Wrestling event coming to Hibbing Saturday

HIBBING — A professional wrestling card featuring seven bouts in Hibbing will also serve as a fund raiser for two entities.

Wrestling Gone Wild (WGW) will sponsor the event which will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Range Mental Health Center (RHMC) Governor Rudy Perpich Building located at 3203 Third Ave. W. in Hibbing,

The event will be a fund raiser for anti-bullying and the Healing Place Clubhouse at RHMC. Bell time is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and the doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Advance tickets can be purchased at Mike’s Heating and Sheet Metal, 2318 First Ave., Hibbing. Cost for tickets for kids age 6-12 is $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door while ringside tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. There will also be an advance Family 4-Pack special that can be purchased at Mike’s Heating and Sheet Metal for $30 which includes two adult tickets and two kids’ tickets.

Tom Burdick, owner and promoter for WGW, said all seven matches on Saturday’s card promise to be exciting.

“People are going to see wrestlers from Arizona, California, Iowa, and there will be wrestlers from out of the country, so there will be wrestlers from all over the world,” Burdick said.

The feature bout of the evening will be for the WGW World Championship featuring the current champion – King Leonidas – going against Chief Bosnia for the title.

Some of the other wrestlers who will be in action include High Flying Zakk Neo, School Boy, Leonard Litercery, AWA legend Dirty Ernie, the Mad Russian from Mother Russia, Greg Hurtz, every woman’s fantasy, Grave Digger from Tombstone, Ariz., Jimmy Wydle, Luther Wilson III, Evan Roberts from Iowa, Patient X, the WGW tag team champions, Flex Appeal, plus more.

Special guests will be the Animal Planet/Travel Channel stars from the television show “Finding Big Foot,” Abe DelRio and Mike Hexmun.

Another highlight of the event will be that Mr. Incredible will be on hand to entertain the children at the Anti-Bullying Table.

“I encourage the kids to come and see the Anti-Bullying Table, and to take the pledge and sign the contract not to bully,” Burdick said.

There will be concessions, food and prizes for the kids who attend, according to Burdick.

“It is going to be a fantastic card with prizes and with seven great matches,” Burdick said. “There is going to be high-flying action, and there will be a very positive vibe. I really suggest to bring the family because this is going to be a very good show. It will be fun.”

A merchandise table also will be available run by the First Lady of the WGW, Lynette Nowak.

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