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Wednesday December 14th, 2016

Posted at 7:43pm

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A week before Christmas somewhere in town, a battle was brewing with wrestlers abound.

On Sunday, December 18th, Border City Wrestling (BCW) is throwing an event to help those in need. Taking place at the Royal Canadian Legion Col. Paul Poisson Branch 261 found at 12326 Lanoue Street in Tecumseh.  Admission to ‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas is $10 and will benefit Adopt A Vet.

“The show starts at 3pm, but doors will open to the public at 2pm,” said BCW partner, Jeffery Scott. “Seating will be general admission, first come first served, with a maximum capacity of about 300. During that hour, wrestlers will be out signing autographs.”

Giving Christmas gifts and essentials to veterans, Adopt A Vet takes care of those who served our country. Vets are given items including pyjamas and slippers or things as simple as crossword puzzles and candy.

Hearing about the charity from Fantastic Fathers around Fathers Day and Halloween, BCW quickly organized this event to help.

While this show doesn’t feature any current Total Non-Stop Action (TNA) or former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) stars, it’s still important for BCW. In addition to helping charity, it’s also a showcase for local wrestlers to prove themselves as well.

“Every show we run has an impact on BCW,” said Scott. “We have another big show coming in March. These smaller shows have less big time superstars on them so it gives a chance to local wrestlers and recent graduates of the Can Am Wrestling School. These guys can maybe impress the match makers and fans, trying to work their way into big matches at St Clair College.”

Speaking of which, those looking to become wrestlers are also in luck. Can Am wrestling school still has some spots open for their next session beginning in January. For those who are interested, they can contact the school via e-mail or phone at 519-969-1245.

A list of matches for ‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas can be found on BCW’s facebook page. Scott also teased that an announcement could be made on Sunday regarding the promotion’s next big show at St. Clair College in March.

Those looking to donate directly or wanting more information about Adopt a Vet can find it by visiting their facebook page as well.

An event like this wouldn’t be possible without some extra help however. Showing their appreciation, BCW is thankful for the outside support.

“We want to thank the Royal Canadian Legion in Tecumseh, Need a New Hole on Ottawa Street, U-Haul on Walker Road, and the Imaginative Group for all their support with this event,” said Scott. “We’ve been running shows in the Windsor area with Windsor area talent for over 23 years. Most of us have never lived outside the area. These charities we work with directly affect the people we see on a daily basis. We’ve never been in this to be millionaires. We do this to make people’s dreams come true. Inside the ring and out.”

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