On August 20th, Michael Barry will be defending the Mid-States Wrestling Heavyweight Title against Jerry Lawler at MSW’s “Legends of Wrestling” event in Harrison, Arkansas. Mid-States Wrestling has posted a video from Lawler to the fans talking about his career defining moment and him winning 164 titles in his illustrious carrer. Lawler also said he is going to take Barry’s title and add it to his long list of accomplishments.
Saturday, August 20th at the Brandon Burlsworth Youth Center in Harrison, Arkansas, Mid-States Wrestling presents its first ever “Legends of Wrestling” event.
In the main event, Heavyweight Champion Michael Barry defends the title against World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer, and current “Monday Night RAW” broadcaster Jerry “The King” Lawler. Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Jerry Lawler got his start in pro wrestling in 1970 and is a legend, holding over 160 titles in his illustrious career, including the American Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title. Michael Barry, has held the Mid-States Wrestling Heavyweight Title 4 times, more than anyone else in the company’s 8 year existence. This will be Barry’s biggest challenge of his title reign, and possibly his career.
In other matches, “White Trash” Gary Gram takes on the homicidal, suicidal, and genocidal Sabu. Gary Gram can be somewhat unpredictable in his matches, but is he ready for a wrestler the likes of Sabu. More importantly, is Harrison and the state of Arkansas ready for a wrestler the likes of Sabu?
Other legends scheduled to appear include Hacksaw Butch Reed and Beautiful Bobby Eaton.
In addition to being a former Mid-States Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, Butch Reed has held titles all around the country including in Mid-South Wrestling where he held the North American Title twice, the Television Title, and the Tag Team Titles (with Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart), In the National Wrestling Alliance, Reed was also a multiple title holder winning the Central States Tag Team Titles (with Jerry Brown), the International Title, the North American Tag Team Titles (with “Sweet Brown Sugar” Skip Young) and the World Tag Team Titles (with Ron Simmons).
Beautiful Bobby Eaton is probably best known for his days as a member of The Midnight Express. His partnership in that group with Dennis Condrey and later Stan Lane produced 2 NWA World Tag Team Titles, 3 NWA United States Tag Team Titles, Mid-South Tag Team Titles, and numerous regional tag team titles. In all, Eaton has held 31 tag team titles with 15 different partners. Arguably, he is the definition of a “tag team specialist”. But he has also held 19 singles titles in his career including the WCW Television Title.
In addition to these legends, all your favorite Mid-States Wrestling superstars will be action including Independent Wrestling International Champion Darling Dustin Heritage, Southern Tag Team Champions Jim Fallon & Doomsday (with Stephen E), “The Space Cowboy” Jason Jones, SLUGG, and many, many more.
Tickets are on sale now at Extreme Muffler and Music Games & More in Harrison, on eBay, or at the door. Bell Time is 7:30pm.
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