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TWA & “Wiseguy” JIMMY CICERO BODYSLAM AUTISM SHOW
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Doors Open at 2:30 PM; Bell Time is 4 PM
FLYERS SKATE ZONE
601 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
AUTISM is a developmental disorder that affects an estimated 1.5 million individuals in the United States and tens of millions worldwide. Today, it is estimated that one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. (http://www.autismspeaks.org/whatisit/index.php)
When professional wrestler ?Wiseguy? Jimmy Cicero, and his wife Windra, learned that their young son was autistic in early 2009, Cicero took positive action and returned to the squared circle in March of 2009 after a 3 year hiatus from the business with the sole purpose of using his pro wrestling appearances and network to promote Autism Awareness. Later in 2009, Cicero’s family’s situation was compounded when they learned that a second, younger son of theirs was also autistic.
Since that time Cicero has been promoting autism awareness and raising money for education and research for AUTISM SPEAKS (http://www.autismspeaks.org/). Cicero dubbed his mission HELP ?Wiseguy? JIMMY CICERO BODYSLAM AUTISM. He now sells T-Shirts bearing this name at all of his appearances and gives all the proceeds to AUTISM SPEAKS.
Cicero has been the subject of several media interviews. Here are just a few?
VIRGINIA THIS MORNING ? WTVR:
At the December 5th TWA Toys for Tots Show in Williamstown, New Jersey, ?Wiseguy? Jimmy Cicero was the special guest of ?The Midnight Idol? Nicky Benz on Benz’s LATE NIGHT interview segment. After Cicero talked a bit about his BODYSLAM AUSTISM campaign, Benz and Cicero got into a verbal confrontation. As Cicero was about to leave the ring, Benz attacked him from behind and demanded a referee come down to the ring as an impromptu match was started. After taking some punishment from Benz early, Cicero got the 3 count with a quick cradle pin. After the match, Benz vowed that he was not through with Cicero, and that he would pay.
Benz has gone on record and said that he can easily defeat Cicero in a re-match and will do so in the future, but he has cited an undisclosed ?injury? that will prevent him getting in the ring on January 31st. As a result, Benz has said he is going to use his connections to bring in an opponent for Cicero on January 31st and that Benz has promised that his wrestler’s primary mission will be to HURT Cicero and put him back into retirement. Cicero has told the TWA that he is willing to wrestle ANY ONE on the BODYSLAM AUTISM Show and has guaranteed victory fueled by his inspirational mission regardless of who Benz brings to the FLYERS SKATE ZONE.
Benz has promised to reveal Cicero’s opponent in the coming days, but was willing to hint that his charge is a HUGE LEGEND!
The scheduled card* is as follows…
1. THE MAIN EVENT: ?Wiseguy? Jimmy Cicero vs. TBA w/ ?The Midnight Idol? Nicky Benz
2. TRIPLE THREAT MATCH for the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA) Heavyweight Championship: ?The Beast? Glen Osbourne (champion) defends the title against co-number one contenders ?Hitman? Tony Stetson and ?Mr. Wrestling? Steve Corino w/ Rob Dimension. Winner of the fall is the TWA Champion. Glen Osbourne does not have to submit or be pinned to lose the title
3. The World’s ONLY Wrestling, Breakdancing Robot, SHOCKWAVE the ROBOT vs. Johnny Calzone
4. Matt & Bryan, the Logan Brothers vs. ?The Platinum Poppa? Rob Eckos & Billy Bax
5. USA vs. FRANCE: ?The Red, White and BLUE Express? The Blue Meanie and Kid America w/ Mini-America vs. Mr. Ooh La La & Robere? Shields w/ ES Easton
Also appearing will be ?Mr. 5.5? Matt Riviera, ?Living Legend? Larry Winters, Ryu Lee, ?Hitman? Michael Bruno, Breaker Morant, Jimmy Jannetty, Don E Allen, and many more.
*Card subject to change.
Stay tuned for www.twaprowrestling.com for updates, new talent and more matches to be signed. AUTISM SPEAKS will have a representative at the event. Jimmy Cicero will be making personal appearance(s) at South Jersey Pizzeria Uno restaurants as well as doing other media appearances and interviews. The TWA also has a commitment from 95.7 BEN-FM (New Jersey) to be at the event for music, fun, and prizes. More information on all of this to come!
Tickets are ONLY $12.00 ringside & $10.00 general admission (proceeds /profits goes to AUTISM SPEAKS).
They are available at
– http://www.twaprowrestling.com/upcomingevents.html via PayPal,
– at the door the night of the event,
– and at these locations:
Hair by Dezign
123 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
Body Max Fitness & Karate
284 Delsea Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080
To learn more about ?Wiseguy? Jimmy Cicero and/or purchase a ?Wiseguy? JIMMY CICERO BODYSLAM AUTISMT-SHIRT (proceeds /profits goes to AUTISM SPEAKS). visit
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