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Former WWE star Gangrel headlining Thrash Wrestling

Former WWE wrestler Gangrel will be at the Penticton Legion on the main card for Thrash Wrestling’s Re-Vamped event on Saturday.  - Submitted photo
Former WWE wrestler Gangrel will be at the Penticton Legion on the main card for Thrash Wrestling’s Re-Vamped event on Saturday.
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All sorts of characters have come to Penticton since Thrash Wrestling’s debut in September.

From the flamboyant Michelle Starr, to the rule-breaking Americans Ronnie Angel and Danny Knightmare. Next, on April 14 at the Royal Canadian Legion hall, a vampire warrior will enter the ring for Thrash Wrestling’s “Re-Vamped” card.

Joining the mix is former World Wrestling Entertainment star of the late 90s Gangrel. This vampire wrestling veteran has been haunting the squared circle for over 20 years.

He is remembered best for his rise to stardom in the WWE as the leader of the “Brood,” the same group that introduced Edge and Christian and later joined forces with the Undertaker’s “Ministry of Darkness.”

Originally from Florida, Gangrel resides in California and works primarily for Knoxx Pro-Wrestling.

It was last January when Gangrel graced a TW ring beating Disco Fury in Vernon. Three months later and he’s back and ready to take a bite out of TW champion The Black Dragon.

The Black Dragon is no stranger to high profile matches. He is a veteran of over 2,000 matches and has wrestled big names like The British Bulldog, Chris Jericho, and is most famous for his feud with Ultimo Dragon in Japan. Both men sport different wrestling styles. Gangrel has a size advantage and is known for brawling, whereas The Black Dragon takes to the air with high-flying attacks such as moonsaults, sentons and the shooting star press.

For the vacant Okanagan/Interior championship belt, another high-flying fast-paced match is booked with former TW champion Collin (Canadian Classic) Cutler versus Danny (Real Karate Kid) Knightmare. Knightmare has been on a role beating everyone that steps in his path. Knightmare will have his hands full with the extremely talented Cutler.

Two newcomers to Penticton’s wrestling scene are Disco Fury and The Mauler. Disco Fury is known for dancing up a storm (much to the crowd’s dislike) but when the bell rings, he’s all business. The 300-pound Mauler is known for mauling people. Both men have met before and their may be some unfinished business.

Also on the card, Ronnie (Greased Lightning) Angel plans on winning his No. 1 contendership match for the Thrash Wrestling title against the (The Sadistic) Slave. Over the past few months both men have had their run-ins and now have a grudge.

Other wrestlers featured will be Penticton’s own KC Andrews, Michael (Top Drawer) More, Steven Styles and many more. There will also be live music by The Nobodies.

Tickets are $13, available at the Legion (502 Martin Ave) and The Grooveyard (239 Main Street) or $15 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to stay after the show for a meet-and-greet with Gangrel and the other wrestlers at the hall.

 

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