UNION — Trans-South Wrestling will celebrate its third anniversary with “Showdown at the Fairgrounds IV” this Saturday, with the heavyweight title and the reinstatement of a fan favorite hanging in the balance.
Senior Referee Tracy Rash announced Tuesday that Trans-South Wrestling (TSW) had received bad news regarding heavyweight champion Peter Kaasa.
Kaasa — known for acrobatic high-risk maneuvers — was injured during his match in Union on March 1. At one point in the match, Kaasa leapt out of the ring, over the ropes and onto the floor. Although he landed on his opponent, Kaasa’s legs connected with the ringside guard rail. Although he finished the match, Kaasa could not stand, and he was rushed to Spartanburg Regional ER by EMS following the event. Kaasa received X-rays at Spartanburg Regional and learned that he had no fractures, but did have damaged tendons. Once back in his hometown of Charleston, Kaasa had an MRI at MUSC. Kaasa originally reported that he should be ready for action within six-eight weeks of the injury, but his latest follow-up visit with his physician proved otherwise. Kaasa said he will now have to have surgery after all.
“My tendon that sits in a groove stabilized by two ligaments keeps dislocating around the angle bone because both ligaments got torn,” Kaasa said.
Without knowing how long Kaasa will be on the disabled list, Rash said a new heavyweight champion will determined by an over-the-top-rope battle royal this Saturday. The match was already scheduled for the event, but as of Tuesday, the stakes of the match grew exponentially.
Rash said TSW will have Peter Kaasa t-shirts available for sale at Saturday’s event, and all proceeds will go toward Kaasa’s medical costs. Once the limited number of shirts are sold out, orders will be taken for the next shipment of shirts.
Another greatly anticipated match on this Saturday’s card pits “Hardcore” Hunter Thompson against a masked wrestler who goes by “Oogie T. Brown from Out of Town.” Thompson claims the masked wrestler is actually former TSW champion Deon Johnson, who lost a “loser leaves town” match in January. The stipulation of Saturday’s match is that if Thompson wins, “Oogie” must unmask. If “Oogie” wins, then his good friend Deon Johnson will be reinstated into TSW.
Other wrestlers on the card will include former WCW star The Maestro of Wrestling, Kameron Kade, Tessa Blanchard, Chase “Cauliflower” Brown, Alex Avgerinos, Dirty, and many more. TSW will also give away free birthday cake in celebration of their third anniversary. Advance tickets for Saturday’s event are available at Buffalo Pawn & Gun.
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