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As readers have no doubt read by now, Barry Windham is recovering after suffering a heart attack on October 26. Windham, was found having semi-conscious, having collapsed near the family ranch house in Clermont, FL. He was then rushed to a nearby hospital where he initially was listed in critical condition. His father's initial reports online said he was "near death".
In addition, Windham's left knee was described as "the size of a cantaloupe"., having been dislocated in the fall. His right foot was turned in a 45-degree angle. His right wrist was broken, and had a knot on the back of his head. "It looked like somebody had whipped him with an axe handle," said his father.
His father, Blackjack Mulligan said late Friday that doctors are still not sure whether Windham suffered a stroke. Windham was have to undergo long-term rehabiltation, and possibly knee and leg surgery.
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Windham family.
Since we are now is November, we now approaching the Holiday season. As I ask each year, please e-mail any announcements about scheduled Holiday charitable-themed (fund-raisers for clothes, food pantries or Toys for Toys) wrestling or MMA events to email@example.com
Recent additions to the list include Delaware's Power Pro Wrestling, who presents Over The Top For Toys for Tots on Saturday, December 10 at the Ellendale Fire Department Hall in Ellendale, DE with a 7:00 pm belltime, featuring Shane Douglas and the Briscoe Brothers.
The first independent or mainstream wrestling promotion in the Delaware Valley to do Toys for Tots collections was United Wrestling Coalition, which has been performing family style independent professional wrestling events for 15 years. They have become known for their annual Toys for Tots Pro Wrestling Toy Drive, held annually at Burlington County College. In fact, December 3rd, 2011 will feature their 15th annual event! The December 3rd Toys for Tots event is FREE, when fans bring and donate a new unwrapped toy. For more information, contact Lois Thomas at 609-792-9328
Next on the list, 1CW and the Smyrna Clayton Boys and Girls Club proudly presents "Stuffin Stockings 4 the Kids" Saturday, November 26th with a special 3 pm bell time ... 4 Title matches already signed
1) 1CW Heavyweight Champion Christian York to defend against TNA STAR Robbie E
2) First State Champion Ryan Mc Bride to defend against "Cuban Crippler" Ricky Reyes
3) 1CW Cruiserweight Champion Brian Hardy to defend against Crazii Shea ... in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
4) 1CW Tag Titles are up fpr grabs as the 900+ lbs of the Nigerian Nightmares take on the challenge on the D-LINE
also signed a 25 Man over the Top Rope Battle Royal , The NEW Freebirds with their TWIN 7 footers the Brotherhood of Brutality, Country Strong, Kindred, Kotori, Scott Dukes and all the stars of 1CW, plus a SPECIAL appearance by Santa himself ...
The event benefits the Boys and Girls Club of American and the Delaware Food Bank.
W.A.R. WRESTLING presents..."FANSGIVING" on Saturday, November 26th, at the UAW Hall 1440 Bellefontaine Ave. in Lima, OH. Doors open at 6 pm, Bell time at 7 pm. $5 Donation for General Admission /$10 Donation for Reserved Front Row Seating
W.A.R. Wrestling has teamed up with Unleashed Youth Ministries, the West Ohio Food Bank, and its fans for aFOOD DRIVE & FUNDRAISING event to benefit the West Ohio Food Bank.
A $10 donation will score you reserved ringside seating and a $5 donation will get you general admission seating for this amazing event. You can also attend this event for 3 canned goods donation. Advance Tickets at Rigali's Pizza Village and Groamy's CD's & Tapes in Lima, OH starting on Sunday November 6th. Canned goods WILL NOT be accepted at advance ticket outlets, they will ONLY be accepted at the door.
W.A.R. Wrestling is also looking for local sponsors for this event to help maximize the donation to the food bank. Anyone wanting more information on how to support this amazing event and cause to fight hunger in the Lima, Ohio area please contact us at www.facebook.com/WARWrestling.
The food bank supplies 170 soup kitchens in an 11 county area in the state of Ohio. In the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the food bank served close to 5 million meals!!! A $5 donation to the food bank buys 125lbs worth of food and can feed 2 families of 4 for 3 days!!! W.A.R. Wrestling knows the needs, especially during the holiday season, and wants to help end hunger in the area.
Already signed for this huge & historic event...
Steel Cage Match for the W.A.R. Wrestling Championship:
W.A.R. Wrestling Champion - "Poison" Appollo Starr defends against Kaden Assad
W.A.R. Wrestling Tag Team Title Tournament Semi-Finals & Finals:
6 teams will face off in the semi-finals in 2 Triple-Threat Tag Team Matches.
The Scarbonis vs. The Painkillers vs.. Team VD
Badd Company vs. Old School Empire vs. The Dillingers
Winners will face each other in the finals to crown the new W.A.R. Wrestling Tag Team Champions!!!
Also featuring...Chance Prophet, "Bad Attitude" Brian Beech, Gutter, Ryan Edmonds, Joe Brooks, Cody Hawk, "Astonishing" Aaron Williams, Juice Jennings, Jeff Cannon, Mr. Main Event, Ripper Blackhart, Ernie Ballz, Vinny From Jersey
Sponsored in part by: Monster Energy Drinks, Howard Johnson of Lima, Groamy's CD's & Tapes, Rigali's Pizza Village, Bright Ideas, Special K DJ & Karaoke, D & J Toys, Wingate By Wyndham-Lima.
Visit our website for more information on this great event at www.WARWrestling.com or visit us on Facebook.
The UK's Power Trip Wrestling presents "Keep The Faith" on Wednesday Novenber 30 at the Stopsley Working Men's Club, Luton, LU2 8HG in a A fundraising show for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Doors open 7pm, Show starts 7.30pm Tickets are just £5 each. Reserve tickets now by ringing 07594 304455.
Matches Announced :
The Main Event : PTW World Champion Tommy Martins has clearly upset the management, and now has to face three opponents of P.T. Player's choicein a gauntlet match - and only the PTW World Title is on the line! First Tommy Martins will have to face off against his close friend 'Essex Boi' Danny Jonez, then a mystery opponent, and then 'South African Superstar' Zizou Middoux! Will Tommy Martins be able to defy the odds against him in this gauntlet match, devised by the evil 'Inked Up Icon' P.T. Player?!
* PTW World Champion 'South African Superstar' Zizou Middoux w/P.T. Player vs. 'High Stakes' Tommy Martins vs vs mystery opponent vs 'Essex Boi' Danny Jonez
* Triple Threat 'Cruiserweight Chaos' Match :
Lewy 'Ripper' Paradise vs. Steve Omega vs. Alex Young
* Tag Team Match :
'The Business' - Anton Green & Gabriel Myers vs. Arashi & Stevie James
* Singles Match :
Wolf vs. Psycho Steve!
* A 10 man 'over the top rope' Battle Royal, featuring Luton based PTW wrestlers CJ Gunner, and Steven Devine!
* More matches to be announced, with appearances from PTW stars such as 'Teetotal' Thomas Stevens, Mason Storm, Jordan E, Big Daddy Dom, and more!
Power Trip Wrestling - "Because it's sport.....AND entertainment!"
South Philadelphia will be busy this year, with three Toys for Tots events at The Arena in Philadelphia. Arena management, as they have for the last seven years, has offered to have the collections done at more events during the Holiday season than in the past. First, CHIKARA will feature collections at their Sunday, November 13 iPPV show, as well as their Joshi Mania show on December 2. featuring Joshi legends Aja Kong and Manami Toyota, as well as talent from Japanese women's promotions Osaka Women's Pro, JWP, Sendai Girls, WAVE and Union Pro.
Then, just hours later, on Saturday, December 3, not only will CZW host its biggest event this year, "Cage of Death 13" at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, but it will be a double header with Japanese promotions K-Dojo, DDT, Freedoms, and BJW! The Indie Wrestling Summit will kick off the day at 1PM. Here's the current card...
BJW's JAKI NUMAZAWA & FREEDOM's Jun Kasai vs. BJW's Ryuji Ito & CZW's Danny Havoc
DICK TOGO vs. KUDO
DDT's DANSHOKU DIENO vs. CZW owner D.J. HYDE
YOSHIHITO SASAKI vs. SAMI CALLIHAN
Some of the other international talent on hand will include:
* K-Dojo's KENGO MASHIMO
* FREEDOM's TAKASHI SASAKI, & KAMUI and more! And then. At 7:30PM. All hell breaks loose as CZW presents the Ultraviolent spectacle that is Cage of Death XIII!
Already announced for Cage of Death 13 at 7:30 pm...
'DEATHMATCH DRUNKARD' DANNY HAVOC vs 'THE BULLDOZER' MATT TREMONT
GE picks the stip!
D.J. HYDE vs. GREG EXCELLENT
Wrestling Bus Trips will present their annual pilgrimage to CZW's big day, picking up at the following times and locations:
10:00 AM White Castle parking lot (89-03 57th Avenue) in Elmhurst, NY - one block walk from Queens Center Mall.
10:30 AM The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street and 8th Avenue) in Manhattan, NY - one block walk from Madison Square Garden/Penn Station; one subway stop from Times Square.
11:15 AM The Rahway Recreation Center (275 East Milton Avenue) in Rahway, NJ
The price of the trip will be $130, which includes tickets to both events, round trip transportation, a tip for driver, a special exclusive event in between shows and more to be announced. The cost increase is due to the amount of hours needed for the bus due to the early bell time of the first event and its pre-show meet and greet.
For more details, email WrestlingBusTrip@gmail.com.
For attending the events organized this year, we ask that you please bring an unwrapped toy to the Asylum Arena; and donate it to the Toys or Tots program, who will have collection bins at the entrance of the Arena. The mission and goal of the Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. Though a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope is delivered to less fortunate children that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Until next time...
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