SCW holds title match in Suquamish, marks eight years

Kellen Raeth will face Hot Hands Mendoza at the 8th Anniversary SCW show on March 22.  - John Rodriguez Imagery
Kellen Raeth will face Hot Hands Mendoza at the 8th Anniversary SCW show on March 22.
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With titles on the line, the SCW Reloaded eighth anniversary show is certain to pack in the entertainment.

“It’s the eighth anniversary of a good, local event,” said Ron Sullivan, aka Von Hess, of SCW Reloaded.

“Our show tells a story,” he said. “A lot of shows are just wrestler A against wrestler B. Our whole show has been built into a universe, a living comic book where you never know what you are going to see.”

SCW, or Suquamish Championship Wrestling, will present a series of matches at 6 p.m., March 22, at the Suquamish Tribal Center gym on Sandy Hook Road.

A title match between Kellen Raeth and Hot Hands Mendoza will headline the event.

“Kellen Raeth, he’s done backstage work for WWE. He’s been our champion for six months,” Sullivan said. “He’s going to face our No. 1 good guy, Hot Hands Mendoza. He’s the master of the chop. He chops a guy’s chest and the whole crowd goes ‘Aww.’ ”

Sullivan notes that Raeth is quite a bad guy.

“He’s the most hated bad guy,” he said.

A cruiserweight match between Patrick Large and CJ Edwards will also be featured.

“Pat Large is our cruiserweight champion. He will be defending against CJ Edwards, he’s a top guy from Oregon,” Sullivan said.

Then tag team Hoss Tull and Von Hess will take on ΑΣΣ for the tag team belt.

“Hoss Tull and Von Hess are taking on the frat boys; they’re all guys from college,” Sullivan said. “The frat guys are taking on the breakneck tough guys.”

Another tag team match will top off the night’s entertainment, featuring female wrestlers.

Annie Richards with male wrestler Ideal Reflection will face Mary Jane and Sunni Daze.

And it’s all for only $4.

“It’s like a mini-WWE event; the same stuff you find at their events you find at ours, but a little bit smaller,” Sullivan said.

In the end, it’s all about pleasing the crowd.

“They are going to hear some good music and see a really solid good show where everybody puts their best foot forward to entertain,” Sullivan said.

“People come in and plug into the experience. They don’t want to think about their bills or that they are not getting along with so and so.”

Sullivan is proud of SCW — not only of its entertainment value, but of its relationship with fans, the Suquamish Tribe, and the community.

“For us to keep a building eight years, it means we’ve worked hard to keep the Tribe happy and put on something the community can be proud of,” Sullivan said.

SCW also puts on a charity show during the holiday season to raise money for a local food bank, and gives away free books and comic books for the youth in the audience to encourage them to read.

It’s an experience, and a relationship, that Sullivan would like to continue as SCW marches on.

“In another two years it will be 10 years, and we will expand,” he said. “I’d like to still be doing what we are doing now, having fun and giving people a show once a month where they can plug in and enjoy themselves.”

SCW Eighth Anniversary show

What: SCW Reloaded

When: March 22, 6 p.m.

Where: Suquamish Tribal Center gym, 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Port Madison Indian Reservation.

Featuring: A title match between Kellen Raeth and Hot Hands Mendoza, tag team match with ΑΣΣ vs. Hoss Tull & Von Hess, a cruiserweight title match between Patrick Large and CJ Edwards, and a tag team match with Anni Richards and Ideal Reflection vs. Sunni Daze and Mary Jane.

Cost: $4

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