Memorial tournament to be held for Sheffield wrestler who died of cancer last year

2 March 2017

A Sheffield wrestler who died of cancer last year will be honoured in a charity event.

Phoenix Events Yorkshire are hosting the two-show event called One More Round 2, at Crookes Social Club on Sunday March 26th.

Kris Travis was one of the most recognisable faces in the British independent wrestling scene when he was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2015 and forced to retire. Kris lost his battle to cancer last year at the age of 32.

All proceeds raised from the show will be donated to Cavendish Cancer Centre, a charity which was “very close to Kris’ heart and helped so much with his treatment. He wanted to give back to them.”

Dave Stewart, 23, founder of Phoenix Events, said: “Kris was a friend and mentor of mine in wrestling.

“We decided to do a show last year called one more round, it was to raise a bit of money to help Kris and also to give to Cavendish. Unfortunately, Kris died two weeks later.

“This year we decided to pay tribute to a great friend and a massive influence in British wrestling by naming our first ever tournament after him, and making it an annual occasion, with all money going to Cavendish Cancer Centre.

“With One More Round we are trying to go some way to continue the wrestling legacy he left behind.”

He fought against all odds to return to the ring for one more match despite undergoing surgery to remove a tumour and enduring 18-weeks of chemotherapy.

The competition is an eight man knock-out tournament with the prize being the Shooting Star Memorial Trophy.

The wrestlers competing include competitors from the recent WWE United Kingdom Championship Tournament: Joseph Connors and Tyson T.Bone.

The competitors in the tournament and who they’ll face.


The event will be split in to two shows on the day, an afternoon show opening at 2:30pm and an afternoon show opening at 6pm.

There will be many more matches during the event too, with appearances from Sam Gradwell, CJ Banks, Lana Austin and many more big names.

Maurice Champeau, 47, general manager of Crookes Social Club, said: “We have wrestling six or seven times a year. I love it. It’s a fun filled family event.

“At the club we are proud and happy to help raise money for this charity. It’s a vital part of our role as a community social club.”

Tickets for both shows can be purchased for £9.25 for adults and £7.25 for children.  Family tickets also available.

Tickets can be purchased here:

Written by Daniel Murphy

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