Wheels of Love rolling to Isanti

Isanti County residents, prepare yourselves for some high flying wrestling action for a good cause. On March 18, the Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame is hosting their first event for their 2017 Wheels of Love program.

The event will be held at Junction Bowl in Isanti, and feature many Minnesota favorites such as The Spider Baby, Dirty Ernie, Kamikaze Klecker and The Mad Russian. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the action kicks off at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $12 for ages 11 and older, and $6 for children ages 6-10, and they will be accepting donations of bikes, trikes, and big wheels. The wrestlers will deliver all donations to children at Crescent Cove Children’s Hospice.

This event will be geared toward families, so all ages are welcome to attend.

Not only do the children enjoy receiving the bikes, but the wrestlers are in on the fun as well.

“Dirty Ernie” may be a villain in the ring, but his goal is anything but evil.

“My goal is to entertain,” he said. “We want to make people love us or hate us, and I just try to entertain. I want to see smiles on faces.”

While many people think that the world of professional wrestling is violence and blood, this event may change that.
According to Tommy “The Spider Baby” Saturday, they strive to change the outlook on pro wrestling.

“When people come to see wrestling, it’s not what they expect,” he said. “We just want people to come and have a good time watching us make fools of ourselves.”

Even as Minnesota Wrestling’s biggest villains, Spider Baby and Dirty Ernie are thrilled to be able to help.

“We are proud to be part of this phenomenon called Wheels of Love,” Saturday shared. “Children, and hospice – two words that should never be spoken together.”