AEW COLLISION Dominates the Upstate

Greenville, SC – Just like the song goes…”Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” and the diesel train action that rolled into Greenville carried the debut visit of All Elite Wrestling (AEW)! For the first time ever, AEW would pack fans into the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Saturday night for the live broadcast event, which included three championship matches. CM Punk savagely defended his “Real” World Championship against 2023 Owen Hart Tournament Winner Ricky Starks. The fierce challenge between TBS Champion Kris Statlander and “The OG Badass” Mercedes Martinez electrified the crowd. The AEW World Tag Team Championship was also at risk as FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) threw down with The Embassy’s Big Bill and “The Machine” Brian Cage. 

The gripping fray also involved ROH World Television Champion Samoa Joe vs. Serpentico, AEW World Trios Championship Open House Match! House of Black—Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews, & Brody King (c.) vs. Action Andretti, Darius Martin, & Lee Johnson, and Metalik vs. Bullet Club Gold’s “Switchblade” Jay White. There was certainly more than a little muscle to give fans what they needed, throughout the evening were echoes around the arena, “This is awesome! This is awesome!” Saturday night was most definitely more than alright. 

All Elite Wrestling dominated Greenville, South Carolina at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Saturday, August 5, 2023. Photos © Carrianne Elizabeth

The AEW website describes “offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit, freshness and energy into the industry.” Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan in 2019, AEW offers multi-platform content with weekly television airings, behind-the-scenes YouTube series, and a weekly podcast series.  

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Event Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023

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Carrianne Stoker-Postier
About Carrianne Stoker-Postier // Hailing from Cleveland, OH, Carrianne went on to enjoy many years in the mountains of Montana's Big Sky Country before relocating to the warmth and charm of South Carolina's Upstate. As a by-day master's level social worker and also as a visual arts creative, she appreciates the power of connection. Concert photography resonates with her deep love of music and zest for capturing the emotion of an experience. She freelances primarily in the Southeast US, although travels for projects. // You can find her around the Bon Secours Wellness Arena - Greenville, SC as a house photographer or on Instagram @CarrianneElizabeth and to learn more, view her portfolio, and contact her.