Friday, August 10, 2018

Full Announced ACTION Wrestling Show 3 Card (Friday, August 17, 2018 Tyrone, GA)

We are right at one week away from ACTION Wrestling's third show so now is a good time to go ahead and look at the entire announced card.

This is what I have as the announced card looking back through ACTION's social media, and I will give you some brief thoughts on each match and/or the competitors involved.

  1. Austin Theory v AC Mack--A guy who has the potential to make it to the very top of the industry (Theory) versus a guy who is one of the absolute best heels on the independent scene (Mack). The Town of Tyrone loved to hate Mack at the very first show, and I doubt this will be any different.

  2. 7 Pack Challenge featuring Kevin Ku, Dani Jordyn, Teddy King, Shawn Dean, Bobby Flaco, Tommy Maserati, and Matt Sells--A little more on Ku after the list of matches, but this is a promising group of talent here. Flaco impressed me at WWA4, and he's from this general area which is always cool. Sells was fun at the first show. Dean also showed a lot of promise at the WWA4 show I attend as did Maserati. 

    I've heard good things about both Jordyn, and King, but I have not seen them yet so it is always fun to see new talent live for the first time.

  3. James Bandy v AJ Gray Alan Angels--A lot of my Wrestling Twitter buddies are high on AJ Gray, and I think he's delivered every time I've seen him.  James Bandy is more of an upstart, but he definitely has the swagger and ability to make a name for himself. I respect his mindset. He wants it all, and is going for it. Alan Angels is incredible from what I've seen. Great look, great intensity, and innovative offense.  He's a guy I didn't think we'd see in ACTION due to other Friday night commitments so he's a tremendous replacement for AJ Gray (who had a great opportunity come up which ACTION was excited to let him take). 

  4. Ike Cross v Slim J--Like Ku I'm going to touch on Ike Cross and his potential after the list here. Slim J is that young veteran in the Hayes or Gordy mold, and has been a fantastic talent for a lot of years here in Georgia. I went to an Anarchy (GA) show a couple of years ago with Norko, and Slim J TORE IT UP with Fred Yehi if I recall correctly. If it wasn't Fred, it was a fantastic match regardless. I have a notoriously bad memory for this kind of stuff.

  5. Dominic Garrini v Cain Justice--Two guys who are very unique, and very highly-regarded. I didn't get to attend the second show, but Dom's match with Gunner in the main event of Show 1 was great as was Cain and Fred Yehi going at it at that show.

  6. Joey & Matt Lynch v Team TAG (Billy Buck will NOT be at ringside)--Joey, and Matt are fantastic. Much like AC Mack I know Tyrone will enjoy shouting down Team TAG (Team GAG as I like to call them) so this should be a really fun match. 

  7. Fred Yehi v Arik Royal--Royal laid out an open challenge, and Yehi accepted. Fred is so smooth, and can connect with even an unfamiliar crowd immediately. Arik has tremendous presence, and the crowd reacted to him immediately upon his arrival in the debut show.

    This match was announced after the initial publishing of this post by the way. 
Fred Yehi, and Arik Royal are both scheduled to appear as well judging by the event poster, but I do not believe anything has specifically been announced for either guy. Looks like another great show because there's a ton of quality talent here.

For example, coming out of SCI 2018 Ike Cross and Kevin Ku (by the way this was a POWER move by him in the Futures Showcase tournament) were a BIG topic of discussion. 

Then you have Ike Cross who is one of the biggest stories of SCI. I heard a lot of [I haven't seen him before, and he's really good] or [I liked what I saw before, but he's next-level now.]

It's an exciting show, and an exciting time for it right on the heels of the Scenic City Invitational. Having the SCI 2018 Champion, Joey Lynch come back is fantastic as well.

If you cannot be in attendance, but would like to support this promotion you can donate a ticket to a child via ACTION Wrestling's website.  All the kids I saw at the first show looked like they were having a fantastic time. As this is a show benefiting Armed Forces Mission, I have a little bit more about that organization after the jump...

ACTION Wrestling Show 3 will once again be a benefit show as all are. This one will benefit Armed Forces Mission. I am afraid I won't do this justice so let's let the text directly from explain what AFM is, and more importantly what it does:
Armed Forces Mission is a non-profit organization leading the way in reducing suicide among veterans. AFM does so through direct intervention of veterans at risk and the training of community caregivers. AFM has personally conducted more than 800 successful interventions since 2012 and has trained more than 8,000 individuals to do the same.

You can check them out at All proceeds from ticket sales, sponsors and concessions after expenses will go to support AFM.
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