New UCW champion crowned in Owensboro

September 9, 2018 | 3:41 pm

Updated September 10, 2018 | 10:41 pm

Autograph signing before the event. | Photo by AP Imagery

After an afternoon filled with tornado warnings and thunderstorms, the Owensboro Sportscenter erupted with several hundred fans cheering and booing some of the best-known wrestlers from the “Attitude Era” with Universal Championship Wrestling’s “A Tribute Fit for a King.”

Due to inclement weather, the show was delayed, but the crowd reacted when Shawn Hurley defeated Mike Micas. Shortly after, Team Jerry “The King” Lawler defeated Team Shannon “The Dude.” Shannon hosts the popular Kentucky Sports Radio Show and is the Ohio Valley Wrestling World Heavyweight Radio Champion.

After intermission, Scott Sexton defeated Crazzy Steve with a controversial low blow. The next match was arguably the match of the night when The Murphy Boyz took out the Heatseekers in a competitive showdown.

The main event of the night showcased “Ironman” Rob Conway vs. “Buff” Bagwell to crown the new UCW Heavyweight Champion. Ten minutes into the match,  Bagwell got into an altercation with the senior official. Conway surprised Bagwell with a pin to win the then vacated UCW Heavyweight Championship.

UCW “A Tribute Fit for a King” was jam-packed with excitement all night from Ken Shamrock participating in the Most Dangerous Q&A session to WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler and Shannon “The Dude” battling it out on the microphone.

After the show, Nick Maddox said, “We are surrounded by a great group of people and I appreciate the fans that came out to support us with everything going on.”

About the writer: JT Pedley is a husband, father of two and legitimate believer that Batman and professional wrestling are real.

September 9, 2018 | 3:41 pm

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