Annual Pro Wrestling Tribute To Captain Lou Albano Planned

DUNELLEN — Two years ago, the pro wrestling world lost one of its biggest personalities ever, the late great WWE Hall-of-Fame manager, star of TV, movies, and of course music videos, the one and only Captain Lou Albano.

After retiring from the WWE, Captain Lou made many appearances at pro wrestling shows and conventions around the country, but one of his favorite and most frequent stops in the tri-state area was at popular northeast promotion National Pro Wrestling Superstars.


So, when the great Captain Lou passed away, NWS immediately renamed their annual tag-team classic tournament in his memory, the Captain Lou Albano Memorial J-Cup Tag-Team Tournament. Captain Lou made a career in the WWE of managing over a dozen tag-teams to the WWE Tag-Team Titles, and we know he would be pleased to see NWS honoring his memory this way.

This year, the 2011 Captain Lou Albano Memorial J-Cup Tag-Team Tournament will take place on Saturday night July 16 at 7:35 p.m. at the Dunellen Knights of Columbus Hall (647 Grove Street, just off Washington Avenue & Route 28), with proceeds benefiting The Crohns and Colitis Foundation of New Jersey

On this stellar night, eight of the best tag-teams on the circuit today will compete for the coveted J-Cup trophy in a one-night single elimination tournament. In addition to the already announced NWS Tag-Team Champions The Jersey Shore Jocks (Mike Dennis & Chris D’Andrea) and previous winners Team Supreme (Corvis Fear & Nicky Oceans), NWS is pleased to announce two more teams that are scheduled to compete. NWS Heavyweight Champion “Rampage” Rogers and NWS Hardcore Champion “Corrupted” Corey Havoc will join forces as Team Champion. And a new tag-team will debut with NWS on this special night, a duo known only as The New Kids On The Block.

In addition to the tournament, there will also be a special appearance by a former WWE Tag-Team Champion and Hall-of-Famer Nikolai Volkoff, and northeast wresting standout Steve “Monsta” Mack.

Tickets are only $19 for adults and $17 for kids and seniors, and are available at the following local outlets:

  • Brown’s Stationary, 111 North Washington Avenue
  • In & Out Convenience Store, 187 North Avenue (Route 28 in the Station Plaza)
  • Knights Of Columbus Hall, 647 Grove Street (see bar-keep when Knights are open)


  • Quick Stop Convenience Store, 518 Route 28

Tickets are also available by calling the NWS box office at 1-732-888-1704. All major charge cards are accepted, and group rates are available for groups of ten or more.

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