Duggan ready to defend good ol’ USA

Now, more than ever, Americans desperately need flag-waving, 2×4-wielding “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan to lead their patriotic charge against foreign enemies of this country.

Duggan will go to war once again on Oct. 15, confronting the hated Arab-American oil magnate Mohammad Akbar, on the AWE Wrestling: Night Of The Legends pay-per-view extravaganza, live from Augusta Expo in Fishersville, Va.

Former WWE and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Kevin Nash, along with his mystery tag-team partner, takes on the former three-time NWA Tag Team Champions, The Rock-n-Roll Express, Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson, in the featured match of the evening. Nash and Morton make the Hatfield and the McCoy feud look tame by comparison. The decade-old skirmish promises to be settled once and for all in their Oct. 15 grudge match, in front of a live national television/Internet audience and a packed live house in Virginia.

After 32 years in professional wrestling, “Hacksaw” Jim hasn’t slowed down a step. His quest is to protect freedom in the wrestling ring. “For the past 25 years,” Duggan said, “I’ve proudly carried the American flag into the ring. I’ve done that in 20 different countries around the world. It’s an honor and a privilege to represent our great country, especially now with so many men and women protecting us around the world. I have never tired of people chanting USA as I go into the ring.

“I fight a lot of guys like Akbar who want to make a name for themselves by fighting me. They may be younger, faster and stronger, but, you can’t measure the heart. When I come into the ring with everybody chanting, ‘USA,’ I can’t be beat, especially by somebody like this who is anti-American.”

The Awesome Wrestling Entertainment extravaganza will be available for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, AT & T and Verizon in the United States, as well as Bell TV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. The broadcast will also be available live on an Internet pay-per-view basis at www.AWEonPPV.com and www.GFL.TV.

Legendary warrior Terry Funk faces his protégé, former ECW superstar Tommy Dreamer, to determine who the true King of Hardcore wrestling is in 2011. A two-time ECW and NWA heavyweight champion, Funk is a Hall of Famer in several organizations who has mentored Dreamer for many years. The tough Texan isn’t quite ready to pass the “hardcore” baton just yet. Despite looking up to Funk as an extreme combat fighting icon, Dreamer, is a 14-time WWF/WWE Hardcore Champion and two-time ECW world title-holder, on a mission to send Funk into permanent retirement.

Other wrestling icons among the 30 all-stars being showcased at the AWE Legends event include Diamond Dallas Page (“DDP”), Fit Finlay, Amy “Lita” Dumas, Perry Saturn, and many more.

Perry Saturn returns to action after nine years on the sidelines, marking the most significant comeback in wrestling history, versus nasty enforcer CW Anderson.

Also scheduled to be in action are former WWE and WCW title-holder Fit Finlay, who accepted the challenge to fight 21-year-old rising-star and the ultra-promising AWE World Heavyweight prospect, “Loose Cannon” Alex Silva. “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel will lend his experience in Silva’s corner.

Former three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page (“DDP”), Amy “Lita” Dumas, former World Tag Team Champion and “Four Horsemen” member, Tully Blanchard with Baby Doll, Midnight Express, Ivan Koloff, Tommy “Wildfire” Rich and Sonjay Dutt squares-off against Jamin Olivencia on the action-packed Awesome Wrestling Entertainment card.

All wrestlers and matches are subject to change.

Ringside tickets are already sold-out but $20.00 general admission tickets are available to purchase at The Augusta Expo (540.337.2552), Crossroads Music in Staunton (540.885.3612 and Waynesboro (540.943.3613), or order online at www.awesomewrestlingentertainment.com.

Go online to www.awesomewrestlingentertainment.com for additional show information and to sign-up to watch the event on the Internet. Contact your pay-per-view provider to order AWE Wrestling: Night Of The Legends.

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