Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Benefit Show in Paragould, AR This Friday Night

Wrestling show to benefit Emmy Witt scholarship fund

By CORY CLARK
cclark@paragoulddailypress.com

Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 12:11 PM CDT

Wrestling stars from Mid South Wrestling will be coming to the Greene County Fairgrounds in Paragould Friday night for a National Wrestling Alliance show.

Doors for the event at the B.C Lloyd Building will open at 6:30 p.m. with matches beginning at 8 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from the show will go to the Emmy Witt Scholarship Endowment Foundation.

In the show’s main event, former WWE, WCW, TNA and ECW star Jerry Lynn will take on former TNA star “the human highlight reel” Austin Lane in a match for the Mid-South Heavyweight Championship.

In another feature match, Scott Fury will square off against Reno Diamond.

Promoter Ronnie Spence said the main event match and the Fury Diamond contest will be worth the price of admission.

“Those two matches right there will be worth the money you pay to get in,” Spence said. “We try to give the best show possible at an affordable price.”

In other action, TNA star Chase Stevens will team with Justin “the juice” Smart to battle Alex Sheperad and Adam Armor.

The wrestling show will also feature a ladies match as Bethany will take on Princess Nikki.

The show will also include a triple threat match.

In the triple threat match, three wrestlers will be in the ring at the same time and the first to score a pin fall of submission will win the match.

The triple threat match will include Kid Krazzy taking on Ray Ray and Tommy Wayne.

The National Wrestling Alliance is the oldest wrestling governing body in the world and Spence said unlike television wrestling, it has stayed true to its roots.

“People can expect to see a good family friendly show,” he said. “If you want to see drama you can watch the other guys but if you want to see good old fashioned professional wrestling come to our show.”

The NWA has launched the careers of wrestling legends like Sting, “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert and Jim Ross to name a few.

Spence said he hopes to draw a large enough crowd to bring NWA wrestling regularly to Paragould.

That would mean bigger matches and more famous superstars and Spence said he is confident that the public will like what the see Friday night.

“I think the people will be happy with the product they see in the ring,” he said.

Tickets for the event are still available at the Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce for ringside seats, $8, and general admission, $6.

Submitted by: Aaron Polston

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