SCW Pro Wrestling comes to The Bierstube in Moline on Friday, August 19, 2021.

See brand new SCWPro Champion, Shane Hollister battle former champion, Johnny Wisdom in an 18th Anniversary Event rematch!

  •  8pm start
  • Tickets just $10

While there are many challenges that come with becoming a big-name wrestler in the WWE. There are just as many if not more problems when attempting to make it through the amateur wrestling circuit before being signed by one of the most successful wrestling companies in the world. Wrestlers on the independent circuit face issues regarding audience size, sponsorship, and legal troubles, among others.

 

A Wrestler's Journey is not an easy one. It takes years and years to finally get a shot in WWE, which can take even longer if you're not a special attraction. What most people don't realize is that being a wrestler for independent promotions isn't glamorous or rich by any means. In fact, it's quite possibly just as hard and stressful as life in WWE. The main difference?

You do it all for love instead of money or fame.

If you’re serious about wrestling, prepare to do a lot of driving. A few shows here and there are fine, but if you want to make a living out of it, you’ll be on your feet for 12-14 hours at a time without stopping.

That's what makes these shows so great.  They put their heart and soul into these matches in hopes that someday they get picked up by the big show.  (no, not the wrestler...the...oh nevermind)

LOOK: Route 66’s quirkiest and most wonderful attractions state by state

Stacker compiled a list of 50 attractions--state by state--to see along the drive, drawing on information from historic sites, news stories, Roadside America, and the National Park Service. Keep reading to discover where travelers can get their kicks on Route 66.

Hotel Davenport Demolition

The Hotel Davenport is located at 5202 Brady St. and was reportedly built in the early 1970s. Earlier this year it was decided that this hotel was no longer set to have guests.

According to the Quad Cities times, the Davenport hotel has faced a number of fires, along with safety and health code violations. This has led to the call for its demolition. I've driven past it many times and have seen that the building had clearly began to deteriorate.

It was scheduled for demolition earlier this year, and said demolition began in April. Many involved in this project are excited to see what the future holds for this lot in Davenport.

I drive past this spot every day for work, and over the last month have snagged some pictures of the demolition.