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Michael defends title
with street fight win

The street fight went on throughout the building.
“The Trendsetter” Jon Michael successfully defended his NWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship belt by power-bombing “Golden Boy” Greg Anthony into a metal chair to end their Union City Street Fight main event.
The fight went all over the arena, spilling into the crowd, and ended with Anthony a bloody mess.
Michael’s celebration was cut short when Bull Bronson interfered.
On a night when wrestling tag team legends Ricky Morton and Beautiful Bobby Eaton were on hand, other matches saw “The Marvel” Stan Lee defeat “3G” Eric Wayne, The EMTs beat Naughty by Nature “Rude” and the Tornado, Bronson bull bomb Joseph Bourne and The Fabulous Rocker pin Morton with outside help from Eaton.
This week, Bronson will face Lee in the main event.

Everett UTM’s latest
on 2012 watch list

UT Martin senior Ben Everett has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Watch List for tight ends. He joins quarterback Derek Carr, running back Tevin Barksdale and wide receiver Quentin Sims who also made their positions respective watch lists.
Everett, from Loudon, played in nine games this past season, during which he caught four passes for 104 yards.
Everett enjoyed his best game of the season against Union College where he caught two passes for 70 yards, including a 47-yard TD reception.
He also made one catch against Mississippi State for 13 yards.
The Skyhawks open the 2012 season at the Liberty Bowl against host Memphis.

Driver planning
on Packer return

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Wide receiver Donald Driver is hinting he has a deal in place to return to the Green Bay Packers.
In a post on his Twitter account Tuesday night, Driver said, “When I said I will be a Packer for life. It is now true. Packer for life.”
Driver has a year left on his contract, but his return to the team was not considered likely unless he restructured his deal. Driver’s agent, Jordan Woy, did not immediately return a message left by The Associated Press.
The Packers will hold workouts today.
Driver is the team’s all-time leader with 735 catches for 10,060 yards. He said after the Packers’ playoff loss to the New York Giants that he wasn’t sure if the team would bring him back.
Driver won ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” last week.

Published in The Messenger 5.30.12

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