NUTLEY, NJ – Four of the most recognizable professional wrestling legends join the adrenaline-charged excitement as IWF presents a family-friendly Live Event on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:30 pm to benefit American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. It happens at Parks and Rec Center, 44 Park Avenue, Nutley.
“Relay For Life of Nutley is having LOUD & PROUD once again with IWF, who have done more for Relay than just about anyone,” said Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci, Director of Parks and Recreation. “It’s a wonderful night full of excitement and cheering, and for what better cause than to eradicate cancer in our lifetime.”
Headlining IWF’s star-studded 22nd Annual LOUD & PROUD extravaganza are WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana, Tag Team Legend B. Brian Blair of The Killer Bee’s, Former WWE Light-Heavyweight Champion Gillberg, and Legendary WWE and WCW Ring Announcer Gary Michael Cappetta.
Santana and Blair are international WrestleMania megastars from the 1980’s and 90’s, with Blair making his first area appearance in five years. Gillberg made his mark nationally in the 1990’s and 2000’s on Monday Night RAW. Cappetta, from Kearny, traveled worldwide providing introductions for Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant.
Nutley's Master of Chaos Kevin Knight is slated for action. Knight, recipient of Jaycees 2018 Distinguished Service Award, wrestled for WWE in Madison Square Garden.
Also scheduled are Outlaw Shane O'Brien, First-Class Justin Adams, Southside Slugger Tony Graves, Dark Dragon Kareen West, The Atkins Brothers, Dark Oracle Sage, Bright Lights Jarrett Foster, Soul Train Nick Shin, Eloy Fiesta, Mr. Mike Winner, Mad Dawg Jenkins, Commissioner AJ Sparxx, Barry Delaney and The Weasel.
Witness unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable moments as the best of sports and entertainment collide to create a memorable family event. Fans of all ages will enjoy the hard-hitting, high-flying energy.
All Access Pre-Event FanFest, included with event ticket, begins when doors open at 6:30 pm. Supporting the event is Nutley Recreation Department.
This experience delivers edge-of-your-seat thrills and is affordable for the entire family. The jaw-dropping displays of power and gravity-defying feats promise to be long-remembered.
Tickets are $26 and $22 in advance, and on-sale now at www.CampIWF.com, or at Nutley Parks and Rec Office (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, cash or check payable to American Cancer Society).
“While it’s only been eight years for IWF with Relay, it’s been 22 years IWF is raising funds for local charities – that’s quite an accomplishment,” Tucci added. “We couldn’t be prouder of Kevin Knight and the wrestlers – we will be eternally grateful.”
Each spring, IWF’s anniversary event supports a charity, with American Cancer Society being the beneficiary over the past seven years. Prior to 2012, events benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tomorrows Children’s Fund, Twin Towers Orphan Fund, American Red Cross, United Way, and Nutley Policemen and Firefighters’ Benevolent Associations.
13th Annual Relay for Life of Nutley, the signature event for American Cancer Society, is Friday, May 17, 6 pm at DeMuro Park. For information, visit RelayForLife.org/NutleyNJ, or find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @NutleyRelay or #NutleyRelay.