Despite the chill that’s taken over Alberta over the past seven days, the independent wrestling scene in the province is only beginning to heat up. The last week not only saw a pair of stellar shows take place, but a number of major announcements, too; a popular star announced she’ll be leaving her home promotion, a pair of long-time rivals were confirmed to square off for the final time, and a first-time-ever dream matchup was confirmed by a secret Albertan wrestling society.
Yeah, it’s been a good week.
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Clandestine Society Confirms Second Match
Last week, the Clandestine Society announced a star-studded triple-threat matchup featuring Michael Richard Blais, Brandon Van Danielson and ECCW Champion Artemis Spencer. Now, the promotion’s confirmed its second tilt, and it’s no less of a dream match for Albertan wrestling fans.
On December 14th, PWA Women’s Champion will face off with a former ECCW Champion in her own right, Nicole Matthews.
“I couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to be in the ring with someone like Nicole,” said Sager. “She is 100% one of the best there is right now. She has everything going for her. But I’m not going to let that fact distract me, because I will not back down without a fight. I am more than prepared for this match, and I am ready to do whatever it takes to win.”
It’s truly hard to overstate the amount of talent between these two women. Matthews has long been regarded as one of Canada’s top talents, regardless of gender. “The Shimmertaker” has won championships across nearly every promotion she’s appeared for, including a one-day stint with the RCW Women’s Championship in her appearances for the promotion last January.
However, the Clandestine Society show will see her take on one of Western Canada’s finest in Sager. The longest-reigning PWA Women’s Champion of all-time is one of the standouts of the Albertan independent scene. Since debuting just over a year ago, Sager’s quickly become one of the top talents in the province. There are few who can match her in-ring tenacity, and despite her stature, Sager brings a power game that’s been known to take down even the toughest opponent. However, Matthews represents her biggest challenge yet. Is Sager equal to the task?
There’s simply no other way to cut it: this is a dream match, folks. Don’t miss out.
Stevens Challenges Josh for Final Time Ever?
Saturday night saw Pure Power Wrestling return with November to Remember. The evening’s opening match saw two pairs of long-time rivals team against each other, with Kyle Sebastian tagging with Kenn Stevens to take on Bradley Graham and Jumpin’ Josh. The battles between Stevens and Sebastian have been well-documented at this point, with Stevens even going so far as to steal Josh’s PPW Cruiserweight Championship earlier in the year.
Saturday night, however, saw Stevens not only win his match, but pin Jumpin’ Josh in the process. Evidently feeling confident, Stevens challenged the Cruiserweight Champion to one more match for the title at PPW’s next event on December 28. However, should Stevens lose, he won’t be eligible to challenge Jumpin’ Josh any more. Will Stevens be successful in what could be his final Cruiserweight Championship match? Or, will Josh vanquish his long-time rival once and for all?
CWE Returns to Alberta
Canadian Wrestling’s Elite kicked off their latest tour last Thursday, beginning a stretch of 31 shows in 31 days that will take them from Ontario to British Columbia, including a sextet of dates in Alberta. Throughout the month, the CWE will make appearances in Red Deer (November 13th), Edmonton (14th), Grande Prairie (15th), Calgary (21st), Lethbridge (22nd) and Medicine Hat (23rd).
The Albertan dates mark their first in the province since Augusts’ Cruel Summer tour, headlined by former WWE star The Warlord.
This year’s fall tour is headlined by former WWE and WCW legend Juventud Guerrera, who will make appearances at each of the five Albertan dates. Guerrera is joined on the tour by co-headliner and former CWE Champion Jimmy Jacobs, as well as notable names like AJ Sanchez, “The Original” Marky, Tyler James, and, of course, “Hotshot” Danny Duggan.
Tickets for each of the promotion’s Albertan dates are available online at www.cwetickets.com.
Taryn from Accounting Leaves Monster Pro Wrestling
On Monday, it was confirmed that popular Monster Pro Wrestling star Taryn From Accounting has left the promotion, drawing a nearly year-long tenure in MPW to a close.
“While I’ll miss the fierce competition at MPW, I couldn’t be more excited to show the wrestlers and fans at Force Pro Wrestling what I can do,” commented Taryn. “I’ve been crunching the numbers, and TFA is going to be collecting receipts like nobodies business!”
Force Pro Wrestling Thrills at First 18+ Event
Force Pro Wrestling returned on Friday night for the first 18+ event in the promotion’s history, Just the Tip. It was certainly a different atmosphere than the Prelude, Force Pro’s inaugural event of the year, but certainly one unique to the Albertan professional wrestling scene. Headlined by a marquee matchup between Michael Richard Blais and Kayla Jaye, Friday night saw a stellar five-match card delight the nearly 200 fans in attendance at the Force Pro Battledome.
While the promotion hasn’t confirmed a date, Force Pro Wrestling will return in January with another all-ages show.
Force Pro Wrestling Results
Just the Tip • Edmonton, Alberta • November 8
- “Spaceman” Beri Grayson def. “The Thickness” Reid Matthews
- Sheik Shabaz def. “The Asian Assassin” Kato
- Jack Pride def. Zoë Sager
- Colton Kelly def. Aiden Adams
- Michael Richard Blais def. Kayla Jaye
Pure Power Wrestling Results
November to Remember • Lethbridge, Alberta • November 9
- Kyle Sebastian/Kenn Stevens d. Bradley Graham/Jumpin’ Josh
- Angelica def. Kylie Morgan
- Travis Cole def. Cyanide
- PPW Heavyweight Championship Match: “The Cheetabear” Jude Dawkins def. Sydney Steele (DQ)
- Texas Tornado Tag Team Match: Dewey Robson/Travis “The Heat” Copeland def. The Bad Seeds
- Stormbringer’s patented shovel Ritchie Blackmore was sawed in half by Dewey Robson during the match.
Real Canadian Wrestling • Clash of the Titans • Calgary, Alberta • November 15
Prairie Wrestling Alliance • Remembrance • Calgary, Alberta • November 16
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