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Sami Callihan gets into legitimate altercation with venue security, nearly shuts down indy show

Last night the professional wrestling promotion AAW held an event at the Logan Square Auditorium in the Chicago area. One of the featured matches on the card was between Jimmy Jacobs and Sami Callihan. At one point in the match, however, building management nearly stopped the show.

PWInsider reports that Callihan placed Jacobs underneath a drum riser (stage) and began stacking hard plastic chairs on top of him. This is as opposed to the usual folding chairs used in wrestling when someone does this. Someone from the venue got on the microphone and angrily yelled at Callihan not to destroy their chairs.

Eventually Callihan won the match inside the ring. After the match, security and off-duty police were asked to legitimately remove Callihan from the arena. At first, Callihan thought it was part of the show and began shoving and cursing at the security officials. That all stopped when they told Callihan they were armed and would shoot him if he didn’t stop.

Callihan was then removed from the building. The show was allowed to finish after the venue contemplated throwing out AAW as a whole. In the end, both sides came to an agreement and the show was allowed to finish for the fans. Callihan Tweeted the following after the incident:

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