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Owens vs. Courageous at the SMC 2018

Chase Owens has been on a roll in New Japan Pro Wrestling recently. He has been teaming and squaring off with some of the best wrestlers in the world and more than holding his own. In the last month he has been in the Main Event of in several international Pay Per Views.

But before his massive success as a member of the world renowned Bullet Club, he was simply known as “Mr. Smoky Mountain”. In 2011, Owens won the 1st Smoky Mountain Cup Tournament. On April 7 in Kingsport, TN he will try to become the first man to win “The Cup” twice.

The weekend of the Smoky Mountain Cup is also the biggest pro wrestling weekend of the year with 100’s of major of events going on in New Orleans. Chase Owens could have easily been booked on any of those events. As a matter of fact, he is booked in New Orleans on the 2 days prior to The Smoky Mountain Cup. But due to his loyalty to the people of this area that have supported him since from his very beginnings, he chose to be in Kingsport, TN on April 7.

In appreciation of Chase choosing to be at the Smoky Mountain Cup, Innovate Wrestling officials allowed him to choose his own opponent. Owens has chose to wrestle Caleb Courageous in the 1st Round of the SMC 2018. Chase wanted to wrestle someone whom he has never faced in Kingsport and someone that will give him a challenge.

Courageous has been super impressive since his Innovate Wrestling debut last year. He has had memorable battles with Toby Farley, Chip Day, Axton Ray and Tracer X among others. “The Death Metal Daredevil” has won over the Innovate Wrestling fans with his high flying, hard strikes and his innovate offense.

This match may come down to a battle of “Who can hit their piledriver first?” as both Owens and Courageous use variations of the piledriver as their finishing move. Owens has used the package piledriver to pick up wins all over the world. Caleb uses a unique version of the piledriver that he calls the Skittles Driver. Who can land their variation of the move first and will it lead them to the finals of the Smoky Mountain Cup?

Advance Tickets are available at

Smoky Mountain Cup 2018
Saturday, April 7 – 7:00 PM
Civic Auditorium
1550 Fort Henry Dr.
Kingsport, TN

The Finals of the Smoky Mountain Cup Tournament
6 Way Elimination Match

1st Round Tournament Match – Duck vs. Duck
Rob Killjoy vs. Lance Lude

1st Round Tournament Match – Special Challenge
Chase Owens vs. Caleb Courageous

More to be announced featuring:
TV Champion Lenny Stratton
US Tag Team Champions The Cross Brothers
Nicole Pain
The Party Boys
The Heatseekers & More!

*Card & Wrestlers Subject to Change*

Ticket Information
Front Row – $20
Adults – $15
Kids – $10
Advance Tickets are available at

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