STW To Present ‘Fast Times At Falconer High’ Saturday

Southern Tier Wrestling’s third season debut event, “Fast Times at Falconer High,” will feature WWE Hall-of-Famer, and intercontinental and tag team champion, Tito Santana at the Falconer High School gymnasium Saturday at 6 p.m. Submitted photo

FALCONER — Southern Tier Wrestling is taking its fans back to school with its 2018 premiere this weekend.

On Saturday, the locally owned wrestling company will present “Fast Times at Falconer High,” featuring the return of several familiar faces and a former WWE superstar to its ring at the Falconer High School gymnasium. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and bell time is 6 p.m.

Southern Tier Wrestling is coming off a successful four-event 2017 season in which it hosted events at Northwest Arena, Jamestown Community College, Frewsburg’s Gala Days and the Chautauqua County Fair. The “Fast Times at Falconer High” event will be its third-season premiere and the first to be held in an area school. It is also the first to feature its very own ring, which it recently purchased. Previously, Southern Tier Wrestling had been leasing a ring from a wrestling company in the Buffalo region.

Topping the bill for the event will be Tito Santana, a WWE Hall-of-Famer and intercontinental and tag team champion. Santana will appear in meet-and-greet events on the day of the event from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Ed Shults of Warren and from 3-5 p.m. at Farm Fresh Foods, pending his arrival time.

In addition to Santana, the event will feature: a Southern Tier Wrestling heavyweight matchup between “Big Time” Collier and Brandon Thurston; a six-man tag team match between The Divine Alliance and Vince Valor, Kevin Bennett and Mike Skyros; and a Southern Tier Wrestling tag-team championship match between The Homewreckers and Daniel Garcia and James Sayga. Also appearing will be Kevin Blackwood, The Patron Saints of Pro Wrestling, Rob Sweet and SuperBeast, and Andrew Anderson.

A portion of the proceeds raised from Saturday’s event will benefit the family of Ross Snyder, who is dealing with medical costs associated with an as-of-yet undiagnosed illness. An after-party will be hosted at Waddington’s Tavern, 344 W. Main St. in Falconer.

Tickets to the event are $20 for VIP and front-row seats, $10 for floor and bleacher seats, and $5 for students and children. They can be purchased at the door on the day of the event or in advance at Pal Joey’s, Game Time Sports Bar and Grill and Falconer Central School.

Sponsors for the event include: Ed Shults of Warren; Forte; Farm Fresh Foods; Falconer Printing and Design; Williams Garage and Wrecker Service; AW Access Agency; Nite-Line Magazine; Waddington’s Tavern; Pal Joey’s; Game Time Sports Bar and Grill; Falconer Central School; and Rudy’z Pizza.

For more information about “Fast Times at Falconer High,” find the event on Facebook.