- Last Updated on 07:19 AM 01/24/14
- BY Joe Chandler
When it comes to title opportunities, Buff “The Stuff” Bagwell is always up to the challenge.
Bagwell is ready for the challenge he will face Saturday night at Halifax County High School when he teams up with WWE superstar X-Pac to face Christian York and “Mr. Mid Atlantic” Rikki Nelson for the vacant Mid Atlantic Tag Team championship.
The tag team championship bout is the headline match of Saturday night’s Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling event at Halifax County High School that starts at 8 p.m.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. for Saturday night’s event, which is a fund-raising event for the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention program.
Ringside seats are $20 each and general admission tickets are $10 each. Advance tickets are available at Bo’s Hydraulics and at The Scissor Shack. Tickets will be sold at the door Saturday night.
Bagwell has been a popular figure at prior Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling events in South Boston, drawing a large amount of cheers from appreciative fans.
“I’m expecting a good crowd and a good reception,” Bagwell said during a telephone interview yesterday.
“The fans have been good. Virginia is a real big wrestling state as far as the fans go, and we’ve had good crowds in South Boston. I’m excited about getting out there (in the ring) and showing everybody who I still am. I’m looking forward to it.”
Bagwell said he expects a tough, competitive match in Saturday night’s contest for the vacant Mid Atlantic Tag Team title.
“It’s going to be a tough one,” Bagwell said.
Noting he has faced both York and Nelson many times in the past, Bagwell said “they’re very tough.”
Bagwell, who has won eight career tag team championships with five different partners, says he prefers tag team matches.
“There are more people in the ring, and it takes a lot more to win the match,” Bagwell said.
“Everybody is tough and everybody is trying to win. I think this match should be the best match of the night.”
Bagwell will be teaming with the legendary star X-Pac, who has won a dozen championships between WWE (formerly the WWF), WCW and TNA. Two of his four career WWF tag team titles were won with WWE superstar Kane.
Saturday night will mark the first time Bagwell will have teamed with X-Pac in a tag team match.
“I’m looking forward to it,” Bagwell said.
“We were in NWO together, but I’ve never wrestled with him in a tag team match.”
Bagwell said it will not be hard for he and X-Pac to get on the same page when the bell rings to start Saturday night’s match.
“We’re professionals,” Bagwell pointed out, “and we are good at what we do.”
York and Nelson, both of whom have won multiple championships, are considered as two of the toughest competitors in the business.
York is a former NWA World Tag Team champion and competed on the TNA circuit in 2012-2013. Nelson has won many championships in his storied career and, for an extended time, has been ranked as the top heavyweight competitor on the Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling circuit.
While the battle for the vacant Mid Atlantic Tag Team championship is hailed as the headline event of Saturday night’s professional wrestling event at Halifax County High School, there will be plenty of other exciting contests as well.
Another one of Saturday’s top matches will feature “Badd Ass” Billy Gunn. Gunn comprises one half of the popular WWE tag team known as the New Age Outlaws with “Road Dogg” Jesse James. Both have been featured on WWE Monday Night Raw over the past couple of weeks or so. Gunn is scheduled to face popular Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling star Jeff “The Feature Presentation” Lewis in a singles match.
Also among the bouts fans will see Saturday night is a Mid Atlantic Junior Heavyweight title match between Mid Atlantic stars Chase Owens and Sigmon.
Saturday night’s card is also scheduled to include a bout for the Ladies Championship between popular Mid Atlantic star Jamie Jamison and Brandi Wine.