Island duo in Slams for Sebastian 2 main event have a manager

Mom of Sebastian Cobban will manage Barry Goode and Mike Becherer

VICTORIA'S LAK SIDDARTHA is set to take on Krofton at the Nov. 9 pro wrestling 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 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 in Sebastian’s memory on an annual basis to raise money for local charities.

Next 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 …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

VIDEO: Humpback whale plays with a log near Comox Harbour

On Dec. 2, Lifeforce Ocean Friends found a four-year-old humpback named “Lorax”… Continue reading

Seasonal favourite comes to the Sid Williams Theatre

Many of us can remember a favourite Christmas gift - what is… Continue reading

Unity Comox Valley hosts serenity service in Comox Thursday

Do you have mixed feelings about the holidays? Unity offers a special… Continue reading

UPDATE: RCMP involved in crash south of Courtenay Saturday night

An RCMP member was involved in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 19… Continue reading

Mental health advocate’s journey with dissociative identity disorder sparks conversation

Coast Mental Health Courage to Come Back Awards nomination deadline Jan. 31

Lawyer for Chinese exec detained by Canada says it’s ‘inconceivable’ she would flee

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization

The Liberals have been pressed for a rapid response to recent reports on the sterilizations

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Huitema was captain of Canada’s fourth-place team at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

VIP packages available for 2019 Boys & Girls Club golf tourney

Ideal Christmas gift for the golfer on your list

Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas: environmental groups

New report released at the United Nations climate talks in Poland

Liberal Party moves Trudeau fundraiser from military base

The fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 19, with tickets costing up to $400

Pipeline protesters arrested at B.C. university

Three protesters were arrested after TRU property allegedly vandalized with red paint

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder of Tori Stafford

‘Abhorrent’ condition of autistic B.C. boy shows flaws in care system: report

‘Charlie’ was underweight and ‘covered in feces’ when he was removed from his mom’s care

Most Read