State of the Union #16 (UIPW NEWS)

STATE OF THE UNION #16

UIPW News for 29 Oct 2007

HEADLINES

~ CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2K7 is just days away!!!

~ Reserve your place today for the Steve Corino Training Seminar

WHO WILL BE THE NEW UNION HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION?

The UNION of INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS is ready to crown its first Heavyweight champion in over 3 years and it all happens THIS SATURDAY in Toronto as UIPW presents “CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2K7”. The most important night in the history of The UNION takes place at Royal Canadian Legion Hall #101 (at 3850 Lake Shore Blvd West at Browns Line in Etobicoke). The Legion Hall is located directly adjacent to both the Long Branch GO station and the TTC’s Long Branch Loop. Doors open at 630pm. Bell time is 7pm.

An eight-man, one-night tournament will be held to crown the new Union Heavyweight champion. Here now are the official first round match-ups:

“The King of Old School” STEVE CORINO vs. “Impact” EDDIE OSBOURNE

“Fabulous” JOHN McCHESNEY vs. “The High Risk Hero” RIP IMPACT

PEPPER PARKS vs. “Big Rig” BRODIE LEE

“The Havana Pitbull” RICKY REYES vs. STERLING JAMES KEENAN

In addition, there will be a non-tournament showcase match featuring the Northern Lights Cruiserweight division. UNION Workers already signed for this special match include SHIIMA XION, COLIN and JIMMY OLSEN, ROBIN KNIGHTWING and KEVIN GRACE.

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.

UIPW INTRODUCES “THE UNION APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM”

The UNION of INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS is pleased to announce that the first in an ongoing series of pro wrestling seminars will be held on Saturday afternoon November 3rd, hosted by former ECW World champion STEVE CORINO. Corino, a 12-year veteran of the squared circle, has traveled the world over and faced off against some of the biggest names the sport has to offer. Now, in this intimate classroom setting, the “King of Old School” will pass on his knowledge to you.

Topics to be covered during this exciting 3-hour session include:

The Psychology of Pro Wrestling
Telling the Story
Slowing Down
Getting the Most out of the Least
Selling
Facial Expressions
Being a True Heel
Being a Believable Babyface
Cutting an Effective Promo
Marketing and Exposure
Etiquette

After the seminar, there will be a series of in-ring tryouts for established indy wrestlers from which 2 students will be chosen for a match on that evening’s UIPW event. The cost of the seminar is $50 per participant and is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the art and business of professional wrestling. Contact The Union at [email protected] for information on reserving your spot at the seminar today!

THE UNION IS ON THE WEB!

Looking for more Union-related fun online? The Union is expanding its presence on the internet and we’re hoping you’ll join us. Check out photos and videos. Connect with Union Workers and fans. Get frequent updates about Union events and merchandise. And have your say about the Union by leaving a comment.

Official website: www.wrestlersunion.ca

MySpace: www.myspace.com/wrestlersunion

FaceBook: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4090597429

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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