Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Coliseum/AEW Poster Benefits Loaves & Fishes of Charlotte

AEW Wrestling asked David Crockett to suggest a charity in the Charlotte area for their Community Outreach program headed up by Cody Rhodes. David Crockett suggested Loaves & Fishes.

Loaves & Fishes works with a network of 41 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County to provide a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families experiencing a short-term crisis.

AEW partnered with Asheville-area artist Hal Haney (@HalHaneyArt) and The Bojangles Coliseum (@TheBOPlex) to commission a special one-of-a-kind piece of art (seen below) that highlights the current stars of AEW while also paying homage to the rich history of pro wrestling in the building. The venue, built back in the late 1950s, is perhaps more familiarly known to earlier generations of wrestling fans as the original Charlotte Coliseum or the Independence Arena.   

Ten (10) limited edition copies of this original 11x17 artwork were printed and signed by AEW personnel, including Sammy Guevara, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Arn Anderson and Dustin Rhodes. They are currently being auctioned off to benefit Loaves and Fishes.

The project came together in advance of last weekend's AEW Battle of the Belts show at Bojangles Coliseum, spearheaded by the CRVA (Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.) This is all done in conjunction with AEW Community Outreach, which is piloted by Cody Rhodes.

Fans and collectors can bid on the signed pieces at this link through 10 a.m. ET this Saturday, Jan. 15.

Bid generously now! It's a very cool piece of wrestling memorabilia and benefits a great organization. Deadline is this Saturday January 15!