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WWE took over Ryerson as NXT Live: Toronto took place at the Mattamy Athletic Center on Saturday, September 9th, 2017.
(Photo by Daniel Marino)

Future wrestling star Bobby Roode says goodbye to WWE NXT at Ryerson

On Saturday, Toronto native Bobby Roode competed in his last match under the World Wrestling Entertainment NXT banner, with Ryerson as the host. NXT Live: Toronto entertained WWE fans for three hours in the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The house show saw the Babyfaces (the good guys) sweep the Heels (the bad guys) in all eight matches. Two different championship titles […]

by Daniel Marino· · Sports
Lady wrestlers at the Island Rumble on Sept. 9, 2016.

Wrestling Sexism on Toronto Island

Wrestling Sexism on Toronto Island These women chokeslam negative stereotypes in the world of professional wrestling. Posted by The Ryersonian on Dienstag, 13. September 2016   By Mike Hutchinson & Jacob Cohen Bright lights, rainbows, professional wrestling and dildos. Managers dressed as giant phalluses, announcers cracking jokes and a crowd whooping and cheering as if it was the holy grail of […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
Ryerson student to fight for gold at Pan Am Games

Ryerson student to fight for gold at Pan Am Games

Every weekday, Braxton Papadopoulos gets up to do a weight workout, eats her lunch, naps for half an hour, goes for a run and then spends two hours at wrestling practice — all while balancing a small number of classes. It’s brutal, it’s demanding, but the 19-year-old wrestler loves it, and it seems her hard work has paid off. Papadopoulos […]

by Jemicah Marasigan· · Sports, Wrestling
Fancy Bebamikawe and Brandi Richards wrestle together at the City Adult Learning Centre on Danforth. Both are students at Ryerson University and members of the newly formed Ryerson Wrestling team. (Alexis Allison / Ryersonian Staff)

Local wrestling program makes Ryerson wrestling team a reality

For the first time since 1987, Ryerson University has a wrestling team. But it’s an outside program called Team Impact Wrestling behind the new venture, not Ryerson’s in-house athletics department. As one of the only national developmental training programs recognized by Canada Wrestling, Team Impact brings with it a wealth of experienced coaches and wrestling mentors. They pitched the team […]

by Alexis Allison· · Sports, Wrestling
Saeed Azarbayjan wrestling in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Q&A with Ryerson’s new wrestling coach

Wrestling is back at Ryerson for the first time since 1987. The team is still a work in progress, but new head coach and former Olympic freestyle wrestler Saeed Azarbayjani is determined to make it a success. On the heels of the upcoming season, we caught up with the man himself for a few questions and to talk all things […]

by Patrick Cwiklinski· · Sports
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