Independent Wrestling Federation
MySpace: 5th Annual Commissioner’s Cup Tag Team Tournament this Weekend:
Live Events this Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24 @ West Paterson, NJ

(WEST PATERSON, NJ)- Live Independent Wrestling Federation action returns with the Fifth Annual Commissioner’s Cup Tag Team Tournament Weekend this Saturday, June 23, 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 24, 4 pm at IWF Centre, 32 Willow Way, West Paterson, NJ.  The events feature an eight-team, two-day, single-elimination competition, plus several non-tournament bouts.  Here’s a preview…
The card for day one this Saturday, June 23rd features four First-Round Matches.  In the Main Event, new IWF Tag Team Champions Kevin Knight and Nick Sabre tangle with former IWF Champion and OVW Wrestler Damian Adams, the 340-pound mastodon Franciz, and Commissioner Rich Ross.  Ross, furious his family lost the Tag Team Titles to Knight and Sabre last month at Mayhem, has recruited Adams to join Franciz in this special 3-on-2 Handicap Match with the Titles on the Line!
IWF Heavyweight Champion Tony Torres and Junior Champion Antonio Rivera with Eloy Fiesta of Latin Revolution team to face the combination of former American Champion Chris Steeler and Jana.  Torres and Rivera are former two-time Tag Team Champions and look to capture their first cup.  It will be interesting to see how Steeler and Jana mesh as a team after Steeler has recently adopted a win-at-all-costs mentality.
Former Tag Team Champions Burnin’ Mike Durnin and Steve Camacho square off against American Champion Travis Blake and former American Champion Outlaw Shane O’Brien of The Ross Family.  Blake is a former four-time Tag Team Champion while the Outlaw is a former two-time Tag Team Champion, and they look to combine their expertise as they team up for the first-time-ever in an effort to capture the cup.
The final Commissioner’s Cup First-Round Match June 23rd pits IWF Wrestling School rookies Rey Calitri and Dan Schwartz against former American Champion Justin Corino and the rugged Frank Scoleri.  Can the rookies defy the odds or will Corino and Scoleri continue their recent dominance? 
There will also be a Special Interview Segment with The Ross Family, and the IWF Wrestling School Graduation of Rey Calitri & Dan Schwartz.  Your referee is Jason Roberts.
The card for day two this Sunday, June 24th features the Tag Team Tournament Semifinals featuring the four winning teams from June 23.  Then its on to the Tournament Finals featuring the two winning teams from the Semifinals.  There will also be several Non-Tournament Matches featuring Dan Marques, Big Nick Gregory, and Jason Roberts.  Referee is Matt Bennett.
Previous Commissioner’s Cup winners include: 2006 Fred Sampson & Franciz, 2005 Aaron Stride & Biggie Biggs, 2004 Fred Sampson & Kevin Knight, and 2003 Fred Sampson & Hadrian.  For information visit

Watch the June edition of the Eruption Webcast on, which provides a recap of Mayhem Weekend, and a preview of the upcoming Commissioner’s Cup.


WWE Trainer Dr. Tom Prichard Hosts Clinic at IWF Wrestling School:
2-Day Clinic, Seminar & Tryout August 18-19 @ West Paterson, NJ

(WEST PATERSON, NJ)- Independent Wrestling Federation is pleased to announce that WWE Developmental Talent Trainer Dr. Tom Prichard returns to conduct a WWE Seminar, Clinic and Tryout at IWF Wrestling School, 32 Willow Way, West Paterson, NJ. 
Prichard, a former WWE Tag Team Champion with The Heavenly Bodies and The Bodydonnas, hosts the two-day clinic on Saturday, August 18 from 12 to 5 pm, and Sunday, August 19 from 11 am to 2:30 pm.  Day one includes a seminar, in-ring drills, basics and fundamentals.  Day two includes a videotape study, promos and evaluation.
This is a must for all wrestlers and students to have an opportunity to get scouted and coached by Prichard in this two-day clinic.  This marks the 10th clinic Tom will host at IWF Wrestling School since 2002. 

Clinic is open to all IWF students and graduates, and independent wrestlers with at least one-year of training experience.  Pre-registration is required.  For registration information, visit
Established in 1999, IWF Wrestling School has trained hundreds of wrestlers from 15 states and six countries that compete in bouts for organizations around the globe, including WWE, ECW, OVW and TNA.  Open House Tours are hosted Tuesdays and Wednesdays anytime between 6:30-10 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays between 12-4 pm.

IWF Wrestling School hosts periodic Clinics with current stars and legendary performers.  In addition to Prichard, WWE’s Steven Richards, WWE’s Nunzio, WWE Hall of Famer Tito Santana, former WWE Intercontinental Champion Honky Tonk Man, WWE legend Ricky Steamboat, former UFC and WWE Champion Ken Shamrock, former WWE Diva Dawn Marie, former WWE star Tom Brandi (Sal Sincere), former ECW Champion Steve Corino, and TNA’s Simon Diamond have hosted clinics.

IWF Wrestling School is recognized as the premiere training facility in the Northeast by countless media outlets.  Independent Wrestling Federation produces family-friendly live events, hosts Birthday Parties, and conducts Field Trips for youth and recreation organizations.