MEDIA: Thursday is "Tony Falk Day" in Paducah (West Kentucky Star)

Posted on 8/12/120 by Mike Informer



Thursday is "Tony Falk Day" in Paducah


By West Kentucky Star Staff

PADUCAH - The City of Paducah has proclaimed this Thursday,
August 13th, as "Tony Falk Day". Falk, born Anthony Felker
of Paducah, will be honored with a ceremony this Thursday at
4 p.m. at the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club of Paducah.
He'll also be named a "Duke of Paducah" by Mayor Brandi
Harness.

Falk graduated from Paducah Tilghman High School in 1977 and
shortly thereafter began working for All-Star Wrestling,
which ran shows at the former Paducah Sports Arena on
Kentucky Avenue. From there, Falk would go on to work for
such promotions as International Championship Wrestling in
Lexington, the Championship Wrestling Association of
Memphis, World Class Championship Wrestling in Dallas, World
Wrestling Council in Puerto Rico and others.

The list of opponents is a who's who of professional
wrestling: Jerry "The King" Lawler, Dwayne "The Rock"
Johnson, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, and Mick Foley, just to
name a few. Falk also held many titles during his career,
including the National Wrestling Alliance Mid-America
championship, the United State Wrestling Association
Television championship and the WWC Junior Heavyweight
championship. Falk also promotes wrestling; he re-launched
All-Star Wrestling of Paducah which ran from 1994 to 2004 at
the National Guard Armory. He also promoted the United
States Wrestling Organization in Nashville.

Many veterans have called Tony Falk one of the true unsung
heroes of professional wrestling. Falk has been celebrated
for working with up-and-coming talent to help cultivate
their careers. Johnson, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, and Jeff
Jarrett are among those who have publicly praised Falk for
helping them as rookies with advice on ring technique and
presentation.

The "Tony Falk Day" celebration is open to the public. Falk
will be available for autographs and photographs after the
ceremony. Free refreshments will be served. For more
information, contact Mike Felker at 270-898-1996 or email
michaeljfelker@comcast.net.















































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