OHS Alum Vandagriff will wrestle at Modesto


After a long absence from the local wrestling scene, Matt Vandagriff is preparing for an appearance on a local show. This Saturday evening July 17, the Oakdale High School alum steps into the ring for RGR Lucha Libre.

“It’s been about two years since I’ve wrestled at a local show (in 209) and I’m excited. My parents and friends can see me, so that’s cool, ”Vandagriff said.

Vandagriff lives in Las Vegas and is a rising star in professional wrestling. He fought in several states and even internationally. His schedule has been busy, even the pandemic hasn’t stopped him from competing.

“I’ve been so busy which is great. I have struggled non-stop and love every minute. I like traveling, meeting fans and competing.

Her schedule continues to be filled through the rest of the summer and into the fall. He has upcoming games in Nevada, California, Arizona, Texas and Washington.

“My goal is to fight in all 50 states, I would like to say that I did,” noted Vandagriff.

He’s a top-flight wrestler and this weekend’s game (with his yet-to-be-named opponent) should be a fast-paced affair.

“I don’t know who I’m up against yet, they haven’t told me. All I know is it will be a fast paced and top flight.

The show will be held at the Urbano Restaurant Lounge at 1016 H St., Modesto with a start time at 4.30 p.m. Vandagriff will wrestle four consecutive days in this streak. From July 15, he will be in Los Angeles, followed by Oxnard, Modesto and Laguna Hills. Also scheduled to appear on the map during the Modesto event: Dragon Lee, Texano Jr., Sam Adonis, Mecha Wolf, Damian 666 and more. For more information on tickets, call (209) 622-7104.

Vandagriff is thrilled to be wrestling again in front of energetic crowds.

“The pandemic has limited fan attendance, but now it looks like we’re going to regain our capabilities again. The fans make us (wrestlers) perform at our best. They do everything, they hurt bumps less because we feed off their reactions. I really can’t wait.

Recently, Vandagriff has wrestled with veterans of the sport, including former World Wrestling Entertainment and Impact Wrestling debuts, EC III and TJ Perkins.

“It was a great experience and it is nice to work with them. I hope to be able to wrestle with them again soon.

Vandagriff’s goal is to fight for one of the best promotions in the industry by the end of 2022. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Ring of Honor (ROH), Impact Wrestling and Major League Wrestling (MLW) are currently the best promotions in the United States.

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