Wrestlers hitting the mat for Relay

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Professional wrestlers from the Allied Wrestling Federation will have a special fundraising show April 13 with proceeds going to Roane County Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society.

Tickets are $5 for VIPs, $3 for general admission to the 7 p.m. show in Roane State Community College gymnasium on the main campus in Roane County. They will go on sale starting at 4:30 the day of the show.

VIPs will be allowed inside the gym at 5:30 p.m. for a special meet and greet with the wrestlers and first pick of ringside seats. Those with general admission tickets will be allowed in at 6.

Southern Extreme Championship Wrestling Champion Doomsday will challenge AWF Champion Jeff Collett in an Undisputed World Championship match.

Collett is a former member of the Midnight Express.

This show is personal for Doomsday, whose real name is Scott Humphrey and lives in Harriman.

Humphrey was diagnosed with basal-cell carcinoma in 2006. It mutated into Gorlin Syndrome in 2011. There is no cure for Gorlin Syndrome, and the only way to slow the rate of the cancer growth is surgeries.

“I became Doomsday as an act of defiance against cancer,” he said.

“I was not going to let it beat me, and I won't,” Humphrey said.

“I not only have a opportunity to do something wonderful for those like me who battle can-
cer every day, but I get to do it in the town I live in.”

Humphrey has undergone eight facial surgeries to remove moderate to large cancer growths and had the surgeries during breaks he took from the sport.

As Doomsday, he has won the 2012 Most Inspirational Pro Wrestler of the Year award for his stand against cancer.

He has wrestled in every Southeastern states in his seven years in pro wrestling.

Also on the card is “The Paradise Rocker,” Johnny Meadows, a former World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment star, who will face Noah Richards.

Other battles include The Deathstalker, who will defend against Johnny Deacon; “The Playboy” Johnny Newsome will take on Freakshow in a strap match; and “The Arabian Assassin” Toal Altair comes to the United States to take on Tennessee's Aaron Lucas.

A four-way match between Racer, Gerald Strange, Red Rum and Gilbert Grousome will take place to determine the top contender to the AWF Tennessee Championship.

Relay for Life is the main volunteer driven fund raising campaign for the American Cancer Society.

Call Humphrey at 201-4166 or Kayla Shelby at 556-2568 for more information.