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FTW 1/9 Wrestling Card Starring ECW Alum Sabu Featured in Newsday

The January 9 Fight the World wrestling card on Long Island received a big promotional boost with an article in the Friday, January 8 edition of Newsday. In the Explore LI section of the newspaper, the cover story was about the evening’s TNA event at the Theater in Westbury and the huge steps that organization has taken to battle WWE for ratings.

A part of that cover feature had a nice write-up on FTW, for which MuscleSport Mag is one of the promotion’s sponsors. Any wrestling fan worth his or her salt would hone in on this mention and point out that ECW should have been mentioned in the same sentence as Sabu. That’s like writing a story about Joe Montana and describing him as the “ex-Kansas City Chiefs quarterback.” You get my point, or at least should have.

Either way, kudos to Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday and FTW on this article, which is reprinted below.

Long Islanders thirsty to get their live pro wrestling fix this weekend will have a second opportunity.

On Saturday, Fight the World Wrestling will host “New Year’s Nightmare” at Center Island Sports inRonkonkoma.

The Ronkokoma-based wrestling company has been promoting shows since 2007 featuring a mix of local talent and former national stars. Saturday’s show features ex-WWE star Sabu in the main event, taking on The Grim Reefer.

Fight the World co-owner Brian Balch said that fans who have only attended wrestling shows promoted by national outfits are in for a pleasant surprise.

“It’s definitely a lot more of a personal experience,” Balch said. “You’re so close you can touch the wrestlers.”

Center Island Sports is located at 101 Union Avenue. Tickets for the event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., can be purchased in advance for $15 by visiting


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