The mighty BC Lions took on the Calgary Stampeders this weekend, the Lions coming out on top ultimately with a win over Calgary. The final score was 37 to 9. This after a massive loss the week before to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers—50 to 14.
But this week their luck seemed to change somehow, and maybe that had a lot to do with a particular member of the audience, a Miss Chelsea Green, a BC native and professional wrestler currently signed to WWE.
She brought along her tag team championship and maybe that formerly cursed title, as people in the industry have been calling it, is having a sort of revitalization in the hands of the hard-working BC native.
Green took the industry by storm, the independent portion of it that is. She was a Tough Enough cast member (a reality show-based pro wrestling show and training process produced by WWE), and in pro wrestling terms, that means a lot, especially in the WWE realm, and she made her way through some of the most grizzled, hardcore independent promotions in the industry, just to make it back to the company that had once forsaken her.
Well, make a play for a top spot she did, and despite having a few hiccups along the way, she certainly is making a name for herself in the industry…the upper echelon of the industry that is.
She won the tag titles, a wee bit of gold in the company that has had its fair share of bad mojo over the years, with fellow Tough Enough alumni, Sonya Deville…. Chelsea would lose her tag partner Sonya to injury just recently.
It was at the BC game that she wore her half of those titles proudly, showing a strong face for her native city and her native CFL football team.
Born in Victoria in 1991, Green is also a model and has spent time as a stuntwoman.
She started a campaign to find a replacement partner for the tag titles and she did this of her own volition, launching the campaign on social media. This turned a lot of heads and many are saying that she is just what these titles needed. This writer would most definitely agree.
She was in BC and for the first time in 2 years to visit with family and of course a stop off at a Lions game was most definitely in order for that short time period. I mean she was only in town for 24 hrs, according to her many posts. She even met with BC Lions owner and president, Amar Doman and Duane Vienneau.
As for the BC Lions, we can definitely hope that a little of the revitalizing she has done in her own right rubs off on the team and they can consistently start winning again.
They haven’t at all been off to a bad start, really, but a few more ticks in the win column wouldn’t hurt. They’ve only lost 2 games out of their first 9 of the season, but those losses came at the hands of the CFL Grey Cup champs (2022), and the Blue Bombers, so some wins against those top teams would definitely mean something overall.
(Top image via Reddit, bottom image via Chelsea Green Twitter Official)
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