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Pure Pro Wrestling Debuts in St. John’s to Raise Money for Local Veterans

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Pure Pro Wrestling Debuts in St. John’s to Raise Money for Local Veterans

On Saturday, June 8 2019 Pure Pro Wrestling (PPW) will host an action packed pro wrestling spectacular at the VFW Post 4113 in St. John’s, Michigan. This event will benefit the local post which has been serving the areas veterans of foreign wars for several years. Fans can expect to see plenty of clotheslines, suplexes, sleepers, and slams as the heroes and villains of the squared circle compete in this family friendly WWE styled event.

PPW is Michigan’s largest and only touring professional wrestling company. PPW produces over 50 events per year in cities all across Michigan, all of which benefit a charity, school, or community fair and festivals. PPW raises thousands of dollars for community based organizations each year. Over the companies 15 year history, PPW has produced hundreds of fundraiser events for veteran’s based organizations like the St. Johns VFW. PPW’s Development Center located at Iceland Arenas in Flint has produced some of the top talent in the world. PPW’s Ringside Mentors program boasts a unique bully prevention education program and a special club for kids called the Junior Grapplers – the only program in the nation teaching kids ranging from 5 – 17 professional wrestling. PPW’s Reading Rules is a program that features wrestlers visiting schools and libraries across the state to encouraging daily reading habits to children and adults.

The event at the St. John’s VFW will be a special night in PPW as its newest brand Battle Tested will launch its inaugural campaign. Battle Tested will feature an unparalleled brand of high octane pro wrestling featuring veterans of armed forces are are trained pro wrestlers. The wrestlers competing at the event will all be service veterans competing against each other or against Pure Pro Wrestling Champions.

Fans in attendance can expect to see the some of the nations best pro wrestlers competing for a chance to win the Michigan State Heavyweight Championship. On June 8th at the VFW in St. John’s fans will see US Army Veteran Aaron Orion, USMC Veteran Tommy Vendetta, Navy Veteran Kip Rude, & US Army Veterans Luis Casanova & Garrisaon Creed. Orion, Vendetta, Casanova, and Creed will be competing in a four man tournament called the Ruck of Champions. In this single elimination tournament, the survivor out of the four troops will challenge Gideon Malice in the final round for the Michigan State Heavyweight Championship. The title has been held by the 6’4 245 pound Malice for nearly two years, a record in Michigan professional wrestling.

At 5:30pm the arena doors open for VIP guests. VIP ticket holders receive the best seat in the house, poster, raffle ticket, and an in-ring meet & greet w/ Gideon Malice and the Heroes of Battle Tested! At 6:15pm fans will be treated to a special military themed showcase by the Junior Grapplers. At 7pm doors open for general admission leading up to the bell time of 7pm.

This event is open to all families; civilians & armed forces members both past & present are encouraged to attend in full dress! Advance tickets start at just $15 for General Seats. Our VIP Ringside tickets are available for as little as $20! Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.pureprowrestling.net or at the door. Seating is limited; fans are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Fans can also find more info or inquire about tickets on PPW’s by following us on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook w/ the handle @ppwpower. 

The VFW Post 4113 is located at 2497 Old U.S. 27, St Johns, MI 48879 Handicap parking and seating is available. Alcohol will be served for those 21 & Up. Concessions are available at the event. This is a non- smoking event. Handicap seating is available.


Pure Pro Wrestling is a Michigan based professional wrestling promotion celebrating its 15th season of affordable family fun. For additional information please contact Joe Byrd 810.845.3962 or pure_pro_wrestlng@yahoo.com. Additional information can be found at our website www.pureprowrestling.net


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