Event to note wrestling organization’s one-year anniversary in Hamilton

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Bad Attitude Brian Beech talks about his love for wrestling before Friday Night Fury at Future Great Wrestling in Hamilton.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Future Great Wrestling on Feb. 7 will celebrate its one-year anniversary of professional wrestling in Hamilton with its Origins 2 matches.

“This show is like our Wrestlemania with the FGW Superstars in huge matches for this show,” said Brian LeVick, owner of the local wrestling organization who also owns Future Great Comics at 528 Main St.

Doors at “FGW Arena,” which is inside the sports complex at 190 N. Brookwood Ave., will open at 6:30 p.m., with bell time at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $6 for general seating or $8 for the first row if bought at Future Great Comics, or $8 for general admission and $10 for first row if bought at the door.

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Two weeks before that anniversary show, Future Great Wrestling this Friday will bring to Hamilton former WWF (World Wrestling Federation) and WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) wrestler “The Genius” Lanny Poffo.

Poffo, who still wrestles and in 1989 beat WWF Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan in Saturday Night’s Main Event XXIV, was also known as “Leaping Lanny.”

Poffo will wrestle, have a meet-and-greet, and afterward will hold a $25 post-show seminar for trained wrestlers, referees and managers.

Tickets for A Night With The Genius will be the same as the Origins show. Fans who buy tickets to the meet-and-greet, which happens from 6-7 p.m., will get a ticket to the show, a photo with their camera and can have an item autographed. For an additional $5, they will receive a photo of Lanny to have autographed. The post-match seminar will begin at 10 p.m.

“Lanny has a deep wrestling history with some of the biggest wrestling promotions, and is also the brother of Randy Macho Man Savage,” LeVick said.

Through the decades, he wrestled with numerous federations and organizations, and also as an independent wrestler.