Santino Marella Image courtesy event organizers.


Crushed Pro Wrestling

Oct. 8
7 p.m.
Sports - Spectator

Over the past few years, Mill City Nights has become something of a haven for independent wrestling in the Twin Cities. Global promotions like Chikara and Resistance Pro Wrestling, as well as the recent Mill City Fights, have brought plenty of hard-hitting action to downtown Minneapolis. While it was recently announced that Mill City Nights will be closing at the end of the year, it’s not going out without one more balls-to-the-wall brawl. Crushed Pro Wrestling will present Crushed 2 this Saturday night, featuring local stars like Arik Cannon, the North Star Express, and the Daivari Brothers, along with former WWE superstars Anthony Carelli (Santino Marella) and U-Gene. Oh, and New Jack will be there too. If you aren’t familiar, New Jack is a legend, known for attacking his opponents with everything from staple guns to box cutters to a farming sickle. He’ll be making an ultra-rare Minneapolis appearance, and, per the event advertising, “has no interest in having a wrestling match. He’s coming to Minnesota to do whatever he wants, and that is to kill somebody.” While we’re guessing there won’t be any actual dying, the fact that New Jack is coming makes the final wrestling show at Mill City Nights a must-see bloody spectacle. All ages.