Wiley, wrestling returning

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 27, 1999

Hank Wiley will return to the wrestling ring in Natchez Oct. 23 in a tribute to Junkyard Dog.

The wrestling event will be held at Thompson Gym at 8 p.m.

Joining Wiley in a list of bouts will be Kamala Jr., One Man Gang, Scandor Acbar, Hector Geurrero, Assasin, Tojoyamamoto, Jr. and midgets Little Hit Man and Little Josh.

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Junkyard Dog’s son, Deputy Dog, will be a featured guest.

A new twist will have a match between two amateurs whose names will be drawn on the night of the matches.

Any two men 21 or older who would like a chance to wrestle on the same card with professionals to send their names and ages to Joey Martin, Natchez Democrat, P.O. Box 503, Natchez, Miss., 39120. Those names will be passed on to Wiley.

&uot;We will train those two people for one night of wrestling,&uot; Wiley said.

The Junkyard Dog, a former wrestling champion, was killed in a car accident last year.

&uot;Junkyard Dog was a good friend of mine for years,&uot; Wiley said. &uot;We’ve been on the same card and even wrestled against each other.&uot;

Wiley had a successful return home this spring when he defeated Kamala Jr., in the main event.

&uot;That went great,&uot; Wiley said. ‘I couldn’t have asked for anything better.&uot;

Ringside seats for the matches are $15, while general admission is $12.