2017 Elite 8 Participants Announced.

2017 Elite 8 Participants Announced.

On August 18th in Winnipeg, Manitoba the 4th installment of the now annual Elite 8 Tournament will take place and this year is hands down the biggest the tournament has ever been!
Canadian Wrestling’s Elite is ecstatic to reveal this year’s 8 participants in what has become not only the most prestigious tournament in Manitoba or Canada but one in all of independent wrestling.
This year’s Elite 8 are,
Ring Of Honor Star “The Last Real Man” Silas Young
– Current Ring Of Honor contracted wrestler
– Former WWE Developmental Talent
– Finalist in 2016 Elite 8 Tournament
Ring Of Honor Star “The Octopus” Jonathan Gresham
– Current Ring Of Honor contracted star.
TNA & Stampede Wrestling Alumni “Honey Badger” Johnny Devine
– Long tenured TNA Wrestling competitor
– Head Trainer At CanAm Wrestling Dojo In Windsor, ON
– Has Appeared On WWE TV
New Japan Pro Wrestling Star “The Crown Jewel” Chase Owens
– Member Of The Bullet Club
– Regular touring star of New Japan Pro Wrestling
Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Kaito Kiyomiya
– Top Young Prospect Of Pro Wrestling NOAH
– Touted by experts as “next Marifuji”
– On First Canadian Tour
– Has Also Competed For New Japan Pro Wrestling
Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Phil Atlas
– 26 All Japan Pro Wrestling Tour Veteran
– Has Appeared On WWE TV
– Latest Signing Of Pro Wrestling NOAH
  • BCW Heavyweight Championship
  • BCW Can-Am Tag Team Championship – with Jimmy Jacobs
  • CLASH Tag Team Championship – as The Canadian Destroyer with Petey Williams)
  • GCW Interim Heavyweight Championship
  • GCW Ontario Independent Championship
  • Placed 467 in PWI 500 (2008)
  • Placed 405 in PWI 500 (2009)
  • Placed 339 in PWI 500 (2010)
  • Won Best Wrestling Maneuver (2004, 2005)
Canadian Unified Junior Heavyweight Champion “Tornado” Tony Kozina
– 20 Year Independent Wrestling Icon
– Has Appeared On WWE, TNA, & ROH Television
– Trainer Of Davey Richards, Kyle O’Reilly, & Bad Luck Fale
“The Otter” Shane Sabre
– Multiple Time Ontario Independent Wrestling Champion
– CWE’s breakout star of 2017
– has competed for top independents like IWA Mid South & Rockstar Pro Wrestling

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