After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Arch Rival Roller Derby returns to the flat-track this weekend for an event that features both roller derby and professional wrestling.
Consider it a throwback to St. Louis television from the 1970’s.
“Jams & Slams” will be presented Saturday at Midwest Sport Hockey at Queeny Park (570 Wiedman Rd., Ballwin, MO). The evening’s first-whistle takes place at 6:30 pm.
Arch Rival, currently ranked fifth internationally by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), last competed in February 2020 and their return to competitive play should be right where they left off.
In the 60-minute opener, the “Block N’ Roll Express” tangles with the “New Wheeled Order.” The competing teams are evenly matched and high-octane excitement is anticipated.
The back half of the evening showcases the hard-hitting action of St. Louis-based Dynamo Pro Wrestling. Four championship matches are on the docket.
In the main event, a “Fatal Three Way” takes place as current DPW Women’s Champion Rahne Victoria defends her title against Madi Exodus and Ashlyn Alexander.
Also, DPW Heavyweight Champion Camaro Jackson defends his strap against international star Karim Brigante. Prior to that, DPW D1 champ CJ Shine attempts to stave off the challenge from Adrian Surge while DPW Missouri Champion Mike Outlaw looks to retain against the diabolical Snitch.
Tickets at the door are $15 general admission while children 10 and under are free.
Saturday’s event will be the first of four events Arch Rival are planning for the summer. The women’s flat-track franchise also has events planed for Queeny June 11, July 9 and August 6. A four-event $40-season pass is available at this link.
Arch City Media will have a full review of this event on Sunday.
By trade, he is a six-time, regional Emmy Award-winning news videographer/editor for KTVI/KPLR-TV. By hobby, he is an announcer and digital content producer for St. Louis-based Arch Rival Roller Derby. Also a webcast announcer for post-season roller derby tournaments on wftda.tv. Yep, this Illinoisan primarily writes about derby, covering Arch Rival, the St. Chux Derby Chix and the STL GateKeepers men's league. He also writes about St. Louis SLAM Women's Football, St. Louis Lions women's soccer and other sports topics.