Live Professional Wrestling’s Valley debut to be in support of Berwick Lions

Published on June 11, 2017

Kentville’s own “Superstar” Aarron Matthews will be competing at the upcoming Live Professional Wrestling (LPW) show in Berwick.

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BERWICK, NS - Valley pro wrestling fans will be able to enjoy an evening at the matches while supporting a charitable organization that helps less fortunate people in the community every day.

Live Professional Wrestling (LPW) will be making its Annapolis Valley debut in Berwick on June 22. Owner and promoter Chris Steeves said he’s watched several great wrestling shows in Berwick over the years but there haven’t been any that have given back to the community.

He’s decided to donate a portion of his ticket proceeds to the Berwick and District Lions Club. Steeves will match whatever is raised out of his pocket and will present a cheque to the Lions in the ring during the intermission.

“The way I look at it is that if you don’t support the community, they’re not going to support you,” Steeves said.

He said that when he booked the Kings Mutual Century Centre “Apple Dome” for the family-friendly event, he asked the arena manager what the best non-profit organization would be to support. Steeves was told it’s the Lions, hands down, because they help people everyday. The Berwick Lions have their headquarters in the Kings Mutual Century Centre.

The main event will feature The American Patriot versus “Dynamite” Dylan Davis in a match to determine the first LPW heavyweight champion. Nemisis takes on Jakob Moore in a tables match and Kentville’s own “Superstar” Aarron Matthews will be in action. There will be many more LPW stars competing in the ring.

As a special treat for Valley wrestling fans, Steeves said there would be a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) legend in the house for that night only. He’s appeared in Berwick once before and is looking forward to returning.

Steeves said there would be a number-one contenders match the following night in Halifax with Covey Christ squaring off with J.P. Simms and Nemisis in a triangle match. The winner of this bout will face whoever wins the championship in Berwick on an upcoming show in August.

“I’d love to come back, I’d love to make this an every month or every two month sort of thing at the Apple Dome,” Steeves said.

He said it’s been a while since Berwick hosted a live wrestling show and Steeves is hoping for a strong turnout. There will also be a WWE memorabilia and autograph silent auction held with all proceeds going to the Berwick Lions.

If you go

-       Advance tickets are available now at the Berwick Rite Stop at 1564 Commercial St.

-       There are 25 ringside VIP packages available for the June 22 show that include early entry, a front row ticket, a meet and greet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., a backstage intermission pass and an autograph from a WWE legend for $20 advance.

-       The advance ticket price for adults is $15 and $13 for children 11 years of age and younger. Prices go up by $2 at the door on the night of the event.

-       Special VIP entry is at 6 p.m. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the opening bell is at 7:30 p.m.

-       For more information, call 1-902-840-2223 or visit LPW – Live Professional Wrestling on Facebook.