It was at Breakout, July 8th, 2006 that Viking first became the IWS Champion, quite literally the Fans’ Champion as it took a near-riot by the IWS fans for IWS Owner PCP Crazy F’N Manny to reverse his own crooked fast-count in the favour of then champion EXesS and restart the match. The irony? It was during that near-riot that the IWS belt was stolen. For close to a year, Viking has fought off every challenger, battled with pride, but he has done so without a belt. Manny refused to spend a thin dime buying a belt for a champion that he despises.
At Scarred For Life 2007, Viking will face his greatest challenge: three-time World Tag Team Champion, Hardcore Champion, veteran of WWF, WCW, ECW, Japan, Europe, Puerto Rico, owner of “Deux Pied de Bras”, master of “Dat Blue Ting”, one of the most agile big men ever, and former IWS Champion, Pierre-Carl Ouellet. He would be a formidable opponent at any time, but this time PCO has an incentive, he has a prize to win. PCO’s prize for beating Viking: the new IWS belt that Manny has promised to the first man who can beat Viking.
The dilemma for the fans? They can only see the new IWS Title belt when their champion loses. Viking wants to see that new belt as badly as the fans. He recently confided in me that there are times that he can almost feel the weight of that belt around his waist, that it tingles the way that amputees can still feel their missing limbs. For Viking, that missing belt is the invisible scar that he wears with pride, but as far as Viking is concerned no matter how much he wants to see that new belt, this is one scar that he is prepared to wear for life.
IWS Scarred For Life Card Quick and Dirty Saturday, May 26th, 2007 Bogey's World Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Winner Keeps His Job Match ROCK vs. COCK: Pornstar Juan vs. Twiggy
Summer of Sequels Match EXesS = BULLY TWO EXesS vs. ALF Champion Stefany Sinclair
Fatal Four-Way Match FOUR J MATCH Justin White vs. Jimmy Stone vs. Jimmy K vs. Justified I mean Stupefied
IWS Tag Team Title Match HE IS SCARRED FOR LIFE Scarred and Sexxxy (The Green Phantom and Sexxxy Eddy) vs. SLI 2007 (Fred la Merveille and Kenny the Bastard) vs. Hi-5 (Beef Wellington and Kid Kamikaze) vs. IWS Tag Team Champions - The Hardcore Ninjaz
Number One Contender's Match SCUM VS. STEEN "Paranoid" Jake Matthews vs. "Mr. Wrestling" Kevin Steen
IWS Title Match SPONSORED BY THE CNIB Pierre-Carl Ouellet vs. IWS Champion – Viking
It is the summer of sequels. And at the IWS it is no different. At Violent Valentine 2007, so-called shooter and bully EXesS sent Stefany to the hospital in a match where the Quebec joshi showed fighting spirit, nearly choking out EXesS several times with a triangle choke. Despite film critic Joe Bob Briggs’ admonition that, “When you make a sequel, you should just make the same damn movie you made the first time!” There will be differences. Stefany Sinclair is now the Association de Lutte Feminin champion. She is more confident, more assured. And EXesS? He is still a God Damned Bully, but the veneer in his confidence has cracked in recent months. Let’s hope that Stefany can scar that confidence by choking him out for good and for all.
Four Good and Four All – All four of the men in the fatal four-way match have something to prove. Justin White is ready to prove that not only can he win a match on points, but that he can actually win a match, Jimmy Stone is ready to prove that his time away from the IWS did nothing to stop his cocky swagger, Jimmy K is ready to prove that he deserves a spot in the IWS and Justified – I mean Stupefied – he is ready to prove that he is the star NOW that everyone predicts that he will become.
When they say that it is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog, you could stop your examples with Twiggy and Pornstar Juan, the Rock and Cock Express. People have belittled their size, mocked their belief in themselves, but no one has ever dared question their heart, doubt their courage. They would spit in the eye of the Devil himself, even if it took them a step-ladder to do it. The problem with being that brave is that sometimes you have to pay for the consequence of that courage. Juan and Twiggy spit in the eye not of Satan, but the closest equivalent, IWS Owner PCP Crazy F’N Manny and when he wiped off the spittle, he immediately ordered these two tag team partners, these two best friends to fight each other with the winner keeping his job and the loser banished from the IWS forever. No matter what happens, the team of the Rock and Cock Express are dead. And their absence will scar the tag team division.
He is the bull in the china shop that no one wants to talk about. He metes out Hardcore Justice. He is the master of the STOMP! Last month, the Hardcore Ninjaz pinned the Green Phantom for the IWS Tag Team Title. In the process, they cut his arm so gruesomely with a barbed-wire chair that the Phantom was rushed to the hospital for three internal and ten external stitches. Hi-5 will be in this match. The SLI 2007 will be in this match. Sexxxy Eddy will be the Green Phantom’s partner. Any of those five may figure in the pin. To the Green Phantom, they are irrelevancies, distractions, obstacles. Anger has given him tunnel vision. To the Green Phantom there are only two men in this match: The Hardcore Ninjaz who left him SCARRED FOR LIFE!
One of the secrets to understanding Kevin Steen is that while he would be loathe to admit it, he is at heart as much a fan of the IWS as he is a wrestler of the IWS. He wants to see the new IWS belt as much as any fan. This Saturday, he can take a step towards seeing that belt, a step towards owning that belt. The only man standing in his way is the veteran “Paranoid” Jake Matthews. The only belt in Quebec wrestling that Jake Matthews has never worn is the most important belt in the province, perhaps in the country – that of the IWS. The only way that he can get his hands on that belt is to go through “Mr. Wrestling” first. For Jake, that is combining business with pleasure.
No matter if Viking defends his title or if PCO wins and unveils the new belt, the road for the IWS champion will be bumpy with Kevin Steen and Jake Matthews fighting over the rights to become Number One Contender.
Our Next Four Dates: (Kevin Steen confirmed to be at all Four) The dates that Kevin Steen has confirmed with the IWS: June 16th, Body Count July 14th. Summer Slaughter August 18th, Hardcore Heat September 29th, Blood, Sweat and Beers at the Medley Plan Accordingly.
The IWS presents: Scarred For Life 2007, Saturday, May 26th, 2007 at Bogey’s World Bar & Billiard, 3250 Cremazie Est (corner of Cremazie and St-Michel near the St-Michel metro), Montreal, Quebec, CANADA. Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm, tickets are $20 for VIP, $15 for Regular. 18+, card and times subject to change. For more information go to www.syndicatewrestling.com or e-mail Llakor@hotmail.com .
Originally posted by OliverHey, how's Oulette been looking? I've heard some rave reviews of his performances at these IWS events.
He had a really good match with Sabu as his partner last year against the Green Phantom & Dru Onyx (Un F'N Sanctioned 2006)
Then his bicep got hurt.
When he came back, he was mainly doing run-ins and enforcer type stuff. He did do a tag match with Jake Matthews against Max Boyer and Viking, but Jake did most of the work for his team.
He seemed fully back against Christian (w Max Boyer) with Jake as his partner again and hit his cannonball old school style through a table (Max pulled Christian to safety in the nick of time) (Un F'N Sanctioned 2007)
Two Saturdays ago against Rhino was a great match maybe a little bit overbooked, but PCO was fired up for it. I have high hopes for the match against Viking on Saturday.
It has been awhile since I fired up The Network. I was expecting to watch a Clash of Champions, but they have also added a lot of good ECW, and how can I say no to that? (I was going to put this in the What Did You Juat Watch? thread, but it has died.