Jan. 21: Hoxie wrestling show will benefit fallen referee’s wife

HOXIE, Ark. – A group of mat warriors are showing they have hearts underneath their tough exteriors by hosting a benefit show for their fallen comrade’s wife in Hoxie.

The Referee Michael “Elliott” Noles Memorial Benefit Show will be held Saturday night, January 21, at Outta Control Wrestling. The group hosts regular wrestling shows at 609 SE Gibson Street, in Hoxie, where a custom arena with concessions, seating and a full wrestling ring with entrance are present.

Proceeds will go to his loving wife, Lori, to help with final expenses.

Elliot had a massive heart attack at his home, claiming his life despite his loving wife’s efforts to save him. Now, the community hopes the love and compassion of NEA will allow

One of the masters of the mat who will be competing and helping with the show is Raymond Maple, wrestling under his name, “Chaos.”


“His wife gave him CPR but it was too late,” Maple said. “He was a wrestling referee. I helped train him. He was one of my very good friends. A great man who loved his family, his wife Lori Noblin Noles and his friends. He liked to work on old Ford trucks. He did not have life insurance. We are trying to help with final expenses.”

Maple said Elliot always could cheer his friends up if they needed it.

“If you were in a bad mood he always had a hilarious topic to talk about that would make you smile,” Maple said. “I loved him like a brother.”

The group hopes to raise money and return the love to their fallen brother’s widow as he had so often showed to them.

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