Tiger Wrestle Fest 2010 a huge success
Tiger Ali Singh emerges as winner of Battle Royal
Saturday June 5th, 2010 marked an important day in history as Tiger’s Wrestle Fest hit the Milton streets during its annual Downtown Street Festival.
The Downtown Street Festival in Milton has been taking place every year for the past four years garnering over 25,000 visitors annually. This year that number nearly doubled with the addition of Tiger’s Wrestle Fest. A wrestling festival with free admission (sponsorship proceeds going to support the Milton District Hospital Foundation) and a professional wrestling demonstration is just a snap shot of what the spectators came out to see.
In keeping with the mantra of the Tiger Foundation of supporting healthcare and education, the proceeds of the event were donated to the Milton District Hospital Foundation. Even in it’s first year the event raised close to $35,000 to support the foundation. The money raised for the hospital will be used to help the hospital purchase essential medical equipment not covered by the Government.
“This very generous and welcoming community is blessed with an abundance of talented, young amateur athletes from many fields of which wrestling is one part,” remarked an extremely happy Tiger Jr.
“We are pleased that the local community had the opportunity to participate, see our best amateur athletes in action, while supporting the Milton District Hospital Foundation.”
Tiger’s Wrestle Fest was a vision of wrestling legend Tiger Jeet Singh, his son, WWE Superstar Tiger Ali Singh and their good friend Troy Newton of Troy’s Diner in Milton. A festival within a festival to showcase local amateur athletes while promoting health and fitness.
The full day event began with a free style wrestling demonstration by top local high school wrestlers followed by a CrossFit and boxing demonstration by Fire Power training and concluded with the main event of a 20-man over the top Battle Royal put on by Squared Circle Training.
What a sweet victory for the town when Milton’s own son, former WWE Superstar Tiger Ali Singh emerged as the winner. This fierce match was Ali’s first return to wrestling in Canada since his last appearance for the WWE at the Rogers Centre 10 years ago. In a touching moment Tiger Jeet Singh presented his son with the winning trophy for being the last man standing in the Battle Royal.
Not only did Miltonians and residents of the GTA come out in full force to see their favourite wrestlers Tiger Jeet Singh and Tiger Ali Singh, but fans even traveled from all across Canada and some even flew in from India and Japan placing Milton on the wrestling community map.
The South Asian community came out to in droves to see their community icons. Wrestler Sonjay Dutt, to show his support for the community, did not charge a single penny for his appearance and even payed funds from his own pocket to support the Tigers’ inaugural event.
“I can’t explain how touched we are,” recounted a visibly moved Tiger Jr. “The Tiger Foundation is all about supporting worthy causes anywhere on the planet; we don’t discriminate! We are extremely grateful to both the Milton residents and the South Asian community for helping us build the profile of our Foundation so we can continue to build awareness and support for deserving causes around the world.”
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