As a young boy, Isaac Morris, spent many weekends on road trips to different towns throughout the region. His father, Isaac Morris Sr., was a professional wrestler. Young Morris got an up close view of the wrestling industry, from drop kicks and body slams to selling tickets and putting up and taking down the ring.
Today Morris is a biology teacher and girls basketball coach at O’Bannon High School, but he has still kept his passion for the sport of wresting. Now, he wants to allow local youngsters to watch exciting live professional wrestling.
On Feb. 1 at the Elwyn Ward Recreation Center, Morris will stage his first wrestling event to Greenville. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $5 for general admission and $10 for ringside seats. All tickets will be purchased at the door.
“I know how that Greenville has a long history of great wrestling, and we want to continue that,” said Morris, the promoter and booster of North Delta Championship Wrestling. “A lot of people who love wrestling have only seen it on TV, but watching it live is much more authentic.
Some of the wrestlers scheduled to compete are APEX, Dewayne “TIP” Anthony, Preacher Man, Big Daddy O and Sinister Ike.
“We are going to have a lot of great matches on the card, and I know everyone that shows up will have a great night,” Morris said.
Morris and his organization have held a number of events in Cleveland and hope this is the first of many in Greenville.
Morris recommends fans arrive to the event early to ensure they get a good seat.
All proceeds from concessions will benefit the Elwyn Ward Recreation Center, Morris said.