Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau to ref pro-wrestling match
Above: YouTube video promoting the charity wrestling event Patrick Brazeau will be refereeing.
TORONTO – Since being suspended from the Senate last November, Patrick Brazeau has worked as a freelance reporter for Frank Magazine and as a day-shift manager at an Ottawa strip club. His next gig? He’ll now be stepping into the ring to referee a pro-wrestling charity event.
In a video posted on YouTube over the weekend, Brazeau, who appears banged up and sporting the nickname “Brass Knuckles,” announces the event while standing in front of the Parliament Buildings with Great North Wrestling Superstar ‘Hannibal.’
The event, which will benefit the Gerry Low Memorial fund, takes place in Smiths Falls, Ont. on May 10 and will feature WWE legend The Honky Tonk Man and Montreal wrestling star ‘Sexy Eddie.’
This is not the first time Brazeau has gotten in the ring. He sparred with Liberal leader Justin Trudeau during an amateur boxing match in 2012. He lost.
Brazeau says in the YouTube video that he actually threw the match with Trudeau because the odds were 3-1 in his favour and he “made a lot of money off of [it].”
GALLERY: Patrick Brazeau and Justin Trudeau boxing March 31, 2012.
When asked about Trudeau’s recent F-bomb slip during a charity boxing event, he commented: “There’s always a time and place to speak our minds and to use words intelligently and unfortunately that wasn’t very good on his part.”
Brazeau was suspended from the Senate for allegedly collecting allowances and expense claims he was not entitled. He was formally charged by the RCMP in February with fraud and breach of trust.
He has consistently denied any wrongdoing, painting himself as a scapegoat used so the Conservatives could save face in the matter.
Brazeau was also charged with assault and sexual assault following an incident in February 2013. His next court date in that case is April 11.
-With files from Laura Stone and The Canadian Press
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