Professional wrestling returns to Shawe
American Wrestling All-Stars Supreme
Thursday, April 25, 2013 11:00 AM
On Friday night, professional wrestling will return to Shawe Memorial High School.
The school is bringing in the American Wrestling All-Stars Supreme to perform for a fundraising event for the school band.
Bill Gordon, Shawe's band teacher, said he learned that in the 1990s Shawe had several professional wrestling events as fundraisers.
"Last year was my first year back (at Shawe.) I was trying to think of good, big fundraisers. I decided to take a shot at this," Gordon said.
Gordon had a connection with the professional wrestling group.
"I'm actually a pro wrestler on the side," he said.
He said he brought up the idea of putting on a fundraiser, and the group was all for it.
The main event will pit Bobo Brazil Jr. against Yukon Mike for the AWA Supreme Heavyweight Championship. Todd Morton, Eric Draven, Billy Mattern and Robert Royale will all be appearing, along with several others.
Current rankings for the AWA have Yukon Mike as Supreme Champion of the league, Ricky Ruckus is following as first runner up and Todd Morton wraps up the top three.
The show will also feature a match between Shawe students. William Valentine, Steve Sims and their manager, Curt Gardner will take on Kyle Daugherty and Alex Reuss in the school gymnasium.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m., but doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the door, and the event is open to the public. Gordon says he's hoping to raise between $2,000 and $3,000 from the show.
Money raised will help pay for the band to go to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.