The sign said, “Doors open at 2 p.m.” But by 1:45 they were already lined up outside the Lake Cowichan Centennial Hall.
The Pure Wrestling Association’s presentation of Live Pro Wrestling had come to town on Sunday, Jan. 29 and the fans were ready to let it rip. Because some of the wrestlers are from the area, there was some family support in the crowd as well.
The ring, surrounded by chairs, was set up in the centre of the hall with the wrestlers entering from backstage. Organizers said afterwards it was a perfect set-up for the event.
The five-bout card included all the fun everyone was looking for: splashy entrances with loud music, costumes, steel folding chairs, garbage cans, and other noise makers in the ring, and, best of all, plenty of interaction with the crowd with the “good guys” high-fiving all the kids in the front row and everyone raucously booing the bad guys.
The final results showed that Haviko defeated Judas Icarus, Eddie Osbourne defeated Nolan James and his sidekick Father Juan to remain Pure Wrestling Champion, Cremator Von Slasher with Rigor defeated Krofton to become Pure Violence Champion, and Riea Von Slasher defeated Liiza Hall, also with a little help from Rigor while in the finale Scott Steel defeated Nolan James with Father Juan again prowling around outside the ring.
But, that aside, the real winners were the families who came out to enjoy the fun. There’s a chance this bunch might be back at the Lake. If they are, don’t miss ’em.