November 10, 2003
Canadian Indy Report: Nov. 10
By VERN MAY -- For SLAM! Wrestling
THE INSIDE CRADLE
Brought to you by Canadian Wrestle-Media
Volume 1 No. 6
November 9, 2003
This newsletter is distributed freely to wrestlers, promoters, and industry insiders with hopes to generate increased awareness of what is going on in Canadian rings today and to make everyone aware of the opportunities that exist right here in the \"Great White North\". Your submissions are welcomed at: WrestleMedia@shaw.ca
NEWS AND RUMOURS
The highly touted Chance Beckett returned to the west coast for the first time since his recent flurry of east coast matches for the ECWA and Ring of Honour. The high flyer, who is a graduate of the Hart dungeon, won a battle royal his first night in the Pacific Northwest to earn a title match with ECCW champion Vance Nevada. The match was a classic encounter with each man displaying their wrestling prowess in an evenly matched encounter. Unfortunately for fans on hand, a clear winner was not determined, due to the interference of Major Hardway, Disco Fury, & Dropkick Murphy. Do we have a new heel supergroup forming? Beckett will be in action again on November 28th when he teams with long-time rival Scotty Mac to battle Vance Nevada & Disco Fury.
NEW PROMOTION LAUNCHED IN WINNIPEG
Acclaimed journalist Greg Oliver once speculated that perhaps it is something in the water in the River City that promoters can\'t just get along in Winnipeg. Well those waters can expect to keep rippling for much longer with the announcement that another promotion will be opening its doors in Winnipeg this month.
Michael Davidson, the mastermind behind Premier Cahmpionship Wrestling at its inception has broken away from PCW to form a new company, Action Wrestling Entertainment, which is slated to present its first show at Coyote\'s Night club in Winnipeg on November 19th. In an official press release issued by the new promotion, the company plans to announce a weekly program from the Coyote\'s Night club in the immediate future.
On a side note, some readers may recognize that this same venue was most recently hosting weekly cards presented by the NWA Canadian Wrestling Federation in September and October (results from the most recent card in this issue!!), and recently announced that they planned to scale back to a monthly schedule. Is the CWF out the door at Coyote\'s? What does the future hold for all parties involved? It should prove to be an interesting conflict in the coming months.
THE ARSENAL PREPARES FOR PAYBACK
By: Michael Ryan, IWS Correspondent
The IWS champion, the Arsenal, and his goons, the Hardcore Ninjaz, the so-called \"Fan Favourites\" will face the combined forces of the Flying Hurricanes and Sexxxy Eddy in a huge six man tag match during the main event of the next IWS show, Payback\'s A Bitch, on November 15th.
Sexxxy Eddy and the Flying Hurricanes will have revenge on their minds. Eddy is coming off his first ever loss to the Arsenal at last months Blood, Sweat and Beers, while the Hurricanes were Pearl Harboured by the Hardcore Ninjaz during the same show. Eddy and the Hurricanes have never worked together before, but they do have a lot in common: all three are uncommonly resilient, all three are truly popular with the fans and most importantly, all three men hate the Arsenal and the Hardcore Ninjaz.
Two men also united by their hatred... for each other... will clash, as Kevin Steen and El Generico face off in an Extreme Grudge Match. At Blood, Sweat & Beers, Steen and El Generico combined with Pierre Carl Ouellet in a three way dance that inspired the IWS faithful to rush the ring, pound the mat and chant 3Match of the Year!2 With hand-held fan cams of that match already circulating amongst wrestling insiders from Connecticut to Nashville, anticipation is building for this match pitting two of the finest young wrestlers in Canada. But this will not just be a showcase of technical excellence. Feelings between the two men run high after Kevin Steen duped El Generico following the three way dance last month leading to Steen flattening the Tijuana native with his trademark Package Pile Driver.
During Payback1s A Bitch, the IWS Odd Couple and tag team champions, the Green Phantom and EXcesS69 will face the stiffest challenge to their titles yet as they square off against Quebec City1s Xtreme Revolution. Nightmare Manson and Crazy Crusher have demonstrated over the past three months that they can overcome obstacles of strength, size and numbers, but in the IWS tag team champions they may have run into a challenge so big that even giant-killer Crazy Crusher may not be able to overcome it.
Xtreme Revolution earned their title shot by beating Don Francesco1s boys, Tomassino and the Black Stallion Eric Mastrocola. Crusher and Manson benefitted from some unexpected help from Commissioner Joseph FitzMorris who flattened Eric Mastrocola with a chair shot. The Commissioner1s intended target had been Nightmare Manson. Don Francesco had warned the Commissioner before the match that the right team had better win... or else. At Payback1s A Bitch, no doubt the Commissioner will discover what Don Francesco means by 3or else2.
Former IWS champion Dru Onyx has just returned from his triumphant tour of England with NWA (UK) Hammerlock. He is scheduled to face Shane Simmons at Payback1s A Bitch. No doubt the Bajan Bomber will be looking to prove that he deserves a shot at getting his hands back on the IWS title. And when the Butcher from Barbados has something to prove, God help his opponent.
Also scheduled for Payback\'s A Bitch, the former Westmount native Beef Wellington has been booked to face Fred le Merveille, the leader of le Syndicat de Lutte Internet in what can only be described as a true clash of cultures.
Beef1s former tag team partner Kid Kamikaze and his bodyguard Kurt Lauderdale will also be in attendance during Payback1s A Bitch, as well as Pierre Carl Ouellet amongst others.
The IWS presents Payback\'s A Bitch scheduled for Saturday, November 15th, at Le Skratch, 965 Cure Labelle, Chomedey, Laval, Quebec. Doors open at 8:30 pm. Tickets are twelve dollars. Card subject to change. 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, our wholesale prices or our customer referral program e-mail merchandise@syndicatewrestling..com or order from http://xrv.com/its/.
NEWFOUNDLAND SHOWDOWN LOOMS
In the last issue, we reported about the showdown which is set to take place in Newfoundland under the Cutting Edge Wrestling banner. Long time rivals from Cutting Edge Wrestling and Newfoundland Championship Wrestling are slated to butt heads in one of the most anticipated events in the history of wrestling on the island. There is leigitimate animosity between a number of the wrestlers and one wonders if this will show through once the fans have entered the building. Will this event forge a new direction for wrestling in the province or will it all blow up and create an even bigger war than before? All eyes are on the C.L.B. Armoury as the stage is set for November 14th.
CANADIAN WRESTLING HISTORY ON-LINE
Ever wonder about the documented history of Canadian wrestling? Does such a record exist? Well it looks like a complete record of wrestling in Canada is well on its way to becoming a reality with the recent unveiling of Vance Nevada\'s reasearch on-line. There are more than 20,000 wrestling cards from 1902 to present from coast to coast to peruse on this on-line database which is sure to produce hours and hours of viewing as you stroll throguh Canada\'s illustrious past. Check the directory and see something missing, send it off to us and we will forward it for inclusion in a future update. We strongly urge you to check it out at: http://www.geocities.com/vancenevada/archives.html
In a vote which has been intense to say the least, we are now down to the finals and you have really gotten behind the three finalists in our \"Hottest Woman in Canadian wrestling\" poll. We are down to the final three. Your votes will decide who truly is the Queen of Canadian wrestling. View the finalists and e-mail us here at WrestleMedia@shaw.ca to place your vote. Let your voice be heard!!
UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR: \"SUPPORT THE INDIES!!\"
FIND MORE INFORMATION BY CHECKING OUT THE OFFICIAL SITES AT:
Nov 14th: Cutting Edge/NCW; CLB Armory; St. John\'s, NF
Seaman White vs. Bruiser Bennett
Norman Tharx & Magnus vs. Ace & Rick Bennett
Travis vs. Intruder
Magnus vs. Chris Payne
Bodyguards vs. Teret & Steve Reid vs. mystery team
Nov 14th: CWF; Carlyle, SK
Nov 15th: FCL; St. Roi community centre; Shawinigan
Nov 16th: ECCW; Tornado Joe\'s; Chilliwack, BC
Memphis & Michael Raines vs. The Emergency Response Team
Scotty Mac vs. Dropkick Murphy
Vance Nevada vs. Cole Bishop
Shawn Morgan vs. The Terminator
. . . and more!!
Nov 18th: CWF; North Battleford, SK
Nov 19th: CWF; Northwood community club; Winnipeg, MB
Nov 19th: River City; Stock Exchange Hotel; Winnipeg, MB
Nov 19th: AWE; Coyote\'s Nightclub; Winnipeg, MB
*Featuring \"Buff\" Bagwell, Dan Severn, Shane Madison, and more!!
Nov 20th: Border City; Ciociara Club; Oldcastle, ON
\"Third Annual Doug Chevalier Memorial show\"
Featuring Al Snow, Shane Douglas, D\'Lo Brown ... and more!!
Nov 20th: CWF; Pelican Narrows, SK
Nov 21st: ECCW; Royal Canadian Legion; Port Coquitlam, BC
Nov 21st: CWF; Camperville, MB
Nov 22nd: CWA; Bogey\'s World; Montreal, QC
Nov 22nd: NCW; NDR Centre; Montreal
Nov 23rd: Border City; Diamondback Saloon; Belleville, MI
Nov 23rd: New School Wrestling; Mississauga, ON
Nov 26th: CWF; Northwood community club; Winnipeg, MB
Nov 26th: EWE; Club Etomik; St. John\'s, NF
Nov 26th: River City; Stock Exchange Hotel; Winnipeg, MB
Nov 28th: ECCW; Bridgeview Hall; Surrey, BC
*Vance Nevada & Disco Fury vs. Chance Beckett & Scotty Mac
*Aaron Idol vs. Matt Classic
Nov 29th: All Star Pro; Fairgrounds; Cloverdale, BC
RECENT MATCH RESULTS
Oct 29th, 2003: EWE; Club Etomik; St. John\'s, NF
Rob Moore & Norman Tharx b. Kid Karnage & J. Hardcore ... 2 Dam Hyp b. Magnus ... Freddie Youngblood b. Lance Romance & Wally Garvis (3-way) to win the EWE Lightweight title ... Nexus b. Larry Angel in an evening gown match ... D.C. Money b. Jonny Chaos in a Kendo Stick match ... K.O. b. Kilfoy to win the EWE Heavyweight title
Oct 29th, 2003: CWF; Coyote\'s Night Club; Winnipeg, MB
Brian Jewel b. Darien Karisma ... Ryan Wood b. Hulk Hoagie ... Mike Mountain b. Al Ghore to win the CWF Hardcore title ... T.J. Bratt b. The Axe ... NWA Canadian champion Rob Stardom b. Kerry Brown in a barbed wire death match to retain the title
Oct 30th, 2003 - CWF; Peepeekissis School; Balcarres, SK
Bobby Jay b. Darien Karisma ... Ryan Wood b. T.J. Bratt ... Mike Mountain b. Al Ghore ... Phoenix Dreamwalker b. Rob Stardom by DQ ... Phoenix Dreamwalker, Ryan Wood, Darien Karisma, & Al Ghore b. Kerry Brown, Bobby Jay, Rob Stardom & Mike Mountain
Oct 31st, 2003: Ring Wars; The 360 club; Toronto, ON
New Jack b. Bill Skullion ... Notorious T.I.D. b. Phil Latio in a Kendo stick match ... Custom Made Man wrestled to a double disqualification with Magnificent Matthew ... Custom Made Man & George Terzis wrestled Magnificent Matthew & Xzibit to a no contest in a tables match ... Mikey Madrox b. Robbie McAllister, Rory McAllister, and Gorilla Jones in a 4-way match
Nov 6th, 2003: Main Stream; Dave Doolittle\'s; Dartmouth, NS
Kyle Kruze b. Calum Macbeth ... Paco Loco b. Cinder ... Vinny Glyde b. C.N. Power ... Tony Armstrong b. Scott Savage to win the Main Stream Wrestling title
Nov 7th, 2003: ECCW; Bridgeview Hall; Surrey, BC
Chance Beckett b. ECCW Champion, Vance Nevada by DQ ... Aaron Idol wrestled Matt Classic to a 30 minute draw ... Scotty Mac beat NWA Canadian junior heavyweight champion Major Hardway by reversed decision ... Memphis & Michael Raines retained the ECCW tag team titles against Brett Prime & Cole Bishop ... Dropkick Murphy b. Shawn Morgan ... Chance Beckett won a Battle royal
THIS MONTH IN HISTORY
(1956; Regina, Saskatchewan) A match between Johnny Valentine and Chet Wallick is stopped due to escessive blood loss.
(1991; Vancouver, British Columbia) Controversy erupts after a match between the Bushwhackers and the Beverly Brothers when a \"faggot\" chant initiated by the Bushwhackers during the match offends a spectator.
(??? - Dorchester, New Brunswick) The Beast (Yvon Cormier) is born.
(1971; Winnipeg, Manitoba) Vivian Vachon defeats Bette Boucher to win the AWA Women\'s title, a record which has eluded recognized title histories and record books
(1986; Houston, Texas) Grizzled Maritime mat star Ken Ackles dies.
(1998; ???) Legendary midget grappler Sky Low Low dies.
(1996; Winnipeg, Manitoba) Just days prior to his 44th birthday, NWA Canadian Wrestling Federation promoter Ernie Todd makes his wrestling debut, defeating Chad Ripley
(1932; Vancouver, British Columbia) The \"High Hats Orchestra\" appears as a specdial attraction on a four match wrestling card held at the Orange Hall.
(1996 - Montreal, Quebec) Esel Krap wins the Northern Championship Wrestling television title
(1997 - Ottawa, Ontario) WWE tapings feature the television debut of ex-CFL star Glenn Kulka
(1953; Toronto, Ontario) World champion boxer Joe Louis serves as a guest referee for a tag team match pitting Billy Watson & Yvon Robert against Al & Tiny Mills
(1992; Calgary, Alberta) Lance Storm wins a tournament to become the first Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling mid-heavyweight champion.
(1995; Winnipeg, Manitoba) Ultimo Dragon defeats Chris Jericho to win the International Wrestling Alliance junior heavyweight title
(1911; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) Frank Gotch defends the world title against Jim Aspdell
(1995; Morris, Manitoba) Wrestler Paul Marcoux is severly beaten by Timothy Flowers after failing to adequately sell a piledriver. The beating drew wrestlers from the locker room to observe the melee as Marcoux was battered with chairs, a cane, and other objects about ringside.
(1999; Montague, Prince Edward Island) Real Action Wrestling presents its first event
(1956; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) \"Rowdy\" Roddy Piper is born.
(1931; Toronto, ON) Maple Leaf Gardens hosts a sold out crowd for a match between Jim Londos and George Zaharias
(1997; Winnipeg, Manitoba) Chad Ripley suffers a life threatening neck injury after receiving a second rope piledriver from Robby Royce.
(1933; Vancouver, British Columbia) The Vancouver wrestling fraternity comes together to present a benefit card for wrestler, Frank Draper who is hopsitalized with tuberculosis.
(1985; Calgary, Alberta) \"Crippler\" Chris Benoit makes his professional debut in Calgary
(1944; Montreal, Quebec) Yvon Robert beats Gino Garibaldi to regain the AWA World title
(1995; Winnipeg, Manitoba) When it is learned that he is mildy hemophiliac, Robby Royce is benched from a River City Wrestling card, missing a scheduled tag team title match with partner Vance Nevada against tag team champions Brian Jewel and Bobby Jay.
(1938; Calgary, Alberta) Edmonton\'s Pat Meehan and Paul Boesch wrestle to a 90 minute draw.
(1953; Winnipeg, Manitoba) Internationally travelled journeyman, Gordon Nelson makes his professional debut for the Madison Boxing & Wrestling club.
(1941; Toronto, ON) The French Angel defeats the masked Lone Wolf, who is forced to unmask and is revealed to be John Grandovich
(2002; Abbotsford, BC) Vid Vain wins a match under dubious means when his opponent The Canadian Butcher (Robert Kidd) abruptly leaves the arena at the four minute mark after experiencing chest pains. It was believed he was having a heart attack.
(1971; St. John\'s, NF) Cutting Edge Wrestling founder Gordon Glynn (aka Vince Austin/Seaman White) is born.
(2000; Oldcastle, Ontario) Larry Destiny & Bobby Clancy win the first annual Doug Chevalier memorial tag team tournament