IMPACT Wrestling Star Cody Deaner & Local Canadian Star Tyler Tirva Talk Under Siege LIVE Event in London, Ontario

Cody Deaner is the current leader of his group, The Design, which features Big Kon & Alan Angels. For quite awhile before that, Deaner was under the wing of Eric Young as part of Violent By Design.

Ontario, opens up about IMPACT coming to London, Ontario.

“This is huge, it’s a television taping that is going to be seen in 170 countries in 150 million homes worldwide,”

IMPACT currently features former WWE talent such as Tommy Dreamer, Bully Ray, Mickie James, & most recently…Trinity.

“They are continuing their career and making a huge splash all around the world with IMPACT Wrestling,” said Deaner. “The fact that I’m in that group of guys that is on this stage seen by this many people is very, very exciting for me.”

IMPACT usually brings in local talent for either LIVE events or television tapings, sometimes both. In this case, the company is bringing in local Canadian talent Tyler Tirva, who gets to finally be seen on a big stage. He’s been the champion of some independent companies, but nothing of this magnitude.

“I’ve been trying for a really long time and I’ve been at this 15 years,” said Tirva. “These next two days [Friday and Saturday] is going to be the culmination for me of everything that I’ve been working towards.”

“I’m going to put everything that I’ve had in,” added Tirva. “I’ve been thinking about it nonstop for a couple of weeks now. So it’s time to really bring it and show what I can what I can do in front all the live audience.”

CTV News London first introduced you to Deaner in 2018, in a feature series about a librarian at Saunders Secondary School who wrestled by night.

“We did that story about my crazy life as a father and a teacher and kind of slugging it out as a professional wrestler,” said Deaner.

He added, “Since then, I have signed full time contract with IMPACT Wrestling, so I get to travel all around with them. I also am still going into schools as a motivational speaker, so I’m traveling all across Canada, delivering speec
hes at schools and telling them about my journey and my quest to get a contract on TV, which I have now succeeded in.”

H/T Brent Lale from CTV News London full article here

Deaner runs a charity called ”Giv’er For Charity, in which he raises money for all sorts of different causes. He made a big announcement back on May 1st regarding this.


I’m excited to announce that today we’re officially kicking of another phase of the “Giv’er for Charity” campaign!

For the months of May, June, and July 2023… I’ll be helping raise both funds and awareness for the amazing programs at Rumball Camp of The Deaf.

Anyone who has seen me speak over the years, has heard the story of when I met a young boy named Christopher and how he came to give me my sign name. Well… that boy (who is now growing into a young man… as you can see from this pic) has gone to the Bob Rumball Camp of the Deaf for many summers since he was a kid. And I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at the camp myself… TWICE. I even got to bring my family last year to visit and stay at the camp for a week.

I can say from firsthand experience, that the people running this camp help change people’s lives. It’s an amazing place that is run by amazing people.

All donations and proceeds I’m able to raise over the next 3 months at my wrestling shows and speaking engagements will be going to subsidize the programs at this amazing camp.

Please help me and my buddy Christopher by spreading the word. And if you see me at an event, please consider buying some “Giv’er for Charity” merch or making a donation.

You can visit to learn more about the “Giv’er for Charity” initiative and the Bob Rumball Foundation. 🙏

Deaner teams with his group, the Design, to take on Sami Callihan, Rich Swann, and a third partner of Sami’s choosing that has not been revealed yet.

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