Park Theatre – 248 S River Ave. Holland, MI.
Date: Friday, August 16th

Doors Open: 6PM
Meet & Greet: 6:30PM
Pre Show: 6:45PM
Bell Time: 7:30PM

Tickets: $20 – $30

SummerSmash 24: Feel the Heat

PPW returns to the historic Park Theatre in downtown Holland for an epic night of action packed family friendly live pro wrestling featuring WWE Legend RHINO! At SummerSmash 24 fans can expect championship bouts, the Lethal Ladies of Wrestling, hard hitting heavyweights, high flying cruiserweights, tag teams collisions and much more!

SummerSmash 24 is here!  Pro wrestling fans be warned, you’re about to Feel the Heat! 

Meet the Heroes and Villains of Pure Pro Wrestling at the official meet & greet before the show, at intermission, and following the final bell. Check out some of the main eventers on this lineup! Fans can see these grappler greats and much more!

“The Man Beast” Rhino

Rhino, known as The Man Beast,  is a professional wrestling legend renowned for his intense in-ring style and powerful persona. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Rhino has held major championships in various wrestling promotions, including Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and Impact Wrestling (formerly TNA).

Rhino’s career took off in the late 1990s when he joined ECW, where he quickly became one of the promotion’s most feared competitors. Known for his devastating finishing move, the Gore—a powerful super spear tackle—Rhino’s brute strength and ferocity earned him the moniker “The Man Beast.” He captured the ECW World Heavyweight Championship and the ECW Television Championship, becoming the final holder of both titles before ECW’s closure in 2001.

Following ECW, Rhino transitioned to WWE, where he continued to showcase his aggressive style. In addition to his stints in ECW and WWE, Rhino had a significant tenure in Impact Wrestling, where he added more accolades to his resume, including the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and multiple tag team titles. His work in Impact Wrestling further solidified his reputation as a versatile and enduring performer capable of competing at a high level across different wrestling environments.

Beyond his in-ring accomplishments, Rhino is admired for his dedication to the wrestling business and his ability to connect with fans through his intense character and memorable moments. His contributions to professional wrestling have left a lasting legacy, making him a respected and influential figure in the industry.

Gideon Malice – The Michigan State Heavyweight Champion

Gideon Malice, the reigning Michigan State Heavyweight Champion, is a force to be reckoned with in the wrestling world. Known for his unparalleled strength and relentless aggression, Malice has dominated the ring with a fearsome combination of technical prowess and raw power. His journey to the top has been marked by intense rivalries and unforgettable matches, earning him a reputation as one of the most formidable competitors in the sport. With a relentless drive and a fierce determination to remain champion, Gideon Malice continues to set the standard in heavyweight wrestling, leaving an indelible mark on Michigan’s wrestling scene.

“Hard to Kill” Dylan Derringer – AIFW Continental Champion 

“Hard to Kill” Dylan Derringer, the current Pure Pro Wrestling AIWF Continental Champion, is renowned for his tenacity and resilience inside the ring. With a moniker that speaks volumes about his unyielding spirit, Derringer has captivated fans with his high-octane performances and strategic in-ring prowess. His journey to the championship has been paved with grueling battles and a steadfast commitment to excellence. As a master tactician with an unbreakable will, Dylan Derringer embodies the essence of a true champion, continually proving why he is “Hard to Kill” and a dominant force in professional wrestling.

“Global Flyer” Drake – Michigan State Cruiserweight Champion

“Global Flyer” Drake, the Pure Pro Wrestling Michigan State Cruiserweight Champion, is a rising star whose career is soaring to new heights. Despite just graduating high school, Drake has already made a significant impact in the wrestling world with his electrifying aerial maneuvers and dynamic in-ring style. His youthful energy and fearless approach have earned him a dedicated fanbase and the prestigious Cruiserweight title. As he balances his burgeoning wrestling career with the milestone of high school graduation, Drake continues to impress and inspire, embodying the spirit of determination and ambition. The future looks incredibly bright for this young champion, who is just beginning his journey to wrestling greatness.

Michigan’s Tag Team Champions Cody Manning & Jake Wilder

“The Big Deal” Cody Manning is a retired model and veteran of the squared circle who holds both tag team championships after firing his former tag team partner. Now the young upstart, Jake Wilder, fresh out of training has been touring w/ Manning to audition as Manning’s new tag team partner and co-champion. Wilder refers to himself as “your mom’s favorite wrestler” on account of his charisma and prince charming-like appeal. Thus far Manning has not been impressed w/ Wilder, but nevertheless the upstart grappler is determined to earn Manning’s respect and the honor of holding the belt. 

Penny Poindextor – Michigan State Women’s Champion

Penny Poindextor, the Pure Pro Wrestling Michigan State Women’s Champion, proudly embraces her “nerd life” both in and out of the ring. Known for her intelligence, wit, and technical wrestling skills, Penny combines her passion for all things geek with a fierce competitive spirit. Whether she’s delivering a devastating suplex or quoting her favorite sci-fi series, Penny captivates fans with her unique blend of charisma and athleticism. As a champion, she not only dominates her opponents but also inspires fellow nerds and wrestling enthusiasts to pursue their passions fearlessly. Penny Poindextor is redefining what it means to be a champion, proving that brains and brawn make an unbeatable combination.

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