From Larry Goodman:
Fred Yehi was crowned as the first Allied Independent Wrestling Federation Champion as a result of winning a 12 man tournament hosted by Southern Fried Championship Wrestling. It was fabulous night for Yehi, who won four matches en route to the title.
The tournament itself was just kind of there. It lacked the feel of something important that was building to a dramatic conclusion ala the Scenic City Invitational. The most compelling aspect of the show was the story between former SFCW Champion AJ Steele and Francisco Ciatso. This had been set into motion during the last SFCW event, and it played out beautifully here. Steele dominated Yehi in their semifinal match, losing thanks to Ciatso, but oh did Steele ever get his revenge The hard fought tournament final was rendered to being somewhat anticlimactic.
The matches were fine. Nothing off the charts. Chip Day’s matches with Yehi and Shane Marx were both really good. I also enjoyed Yehi vs. Sugar Dunkerton, Ethan Case vs. Kyle Matthews and Geter vs. Logan Creed.
Attendance at Nowell Rec Center in Monroe, Ga was 85. SFCW always runs on Saturdays. Habits are hard to break as demonstrated by the low turnout. SFCW usually draws 200-300. The crowd was almost exclusively SFCW regulars, and nowhere near as heated as they get for a typical SFCW show. They were unfamiliar with top indy talents like Dunkerton and Case and the AIWF means nothing to them.