Live Pro Wrestling transforming Toothy Moose

Mayhem At The Moose will present the wrestling you know and love in a whole new space.

The Toothy Moose Cabaret will be transformed on Friday as Live Pro Wrestling hits the bar with a vengeance.

Mayhem At The Moose, presented by East Coast Bakery and Downtown Wrestling, will present the wrestling you know and love in a whole new space, with the volume increased to 11.

Organizer Ryan Fried looks forward to delighting current fans and bringing in new ones for this incredible event.

“If you are a fan of wrestling, you will love this. If you’re not or if you’re not familiar, you might like it even more,” she said.

“So many people who would never have thought in a million years that they would come to a show found themselves yelling at the bad guys in the middle. It can be a lot of fun to watch.”

There are promotions like Ultimate Championship Wrestling and Wrestling Unleashed, including the popular Propellor Arcade events, which serve the city community. But Fried is going for something different.

“There is a lot of professional wrestling for fans in the area, and I want to reach that 18-34 demographic of college students and downtown folks. The Moose is almost like the new Dome,” he said.

“It’s modern, it’s hot and it’s a dance venue on the weekends. It’s very much an untapped market, and I can’t wait to do a show and maybe bring in more people.”

The show will feature top wrestlers from the Maritimes, Sasha Stratus drag, hip-hop artist J-Brew, a DJ and more. There will be wrestlers like former WWE Highlander Robbie McAllister, Thad Howett, JP Simms and more.

“It’s an art form and there’s a lot to see here. Our special guest is Moon Mist, and they will have a lot of fun with the people and put on something special,” she said. “I really feel like there is something for everyone here.”

For Fried, he says the sponsorship and people on board are also ready to put on a fabulous event with him.

“Jerry from East Coast Bakery is a huge wrestling fan. He gives away bagels, he promotes the shows and it’s so nice to see how much he cares,” he said. “Downtown Wrestling is a promotion. But we see this as a showcase for the best fighters from all the promotions coming together.”

Fried, who has been a ring announcer and has been in the business for years, calls this show his love letter to maritime wrestling.

“We originally wanted this show in March 2020 and obviously we couldn’t do it. They shut us down for COVID-19 three weeks before the show,” she said.

“It has been three years of preparation. It’s been a long time coming and I honestly couldn’t be happier that this is here. I just want to show everything we have.”

The most important thing for Fried is to grow the audience and introduce people who love wrestling and want to come back.

“People who have not been exposed are absolutely welcome. We want them to have the time of their lives at the show. Nothing compares,” she said.

“It’s a stunt show, a rock concert, a drag show and a stunt show all rolled into one. It’s live in front of you and there are no second takes. The show is amazing.”

While the events happen in stadiums or breweries, Fried is excited to take this to a club and do something completely different.

“With the lights, sound and production, it will be amazing to make the most of the space. It will be something immersive and new, and I hope this is the first in a series,” he said.

“I would really love to continue to push the boundaries and have big, amazing shows that people can enjoy.”

Wrestling represents so many different disciplines and art forms coming together in one spectacle, and Fried plans to sum that up.

“It’s just this crude form of entertainment. In essence, you put two people in an enclosed space, tell them to fight, and it’s very visceral,” she said.

“This is a different style than Grand Pre wrestling from the ’60s and ’70s, and such a cool place. I can’t wait to get wrestling fans and new people. It’s been a show that’s been around for a long time and it’s going to be impossible not to have a good time.”

The Live Pro Wrestling Mayhem At The Moose show will be Friday, November 18 at 8:30 pm It will be at the Toothy Moose on Argyle St. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

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