Independent wrestling helping for the holidays

Posted on 11/17/117 by Bob MageeChristmas trees are up in many local stores. HSN and QVC
have been selling for Christmas for weeks, and Hallmark
Channel is already into their Christmas mega-movie
marathons. Amazon, eBay, and elsewhere in the retail cyber-
universe are busy. People are already mauling each other at
stores, stand in line to get the new iPhone... or even get
something for their kids.

But, as we go to have fun at holiday parties, or at our
wrestling shows in the coming weeks, there is often one
small thing we can do while having our fun. One small thing
that, to you, "wasn't any big deal"....was just "one small

Independent promotions throughout the United States and
Canada (and this year, New Zealand) have held or will hold
events to give back to their community as part of their year
end shows, benefiting various food pantries, doing
fundraisers for homeless or domestic violence shelters, and
holding Toys for Tots drives. They'll ask you to do one
small thing.

Just "one small thing".

But that one small thing may mean the world to someone you
will never meet.

One can of soup means that someone is fed for a day. One
box of rice means that a family is fed for a week or more.

One warm coat means a child won't shiver uncontrollably when
they walk to school.

One toy means that a child is allowed a moment of innocence
and joy, often the same child who has gone through fear and
deprivation for far too long.

49 such events have been announced for the Holidays or
already held:


* Hoosier Pro Wrestling raised $775 cash, 10 new bikes
valued at $800 and $500 in toys (total donation of over
$2000) at the November 4 19th anniversary show (as well as
collected toys at the October 7 show)

* Cassidy Christie Memorial Show raised $2,300 for the
Cassidy Christie Memorial College Scholarship Fund. Cassidy
Christie is the 11 year old daughter of longtime Michigan
wrestler Pete Christie who died from a rare form of cancer
in November 2015.

* UWE Pro Wrestling presented its annual Headlock for Hunger
on November 11 at The Wex in Cadillac, MI. Just over 200
pounds of canned and non-perishable food was collected for
Shepard's Table.

* Northern Tier Wrestling presented Fight for the Cure on
November 12th in Towanda, PA and raised $320 for the Janet
Weis Children's Hospital helping children with pediatric

* Smash Wrestling presented a show in Cobourg, ON in support
of Fighting the Truth on November 10. Fighting the Truth is
a non-profit organization which raises awareness for mental
illness and alcohol and substance abuse in sports.

* Fighting for Autism partnered with Dynamo Pro Wrestling in
a benefit show on November 11 in St. Charles, MO.

* Tommy Wildfire Rich's Wrestling School in Myrtle Beach, BC
is doing a food drive from November 6-14 with drop off
locations at the X Gym Sports Mall and the Lowe's Foods in
Murrell's Inlet will be one. They are also working through
Food Lion's corporate offices to make local Food Lions
dropoff locations.

* Primal Conflict Wrestling has scheduled its annual food
drive at its November 18 Harper's Ferry, WV event. Fans that
bring 2 canned or nonperishable food items will receive a $5
off coupon for Primal Conflict Wrestling merchandise. All
donations will go to Jefferson County Community Ministries.

* IWA Vintage Pro Wrestling and DAWG holds a benefit event
on November 18 at The Alms Center in Bridgeton, NJ for CASA
of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties, an
organization that advocates on behalf of abused and
neglected children who are struggling in foster care.

* All Pro Wrestling and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada are
again holding Headlock on Hunger on November 18 at the
Edward C Reed High School, Sparks, NV

* NOVA Pro Wrestling will again help the Jewish Community
Center of Fairfax, VA on November 24 with its FACETS Toy
Collection at its "11th Dimension" show at the JCC in
Fairfax, VA.

* Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling presents "Headlocks for
Hunger" on November 25 for the fourth consecutive year at
the Departure Bay Activity Center in Nanaimo, BC, VIPW will
be collecting for the local Loaves and Fishes food bank.
Fans get one raffle ticket for each food item for some
awesome prizes.

* All Star Wrestling/West Virginia returns to Madison, WV on
Black Friday (November 24th). Santa will for the second
straight year, be collecting bags of toys and cash
donations for The Nice List.

* Pro Wrestling Eclipse presents November Bash on November
26 at the Oshawa Legion Branch 43, Oshawa, ON. This year's
November Bash will be a fundraiser for two good causes: Feed
The Street and Cold Foot Canada. Non perishable goods and
clothing will be collected at the show.

* Classic Championship Wrestling returns to Lebanon, PA on
November 24 for Blood, Sweat, and Beers, benefiting Toys for
Tots. Please bring a new, unopened toy and get $5 off your


* Christian Wrestling Association International and Cody
Hawk Pro Wrestling Training Camp present Warehouse Wars on
Friday, December 1 at 1930 Fairgrove Ave, Hamilton, OH. The
event features live pro wrestling, featuring the stars of
the CWAI & the students of Cody Hawk's Pro Wrestling
Training Camp. This will be an old school style wrestling
show, with heroes and villains. Clean family friendly
wrestling, the way it should be. All seats $5. $2 off with
donation of canned or non-perishable food items.

* Hoosier Pro Wrestling does its Firemen's Cheer Fund Toys
for Tots show (of three shows yearly) in Columbus, IN on
December 2.

* Wrestling for Charity presents "Fight for Daniel" on
December 2 at the Claremore Community Center, Claremore, OK
to benefit the families of children fighting childhood

* Monster Factory Pro Wrestling returns on December 2 to
the Monster Factory, 541 Mantua Avenue, Paulsboro, NJ, on
December 2. Monster Factory Pro Wrestling is doing a Toys
for Tots collection at the show.

* Tommy Wildfire Rich's Wrestling School in Myrtle Beach, BC
will be doing a Toys For Tots drive during December, with
the X Gym the first drop off location

* United Wrestling Coalition of Wrightstown, NJ, will
hold their annual Toys for Tots event on December 2; with a
special emphasis this year on behalf of the victims of
Harvey, asking for a small donation or note of encouragement
to this year's hurricane victims in Houston and Puerto Rico.
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* The Delaware/South Jersey based ECWA runs its annual Toys
for Tots show on December 2 in Woodbury Heights, NJ.

* Chinlock Wrestling comes to Kingston, ON on December 2 for
its annual holiday charity show. Ricky "The Dragon"
Steamboat is featured.

* Keystone State Wrestling Alliance presents: Fan Fest/Toy
Drive 2017 on December 2 at the Spirit Hall (old
Lawrenceville Moose), 242 51st Street, Pittsburgh, PA

* MCW Pro Wrestling has "Season's Beatings", its annual Toys
for Tots show scheduled for December 2 in Joppa, MD.

* American Premier Wrestling presents BRAWL 30 - Toys for
Tots on December 2 at the APW Slam Center , Statesboro, GA.
- Doors Open, 4:30 pm. Emerald Match, 4:45 pm. Bell Time,
5:00 pm. $7 Adults/Kids, $3.

* Ring Wars Carolina returns to Lumberton, NC on December 2,
donations of gift cards $5 or more as admission accepted for
area flood victims.

* Aspire Pro Wrestling returns to action on December 3 at
the Pennsauken Youth Athletic Association, 3501 Elm Avenue,
Pennsauken with a 2:00 pm belltime. Donations of canned
goods and non-perishables will be collected for the South
Jersey Food Bank.

* Brew City Wrestling has scheduled its annual Headlock for
Hunger food collection at its December 8 show in West Allis,

* California's Big Time Wrestling returns for "Rock The
Bells", their annual holiday toy drive in Newark, CA on
December 8.

* H20: HardCore Hustle Organization returns on December 8
for HOSS, a 16 person tournament at the Monroe Business
Center, 1041 Glassboro Road/ Building C/Suite 1 in
Williamstown, NJ. The show will feature a Toys for Toys

* United Pro Wrestling teams up with Ultimate Championship
Wrestling on December 9 for a Toys for Tots Toy Drive at the
National Guard Armory in Bowling Green, KY.

* Northeast Wrestling returns to the NEW Arena, 40 Peck
Road, Bethany, CT on Saturday, December 9 for King of
Bethany. This is Northeast Wrestling's annual holiday
spectacular and a Toys for Tots - Fundraising event. The
Marines will be in attendance that day. The promotion asks
all of its fans to help those in need to bring an unwrapped
toy and support Toys for Tots this holiday season.

* All State Championship Wrestling returns to New Egypt, NJ
on December 9 at New Egypt High School with a 7:00 pm bell
time to benefit Toys for Tots. $5 off your ticket with a
new, unwrapped toy.

* 3Count Pro Wrestling returns to Liberty High 124 Red Devil
Dr, Liberty, SC on December 9 for Country Santa Clash 5 as
they raise money and collect toys for Country Santa. WWE
Hall of Famer Arn Anderson will be there for a VIP meet and
greet at 5:30 pm

* Combat Zone Wrestling and DJ Hyde have agreed again to
do the annual Toys for Tots collection (in conjunction with
the Marine Corps Reserve) for the thirteenth year in a row
at Combat Zone Wrestling's Cage of Death 19 on December 9 at
the Rastelli Kids Complex, 1855 Hurffville Rd, Sewell, NJ.
* DCW Pro Wrestling presents Rumble for Glory on December 9
at the Milford Community Center, 105 NE Front St. Milford,
DE to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

* Golden Corner Wrestling presents Christmas Corner in
Seneca, SC on December 10 at the Bounty Land Baptist Church,
1926 Blue Ridge Blvd, Seneca, SC. The event will raise money
for a local fan's medical bills, plus acts as a Toys for
Tots show (bring an unwrapped toy and receive 1 free student
ticket with 1 paid adult ticket) .

* Ontario's Smash Wrestling presents SMASH!STIGMA! together
with Wrestling With Stigma to benefit the The Peterborough
AIDS Resource Network on December 10 at The Venue,
Peterborough, ON. SMASH!STIGMA! will feature top local,
Canadian and International wrestling personalities such as
Petey Williams The Canadian Destroyer TNA Wrestling Star,
Tyson Dux

* Imperial Wrestling Revolution will do a Toys for Tots show
at its December 10 show in Ardmore, OK. They are also
working on starting a partnership with, which
gives away free tickets to active duty military personnel
and veterans.

* Crossfire Wrestling comes to Lincoln Alexander Centre, 160
King Street East, Hamilton, ON on December 16 with an 8:00
pm bell time in a benefit for Mission Services Men's Shelter
and Addiction Services.

* Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling presents its annual
Wrestling For Hunger show in New Westminster, BC on December
16. 7:30 pm bell time (doors open at 7:00 pm)

* Georgia Wrestling Extreme presents its first Annual
Holiday Throwdown and Toy Drive on December 16 in Albany,
GA. Tickets are only $10, ($7 with any unwrapped Toy) kids 5
and under are free. Special appearances by Scott Hudson and
Jimmy Rave.

* Miracle in Greektown takes place December 17 in Toronto,
ON to benefit the John Howard Society of Toronto, which
provides addiction/harm reduction services, domestic
violence services and more.

* Keystone Championship Wrestling presents "Slay Bells
Ring", a Toys for Tots show, on December 23 at the Darby
Recreation Center, 1022 Ridge Avenue, Darby, PA.

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