UNION — Saturday’s pro wrestling event included a a steel cage match, a heavyweight title defense, a bicycle giveaway, and a visit from Santa.
Trans-South Wrestling held its final event of the year on Saturday. The event began with a tag-team match in which the “Modern Gentlemen” Josh Powers and “Mr. Sleaze” Erik Thompson defeated the team of Jett Black and TK Stark.
Following the opening contest, children of all ages were delighted as “Here Comes Santa Claus” played over the PA system and Santa made his way to ringside, throwing candy to the crowd and visiting with youngsters in attendance. TSW also entered every child in attendance (ages 12 and under) into a raffle for a new bicycle. TSW Heavyweight Champion Peter Kaasa drew the winning name — Ty Altman — from a Santa hat, and Kaasa then presented her with the bicycle in the ring.
Kaasa successfully defended his TSW heavyweight title against Ring of Honor wrestler and semi-regular TSW competitor Cedric Alexander. The title match was one half of a double main event, which also included a steel cage match between Deon Johnson and Hunter Thompson. Per the rules of the South Carolina State Athletic Commission, the match was stopped at the first sign of blood when referee Tracy Rash noticed Johnson bleeding from the mouth. Following the match, Johnson requested a rematch with Thompson under the “Loser Leave Town” stipulation, meaning the wrestler who loses the match will no longer wrestle in TSW. That match was set for Jan. 4.
In other action on the card, Chase “Cauliflower” Brown and Kameron Kade wrestled a grudge match which ended in a double count-out.
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