World Champion of Japan coming to Hawkesbury for huge title bout
After a 2 year absence of wrestling from the city Great North Wrestling is proud to announce their return to The Robert Hartley Arena in Hawkesbury Ontario on Saturday August 30th at 7:30 pm.
The event will be the 7th pro wrestling event promoter Devon Nicholson has brought to Hawkesbury and Nicholson says he is excited to bring wrestling back to town. “The wrestling fans in Hawkesbury are incredible and there is always a good number of fans that make the short trip from Ottawa and Montreal for our events there. The crowds usually turn out in huge numbers and are very passionate fans. Hawkesbury has a great history of wrestling and the Robert Hartley Arena has a great atmosphere. Our wrestlers love competing in the town and we have numerous local residents involved in the extravaganza again this year.”
Great North Wrestling, a company that has been presenting events in 4 different provinces since 2007 will be bringing in current New Japan Pro Wrestling World Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles for this event to take on Canadian Champion HANNIBAL “The Animal” in a best 2 out of 3 falls match in the main attraction of the show.
Styles has wrestled Rick Flair, Hulk Hogan, Sting, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Booker T, Kurt Angle and many other top names. He was the TNA Impact World Champion twice and the NWA World Champion 3 times. It will be styles first match in the Eastern Ontario/Quebec area in many years.
Styles opponent will be HANNIBAL “The Animal,” who recently returned to the ring after a 3 year hiatus and won the Canadian Championship in an exciting match in Smiths Falls ON. He has also wrestled in the US and in front of huge crowds in Quebec for WWE Legend “The Mountie” Jacques Rougeau since returning. HANNIBAL has a long history of wrestling in Hawkesbury resides close to the city. HANNIBAL had this to say about his pro wrestling return to the area:
“The Robert Hartley arena is one of my favorite places to wrestle. I always get a special feeling walking into the building because I have had some great matches there and consider it my home arena. My title defense against AJ Styles will undoubtedly be one of the biggest matches of my career. He is unquestionably one of the top 5 best wrestlers in the world today and it will be an honor to get in the ring with him however it’s unfortunate that I’m probably going to hurt him very badly! ”
The semi-main event of the evening is a 20 man over the top rope battle royal featuring many top wrestlers and local “Stunning” StevenLevac. Hawkesbury fitness enthusiast StephPorier will be the special outside the ring enforcer official during the bout.
The card also features the team of former Canadian Champio Jeremy Prophet and International star Sexy Eddy vs. “Quantom Force” “The Rockmaster” Billy Lee and Jimmy “Jam” Lee. There will be a girls contest between “The Lovely” Mileena and Toronto woman’s sensation Silvie Silver who has been wrestling a lot recently in Mexico. The 7 foot tall Darko will also be on the card along with “Commander” Rick Snyper, “Platinum” Preston Perry and many others!
Advance tickets for the 8 match card are available now online through www.ticketweb.ca or at The Robert Hartley Arena. Ticket prices are as follows: Stands – $15, General Ringside (Rows 3+)- $20 and VIP Gold Ringside (first 2 rows) – $25. Prices increase by $5 at the door and do not include HST.
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“Great North Wrestling “, August 30th 2014 at the Robert Hartley Arena in Hawkesbury Ontario
The next Great North Wrestling event will take place August 30th 2014 at the Robert Hartley Arena in Hawkesbury ON featuring New Japan Pro Wrestling Champion “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles taking on new GNW Canadian Heavyweight Champion HANNIBAL “The Animal” in the main event with the Canadian Championship on the line plus 7 other matches including a huge battle royal. More information to be announced soon!
“Thank You Smiths Falls”
Great North Wrestling would like to thank the fantastic crowd that came out to support our May 10th 2014 event in Smiths Falls ON. Here are the results from that nights action:
- Honky Tonk Man defeated Sexy Eddy
- John “The Grapecrusher” Maloney beat Brian “The Juggernaut Paquette via fan decision in a boxing exhibition
- Hannibal “The Animal” defeated Jeremy Prophet to win the …Canadian Heavyweight Championship
- Darko defeated Pat Shipley
- “Platinum” Preston Perry defeated Commander Rick Sniper
- “Showtime” Shaun Macmillan, Jimmy Cash and Harley Davison defeated Flex Rollins, Troy Walchuck and Madman Taylor
- The Bruiser defeated Cheeky.
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