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Titans in Toronto 5 teams with WrestleReunion for breakfast


Tiger Ali Singh, Tiger Jeet Singh and Dominic Denucci at the fourth Titans in Toronto event in 2010. Photo by Mike Mastrandrea

Titans in Toronto 5, the fifth fundraiser for the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame (www.pwhf.org), teams this April with WrestleReunion (www.wrestlereunion.com) for an extra-special breakfast with the biggest names yet.

It is set for Sunday, April 15, 2012, at the Doubletree by Hilton-Toronto Airport, with doors opening at 9:30 a.m, and a buffet breakfast available until 10:30 a.m., at which point the presentations and guest speakers begin.

The previous Titans in Toronto dinners have celebrated the names that have made the Ontario wrestling scene so successful, from the promoters to the referees to the wrestlers to the newsletter writers and photographers to the fans.

Headlined this year by the one and only Bruno Sammartino, who found work with Toronto promoter Frank Tunney when he was blackballed by the New York office, Titans in Toronto will again celebrate the past.

Other personalities expected at the breakfast include Rick Martel, Tito Santana, "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, "Mean" Gene Okerlund, Vader, Shane Douglas, Harry Smith, Road Warrior Animal, Roddy Piper, Tommy Dreamer, JJ Dillon, Larry Zbysko, Dominic Denucci, "The Destroyer" Dick Beyer, and Fit Finlay, as well as a number of names who call southern Ontario home, such as "Rotten" Reggie Love, The Wolfman Willie Farkus, Sweet Daddy Siki, and "No Class" Bobby Bass.

Ticketholders for the breakfast get to choose at which table they sit at, with which wrestler(s), with WrestleReunion VIP ticketholders getting first choice.

Though the timing and format has changed a bit, the goal remains the same -- to raise funds for the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame in Amsterdam, NY, the one and only Hall of Fame for the Sport of Kings. Established in 2002, the PWHF aims to "preserve and promote the dignified history of professional wrestling and to enshrine and pay tribute to professional wrestlers who have advanced this national pastime in terms of athletics and entertainment."

Tony Vellano, president of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame, is excited about the partnership with WrestleReunion. "Change is always good," said Vellano. "It's a chance to further spread the word about the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame."

Long-time fan Jimmy Reedyk attended his first Titans in Toronto in 2010. "It's a chance to get up close and personal with the stars we loved from the '70s and '80s," he said.

Tickets are $50, with $10 of each ticket going directly to the PWHF.

There will be a silent auction and exclusive PWHF products available for purchase, with proceeds going to the PWHF.

Please note that autographs and photographs will be extremely limited at this breakfast due to time constraints. Most of the listed wrestlers above will be available during the WrestleReunion event on Friday and Saturday.

Tickets are available now at:

www.highspots.com/product.asp?id=26785

Sponsors include SLAM! Wrestling, Magen Boys Entertainment and WrestleReunion.

For more information, contact SLAM! Wrestling Producer and Titans in Toronto 5 organizer Greg Oliver at goliver845@gmail.com.