4th Annual Boris “The Great” Malenko Memorial Cup this weekend

Jun 28, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck


4th Annual Boris “The Great” Malenko Memorial Cup

K-Five Fellas and Definitive Wrestling International (DWI) present the 4th Annual Boris “The Great” Malenko Memorial Cup, Sunday, June 30 at 1:00 pm at DWI Arena located at Riverview Flea Market 7415 Highway 301 South in Riverview, FL. This annual event is to pay tribute to one of Professional Wrestling’s greatest stars, Boris “The Great” Malenko.

Malenko was a top draw for 20 years and sold out arenas throughout the world. Many of his greatest battles were here in Florida in the 1960’s and 1970’s against the likes of Eddie Graham, Wahoo McDaniel, Joe Scarpa, Bill Watts, Jack Brisco, Sam Steam-boat and The Gladiator. Throughout his illustrious career he held many titles including the NWA Brass Knucks Title an unprecedented 8 times, and many more.

Malenko retired in 1978 and formed, along with sons Dean and Joe, the famous Malenko School of Wrestling turning out many of the sports top stars such as Kane, Sean Waltman (X-pac), WCW T V Champion Prince Iaukea, Fred Ottman (Tugboat/Typhoon), Barry Horowitz, The Masked Superstar, Mike Graham, former World Champion Al Perez, International stars the Blackhearts, Frankie Reyes, Buddy Landell, Gangrel, Luna Vachon, Horace Hogan, Demolition Smash, Perry Saturn, Rusty Brooks, Jumbo Barretta, World Tag Team Champions the Southern Posse, Jeff Bradley(Dudley Dudley) , Big Jim Magnum, Bob Cook and the list goes on. Malenko passed away from leukemia in September 1994 at age 61.

Scheduled matches include Andreas Rossi defending the DWI Championship against 7′ 395lb in a Last Chance Challenge Match with manager Lightning Monroe handcuffed to turnbuckle, wrestling legend and former WWF Womens champion Leilani Kai takes on young rookie sensation Chelsea Diamond for the DWI Womens title, plus a Graduation Match with students from The Independent Pro Wrestling Training Center, Brian Brock battling fellow student David Nogueras, plus tag team action and more. Many surprise guest are lined up to appear along with Malenko Academy Alumni.

Tickets are $8.00. for further info contact Frankie Reyes @ 813-249-0171.

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