Kyle Zachary and Shawn Rice will enter the ring Saturday as the local duo continues to book gigs in the wrestling circuit. (courtesy Kyle Zachary)
Saturday, in Beauharnois, two Kahnawake dads will enter the ring looking to quench wrestling fans’ thirst for slamming action and entertainment at The Beginning II, hosted by Beauharnois Championship Wrestling.
The Dad Bod Squad is coming off a victory over Los Dummies at Slamtasia 6 in October, and will look for win number two over a yet to be determined team.
“I wrestled at the two last shows in Kahnawake, and I saw those local guys and the crowd loved them,” said promoter Loic Lessard Paquette.
The BCW hosted its first event, The Beginning, last January, and reached out to Dad Bod Kyle Zachary, who grapples alongside Shawn Rice. El Taco Loco, who Zachary defeated at Child’s Play in May, lured Zachary out of wrestling retirement, and local slammer has been getting attention since suiting up.
“Now that we’re back at it, we’re getting more and more offers,” said Zachary, who booked a show in Montreal before the holidays.
In addition to squaring off in The Beginning II, the dads will take their bods to New Jersey at the beginning of April to fight in the three-day festival, The Collective, featuring top independent wrestling companies on Turtle Island. The Dad Bod Squad will feature at Inter Species Wrestling’s Bastion Snow International Food Fight Invitational.
As for stepping into the ring next Saturday, Zachary is confident his body can take the heat of the squared circle.
“I mean, we can’t be doing all the things we did when we were 20,” he said. “We had to adjust our styles, but so far, so good.”
The show takes place at Ecole Jesus-Marie at 25 rue St. Joseph in Beauharnois, and starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 with kids between five and 12 paying $5.
The BCW is offering a chance to win tickets for The Beginning II for those that like the BCW Facebook page, share the post, and tag a friend you want to bring along to the action.
“I support local talent,” said Paquette. “When you bring local guys in the region, the crowd follows them.”