November 12, 2004 (2:39pm): PRESS RELEASE-
VIRGIL ADDED TO WRESTLING REUNION II TOMORROW - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2004
IN CARTERET, NJ AT HOLIDAY INN
FREE JERSEY ALL PRO VIDEO TO FIRST 500 FANS. DOORS OPEN 8:30AM
(SEE FRANK AT JAPW TABLE)
A MESSAGE FROM "BABY DOLL"
Just wanted to let everyone know that I am packed and ready to go.....
The Wrestling Reunion Show this weekend, November 13, in New Jersey is going to be a lot of fun and I am really looking forward to seeing all the wrestling fans and especially getting to hang out on a Saturday afternoon with "The Boys".
The promoters of the show have been wonderful to work with and they have put together a star packed event.
I am excited about seeing wrestlers that I worked with in the CrockettTerritory and the WWF guys that my ex Sam and I got to know...
It has been a long time since I have seen some of these guys, so it will be just as exciting for me as the fans. After all,I always have been a Mark and always will be for this wonderful sport called ProfessionalWrestling.
"Baby Doll"-Nickla Roberts
WRESTLING REUNION II
"Where the Real Legends Come Out"
Wrestling Reunion II
Saturday, November 13, 2004
Holiday Inn Carteret, NJ
1000 Roosevelt Ave.
Easy/Inexpensive bus transportation from the port
authority in Manhattan right to the hotel
#116 Bus Perth Amboy
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
We're just a week away from the biggest wrestling convention to hit the East Coast.
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) from approx. 2:30-3:30.
Autograph Session #1
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Baron Von Rashke
Autograph Session #2
12 pm - 2 pm
Also Appearing: These are NOT part of the
Golden Ticket package
Hillbilly Cousin Luke
Superstar guests include:
"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and Virgil had one of the great runs in WWF history and at Wrestling Reunion II you can meet Virgil in person. Virgil also appeared as Vincent in WCW.
Without question, one of wrestling's all-time great villains, Mr. Fuji held the WWWF tag team title three times with Prof. Toru Tanaka and two times with Mr. Saito. He was also the US Champion out of San Francisco and held many other regional belts. In 1972 he main-evented Madison Square Garden as he challenged Pedro Morales for the title. As a manager he worked with such greats as Magnificent Muraco, George Steele, The Moondogs, etc. and he reunites at Wrestling Reunion II with his team of the Warlord & The Barbarian A.K.A. The Powers of Pain.
Hillbilly Cousin Luke
He's competed throughout the US, Japan, Australia and Canada under a variety of names (Gene Lewis, The Mongol, Kharma, etc.) since his debut in 1973, but he's best known as the beloved Hillbilly Cousin Luke. And at Wrestling Reunion II, you can see him reunite with Hillbilly Jim and relive your childhood memories. (Please note that Luke's autograph is not part of the super ticket.)
A member of several top tag teams including The Powers of Pain (with The Warlord), The Headshrinkers (with Fatu) and The Faces of Fear (with Meng), this 6'2 295 powerhouse was born in Tonga and is a universally respected star who continues to actively wrestle today. The Barbarian and Meng were also part of the classic Dungeon of Doom in WCW. See him rejoin his tag partners The Warlord and Meng at Wrestling Reunion II.
This 6'6 275 pound Texan is the son of legendary Blackjack Mulligan. Considered by many to be one of the best workers of his generation, he had classic feuds with Ric Flair, Sting and was also a WWF Tag Team Champion with Mike Rotundo who he reunites with at Wrestling Reunion II. He's held many titles including the NWA World Television title which he won by defeating Steve Austin in 1992 and the NWA World Heavyweight Title which he won from The Great Muta in 1993.
An amateur wrestling star for Syracuse University, he became a top pro attraction in both the US and Japan. Career highlights include his stint in the WWF as part of the US Express with Barry Windham, a highly successful run as Irwin R. Schyster (IRS), and an alliance with Ted Dibiase (Money Inc.). Rotundo was also a member of both WCW’S Varsity Club and the original NWO as Michael Wallstreet. He retired from wrestling in 2004 but is looking forward to returning to meet the fans at Wrestling Reunion II.
At 6'7 320 pounds this beloved figure was part of a beloved Hillbilly Family including Uncle Elmer, Cousin Luke & Cousin Junior. Feuding with the likes of Don Muraco, Roddy Piper, King Kong Bundy and many other legends, he also participated in the famous Wrestlemania 2 Battle Royal won by Andre The Giant. In a notable storyline, Hillbilly Jim's wrestling boots were given to him by none other than Hulk Hogan. He makes a rare autograph appearance at Wrestling Reunion II.
Jacque Rougeau (The Mountie)
From the legendary Canadian Rougeau wrestling family, Jacque was both 3-time WWF tag champ as The Quebecers (with Carl Ouelette) and the WWF Intercontinental champion as The Mountie. The holder of many regional belts, a career highlight was his scoring a clean pin victory over Hulk Hogan in Montreal in 1997. Jacque was also one half of the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers with Raymond Rougeau and later in his career part of WCW's Team Canada.
This former PWI Rookie of the Year (1980) went on to win innumerable major titles including the NWA World Jr. Heavyweight, NWA National Heavyweight, Mid-South North American Heavyweight and Texas Heavyweight championships. Moving on to management, he helped booked WCW and was writer, producer, scout, commentator and involved in development for the WWF as well. With a high school and college wrestling background, he was a highly respected technical grappler as well as an equally effective heel. Terry Taylor makes a rare autograph appearance at Wrestling Reunion II.
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 appeared in Chicago's huge Comiskey Park in 1970.
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.
Admission is only $10 at the door or $20 including a ticket for the all-star one hour Q&A session.
Bargain golden tickets are only $125. This includes admission to the convention, 1 autograph of each wrestler, a Polaroid of each wrestler, a free show poster and admission to the star-studded Q&A.
If you attended Wrestling Reunion I in June you saw nearly 700 fans and dozens 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.
At Wrestling Reunion I tables were sold out and they are going fast again, so purchase yours today. The top vendors in the country will be returning to Wrestling Reunion. II. After Nov. 1 tables are extremely limited and will be $75. Wrestling Reunion II is an ideal event to promote your product.
Many of the legends of Wrestling Reunion are available for interviews through publicist Evan Ginzburg at email@example.com.
Further vendor and ticket info:
Information and vendor reservations can be obtained by e-mailing Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-908-928-1502. For more details, visit the Wrestling Reunion website. Bookmark www.wrestlingreunion.com for updated info 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.
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