You may or may not know that professional wrestling is alive and body slamming in the city of Atlanta. Every Friday night at The Academy Theater in Avondale Estates and once a month at The Masquerade, rings the bell at 8:00 p.m. and chaos ensues. Platinum Championship Wrestling or PCW has been keeping the indy pro wrestling dream alive since Jan 2010. The organization has had over 100 shows since then and no plans to slow down any time soon. Stephen Platinum is the mastermind and promoter of PCW. Platinum just scheduled and booked the talent for the organizations big yearly show Sacred Ground. The ass hits the mat on Saturday September 24th at The East Point VFW Hall. details to come soon…
Atlanta Roller Derby
I have been involved with Atlanta Rollergirls for the last three years. The number one question I get asked is, “Do you skate?” My answer is always the same, “No, I’m a jeerleader.” Think cheerleader but derby style. I dress up like a post apocalyptic warrior, complete with warpaint and huge, crazy football shoulder pads. I run around, act like a fool, scream for my team The Apocalypstix and get the crowd amped. I do this once a month from February to September at The Yaarab Shine Temple on Ponce De Leon, I am known as Rose Riot.
The second question people always ask, “Is derby real?” I can honestly answer, “Yes!” These girls are tough as nails and dedicated athletes. The common misconception is that it is a “work” like professional wrestling. The only thing “fake” are the derby names. These ladies are required to practice several times a week and skate in away bouts as well as home bouts. This is a sport that requires a tremendous amount of energy and dedication.
The derby season in Atlanta is almost over. The last bout day is September 10th where all four Atlanta teams will square off for the championship. I would recommend purchasing tickets online as soon as possible. It will sell out!
Check em out at http://www.atlantarollergirls.com
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