Cal U & RWA Present: "A Salute to the Troops"

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Cal U & RWA Present: "A Salute to the Troops"

April 10, 2014:

‘Salute to the Troops’Presented by Renegade Wrestling Alliance 7 p.m. April 19 Cal U Convocation Center

Service members and military veterans will be admitted free to the first professional wrestling event held in the Cal U Convocation Center arena.

Renegade Wrestling Alliance, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and the Cal U Office of Veterans Affairs, will present “Salute to the Troops” at 7 p.m. April 19.

Doors to the Convocation Center open at 5:45 p.m.

RWA plans to present six professional wrestling matches. Featured wrestlers include “Steel City Prodigy” Ryan Mitchell, a U.S. Navy veteran, along with RWA heavyweight champion Lodi and many others.

A portion of the net proceeds from the event will support the Post-9/11 Scholarship Fund at the Foundation for California University.

Members of the U.S. armed services will be recognized between matches.

Buy tickets now

Tickets will be available at the Convocation Center Box Office from 2-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, beginning March 3.

The box office opens at 10 a.m. on the day of the event, and tickets will be sold at the door.

Ticket prices:

  • Assigned floor seating — $15
  • General admission — $12
  • Children (ages 12 and younger) — $6
  • Students (with school ID) — $6
  • Veterans/service members — FREE (with military ID)

What is RWA?

The Renegade Wrestling Alliance (RWA) is an independent, regional professional wrestling company that has been operating in southwestern Pennsylvania for more than five years.

RWA is based in West Newton, Pa. It is owned and operated by Derek Widziszewski, known to wrestling fans as “Dr. Feelbad.”

Visit Cal U

Located less than one hour from Pittsburgh, California University of Pennsylvania is easy to reach via major highways and toll Route 43.

Parking will be available in the Vulcan Garage.

Directions and maps

Convocation Center

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We will do our very best to accomodate anyone who has served, including those without a new PA driver's license indicating Veteran status; this includes the honor system. The program is based on honoring those who have served and are currently serving, so certainly we are in this to honor our Veterans. We fully understand the challenges, as you described, of not having an ID and/or VA ID card. Unlike your typical discounts and offers as you mentioned, we are doing this as a way to honor our Military & Veterans. Thank you for your comment!

A press conference was held on Thursday afternoon, 10 April 2014 at the Cal U Convocation Center.

Among those making comments include: RWA Owner, Mr. Derek Widziszewski, known to wrestling fans as "Dr. Feelbad;" Capt. Robert Prah, Director of Veterans Affairs at California University of Pennsylvania; Ryan Mitchell, also known as "Steel City Prodigy;" and RWA wrestler Chris Taylor.

Please check back for more information.

Stay tuned for more information on the press conference held today!

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