AWF wrestling returns to Barrett, January 25
Coach Gruchow and John Zdrazil face off before their highly anticipated rematch.
There is going to be lots of high-flying wrestling action at the “Saturday Knights Fight” on January 25, in Barrett. There will be pile-drivers, figure-fours, whacks over the head with chairs, outlandish costumes, and maybe even an eye gouge or two. And that’s just the professional AWF wrestlers! What people are really buying their ticket for is the big rematch between WCA/A/B-E wrestling coach Brandon Gruchow and mild-mannered (except when he gets mad) English teacher John Zdrazil. When they faced off in the ring six years ago, it was hard to tell who won because Zdrazil ran off before the match was finished.
“I’ll just say that he may have gotten the best of me in a previous match,” said Zdrazil. “But, that particular bolt of lightning is not striking twice in the same ring. He needs to watch his back, his neck, his trick ankle, and that pretty little mug of his.”
Gruchow disagrees, saying, “Mr. Zdrazil doesn’t stand a chance. He can barely flip the pages of all his books he has been reading about how to beat a Gruchow. Besides practicing techniques for hours on end, I have been training by snapping toothpicks after dinner, which is probably tougher than snapping Zdrazil’s fragile, old, musty body! He will need more than that crusty, old neck brace after I smash him off the top rope!”
AWF promoter Tony Denucci said that, besides the Gruchow vs. Zdrazil match,there will be five action-packed matches with all the AWF stars you see on TV.
“This is old school pro wrestling, with the newer innovative high-flying moves and takedowns,” added Denucci. “You will want to cheer for the good guy and boo the bad guy.”
Denucci said he is proud to bring this show to Barrett and guarantees it will be family-friendly and fun for everyone.
The show will also be taped for broadcast on 45TV, Saturdays at noon.
The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and wrestling starts at 7:00. Tickets will be sold at the door, and kids nine and under are free!
All proceeds go to the WCA/A/B-E Knights wrestling team.