Monsters of the Mat put on Show for South Brunswick
SBPAL brings pro wrestling back to South Brunswick.
Hundreds of people packed the South Brunswick High School gym Saturday night in anticipation of seeing a great pro wrestling show, co-sponsored by the National Wrestling Superstars and South Brunswick PAL, and those who attended were not disappointed.
"This is the first time in 12 years that there has been pro wrestling at this venue and we want to give them a great show," said Johnny Falco, the Owner of NWS while speaking to a huddled roster of NWS wrestlers just minutes before bell time.
The night began on a somber note as a 10-bell salute was given by three of his contemporaries to the late "Macho Man" Randy Savage, who tragically died in a car accident on Friday.
"It's been my privilege to know Randy for many, many years," said WWE Hall Of Fame inductee "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan. "Macho Man's character was very close to who Randy Poffo was, as most good characters are just an extension of their personality, and Macho Man was an extension of Randy Poffo's personality."
As the night progressed, as advertised, the show brought a lot of hard hitting, high-flying entertainment for the near sold out crowd.
"There are no fans in the world like professional wrestling fans, and if you're a fan from a different sport you would never understand why a wrestling fan is a wrestling fan, unless you're able to see what we do," said "Rikishi" Junior Fatu. Fatu was also at the event to promote a new venture for him, a UFC/WWE hybrid promotion based out of the west coast (www.territoryleague.com).
Building up to the night's main event, which featured former WWE star Snitsky facing Danny Inferno in a door match, the crowd was treated to a once in a lifetime opportunity in seeing "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan face former WWE talent Kenny Dykstra.
Duggan rallied the crowd with chants of "USA" and "Hoo" all night, pumping up an already exuberant crowd before delivering his signature 3-point clothesline for the victory.
"The kids all had a blast which was the most important thing," said Marty Castimore, of the SBPAL. "I think the event went well, I think NWS put on an excellent show, they all gave 110 percent and I was pretty impressed with the athleticism of the younger wrestlers and the popularity and ability of the older ones."
The event was so well received that talks about a second show are already heating up. For more information on the NWS got to www.facebook.com/nwswrestling.