Vampiro Talks Teasing CM Punk, Bobby Duncum Jr. To Be Honored, Events In Tennessee This Week

- USA Championship Wrestling presents an event this Thursday, August 23rd at the South Central Area Fair at Memorial Park in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Bell time is 7pm. Matt Boyce (with Robert Brewer) vs. Shawn Hoodrich (with Larry Helton), Steve-O vs. Jason Nesmith and Allen Shepard vs. Kid Thunder are scheduled for the card.

- Southern All-Star Wrestling presents an event this Friday, August 24th at the SAW Mill Arena in Millersville, Tennessee/ Bell time is 8 PM. Dyron Flynn faces Kevin Weatherby in the main event. You can get more information about the event at this link.

- Texas Stampede Wrestling will honor the late Bobby Duncum Jr. as their next "Bull of the Woods" Legacy recipient this Saturday at their "True Grit" event from the Balch Springs Rec. Center in Balch Springs, Texas. The honor will be accepted by Duncum's widow and daughter, Michelle and Cassidy Duncum. Longtime Texas wrestling veteran Scott Putski will also be on hand for the ceremony. Also on the card will be NWA National Champion Kahagas, NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Kevin Douglas, NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion Scot Summers, the debut of "Southern Stomper" Luke Hawx and much more. Hawx will also be holding a pro wrestling seminar earlier that day from 3pm to 5pm that will be open to the public. You can get more information and the event at TxStampedeWrestling.com.

- Former WCW star Vampiro returned this week to MLW Radio, presented by WWNLive.com. During the interview, Vampiro spoke with Konnan and Court Bauer about crossing paths with a young CM Punk in MLW and teasing him about his straight edge beliefs.

"There was kind of a weird vibe there," Vamprio admitted. "Kind of a 'Hey, hey how's it going' type of thing. That whole straight edge thing, I get it. I used to joke about it with him. I'd give him handfuls of pills and put things in his soft drinks to [mess] with him, but in a good way, trying to break the ice. Him right away being a straight edge guy, if you're into punk rock music you know why and where it came from, although it was kind of new then. Unfortunately, that whole straight edge scene kind of came and went really quick and it turned into what we know as 'emo.' Emo is short for 'emotional core,' which basically came from a straight edge concert when a dude started to cry at a punk concert."

You can check out the latest episode of MLW Radio for free at mlw.com and on iTunes (search: MLW Radio).

Devin Cutting contributed to this article. Got a news tip or correction? Send it to us by clicking here.

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