WIP press release:
SportsRadio 94WIP’s Wing Bowl, which has become one of the most famous annual radio events in the world, returns to the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 6 a.m. Wing Bowl 25 will feature an appearance by special guests, professional wrestler Ric Flair and Grammy Award winning artist Coolio. Tickets for the 25th annual competitive chicken wing eating event are $12.50 and go on sale Tuesday, December 13 at 9 a.m. online atwingbowl25.com, WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com, by calling 1-800-298-4200 or in person at Wells Fargo Center. Wing Bowl 25 is proudly presented by Steven Singer Jewelers. Partial proceeds from WIP’s Wing Bowl 25 will benefit the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Survivor’s Fund.
WIP is proud to welcome Ric Flair as the special guest at Wing Bowl 25. Ric Flair® is a celebrity and professional wrestler. Also known as the “Nature Boy®,” Flair is among the most famous and well-known wrestlers in the world, and has been one of wrestling’s biggest stars since the late 1970s. Flair was often popular with the crowd due to his in-ring antics, including rule breaking (earning him the distinction of being “the dirtiest player in the game”), his cocky interview style, strutting and his shouting of “WOOOOO!™” The “WOOOOO!” yell has since become a tribute to Flair, and is often shouted by the crowd whenever they see Ric or when another a wrestler performs one of Flair’s signature moves. A Facebook and Twitter favorite, YouTube sensation, and whose name returns almost 4 million Google hits in under .2 seconds, Ric Flair® is an international icon. At 6’ 1”, 243 pounds and hailing from Charlotte, NC, his signature move is the Figure-Four Leglock. His career highlights include 16 time World Heavyweight Champion, WCW World Heavyweight Champion, WWE Champion, and United States Champion.
I never quite understood listing the career highlights of a pro wrestler. It’s like saying Tom Hanks once ran for over two years, survived on a desert island, managed the Rockford Peaches, and landed a plane in the Hudson. He didn’t actually do those things… they were scri… ah, never mind. 16-time World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair is coming to Wing Bowl, and so is Coolio.