AAPW Main Event
Featuring PAC, Colt Cabana and El Generico
6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Black Diamond Harley-Davidson Warehouse in Marion, Ill.
Tickets are $12 for front row, $10 for adults and $8 for children. They are on sale now at aapwrestling.com.
Southern Illinois-based All American Pro Wrestling is proud to announce that two American breakout independent performers and an international star will make their AAPW debuts on Jan. 14.
Colt Cabana and Marty DeRosa duel it out in these comical sketches celebrating the relationship between wrestlers and writers. Directed and edited by Michael Sanchez (lifejazzfilms.com) Written by Colt Cabana (welovecolt.com) & Marty DeRosa (comediansyoushouldknow.com)
The debut of Colt Cabana has previously been announced, but AAPW officials can now confirm he won’t be coming alone. Appearing alongside Cabana will be the “Generic Luchador” El Generico and “The Man Gravity Forgot” PAC.
While audiences in the Southern Illinois area have seen Cabana and Generico live in action before, being able to bring Dragon Gate star and recent Open the Brave Gate Champion PAC to the region is a major step forward for the promotion. The trio will appear at “AAPW Main Event” on Jan. 14 at the Black Diamond Harley-Davidson Warehouse in Marion, Ill.
“We know our fans love seeing our local performers, but bringing in stars like Cabana, El Generico and PAC, who are recognized not only nationally but internationally, as well, will only enhance the caliber of our show and the experience of the fans,” said Executive Producer and Promoter Chris Hagstrom.
While it excites AAPW officials to make this announcement, they also caution that PAC’s appearance hinges on travel arrangements. They have been assured there shouldn’t be any issues, but with international travel during the winter months, anything can happen.
Earlier this year, AAPW fans were let down when Sinclair Broadcasting pulled Ring of Honor Champion Davey Richards from an appearance at an AAPW television taping, and officials don’t want to see the same thing happen twice.
“We’re doing everything in our power to keep the situation under control, but unfortunately, some circumstances are beyond our reach,” Hagstrom said. “We hope the fans will bear with us and be patient. We’ll keep fans informed with up-to-the-minute details.”
No matches have yet been announced for Cabana, El Generico or PAC. Those announcements will be made in the coming weeks, likely following the Dec. 18 television taping.
Also scheduled for the show:
AAPW Heavyweight Champion Edmund “Livewire” McGuire defends his title against “Old School Warrior” Ax Allwardt in a No Disqualification match: These two men have a history dating back almost to the start of AAPW in 2006. This year, Allwardt has made it his personal mission to destroy McGuire in front of his endearing fans, winning the AAPW title in the process. When the men met on an episode of “Collision,” McGuire emerged the victor. But in the time since, Allwardt has had McGuire’s number, taking him out in a backstage assault and sending a message through dominating McGuire’s friends in the ring.
Mike Masters challenges AAPW Color Commentator Kevin Hunsperger to a match: When it was announced that “Collision” would be airing on WSIL-TV 3 in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky this spring, WSIL Morning Show host Hunsperger invited Heath Hatton onto the show. Upset by being passed over, Masters interrupted the show and attacked Hatton. Hunsperger lent a hand by hitting Masters with a chair. Since then, Masters has been on a major losing streak, and he blames it all on Hunsperger. Now, he’s challenged Hunsperger, AAPW’s color commentator, to a match at “Main Event.”
The AAPW Tag Team Championships will be defended: Right now, Curly and Heath Hatton hold tag title gold in AAPW, but at Fan Fest in November, fans saw Hatton have to defend the belts alone against The Convoy. No one seemed to know Curly’s whereabouts, which has left a question mark on their scheduled title defense at the next “Collision” taping on Dec. 18. If Curly and Hatton emerge victorious against their unannounced opponents, they’ll head into “Main Event” as the champs. If not, new champions will be crowned, and they’ll be in action in January.
Women’s wrestling returns to AAPW: Several years have passed since AAPW last showcased women’s wrestling, and on a recent fan survey, it proved to be in demand. Now, officials have been scouring the Midwest to find the right performers to bring the attraction back to the ring. A women’s match has been confirmed, but participants have not yet been announced.
Other stars scheduled to appear at “Main Event” include the undefeated Pokerface, the winless Jay Spade, third-generation star “3G” Eric Wayne, “The Golden Boy” Greg Anthony, “The Serial Thriller” Shane Rich, The Mississippi Madman and more.
“This is going to be the biggest event in AAPW history,” Hagstrom said. “2012 will be a breakout year for AAPW, and this show will start things off with a bang – as well as a few Boom Booms and Oles.”
AAPW returns to the Black Diamond Harley-Davidson Warehouse at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, for the final “Collision” taping of the year. The show airs locally on WSIL-TV 3 and can be viewed worldwide at http://vimeopro.com/aapw/collision.
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