Southern Legacy Wrestling will tape the first episode of our events for FITE TV on Saturday, January 6th! The episode will be available to view on FITE TV on Tuesday, January 9th (and every Tuesday thereafter). This is an exciting time for SLW. We get to bring our brand of professional wrestling to a worldwide audience and showcase some of the great up and coming stars of the Southeastern United States. Follow us on social media and our official website to keep up to date on everything associated with our promotion. SLW is a family oriented organization that works with our local communities to bring a positive influence of sportsmanship. We strongly encourage an atmosphere of anti-bullying to our local youths as we engage them in ways to deal with these issues. Please join us weekly by watching on FITE TV, and come out to our live events to be a part of the excitement that only SLW can bring!
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Southern Legacy Wrestling is proud to announce that it is expanding!
SLW will now be partnering with Georgia Pro Championship Wrestling. What this means for you then fans, is that SLW is now expanding into the Georgia market. We are extremely excited about this partnership as it will bring our TV stars to more events in Georgia as well as bring new stars to TV. This is the first of many partnerships in the surrounding states for SLW. Be sure to check back often for up dates.
In one of the most shocking moments of the past year, Joey Sartain defeated Steven Michaels to become the new SLW Heavyweight Champion. Although KP King was handcuffed at ringside to the SLW General Manager to prevent any outside interference, BeatDown Inc had an ace up their sleeve, in the returning Luke Lord, who leveled Steven Michaels with a BeatDown boot to the face.
BeatDown Inc members Scott Cannon & Luke Lord defeated Dem West GA Boys to become the new SLW Tag Team Champions! Dem West GA Boys were not medically cleared to wrestle. However, BeatDown Inc was able to coax them into an impromptu title match. With a sneak attack from the newest member of the group, Scott Cannon, Dem West GA boys were defeated.
On Saturday April 7, 2018 Cody Windham made history when he became the first ever winner of the Southern Classic Cup Tournament and SLW Television Champion. 8 men battled in a single elimination tournament to cement their place in SLW history. Congratulations to the Surf City Superstar Cody Windham
LINCOLN, Alabama--Stephen Michaels remained the No. 1 contender for the Southern Legacy Wrestling championship, defeating Johnny Kaos by submission Saturday as SLW made its debut in the Lincoln Community Center.
The expansion into Lincoln marks a new era in the growth of SLW. In recent months, the promotion has added multiple tour dates to its schedule. While many smaller promotions struggle to run monthly shows, SLW’s schedule has grown exponentially, moving from bi-weekly TV tapings in Munford, Alabama, to adding regularly scheduled shows in Glencoe and Lincoln as well.
“We’re always looking to grow,” SLW Commissioner Jack Lord said. “We’re committed to keeping the tradition of Southern wrestling alive and relevant in the 21st Century. One of the ways we’re doing that is by finding new ways to put our product in front of more fans.”
SLW is seen internationally on FITE TV, as well as the Friday Night Network.
“The growth of this promotion has been incredible,” said former SLW champion Johnny Slaughter. “And it’s not just the number of dates we’re running, either. Our roster is getting deeper all the time, and it seems like each new wrestler is tougher and better than the last.”
The promotion is gearing up to the biggest show in its history as Michaels faces current SLW champion Joey Sartain in a cage match on July 7 in Munford. Michaels and Sartain have gone around with one another for months, with Sartain using every method possible to keep Michaels from regaining the championship.
“Tonight was business as usual,” Michaels said. “Johnny Kaos runs his mouth a lot, but he’s tough as nails. I look at guys like him with a professional detachment. How do you defeat someone that size, with that much power? He was just another roadblock on the way to regaining the SLW title. But July 7 in Munford, it’s personal. I’ve finally got Joey Sartain where I want him. And this time, there’s no escape.”
The responsive crowd in Lincoln was appreciative of the action in the ring. In addition to Michaels’ victory, rookie Julius Pryor won a battle royal to secure a TV title shot when SLW returns to the community center on July 28.
“It was an honor to be in there with some great talent,” Pryor said. “Battle royals often come down to luck as much as skill, but my victory wasn’t a fluke. I’m looking forward to cashing in my chance at the TV title on July 28 and carrying the gold out of Lincoln.”
Newcomer Colt Keegan was the last man in the battle royal with Pryor, and looked to have things in hand until Pryor upended him.
“Julius absolutely got lucky,” Keegan said. “He gets a TV title shot, but so what? He’d better watch his back, because this is not over. Not by a long shot.”
Also on the card: Veronica Fairchild and Kaci Dillon’s matchup spiraled out of control, and both women were disqualified for attacking SLW senior referee Bobby Mathews. Security had to escort Dillon back to the locker room after the bout was thrown out.
Jaxon Vile came out on top of a tough scrap with David Ali, and in the opening match, Zachary Shine defeated “the Serpent Dragon” Brandon Whatley.
SLW returns to the Lincoln Community Center on July 28.