Indy News Update #1 for January 31, 2012
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The 6th man entered into the 16th Annual ECWA SUPER 8 Tournament on April 7th at the Greater Newark Boys & Girls in Delaware is GREGORY IRON!!!
Gregory is known as the “Handicapped Hero” as he wrestles with cerebral palsy that affects his right arm and partially his right leg also. Iron wrestles for Pro Wrestling Ohio (PWO) and also Chikara. Recently, Iron was selected as first runner for Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Magazine Year End Awards as Inspirational Wrestler of the Year, was featured on Fox and Friends to make a bid to be in this year’s WWE Royal Rumble and was also endorsed by current WWE Champion CM Punk and Colt Cabana!!!
Gregory Iron joins “Greek God” Papadon, Kekoa, Bobby Fish, AMAZING RED and Azrieal in this year’s tournament!!! Two competitors remain to be announced!!! For tix call 609.220.5598. “ECWA … become a fan all over again!”
Born with cerebral palsy, Iron had a rough childhood as he was often ridiculed for it by peers and classmates. Iron did share a close bond though with his grandmother, who first got him interested in pro wrestling and developed a common love of wrestling. Sadly, Iron lost his grandmother to bone cancer in 1995. Iron also had a tough home life as his mother became addicted to drugs and alcohol, which resulted in emotional and even financial woes and, ultimately, led to the passing of his mother from a drug overdose.
Despite all of these obstacles, the one thing that occupied Greg’s mind and motivated him was his love of pro wrestling.
Greg always wanted to be a part of wrestling, though he never thought he could actually be a wrestler. That changed when he saw one legged wrestler Zach Gowen perform in 2003. Greg slowly began to get hope that maybe he too could live his lifelong dream.
In 2006, at 19, Greg began to make that dream a reality, and had his 1st match in July, 2006. Greg has not looked back since, always trying to improve and better himself.
Greg wears handicapped symbols all over his gear, because not only is it a distinguishable symbol, but it’s a powerful symbol. Greg says, “To most, the handicapped symbol represents weakness and shame, but I want to make people look at it and see strength, and inspiration… to know any dream is possible to attain, no matter who you are.”
WWE Champion CM Punk and Colt Cabana endorse Gregory Iron!!!(Warning!! Foul Language):
Devin Cutting sent this in.
USA Championship Wrestling returns to the Smith County Agriculture Center in Carthage, Tennessee on February 3rd, 2012 at 8 PM with these matches:
Derrick King vs. Steve-O
Miss Rachel vs. Victoria Rose
Jeremiah Plunkett vs. Brian Rivers
JP Magnum vs. Allen Shepard
Super Barney vs. Jeremy Flynt
Go to http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=282180688507875 for info about USA Championship Wrestling and http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com for info about upcoming wrestling shows worldwide.
Michael Lombardi sent this in.
Tickets are on sale now for Wrestlefest 17, March Mayhem and Spring Slam!
FRIDAY, MARCH 23 – WRESTLEFEST 17
Northeast Wrestling’s biggest show of the year Wrestlefest 17 will take place on Friday, March 23 in Poughkeepsie, NY! This event will mark the first non-WWE wrestling appearance of John Hennigan – fka John Morrison – as he competes in the main event against Finlay! Meet an Greet at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 – MARCH MAYHEM
Join Northeast Wrestling the night after Wrestlefest 17 for our annual March Mayhem show! This show will take place on Saturday, March 24 at Wilby High School in Waterbury, CT! This event will feature John Hennigan – fka John Morrison! Meet an Greet at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20 – SPRING SLAM
Northeast Wrestling will invade the NFA High School in Newburgh, NY on Friday, April 20, with our annual Spring Slam show! Follow us on Twitter to be the first to know when superstars and matches are announced for this event.