Wrestling legend Shawn Michaels in Waynesboro on Saturday
Michaels, 48, will take part in a VIP autograph session and a fan question-and-answer session sponsored by Top Rope Pro Wrestling. The event will take place in the Louis Spilman Auditorium at Waynesboro High School, 1200 W. Main St., Waynesboro, beginning at 11 a.m. with the fan Q&A.
“Shawn Michaels might be the biggest name in wrestling to ever appear at an event in the Waynesboro-Augusta County area,” said Chris Graham, the president of Top Rope Pro Wrestling, which drew a standing-room-only crowd of 1,900 fans to Waynesboro High School in April with a card that featured wrestling superstars Kevin Nash, Sean Waltman and The Rock ‘n Roll Express.
Back in the heyday of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions ran regular shows at Augusta Expo in Fishersville featuring the likes of “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and Blackjack Mulligan.
A sister company to Top Rope Pro Wrestling, Awesome Wrestling Entertainment, put on a pay-per-view broadcast event at Augusta Expo in 2011 with Nash, Ricky Morton, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Dutch Mantell and Larry Zbyszko among the cast of characters.
“Michaels might trump them all,” said Graham, noting one of the superstar’s nicknames, “Mr. Wrestlemania,” which he earned because of his string of main-event matches headlining the annual wrestling extravaganza.
A limited quantity of VIP tickets are still available. General admission tickets to the fan Q&A are $15 and are available at the Waynesboro YMCA, Gold’s Gym in Staunton and online at www.TopRopeProWrestling.com.