Fans shocked by Scallop Days announcement
By Kirk Starratt
The largest crowd to ever see a live MainStream Wrestling Entertainment (MSW) show in Digby was audibly shocked Saturday night by an announcement that the professional wrestling promotion would be one of the headline attractions for Scallop Days this August.
It all unfolded as MSW owner and promoter Devin Chittick, a.k.a “X-Ray” Kyle Kruze, who is originally from Digby, defended his Atlantic Canadian Championship against challenger “Kowboy” Mike Hughes, a long-time Maritime main eventer, a national TV star on The Fight Network’s Wrestling Reality and a former WWE performer.
The on-again, off-again relationship between the sometimes tag-team partners was definitely off again in Digby. Hughes belittled the fans at ringside and ended up getting disqualified by referee Storm MacDonald for a blatant low blow. Kruze, a five-time titleholder, retained the championship.
Later in the evening, Kruze came back to ringside to announce that a deal had been reached for MSW to be one of the headline attractions for this year’s Digby Scallop Days. The ring will be set up on the waterfront on Saturday, Aug. 9 and the main event will be a steel cage match pitting Hughes versus Kruze. A gasp of amazement and huge round of applause went up from the record crowd of over 300 fans.
The show, held as part of MSW’s history-making 2008 spring tour, featured perhaps the most star-studded lineup of any show the promotion ever staged in the town. The two previous nights witnessed sold-out audiences in Windsor and Dartmouth and both shows set MSW attendance records for the venues.
In the second half of the double main event, the seven-foot tall, 328-pound MSW Champion Giant Grimez successfully defended his title against the number-one contender, former WWE performer Quinson Valentino.
Former ECW star and two-time former WWE World Women’s Champion Jazz defeated challenger “The International Superstar” Portia Perez.
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