UNION — Trans-South Wrestling will begin the new year with an event headlined by a “loser leaves town” match and a special performance from a local rap group.
TSW will hold “Fan Appreciation Night” beginning at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Union County Fairgrounds. As a “thank you” to the fans, ticket prices for Saturday’s event will be reduced. At the door, adult tickets will be $6, and children’s tickets will be $5. Advance tickets — for all ages — are available for $5 at Buffalo Pawn & Gun.
The main event will be a “loser leaves town” grudge match between arch rivals Deon Johnson and Hunter Thompson. Johnson and Thompson’s feud has been ongoing for eight months. Thompson said his main purpose for coming to TSW was to antagonize Johnson, who he has known for more than 20 years.
“The way the fans in Union clamor over Deon just because he is from there is pathetic,” Thompson scowled. “It will be a pleasure to put him out of TSW and keep him from hogging the spotlight anymore.”
Johnson believes the opposite.
“To say that I’m tired of Hunter Thompson would be the understatement of the century,” Johnson said. “I think all the TSW fans agree with me. It’s time for him to go, so I hope all the fans come out so we can sing, “na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye” to Hunter Thompson.”
The event will also feature an open challenge match in which TSW Heavyweight Champion Peter Kaasa will take on a challenger from the roster.
Other matches will include a return grudge match between Chase “Cauliflower” Brown and Kameron Kade. Brown and Kade wrestled to a no contest on Dec. 7, and they will attempt to decide a winner on Saturday.
Other wrestlers who will be in action include Brandon Phoenix, “Shooter” Vordell Walker, Alex Avgerinos, Jaxson James, and many more.
Saturday’s show will begin with a family-friendly performance by local rap artists Cody Newton and Chris Vanderford, collectively known as “Carolina’s Finest.”
Carolina’s Finest has several signature songs such as “Baby, I Will,” but they are best known for their “Yellow Jacket Anthem.” During the 2013 season of Union County Yellow Jackets home football games, spectators heard the song over the Union County Stadium PA system. The song begins with a hip hop beat and lyrics “black-and-yellow, black-and-yellow, black-and-yellow,” and it is filled with football references and shout-outs to the Yellow Jackets. The song is also played during game highlights each week on WBCU.