What do you call a man who has inspired a generation of Quebec wrestlers; a man reknowned as the most athletic big man that Quebec has ever seen; a man so feared in the ring that Kevin Nash once famously had him fired to avoid fighting him? It once took just three letters: PCO, Pierre-Carl Ouellet. But since returning from a bicep injury that threatened his career, there are darker words that have been used to describe this former hero.
Bully. Thug. Coward.
For the past months, along with his shovel-wielding partner in crime, “Paranoid” Jake Matthews, PCO has repeatedly attacked IWS champion Viking and the number one contender, “Canadian Dynamite” Maxime Boyer. But always after the two men had finished gruelling matches; never when the two wrestlers were fresh; never when they were prepared.
That will change Saturday, January 20th, when Viking and Max Boyer will team to face the team of PCO and Jake Matthews.
There comes a time when your back is against the wall; when you must turn and face your tormentors; when you must confront the bullies. When that time comes, it is time to…
PRAISE THE VIOLENCE!
Praise the Violence Card, Quick and Dirty Saturday, January 20th, 2007 Montreal, Quebec, CANADA Bogey’s World, 3250 Cremazie East
Open Challenge Match: EXesS vs. Eric Doucet
The Hardcore Ninjaz vs. “Up In Smoke” (Cheech and Cloudy)
Beef Wellington vs. Vanessa Kraven
Four Way Scramble Match: Team Checkmate (Chris Bishop and Lionel Knight) vs. The Rock N’ Cock Express (Twiggy and Pornstar Juan) vs. The Super Smash Brothers (Player Uno and Stupefied) vs. Kevin Steen and Franky the Mobster
King of Europe Cup Qualifier: Jagged vs. Kid Kamikaze vs. El Generico
IWS Canadian Title Match: Dan Paysan vs. Sexxxy Eddy
Main Event: Pierre-Carl Ouellet and “Paranoid” Jake Matthews vs. “Canadian Dynamite” Maxime Boyer and Viking
Praise the Violence Preview From the Time-Keeper’s Table – by Llakor
Last month, IWS trainer, EXesS issued an open challenge to any man brave enough to step in the ring and receive a live IWS try-out in front of the IWS fans. Despite my best efforts to discourage people from volunteering, (because EXesS is a grumpy bastard who will stretch you as soon as shake your hand) I was flooded by would-be wrestlers asking for a shot at EXesS. In the end, I used a little bit of influence to give the opportunity to a wrestler from my old stomping grounds, the Maritimes. Eric Doucet was trained by Emil Dupre (Rene’s Dad) the old promoter of the Atlantic Grand Prix. I am just not sure if I am doing Eric a favour or not. Hopefully, for Eric, it will be a magical night.
The former IWS tag team champions, the Hardcore Ninjaz were never pinned for their belts when they lost them during Season’s Beatings 2006. This month, the two men from Fabertown, Japan will attempt to begin their ascent back up the mountain as they face off against the New Jersey team of Cheech and Cloudy known as “Up In Smoke”. The Garden State natives will need all their wits about them as they face off against the original Hardcore Soldiers of the IWS.
While the Hardcore Ninjaz begin their quest to regain their IWS tag team titles, the new champions, “Mean and Green” Dru Onyx and the Green Phantom, will be scouting with interest the other contenders for their title, who will virtually all be featured in a four way scramble at Praise the Violence. Many teams have made winning the IWS tag team titles part of their New Year’s resolutions: Chris Bishop and Lionel Knight, who were crowned Number One Contenders for the IWS tag team titles back in September (!) at Born to Bleed, but saw their quest derailed by a drunken driver who crashed into Chris Bishop’s car; Twiggy and Pornstar Juan, seconded by their inspirational coach, Montreal internet porn star Seska; Player Uno and Stupefied; and last but not least, former IWS champion, Kevin Steen, and his goombah bodyguard, Franky the Mobster. Whoever wins this match will take a huge step forward as contender’s for the tag team titles. As with any IWS scramble match, the only certain winners are the fans.
The “Hottest Prospect in Indy Wrestling” Vanessa Kraven has been on a roll in the IWS. The six-foot bombshell has been fighting, and beating, men in the ring. Her latest conquest is scheduled to be the IWS’ Clown Prince of Crime, Beef Wellington. He is certainly the most colourful wrestler in the IWS, but can the tasselled Beef withstand Vanessa’s Purple and Black Attack?
The new IWS Canadian champion, Dan Paysan, has declared that he intends to be a fighting champion. In fact, he intends to fight the stiffest competition available to him. His first opponent may be his toughest, as Dan has challenged the “Missionary of Violence”, the former four-time IWS champion, Sexxxy Eddy to a match at Praise the Violence.
Unfortunately, as announced on her web-site www.lufisto.com , Sexxxy Eddy will not be backed up by his fellow “Missionary of Violence” at Praise the Violence. Severe damage to two vertebrae in her back has forced Lufisto to cancel all of her bookings and, tragically, to surrender her CZW Ironman title. Everyone at the IWS hopes that Lufisto will make a complete recovery from this serious injury.
The former IWS Canadian champion, Jagged, is remarkably cheerful these days for someone who lost his title in his very first defence. This may be because his “Platonic Life Mate” Shane Matthews arranged for Jagged’s name to be entered into the sixteen man King of Europe Cup to be held in Liverpool, England on April 28th and 29th. The IWS representative will also participate in wXw’s 16 Karat Gold tournament to be held in Essen, Germany on May 4th to 6th. All Jagged has to do to win a tour of Europe as the official IWS representative in the King of Europe Cup and the 16 Karat Gold tournament is to beat Kid Kamikaze and El Generico in the qualifying match next Saturday. Jagged has a huge advantage in this match being seconded (or as he puts it “being 2.0ed”) by Shane Matthews.
In the main event of Praise the Violence, Viking and Max Boyer will finally get a chance to face PCO and Jake Matthews in a fair fight. Viking and Boyer may be smaller and less experienced than the veteran brutes they will be facing, but no one has ever questioned the size of the hearts of Viking and Boyer. On Saturday, PCO and Jake Matthews may be shown the beating truth in the old wrestling saying, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.”
Praise the Violence will also feature IWS Owner PCP Crazy F’N Manny, senior official, Jeremy “the Prophet” Barnoff, the Amazing Darkstone, Fred la Merveille and others. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 9:00 pm. Bogey’s World, 3250 Cremazie East, corner of Cremazie and St-Michel, near the St-Michel metro. Tickets are $20 for VIP, $15 for regular tickets. 18+. Card and times subject to change.
Other IWS News
The IWS Joins the King of Europe Cup
Based out of Montreal, Quebec, the IWS is Canada's best wrestling promotion with strong ties to CZW and Chikara. Its stars, including Kevin Steen, Sexxxy Eddy and El Generico have proudly represented Canada all over the world in top promotions like ROH, PWG, Dragon’s Gate, IPW:UK and wXw.
The IWS is pleased to announce its entry in the King of Europe Cup and wXw's 16 Karat Gold tournament. We will be the only Canadian promotion represented. Our official representative will be chosen Saturday, January 20th at Praise the Violence in a three-way dance qualifying match pitting Jagged vs. El Generico vs. Kid Kamikaze.
Courtesy of the ROH Newswire A big tag team match has been signed for 2/17 in Philadelphia. New GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Jay & Mark Briscoe will take on El Generico & the returning Kevin Steen!!!
Courtesy of CHIKARA Pro Wrestling Next month, February 16th to 18th, at King of Trios, our reigning Young Lions Cup champion Max Boyer returns to action flanked by two of his fellow countrymen. The Canadian trio captained by Boyer will also feature Jagged and Shane Matthews, the duo better known as 2.0. Matthews and Jagged made their CHIKARA debuts at the final Tag World Grand Prix (last February), and since then, several stars from the White Liberal North have made their way south - including Boyer. The Young Lions Cup champion not only unseated Arik Cannon for the trophy, but seems to have earned the attention of the Kings of Wrestling in the process.
And a series of profiles of the Evil Ninja, Hardcore Ninja Number One, Viking and Max Boyer inspired by the main event of Blood, Sweat and Beers called: When We Were Marks: The IWS - A Symphony in Four Movements http://the-w.com/thread.php/id=31721
Well the issue of crowd reaction is usually one of geography. Where were they last night? New England? Because outside of Boston and New York, the New England crowds are usually non responsive to all but the biggest names.