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Championship wrestling returns to Halifax County High School

After a successful visit here a year ago, Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling will return to South Boston on Saturday night, Jan. 28 with the Halifax County Brawl.  The MACW event is a fundraiser for the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department Crimestoppers program. It will be held at the Halifax County High School gym, with bell time being 8 p.m.

Professional wrestler Rikki Nelson, says this event is expected to be an even better one than last year.

“It was a great show,” Nelson noted, pointing out that last year’s event was also a fund-raising event for the Crimestoppers program.

“We will have some really big stars there. The Crimestoppers program is a great program for law enforcement and we hope that a lot of people will come out and support it. We’re looking forward to another great turnout.”

Ringside seats are priced at $20 each, with general admission tickets priced at $10 each. Advance tickets are on sale at Bo’s Hydraulics in Riverdale and at the Scissor Shack on Halifax Road. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the event.

Nelson noted that if tickets sell out at Bo’s Hydraulics and the Scissor Shack, plenty of tickets will be available at the door.

This year’s Halifax County Brawl will feature several top MACW stars including former WWE star Matt Hardy and “The Total Package” Lex Luger, both of whom will be making their first-ever Halifax County appearance.

Also among the MACW stars appearing at the Halifax County Brawl are The Barbarian, The Rock-N-Roll Express and Nelson.

One of the highlights of the event will be a tag-team match for the MACW Tag-Team Championship. In that event, Nelson, a 27-year ring veteran, will team up with The Barbarian to face the team of Matt Hardy and Ricky Morton of the Rock-N-Roll Express.

Nelson said he is looking forward to teaming up with The Barbarian for the match.

“The Barbarian was one of my first opponents,” Nelson pointed out.

“We’ve remained friends through the years. Matt Hardy has just come off of the television circuit. He’s still well-known among the fans. Ricky Morton has been around for years. He’s one of the consummate tag-team wrestlers of our time.

“They will be hard to beat,” added Nelson.

“But. I think The Barbarian and I can take them.”

In an interview with this newspaper last year Nelson described Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling as “old school” wrestling, with a style and flair that makes it a fun, affordable and family-friendly show that wrestling fans enjoy.

Nelson says he enjoys bringing professional wrestling to areas such as South Boston and Halifax County.

“Instead of going to places like Richmond and the Scope in Norfolk and those kinds of places, we come into the smaller areas,” Nelson pointed out.

“We do these shows a lot with law enforcement. We always try to bring big names to the smaller venues so that people will have a chance to come out and see them and see good wrestling. We try to make it affordable, and everybody has a good time.”