Lionel Thompson’s mother has never seen him wrestle in the ring. Also known as Lionel Knight and nicknamed “The Amazing Canadian” and “Lavender Knight”, Thompson, 32, is a two-time A1 Tag Team Champion and a two-time BW Piston Champion. He is also a three time UWA Light Heavyweight Champion, who makes his home in Brampton, Ont.
In the days leading up to Remembrance Day, Nick Fusca takes time to remember comrades from the War in Afghanistan.
“On my last tour, in 2006, we had six soldiers in my (brigade) who were killed in Afghanistan,” Fusca said.
Fusca particularly grieves for his good friend, Pte. Mark Anthony Graham, 33, who was killed in a friendly-fire incident on Sept. 4, 2006, in Afghanistan.
“A couple of those guys were close friends of mine,” he added. “To me, Remembrance Day is very important in remembering them and supporting their families.”