Comox wrestler to face Carlito

Oct. 1 at the Navy League Hall in Campbell River, the Pure Wrestling Association will hold an event featuring World Wrestling Entertainment alumnus Carlito, against Comox’s own Pro Wrestling Academy graduate Judas Icarus.

Carlito has been to what most say is the pinnacle of the wrestling world, with matches at high profile events like Wrestlemania, and against opponents like Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, Triple H and Randy Orton. He is a third generation wrestler whose mother is Canadian and father a pro wrestler/promoter in Puerto Rico. In 2010, he left the WWE and started his life as a freelance wrestler. Since then he has travelled the world and made a living.

Icarus, 19, has graduated from the Pro Wrestling Academy in Campbell River, and shown a ton of potential. The Oct. 1 match is unquestionably the biggest in his short career. Unlike his counterpart, Judas is not travelling the world making a great payday while doing so. He is cramming into small cars with four other wrestlers, visiting towns in B.C. and Alberta, trying to make a name for himself and honing his craft in hopes of making it to a bigger independent promotion en route to the WWE.

“I feel like I am going to learn a lot in this matchup,” Icarus said. “To be able to have it so close to my hometown is special. The fact my family and friends will see me in the ring with a wrestling icon makes me want to be perfect in this matchup to thank them for all their support in my first stages with my life as a pro wrestler.”

The event is fun for all ages. Doors open at 4 p.m. FMI: www.PWAcanada.com

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