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PowerSLAM in Põltsamaa, Estonia.

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SLAM! Wrestling Finland comes to the township of Esku in the county of Põltsamaa, Estonia on August 15 with PowerSLAM in Põltsamaa, as part of the Naah Klaffen MC biker festival.


This event will feature a European women’s match, a Hardcore Triple Threat match and a Nordic wrestling championship title defense match as part of the special event!


Confirmed names include current, reigning Nordic champion Stark Adder from Finland, big Bjørn Sem from Norway, Lexa Valo from Germany, Helena Sixt from Sweden, “Wildman” Heimo Ukonselkä from Finland, “The Rebel” StarBuck from Canada and Mikk Vainula from Estonia. As you can see, this is going to be an internationally-flavored card, so be sure to come to Naah Klaffen if you are in Estonia in the middle of August and witness PowerSLAM in Põltsamaa live, as it happens!


On site, you can enjoy sauna, bar, camping area, and much, much more! Party till morning and come have the time of your life!


Tickets to Naah Klaffen, including the wrestling event: 10€ at the gate.


Official Naah Klaffen event page.

Toni Tamminen featured in Finland’s leading newspaper HS

Toni Tamminen, hailing from the Western Coast of Finland from the town of Rauma, just got featured in Finland’s leading newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat. Tamminen just wrestled recently for SLAM! Wrestling at our Quarantine Combat event, and his match is available to view on our YouTube channel.  Tamminen also wrestled for SLAM! last summer in his hometown at Wrestle Aid 2019.  See the new HS article HERE.

StarBuck on Finland’s leading MMA podcast Live on Wednesday!

SLAM! Wrestling founder “The Rebel” StarBuck will be live at 21:30 (local Finnish time) this Wednesday night, June 24 on Ylilyönti Live, on Twitch. Tune in and join the conversation! The interview will be in the Ylilyönti podcast archives to view on Twitch for the next two weeks.

Ylilyönti is Finland’s leading MMA podcast, headed by Jani Mesikämmen and Jaakko Dahlbacka – check out their podcast here or on Spotify. 

Smash hit video game Wreckfest goes SLAM!

THQ and Bugbear Entertainment have created a smash hit video game entitled Wreckfest, which has caught on like wildfire around the world. The creators of this game reached out to SLAM! Wrestling and asked to have Finnish pro wrestling pioneer ”The Rebel” StarBuck star in their latest Wreckfest gaming campaign. Check out the crazy trailer with StarBuck playing Wreckfest to understand what all the hype is about!


Quarantine Combat – available soon on Youtube

Here in the COVID-19 era, our world has changed quite a bit, at least for the short term and immediate future. In light of this pandemic and it’s far-reaching consequences on society, as it pertains to public events of any kind, we at SLAM! Wrestling will be organizing a dark event, entitled Quarantine Combat.


SLAM! Wrestling’s Quarantine Combat will be a very unique event in a very unique location, with a select number of matches on the card, each showcasing something special for the online audience watching at home or on the device of their choice, wherever you might be. There will be no tickets available for the event, which will be more like a TV production.


More news on Quarantine Combat will be shortly upcoming, along with matches that will be announced for this special dark event. Subscribe now to our Youtube channel and be the first to see it!

Mikk Vainula in the Estonian media again.

Estonia’s Õhtuleht newspaper recently interviewed SLAM! Wrestling’s Mikk Vainula, telling about how he started in pro wrestling, his motivation, plans for the future, talking about injuries and what it takes to be pro wrestler.


Read the article here (in Estonian language only).


SLAM! Wrestling comes to NAHH KLAFFEN in Põltsamaa, Estonia with big matches taking place on August 15, and Mikk Vainula will also be in action at the event!

Wrestling Bookmarks Covid-con.

Perhaps the first ever virtual wrestling con? That just might be the case here! During these exceptional times of empty arenas and working remotely, there will be an online wrestling con this coming weekend, on May 2–3, with two full days of pro wrestling personalities and authors. It’s an interactive live broadcast on social media and it’s all free! According to our latest info, you will also see the broadcast on Fite TV.


As if all that isn’t plenty enough reason to join in, we’re delighted to announce that SLAM! Wrestling Finland’s very own ‘The Rebel’ StarBuck is going to be one of the speakers on Sunday, May 3rd at 1 pm Eastern Standard Time (8 pm local Finnish time). The topic at hand will be his biographical book, Battleground Valhalla, and his 26-year career in the game.


Join in right here and tune in for a wealth of wrestling-related conversation throughout the entire weekend!


George Hackenschmidt remembered in Estonia

The first recognised world champion in professional wrestling, Estonian-born George Hackenschmidt, is commemorated today in Estonian news media, Delfi, today.


SLAM! Wrestling will be coming to Estonia once again this year, as we bring back the professional wrestling game in honor of Hackenschmidt and his achievements in our genre.


Take a look at the Delfi article here and break out your Google Translate tool if you aren’t fluent in Estonian!


Americana SLAM! Wrestling Showcase postponed to 2021.

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With great regret, we inform that due to the government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions and prolonged quarantine time period in Finland, the entire 2020 American Car Show in Helsinki will be postponed until next Spring 2021.


SLAM! Wrestling Finland was scheduled to be an integral part of this year’s 2020 ACS with three days of back-to-back international wrestling matches between June 5-7 at the event, entitled the Americana SLAM! Wrestling Showcase. The event was already once rescheduled and moved from the initial date of April 10-12.


With all too many companies and co-op partners adversely affected by the complications surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, we can now only share in their plight.