— The Coshocton Tribute recently interviewed Buff Bagwell, where he discusses the adjustment to working in front of small crowds and more. Bagwell will be headlining Ohio Championship Wrestling’s first show at the Civic League Community Center in Zanesville, OH
On working indy shows: “I used to wrestle in front of 100,000 people and not meet one person. Now I wrestle in front of 500 and meet everybody. It’s much better for the fans. Most want that interaction. They want to touch you, they want to say hello,” he said.
On his new autobiography ‘Gladiators Dont Cry’: “I’ve got a story that is completely off the chain. It’s crazy, literally, it really is. I shot my father when I was 18 years old for beating my mom up. So, way beyond wrestling my life’s been crazy. He’s still alive and now we’re best friends,” he said. “I’ve led a pretty crazy life outside of wrestling, but that too. In wrestling it was just wide open.”
— This week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown will be pre-empted in Cleveland. The program was originally scheduled to air on channel 43 and now will be preempted and will be rebroadcast immediately following conclusion of basketball on WUAB.
— The Disney family adventure “Race to Witch Mountain” featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson outran superhero movie “Watchmen” to take the top spot with $25 million in the weekend contest at the box office.