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Championship Controversy: Resolved?

As mentioned on Saturday, the Television Title showdown between Mike Shreddz and Collin Cutler on May 12 at HURTS SO 6OOD ending in controversy: specifically for the 15:00 time-limit being exceeded.

Big West Managing Partner, Mike Chisholm has reviewed the footage and talked to everyone involved, and has made the following rulings on the matter:

1. Mike Shreddz will NOT be stripped of the Big West Television Title; the referee’s final decision will stand.
2. Collin Cutler WILL be granted a rematch at the time and place of his choosing.
3. Ring Announcer, Handsome Pete, has been suspended for the entire May Days long weekend, for failing to adhere to his timekeeping duties.
4. Marty Sugar has been fined an undisclosed amount; more for his unprofessional comments about the situation, than for the incident itself.

Ironically, Sugar’s actions have cost him more than money: at BOWL-A-RAMA 3 on June 16, the winner of the bowling tournament was guaranteed a shot at the Big West Television Title, but Shreddz had already booked that weekend off for vacation. Now, Sugar will be the one putting his Okanagan-Interior Title on the line that very night!

Championship Controversy

On Friday, May 12, Big West fans were witness to an excellent Main Event for the Big West Television Title that saw Mike Shreddz defeat Collin Cutler, joining Cutler and KC Andrews as only the third three-time Champion in company history. But the match was not without controversy, as witnessed by this social media comment by Cutler, himself:

Rumour has it, that Danni Deeds immediately made the comment: “Wait, we get automatic title rematches in Big West?”

Historically, Big West has not been kind to former champions: Cremator Von Slasher‘s record-breaking title reign of terror ended with the 6-10 monster never returning to the company; Kyle Sebastian never received a rematch after losing to Cremator, and Marty Sugar never received a one-on-one rematch after losing to Danni Deeds. Deeds himself never received a one-on-one rematch after both of his title reigns; and Deeds is one of the few champions in company history to actively go out of his way to give the former champion, Shotgun Stevens, a rematch…but even Stevens never had an immediate one, as the first title defense of Deeds’ reign was determined by a show-opening Battle Royale in January.

And now Mike Shreddz is slated for the same, as his first title defense comes on May 19 at Rutland May Days…and is determined by the winner of the 2017 Grapple Bowl that very evening. But there’s more controversy in this scenario.

The Big West Television Title has a specific rule in that it is defended within the confines of a 15:00 time limit. Cutler was able to survive that timeframe, only to have Big West founder, Marty Sugar, demand a five-minute “overtime period” be put in place. Shreddz made short work of overtime, though, locking Cutler in a crossface for the submission victory. But there are questions as to the actual match time, itself. To be fair, bell to bell clocks in at just under 20 minutes, before the bell was rung to acknowledge a time-limit draw. Sugar defended his decision, though:

“Cutler spent a good two minutes at the start of the match, AT LEAST, walking around ringside shooting his mouth off and then doing that annoying striptease bit,” Sugar stated, “so I had no qualms telling Handsome Pete [Big West’s ring announcer], to let the clock drag a little.”

“To be fair,” Sugar added, “I was more preoccupied with Mike Rizzo magically showing up as the Main Event started–AGAIN–to care that the time-limit had been exceeded.”

While Sugar is no longer in charge of showtime decisions within the company, he was filling in for Managing Partner, Mike Chisholm, who had a prior engagement on May 12. Chisholm has promised to review the tape before making a final comment on this whole situation. Stay tuned for updates.

Somebody’s Gotta Go

“This town isn’t big enough for the both of us…”

For three-plus years, fans have come to expect the unexpected from Mike Shreddz when he has something to say; but when the purple-haired powerhouse angrily grabbed the microphone after his Television Title tilt on March 10 at R3ACH FOR THE SKY, nobody ever expected such an epic stipulation.

Loser. Leaves. Town.

Three words that have long instilled fear in any professional wrestler’s heart: to have everything come down to one match. This isn’t a championship opportunity that can possibly be earned again down the road, or a slip in the Top Ten rankings that can be regained with a little hard work: this is a man’s livelihood at stake.

But there stood Mike Shreddz, his eyes wild with rage and his body racked with pain after Shotgun Stevens had interjected himself into the Television Title Triple-Threat Match to take Shreddz out of the equation. While Danni Deeds would ultimately survive the match by pinning Shotgun’s mentor, Collin Cutler, it was the post-match showdown that grabbed everyone’s attention. Because with ten simple words, Shreddz had challenged Shotgun to join him in putting their Big West Wrestling careers in jeopardy. And while Shotgun initially was talking tough at ringside, his arrogant tone faltered ever so slightly when Big West Managing Partner, Mike Chisholm, made the match official for IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT VI on April 7 at Lake City Bowling.

Since 2015, Shotgun and Shreddz have seen their careers intertwined: two amazing young talents with worlds of potential. Maybe in an alternate universe they could’ve been the most dominant tag team in B.C. wrestling history; but here in Big West they have been waging war from Day One, with epic matches and a rivalry that has wreaked havoc throughout the Okanagan…and beyond. But why would Chisholm agree to send one of Big West’s best and brightest packing?

“It actually wasn’t hard to go along with the idea,” Chisholm said.

“These guys have been making [Big West management] pull our hair out for two years now…officials have been hurt, rules have been disregarded, property has been damaged…because these two just don’t like each other. We are just sick and tired of it.”

Indeed. Shotgun costing Shreddz the title on March 10 isn’t a new phenomenon: ever since Shreddz bested Shotgun on June 19, 2015, to retain the Big West Television Title (a match chosen as the 2015 Match Of The Year), the two have been orbiting each other in a universe of pain and destruction. Shotgun cost Shreddz the 2016 Rutland Rumble; Shreddz cost Shotgun both the 2015 and 2016 Okanagan Cup tournaments. Shotgun gave Shreddz a concussion on December 11, 2015, and then took him out with a shoulder injury this past July 15; Shreddz cost Shotgun the Television Title back on November 11.

“We are in the ‘Professional Wrestling’ business,” Chisholm stated, “and these guys haven’t been very professional. The logical solution is that one of them goes away.”

“Plus,” Chisholm added with a smile, “it will make for a very, very entertaining match.”

But who has the edge? Shotgun has youth and size on his side, but Shreddz has power and the ever-present Shreddiez that have routinely inspired him to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. The two men have had similar top-tier success in the Okanagan: they both have had extended runs as Big West Television Champion, they both have won the Rutland Rumble, they both have been named Newcomer and Wrestler Of The Year; they both have had Main Event and show-stealing matches at Invasion Weekends. And both of them are too stubborn to give an inch.

One thing is clear: when the dust settles on April 7, someone’s time in Big West is up.

MAD DOG’S CORNER: Security (Or Lack Thereof)

BIGWESTWRESTLING.COM has been on my case for months to start writing a column for the website, but I’ve been content to focus on wrestling and the TV show; especially now that Mike Chisholm has taken over most of the match-making duties as Managing Partner. But then Big West posted this article about how Davey Deals had been suspended from his gig as Big West Head of Security, and it reminded me about how another of our security guards, Ryan Grynn, “accidentally” blinded me on March 10 in my match with Xavier Galaxy.

And after finally calming down about March 10, I’m angry all over again.

What the eff is the deal with our security guards, lately? When did they forget that their job is to keep the fans away from the wrestlers, and not interfere in matches that their pals are in? It’s bad enough the ring crew doesn’t know how to put tools away or properly fold ring aprons, or that wrestlers can’t pick up after themselves in the damn locker room…I have to police the Security staff, now, too?

And since the website likes GIFs so much:

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Something these security guards are forgetting though, is the balance of power in Big West: while Chisholm is the “front of house” guy (dealing with matches and wrestlers and such), I’m the “back of house” guy, dealing with the ring, TV production…oh, and support staff and their bad behavior. While I’m looking forward to addressing these concerns, live at Lake City Bowling on April 7, I’m fairly certain Mr. Deals and Mr. Grynn will not be as excited about dealing with ME.

See you there, boys.

Head Of Security: Suspended!

As mentioned on the Big West Wrestling Facebook page on March 13, Davey Deals–who only two months ago was promoted to head of Big West Security–has been suspended pending an investigation into his recent behavior. Problems started on February 24 in Vernon, at the Thrash Wrestling CONTENTS MAY EXPLODE! event, when Deals inexplicably attacked Danny Knightmare during his match with Michael McCaw; this helped McCaw immediately secure victory with a Kiwi Cutter.

While Big West was warned of the issue, nothing of this nature had ever happened at a Big West event…until March 10 at R3ACH FOR THE SKY, when Deals assaulted Don Hellion, who was immediately laid out by McCaw and his Kiwi Cutter. Here you can see GIF footage of both incidents:

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After the second incident in as many weeks, it became clear that something must be going on. Deals remains tight-lipped, and McCaw has refused comment at this time. The issue will hopefully be resolved–one way or the other–on April 7 when Big West Wrestling presents IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT VI at Lake City Bowling.

HISTORY IN THE MAKING

March 10, 2017, could easily go down as one of the biggest shows in Big West Wrestling: several men have the chance to reach out and grab history, if they so desire.

First off, there’s Shotgun Stevens, the 2016 Big West Wrestler of the Year, who could cement his young legacy by becoming the first two-time winner of the K5 Medallion. Shotgun won the K5 last year, en route to upending Matt XStatic for the Big West Television Title; a championship that Shotgun would hold for 175 straight days before falling to “Dastardly” Danni Deeds back in November. Shotgun needs to get by Don Hellion in a K5 Qualifier, but Shotgun has beaten “The Lover” in the past, and has the K5 experience: not only is he the only person in the ten-man field this year that has ever made it to a K5 finale, this will be his third straight year in the grueling event!

Meanwhile, both “Cougar Meat Kid” Collin Cutler and Mike Shreddz are also looking to make some history, by becoming three-time Big West Television Champion. The only man to ever do that, thus far, was the controversial KC Andrews, the first-ever Big West Television Champion…and, oddly enough, the second-ever champion, after being stripped of the title just 20 days after winning it (for professional misconduct), only to regain the title later that very same day.

But there’s also the aforementioned Danni Deeds, who is chasing some history of his own. Not only is he the defending champion going into March 10, in tough against BOTH Cutler and Shreddz in a Triple-Threat Match, but he’s currently chasing some championship milestones: going into R3ACH FOR THE SKY, he’ll tie Cutler’s first reign as champion (119 days), and if he can survive this title defense, he’s guaranteed to break Cutler’s record of total days as champion (335 days over two title reigns), by the time we get to IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT VI, on April 7…as Deeds’ first reign as champion lasted 189 days.

Looming over all of these records, of course, is Cremator Von Slasher and his 226-day reign of terror as Big West Television Champion…a record that seemingly might never be broken. Only time will tell.

2017 Okanagan Rankings

**as of June 17, 2017**

OKANAGAN-INTERIOR CHAMPION:
“Mad Dog” Marty Sugar
(defeated Eddie Osbourne on May 21, 2017 in Kelowna, BC)

BIG WEST TELEVISION CHAMPION:
SHREDDZ
(defeated Collin Cutler on May 12, 2017 in Kelowna, BC)

THRASH WRESTLING CHAMPION:
“Hurricane” Adam Ryder
(defeated Michael More on May 23, 2015 in Enderby, BC)

1. “Top Drawer” Michael More
2. Black Dragon
3. “Cougar Meat Kid” Collin Cutler
4. “Dastardly” Danni Deeds
5. Jayce D’Arcy
6. “The Lover” Don Hellion
7. “Your Wrestling Extraordinaire” Aiden Adams (-1)
8. Nathan Kabe (+5)
9. Matt XStatic
10. Todd Quality (-1)
11. Bambi Hall (+8)
12. Xavier Galaxy (+2)
13. Eddie Osbourne (-5)
14. “The Hybrid” Clark Connors (-3)
15. T-Shock
16. Haviko (-4)
17. Judas Icarus (-1)
18. Nolan James (-1)
19. Kyle Sebastian (-1)
20. Slave (NR)

JUNE WRESTLER OF THE MONTH: Marty Sugar (3-1 on the month)
JUNE MATCH: Dragon/Deeds/Hellion/D’Arcy/XStatic/More, Six-Way (June 16, Kelowna)

MAY WRESTLER OF THE MONTH: SHREDDZ (6-1 on the month, 3x TV Champion)
MAY MATCH OF THE MONTH: Adam Ryder vs. Kyle Sebastian (May 27, Penticton)

APRIL WRESTLER OF THE MONTH: SHREDDZ (undefeated with 3 big singles wins)
APRIL MATCH OF THE MONTH: Shreddz vs. Shotgun, Loser Leaves Town (April 7, Kelowna)

MARCH WRESTLER OF THE MONTH: Michael More (3-1 on the Month; won K5 Medallion)
MARCH MATCH OF THE MONTH: Ryder vs. XStatic vs. Kasaki (March 18, Penticton)

FEBRUARY WRESTLER OF THE MONTH: Black Dragon (2-0-1 on the Month)
FEBRUARY MATCH OF THE MONTH: Mad Dog vs. More, Last Man Standing (Feb. 24, Vernon)

JANUARY WRESTLER OF THE MONTH: Michael More (2-1 on the Month)
JANUARY MATCH OF THE MONTH: Adam Ryder vs. Matt XStatic (Jan. 27, Vernon)

KEY:
(+??) — spots a wrestler climbed UP the Top 20.
(-??) — spots a wrestler fell DOWN the Top 20.
(NR) — NOT RANKED the month before in the Top 20.
(FC) — FORMER CHAMPION now ranked in the Top 20.

2016 OKANAGAN RANKINGS & AWARDS: YEAR IN REVIEW

OKANAGAN-INTERIOR CHAMPION:
“Top Drawer” Michael More
(defeated Shane on October 2, 2015 in Peachland, BC)

BIG WEST TELEVISION CHAMPION:
“Dastardly” Danni Deeds
(defeated Shotgun Stevens on November 11, 2016 in Kelowna, BC)

THRASH WRESTLING CHAMPION:
Adam Ryder
(defeated Michael More on May 23, 2015 in Enderby, BC)

1. Shotgun Stevens
2. “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar Thrash Tag Team co-Champion
3. “Cougar Meat Kid” Collin Cutler
4. Black Dragon Armstrong MetalFest Champion
5. Shane Thrash Tag Team co-Champion
6. Mike Shreddz
7. Bambi Hall
8. Matt XStatic
9. Nick Radford
10. Xavier Galaxy
11. Rusty Diamond
12. Michael McCaw
13. “The Lover” Don Hellion
14. “Bosnian Adonis” Aiden Adams
15. The Great Kasaki
16. “Black” Jack Nelson
17. “Supernatural” Nelson Creed
18. Kyle Sebastian
19. Shortsleeve Sampson Midget World Champion
20. Liiza
21. Wildkard
22. “Lightning” Leon Grayson
23. “Real Karate Kid” Danny Knightmare
24. King Khash
25. Val Venis
26. Tony Cage
27. T-Shock
28. Mean Machine, Jr.
29. Krystal
30. “Big” Jack Cunningham
31. Carl “The Catch” Cunningham
32. Slave
33. Mean Machine, Sr.
34. Amir Jordan
35. “Hotshot” Danny Duggan
36. Davey Boy Smith, Jr.
37. Kobra Kai
38. “Loose Cannon” Kenny Lush
39. Prince Akeem
40. Daniel Adonis
41. Jordie Taylor
42. “Streetfighter” Tim Flowers, Jr.
43. Azeem The Dream
44. Christopher Ryseck
45. Slammer
46. Scotty Mac
47. “The Promise” Antonio Thomas
48. “Tasty” Travis Cole
49. Tyler Colton
50. Gurv Sihra

WILD OKANAGAN WRESTLING ANNUAL AWARDS:
MALE WRESTLER: “Cougar Meat Kid” Collin Cutler
FEMALE WRESTLER: Bambi Hall
TAG TEAM: Cougar Meat (Collin Cutler & Kyle Sebastian)
MATCH: Davey Boy Smith, Jr. vs. Kenny Lush (September 30: Kelowna Invasion VII)
FEUD: Black Dragon vs. Shotgun Stevens
MOST POPULAR: Mike Shreddz
MOST HATED: Shotgun Stevens
MOST INSPIRATIONAL: Mike Shreddz
COMEBACK: “Dastardly” Danni Deeds
MOST IMPROVED: Bambi Hall
NEWCOMER: Liiza
REFEREE: Tyler Stadel
MANAGER: Mike Rizzo

BIG WEST WRESTLING ANNUAL AWARDS:
WRESTLER: Shotgun Stevens
WOMAN: Bambi Hall
TAG TEAM: Purple Wizards (Nick Radford & Rusty Diamond)
MATCH: Collin Cutler vs. Mike Shreddz (December 9: Okanagan Cup Quarterfinals)
FEUD: Mike Shreddz vs. Shotgun Stevens
MOST POPULAR: “Dastardly” Danni Deeds
MOST HATED: Shotgun Stevens
MOST IMPROVED: Matt XStatic
NEWCOMER: Xavier Galaxy
REFEREE: Julie Masse

THRASH WRESTLING ANNUAL AWARDS:
WRESTLER: “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar
TAG TEAM: #TooSweet (Mad Dog & Shane)
MATCH: Adam Ryder vs. Collin Cutler (November 26: Enderby)
FEUD: Collin Cutler vs. Michael More
MOST POPULAR: Black Dragon
MOST HATED: Shotgun Stevens
MOST IMPROVED: Bambi Hall
NEWCOMER: Michael McCaw
REFEREE: Julie Masse

2017 Okanagan Wrestling Results

Big West Wrestling presents ANIMAL HOU5E: January 13, 2017
Lake City Bowling & Billiards: Kelowna, BC
1. Micheal More won an 8-Man Battle Royale for a spot in the Main Event.
2 Collin Cutler (w/Shotgun Stevens) defeated Michael McCaw.
3. Mike Shreddz defeated Scott Justice (w/One Winged Angel).
4. Black Dragon fought Don Hellion to a no-contest when the Adult Social Society (Cutler/Shotgun) attacked both men.
5. Danni Deeds defeated Michael More to retain the Big West Television Title; initially More got the pin but the match was restarted when it became apparent Deeds’ foot was under the bottom rope…

Thrash Wrestling presents COLD BLOODED: January 27, 2017
Schubert Centre: Vernon, BC
1. Don Hellion defeated Michael McCaw.
2. Salty The Seaman defeated Fuzzy Peach, in Salty’s Okanagan debut.
3. Black Dragon & Kobra Kai defeated ADULT SOCIAL SOCIETY (Collin Cutler & Shotgun Stevens).
4. Michael More defeated “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar in a Hardcore Match, claiming himself the NEW Super Evil Champion.
5. Adam Ryder defeated Matt XStatic to retain the Thrash Wrestling Title.
–after the show, Cutler/Shotgun attacked XStatic, prompting Kai/Dragon to make the save.

Big West Wrestling presents BAD 2 THE BONE: February 10, 2017
Lake City Bowling & Billiards: Kelowna, BC
1. Adult Social Society hijacked the show, but Managing Partner, Mike Chisholm, attempted to stand his ground…
2. Shotgun Stevens pinned Michael McCaw.
3. Black Dragon and Collin Cutler fought to a no-contest.
4. Michael More defeated Marty Sugar in a violent Dog-Collar Match, after laying Sugar out with the Okanagan-Interior Title.
5. Black Dragon & Michael McCaw defeated Collin Cutler & Shotgun Stevens, in a wild tag match that saw ringside security left laying before McCaw pinned Cutler for the big win.

Thrash Wrestling presents CONTENTS MAY EXPLODE: February 24, 2017
Schubert Centre: Vernon, BC
1. LAST MAN STANDING: Marty Sugar defeated Michael More, to regain the Super Evil trophy and become TWO-TIME Okanagan-Interior Champion.
2. Michael McCaw defeated Danny Knightmare, after interference from Davey Deals.
3. Bambi Hall defeated Allie Parker, and then stated she’d be going after the men to claim some Okanagan titles…laying down her first challenge to The Mad Dog!
4. SIX-MAN TAG: Black Dragon, Kobra Kai & Matt XStatic defeated Collin Cutler, Kyle Sebastian & Shotgun Stevens.

Big West Wrestling presents R3ACH FOR THE SKY: March 10, 2017
Lake City Bowling & Billiards: Kelowna, BC
1. Danni Deeds opened the show by calling out Shotgun Stevens…
2. “Dastardly” Danni Deeds defeated Shotgun Stevens to retain the Big West Television Title.
3. K5 QUALIFIER: Xavier Galaxy defeated “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar.
4. K5 QUALIFIER: “The Lover” Don Hellion defeated Nostrodamus Nerdlynger, via countout.
5. K5 QUALIFIER: Michael McCaw defeated Tod Quality.
6. K5 QUALIFIER: “Your Wrestling Extraordinaire” Aiden Adams defeated “Crazed Cowboy” Jacob Creed.
7. K5 QUALIFIER: “Top Drawer” Michael More defeated Black Dragon.
8. TRIPLE-THREAT: “Dastardly” Danni Deeds defeated “Cougar Meat Kid” Collin Cutler and Mike Shreddz, to retain the Big West Television Title; Deeds pinned Cutler, despite liberal interference from Shotgun Stevens…
9. K5 LADDER MATCH: Michael More defeated Aiden Adams, Don Hellion, Michael McCaw and Xavier Galaxy, thanks to surprise interference from Slave!

Thrash Wrestling presents WAR & PIECES: March 18, 2017
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 40: Penticton, BC
1. Michael McCaw defeated “Top Drawer” Michael More, after interference from Davey Deals.
2. “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar defeated Black Dragon, to retain the Okanagan-Interior Title.
3. Shotgun Stevens defeated Big West Television Champion, “Dastardly” Danni Deeds, via DQ; a locker-room clearing brawl lead to…
4. SIX-MAN TAG: Black Dragon, Michael More & Shotgun Stevens defeated Danni Deeds, Marty Sugar & Michael McCaw.
5. TRIPLE-THREAT: “Hurricane” Adam Ryder defeated Matt XStatic & The Great Kasaki with a double-pin, to retain the Thrash Wrestling Title.

Big West Wrestling presents IT’S ALL ABOUT RESPECT VI: April 7, 2017
Lake City Bowling & Billiards: Kelowna, BC
1. “Cougar Meat Kid” Collin Cutler defeated “Dastardly” Danni Deeds to become THREE-TIME Big West Television Champion.
2. “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar pinned Xavier Galaxy to retain the Okanagan-Interior Title.
3. “The Lover” Don Hellion defeated the debuting Jayce Darcy; post-match, Hellion was assaulted by Michael McCaw & Davey Deals.
4. Black Dragon and Salty The Seaman fought to a no-contest when “Top Drawer” Michael More and Todd Quality interfered.
5. Dragon/Salty defeated THE VEST FRIENDS (More/Quality) in an impromptu tag team mach.
6. NO-DQ, LOSER LEAVES TOWN Mike Shreddz defeated Shotgun Stevens; after some heartfelt words, Collin Cutler and Mike Rizzo angrily assaulted Shotgun and left him laying.

Thrash Wrestling presents THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD: April 15, 2017
Edgewater Bar & Grill: Peachland, BC
1. Jayce D’Arcy defeated Davey Deals in about 5 seconds, in a match demanded by Michael McCaw for the newcomer to “prove” himself.
2. Michael McCaw (w/Davey Deals) defeated Jayce D’Arcy, after interference from Deals.
3. Black Dragon pinned “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar in a non-title match, to become Number One Contender to the Okanagan-Interior Title.
4. EDGEWATER BAR BRAWL: “Top Drawer” Michael More defeated Shotgun Stevens when Special Referee, SLAVE, assaulted Stevens in order to enact revenge on the injuries he suffered at Shotgun’s hand at Super Evil…but not before More accidentally shattered a beer bottle over Slave’s head!

Invasion Championship Wrestling presents BREAK IT DOWN: April 21, 2017
Rutland Centennial Hall: Kelowna, BC
1. TRIPLE-THREAT: The Great Kasaki defeated Black Dragon and “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar.
2. Buddy Wayne defeated Cody Chhun.
3. Mike Shreddz defeated Nelson Creed.
4. Carl Cunningham tapped out Matt XStatic.
5. Kenny Lush tapped out Shotgun Stevens.
6. King Khash tapped out Tim Flowers, Jr.; a post-match assault left Flowers injured and Mike Democrat taken by ambulance to hospital.
7. Cougar Meat (Collin Cutler & Kyle Sebastian) fought Team USA (Azeem The Dream & Christopher Ryseck), to a DDQ brawl.
8. Adam Ryder defeated Billy Gunn after Gunn inadvertently knocked the ref out, costing himself a possible victory.

Invasion Championship Wrestling presents ARE YOU READY: April 22, 2017
Rec Centre: Vernon, BC
1. TRIPLE-THREAT: Black Dragon defeated “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar and The Great Kasaki.
2. Buddy Wayne defeated Cody Chhun.
3. Mike Shreddz pinned Matt XStatic.
4. Tim Flowers, Jr. defeated Shotgun Stevens in Shotgun’s final contractually-obligated Okanagan match.
5. Adam Ryder defeated Carl Cunningham.
6. Nelson Creed pinned Kenny Lush.
7. Cougar Meat (Collin Cutler & Kyle Sebastian) fought Team USA (Azeem The Dream & Christopher Ryseck), to a double-pin draw.
8. King Khash tapped out Billy Gunn after interference from Mike Rizzo…but both Rizzo and Khash got left laying by the WWE legend to end the show!

Big West Wrestling presents HURTS SO 6OOD: May 12, 2017
Lake City Bowling & Billiards: Kelowna, BC
1. “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar defeated Michael McCaw, to retain the Okanagan-Interior Title, after interference from Davey Deals backfired. 8:36
2. INTERGALACTIC INTERGENDER MATCH: Xavier Galaxy pinned Liiza, after a distraction from Ryan Orion. 7:02
3. Jayce D’Arcy pinned “The Hybrid” Clark Connors. 10:18
4. SIX-MAN ELIMINATION TAG MATCH Joe Funk, Michael More & Todd Quality defeated Danni Deeds, Don Hellion & Marty Sugar; the “Top Quality” duo survived. 19:23
5. Mike Shreddz defeated “Cougar Meat Kid” Collin Cutler via submission, to become THREE-TIME Big West Television Champion; the match was not without controversy, however. 19:45 and 0:50

Big West Wrestling at 58th ANNUAL RUTLAND MAY DAYS: May 19, 2017
Rutland Centennial Park: Kelowna, BC
1. Aiden Adams won the 2017 “Grapple Bowl” Battle Royale for a Main Event TV Title shot.
2. Eddie Osbourne defeated “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar, thanks to interference from Nolan James, to become the NEW Okanagan-Interior Champion.
3. Haviko defeated Judas Icarus.
4. Clark Connors & Nathan Kabe defeated Collin Cutler & Jayce D’Arcy.
5. Nolan James defeated Nathan Legacy via DQ when Marty Sugar attacked…only to be laid out by James, Osbourne AND Legacy!
6. Mike Shreddz defeated Aiden Adams via submission to retain the Big West Television Title; post-match, Michael More mixed it up with Shreddz and nearly cashed in the K5 medallion…but walked off, promising to get Shreddz this weekend.

Big West Wrestling at 58th ANNUAL RUTLAND MAY DAYS: May 20, 2017
Rutland Centennial Park: Kelowna, BC
1:00pm SHOW:
a. SIX-MAN TAG: Chucky Lee Ray, Clark Connors & Marty Sugar defeated Collin Cutler, Davey Deals & Michael McCaw.
b. TOP QUALITY (Michael More & Todd Quality) defeated Danni Deeds & T-Shock.
c. Nathan Kabe defeated Judas Icarus.
d. Aiden Adams & Nick Price defeated Oliver James & Sean Gaston.
e. Mike Shreddz pinned Jayce D’Arcy to retain the Big West Television Title.
3:00pm SHOW:
a. Clark Connors & Graham Campbell defeated Davey Deals & Michael McCaw.
b. Eddie Osbourne pinned Camaro Cope to retain the Okanagan-Interior Title.
c. SIX-MAN TAG: Nathan Kabe, Oliver Jordan & Sean Gaston defeated Judas Icaras, Nathan Legacy & Nolan James when Marty Sugar interfered.
d. Aiden Adams (w/Nick Price) defeated Jayce D’Arcy.
e. TOP QUALITY (Michael More & Todd Quality) defeated Haviko & T-Shock.
f. Mike Shreddz defeated Nick Price (w/Aiden Adams) by DQ to retain the big West Television Title, when Adams and Collin Cutler intervened.
5:00pm SHOW:
a. SIX-MAN TAG: Aiden Adams, Collin Cutler & Nick Price (w/Scarlett Black) defeated Clark Connors, Mike Shreddz & Nathan Kabe, when Cutler pinned Shreddz after laying him out with the Big West TV Title…and Cutler declared he’d be taking his big TV Title rematch tonight at 7:00pm!
b. Haviko defeated Nathan Legacy.
c. Eddie Osbourne & Judas Icarus defeated Chucky Lee Ray & Marty Sugar.
d. Jayce D’Arcy defeated Nolan James (w/Ryan Orion)
e. TOP QUALITY (Michael More & Todd Quality) defeated Oliver James & T-Shock. Post-match, More stated that Quality actualy almost felt bad about beating T-Shock so much…but More sure didn’t, and would do it again at the 7:00pm show!
f. “Dastardly” Danni Deeds defeated Michael McCaw (w/Davey Deals).
7:00pm SHOW:
a. Mike Shreddz defeated Collin Cutler in a matter of seconds, to retain the Big West Television Title.
b. TEN-MAN TAG: Davey Deals, Jayce D’Arcy, Michael McCaw, Nathan Legacy & Nolan James defeated Clark Connors, Haviko, Nathan Kabe, Oliver Jordan & Sean Gaston when Haviko sold out his partners to help his “Vancouver Island Coalition” pals get the win.
c. Eddie Osbourne defeated Danni Deeds to retain the Okanagan-Interior Title.
d. “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar defeated Judas Icarus via DQ, when the Vancouver Island Coalition attacked…the locker-room cleared, and Mike Chisholm announced that Sunday’s Main Event would be Eddie Osbourne and Marty Sugar in a LUMBERJACK MATCH!
e. T-Shock got the surprise pin on “Top Drawer” Michael More.

Big West Wrestling at 58th ANNUAL RUTLAND MAY DAYS: May 21, 2017
Rutland Centennial Park: Kelowna, BC
1. Michael More won the 9th Annual Rutland Rumble, last eliminating Danni Deeds, to earn a guaranteed TV Title shot at BIRTHDAY BASH in November.
2. SIX-MAN TAG: Haviko, Judas Icarus & Nolan James defeated Nathan Kabe, Oliver James & Sean Gaston.
3. Shreddz defeated Nathan Legacy to retain the Big West Television Title.
4. Clark Connors & Danni Deeds defeated Jayce D’Arcy & Nick Price.
5. More’s Mic ended poorly for Michael More when special guest, Shreddz, fought off Todd Quality and put More through a table.
5. T-Shock defeated Collin Cutler (w/Ryan Orion & Scarlet Black) by DQ, when Orion got busted for interfering in the match…and Cutler was NOT happy about it.
6. LUMBERJACK MATCH: Marty Sugar defeated Eddie Osbourne to become three-time Okanagan-Interior Champion.

Thrash Wrestling presents SHOOT FIRST: May 27, 2017
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 40: Penticton, BC
1. TRIPLE-THREAT: Black Dragon defeated Jayce D’Arcy and the debuting Sidney Steele.
2. INTERGENDER MATCH: “Cougar Meat Kid” Collin Cutler (w/Kyle Sebastian & Scarlett Black) got a cheap pin over Bambi Hall.
3. TOP QUALITY (Michael More & Todd Quality) defeated Danny Knightmare & Marty Sugar to become NEW Thrash Tag Team Champions.
4. Bambi Hall won a 10-person “Golden Opportunity” Rumble, last eliminating Marty Sugar, and announced she’s cashing in her championship chance in Vernon tomorrow…against Sugar for the Okanagan-Interior Title!
5. Adam Ryder defeated Kyle Sebastian (w/Kyle Sebastian) in a hard-hitting MOTY candidate, to retain the Thrash Wrestling Title.

Thrash Wrestling presents AT THE GREEN: May 28, 2017
Village Green Pub: Vernon, BC
1. Sidney Steele defeated Matt XStatic.
2. Black Dragon bested Jayce D’Arcy.
3. INTERGENDER MATCH: “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar defeated Bambi Hall to retain the Okanagan-Interior Title; Bambi had Sugar trapped in a guillotine chokehold, but Sugar used the ropes to roll her up for a pin…only for Bambi to tap Marty out as the ref finished counting three!
4. COUGAR MEAT (Collin Cutler & Kyle Sebastian) defeated TOP QUALITY (Michael More & Todd Quality) in a violent Vernon Barfight to become THREE-TIME Thrash Tag Team Champions.

Thrash Wrestling presents RETURN TO ASHTON CREEK: June 3, 2017
Rosomon Road: Enderby, BC
1. Big Steve McCarthy gave a passionate speech about the infamous history of Thrash Wrestling, thanking “Gorgeous” Michelle Starr for giving the outlaw promotion it’s first break to prove it’s “legitimacy” in the world of independent professional wrestling.
2. Black Dragon pinned Slave with a roll-up, after interference from Michael More.
3. MORE’S MIC: Michael More’s attempt to ambush the retiring Friar MacBeth went horribly, horribly wrong…when Friar smashed a beer bottle over More’s head, leaving him requiring medical attention.
4. “Cougar Meat Kid” Collin Cutler defeated Okanagan-Interior Champion, “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar, in a non-title match. Sugar refused to put the title on the line at a “backyard” show.
5. Slave defeated Friar MacBeth and “Hardcore” Michael More in a bloody and violent triple-threat match.

Thrash Wrestling at LUMBY DAYS: June 9, 2017
Fairgrounds: Lumby, BC
1. Black Dragon pinned “Cougar Meat Kid” Collin Cutler.
2. MORE’S MIC: Big Steve McCarthy and “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar got into a war of words, until Slave hit the ring to duke it out with Michael More.
3. Okanagan-Interior Champion, Marty Sugar, pinned Jayce D’Arcy in a non-title match.
4. Slave pinned “Top Drawer” Michael More to earn an Okanagan-Interior Title shot on June 10.

Thrash Wrestling at LUMBY DAYS: June 10, 2017
Fairgrounds: Lumby, BC
1. Jayce D’Arcy pinned Nathan Kabe.
2. TRIPLE-THREAT: “Top Drawer” Michael More defeated Black Dragon and T-Shock, unmasking T-Shock in the process.
3. Bambi Hall defeated Liiza Hall.
4. Marty Sugar defeated Slave to retain the Okanagan-Interior Title. Initially, Slave was declared the new champion when Big Steve slid in to count a pinfall while the ref was knocked out; the match was restarted, however, and Sugar immediately blasted Slave in the face with the title for the tainted victory.
5. Bambi Hall won the 2017 Lumby Rumble, last eliminating Marty Sugar to earn another shot at the Okanagan-Interior Title.

Big West Wrestling presents BOWL-A-RAMA 3: June 16, 2017
Lake City Bowling & Billiards: Kelowna, BC

** Todd Quality won the 2017 BOWL-A-RAMA tournament **
Todd Quality: 149
Salty The Seaman: 123
Davey Deals: 115
Joe Funk: 106
Don Hellion: 92
Danni Deeds: 86
Scarlett Black: 80
Xavier Galaxy: 74
Matt XStatic: 68
Camaro Cope: 66
Chucky Lee Ray: 66
Jayce D’Arcy: 50
Golden Graham: 49

1. A video aired of footage showing Collin Cutler having been attacked earlier that day…but it was unclear who the attacker might have been.
2. Xavier Galaxy (w/Ryan Orion) defeated Salty The Seaman.
3. Marty Sugar defeated Todd Quality, to retain the Okanagan-Interior Title, in an impromptu brawl.
4. Nathan Kabe surprised Joe Funk with a roll-up; post-match, Funk pummelled Kabe and security had to stop him from injuring Kabe with a pipe wrench!
5. “Golden” Graham Campbell defeated Mean Machine, in The Golden Boy’s singles debut.
6. Don Hellion defeated Black Dragon, Danni Deeds, Jayce D’Arcy, Matt XStatic and Michael More in a Six-Way Elimination Match, last eliminating XStatic.

OKANAGAN RANKINGS & AWARDS: December 2016

OKANAGAN-INTERIOR CHAMPION:
“Top Drawer” Michael More
(defeated Shane on October 2, 2015 in Peachland, BC)

BIG WEST TELEVISION CHAMPION:
“Dastardly” Danni Deeds
(defeated Shotgun Stevens on November 11, 2016)

THRASH WRESTLING CHAMPION:
Adam Ryder
(defeated Michael More on May 23, 2015 in Enderby, BC)

1. Shotgun Stevens
2. “Mad Dog” Marty Sugar Thrash Tag Team co-Champion
3. Mike Shreddz
4. Black Dragon Armstrong MetalFest Champion
5. “Cougar Meat Kid” Collin Cutler
6. Don Hellion
7. Shane Thrash Tag Team co-Champion
8. Bambi Hall
9. Matt XStatic
10. Nick Radford
11. Xavier Galaxy
12. Rusty Diamond
13. Michael McCaw
14. “Bosnian Adonis” Aiden Adams
15. Wildkard
16. “Black” Jack Nelson
17. The Great Kasaki
18. “Supernatural” Nelson Creed
19. Liiza
20. Kyle Sebastian

FIRST STAR: Mike Shreddz (won Okanagan Cup and foiled the Adult Social Society)
SECOND STAR: Shotgun Stevens (Okanagan Cup finals for second year in a row)
co-THIRD STAR: Don Hellion (Okanagan Cup semifinalist)
co-THIRD STAR: Wildkard (Okanagan Cup semifinalist)

MATCH OF THE MONTH: Collin Cutler vs. Mike Shreddz (Okanagan Cup Quarterfinal)