Battle Box fighting for a cause

Kenneth Lee

Confined in a steel cage, 16 wrestlers went head-to-head against each other trading fists and exchanging kicks last night in the Ryan’s restaurant parking lot for Battle Box.

Among the wrestlers included were Bobby Mayhem, Cujo, Texas Pyscho, High Roller, Hell Kid and San Francisco Treat. Two wrestlers also involved in the carnage were Georgia Southern University students Eric McGlammery and Kelly Doyle, known as Eric Glamour and Hammer Obama in the ring.

Battle Box, an American Premier Wrestling (APW) first event, was held in the parking lot of Ryan’s last Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Admission was free for kids 5 years old and younger and $5 for adults and students. All proceeds went to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation.

“People should come because the APW is really involved in philanthropy.  We’re out there helping certain charities. We’re here to service the people of Statesboro,” Doyle said.

“We get involved in the communities. We have many charities we get involved in, like the American Red Cross, and it’s a good family-oriented thing,” McGlammery said.

APW is involved with the community by offering a summer training camp for kids.

Before the main event, a match occurred involving the 8 to 12 year old boys and girls that attended the camp. The young wrestlers provided some entertaining moments for the audience, especially parents and grandparents.

During the main events, the audience cheered, booed and cringed as the wrestlers exchanged words, fists and pain. In the final match, Hell Kid, a wrestler from California who has been involved with the APW for 15 years, fell from a ladder onto a pile of thumbtacks.

Afterwards, he needed assistance extracting the thumbtacks that were stuck in his head.

In the end, Hell Kid emerged victorious.

The APW will have another show on March 15at the Statesboro Karate Studio.