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The 2019 Backbreaker Media Awards

December 15th, 2019

It's the 2019 Backbreaker Media Awards!

Join your host Spencer Love and a group of distinguished panellists for the fifth-annual awards recognizing the best of the best in Albertan professional wrestling! For the first time ever, Albertan wrestling fans made their voices heard and voted in their picks for the awards. Over 250 ballots were cast, and now the WCSN reveals your picks for the 2019 BBM Awards!

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Conversations With Love 46: A Conversation With The Irishman

December 11th, 2019

A brand-new Conversations With Love is LIVE!

On this week's brand-new episode of CWL, Spencer is joined for the second time by one of Alberta's most revered names, The Irishman! Tune in for their second conversation as they discuss: 

  • His return to the ring after a two-year absence
  • Ring rust
  • A potential full-time return to the ring
  • How he feels about being called an Albertan wrestling legend
  • What continues to inspire his love of wrestling
  • His role as RCW commissioner
  • On wrestling with his son, Son of Irish
  • The art of psychology in pro wrestling
  • Receiving backlash for Son of Irish's training
  • What he would have changed about his training
  • How training has changed since he was learning
  • Wrestling the Invisible Man
  • His favourite matches
  • How dropping a championship is more important than winning it.

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The Irishman on Instagram: @TheIrishman316

Spencer on Twitter: @SpennyLove_WCS

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The WCSN on Facebook: TheWCSNca

Conversations With Love 45: A Conversation With Kayla Jaye

December 4th, 2019

A brand-new Conversations With Love is LIVE!

Everybody loves a big return, so on this week's episode of CWL, tune in for another exclusive interview with "The Golden Child" Kayla Jaye! Not only does she break her own record for most guest appearances on the WCSN, but she goes in-depth into the past few months of her wrestling career, including:

  • How she and Zoë Sager decided to join Force Pro Wrestling
  • Main-eventing her first show
  • The origins of The Golden Cartel
  • How wrestling Angelica and "The Vixen" Jade helped her develop as a babyface
  • Being one of the longest-tenured women in Albertan wrestling
  • Her dream intergender opponents
  • Working opposite Michael Richard Blais
  • Her favourite Taylor Swift songs of the country era and the pop era

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Kayla Jaye on Twitter: @Kaylaajaye

Kayla Jaye on Facebook: Kayla Jaye

Spencer on Twitter: @SpennyLove_WCS

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The WCSN on Facebook: TheWCSNca

Conversations With Love 44: A Conversation With Taryn From Accounting 

November 27th, 2019

A brand-new Conversations With Love is LIVE!

Tune in this week as Spencer Love chats with one of the latest additions to the Force Pro Wrestling roster, Taryn From Accounting! Listen in as the pair chat about her career in professional wrestling thus far, including:

  • What it's been like moving to Force Pro Wrestling
  • Attending her first mini-camp with Monster Pro Wrestling
  • On Crush being her favourite wrestler
  • What she found intimidating stepping into the ring for the first time
  • Where the name Taryn from Accounting came from
  • What she's learned from each of her opponents
  • How she felt when she won her first match
  • Her biggest strength as a pro wrestler

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Taryn on Instagram: @Taryn_a_k

Spencer on Twitter: @SpennyLove_WCS

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Conversations With Love 43: A Conversation With Kato

November 20th, 2019

A brand-new Conversations With Love is LIVE!

On this week's episode, tune in for the first-ever interview with "The Asian Assassin" Kato! Listen in as the brand-new addition to Force Pro Wrestling chats about his career in professional wrestling, including:

  • How he broke into the business
  • What surprised him most about stepping inside the ring
  • The importance of passing his knowledge onto the next generation of wrestlers
  • Longevity in wrestling
  • What he prides himself on in pro wrestling
  • How the wrestling scene in Alberta has changed
  • Starting his career as Hung Lo
  • Wrestling as the Nightmare
  • His goals in pro wrestling

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Kato on Instagram: Kato_The_Luchador

Spencer on Twitter: @SpennyLove_WCS

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The WCSN on Facebook: TheWCSNca

Conversations With Love 42: A Conversation With ”The Vixen” Jade

November 15th, 2019

A brand-new Conversations With Love is LIVE!

On this week's episode, tune in for an exclusive interview with everyone's favourite women's wrestler in BC, "The Vixen" Jade! In her second appearance on the podcast, find out more about the Vixen's last few months in pro wrestling, including:

  • Her appearances for Dotonbori Pro Wrestling
  • The differences between wrestling in Japan and North America
  • Participating in the Super Evil Bloody Death Hell Elimination Tournament 18
  • The perception of hardcore wrestlers
  • The all women's tournament to crown the BC Interior Champion
  • A potential all women's promotion in British Columbia
  • How the Women's Revolution has affected the independent scene
  • Wrestling for the CWE
  • The most surprising part of being in Japan

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Jade on Facebook: "The Vixen" Jade

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Spencer on Twitter: @SpennyLove_WCS

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Conversations With Love 40: A Conversation With Danny Duggan

November 7th, 2019

A brand-new Conversations With Love is LIVE!

This week, Spencer chats with the head promoter of Canadian Wrestling's Elite, "Hotshot" Danny Duggan! Tune in as the two chat following last night's opening show of the CWE's latest tour. Find out more about the CWE, including:

  • Kicking off CWE's latest tour last night in Portage la Praire
  • Working with Juventud Guerrera for the first time
  • What it's like working in a brand-new market
  • How valuable wrestlers are to opening new markets
  • What the promotion has in store for the rest of their tour

Conversations With Love is proudly brought to you by Beercade YEGWhat’s the Deal?, Whiteridge IncCowan Graphics, and Indie Empire Magazine.

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Conversations With Love 39: A Conversation With Mike Malowany

November 1st, 2019

A brand-new Conversations With Love is LIVE!

This week, tune in as Spencer chats with one of the biggest promoters of Albertan professional wrestling, Mike "the Ref" Malowany! Listen in as the two long-time friends chat about Mike's involvement in the province's independent scene, including:

  • How he got the nickname "The Ref"
  • Founding ESPN (no, not THAT ESPN)
  • Becoming the commissioner in RCW and MPW
  • His reasons for starting Backbreaker Media
  • His commentary style

Conversations With Love is proudly brought to you by Beercade YEGWhat’s the Deal?, Whiteridge IncCowan Graphics, and Indie Empire Magazine.

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Mike on Twitter: @MikeTheRef

Backbreaker Media on Twitter: @BackbreakerMedi

Backbreaker Media on Facebook: Backbreaker Media

Spencer on Twitter: @SpennyLove_WCS

The WCSN on Twitter: @WCSportsCA

The WCSN on Facebook: TheWCSNca

Conversations With Love 38: A Conversation With Zoë Sager

October 23rd, 2019

A brand-new Conversations With Love is LIVE!

On this week's episode, tune in for an exclusive interview with PWA Women's Champion and Force Pro Wrestling's Zoë Sager! Listen in as her and your host Spencer Love go through Zoë's career, including:

  • What inspired her to start training
  • Bayley's heel turn and how she's influenced her
  • Working with Lance Storm
  • Why chemistry in the ring is important
  • Wrestling the likes of Kayla Jaye and Kylie Morgan
  • The meaning behind "I Am"
  • Her Force Pro Wrestling debut

Conversations With Love is proudly brought to you by Beercade YEG, What's the Deal?, Whiteridge IncCowan Graphics, and Indie Empire Magazine.

Conversations With Love 37: A Conversation with Joey Ryan

October 21st, 2019

A brand-new Conversations With Love is LIVE!

There are few professional wrestlers as recognizable as Joey Ryan. The recent Impact Wrestling signee is in the midst of a 2019 that saw him star as the subject of his own documentary, wrestle luminaries like Tessa Blanchard and Allysin Kay and, well, take a loss to Super Humman. Now, catch up with his whirlwind year in this week's edition of Conversations With Love! Tune in as he chats with your host Spencer Love about:

  • His favourite Canadian wrestlers
  • If he feels he's underrated
  • Storytelling in intergender wrestling
  • Wrestling Tessa Blanchard
  • Dream intergender opponents
  • The formation and legacy of the YouPorn Plex
  • If training is in his future
  • This Is Wrestling: The Joey Ryan Story
  • The formation of the World's Cutest Tag Team
  • What working with Candice LeRae meant to him
  • Super Humman
  • If he's a performance artist or a professional wrestler
  • What he's most excited about outside of professional wrestling

Conversations With Love is proudly brought to you by Beercade YEG, What's the Deal?, Whiteridge IncCowan Graphics, and Indie Empire Magazine.