Fun in the ring

Independent pro wrestling
promotion entertains Madison

Saturday night shows are
action packed, family-friendly

By Konnie McCollum
Staff Writer

(February 2010) – Madison, Ind.’s Supreme Championship Wrestling, located at 821 W. Main St., has been offering fun-filled, family entertainment for more than six years. The independent professional wrestling promotion holds matches at 7:30 p.m. every Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Kham Alexander and Shawn Sands

Photo by Konnie McCollum

Fan favorite Kharn Alexander (left)
and Supreme Championship Wrestling
owner Shawn Sands are part of the
Saturday evening shows in Madison, Ind.

The matches are a combination of showmanship, story telling and plenty of traditional wrestling, complete with throws, pins and crowd-pleasing moves. Before the wrestlers enter the ring, the announcer sets the tone of the match with a background story on each of the colorful competitors. The crowds jeer at the foes and cheer for their heroes.
A 32-wrestler tournament, in honor of longtime fan George White, has been ongoing since mid-January. White attended every show at Supreme Championship Wrestling for five years before he became ill and recently died from cancer. A free show on Friday, Feb. 5, will be held in remembrance of White. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the bell rings at 7:30 p.m.
“We want to honor White, and show our respect for his family,” said owner Shawn Sands. “He will be missed.”
The wrestling center features a variety of professionals, including women. “Anyone who is physically capable and has a true desire to become a professional wrestler is welcome to come try it out,” said Sands.
Cody Alexander, 22, is a fan favorite at Supreme Championship who wrestles as “Kharn Alexander.” He spends several hours a day, five days a week at the gym preparing for his weekly battles with a variety of foes. “I wrestled on the varsity squad during high school, and I love being a professional,” he said.
Alexander is one of the most-cheered wrestlers during the weekly shows. He says that the crowds can “relate” to his character, which is “gothic in nature.”
Other wrestlers, including Jesse Watson, 17, have started training at the center in hopes of becoming professional wrestlers, too.
“This is the best thing around,” said Watson. Not only does he like participating as a wrestler, he loves to watch the professionals work. “Everyone should come on out and watch the show. It is awesome.”
“Our matches are truly family friendly,” said Sands. “We don’t allow foul language, and kids simply love the action-packed energy of the matches.”
Sands has been a professional wrestler for more than 17 years. He has wrestled in 48 states and held titles in more than 50 promotions. He has also been featured in nationally published wrestling publications and was a two-time Indiana Golden Glove Boxer.
During summer months, Sands said there is usually not a seat available for the shows, but winter months see more of a slowdown.
A concession stand offers a full line of traditional snack items, including nachos, barbecue sandwiches, chips, sodas, sweets and popcorn.
Tickets for each show are $7.

• For more information about Supreme Championship Wrestling, call (765) 274-2951 (weekdays) or (812) 292-6846 (weekends).

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