Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wrestlers unite for Haiti relief - 15th January 2010

SOME of America's biggest wrestling stars are getting together to raise cash to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

TNA Knockouts tag team champion Awesome Kong is hosting a charity event tonight in Pennsylvania — with hardcore legend Mick Foley pledging £1,500.

UK star Brutus Magnus, of the British Invasion tag team, will take a pie in the face once £300 is raised at the event.

And when the total gets to £600, TNA's Beautiful People have promised to cat crawl along the bar.

Kong, real name Kia Stevens, said: "Join me and my colleagues in making a difference at The Midtown Tavern in Harrisburg.

"Please urge people to send whatever they can. Let's prove the power of social networks!"

She added: "Big ups to Mick Foley. He has offered to match what we collect in pledges, up to £1500.

"Send pledges to wrestlers4Haiti@gmail.com — Let's see what we can drum up for the Red Cross."

Meanwhile WWE have posted a message on their website urging fans to donate to the AmeriCares relief effort.

The statement read: "By now, most of you are aware of the devastating 7.0 earthquake that hit 10 miles Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

"The devastation has been significant, with estimates of more than 3 million people impacted by the disaster.

"Emergency response teams have entered Haiti to start the recovery effort and provide needed medical relief to people affected by the earthquake.

"Among those responding is AmeriCares, which is sending $5 million worth of medical aid to survivors.

"Medicines and supplies are critically needed in Haiti right now.

"Emergency response experts from AmeriCares and other agencies are working around-the-clock to get those lifesaving products into the hands of medical personnel treating survivors." (Credit: The Sun)