"We have some of the best indie talent around," says promoter Chris Gough.
That roster will be on display Saturday night at the Turner Rec Center in Kansas City, Kansas, for what Gough has dubbed "Tag Teamageddon" (doors open at 6 p.m., and bell time is 7). Fans of the old-school WWF Survivor Series matches will recognize the concept. Two teams of four men battle in an elimination match until all of the members of one team have been eliminated.
The trio of Jeremy Wyatt, Mark Sterling and Showtime Bradley Charles — known as the Kansas City Killers — will likely team with Dan Walsh against A.C.H., Ricky Cruz, Bull Schmitt and Jaysin Strife. The sole survivors get future title shots.
Also Saturday night, the Kansas Championship will be on the line when Charles meets Sydal. And the Hooligans defend the tag team championships against the Commission, a duo that preaches playing by the rules but cheats to win. Gough says the duo is based on "real life" hypocritical entities that "preach one thing and do another."
Gough, an on-air personality with Metro Sports, lists off the wrestlers getting looks by the larger companies.
A.C.H. has recently wrestled on major independent wrestling cards, including Ring of Honor's September Internet pay-per-view, Death Before Dishonor X, in Chicago. He also was a finalist in Chikara Pro's Young Lions Cup. The high flyer, also known as the Last Hero and Last Dragon, also could be getting a shot with Dragon Gate — in Japan and the U.S.
"A.C.H. is definitely going to go somewhere," Gough says. "I think he'd like to go to Japan. I think that's a lifelong dream of his."
Mike Sydal, the brother of WWE superstar Evan Bourne, spent the summer wrestling for Ring of Honor, appearing on ROH's weekly TV show.
Sterling also got a shot with Ring of Honor, wrestling and losing to Sydal in a pre-show match at Death Before Dishonor X.
Charles, who was trained by former ECW, WCW and WWE star Lance Storm, attended a WWE developmental tryout camp in Florida. He didn't get a contract offer, but Gough says Charles came back "more determined than ever."
Gough expects that his guys will be around through at least the end of the year. So see them while you can (tickets are available here).