I’m dusting off my wrestling promoters hat and putting on a wrestling show on November 2nd at the Beverly/Salem Elks Lodge in Beverly, MA. This will be a charity event where all of proceeds will go towards the Elks National Foundation which supports military families, youth programs, scholarships and a whole host of other charitable endeavors. Since the show is taking place at the Elks and it’s for the Elks, I found it fitting to name the event, ELKMANIA. Yep, you read that right.
This has been a long time coming and I’m super excited for the opportunity to put on an event that will entertain hundreds of people with an art form that had me at hello. North Shore Wrestling was my first venture into the promoting game and we ran shows from July 2006 to April 2009. My proudest moment as a promoter was a show titled “Undisputed”. Everything clicked that night as it was our second biggest draw at the gate, all of the matches kept the fans on their feet and the main event electrified the crowd to no end.
I’ve consulted and helped with other promotions since that time and I’ve been anxious to captain the ship once more. This time, things are a little different. I’m doing with two good friends of mine and our main motivations is simply to raise funds for a worthy cause while satisfying our creative needs through an outlet that we are passionate about. We were fortunate enough to find sponsors who were gracious enough to help our cause and they were very generous with their donations.
I want to encourage everyone and especially all of the local bloggers I’ve had the pleasure of conversing with to come down and check out the show. It’s going to be a great night of professional wrestling action that will be fun for the entire family with it all being for a great cause. Also, I might just step into the ring and unleash the art of the SLAM!!!
Time to shill and thanks for reading!
Saturday Night, November 2nd with an 7:30 PM bell time
Beverly/Salem Elks Lodge – 39 Bow Street – Beverly, MA
-Project Zero Wrestling Heavyweight Championship
Stevie James (c) vs. Derek Simonetti
-Triple Threat Match for the Inaugural Bay State Championship
“The Unequaled One” Todd Sople vs. Buddy Romano vs. “Dastardly” Doug Summers
-Open Challenge for the NCW Tag Team Championship
The Inglorious Dastards (c) (“The Beast” Brandon Behm & “Terrible” Tony Caruso) vs. ??????
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
Tickets cost $10.00 and can be purchased at the door or at Harrison’s Comic’s – 252 Essex Street – Salem, MA
All proceeds go towards the Elks National Foundation
Check out Elkmania.com for all the latest details regarding the event.