With the NHL season cancelled, Montreal sports fans are as jittery as a caffeine addict during a barista strike. Fortunately, the International Wrestling Syndicate is coming to the rescue with all the violence that any Don Cherry supporter could want. On Saturday, March 5th at Bar Billiard Le Break on 20 Boulevard Cremazie East, the IWS will present BREAKOUT. We promise no penalties, but plenty of unnecessary roughness.
BREAKOUT Quick and Dirty
Announced to date:
IWS Title match: Franky the Mobster will defend against a star from Philadelphia’s Combat Zone Wrestling IWS Tag Title Match: The Flying Hurricanes have issued an open challenge. Beef vs. Quack: Beef Wellington vs. “Lightning” Mike Quackenbush ExesS vs. Evil Ninja Viking vs. Damian Fred la Merveille vs. Kid Kamikaze 2.0 vs. Dan Paysan and Tomassino
International Wrestling Syndicate President Seska confirmed today that Franky the Mobster will defend both his IWS title and his Combat Zone Wrestling Iron Man title in the main event of BREAKOUT on March 5th. She also announced that his opponent would be a star from Philadelphia’s CZW promotion. The name of Franky’s opponent will be announced during the free IWS web video show “Bloodstream” which will be released during the weekend on the IWS web-site: www.syndicatewrestling.com
The IWS tag team champions, the Flying Hurricanes have issued an open challenge to any team, from any promotion to come to the IWS and compete for the tag team titles.
In what sounds like the greatest barnyard confrontation since well ever, the IWS is pleased to present Beef vs. Quack as Beef Wellington will face "Lightning" Mike Quackenbush. The CZW Junior Heavyweight Championship will be defended... if Beef can make the weight limit.
After months of ambushing ExesS, the Evil Ninja will finally face the “Baby-Oil Phenom” in the ring. IWS Commissioner Joseph FitzMorris has announced that he will be adding a stipulation to the match. No doubt he will try and assist his personal assassin, the Evil Ninja. FitzMorris’ stipulation will be announced during Bloodstream.
The Sultans of Smirk, Jagged and Shane Matthews aka 2.0 will be putting their IWS unbeaten streak on the line at Breakout against the team of Dan Paysan and his hulking consigliere, Tomassino. Dan Paysan made it clear that he will settle for nothing less than a total victory, "See, I've known these 2.0 punks for a long time. They started in the construction business and I know all there is to know about construction and cement and all that stuff. It's a family thing. A lot of people don't know that they got the nickname 2.0 because a two count was all that they could get in the ring. You'll notice that they haven't lost any matches yet, but they also haven't pinned anyone yet either? Well at Breakout, I am going to make sure that their unbeaten streak comes screeching to an end. I mean I could stop it all by myself, but with Tomassino in my corner, there is no way that I can lose. And just to make sure that Tomassino is properly motivated, I have told him that his annual bonus will be based on his performance in this match."
After losing his tag partner, Kurt Lauderdale, at Season’s Beatings after Kurt was fired, Kid Kamikaze has been looking for a new tag partner. This somehow resulted in a singles match between Double K and Fred la Merveille when Fred objected to the man that the Westmount Playboy was trying to recruit to join the Kid Kamikaze Experience.
Months after betraying his tag partner, Viking, as well as Fred la Merveille, “Le Maudit Traitre” Damian has signed to face Viking. Damian indicated that he has gone back to the gym to prepare new moves to break Viking’s “fighting spirit”. Damian also said that he is annoyed that fans believe that Viking has a greater “fighting spirit’ than him, just because Viking survived catching on fire in April of 2003 during Freedom to Fight.
The IWS presents BREAKOUT, Saturday, March 5th, 2005 at Bar Billiard Le Break on 20 Boulevard Cremazie East. Card subject to change. Doors open at 7:30 PM, IWS Bloodstream begins at 8:00 PM, show starts at 9:00 PM. VIP Tickets are fifteen dollars in advance. VIP ticket-holders enter first and choose their tickets first. Regular tickets are fifteen dollars at the door. For information about the show e-mail email@example.com or visit the Internet Wresting Syndicate at their web-site: www.syndicatewrestling.com For information about IWS merchandise & DVDs, our wholesale prices or our customer referral program e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or order from www.xrv.com/its or from Smart Mark Video: www.smartmarkvideo.com
New IWS News Program
In order to keep the fans of the IWS informed more quickly of events in the IWS as they happen, we have been releasing daily news tidbits every day on the IWS message board for the last couple of weeks.
New items will be published every day Monday to Friday, with additional items released on the weekend as well as needed.
We do need a name for this news service. Best suggestion will be cheerfully stolen and you will get to brag to your friends.
IWS VIP Ticket Program
In order to give our best fans access to our best seats, we will be selling VIP tickets in advance to each of our shows. VIP ticket-holders will be allowed to enter first and choose their seats first. For each show, we will only print enough VIP tickets to cover the first three rows around the IWS ring – 150. To purchase tickets by paypal or for more information email Llakor@hotmail.com
At the moment, for Breakout, we have under 60 VIP tickets left and for Un F’N Sanctioned, March 26th, one of our legendary Medley shows with the Fans Bring the Weapons main event, we have under 40 VIP tickets left.
IWS Wrestler Profiles
To mark the ROH debut of Kevin Steen and El Generico, we have written two profiles of these two IWS stars. They can be found here:
Stars of the IWS continue to impress as guests in promotions around the world.
Jersey All Pro Wrestling – “Wild Card” – January 29th, 2005 - Rahway, New Jersey
Proving that a smart wrestler always brings his gear, IWS champion Franky the Mobster and Dan Paysan came to watch the JAPW show and ended up wrestling. After a hasty conference call with IWS officials, an impromptu IWS title match between Franky the Mobster and ExesS was agreed to, the second time that ExesS has fought for the IWS title in JAPW.
Dan Paysan lost to Deranged. JAPW Light Heavyweight Champion Azrael defeated Beef Wellington. Frankie the Mobster retained his title by defeating Excess. The Strong Style Thugs (B-Boy, Homicide & Low Ki) defeated Teddy Hart, El Generico & "Mr. Wrestling" Kevin Steen, largely due to Teddy Hart. El Generico and Kevin Steen fought off the SST without Teddy Hart for most of the match as Hart injured his shoulder very early on and went to the back. Lo-Ki neutralized El Generico by stealing his mask, bringing Teddy Hart in, but he did more harm than good and led directly to Kevin Steen being pinned.
Combat Zone Wrestling – Only the Strong Survive “Scarred For Life”– February 5th, 2005 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Flying Hurricanes in their CZW debut defended their IWS tag team titles in a four team elimination match beating the teams of IWS’ El Generico and Beef Wellington, All Money is Legal and Ghost Shadow and Spyral
Franky the Mobster in his CZW debut defended his IWS tag team title beating B-Boy and in the process won the CZW Iron Man title.
In what was described by most fans as the Match of the Night, Mike Quackenbush beat Alex Shelley, IWS’ The Arsenal and IWS’ Sexxxy Eddy to claim the CZW Junior Heavyweight Championship. (Alex Shelley was the defending champion.)
Pro Wrestling Guerilla – All Nude Revue! February 12th, 2005 – City of Industry, California
El Generico lost to Alex Shelley, but had huge support from the crowd. The irony of the Tijuana native El Generico moving to Canada to become a star and now becoming an even bigger star in California as a result is striking.
Kevin Steen lost to the Fallen Angel Chris Daniels in a rematch of the match between the two from Elite Wrestling Revolution in Quebec City from 2004 which Steen won and is regarded by many as the Canadian Match of the Year from 2004.
Ring of Honour – Do or Die IV – February 18th, 2005 – Elizabeth, New Jersey
El Generico earned “Please Come Back” chants in a losing effort during a four-way with Josh Daniels, Arik Cannon and the winner of the match Fast Eddie Vegas.
In what virtually everyone are calling the Match of the Afternoon, Kevin Steen lost to B-Boy.
According to Mike Johnson of http://www.pwinsider.com “Fast Eddie Vegas (with Dave Prazak) defeated El Generico (Internet Wrestling Syndicate), Josh Daniels and Arik Cannon (IWA Mid-South) in a good four way bout. If there was ever any question that a huge majority of the ROH audience are fans who live and die by the Internet, Generico's entrance got the biggest pop of the afternoon with the crowd going absolutely nuts and treating him like a top flight star… B-Boy (CZW, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla) defeated Kevin Steen (Internet Wrestling Syndicate). Steen, making his ROH debut, got a huge reaction coming out.”
Despite losing their matches, El Generico and Kevin Steen impressed ROH management who have announced that both men fell into the “DO” category and will be invited back for more ROH shows.
Chikara – Chikara World Tag Grand Prix Tournament (Night Two) – February 19th, 2005, Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Beef J. Wellington and his trained bear, Bear defeated Darin Corbin and Version 2.0
El Generico and Kevin Steen defeated K-Murda and K-Pusha (All Money is Legal)
Beef J. Wellington and Bear lost to Skayde and Milatino Collection
El Generico and Kevin Steen defeated Jon Dahmer and DJ Hyde
The Bear was probably the most popular wrestler of the entire tournament.
Chikara – Chikara World Tag Grand Prix Tournament (Night Three) – February 20th, 2005, Pittson, Pennsylvania
Matt Turner, Anthony Franco, JC Ryder & Lucky beat F.I.S.T. with "BJ & The Bear."
El Generico and Kevin Steen lost to the “Super Friends” Chris Hero and Mike Quackenbush.
IWS Stars on Tour (Future Shows)
Combat Zone Wrestling will present CZW Liberated And Coming Full Circle: Hellbound! Saturday night, March 12th at the CZW Arena (Viking Hall/ECW Arena) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. IWS Champion & CZW Iron Man Champion Franky The Mobster will be defending his CZW Iron Man Title, assuming that he successfully defends his titles in Montreal on March 5th during BREAKOUT. "The Sexxx Express" Sexxxy Eddy will be at the Arena, The Arsenal as well, and Beef Wellington will take on Spyral, Niles Young & Derek Frazier in a 4-way match. Check out www.czwwrestling.com for all the info.
Pro-Wrestling Guerilla presents "The Ernest P. Worrell Memorial" on March 12, 2005, at Frank and Sons in City of Industry, California, featuring Christopher Daniels vs. El Generico vs. Kevin Steen vs. AJ Styles in a Number One Contender’s Match for the PWG title. For more info check: http://www.prowrestlingguerrilla.com/
El Generico will be making a tour of Germany and England in March. On March 19th, he will take part in a cruiserweight tournament featuring M-Dogg 20, Super Dragon and Steve Douglas for the wXw promotion in Essen, Germany. On March 20th, he will wrestle for IPW:UK in Orpington, Kent in a MAKE or BREAK - No Rules Tornado Tag Team Match featuring ‘New Superstar’ Stevie Douglas & Super Dragon vs. Aviv Maayan & El Generico. If El Generico wins the pinfall, he will be invited back to the next IPW:UK show to face Super Dragon for the PWG title. For more info check: http://www.ipwuk.com and: http://www.wxw-wrestling.net/
Kevin Steen will make his Japanese debut on Tuesday, March 15th, at the legendary Korakuen Hall in Tokyo during the ZERO1-MAX US-E Style show.
Dan Paysan will wrestle for Adirondack Championship Wrestling in Malone, New York on Feb 27th, 2005. He will also wrestle for World of Hurt Wrestling in Schnectady, New York on March 11th, 2005 along with Player Uno. For more info on WOHW check: http://www.worldofhurtwrestling.com/
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