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ECCW returns to Port Alberni

Cremator and Riea von Slasher headline the first ECCW card to come to Port Alberni in a decade. - Photo submitted
Cremator and Riea von Slasher headline the first ECCW card to come to Port Alberni in a decade.
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For the first time in 10 years, Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW) is back in Port Alberni.

And the Cremator couldn’t be happier.

Cody Washington, aka Cremator, has helped bring an ECCW card to Port Alberni for this Friday, Nov. 30 at Cherry Creek Hall.

Washington was born and raised in Port Alberni, and when he’s not travelling to Vancouver for matches, he has a regular 9-to-5 job here.But the six-foot-10 athlete is most at home in the ring.

“We had a really busy schedule. Port Alberni just wasn’t really on the map,” Washington said. “This year we decided 10 years was long enough. It was time to make a comeback. “It’s going to be nice to finally be able to perform in town in front of my family and friends.”

Washington said the event has been well received by sponsors in the Alberni Valley who are eager to bring wrestling entertainment back to the city.

Cremator will face Lak “The Prince of Power” Siddartha in his first appearance in the Central Island since a Nanaimo bout in the summer of 2010.

“Because I’m six-foot-10 and he’s six-foot-eight, it’s a battle of the monsters,” Cremator said.

Cremator’s girlfriend, Raeannon “Riea von Slasher” Allemeersch, will face international wrestling star Nicole Matthews.

Canadian champion Bishop will face Tony Baroni and Ravenous Randy faces Hellion in other matches.

The card also features a six-man tag team match pitting The Administration (Scotty Mac, Jamie Diaz and Jordie “The Greedfather” Taylor) against BJ Laredo and Scott Steel from Nanaimo and Andy “The Dreadful” Bird.

Tickets for the pro wrestling card are $15 general admission ($18 front row) and available at the door.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the bell rings at 8 p.m. Cherry Creek Hall is located at 3720 Moore Rd.

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Edited: Spelling of Riea von Slasher. Apologies to Riea for our initial error.

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