Nevada Wrestling Entertainment made its stellar debut Saturday November 20th at the Pearson Pavilion Community Center in North Las Vegas. Alofa the Samoan Tank and Nick Bockwinkle were among the wrestling legends in attendance, as well as former WWE Superstar Rikishi supporting his Knox Pro-Wrestling students. A bevy of wrestling talent was showcased, many of whom traveled from California and Reno to participate in the wrestling spectacular; Kenny King, Billy Blaze, and Jody Kristofferson (son of celebrated actor and singer Kris Kristofferson), just off his WWE Smackdown appearance against Big Show, rounded out the impressive lineup which include both 2-man and 3-man tag matches. The Shiek was a crowd favorite, particularly with the predominantly adolescent crowd, who were won over by wild hair, costumes, high-flying, and daunting acrobatics, rivaling Cirque du Soleil.
The show was unlike any other including boxing demonstrations allowing the children to get involved, dance troupes, and an evocative performance of The Star-Spangled Banner by G Anthony. Las Vegas fixture, Robert “Twix” Taylor’s efforts to make the show an unforgettable family experience were unrivaled: every child received a free t-shirt and toy and every child had the opportunity to get a free haircut. Although known for his nightclub appearances at The Rio’s Crown, Twix is a family man at heart, bringing his wife, three children, and mother to the show, and doing everything in his power to ensure the children had a wonderful night with their parents, even finding sponsors for underprivileged families who could not afford to take their children. Proceeds of the show went to 1st Veteran’s Kid’s Care, an outreach program providing after school care and college scholarships, and Teen Scene, an after school program for Las Vegas middle schoolers, keeping “latchkey” teens safe with tournaments, field trips, game room activities, homework assistance, cooking lessons, and special interest programs. Despite the commendable family atmosphere and charitable cause, the show was not without the shock and violence of wrestling when Giant Warrior lost the crowd vote for Commissioner of the NWE to Twix. Enraged by Twix’s victory dance antics, Giant Warrior hit Twix over the head with his clipboard and brutalized NWE Promoter Tom Behr for the decision, knocking him to the ground and brutalizing him, stomping on his head repeatedly. Twix has vowed to get even with Giant Warrior, demanding another show in January, at which it is rumored that NWE will continue to provide Las Vegas with first class wrestling by bringing a WWE Superstar.