Lawrenceburg has always had a rich history when it comes to sports. Now, one sport that has taken a backseat will be heading to the new National Guard Armory.
On Friday, June 15, the Southern Superstars of Wrestling will be making their debut. Stars like former World Championship Wrestling Tag Team Champion Buff â€œThe Stuffâ€ Bagwell and southern legend â€œSuperstarâ€ Bill Dundee are scheduled to appear, along with â€œHardcore Legendâ€ Gypsy Joe; tag team great â€œNightmareâ€ Ken Wayne; and much more.
â€œFor some time I have wanted to bring a top professional wrestling event to Lawrenceburg,â€ said promoter Tim Andres. â€œThe roster for this Fridayâ€™s show at the Armory includes some of the top start of the past, the present, and the future.â€
Andrews also wants to ease the minds of parents of this area. â€œI am committed to bringing family-friendly entertainment to Lawrenceburg. You can bring your children, your grandchildren, and even your grandparents to this show.â€
â€œI am excited about the great lineup weâ€™re able to put together for the fans of the area,â€ said matchmaker Rodney Grimes. â€œBuff Bagwell is truly one of the greats of our sport. He has headlined major arenas and pay-per-view events around the world.â€
What about the fans of Memphis wrestling that we grew up on? Those fans will have a special treat according to Grimes.
â€œâ€™Superstarâ€™Bill Dundee, â€˜Nighmareâ€™ Ken Wayne and Gypsy Joe are all stars many of the long time fans will remember.â€
But the fans of todayâ€™s wrestling matches will not be disappointed either.
â€œWe have also signed some of the top Memphis TV talent,â€ continued Grimes, â€œlike the Possee, some of the hot new talent like Kenâ€™s son Eric Wayne.â€
Many more wrestlers have been slated to be in attendance. The Singing Cowboys will bring their style of wrestling talent to Lawrenceburg. The powerful masked team, Fire and Flame, who recently appeared before thousands at the Staples Center in Memphis will make their Middle Tennessee debut.
Also featured on the card will be Chrisjen Hayme, Chris Rocker, â€œImpressiveâ€ Anthony Wayne, Super Destroyer, â€œHollywoodâ€ Jimmy Blaylock, the Mega Man, and many more.
Bell time will be 7:30 p.m. at the New National Guard Armory with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are available at Brewers Title Loans and Check Cashing along with RPMâ€™s Home and Farm Outfitters.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children 4 and under will be admitted free. For more wrestling, check out the stars on WLLP-TV Chanell 13 or Charter Cable channel 22 each Saturday at noon and Monday at 9 p.m.
Bell time is slated for 7:30p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30p.m. Advanced tickets are available at Brewers Title Loans and Check Cashing and RPMâ€™s Home and Farm Outfitters. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and children 4 and under will be admitted free.