Prestige Wrestling 5 comes to Corvallis
May 11 • 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm• $15 - $50
Forget your Friday plans. Professional wrestling organization Prestige Wrestling will debut in Corvallis on Friday, May 11. Prestige Wrestling has typically focused most of its shows in Eastern Oregon, so this is a chance to see some of the best professional wrestlers on the independent circuit as the organization begins to branch into more cities through the Pacific Northwest. The card will feature former WWE superstar, Simon Gotch, known in WWE as Simon Grimm of the tag team Vaudevillians and trained early in his career by Pacific Northwest native Daniel Bryan, who taught him to take on a technical style of wrestling. Gotch says he’s looking forward to his match with former MMA fighter Tom Lawlor because, since there’s a shortlist of wrestlers who apply actual grappling in their ring work, his match with Lawlor will be an action-packed match that’ll have the audience at their feet. The evening will also feature a diverse style of wrestling, Grimm adds. In addition to his match of mat-based wrestling, some professional greats will be wrestling as well. Super Crazy of Extreme Championship Wrestling and Juventud Guerrera of World Championship Wrestling will bring their high-flying style of wrestling common in Lucha Libre and local wrestlers will bring the old school, traditional style of wrestling to the card, according to Gotch. “You really get a little bit of everything on the show,” he says.
Prestige Wrestling 5: Valley Clash slams into Guerber Hall, 110 SW 53rd Street, Corvallis 7 pm Friday, May 11, $15-$50. — Henry Houston