Tag: marvin ward

AWE: Local business on the verge of hitting it big

It’s thisclose to being another great example of the Great American Success Story. The Downtown Waynesboro-based Awesome Wrestling Entertainment will make its debut on television on Saturday, Oct. 15, with a live pay-per-view wrestling event that will be broadcast by InDemand, DirecTV, AGTV and Bell TV in Canada to more than 122 million households in […]


Wrestling promotion laying foundation for future

The first two shows out of the gate have the wrestling world abuzz about AWE. Drawing 1,200 to the first show at Waynesboro High School was one thing. Putting 1,100 butts in seats 50 miles from a TNA show in Richmond that drew 350 is yet another. “I know it’s going to take time, but […]


It’s showtime! AWE primed, ready for debut

The minutes are counting down. “I’m pumped. Let’s get it on!” said Marvin Ward, the president of Awesome Wrestling Entertainment, a Virginia-based professional-wrestling promotion with aspirations toward the big time. AWE will mark its launch Saturday night with its first live event at Waynesboro High School. The main event pits former WWE superstar Jimmy Wang […]


Superstars of Pro Wrestling meet and greet at Staunton Mall

Awesome Wrestling Entertainment superstars Carlito, Jimmy Wang Yang, Luke Gallows, Short Sleeve Sampson, Sonjay Dutt, Traci Brooks and Robo-Tron will take part in a meet-and-greet with fans at the Staunton Mall on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place in advance of the big AWE Superstars of Pro […]


Local show to serve as launch for new pro-wrestling promotion

It’s going to feel somewhat “Raw” or “Impact”-ful, but what Marvin Ward hopes you’re thinking when you leave the show at Waynesboro High School on Feb. 5 is, “That was awesome!” The “Superstars of Pro Wrestling” card will serve as the launch of Ward’s new national and international touring company, Awesome Wrestling Entertainment, or the […]


Wrestling, and it’s free

Buff Bagwell and a “major announcement” from local pro-wrestling promoters Marvin Ward and David Hebner. And it’s free. “It’s our stimulus economic relief package,” said Ward, who with Hebner is helping LTW Entertainment owner Steve Balsley with the Saturday, Sept. 19 free pro-wrestling show at the old Wilson Memorial High School gym.


Back to pro wrestling’s roots

Remember when Augusta Expo and Harrisonburg High School were hotbeds of professional wrestling? If it seems like a hundred years ago, you’re not far off. It’s been a good while since the business model for WWE and its top challenger TNA had in it room for live events at venues outside of the main drags.


Videocast | AFP News reports on Night of the Superstars VI

Night of the Superstars VI brought professional wrestlers and fans together at Waynesboro High School Saturday night to raise money for the UVa. Children’s Hospital. Go inside the show with AFP editor Chris Graham to get a look at some of the hot and heavy action and talk with some of the superstars. Length: 2:09.


Still ‘Raging’ after all these years

They didn’t call Manny Fernandez “The Raging Bull” because it sounded like good marketing. “The old-timers, they liked me, for some reason. OK, they liked me because I used to get into fights all the time in football,” said Fernandez, who will be wrestling Dylan Eaton on the card at Night of the Superstars VI […]


Sports: Doring ready to take Richards down for the 1-2-3

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Danny Doring and Stevie Richards were both ECW Originals, so you’d probably assume that their paths had crossed somewhat regularly back in the glory days of E-C-Dub. And you’d be wrong. “We probably only crossed paths in the ring two, three times, which isn’t a lot in 10 years,” said […]


Waynesboro: Charity wrestling show returns after year absence

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net People called Waynesboro High School last fall insisting that they had to be wrong, that the Night of the Superstars was going on, they just wanted to know when and what time. But Marvin Ward took 2007 off to focus on a new business venture. “The reason was time,” said […]