Updated: Oct 26
$3,700.29 Raised for Michael Robert Cammett Jr. Memorial Foundation at 'ALIVE 25' Event
NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ – Wrestling fans in Bergen County witnessed jaw-dropping action during IWF 'ALIVE 25' 25th Anniversary Live Event Tour on October 8, 2022, at North Arlington High School in North Arlington, NJ.
Thanks to the efforts of IWF fans, wrestlers, staff and sponsors, $3,700.29 was raised for Michael Robert Cammett Jr. Memorial Foundation.
Headlining the card was an unbelievable Triple Main Event. In the top attraction, IWF Heavyweight Champion Dark Oracle Sage, with WWE Legend Gillberg in his corner, defeated All-American Robert Atkins with manager East Side Dave McDonald to retain the title.
The second Main Event saw WWE Hall of Famer Mr. USA Tony Atlas and Master of Chaos Kevin Knight upend the duo of Benjamin T. Asher and Jason 'The Horizon' Hendrix with manager East Side Dave McDonald to retain the IWF Tag Team Titles. Atlas stepped in to defend the titles on behalf of co-holder Rik Ratchet, who suffered a career-ending injury at the hands of The Atkins Brothers.
In the third Main Event, Supersonic KC Bonilla defeated Jayden Stehle and Justin Bongiovi in a Triangle Elimination Match to win the vacant IWF American Title. Stehle pinned Bongiovi, then Bonilla pinned Stehle. The title was vacated as champion Rick Recon was unable to defend the belt due to working with IMPACT wrestling.
In other action, Rico Gold and Cacique Tone, with bodyguard Raymond, defeated All-Star Michele Dee and Eric Perez in a tag team match. Newark's Mad King Glenn Burgess pinned rookie Ezon Leverett, while 285-pound Punisher Zay Spaulding beat newcomer Julian Mendez.
Proceeds were donated to the Memorial Foundation of IWF Hall of Famer and North Arlington High School graduate Golden Boy Michael Cammett, who passed away in 2021. The Foundation was also gifted a Civic Membership to Nutley Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation provides collegiate scholarships to North Arlington High School students and donates to worthy causes in North Arlington and Nutley.
'ALIVE 25' was presented by IWF Media LLC. Supporters included North Arlington Board of Education, Ocean Beach Sales and Rentals of Lavallette, Ferazzoli's Italian Kitchen of North Arlington, JoJo's Pizzeria of Lyndhurst, Mamma Vittoria Catering of Nutley, TAPinto Nutley, The Observer Newspaper of Kearny, WRAT 95.9 Radio, Magic 98.3 Radio, WMTR 1250 Radio, Marketing Muscle of Nutley, Enforcer Fitness of Nutley, and Iron Revolution Gym of Howell.
This event was part of the year-long celebration of IWF's silver anniversary. The tour began November 20, 2021, in North Arlington and raised $4,006.78 for Michael Robert Cammett Jr. Memorial Foundation. At the following tour stop on April 23, 2022, in Nutley, $4,545.98 was donated to American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
The final 'ALIVE 25' tour event is Saturday, December 10, 2022, 6 PM, at New Brunswick Middle School as a fundraiser for City of New Brunswick Recreation.
Established in 1998, award-winning IWF Wrestling produced 717 family-friendly Live Events and Fundraisers with WWE Hall of Famers and Legends in 47 cities throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut benefiting countless non-profit organizations, civic associations, community service groups, high school athletic programs, recreation programs, and academic scholarship funds.