State of the Union #17 (UIPW Results)

Steve CorinoSTATE OF THE UNION #17
UIPW News for 04 Nov 2007

HEADLINES
~ Results from “CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2K7”
~ 1st look at “END OF DAYS” on December 15th

RESULTS FROM “CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2K7”
The UNION of INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS presented the third of its monthly events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this past Saturday night with “CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2K7”. The show featured the 8-man tournament to crown the new UNION Heavyweight champion. Here are the results…

FIRST ROUND
JOHN McCHESNEY pinned RIP IMPACT
PEPPER PARKS pinned BRODIE LEE
RICKY REYES defeated JOSH ALEXANDER by submission
STEVE CORINO pinned EDDIE OSBOURNE

SECOND ROUND
STEVE CORINO defeated PEPPER PARKS by ref stoppage
JOHN McCHESNEY pinned RICKY REYES

NON-TOURNAMENT MATCH
SHIMMA XION defeated KEVIN GRACE, JIMMY OLSEN and COLIN OLSEN

TOURNAMENT FINALS
STEVE CORINO pinned JOHN McCHESNEY

STEVE CORINO is the new UNION Heavyweight champion. After a long night and 3 grueling matches, “The King of Old School” caught “The Fabulous One” with not one, but two massive lariats to score the pinfall victory and the title. The celebration didn’t last very long, however, thanks to SEBASTIAN DARK.

Dark, one of the founding members of BloodDeathSexMagic, was accompanied by CHASE, the BDSM’s valet. At the beginning of the show, Dark had claimed he had been personally sent to Toronto by the injured STERLING JAMES KEENAN to take Keenan’s spot in the tournament. Sebastian was reminded that he was denied entry into the tournament because he had lost a qualifying match in October to McChesney and Keenan spot in the tournament was given to highly-touted newcomer JOSH ALEXANDER.

Dark and Chase returned to the ring at the end of the night and Dark issued a challenge to Corino for a title shot. Corino launched into a fire-and-brimstone sermon about wanting to build the integrity and prestige of the Union Heavyweight title and how it was his responsibility “to keep the title away from scumbags” like Sebastian Dark. Dark agreed to leave peacefully but when the lovely young Chase distracted Corino by starting to remove her top, Dark attacked Corino from behind.

Dark covered Corino’s head with a plastic bag in an attempt to suffocate and do serious injury to the new champion. In all it took almost a dozen wrestlers, referees and officials to free Corino and get Dark out of the ring. Screaming “Am I worthy of a title shot now, big man?”, Dark was hauled out of the building. Several long, scary minutes later, Corino was helped back to his feet and he demanded that his title defense on Saturday December 15th be against Sebastian Dark.

FOR ONE OF THESE MEN, THIS WILL BE THE “END OF DAYS”
Hatred and jealousy boiled over at last night’s CE2K7 show, when Steve Corino won the UNION Heavyweight title only to be attacked by Sebastian Dark. Now, these two men will face each other one-on-one with championship gold on the line.

The UNION of INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS returns to Royal Canadian Legion Hall #101 in Toronto, Ontario on Saturday December 15th for “END OF DAYS”, our year-ending event. Doors open at 630pm. Bell time is 7pm.

Already scheduled to appear at END OF DAYS:
“Havana Pitbull” RICKY REYES
PEPPER PARKS
STERLING JAMES KEENAN
“Impact” EDDIE OSBOURNE
“The High Risk Hero” RIP IMPACT
and members of the JONES OMNISPORT CORPORATION

More big names and more big matches will be announced in the next few weeks.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW in person at the Legion Hall and online via the “UNION SHOP” at www.wrestlersunion.ca. 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. 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.

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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