Sylvan Lake is quickly becoming the premier destination for professional wrestling in Central Alberta.
On September 24, the Canadian Wrestling Coalition (CWC) will slam into the Community Centre for their Game of Throws show. This is their second show at the venue, after initially wrestling on the Canada Day long weekend for a crowd of over 300 people
CWC Commissioner Dylon Featherstone is excited to continue their shows at the venue.
“The first show went phenomenal,” he said. “We had about 300 people at the last show and it had great energy. We hope to continue with the momentum.”
The event brings a distinctly more traditional wrestling driven show to Sylvan Lake, something that differs from the story and drama driven World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
“It’s a great experience to come to the show and it’s a great thing to bring your kids to,” Featherstone said. “It’s a live event and I would say it is like going to see a Marvel movie except it is live superheroes in front of you. You are going to see people dive off the top rope. You are going to see the ‘bad guys’ do ‘bad stuff’ and you are going to see good guys try to save the day.”
The main event will be a heart-stopping, boot-smashing, triple-threat thriller that will pit Jude Dawkins ‘The Cheetah Bear’ versus Shaun Martens ‘The Vanilla Gorilla’ versus Dylon Stone ‘The King of Diamonds’ – all vying for the CWC Heavyweight Championship.
This match features plenty of drama coming in, with Dawkins and Stone both entering the match after competing for a draw in Blackfalds last month in a Number 1 contenders match.
“In the match, Jude Dawkins super-punched Stone off the top rope and when they landed their feet got tangled and they were both pinned,” Featherstone said. “There were two referees, so both referees counted the pin and one saw it one way, and the other saw it another.”
The odds will be stacked against fan-favourite Dawkins in this one, as CWC Champ Martens and Stone have been a force as a tag-team for the CWC since its inception.
Game of Throws will also see the return of Sylvan Lake’s own T.S. Cutler, who will be vying to make his hometown proud in his match against the veteran Heavy Metal.
The proceeds of the event, as well as half of the 50/50 draw will go to help support Multiple Sclerosis research through the MS Society of Canada.
“We have been with the MS society for awhile now, we just finished up our MS Bike Tour and we have had a great time working with the MS society,” Featherstone said. “We want to help out with research into this debilitating disease.
“It is unfortunately Canada’s disease because more people per capita get MS in Canada then anywhere else in the world.”
Featherstone has seen the CWC grow and is excited at the prospect of working with the business community in the Sylvan Lake area.
“With each successful show, more people hear about it,” he said. “People hear pro wrestling is in Town and that it will be back next month. We also get to work with more businesses in the community. We want to build on a good feeling in the community of Sylvan Lake.”
You can purchase tickets for Game of Throws at cwcwrestling.ca or you can text (403) 597-2484. Tickets cost $15 before and $20 at the door, which will open at 5:45 p.m. September 24.