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Grand Prix announces summer tour


By GREG OLIVER -- SLAM! Wrestling

You know that summer's almost here when Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling releases information about their summer tour.

"We're getting geared up to start another tour," promoter Emile Dupre told SLAM! Wrestling.

This year's AGPW tour of the Maritimes begins on Friday, May 26 in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick. Dupre said that he is only planning to run five weeks, but that he did that last year too and ended up running all summer.

By the end of the tour, he expects to hit 30-35 different towns and cities across the Maritimes.

"Some of the towns we go there weekly, and they keep coming back," he explained.

The talent for the tour is almost all booked, and others expected in for different periods of time during the summer. Kurrgan will probably be main eventing, but Dupre is waiting to hear back from the Acadian Giant about when his tour of South Korea will end.

Wild Man Austin, Cuban Assassin, Cliff MacDonald and Rene Rougeau will all be back from last year's tour. More names from Toronto and Calgary are expected as well.

Dupre said that he has to run an "affordable card."

"We can't use 20 guys on the card," he said. "Ten to twelve guys here is a good card."

Referee Frank Parker is really looking forward to his fifth year on tour. "I'm looking forward to getting back into action," Parker said. "I'm looking forward to seeing some of the talent coming in, plus working with some of the established talent."

A television deal for Grand Prix on ATV is still being discussed but nothing will likely happen until at least July.

Dates booked confirmed so far

Friday, May 26 in Black's Harbour, NB
Saturday, May 27 in Berwick, NS
Sunday, May 28 in North Sydney, NS
Monday, May 29 at the new Hants County Arena in Lantz, NS
Tuesday, May 30 in O'Leary, PEI
Wednesday, May 31 in Truro, NS
Thursday, June 1 in Cocagne, NB

SLAM! Wrestling visits Grand Prix, summer 1999