Ding, Ding, Ding, Time to Get in The Ring and Go for The Three Count
Montreal loves wrestling, and the WWE is coming with not only one show but two shows spoiling our fanbase. There is no doubt that Montreal is a sports town, and in February, we, the WWE, a hometown hero in a boxing match and the future of the NHL, playing in the AHL All-Star Game. All three events check off some important boxes in our rich sports history.
If you have not figured it out, Montreal is hockey and, more specifically, the Montreal Canadiens, who are more than just a sports team but a crucial part of our city’s identity. Montreal also has a deep history of boxing, with many legends calling our great city home, like Otis Grant, Arturo Gatti, and Jean Pascal, who will be headlining the boxing match in Laval in February. The American Hockey League and the Laval Rocket will be hosting their all-star game, and you can bet it will sell out in no time.
Tickets are available for all three events, but you must act fast before they disappear. Montrealnightlife.com can hook you up with the best deals for hotels and transportation if you are traveling from out of town, and they can even hook you up, getting you into the trendiest nightclubs and restaurants. Let us dive deeper into these formidable sporting events and what to expect in February 2023.
AHL All-Star Game
Date and Time: Rona Skills Competition Sunday February 5th, 6pm, Mise-o-Jeu All star Challenge Monday February 6th, 7:00 pm
Location: Place Bell Laval
The Laval Rocket is the Montreal Canadiens farm team and plays at the Place Bell in Laval. The American Hockey League is where young players try to improve their games and get noticed by the general managers of the NHL with the hope of making the big jump up to the big leagues. This All-Star Game was supposed to be held in 2019 but was sidelined due to the Covid-19 lockdown rules that swept the continent. Almost four years later, the All-star game can finally take place in our city and showcase all the young talent that the AHL holds.
The weekend will be filled with activities, including the AHL Hall of Fame induction ceremony, skills competition, and the all-star game. Before each game, there will be an AHL Fan Jam where you can tailgate and enjoy the company of your fellow hockey fans. If you love the Montreal Canadiens and want a glimpse of some players who will shine in the NHL in the next few years, this is a momentous event for you and the whole family.
Pascal vs. Eifert IBF Championship Contender Fight
Date and Time: Thursday, February 9th, 7:00 pm
Location: Place Bell Laval
Forty-year-old boxer Jean Pascale is on a mission to claim the IBF Light Heavyweight Championship, but he will have to go through the much younger, 25-year-old Michael Eifert from Germany. Both boxers are fighting for the opportunity to face the current champ, Russian Canadian Artur Beterbiev.
Pascale, who has faced some issues in the last couple of months, is happy to be in top shape and wants to win this elimination bout for himself and the home crowd. Pascale, who is ranked 9th in the division, has a career record of 44 wins, 20 by Knock-out, and six losses. His younger opponent has a much greener yet strong record with 11 wins and one loss.
Pascale will have the full support of his hometown fans and have to prove that age is just a number and that he can take down the young and up-and-coming German. Eifert, who is the underdog heading into the fight, see’s this as a monumental opportunity to prove that he is the real deal by beating the more experienced Pascale and securing his chance at the IBF belt in the future. I
f you have never been to a live boxing event, this can be a terrific opportunity to experience a great fight with a solid undercard.
WWE Friday Night SmackDown and WWE Elimination Chamber
Date and Time: Smackdown is on Friday February 17th , 7:45 pm, Elimination Chamber Saturday February 18th, 7:45pm
Location: Bell Centre Montreal
Whenever the WWE comes to Montreal, fans from across Quebec, the other provinces, and even the north of the United States flock to her in hopes of catching their favorite superstars performing live. A star-studded event that is perfect for the whole family or you and all your best buds.
On Friday, the WWE will be filming their weekly TV show Friday Night Smackdown, featuring Braun Strowman, the New Day, Drew Macintyre, Rey Mysterio, and many more from their talented roster. On Saturday, the epic pay-per-view event, the Elimination Chamber, will take place, where the main events will be decided in the ever-precarious Elimination Chamber.
The Elimination Chamber is a massive chain link cage lowered around the ring and includes four isolated chambers. Two wrestlers start the match in the ring while the other four wrestlers wait their turn to be released into the melee. Only one wrestler can remain, and you can bet to see some incredible action that will make you wonder how they manage to survive the onslaught they will receive.
Throughout the night, expect Montreal’s own Sami Zayne and Kevin Owens to rile up the crowd. US champ Seth Rollins will join them, Raw Women’s Champ Bianca Belair, and many more superstars that will have you up and out of your seats cheering them on.