For all those who love wrestling, the Internet Wrestling Syndicate presents Violent Valentines this Saturday, February 28th. Every IWS event is special, but this Saturday’s event promises to be unique. For the first time ever, for one night only, the IWS will present an all ages show as they invade the historic NDR Center, the home of Northern Championship Wrestling. In a rare show of cooperation between competitors, when the IWS found itself needing a venue for its February show, NCW generously offered their arena.
One man who is no stranger to the NDR Center is the IWS’ new champion, Pierre Carl Ouellet. He may find his first test is also his most difficult, as PCO must defeat the man that many wrestling observers believe will be a breakout star in 2004, EXcesS69. No man believes in EXcesS69 more than Commissioner Joseph FitzMorris, who arranged this title shot for his contract superstar. In fact, the Commissioner is so certain that his man will win the title match that he is already trying to rig the deck for EXcesS69’s first title defence.
Originally, IWS President Seska had signed a Number One’s Contender Match for Violent Valentines between former champions Dru Onyx and Sexxxy Eddy. But Commissioner Joseph FitzMorris opened up the two man contest, announcing that it would be a gauntlet match featuring at least twelve different competitors. Already confirmed to be participating are roommates Beef Wellington and El Generico, in addition to the Green Phantom, Fred le Merveille, Matt Classic from British Columbia’s Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling and Kevin Martel, nephew of former world champion Rick Martel.
While twelve man struggle for the right to challenge for the IWS title, two men will clash with nothing on the line but hate. Kevin Steen and Kurt Lauderdale have been butting heads for months in an ongoing spiral of violence and retribution. Once both men were students, comrades, friends together, but when Kevin Steen turned his back on their trainer, Jacques Rougeau Jr., Kurt Lauderdale took offence. The Career Killer began the feud by attacking Kevin Steen, but the IWS’ “Mr. Wrestling” has vowed to finish both the feud and Kurt Lauderdale.
Kid Kamikaze finds himself in a match as a direct result of the feud between Lauderdale and Steen. At Praise the Violence, Dan Paysan and Kevin Steen fought for the right to take on Kurt Lauderdale. Before that match, Dan Paysan announced that if he lost, Kid Kamikaze would have to face his consigliere Tomassino. Despite Kid Kamikaze’s best efforts, Dan Paysan did lose his match and the hulking Tomassino looks to reward the Wesmount Playboy for his failure.
At the last IWS show, le Syndicat de Lutte Internet captured the tag team titles. During Violent Valentines, Viking Villeray and Damian Doré will put their newly won gold on the line against the Hardcore Ninjaz. This will not be an easy test. No team has won the IWS tag titles more often than the Hardcore Ninjaz, and the natives of Fabertown, Japan have never been more dangerous than they are right now. After sending the Flying Hurricanes to Intensive Care at the last IWS show, how far will the Ninjaz go to win what they believe to be their property; their tag team titles?
Also scheduled for Violent Valentines, the crowd pleasing Highlander Pat Hamilton will make his return to the IWS, after an absence of nearly a year, to take on Nightmare Manson in singles action.
The host for the IWS live events, Brian the Guppie of Team 990’s Between the Ropes invites you to join him, Elsa Bangz and D-Vyn as the IWS presents Violent Valentines, Saturday, February 28th at the historic NDR Center, 955 Villeray Est, Second Floor, Montreal, Québec. Tickets are twelve dollars at the door. Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:30 pm. For information about the show e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Internet Wresting Syndicate at their web-site: http://www.syndicatewrestling.com . For information about IWS merchandise & DVDs e-mail email@example.com or order from ]http://www.xrv.com/iws .
This show would not be possible without the cooperation and sacrifice of many people, including, but not limited to, the wrestlers and management of Northern Championship Wrestling. The roster and staff of the Internet Wrestling Syndicate thank them for their generosity.
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