Jeff and Matt Hardy Get Together with TNA, WCW, and ECW Stars for Charity

At ‘Chinlock for Chuck’, every suplex, moonsault, and, of course, chinlock goes towards helping wrestler Chuck Coates, who has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Durham, NC – Wrestling stars Jeff and Matt Hardy, “Hurricane” Shane Helms, TNA stars Gunner and Christian York, ECW originals Steve Corino and CW Anderson, WCW star Lodi, among others, are coming together for a charity show to benefit their friend and long-time co-worker, Chuck Coates, who is recovering from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Chinlock for Chuck

During a routine physical in 2006, a lump was discovered in his neck and shortly thereafter Coates was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. After surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, he was pronounced cancer-free as of Feb 2, 2007. In late 2011, Chuck started experiencing pains in his side and in early 2012, a mass was found near his pancreas. A biopsy was performed and it was determined that the Hodgkin’s Lymphoma had returned. Once again Chuck would undergo surgery and chemotherapy and this time he received a bone marrow transplant this past September. Chuck spent nearly the entire month of October in isolation to allow his immune system to recover.

As the bills from chemotherapy, a complete bone marrow transplant, and raising a son, stepson, stepdaughter, and three foster children mounted and his condition made it impossible to work his friends decided that they wanted to do something about it.

Wrestlers from WWE, TNA, ECW, and WCW will be coming together in Durham, North Carolina for “Chinlock for Chuck”, a show where every suplex, moonsault, and, of course, chinlock, will go towards helping Chuck get better.

Everyone working this event is donating his or her time and talents for Chuck and his cause.



January 15, 2013, 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)



Northern Durham High School

117 Tom Wilkinson Road

Durham, NC 27712


Tickets are available for pre-sale via Paypal through the “Chinlock for Chuck” Website or by the Facebook page at General admission tickets are $10, and ringside tickets are $15. All proceeds will be donated to Chuck’s cause.

For more information, please visit

Chuck Coates

Chuck Coates

Chuck Coates embarked on a career in wrestling 1987, spending the majority of the late 1980s and early 1990s working for WCW. On the indie wrestling circuit, he is known as Madd Maxx. Throughout Chuck’s wrestling career he has stepped into the ring with the likes of Andre The Giant, Ricky Steamboat, Chief Wahoo McDaniel, Ricky Morton, Steve Austin, Sting, Manny Fernandez, Shane Helms, Jeff & Matt Hardy, Nikita Koloff, The Junkyard Dog, Tommy Rich, Lex Luger, Big Boss Man and the Road Warriors among others.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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