MOONEYHAM COLUMN: Old School Wrestling takes it outdoors for ‘Showdown at The Saloon'
Professional wrestling — Lowcountry style — will take to the outdoors today when Old School Championship Wrestling presents a show at the Market Street Saloon in North Charleston.
The event, dubbed “Showdown at the Saloon,” will be held outside the Saloon located at 7690 Northwoods Blvd.
Former TNA TV and X division champ Robbie E will lock horns with Killian O'Con in one of the featured bouts. Robbie E appeared on TNA's Lockdown pay-per-view last Sunday in a losing effort against current TV champ Devon Dudley in a steel cage match.
Veteran hardcore star Axl Rotten also will appear on the OSCW show in a three-way hardcore match with Asylum and Calie Casanova.
The event also includes current NWA Anarchy Young Lions champ John Skyler, Vordell Walker, Josh Magnum, Jon Malus, Steven Walters, DeAndre Jackson, Tank Lewis, Brandon Paradise, Bradford Steele, Reginald Vanderhoff, Solitude, Michael Frehley, Roughhouse Matthews, Jesse Windham, Ken Magnum, Michael Frehley, Nick Kismet, Hoss Hagood, Kevin Phoenix and Miss Harden.
The show has an early bell time of 4 p.m. Seating begins at 3 p.m.
The outdoors venue is a departure from the promotion's home base at the Hanahan Rec Center.
Organizers of the show say they're keeping their fingers crossed for clear skies.
“In six years OSCW has never canceled an event, and we don't plan to start now. We're trusting the sun shines on us ... at least from 3-7 p.m. Sunday,” said OSCW promoter Joe Blumenfeld.
Adult admission (cash at door) is $10; kids 12 and under $5.
An indoor concert will follow the show for ages 18 and up.
For last-minute information or updates on the event, call 743-4800, visit www.oscwonline.com or check the OSCW Facebook page.
-- Fan voting is under way for this year's South Carolina Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.
This year's nominees are longtime promoter Henry Marcus, Burrhead Jones, Johnny “Mr. Wrestling No. 2” Walker, The Mulkeys (Randy and Bill), Buzz Tyler, J.D. Bledsoe and Lanny Spires.
The top four vote-getters will be announced on May 20. An induction ceremony will be held June 24 at a local Old School Championship Wrestling show.
You can vote by emailing your nominations to email@example.com. with “HOF” in the subject.
-- WWE is bringing a Smackdown event to the North Charleston Coliseum on May 6.
The Sunday night show will feature Sheamus defending his world title against Daniel Bryan, and Randy Orton battling Kane in a No DQ bout.
Tickets are available at the box office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
-- Mick Foley said recently that he might have one more big bump left in him. But, he added, the conditions have to be right.
“I believe I do have one more big bump left in me — delivered on my terms, with a WWE superstar who respects what I've done.”
-- Chris Jericho hinted last week that his current WWE run may be coming to an end soon.
Jericho told the Metal Injection site that he would be touring with his band Fozzy this summer and commented that he would be “off one road for another.”
-- Quote of the week comes from Jim Ross: “Since Dick Clark passed away, Jerry Lawler is now the oldest teenager in the United States.”