Joe Zanolle sent this in:
Unfortunately, we just received word from D.C. (Don) Drake that he will not be able to appear at the TWA Reunion Show on Oct 24th. Drake has been dealing with some health issues lately, which is why he was not originally booked to wrestle on the show, only to accompany Larry Winters to the ring. However, just this past week, Don began experiencing some unforeseen complications that need to be addressed. We will miss Don the night of the show, but we just hope his current condition improves.
Anyone who was a fan in the Philadelphia-area in the mid-late 80s and early 90’s knows that the Larry Winters-D.C. Drake feud was one of the cornerstones that the TWA was built on. Their feud was so hot, that a plethora of wrestling promoters who would book the Drake-Winters feud for their own respective promotion’s shows. Later on in the TWA, Drake and Winters (along with Johnny Hot Body and managed by Don E Allen) became a team known as the Dog Pound.
On a personal level, Don is just a great guy and has done a lot of work over the years for teens as he has served as a drug and alcohol counselor, and has also done a lot of public speaking on drugs and alcohol to schools and youth groups. The TWA will be keeping Don in our thoughts and we all hope he gets well soon.
The Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA) REUNION SHOW
Saturday, October 24, 2009
FLYERS SKATE ZONE
601 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Bell Time is 7:30 PM.
The scheduled card* is as follows…
DOUBLE MAIN EVENT
– Former WWE/ECW Star Al Snow w/ Head vs. Former ECW Champion “Mr. Wrestling” Steve Corino w/ Rob Dimension
– The Last TWA Champion, “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel vs. “Beast” Glen Osbourne
– “Hitman” Tony Stetson vs. Breaker Morant
– “Living Legend” Larry Winters vs. Jimmy Jannetty
– Don E. Allen vs. “Latin Lover” Rick Perez
– “Hitman” Michael Bruno vs. Johnny Calzone
– Blue Meanie, Crybaby Waldo, and Kid America vs. “Wiseguy” Jimmy Cicero, Cueball Carmichael, and Max Thrasher
Also appearing will be Referees John Finegan and Jim Molineaux, Ring Announcer Bob Artese and more!!!
*Card subject to change.
Please come and join us at the Reunion Show on October 24th. There will only be ONE reunion, and you won’t want to miss it!!
Tickets are available at
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
For more information on the TWA, events, tickets, directions, and advertising/sponsorship inquiries please visit http://www.twaprowrestling.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 856-232-9332 (Hair By Dezign).
Go to the TWA FACEBOOK Page at
Also, please visit the TWA Memories Page, where some of the classic TWA roster members share their thoughts on their time with the TWA and their thoughts on the upcoming reunion show. Check it out here http://www.twaprowrestling.com/classicmemories.html
A portion of the proceeds go to ALEX’S LEMONADE STAND FOUNDATION, a charity that works for a cure to childhood cancer. We will also have a lemonade stand the night of the event collecting donations for ALEX’S.
You can also visit our TWA Event page on the ALEX’S web page and make a donation on-line at http://www.alexslemonade.org/stands/19069
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CLICK THE LEMON DONATE ICON MID-PAGE ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE SO THAT YOUR DONATION GOES TOWARD OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL.