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Wrestlers to pay tribute to Scott
Friday, April 9, 2010  Franklin County News-Post Website Article

By ANDY FLORA - Special to The News-Post

American Championship Wrestling (ACW) returns to Rocky Mount at Samuel M Hawkins-Central Gymnasium on the campus of Franklin County High School for a special event to remember professional wrestling legend Sandy Scott.

Scott passed away last month after battling pancreatic cancer.

Bell time is 8:15 p.m.

ACW competitors will pay tribute to Scott, who starred in the old Mid-Atlantic territory and later relocated to Roanoke.

Also scheduled to attend the celebration of Scott's life are World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Famer Jimmy (Boogie Woogie Man)Valiant, Ric McCord, Don and Rocky Kernodle and wrestling broadcaster Rich Landrum, all of whom were part of the Mid-Atlantic territory in the 1970s and '80s.

Three championship bouts are at the top of the card.

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Bad Dogs' reign of destruction continues
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

By ANDY FLORA - Special to The News-Post

The Bad Dogs continued their campaign of domination as American Championship Wrestling (ACW) returned to Rocky Mount for a special card Saturday night at Franklin County High School's Samuel M. Hawkins-Central Gymnasium.

The night of wrestling was dedicated to the late professional wrestling legend Sandy Scott who recently passed away from pancreatic cancer.

To honor Scott, the ACW matmen joined many friends and former competitors of Scott's in a ceremony before the in-ring action began.

During the ceremony 1970s and '80s broadcaster Rich Landrum recalled stories about Scott's life and his run through the wrestling territories.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Famer Jimmy (Boogie Woogie Man) Valiant and Mid-Atlantic Wrestling legends Ric McCord, and Don and Rocky Kernodle credited Scott with helping shape professional wrestling in this area.

The tribute concluded with a special video put together by ACW photographer Tom Brewer.

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A NIGHT TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF SANDY SCOTT