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Karou Bab – The Making of a Wrestler

This tells the story of a young man whose family who overcame massive devastation and war to arrive to Canada for a better life. Karou was on the path to become a football player, but circumstance and a big push from his brother, he decided to attend Battle Arts Academy and become a wrestler!

As someone who trains with Karou, I am happy to share this video with all of you. He’s well deserving.

Where Are They Now – Santino Marella

WWE caught up with Santino Marella at his gym in Mississauga Ontario, Battle Arts Academy.

I am showcasing this video just because Battle Arts along with Anthony and Yuki, have truly changed me this last year I’ve been training under them. I never understood the term “respect your dojo” until I actually started at Battle Arts. It’s a place where the stresses of your everyday life can be put on hold the moment you step foot on the mat or ring. It’s a place that means a lot to me being a student there and frankly I always love seeing the deserved attention it gets.

Edge’s BTR, Former Spirit Squad Member Works WWE Dark Match, News on Santino’s School

– Beyond The Ring special on Edge was supposed to air last Saturday on the WWE Network but never did. It’s now confirmed to air this coming Saturday night at 8pm EST.

– Former Spirit Squad member Mike Mondo, who has worked for Ring of Honor and other indies since being released from WWE in 2008, worked the dark match before last night’s WWE tapings in Hershey, PA. He lost to Bo Dallas. Mondo tweeted after the match:

“Man it felt great to perform in a WWE ring tonight. A long time coming…Thank you for everyone’s love & support! #BOOM #NoFear”

– Santino Marella’s BattleArts MMA school outside of Toronto won an award for Best Fitness Club in the city of Mississauga. One reader who has done some wrestling training at the school notes that Santino is there often.