Indy News Update #3 for March 14, 2012
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Fort City Showdown

(Fort Smith, AR) — As new owner, Brian Thompson takes over control at Traditional Championship Wrestling. A new era is about to begin in April for pro-wrestling fans in the Fort Smith area with exhilarating new match-ups that will keep wrestling fans young and old excited.

Fort City Showdown will be showcasing a mix of seasoned veterans, along with young and hungry talent looking to steal the show. TCW will feature some very prominent names in the pro-wrestling industry, including Mickie James, Cheerleader Melissa, Doink The Clown, and ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton from the legendary Midnight Express Tag Team. And for the local fans, this show will feature Arkansas’s very own reality star; Matt Riviera.

So if you’re looking for great wrestling action and fun for everyone in the family, you must be at this show. Ordering tickets has never been easier. Just visit TCW’s website and order them from the comfort of your home. Their website can be found at:

Eight action-packed matches are in store for this show with three matches already announced.

– The main event will be Lumberjack Rules match between Tim Storm (Champion) and Killer Nikels (The Challenger) fighting over the coveted International Title.

– In an exclusive first ever meeting in the United States, Mickie James will face off against Cheerleader Melissa in the squared circle. This is a wrestling match that fans all over the Fort Smith area will not want to miss.

– Arkansas’s own reality star Matt Riviera collides against former friend Jeff Jett (with attorney Lars Manderson ) in a grudge match for the ages.

So grab your tickets online at: and come out to the Convention Center on April 7th, 2012 for a must-see show. Bell Time is at 7 pm.

Plus, check out the action weekly on ME TV Arkansas on Saturdays at 11 AM CST and Suddenlink Cable Channel 6 in Russellville/Clarksville, AR on Mondays at 7 PM for the most exciting half-hour of professional wrestling.

What: Fort City Showdown
Where: Convention Center @ 55 South Street
When: April 7th, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM

For more information, visit

Tickets prices are as follows:
– $10 for general admission
– 2nd and 3rd Row VIP tickets are $20 (includes a meet and greet from 5-6 pm)
– Front Row VIP tickets are available for $30 (includes a meet and greet from 5-6 pm).

Tickets are now on sale. Advance tickets can be purchased online at For more information, call (479) 880-7371.

Tickets can also be purchased in person at these ticket outlets:

– Ft. Smith Radio Group
– Papa’s Pub and Pizzaria
– Super Sav Drug in Van Buren

Pictures with Mickie James can be taken in the ring at 6 pm:

– $10 and are available for pre-purchase at

For more information on Traditional Championship Wrestling visit:

Brady Hicks sent this in.

This week, Pro Wrestling Illustrated contributing writer Brady Hicks, and Derrick McDonald, are joined IN THE ROOM on WEXP Philly and by ECWA Super 8 competitor Azrieal, another trainee of Homicide who is looking to make his mark on Saturday, March 7, 2012 in Newark, Delaware. Check out Arieal’s thoughts on being a part of this prestigious tournament, who he plans to look out for, and who he would LOVE to face. Plus, Australian standout (and, in Brady’s opinion, future WWE Diva) Shazaa McKenzie comes in the room to talk all about her US tour, sponsored by and including matches in SHIMMER and the ECWA, plus training with Mike Quakenbush at the CHIKARA school. In addition, Brady and Derrick break down WWE Raw and how WrestleMania is shaping up, take a special look at The Rock’s musical talents, and debate how Zack Ryder has been treated in recent weeks. In other news … Brady Hicks announced he is going to Miami for WrestleMania! Will you be joining him?

Thanks for supporting IN THE ROOM on WEXP 1600 AM Philly, and all of the other great content that also runs on! Be sure to check out IN THE ROOM live on Tuesday nights, 9:30 PM EST. Brady Hicks has been writing about wrestling for more than 15 years, for Web sites, newspapers, and magazines. He is a contributing writer for Pro Wrestling Illustrated and is also the host of his acclaimed weekly radio program, IN THE ROOM.