K-Five Fellas and Definitive Wrestling International present the fourth annual Boris The Great Malenko Memorial Cup at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 30 at the DWI Arena at Riverview Flea Market, 7415 Highway 301 South in Riverview. It is a tribute to one of professional wrestling’s greatest stars, Boris The Great Malenko.
Malenko was a top draw for 20 years and sold out arenas throughout the world. Many of his greatest battles were in Florida in the 1960s and 1970s against Eddie Graham, Wahoo McDaniel, Joe Scarpa, Bill Watts, Jack Brisco, Sam Steamboat, The Gladiator and more. Throughout his illustrious career he held many titles including the NWA Brass Knucks Title an unprecedented eight times and others.
Malenko retired in 1978 and formed, along with sons, Dean and Joe, the famous Malenko School of Wrestling in Tampa, helping launch the careers of Kane, Sean Waltman (X-pac), WCW TV champ Prince Iaukea, Fred Ottman (Tugboat/Typhoon), Barry Horowitz, The Masked Superstar, Mike Graham, former World champ Al Perez, International stars the Blackhearts, Frankie Reyes, Buddy Landell, Gangrel, Luna Vachon, Horace Hogan, Demolition Smash, Perry Saturn, Rusty Brooks, Jumbo Barretta, World tag team champ the Southern Posse, Jeff Bradley (Dudley Dudley), Big Jim Magnum, Bob Cook and more. Malenko died from leukemia in September 1994 at age 61.
Scheduled matches include Andreas Rossi defending the DWI title against a 7-foot, 395-pound mystery opponent with manager Lightning Monroe handcuffed to the turnbuckle. Wrestling legend and former WWF women’s champ Leilani Kai faces rookie sensation Chelsea Diamond for the DWI women’s title. There is a graduation match with students from The Independent Pro Wrestling Training Center, Brian Brock battling fellow student David Nogueras, plus tag team action and more.
Tickets are $8. For information call Frankie Reyes at 813-249-0171.
• The legendary Chavo Guerrero (Chavo Classic) will be in charge as River City Wrestling is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6 at the Aztec Indoor Soccer Arena, 9870 Marbach Rd., San Antonio.
Guerrero invited the courageous and talented Sebastien De La Cruz (El Charro de Oro) to sing the National Anthem as he did during the NBA Finals. It will be a night of mat action and a time to honor and support the troops during the Independence Day weekend. RCW will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Family & Support Center.
International champ Sammy Guevara faces Phoenix champ Centerfold Matthew Palmer. RCW champ Steve McEnroe battles former champ Joey Super Shot Spector. Also, Don Juan, Honkey Kong, Low Rider, Erik Ortiz, Kyra Maya, Chik Tormenta, The Samoan Beast Michael Faith, Big Sed, Kash, Nemesis and more.
Tickets will be sold at the door (cash or credit card): front row, all ages $15; general admission, adults $12; general admission, kids age 4-18 and adults with a military/student ID $10; and children 3 and younger free. Advance tickets are online at www.rcw-wrestling.com or www.ticketweb.com. Advance tickets are cheaper than those sold at the door with group discounts also available.
VIP packages are available which include a backstage meet-n-greet with RCW stars, a hot dog and soda, an 11x17 color poster and first choice of seating. The VIPs will be allowed to enter the building first when doors open.
For information, call 210-842-8398.
• WWE Hall of Famer The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels and his “MacMillan River Adventures” co-host Keith Mark were the featured guests on the Monday Night Mayhem show, hosted by The Big Mosh and The Chairman of the Board Todd Vincent.
Wrestleview Radio Network: Shawn Michaels and Keith Mark/Monday Night Mayhem Interview (MP3 Streaming Audio): http://www.wrestleviewradio.com/WVIP_Preview/mnm062513.mp3
Check out www.Facebook.com/MondayNightMayhem and www.Facebook.com/FeelTheMayhem
• Former wrestler, manager and business consultant JJ Dillon returns to Kayfabe Wrestling Radio at 9 p.m. EST Tuesday, July 2.
Join host Alan Wojcik along with Spug and Kevin K. Scott. Listen live www.wildtalkradio.com which includes an interactive chat room. Call the show at 267-297-1397. Skype users can call Sir Rockin, the show’s technical producer.
Check out www.facebook.com/kayfabewrestlingradio or My Name Is Wojcik. Follow the radio network through www.twitter.com/wildtalkradio and www.twitter.com/MyNameIsWojcik.