The very first Main Event in Big West history starred Adam Ryder: he came within inches of besting Vance Nevada on November 11, 2011, to win the vacant ASW Trans-Canada Title. From 2011-2014, Ryder was routinely named as the most underrated wrestler in all of Western Canada; during that time, he had thrilling matches in Big West with the likes of Black Dragon, Bobby Sharp, Kyle Sebastian, Tony Baroni, and the 2013 Match Of The Year, with Mentallo.
Ryder would never win the Big West Television Title, but he routinely was in major championship battles with Collin Cutler, Sebastian, and Cremator Von Slasher. He also won the 2014 Okanagan Cup and the 2015 King of Bella Coola tournament.
While distance and scheduling have kept Ryder out of Big West action for quite some time, his matches here are fondly remembered.