Good news for professional wrestlers and fans: city council has exempt professional wrestling from the combative sports ban and will review other combative sports on Feb. 21. Continue reading City council reviewing combative sports ban Monster Pro Wrestling will return to Alberta Avenue Community League soon
Heavy metal pumps from speakers, a spotlight hovers over a ring, and wrestlers emerge from behind a black curtain to the cheers of the crowd.
Tattooed men and women dressed in bright orange leggings enter the ring. They’re draped in flags, sporting coloured masks, and have names like Massive Damage, Cpl. Jack Hammer, and Mascara Diablo.
Sound like something you’d see on television?
In fact, Monster Pro Wrestling takes place the first Saturday of every month at Alberta Avenue Community League. Continue reading Intense action and thrilling rivalries Monster Pro Wrestling draws crowds to Alberta Avenue Community Centre
Meet Sean Dunster and Sebastian Barrera.
Both help at-risk youth. Dunster’s approach is through wrestling and motivational presentations, Barrera’s through community development and public art.
Dunster’s path into wrestling took many twists and turns. “I was always a misfit because of my size, so I called my pro wrestling character Massive Damage.” He trained for football, then bodybuilding, until a pro wrestler recognized that Dunster’s frame and athleticism was perfect for the ring.