"Hitman" Tony Stetson (Anthony Matteo), along with John Bellomo, won the prestigious Barrymore Award last night, Monday, October 4, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stetson won the award in the category of Choreography/Movement for his work in the hit play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity; InterAct Theatre Company.
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Stetson, one of the unsung heroes of the Philly wrestling scene, was a pioneer along with Johnny Hot Body, Larry Winters and DC Drake, all who helped usher in the genre of hard core wrestling. First with the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance (TWA) in 1990 and then Eastern/Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in 1992, Stetson was a major player in the Philly area that many do not give the credit he deserves for the part he played in helping Philadelphia become a hot bed for wrestling.
In Oct 2009, Stetson came out of a 7 year retirement to wrestle for the resurrected TWA, and has had a great year wrestling the likes of Breaker Morant, "Mr. Wrestling" Steve Corino, "the Beast" Glen Osbourne and others. Stetson also was included in the 2010 edition of Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) Magazine's PWI 500 and was featured with a full color pinup.
Later this month, Stetson returns to the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ on Sat, Oct 23rd with a 4 PM bell time as he faces he latest nemisis "The Beast" Glen Osbourne at the TWA's 1 Year Anniversary Show. For info and tickets visit www.twaprowrestling.com
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For more info on the career of Tony Stetson, read this Oct 2009 article at