Wrestling event to be held at Henry County High School

By Monroe Roark
Times Correspondent

Pro wrestling returns to McDonough next week with a full slate of matches set for Saturday, September 30, in the gymnasium at Henry County High School.

Championship Wrestling from Georgia is sponsoring the event, which is a fundraiser for the high school’s NJROTC program. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and bell time is 7:30.

A total of seven matches are on the card, with the main event featuring former National Wrestling Alliance North American champion Tyson Dean squaring off against former NWA Georgia champion “The Monster” Pain.

In what promoters have billed the “semi main event,” The Gentlemens Club (Shawn Hunter & Ox Madison) will take on members of the 605 crew (CWG Heavyweight Champion Justin Legend & Chris Nelms). Other big matches are expected to include former NWA Atlanta tag team champions Andy & Axel Anderson, Matt Von Reaper, Hawk Thomas, Trevor Aeon and more. These are wrestlers who compete mostly throughout the Southeast and are well-known to many local fans.

Various organizations have promoted local wrestling events in Henry County a few times in recent years with fairly good attendance. A crowd of a few hundred is expected for the event, and promoters hope to see many more especially since it is a fundraiser for a local organization.

It is also billed as “family fun entertainment for all ages” and will not have any off-color things one might see on a televised wrestling program.

“We can’t say it won’t be violent because, after all, it is pro wrestling,” said Chris Nelms in an interview last week. “There could be blood but it won’t be intentional.”

Ringside tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the school as well as at the door. General admission is $10 and will be available at the door. Nelms said about 200 floor seats are available and the rest will be in the bleachers.

For more information, check out the “Championship Wrestling from Georgia” page on Facebook.