Canadian Wrestling Elite (CWE) is bringing some alternative family entertainment to Westman with its Pick Your Poison Tour, which will bring 21 shows to 21 towns across four provinces.
The Westman dates include Virden on Jan. 8, Souris on Jan. 9 and Brandon on Jan. 10 where the show will take place at the Great Western Roadhouse featuring headliner Jake the Snake Roberts.
“What people can expect is a great fan experience, up close and in your face; it’s everything you would expect and more,” said Jeff Ritchot, CWE sales and marketing director.
Ritchot also wrestles with CWE under the name The First All Start Brian Rich and added the events bring more than just wrestling to the experience.
The shows also involve what he calls workshops, where the performers engage the audience with positive messages on a range of topics.
“We’ve done everything from bullying, drugs and alcohol talks, recently we’ve done a health and fitness one,” he said.
“We’ve some on following your dreams, motivation, and just believing in yourself—support, if you need someone to talk to, how to engage in that and who are the right people to connect with.”
For the main events the shows run roughly two hours with an intermission, which include meet and greets and photo opportunities with some of the wrestlers.
Danny Warren, CEO of the wrestling company, said CWE is quickly becoming a top brand in Canada.
The organization brings in top professional wrestlers from across North America and Warren described it as a breeding ground for performers who make it to the top echelons of the sport.
“It’s a classier caliber of Canadian wrestling; you’re getting a bit of the best of everything,” he said.
“If you’re an old school wrestling fan, we’ve got Jake the Snake Roberts for you, if you’re a modern day wrestling fan we’ve got Ring of Honor stars for you.
“There’s a little bit of something for everybody—it’s family friendly so mom and dad can come and enjoy the show with the kids and we’re very happy about the momentum we’re building in the Westman area.”
The Pick Your Poison Tour is the biggest tour in company history, Warren added, not just in terms of distance the events will span, but also with Jake the Snake who’s the biggest headliner CWE has featured.
Tickets for the events are now on sale at cwetickets.com.