Tonight is the big night! What better way to celebrate Throwback Thursday than to take a look back at the 4th Annual Southern Heavyweight Classic held in January of this year? After all, it’s not every day you step in the ring with Jerry “The King” Lawler in the Main Event for a trophy based on so much Memphis Wrestling tradition.
Each year twelve men enter the tournament – one man prevails as winner and new Southern Heavyweight Classic Champion. The guests for the evening were absolutely star-studded – the who’s who of Memphis Wrestling. WWE Hall of Famer KoKo B. Ware, the legendary “Superstar” Bill Dundee and even Dave Brown were on hand at Minglewood Hall to see who would prevail at the end of the night.
Lawler and I had already defeated two other opponents before finally meeting at the end. Take a look at the entire night’s highlights in this week’s clip – including the final minutes of the Main Event (21:19 mark).
Memphis Wildfire Wrestling’s Southern Heavyweight Classic takes place tonight (Dec. 18th) at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN. Two feature bouts have been added to Round 1 of the tournament – Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. “Superstar” Bill Dundee and “Grand Master Sexay” Brian Christopher vs. Jeff Jarrett. The winner of each match will face the other in Round 2.
Special meet & greet starts at 6PM. Bell rings at 7PM. To purchase tickets online & for the full line-up click here.
VIDEOS LEADING UP TO SOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT CLASSIC:
- Kevin Lawler talks tonight’s big event on Good Morning Memphis
- The King & Superstar talk epic battle on Live at 9
- Final words from Dustin Starr with Maria
- Jeff Jarrett talks Brian Christopher
- Bill Dundee joins MSL
- Dustin Starr is ready for Southern Heavyweight Classic
Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.
- Throwback Thursday: Brian Christopher challenges Jeff Jarrett