BRILLIANT - The Brilliant School basketball team is hosting a fundraiser sure to get the blood pumping—the 2018 Star Wars Professional Wrestling Match.
The Brilliant Tigers basketball team will be hosting the family-friendly event at the Glendon-Gibbs Gymnasium in Brilliant High School on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30.
The fundraiser will feature the second annual $1,000 over-the-top-rope, King of the Ring Battle Royal.
Surrounding the main event will be multiple other matches including a southern tag-team title match, a U.S. Heavy Weight Title Match and a U.S. Junior Title Match.
Taking the ring during the title match will be National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Hall of Famer “Action” Mike Jackson and Midget Star Little Enigma versus the first-ever Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) tag-team champions The Super Destroyers.
The heavy weight title match will feature “Best Shot” Bubble Cagle taking on former Continental Wrestling Association (CWA) champion Tyler Swagger.
A junior title match will end the evening as T.V. star The Ultimate Dragon takes on The Thunder Cat live in the ring.
A special autograph party will take place prior to the event at the Brilliant Chevron from 3 - 5:30 p.m. which is free to attend.
General admission tickets bought in advance will cost $8; tickets at the door are $10. Tickets at the door will be served on a first-come first-serve basis.
A special $20 VIP ticket is available for purchase and will secure a front-row seat to watch all the action.
Brilliant School Basketball Coach Ryan Sanderson encouraged community members to come out and support the event.
“Last year this event went really well. The kids enjoyed it and the school and the wrestlers made money so it was great for both,” said Sanderson.
Sanderson said all proceeds from the event will go to help the Brilliant Tigers basketball program purchase equipment for its upcoming season.
All Star Christian Professional Wrestling is organizing the night’s matches, which include a battle royal, title matches and a tag-team throwdown.
In addition to the Friday night match, Sanderson said that the organization also does a short match for the students during the school day, along with a say-no-to-drugs presentation.
Basketball team members assist with setup, ticket sales and the drug awareness presentation during the event.
Sanderson said he is grateful to the donors who made the event possible.
For more ticket information, interested persons are encouraged to contact Sanderson at 495-8377 or coach Brian Gunnels at 412-9792.