Thanks to all of you who have sent such kind remarks over the last two weeks regarding my dad's passing. While there is nothing that can compare with the loss of a parent, your kind thoughts have made it a bit easier.
As you'll imagine, given that my dad had colon cancer and my mom is a breast cancer survivor; I'll do what I can from time to time to publicize independent and other events benefiting cancer research and treatment. One of them will be taking place in April in North Jersey; as Independent Wrestling Federation will bring the band back together for a live event on April 28 in Nutley, NJ with proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.
Their release is as follows:
The star-studded event happens Saturday, April 28, 2012 with a 7:45 pm bell-time at the Parks & Recreation Building, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley, NJ.
Headlining the extravaganza are main event bouts with WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana and WWE Legend The Rocker Marty Jannetty. Santana and Jannetty are former Intercontinental and Tag Team Champions. WWE Legend Young Stallion Jim Powers, a former Survivor Series winner, hosts a meet and greet session. Kevin Knight will defend the IWF Heavyweight Title. Also appearing are Self-Made Travis Blake with IWF Commissioner Richard Ross, Hi-Definition Chris Steeler, Phat Daddy Biggie Biggs, Outlaw Shane O'Brien, IWF Tag Team Champions The Master Frank Scoleri and Absolutely Edwin, All-Star Austin Williams, The Gambler Mr. Casino, Roman, Doctor Hurtz, Nightlife Nicky Oceans, Mad Dawg Jenkins, Rock Queen Alissa, AJ Sparxx, and more.
"Join the Department of Parks and Recreation on their mission to help find cures, raise funds and support the American Cancer Society," said Nutley Mayor Mauro G. Tucci.
Doors open 7 pm as Ocean Beach NJ Sales and Rentals presents the interactive All-Access Pre-Event Fan Fest where families can connect with health-related businesses featuring Muscle Maker Grill of Nutley and Lyndhurst, Signature Fitness of Belleville, High Street Rehab of Nutley, and Champion Nutrition. The Fan Fest is free with your event ticket.
Gabi Carrubba, pop singing sensation as seen on this season's American Idol on FOX, will perform the National Anthem to kick-off the event. Other special guest celebrity appearances include Sirius XM 'Busted Open' Radio Host David LaGreca, Champion Nutrition Fitness Girls, Nutley High School Wrestling Coach Frank DiPiano and more.
"This is a great way for people to enjoy a fantastic event while supporting a cause near and dear to the community," said Chrissy Andrascik, Director of Special Events for American Cancer Society. "We are appreciative to the IWF for making this fundraiser possible."
Net proceeds from the spectacular will be donated to Relay For Life. Advance tickets available online at CampIWF.com. Advance tickets also available at the Nutley Recreation Department, 44 Park Avenue, Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm (check or money order only, payable to: Relay For Life Nutley). 'Kids of all ages will see a sports-entertainment spectacle like no other,' said Kevin Knight. "We are proud to return home to the site of the first-ever IWF Event in 1998 and present this special Fundraiser in conjunction with Mayor Tucci and the Parks and Recreation Department."
In the UK, Power Trip Wrestling does shows for the Teenage Cancer Trust:. They ahve two shows coming up to benefit the cause:
Welcome to the world of Power Trip Wrestling. Where soap opera's look normal, where reality television looks dull; in comparison. We have announced that all PTW shows in 2012 will be charity based, and raising money for great and worthy causes. Our last two shows have been very successful, and have raised £500 each time for the , and now we're announcing two more shows!
"Power Trip Wrestling's 5th Birthday Show"
Come and celebrate the UK's loudest wrestling promotion's 5th Birthday Show, as Power Trip Wrestling present another fundraising show for the Teenage Cancer Trust, in their hometown of Luton!
Need another reason? Then watch the match they are ALL talking about as the greatest in PTW history, on You Tube right now - PTW World Champion 'Sexy' Zizou Middoux w/PTW Wildcard Champion 'Perfect' P.T. Player VS 'Wonderkid' Jonny Storm : youtu.be/b19MON18C0c
Power Trip Wrestling Present : "5th Birthday Show - The Dream Continues"
WHAT : A fundraising show For The Teenage Cancer Trust
WHEN : Friday 23rd March 2012
WHERE : The Hightown Club, Oxen Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 0DZ
TIMES : Doors open 7pm. Show starts 7.30pm
TICKETS : £5 each
RESERVE TICKETS : Call 07590 109866
MATCHES SO FAR :
* TITLE MATCH : PTW World Champion 'Sexy' Zizou Middoux w/PTW Wildcard Champion 'Perfect' P.T. Player VS 'The Renegade' Marcus Phayer!
* TITLE MATCH : PTW World Tag Team Champions 'The Business' Anton Green & Gabriel Myers VS CJ Gunner & Steve Omega!
* TITLE MATCH - 'No Disqualification' : PTW Wildcard Champion 'Perfect' P.T. Player w/PTW World Champion Zizou Middoux, will defend the title against Danny Disco!
* TAG TEAM MATCH : 'The Untouchables', Thomas Stevens & Kevin Carter VS Chris Hawk, and making his PTW debut, the as featured on Radio 1, Dan Kowboy West!
* SINGLES MATCH : El Technico Supremo VS Prisoner 666!
* A Ten Man Battle Royal - already signed to wrestle in it, are Kidd Kosmo, 'Fire Storm' Gino Perri, Matt Heat, and more to be announced!
ALSO FEATURING : Robert Rochester-Rose, Rudi, Wolf, Slayer, and many more - keep checking this event wall for more details!
Power Trip Wrestling present 'When We Shoot - We Score'
Power Trip Wrestling make their third trip to 'enemy ground' in Kettering, and this time, we're not playing games. With Kettering's 'hometown hero' - 'The BlackHeart' Rudi, top UK wrestling star 'Wonderkid' Jonny Storm, PTW World Champion 'Sexy' Zizou Middoux (South Africa), PTW Internet Champion 'Black Magic' Shaka (Philadelphia, USA), Team CK - Sean Carr & Kage (New York, USA), all in attendance and wrestling on the night; you can see that we're pulling out all the stops to show Kettering what the best independent stars in professional wrestling look like!
WHAT : Power Trip Wrestling Present "When We Shoot - We Score' - a fundraising show for the Teenage Cancer Trust!
WHEN : Saturday 7th April 2012
WHERE : The Corn Market Hall, London Road, Kettering, Northants, NN15 7QA.
TIMES : Doors open 6.30pm, Show starts 7.00pm
TICKETS : £7 adults, £5 children/concessions, £20 family of four (2 adults/2 children)
* Former TNA, ROH, and top UK wrestling star 'Wonderkid' Jonny Storm VS Kettering's hometown hero 'The BlackHeart' Rudi!
*TITLE MATCH : PTW World Champion 'Sexy' Zizou Middoux w/PTW Wildcard Champion 'Perfect' P.T. Player VS Lewy 'Ripper' Paradise!
* TITLE MATCH : PTW Internet Champion 'Black Magic' Shaka VS Thomas Stevens!
* Robert Rochester-Rose VS 'The Renegade' Marcus Phayer!
* TITLE MATCH : PTW Wildcard Champion 'Perfect' P.T. Player will defend the title.....but against who?
* 10 Man Battle Royal including CJ Gunner, Slayer, Tyler Star, Matt Heat, and more to be announced...
WRESTLERS ALSO TO APPEAR :
* Making their PTW and UK debuts, from New York, USA - Team CK (Sean Carr & Kage)!
* PTW stars such as Born To Fly (Alex Young & TJ Ski), Steve Omega, Chris Sharpe, and more to be confirmed in the upcoming weeks to the show!
"Power Trip Wrestling - "Bedfordshire's Favourite Family Night Out - As Featured on National Television (BBC2, Sky Digital), TalkSPORT radio, The Sun, & The Metro newspapers, BBC Radio Northampton & BBC 3 Counties Radio, and much more!"
Combat Zone Wrestling will make its return to Philadelphia this Saturday night with Aerial Assault (7:30 pm belltime) at Boyle's World Gym, 11000 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA (Roosevelt Boulevard and Haldemann, in the Target Plaza behind Chickie's & Pete's); easily accessible via SEPTA the 14 bus from Bridge and Pratt.
Already announced for Aerial Assault...
In the Aerial Assault match for a spot in BOTB 11!
• UHAA NATION
• SAMURAY DEL SOL
• LATIN DRAGON
• RORY MONDO
• NILES YOUNG
• LUCKY tHURTeen
• RYAN MCBRIDE
• SHANE STRICKLAND
CZW World Heavyweight Championship
SCOTTY VORTEKZ (c) vs. DEVON MOORE vs. 'EGO' ROBERT ANTHONY
Three-Way CZW World Tag-Team Championship
AZRIEAL & BANDIDO JR (c) vs. BLK-OUT vs. THE RUNAWAYS
Tables, Ladders and Chairs
GREG EXCELLENT vs. MIA YIM
First Time Ever
Ultraviolent Underground Champion MASADA vs. Adam Cole
CZW Jr. Heavyweight Champion SAMI CALLIHAN vs. DRAKE YOUNGER
The Drunkard and The Campaign
DANNY HAVOC vs. a member of GULAK FOR A BETTER CZW
6 Man Tag Match
CZW Wired Champ JAKE CRIST, A.R. FOX & CHUCK TAYLOR vs. DAVE CRIST, JOKER & BLK JEEZ
Tickets available now at the CZW Pro Shop or buy them at the door before the show. Doors open at 7:00PM.
Until next time...
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