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Canadian Wrestling’s Elite to make its Carlyle debut

A long-time professional wrestler will be among the featured attractions when Canadian Wrestling’s Elite appears in Carlyle in February.
Legendary professional wrestler Shane (The Franchise) Douglas is slated to be in Carlyle on Feb. 26.

CARLYLE - Danny Warren is the general manager of the Canadian Wrestling’s Elite (CWE), based out of Winnipeg, and he is excited to bring CWE to Carlyle for the first time in its history next month.

Beginning in 2009, CWE has had some big names perform for them, which included WWE Hall of Famer Jake (The Snake) Roberts, when he headlined in 2017-18 for the Pick Your Poison tour. Ax and Smash from Demolition appeared in 2010 for the CWE tag team titles and returned in 2016 for the Demolition Day event.

Before the pandemic, CWE was actively performing across five provinces, bringing in large crowds and entertainment for many wrestling fans.

With the return of full scale events in 2022, there were new economic challenges never experienced before in the industry or within the organization.

According to Warren, CWE became Canada’s elite wrestling brand through perseverance, hard work and work ethic, which continues to this day as they rebuild the foundation.

They went back to full-time action last year, and as they wrapped up 2023, it was one of the busiest years in CWE's 15-year history.

CWE will kick off 2024 with the largest tour ever. The anniversary tour will begin in January in Ontario and then they will move west.

Twelve shows will be performed in 12 nights across three provinces, with eight of these events held in Saskatchewan.

Warren explained that events have been held in Estevan, Carnduff and Weyburn with remarkable success and they wanted to add a few locations, which will include Carlyle and North Battleford for the first time, to see if they can capture the same excitement.

On Feb. 26, this event will take place at the Carlyle Memorial Hall, and Warren said it will not disappoint the fans.

“Saskatchewan people are big into pro wrestling,” said Warren. Widening the market made sense, so they could reach more enthusiastic wrestling fans.

A full card of wrestling will take to the squared circle. Warren, who wrestles as seven-time champion (Hotshot) Danny Duggan will be present with CWE champion “The Zombie Killer” Mentallo. CAM!!Kaze will be attending with (Chisled) Chad Daniels and Leon Lokombo. Canadian wrestling legend EZ Ryder is also expected to be in Carlyle

The big attraction is wrestling legend “The Franchise” Shane Douglas, who has also been in World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling, where he won the world title four times and was their longest-reigning champion. 

There will be T-shirts and all kinds of merchandise available of their favourite CWE wrestlers.

Last minute changes are always possible in the business, but there will be at least five matches to entertain the fans.