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Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee Admirals are thrilled to announce their Salute to Wrestling Night courtesy of ICAT Logistics, Sunday, February 12th at 4:00 pm as they face off against the Peoria Rivermen at the Bradley Center. Come out and meet big names from wrestling’s past like Mick Foley, Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff, Molly Holly and Paul Bearer as they meet with fans and sign autographs.
Michael Francis “Mick” Foley is an American professional wrestler, author, comedian, actor, voice actor and former color commentator. He has worked for many wrestling promotions, including WWE, WCW, ECW and TNA Wrestling. He is often referred to as “The Hardcore Legend”, a nickname he shares with Terry Funk. Throughout his career, Foley has wrestled both under his real name and under various personas (most notably Dude Love, Cactus Jack and Mankind). He was the first ever WWF Hardcore Champion and also a three-time WWF Champion as Mankind. He won the WWF World Tag Team Title eight times, the ECW World Tag Team Title two times and the WCW World Tag Team Title once.
In the early 1990s, Orndorff began competing for WCW. It was here that Mr. Wonderful captured his first major championship when he defeated Erik Watts in a tournament final on March 2, 1993, to become Television Champion. Orndorff's championship reigns did not stop here, though, as he was also a two-time WCW Tag Team Champion with Paul Roma in 1994.
When Orndorff's in-ring days came to an end, the former master of the piledriver became a trainer for WCW's Power Plant. As a trainer, Orndorff molded many of the top stars seen in wrestling rings across the country today, including Mark Jindrak, Stacy Keibler and Goldberg.
Trained by the "Man of 1,000 Holds" Dean Malenko, Molly debuted in 1997 but first garnered national attention in 2000 as Miss Madness, one of Randy "Macho Man" Savage's valets in WCW. But after her run in WCW ended, Nora Greenwald was reborn as Molly Holly, the cousin of the late Crash Holly and Hardcore Holly, in WWE and she became a star.
As a teenager Paul Bearer (born William Alvin Moody) began his career in wrestling as a ringside photographer. Shortly thereafter he joined the U.S. Air Force and began wrestling in the Indian Coast Independent promotions circuit. After a short sabbatical to earn a degree in mortuary science and a certificate as a funeral director he joined the WWF in the early 1990’s. He is best known for being the ghastly character that managed “Mankind” and the “Undertaker.”
The Admirals are back on the Bradley Center ice this Friday December, 9th as the Grand Rapids Griffins come to town. Fans can order tickets by calling Ticketmaster at (800)745-3000 or by logging on to the Admirals website at www.milwaukeeadmirals.com. Groups of ten or more get $2 off every ticket. For more info on how to order group tickets please call (414)227-0550. Don’t forget to follow the Admirals on Twitter (@mkeadmirals) and on Facebook!