International Wrestling Cartel News

SATURDAY JULY 7th, 2007
Court Time Sports Center

95 Enterprise St.
Elizabeth, PA 15037
BELLTIME: 7:30 PM
Ringside Tickets: $20 .00
General Admission: $15.00
Kids
Under 10 General Admission: $7.00

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IWC will be back and better than ever on 07/07/07 when we bring you the most anticipated match of 2007: JOE vs. ROWE!

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“The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe vs. “The Baddest Man in IWC” Raymond Rowe
Raymond Rowe’s first year in IWC was unlike any other. He jettisoned to stardom with his impressive strength and incredible performance after performance. Despite being a pro-Cleveland wrestler in the Pittsburgh area, the fans took to Rowe, and suddenly, he became one of the most popular stars in IWC. His career-making performance at Boiling Point 2 in September shows just why the fans took to Rowe in the first place. He, along with his Cleveland Mafia partner “The Big Daddy of Destruction” J-Rocc, took down 3 other teams in a huge scramble match. Then later in the night, when Shirley Doe seemingly had no opponent in the IWC Title Tournament, Rowe stepped up to take on the then-leader of the Unholy Alliance. Moments away from making the longest reigning IWC champion in history, Doe, tap out, the Unholy Alliance interfered with an alcohol-soaked rag, and Rowe moved on in the tournament. With fatigue and effects fo the alcohol setting in, Rowe passed out while in the dragon sleeper of the eventual winner, Ricky Reyes. Since then, Rowe has been an unstoppable monster, whose only issues came about due to outside interference or cheating by his opponents. Samoa Joe isn’t that kind of man. He is a remorseless submission master, the longest Ring of Honor champion in that company’s history, and a former TNA X-Division Champion. But he does not cheat. He is a straightforward monster in his own right, just like Rowe. The unstoppable force meets the immovable object on July 7th in Elizabeth, PA in the single most anticipated match in IWC for 2007!

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IWC World Heavyweight Title Match:
Dennis Gregory defends against Ricky Reyes

Two matches stemmed from the IWC World Heavyweight Title Match at Super Indy VI on May 11th. Dennis Gregory and his hired hitman, “The Shooter” Brent Albright, screwed former champion Ricky Reyes out of the title. Gregory’s war strategy to get the title back upon his return to IWC after an Air Force mission in Afghanistan can only be described as “by hook or by crook”. Albright laid Reyes out with a chair shot and allowed Denny to get the pin. But now, Gregory will be making his first IWC World Heavyweight Title defense of his 4th reign on July 7th. He’ll be taking on the man he pinned for the title and the former champion, Reyes!

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No Rules Match:
“The Shooter” Brent Albright vs. Jon Bolen
After Gregory revealed his plan at Super Indy VI, Reyes came to and tried to attack both men. He was beaten down when the odds were 2-on-1, but making the save, and his long-awaited return to IWC, was Jon Bolen! Fresh from a stint as a WWE developmental talent in OVW and DSW, Bolen was just visiting his friends in the IWC locker room when he saw the events go down in the ring. After seeing his former Team IWC partner brutally attack Reyes, Bolen rushed to the ring to assert himself into the situation. Albright and Gregory ran off, but not before the damage was done to Reyes. Bolen petitioned IWC officials for a match with Albright in the days following. But apparently Albright would not accept the match unless it was a No Rules Match. Bolen agreed, and now Jon Bolen will return to the ring in a No Rules Match against Brent Albright in a battle of former OVW stars!


IWC Super Indy Title Match:
“Sweet N Sour” Larry Sweeney defends against “Fabulous” John McChesney
“Fabulous” John McChesney has challenged the IWC Super Indy Champion “Sweet N Sour” Larry Sweeney to a title match on July 7th at Summer Sizzler 4. At first, IWC Promoter Norm Connors was hesitant to sign the match. Back in March, fans may remember that McChesney had a match with then-champion “Balls Hot” Troy Lords that was supposed to be McChesney’s final shot at the Super Indy Title. Connors refused to sign the match for McChesney until he received a message from the Sweet N Sour one. Sweeney asked Connors personally to sign the match. After Sweeney’s Super Indy Title win on May 11th, McChesney came to ringside to call Sweeney out. “This infuriated Larry Sweeney,” said Connors to IWCwrestling.com’s staff. “He was incredibly offended that McChesney tried to upstage him at Super Indy VI. That was his big moment, possibly the biggest win of his career, and McChesney tried to upstage him by calling him out.” So Connors decided to grant McChesney one more shot at the Super Indy Title. On July 7th, it will be “Fabulous” John McChesney challenging for the title one more time against “Sweet N Sour” Larry Sweeney!

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IWC Tag Team Title Match:
Michael “The Bomber” Facade & Johnny Gargano defend against The Gambino Brothers
Yet another first title defense will be made on July 7th. The IWC crowd stood in shock as they realized referee Bobby Williams’ hand hit the three-count against J-Rocc & Raymond Rowe and awarded Michael “The Bomber” Facade and the debuting Johnny Gargano the IWC Tag Team Titles. Never before have the Tag Team Titles been awarded to two men teaming together for the first time, let alone a debuting young star winning a title in his first match in IWC! The glory of the title win might be over, however. Now, the new team has to focus on their first defense at Summer Sizzler 4: Checkmate. Facade & Gargano will have to defend the titles against the men who lost the titles in the gauntlet match, Mickey & Marshall, the Gambino Brothers! The Gambinos’ fiery tempers have been flaring since they lost the belts on May 11th, and they’re going to be on the warpath come July 7th. The miracle story of Super Indy may come to an end, unless Facade & Gargano can pull out another incredible victory.

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Winners Get a Shot at the Tag Team Titles on July 21st:
Sexual Harassment vs. The Hollywood Balds
Two teams that are shifting their focus towards July 21st are Sexual Harassment and the Hollywood Balds. Both teams took the Cleveland Mafia to the limit in the Tag Title Gauntlet Match at Super Indy VI. The Cleveland Mafia eventually went on to pin the IWC Tag Team Champions The Gambino Brothers in that same gauntlet match. As a result, IWC officials granted both teams a match on July 7th where the winners will face the Tag Team Champions on July 21st. “The Aerial Icon” Justin Idol & “The Sexual Icon” Eric Xtasy will face Vendetta & “DeeeeeLicious” Jimmy DeMarco for a shot at either The Gambino Brothers or current champs Michael Facade & Johnny Gargano at Ellsworth Basebrawl 2007!


“Balls Hot” Troy Lords vs. “Da Good Guy” Azrieal
This match signed is sure to have major implications on the Super Indy scene in IWC. Former IWC Super Indy Champion “Balls Hot” Troy Lords will go one-on-one with the former JAPW Light Heavyweight & Tag Team Champion who came within inches of going to the finals of Super Indy VI, “Da Good Guy” Azrieal. These two will meet in the IWC ring for the first time in a battle of one of the top Pittsburgh area prospects against one of the top Jersey area prospects. Lords is looking to get back into title contention after he lost the Champion’s Choice Super Indy Second Chance four-way at Super Indy VI. Azrieal has been very successful in IWC thus far. After defeating Nobutaka Moribe in January, he qualified for the Super Indy VI Tournament. “Da Good Guy” took out “The Original Playa from the Himalaya” Sonjay Dutt in the opening round before falling in the semi-finals to eventual winner Larry Sweeney. Azrieal had Sweeney close to being pinned several times in the course of the match, and feels that he could defeat the champ if he was fresh, unlike at Super Indy where he had taken on TNA star Dutt shortly before his match with Sweeney. Whoever wins this, IWC officials will have to sit up and take notice at their status in the Super Indy division!


BabyFace Fire vs. Ernie Osirus & “Sugarfoot” Alex Payne
A rare third tag match has been added to Summer Sizzler 4: Checkmate! The first team are IWC mainstays and two of the most popular young stars in the International Wrestling Cartel, Jason Gory & “The Future of Fashion” Shiima Xion, collectively known as BabyFace Fire. These former IWC Tag Team Champions are looking to get back into a groove they had at the beginning of the year until dropping their titles to the Gambino Brothers back in March at The Road To Super Indy VI. Since then, both men have seen success in the Super Indy division, if for a fleeting moment. At Super Indy VI, Shiima Xion defeated Ruckus and HENTAI on his way to the finals, where he was defeated by Larry Sweeney in a back and forth contest. Jason Gory, on the other hand, did put Super Indy gold around his waist as he outlasted Eric Young, Troy Lords, and John McChesney in a four-way to determine the final Super Indy Champion before it was handed to the eventual winner, Sweeney, later in the night. On July 7th, they’ll have to fend off a team newer to the sport, who want to make their name in this sport. “Sugarfoot” Alex Payne & Ernie Osirus are graduates of the Ring of Honor Training School, under IWC alumnus Austin Aries. They’ll be making their IWC debuts at Summer Sizzler 4: Checkmate, and they’ve let IWC officials know that they intend to make an impact, and are looking to make their name no matter how they need to.

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IWC Promoter Norm Connors has invited
Sterling James Keenan
to return to IWC and accept a future IWC Title Shot!
IWC Promoter Norm Connors knows when to admit he’s made a mistake. On May 11th at Super Indy VI, he admitted that he made 2 on April 14th. He admitted that he made a mistake trusting Dennis Gregory. And he admitted that he made a mistake when he fired Sterling James Keenan. On April 14th at Throwdown / Stay Down, SJK was ready to pin “The Shooter” Brent Albright to win his shot at the IWC World Heavyweight Title and finally end his road to the title. But, as referee Bobby Williams was out cold from a sick implant DDT from Albright, Norm Connors was forced to insert himself into the match as the referee, as has been done in the past. However, prior to the event, Norm was persuaded by Gregory to screw SJK out of his title shot. Gregory manipulated Connors to believing SJK was restarting the Unholy Alliance, only so Gregory could line himself up to win the IWC title back on May 11th. Connors counted to two before yelling “SCREW YOU” at Keenan. That left SJK to be laid out and pinned by Albright as Connors counted the pinfall. Afterwards, Connors delivered the now-infamous line “You quit on us, we quit on you. You’re fired!” Now, Connors is willing to admit he made a mistake screwing SJK out of his title shot. As a sign of goodwill, Norm has invited Sterling James Keenan to appear at Checkmate and accept a future shot at the IWC World Heavyweight Title! Will SJK show up? Will he even accept Connors’ goodwill gesture?

PLUS 
all the fun & surprises you’ve come to expect from IWC!
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SAMOA JOE VS. AJ STYLES ANNOUNCED FOR 8/18 NEWVILLE
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–Joe and Styles do battle in IWC one more time. This time, it’s in Newville, PA at the Big Spring Area Community Center! These men are no stranger to each other, with their epic battles that have gone around the country, including TNA, ROH, and right here in IWC! Tickets are on sale now for what is sure to be a match of the year candidate!
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SOFTBALL PLAYERS NEEDED FOR TEAM IWC!

IWC is looking for softball players age 16 and up to join Team IWC in a big softball game the day of Ellsworth Basebrawl 2007 before our big debut event in Ellsworth that night, featuring Abyss vs. Dennis Gregory, and “Showtime” Eric Young. July 21st, 2007 at Ellsworth Community Park will host the very first Team IWC vs. Ellsworth Fire Dept. softball game! If you are interested in joining Team IWC, please e-mail [email protected]!
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“The Super Indy DVD Sale” now going on IWCwrestling.com!

–The IWC Super Indy Sale features Buy 3 Get 2 IWC DVDs of equal or greater value, Buy Super Indy I thru VI for only $40, and free shipping for orders $30 and more!
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Tickets to Summer Sizzler 4: Checkmate and other IWC live events are already on sale, including:

Ellsworth Basebrawl 2007 – July 21st, 2007 – Ellsworth, PA
Featuring: Dennis Gregory vs. Abyss, and the return of “Showtime” Eric Young!

No Excuses 3 – August 4th, 2007 – Elizabeth, PA
Featuring: Southern Comfort (Tracy Smothers & Chris Hamrick) vs. the Burning River Brigade (“M-Dogg” Matt Cross & Josh Prohibition)!

Newville Knockout 3 – August 18th, 2007 – Newville, PA
Featuring: Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles!

Tickets can be reserved safely and security online using your credit or debit card by visiting IWCwrestling.com, or by calling 412-719-8550!
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The International Wrestling Cartel has been western-Pennsylvania’s largest and most exciting wrestling promotion for almost 6 years, and has grown large enough to warrant a weekly local TV show as well as VHS & DVD distribution deals with ROHwrestling.com and smartmarkvideo.com . Using a healthy dose of established talent like “The Shooter” Brent Albright, AJ Styles, Ricky Reyes, Christopher Daniels, and Low Ki (aka TNA’s Senshi), along with an impressive array of fast-rising local talent such as Sterling James Keenan, The Gambino Brothers Moving Company, Jason Gory, Shiima Xion, and “Fabulous” John McChesney, IWC has grown to become one of the most successful indy promotions today. For more information go to www.IWCwrestling.com.