Posts Tagged ‘Hannover’

This past weekend, I wrestled in Brugges, Belgium for Eurostars.  We had a huge audience of nearly 800 screaming fans on hand, main evented by Bernard Vandamme (whom I lost the WNC title to just over a week ago in Helsinki) vs. Eurostars European champion, Cybernic Machine, in a “loser-must-retire” match.  The feud between Vandamme and Cybernic has been going on for three years already, stemming back to when Cybernic captured the European title from Vandamme, and now this past weekend, it reached its climax.  Cybernic machine was ushered into retirement, and Vandamme became a double-champion, holding both the WNC and European titles now.  This win makes Vandamme a 5-time Eurostars European champion (two of those wins have been over Yours Truly, in 2007 and 2009).

Bernard Vandamme, the new European wrestling champion (photo: City Brugges)

Bernard Vandamme, the new European wrestling champion (photo: City Brugges)

In the semi-main event of the card, I faced a promising young 18-year-old talent from Andorra, named Tyson Heel.  The kid honestly looked in great shape and had the muscular structure of a 25-year-old serious trainer, but my veteran savvy and experience just overpowered him.  I fell the young man with a superkick for the pin, after he missed a top rope flipping senton.  Heel hung in there, though.  I have to give it to him, he was ambitious, but it was too little, too late for him.

Tyson Heel put up a game fight against Yours Truly (photo: City Brugges)

Tyson Heel put up a game fight against Yours Truly (photo: City Brugges)

This coming weekend, I gear up to wrestle in Hannover, Germany for EPW at Hanger No. 5, so get ready Deutschland!

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I will be returning to Germany this upcoming weekend to fight for the European Wrestling Promotion (EWP) in Hannover on Saturday, April 6 at Hangar No. 5 against new EWP Intercontinental champion, Dutchman Leon Van Gasteren.

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Leon Van Gasteren in action

Gasteren was trained back in 1996 by German ring legend, Franz Schuhmann.  I’ve never run into Gasteren in my prior wrestling travels to Germany, so for me this outing on April 6 in Hannover will be quite interesting.  I spoke with TopCatch European wrestling champion, Michael Kovac, about Gasteren, and he spoke of the Dutchman with high praise.

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Leon Van Gasteren

Here is a brief look at Leon Von Gasteren from a tag team match, alongside English ring legend Robbie Brookside, whom I met in Finland over a week ago…

Wochenblatt, a newspaper out of the Hannover region of Germany, did a piece on my upcoming match, which can be accessed in German HERE.