AWF's Wrestle Jam 5

AWF's Wrestle Jam 5 will take place at the Catoosa County Colonnade May 25.

The American Wrestling Federation (AWF) of Ringgold is preparing for its biggest show of the year, Wrestle Jam 5, which will takeover the Catoosa County Colonnade Thursday, May 25.

The event marks the fifth installment of the promotion's biggest wrestling event of the year, which draws hundreds to the Benton Place campus.

This year's card will feature large collection of local talent as well as big names of the past and present from the world of professional wrestling.

This year's card includes WWE Hall of Famers Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and Teddy Long, as well as former WCW and WWF/WWE star Vader, former NXT and WWE star Ryback, and former WCW stars "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff and "Buff" Bagwell. Also appearing will be Tracey Smothers, The Jungle Kings, and "Natureboy" Paul Lee.

The event will begin at 7:30, with a meet and greet to take place beforehand beginning at 5 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Colonnade box office, over the phone at 706-935-9000, or online at www.colonnadecenter.tix.com.

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at acook@npco.com.