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L-R: "The Anarchist" Arik Cannon, Air Wolf, Nick Aldis Images courtesy event organizers

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Blood, Sweat, & Beers Wrestling Extravaganza

Aug. 12
3-9 p.m.
$20 (presale includes a beer); $50 VIP
Barhopping, Family Events, Sports - Spectator

If you haven’t heard, Minneapolis is once again a wrestling town. Though the days of Baron Von Raschke, Verne Gagne, and Nick Bockwinkel are gone, a new breed of talents like “The Anarchist” Arik Cannon, Darin Corbin, and Air Wolf has picked up the torch and carried it proudly. This week, even the most extreme wrestling superfans will have their endurance put to the test when Bauhaus Brew Labs, F1RST Wrestling, and the Academy: School of Professional Wrestling team up for a six-hour marathon of beers and bodyslams. The all-ages event will include a VIP meet-and-greet with the local superstars plus former WWE, TNA, and ECW legends like Mr. Anderson, Tommy Dreamer, and current NWA champion Nick Aldis. There will be raffles and prizes courtesy of Zubaz, ALTR Fitness, and Central Avenue Liquors, along with barbecue from the Meat and Greet Food Truck, served up by former TNA Knockouts champion ODB. Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy all of your favorite Bauhaus beers without shedding any blood (maybe some sweat, but only meat sweats). Kids 12 and under get in free, so it’s a fun day for the whole family. The bell rings promptly at 5 p.m., and if you’re lucky you might be able to chug a Sky-Five IPA Stone Cold Steve Austin-style with some of your favorite brawlers. All ages.