Seasonal Special Happenings

"Hanidcapped Hero" Takes to the Ring

When: Fri., Dec. 17 2010

He doesn't mind if you call him "The Crippled Crusader" or "One-Armed and Dangerous," but Gregory Iron is best known as "The Handicapped Hero." The 24-year-old's right arm is impaired by cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that leaves a third of affected children developmentally delayed and another 11 percent blind. But Iron's disability never dampened his enthusiasm for wrestling. In fact, it became his escape from a troubled home life and teasing at school. "The one thing that always took my brain off from all the negative things was wrestling," he says. Iron often receives fan mail from other disabled fans telling him he's an inspiration. "I'm just a regular guy doing what I love, so I guess if that inspires people, then that's a beautiful thing." You can catch Iron tonight at St. Gregory's Byzantine Hall, 12920 Madison Ave. in Lakewood. His bout for the Intense Division Title is one of ten that makes up this evening's Nightmare Before Xmas 4, presented by Absolute Intense Wrestling. VIP admission is $15 and general admission is $10. Order at — Maund

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