This is a show from Canadian Wrestling Elite. It's held in a small city that they don't normally run. Gladstone, Manitoba. They usually run Winnipeg, Manitoba.
The reason they ran it was because the community wanted to run a benefit show for a bad ass little kid fighting cancer. It's pretty cool, they let him jump in the ring, the television champ let him hold the belt. I'm sure he had a good time and they apparently raised 3,000 bucks which is a lot better than a sharp stick in the eye.
I've seen every one from Ring of Honor to Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling advertise that they do these type of shows to raise money for various organizations and causes.
In the book "Wrestling 101romoting Pro Wrestling" (Which is simultaneously a very interesting read and a horrible rip off.) they mention doing these kind of shows can be beneficial to any promotion, but especially one just starting out. (I guess because it's a paid show, so you're cost are covered even though you don't get most of the profits. And the first few shows are more about not losing money than making any. And it's good promotion, gets the word out. Gives you time to build up a fanbase.)
But I've never actually seen it done before. Probably because the CWE has the benefit of being on television and was able to use this show for their program.
So I was wondering if anyone knew about any other benefit shows that other promotions do. I'm surprised you don't hear more about them. You'd think there'd be an annual one in some part of the world somewhere.
I think Pro Wrestling REALLY is a unique and fun way to raise money. Much cooler than a bake sale, right?
BTW, the show isn't so bad either.