Sunday, July 12, 2015

Wrestling Gives Back

By Kevin Hunsperger
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Sometimes the men and women involved in professional wrestling are thought of as greedy and heartless.  There are cases of bad people in the business, but the WWE constantly gives back to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Special Olympics and Make-a-Wish among others.  That of course is a billion dollar corporation, but even smaller, independent companies give back too.  I've been a part of shows that have raised money for tornado and fire victims, cancer patients and children in need at Christmas.  

Sawyers & Diamond vs. Murdoch & Hills
Fans in southern Illinois, southeast Missouri and western Kentucky have a chance to help as wrestler "Farmer" Billy Hills puts together a benefit show for a boy named Danton.  Danton has autism and is losing his eyesight.  His family wants to purchase a service dog for the boy, but as you can imagine the dogs are expensive.  A night of wrestling is planned on Sunday, July 26 in Harrisburg, Illinois to help with those costs.

Hatton vs. Wyatt
Tickets are just $5 that night.  Doors open at 6 p.m. at Training Daze Gym (104 W. McHaney Street) in Harrisburg.  Bell time is 7 that night.  The card features a main event of Farmer and his partner former WWE tag team champion Trevor Murdoch against Dalton Diamond and Zakk Sawyers.  Heath Hatton (he was on Extreme Rule 2012 against Ryback) will take on Frank Wyatt.  The ladies will be in action too as Sarah Summers and "The Mississippi Queen" BeBe battle Keri Gold and Jennifer Justice.

Murdoch will also work with wrestlers before the show in a clinic for $25.  It'll be a great night of wrestling action, all in an effort to help a boy in need.  Learn more about the show in my podcast interview with "Farmer" Billy Hills.


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