Tuesday, February 25, 2014

St. Louis Anarchy Books a Whopper for Alex Shelley in May

Devin Chen: PWG Eight 7/23/11 Reseda, CA &emdash;
Shelley will come back to the States for a veritable dream match in St. Louis
Photo Credit: Devin Chen

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Alex Shelley does not make many appearances Stateside anymore, and I'm not sure I can blame him. He has a sweet gig going with New Japan Pro Wrestling, arguably the number two promotion in the world right now (I don't know what financial straits the big lucha promotions are in right now, but neither here nor there). So when he does come back to the USA to wrestle, he's gotta be in only the best matches, right? St. Louis Anarchy may have wrangled him for the best possible match available right now, as on May 2, he's scheduled to take on ACH in the Gateway to the West's flagship promotion. Also announced for the show so far are Davey Richards, Chris Hero, and Takaaki Watanabe.

If you're in the area, you have scant few excuses as to why you shouldn't attend this show. If you're not in the area, you need to put in a little work. The last show of theirs available for purchase at Smart Mark Video is from the summer of 2012. St. Louis Anarchy, like its sister promotion in Austin, is notoriously slow on the draw getting these shows out for public consumption. The company needs a bit of a nudge, a kick in the ass if you will, to get their backlog out so that everyone not fortunate enough to live in Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri or with the wherewithal enough to make the road trip out there can view their shows in a timely fashion. In fact, the outfit is putting on a doubleshot of shows this weekend that could very well be the best in the country to date this year. Delaying the video production only hurts SLA, because the slates of matches it has been putting on in the last year stands up to any other company in America, including Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.