courtesy of: The Morning News
All the excitement, drama and yes, comedy of live wrestling is coming to Aruba and the Caribbean the second weekend in September when “Caribbean Wrestling Bash – The Legend Tour” will be center stage at the Joe Laveist Ballpark in San Nicolas, September 7, 8 & 9.
Top-billed star of the event, veteran wresting superstar Kevin Nash, who has also been a charismatic presence on the silver screen in films and television, arrived on Aruba to announce the spectacular event.He was greeted at the Reina Beatrix International Airport by Aruba’s President of Parliament, Paul Croes.
Kevin join the event’s promoters, Jonathan Tromp, Howard Ian Lejuez and from the U.S., Rev Prochnow, in welcoming media at the Holiday Inn, host resort for all the wrestling greats during their tenure on the island, the afternoon of his arrival. Sporting his natural look, quite a change from his appearance as “Tarzan” in “Magic Mike,” or as Tom Cruise’s bad, biker bodyguard in “Rock of Ages,” Kevin warmly greeted media and graciously posed with devoted fans and signed an autograph or two.
He expressed his extreme interest in seeing the September event a great success and his enthusiasm for Aruba, having visited the island decades back. He personally recruited most of the wrestling legends, a majority of them Hall of Fame inductees, who will be appearing along with him.
He revealed that when he proposed they come to Aruba to put on a wrestling show, “They would say “Where?? Aruba?? I’m IN!!” We didn’t even have to talk money. The lure of this beautiful country alone made my job very easy…It really was a no-brainer for us.”
Friday, September 7 will be a Comedy Night and Meet & Greet with the wrestling greats, including plenty of photo ops and autograph collecting. It will be hosted by the legendary “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, now very well known on the comedy circuit and host and performer at his club Pipers Pit. The evening will also feature Hall of Fame legend Jerry “the King” Lawler, who will act as announcer and MC through the weekend.
Over Saturday and Sunday, battling it out in the ring will be renowned world class wrestlers and WCW, WWF and WWE titled holders Billy Gun, Scott Steiner, “Crimson” Hardcore, X-pac, Rhino, Divas Velvet Sky and Angelina Love, and from Curacao, Bas van Kunder, a major wrestling star in Europe. Each one is a champion in the ring and inveterate showmen guaranteed to deliver an exciting evening of live wrestling action.
“We will be here to bring the people of Aruba quality entertainment” asserted Mr. Nash. “I can personally assure all that it will be a kid-friendly event, where parents can bring their children…the matches will be based on sportsmanship and athleticism; it will be something for all the family. As I have gotten older, that is the most important thing to me, family, and we want all the families of Aruba to come out for this event…we will make sure they won’t be disappointed.”
They also described the upcoming event as a “genesis” of what they hope to see become a series of matches and tournaments in the region, with final championship events being held on Aruba, which will be their “home base.”
Tickets for “Caribbean Wrestling Bash – The Legend Tour” are now on sale at Valero Essoville and Boulvard stations, the Fun Miles main office and Manuelito’s Sportsbar in Oranjestad. There is VIP and VIP Platinum seating along with General Admission; inquiries and reservations can be made by calling 593-4135 or e-mail: email@example.com. For full info and pricing visit their website: www.cwbaruba.com and for exciting daily updates, check the Caribbean Wrestling Bash Aruba Facebook Page.