Wrestling

Kelowna’s Marty “Mad Dog” Sugar will battle Danni “That Guy” Deeds at the Big West Wrestling event June 15 at East Kelowna Hall.

Danni “That Guy” Deeds will battle bitter rival Marty “Mad Dog” Sugar.

Chucky Lee Ray defends against former-friend-turned-enemy Davey Deals.

And the six-man tag match is billed as Surrey vs. the Okanagan.

These three epic clashes are on the bill as Big West Wrestling returns to East Kelowna Hall on June 15 after a six-year absence.

For the past five years, Big West has been a fixture at Lake City Bowling.

But Lake City has closed, forcing Big West to return to the previous venue.

While the event will feature all the action, trash talk and brashness expected from a professional wrestling show, it has a charitable side.

The June 15 evening is happening in conjunction with a visit of the Abbotsford Special Adventures, a group of teens and adults with disabilities who will spend the weekend dropping in at Kangaroo Creek Farm, having a dance and cheering the Big West wrestlers on.

Deeds is from Abbotsford and volunteers with the Adventures, so he expects the group to be solidly in his corner.

Deeds ran, albeit unsuccessfully, for mayor of Abbotsford in the last municipal election.

He tends to show up everywhere wearing a T-shirt that proclaims: I Dislike You and Your City.

It’s likely a ploy to provoke Kelowna fans and show, in a warped way, his civic pride in his hometown of Abbotsford.

As such, rival and Kelowna’s own “Mad Dog” Sugar will have his work cut out for him.

The Big West Television Title, which actually isn’t televised, will be claimed by either Ray or Deals, both guys from Kelowna who started in the wrestling business three years ago as friends and have grown to despise each other.

The Natural will bring a team of three from the Lower Mainland and Enderby’s Michael More will assemble a trio from the Valley for the Surrey vs. the Okanagan six-man tag match.

Braydon Goss and Jade will attempt to out-piledrive and out-chokeslam each other to claim the Okanagan-Interior title.

Also on the bill are Vernon’s Camaro Cope vs. Sean Gaston and Ace Redmann Jr. taking on Enderby’s Slave.

Advance tickets are available at Players Choice Sportscards and Kelowna Barber Shop.

Tickets will also be for sale at the door starting at 7 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. bell time.

Best West Wrestling also presented a show at the recent 60th anniversary May Days in Rutland and put on two events during Westside Daze.

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