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Georgia Championship Wrestling coming to Buckhead

April 16, 2021 - 01:00
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Giant action card awaits wrestling fans on April 24

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    Charlie Anarchy (shown locking in an arm bar) makes his GCW debut on April 24. CONTRIBUTED
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    100 Proof (The Lone Wolf Jerry Nelms (front) and “Nashville Nightmare” Chris Nelms [rear]) entering the arena for a fight. CONTRIBUTED

Georgia Championship Wrestling (GCW) will make its triumphant return to Lake Country next Saturday, April 24 when the squared circle will be brought to the new home of GCW at the Got 2B Rollin Event Center [1200 Chivers Avenue] in Buckhead, Georgia.

The event will feature a large wrestling card highlighted by the main event which will determine the GCW Heavyweight Championship and will be fought out in the Buckhead Rumble, an old style royal rumble format. The GCW has not named a heavyweight champion since April 30, 2005 when the company was dissolved by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).

With a new home and regular monthly shows planned in Buckhead at the event center, GCW can now focus on what it does best and that is bring first class wrestling talent to the ring.

“I think this move to Buckhead will be a really good move for GCW,” said GCW Director Chris Nelms. “There is a lot of potential there. Morgan County has a strong history of GCW at the old Rutledge building on the other side of the county during the late 70’s and early 80’s.

“There is a strong history there and I think people in the Lake Country are hungry for something to do and wrestling is exactly that.”

In addition to the Buckhead Rumble, there will be at least seven other matches on the wrestling card including an aggressive showdown fight for the tag team championship between 100 Proof and Super Stretch Crew.

“Those belts belong to us. It will turn into a bar room fight and we will be left standing,” said 100 Proof’s Nashville Nasty. “They will not come into our house and take those belts home.”

The gates will open at 6:05 p.m. to honor the original start time of the GCW back in its prime on Channel 17 in Atlanta after the horse races on Saturday night. The ring action will begin at 7 p.m.

The return of the GCW and the re-establishment of its legacy and historical tradition will be a fun, family friendly event and tickets will be $5 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for kids under six. Adult tickets will be $8. No outside food or beverages will be allowed as the event center will have a fully hosted concession stand.

“Most wrestling fans will remember the GCW and its glory days of Mr. Wrestling 1 and 2, the Assassins, Dusty Rhodes and the list goes on and on,” said GCW promoter and ring announcer Lee Coleman. “We want folks to come and have a good time and kick off their shoes for awhile and have some good old fashioned southern style fun. There’s nothing better than a Saturday night at the wrestling matches.”