The Pro Wrestling Ban In Edmonton, Canada Is Finally Over

01.24.18 1 year ago 2 Comments

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Wrestling fans in Alberta, Canada are finally getting some good news. After being bumped from the Road to WrestleMania tour due to city legislation back in December, WWE (and pro wrestling) can finally return to Edmonton.

The city enacted a temporary one-year ban on combat sports following the death of former UFC fighter Tim Hague. Hague suffered a brain aneurysm after being knocked out in a boxing match. This was the last in a series of knockouts for the fighter, raising serious questions about why the Athletic Commission continued to allow Hague to compete. Hague fell into a coma after being rushed to the hospital, and later succumbed to his injuries.

As a result of the decision made by City Council, WWE was forced to cancel their February 9th Edmonton show, choosing instead to host the event in the neighbouring province of Saskatchewan that night.

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