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Sage, Bonilla, Knight, Gaston Retain Titles at 26th Anniversary Event April 15

Updated: Jun 1, 2023

$5,482.55 Raised at IWF Fundraiser for American Cancer Society in Nutley, NJ

NUTLEY, NJ – All reigning champions successfully retained their crowns during a spectacular evening of action as IWF Wrestling returned to Nutley, New Jersey for its 26th Anniversary Live Event on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Parks & Rec Center.

Fans, wrestlers and staff united once again at the annual extravaganza to raise $5,482.55 for American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Nutley.

A Triple Main Event highlighted the card and saw IWF Heavyweight Champion Dark Oracle Sage defeat Benjamin T. Asher with manager East Side Dave McDonald in the featured attraction to extend his one-year title reign.

IWF Tag Team Champions Master of Chaos Kevin Knight and Live Wire Charles Gaston defeated 'The All-Americans' Brian & Robert Atkins with manager East Side Dave McDonald via count-out to retain the titles.

In a hard-fought contest, IWF American Champion Supersonic KC Bonilla turned away the challenge of Glenn Burgess to retain the title.

In other singles action, The Punisher Zay Spaulding beat Patrick Sanchez, Aaron Hobbs with manager El Famoso Eloy Fiesta was victorious against Ezon Leverett with manager Jared Zirilli, and Rico Gold defeated Janko Sons.

​In a six-person tag team match, American Bulldog Ken Reedy and Aaron Hobbs and All-Star Michele Dee with El Famoso Eloy Fiesta defeated Jared Zirilli and Lethan Ray and NaJuan Files with Ezon Leverett.

New Jersey Broadcasters Association Hall of Famer Bert Baron, host of B-Inspired Podcast and WRNJ Radio Morning Show, served as emcee. April 15th was also Fan Appreciation Night, with raffles, giveaways and door prizes.

Kickoff of 26th Anniversary Tour was presented by IWF Media LLC. Supporters included Nutley Parks & Recreation and Township Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci, Ocean Beach Sales and Rentals, Nutley Chamber of Commerce, TAPinto, Marketing Muscle, WRAT 95.9 FM, Magic 98.3 FM, and WRNJ 104.7 FM & 1510 AM.

Relay for Life of Nutley began 17 years ago and since IWF's involvement in 2012, the grapplers have raised $47,384.82 for American Cancer Society.

IWF is slated to return to North Arlington High School and New Brunswick Middle School later this year.

Established in 1998, award-winning IWF Wrestling produced 719 family-friendly Live Events and Fundraisers with WWE Hall of Famers and Legends in 47 cities throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

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