For nearly three decades, our region was the professional wrestling capital of the United States thanks to Sam Muchnick and his iconic TV show Wrestling at the Chase. Muchnick’s famous production still resonates with fans across the Midwest, and new fans will get a taste of the excitement with a three-match wrestling exhibition presented by Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling and American Championship Wrestling. In addition to the high-flying action, award-winning author and film producer Ed Wheatley will provide a brief reflection on the show’s impact on Missouri and the rest of the country.
Washington, MO, August 25–27
Mark your calendars for the next Missouri Book Festival: September 13–14, 2024!