Exciting photo gallery of 2014 Jell-O Wrestling extravaganza

If you missed the 2014 Jell-O Wrestling benefit and extravaganza for Southern AZ Aids Foundation (SAAF) on Saturday May 3, here’s a photo gallery of some of the matches, courtesy of T-Media Promotion (except for two photos as noted courtesy of the contestants). My previous post on the day after the event is here. Over $56,000 was raised at this popular event, now in it’s 27th year.

DIVA Mistress of Ceremonies Lucinda Holliday welcoming the corwd

DIVA Mistress of Ceremonies Lucinda Holliday welcoming the crowd at the Slaughterhouse

SAAF Executive Director Wendell Hicks welcoming everyone, and thanking them for supporting the work of SAAF

SAAF Executive Director Wendell Hicks welcoming everyone, and thanking them for supporting the work of SAAF

Three Divas requesting donations before the wrestling matches began

Three Divas requesting donations before the wrestling matches began

Nine wrestling matches were held and below are photos of the highlighted matches between “Mighty Mia” Hansen (of FEATsAZ fame) and Kaptain “Krunch” Kurt Tallis (of 4th Avenue fame), followed by photos of the Executive Directors of SAAF (Wendell Hicks) and Ben’s Bells (Jeannette Mare). Mia defeated Kurt according to the referee, and the match between Wendell and Jeannette ended in a tie.  The rest of us watching the jello matches purchased & ate “jello shots” of different flavored jello (with vodka or rum), and donated $ for our favorite wrestlers.

L-r:  Shawn Kaylor (Tucson Tamale Fairy), Mia Hansen, Kurt Tallis - before the wrestling match (courtesy of Mia)

L-r: Shawn Kaylor (Tucson Tamale Fairy), Mia Hansen, Kurt Tallis – before the wrestling match (courtesy of Mia)

Mia and Kurt locked back to back at the start of their match.  1 - 2 - 3 shouted the crowd.

Mia and Kurt locked back to back at the start of their match. “1 – 2 – 3” shouted the crowd.

Mia and Kurt ready to wrestle in the cold jello

Mia and Kurt ready to wrestle in the cold jello

Mia on top of Kurt, and she's winning (or so it seems)

Mia on top of Kurt, and she’s winning (or so it seems)

Mia and Kurt still friends at the end of the match

Mia and Kurt still friends at the end of the match

L-R: Wendell Hicks and Jeannette Mare, before their match, photo taken by Paul Reimer, courtesy of Wendell

L-R: Wendell Hicks and Jeannette Mare, before their match, photo taken by Paul Reimer, courtesy of Wendell

Jeannette and Wendell entering the wrestling ring. Note the red diagonal slash over Ben's Bells logo, indicating that Jeannette would no longer "be kind".

Jeannette and Wendell entering the wrestling ring. Note the red diagonal slash over Ben’s Bells logo, indicating that Jeannette would no longer “be kind”.

Neither Jeannette nor Wendell were being kind to each other

Neither Jeannette nor Wendell were being kind to each other

Water (?) being poured onto Wendell as the match continues

Water (?) being poured onto Wendell as the match continues

Wendell smiling as the match has been declared a tie by the referee

Wendell smiling as the match has been declared a tie by the referee

That’s all folks for this year. Don’t miss next year’s 28th annual jello wrestling event. And congrats to the other 14 contestants for being courageous enough to wrestle in jello:

Py Ro Blaze vs Van D. Lyzher
Neil MacDonald vs. Michelle MacDonald
Christian Biede vs. Juan Nunez
Oliver Hickman vs. Michael Wheeler
Justin Eden vs. Randy McClain
Amber Pannell vs. Kennedy Vermillion
Leslie Medeiros vs. Iris Rosado

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