Special to the Record
Let’s get ready for the over the top rumble!
The main event of Saturday (Nov. 9) evening’s Slams For Sebastian 2 pro wrestling fundraiser for YANA is an Over the Top Rumble featuring all the competitors to determine the Slams for Sebastian champion.
At the first Slams for Sebastian, Comox Valley’s Barry Goode overcame the odds – and in the final moments, double teaming by Scotty Mac and Disco Fury – to win the title.
This Saturday night, Barry will be trying to become a two-time title holder, but looking at the talent in the rumble, he’s in for a long night and longer odds to repeat.
In singles action, seven-foot-tall fan favourite Cremator Von Slasher will face one of his stiffest challenges ever when he steps in current ECCW champion El Phantasmo.
Although the popular masked monster has a big size advantage, the two of them have waged many ring wars against each other and Phantasmo has proved he can go toe-to-toe with Cremator.
El Phantasmo combines great mat skills and amazing high-flying ability with a willingness to take damage to give damage, but Cremator is one of the toughest and most talented wrestlers in Canada and feeds off the deafening cheers of his Comox Valley fans.
In tag team action, the hated but incredibly talented Scotty Mac brings his former co-holder of the ECCW tag team titles, Jamie Diaz, to town to take on hometown hero Barry Goode and his partner Mike Becherer from Campbell River, who will be managed by Sebastian’s mother, Amanda.
She is a lifelong wrestling fan and wanted to help out the local heroes by being an extra set of eyes, looking out for any dirty deeds from Mac and Diaz. Scotty Mac had a hand in training Barry and although he can’t stand Scotty’s cockiness and disregard for the rules, Barry has always appreciated the amazing talent he possesses and wants to test himself against his trainer.
Knowing the arrogant Adonis and his equally talented and cocky partner Diaz will bring an all-out attack of wrestling skills and dastardly double-teaming tactics, Goode asked his good friend Mike Becherer to join him in this tag team war.
Becherer is an accomplished veteran of the squared circle and has won championships from coast to coast across Canada as well as wrestling many times beyond our borders. Mike combines great grappling skills with ox-like strength. If anyone can help Barry get a victory Saturday, it’s this battle-ready warrior.
As with all members of the Von Slasher family, Riea Von Slasher is tough, talented and almost impossible to beat. But with KC Spinelli, she may have met her match.
These two are among the best women wrestlers in the business and are involved in an epic feud that has seen action-packed, hard-hitting matches all over western Canada that more often than not steal the show.
Just recently they battled in an incredible and exciting match that ended with Spinelli superplexing Riea from the top rope and through a table.
These two fierce rivals are far from done with each other and on Saturday at the K’omox Band Hall they’ll be pulling out all the stops to not only win, but to be THE match of the night.
Vancouver Island champion BJ Laredo will be wrestling the entertaining and enigmatic Ravenous Randy in a non-title match in what will be a classic showdown between two competitors hungry to prove they are the better man.
Laredo is as strong as a bull but can also fly, which is not only impressive to see but leaves opponents wondering which type of attack they can expect to try to defend against.
Ravenous Randy will have his hands full but can also bring it. The Ravenous One has a wealth of experience, masterful high-flying abilities and such highly regarded talent that WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley touted him as a future star in the wrestling business.
His fun loving and unpredictable nature always gets the crowd clapping and cheering, and he’ll be looking to not only gain the win but also gain some Comox Valley “Ranarchists.”
After a many year sabbatical, Father Juan Valdez has returned to the world of pro wrestling. Valdez is a legendary manager in the Pacific Northwest and has managed and moulded many grapplers to championships and notoriety. Now he has returned to manage the man-beast, Lak Sidarrtha.
The powerful Lak is all about beating on anyone who steps in the ring with him and he loves nothing more to leave a trail of destruction in his wake. Now that he has aligned himself with one of the greatest managers in western Canadian history, look for the bruised and battered bodies to pile up at an even greater pace.
Lak was already a powerful brute force but now that Father Juan is leading his charge, no one is safe.
On Saturday, Krofton will be facing Lak and trying to score the upset win. Krofton made his wrestling debut at the first Slams for Sebastian and though he lost his match, showed skills and toughness far beyond someone in his first match. Since that debut, he has been fighting every match he can get and has shown he has the heart, tenacity and natural ability to make a name for himself as a pro wrestler.
Hhe faces his biggest challenge to date Saturday and the odds appear stacked against him, but Krofton has proved he’s a gamer with a never-say-die attitude. Will Siddartha destroy yet another victim or will Krofton overcome the massive challenge and walk out with a victory?
JetFM’s Rock Dawg will be interviewing on air Cremator and El Phantasmo Thursday 4 p.m., and Barry Goode, Mike Becherer, Scotty Mac and Jamie Diaz Friday 4 p.m.
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, Instaloans, JetFM and through Barry at 250-703-1214. Some ducats may be available at the door.
– Slams for Sebastian 2