AS I SEE IT 8/24: Helping a friend of independent wrestling
by: Bob Magee
Would you help a friend with cancer?
A number of independent promotions in the central and eastern Pennsylvania area are... by joining forces to present a night of wrestling action to help a face well known to those of us that attend independent shows in the region, Terry Barr, in his battle against his own illnesses and his wife's battle against cancer.
Barr, a local music and wrestling promoter in Berks County, Pennsylvania for over 24 years, has been fighting health problems of his own...and of his wife. His wife has suffered from cancer since 1998, and is no longer employed or insured by her employer for 21 years. Both Terry and his wife are taking monthly medications, running up doctor and hospital bills and expenses, and badly need the help of wrestling fans in the Northeast.
I've seen Terry at so many shows I've lost count, as he's led the IWA Championship Wrestling ringcrew based out of Reading, PA, at what seems like a thousand small and large wrestling shows for promotions that our readers know very well...and a lot that you don't. He's always had a nice and easy manner, and has been friendly to all fans that see his familiar face.
In order to benefit this person who has helped make so many wrestling shows possible, a number of independent wrestling promotions will combine for one night, as on Saturday, October 9th, at the Legendary Hamburg Fieldhouse in beautiful Hamburg, PA will host Indymania II: The Battle Against Cancer.
The venue is well known by long-time wrestling fans (and I do mean LONG time fans) as the regular venue for syndicated WWWF TV tapings seen all across the northeastern United States.
The show will feature several WWF/E, WCW and ECW talent including Bam Bam Bigelow (with manager Doc Diamond), Headshrinker Samu, The Chair Swinging Freak Ballz Mahoney, the legendary Jack Victory, former WWF Hardcore Champion Bobcat, as well as Tough Enough star Greg Matthews and his Tag Team partner, Rockin' Rebel.
To open the evening's entertainment, the Uncle $am Band will do a concert prior to the event with doors opening at 6:00 pm, and Indymania starting at 7:00 pm. Joining in the event will be soap opera star Robyn Griggs. Robyn played Stephanie Hobart on ABC's One Life To Live and Maggie Corey on NBC's Another World. Griggs will be acting as a Special Guest Ring Announcer and posing for pictures with fans during intermission, along with many of the wrestling stars appearing.
There is going to be a Celebrity Auction taking place as well, with 100% going to help the family. Many wrestlers, including former WCW Horseman leader James J. Dillon and Nikita Koloff, have donated autographed pictures and merchandise for the auction.
Matches scheduled for Indymania 2 Main Event/For the WcIcW Heavyweight Championship
Mana The Polynesian Warrior vs. Bam Bam Bigelow (with Doc Diamond)
Women's "X-Tinction Agenda" Match with referee Lady Amazon, Prime Time Amy Lee, Luscious Lily, The Diva Frankie V., Crazy Daisy, Shannon LeVey, Trixie The Gothic Princess, Simply Luscious Ronnie Stevens, and Bobcat
Fatal 4 Way for the #1 Contender Slot:
Superstar Jack Victory vs. Matt Striker vs. Dirty Money (with Jaden) vs. a mystery wrestler
10 Man Dogs of War Match:
Team Supreme with Supreme Lee Great, Keenan Quinn, P.S. Phenom, Sinister X, Steve The Teacher (with The Hat Guy) vs. Team Love Machine with Biggie Biggs, Jay Money, Sabotage, The Intimidators with Manager Nikita Breznikov
4 Way WcIcW Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match:
Jay Lethal vs. Azrieal vs. Archadia vs. a wrestler TBA
4 Way Tag Team Warfare for the WcIcW Tag Team Titles
Rebels Army (Rockin' Rebel and "Tough Enough" Greg Matthews) with Danny Rose vs. the Soul Brothers vs. One in a Million (with Jaden) vs. The Trash Clan (C.J. O'Doyle and Cabbie ) with Mike Trash
2 Ring Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal/For the WcIcW Bunkhouse Title featuring Samu, Helter Skelter, Max Hovok, Killer Kowalski, Jr., Mark Manson, Damien Destruction, Balls Mahoney, Resin, "Outlaw Cowboy" Don Adams, Tony Burma, Mason Rage, Gyoza, Ron Zombie, Dirty Don DeMarco, Tristan Spade, Low Life Louie Ramos, New Wave, Crazy Shea, Travis Blackchurch, Asian Sinsation, Bad Boy Mark Hercum, Saboth, A+ Aken Pembrooke, Yuriel Sinister, Frankie Starz, Outpatient Scotty Ice, Lucky The Orphan, "The Green Dragon" Jason Pharo, JC Ryder, Dancin' Danny Rage, Johnny "Bison" Bravado, Justin Cage, Greg Cerenzio, Dino Frost, Virus, Brian Brass, Bandido Jr., Bandido Classic
Special matches from Jersey Championship Wrestling and Stars and Stripes Championship Wrestling will be announced...
Directions for Indymania 2
From the west of Hamburg and the Harrisburg area
On PA Turnpike (I-76), Take Carlisle Exit, I-81 North to I-78 East to the Hamburg Exit. The Hamburg Exit is North Fourth Street in Hamburg. Stay on Fourth Street until the second traffic light. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Pine Street. Stay on Pine Street for approximately one block; the entrance to the Field House is on the right side past the cemetery.
From Philadelphia area:
Take I-76 West towards Valley Forge, merge unto I-476 North (PA Turnpike Northeast Extension) towards Plymouth Meeting. Take exit #56 to US 22 West.
US 22 West and I-78 West merge into one highway. Stay on I-78 West. Take exit #30 for Hamburg. The Hamburg exit is North Fourth Street in Hamburg. Stay on Fourth Street until the second traffic light. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Pine Street. Stay on Pine Street for approximately one block; the entrance to the Field House parking lot is on the right side past the cemetery.
From Allentown area:
Take I-78 West towards Harrisburg. Take exit #30 for Hamburg. The Hamburg exit is North Fourth Street in Hamburg. Stay on Fourth Street until the second traffic light. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Pine Street. Stay on Pine Street for approximately one block; the entrance to the Field House parking lot is on the right side past the cemetery.
From Pottsville area:
Take PA-61 South towards Reading. After passing the exits to I-78, get into the left lane. At the light at Schlenker Motors, turn left onto Fourth Street. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Pine Street. Stay on Pine Street for approximately one block; the entrance to the Field House parking lot is on the right side past the cemetery.
From Reading area:
Take PA-61 North towards Pottsville. Take exit for Hamburg off PA-61 North. This exit is South Fourth Street in Hamburg. Stay on Fourth Street. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Pine Street. Stay on Pine Street for approximately one block; the entrance to the Field House parking lot is on the right side past the cemetery.
Tickets for Indymania 2 Tickets are being limited and sold on a first come bases. Ringside seats $15 Advanced/$20 Day of Show/General Admission bleachers $10 Advance/$15 Day of Show. Advance tickets can be purchased using Visa, Master Card and now accepting the Discover Card. Tickets are available at: (610) 777-8224.
Until next time...
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