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This coming weekend, there will be a couple of back-to-back wrestling cards in Espoo and Vantaa, here in the capital region of Helsinki. These are part of FCF Wrestling’s cooperation with fast food restaurant Snacky, as the first installment of what has come to be known as Snacky Slam, was held on July 23 in Helsinki a few weeks back.

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Now, on August 14 & 15 in Espoo’s Niittykumpu suburb and Vantaa’s Korso suburb respectively, the next Snacky Slam events will take place. For folks in the Espoo area, the Niittykumpu Snacky show will start at 20:00 in the evening this coming Friday, and for fans in the Vantaa area, the Korso Snacky show will take place at 18:30 this coming Saturday.

snacky korso

I’m personally very excited about these Snacky Slam events, as at the first one this past July 23 in Helsinki, I had a classic battle against Russia’s #1 wrestler, Ivan Markov. My victory in that match sets me up on the right foot to enter this weekend’s Snacky Slam shows, as in Espoo on Friday, I will step into the ring for the first time since 2011 against Finnish wrestling veteran and former Finnish champion, Stark Adder. It was back in May 2006, that I lost the Finnish wrestling championship to Adder in Helsinki in one of the all-time greatest matches ever contested in the annals of pro wrestling in the Nordics. It was a 30-minute Iron Man match back then, in which Adder finally made good after failing to defeat me three times previously for the title. I still fondly remember the quality of that outing, and the amazing chemistry that we had in the ring. I expect this coming Friday’s Snacky Slam encounter to be another mat classic, and fans should definitely show up to see us lock horns, because rarely has our country seen such pure wrestling – in the very essence of the term – as Adder and I produce when we grapple.

Back on May 26, 2006, I lost the Finnish wrestling championship to Stark Adder in one of the greatest matches ever in the Nordics (photo: Kari Helenius)

Back on May 26, 2006, I lost the Finnish wrestling championship to Stark Adder in one of the greatest matches ever in the Nordics (photo: Kari Helenius)

In Vantaa on Saturday, I will team up with my former protégé Mikko Maestro to take on the Musta Aukko (Black Hole) contingent of King Kong Karhula and Pyöveli Petrov. It was Maestro who I asked to be the ring bearer back on January 4, 2013 in Lohja, Finland, when I proposed after a wrestling match in center ring to my now-wife, Diana. Maestro is someone that I have taken a personal, vested interest in coaching and helping along in his pro wrestling career. He has shown the same spark for the wrestling business that I had back in 1992-1993 when I got into the wrestling business, and that is why I believe he is going to make it. My coach-to-be Lance Storm and I were weight training at a gym in Calgary, Canada, when one day Lance told me “I see the passion that you have for this business, and if you want, I will train you.” In many ways, Maestro is my old shoes in this respect now, whereas I am in Lance Storm’s shoes. On August 15 in Vantaa’s Korso at Snacky Slam, Maestro and I are going to show Karhula and Petrov that the “Burning Heart” that rock band Survivor sang about is going to be hard to beat once “Eye of the Tiger” starts blaring in the PA and we make our way to the ring to kick some ass!

Back on January 4, 2013, Mikko Maestro was the sentinel of the engagement ring that I had asked him to bring to the ring when I proposed to my wife-to-be, Diana, sitting in the audience that night.

Back on January 4, 2013, Mikko Maestro was the sentinel of the engagement ring that I had asked him to bring to the ring when I proposed to my wife-to-be, Diana, sitting in the audience that night.

Be sure to come out and enjoy these coming Snacky Slam events this coming weekend, as they are free to the public, held outdoors in the parking lots of the respective Niittykumpu and Korso Snacky restaurants. This is a rare treat to all of the fans in Finland and to the general public this summer, and you’d have to be crazy to miss out on this special treat! And hey, you can’t go wrong with the best hamburgers in town, either!

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On Tuesday, July 29 in Helsinki, FCF Wrestling is going to see their biggest media coverage to date in the past 11 years that the game has been a domestic staple in the country of Finland.  This stems from the fact that the biggest, #1-selling magazine in all the land, 7 Päivää (aka Seiska), is acting as the main media sponsor for an event entitled SNACKY SLAM! in the Pukinmäki suburb of Helsinki on that very day.  SNACKY SLAM! is named after Helsinki’s famous hamburger fast food classic restaurant Snacky, who is hosting the event.  For this special occasion, Snacky will be launching a new burger based on an idea that I pitched to them, called the Slamburger at SNACKY SLAM!.  This will be a huge showcase for the entire sport here in Finland, and everyone is stoked about the media hype leading into the event.  Best of all, especially for the public and the fans, this event will be 100% free admission, a matinee starting at 13:00 in the afternoon!

SNACKY SLAM! six-man tag

At SNACKY SLAM!, it’s six-man warfare as StarBuck’s team meets Ricky Vendetta’s team

At SNACKY SLAM!, I finally get my mitts on “Finnish Doberman” Ricky Vendetta, who has been shooting his mouth off over the past few months, making a big deal about the tainted win over Yours Truly that FCF champion Heimo Ukonselkä literally handed to him in a six-man match back at FCF’s Jatkosota 2014 in April.  Ricky refuses to understand and come to grips with the fact that he never earned that victory the hard way.  He didn’t actually beat me fair and square in the middle of the ring, based on his own talents or offensive attack.  No, Ricky Vendetta was handed a win.

Jatkosota 2014 main event

Jatkosota 2014 earlier this year and a tainted victory over me (photo: Marko Simonen)

Now, at SNACKY SLAM! on July 29, Ricky Vendetta gets the chance to make good – when his team with Stark Adder and the monsterous executioner-like Petrov meets my team with Sly Sebastian and Mikko Maestro – and show that he can put this old dog down the hard way.  That is, if he can.  Now me, I seriously doubt that.  I have serious doubts over whether a 20-something upstart in the wrestling business with three years of experience under his belt can honestly best a 3-time European champion and time-tested, 20-year veteran of the ring wars in “The Rebel” StarBuck.  Many before Young Mr. Vendetta have tried, and oh so many of them have failed miserably.

Ricky Vendetta vs StarBuck

Ricky Vendetta has tested my ire before in Jan. 2013, and he ended up not so well (photo: Marko Simonen)

I might not be a young lad anymore, not able to play spider man with the other big dreamers on the school grounds or in the sandbox, but that has no bearing on anything.  I have ring smarts.  I have experience.  And no amount of money or personal investment is going to get you what experience can only bring.  That is my greatest asset, and the sooner that Ricky Vendetta understands that, the more tolerable — or perhaps intolerable — the hiding that I dish out to him will be this coming Tuesday, July 29 in Helsinki in our six-man tag team match showdown.

Below you can check out several media pieces and profile videos that entertainment juggernaut 7 Päivää has done on both myself and the SNACKY SLAM! event in general.  Make plans to be there in person on July 29, right in the middle of vacation season here in Finland, at 13:00 in the afternoon, as I lay an ass-whopping on Ricky Vendetta and his team like has rarely been seen:

http://www.seiska.fi/Viihdeuutiset/Johnny-McMetal-ja-StarBuck-ovat-oman-aikansa-gladiaattoreita-tallaista-on-ammattipaini-video/1047308

http://www.seiska.fi/Viihdeuutiset/Ammattipainija-StarBuckilla-on-edessaan-todellinen-koitos-Katso-vakuutuksesi-kuntoon-silla-noutaja-saapuu/1047223

http://www.seiska.fi/NEWS-lahetys/NEWS-perjantai-Mestaruusottelusta-tulossa-vuosisadan-turpakarajat/1048533

http://www.seiska.fi/Viihdeuutiset/Johnny-McMetal-kisaa-mestaruudesta-hurjassa-lajissa-Luvassa-kunnon-turpiin-mattamista-video/1047710

http://www.seiska.fi/Viihdeuutiset/Showpainin-Suomen-mestaruusottelijat-ottivat-mittaa-toisistaan-kadenvaannossa-video/1048437

http://www.seiska.fi/Viihdeuutiset/Marianne-Kallio-Tama-on-valttikorttini-kun-kohtaan-Tia-Kiurun-kehassa/1047293

Also at SNACKY SLAM! on July 29, it’s going to be media favorite Johnny McMetal vs. FCF champion “Wildman” Heimo Ukonselkä for the title, the massive 125kg King Kong Karhula vs. flying punker Vili Luupää and a celebrity girls’ bikini match between Finnish Viidakon Tähtöset TV hit series star Marianne Kallio and Miss XL Finland Johanna Salminen, following Viidakon Tähtöset co-star and hated rival Tia Kiuru pulling out of the event.

Marianne Kallio and Tia Kiuru

Marianne Kallio (left) will have to find a new opponent, as Tia Kiuru (right) has pulled out.

7 Päivää magazine has announced Miss XL Finland Johanna Salminen as Tia Kiuru’s replacement against Marianne Kallio in the celebrity bikini match at SNACKY SLAM!, where the objective will be for one competitor to strip her opponent of all her clothes, ripping them off her body, until her adversary is left standing in only her bikini!

Johanna Salminen Miss XL Finland

Johanna Salminen Miss XL Finland