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Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 23, 2013
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 22, 2013
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 21, 2013
By the “Voice of Minnesota Wrestling.” Mick Karch
This is a very sad, sad day in the wrestling world. Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon, one of the sport’s true legends, has passed away at the age of 84. Over the past few years, Mad Dog’s health had steadily declined to the point where he had difficulty communicating and his mental faculties had diminished considerabl
Maurice Vachon was legitimately one of the toughest men, pound for pound, to step into the squared circle. No matter which of his peers you ask, they all say the same thing. Despite his shorter stature, nobody wanted to mess with The Dog.
Belying his all out, brawling style, Maurice actually had a fantastic amateur wrestling background and was a part of the 1948 Olympics, representing Canada. In his pro career, he evolved from a handsome, clean cut technical wrestler to the vicious “Mad Dog” that earned him fame and fortune all over the world. In a 1964 match with Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, he won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship. His feuds with Gagne, The Crusher, Reggie Parks, Mighty Igor, Red Bastien, Red Lyons and so many more made him one of the great attractions in AWA history. With his brother, Paul “Butcher” Vachon, they were also AWA World Tag Team Champions. He also formed a heel tag team with Baron Von Raschke.
Maurice was such a believable character that the casual fan was hesitant to approach him. With his snarl, his missing teeth and his growl, he could be a genuinely terrifying specimen. I remember back in 1964, I was attending a match in Minneapolis and was standing near the entrance where the “heels” would enter the arena. Maurice looked in my direction and made a lunging motion, which scared me half to death. This guy was the real deal.
As is the case with so many wrestlers who are mainstays in a particular territory for a long period of time, Mad Dog evolved into a crowd favorite and teamed with men like Gagne and The Crusher. In the early 1980′s, his feud with Jerry Blackwell was extraordinary and drew massive crowds all over AWA land. The Dog called him “Fatwell” and it became a catch phrase for years. In one of the greatest promos of all time, announcer Gene Okerlund “found” Mad Dog hammering away at a pine box he was “building” to put Blackwell in, proclaiming that “one of us has to leave this world.” Epic stuff, delivered as only Mad Dog could.
He was one of the employees most dedicated to his friend Verne Gagne, who had kept Mad Dog on top in the AWA for two decades. So many others were jumping to the WWF during Vince McMahon’s worldwide takeover and Mad Dog stayed loyal as long as he could, but finally, with his best years behind him, and the chance to make more money, Mad Dog left for the opposition. He had a brief run with WWE, but by that time the business had evolved so much that WWE was top heavy with 300+ pounders and Mad Dog’s appeal seemed limited to the AWA cities he wrestled in. When the WWE invaded the Twin Cities for the first time at the old Met Center in Bloomington, MN., Mad Dog wrestled on the show and received one of the biggest ovations of the night.
Sadly, he was injured in a hit and run accident while he was out jogging in 1987 and subsequently had to have his leg amputated, thus ending his in-ring career for good.
In 1990, I had the pleasure of having Maurice as a guest on my “Saturday Night at Ringside” second anniversary show. It was then that I experienced first hand what a delightful, engaging and hysterically funny gentleman he was. He told me a joke that day, and whenever I saw him after that, be it Cauliflower Alley, local shows where he would come in as a special guest, etc., he would always greet me with the punchline from that joke.
It was very troubling to watch Maurice’s physical and mental decline over the past several years. Last July in Waterloo, his frailty was agonizing to see. But that’s not the Mad Dog I will remember. He lives on in the world of YouTube in so many legendary matches, delivering so many incredible promos. There will never, ever be another like him. His legacy will live on forever. Mad Dog Vachon was a part of my childhood and adulthood. I could never thank him enough for the incredible memories he has left behind. This is truly a depressing day for me, and I’m sure for tens of thousands of wrestling fans.
Go in peace and God bless you, sir. Thank you, thank you, thank you for decades of entertainment and thrills. This “dog eat dog” world” you spoke of so often has its bite today.
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 21, 2013
Join MMWA on Dec 7th for Jim Harris Retirement night, Lumberjacks last match at MMWA and the Hebners
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 19, 2013
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 19, 2013
By Patrick Brandmeyer
If history is any indication, Brian James is on the road to the MMWA Heavyweight Championship. The Midwest veteran defeated three tough opponents in the same night to win the King Of St. Louis Cable Tournament, thus earning himself a title shot of his choice.
Of course, he wasn’t alone in his ambition; the tournament field was full of current and former titleholders. Many of the wrestlers in the competition had previous issues with current champion Brandon Espinosa or former champ Gary Jackson. Each contender had his own motivation, but only one could emerge victorious on this night.
The tournament started under unique circumstances as Espinosa claimed he and Lynn Mephisto would “challenge” for the vacant Tag Team Titles if Mephisto won the tournament, thus claiming the belts without a fight. After that, the Battle Royal Champ tried to talk his way to an easy first-round win, but Wild World Of Wrestling Television Champion A.J. Williams wasn’t hearing it. Despite Mephisto’s “generous”(and extremely condescending) job offer, Williams answered with a fist to the face and the fight was on.
Former T.V. Champ Jimmy D had an effect on the outcome of the match, distracting the referee as Mephisto knocked out Williams with brass knuckles. After that, Mephisto got the cheap pin with feet on the ropes to reach the semifinals…but his night was just starting.
The next quarterfinal match was already heated as Junior Heavyweight Champion Andrew Wilder had cheated his way to victory over former titleholder Ace Hawkins in recent months. On top of that, Wilder cost Hawkins a contenders’ match to Da’Marius Jones, leading to a triple threat title match being set up for the December show.
Ace was intent on knocking the young titleholder down a peg…and he accomplished that feat by countering Wilder’s Call Of The Wild inverted neckbreaker finisher into a rolling prawn pin.
In the next bout, 2012 tournament king Dave Osborne was matched up against up-and-coming rookie Da’Marius Jones. Osborne was the only man in the field to have competed in all three King Of St. Louis Cable Tournaments and was looking to repeat his past success…
Jones had a good showing but the size and experience edge was too much to overcome. Osborne got the win after his devastating cobra clutch suplex.
The final first-round match featured opponents who were no strangers to each other; Brian James and Jimmy D had traded the Television Title earlier this year and were now locking horns once again. After D’s earlier actions, A.J. Williams saw fit to return the favor…and the distraction gave James the opening to finish off D with his sitout gourdbuster.
The semifinals began with Hawkins taking on Mephisto. Mephisto had a slight advantage as Ace had been through a longer first-round bout and had less time to rest, but Hawkins kept him off-balance with his aerial arsenal.
Unfortunately, Hawkins fell prey to another cheapshot as Wilder ran out to deliver a low blow behind the referee’s back…that allowed Mephisto to drop Ace with an Air Raid Crash to advance to the finals.
James and Osborne had clashed in last year’s semifinals and the two met once again this year. It would prove to be one of the most competitive matches in the tournament; James had trouble using his power moves against the 300-pound Osborne so he improvised by taking to the air.
In the end, James was finally able to lift the big man up into his finisher for the victory, evening the score from the previous tournament! The two shook hands after the bout in a show of respect.
The finals were marked by some controversy as Mephisto had gotten involved in Espinosa’s title defense against Gary Jackson earlier in the night. With the stipulation in place that Gary would get no more title shots as long as Espy was the titleholder, Mephisto hit his own “ally” with the belt…thus getting Jackson disqualified and costing him his opportunity to reclaim the gold. With Espinosa lurking in the background, it seemed like a plan was in place to ensure Mephisto’s victory.
Both finalists came out swinging in the finals, but Espinosa stuck his nose into the proceedings and hit Mephisto with his title belt…seemingly trying to get “Da Bomb” disqualified. However, senior official Jim Harris said that the same trick wouldn’t work twice and ordered the bout to continue! The plan had backfired in spectacular fashion…with Mephisto dazed, James was able to capitalize with his sitout gourdbuster finisher for his third and final win of the evening!
The opposition consisted of a former Television Champion, a former Heavyweight Champ(and previous tournament winner), and the current Battle Royal Champion…but “Da Bomb” Brian James emerged victorious as the 2013 King Of St. Louis Cable!
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Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 18, 2013
On December 6th in Alton, IL we will host our winter flagship event “Yuletide Terror”. This is the night where stars, as well as history, are made. This year will be no different as we will present what maybe is the biggest Yuletide Terror card to date.
Saint Louis Anarchy presents: Yuletide Terror 2013
Live from Knights of Columbus in Alton IL (405 East Fourth Street)
-Tickets: $15 reserve front row, $12 reserve second row, $10 reserved gen admin: All tickets are $15 the day of the show
-Doors open at 6:15pm for all reserve 1st and 2nd row and 6:30pm for everyone else
-Show starts at 7:00pm
-Full Bar and $1 Draft Beer
Saint Louis Anarchy Champiosnhip
Two out of Three Falls
Gerald James (c) defends against Mat Fitchett
-Match Three of the Best of Three Series:
ACH vs. Davey Vega (series tied 1-1)
-Two of the Best in the World Collide:
Kyle O’ Reilly vs. Johnny Gargano
-Dingo vs. JoJo Bravo
-The Hooligans vs. Dan Walsh & Jeremy Wyatt
-Arik Cannon vs. Darren Dean
-Brandon Espinosa vs. Darin Corbin
-Evan Gelistico vs. Adam Raw
-Bolt Brady vs. Ariya Daivari
-Alex Castle vs. Jordan Lacey vs. Alex the Big Owl vs. Ricky Starks
PLUS: Angelus Layne
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 17, 2013
Missouri Wrestling Revival is excited to name Crazy Mary Dobson as the latest addition to the MWR Trading card set.
She is currently the youngest, hottest girl in pro wrestling today. In just over a year she has trained in Japan, wrestled around the world and even debuted in SHIMMER taking on Jessicka Havok, Angie Skye and tag teaming with Cherry Bomb & Kimber Lee.
The best is yet to come from Mary Dobson who has already been able to capture huge wins against many of the best in the sport including Miss Natural, Christina Von Eerie, Leva Bates and MsChif.
You do not want to miss the opportunity to get your hands on the first ever Crazy Mary Dobsin trading card!
MWR Trading card series set #2
#2 TJ Perkins
#6 Darin Corbin
#7 The Iceman
#11 Pete Sanctions
#12 Gary Jackson
To purchase MWR Trading cards:
1) Catch the star at a show to have them autograph the cards personally
2) Contact them via facebook or myspace
3) Send $1.50 in money order or check for each card at *
305 West 3rd Salisbury Missouri 65281
or Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Checks will take longer to clear than money orders so expect time for that to happen. Make sure you list exactly what card you are wanting to have.
Please note that when purchasing MWR Trading cards from the wrestlers, that they decide the prices for their cards. We highly recommend that you get them from the stars themselves and let them know that you enjoy MWR.
These cards are limited and are not mass produced making them highly collectable.
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 16, 2013
Posted by flairwhoooooo on November 15, 2013
Stag beer is proud to present Dynamo Pro with their return to the St Louis area with a rare Tuesday evening event at Off Broadway located at 3509 Lemp Ave.
Jake Dirden will defend his newly won Dynamo Pro Championship against the former champ Dan Walsh.
Also in action Jake Parnell, Brandon Gallagher, Jon Webb Geek Singh, Kevin X, American Viking Alexander Rudolph and many more Dynamo Pro stars.