One of our fans – one of the hardcore soldiers of the IWS - has a recipe for chocolate cake with thumbtack icing. We had better get one of those suckers ready, because this Saturday, June 16th, the International Wrestling Syndicate celebrates its’ Eighth Birthday.
That is eight years of tables, ladders and chairs; eight years of thumb tacks, barbed wire and light tubes; eight years of bumps, bruises and blood; eight years of stories, fables and legends; eight years of wrestling.
We started at Wally’s on June 17th, 1999. We were called “Le Fed Canadian Tire” and no one in Quebec gave us a chance. Now we are known around the world as the home of Pierre Carl Ouellet, Kevin Steen and El Generico; the only Canadian fed to ever do a show in the ECW arena; the first Canadian fed to have its own PPV; the promotion where Sid Vicious returned to wrestling; the Canadian home of hardcore wrestling.
We are celebrating this Saturday with the biggest six man tag match we have ever had - pitting our Champion Viking and our two resident stars of ROH, Kevin Steen and the PWG Champion El Generico, against three of the best veteran heavyweights that Quebec has ever produced: Pierre Carl Ouellet, Brick Crawford and the Number One Contender to Viking’s title, “Paranoid” Jake Matthews.
And in a very special, very hardcore main event, the Hardcore Ninjaz will be defending their IWS Tag Team Titles against the man they scarred with a barbed wire chair, the Green Phantom and his partner Sexxxy Eddy in a NO ROPES BARBED WIRE MATCH.
Come witness the violence inherent in the system. Come celebrate eight years of the best in hardcore wrestling. Come and be a hardcore soldier of the I – W – S.
Scheduled for Body Count 2007:
Jimmy K. vs. Shayne Hawke
Super Smash Brothers (Player Uno and Stupefied) vs. SLI 2007 (Fred la Merveille and Kenny the Bastard)
EXesS and Tomassino vs.ALF Champion Stefany Sinclair and a partner of her choice.
IWS Canadian Title Match: Maxime Boyer vs.IWS Canadian Champion Dan Paysan
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
Last month at Scarred For Life 2007, the toilet-skirt wearing goth weirdo Jimmy K made his debut and the IWS fans demanded his return. One wrestler not too happy with Monsieur K’s sudden success is our resident red-headed shit-disturber Shayne Hawke. Mr. Persecution Complex is outraged that he took one IWS show off to star at CHIKARA and the fans found someone new to cheer for, so he has decided to give the K-man a proper IWS welcome by beating the crap out of him… or at least trying to.
Maybe someone should tell Shayne Hawke that no one was cheering for him BEFORE he left, so it is not like Jimmy K stole his spot or anything.
After Stupefied’s solo star turn at Scarred For Life 2007 he reunites with his Super Smash Brother, Player Uno, for some eight bit flippy fun against the newly formed SLI 2007 with Fred la Merveille and one of the IWS’ outstanding high flyers Kenny the Bastard.
Last month, Association de Lutte Feminin Champion Stefany Sinclair took another beating from the IWS resident bully EXesS, but unlike Violent Valentine 2007, she rallied to win her David vs. Goliath match. In retaliation, EXesS went out to recruit a true giant to tag with im: his protégé, his student, the hulking Tomassino, absent from the IWS since being fired by IWS Owner PCP Crazy F’N Manny almost a year ago. Everyone expected Stefany to name Justin White as her partner for the match after he helped her beat EXesS, but he is injured. Stefany has promised her fans that she has found someone willing and able to even the odds against EXesS and Tomassino.
After ROH stars, Kevin Steen and El Generico, arguably the two most popular IWS stars outside of Quebec are Maxime Boyer and the IWS Canadian Champion Dan Paysan. The two men have fought each other all over Quebec, Ontario and the United States with Boyer emerging triumphant in the States and Paysan winning in Canada, but the two men have never fought in the IWS. This month, they face off again, but suddenly, all of their previous matches have become just warm-ups. Both men perform at their best in front of the IWS fans. Both men hate to lose at home. And this time they are fighting for gold, the IWS Canadian Championship that Dan Paysan has defended so often and so well and that Maxime Boyer so desperately wants.
It should come as no surprise that Beef Wellington’s first ever professional wrestling match was against Kid Kamikaze. Also, not much of a surprise that Double K won that match. Over the years, these two men have been the best of friends, BFF in fact, but also the best of rivals. While Beef Wellington has arguably had the more successful career, Kid Kamikaze is the one opponent that he has never had success against. This month in their most important match ever, Beef fights for the very future of their tag team partnership together. If Beef wins, Hi-5 remains united as a team and the two men will get matching tattoos. If Kid Kamikaze wins, as far as he is concerned, Hi-5 splits forever.
Keep in mind here that when Kid Kamikaze says forever, he means a time significantly longer than a Terry Funk retirement. Remember that he beat Beef Wellington at Blood, Sweat and Beers 2003 in a “Loser Leaves Westmount” and Beef is still not allowed to return to Westmount. (I understand that Kid Kamikaze does make an exception for Hannukah, but only if Beef gives him half the loot.)
In addition to the huge six man tag match and the hate-filled NO ROPES BARBED WIRE MATCH main event and the matches mentioned above, expect Twiggy to have something to say about the forced retirement of his tag team partner Pornstar Juan. Also scheduled to be present are Jagged and Shane Matthews, formerly united as 2.0.
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 .
After Jake's interview I'm glad he didn't make it. Maybe that's why I like the TE1 cast better. Out of the five finalists, the three that didn't get the contracts went to the indies to ply their trade.