- Last Updated on 07:23 AM 08/22/12
- BY Joe Chandler
Rikki Nelson is a confident wrestler these days.
Nelson, who is known as “Mr. Mid-Atlantic,” is at the top of the Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling heavyweight division. Saturday night at the MACW “SuperBrawl” at Halifax County High School, Nelson will be looking to pad his lengthy list of accomplishments as he will team up with Jeff “The Feature Presentation” Lewis to face former WWE star Matt Hardy and Buff “The Stuff” Bagwell in a battle for the NWA World Tag Team Championship, which is currently vacant.
While Hardy has rapidly climbed to the upper tier of the MACW ranks, Nelson says he is confident he take care of the former WWE star Saturday night.
“I beat him the last time he was here,” Nelson said during a recent stop in South Boston.
“Why not beat him again?
“The best talent in South Boston is me when I get here,” Nelson added with a smile.
“It ain’t bragging if you can back it up. When you get into the ring, you’ve got to walk the walk. To quote Ric Flair, to be the man you’ve got to beat the man. Until Ric Flair shows up, I’m the man.”
Saturday night’s MACW SuperBrawl at Halifax County High School will start at 8 p.m., and is being staged as a fund-raising event for the Halifax County High School Athletic Department.
With all of the major MACW title belts on the line, Saturday night’s event will be the biggest MACW professional wrestling event held in South Boston.
“This will be the biggest show we have ever done in South Boston,” Nelson noted.
“The crowds have been awesome since Day One, but what can you expect from a bunch of goat-ropers and rednecks? You get excited when you see 1,500 or 2,000 people in the stands and they are excited and they cheer you or boo you, whatever they want to do. It’s a fun time.”
Also Saturday night, one of professional wrestling’s top all-time stars, “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner will face TNA star Gunner for the MACW Hardcore Division title.
“Gunner is a big, tough individual, a strong guy,” Nelson pointed out.
“He’s got his work cut out for him if he thinks he’s going to win that title, just like Matt Hardy and Buff Bagwell. You’d better pack your lunch boys, it’s going to be a long night.”
Chris Hamrick and Chase Owens will go head-to-head in a bout for the MACW Junior Heavyweight Championship. And, the two top contenders in the Ladies Division, Jamye Jamison and Reby Sky, will face each other for the Ladies Division title. Jamison emerged as the winner when the pair faced each other here earlier this year.
Tickets for the event are priced at $20 for ringside seats and $12 for general admission tickets.
Advance tickets may be purchased at Bo’s Hydraulics and The Scissor Shack.