THUNDER BAY – A few years ago, Michael “Starbuck” Majalahti came into NetNewsledger.com. Michael is originally from Timmins, but has made his mark in the world in Finland, across Europe, and most recently in Japan as a professional wrestler.
Starbuck is a hard-fighting, rock ‘n roll, no BS kind of guy who has taken lifes challenges and done his utmost to body slam them.
While in Thunder Bay, Majalahti took his message on fighting for what you get in life to the Boys and Girl’s Club. He stated, “Don’t be a dead fish. Dead fish just float downstream.” Starbuck’s message was “fight for what you believe in, stand for something, and do your best”.
Doing his best is what Starbuck is all about, and increasingly, his hard work has been paying off.
He is gaining stature in the professional wrestling world.
Through Fight Club Finland the “leading Finnish wrestling promotion, that features exciting, hard-hitting professional action for fans who appreciate dramatic combat and visually compelling athletics”.
“Fight Club Finland prides itself on presenting and producing the very best domestic Finnish pro wrestling talent along with guest appearances from select top tier international wrestlers from around the world,” states Majalahti.
Starbuck’s next major wrestling match will be in Japan on August 11th. The Canadian Rebel, Starbuck will be against one of the biggest legends Japan has ever had, Genichiro Tenryu. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genichiro_Tenryu)
Now Starbuck is about to gain some more experience, but this time in the world of music. His band, Crossfyre will be a part of an upcoming Rock Legends Cruise.
Majalahti shares, “When I got word from our drummer Danny that he had pegged us a spot to play on the upcoming Rock Legends Cruise, I was elated to say the least. To be up on that proverbial stage and share the spotlight with such names as George Thorogood, ZZ Top, Molly Hatchet and Foghat – and to be the only band out of Finland on that whole line-up – is definitely a milestone of sorts for me. Granted, Danny and Jay Jay from Crossfyre have been doing this since 1991, but I have been in live acts since 1999 and I have most definitely paid my dues too”.
“The biggest southern rock festival in history the December, and we are part of it. That should say something to anyone and everyone.”
Here is a taste of Crossfyre:
Here is music legend Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top talking about the Rock Legends Cruise: