Local wrestling fans who are already amped for Wrestlemania have an additional reason to be excited this weekend. If you grew up watching wrestling on WMC-TV 5 on Saturdays, prepare for a little wave of nostalgia to wash over you. Professional wrestling will air again locally every Saturday, this time, courtesy of CW30.
The United Wrestling Network’s Championship Wrestling show premieres in Memphis on Saturday, April 6th. The hour-long show is filmed in Hollywood and airs weekly on more than 100 stations across the country. The local broadcast of the show will be hosted by wrestlers and CW30 station hosts Dustin & Maria Starr. The Starrs will do cut-ins during the national show and highlight local wrestling events like Roundhouse Revival and Grizzlies wrestling nights.
“Just like the good ole days, growing up watching Memphis Wrestling – now it’s back! Every Saturday at noon”, said Dustin Starr. “We cannot wait to introduce our brand of Championship Wrestling to all the great fans in Memphis. Maria and I are so excited to be hosting together! I’ll try to do my very best Lance & Dave impression!”
In addition to being staples of local TV, radio, and sporting events as hosts and emcees, Dustin and Maria Starr have donated their time and voices to the preservation of local wrestling history and the Mid-South Coliseum. They’re reaching out to local wrestling fans for a couple of events this month to help restore the Coliseum to its glory.
On Friday, April 5th, Dustin & Maria will serve as the celebrity bartenders at the Cocktails for a Cause Season 8 Opener for the Coliseum Coalition. Funds are being raised to produce Roundhouse Revival 4, a daylong celebration of music, wrestling, and basketball— the staples of the Coliseum lineup in years past. Organizers with the Coliseum Coalition and Friends of the Fairgrounds hope they’ll be able to have Roundhouse Revival inside a revitalized Coliseum this fall. There’s a cleanup event being planned for later this month to start preparing. Details will follow soon.