I haven’t been blogging in a long, long time.
It’s been a busy few months.
But, I’m going to be giving this another go, starting with this great event out of Baldwin, Missouri coming up Saturday night!
The good folks at Dynamo Pro Wrestling are presenting a night of both pro wrestling and roller derby, two sports that are not only a total blast but have always shared a common bond. Matter of fact, I have it on good authority that the great Bobby “The Brain” Heenan loved roller derby girls.
Anyway, I’ll let the promoter speak for himself on this one. If I was close by, I’d be there. It’s going to be one heck of a show! And hey… Hayley Shadows is on the card! That’s always a great thing!
“Jams and Slams” – A Landmark Event for Dynamo Pro Wrestling & Arch Rival Roller Derby
It seems apropos that the respective worlds of professional wrestling and roller derby would cross paths in today’s landscape of sports promotion. Historically fixtures in pop culture and the evolution of broadcast television, the two sports are often joined at the hip (or perhaps better defined, a hip toss and hip check) for their own brand of mayhem that is enjoyed by multi-generational audiences. Dynamo Pro Wrestling and Arch Rival Roller Derby will join forces for “JAMS & SLAMS”. This event will take place on Saturday, February 1st at Midwest Sport Hockey, located within Queeny Park in Ballwin, Missouri.
This co-promoted event marks the first-time that both sports are presented locally under the same roof. “We’re excited to be a part of this event,” said Dynamo Pro Wrestling owner Jim Yount. “Pro wrestling and roller derby are a great match together that will appeal to fans of both sports.”
The featured attraction of the evening finds Dynamo Pro Wrestling women’s champion, the “Empress of Evil” Rahne Victoria, defending her title against “The Barbie Killer” Hayley Shadows. Both fought each other in a grueling match in St. Louis at “New Year’s Brawl”. Victoria, who has held the title since its inception in August 2018, made the challenger tap out after several near-falls. “Hayley’s a very worthy opponent,” Victoria has respectfully said of her adversary. “However, I’m always ready to show her, and everyone else, why I am the Dynamo Pro Wrestling women’s champion and why I will remain champion.”
In the co-main event, a “Bragging Rights” contest between a pair of title holders will take place as Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion “Lights Out” Adrian Surge meets Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 champion Camaro Jackson. Although neither title is on the line, both men have their pride and reputation at stake. The pair faced each other on May 16th, 2019 as Camaro challenged Surge, who had regained his championship the month prior, but was unsuccessful. As Surge has continued his title reign, Camaro continued training hard and focusing on gaining another opportunity at a Dynamo Pro Wrestling championship. At “Thanksgiving SLAM!” on November 30th, 2019, Camaro Jackson was able to acquire his first championship in Dynamo Pro Wrestling, by winning the Dynamo Pro Wrestling D-1 championship. At “New Year’s Brawl”, Camaro Jackson silenced a great deal of his critics by defeating “The Yoga Monster” Mike Sydal in his first defense of his championship.
Prior to this important match-up, both champions have been focused and respectful of their opponent. Camaro Jackson spoke quite highly of Surge. “Adrian Surge is a man of class and integrity. He has the respect of the locker room and of his peers as well.” Jackson’s tone of voice changed as he continued. “Unfortunately, this isn’t about shaking hands and kissing babies. It’s about showing who is “the man”…who is the champion of champions in Dynamo Pro Wrestling. Surge may be a two-time champion, but I’m a champion with a chip on my shoulder. This Saturday, I plan of putting “Mr. Lights Out” in his place…and that’s behind me at #2”. Surge made a similar statement about his challenger. “Camaro has been impressive in his fairly short tenure in Dynamo Pro. But, I’m the reigning two-time Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion for a reason. I will be Camaro’s first real trial in Dynamo Pro. I will walk out the better champion at “Jams and Slams”. One thing is for certain at “Jams and Slams”. This match will easily one of the most important matches in Dynamo Pro Wrestling history.
C.J. Shine and The Snitch are no strangers to one another. These two men have been rivals within Dynamo Pro Wrestling for over three years. A former Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion, the charismatic C.J. Shine is one of the most popular wrestlers in Dynamo Pro Wrestling. The Snitch is one of the most diabolical wrestlers in Dynamo Pro Wrestling. Having argued for nearly two years that there is a championship conspiracy between himself and Dynamo Pro Wrestling management, The Snitch retained a lawyer and refused to compete in Dynamo Pro Wrestling until his professional demands were met. In a surprise return at “Thanksgiving Slam”, The Snitch hid in the crowd until his return. The Snitch, through his legal representation, has stated that he will hold championship gold in Dynamo Pro Wrestling by the end of 2020. These two men will continue their rivalry at “Jams and Slams”.
When Dynamo Pro Wrestling fans and wrestlers alike are asked about who they feel is the greatest champion in Dynamo Pro Wrestling history, many of them say the name Outtkast. Between his two tag team championship reigns and two D-1 championship reigns, Outtkast has held championship gold in Dynamo Pro Wrestling for nearly three years. Outtkast is a model competitor, leaving everything in the ring and always willing to take time out for his fans. At “Jams and Slams”, Outtkast will square off against one-half of the Arch City Mercenaries, Jimmi LaFleur. LaFleur is a wrestler that is not afraid to let his actions speak just as loudly as his words. The outspoken LaFleur spent time in 2019 under suspension from Dynamo Pro Wrestling due to his attacks on Ricky Rodriguez outside of his home and on a member of the Dynamo Pro Wrestling media department during a backstage interview. Even though he is considered extremely volatile by many within Dynamo Pro Wrestling, no one can question his in-ring ability. At “New Year’s Brawl”, Jimmi LaFleur saw his year-long reign as Dynamo Pro Wrestling tag team champions ended. LaFleur has stated that “2020 will simply be the Year of the Arch City Mercenaries. We will not slip into obscurity. We are faster, stronger, and angrier than we have ever been. At “Jams and Slams”, Outtkast needs to prepare for the punishment.”
In addition to a great night of Dynamo Pro Wrestling action, the Arch Rival Roller Derby will continue their regular season. At 6:30 P.M., the event launches with local roller derby action as the defending champions, the Smashinistas, will be facing five-time ARCH kingpins, the Stunt Devils. The Smashinistas are paced by Cloak N’ Drag-Her, Frowntown, Skeevie Nicks, Smash Money, WyldeSyde, Shady Hawkins and Skulpix. With a win at “Jams and Slams”, the Smashinistas (1-0) will guaranteed automatic placement in the Arch Rival Roller Derby championship final. The Smashinistas are at no loss for words prior to this contest. “As for those Devilish Stunts, we will not be bamboozled or baited by their tricks,” said Smashinista Drag-Her. “One of their leaders, I think it was Black Dyna-somthin’, told me to stay home on Saturday! Nope…not falling for it!”
Meanwhile, the Stunt Devils counter with a line-up that includes Sir Ian McKillin’, Slamgelina Jolie, Rhonda Lousy, Black Dynasmite, Shiv Tyler and Bette Davis Thighz. A victory will put the Stunt Devils into a tie in the standings. When asked for comment prior to this eagerly anticipated contest, Sir Ian McKillin stated, “We’re super-excited. We know going up against the defending champs is going to be tough, but we’re looking forward to it,” “On and off the track, the Stunts are ready to party and get weird. We’re ready to do some battle on the track against our foes in the green and gold, but then we’re ready to kick back and enjoy some wrestling with them after!”
Adult tickets are available at the door for $15 each. Children ages 10 and under are free. They are several special ticket discounts available for this event as well. For ticket information, please check out the Arch Rival Roller Derby website at www.archrivalrollerderby.com
. Come out and witness St. Louis professional sports history on Saturday, February 1st as Dynamo Pro Wrestling and Arch Rival Roller Derby present “Jams and Slams”!