April Hunter to headline High Impact Wrestling event in P.A.

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Performers battle in the ring during a High Impact Wrestling match earlier this year. HIW will touch down in Prince Albert on Aug. 4 as part of the promotion's Tour De Rumble event at Parkland Gym. Tickets for HIW’s event in Prince Albert are available at Funky Fresh Bistro at 819 Central Ave. and online for a limited time for $18. Tickets may also be purchased at the doors, which open at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 for $20. Photo courtesy of High Impact Wrestling 

An eclectic mix of grapplers, high flyers and brawlers will take to the ring in Prince Albert as part of High Impact Wrestling’s Tour De Rumble, their largest annual tour to date. 

August will be a busy month for HIW, as they will put on 14 professional wrestling shows in 16 days, touching down at the Parkland Gym in Prince Albert on Aug. 4. 

With a roster of wrestlers from across North America, HIW owner and promoter Mike Roberts said fans should expect to see some of the finest Canadian talents on the mat in what will be “a hell of a show.” 

“There’s nothing else like it in Canada,” Roberts said of HIW, a Regina-based promotion. “The best wrestling talent in Canada is going to be on our tour. Anything you see on WWE television is pretty much what you’ll see with us, just Canadian.” 

Headlined by former WCW superstar April Hunter, Roberts is thrilled to have one of the biggest names in wrestling on Tour De Rumble, which will stop in North Battleford on Aug. 3 before heading to Prince Albert.

“She’s a pretty incredible woman,” Roberts said of Hunter, who has also appeared for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, one of the largest promotions in North America. “There will be something for everybody when she comes.”

Hunter made her debut with WCW as a member of the “nWo girls,” accompanying wrestlers in her stable into the ring including superstars Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash.

Joining Hunter on the tour is a vibrant cast of characters including Andy Bird, a “high flyer” from Vancouver and fan-favourite Mike McSugar.

“He’s probably our most colourful guy,” Roberts said of the flamboyant McSugar. “There’s nothing really quite like him.”

Roberts added that fans should expect a healthy mix of different wrestling styles on Aug. 4., ranging from traditional mat wrestlers to guys who like to fly over the top ropes into the outside of the ring. 

Although there are no official “hardcore” matches scheduled for the Prince Albert event, Roberts explained that in the wild world of professional wrestling, nothing is predictable.

“You might see some rule breaking and some things a little bit out of hand,” he said of the event’s hardcore content. “There’s nothing set as an official match, but you never know what can happen.”

Tickets for HIW’s event in Prince Albert are available at Funky Fresh Bistro on 819 Central Ave. and online for a limited time for $18.

Tickets may also be purchased at the doors, which open at 6:30 p.m., for $20.

For $25, fans may purchase a VIP pass, which includes early entry to the event, a free picture with a wrestler, first choice seating and access to a meet and greet with the performers.

After HIW thrills fans in Prince Albert, the tour will continue on to La Ronge on Aug. 5, Regina on Aug. 7 and Moose Jaw on Aug. 8. 

andrew.schopp@paherald.sk.ca

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  • Mr. C.C.
    August 03, 2014 - 14:35

    Great piece on my a promotion I've been following for the last two and a half years. If this show doesn't get you hooked, than you'll be missing out on some great wrestling. I'd like to come up for the show, but I have to work the next day.