Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
Training camp with Antonio Thomas
On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 1:54 AM EST
Shannon Rose sent this in:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2010
Former WWE Superstar to Head Two-Day Wrestling Camp
(Lake St. Moosup, CT) - The physical, business, and entertainment aspects of professional wrestling will be featured as former WWE superstar "The Promise" Antonio Thomas helps lead a two-day "futures" camp for aspiring wrestlers.
Presented by Slamtech and Pro Wrestling Combine, the camp will take place in two separate locations: Lake St. Moosup, CT (January 16, 2010); and Chicopee, MA (January 17).
On Day One in Lake St. Moosup, Thomas will teach camp attendees tips, tricks, holds and maneuvers culled from his highly successful career. He will be aided by 18-year veteran "Brutal" Bob Evans. Attendees must know basic wrestling holds, bumps and moves before entering the camp.
On Day Two in Chicopee, WWF/WWE announcer and producer Kevin Kelly will take attendees through the steps needed to succeed in the corporate world of the sport. Kelly will speak on how to dress, how to act, and how to avoid certain pitfalls. He'll also touch on interviews and promotion skills.
"This is a great opportunity for aspiring wrestlers to be taught by successful professionals who really know what they're doing," Thomas says of his fellow instructors. "And I'm very happy to impart my knowledge to them as well."
Thomas adds that Kelly will be appearing on the 16th to scout camp attendees. Everyone who signs up for Day One will be booked on a wrestling show that evening.
"Kevin has many connections in the wrestling business," Thomas says. "So a reference from him is very valuable."
Each day of the camp will contain four hours of instruction, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. ET.
Camp fees are $30 for Day One, and $35 for Day Two. However, attendees who sign up for both days will get a $15 discount-paying just $50 for both days combined.
Those interested in the camp should contact Thomas at [email protected]
For Antonio Thomas interview requests and/or information about personal appearances, contact Shannon Rose at (813) 960-8412, (813) 389-0801, or [email protected]
ABOUT "THE PROMISE" ANTONIO THOMAS
Antonio Thomas made his professional debut in late 2001 before emerging throughout the New England area shortly thereafter working regularly for top promotions including New England Championship Wrestling, Chaotic Wrestling, and Eastern Wrestling Alliance.
In early 2003, Antonio began learning and training under former WWE developmental standout, the late Steve Bradley. At this time, Thomas became a cornerstone of Bradley's Wrestling Federation of America promotion, holding the Heavyweight Title throughout most of 2003-2004.
Thomas was called up to WWE Raw in April 2005 where he became one half of the re-named "Heart Throbs" and where he produced memorable feuds with William Regal and Tajiri, Hurricane and Rosey, Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch, Val Venis and Viscera.
After parting ways with the WWE in February 2006, Thomas became busier than ever, returning to work numerous promotions throughout the Country, as well as going back to where it all began for him on the New England scene, reuniting with Bradley and his WFA, Sheldon Goldberg's New England Championship Wrestling, and Chaotic Wrestling, among numerous of others.
In May 2009, Antonio won the prestigious NECW Iron 8 Tournament. Winning the Iron 8, defeating some of the best in professional wrestling today, takes Thomas to the next level and proves to the world that he is the future of professional wrestling.
In addition to a hectic and busy wrestling schedule, Thomas is a lifelong workout and fitness enthusiast in addition to being a certified personal trainer, working his way towards an eventual Masters Degree in Exercise Science and Strength and Conditioning.
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