I can count the number of times I’ve talked about wrestling in the 25+ years I have been doing this segment on one hand.  As a matter of fact I only need one finger because today is a first.  This is not high school or college wrestling which happens to be exceptional in New Jersey.  This is the stuff that I admittedly watched when I was young on many Saturdays and has somehow gone mainstream…at least I think so.

My motivation is simple and that is to help out The 200 Club of Ocean County, an amazing organization that supports our local police officers, firefighters and EMS workers.  While they help those groups however they can their efforts ramp up when a member is injured or killed in the line of duty.  The 200 Club also supports active officers with an annual Valor Awards program, through scholarships and more.  Simply put they support those who support us on a daily basis.

So anyway this Saturday (December 3) they are hosting a night of family fun and yes professional wrestling.  The Contest of Champions at the RWJBarnabas Health Arena in Toms River will feature some big names in both wrestling and MMA along with appearances by Toms River’s own Frankie Edgar and Todd Frazier.

Among those taking to the ring will be STING (not the singer), Tommy Dreamer, Nick Aldis, Matt Cardona, Hall of Famers Sgt. Slaughter and Jerry “The King” Lawler plus others.  The main event spotlights Mike Bucci, a.k.a. “Nova” making his pro wrestling debut in his hometown of Toms River.

It all starts with a Fan Fest at 4pm Saturday and will go until 10:30 so it’s a full day of entertainment.  Tickets start at $25 and for information you can call (609) 709-8536 or visit foundationofwrestling.eventbrite.com.  In addition to the 200 Club of Ocean County the event will support the Toms River Regional School District.

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