Former WCW fixture headlines OWO event Jan. 12

AMORY – Last April, TMZ broke the news of a wreck involving wrestling superstar Buff Bagwell. After a month of recovering from broken bones in his neck, face and jaw, Bagwell was released from the hospital.
Much of 2012 was a long road to recovery, but Bagwell will make his Amory debut Saturday, Jan. 12 for an appearance with the Outlaw Wrestling Organization.

“This is actually his second show since returning to wrestling. He said he’s at 100 percent and is probably in better shape now than he’s ever been in his life so he’s ready to go,” said OWO organizer Terrell Moore.

Bagwell wrestled a 10-year stretch with the World Championship Wrestling conference, which ended in 2001. During that time, he was a five time World Tag Team Champion.
Following the World Wrestling Federation’s acquisition of the WCW, Bagwell continued to wrestle under the national spotlight before joining the independent circuit.
Mixed in with appearances like the upcoming OWO event, Bagwell made occasional appearances on Total Nonstop Action wrestling throughout the early to mid-2000s.
In December, Bagwell said in an interview that he was in talks with fellow wrestler Eric Bischoff about returning to the TNA after he is fully recovered.

Bagwell’s match against OWO star Tony Dabbs will be the culmination to a night full of surprises.

“We’re really going out with this event since it’s the biggest one we’ve had in Amory. We’ll have our first women’s match, our first tag team title will be defended and we’ll have a hardcore match, which will be a knockdown drag out with ladders and thumb tacks. There will be a lot of variety so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth,” Moore said.

A meet and greet at East Amory Community Center begins at 6:30 p.m. and belltime is at 8. Admission is $12 for front row and $10 for general admission. Advanced tickets are available for $9. For more information, call 587-5669 or 315-9709.

Professional wrestler Buff Bagwell spent most of 2012 recovering from an automobile accident in Georgia, but will bring his famous to the East Amory Community Center Jan. 12.

Professional wrestler Buff Bagwell spent most of 2012 recovering from an automobile accident in Georgia, but will bring his famous to the East Amory Community Center Jan. 12.

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