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MWA Wrestling to return to Eminence May 23

By The Staff

Staff report

Mountain Wrestling Association will return to the Eminence Community Center on May 23 for another fund raiser.

This time, the event will raise funds for the Pleasureville Bulldogs baseball team. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any team member for $7, and $1 from each advance ticket goes back to the team. Tickets at the door will be $8.

MWA member D.J. Current said the group hopes to hold fund raisers each month at the Community Center. The last event raised more than $1,500 for the Maynes family, who lost their home in a fire.

Current said the MWA, in existence for at least 35 years, may be the oldest independent wrestling organization in the state. Both his father and uncle wrestled in the organization and are recognized in its hall of fame. Nine of Current’s family members are involved.

“It’s just in your blood,” he said. “I was raised in the business, so it was something that I knew I was going to do since I was a kid.”

Getting the crowd into the show, he said, is an ego boost. “Everybody’s got that ego, and we get to play the part,” he added.

But don’t let the muscle and brawn and yelling fool you, the MWA puts on a family show.

“It’s the old school wrestling,” Current said. “What we grew up watching. It’s not the soap opera you see on TV.

“It’s a Christian run organization. The promoters are very, very much Christian,” he said.

The next event starts at 7:30 on May 23, and will run until about 9:45.

If you are interested in more information, or would like MWA to hold a fund raiser for your group or organization, please contact Current at (859) 539-6152.

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