SlamJam 2014 hits Richmond

Pro wrestling returns to St. Clair County

Sean Lathrop
Guest Writer

After a 6 year hiatus, Blue Water Championship Wrestling is back to deliver elbow drops to their opponents and smiles to fans.
The audience at Richmond High School got to see some up and coming local talents and stars battle for their enjoyment. Featuring steel cage matches like Shane Douglas facing Xavier Justice for the BWCW Championship and Leah Von Dutch defending her Xtreme Bombshells of Wrestling Championship against Courtney Rush.
Plus, with stars like Buff Bagwell, Petey Williams, Josh Raymond, & N8 Mattson coming out, how could a wrestling fan not be excited?
Owner Andrew D’Arcy wasn’t planning on even having BWCW return and wanted to focus on his DJ company and his all women wrestling organization. When he posted an idea of doing his new XBW show with his old company, he was in shock at how many people wanted to get involved.
“I can’t tell you how many guys contacted me that I had worked with from 2001 through 2008 saying they wanted to be a part of it,” said D’Arcy.
After the 13 matches, the crowd was still chanting for the two men that ended the show; Shane Douglas and Buff Bagwell. Bagwell, who has worked shows for D’Arcy in the past, said that he has always enjoyed coming to St. Clair County, while Douglas made comments on Richmond High School’s strong wrestling history of winning 6 state championships in 12 years. “This is a strong wrestling town and it is obvious fans like you wanted to see some action,” Douglas said to the audience.
At this time, there is no word yet when the next event will be but it is likely this isn’t going to be the last of BWCW.

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