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Ready to rumble

Posted on May 18, 2017 by Dave Sulz
Lethbridge Herald file photo by j.w. schnarr “The Real Deal” Sydney Steele delivers a top-rope double axe handle to “The All-American” Steve Rivers during Pure Power Wrestling’s Wildside event in February.

There will be some scores to settle when Pure Power Wrestling action returns to Lethbridge for the “No Guts, No Glory!” card taking place May 20.
As the Lethbridge Herald’s J.W. Schnarr noted in his coverage of April’s Anniversary Extravaganza VI, the event “saw some tidal forces shifting in the Lethbridge pro wrestling scene.”
Edmonton’s “Headline” Shaun Martens made his presence felt during the triple threat Heavyweight Championship match, costing The Irishman the PPW title and then attacking Massive Damage, who had pinned Martens’ friend and ally, Chris Perish, to retain the title. Martens is set to square off with Damage on Saturday with the championship on the line.
And that’s not the only intrigue in store when “No Guts, No Glory!” gets underway at 6:30 p.m. at the Fritz Sick Memorial Centre.
PPW’s newest tag team was revealed when “The All-American” Steve Rivers and Perish announced they were joining forces to form “The Trump Foundation” with the aim of getting rid of “illegal” wrestlers in PPW and making wrestling “great again.”
In an April undercard, Rivers and Perish attacked Kato, and later the duo attempted to pull the mask from Kid Cyrus in a bid to reveal his identity. But Kato came to Cyrus’s rescue, and PPW notes, “With the show of respect between Kato and Cyrus, the duo stood tall.”
Not to be forgotten (if someone that size can be forgotten), Giant Orion “has been running roughshod over opponents across Western Canada,” says PPW. “Can anyone stop Orion’s momentum? Following a brutal brawl between Sydney Steele and Bradley Graham the Big Sexy Beast, fans will finally see the Monster Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championships on the line as the Adult Social Society clashes with The Shark Club in what promises to be an off the charts main event!”
Tickets for “No Guts, No Glory!” are available in advance for $15 at King Of Trade. Tickets at the door will be $20.
Pure Power Wrestling, based out of Lethbridge, recently marked six years of offering professional wrestling entertainment in southern Alberta. The circuit features top wrestling talent from throughout Western Canada, from Manitoba to British Columbia, featuring a mixture of both established veterans and young talent.
PPW also seeks to give back to the communities that support it by providing charity shows in support of local non-profit organizations in the communities as well as making personal appearances at their events.
Find out more about Pure Power Wrestling at http://www.purepowerwrestling.ca/.

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