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Seen The Wrestler? Then you will never forget the Necro Butcher, the goateed, staple gun–wielding opponent of Mickey Rourke in the most memorable film scene of 2008. Ring of Honor, the professional wrestling company that orchestrated that scene and others in the film, might as well be dubbed “ring of blood” for the way the arena looks after its stars are through with battle. If the real-life Ring of Honor is anything like The Wrestler, then tonight’s event will be a delightfully touching yet horrific display of macho bloodletting. The Necro Butcher, Nigel McGuinness, and other stars will be doing the stapling, banging, smashing, and battling with anything they can get their hands on at the 99-cent store.

Sat., March 21, 7 p.m., 2009

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