NWF Event Raises Money for Ludlow-Bromley Swim Club
The Northern Wrestling Federation has been running professional wrestling shows in the greater Cincinnati area since 1995. The current owner, Roger Ruffen, purchased the company around 1998. Roger has been involved in professional wrestling for over 30 years and worked for the WWE as a referee for many years in the 1980s and 1990s. He has trained world class performers like TNA's Monster Abyss and New Japan Pro Wrestling's Karl "Machine Gun" Anderson, among others.
Wrestling fans packed the poolside at the Ludlow-Bromley Swim Club on Saturday night for NWF to raise money for the club. NWF spokesmans Kirk Sheppard told The River City News that 250 fans were in attendance and the fundraising goal was exceeded for the swim club and dive team.
Sheppard personally got involved with the NWF in 2001. He started in 2000 with another wrestling company in town that no longer exists.
“When I started (in the NWF), I was mostly working behind the scenes, doing the website and other production and marketing duties. Over time though, I began making announcements about matches and getting involved in various stories and matchmaking, et cetera. I've done a little bit of everything in my 15-year career, including refereeing, ring announcing, managing, wrestling, and color commentary.”
Here are the results from Saturday night matches:
Jordon Lachey & Jeff Richards beat the House of Horrors
KYRON beat Pompano Joe
Chuck E Smooth & Roger Ruffen beat The Edds
Sean "Virus" Harddrive beat Ryan Fitzgerald
The Stewners beat Brody Cormick & Big League
Nicoholas The Titan beat Jay Donaldson
Angel beat Ricky Cardinal
Virus won a 15-man Battle Royal
On Saturday, August 8, the NWF returns to BoneKrushers at 2616 Colerain Avenue in Cincinnati. NWF SuperFans get in for half price ($3 instead of the normal $6 admission) and 50 cent hot dogs will be available to everyone.
BoneKrushers is the last stop before their biggest show of the year - FANFEST 9 - on August 15 at the UAW Hall at 1233 Symmes Road in Fairfield, Ohio. Gates open at 2:30 and the bell time is 5:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the BP on Main Street in Hamilton and Hooterville Sports Cards on Pleasant Avenue for $10 (in advance); $12 at the door, $15 for VIP.
Story and photos by Chuck Beatty, associate editor