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UIPW News for 15 Oct 2007


~ And the 8th and final spot in the tournament goes to….

~ The complete list of challengers for CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2K7

~ Union Workers win titles on both sides of the Atlantic


Former Ring Of Honor Tag Team champion. Former IWC Heavyweight champion. Former PWU Tag Team champion. One half of the Havana Pitbulls and member of the infamous Rottweilers stable. Master of the Dragon Sleeper and one of the hardest-hitting, most brutal competitors on the indy wrestling scene.

RICKY REYES is the 8th and final wrestler to be entered into the tournament to crown a new Union Heavyweight champion. Reyes, who made his Union debut at October’s STATE OF SHOCK event, impressed Union officials enough to earn the final spot in the tournament. And Reyes will not only have a shot at the title on November 3rd, he’ll also have a shot at revenge.

We can now also announce the first of the four opening round tournament match-ups will see Ricky Reyes in a rematch against “The King of Iron City Hardcore”, STERLING JAMES KEENAN. Can Ricky rebound from October’s disappointment and advance in the tournament or will Keenan make it 2-and-0 against Reyes on his way to championship gold?


The UNION of INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS returns to Royal Canadian Legion Hall #101 in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday November 3rd for “CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2K7”. Doors open at 630pm. Bell time is 7pm. The Legion Hall is located at 3850 Lake Shore Blvd West, midway between Dixie Road and Brown’s Line and directly adjacent to both the Long Branch GO station and the TTC’s Long Branch Loop.

An eight-man, one-night tournament will be held to crown a brand new Union Heavyweight champion, the first Union champion in over three years. The eight names entered into the tournament have been announced:

1) Former ECW World champion – “The King of Old School” STEVE CORINO

2) The final champion of the Original Union – “Fabulous” JOHN McCHESNEY

3) The King of the Ontario indy scene – “Impact” EDDIE OSBOURNE

4) Jessy Jones’ new Engine of Destruction – “Big Rig” BRODIE LEE

5) The current NWA Empire champion – PEPPER PARKS

6) Northern Lights Division sensation – RIP IMPACT

7) The leader of BloodDeathSexMagic – STERLING JAMES KEENAN

8) Former ROH Tag Team champion – “The Havana Pitbull” RICKY REYES

Tickets are ON SALE NOW in person at the Legion Hall and online via the “UNION SHOP” at www.wrestlersunion.ca . The event is open to ALL AGES, but for those 19 and older, the Legion Hall includes a FULLY LICENSED BAR. Fans are reminded to bring valid ID and encouraged to use public transit if they plan to purchase alcohol.


Two of the eight men entered into November’s Union Heavyweight title tournament prepared for November 3rd by winning gold over the weekend. First, STERLING JAMES KEENAN defeated former ECW star ULF HERMAN for the 1PW Heavyweight title in a cage match in Doncaster, England. Keenan has blossomed into a top star in England since being recruited by then-1PW Head of Talent Relations ANTHONY KINGDOM JAMES two years ago.

And on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, PEPPER PARKS deafeated EDDIE OSBOURNE and DEREK WYLDE for the PWA Niagara championship. Osbourne, who went into this 3-way elimination match as the champion, has been suffering through a streak of bad luck of late, including two losses in the Union. He’ll need to regain his winning form to take advantage of his spot in the Union championship tournament: an early gift from Anthony Kingdom James.

Everyone involved with UIPW would like to congratulate both Keenan and Parks on their winning ways this weekend and wish them luck at CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2K7.


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Saturday November 3rd – CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2K7 (featuring the Union World Heavyweight title tournament)

Saturday December 15th – END OF DAYS

The UNION of INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS is an exciting new wrestling promotion based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Union features a diverse mix of homegrown talent (including Eddie Osbourne, Rip Impact and The All-Knighters) and international stars (including Steve Corino, Sterling James Keenan and Ricky Reyes). UIPW maintains partnerships with promotions in Canada and around the world. For more information about THE UNION, please visit our official website at www.wrestlersunion.ca