Many Millennials may remember growing up when the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE) was a big hit during the 1990s. Do the names Hulk Hogan, and Chyna ring a bell? Well, wrestling certainly hasn’t gone obsolete. New variations and adaptations of the sport and entertainment have evolved such as UFC.
On the west side of Liberty Village, tucked away in between two buildings is a studio and training centre. And this isn’t just any studio, rather it is home to Superkick’d, a professional wrestling group. Inside the studio is a ring where wrestlers workout, practice and perform. Currently, Superkick’d has a roster of 24 performers and athletes that train out of 66 Fraser Ave.
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“Growing up in Parkdale it made Liberty Village a very familiar location. We love Liberty Village because it’s just a great place and has a fun vibe to it,” – Kris, owner of Superkick’d.
An Awesome Workout!
Professional or not, the sport of wrestling is an amazing way to stay in shape. LiveStrong.com notes, “In training, wrestlers work on their functional strength, explosive speed and power. But wrestlers also need a high level of cardiovascular endurance to recover between matches.”
Another great trait that is most common in wrestlers, especially at Superkick’d, is passion. This is evident in all of the men and women that are showcased in the performances. If you are interested in learning how to get more involved and become a part of the team here in Liberty Village, email [email protected].
Catch a Show!
“Best Night Of Your Life!” – Kris, owner of Superkick’d when asked to describe his business in 5 words
Entertaining and exciting are certainly what will be in store for guests who experience a show. We admire the fact that Superkick’d was created out of passion and their own vision of what wrestling should be in this day and age. Their formula of creating a pro-rock wrestling show is pretty incredible as it is a mix of fun and fitness. They have a fan base that keeps on growing, from regulars that attend their mostly monthly shows and gaining new ones when they are at some of Toronto’s street festivals like Ossington BIA’s OSSFEST.
Superkick’d shows typically take place at The Great Hall, located at 1087 Queen St W (just a short walk away from Liberty Village). It is pretty awesome that a historical building can serve the purpose of hosting a wedding yet also be transformed into a wrestling ring.