BlueStar Posted September 11, 2016 Share Posted September 11, 2016 http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx165/rikgeerts/AMW/AMWbanner_zpsfozn04br.jpg --January 1997— http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx165/rikgeerts/AMW/Trenton%20Evenrud_zpsfyqfg6y9.jpg “To hell with this company. I’m out of here.” He slammed the door shut and left. He’d spent hours trying to get the safe open but in a drunken rage forgot the combination. Awesome Max Wrestling was suddenly without an owner. Trenton Evenrud had just left, leaving all the papers there. The last thing he did was sign a Belgian booker. Nobody knew him. A company going down the drain, but with a big TV Deal on C.A.N.N. in the Graveyard shift. http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx165/rikgeerts/AMW/The%20Rev_zpsb0vnpqov.jpg AMW veteran and co-owner The Rev shares his thoughts.... “Honestly, the best thing that could have happened then, was Trenton leaving. Especially like this. He’d sold us, the founders, down the river. Hate is not a word I’d ever use outside the world of wrestling but Trenton…well, he was not the devil in disguise but he just wasn’t a nice person. Ask Joel, Chris, Archie and the others that invested here.” “Well, it left me with the title belt and some unknown Belgian guy who had to make the best of a first show, without someone telling him what he should do.” http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx165/rikgeerts/AMW/Christopher%20Ball_alt_zps0krblsv3.jpg “I didn’t know anything about wrestling in 1997. Let alone comprehend it. I just signed a contract, making my dream come true. Or at least ... I thought. It seemed a nightmare in 1997." "I just started ringing numbers…retired guys, asking who was around and why. I had a show in 5 days. Didn’t know who or what could run it. I asked several guys…one guy looked decent and answered my call. After 2 days he agreed to be my road agent. At least he knew wrestling. Little did I know about his past...” "Also, little did I know who whould end up being my boss. I just signed this contract from an apparant madman who just quit his own company." http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx165/rikgeerts/AMW/Preston%20Lockhart_zpsdejd5pii.jpg Preston Lockheart sighs when looking back upon this thing. “Man, thinking back about that one….early retirement, old demons still haunting me and then some shoddy company like AMW calling me? To tell you the truth, I didn’t care about AMW. I only got interested when I heard that egomaniac Evenrud had left the company. Even if it was complete chaos, they needed a road agent and they had some Belgian trying to keep this lead zeppelin afloat... and I thought … " “Well, let’s give this Awesome Max Wrestling a shot”. http://i752.photobucket.com/albums/xx165/rikgeerts/AMW/The%20Count_zpso7ggkf0k.jpg "Right, I was there, wasn't I?", The Count seemed confuded. "When I was a ref there at the start, The Rev was the main champ. You had The Hustlers (Dodger and Turner) as tag champs. Main challengers were guys like Smack, Thor, Kovach, Tucker -who had an awful gimmick as Johnny Lawless- and and bunch of others....I never understood I got to work there with a gimmick as a ref. Oh well..." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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