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Though professional wrestling fans around Muscatine County have had the opportunity to see the sport live several times over the past few years at the Muscatine County Fair, many years have passed since an actual event took place in Muscatine proper. On Saturday, April 13th, at the Muscatine Boxing Club, SCWPro broke this drought and hosted the wildly popular show Muscatine Meltdown.
Marek Brave, the owner and promoter of SCWPro, shared that Muscatine’s long tradition of professional wrestling made him decide to bring it back. “Professional wrestling has a rich history in Muscatine. NWA No Limits had many events at the Armory thirteen to fifteen years ago. The fans were very appreciative of the athletes and promoters. We’ve been looking for a way to get back into Muscatine, and now the time was right,” Brave added.
At Saturday’s show, for only $10 per person, attendees got to experience two and a half hours of nonstop wrestling excitement appropriate for all ages. With eight matches (including singles, tag teams, and a main event six-man tag team) and twenty wrestlers, managers, referees, and valets performing, everyone who went had an unforgettable evening of sports entertainment fun. “I always tell people that even if you’re not a big fan of professional wrestling on TV, you have to try it in person,” Brave said, emphasizing professional wrestling’s signature blend of theater and sports offers something to please everyone. For residents who turned out for Muscatine Meltdown, Brave’s words certainly rang true.
Of particular interest, two professional wrestlers from Muscatine made up part of the lineup of superstars. Jared the Atomic Thumb, a Muscatine High School Graduate and former football player, and Latin Thunder, a Muscatine resident for more than twenty years, both had their time in the ring, much to the excitement of their Muscatine area fans. Along with wrestlers from all across the United States, this pair of wrestlers put on a show that brought down the house. “People [absolutely did] not regret spending their night with SCWPro,” recalled Brave with relish.
After professional wrestling made its return to Muscatine after its long hiatus, Brave hopes it will regain its former momentum and that SCWPro will put on many more shows here in the months and years to come. “We would absolutely love to bring this brand of entertainment back to Muscatine in the future,” he proudly announced.

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