New England Championship Wrestling and World Women’s Wrestling will once again be a featured part of Eddie Andelman’s 18th Annual HOT DOG SAFARI, Sunday, June 3 at Suffolk Downs in Revere, MA.
The Hot Dog Safari is the brainchild of Boston sports talk radio legend Edie Andelman. The idea for the Hot Dog Safari evolved back in 1990, when during his program Eddie wondered aloud to his audience about the ultimate sports food: the hot dog. Nominations for the best hot dog were forthcoming. Heated challenges ensued. Eddie resolved the debate by organizing a bus trip for 200 people to visit certain locations to sample various hot dogs. As Eddie told his listeners: “We are on a Hot Dog Safari”. The money from ticket sales went to benefit the Joey Fund.
In year two, the Hot Dog Safari grew to an attendance of 3,000 people when it was decided to offer the various hot dogs in a single location. Hot Dog Safaris III and IV yielded progressively higher attendance. Now in the (18th) year, the attendance at Suffolk Downs should be at an all-time high. Last year’s attendance was estimated at 12,000.
Broadcast and advertising trade magazines have often referred to the Hot Dog Safari as one of the biggest and best radio promotions ever developed. More importantly, in a single day, well over $150,000 was raised to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis; a cure that the medical experts say is only a few years away.
100% of the proceeds from this Sunday’s event benefit Cystic Fibrosis/The Joey Fund. The day long event features all the hot dogs, sausages, ice cream and more you can eat, plus live entertainment, athlete appearances and a day long combined wrestling event from NECW & WWW. Gates open at 9:00 AM. Wrestling will begin at 10:00 AM. The event continues until 4:00 PM.
The stars of New England Championship Wrestling and World Women’s Wrestling will be out in force with 16 matches and more than 40 stars on hand. Just some of the feature bouts signed for the Hot Dog Safari include:
NECW Triple Crown Champion, D.C. Dillinger in a non-title match against “The Real Deal” Brandon Locke. Dillinger refused to put his title on the line for this match, citing that he did not have to put his title on the line against anyone who was not a “top contender.” Brandon Locke will be out to prove he really is “The Real Deal,” Sunday, June 3 in Revere.
World Women’s Wrestling Champion, Tanya Lee defends her title against Cha Cha, a star who has enjoyed ever-increasing popularity since debuting for WWW.
In a special challenge match, it will be former Triple Crown Champion, “The Human Nightmare” Evan Siks squaring off against Handsome Johnny, one of the competitors in the upcoming IRON 8 Championship, June 9th in Brockton.
In a special World Women’s Wrestling tag team challenge match, former WWW Champion, Nikki Roxx teams with “The Portuguese Princess” Ariel to face The Daughters of Darkness (Della Morte and Mistress Belmont)
In a battle of #1 contenders to the NECW Triple Crown Championship, Big Rick Fuller battles “Straight Edge” Brian Fury.
Former NECW Television Champion, “The Talent” T. J. Richter collides with IRON 8 Competitor, Gary Cassidy of Ireland who will be making his U.S. debut on this event.
All these stars, plus The Canadian Superstars, 2D Edge, Triplelicious, The Baker Boys, Max Bauer, and many more.
In addition, this year’s HOT DOG SAFARI will be televised from 1PM to 3PM on Comcast’s CN* channel throughout Eastern New England. A live remote radio broadcast on 1510 The Zone will also be taking place.
Join us this Sunday for the greatest day of sports, entertainment and HOT DOGS in history – and all for a great cause! Tickets and details are online at www.hotdogsafari.com.