NWA champ Pearce headed to Lloydminster
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|NWA World champion Adam Pearce
Lakeland College is the place to be this weekend for hard–hitting action as the Canadian National Wrestling Alliance makes a stop in the Border City.
Eight matches are on the card with current NWA world heavyweight champion “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce putting his belt on the line against “Tattooed Terminator” Massive Damage. Local wrestler Chris “Old School” Wayne will also step into the ring against The Mauler.
“I’m all about bringing wrestling back the way it used to be, so it will be hard–hitting, no nonsense, straight–forward wrestling,” said promoter Chris Hennigar, who will perform as Chris Wayne. “We got some big guys, we got some small guys who are going to do their high–flying stuff. We got some real, big guys who are going to go in there and club each other basically, and I want to reiterate that it is a huge family event.
“We want mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, the kids with us. What we do is 100 per cent family friendly.”
The current tour is also being taped for viewing on centralalbertatv.net and organizers are pulling out all the stops with the increased exposure. That allowed them to land Pearce to headline the tour. Pearce has spent time with numerous organizations – including the WWE – and he’s excited about getting the chance to tour through Western Canada with the NWA title.
“I’m pretty familiar with the entire roster of guys and I think they’re extremely talented, and in fact it’s a privilege for me to come, representing the National Wrestling Alliance with the world title, and work with a crew as solid as the guys that are going to be there and the talent I’m going to be working with,” said Pearce. “I’m going to do my best bring the best quality of professional wrestling that I can.”
Organizers are just as excited to get the chance to work with Pearce, and fans are in a for a treat when the NWA champion steps into the ring.
“It gives us instant credibility. He’s got that name recognition in the wrestling community and it’s a huge shot in the arm,” said Hennigar. “Not too many people can say they had the chance to see world heavyweight champion in person, especially out this way.”
The event gets underway 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeland College gym. Tickets are $20 at the door, or advance tickets can be bought for $15 by calling 780-875-5284. Family four packs can also be bought for $55. With the event being recorded, prizes will also be given out for the best sign.