Tonight at 8, theres a rumble in the Crossroads at Grinders (417 East 18th Street). Now in its third year, Summerbrawl is giving Childrens Mercy Hospital a full nelson of love. This years Headlocks and Health Care is a benefit for the hospital, and we cant think of a better testosterone-fueled entertainment sport to raise ducats for kiddies. Well, maybe dudes jousting on Bengal tigers and eating Buffalo wings, but thats not practical.
Tonights main event finds Summerbrawl veteran the Sheik dukin it out with WWF local boy Hacksaw Butch Reed. Old-school WWF enthusiasts remember Reed as the former tag-team partner of good guy Junk Yard Dog, who turned heel after a run-in with slightly more famous Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Other matches include Total Nonstop Action Wrestlings Jay Lethal and KCs own cruisin bruisers, the Roller Warriors, who lose the skates and get it on in a battle royale.
Although they wont be stepping into the ring, the Chiefs Cheerleaders and the presumably hot American Bikini Champion will be on hand to root for tonights wrasslers. Ringside seats cost $15, general admission costs $10, and kids 12 and younger get in for $5. Purchase tickets at Grinders or at the door. For information, call 913-432-4528.