LITTLE ROCK — TCW Wrestling, a nationally syndicated professional wrestling television program, arrives in the River Valley Aug. 3 at the Fort Smith Convention Center for a television taping starting at 6:30 p.m.

TCW will be headlined by former WWE superstar Matt Hardy as he teams with masked wrestler Americos to take on the Empire.

Trevor Murdock will make his TCW debut taking on the 7-foot-2 Titan for the International Championship and 1-legged wrestler Zach Gowen takes on Golden Boy Greg Anthony in a grudge re-match. Over 11 exciting matches will be taped featuring wrestlers from all over the country.

"We’re extremely happy about the growth we have experienced in the past several months," said Thomas Parker, VP of Talent Relations for TCW. "Fort Smith is where TCW was born and it’s always a pleasure meeting the fans from the Fort City."

The 1-hour HD TV program airs weekly on Fridays at 11 p.m. and on the Pursuit Channel Friday nights at midnight on DIRECTV channel 604 and Dish Network channel 240/393. Fans are encouraged to bring signs to the event and be seen on tv.

Tickets are available now at Super Sav Drug in Van Buren and Larry’s Pizza and D&D Pawn in Fort Smith. Buyers can save 10 percent by ordering tickets online at tcwwrestling.com. VIP Front Row Reserved seating is $30, VIP 2nd Row Reserved seating is $20, and general admission seating is $15. All VIP tickets include an after-party meet and greet with free pizza and soft drinks.

For more information fans can call the TCW Hotline at 501-463-4227 or visit www.tcwwrestling.com.