Saturday, February 23, 2019

Every dog has his day

By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

Stride Pro Wrestling will soon celebrate three years of entertaining pro wrestling fans in southern Illinois. On Saturday, March 2 it's Strideiversary and the company is pulling out all the stops to have an entertaining show. I'll be highlighting some of the matches over the next week on this blog. 

First up it's a Dog Collar Match between Legacy Champion Cash Borden and Jay Spade. A very intense and personal rivalry has developed between these two men. The rules are quite simple. Each man will wear a dog collar and a chain will connect the two. That will keep either from escaping his opponent. 

Valentine vs. Piper
Courtesy: WWE
I have no doubt this will be one of the most brutal matches Stride Pro Wrestling has ever seen. Dog Collar Matches are fairly rare. As far as I'm concerned, the most famous is the battle between U.S. Champion Greg Valentine and Roddy Piper at Starrcade 1983. Things turned ugly quick in this match, with both men bleeding after repeated hits with the chain that bound them. Piper won the match (but the title wasn't on the line, that's not the case with the Legacy title).

Cash attacks Spade
Spade and Borden will not hold back on Saturday night. Cash may be the most sadistic man to ever wrestle for Stride. He has a history of brutally violent matches in other companies. This match is going to be right in his wheelhouse. However, don't count Spade out. I don't recall seeing Jay with some much fire before. Quite simply, he's pissed off and Cash Borden is going to feel the brunt of that rage.

But really the fans are going to be the winners Saturday night. Stride has never seen a Dog Collar Match before. It's one of many firsts for the company that night. Join us at 600 N. Carbon Street in Marion. Bell time is 6:30. 

Show your Stride pride

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