This past Saturday night in Shepherdsville, KY, Southern Wrestling Entertainment paid tribute to the Boogie Woogie Man, Handsome Jimmy Valiant w/a special wrestling show called, appropriately enough, Boogie Nights! The majority of the card was comprised of a tournament to crown the first ever winner of the Boogie Invitational Cup. This was followed by the main event, featuring the man himself, Jimmy Valiant, teaming w/"Party Animal" Justin Storm to take on Ca$h Flo & Billy The P. In the first round of the tournament 'Iron Demon' Shane Mercer defeated 'Chaos' James Kendrick to be the first to move on to round two. 'Bronzed God' Lennox Norris & 'Designated Driver' Nick Doepp also picked up first round wins over 'The Future' Eddie Young & 'Mayhem' Bob Murdoch respectively. Apollo Garvin completed the final four by way of a first round bye, but being the fresh man didn't keep him from ending up on the losing end of his second round match against Nick Doepp. Lennox Norris got the best of Shane Mercer to earn the right to face Doepp in the finals. It was a hard fought match that spilled out onto the floor, but when the dust settled, it was Nick Doepp who had his hand raised in victory as the first ever Boogie Cup Invitational champion. Now it was Boogie's turn to do his thing in the ring. Despite some dirty tactics & a couple of impressive 'Boogie elbows' by Billy the P, the bad guys were no match for Boogie Woogie & his tag partner Justin Storm. After the big wrestling show, there was fittingly a dance in Boogie's honor featuring DJ Rozay. What a great way to celebrate the 50 years & counting career of Jimmy Valiant.
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