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By Mike Johnson on 6/30/2017 7:22 AM

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

Stay posted to for announcements on the first round brackets!


Canadian Wrestling's Elite has proudly partnered with countless organizations across the country over the years to help use our unique form of entertainment to help raise funds for various causes and organizations.

July 31st-August 20th CWE will be on tour across the country of Canada and is opening its doors to interested parties looking to generate revenue and raise funds for their specific cause or community effort.

Whether it be a school fundraiser, sports team, youth group, or community organization Canadian Wrestling's Elite has you covered with it's no risk, no obligation fundraising packages with high return to maximize your time and effort.

If you live in one of the following markets on our tour schedule and would like to inquire about how you can make money for your cause email

Stonewall, MB

Gladstone, MB

Dauphin, MB

Virden, MB

Souris, MB

Morden, MB

Winnipeg, MB

Yorkton, SK

Prince Albert, SK

Saskatoon, SK

Regina, SK

Assiniboia, SK

Moosomin, SK

St. Albert/Edmonton, AB

Springbrook/Red Deer, AB

Calgary, AB

Medicine Hat, AB

Golden, BC

Thunder Bay, ON

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

For more information on CWE or The Nightmare On Elite Street Tour visit