ST. LOUIS– Wrestling at the Chase is making its return to The Chase Park Plaza next month and organizers hope to be back regularly.
The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is going to bring four nights of professional wrestling to The Chase from August 28 until August 31.
NWA World Champion Nick Aldis said St. Louis has been very enthusiastic about wrestling’s return.
“To be returning to the Chase, and to be able to be part of another return of such an iconic part of the fabric of professional wrestling and in a modern way is why I wanted to be part of it,” said Aldis.
NWA owner Billy Corgan, the lead singer of The Smashing Pumpkins, owns the league. He said when he bought it 4 years ago many questioned that the league could be successful.
“To be here, to celebrate this community, and to have this community celebrate our return after 37 years is truly special to us,” said Corgan during a press conference this afternoon.
The events will be held in the Khorassan Ballroom just like it was in the past. The August series will include the first-ever all-women’s wrestling pay-per-view event.
It will also include an event called NWA 73 which will celebrate the alliance’s 73rd anniversary. The NWA was a big part of wrestling at The Chase in the past.
Trevor Murdoch, a St. Louis area wrestler, is the top contender of NWA World Championship. He will also be at the event along with NWA World Champion Nick Aldis, NWA Woman’s Champion Kamille, and 6 Times World Women’s Champion Mickie James.
Wrestling at The Chase was a staple on KPLR 11 from 1959 until 1983. Lots of people will surely be excited to see it come back again even if it’s just for a few nights.