New England Championship Wrestling returns to the National Guard Armory, 98 Montauk Road in Brockton , MA for one of the company’s premiere events â€“ the 4th Annual IRON 8 CHAMPIONSHIP on Saturday night, June 9th with a 7 PM bell time.
The IRON 8 has become an NECW tradition and a landmark event in New England wrestling.Â Billed as â€œthe ultimate test of skill, stamina and strategy,â€ the IRON 8 is an event like no other.Â 8 men are selected by the NECW Championship Committee.Â They are then paired into 4 one on one match-ups.Â The four winners of the opening round bouts then go on to face each other the same night in a four way, 45 minute iron man match.Â The man who scores the most pins or submissions in the 45 minute period is the winner and the 2007 IRON 8 Champion.
In order to win the event, a wrestler must be capable of wrestling for an hour â€“ first against a top flight competitor on a one on one basis, then against 3 other opponents for 45 non-stop minutes in an all out battle for athletic supremacy.
The participants in this yearâ€™s IRON 8 Championship are:Â â€œDie Hardâ€ Eddie Edwards, the 2006 tournament winner, NECW and Pro Wrestling NOAH (Japan) star, â€œThe Infamousâ€ Bobby Fish, former PWF Heavyweight Champion, Jason Blade, former NECW Tag Team Champion, â€œStraight Edgeâ€ Brian Fury, former NECW Tag Team Champion and former WWE star, Antonio â€œThe Promiseâ€ Thomas, Brandon Locke, Handsome Johnny and representing NWA Ireland, Gary Cassidy, making his American debut.
In addition to the IRON 8 tournament, there will be one other featured bout â€“ a special mixed tag team grudge match as â€œThe Human Nightmareâ€ Evan Siks teams with former WWW Champion Nikki Roxx to take on the team of Big Rick Fuller and the current WWW Champion, Tanya Lee.
Also, there will be the official presentation of the new NECW Triple Crown Championship belt to current titleholder, D.C. Dillinger.Â
Tickets for the 4th annual IRON 8 Championship are on sale now at all FYE and Strawberries locations and onlineÂ at www.NECWwrestling.com.