From Jeff Richards:
Rick Lindsay's Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling continues to be hit hard by the "no-show" bug. Still reeling from no Jeff Jarrett in VA on the 16th, three new indy regulars were able to debut in Cheraw, SC this past Saturday (3/23).
Chris Hamrick got the ok to bring along much smaller Will Demented, Kid Chaos and Rob Killjoy. The big upset of the night saw Jeff Lewis going over ROH's Matt Hardy. Hardy got his heat back dumping Lewis in the show-closing battle royal.
Ricky Morton took a bad bump on this show, suffering a calf injury but worked the next day in Cherokee, NC for K.C. Thunder.
Thunder's Smoky Mountain Wrestling drew 60 in its Cherokee debut. Highlights saw Barbarian beating the Black Angel; Misty James winning over Lisa Funk; Morton/Deon Johnson/Sweet Dreams defeating Thunder/Stan Lee/Beau James; Jeff Connelly losing to Jeff Lewis-Neal; Shadow Wolf shaking off some ring rust to down Scotty Black; and the Masked Avenger putting away James' nephew (who looked bad).
Johnson, the former TSW Heavyweight Champion, will try to regain his strap in Union, SC against new champ Rick Michaels. The match is being contested under something called "Chambertown Rules" on Friday April 5th @ the Fairgrounds.
The "Raging Bull" Manny Fernandez takes on Greenville/Anderson, SC's 93.3 FM contributor Jeff Lewis-Neal. NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Chase Owens does battle with Joe Black. Also in action will be Brandon Phoenix, Kameron Kade, Hunter Thomspon, Alex Avgerinos and Jeff Connelly. George South will attend to sign copies of his new book.
Legends Jake "the Snake" Roberts and Sergeant Slaughter participated this weekend in Charlotte's (NC) annual "Mad Monster Party." Other scheduled guests included Peter Criss of KISS fame; Lea Thompson from "Back to the Future"; rock goddess Lita Ford, etc.
David Rhymer's "CamdenMania" on April 27th is touting WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan plus a special stip match for the booker. Wicked will wrestle Nick Fury in a loser must wear a dress contest. Alexis Parrish is pitted against D'Arcy Dixon. The "American Nightmare" Sixx also will compete. Tickets range from $5 to $15.