Old School Championship Wrestling presents Caged Carnage


- Mike Mooneyham

 

The second local pro wrestling show in a week will be held Sunday at the Hanahan Rec Center as Old School Championship Wrestling returns with one of its biggest events of the year.

OSCW’s Caged Carnage show will feature a return match between former WWE stars Gangrel and Kevin Thorn along with an eight-man tag-team tournament.

Former WWE performer Chris Masters also will make his first OSCW appearance in several years. He will team with the seven-foot-tall Asylum in the tag-team tourney and will be managed by Ms. Harden.

 

 

The Gangrel-Thorn main event, which will be held inside the confines of a steel cage, stems from their first-ever meeting in March. At that time it was a dream match for OSCW promoter Joe Blumenfeld, who billed the long-awaited showdown between the two vampire-based characters as “a battle of the undead.”

“People have wanted to see that for a long time,” said Blumenfeld, who was instrumental in getting the two in the ring for the first time. “Just like all the fans, I’ve been dying to see that match.”

The match drew OSCW’s largest crowd of the year, and Blumenfeld hopes for a similar turnout on Sunday.

“I’m very much looking forward to see Gangrel vs. Kevin Thorn,” said Blumenfeld. “The two have battled each other all over the country since March. There is a score to be settled there. Who is the top vampire?”

Brandon Paradise also will defend his OSCW championship against Tracer X in a cage match.

 

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Bell time is 5 p.m. Doors open at 4:30.

Adult admission is $10 cash at door; kids 12 and under $5.

For more information, call 843-743-4800 or visit www.oscwonline.com.

Raw ratings up

Last week’s Monday Night Raw drew its second-best viewership number since the start of the NFL season and its best rating since the return of Bill Goldberg last month.

 

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RIP Ed Francis

“Gentleman” Ed Francis, who promoted wrestling in Hawaii during its heyday, passed away on Nov. 18 at the age of 90.

Francis helped bring the 50th state to the forefront of professional wrestling during the ‘60s and ‘70s when wrestling was held on a weekly basis at Honolulu’s now-defunct Civic Auditorium.

With the glory days of Hawaiian wrestling coming to an end by the late ‘70s, Francis sold his Polynesian Pacific Wrestling promotion to New Zealand promoter Steve Rickard, who later sold it to “High Chief” Peter Maivia, the grandfather of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Francis held a number of titles, including the NWA junior heavyweight championship, the Hawaiian heavyweight title, the Texas heavyweight title, the Pacific Northwest heavyweight title, the Canadian heavyweight title and the AWA world tag-team title.

 

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