Albertan wrestling changed forever last week with a few pieces of major news announced across the province’s major promotions. Albertan wrestling looked to take out 2019 with a bang with a major show, a dream matchup and a huge departure all stealing headlines over the past seven days.
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Referee Ben Oomen Leaves Monster Pro Wrestling
One of the most popular members of the MPW roster has left the promotion.
We can confirm that incredibly handsome referee Ben Oomen has left Monster Pro Wrestling after four years with the organization.
“While Monster Pro Wrestling was my home for the past 4 years, it is time for me to go out of my comfort zone and meet new workers and new promotions,” Oomen commented to the WCSN. “I’ve spent a lot of 2019 reaching out and working in foreign territory. The new goal is to reach each promotion in Alberta!”
Oomen marks the latest in a growing line of departures from the promotion. Recently, “Headline” Shaun Martens, Taryn from Accounting and “The Cheetahbear” Jude Dawkins have all made their ways out of Monster Pro Wrestling. Oomen has already made his first appearance since announcing his departure, refereeing on last Saturday’s Clandestine Society card.
Clandestine Society Tears Down the House
Speaking of the Clandestine Society, last Saturday was a night unlike any other in Albertan professional wrestling history.
December 14th saw the first presentation from the Clandestine Society, the culmination of nearly two months of mysterious vignettes and match announcements sure to impress any Albertan professional wrestling fan. Of course, with names like Artemis Spencer, Nicole Matthews, Brandon Van Danielson and more announced prior to the show, it was hard not to be impressed with the lineup secured for the Society’s inaugural show.
However, not just anyone was able to make it into the event, but only those who were lucky enough to score one of the nearly 250 invitations given out. However, those who weren’t able to attend were still able to watch on an iPPV-quality stream that rivalled the top promotions in the world.
It’s a testament to the show itself that even the wildest of fans’ expectations were met. Whether it be a straight-up wrestling match, the show-closing deathmatch or the (purportedly) first-ever Dildo on a Pole match, there truly was something for everyone as part of the show. Thus far, there’s been no word on if a second edition will occur, but I’m sure I speak for many when I say we’re all hoping for one.
Stay tuned for a full recap from the WCSN.
Top Talent, Bad Seeds Set to Square Off
Two of Alberta’s most badass tag teams will square off on December 28th as Top Talent (Heavy Metal/Big Jess Youngblood) heads to Lethbridge to take on the Bad Seeds (Bryn Watts/The Stormbringer).
If you’re a fan of hard-hitting, old-school wrestling, then this match is as can’t-miss as they come. All four individuals involved in this matchup are as brutal as they get in the ring. While all are incredibly capable grapplers in their own rights, their strength is in their, well, strength. Edmonton and Calgary wrestling fans are all too familiar with the carnage that Top Talent is able to dish out, and the duo has the hardware to back it up. Metal and Youngblood currently hold down the longest and second-longest cumulative reigns with the promotion’s top championship, respectively. However, the Stormbringer and Watts are no slouches of their own. Since joining together at the onset of 2019, the pair have run roughshod over the PPW Tag Team division. Watts is a former PPW Cruiserweight Champion in his own right, while the Stormbringer provides a presence like none other in Albertan wrestling. It all sets the stage for an absolute classic and one that wrestling fans certainly shouldn’t miss out on.
Real Canadian Wrestling Results
Holiday Brawl • Edmonton, Alberta • December 13
- Dante def. “Headline” Shaun Martens
- KOTA def. Canadian Playboy & Canadian Goose
- Big Jess Youngblood def. Tony Machete
- RCW Canadian Tag Team Championship: Rictorcade vs Irish Nites - Double Pinfall
- RCW Canadian Heavyweight Championship: The Giant Orion def. Heavy Metal (DQ)
- RCW Commonwealth Championship Match: Vince Austin def. Matt Hart
- #1 Contender Match: “The Original” Marky def. Cody Chimera
- RCW Canadian Heavyweight Championship Match: “The Original” Marky def. Heavy Metal (Countout)
The Clandestine Society Results
The Clandestine Society, Act 1 • Edmonton, Alberta • December 14
- Chris Perish/Cody Chimera def. The Above Average Joes (Aiden Adams/Kenny Stryker)
- Dildo-on-a-Pole Match: Mike McSugar def. Dylon Stone
- Michael Allen Richard Clark def. Son of Irish
- “This Is Not a Clusterfuck…This Is Just a Tribute” Battle Royal: The Canadian Goose
- Imitation Game Match: Y2JackPride def. Davey O’Batista
- Nicole Matthews def. Zoë Sager
- Artemis Spencer def. Michael Richard Blais, Brandon Van Danielson
- Death Match: Colton Kelly def. Evan Adams, Sheik Akbar Shabaz
No shows this week 🙁
The next show on tap for Alberta Wrestling fans is Pure Power Wrestling’s Holiday Havoc card, December 28, from the German Canadian Club in Lethbridge.
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