Pro Wrestling Collision debuts Jan. 19 with the Collision Cup
CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois wrestling fans will have the opportunity to witness a new type of wrestling entertainment in 2013 when Pro Wrestling Collision presents its first show in Carbondale on Jan. 19.
Pro Wrestling Collision continues to honor the tradition and lineage of the Southern Illinois-based company from which it developed.Â The company was launched in December 2012 by local pro wrestling entrepreneur Christopher Hagstrom.
â€œThis is the beginning of a new era of professional wrestling in Southern Illinois,â€ Hagstrom said.Â â€œThe wrestling fan base has been growing and thriving in the region in recent years, and we are ready to give our fans an opportunity to discover something familiar but with a new perspective.â€
Fans who attend Pro Wrestling Collisionâ€™s debut show will see familiar faces in the ring, such as Edmund â€œLivewireâ€ McGuire and Heath Hatton.Â Hagstrom is pleased with the group of wrestling talent in the locker room, which he feels will help make Pro Wrestling Collision the top wrestling company in the region.
â€œWe have assembled a roster filled with the best talent from Southern Illinois and the surrounding areas,â€ he said. â€œWe will continue to provide a quality entertainment option to SIUC students, as well as to all other age groups in the community.â€Â Hagstrom added that Pro Wrestling Collision is truly family-friendly entertainment.
The companyâ€™s debut event will feature the Collision Cup – a one-night, eight-man tournament to determine a new challenger for the Pro Wrestling Collision Heavyweight Champion.Â The tournament competitors are Hatton, Brandon Espinosa, Ace Hawkins, Joey Oâ€™Riley, Kyle Sykes, Matt Cage, Christian Rose and Alex Castle.
Also appearing at the Jan. 19 event will be â€œFarmerâ€ Billy Hills, Justice, Twinke Starr, Bull Bronson, â€œOld School Warriorâ€ Ax Allwardt, Zakk Sawyer and Angelus Layne.
Pro Wrestling Collisionâ€™s inaugural event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in Ballroom D of the SIU Carbondale Student Center.Â Tickets are $5 each and are available in advance atÂ prowrestlingcollision.comÂ and at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Check out the card so far announced in photos here:Â http://bit.ly/Rk1Nhi