Tuesday, 17 September 2019 18:31

Adrenaline Pro Wrestling raises $700 for Richmond County Rescue Squad

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Syde Effect pins Old-school to retain his title following an open challenge during an Adrenaline Pro Wrestling show benefiting the Richmond County Rescue Squad on Saturday. Syde Effect pins Old-school to retain his title following an open challenge during an Adrenaline Pro Wrestling show benefiting the Richmond County Rescue Squad on Saturday. Michael Broadwater - for the Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM — With a few suplexes and body slams, Adrenaline Pro Wrestling helped raise just over $700 for the Richmond County Rescue Squad on Saturday.


According to Rescue Chief Scott Waters, the event brought in $702 between concessions, an auction and admission.

The show was planned shortly after the squad’s crash truck was stolen and later found burned in Anson County earlier this summer.

“We did it because the rescue squad has been our home venue for going on two years,” said APW promoter and wrestler Justin Lee (whose real name is Daniel Davis). “And it was our way to give back to the rescue squad for being so great to us and the community.”

There were eight matches held outside beside the building, including a ladder match were Lee defended his Cruiserweight title against Carolina Kidd.

Other matches included a grudge match between Scrapyard Dog and Wachee; a tag-team match where the Atlantic Coast Destruction Crew defended their titles against Erik Ryker and Tank; and a No. 1 contender’s match featuring the debut of Hangtyme against Leo Wolf.

One of the promotion’s top heels, Cruze Bittle, who wrestled in a tag match, can be found during the weekdays patrolling the streets of Hamlet as Lt. Donald Ray Morton.

APW has to upcoming shows scheduled for Sept. 21 and Oct. 5.

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Anthony Eugene Clark is accused of breaking into the base on Rockingham Road on June 30 and stealing the crash truck.

He has court appearances scheduled for Sept. 23 in Anson County and Sept. 30 in Richmond County. All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Waters said Tuesday that some of the stolen equipment has not yet been recovered, including radios that were purchased just before the break-in through a grant.

He added that some additional security measures have already been put in place, with more on the way.

Hamlet-based Electronics Service Company has installed security cameras that Waters can monitor at any time from his cellphone. He said he plans to add a few more cameras in the future.

There are also plans to replace the wooden doors with metal doors and install an entry system where those going inside will need a key fob.

“We never thought we needed (security) at a rescue station,” he said.

Waters added that he’s hoping the insurance company will reimburse the squad for the value of the truck and there are plans to replace the truck with a “new” used one within the coming weeks.

Cordova Fire and Rescue has been responding as mutual aid with its crash truck.

A motorcycle ride in July raised around $4,000 for the department.