Professional wrestling returns to Owensboro Sportscenter

September 1, 2018 | 4:00 am

Updated September 10, 2018 | 10:49 pm

Universal Championship Wrestling will return to the Owensboro Sportscenter on Saturday, Sept. 8. Fans will have an opportunity to not only meet former World Wrestling Entertainment and World Championship Wrestling superstars but witness live wrestling.

UCW’s  “A Tribute Fit for a King” will feature a meet and greet with WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” Ken Shamrock, former WWE Diva and Kentucky native Jullian Hall and current wrestlers. Former WCW and New World Order star Buff Bagwell will challenge “Ironman” Rob Conway for the Vacant UCW Heavyweight title.

Lawler, who made his professional wrestling debut in 1970,  has not been in the Owensboro Sportscenter in over 30 years. He was a longtime wrestler for Memphis Wrestling before moving to the commentary team for WWE throughout the Attitude Era in the WWE. The King was elected to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

This will be the first time Ultimate Fight Championship Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock has visited Owensboro and VIP Fans will have the rare opportunity for a question and answer session with him. Shamrock is recognized worldwide as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter and the founder of the Lion’s Den, fighting school where some of the world’s best fighters have trained. Shamrock also founded Lion’s Den Ministries, a non-profit that serves troubled youth and young adults. He retired from Professional Wrestling in 2013.

Live wrestling includes former Total Nonstop Action Tag Champion Crazzy Steve vs. Scott Sexton, Elliot Russell and Sigmon, better known as “The Heatseekers” vs. The Murphy Boyz, and the Maddox Brothers vs. Chad Stallings and a partner of his choosing.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. for those with VIP tickets for the session with Ken Shamrock. Remaining fans can enter at 6 p.m. for the meet and greet and the first match starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at and at the door the night of the event.

Children’s tickets start at $10 (ages 3-12) and adult general admission tickets start at $15.


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

September 1, 2018 | 4:00 am

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