PWA BC Championship, bragging rights on the line at May 22 wrestling show

Will Comox Valley pride carry the day over Campbell River?

There's going to be a hot time in the old town on May 22 when PWA presents live pro wrestling in Courtenay.

Barry Goode’s got Rock Dawg Andrew Davis’ goat. “EO” Mike Becherer’s got a championship belt that Cremator Von Slasher wants.

Those issues – and more – will be resolved Friday night at the K’omoks First Nation Band Hall when the Pure Wrestling Association (PWA) brings pro wrestling back to Courtenay. Here’s a look at the card:

PWA BC Championship

Since Mike Becherer won the PWA BC Championship from Kenny Doll, the popular titleholder has proven to be a fighting champion. But on May 22 Becherer is facing his biggest challenge yet when he steps into the ring against the Masked Monster of Mayhem, Cremator Von Slasher.

Cremator has beaten everybody in the Pacific Northwest and in a dominating fashion. He’s also one of the most popular wrestlers ever to compete in the Comox Valley. While some may find it odd that two grapplers so beloved are facing each other, it’s because The Champ felt the Cremator deserved a shot at the belt more than anyone else.

“This will be a slobberknocker, a drag out fight between two fierce competitors who both want to hold the belt high at the end of the night,” an event spokesperson said.

Special Grudge Match

It’s Rock Dawg Andrew Davis with Sgt. Kaos in his corner vs. Barry Goode in this not-to-be-missed tilt.

A former tag team partner of both Courtenay’s Sgt. Kaos and popular Thrillbilly Mike Becherer, Barry Goode has recently undergone a change in attitude – and it’s not a positive one.

Two weeks ago the Rock Dawg Andrew Davis, beloved DJ of 98.9 GoatFM, was talking on his radio show about the May 22 card when Goode phoned in and started dissing and insulting the Comox Valley and the people who live here.

Incensed at the verbal lambasting of his hometown, Davis quickly decided he’d hear enough and challenged the cocky grappler to a match. Goode laughed at the Rock Dawg and accepted, adding that the match would be another opportunity to show that anyone from the Comox Valley is a loser.

After retired pro wrestler Sgt. Kaos, who also hails from the Comox Valley, heard about Goode’s statements, he immediately offered to train Davis and to also second the Rock Dawg for his match against Goode.

Goode then started running down his former partner, even blaming his change in attitude on the Sarge’s popularity in his hometown. He rudely called Kaos a cripple and seemed to take pleasure in the fact that the Sarge had to retire due to medical issues.

“That’s OK, Barry,” Sgt. Kaos replied. “You keep flapping your gums, talking smack about me, Andrew and our entire hometown!! None of your insults and ignorance will help you May 22 when you go one-on-one with Rock Dawg with me on the outside of the ring.

“I’m proud of my hometown Comox Valley. I’m proud of my long-time friend Andrew Davis for stepping up and challenging a professional wrestler who outweighs him by 80 pounds, has way more experience and is a dirty, sneaky fighter,” the Sarge stated.

“And I’m proud of myself stepping into the squared circle multiple times to represent my hometown with pride and honour against some of the best wrestlers in Canada like Gorgeous Michelle Starr, Disco Fury, Ladies Choice and Scotty Mac!

“My only regret is that injuries forced me out of the ring before I saw your true colours and I can’t be the one to beat some respect into you. You, on the other hand, will have lots of regrets May 22 when The Rock Dawg with the Sarge’s tools and the support and spirit of the Comox Valley, beat you 1-2-3 and shut you the hell up,” Kaos vowed.

Goode continues to talk trash, posting endless selfie videos about what he’s going to do to Andrew Davis on May 22. The Rock Dawg, however, is choosing to do his talking in the ring, adding only: “Barry, Barry, Barry. You’re not listening. It’s not just me in that ring. It’s not just Sgt. Kaos backing me up.

“It’s every person from the Comox Valley. It’s everyone who is proud of their hometown backing me. You may beat me but you’ll never break the spirit of the Comox Valley. On May 22 you will feel the weight of the glacier on you!”

Riea Von Slasher vs. Krystal

Krystal, a native of Washington State, is a ball of dynamite waiting to explode on Riea Von Slasher this Friday night. She is going to have her hands full though. Von Slasher is one of the toughest and most talented female grapplers in Canada and not only has more experience than Krystal but that experience includes victories over every woman shes stepped into the ring against.

Riea is one of the most dominant wrestlers in the northwest and Krystal will have to use her youthful exuberance and high energy  to her best ability to try and steal a victory.

Undercard Matches

“The Next Generation” – Nick Radford and James Alexander – hail from Castle Rock, Washington. The dangerous duo trained at the DOA Wrestling School in Oregon. Both men gravitated towards one another in training as they had instant chemistry and worked hard to push each other to the next level day after day.

These two youngsters have wrestled in several states and are starting to make some waves in British Columbia. Both James and Nick are very skilled technically and can turn it up and brawl with the best of them when needed. There are gaining experience every week and will become a top team sooner than later.

On May 22 James will go one on one with the uber popular Krofton while in another match, Nick takes on the hard hitting BJ Laredo.

Tickets are available at the GoatFM studio (201-910 Fitzgerald Ave.), by calling 519-998-8799, online at pwacanada.com, or if there’s any available, at the door. The action starts eat 7 p.m.

– Pure Wrestling Association

 

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