Hurricane Irene Ruins Jell-O Breast Cancer Wrestling Event
Hurricane Irene is really on a path of destruction this weekend. Not only might it mess up rich people's houses in the Hamptons and possibly flood parts of New York City, causing people to be evacuated, but it will also force a band of Jell-O wrestlers for breast cancer to postpone their activities until September.
We are not sure. Here's the press release. It's one of the best we've received lately:
Live wrestling matches in the ring of jello, against the backdrop of the graffiti-art backyard! Show up early to sign up and sign a waiver to wrestle. Then you're free to fight it out with your roommate over which of you drank the last PBR or dirty-dish bombed the sink for a week. Or simply come & cheer for your favorite delinquent-turned-wrestler for the day! Twisted, punk rock fun for a great cause! Spectators can bet on wrestlers & win great prizes from our sponsors. Nurse Jen serves up drink specials for all, and guest emcees are Our Lady of Perpetual PMS & Referee Mike SOS from GLOB - Gorgeous Ladies of Bloodwrestling (www.facebook.com/bloodwrestling) *This is a mixed event. We reserve the right to remove or dismember any assholes or douchebags disrupting the spirit of good-natured fun!*
3rd Annual Jello Wrestling to Beat Breast Cancer Benefit
Moved to: Saturday 9/10!
Double Down Saloon
14 Avenue A (btwn 1st & Houston), Manhattan
Event begins @ 4pm, goes till 9pm
Backyard is closed nightly @ 10pm
Entry: Donation based ($10 suggested)
It's organized by the above-mentioned group, GLOB. GLOB's description on its Facebook page reads: "We are live lady warriors with ridiculous vendettas - who wrestle in fake blood to punk rock! Hire GLOB for your next glorious underground event! And yes, we pretend "bloodwrestling" is one word!"
What will Hurricane Irene not ruin? We've contacted the organizers of this thing to find out what exactly is going on here -- will update with comment.
Update 4:36 p.m.: We spoke with the organizer of the event, whose name is Daniella but prefers to be known by her stage name, Our Lady of Perpetual PMS. She explained that proceeds from the event will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Daniella is the inventor of the "tampon stun gun" and founded the GLOB group, which puts on fake blood wrestling shows.
Any women who want to wrestle will be able to; get there early, sign a waiver, and Daniella will give you a safety lesson. She prefers to wrestle in fake blood because "it rinses off," and it fits into her act; but for this event, which will include amateurs, the group is going with Jell-O. Runnin' Scared will be in attendance and may even wrestle.
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