Summer Sizzler this Saturday

UNION — Trans-South Wrestling will present its Summer Sizzler event this Saturday, featuring a full card of pro wrestling matches as well as a special contest from which one fan will walk away with $100.

Trans-South Wrestling will present its Summer Sizzler 2015 event at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 11, at the Union County Fairgrounds. The main event will pit TSW Heavyweight Champion Chase “Cauliflower” Brown against challenger J.R. Reynolds.

Also on the card, former champion Deon Johnson is scheduled to wrestle The Black Angel in a grudge match, coming off last month’s event where The Black Angel turned on his partners — Johnson and “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant — to cost them the win and join manager James McHone’s “Big Business Army” stable. McHone has posted video on social media in which he says he will have an announcement to make before the match.

Other wrestlers on the card include the team of Chemical Z (Jett Black and TK Stark), Alex Kai, Mason Myles, Vinnie Valentine and the “Big Business Army” (Hunter Thompson, Eric Adamz and The Black Angel) led by manager James McHone.

Saturday’s event will also feature a new attraction — the first-ever TSW Summer Sizzler Bikini Contest. The grand prize for the contest is $100 cash, and other prizes include gift certificate for local tanning packages — from Sunset Tan and The Tan Shop — and personal training from Sassy Fitness. The judges for the contest are Missy Kirby Wilkes, Wendy Miller Green, Ali Bolton and Maria Lester.

Participants must be ages 18 and up, and the emphasis is on style (with no thongs or other inappropriate swimwear allowed). Contestants will be asked to enter the ring and give their best “pro wrestling style” interview to the crowd, and crowd response will count for 50 percent of contestants’ scores. The entry fee for the contest is $15, which includes admission to the event.

“I can’t wait for this Saturday’s event,” said TSW referee Tracy Rash. “Not only do we have some killer matches lined up, but the bikini contest will be a lot of fun.”

Rash said the idea for the contest came from members of local fitness groups.

“Everybody doesn’t get the chance to go to the beach, so maybe we can bring a little bit of the beach to Union this Saturday,” Rash said.

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