Wrestling

Abbotsford’s Nishan Randhawa has been named to the Canadian wrestling team for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. (Photo courtesy SFU)

Abbotsford’s Nishan Randhawa named to Canadian wrestling team for Commonwealth Games

W.J. Mouat grad heads to Birmingham, England later this year to compete

 

The logo for World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., WWE, appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Vince McMahon is voluntarily stepping back from his roles as CEO and chairman at WWE, Friday, June 17, 2022, as the sports entertainment company performs an investigation into alleged misconduct related to a relationship with a former employee. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Vince McMahon will step down during WWE misconduct probe

Wrestling boss will continue to oversee WWE’s creative content during the investigation

 

Abbotsford’s Sunny Dhinsa (left) and tag team partner Gzim Selmani have launched Wrestling Entertainment Series. The new promotion starts on June 4 in Nottingham, England. (WWE photo)

Abbotsford’s Sunny Dhinsa, former tag team partner launch new wrestling promotion

W.J. Mouat Secondary grad creates Wrestling Entertainment Series, first show set for June 4 in UK

 

The Burnaby-based Coast Wrestling Club took home the top spot at the Miri Piri Wrestling Championship at Abbotsford’s W.J. Mouat Secondary on Saturday (May 7). (Submitted)

Miri Piri Wrestling Championships return to Abbotsford

Over 200 athletes compete at first tournament for local wrestlers since 2019

The Burnaby-based Coast Wrestling Club took home the top spot at the Miri Piri Wrestling Championship at Abbotsford’s W.J. Mouat Secondary on Saturday (May 7). (Submitted)
“The Audacity” Danni Deeds chokes The Mighty Lokombo during ASW action on Saturday (April 30). Both competitors hail from Abbotsford and Lokombo pinned Deeds to win the bout. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: All Star Wrestling returns to Abbotsford

Packed house sees five matches and two title bouts in ASW’s second appearance in 2022

“The Audacity” Danni Deeds chokes The Mighty Lokombo during ASW action on Saturday (April 30). Both competitors hail from Abbotsford and Lokombo pinned Deeds to win the bout. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
All Star Wrestling returns to Abbotsford on April 30. (ASW Facebook)

All Star Wrestling back in Abbotsford on April 30

Three title matches scheduled for second local ASW show of the year

All Star Wrestling returns to Abbotsford on April 30. (ASW Facebook)
W.J. Mouat student Tejvir Dhinsa won gold at the B.C. School Sports (BCSS) Provincial Wrestling Championships on Feb. 26. (Screenshot/ BCSS video)

Abbotsford high school wrestlers take home B.C. provincial aggregate title

W.J. Mouat team earns third title at two-day event at PNE Coliseum

W.J. Mouat student Tejvir Dhinsa won gold at the B.C. School Sports (BCSS) Provincial Wrestling Championships on Feb. 26. (Screenshot/ BCSS video)
Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)

Agassiz’s sole high school wrestler sweeps top honours at provincials

Mark Schwichtenberg earns second career gold medal, outstanding accolades

Mark Schwichtenberg won the gold medal at the high school provincial wrestling tournament this past weekend. He is Agassiz Elementary Secondary School’s only wrestler. (Contributed Photo/Balan Moorthy)
All Star Wrestling returns to Abbotsford on Feb. 26. (Facebook photo)

All Star Wrestling returning to Abbotsford in February

ASW back in Abbotsford for the first time since 2017 with show set for Feb. 26 at Abby Arts Centre

All Star Wrestling returns to Abbotsford on Feb. 26. (Facebook photo)
Jasmit Singh Phulka’s holiday toy drive is back for 2021. (@Jphulka74 Instagram photo)

Abbotsford wrestler launches holiday toy drive

Fundraiser event created by Jasmit Singh Phulka hopes to collect more than 2020 event

Jasmit Singh Phulka’s holiday toy drive is back for 2021. (@Jphulka74 Instagram photo)
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All Star Wrestling sets stage for return in Hope

First post-pandemic event for ASW occurs on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Hope Cinema

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Abbotsford-based Pacific Pro Wrestling announced on Aug. 3 that they are closing up shop. (PPW photo)

Abbotsford’s Pacific Pro Wrestling shuts down

Wrestling promotion had planned to run several shows over the next few months

Abbotsford-based Pacific Pro Wrestling announced on Aug. 3 that they are closing up shop. (PPW photo)
Former UFV Cascades wrestling coach Arjan Singh Bhullar is now the ONE heavyweight champion after defeating Brandon Vera via TKO in round two on Saturday in Singapore. (ONE Championship)

Former UFV wrestling coach wins MMA championship

Arjan Singh Bhullar captures ONE heavyweight title, first Indian origin fighter to achieve honour

Former UFV Cascades wrestling coach Arjan Singh Bhullar is now the ONE heavyweight champion after defeating Brandon Vera via TKO in round two on Saturday in Singapore. (ONE Championship)
Former UFV Cascades wrestling coach Arjan Singh Bhullar is now the ONE heavyweight champion after defeating Brandon Vera via TKO in round two on Saturday in Singapore. (ONE Championship)

Former UFV wrestling coach wins MMA championship

Arjan Singh Bhullar captures ONE heavyweight title, first Indian origin fighter to achieve honour

Former UFV Cascades wrestling coach Arjan Singh Bhullar is now the ONE heavyweight champion after defeating Brandon Vera via TKO in round two on Saturday in Singapore. (ONE Championship)
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Abbotsford’s Phulka drops match at Olympics qualifier

Jasmit Singh Phulka fails to punch his ticket to Tokyo after opening round loss

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Abbotsford’s Jasmit Singh Phulka heads to Ames, Iowa to train with the Iowa State University Cyclones wrestling team prior his Olympic qualifiers in April. (Cyclone Regional Training Centre photo)

Abbotsford’s Jasmit Phulka heading to Iowa before Olympic qualifiers

Local wrestler heads to Cyclone Regional Training Centre before Last Chance event in April

Abbotsford’s Jasmit Singh Phulka heads to Ames, Iowa to train with the Iowa State University Cyclones wrestling team prior his Olympic qualifiers in April. (Cyclone Regional Training Centre photo)
UFV wrestler Jason Bains receives four-year suspension for using banned substance

UFV wrestler Jason Bains receives four-year suspension for using banned substance

Surrey native tests positive for oral steroid Turinabol, silver national medal removed for violation

UFV wrestler Jason Bains receives four-year suspension for using banned substance
Abbotsford’s Akam (right) celebrates his tag title win with partner Rezar (left) and manager Drake Maverick (middle) back in 2018. (Twitter)

Abbotsford pro wrestler released from WWE contract

W.J. Mouat grad Sunny Dhinsa done with wrestling promotion after close to six years

Abbotsford’s Akam (right) celebrates his tag title win with partner Rezar (left) and manager Drake Maverick (middle) back in 2018. (Twitter)
ECCW was rocked this week with sexual harassment allegations against co-owner Jeff Duncan who was removed on Wednesday.

B.C. independent wrestling promotion co-owner removed after sexual harassment allegations surface

ECCW co-owner Jeff Duncan removed from ownership duties after several allegations are posted online

ECCW was rocked this week with sexual harassment allegations against co-owner Jeff Duncan who was removed on Wednesday.
ECCW was rocked last week with sexual harassment allegations against co-owner Jeff Duncan who was removed on Wednesday.

B.C. independent wrestling promotion co-owner removed after sexual harassment allegations surface

ECCW co-owner Jeff Duncan removed from ownership duties after several allegations are posted online

ECCW was rocked last week with sexual harassment allegations against co-owner Jeff Duncan who was removed on Wednesday.