Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Heath Hatton meets Kevin Cheeseburger

Kevin "Cheeseburger" and Heath Hatton on News 3 This Morning
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

It's a Way Back Wednesday edition of the blog and back to 2010. I had a guest on the morning newscast I co-anchor. His name is Curly and he was on the show to promote a fundraiser wrestling event. If you're a fan of Stride Pro Wrestling, you likely know who Curly is and you definitely know who Heath Hatton is. That morning was the first time I'd met Hatton. Click below for more on what happened that morning.



As I mentioned, that was seven years ago. Hatton has changed quite a bit in that time. He was a cocky, up and coming bad guy wrestling around the region. Fast forward a year or so and this incident happened and I was no longer Kevin Cheeseburger.




Heath and I became friends through All American Pro Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Collision. When both of those companies folded, we kept in touch and in 2016 I was honored when he asked me to be the ring announcer for Stride Pro Wrestling. He has made plenty more appearances on News 3 This Morning and has continued to grow as a wrestler. Heck, less than two years after that Cheeseburger incident he was in a WWE ring wrestling a WWE Superstar (Ryback) on a WWE pay per view (Extreme Rules 2012). Later that same year he battled Adam Pearce for the NWA World's Heavyweight Championship.

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Back to present day, Hatton has had a few bad months with Stride Pro Wrestling. He lost the championship to Roger Matheus in an amazing TLC match. He was pinned by the champ in a fatal four-way the next month that included Jay Spade and Red Daniels. Heath and Spade later lost a tag team contest to Matheus and Daniels. And most recently he came up short against Spade in a number one contender's match.

Find out what's next for Heath Hatton this Saturday night. September Fallout begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion. Tickets are just $10 each. We'll see you there.

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