Riea Von Slasher powerbombs Mary Jane Payne against a table during their main-event match at Saturday's Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling show at the Departure Bay Activity Centre.

Riea Von Slasher powerbombs Mary Jane Payne against a table during their main-event match at Saturday's Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling show at the Departure Bay Activity Centre.

Wrestler survives tables, ladders and chairs to win title

Riea Von Slasher defeated Mary Jane Payne to win the Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling women's title on Saturday night in Nanaimo.

Nobody ever said winning a championship is easy.

Riea Von Slasher, despite going through two tables, managed to defeat Mary Jane Payne and win the Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling women’s title on Saturday night in a tables, ladders and chairs main event.

“The girls killed it,” said Brent LaPlante, VIPW promoter. “Hat’s off to them. That was amazing.”

A good crowd at the Departure Bay Activity Centre saw an action-packed six-match card at VIPW’s two-year anniversary show.

“It was more than I expected…” LaPlante said. “We had a couple hundred people in here, so I’m happy. It was packed. It was fun.”

The main-event combatants were quick to introduce chairs, ladders and tables into their match. The spot of the night came when, with the women fighting on the turnbuckle, Von Slasher was pushed off and fell backward, head and neck first, through a table set up outside the ring. Payne attempted to climb the ladder and win the title, but a crooked referee broke up the ascent.

Von Slasher tried repeatedly to powerbomb Payne through a table, but although it didn’t break, the quadruple powerbomb did more than enough damage for Von Slasher to climb the ladder and win.

“It turns out when you weigh 95 cents, you don’t break tables,” Von Slasher said of her opponent. “After that point, there was just so much abuse, either one of us could have been taken out… Weapons bring a whole new level of pain.

“It’s going to be a rough couple days after this match for sure, but I hope people enjoyed it. I hope it was worth it to everybody.”

The veteran wrestler now becomes VIPW’s first-ever women’s champion, and said it will be tough to wrest the belt from her.

“I’ve got the advantage now – you’ve got to actually pin me to win,” Von Slasher said. “I’m a dirty player. I’ll keep it however I have to.”

In other action, the Nanaimo team of B.J. Laredo and Scott Steel defeated Tony Baroni and Billy Suede, but by disqualification, so the titles didn’t change hands. Laredo hit his piledriver on Baroni but Suede used the title belt to hit Laredo in the head and break up the pinfall.

Also, VIPW Island champion Bishop beat Mike Shreddz via the Bishop Bomb, Cremator Von Slasher used a chokeslam to finish off Danni Deeds, Eddie Osbourne beat Patrick Large and Lak Siddartha defeated Krofton.

GAME ON … Laredo and Steel will get another shot at Baroni and Suede, this time in a no-disqualifications street fight, on Nov. 21 at Nanaimo’s Departure Bay Activity Centre.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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