Cody Deaner is currently accepting bookings for speaking engagements. Cody has years of experience telling his story of his various struggles to achieve his dream with a variety of different groups.
Cody's story involves overcoming adversity, motivation strategies, striving to be a positive influence, and putting in hard work alongside goal setting to achieve your dreams.
He has spoken at youth group events, high school conferences, church functions, children's events, charity fundraisers, and held workshops for youth revolving around the power of influence and staying motivated.
To inquire about Cody speaking at your event, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Cody Deaner's Instagram and Facebook pages:
"Last Saturday ended up being a very special night...
On Oct 14th, at a #SoldOut Border City Wrestling event at St. Clair College in Windsor, ON, I had the honor & privilege to team up with Rey Mysterio.
Like so many wrestling fans from my generation, I grew up a huge fan of Rey Mysterio. To share a ring with him was both exciting & humbling. Exciting because we got to stand together in front a jam-packed arena while fans chanted for both a special Ontario version of a 619 ... the "519" AND ... a "DDT." And humbling, because of what Rey told the audience after our match.
After the match, both Santino and I got to get on the mic & express our gratitude to Rey for coming to Ontario. And when Rey took the mic, he asked the crowd if they felt the energy we brought to the ring together as a team and then told the crowd: "I think I found myself a new tag team partner."
I have been so blessed the last number of years to get to share the ring with many of my childhood heroes. To be treated as their equal is both surreal and truly humbling.
I will share with you the same thing I told Rey privately after the show. Rey Mysterio is the hardest working and easiest to work with superstar I've had the opportunity to share the ring with.
You are a true class act, Rey.
Here's to us dropping some more 619s & DDTs in the future!
On Sunday, October 1st, Cody Deaner defeated "Hacker" Scotty O'Shea in a no-DQ street fight dubbed a "London City Riot" match at Smash Wrestling's "Fight Knight" event at the London City Music Hall.
Cody Deaner insisted on this riotous match after Scotty O'Shea sucker-punched Deaner on the first event held at the London City Music Hall, and then low-blowed him in their match at the London City Music Hall's second inaugural event.
The "London City Riot" match main-evented a sold out, standing room only event in front of a crowd who were in awe as they saw O'Shea and Deaner fight all over the building. Highlights included a spinebuster through a stack of chairs, Deaner diving off the stage through a table onto O'Shea, O'Shea taking the ring apron and padding off to reveal the steel and wood under the ring, and ultimately a win for Deaner via a DDT onto a giant stack of chairs and O'Shea's keyboard.
Cody Deaner had the following to say on his Facebook and Instagram pages:
"#PackedHouse & #StandingRoomOnly last night at Smash Wrestling at the London Music Hall
The positive feedback I've received from fans on my #LondonCityRiot match vs. Scotty O'Shea has been overwhelming.
One lifelong wrestling fan told me today that it was by far the best match they'd ever seen live. If I could bottle the energy in that room last night & sell it, I'd be a rich redneck.
The amount of support shown at the #MerchTable was off the charts. Thanks for the support London. The #DeanerDynasty is STRONG in the #ForestCity. Keep givin'er!"
At a recent Rock Solid Wrestling event in Angus, Ontario, Cody Deaner surprised a fan with a special gift for his birthday.
Cody wrote the following about the surprise on his Facebook page:
Pro wrestling sometimes gets a bad rap. It shouldn't...
This is Spencer.
This past Saturday in Angus, ON at the Rock Solid Wrestling show, I got to surprise Spencer with a surprise birthday present.
I came out for an in-ring promo to hype my main event match vs. Tyler Tirva. In the middle of my promo, I surprised Spencer by calling him out and letting the #SoldOut #StandingRoomOnly crowd know that it was Spencer's birthday. The look on his face was priceless.
We all started to sing Happy Birthday to him, but the evil & arrogant Tyler Tirva came out to spoil our plans and cut off the birthday celebration.
Tirva started to talk some smack to the 8 year old Spencer and didn't take too kindly to the fact that the fans were cheering for Spencer louder than they were for him. I wondered if Tirva's words would upset Spencer ... but I was quickly mistaken.
I walked over to Spencer during Tirva's tirade and Spencer made his way to the guardrail. He then looked me dead in the eyes, and with 100% sincerity asked, "Can you help me over this guardrail so I can go kick his butt?"
I'd be lying if I didn't say in was very tempted to let him have at it! Instead, I was able to chase Tirva off and get Spencer in the ring with me so we could finish singing happy birthday to him.
Then, Spencer and I did some pretty wicked-awesome bicep poses while the crowd went nuts.
At intermission, Spencer's dad came over to me and looked me right in the eye to warmly thank me for doing that for his son. He said it would be a lifelong memory for him. I'm sure he's right, and I'm glad it will be.
Pro wrestling gets a bad rap from some folks. It shouldn't. If those people actually took the time to see how wrestling can be a positive influence on today's youth and witness moments like this, perhaps they'd change their tune and see wrestling for what it is - a beautiful business that is about creating positive memories for people and allowing them to forget their worries and simply smile for a few hours.
Happy birthday Spencer! Keep givin'er & keep flexin'!
Cody Deaner and Classic Championship Wrestling sell out the Parkhill Fall Fair event for the 4th year in a row
For the fourth year in a row, Classic Championship Wrestling has sold out the Parkhill Fall Fair wrestling event that opens the annual Parkhill Fall Fair. For the fourth year in a row, the hometown hero, Cody Deaner, headlined the event.
"I look forward to this event every year," Cody said. "Hearing 400 screaming kids is a sound that you never get sick of. It pops your ear drums ... but the adrenaline spike it gives you is like nothing else in the world."
This year, Cody Deaner lost his Classic Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title against Chris Masters in the "Masterlock Challenge" earlier in the night, after the former WWE star cheated his way to attain the belt. Cody triumphantly returned later in the evening to win his belt back versus "The Masterpiece."
Professional wrestling continues to be the main draw at the Parkhill Fall Fair. This year they had to move the event out of the community Centre and into the North Middlesex Arena to accommodate the event.
"This just keeps growing," Cody Deaner said. "Look for next year to be even bigger and even better. I don't know how we do it every year. But with the community's support, we manage to make it bigger and better every year."
Cody Deaner posted the following picture thanking his fans on his Instagram account:
On Saturday, Sept 16th, 2017, in Oshawa, ON, at a Pro Wrestling Eclipse event, Cody was surprised with a very special gift from three very special fans.
Cody wrote the following about the experience on his Facebook page:
Some wrestlers might say, "I have the greatest fans in the world," just because it sounds like a nice thing to say. But I know I can say it and actually mean it.
This past Saturday in Oshawa, Ontario, 3 of my biggest fans - James, MacKenzie & Brayden - came into the building telling me they had a surprise for me.
They told me they wanted me to look out into the crowd when I came to the ring and they'd show me the surprise then. But this was an hour before belltime, and after about 15 mins of waiting, they couldn't contain their excitement to show me what they made me, so they asked if they could show me BEFORE the show. Of course, I agree.
On their instruction, I turned around and closed my eyes until they said it was ok to look. When they were ready, I turned around and opened my eyes and I couldn't believe what I saw: A GIANT professionally made vinyl banner proudly proclaiming me as their champion. Included on the poster are moments we've shared together at shows either at intermission or before an event.
To say I was floored by this would be an understatement. It's very rare that I'm left speechless, but this was definitely one of those occasions.
I thought it was so cool that they'd be bringing this banner to events, but then they told me ... no, they wanted ME to KEEP it. And they wanted to autograph it for me too. :)
I'm not ashamed to say that after receiving the gift I was left stunned at my merch table and had a few minutes alone before more fans started to filter in. I fought pretty hard holding back tears in those few minutes as the realization of the effect I had on these kids started to hit me.
I've preached this to fellow wrestlers before, but it warrants repeating again here... never underestimate the influence you have on those around you. Whether you WANT to be influential or not... you ARE. So take that position seriously.
I take it seriously. And honestly, I've grown to actually cherish it.
Thank you James, MacKenzie & Brayden. Your gift is going to be displayed proudly in the "Deaner Man Cave."
I can whole-heartedly & proudly proclaim that my fans - The Deaner Dynasty - are the greatest fans in the world.
One year ago, Ethan couldn't walk on his own and could barely communicate. On May 27th, in Bracebridge, Ontario, he was walking around the wrestling ring and giving Cody Deaner a special personal message.
Read Cody Deaner's story below (from his official FACEBOOK PAGE):
"Last night ended up being a VERY special night.
Awhile back, Rock Solid Wrestling learned about a young boy named Ethan who was born with a condition that left him unable to walk on his own. His parents reached out to their community to try to raise $120,000 for a special surgery, out of the country, to try to make it possible for Ethan to take his first unassisted step in his young life.
Rock Solid Wrestling decided to join the amazing community that surrounded Ethan, and we were all able to help them reach their goal and get Ethan his surgery. I learned from his mother that only 7 days after the surgery, Ethan took his very first step all on his own.
Last night was a VERY special night, because I had the honor and privilege to tell the audience in Bracebridge about Ethan's courageous journey, and then get in the ring and walk around the ring with him as the crowd chanted, "Ethan, Ethan, Ethan!"
As the Canadian Heavyweight Champion, I made Ethan the honorary champion for the evening, and the crowd unanimously agreed that Ethan was indeed the TRUE champion.
I fought back tears as I watched Ethan walk across the ring on his own and jump up and down while shaking the ropes.
Knowing I had to defend my title that night, I was then blessed with a message from Ethan himself (which you can see the video of at Cody Deaner's FACEBOOK PAGE or INSTAGRAM PAGE):
"Cody Deaner ... I got your back!"
To all my fellow men and women in the wrestling business ... keep your eyes open for moments like this. Every time we perform, we have moments and opportunities of INFLUENCE. When we recognize and act on these opportunities, there's no telling what unique effect we might have on those around us.
And to Ethan's family, you are a brave, patient, and lovely group of people. Thanks for allowing me to have that moment with Ethan last night, I'll never forget it.
And to Ethan, I hope that one day you'll be able to understand the immense influence you have on people and how many people you have inspired by being such an amazing young boy.
Oh ... and I got your back too buddy. I ALWAYS got your back.
On May 12th and 13th, in Hanover and Collingwood, Ontario, Cody Deaner successfully defended his Canadian Heavyweight Championship at Rock Solid Wrestling events.
The weekend was made extra special as Cody Deaner had WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat in his corner.
Cody took to his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to reflect on the amazing weekend, and had the following to say:
"Wow. What a weekend.For 2 straight nights I defended my Canadian Heavyweight Championship in the main event for jammed packed Rock Solid Wrestling events.
And in my corner as my manager each night was a man I grew up idolizing - Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat.
They say you should never meet your idols. Not only did I get to meet one of mine, I got to work alongside him, and learn from him.
I think I learned more in the past two days from Ricky Steamboat than I have in the last year. And I know for a fact, the rest of the Rock Solid crew can say the same thing. Especially after the impromptu hour long wrestling clinic Ricky did for the boys before the show. His love and passion for the business is so clearly evident and is truly inspirational.
To top it all off, Steamboat praised my work and my matches. Talk about a confidence booster. When arguably one of the best professional wrestlers ever on the planet praises you and tells you how great you are, man ... that feeling can't be beat.
You can see in this video, The Dragon is in my corner to help me overcome the odds in my match versus Tornado. 30 seconds after this video was taken, I gave Ricky a big sweaty hug in the middle of the ring and said, "I can't thank you enough for the last two days, Ricky."
And do you know what one of the best wrestlers in history responded with? "No, thank you Cody. Thanks for just letting me be a part of your match."
Ricky Steamboat's humility is mind blowing to me. I am so inspired by his passion for this artform and the way he conducts himself in the locker room and those around him.
Ricky taught me so much this weekend. He taught me so much wrestling psychology and in ring work it's insane ... BUT ... I think I learned just as much (or more) by just watching how he conducts himself, treats people, and attacks life from a position of class and humility.
Thank you Ricky Steamboat for everything you taught myself and the Rock Solid Wrestling crew this weekend. And thanks for doing it all as just "one of the boys."
On Saturday March 25th, at St. Clair College in WIndsor, Ontario, Cody Deaner will defend his Border City Wrestling Can-Am Championship in a triple threat match against former WWE Superstar Billy Gunn and current Impact Wrestling star Kongo Kong, with Scott D'Amore in his corner.
"This isn't the ideal situation," Cody said. "But I'm crazy enough to accept it. And hey, I won my title in a triple threat match over a year ago against Kongo Kong and Bobby Roode. I won then. I can win now. This just means I have to crank up the giv'er meter past 10 to overload!"
For more information on the event, and how to get tickets, visit the Border City Wrestling Facebook Page HERE - BCW Facebook Page.
Other stars to appear are Colt Cabana, Hornswoggle, Moose, Shane Douglas, and many more!
Cody Deaner will be making his return to London, Ontario to main event the Smash Wrestling event "Show Us What You Got!" on Sunday March 26th
The main event will be for the Smash Wrestling Heavyweight Title and include Cody Deaner vs. Tyler Tirva vs. the champion Tyson Dux.
See what Cody Deaner has to say about the match:
The show is at the London Music Hall at 185 Queens Ave.
Doors open at 5pm and belltime is 6pm
Tickets can be purchased at the door, or from Cody Deaner himself HERE
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