First, the promotion’s flagship show “Collision” returns to WSIL-TV 3 at 11 a.m.
The first episode of the second season features Stacey O’Brien vs. The Great Cheyenne, big Bull Bronson in action and an AAPW Tag Team Championship match between Team Overkill of Matt Cage and Christian Rose and the Money Makin’ Jam Boyz of Mississippi Madman and KC Jackson.
For those outside of the WSIL viewing area, the show will be featured online at vimeopro.com/aapw/collision and youtube.com/aapwcollision.
“Collision” airs every other Saturday on WSIL. In the week’s between shows, AAPW will air “All-Access,” a new webseries featuring exclusive matches, interviews, segments and behind-the-scenes footage. That show debuts next week.
And mere hours after the first episode of Season Two airs on WSIL, AAPW will present Hands Across Harrisburg, a special benefit show for the victims of the deadly Feb. 29 tornado that claimed seven lives in Saline County, Ill.
The show will be hosted in conjunction with Southern Illinois Relief, who will be hosting a full-day schedule of concerts, silent auctions and more. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with AAPW’s show set to begin at 2 p.m.
Scheduled for that show are:
AAPW Heavyweight Champion Edmund “Livewire” McGuire vs. Heath Hatton: AAPW’s top prize will be on the line in this contest, as reigning champion McGuire faces Harrisburg’s own Heath Hatton. These two men are friends, but Hatton will be looking to score a big win in front of his friends and family in his second-ever shot at the title.
Jay Spade vs. Matt Cage: This match is a first-round contest in AAPW’s No Limits Tournament, which will crown a new champion. The No Limits division aims to showcase some of the fast-paced, high-impact wrestlers on the roster, and Cage and Spade fit that bill.
Joey O’Riley vs. Christian Rose: This is another first-round No Limits match, pitting the other halves of Team XXX and Team Overkill against each other. Will one team advance to the second round together, or will the victories be split? Both of these No Limits matches will be taped for “Collision!”
“Farmer” Billy Hills vs. Bull Bronson: Bronson has run roughshod over the AAPW roster since making his debut. He holds wins over Spade, Robbie Douglas and others. But he’s never really met a man close to his own size in one-on-one competition. Will the fans cheer Hills to the biggest victory of his career, or will Bronson’s reign of dominance continue?
Ace Hawkins and LaMarcus Clinton vs. Roscoe Dwayne Harris and Jimmy Wayne Faygo: This match was originally slated to see Minor Threat of Hawkins and Brandon Espinosa take on The Convoy, but due to circumstances beyond his control, Espinosa will be unable to attend. Clinton, who appeared on the debut “Collision” taping last year, is looking to earn a full-time spot on the roster. Defeating one of AAPW’s biggest tag teams would surely be a step in the right direction.
Justice vs. Dave Osborne: Like Clinton, Osborne hasn’t been seen since the first “Collision” taping last year. But now he’s back, and he’s here with a vengeance. He’s been looking for a spot, and when he heard this newcomer Justice was being given priority, he wanted to send a message to the Harley-riding star.
Tickets for the show are $10 and include the full day of entertainment.
For more information about AAPW, visit aapwrestling.com, facebook.com/aapwrestling, twitter.com/aapwrestling.com and youtube.com/aapwcollision.
AAPW officials are also involved with From the Rafters Radio, airing at 7 p.m. CST every Thursday on Monster Radio 1150 AM in Southern Illinois and streaming worldwide at wggh.net and aapwrestling.com/ftr-radio. For more details, visit facebook.com/raftersradio and twitter.com/raftersradio.