Ricker currently performs each and every week on the Pop Network's Impact Wrestling as Eli Drake, is a Hagerstown, MD native and a graduate of North Hagerstown High School. Since making his pro wrestling debut in 2002, he has competed all over the country for some of the most prestigious organizations as Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, Heartland Wrestling Association, Full Impact Pro, WWE's NXT and many others. In addition to his wrestling career, he was also a cast member on the TNT Network reality show The Hero, hosted by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. It is believed that this is his first time ever performing in Hagerstown since making his Pro Wrestling debut.
His opponent for the evening will be 20 year veteran and current performer on the Netflix pro wrestling series Lucha Underground, Ricky Reyes aka Cortez Castro. Reyes began his career in 1997 at the Los Angeles based Ultimate Pro Wrestling under the guidence of Rick Bassman, in a training class that included current wrestling superstars such as Samoa Joe and John Cena. He has competed all over the world for promotions such as New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor Wrestling.
While this is a rare match up, Reyes and Drake are no strangers to one another. Both are familiar with one another after competing at various Los Angeles, CA area independent promotions. With a combined 35 years experience between these two competitors, this will no doubt be an amazing performance between two of professional wrestling's best.
It all happens on November 17th at the Hagerstown YMCA Gymnasium, as FIGHT Pro Wrestling presents Hub City Showdown. Tickets are available at www.fightprowrestling.com. Bell time is 8pm. Portions of the proceeds for this event benefit the Hagerstown YMCA's swim program.
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