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 this 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. Billed as “the ultimate test of skill, stamina and strategy,” the IRON 8 is an event like no other. 8 men are selected by the NECW Championship Committee. They are then paired into 4 one on one match-ups. 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. 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 first round pairings have been drawn and the opening round IRON 8 match ups are as follows:
2006 IRON 8 Champion, “Die Hard” Eddie Edwards will face the Irish sensation, Gary Cassidy; Handsome Johnny will take on “Straight Edge” Brian Fury; Antonio “The Promise” Thomas collides with “The Real Deal” Brandon Locke; and “The Infamous” Bobby Fish battles Jason Blade.
In addition to the IRON 8 tournament, there will be one other featured bout â€“ a special mixed tag team grudge match as “The Human Nightmare” 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.
Tickets for the 4th annual IRON 8 Championship are on sale now at all FYE and Strawberries locations and online at www.NECWwrestling.com.Don’t forget, the following night, World Women’s Wrestling returns to Good Time Emporium in Somerville, MA with a 7 PM bell time. For all the details on that big event, visit www.WorldWomensWrestling.com.