For 55 years, the Cauliflower Alley Club (CAC) has lived by its mission statement “to financially assist those in the wrestling industry that have fallen on difficult financial times.” With the outbreak of COVID-19, pro wrestling’s only 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, cancelled its 2020 reunion. For CAC President/CEO B. Brian Blair, fellow members and pro wrestling fans, the news was a huge blow as its annual reunion is the organization’s “number one” means of fundraising.
After successfully co-founding and creating two virtual Wrestling Bookmarks COVID-Con events in response to the pandemic this year and the ongoing weekly Wrestling Bookmarks Live show on Facebook, Kenny Casanova thought the same concept could be applied to the CAC.
Thus, CAULI-CON was born. The virtual Q & A panel event will be held on October 3, 2020 and is available only on FITE starting at 6:30pm EST. The first 30 minutes are free for everyone and then viewers can tune in for the duration of the program for $9.99 with the proceeds going to the CAC. Viewers can submit their questions via the Wrestling Bookmarks COVID-Con Facebook page or on Twitter by utilizing the hashtag #caccaulicon. According to Casanova, the best questions of the night will be rewarded with some pro wrestling 8×10 photos. The event will be hosted by Ed Bratz and presented by Casanova.
At press time, guests slated to appear at CAULI-CON are: Diamond Dallas Page, Eric Bischoff, The Bushwackers, John Crowther, The Blue Meanie, Josh Shernoff, John Arezzi, Steve Keirn, Gerald Brisco, Madusa, Rock Riddle, CAC staff and some mystery guests!
“I think it’s cool that (the CAC) helps the old timers that don’t have good insurance and the means for good medical (coverage) sometimes because they’re independent contractors,” explained Casanova, who in his own way has given back to the world of pro wrestling by working with pro wrestlers including the late Kamala and Vader on their autobiographies. “It’s not always much of a retirement. There isn’t any sort of money coming in other than maybe legend contracts (offered by WWE).”
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