For the wrestlers like Tito Santana, who has been wrestling over 25 years, there isn’t may ‘firsts’ left. The legendary WWE Hall Of Famer has seen many historic matches during his career. He wrestled against icons like Hulk Hogan and Andre The Giant, and he has toured the world more times than he can count. But on July 29th, Tito Santana will mark another ‘first’ off his list. It will be the first time he wrestles in Fairhaven, Massachusetts.
The former WWF Tag Team and Intercontinental Champion will be wrestling at the Seaport Inn, 110 Middle Street, on July 29th as part of Top Rope Promotions “Pro Wrestling Supershow” weekend. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held outdoors, under the stars and on the shore. “It’s all about creating a different atmosphere. So many small wrestling companies are happy running buildings that hold 70 people and are cramped and muggy. We want the consumer to be comfortable,” said Supershow promoter Ryan Drew. If it rains, the event will take place indoors, in a large air conditioned function hall at the Seaport Inn.
Joining Tito Santana at the event will be Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. Beefcake was one of the most popular wrestlers in Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation during the late 1980’s. A devastating parasailing accident put Beefcake on the injury list for several years, but he made a successful return to WWF and later WCW, where he ended his TV wrestling career. But his career remained intact. In recent years, Beefcake has made appearances on tv shows like Hogan Knows Best and Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling. Brutus Beefcake will be available for autographs and pictures at the July 29th event.
In addition to former WWE Champion Tito Santana and Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, the talented roster of Top Rope Promotions wrestlers will be on hand. This includes former WWE and ECW talent Colin Delaney. Delaney wrestled for the WWE branded ECW organization from 2007 – 2008. Besides Colin Delaney, current Ring Of Honor superstar “The Prodigy” Mike Bennett will also be showcased. The Carver, Massachusetts native also wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment and TNA Impact Wrestling on several occasions.
“All the wrestlers we use are professional, fully trained athletes. Most of them are on their way up to the big leagues,” stated Drew. “You’re not going to find any kids on our shows. They’re all athletes” he added.
Though professional wrestling has been a staple in the city of New Bedford for over 30 years, this will be the first time a wrestling event takes place in the relatively small town of Fairhaven. “It’s exciting to bring wrestling to a town that has never experienced a real pro wrestling show. They’re going to see an amazing show and we will leave them wanting more.”
Top Rope Promotions and Pro Wrestling Supershow will take place on July 29th, 2011 at the Seaport Inn in Fairhaven. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. The event is family friendly and suitable for children. Ticket reservation, and information is available by visiting www.facebook.com/topropepromotions.