I've seen a handful of non-wrestling "wrestling" shows in recent years, including a comedy roast of The Iron Sheik, a standup set from Mick Foley, Jim Ross' one-man show and a show that included Jake "The Snake" Roberts and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan. All WWE Hall of Famers; all excellent and unique events. But I wasn't certain that fellow HOF'er Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat would be able to maintain that lofty standard.
While no one can deny Steamer's in-ring talents, having competed in four of the best wrestling matches ever (against Randy Savage at WrestleMania III and in a trilogy of bouts with Ric Flair in 1989). But The Dragon was never known as much of a talker... more of a "nice guy" than a "tough guy." So how was he going to fill an hour in front of more than 100 Toronto-area wrestling fans?