Winner of the George Hackenschmidt Invitational Cup 2022

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SLAM! Wrestling Finland and it’s subsidiary SLAM! Wrestling Tallinn created history this past
weekend in Tallinn, Estonia, crowning the very first George Hackenschmidt Invitational Cup
champion in the game.

When all was said and done, former WWE NXT UK star, “Tucker” Paul Gallagher of Belfast,
Ireland stood tall, defeating Estonia’s own Mikk Vainula in the finals of the tournament at Helitehas
in Tallinn. The additional cherry on the cake was the detail that the winner of the Hackenschmidt
Cup would receive an automatic placement in the finals of the SLAM! Championship title picture in
August this summer in Helsinki.

Earlier in the night this past weekend, Tucker defeated Finland’s pro wrestling pioneer “The Rebel”
StarBuck and Mikk Vainula defeated Finnish “Wildman” Heimo Ukonselkä in the semi-finals to
gain entry to the grand finale of the Hackenschmidt Cup.

Upon his monumental and historic victory, Tucker had this to say: “To be the first ever winner of
the George Hackenschmidt cup feels truly special, I’m proud to of made history and to take the
Cup home to Belfast, this event will change the game for European wrestling as we know it, for the
better! I’m sore, I’m beaten up but I can’t stop smiling!”

Also at the George Hackenschmidt Invitational Cup event, which was streamed worldwide on pay-
per-view through and will be available as a replay all this week, Myla

Grace of Belfast defeated Heidi Katrina of England, Captain Blake Steamer of Hungary defeated
Randy Terrez of Mexico, Dylan Broda of Canada and Zeus Malaki of the US defeated the Finnish
team of Stark Adder and Miika Forsström, and Finland’s TT Suosalo defeated Justin Joy of Poland.
Next up, SLAM! Wrestling Finland presents Seaside SLAM! on June 18 in Porvoo, Finland, after
which the “Road to the SLAM! Championship” begins in Helsinki on July 9 at Konepaja Biergarten
at SLAMfest 2, culminating in “The Crowning” on August 6 in Helsinki at Teurastamo at Hell City

Who will arise to face Tucker in Helsinki on August 6 for the newly unveiled SLAM!
Championship title? Follow SLAM! Wrestling all across social media to find out.