Andrews crowned NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion
Years of hard work and determination have paid off for Gallatin, Tennessee, native Arrick “The Dragon” Andrews.
On Saturday night, Andrews faced off against reigning champion, John Saxon, at NWA Mid-South Arena. While the two had faced off earlier in the weekend, with Saxon, gaining the victory, Andrews knew what he had to do to bring home the title to his hometown.
“After sixteen years in martial arts,” Andrews said, “all the hard work was a key in bringing home a world championship!”
Andrews had been champions in several different companies, including the NWA Southern Heavyweight champion at NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling, Heavyweight Champion at All-American Pro Wrestling, Southern Tag Team champions and more, but this title is more special because of the journey he had to overcome to get to this point.
“A year and a half ago, I was not sure I would be able to get back into the ring,” Andrews continued. With a knee injury and surgery, it would be a long road for Andrews to reenter the squared circle.
“Thanks to my trainer and my gym for pushing me to not only get back into the gym, but to also get prepared to become a world champion,” said Andrews. “This was a truly humbling experience and I could not be more honored.”
Arrick “The Dragon” Andrews will be in Franklin, Kentucky on Friday, April 14th at NWA New South Arena at 512 West Madison Street, to celebrate his victory. Also, he will be returning to his home town of Gallatin, Tennessee on Saturday, April 29th at the Tennessee National Guard Armory for All-American Pro Wrestling and NWA SAW to defend the NWA World Junior Heavyweight championship against Toby Farley.