Sarnia councillor Brian White knew the world of municipal politics would be rough but never thought it would take him into the wrestling ring.
After trading insults on Facebook with professional wrestler Sebastian Suave, White jostled with him during a September Smash Wrestling show in Sarnia.
“I was called out by a professional wrestler, which isn’t something I would have expected as a city councillor,” said White.
“He tried to embarrass me and the city, which I took exception to.”
The Canadian wrestling series returns to the Station Music Hall on Nov. 25, with an event called Rumble at the Border.
The evening of family-friendly wrestling includes appearances from W.W.E. athlete Mark Andrews from the U.K. and Smash Wrestling champion Matt Cross.
Coun. White will also be there, handcuffed to Sebastian Suave’s manager to prevent any foul play.
“Things might get out of hand,” White said.
Event promoter Arron Sisson says the beauty of Smash Wrestling is that anything can happen.
“The experience that I got from watching it was just a whole different experience than going to one of the bigger shows,” he said.
“The crowd is involved in the show… I found that really cool.”
This is the third show Sisson has organized with Smash Wrestling through his company, The Chem Valley Agency, a booking and promotion agency that also does comedy, music and other shows.
“I’ve been a wrestling fan all my life and I’ve always wanted to bring it here,” he said.
Sisson says the November show will have at least six fights and a few surprises.
“It’s always a different show, it’s always a different line up,” he said. “Everyone has a great time.”
Tickets are available at Cheeky Monkey, Philly Cheese Jakes and online at www.ticketscene.ca.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ChemValleyAgency.