Students at Alto ISD started of their
school year with a series of wrestling matches in the high school gymnasium.
"Lots of hard hits we got some of
the hardest hitters in Texas all in one building," said Mykal Kross,
Professional Warrior Wrestling Alliance
wrestlers from across Texas stepped into the ring all to benefit the Alto
Derrick Chancellor graduated from Alto
in 1998 and has been wrestling professionally for 13 years now he focused on
giving back to the community that helped him succeed in his career.
"I got a lot of friends that
wrestle from all around the state and out of state and we actually got together
and collaborated on trying to get a show here for Alto," said Chancellor.
With names like "The Black Mamba", "Psycho"
and "Rage" stepping into the ring there was never a dull moment.
"A lot of action, a lot of
personas, trash talking I mean the whole works everything you see on TV you
will see here," said Chancellor.
Apple Springs native Mykal Kross steps into
the ring as "The Backwoods Brawler" and says the benefit is
opportunity to inspire a new generation of wrestling fans.
"I was a wrestling fan growing up
but there was never anything around and I know kids love the wrestling. They're
super heroes on stage jumping, flying its just great experience and I want to
bring it to anybody around," said Kross.
Despite the fun and games the ultimate
goal for the wresters is be a positive role model for students and Chancellor
plans on devoting more time to his home town.
"I'm not leaving this is actually
where I want to do more shows, to actually get the community involved and have
something for the kids, keep them out of trouble," said Chancellor.
On October 27th
the Warrior Wrestling Alliance will host another benefit show with the proceeds
going to the Alto Chamber of Commerce.
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