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Bagwell wins pro wrestling main event

Buff “The Stuff” Bagwell faced a stiff challenge from “Mr. Mid Atlantic” Rikki Nelson in the main event of last Saturday’s MACW professional wrestling event at Halifax County High School.

However, he was up to the task.

Bagwell pinned Nelson to win the main event, the last appearance in competition in Halifax County for Nelson, who said he is retiring after 29 years in the ring.

In the night’s co-feature bout, Christian York, a former NWA World Tag Team champion who competed on the TNA circuit in 2012-2013, defeated MACW star Jeff “The Feature Presentation” Lewis Neal in a singles match.

Jayme Jameson successfully defended the MACW Ladies Championship by pinning challenger Brandi Wine.

The Junior Heavyweight title match between current champion Chris Hamrick and Chase Owens went down to the wire, with Hamrick successfully defending his title. 

Popular MACW wrestler Sigmon won his match in the opening bout of the night.

Two wrestlers that had been expected to participate on the night’s card did not arrive.

“Badd Ass” Billy Gunn, who comprises one half of the popular WWE tag team known as the New Age Outlaws with “Road Dogg” Jesse James, did not appear. MACW officials said Gunn, who recently resigned with the WWE, had to honor a commitment to be Philadelphia, Pa. where he was scheduled to compete in the WWE Royal Rumble on Sunday.

X-Pac, who has won a dozen championships between the WWE (formerly the WWF), WCW and TNA, also did not participate.

“This was MACW promotions’ fault for not getting him his travel tickets in time,” a MACW official noted.

Still, it was an exciting night of wrestling for the fans that attended the professional wrestling event, which was a fund-raising event for the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Program.

“I want to thank all of the sponsors for what they did to help us put on this event,” said Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark. 

“I also want to thank all of the fans who came out to support us. The money we are able to raise helps us with our crime prevention program here in Halifax County.”