PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Wing Bowl is back!

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 will mark the quarter-century anniversary of Wing Bowl, as Wing Bowl 25 presented by Steven Singer Jewelers will take place at Wells Fargo Center beginning at 6 a.m.

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Special guests include professional wrestler Ric Flair and Grammy Award winning artist Coolio.

Also known as the “Nature Boy®,” Flair is among the most famous and well-known wrestlers in the world, and has been one of wrestling’s biggest stars since the late 1970s. Flair was often popular with the crowd due to his in-ring antics, including rule breaking (earning him the distinction of being “the dirtiest player in the game”), his cocky interview style, strutting and his shouting of “WOOOOO!™” The “WOOOOO!” yell has since become a tribute to Flair, and is often shouted by the crowd whenever they see Ric or when another a wrestler performs one of Flair’s signature moves.

Coincidentally, the “WOO” has become a part of Flyers games at the Wells Fargo Center during the team’s current nine-game win streak.

Also appearing at Wing Bowl 25 will be Coolio, performing a set of his hit songs. With over 17 million records sold worldwide, Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Coolio is an artist known around the world as a musical and cooking master of extraordinary reinvention.


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WIP Morning Show co-host Al Morganti, who co-founded Wing Bowl 25 years ago with host Angelo Cataldi said, “It’s amazing that Wing Bowl is still around 25 years later and has become this big. We have a duty to make this one the biggest and the best, so that’s what we’ll do.”

Tickets for the 25th annual competitive chicken wing eating event are $12.50 and go on sale Tuesday, December 13 at 9 a.m. online at, by calling 1-800-298-4200 or in person at Wells Fargo Center. Partial proceeds will benefit the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Survivor’s Fund.

The Overall Winner of Wing Bowl 25 wins a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe courtesy of Colonial Hyundai of Downingtown, a Custom Wing Bowl 25 Championship Ring and $10,000 in Cash courtesy of Steven Singer Jewelers.

The Wingette of the Year walks away with $5,000 cash courtesy of Steven Singer Jewelers.

The winner of Wing Bowl 25 Legends Division wins a Harley-Davidson FLSTF Softail Fat Boy Motorcycle courtesy of Barb`s Harley Davidson.

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