The local pro wrestling community is coming together to honor the memory of Marcus Deverell, who went by the wrestling alias “Twisted.”

American Pride Championship Wrestling has scheduled a benefit bout to be held July 31 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1125 N.W. Loop 286, with doors opening at noon and a bell time of 2 p.m.

All-day passes will cost $15 for ages 15 and up, and $10 for children under 15.

Hamburger baskets will cost $7, and the event will also feature a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and more.

Proceeds will go to Deverell’s family to help cover funeral costs.

For more information, people can call 903-401-7400.

Tommy Culkin is sports editor for The Paris News. He can be reached at 903-785-6972 or at

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