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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]