The T-Bone Effect welcomes it’s newest contributor from the Maple Leaf Nation, Canada! Welcome Mr. Beefy Goodness” Vance Nevada.
Vance is a professional wrestler, author, award-winning historian, promoter and advocate for professional wrestling in Canada. Vance Nevada has spent two decades between the ropes and a lifetime in support of the pro mat game. Originally from Brandon, Manitoba, Nevada made his wrestling debut at the tender age of seventeen for Winnipeg-based River City Wrestling. He gained his earliest notoriety on the central Canadian scene, winning a number of titles and headlining cards across the prairies. This would prove to be the launching pad for greater successes inside the squared circle.
Over the past several years, Nevada has maintained one of the most aggressive schedules on the independents. In 2002, Nevada logged more than 62,000 kilometers as he made appearances from coast to coast in Canada and in such remote locations as Fort Norman, NWT.
Away from the ring, Nevada is an avid historian of the squared circle. In 2009, he released his first commercially published work, “Wrestling in the Canadian West” a 100+ year history of wrestling in the west four provinces. Published by Crowbar Press, the book has received acclaim from some of pro wrestling’s biggest names. In addition, Nevada is often consulted or credited on other wrestling books and websites worldwide.
Vance has also spent much of his time away from the spotlight helping to develop young talent. As a trainer since 1995, Nevada has helped to mold the careers of Andy Anderson, Mentallo, Kenny Omega and others.
However, while honoring the achievements of wrestling’s legends and helping to develop the sport’s superstars of tomorrow, Nevada is still very focused on establishing his own legacy inside the wrestling ring and continues to demonstrate that each time he steps in the ring. With more than 1,400 matches to his credit, fans have had the chance to see him go toe to toe with the likes of The Honky Tonk Man, Jim Neidhart, Matt Borne (original Doink), Paul Diamond, Cyrus the Virus, Bushwhacker Luke, Gangrel, Brutus Beefcake, Tito Santana, Bobby Roode, Tatanka and NWA World champion, Adam Pearce.
Nevada has a plethora of awards:
2012 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 (Ranked #307)
2011 Big West Wrestling Match of the Year Award (vs. Kyle Sebastian)
2011 Central Canada Most Influential Wrestler Award
2011 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 (Ranked #360)
2010 – 2011 Monster Pro Wrestling tag team champion
2010 Gold Dragon Wrestler of the Year Award
2010 Gold Dragon Wrestling heavyweight champion
2010 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 (Ranked #394)
2010 Cauliflower Alley Club, James C. Melby Historian award
2009 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 (Ranked #413)
2008 – 2012 All Star Wrestling Trans-Canada champion (5 times)
2006 NWA Canadian Heavyweight champion
2004 Ring Around the Northwest newsletter Wrestler of the Year
2004 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 (Ranked #294)
2003 – 2004 Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling champion
2003 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 (Ranked #309)
2002 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 (Ranked #293)
2001 – 2002 Top Rope Championship Wrestling International champion
2001 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 (Ranked #268)
2001 Atlantic Grand Prix cruiserweight title
2000 – 2001 Top Rope championship wrestling tag team titles (3 times)
1999 Listed on the Slam! Wrestling Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame
1997 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 (Ranked #259)
1996 – 1997 Canadian Wrestling Federation tag team (4 times)
1996 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 (Ranked #239)
1995 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 (Ranked #255)
1995 – 1998 Canadian Unified Junior Heavyweight champion (6 times)
1995 – 1996 River City Wrestling tag team champion (3 times)
1994 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 (Ranked #430)
1993 River City Wrestling Rookie of the Year
We welcome our newest contributor and his input from an international perspective on our business. Visit the links below to keep up with Nevada and his endeavors.