Resistance Pro presents Alive! for St. Laurence High School
By Jessi Virtusio Pro Wrestlingfirstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @JessiVirtusio September 4, 2013 3:02PM
Resistance Pro heavyweight champion "The Ego" Robert Anthony (pictured) will defend his belt against Vector A with Colonel Jesse Corgan and Miss Prig at Alive! on Sept. 7 in Burbank. | Kyle LaMere (ishootrockstars.com) photo
RESISTANCE PRO PRESENTS ALIVE!
♦ 7:30 p.m. (6 p.m. doors) Sept. 7
♦ St. Laurence High School, 5556 W. 77th St., Burbank
♦ Tickets, $15 for general admission, $20 for second or third row or $25 for front row
Updated: October 7, 2013 12:13PM
It’s been too long since there’s been a Southland pro wrestling show.
But Resistance Pro will present Alive! on Sept. 7 at St. Laurence High School, which also will be a beneficiary of the show.
“ ‘Marvelous’ Matt Knicks, one of our wrestlers, is actually a coach for the Viking and Badger wrestling teams and brought R-Pro to the attention of head coach Joe Phelan about us doing a fundraiser for them,” R-Pro co-promoter Gabe Baron said of Knicks from Bridgeview.
X-Pac, who is part of the WWE Legends program, will be the special guest and wrestle against “The Male Model” Ashton Vuitton with Eric St. Vaughn.
“X-Pac is a really great guy and friend of Jacques, Billy and myself,” Baron said referring to his brother from Lockport and R-Pro creative director Billy Corgan.
“When we scheduled the show, X-Pac and Billy ran into each other in Florida while Billy was on tour over the summer, and Pac said he would love to return to R-Pro and this fundraiser would be the perfect time.
“Ashton has been a thorn in the side of R-Pro for a while now and despite his definite talent, he needs a reality check and X-Pac is the man to do it.”
Southlanders booked include Park Forest resident Marshe Rockett, who will be part of a Burbank Brawl no-disqualification match.
Meanwhile, Barry Ryte from Burnham will compete in a Stick It to Ya rematch.
“It’s a hard market right now. For smaller independent companies, they tend to stay in one venue in the same town or area all year long,” Baron said of the local pro wrestling scene.
“R-Pro is about bringing the people what they want. The south suburbs are starved for great wrestling, so we’re bringing it to them. Ask and ye shall receive, South Siders.”
Jessi Virtusio blogs on Elaborating on Entertainment at blogs.southtownstar.com/entertainment, where more about R-Pro will be posted.