GCW presents SUPER EXTREME ANIME WRESTLING
David "DARKSTONE" Ross
David "DARKSTONE" Ross began acting at a very young age. As a teen he landed many roles in Independent films, television pilots and a principal role in ROBOCOP the Series, along with the role of GRUMPIN in the film adaptation of the stage production "TOUCHING". David is also an accomplished script writer with an honors degree in film having written and directed several independent films. He has also collaborated on a variety of projects with Ed the Sock & Liana K (CityTV’s “Ed & Red’s Night Party”, “This Movie Sucks”), Gavin Stephens (CTV’s “Comedy Now” and “Comedy Inc.”) and many others. Currently he is also a writer and presenter for The Constellation Awards (Canada’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Awards for Film & Television) and has seen his own work nominated twice in the same year for the Aurora Awards.
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."
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.
Our first Special guest is Actor Ray Olubowale who played Axeman in the RESIDENT EVIL films — http://residentevil.wikia.com/Axeman. 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.
Rip Impact has had the honour of traveling across Canada, the United States, and Mexico, doing what he loves to do — WRESTLING! Known around the world as "THE HIGH RISK HERO", Rip's television appearances are too many to mention — BITE TV, THE FIGHT NETWORK, SAMURAI TV, COMEDY NETWORK (PUNCHED UP), TV TROPOLIS (BE REAL), and many many more! Rip is a regular at Anime North and he will be back in 2013 to thrill the fans!
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!