THUNDER BAY – UPDATED – April 24 – The Northern Ontario Commissioner for Great North Wrestling Chris Krumps has shared some bad news for wrestling fans with NetNewsledger.com. The GNW event has been cancelled. “If you have purchased ticketed, you can take them to Fort William Gardens for a refund”, commented Krumps.
The walls of Fort William Gardens will once again rumble with the echoes of body slams. On May 7th, professional wrestling returns to Thunder Bay. The event will feature both stars of the past and present of the sport. Coming to Thunder Bay will be Thunder Bay’s gift to pro wrestling, Vampiro, Raven, Lanny “The Genius” Poffo, Tatanka, The Bruiser, Gama Singh Jr. Jeremy Profit, and the ever dangerous Hannibal.
Wrestling fans will be in for a real treat as the card continues to shape up.
The match will include a return to Thunder Bay by Vampiro. Last year, Vampiro’s return resulted in a victory before an audience of screaming hometown fans, including a massive legion of fans from Gull Bay First Nation (Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek).
This year, with Tatanka, coming to Thunder Bay, there is yet another reason for the young First Nation’s youth in our community and region to cheer.
The annual arrival of the biggest independent professional wrestling show in our city has seen some very positive impacts as well. For two years now, Lanny “The Genius” Poffo, has engaged the young people at the Boys and Girls Club. From those encounters, some amazing friendships have come together, and some of our local young people have met a solid person who has helped make a difference in their lives.
Tickets start at $20.00 and are available at the Fort William Gardens Box Office.