Friday, November 4, 2016

Southern Illinois is about to get Bushwhacked

Bushwhacker Luke

By Kevin Hunsperger
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It's not often a WWE Hall of Famer makes it to southern Illinois, but this weekend one-half of one of the most popular tag teams of all time will make his way here. Bushwhacker Luke is wrestling in the main event of a fundraiser show for Pinckneyville's Unit 204 school. Bell time is 6:30, but there is a meet and greet with Luke that starts at 5 p.m. It costs $10.

I'm excited about this because I talked with Luke a few weeks ago on My 1-2-3 Cents the podcast. He reminisced about his career and life before the fun loving Bushwhacker days. He and Butch Miller were known as the Sheepherders and were one of the most brutal tag teams of the 70s and 80s. As he mentions on the show, they were hardcore before hardcore was a thing.

There are plenty of other great matches planned for this fundraiser. Superintendent Jerry Travelstead will meet Tony Flood in the finals of the Stride Pro Wrestling Legacy Championship tournament. Heath Hatton, Ax Allwardt and Farmer Billy Hills will also see action. And yours truly is the ring announcer for the evening. Join us in Pinckneyville for a night of great wrestling action!

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