Female pro wrestlers to ring in fundraiser Saturday at Frankford Fire Hall

FRANKFORD – Female professional wrestlers will battle it out in the ring Saturday night at the Frankford Fire Hall in an entertaining fundraiser that supports the battle against breast cancer.

Santana Garrett, Thunder Rosa and Deonna Purrazzo are among the dozen wrestlers slated to take part in the Capital Wrestling Alliance’s First Annual Raven Black Memorial Tournament.

The family-friendly event features a “meet and greet” with wrestlers when doors open at 5:30 p.m., according to CWA wrestler/promoter Jason Baker.

Bell time is 6 p.m.

Mr. Baker said the Jan. 27 wrestling card will feature a Battle Royale, tag-team matches, several singles bouts as well as the crowning of the Mid-Atlantic champion and the CWA’s first-ever female heavyweight champ.

The event doubles as a fundraiser in support of a local first responder who has had a double mastectomy in the battle against breast cancer.

In addition, Mr. Baker said the tournament name – Raven Black – memorializes a local wrestling fan who had breast cancer and wanted to be a wrestler but passed away before she could realize that dream.

“We want to pay homage to that lady as well,” said Mr. Baker. “The show is actually going to be an anniversary of her death. She died a couple years ago.”

Former WWE star

On hand for autographs and photo opts will be former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Brian Christopher, the son of professional wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler, Mr. Baker said.

Pro wrestler/promoter Jason “Brute Force” Baker raises Tim Hill’s arm following the Battle Royale at last year’s pro wrestling event at the Frankford Fire Hall.

On the card

Wrestlers competing in the Raven Black Tournament include: Santana Garrett, Thunder Rosa, Tessa Valentine, Davienne, Deonna Purrazzo, Angelus Layne, Kylie Rae, Candy Cartwright, Jordynne Grace, Lacey Lane, Nikki Adams and a “mystery” wrestler.

Tickets

Tickets for first responders, military, correction officers, fire, police and EMS are $10 each. Ringside seats in the first two rows are $20, with general admission $15. Admission for kids 10 under is free.

Tickets are available at the door and online at www.cwawrestlingaction.com.

Last year

Last year, a pro wrestling spectacle at the Frankford fire Hall featured World Wrestling Federation icon Tito Santana in a Bodyslamming ALS fundraiser supporting Ten Mile Miracle, a charity founded by Long Neck businessman Tim Hill, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2014.

 

 

 

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