Bigger-than-life figures ‘wrassle’ for charity

Photo courtesy Google Images/ Kevin Nash throws HHH to the mat with his finisher, the jacknife powerbomb.



By Jeff Bahr 


Giants will be in our midst when Northeast Pro Wrestling Superstars (NPWS) sends their “Tag-O-Mania” event to the Presbyterian Boys & Girls Club in Kearny on April 20 to raise funds for the organization. Wrestling fans who have a hankering to “double their pleasure” will have a veritable field day at this event as it will highlight tag-team encounters with the oversized (ravenous?) likes of The Gavone Brothers (Big Vic and Smiling Smith) and Danny Inferno and “the Cold-Hearted Playa” Danny Demanto. Also on hand will be the NPWS Tag–Team Champions, The 2 Rude Dudes (“Corrupted” Corey Havoc and “Rampage” Rogers) who, in their highly unsociable way, will deliver mayhem and pain to their fellow combatants.

But if that’s still not enough unbridled testosterone to ignite an already rabid wrestling crowd, a far larger and arguably far meaner man will enter the squared circle as the event’s headliner.

“After the success of the Unico show, we’re coming in with the Kevin Nash show,” explains NPWS Operations Manager of Benefits, Joe Panzarino. “It’s the first time that Mr. Nash has worked for our (wrestling) company. He will be there as a ‘special guest enforcer referee,’ which means that just about anything can happen!”

The “anything can happen” component is a given whenever Nash shows up for an event. In fact, wrestling history shows that devastation is usually the order of the day when the 6’ 10”, 328-pound Nash separates the ropes and eases his menacing form into the ring.

Longtime wrestling fans will recognize this huge lump of rebellious flesh as “The Big Sexy,” a moniker that the self-appointed Don Juan embraces to this very day. More ominously, they’ll recall that Nash was a particularly menacing part of the New World Order (NWO) back in his WCW days. This “Wolfpac” of unsavory characters were as despised as they were celebrated for their over-the-top level of savagery. The formerly blond wrestler (Nash’s hair is now a “sexy silver grey,” according to his female fans) has also wrestled for the WWE and TNA/Impact.

In the wrestling world, like elsewhere, controversy creates a stir. And so it is with this monolithic mountain of a man. Wrestling fans either love Nash or love to hate him. Either way he makes a big impact whenever and wherever he wrestles. Better yet, let’s make that a big sexy impact, as Kearny shall soon see.

Other wrestlers scheduled to square-off on April 20 include: Team Casonoca (comprised of “The Love Machine” Nicky Oceans and “The Final Freebird” Damian Darling); Team Jersey (The Jersey Kidd and “Jersey Shore Jock” Mike Dennis), plus appearances by other teams such as Eddie “Spaghetti” Franken and Chris “Boom-Boom” Powers, “Retro Rocker” Ricky Roxx and Richard Michaels, The Special Forces (Sergeant Jimmy Storm and Corporal John Slater), Team “J” (“Mr. Entertainment” J.D. Smoothie and J.T. Highlander), Judas Young and Q.T. Marshall and more to be announced.

Tickets for the event are priced at $20 and all seats are ringside.

Tickets are available at the following outlets:

Rosebud’s – 528 Joralemon St., Belleville

Peter’s Pizza – 449 Kearny Ave., Kearny

New Linden Deli – 690 Kearny Ave., Kearny

Starlight Tattoo – 472 Washington Ave., Belleville

Motorcycle Mall – 655 Washington Ave., Belleville United Check Cashing – 7 Ridge Rd., N. Arlington

Tickets are also available by calling the NWS box office at 732-888-1704.

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