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Charity Wresting Show Success

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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Sam Driver pins Reverend De’ath during round 2 of the Emma Butler Memorial Show on Saturday night.

The Emma Butler Memorial Show has been hailed a huge success by organiser James Lanham, with over 100 fans enjoying the show at the Cowra Civic Centre on Saturday night.

The show was the fifth instalment is ‘Western Warfare’, which is a series if wrestling shows that have been hosted in Cowra and the Central West over the last few years, and was held as a fundraiser for tongue and mouth cancer, in memorial Emma Butler.

Emma was James’ partner and lost her battle with tongue cancer in February last year.

All proceeds of Saturday’s event, of which the amount is still to be tallied, will be donated to the Butler family’s registered charity, which is in aid of research and early detection of tongue and mouth cancer.

The event featured 16 wrestlers from across NSW and the ACT who generously donated their time in aid of the event, with eight rounds being played out across a mix of individual and team formats.

Mr Lanham featured as his wrestling character ‘High Octane’ in the main round (eight) the ‘Emma Butler Memorial Championship’, taking out ‘Addicus Slain’.

He said the night was a huge success and he hoped to organise more Western Ware events in the future.

“I’m planning on donating a portion of proceeds to Emma’s charity from each of the Western Warfare events going forward,” he said.

“We at ICW Central West would like to thank every single fan in attendance. We look forward to seeing you at our matches at the Festival of International Understanding at Bryant Park Cowra on Saturday April 2nd.”

Cowra Mayor Bill West was the special guest of the night, presenting the championship belt to Mr Lanham. Mr West also accepted a donation from the Butler family, a tongue cancer detection scope, to be donated to a selected medical facility in Cowra.

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