Early August Events & Results

OBIT: Marvelous Mitch Ryder, who wrestled for IWA Mid-South and NWA Midwest among many promotions over 20 years passed away at the age of 48.

OBIT: "The Missouri Rebel" Kerry Lee real name Randy Harris who was a major part of wrestling in Hannibal, MO during the late 80s, 90s passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer.

The Rock, among a group of investors, apparently purchases the XFL.

The controversial ECW alumni New Jack has been signed for the new Fight Underground promotion in Anna, IL to face Madman Pondo in October.

On PWCI This Week we feature more matches from Wrestling for a Cure held July 18th in Springfield. In action the ladies battle as the newcomer "Black Widow" Harley Fairfax takes on familiar foe "Pretty Little Psycho" Shawna Reed and cruiserweight action as Victor Analog takes on the returning Corbin Blaze for the vacant WFTC CW title.

Pinfall Wrestling Association results from Springfield, IL on 8/1 --

*PWA RW Champ The Great Cardini pinned Strangler Roy Lewis
--Toga Steve Memorial Tournament Round 1
*The Yummibears - Steven Bishop & Dan Liplock beat Johnny Kincaid & Moondog Pongo by submission
*All Eyes On Us - Micah Pope & Nelson Sixx pinned IJ Sweet & Derek Moss
*PWA Tag Champs Technicolor Wonderland pinned Bryan Ealey & Anakin Murphy (non-title)
*Tom Arson & Phage Pumpkin King pinned Shawna Reed & Harley
--Toga Steve Memorial Tournament Round 2
*Steven Bishop & Dan Liplock pinned All Eyes On Us
*Tom Arson & Phage Pumpkin King pinned Technicolor Wonderland (non-title)
*Steven Bishop & Dan Liplock pinned Tom Arson & Phage Pumpkin King to win the tournament

New Wave Pro -

8/8 - Terre Haute, In - 1439 Ash St.

St. Louis Anarchy -

8/7 - Alton, IL - American Legion Hall

Schedule for August

OBIT: Wrestling photographer Joe Henley has passed away.

Glory Pro Wrestling has called off its event for this Saturday due to restrictions re-imposed by St. Louis County. Most likely that also nixes Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance event on August 8th.

Cape Championship Wrestling -

8/15 - Cape Girardeau, MO - AC Brase Arena

Mid-States Wrestling -

8/22 - Springfield, MO - Relics Event Center

New Wave Pro -

8/8 - Terre Haute, In - 1439 Ash St.
8/22 - Terre Haute, IN - 1439 Ash St.

Pinfall Wrestling Association -

8/1 - Springfield, IL - The 8th Street Gym - OUTDOOR SHOW

St. Louis Anarchy -

8/7 - Alton, IL - American Legion Hall
8/21 - Alton, IL - American Legion Hall

United Wrestling Coalition -

8/15 - Homer, IL - Homer Opera House

Zero One Supreme -

8/2 - Noble, IL - IWAU Arena - Empty Arena Taping

Weekend Results 7/25-7/26

On PWCI This Week finally some RECENT LIVE wrestling on the program as we go to Springfield to the home of PWA to check out matches from Wrestling For A Cure - to lead off it's the battle of the big boys in triple threat action as Bryan Ealey takes on Tyler Bodine & Brent Dunn! And the WFAC Heavyweight Title is on the line as The Great Cardini defends against Mac Daddy Duds Matt Winners! This as we count down PWA's return to action on August 1st at the 8th Street Gym on the baseball field!

IWA Productions results from Mt. Vernon, IL on 7/25 --

*CJ Shine pinned Ryzer
*B-Rad & Marcellus Knight pinned The Beauty & The Masterpiece
*El Magnifico pinned Drake Lee
*Metalhead pinned The Turtle
*Shrapnel beat IWAP Light Heavyweight Champ Dexter Roswell by DQ (non-title)
*Pretty Boy Floyd pinned Shane Rich & Jay Spade (triple)
*Ax Allwardt pinned Damien Blade
*Mitch Blake & Miranda Rite beat The Savage & Scar by countout
*IWAP Heavyweight Champ Chris Thomas pinned The Infinite

Weekend Results 7/18, Weekend Events 7/25-7/26

"The Warhouse" Jake Parnell has been granted a match with Cody Rhodes for the TNT title on the Wednesday July 29th broadcast of All Elite Wrestling.

Wrestling [For A Cure] Event Honors Cameron

On PWCI This Week in another Central IL Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame spotlight - the first two inductees in 2008 that started it all in Springfield, IL - Rip Mystic takes on Tom Arson in a loser leaves town match in Maroa at we flash back to Pro Wrestling Glory in January 2013.

Wrestling for a Cure results from Springfield, IL on 7/18 --

*Yoder & Moondog Pongo pinned IJ Sweet & Kurt Alexander
*Bryan Ealey pinned Brent Dunn & Tyler Bodine (triple)
*Corbin Blaze pinned Victor Analog
*Richard Faith & Apocolypse d. Jon Napier & Steven Bishop, Chase Brooks & Eli Wylder, and Anakin Murphy & IJ Sweet (four-way elim)
*Shawna Reed pinned Harley Fairfax
*Technicolor Wonderland pinned Kidd Riot & Gerimino
*Matt Winners pinned The Great Cardini
*Kyle Kincaid won a royal rumble

IWA Productions -

7/25 - Mt. Vernon, IL - 521 Perkins Ave.

New Wave Pro -

7/26 - Terre Haute, IN - 1439 Ash St.

Weekend Events 7/17-7/19

National Wrestling Alliance may not return after Covid-19, scandals...

Billy Corgan shoots down rumors NWA is closing...

Shank Barzini has announced his retirement from pro wrestling following the release of Shanked 2 Hellbound.

A spokesman for the self-taught promotion Cottage Hills Wrestling Alliance announced they were folding in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 trouble saying they couldn't make a profit. COMMENT: What possibly could they had been making money from to fund their operation? This company was formed because its founders claimed they couldn't afford credentialed training from people like Harley Race, Bob Orton, Michael Elgin, South Broadway so they decided we'll learn how to wrestle by teaching ourselves and putting on shows while teaching themselves...often to disastrous results like the infamous Bethalto County Fairs where three people ended up going to the hospital in one day and the embarrassing "cripple" match.

On PWCI This Week the Mad Conservative explains the Pritzker vs. Bailey ruling rendering the EO in Illinois null and void and anyone who says otherwise is wrong. Also, the latest on the Mo-Elgin situation and #Speakingout trouble at a fed in Indiana. Also we feature a match from Proving Ground Pro, Kerry Awful takes on Mario Crevillo in singles action!

Cape Championship Wrestling results from Cape Girardeau, MO on 7/11 --

*Ryan Gingell d. Calvin Aldridge
*Jacksyn Crowley d. Cash Borden & Otis Crowley to win the CCW Heavyweight Title (triple)
*Dangerous & Delicious - Justin Smart & Donny Sixx d. The King's Court - Gage Robertson & Addison Caine, The Mega Brothers - Chris Slammer & Dalton Anthony and KC's Finest - Aaron Clay & Leo D'Auria to win the CCW tag titles (four-way)
*Melanie Cruise d. "Li'l Bit" Marni Gras and Trent Daniels to win the CCW Women's Title (triple)
--Priscilla Kelly was the special guest referee.
*Hollis Giroux d. D'Mone Solavino & Joey O'Riley (triple)
*Nick Gage, Marko Stunt & Logan Stunt d. Kevin Lee Davidson, Mike Outlaw & JJ Walker in a hardcore match

World League Wrestling results from Troy, MO on 7/11 --

*Kyle Roberts d. Stephan Newton
*Rahim De La Suede d. Sean Patrick
*Moses Powell d. Jon Webb by DQ
*"Superstar" Steve Fender d. Derek Stone
*Jaden Roller d. ZC Hendricks
*Jon Webb & Camaro Jackson d. Moses Powell & Colton Theron Vaught to win the WLW Tag Titles

American Hostile Championship Wrestling -

7/18 - Poplur Bluff, MO - Knights of Columbus Hall

Wrestling for a Cure -

7/18 - Springfield, IL - The 8th St. Gym - ONLINE ONLY, EMPTY ARENA EVENT

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Apparently MMWA will not hold their show July 11th - while they did not make a formal announcement and did not respond to an inquiry, we are making the assumption they have cancelled their event.

On PWCI This Week we go back in time to check out a few of the members of the Central IL Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame. Wrestlers of the previous generations played a big role in creating talent of today and to help in keeping the past remembers we will have some episodes highlighting the hall of famers. Two of the men who played a big role in developing many wrestlers in southern Illinois we highlight as the class of 2011 -- the late Bud Chaplin in very rare footage, wrestling under the Red Baron persona taking on a young Madman Pondo; and Lucky Dane in his final year active taking on the 2019 inductee Mississippi Madman in a strap match. Also the inductee of 2012, the late Ed Chuman spoke out in an interview as chairman of NWA Midwest.

Schedule for July

Governor Pritzker's executive orders stuck down in court

The Governor’s Executive Orders Do Not Exist. End of Story. All Covid-19 restrictions as ordered by the governor are null and void.

Clay County judge rules against Pritzker's extended orders - that means at least for the time being, the EOs and all restrictions are null and void. How long it stays that way is unclear, depending on how fast this gets appealed and if a stay can be issued but with the holiday weekend officially starting Friday the earliest any further court action could be done is Monday. Effectively that means all restrictions that were done by the EO are dead, and it is the burden of individual county health departments to set rules and restrictions from here on out in regards to the pandemic. Individual businesses can still have restrictions upon their choosing. That would mean indoor crowd restrictions, unless reimposed by the city or county health departments, are removed and opens the door for wrestling events in Illinois indoors again. There are a few individual shows in the Chicago area this weekend.

Michael Elgin addresses the allegations (new and old) in a ten minute video statement.

St. Louis Anarchy Announces Blocks for Spirit of Spaulding

While we typically have not included the Chicago area shows since we cover downstate and Missouri, we are including Chicago shows for a limited time due to the lack of shows in the state of Illinois due to ongoing crowd restrictions.

American Hostile Championship Wrestling -

7/18 - Poplur Bluff, MO - Knights of Columbus Hall

Cape Championship Wrestling -

7/11 - Cape Girardeau, MO - AC Brase Arena

IWA Productions -

7/25 - Mt. Vernon, IL - 521 Perkins Ave.

Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance -

7/11 - St. Louis, MO - South Broadway Athletic Club

New Wave Pro -

7/26 - Terre Haute, IN - 1439 Ash St.

POWW Entertainment -

7/4 - Wonder Lake, IL - Alibi Pub & Grub - 3PM START

Premier Pro Wrestling -

7/3 - Woodstock, IL - Premier Studio - 1230 Davis Rd.
7/4 - Woodstock, IL - Premier Studio - 1230 Davis Rd.

World League Wrestling -

7/11 - Troy, MO - Race Wrestling Academy

Wrestling for a Cure -

7/18 - Springfield, IL - The 8th St. Gym - ONLINE ONLY, EMPTY ARENA EVENT

Weekend Results 6/27-6/28

On PWCI This Week we continue where we left off with a rundown of some of the #Speakingout information that has rocked the wrestling world and the fall out - including another Mo-Elgin update, also wrestling's fight against Covid to have live events again, and the retirement of a masked persona in response to today's political climate.

Cape Championship Wrestling results from Cape Girardeau, MO on 6/27 --

*Otis Crowley, Hollis Giroux & Derrick King pinned Jacksyn Crowley, Cash Borden & Blake Christian
*Justin Smart & Donnie Sixx pinned The Mega Brothers - Chris Slammer & Dalton Anthony
*CCW Tag Champs The King's Court - Gage Robertson & Addison Caine pinned Zay Washington & Aaron Clay
*Trent Daniels d. Ryan Gingell & Leo D'Auria (triple)
*Sarge O'Riley pinned Brandon Barbwire to win the CCW Pure Openweight Title
*Marko & Logan Stunt pinned JJ Walker & Melanie Cruise

Zero One Supreme results from Noble, IL on 6/27 --

*Justin Kyle beat Jaques Je’Tauez, Chris O’Brien, Devante, Marvin Moser & Kyle Pipher in a gauntlet
*Joey O’Riley pinned Benjamin Carter, DaCobra & Jake St. Patrick (fatal four-way)
*Matt Kenway & Slade Porter pinned Tanner Keeler & Ezra Zealous
*Dan Liplock pinned Anakin Murphy in a Toybox of Fun Match
*Mike Outlaw pinned Victor Analog
*Z1 Women's champ Rahne Victoria pinned Skye Blue
*Gary Jay pinned Steve Manders

There's finally weekend events again, 6/27-6/28...but a major scandal as well...

Journey Pro wrestling will feature a live broadcast on Saturday June 27th at 8:30pm at featuring a one hour Iron Man match between Jeremy Wyatt vs. Fred Yehi.

Low Ki: ‘You Have Zero Right to Tell Me That I Must Wear a Mask’

Mustafa Ali Drops Series Of Cryptic Tweets Referencing WWE Coronavirus Situation

DailyDDT: WWE running shows with fans soon would be reckless and disgraceful

Sarah Logan steps away from the wrestling business for other things...

ESPN: How the XFL came crashing down

The so-called phase four reopening plan for Illinois starting on Friday. Apparently Ace Academy will not be able to reopen because supposedly combat schools such as jujitsu, karate, wrestling, etc. will require its students to be tested weekly for COVID-19 in order to open (unconfirmed).

#MeToo's revivial as #SpeakingOut makes shockwaves through the wrestling world

There is so much to go through...on top of all the other drama in the country going on. I'm going to add links as I find them as it's gonna take considerable time to compile it and much may become buried due to sheer volume. And can't really organize the content. Most of this is being posted on Twitter instead of Facebook. This will be more focused on the midwest and national figures. Needless to say, but what a mess this is. It's quite disheartening so many people you have met over time become so awful.

McDreaBean has compiled a long list of names and the charges made against them.

How Pro Wrestling's #SpeakingOut Movement Is Reshaping The Industry For The Better

AEW's Aubrey Edwards was flagged on the PW Project List for praising her trainer Steve West on Chris Jericho's podcast - the implication is Edwards knew West was accused of sexual harassment and caused the promotion 321 Battle to close. Right now we are viewing this as "guilt by association".

Mike Quackenbush of CHIKAKA accused of numerous infractions.

Mike Quackenbush posted near 15 minute video to respond to the accusations.

BREAKING: #Speakingout Scandal forces CHIKARA to fold...

Darin Childs, who was one of the wrestlers who had commuted to St. Louis Anarchy from ACW Texas regularly accused of sexual assault.

Adam Lash gets caught in major irony, after getting fired from Independent Wrestling.TV from raising a huge stink the network was gonna air new matches featuring Michael Elgin in the early days of the Mo-Elgin situation, himself is accused of sexual harassment, bullying and sending unsolicited pictures of his private parts.

All Elite Wrestling has suspended Sammy Guevera for a rape joke made on a podcast five years ago.

Former NWA VP Dave Lagana responds to allegations made against him.

Austin Theory accused of inappropriate communications with minor.

ROH's Marty Scrull Accused of sexually abusing 16 year old.

Joey Ryan & Dave Crist fired from Impact Wrestling, Michael Elgin suspended.

Michael Elgin Makes Public Statement Following Departure From Impact Wresting after it was reported that he was fired for getting into an altercation with Sami Callihan

Joey Ryan's accusers tell their stories - Elayna Black, Rok-C, a ring announcer and a fan, and 11 others.

Joey Ryan makes a public statement before deleting all social media accounts and closes Bar Wrestling.

David Marquez Urges Impact Wrestling’s Joey Ryan To Turn Himself In

Candice LeRae comments on Joey Ryan as she had been accused of grooming a minor for him.

Molly Chapman breaks her silence to trash Joey Ryan & David Starr and she left the community because of those two. Is that why you're on the list with a long rap sheet ?

Video of David Starr and NXT UK ref surfaces asking girl for sexual pleasure.

Dave Crist has heat for a long time in the Impact locker room before SpeakingOut stories emerged.

Charlie Kruel calls out someone who is very much not a saint and hopefully banned...

Laynie Luck calls out Kyle Hawk, also relayed a story from...

Jordynne Grace comes forward with #speakingout story about statutory rape - Savanna Stone also called out the same perp for humilation and coersion. COMMENT: Criminal charges need to be pressed against Bryon Wilcott.

Kongo Kong Outed For Harassing Wrestlers & Stealing Their Money - Kongo Kong responds to speakingout story about him.

Saraya Knight, the mother of Paige, called out for multiple charges. Saraya in response disputes charges and quits the wrestling business.

Markus Crane who is recovering from skull surgery, accused of inappropriate communications with a teenager.

Alex Castle who has been retired the last few years outed for domestic abuse by former friend & valet.

Progress Wrestling announces major company changes. It is also taking a hiatus until it is restructured.

Glory Pro Wrestling issues a statement as the organization experiences a sense of deja vu - some of its personnel were accused over the weekend in the melee of charges flying back and forth between multiple local individuals.

Team Vision Dojo Outed In #SpeakingOut For Employing People With Child Sex Offenses & Abuse - Aaron Epic was accused of physical abuse of a girlfriend, Russell Payne was accused of sex offenses against children.

Reflections on #Speakingout and what Women’s Wrestling taught us about sexual assault in the workplace

On PWCI This Week Covid-19 restrictions are easing way back in neighboring states, but Illinois continues to be the outlier of the Midwest as the governor's conduct contradicts his own lockdown policies yet again and we'll call them out. Also comments on the completely ridiculous criticism over IWA-MS running indoors in Indiana, commentary on Mustafa Ali's statements on policing, one promotion's ex post facto virtue signaling, and the revival of the #metoo movement in a new form sending shockwaves through the wrestling world.

Cape Championship Wrestling -

6/27 - Cape Girardeau, MO - AC Brase Arena

Zero One Supreme -

6/27 - Noble, IL - IWAU Arena - No fan attendance

The STL Wrestling Scene On Hold - Mid-June

Joey Ryan, Michael Elgin and Wolfgang Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Wrestlers Shed Light on Industry’s Toxic Culture With #SpeakingOut - several wrestlers have been suspended or fired thus far, including NXT UK and WWE talent.

NWA Shuts Down in Response to #SpeakingOut Allegations, Lagana Resigns

Locally, several charges were flying back and forth over the weekend - some were previously known, some were new. So much I couldn't keep up with it.

IWA Mid-South Criticized for Not Adhering to COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Friday Event

COMMENT: For those throwing a fit over IWA Mid-South running last night in Indy acting like a Karen or Daryl, you need to read this document. Masks are recommended, NOT REQUIRED. Gatherings of 250 people ARE ALLOWED indoors. If you do not agree with the reopening plan, you should be contacting Gov. Eric Holcomb's office and explain in detail why the state should be relocked down. But we're done with social distancing. If elected leaders & medical professionals aren't gonna follow their own guidelines and claim it's safe to protest racism in large numbers like hypocrites, we're not gonna listen to them anymore. And they shouldn't be listened to. Their credibility is gone. Ditto Fauci when he lied for two months about masks.

On PWCI This Week the Mad Conservative carries over what was remaining from last week - analysis of the aftermath of the riots & protests influencing the wrestling world and the drama generated from call outs and demands for banishments. In the second half of the program, we will feature a match from one of the subjects in the news half of the program - Jordynne Grace returns to central Illinois to take on Jake Lander from Zero One a year ago!