As I See It: A Look At The Weekend's 'Gathering Of The Juggalos'

Thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Oak Creek, WI after yesterday's mass shooting that saw six members of a Sikh Temple killed, along with the killer himself who was taken down by local police. Thoughts go out to any of those from Brew City Wrestling, based in nearby West Allis, WI, whose fire ambulance crew was seen in news coverage responded to the shooting.... who may have known those who were involved.

This Sunday will feature one of the most unique wrestling promotions on the planet and the Gathering that precedes it.

The ever controversial Insane Clown Posse is running their thirteenth annual hardcore weekend, Gathering of the Juggalos, taking place in Cave in Rock, IL (in southern Illnois, near the Kentucky border, from August 8-12, leading up for wrestling fans to Sunday, August 12 and their yearly wrestling show, Bloodymania, with an 8:00 pm belltime. In what might seem like one of the most incongruous connections in history, Ric Flair will serve as host for one of the nights of music. Then again, Terry Funk worked for them... and says they're smart businessmen...

The matches are as follows:

A Battle Royal which includes Carlito, The Masterpiece Chris Masters, Bobby Lashley, Sean "X-Pac" Waltman, U-Gene, Shockwave The Robot, Zach Gowen, and more...

Tag Team Action: Scott Steiner and Vader

For the JCW Tag Team Championship:
The Ring Rydas (Reigning Champions) vs. e Head Bangers vs.Mad Man Pondo & Necro Butcher vs. Rock and Roll Express!

3 Way Match:
John Morrison vs The Hurricane Shane Helms vs Matt Hardy

"The King Of Old School" Steve Corino vs The Weedman

Vampiro vs Officer Colt Cabana

DOUBLE MAIN EVENT

A Match 15 Years In the Making
Corporal Robinson vs The Rude Boy

For the JCW Heavyweight Championship
2 Tuff Tony (Reigning Champion) vs Kongo Kong

For further information, go to Juggalo Championship Wrestling

A reminder.... Combat Zone Wrestling will present "Down with the Sickness" Chris Ca$h Memorial Show on Saturday, September 8 as part of a doubleheader with EVOLVE at the Flyers Skate Zone, 601 Laurel Oak Road in Voorhees, NJ with a 8:00 pm belltime (preceded by EVOLVE which has a 5:00 pm belltime with doors opening at 4:30pm. to feature Sami Callihan, Ricochet, AR Fox, Jon Davis, The Super Smash Brothers, and Masada.

I also wanted to include this little blurb again, since I haven't for awhile, about 'Michael Morrice, a brave 13 year old from the UK, who is awaiting a kidney transplant. Michael is currently undergoing dialysis.

If any readers within the business (indies, WWE, TNA, puroresu, or lucha promoters or workers or even staff) or even fans... who would be willing to send a key chain or pen from the country in which they live... or just plain good wishes, please contact Michael and his mom, Sylvia, via the Michael Morrice Transplant Support Facebook page. This isn't one of those chain deals.... he's a real kid (who happens, as it turns out, to share my birthday)... not a mysterious someone looking to get some magic number of Facebook friends. He's just a 13 year old wrestling fan, with a mom who loves him, and who asked Petey for help. I thought I'd pass it on to all of you...

Some of you have already sent him good wishes, and many other things... if some more of you can be moved to do so, it'd be appreciated.

Until next time....

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