Day 19: Winnipeg, MB.
It is 8:51 a.m. on day 19 of the “Nightmare on Elite Street” tour, and I awaken on a comfy couch at Greg and Lori’s house. They run the ring truck, and work the front door at our shows.
Despite all of the turmoil over the past few weeks with injuries, family emergencies, frustrations, vehicle problems, etc. the past few days have FINALLY seen us fall into that “well-oiled machine” groove, that, as far as I’m concerned, should have been from day one.
The reality is, however, things happen. And with almost 20 people on this tour going from town to town, a lot of things are just bound to happen.
The past few days have seen our travel time slow to nearly nothing, which provides all of us some much-needed rest. I could easily tell, as there were a lot more smiles from the crew, every night at the shows in Virden, Souris, and Morden.
Last night, after the event in Morden, Manitoba, we all came back to Winnipeg and, at the midnight hour, we were informed on our group Facebook message that Jordynne Grace and Jonathan Gresham were getting married by Nikita Koloff in their hotel room before flying out today.
I had just settled in on the couch and was dozing off while my phone kept buzzing with some of the crew asking what easy going on, and where the hotel was, etc.
This morning I saw several pictures from the impromptu service, that was more symbolic than legal, I believe. However, as far as I’m concerned, symbolic is all you need, because that’s what’s truly in your heart, so my very best wishes to Jordynne and Jonathon!
I really enjoyed my time with them this tour. I hadn’t seen Jordynne in several years, and she has blossomed as a performer tremendously. And I loved sitting with Jonathan sharing wrestling ideas, viewpoints, and psychology. It really got my creative juices flowing, and there may be some collaboration between us on some projects in the new year.
Silas Young had to leave the tour after Souris, so he could fly out for his United Kingdom bookings, so we all said our goodbyes to him a few days ago as well. Another great dude, who I’m thrilled I got to spend most of my time with on this tour. This business essentially is very strange, in that, you may not see someone for years, but you can pick right back up where you left off, and then you hug goodbye, not knowing when, or if you’ll ever see them again.
I understand that more now than ever before, after all these years, and that’s why I cherish every minute and why I want to work to make these tours as much of a success as I can, however I can contribute!
We still have three more days of tour left, and it’ll be challenging! Tonight we’re here in Winnipeg, at a new venue, so I’m looking forward to that. Hopefully it does every BETTER than our regular Winnipeg venue. Tomorrow is an eight-hour drive to Thunder Bay, and Sunday, another six- or seven-hour drive to Sault Ste. Marie to conclude this massive tour.
So stick around, I’ll have a bit more to talk about from the road, and then, once back in St. Louis I’ll summarize this whole experience and wrap it up in proper fashion!
Canadian Wrestling’s Elite ON TOUR:
July 31- Stonewall, MB
Aug 1- Roseau River First Nation, MB
Aug 2- Gladstone, MB
Aug 4- Dauphin, MB
Aug 5- Prince Albert, SK
Aug 6- Saskatoon, SK
Aug 7- St. Albert, AB
Aug 8- Springbook, AB
Aug 9- Golden, BC
Aug 10- Calgary, AB
Aug 11- Medicine Hat, AB
Aug 12- Regina, SK
Aug 14- Moosomin, SK
Aug 15- Virden, MB
1) ROH Star “The American Octopus” Jonathan Gresham pinned “The King Of Pong” Ethan Price.
2) Canadian Unified Jr Heavyweight Champion “Tornado” Tony Kozina retained against Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Kaito Kiyomiya.
3) ROH Star “The Gatekeeper” Kelly Klein defeated “The Last Pure Athlete” Jordynne Grace.
4) “Hotshot” Danny Duggan, “First All Star” Brian Rich, “Second To None” Alex Anthony, & The Mercenary w/NWA Icon “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff won an 8 man elimination match against The Bullet Club’s “Crown Jewel” Chase Owens, “The Crazed Cowboy” Jacob Creed, Kute Kody & Tasty Travis with Duggan being the sole survivor last pinning Owens.
5) CWE Tag Team Champions Shane Sabre & Phil Atlas retained against K-Dos & “Killa” Kaz Karter.
6) CWE 123Approved.ca TV Champion “Jacked Jesus” Tommy Lee Curtis defended & retained his title against ROH Star “The Last Real Man” Silas Young.
Aug 16- Souris, MB
1) Kute Kody upset ROH Star “The American Octopus” Jonathan Gresham.
2) “The King Of Pong” Ethan Price made short work of Tasty Travis.
3) “The Last Pure Athlete” Jordynne Grace defeated ROH Star “The Gatekeeper” Kelly Klein.
4) In 6 Man Tag Team action CWE 123Approved.ca TV Champion “Jacked Jesus” Tommy Lee Curtis, “Hotshot” Danny Duggan, & The Mercenary w/NWA Legend “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff beat The Cannon Clan (“The Crazed Cowboy” Jacob Creed & “The Rebel” Bobby Collins) & The Canadian Cougar when TLC pinned The Cougar.
5) ROH Star “The Last Real Man” Silas Young was victorious over “First All Star” Brian Rich.
6) CWE Tag Team Champions Shane Sabre & Phik Atlas, Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Kaito Kiyomiya, & “Second To None” Alex Anthony beat The Bullet’s Club’s “Crown Jewel” Chase Owens, Canadian Unified Jr. Heavyweight “Tornado” Tony Kozina, & K-Dos, “Killa” Kaz Karter in an 8 man Tag Team Match when Kiyomiya pinned Karter.
Aug 17- Morden, MB
1) ROH Star “The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham pinned “The King Of Pong” Ethan Price.
2) “Psycho” Sydney Manson defeated Tasty Travis in a technical masterpiece.
3) “The Last Pure Athlete” Jordynne Grace bested ROH Star “The Gatekeeper” Kelly Klein.
4) “Hotshot” Danny Duggan, Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Kaito Kiyomiya, & “Second To None” Alex Anthony w/NWA Legend “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff were victorious in six man tag team action against The Bullet Club’s “Crown Jewel” Chase Owens, “The Crazed Cowboy” Jacob Creed, & Kute Kody when Duggan pinned Kody.
5) Canadian Unified Jr. Heavyweight Champion “Tornado” Tony Kozina successfully defended against The Mercenary.
6) CWE Tag Team Champions Shane Sabre & Phil Atlas defeated “Killa” Kaz Karter & K-Dos.
Aug 18- Winnipeg, MB
Aug 19- Thunder Bay, ON
Aug 20- Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Canadian Wrestling’s Elite website