Chattanooga Pro ran their debut event in East Chattanooga featuring the opening round of a tournament to crown their first pure open weight champion.
The show was held in building owned by Community of Christ Church where EWA runs shows on the 3rd Friday of every month. Attendance was around 80.
There was a lot to like about Chattanooga Pro, a project of Chris Crunkk. The talent roster is a combination of Chattanooga’s finest and the WWA4/NCW mafia. I enjoyed all of the tournament matches. The main event - Gunner Miller vs. O’Shay Edwards was probably the best of the bunch.
I really liked the venue and the professional presentation. The room felt full enough with 80 and can accommodate 200 if need be. The dressing room was cordoned off by pipe and drape. They had an entrance way with CP insignia, light stands, a video screen and CP t-shirts on sale.
Crowd reactions were reasonably strong all night long. Nothing off the charts. It felt to me like the tournament wasn’t as dramatic or impactful as it could have been due to having so many (4) non-tournament matches.
The major problem – it wasn’t clear until the end of the show that the tournament would be a two event process and the return date (March 9), which should have been hyped all night long, was treated as classified information.