CLEVELAND, OH - On the weekend of September 5th through the 7th, Absolute Intense Wrestling was set to be the first wrestling program to bring cult wrestling sensation Grado to the shores of the United States of America with a three day event called “GRADO DOES AMERICA”. As seen on Vice and several other documentary features, Grado was a viral phenomena, a wrestler from the United Kingdom who had captured the imaginations of independent professional wrestling fans across the world. With success comes attention, and, unfortunately for Absolute Intense Wrestling, Grado was selected by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling to participate in the upcoming season of TNA British Bootcamp, and, as a result of filming commitments, has been forced to cancel his AIW appearances.
AIW has regrouped, however, and, September 5th, 6th, and 7th, will present WRESTLERAGER 2014, the first three-day professional wrestling party in Cleveland, Ohio. To make good on the loss of Grado, representatives from TNA have contacted AIW management and will be sending ABYSS to wrestle on Sunday, September 7th and have reimbursed AIW for the travel expenses they had spent to fly Grado to the United States. On that show, Abyss will take on Cleveland’s own Rickey Shane Page in a contest that promises to be as wild as any throughout the course of Abyss’ career.
Abyss is a TNA original, having been a regular member of this globally-recognized wrestling brand since 2002. Over the course of those 12 years, Abyss has captured the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, the NWA World Tag Team Championship, the TNA Television Championship, and the TNA X-Division Championship, staking his reputation on a bloody, hardcore style that includes the innovation of the Barbed Wire Massacre and Monster’s Ball Matches. His appearance at WRESTLERAGER 2014 is an incredibly rare opportunity for fans to see Abyss in an independent setting, and there is no telling what he will do in the confines of Cleveland’s legendary Turners Hall.
Tickets for all three nights of WRESTLERAGER 2014 are availible for $20 per night, or as part of a three-night, $50 combo pack from http://shop.aiwrestling.com. Not only will Abyss see action on Sunday, but the weekend boasts the best in professional wrestling, as international superstars like MICHAEL ELGIN, JOHNNY GARGANO, JIMMY JACOBS, BJ WHITMER, COLT CABANA, and TRACY SMOTHERS will be in action. For more information on WRESTLERAGER 2014, please visit aiwrestling.com or facebook.com/aiwrestling.