The Renegade Memorial Tag Team Tournament added a trio of matches, Christian Strife officially joined Top Talent in his in-ring return and a bevvy of Albertan talents headed east as a brand-new promotion opened its doors.
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Albertan Talents Head East for Prairie Pro Wrestling Debut
A number of Albertan wrestling talents made their way to Saskatchewan last weekend for the debut of Prairie Pro Wrestling, a brand-new promotion based out of Saskatoon.
PWA stars Sheik Akbar Shabaz, Zoë Sager, Davey O’Doyle, “The Omen” Gabriel Lestat, and El Asesino, as well as Monster Pro Wrestling star Mitch Clarke, were all on hand for the promotion’s debut at Food Wars, with PPW hosting three shows in three nights from Thursday - Saturday.
The weekend featured a pair of statement victories from two prominent talents featured in Alberta. O’Doyle, a member of PWA faction the League, was the inaugural winner of the PPW Lethal Lottery tournament, defeating both El Asesino and Sheik Akbar Shabaz to etch his name in the history books. However, despite losing out on the Lethal Lottery, Shabaz also earned his place in the PPW record books with his victory in the promotion’s inaugural Over the Top Battle Royal.
Two Matches Confirmed for Renegade Memorial
Saturday evening will see Monster Pro Wrestling host the annual Renegade Memorial Tag Team Tournament, with the MPW Tag Team Championships on the line in a TLC main event.
Last week, the promotion announced another trio of matches for the upcoming tournament, with High Octane (Pro Payne/Ajax) scheduled to face off against the team of James Crowder and Rick Jules in first-round action. Additionally, the MPW Tag Team Champions the OG Cat’s Meow (Nasty Nate Nixon/Kato) will take on King B and what’s rumoured to be a brand-new MPW star as the team looks to defend their titles in what’s likely the most gruelling tournament of the year.
Additionally, Headline Shaun Martens will defend his MPW Heavyweight Championship in triple threat action against Dalsano and “The Cheetahbear” Jude Dawkins.
In addition to the three matchups announced this weekend, the promotion had previously announced a tilt between the Tattoo Terminators (Massive Damage/Wrath) against Mitch Clarke and Lumberjack Larry Woods, with the additional stipulation that should the Terminators lose, Massive Damage would be fired from Moster Pro Wrestling.
Tickets for the Renegade Memorial Battle Royal can be purchased in advance from any MPW star.
Top Talent Victorious in Strife’s Return to Ring
While some may have held out hope that his recent turn may have been a ruse, two things were confirmed on Friday night in Calgary: first, Christian Strife is a full-fledged member of Top Talent. Secondly, he’s still one of the most dangerous wrestlers in the Albertan independent scene today.
In his return match on Friday night, Strife teamed with bitter-enemy-turned-partner Heavy Metal to defeat Brice “the Slammer” Sova and the man Metal defeated for the RCW Championship, The Aussie Legend. In typical Top Talent fashion, the group used their numbers to their advantage, with Big Jesse Youngblood making his presence known late in the match. As Metal and the Aussie Legend brawled on the outside, Youngblood was able to nail the Slammer with a massive spear unbeknownst to the referee. With the Slammer reeling and Youngblood able to roll out of the ring, Strife laid a devastating kick to Sova’s head for the three-count. While the Legend and the Slammer were able to gain the upper hand following the match, it was still a statement victory for the now-trio.
Said Strife on his return:
“It didn’t take long to prove myself right. Top Talent is victorious against The Slammer and Aussie Legend. We were the main event. We won the match. We got that winning purse. And I’ve got to be honest, it feels good.”
“I wasn’t preoccupied thinking about the fans, thinking about fighting fair, thinking about putting on a good show. I was there to win, and get paid. We accomplished both of those.”
Real Canadian Wrestling Results
Real Canadian Wrestling • Collision Course • Calgary, Alberta • July 26
- “The Profane Profit” Dante def. Dylan Rose
- Sydney Steele def. Tyson Hiller
- KOTA def. Big Jesse Youngblood
- RCW Women’s Championship Match: “The Bombshell” Angelica© def. Kayla Jaye
- Hard 2 Kill (Matt Hart/D.Dwight Davis) def. Malicious Militia (Cody Chimera/Maverick Jack), Jack Pride/Travis Cole
- RCW Commonwealth Championship Match: Jordon Aries def. Vince Austin (DQ)
- Top Talent (Heavy Metal/Christian Strife) def. The Aussie Legend/Brice “the Slammer” Sova
Monster Pro Wrestling • Renegade Memorial Tag Team Tournament • Edmonton, Alberta • August 3
Real Canadian Wrestling • Crossfire • Edmonton, Alberta • August 3
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