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Sage Retains IWF Title; Rob Atkins Wins American Gold at When Legends Rise November 18

Updated: Jan 11

$4,051.26 Raised for Michael Robert Cammett Jr. Memorial Foundation in North Arlington, NJ

NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ – History was made as a major championship changed hands during a wild evening of action as IWF Wrestling returned to North Arlington, New Jersey for When Legends Rise Live Event on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at North Arlington High School.

Fans, wrestlers, staff, and sponsors united at the annual extravaganza to raise $4,051.26 for Michael Robert Cammett Jr. Memorial Foundation.

A Triple Main Event highlighted the card that saw IWF Heavyweight Champion Dark Oracle Sage defeat All-American Brian Atkins, with manager East Side Dave McDonald, to retain the title. The win extends Sage’s 19-month title reign that began in April 2022.

All-American Robert Atkins, with East Side Dave McDonald, defeated IWF American Champion Supersonic KC Bonilla to win the title. The victory marked Robert’s first singles championship while ending Bonilla’s 13-month title reign.

IWF Tag Team Champion Master of Chaos Kevin Knight defeated longtime rival First-Class Justin Adams, with East Side Dave McDonald, via disqualification after outside interference by McDonald.

IWF Tag Team Champion Live Wire Charles Gaston defeated Glenn Burgess in singles competition.

In a tag team attraction, American Bulldog Ken Reedy and Patrick Sanchez, with All-Star Michele Dee in their corner, defeated Ezon Leverett and Prince Naj, with Rico Gold.

In singles action, Janko Sons defeated The Silver Tongue Rico Gold.

In a tag team bout, Aaron Hobbs and Shane Snyder defeated Benjamin T. Asher and Julian Mendez.

When Legends Rise was presented by IWF Media LLC. Supporters included North Arlington Board of Education, Ocean Beach Sales and Rentals, JoJo’s Pizza and Pasta Kitchen of Lyndhurst, The Observer Newspaper, WRAT 95.9 FM, and WDHA 105.5 FM.

Since 2021, IWF raised $11,758.33 overall for Michael Robert Cammett Jr. Memorial Foundation.

The Memorial Foundation was formed after IWF Hall of Famer Golden Boy Michael Cammett tragically passed away in June 2021. Cammett graduated from North Arlington High School in 2015 and was captain of the Vikings football team, and indoor and outdoor track and field teams. He was a member of the Vikings Athletic Council, National Honor Society, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Interact Club and Student Council.

Cammett received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University-Newark in 2019, and posthumously received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Rutgers in 2023. Cammett is a former IWF American Champion, Tag Team Champion, Junior-Heavyweight Champion, and three-time Wrestler of the Year.

Michael Robert Cammett Jr. Memorial Foundation is a civic member of Nutley Chamber of Commerce, as Michael was involved with the chamber and Greater Nutley Cancer Foundation during his wrestling career. The Foundation provides collegiate scholarships to North Arlington High School students and donates to charitable causes in North Jersey.

Up next, IWF When Legends Rise comes to Nutley Rec Center on Saturday, April 13, 2024 with an event to benefit Greater Nutley Cancer Foundation.

Established in 1998, award-winning IWF Wrestling produced 720 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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