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Wrestlemania returns: Richmond event to aid local family with ailing son

World League Wrestling returns to Richmond March 1 with a card that includes a local competitor and will benefit a local toddler with serious medical problems.
As is the custom, Richmond’s own Rob “Robman” Kinnard will be in the ring, not as a wrestler but as a guest referee calling the main event.
A spokesman for WLW said all of the organization’s titles will be defended at the March 1 event in the Richmond City Hall gym.
“This event will help bring in support for a very young child by the name of Evan Andrews,” promoter/wrestler Leland Race said. “Little Evan has had a world of health problems, and at such a young age, he is needing help. World League Wrestling has stepped up to the plate to bring in not only monetary support for Evan, but also to show strength in numbers for him and his family.”
Race said Evan was born in March of last year with two life threatening heart defects – Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (only half a heart) and an Unbalanced AV Canal Defect.

EVAN ANDREWS

EVAN ANDREWS

Evan has been hospitalized the majority of his life. In the first eight months of his life he had a total of eight surgeries including two open heart surgeries and several other serious procedures,” he said.  “At 3 months Evan went into heart failure and was hospitalized for quite some time. He has many other surgeries still to come in his lifetime.”
Race said the child is attached to a feeding tube that runs 24 hours a day, and is on and off oxygen. It all takes very close monitoring, which Race said keeps Evan’s mother from working.
“Evan is almost a year old and can’t do the normal things that most children can do such as take a bottle, crawl, walk, and sit up on his own,” Race said.
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In addition to Kinnard’s high energy and a good cause, WLW’s Richmond event includes the usual variety of solo and tag-team events. A local highlight will be an appearance by local wrestler John E. Rock.
Other highlights include:
• A heated rivalry for the WLW Tag Team titles will pair the current champions, the Black Hand Warriors, and fan favorites High Level Enterprise. Race said the rivalry furthers debate over who “is “the better tag team” in WLW.
• The WLW Ladies Championship will also be defended in a special three-way ladies match. The participants, Devyn Nicole, Miss Natural, and current Ladies champion Stacey O’Brien will wrestle to determine the top female wrestler in WLW.
• The main event for this night will feature the current reigning and defending WLW Heavyweight Champion, Elvis Aliaga, against Leland Race, the current No. 1 contender.
• In addition to Rock, the Richmond wrestler, the bill includes two WLW newcomers – Kyle Roberts and a masked wrestler known as Air-Raid.
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Tickets are available at Academy Bank in the Richmond Walmart, The collector’s office in Richmond City Hall and Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Prices are $10 for general admission and $15 for Golden Circle if purchased in advance.
Tickets will be $2 more if purchased the night of the event. They can also be purchased online at www.harleyrace.com/onlineticketstore.htm. Debit and credit cards can be used at the gate for ticket purchases, as well as for merchandise.
For information, call 573-392-4100.
World League Wrestling returns to Richmond March 1 with a card that includes a local competitor and will benefit a local toddler with serious medical problems.
As is the custom, Richmond’s own Rob “Robman” Kinnard will be in the ring, not as a wrestler but as a guest referee calling the main event.
A spokesman for WLW said all of the organization’s titles will be defended at the March 1 event in the Richmond City Hall gym.
“This event will help bring in support for a very young child by the name of Evan Andrews,” promoter/wrestler Leland Race said. “Little Evan has had a world of health problems, and at such a young age, he is needing help. World League Wrestling has stepped up to the plate to bring in not only monetary support for Evan, but also to show strength in numbers for him and his family.”
Race said Evan was born in March of last year with two life threatening heart defects – Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (only half a heart) and an Unbalanced AV Canal Defect.
“Evan has been hospitalized the majority of his life. In the first eight months of his life he had a total of eight surgeries including two open heart surgeries and several other serious procedures,” he said.  “At 3 months Evan went into heart failure and was hospitalized for quite some time. He has many other surgeries still to come in his lifetime.”
Race said the child is attached to a feeding tube that runs 24 hours a day, and is on and off oxygen. It all takes very close monitoring, which Race said keeps Evan’s mother from working.
“Evan is almost a year old and can’t do the normal things that most children can do such as take a bottle, crawl, walk, and sit up on his own,” Race said.
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In addition to Kinnard’s high energy and a good cause, WLW’s Richmond event includes the usual variety of solo and tag-team events. A local highlight will be an appearance by local wrestler John E. Rock.
Other highlights include:
• A heated rivalry for the WLW Tag Team titles will pair the current champions, the Black Hand Warriors, and fan favorites High Level Enterprise. Race said the rivalry furthers debate over who “is “the better tag team” in WLW.
• The WLW Ladies Championship will also be defended in a special three-way ladies match. The participants, Devyn Nicole, Miss Natural, and current Ladies champion Stacey O’Brien will wrestle to determine the top female wrestler in WLW.
• The main event for this night will feature the current reigning and defending WLW Heavyweight Champion, Elvis Aliaga, against Leland Race, the current No. 1 contender.
• In addition to Rock, the Richmond wrestler, the bill includes two WLW newcomers – Kyle Roberts and a masked wrestler known as Air-Raid.
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Tickets are available at Academy Bank in the Richmond Walmart, The collector’s office in Richmond City Hall and Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Prices are $10 for general admission and $15 for Golden Circle if purchased in advance.
Tickets will be $2 more if purchased the night of the event. They can also be purchased online at www.harleyrace.com/onlineticketstore.htm. Debit and credit cards can be used at the gate for ticket purchases, as well as for merchandise.
For information, call 573-392-4100.

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