The scheduled heavyweight title match between International Wrestling Syndicate champion Viking and Pierre Carl Ouellet dissolved into chaos and controversy as the new Number One Contender for the IWS title, “Paranoid” Jake Matthews. hit the ring waving his shovel. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen, who had previously in the night fallen victim to that shovel, hit the ring in hot pursuit. Viking and Steen had the upper hand temporarily before veteran Quebec heavyweight Brick Crawford hit the ring out of nowhere and the three heavyweights, Crawford, Matthews and PCO gave Steen the beating of his life under the supervision of IWS Owner PCP Crazy F’N Manny.
With blood streaming down his face, Steen challenged the three men to a fair fight at the next IWS show, Body Count 2007, the Eighth Anniversary of the IWS where Crawford, Matthews and PCO will fight Steen, Viking and the PWG champion, El Generico, returning to the IWS where he first made his debut.
Scarred For Life Results: Quick and Dirty Saturday, May 26th, 2007 Bogey’s World Montreal, Quebec, CANADA Attendance: 246
Winner Keeps His Job Match ROCK vs. COCK: Pornstar Juan vs. Twiggy Twiggy beat Pornstar Juan with a roll-up at 9:06
Number One Contender's Match SCUM VS. STEEN "Paranoid" Jake Matthews vs. "Mr. Wrestling" Kevin Steen Jake Matthews pinned Kevin Steen at 10:48 after hitting him from behind with a shovel while PCO distracted Steen.
Fatal Four-Way Match FOUR J MATCH Justin White vs. Jimmy Stone vs. Jimmy K vs. Justified I mean Stupefied Stupefied pinned Jimmy K at 7:35 just before Jimmy Stone tapped to Justin White.
Impromptu Tag Match Dancing With the Chairs Match SLI 2007 (Fred la Merveille and Kenny the Bastard) vs. Above Standards (Carl Choquette and Eric Lauze) SLI 2007 beat Above Standards in 6:47
Summer of Sequels Match EXesS = BULLY TWO EXesS vs. ALF Champion Stefany Sinclair ALF Champion Stefany Sinclair beat EXesS by roll-up in 11:35 with a little help from Justin White and a chair.
IWS Tag Team Title Match HE IS SCARRED FOR LIFE Scarred and Sexxxy (The Green Phantom and Sexxxy Eddy) vs. Hi-5 (Beef Wellington and Kid Kamikaze) vs. IWS Tag Team Champions - The Hardcore Ninjaz Hardcore Ninja Number One pinned both Beef Wellington and Kid Kamikaze after a Pearl Harbour Dive at 7:53.
IWS Title Match SPONSORED BY THE CNIB Pierre-Carl Ouellet vs. IWS Champion – Viking The match was ruled a no-contest after 10:49 when first Jake Matthews then Kevin Steen and then, out of nowhere, Brick Crawford interfered.
It was a night of debuts and a night of endings. It was a night of great matches and great promos. It was a night that the IWS Hardcore Soldiers will treasure for a long time.
Scarred For Life 2007 began with the final match of the Rock and Cock Express as Pornstar Juan and Twiggy were forced to fight one another with the Winner keeping his job and the Loser banished from the IWS forever. I am not embarrassed to say that my notes are a little smudged with the tracks of my tears. This was an emotional match. Despite being tag team partners, despite being best friends, these two men gave this match everything that they had. Pornstar Juan broke out every backbreaker that Roderick Strong ever thought of, but the resilient Twiggy kept getting back up. Looking at Twiggy, measuring his height and weight, you can not possibly begin to measure the size of Twiggy’s heart nor the depth of his wrestling knowledge. Twiggy’s heart kept him in this match and his brain won it for him as Juan desperately grabbed for the ropes and missed while Twiggy leveraged Juan’s own height and weight into the roll-up that pinned him at 9:06.
After the loss, as an emotional Pornstar Juan thanked his friends and the IWS fans, the ring filled with IWS wrestlers saying goodbye and the fans chanted, “Thank You Pornstar!” Juan’s last thank you was a special one, “I have one last person to thank. Fuck Pornstar Juan, this is a straight from Mike DaPonte quote: PCP Manny, I hate your fucking guts!”
Say the Devil’s name and he will appear. Manny hit the ring and ordered the wrestlers to the back, then ordered Mike DaPonte, the ex-Pornstar Juan, to leave not just his ring, but his venue, leaving only Twiggy behind. Then Manny summoned his hatchet-man, PCO, but before the heavy-weight could dismantle Twiggy, “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen hit the ring, with something to say, “Last time I saw you Peece, I didn’t see you. I turned around and you clothes-lined my fucking head off... You attacked me from behind. I think that’s because when you look at yourself in the mirror, you see that you are a little bit older, a little bit slower. I think that you are scared of me. Prove me wrong! Hit me while I am looking you right in the eye!”
At which point, “Paranoid” Jake Matthews attacked Kevin Steen from behind and their Number One Contender’s Match started immediately. The two men brawled furiously in and out of the ring. Steen appeared to have the upper hand after catching Jake Mathews going up top, flipping him onto an open chair and following up immediately with a Steen Splash from the top, but before Steen could get the pin, PCO came back out to ringside to distract Mr. Wrestling. This gave Jake the chance to recover, grab his shovel from Lollipop and hit Steen from behind. The pin followed at 10:48.
The Fatal Four Way pitting Stupefied against the three Js: Justin White, Jimmy Stone and Jimmy K, was given its verdict by the fans, “This is AWESOME!” Making, his debut in the IWS, the toilet-skirt wearing goth weirdo, Jimmy K, made a quick impression with his foot-stomping offence that earned him a “Please Come Back” chant. Jimmy Stone impressed, showing his strength with a Sunset Flip where he flipped all three of his opponents. Justin White continued to impress with his ground-based technical wrestling. But the night belonged to Stupefied, showing emotion and dominating the other three wrestlers with his high-flying. The Super Smash Brother won the match, killing Jimmy K for the pin at 7:35 just before Jimmy Stone tapped to Justin White’s submission.
(Honestly, the match was so good that it felt longer. It is entirely possible that my stop watch lost count because it was, like me, watching the match with its jaw hanging open.)
The “Please Come Back” chants for Jimmy K were unfortunately heard by Above Standards, who will take any excuse to make an unwelcome appearance. Despite being generally humiliated by the SLI 2007 of Fred la Merveille and Kenny the Bastard, in a match which featured 101 uses for a chair other than hitting one’s opponent with it, Carl Choquette and Eric Lauze showed dangerous signs of competence in this match, won by Fred and Kenny in 6:47.
In this Summer of Sequels, EXesS opened his Open Challenge to a woman that he had already beaten and sent to the hospital at Violent Valentine 2007, Stefany Sinclair. There were a couple of differences in this rematch. First, rather than shattering Stefany Sinclair’s spirit by sending her to the hospital in the earlier match, EXesS gave her renewed confidence by not killing her. Stefany built on the experience in that match to become the Association de Lutte Feminin champion, the only joshi promotion that runs regularly in Canada. Make no mistake, EXesS once again beat the shit out of Stefany, so much so that the fans were prompted to shout, “This Is Not Cool Anymore!” But every time EXesS punched Stefany down, she got back up and spit in his eye. After nearly tapping to Stefany’s desperate triangle choke, a frustrated EXesS grabbed a chair. Justin White charged out of the back to disarm EXesS. Stefany grabbed a distracted EXesS from behind for a roll-up which EXesS blocked by grabbing the ropes, until Justin White rapped his knuckles with the chair leading to Stefany’s pin at 11:35.
The newly scarred for life Green Phantom was warmly greeted by the IWS fans as he and Sexxxy Eddy tried to regain their IWS tag team titles in a thre-way dance featuring Hi-5 and the Once and Future IWS Tag Team Champions, the Hardcore Ninjaz. The Champions did not even make it to the ring before an enraged Green Phantom attacked the Ninjaz in the crowd and Sexxxy Eddy used Hi-5 to build momentum for a dive to help his partner. Hi-5 paid the price for the Green Phantom’s anger as the Hardcore Hero and Eddy obliterated Beef Wellington and Kid Kamikaze, but before they could collect the win, the Hardcore Ninjaz ambushed them out of nowhere (as Ninjaz are wont to do) with the Evil Ninja clearing the ring while his brother hit the dazed Hi-5 with a Pearl Harbour dive to collect the win at 7:53.
After the match, Sexxxy Eddy, frustrated after two straight matches against the Ninjaz where other teams got in the way of him and the Green Phantom, challenged the Hardcore Ninjaz to a match where no other teams would be involved. It was later announced that the Hardcore Ninjaz had accepted the challenge and had stipulated that the match be fought as a NO ROPES BARBED WIRE match.
Kid Kamikaze, equally frustrated at Hi-5’s prolonged losing streak, demanded that the team break-up. Beef Wellington proposed instead that he and his “BFF” have a Bogey’s World Street Fight and that if he, Beef, won, Hi-5 would stay together and he and Kid Kamikaze would get matching tattoos, but if Kid Kamikaze won the team would split up forever.
I have copious notes for the show including a complete transcript of some of the promos. Keep checking back at www.syndicatewrestling.com as I type up those notes in the days to come.
Our next show, Body Count 2007 is our Eight Anniversary show. The first World Wrestling Syndicate show Blood, Sweat and Beers 1999 was held at Wally’s on June 17th, 1999. Already Scheduled for Body Count 2007:
Bogey’s Street Fight: Beef Wellington vs, Kid Kamikaze If Beef wins, Hi-5 stays together and BFF Beef and Kid K have to get matching tattoos. If Kid Kamikaze wins, Hi-5 split up forever.
Six Man Tag: Pierre-Carl Ouellet, IWS Number One Contender “Paranoid” Jake Matthews and Brick Crawford vs. “Mr. Wrestling” Kevin Steen and PWG Champion El Generico and IWS Champion Viking
IWS Tag Team Title Match - NO ROPES BARBED WIRE: Scarred and Sexxxy (The Green Phantom and Sexxxy Eddy) vs. IWS Tag Team Champions The Hardcore Ninjaz
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: Body Count 2007, Saturday, June 16th, 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 .
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