September 11, 2004 (11:21am): PRESS RELEASE-
WRESTLING REUNION II CONVENTION RETURNING TO NJ NOV. 13, 2004
WRESTLING REUNION II
"Where The Real Legends Come Out"
Wrestling Reunion II
Saturday, November 13, 2004 9am-4pm
Holiday Inn Carteret, NJ
1000 Roosevelt Ave.
Contacts: Thomas Rivera at email@example.com 908-928-1502
Co-Promoted by: Adam Todd and Richard Flaum
Publicist: Evan Ginzburg firstname.lastname@example.org
On November 13, 2004, the Holiday Inn in Carteret, NJ (just minutes off the NJ Turnpike, Exit #12) will play host to some of the greatest legends the professional wrestling game has to offer, as well as vendors from around the country. This will be a great place to reunite with some of the stars that captivated audiences throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's, share memories with other fans and collect autographs, merchandise and other memorabilia. The convention will culminate with a Q&A featuring several of the legends (hosted by WBAI-FM DJ Evan Ginzburg).
Superstar guests include:
Baron Von Raschke:
One of wrestling's greatest villains, he held titles galore including the WWA World Heavyweight belt which he won from legendary Dick the Bruiser, the Mid-Atlantic TV title (defeating Ricky Steamboat), the NWA World Tag Team titles with both Greg Valentine and Paul Jones (where they defeated Ric Flair and Blackjack Mulligan), the Georgia Heavyweight belt and the AWA Tag Team Titles with The Crusher. A two time All-American amateur wrestler, he won the bronze medal at the 1963 World games and qualified for the 1964 Olympic team. Von Raschke main-evented all the major territories and even headlined Chicago's huge Comiskey Park in 1970, losing two of three falls to Verne Gagne. He makes a rare East Coast appearance at Wrestling Reunion II.
At 6'5, 323 pounds, this massive warrior has wrestled since 1986 and was one half of the Powers of Pain with the Barbarian. Appearing on all the top PPV's of the era and in a main-event arena run vs. Hulk Hogan, he is a former NWA Central States Tag Team Champion and a WAR World 6 Man Tag Team Champion (with Bob Backlund and Scott Putski).
The daughter of Texas promoter Nick Roberts and successful lady wrestler Lorraine Johnson, Nickla "Baby Doll" Roberts grew up around the wrestling business and became one of the greatest valets in pro wrestling history with both Tully Blanchard and- after a classic angle- with Dusty Rhodes. "The Perfect 10," Baby Doll lends sex appeal to Wrestle Reunion II.
Trained by Giant Baba, he's wrestled under many names including Prince Tonga, King Tonga, Haku, King Haku and Meng (WCW). Regardless of his moniker, he is one of the fiercest competitors ever, with notable feuds against Demolition, The British Bulldogs, Goldberg, the Undertaker and Kane. He is a former WWF Tag Team Champion as one half of the Colossal Connection with Andre the Giant (having defeated Demolition) and was one half of the Islanders with Tama, managed by Bobby Heenan. In a notable angle he became King of the WWF and was known as "King Haku." He was also part of Kevin Sullivan's Dungeon of Doom in WCW and was the last WCW Hardcore title holder, defeating Terry Funk. Haku makes a rare autograph appearance at Wrestling Reunion II.
There will be several more major names to be announced in the weeks and months ahead.
Bargain golden tickets will be available with details released later this week.
If you attended Wrestling Reunion I in June you saw nearly 700 fans and dozen of vendors come together to honor many of the greatest names in the history of the sport. The promoters vow to do an even bigger and better convention on November 13, 2004. Make your plans now to attend as tickets and vendor tables will go quickly.
Vendor and ticket information:
Information and vendor reservations can be obtained by e-mailing Thomas at email@example.com or calling 1-908-928-1502. For further details, visit the Wrestling Reunion website. Bookmark www.wrestlingreunion.com for updated details on what should prove to be a great, fan-friendly event that fans will remember for a long time to come. Reunite with the stars; reunite with your memories at The Wrestling Reunion.
OCTOBER SLAM AND SHOWDOWN- NATION'S LARGEST LEGENDS CONVENTION AND INDIE CARD ANNOUNCES NEW WEBSITE - www.ricepw.com FOR EASY FAN CONTACT/INFO/ADVANCE TICKETS
October Slam and Showdown
Oct. 23, 2004
Indianapolis' Indiana State Fairgrounds Expo Hall
Bobby Rice (Promoter): firstname.lastname@example.org
3129 25th Street #342
Columbus, IN 47203-2436
Hotel rooms for overnight stays:
6990 East 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Contact: Rachel Westfall (317) 359-5341
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 East 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205-2869
Evan Ginzburg (Publicist): email@example.com
The largest legends convention/independent wrestling show to ever hit the Mid-West is less than two month away and already booked are beloved hardcore icon Mick Foley, Haku, Konnan, The Barbarian, Shark Boy, Larry Zybysko, Jim Duggan, Sherri Martel, The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton/Dennis Condrey) with manager Jim Cornette, The Rock and Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson), "The Dream Team" of Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine, Koko B. Ware, Luscious Johnny Valiant, Jimmy (Bunkhouse Buck) Golden, Tony "Mr. USA" Atlas, Nikolai Volkoff with his manager of seven years, Nikita Breznikov, midget greats Lord Littlebrook along with his midget trainees Little Kato and Beautiful Bobby Jo Dean, indy star Robbie Chance, Little Zephyr, and more superstar names to be announced in the weeks and months ahead.
Also scheduled for what will be the biggest name indie card in the Mid-West in many years, one of the all-time great tag team feuds, The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey) with Jim Cornette vs. The Rock and Roll Express. Also on the card Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Nikolai Volkoff (w manager Nikita Breznikov).
The Fan Festival will take place from 8AM to 5PM and all of the stars will be available for autographs and Polaroids. Following October Slam will be the "Showdown" part of the day with the largest live indie card ever in the area starting at 7:30 PM featuring most of the stars mentioned above. The line-up will also be announced as we approach the date.
Vendor tables are available at $100 each for an 8 foot table. As there has never been a Fan Festival in the area, an event of this magnitude is a great opportunity to not only sell wrestling merchandise but to get new customers. Contact us today to reserve your table space.
Tickets to the Fan Festival are $20, ($15 in advance/$10 for kids 12 and under). Tickets to the wrestling event are $20 floor and $15 bleachers. A $99 super ticket will enable you to get into the Fan Festival, receive a Polaroid with each superstar and a floor ticket to the wrestling event. As there is a limited supply of 100 super tickets and they are already going fast, don't miss out on this great offer. Tickets can also be purchased via credit card on E-Bay under the header "Former WWF/WCW Wrestling Legends Reunion." For all advance tickets, media requests, booking information, etc., contact promoter Bobby Rice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luscious Johnny Valiant, Sherri Martel, Larry Zybysko and many of the legends will be available for interviews in conjunction with the event through publicist Evan Ginzburg at:
Make your plans now for October Slam and Showdown on October 23rd. If you want to meet the legends of your youth, this is going to be one of the great conventions and indie events.
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Source: Evan Ginzburg
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