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Professional wrestling returns to Beaumont

A wrestler performs an elbow move on his opponent during a Hurricane Pro match on Saturday, Sept.26, 2015. UP photo by Ricky Adams
A wrestler performs an elbow move on his opponent during a Hurricane Pro match on Saturday, Sept.26, 2015.
UP photo by Ricky Adams

Curtis Stratton has been bringing professional wrestling to the Golden Triangle for more than 15 years.

“Our very first show we ever did was at Southeast Texas Mardi Gras in Port Arthur,” Stratton, a Groves native, said.

Stratton’s company, Hurricane Pro, will host its latest event, Oct. 13, in the Beaumont Civic Center.

Hurricane Pro’s monthly promotions started at the National Guard Armory in Orange. From there Stratton relocated to an armory in Port Neches before all the armories in the area closed and Stratton moved the promotion to its present home in Beaumont.

“I couldn’t ask for a better place,” he said. “The Civic Center is rich with wrestling history going back to the late 70s,” he said. “I used to come here as a kid and watch wrestling. I’m just so excited to do what I do because it is something that I used to come as a kid and watch. I have been very fortunate — you get to make memories with people who come.”

Earlier this year, Hurricane Pro introduced an inaugural women’s championship. Since then, women’s matches have been featured frequently, including a Fatal-4-Way Women’s Championship Title Match, which will be the main event at the October show.

The women’s match will include Hurricane Pro’s current champion, Miranda Alize, who trained at Reality of Wrestling in Houston, run by five-time world champion and retired wrestler, Booker T. Santana Garrett, has competed in Impact Wrestling and WWE in Florida and Japan.

Britt Baker is a three-year professional wrestler out of Ohio who has performed on All-In, the highly-publicized wrestling pay-per-view event.

Rounding out the competitors is second-generation performer Rachael Ellering. Trained by former ECW and WWE wrestler Lance Storm, Ellering has performed in several major promotions such as WWE, Impact Wrestling and ROH.

Stratton’s love for wrestling drives him to continue to build his promotion business.

“I will keep pushing it until they put me in the ground,” he said.

Along with the Fatal-4-Way, the card will feature a six-man tag team match and several singles matches.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with action starting at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and children, with a family four pack available for $30.

VIP tickets are $25, which includes early admission plus a meet and greet with the main event participants. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or at

For more information, visit Hurricane Pro on Facebook, or HurricanePro1 on Instagram.

Story by Ricky Adams, UP contributor

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