AS I SEE IT 11/17: More ways to make the holidays bright
AS I SEE IT
More Toys for Tots and holiday news...Three different events held at the New Alhambra (ECW) Arena will hold Toys for Toys collections during December. The first one will be the Evolved Fighting amateur Muay Thai fighting show on December 6. For information on that show, go to New Alhambra.com.
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
Then, on Saturday, December 13, Combat Zone Wrestling presents it's tenth annual Cage Of Death, featuring the Cage of Death match with CZW World Champion Drake Younger, CZW Iron Man Champion Brain Damage, CZW Tournament of Death and UVU Champion Danny Havoc, Devon Moore, and Sami Callahan. Other matches announced thus far include the H8 Club (Nick Gage and Nate Hatred) takes on BLK OUT (Ruckus and Sabian), and in a ladder match vacated for the CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship, Pinkie Sanchez, and Ryan McBride. For information on that show, go to CZwrestling.com. The next day, CHIKARA Pro Wrestling comes to the Arena on Sunday, December 14. Matches to be announced. For information on that show, go to CHIKARAPro.com.
Velocity Pro Wrestling on Saturday, December 20 features Jerry Lynn vs. Kenny Omega, WWE/ECW's Stevie Richards, and Pro Wrestling NOAH's Bobby Fish. For information on that show, go to Velocity Pro Wrestling.com. Finally, Ring of Honor returns to the ECW Arena on Friday, December 26 with former ROH World Champion Takeshi Morishima, Global Honored Crown Heavyweight Champion Kensuke Sasaki, All Japan Pro Wrestling World Jr. Champion Naomichi Marufuji, and Katsuhiko Nakajima already signed for this show.For information on that show, go to ROHwrestling.com.
For the 13th straight straight year, South Jersey independent wrestling promotion United Wrestling Coalition will hold its annual Toys For Tots show at Burlington County College in Pemberton, NJ on this year December 6 with a 6:30 pm belltime. Admission is free with a new unwrapped toy. All UWC wrestlers donate their time for the evening as well, with seven matches scheduled. Fans are asked to bring an unwrapped toy with a value of at least $10 as "admission". UWC fans, along with local donations, and scout drives, usually lead to 1,000 toys being collected yearly, with over 11,000 toys collected since the event's inception. Toys for Tots has indicated that UWC's efforts make them the single largest collector in Burlington County.
UWC, as always, needs assistance with wrestling (or other) door prizes to have available as a raffle which traditionally takes place throughout the show we have during the show. UWC typically has about 50 door prizes during the show, with each fan receiving 3 raffle tickets upon entering the gym, with additional tickets available for purchase as well. Each event collects as many as 1000 toys for children around southern New Jersey.
If there are any wrestling promotions or interested others on the East Coast who'd like to help UWC put together their items for raffle; please e-mail me at the above e-mail address, or e-mail Lois at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will have door prizes (with free chances given at door), autographs, prizes for Scout troops (call 609-723-3049 to register your Pack and win prizes while helping Toys for Tots.
Funkadified Wrestling Federation holds its Toys for Tots event in Christiana, DE at the Christiana Fire Company Hall on Sunday, November 23rd with a 3:00 pm when the FwF presents Toys For Tots with special guests the Paul Green Original School of Rock (from the movie of the same name). Former WWE star and current FwF heavyweight champion The Patriot is being kept in the dark on who his opponent will be, but will be there with flags in hand to see his many fans. FwF cruiserweight champion JD Smooth takes on the Funky White Boy with the title on the line. Former FWF cruiserweight champion Nicky Oceansr will face his arch rival Rhett Titus. Tickets are $15 ringside; $12 open seating and are available in advance by calling the FwF Box Office, 302-420-7287. Tickets at the door are $15. Because this is a Toys For Tots event, anybody bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the event will receive their ringside seats for $10.00 and will benefit the Marines Toys For Tots Program.
Devastation Wrestling Federation will hold their Toys for Tots show on December 6 at Devastation University, 2309 Sorrel Haddonfield Road, Pennsauken, NJ, with a 7:30 pm belltime.
3XWrestling of Des Moines, IA presents a Toys for Tots show on "Black Friday", November 28th, with a 7:30 pm belltime at InPlay, 615 3rd Street. Des Moines, IA. On November 28, matches scheduled are: Casanova defends his 3XW Heavyweight championship in a Lumberjack Match against "Delicious" Devin Carter, Tony Sly defends his 3XW Cruiserweight Championship against "Rockstar" Jimmy Rockwell. Other matches include Tag Champion Mark Sterling vs. "Unbreakable" Zach Thompson, "The Rebel" Jeremy Wyatt vs. Mike Sydal, The Allstar & Maddog McDowell vs. The Newer Era ("Canadian Sex Icon" Ryan Slade & Aaron Masterson-Slade), "Asian Sensation" Ricky Kwong vs. Brady A. Dezire, and Kraig Keesaman vs. Donnie Peppercricket. Special Holiday Ticket prices are $10 Adults (or $8 with a Toys for Tots donation), Kids Ticket $5. Tickets will be on sale soon at the following locations: inPlay, 615 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA and Jay's CD & Hobby, 5921 SE 14th St, Des Moines, IA.
Carolina Wrestling Showcase holds a Tioys for Tots event on November 29 at the Boys and Girls Club (the gymnasium of the old East Side High School) located at 621 Franks Street, Asheboro, NC. Admission free with donation of a new unwrapped toy.
Kentucky Championship Wrestling holds a "Bodyslams for Toys" Toys for Tots event on November 22 at the National Guard Armory, located at 4201 Parkers Mill Road, Lexington KY. Admission is free with a new unwrapped toy.
High Profile Pro Wrestling comes to Kissimmee, FL on December 2 at the Son on the Beach Nightclub, located at 5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL.
NWA Liberty States Wrestling is holding a Toys for Tots fundraiser on December 6 in Medway, ME at the Medway Middle School, 45 Holliston Street, Medway, MA.
Until next time...
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