in the ring
promotion entertains Madison
night shows are
action packed, family-friendly
(February 2010) Madison, Ind.s Supreme
Championship Wrestling, located at 821 W. Main St., has been offering
fun-filled, family entertainment for more than six years. The independent
professional wrestling promotion holds matches at 7:30 p.m. every Saturday.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
by Konnie McCollum
favorite Kharn Alexander (left)
and Supreme Championship Wrestling
owner Shawn Sands are part of the
Saturday evening shows in Madison, Ind.
The matches are a combination of showmanship, story telling
and plenty of traditional wrestling, complete with throws, pins and
crowd-pleasing moves. Before the wrestlers enter the ring, the announcer
sets the tone of the match with a background story on each of the colorful
competitors. The crowds jeer at the foes and cheer for their heroes.
A 32-wrestler tournament, in honor of longtime fan George White, has
been ongoing since mid-January. White attended every show at Supreme
Championship Wrestling for five years before he became ill and recently
died from cancer. A free show on Friday, Feb. 5, will be held in remembrance
of White. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the bell rings at 7:30 p.m.
We want to honor White, and show our respect for his family,
said owner Shawn Sands. He will be missed.
The wrestling center features a variety of professionals, including
women. Anyone who is physically capable and has a true desire
to become a professional wrestler is welcome to come try it out,
Cody Alexander, 22, is a fan favorite at Supreme Championship who wrestles
as Kharn Alexander. He spends several hours a day, five
days a week at the gym preparing for his weekly battles with a variety
of foes. I wrestled on the varsity squad during high school, and
I love being a professional, he said.
Alexander is one of the most-cheered wrestlers during the weekly shows.
He says that the crowds can relate to his character, which
is gothic in nature.
Other wrestlers, including Jesse Watson, 17, have started training at
the center in hopes of becoming professional wrestlers, too.
This is the best thing around, said Watson. Not only does
he like participating as a wrestler, he loves to watch the professionals
work. Everyone should come on out and watch the show. It is awesome.
Our matches are truly family friendly, said Sands. We
dont allow foul language, and kids simply love the action-packed
energy of the matches.
Sands has been a professional wrestler for more than 17 years. He has
wrestled in 48 states and held titles in more than 50 promotions. He
has also been featured in nationally published wrestling publications
and was a two-time Indiana Golden Glove Boxer.
During summer months, Sands said there is usually not a seat available
for the shows, but winter months see more of a slowdown.
A concession stand offers a full line of traditional snack items, including
nachos, barbecue sandwiches, chips, sodas, sweets and popcorn.
Tickets for each show are $7.
For more information about Supreme Championship
Wrestling, call (765) 274-2951 (weekdays) or (812) 292-6846 (weekends).
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