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Encyclopedia > St. Louis Wrestling Club
St. Louis Wrstling Club
Details
Acronym St. Louis
Established 1959
Style American Wrestling
Location St. Louis, Missouri
Founder(s) Sam Muchnick
Owner(s) Sam Muchnick
Harley Race
Parent National Wrestling Alliance
Sister Central States Wrestling
Formerly Sam Muchnick Sports Attractions

The St. Louis Wrestling Club was a professional wrestling promotion based in St. Louis, Missouri. It was owned and operated by Sam Muchnick. The promotion was a flagship member of the National Wrestling Alliance, and promoted primarily in the St. Louis area. It was colloquially referred to within the business as the "St. Louis office" of the NWA. Its weekly television program, Wrestling at the Chase (carried by KPLR-TV), is considered one of the legendary programs in the history of professional wrestling. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Missouri. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sam Munchnick was a professional wrestling promoter from Saint Louis, Missouri. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Heart of America Sports Attractions (also known as Central States Wrestling) is an American professional wrestling promotion. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sam Munchnick was a professional wrestling promoter from Saint Louis, Missouri. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Wrestling at the Chase was a professional wrestling promotion and TV show that existed in St. ... KPLR-TV, channel 11, is The CW television network affiliate in St. ...


Muchnick gained a reputation as a fair and honest promoter, which was uncommon in the early days of professional wrestling. In another anomaly, the St. Louis Wrestling Club did not recognize a tag team championship, focusing mainly on singles matches and angles.


Popular wrestling stars featured by the St. Louis Wrestling Club included Ric Flair, Harley Race (who was also a minority owner of the St. Louis Wrestling Club and Central States Wrestling), Dick the Bruiser, Gene Kiniski, Lou Thesz and Ted DiBiase. Ric Flair (born February 25, 1949 [1] and named Richard Morgan Fliehr upon his adoption several weeks later), is an iconic American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dick the Bruiser, Professional Wrestler DICK THE BRUISER LIVED in Indianapolis, Indiana, “the Crossroads of America,” as the Hoosiers call it. ... Gene Kiniski was a professional wrestler. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


In 1982, the St. Louis Wrestling Club was purchased by Bob Geigel, who also owned Central States Wrestling. In 1985, the St. Louis office was purchased by Jim Crockett Promotions, and was absorbed into what soon became World Championship Wrestling. Its video archives are now owned by World Wrestling Entertainment. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jim Crockett Promotions was the name of a professional wrestling promotion owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


Championships

The St. Louis Wrestling Club as part of the National Wrestling Alliance recognized the NWA World Heavyweight Championship as their world title and the champion would frequently tour the St. Louis territory .Outside of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship the territory recognized or promoted the following titles at some point in time. The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the NWA. Its lineage has been traced from the first World Heavyweight Championship, which traces its lineage to George Hackenschmidts 1905 title and Frank Gotchs 1908 version. ...

The Central States Heavyweight Title was the forerunner to the Missouri Heavyweight Championship. The title was created after a controversy on January 28, 1972 where Pat O'Connor defeated Harley Race for the Central States title. When promoters refused to recognize the title change and kept promoting Harley Race as the Central States champion Muchnick stopped recognizing the Central States title opting instead to create the Missouri Heavyweight Title instead[1]. The NWA Missouri Heavyweight Championship was a major title in the Central States area in the National Wrestling Alliance in the 1970s and 1980s. ... The NWA Central States United States Championship was the version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship that was defended in the Central States territory around Missouri. ... The NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship was the main title for the National Wrestling Alliances Central States Wrestling region. ... January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Patrick Pat OConnor was a professional wrestler from New Zealand who won several world titles. ...


References

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (4th Edition 2006). Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

External links

  • Pro-Wrestling Title Histories: St. Louis
  • St. Louis Wrestling Club Gallery

 
 

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