B.J. Laredo is putting his Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling title belt on the line against Lak Siddartha

Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling returns to Victoria

Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling at Velox Rugby Club on Friday (Nov. 22)

Lak Siddartha is making new enemies despite following the light.

The pro wrestler still carries the past of his underworld persona. But when he enters the ring inside Velox Rugby Club on Friday (Nov. 22), he will no longer be the once-proud representative of Saanich.

“Siddartha has followed a wayward path under the leadership of rogue manager Father Juan. It will be hard for fans to cheer for him,” said B.J. Laredo, current holder of the Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling championship belt.

Siddartha won a VIPW battle royale in Port Alberni in September which should have given him the right to fight Laredo at the VIPW Duncan event in October.

When Siddartha didn’t get the chance for a scheduled bout, he attacked Laredo from the sidelines in Duncan anyway. It’s a bad-blood plot twist that’s brought the fledgling VIPW storyline to life.

“With Father Juan ringside, I might as well be fighting two guys, you know he’s going to do something to help Lak,” Laredo said.

Laredo won the Island belt from the Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling in 2012 and appropriated it to the VIPW, which he helped launch in September. VIPW hopes to run monthly shows on the Island in 2014 with six dates in Victoria.

On the card Friday are Riea Von Slasher vs. KC Spinelli,  Cremator vs. Eddy Osborne and Victoria’s Pete Powers vs. Tony Baroni. Also appearing is Victoria’s John Atlas. Tickets $12 at Dragon Impact (764 Yates St.) or $15 at the door, which opens at 7:30. Bell rings at 8 p.m.

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