Michael Tartaglia sent this in:

When long-time Philadelphia area fans hear the name Ricky Morton, they are reminded of the glory years of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and Jim Crockett Promotions. When the NWA expanded into the Philadelphia area in 1985, Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson, known as the “Rock n Roll Express,” were one of their top acts and they are viewed as one of the best tag team tandems in all of wrestling history. Their feud with the Midnight Express, (“Beautiful” Bobby Eaton, “Loverboy” Dennis Condrey and later “Sweet” Stan Lane) with Jim Cornette is legendary. Morton & Gibson re-defined tag-team wrestling and were part of an era of excellent tag teams that never has and may never again be

Morton & Gibson have won tag team championships in every promotion they have appeared in, most notably the NWA World Tag Team Championship on several occasions. While know best for his tag-team exploits, Morton also fared well in many singles competitions and had a memorable feud with “Nature Boy” Ric Flair over the NWA World Heavyweight Title. While never know for his size or power, Morton was known for his heart, desire, and ability to withstand punishment from his opponent to make a
victorious comeback. While a little older today, the one thing that has not changed is that heart and desire fueled by the fans. As part of one of the greatest tag-teams of all time and one that others have emulated, Morton is an NWA Legend in the wrestling business.

Morton’s opponent at BODYSLAM AUTISM is someone who has been making a big impact in the TWA, “Mr. 5.5” Matt Riviera, VH-1 Reality TV Star of “Megan Wants a Millionaire” fame. Riviera made his TWA debut at the REUNION SHOW on October 24th as he accompanied “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel in his match with “The Beast” Glen Osbourne which saw Osbourne win the TWA Heavyweight Title. Riviera then went on to win in his TWA in-ring debut on Decemeber 5th against Donte Bonner aka CHAD DEITY from the play of the same name.

Riviera has said the best way to make a name for himself is for him to defeat a legend in the business like Ricky Morton. Growing up in Arkansas, Riviera is well aware of the legendary exploits of the Rock n Roll Express in Southern wrestling, where they first gained promenience even before hitting the national scene with Jim Crockett Promotions.

“Mr 5.5” (as in net worth in millions of dollars) said he can’t wait for Jan 31st. “I encourage all Philadelphia/NJ area fans to come out to the FLYERS SKATE ZONE to see Ricky Morton one final time, as I promise, Jan 31, 2010, will be the night the music dies…It’s Matt Riviera’s time to shine!!!

Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA)
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Doors Open at 2 PM;
Meet & Greet w/ the Wreslers and Music & Prizes from 95.7 BEN-FM at 2:30 PM; Bell Time is 4 PM

601 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
(856) 309-4400

The schedules card* is as follows…

1. MAIN EVENT: “Wiseguy” Jimmy Cicero vs. WWF/E Legend “The Ugandan Giant” KAMALA w/ “The Midnight Idol” Nicky Benz & Kim Chee

Glen Osbourne (champion) vs. Former ECW & NWA World Champion “Mr. Wrestling” Steve Corino w/ Rob Dimension vs. “Hitman” Tony Stetson. Winner of the fall by pin or
submission is the TWA Heavyweight Champion. Glen Osbourne does not have
to be pinned or submit to lose the title.

3. One-Half of the “Rock n Roll Express” NWA Legend Ricky Morton vs. “Mr. 5.5” Matt Riviera

4. The World’s ONLY Wrestling, Break-dancing Robot, SHOCKWAVE THE ROBOT
vs. Johnny Calzone

5. Matt & Bryan, The Logan Brothers vs. “The Platinum Poppa” Rob Eckos &
Billy Bax

6. USA vs. France: “The Red, White and Blue Express” Former WWE Star The Blue Meanie & Kid America w/ Mini-America vs. Mr. Ooh La La & Robere’ Shields w/ Col. E.S.

7. Jimmy Jannetty vs. Don E Allen

Also appearing will be “Living Legend” Larry Winters, “Mad Dog” D.C.
Drake, “Hitman” Michael Bruno, Breaker Morant, Ryu Lee, White Lotus and
many more!!!

*Card subject to change.

Tickets are ONLY $12.00 Ringside and $10.00 General Admission
(Proceeds/profits go to BODYSLAM AUTISM/AUTISM SPEAKS)

Tickets can be purchased at…

http://www.twaprowresting.com/upcomingevents.html via PayPal

– at the door the night of the show

– and at these location:

Hair By Dezign
123 Egg Harbor Road
Suite 203
Sewell, New Jersey 08080
(856) 232-9332

Body Max Fitness & Karate
284 Delsea Drive
Sewell, New Jersey 08080
(856) 589-5126

Snack Food Concession Stand
601 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043

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If you cannot be at the event live, but wish to support autism awareness
and research, you can purchase the “Wiseguy” Jimmy Cicero BODYSLAM
AUTISM T-Shirt at http://www.jimmycicerowrestling.com. Proceeds/profits

To learn more about AUTISM and AUTISM SPEAKS visit


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 1 in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism,
making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and
pediatric AIDS combined

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 after a 3 year hiatus
with the sole purpose of using his pro wrestling appearances, contacts
and network to promote Autism Awareness. In late 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 as HELP
“Wiseguy” JIMMY CICERO BODYSLAM AUTISM. He now sells T-shirts that
bears this name at all of his appearances and online at
www.jimmycicerowrestling.com and gives all the proceeds to AUTISM

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