Punta Gorda, Fl – September 22, 2010

Florida Championship Wrestling returns to Punta Gorda this Friday, September 24th. Officials have announced a night of firsts for the crowd in Punta Gorda. The show will be headlined by NXT Season 2 Rookies, Husky Harris and Michael Mcgillicutty squaring off for the first time ever in a Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight.

“There’s a certain degree unpredictability associated with a Falls Count Anywhere match” says FCW President Steve Keirn. “As a fan, you’re almost on the edge of your seat because you really have no idea where the competitors are headed or what they may try to do.” A Falls Count Anywhere stipulation match is described as a match where pinfalls or submissions can take place in any location inside or out of the building. As a result, the match cannot end with a Disqualification of any kind.

In addition to the Falls Count Anywhere Match, FCW Superstars Byron Saxton and Derrick Bateman will face off in a Tuxedo Match. Indicative of its name, both competitors will enter the ring wearing tuxedos. The first competitor to strip the other of their tuxedo will win the match. As an added bonus, the special guest referee will be WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel. Finkel served as the WWE’s (then WWF) premiere ring announcer during a career that has spanned the 1970’s, 80s and 90’s. Over the last ten years, Finkel has continued to work within the WWE offices in Stamford, CT while making sporadic special guest appearances on WWE programming. He is credited with being the company’s very first and longest reigning employee. Finkel will also be appearing in a meet and greet autograph session prior to the show from 6:30 – 8pm.

The 1st 500 fans through the door will receive a free set of serried three FCW Trading cards.

FCW rolls into the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center located at 75 Taylor Road on Friday, September 24th. Gold Circle Ticket Holders will be admitted to the show at 6pm while doors for General Admission open at 6:30pm. Bell time is 8pm. Howard Finkel will be available prior to the show to meet and sign autographs for fans in attendance. All fans in attendance will receive free FCW trading cards. Tickets range from $12 to $25 and are available at Buddy’s Home Furnishings locations in Port Charlotte, North Ft. Myers and the Charlotte Harbor Event Center. Tickets are also available at

Current WWE Superstars that have come from FCW include WWE Champion Sheamus, Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler , Unified Tag Champions the Hart Dynasty, Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Ted DiBiase, Primo Colon, Ezekiel Jackson, The Bella Twins, Evan Bourne, Tiffany, Alicia Fox, Trent Berretta, Caylen Croft

FCW is the only Official Developmental territory of World Wrestling Entertainment.

TELEVISION: Florida Championship Wrestling airs every Sunday on Brighthouse channel 47 from 6-7 p.m.

ABOUT FCW: For nearly half a century, Florida Championship Wrestling has been the Sunshine State’s primary wrestling promotion. Now officially sanctioned and recently reorganized by WWE, FCW has also become the training ground for future WWE Superstars.

Under the tutelage and leadership of Florida wrestling legend Steve Keirn, FCW’s goal for the fans is simple: To give them a glimpse at the potential Superstars of tomorrow, while providing exciting ring action that leaves the entire family with smiles on their faces.

The key objective within Florida Championship Wrestling is to train the next generation of WWE Superstars. FCW takes enormous pride in its live events all over the southeast, and in promoting tryouts at the organization’s Tampa location to showcase young men and women interested in a career as a sports-entertainer.


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