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May 4, 2014 / TJ Hawke

Gunner vs. Chris Andrews from PWA 2014

From Dylan Hales:

On August 7th and 8th, the first ever (and hopefully first annual) Scenic City Invitational tournament will be held at the Empire Arena in Rossville, Georgia. 

In an effort to get people excited for this tournament and Southern independent wrestling in general, in the weeks leading up to the event, this blog will be looking at matches from each individual participant in the tourney.  We hope you follow along, enjoy the matches, and find some new favorites along the way. 

For more information on the Scenic City Invitational check out their Facebook page

Post by TJ Hawke:

Gunner is someone who I have never been terribly interested in. While it’s not entirely fair to judge someone based on a handful of TNA matches, he did nothing in any of the matches I saw to suggest it would be worth the effort to seek out other things he has done. I am glad to say though that this match ended up being worth the watch though.

The content of the match was not exactly substantive, but the reaction Gunner and Andrews got for basically everything they did was bizarrely strong. It is almost as if all of TNA’s effort to make Gunner seem like a big deal finally paid off…for another promotion…on another continent. In this match, he came across like a star that could lead a company. It was quite the sight.

Gunner and Andrews took full advantage of that and gave the fans exactly what they wanted. They timed the shine, cut-off, heat, and comeback perfectly, and the match did not overstay its welcome at all. If a major promotion in the US could find a way to make fans connect to Gunner in some way, he would be of incredible value to them based on his performance here. How bizarre, how bizarre.

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