Posts Tagged ‘Hämeenlinna’

This past Friday night, November 4th in Hämeenlinna, Finland at FCF Wrestling’s Sirkus Slam event, I made my first defense of my newly-won SMASH Championship, defeating Russian brute Vladimir Petrov.

Petrov tried to take me out early, assaulting me before the bell, mangling my back.  I was also sick as a dog with the flu, and Petrov knew it was hard for me to breathe deep and get enough oxygen, which is why he clubbed me hard with big forearm blows to my back, which resonated in my lungs.

However, I fought back with the spirit of a champion, rocking the big Russian with huge blows and punches before finally capitalizing on his lumbering clumsiness and inexperience, putting the big red threat away with a full-blast superkick to the face.

Petrov and his tag partner Johnny McMetal were scheduled to face myself and FCF Champion “Wildman” Heimo Ukonselkä in a tag team main event match, which turned out being a six-man war, after Petrov and McMetal assaulted gender bending fan favorite Jessica Love in her match with the human tank, Ibo Ten.

Our trio contingent made good and put away the opposition in the three on three main event, as Jessica was able to nail a suicide senton bomb off the top rope onto Ibo Ten for the winning pinfall after all hell broke loose in the closing moments of the match.

For more infos go to and be sure to check out photographer Jarmo Katila’s website, as he snapped these fantastic shots from the Sirkus Slam event!

Upon winning the SMASH Championship this past Friday night, October 28th in Tokyo, the SMASH organization asked me to defend the title in my homeland of Finland also.  To honor the SMASH office’s request, I made it known upon my arrival back in Finland that I was willing to take an open challenge from anyone on the FCF Wrestling roster.  Before anyone else could even bat an eye, manager Renne Korppila issued a challenge on behalf of his charge, the Russian monster Vladimir Petrov, to face me for the SMASH Championship in Hämeenlinna, Finland this upcoming Friday night, November 4th at FCF’s Sirkus Slam event.

This will be a first-time meeting between the Russian brute and myself, and regardless of what Korppila claims, fear has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Petrov and I have not faced off before one on one.  I am absolutely certain that I will be more than ready to hand Petrov the beating of his young career at Sirkus Slam and walk out of Hämeenlinna just like I am walking in — as your SMASH Champion!

This past weekend in Hämeenlinna, Finland, I wrestled against FCF Champion “Wildman” Heimo Ukonselkä at what was dubbed Ragnarök as part of the Häme Medieval Fair.  Ragnarök wrestling paid homage to the Nordic heritage of our culture and past, as every match that the FCF talent took part in was tailored to recount classic battle themes of lore and legend.

Here are a few prime pics taken by photographer Marko Simonen from my bout with Ukonselkä on Saturday, August 20.  This match was a non-title showdown, which ended with Ukonselkä disqualified for blasting me with his championship belt as we brawled on the outside of the ring.

On Sunday, August 21, Ukonselkä put his FCF Championship on the line and retained his title after managing to pin me following his trademark pumphandle slam, which I kicked out of a fraction of a second too late.

I will be wrestling this coming weekend at the Häme Medeival Fair as FCF Wrestling presents Ragnarok: a wrestling tribute to the Medeival past of our Nordic heritage on Saturday and Sunday 20-21 August in the city of Hämeenlinna on the old castle grounds.

With every match throughout the day featuring wrestlers dressed up as some kind of Medeival character, my match will fittingly be a Battle of the Barbarians vs. FCF Champion “Wildman” Heimo Ukonselkä in a pair of non-title matches as a very special attraction at the event.  This means that I will not be donning my regular wrestling garb, but will be dressed more akin to Conan the Barbarian as I battle Ukonselkä in Hämeenlinna this weekend.

Also at Ragnarok, a Battle of the Thieves sees Valentine and Johnny McMetal square off once again; in a Battle of the Valkyries Jessica Love and old rival Aurora meet once again; plus it’s Ibo Ten with his special court jester against Kristian Kurki with his special court jester in a Battle of the Clans.

Ragnarok will most definitely be an event that you will not want to miss if you are in Finland, so make plans to be there this weekend in Hämeenlinna!