The major news this week – not just in professional wrestling, but worldwide – was the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact was felt across the independent scene as well, with a number of event cancellations and guest appearances postponed over the last week.
Despite the pandemic, a number of positive pieces of news still came out over the past seven days. Perhaps the most important was the confirmation that the British Bulldog will finally make his way to the WWE Hall of Fame in the near future. Trainers were announced for the Top Talent Wrestling Academy, and RCW announced another guest for their upcoming Anniversary shows.
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Events Cancelled, Appearances Postponed Through COVID-19 Scare
Unfortunately, as with any industry, the COVID-19 outbreak caused a ripple effect throughout the independent wrestling scene.
Last week, the virus caused a number of cancellations throughout the province, impacting nearly all of Alberta’s independent promotions. At least five shows have been postponed as of this time, with more likely to be at least postponed in the coming weeks. These include the PWA’s upcoming 19th-Anniversary Show, a pair of shows from Real Canadian Wrestling, and the PPW March Mayhem event previously scheduled for March 28th.
Fortunately, as of the time of writing, a few events are still scheduled to run over the next few weeks. Currently, despite Rosemary’s unfortunate postponement, a pair of Real Canadian Wrestling shows are set to run in Calgary and Edmonton this weekend. Additionally, Monster Pro Wrestling’s upcoming event, MPW: The Return, is still scheduled to run as advertised on April 4th. However, these details are subject to change.
Davey Boy Smith Hall of Fame Bound
One of professional wrestling’s most overdue Hall of Fame inductions is finally happening this year.
“The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith is set to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, as first reported by The Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer.
Blais, Marky Announced as Top Talent Wrestling Academy Trainers
The pieces are all coming together for the Top Talent Wrestling Academy.
This week, the Top Talent Wrestling Academy announced that both “The Original” Marky and Michael Richard Blais would be training at the newly-upstart facility.
James Ellsworth Headed to Real Canadian Wrestling
Real Canadian Wrestling finally has some good news for Albertan pro wrestling fans.
The promotion announced last week that former WWE star James Ellsworth will be part of RCW’s Anniversary shows from May 22nd-24th.
Ellsworth represents the third major star announced to be appearing on Real Canadian Wrestling’s Anniversary tour. Joining Ellsworth from May 22-24 will be Major League Wrestling Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone. Previously, Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champion Ethan Page was confirmed for Part One of the Anniversary tour, scheduled to take place from May 2-4.
No results available.
Real Canadian Wrestling • Monster Brawl • Calgary, Alberta • March 20
Real Canadian Wrestling • Into the Darkness • Edmonton, Alberta • March 21
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