Border City Wrestling makes impact at St. Clair
By Joe Gibel
A sold out crowd packed the gymnasium for Windsor’s Border City Wrestling on Saturday, March 25.
BCW took the St. Clair gymnasium by storm this past Saturday night, with an action-packed card featuring former WWE Tag Team Legend Billy Gunn, The Hardcore Icon Shane Douglas, former WWE Superstar Hornswoggle and a roster of talented superstars. Highlights from the night included Shane Douglas filling in as referee in the Tag Team Championship match between Brent Banks and Phil Atlas vs Johnny Devine and Jon Bolen. In the six-way match for the number contendership for the BCW Heavyweight Championship, Windsor’s own A1 defeated five other wrestlers and earned a shot for the belt at an upcoming BCW event.
“It’s mind blowing to think I first won the BCW Heavyweight title in 2003, the same year I won the Mr. Windsor Bodybuilding Championships. Thinking about it now, wowthat was 15 years ago,” said Alastair “Al” Ralphs, Border City Wrestling star. “I feel I am in the best shape of my life now, I never would of thought. You think you would peak in your 20s. For whatever reason I blossomed now. I am thankful for it because I have a 6 year old son I can share these memories with.”
In a surprise to all in attendance, former WWE Superstar Chris Adonis attacked Moose during a match for the Impact Grand Championship. The match was being recorded for the Fight Network, home to Impact Wrestling in Canada and flagship channel for Anthem Entertainment, owners of Impact Wrestling. BCW is co-owned by current Impact Wrestling Vice President of International Development, Scott D’Amore.
“I couldn’t believe that Chris came out of nowhere and attacked Moose like that. I didn’t see that coming at all I don’t think anyone really did,” said Will Voyvodic, first time BCW attendee and fan.
The night ended with 400-plus pound Kongo Kong and Scott D’Amore defeating Cody Deaner and Billy Gunn to become the new BCW Can-Am Champion. Kongo Kong will face new number one contender A1 at an upcoming BCW show.
“I definitely have my work cut out for me. But I know my work ethic is ridiculous. I will train four to six hours a day. People are mind blown by my training regiment,” said Ralphs. “I am going to come at him with everything I got. He is going to be in for a war.”
BCW returns to action in June with a Father’s Day show at The WFCU Centre.