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Wrestling returns to Fitton

Hamilton, Ohio – Oh yeah, brother, Tri-State Wrestling jammed its season-opening card at the Fitton Center with action in and out of the ring.

“The crowd in the Fitton Center was amazing,” said Tri-State co-founder Jarrod Rollins. “We were thrilled with the welcome Hamilton showed Tri-State Wrestling with our season premiere. The atmosphere was electric all night long, which gave the action in the ring an even bigger feel.”

Not only did WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase – The Million Dollar Man – appear as a special guest at the March 11 event, his signature move – The Million Dollar Dream – appeared in the first match of the night when Carson Drake dropped it on 12 Gaige.

The hits kept coming from there.

Tri-State Wrestling heavyweight champion VsK entered the ring with Eric James, but their interview was cut short by the surprise return of Stephen Wolf, who laid down a challenge for a title match. The champ initially balked, but finally gave him a title shot later in the show.

Back in the squared circle, Justin Xavier – aka Pac Man – pinned Sam Aljahmi after a flying move off the top rope. Veteran GPA used his experience to defeat Hunter Holdcraft. Mat action became Matt action when Matt Cross dusted off Matt Deisel. Myron Reed dropped both Tre’ Lamar and Eric James in a three-way match to earn a shot at the TSW heavyweight championship April 8 in Indianapolis. Sam Beale took out Party Mike with his signature Perm Roller.

In the main event, Wolf was the aggressor against VsK, but the champ got a hand from James, who distracted the referee to prevent his pal from a count-out. VsK then slowed Wolf with a low blow and stopped him with the Dude Buster pile driver to keep the belt.

“We are already looking forward to returning to Hamilton May 13 for Double Down, our next show at the Fitton Center,” Rollins said. “VsK will be back for the show, along with some of the favorites from this event and some other TSW regulars appearing for the first time at the Fitton Center.” Tickets for Double Down start at just $15 and are on sale now at

Enjoy a few photos from the event below; Emvision Productions provided many of the images.

The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.

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