Tribune Express - - SPORTS - MI­CHEL LA­MY mi­chel.la­my@eap.on.ca

Wrest­ling re­turns once again to Haw­kes­bu­ry’s Ro­bert Hart­ley Are­na for what pro­mises to be its big­gest event of the year put on by Great North Wres­ting (GNW) on Sun­day, Au­gust 26, 2018 at 7 pm.

“The card will fea­ture a 20-man battle royal for the Ca­na­dian Hea­vy­weight Cham­pion­ship, which was strip­ped from for­mer hol­der ‘PCO’ Pierre-Carl Ouellette in Pem­broke in May, along with two other ma­jor title matches,” ex­plai­ned De­von ‘Han­ni­bal’ Ni­chol­son.

The first title match will be for the GNW World Te­le­vi­sion Cham­pion­ship, and will fea­ture cham­pion Wes Bris­co, a for­mer To­tal Nons­top Ac­tion (TNA) and New Ja­pan star, against chal­len­ger and long-time foe Na­than ‘The Pro­di­gy’ Ban­ner. Bris­co is the first and on­ly TV title hol­der since its crea­tion in 2017.

A special fight will see for­mer cham­pion De­von ‘Han­ni­bal’ Ni­chol­son in a th­ree round kick­boxing ex­hi­bi­tion ver­sus 300-lb (136kg) be­he­moth Max Le­myre. Jean-Yves Thé­riault, 23 times World Kick­boxing Cham­pion will be in Ha­ni­bal’s cor­ner to cheer him on. In other ac­tion, Je­be­diah Ta­tum will face ‘The Brui­ser’ in a re­venge com­bat.

This event will fea­ture the re­ti­re­ment match of the lo­cal Haw­kes­bu­ry Team ‘The Hart Th­robs’. They will al­so take part in the 20-man battle royal. Fans will see Vankleek Hill na­tive ‘The Green Phan­tom’ in ac­tion as he faces ‘Pret­ty Boy’ Pres­ton Per­ry.

The fi­nal title match will be for the pres­ti­gious Wo­men’s Cham­pion­ship of Ca­na­da and will see cham­pion La­dy Yas­mine de­fen­ding the belt against St. Louis’ Jor­dynne Grace, who is al­so the cur­rent Wo­men’s Su­per­stars Un­cen­so­red Spirit Cham­pion.

More matches will be an­noun­ced lea­ding up to the date of the event. Ad­vance ti­ckets are avai­lable on­line through www.ti­cket­web. ca or in per­son at the Ro­bert Hart­ley Sports Com­plex re­cep­tion desk. Ti­ckets will al­so be avai­lable at the door the night of the show for an ad­di­tio­nal fee. For more in­fo: great­nor­th­wrest­ling.ca.


La­dy Yas­mine fe­ra par­tie de la carte dans un com­bat contre Jor­dynne Grace pour le Cham­pion­nat fé­mi­nin du Ca­na­da, lors d’un com­bat de lutte qui au­ra lieu au Com­plexe Spor­tif Ro­bert Hart­ley, le di­manche 26 août.—pho­to


De­von “Han­ni­bal” Ni­chol­son will have Jean-Yves Thé­riault, 23 times World Kick­boxing Cham­pion, in his cor­ner du­ring a three­round kick­boxing event against Max Le­myre.—sub­mit­ted

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