GCW presents SUPER EXTREME ANIME WRESTLING
Aiden Rayne from Toronto Ontario. Adept in a hybrid style of high flying , hard hitting. Has held the Deathproof Young Blood championship for over a year. Was the last Fringe Hammer City and Redline Champion. He is coming this year to anime North with something to prove.
This creature from Inter Species Wrestling rings is 200 lbs of crustacean sensastion. With such hard hitting maneuvers as the Crab Claw STO, the Soft-shell Senton and the Shelly-to-Belly Crabplex, he can get the win with various moves. He isn't afraid to bend the rules when needed, and is a strong-style wrestler with many years of undersea experience. Wrestlers are warned not to take Snow lightly as he is deceptively strong, quite speedy on six legs and he's ready to make his return to Anime North 2012!
Hailing from the wilds of Kodiak Island, BEARicade is a savage and ferocious competitor who is more beast than man. Using his body as a weapon, BEARicade punches, kicks and headbutts his opponents into submission. A wildman in the ring BEARicade seems to thrive on relentlessly attacking any opponent who steps in the ring with him.
Nickname: The Woman Of Mass Destruction
From: St-Hyacinthe, Quebec
Weight: 205 lbs
Finishing Move: Bettie Destruction Slam
Trained by: Dru Onyx and LuFisto
How Many Years in Wrestling: 1.5
Promotions: NCW Femmes Fatales, Promotions NCW, CRW, FCW, CTW
Countries wrestled? Canada
Buck is the producer of Super Extreme Anime North Wrestling. In his five years in the ring Buck has had over 400 Professional Matches and has won several championship titles in various leagues. Wrestling has also led Buck to other ventures in entertainment such as starring in the short film "M is for Merman", producing a weekly TV series for Rogers Toronto and most recently being the first professional wrestler to be crowned "Athlete of the Week" by City TV Toronto.
David Ross, also known as "Naked Dave" and "The Amazing Darkstone" began acting at a very young age . As a child he landed roles in Independent films and television shows including a principal role in RoboCop the Series. David has also been featured on numerous episodes of InnerSpace as well as “This Movie Sucks” with Ed the Sock, for which his work received the Canadian Comedy Award for "Best Television Show".
David is also accomplished behind the scenes as a script writer collaborating with Ed the Sock & Liana K (CityTV’s “Ed & Red’s Night Party”, Gavin Stephens (CTV’s “Comedy Now” and “Comedy Inc.”) and Paul McGillion (Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary, Star Trek). David has an honours degree in film and is a writer and presenter for The Constellation Awards (Canada’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards for Film & Television). He has seen his own work nominated twice in the same year for the Aurora Awards.
David is also an avid cosplayer and Master Class costumer. He has won numerous awards at multiple conventions. As "Naked Dave", his work has been featured in magazines and websites including the main page of Marvel.com and the front page of the Metro daily newspaper as the Hulk alongside Mark Ruffallo. He has expanded on this to include nerdy “Boylesque” performances at the Questy’s Comic Book Awards, NerdGirl Pin-Ups Burlesque show and more.
David is also an accomplished professional wrestler who performs in the ring as "The Amazing Darkstone" across Canada and the United States. He has captured numerous championships including the UWA Hardcore Wrestling Heavyweight Championship, the NSW World Heavyweight Championship and the PWR Tag Team Championship. Darkstone is also the current reigning Anime North Champion as well as the current and first ever Dragon Con Wrestling Light Heavyweight Champion.
The President - The Head Honcho - The Big Cheese!
The Voice of SANITY and INSANITY in the ring.
The man who put the Anime in the ring and the ring in Anime North.
Don't call him David. He is WYLDSTAR!
Hailing from South Carolina, USA DeAndre Jackson is know as the self-proclaimed "Man of a 1004 Monikers." He is also noted as being cooler than a Polar Bear's toenails. He is a rising indy international star with a colorful personality.
Jimmy Fiore aka "Diego DaVinci"! has been wrestling for the past 7yrs. He is a former competitive bodybuilder, but its no question pro wrestling is his passion!! Outside the ring he is a steelworker at Tenaris Algoma Tubes which is located in his hometown of Sault Ste Marie. Jim is also a graduate in Law from Lake State University. "I'm really looking forward to attending Anime North this year and to represent GCW as one of its elite Pro Wrestlers."
When Dr Stevil is not trying to take over the world, he spends his time travelling to various cons talking to interesting people and sharing their stories on line. These people include local talent such as cosplayers, artists, wrestlers, celebrities and anyone he finds interesting. These interview can be found on Youtube.com/ChattingwithStevil and Chatting with Dr Stevil on Facebook. Mwa Ha ha ha ha ha!
Like a bullet - Small, Explosive , Deadly and Remorseless. If you're not on my side, You're in my way!
Home town : The Nations Capitol
Weight : 113 lbs
Finishing move: Maple Leaf Missile
In just his 2nd year as a pro, 17 year old Kid Canuck has been making a name for himself with his high flying moves, amazing strength and his never say die attitude.
Nickname: Super Hardcore Anime
From: Montreal, Japan
Weight: 142 lbs
Finishing Moves: Burning Hammer, Mangalizer, Konichiwa-Goodnight
Trained by: Akino, Mariko Yoshida, Len Shelley, Proulx Brothers, Pierre Marchessault & Patrick Lewis
How Many Years in Wrestling: 16
Countries wrestled? Canada, USA, Mexico, England, Germany, Japan
North Shore Pro Wrestling Champion
Lucha Pop Femmes Campeona
NCW Femmes Fatales Championship
CZW Iron-Man Champion
CZW Best of the Best People's Choice 2008
IWA Mid-South Queen of Death Matches 2007
ALF Sherri Martel Memorial Cup Winner 2007
Stranglehold King of the Death Matches
EOW Super 8 Women Winner
ICW Olympic Champion
SAW World Champion
LLF Extreme Champion
ICW Tag Team Champion (X2)
ASW Canadian Champion
ICW Provincial Champion (X2)
UWA Cruiserweight Champion
Shimmer Women Athletes (USA)
Combat Zone Wrestling (USA)
NCW Femmes Fatales
Women Superstars Uncensored (USA)
Shine Wrestling (USA)
Bellatrix Female Warriors (England)
Preston City Wrestling (England)
Lucha Libre AAA (Mexico)
Shine Wrestling (USA)
Ring of Honor (USA)
Alternative Wrestling Show (USA)
Lucha Pop (Mexico)
Jersey All Pro Wrestling (USA)
Lucha Libre Feminil (Mexico)
International Women Grand Prix (Japan)
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) (USA)
Deutche Wrestling Allianz (Germany)
IWA Mid-South (USA)
National Wrestling Alliance (Canada and USA)
North Shore Pro Wrestling
Mike Maxwell, or 'Maxy' as Anime North has come to know him, has maintained law and order in the squared circle since 2013. He calls it right down the middle and will not be swayed by those who attempt to deceive him.
From: Parts Unknown
Weight: 169 lbs
Finishing Move: CheckMate
Trained by: Michel Piché, Buldozer, Johnny Kruger
How Many Years in Wrestling: 10
CTW Women Championship (X2)
WTA Women Championship (X3)
SWF Women Championship
Promotions: NCW Femmes Fatales, Promotions NCW, ICW, CRW, FCW, CTW, FLQ, WTA, NWC
Countries where you wrestled? Canada
Mike "Mr. Atlantis" has been wrestling in the pro wrestling independants for just under 5 years. He has already wrestled with WWF Legends such as Superfly Jimmy Snuka, Tito Santana, and Bushwacker Luke. Mike has also been in the ring with and learned from some of Ontarios finest! With a mind for learning Mike is a degree'd graduate of Chemical Engineering. Mike is allways trying up every aspect of his game and is know for his sculpted physique, built from years of bodybuilding and has trained with some of Ontario's top bodybuilders and fitness experts. Anime North fans will remember Mr Atlantis from his previous portrayal of AQUAMAN.
Devious & cunning. The self-proclaimed greatest Japanese Light Heavyweight Champion ever, Mr. Saki is an evil genius who will do whatever it takes to gain victory.
OldSchool Eddington James has been a referee for 16 years. He enjoys working the Anime shows because of the great fans and the fun roster of characters. He continues to work all over southern Ontario. Highlights would include refereeing such stars as Rikishi, Ultimo Dragon, Raven and Jake the Snake Roberts. At 61 years old, he is always thinking of slowing down, but he still loves the interesting people involved in the world of professional wrestling.
PD Flex, also known as Darcy McAwesome on the convention scene, has been performing in the wrestling scene since 1998, appeared on MTV's Jackass, was a Much Music VJ, a character on Storage Wars Canada with an appearance on Dragons Den too.
Home town: Spicy Town
Weight: 98 lbs
Finishing move: The Heart Burn
Pepper Jack has been lighting the scene on fire, and sometimes bending the rules, to get the victory. Watch out for this diabolical villain as he plans to walk out of Anime North as the new Worlds Miniweight Champion.
“The Vile From The Nile” Prince Akkanatan has been providing his unique brand of wrestling throughout North America since 2007. A self-professed “thinking man’s wrestler,” The Prince has been in the ring with numerous legends and hall of famers in the course of his career. Though jeered and booed by most fans, more often than not, Akkanatan’s bold look and unorthodox style will make him difficult to forget.
Returning again is actor Ray Olubowale who played Axeman in the Resident Evil.
Ray is a 6'7" tall professional heavyweight boxer whose boxing "alias" name is Mount Kilimanjaro. Several years ago he was crowned Heavyweight Boxing Champion of Canada. Born in Nigeria, Ray moved to Toronto at the age of four. When Ray was a child, his life was a constant struggle. He grew up the hard way in the inner city, having little or no family encouragement and support. Ray's road to success was a long and hard one. Yet, rather than letting himself become bitter over his hardships, he instead always reaches out to local youth to try to help them to be positive. His passionate talks have inspired many young people to remain hopeful and strive to find their way out of the poverty that cripples their lives.
You can check out more of his work at IMDB and this summer you can check out Ray in the film Pixels with Adam Sandler! Ray will also be starring in DC Comics upcoming feature film The Suicide Squad as King Shark.
Ray will be at the Resident Evil panel friday night at 11:00PM.
Rip Impact has had the honour of traveling across Canada, the United States & Mexico, doing what he loves to do. Impact's recently be seen on national TV for Ring of Honor Wrestling. Wrestling is not only Impact's passion, & fulltime job, but also what he eats, sleeps & breathes. Rip is a fan favourite and wants to thank everyone of his fans for the support.
You may not know the name , but you know the face ! RJ City can be seen week nights on YTV's SPLATALOT where he plays the part of the lead defender - GILDAR ! The handsome and charismatic RJ is also the star of the recently released major motion picture - MONSTER BRAWL where he stars along side WWE legends JIMMY HART & KEVIN NASH . Haven't seen enough of him yet ? Check out Disney's MY BABYSITTER'S A VAMIRE where you find RJ starring again as the undead Egyptian Prince. RJ City has the distinction of also being the longest reigning GCW CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION
Toronto based Professional Wrestler ROSS EIGHT-KEN is one of the creative minds behind GCW's Anime North Wrestling shows. He has wrestled for most every notable promotion in Ontario and currently holds the GCW (Great Canadian Wrestling) Brass Knuckles Championship. Come cheer for Mario and all of his other amazing personas.
Vanessa Douglas has been wrestling for 8 years. She made her professional debut at the age of 15, under the name Saphire before developing herself into the dynamic and charismatic Sabrina Kyle. She's been going strong ever since, winning multiple titles in two countries and appearing on both television and web broadcasts. In addition to wrestling, Vanessa works full time as a Personal Support worker, caring for the elderly and invalid. An avid comic book and anime fan, she has been a regular for Anime North for the past five years. Most Anime North regulars will recognize her as both Sailor Moon and Harley Quinn. She always gives 100% and her passion shines through in everything she does.
Former WWE/ECW Superstar Shawn "Gavin" Spears has been wrestling for the past 10 years, and has forgotten more than most wrestlers will ever learn. Trained at the WrestlePlex, he was a mainstay in Ontarion Independents until he was called up to World Wrestling Entertainment in 2006, he spent his time in the developmental companies, Ohio Valley Wrestling, and Florida Championship Wrestling. Then he recieved the call he was being brought up to WWE's incarnation of Extreme Championship Wrestling as Gavin Spears under the "new talent initiative". In 2009 he was released by WWE and made his way straight back to his Ontario home in GCW . Upon his return to the indy-scene, he felt his career could reach new heights as he has since traveled around the world to learn the different styles in Puerto Rico, Mexico and most recently a tour in All Japan Pro Wrestling, which was unfortunately cut short by the earthquake in March of 2011. It was quite the terrifying experience, but Spears is a survivor and he's bringing that attitude to Anime North this year. The self-proclaimed "Canadian Sensation" is also known for his devastating finishing move the running Death Valley Driver, and is looking to put away all of his opponents this May!
Actress, model, repeat chart topper for indy female wrestler lists across North America, SHE Wrestling World Champion, Toronto Super Show Women Wrestling Champion, and winner of the award for Fan Favorite Choice Best Wrestler of 2013.
Home town: Deepest, Darkest Scarborough
Weight: 285 lbs
Finishing move: The Decapitator
A pro since 1993, Skullion has faced some of the toughest names on the Hardcore Wrestling scene. Battles with such legends as New Jack, Axl Rotten and Luke Williams has left him scarred, both physically and mentally. Skullions unpredictability, and thirst for blood, leaves many opponents pissing in their boots.
“The Concrete Rose” Sonny Kiss is setting the independent wrestling world on fire. Making his first Canadian appearance this weekend at Anime North, Kiss, is happy to reach out to members of his “Kiss Krew” both new and old. Sonny has competed around the US for companies such as EVOLVE, Full-Impact Pro and more. Possessing flexibility and athleticism like few, if any other, competitors this former cheerleader and dancer will show GCW and the world why he is just so Sonnylicious.
Nickname: Quebec Wrestling’s Golden Child
From: Montreal, Quebec
Weight: 180 lbs
Finishing Move: Sweet Stunner
Trained by: LuFisto, Randy Côté, Ludger Proulx
How Many Years in Wrestling: 14
CTW Women Championship (X2)
WTA Women Championship (X3)
SWF Women Championship
Promotions: NCW Femmes Fatales, Women Superstars Uncensored (WSU), Promotions NCW, ICW, NWA Quebec, FCW, CTW, FLQ, WTA, NWC, CPW
Countries where you wrestled? Canada & USA
Odjig Thundercloud is a Odawa warrior who, although introduced as a historian and a shaman, does not live in the past. He is a proud and fierce warrior dedicated to the cause of good, and is in contact with Nanabush through vision. As such, he draws on both internal and external spiritual energy to enhance his power.
"Invincible" Vince Valor
Hometown: Niagara Falls, NY
Weight: 200 lbs.
Signature Moves: Sidewalk Slam, Top Rope Elbow Drop, Running Back Elbow
"Invincible" Vince Valor, one half of "The Top Guns," an up and coming tag team from Western New York, is also a former member of "The Compound" who dominated GCW for much of 2013. Valor looks to use his quickness and brutality to prove to the independent scene that he's a force to be reckoned with.
From: Montreal, Quebec
Weight: 213 lbs
Finishing Move: 911 Driver
Trained by: Sly Grenier, Dru Onyx and LuFisto
How Many Years in Wrestling: 2
Promotions: TOW, NCW, Hardcore Roadtrip
Countries wrestled? Canada
Will White made his professional wrestling debut in November 2013 and has been "tearing it off and tearing it up" across Ontario ever since. White, and his alter-ego Bill Black, captured the 2014 Adrenaline Cup when he defeated John Greed. White is eager to take on the best in Ontario.
Trained by The DangerBoy, fathered by Pistol Pete. Training in a wrestling ring since 14 and since then, has gained a wide array of experience traveling and wrestling in North America. His finishers are devastating and his charisma is endless-- Zakk Atticus is such a precise wrestler, at 1:22 a.m. he kicks out of bed.