but with the time I have in my life right now I can’t do them for every show. Still for fans in and out of St Louis this recap is for you. A great show from top to bottom with not only one but two MOY possibilities in my honest opinion between ACH and TJ Perkins and the tag team match between ROH World Champion Davey Richards and Kyle O’Riley against Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett that you will sure want to buy on DVD when it comes out.
Thanks to our friend Patrick Brandmeyer for detailed results for a spectacular show, I am happy to share with you some of the awesome action via photos from an epic night of St Louis Anarchy’s “Gateway to DANARCHY”
-Shorty Biggs & Jordan Lacey d. . Alexandre Rudolph & El Hijo Del Masko when Lacey pinned Masko after a Samoan Drop/Shortcut double-team.
-Gerald James(w/ Mrs. Victor) d. Christian Rose with the Michinoku Driver.
-The Hooligans d. Johnny Wave & Hornet when Devin Cutter pinned Wave after the wheelbarrow DDT double-team finish.
-Arik Cannon d. Bolt Brady via brainbuster.
-A.C.H. d. T.J. Perkins with a rolling prawn cradle and bridge to retain the ACW Heavyweight Title.
-Rachel Summerlyn d. Serenity with the swinging fisherman suplex despite a distraction by Mrs. Victor; Rachel offered a post-match handshake but Serenity beat her down in response.
-Evan Gelistico d. Michael Elgin with a double-leg pin and feet on the ropes.
-Davey Richards & Kyle O’Reilly d. ACW T.V. Champion Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett when Richards made Vega tap out to the anklelock; Fitchett’s ex-manager Greg Jovi shoved Fitchett off the top rope late in the match without the other match participants seeing it. Vega vowed that he would find a way to defeat Richards by the end of 2012 and the two shook hands after the match.
-Dan Walsh won a three-way dance with Darin Childs and Darin Corbin(w/ Joey Eastman) to retain the SLA Heavyweight Title. After various shenanigans, Walsh eliminated Corbin with the cobra clutch slam. Childs caught Walsh with a Whiplash but only got a two-count…with both men down, Evan Gelistico ran into the ring and knocked out Childs with the title belt. Walsh didn’t know why Gelistico had done what he did, but he made a pin cover…for two. Walsh would go on to win with the cobra clutch slam to retain his title…but it looks like his issue with Gelistico isn’t over yet.