Pro wrestling fundraiser for YANA goes Nov. 9

Slams for Sebastian 2 is at K'ómoks Band Hall with doors open at 7 p.m.

VICTORIA'S LAK SIDDARTHA is set to meet Krofton in the Nov. 9 pro wresting fundraiser for YANA.

To the casual observer, the main event at Slams for Sebastian 2 might seem a little lopsided, as ECCW Canadian champ Scotty Mac and PARTNER Jamie Diaz take on local favourites Barry Goode and Mike Becherer.

But take a closer look. Courtenay’s Goode and Campbell River’s Becherer have a surprise in store for their big-name competition.

Organizers of the Nov. 9 pro wrestling fundraiser have announced that Amanda – the mother of Sebastian Cobban for whom the original Slams was held – will be managing the Island duo!

The four main eventers in the over-the-top-rope battle royal are part of a card that includes some of B.C.’s best-known wrestlers donating their services in a fundraiser for Comox Valley charity You Are Not Alone.

Although 10-month-old Sebastian passed away not long after the inaugural Slams was held, organizers Keith Spinks and Barry Welsh plan to hold future Slams cards in Sebastian’s memory on an annual basis to raise money for local charities.

This Saturday’s show at the K’ómoks Band Hall has doors open at 7 p.m. and wrestling at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Cash Store (470 Puntledge Rd. Courtenay 250-338-5800), Instaloans (1995 Cliffe Ave. Courtenay 250-898-3500), JetFM (1625 McPhee Ave. Courtenay 250-334-2421) and through Barry at 250-703-1214.

The inaugural Slams sold out, but organizers say there may be some ducats available at the door.

Tim Chaisson will be introduced at the show as the first ever Slams for Sebastian commisioner. His job will include enforcing the rules and making matches. There will also be an after party with the wrestlers at Boston Pizza following the show.

Other scheduled matches on the card include seven-foot fan favourite Cremator from Port Alberni taking on ECCW champ El Phantasmo, Ravenous Randy Myers  meeting Nanaimo’s BJ Laredo, Krofton battling Victoria’s Lak Siddartha (with Father Juan Valdez in his corner) while in women’s action Riea Von Slasher will face KC Spinelli.

RING THINGS The card is a joint venture by Vancouver Island Professional Wrestling and Pure Wrestling Association … most of the participants compete on the Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling circuit … YANA is a non-profit society providing financial assistance to Comox Valley families whose children must be moved from the Valley for medical care … Campbell River singer/songwriter Chandra Booth is scheduled to sing the national anthem to kick off the show …

 

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