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‘Franchise’ Shane Douglas on hand for next Project X Wrestling show

Douglas has wrestled for the biggest promotions in wrestling, and he’ll be on hand as Sudbury’s own Magnum McLaren defends his heavyweight belt against ‘The Villian’ Marty Scurll on Feb. 9 at the Caruso Club
Professional wrestling is returning to the Caruso Club in Sudbury on Feb 9, with an event that brings WWF/WCW/ECW original “The Franchise” Shane Douglas to town.

Whether you’ve seen him in action on WWF, WCW or ECW, if you count yourself a wrestling fan, chances are you know the name “The Franchise” Shane Douglas.

He’ll be on hand Feb. 9 at the Caruso Club on Haig Street as Project X Wrestling returns to town for a night of action.

Best known for his tenures in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as Dean Douglas, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he worked as a wrestler and manager

Douglas has held a dozen championships between ECW, WCW, and the WWF and is a five-time world champion, a four-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion and a one-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion

“As ECW Champion, he holds the records for most combined days as champion (874) and the longest single reign (406 days),” Project X Wrestling said in a news release. 

Douglas was also the first of three men (the others being Mick Foley and Chris Jericho) to hold a championship in all three major U.S. promotions in the 1990s, after he was awarded the WWF Intercontinental Championship in 1995.

“The Community is buzzing with excitement that Shane Douglas will be making his Project X Wrestling debut in Sudbury and will be available for a meet & greet to VIP ticket holders,” Project X said in a news release.

Magnum McLaren, Project X Wrestling’s heavyweight champion, shows off his form from his booth at the Northern Game Expo at the Caruso Club on Oct. 1. . Jenny Lamothe /

As if The Franchise wasn’t enough, Sudbury’s own Magnum McLaren is back from a North American tour and will defend the Project X Heavyweight Championship against U.K. pro wrestler “The Villain” Marty Scurll.  Scurll is best known for his work in Ring of Honor (ROH) as the leader of the stable Villain Enterprises, where he was a one-time ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship and a one-time ROH World Television Champion, as well as being a former member of the Bullet Club stable.

He has wrestled for numerous promotions around the world making him an international superstar. 

Also on hand will be Impact Wrestling’s “The Death Wish” Aiden Prince with Project X promising more wrestlers to be announced.

VIP Tickets are $35 and include priority seating, VIP Meet and Greet before the show and a limited-edition souvenir program.  Doors at the Caruso Club open at 6 p.m. for VIP.

General Admission Tickets are $30. Doors open at 6:30 pm for General Admission. Limited tickets will be available at the door.  

“We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with The Greater Sudbury Food Bank to assist in their Food Drive for 2024.  We ask that anyone attending to bring some non perishable food items or a donation to The Sudbury Food Bank would be greatly appreciated.  Donations will be accepted on site at the event.”


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