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Wrestling Benefits Local Groups

By Matthew Youngfrau
LOCH SHELDRAKE — June 9, 2000 -- On Friday, May 5, professional wrestling returned to Sullivan County Community College.
The event was a fundraiser for the Livingston Manor Class of 2001 and the Sullivan County Police Benevolence Association (PBA). The card was under the United States Wrestling Federation (USWF) Banner.
“Charity events are all that we do,” USWF President Robert Bailey commented. “We’re the only promotion that does this. We keep it low budget for charity.”
The card, entitled “Carnage in the Catskills,” featured six matches and lasted approximately three hours.
About 700 people came out to the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse to witness the card.
Another fundraising effort during the evening was a fifty/fifty raffle.
Livingston Manor students worked the crowd and sold tickets. The winner was announced during intermission.
The card saw the USWF debut of Jimmy Snuka Jr. as he defeated Strangler Nick Maddox by disqualification.
In a ladies’ match, Brittany Brown defeated the Black Widow Amanda Storm. It was announced that Amanda Storm had been featured on MTV’s “Want to be a Wrestler” program.
Sgt. Sy Youngblood pinned the Shiek in another of the evening’s matches.
In a tag team title match, the All-Knighters retained their belts when Kid USA attacked their opponents, the Darkside Demons.
Larry Winters and the “Shiek” fought to a no-contest against Kid USA and Sgt. Youngblood when the All-Knighters ran in.
The tag team match with Winters and the Shiek was taped for the internet. Their manager, Ms. Asia, is featured on the internet soap opera, and footage was shot for the show.
And in the main event, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka (with help from Jimmy Snuka Jr.) pinned the Canadian Mountie.
“It is great to meet the people,” wrestling legend Jimmy Snuka remarked. “I still do this every weekend. I love this and I’ll do it for fundraisers.”
During intermission, the wrestlers signed autographs, sold pictures and t-shirts, and took polaroids with the fans. Due to long lines, the “brief” intermission lasted forty-five minutes.
All-in-all, the card raised about $600 for the two charities. The money will be divided evenly between the PBA and the Manor Class of 2001.
“We tried to bring a new thing to Sullivan County,” said event organizer Pete Feinberg, a teacher at Livingston Manor Central School. “I wish there were more people here, they missed a good show. People say there is nothing good to do in Sullivan County. Well, they should have taken advantage of this good thing.”



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