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- WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino will donate an autographed replica of his championship belt to the Italian American Museum this Friday afternoon at 1:30pm at the Italian American Museum, 155 Mulberry St., in Little Italy, NY. The belt will be presented IAM president Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa. Sammartino, a long-time anti-drug and anti-bullying activist, will be available to answer questions on those topics, as well as the International Olympic Committee's decision to return wrestling to the 2020 games.
- Papa Shango and WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper will be appearing at "Mad Monster Party Gras" this weekend at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Piper will be at the event all weekend, while Papa Shango will be at the event on Saturday. You can get more information by clicking here.
- Also this Friday, Vendetta Pro Wrestling returns to the Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria, CA, for September to Remember 2013, featuring the third-annual Luna Vachon Memorial Vendetta Vixens Battle Royal. Last year's winner "The Bloodthirsty Vixen" Mariah Moreno (formerly known as Amanda) will be returning to claim a second-consecutive Lunacy Cup, but she will face tough competition, including former WWE Diva and TNA Knockout Shelly Martinez. Bell time is 7pm, you can get more information at this link.
- The Arizona Wrestling Federation returns to the Peoria Community Center in Peoria, AZ this Saturday. AWF wrestlers scheduled to appear include The Prophet, Hawaiian Lion, Shadow Fox, Awesome Andy, Alexander Hammerstone, Danny Gee, Chris Evans, Super Chaos, Mac Havok, Outrage, Matthew Blaze, Creature Feature, THE Cody Baker and more. Bell time is 6pm, you can get more information by clicking here.
- Here is a list of more independent events for this week/weekend, courtesy of Nate Stein:
* CW - Santino Bros Wrestling Dojo, 5640 Shull ST, Unit S, Bell Gardens, CA - 8:30 pm - SantioBros.Net, HollywoodWrestling.com
* HKW - 9505 Dennison Ave, Cleveland, OH - 7 pm- facebook.com/hardknockwrestling
* XWW - Club Hush, 3500 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC - 7 pm - facebook.com/xtremeworldwrestling
* 1CW - 6972 Dixie Highway, Franklin, OH - 7 pm - Facebook.com/groups/183747681655800/420820161281883/
* NWA SAW - 1214B Louisville Hwy, Millersville, TN - 7:30 pm
* Dynamo - The Sports Academy, 101 The Game Drive, Glen Carbon, IL - 8 pm
* Traditional Championship Wrestling - Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville, TN - tcwwrestling.com
* PWE - The Giant Flea Market, 1700 W Realfoot Ave, Union City, TN - 8 pm - facebook.com/ProWrestlingElitePresentsAllActionWrestling
* BDW - Brooke County Fair, Brooke Hills Park, Wellsburg, WV - BlackDiamondWrestling.Webs.com
* Showcase Pro Wrestling - Taunton Elks Hall, 119 High ST, Taunton, MA - 7 pm - ShowcaseProWrestling.com
* Empire Wrestling Federation - 4315 N Vincent Ave, Covina, CA - 8 pm - empirewrestlingfederation.com
* IWL - Santino Bros Wrestling Dojo, 5640 Shull ST, Unit S, Bell Gardens, CA - 8 pm
* Ohio Valley Wrestling - American Legion Post 193, Louisville, KY - 7:30 pm - OVWrestling.com
* NWA Wrestling Revolution - Historic Cine El Rey Theatre, 311 S. 17th ST, McAllen, TX - 8 pm - facebook.com/wrtexas
* PWX - Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC - PWXpro.com
* Ring of Honor - Camp Jordan Arena, East Ridge, TN - 7:30 pm - ROHwrestling.com
* Northeast Championship Wrestling - Elks Home of Norwood, 152 Winslow Ave, Norwood, MA - 7:30 pm - thencw.com
* Independent Wrestling Entertainment - Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water ST, Fairfield, ME - 7:30 pm - iwrestlinge.com
* Main Event Wrestling - VFW Hall, 266 Morrison ST, Gallatin, TN - 7 pm - facebook.com/MainEventWrestlilng
* Championship Wrestling International - Delhi Harvest Festival, Delhi, ON - 7 pm - facebook.com/CWIWrestling
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