On Saturday, October 6th, Border City Wrestling celebrated their 25th Anniversary event with an Impact Wrestling "One Night Only" taping at St. Clair College in Windsor, ON. In the main event, Cody Deaner faced 3 Impact Wrestling Stars: Kongo Kong (champion), Johnny Impact, & Matt Sydal for the BCW Can-Am Championship.
At the end of the night, Cody Deaner knelt in the ring as a 2x BCW Champion after pinning Kongo Kong with a roll-up out of nowhere.
Cody had the following to say about the win on his Facebook page & Instagram:
“The title doesn’t make the man. The man makes the title.”
For 25 years Border City Wrestling has been the measuring stick in Canadian professional wrestling. As of this past Saturday’s Global Wrestling Network #OneNightOnly taping, I find myself once again as the BCW Champion.
I have been praising Canadian (and specifically Ontario) independent wrestling for literally my entire career. I have travelled far and wide and some of the best wrestling talent in the world... yes the WORLD... is right here in my backyard in Ontario, Canada.
British wrestling is getting a buzz. For years the Northeast US has had a buzz...
CANADIAN wrestling deserves a buzz. Because we have the best talent on the planet. With Border City Wrestling’s affiliation with Impact Wrestling, we are finally getting a platform to show the WORLD how amazing the talent in our country really is.
Whether I’m viewed this way by others or not... as BCW Champion, I feel like I represent the other wrestling talent in this country because BCW has proven with its deep 25 year history that it is THE company in this province & in this country.
A championship is only as meaningful as the person holding it. And this means the WORLD to me.
Time to get to work and show the WORLD how good #CanadianIndependentWrestling truly is. Time to truly GIV’ER!
Cody Deaner wrote the following on his Facebook page:
"Together we can #StopBullying...
For many months I’ve partnered with Fear The Fighter and sold their merchandise with portions of the proceeds going toward putting bullied kids in self-defence classes. I’ve decided to take it up a notch!
October is #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth ... so throughout the month of October, I’ve decided that “Giv’er for Charity” will also be raising funds for this cause and 100% OF THE PROCEEDS I raise through my campaign will go toward putting bullied kids in classes.
I’ve been told numerous heart-breaking stories from parents about what their kids go through on a daily basis. With this money, I will be finding quality BJJ & MMA gyms in those kids’ areas & putting them into programs for children. I will personally be picking kids who I have met and heard stories about. This one hits close to home.
To learn more about “Giv’er for Charity” & how you can help visit CodyDeaner.com/charity
Let’s not just giv’er guys... let’s GIV’ER FOR CHARITY!
Cody Deaner's "Giv'er for Charity" recently raised $1000 for the Every Kid Counts program at the Lansdowne Children's Centre. Cody raised the money in honour of a fan he has developed a unique bond with - Regan Anderson.
As part of the fundraiser, Cody surprised Regan by inviting her in the ring for a special presentation.
Cody had the following to say about the campaign when posting this video on his social media:
"THIS is what "Giv'er for Charity" is all about...
I started the "Giv'er for Charity" campaign at the beginning of this year. It started as a small, inspiring idea and has quickly morphed into something that is currently fueling my drive and passion for professional wrestling, and despite how cheesy this may sound ... has reignited my faith in the human race.
I started "Giv'er for Charity" because I wanted to give back to my fans. In a real and tangible way. And I wanted to use what small influence I have in the wrestling world for good in the "real" world.
When I started "Giv'er for Charity," I had the pleasure to talk with Mick Foley (who I've looked up to for YEARS as both a wrestler and someone who does absolutely amazing and inspiring work with various charities) about what I wanted to do with my charity work and he gave me some fantastic advice: "keep the focus of your contributions local." ThanksMick, I’ve taken your advice and you were absolutely right.
I've had the pleasure of not only giving back to my fans and bringing my fans into the ring to honour them (like you see here with my buddy Regan)... I've gotten to team up with them and raise money alongside them and bring awareness to causes that are near and dear to their hearts and others in the local communities I visit on a regular basis as a travelling independent professional wrestler.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the "Giv'er for Charity" campaign at some point this year. Your support has not gone unnoticed to me and the numerous organizations like the Lansdowne Children's Centre, Rumball Camp of The Deaf, The Bob Rumball Foundation for the Deaf, Special Olympics St. Thomas, Pedalling Away Age at Exeter Villa & other charities we've been able to help so far this year.
I hope this video makes your day. It sure makes mine.
To learn more about Giv'er for Charity, click HERE
Cody Deaner and his charity work for the Rumball Foundation for the Deaf through his "Giv'er for Charity" campaign is featured in the Fall 2018 newsletter sent out to all camp attendees and donors.
The feature includes a Facebook post by Cody detailing his special bond with Rumball Deaf Camp camper Christopher Monohan.
"I'm honored to be on the cover of their most recent newsletter," Cody said. "Christopher is a special kid. I'm happy to see people learning about his story. And I'm happy to help the people at the Rumball Deaf Camp in anyway I can. Whether that's through financial support through the Giv'er for Charity campaign, or helping spread awareness about their amazing organization. I'm just happy to contribute in anyway I can."
To learn more about the Rumball Deaf Camp and their amazing programs, visit www2.bobrumball.org/camp/
For the fifth straight year, with Cody Deaner in the main event, pro wrestling sells out at the Parkhill Fall Fair.
"I look forward to this show almost more than any other event I do all year," Cody Deaner said. "It's in my hometown, which is awesome. But, even more than that, the fans here are the loudest and rowdiest fans I perform in front of all year long. I literally get swarmed and embraced by the kids on my way to the ring. It reminds me of when fans swarmed wrestlers back in the 70's and 80's. You just don't see that much anymore - pure, true emotion from the crowd. It happens every year in Parkhill. It's truly special."
Wrestling has become the main attraction at the Parkhill Fall Fair since wrestling started coming to the fair 5 years ago. Cody Deaner has main evented every event in Parkhill. Every year it sells out and it keeps getting bigger and better.
"We'll see what next year brings," Cody said. "I'm already looking forward to it."
Cody Deaner was surprised at a recent wrestling event in Rodney, Ontario when he looked out in the audience and saw a sign that said: "I travelled 3,870 miles to see Deaner."
Cody met with the fans who came from Holland after his match and took pictures with their entire family.
To see more pictures of Cody with his fans, follow Cody on his Instagram page HERE.
At recent wrestling event in Port Hope, Ontario, Cody Deaner was pleasantly surprised by a a woman he'd never met, but was deeply connected to Cody's fundraiser for Camp BUCKO through his "Giv'er for Charity" campaign.
Cody told the following story on his Facebook fan page:
"Sometimes the world tells you you’re doing something right...
In August I announced I’d be raising money for Camp BUCKO throughout August & September with my “Giv’er for Charity” campaign. When I made the announcement, I was put in contact with Magdalena De Vries... a woman who is a burn survivor & went to Camp Bucko in her youth.
I connected with Maggie online and she told me about how amazing and life-changing Camp Bucko was for her. It helped solidify in my mind that I knew I had made the right choice of charity.
Last weekend, I wrestled in a crazy match at the Port Hope Fair where I wrestled all over the carnival (you can see clips of this madness here: https://youtu.be/rYrNMUycuWU)
After my match, a woman approached me and said, “Hi, I’m Maggie.” It took me a minute to realize who she was. “Whoa... you’re MAGGIE!” I said, “What are you doing here?!”
“I work right there,” she said, pointing over to one of the food booths.
Wow. What are the odds? That day I wrestled right beside her booth, then set up a table raising money for Camp Bucko right beside her booth! THEN... she went and grabbed a shirt to give me as a gift... one of her camp shirts that she wore as a youth attending camp. Unreal.
Sometimes I question if my charity work is really making all that much of a difference. I don’t raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and I’m not a big time celebrity.
But I took this as a sign from the Big Man Upstairs that I’m on the right track... and what I’m doing matters. Sometimes the world is trying to tell you something. I’ve learned it’s best to listen.
Thank you so much for the gift Maggie. It means a lot.
And thanks to everyone who has given money toward the “Giv’er for Charity” campaign the last few months. I’ll be raising $ for Camp BUCKO at all my shows right up until the end of September.
Keep givin’er guys. 🤘
Click HERE to learn more about the GIV'ER FOR CHARITY campaign.
In what might possibly be the most ridiculous wrestling match in history ... Cody Deaner fought in what was dubbed a "Carny Street Fight" at the Port Hope Fair vs. Ben Boone on Sunday Sept 16th, 2018.
The fight started in the ring, but ended on the carnival midway! The match saw everything from ice cream cones, rubber ducky ponds, a dart game, squirt guns, a suspension bridge, a giant slide, the Himilaya "He's gonna PUKE!" ride, puking, and of course ... the DDT!
Watch the FULL HIGHLIGHTS from the match above... and share with all your friends!
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Every year it sells out. Every year there are children and entire families going insane. Every year one of the highlights of the Parkhill Fall Fair is the professional wrestling show.
"I love it," Cody Deaner said. "I look forward to it every year. We had to move to the arena last year because it's been growing so fast. I see us packing the arena again this year with another insanely enthusiastic crowd."
This year, Cody will be defending his Heavyweight Championship against an opponent the likes of which Parkhill has never seen - the near 400 pound TANU "The Savage." Will Cody be able to give TANU his patented DDT finishing move? Or, better yet, will he actually be able to pick him up and slam him? You'll have to be at the Parkhill Fall Fair to find out.
Friday Sept 14th, 2018
North Middlesex Arena
Tickets available in advance at Parkhill Foodland
Tickets: adults $10 / kids $5
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