Time to rumble in Ro­ck­land

Vision (Canada) - - Sports - GREGG CHAM­BER­LAIN gregg.cham­ber­lain@eap.on.ca

Wrest­ling fans in Pres­cott-Rus­sell need to mark their ca­len­dars. Great North Wrest­ling hosts an Af­ter­noon of Cham­pionss at the Jean-Marc Are­na in Ro­ck­land on Nov. 5 with two World Wrest­ling En­ter­tain­ment le­gends step­ping in­to the ring as part of the card of bouts which in­cludes three title matches to wrap up the sea­son for the GNW sche­dule.

The Sun­day wee­kend event fea­tures WWE alum­nus Sa­vio Ve­ga chal­len­ging GNW Ca­na­dian Hea­vy­weight Cham­pion Han­ni­bal for his title. Han­ni­bal is fresh from a title de­fence against Gan­grel, ano­ther for­mer star of the U.S.-ba­sed WWE. Ve­ga, foun­der and lea­der of Puer­to Ri­co’s fa­med Los Bo­ri­cuas (Bar­ra­cu­das) stable of wrest­lers, fought in both the WWE and the In­ter­na­tio­nal Wrest­ling As­so­cia­tion’s cir­cuits and has be­come a cultu­ral icon for his fel­low Puer­to Ri­cans and La­tin Ame­ri­can wrest­lers and fans.

Al­so on the card and put­ting her GNW Wo­men’s Cham­pion title on the line is La­dy Yas­mine in a three-way Tri­angle Match fea­tu­ring her ver­sus Tes­sa Blan­chard ver­sus Ai­la­ni Io­la­na.

La­dy Yas­mine and Io­la­na have un­fi­ni­shed bu­si­ness bet­ween them af­ter a Sept. 30 title match in Na­pa­nee fi­ni­shed with Yas­mine re­tai­ning her title on a count-out.

Tes­sa Blan­chard is the daugh­ter of WWE Hall of Fa­mer Tul­ly Blan­chard and the grand- La­dy Yas­mine dé­tient son titre fé­mi­nin de Great North Wrest­ling (GNW) à la suite de sa vic­toire au match de cham­pion­nat d’Ot­ta­wa en août de cette an­née. À cô­té de lui, John Ma­lo­ney, com­mis­saire du GNW, avec le Dr Bob, le com­men­ta­teur de la chaîne Han­ni­bal à sa gauche. daugh­ter of Joe Blan­chard, who played foot­ball in the CFL be­fore going on to be­come a star of Ca­na­da’s Stam­pede Wrest­ling cir­cuit. Tes­sa has had bouts with Im­pact Wrest­ling and made se­ve­ral ap­pea­rance in the WWE with its NXT Gen spe­cials and the recent WWE Mae Young Clas­sic tour­na­ment.

The third title match of the day fea­tures a 30-man over-the-top-rope Bat­tle Royale for the crow­ning of the first GNW World Te­le­vi­sion Cham­pion. The bat­tle card in­cludes three-time WWE Tag Team Cham­pion Pierre «Qué­be­cer » Carl Oul­let, two-time Ca­na­dian cham­pion Je­re­my Pro­phet, and for­mer Im­pact Wrest­ling star Wes Bris­co, along with the GNW tag team Freak Na­tion. The event goes on tape for la­ter re­broad­cast Ca­na­da-wide on Chan­nel Z as Les En­ra­ger du Ring and al­so on GNW’s The Han­ni­bal TV YouTube chan­nel. Sa­vio Ve­ga, Puer­to Ri­can wrest­ling le­gend, steps in­to the ring Nov. 5 in Ro­ck­land against Great North Wrest­ling cham­paion, Han­ni­bal, in a title bout.

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