Thursday, July 9, 2015

This Friday, two Eastern Iowa wrestling shows on the same night!

This Friday, July 10, promises to be the kickoff to a big weekend here in Eastern Iowa. The Wrestling Museum Hall of Fame ceremonies hit on Saturday with folks like Kurt Angle, B. Brian Blair, Beth Phoenix and Jim Ross in attendance. But the night before the big festivities, Impact Pro Wrestling puts on one of their biggest shows ever as part of the celebration.

The show features a stacked card, headlined by a first time ever contest between Bob "Hardcore" Holly and Colt Cabana. New Hall of Famer B. Brian Blair teams with James Jeffries and UGLY to battle Aaron Von Baron, Matty Star and Sparrow. Former Aces & 8s members Wes Brisco finds himself in a Legends Lumberjack match against local standout AJ Smooth. U-Gene Dinsmore makes his way to Iowa as well, teaming with Iowa's top luchador Latin Thunder to battle Nathan Redwing and rising Midwest star Jake Dirden. The sixth annual Legends Battle Royal rounds out what looks to be the biggest Hall of Fame show ever. 

SCW also makes its return to action on the same night from the Walcott Coliseum in Walcott, Iowa. I'm not sure if I understand the wisdom of running against the Hall of Fame show here. While the shows are two hours apart, I know I'm far from the only person to travel a bit to get to these shows.

Much like last month's show, Red White & Bruised doesn't have much for pre-announced matches. Marek Brave did challenge Nevin Knoxville for the SCW title last month and some kind of Team Sean Morris versus Team Mark Storm battle will happen for control of the company. SCW also seemed to be building towards a tag match with Eli Machete and Conner Braxton defending against Adrian Alexander and Bodie Van Zandt, but it remains to be seen whether that will come on July 10 or not.

Sadly, I won't be able to make it to either event. Personal back pain issues have been diagnosed as a severely herniated disc. I will join in the grand tradition of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Lita, Edge and Kurt Angle as I will head in for spinal fusion surgery on Friday afternoon.

But no need to worry wrestling fans as I will be building a nice stockpile of articles for the next week on the site to keep everything up to date. Meanwhile, if you're in Eastern Iowa make sure you get out there and check out the Hall of Fame induction and one of these great wrestling shows! 

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