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One of wrestling’s living legends, Tracy Smothers, will wrestle for Coalfield Championship Wrestling as part of the 2007 West Virginia Freedom Festival in downtown Logan. The event will be held Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in front of McCormick’s. The announcement was made by WVOW radio personality Dave Allen, spokesperson for Coalfield Championship Wrestling.
“It’s an honor to have someone like Tracy Smothers working for us,” Allen said. “His credentials are incredible. Tracy has literally won championships all over the world and has competed in every major wrestling organization. While talking with him the other day he said he was very excited to be coming to Logan.”
Smothers, a 21-year veteran of the business, is a native of Springfield, Tennessee. He was a multi-sport athlete in high school and after school attended Carson-Newman College on dual football and wrestling scholarships. When a knee injury ended his hopes of an NFL career, he turned to pro wrestling. Smothers was trained by one of the greatest tag teams of all time, The Fabulous Ones, Steve Keirn and Stan Lane. His big break in the business came in Florida when he teamed with Steve Armstrong of the famous Armstrong family as The Wild-Eyed Southern Boys. The two later signed with World Championship Wrestling, teaming as The Young Pistols. From there he competed in the WWE, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, ECW and countless other promotions worldwide.
Also scheduled to appear is the reigning NWA National Heavyweight Champion, Logan native Joey Nelson, who competes as Chance Prophet. NWA officials have given Prophet the permission to defend his title at the Freedom Festival. Others scheduled to appear include “Rock-n-Roller” Tommy Gibson, Psycho, Adorable Danny Ray, Big Daddy Gordy, Eric Steele and the tag teams of Gorgeous and Young along with The Next Generation, Chris Phoenix and Ryan Reed. The event is free to the public.
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