PINCKNEYVILLE -- Many of you probably already know, News 3 This Morning co-anchor Kevin Hunsperger is a ring announcer for a company called Stride Pro Wrestling.
Over the weekend, he got a bit closer to the action than usual. He battled Roger Matheus inside a steel cage. This show was a huge fundraiser event for the athletic department at Pincknevyille High School. They're raising money to buy football helmets that help prevent concussions.
Kevin could have used one of those helmets and even the padding football players wear as Roger kicked and threw him into the cage. Kevin mounted some offense and thanks to the help of his buddy Tom Harness and another wrestler, named Cash Borden, Kevin was able to escape the cage first. He was declared the winner and is now 2-0 as a pro wrestler.
A few educators were involved in the action too. Tony Wilson, the incoming principal at Pinckneyville High School teamed up with Community Consolidated 204 teacher Josh Plumlee to beat the DR Party. 204 superintendent and principal Jerry 'T-Dog' Travelstead also picked up a win as he teamed with 'Farmer' Billy Hills and Jose Magnifico to beat Wraith and his Disciples.
More than 350 fans showed up for the event. No word yet on how much money was raised. You can learn more about Stride Pro Wrestling here.