Indie Show Nearly Shut Down, Sami Callihan Fights With Security (Updated)

Wrestling promotion, AAW, held a show last night in the Chicago area at the Logan Square Auditorium. Jimmy Jacobs and Sami Callihan had a match together where at one point building management nearly stopped the show, according to a report by PWInsider.


During Jacobs and Callihan's match, Jacobs was placed under a drum riser (stage) and Callihan stacked metal chairs on top of him, not the folding chairs typically used in wrestling. Someone from the building's management angrily got on the microphone and told Callihan not to break the venue's chairs. They would finish the match in the ring with Callihan winning.

Afterwards, Callihan was told to be removed from the venue and security asked him to leave. Callihan thought it was part of the show and started shoving and cursing the guards who were not part of the show. We have confirmed that Callihan was not threatened with a gun. The initial report stated Callihan was removed from the building, but he has since said that didn't happen.


Despite the crowd cooling off for a bit the show would be allowed to finish, but reportedly at one point AAW as a whole was nearly thrown out of the venue. The two sides came to an agreement to keep things running for the fans.

Callihan tweeted this out after the show.

Update: Callihan also tweeted out that he wasn't thrown out of the building on Saturday night.