It’s only been a few months since the announcement of a new West Coast Canadian indie promotion kicking into operation when Nation Extreme Wrestling (NEW) announced their arrival on Twitter in July of this past summer. The new Vancouver, British Columbia promotion announced an all-star who’s who of West Coast talent featuring international indie stars, Western Canada and Pacific Northwest/West Coast veterans, TikTok stars, plus guests from other parts of Canada. On September 11, 2021, NEW held their first event, NEW 1, which featured two cards, one at 12 noon and one at 7 pm. The 7 pm card was released online for FREE on the promotion’s official YouTube channel and features the likes of “Speedball” Mike Bailey and Veda Scott mixing it up on a card that also features Nicole Matthews, Daniel Makabe, Artemis Spencer, The Voros Twins, and many more.
This past weekend, NEW held NEW 2, once again holding two cards, with NEW regulars like Nicole Matthews, Daniel Makabe, Artemis Spencer, Liiza Hall, Ravenous Randy, Sebastian Wolfe, and more, and featuring NEW debuts from NJPW and Bullet Club star El Phantasmo (a West Coast Canada indie veteran) and IMPACT Wrestling’s former X-Division juggernaut “Walking Weapon” Josh Alexander. Hopefully, another YouTube show of one of the cards uploads soon.
NEW has released its updated Card for NEW 2 set for Saturday, October 9th at the Vancouver Convention Centre starting at 7pm.
Visit https://t.co/U8wbHyc2XY for info on matches featuring many of your favourite NEW names AND both El P & Josh Alexander! Tickets on sale now! pic.twitter.com/xnulKP06oR
— NationExtremeWrestling (@NEWWrestlingInc) September 23, 2021
NEW isn’t sitting around either. They’ve also announced the date for NEW 3 coming on November 27, but at press time, they have not revealed any match-ups.
Why wait? pic.twitter.com/XLf5xjaNAj
— NationExtremeWrestling (@NEWWrestlingInc) October 10, 2021
With the Canadian indie scene starting to kick back into gear with COVID restrictions easing up, Vancouver’s NEW has not only quickly replaced the void left by a scorned ECCW as the West Coast’s top indie but emerged as one of Canada’s most exciting new promotions. And with its easy access early out the gate, it’s a perfect time for fans of many of these wrestlers around the world to jump on the beginning of a Canadian indie in a time when the Great White North’s indie scene has had to spend almost two years in Carbonite following already enduring nearly two decades of being an underrated and underappreciated indie community.
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