Midget Wrestling Warriors brings its ‘Game Over’ tour to Chilliwack March 22, with a full slate of matches scheduled to take place at Tzeachten Hall.
Operating since 2014, Midget Wrestling Warriors is a New York based company that has run tours throughout Canada and the United States.
Chilliwack hosted an event last year, and some of the tour’s biggest stars are coming back for the ‘Game Over’ event.
The list of wrestlers who have a good chance of appearing in Chilliwack includes Canadians Golden Boy Brandon Bowman, Bambi Hall and J’kaila, Americans Rob the Giant, Loco and Scotty Sweatervest and Mexicans Demus 666, Mascarita Sagrata, Mascarita Divita and Tiago Rey.
The owner of Midget Wrestling Warriors, Dan DiLucchio, competes under the moniker ‘Short Sleeve Sampson.’
“We have to prove our product,” he said. “There’s a generation of wrestling fans out there that haven’t seen midget wrestling in person. I’m really excited to see that the Midget Wrestling Warriors has the roster depth and talent to really showcase what our sport is all about and the unique element that we bring to the table.”
Sampson and Mascarita Sagrate each have more than 20 years of wrestling experience on their resumes.
Both men have worked with American promotions WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), TNA (Total Nonstop Action Wrestling) and Hulk Hogan’s Micro-Championship Wrestling and they’ve both spent time in Mexico with the AAA and CMLL promotions.
“I’ve always been athletic, I’ve always been involved in sports,” Sampson said. “But I must be realistic. The NBA, NFL, MLB or NHL are not calling me or any of us in Midget Wrestling Warriors to work for them because we don’t meet their height requirement.”
Sampson knows there are people who object to the use of the word ‘midget,’ and believe Sampson and the others in Midget Wrestling Warriors are objectified and exploited like some sort of circus sideshow.
He says absolutely not.
“No! This is how I make my living, this is how I pay my bills, this is how I support my family and this is how I live out my dreams,” he explains. “My goal is to not only be recognized as a ‘midget’wrestler, but as a great wrestler who happens to be ‘short.’ So, let’s be straight with each other and drop all these politically correct labels. We’re called midgets!”
A front row seat to see Sampson at the March 22 show costs $25 and general admission is $20 (plus GST and service charges). A VIP Meet and Greet can get you in early to meet all the wrestlers before the show.
Get tickets online at vtixonline.com/all-star-wrestling or call 604-710-0872.