Bishop cinches in a headlock on Eddie Osbourne during the main event at the Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling show Saturday at the Departure Bay Activity Centre.

Nanaimo wrestlers tested at VIPW show

Title bouts were hotly contested this past weekend at the Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling show in Nanaimo.

Title bouts were hotly contested this past weekend at the Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling show in Nanaimo.

Four different championships were on the line Saturday night at the Departure Bay Activity Centre, and one belt changed hands.

Nanaimo wrestlers were busy, as Scott Steel wrestled two matches and B.J. Laredo wrestled two opponents.

Steel began the night with an upset win over Lak Siddartha in a non-title match, which led to Siddartha putting his Pure Violence Championship on the line later on. Steel used ladders to accentuate his high-flying attack, but it wasn’t quite enough to win as Billy Suede and Tony Baroni interfered and then Siddartha delivered an F5 Decapitator on Steel outside the ring for a pinfall.

Laredo, who had agreed to face an opponent of Ice’s choosing, was surprised to learn that his rival had sent not one, but two opponents, Super V-Los and Canadian Protection. Still, Laredo managed to win.

“It’s perseverance and determination to get my hands on Ice. I’m not going to let anybody stop me,” Laredo said.

Also at Saturday’s show, Riea Von Slasher won back the VIPW women’s championship from Violet that she had lost the night before in Victoria; Suede and Baroni retained the tag titles against the Good Brothers; and VIPW champ Bishop defeated Eddie Osbourne with a Bishop Bomb off the turnbuckle.

GAME ON … VIPW will return to the Departure Bay Activity Centre on March 26 and will feature Laredo versus Ice in a no-holds-barred grudge match.

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