STATE OF THE UNION #20
UIPW News for 04 Dec 2007
~ UNION Champion to appear on Live Audio Wrestling this Sunday night
~ Less than two until “THE END OF DAYS”
~ The 1st Annual NORTHERN LIGHTS CLASSIC is coming
UNION CHAMPION STEVE CORINO TO APPEAR ON “THE LAW”
LIVE AUDIO WRESTLING, the long-running Canadian wrestling radio show, shows its continued support of the UNION this coming weekend with a special interview with UNION Heavyweight champion STEVE CORINO. Corino’s announced retirement date of Dec 31st 2007 is coming closer. With Corino set to defend his championship against “The Bastard Son of 1,000 Corpses” SEBASTIAN DARK at END OF DAYS, how does he feel about his promise to delay retirement for the duration of his UNION title reign?
The LAW is heard live every Sunday night from 11pm to 1am EST and is hosted by Jason Agnew and Dan “The Mouth” Lovranski. Currently, the Law can be heard in the following markets:
Toronto on CFRB Newstalk 1010AM
Winnipeg on CJOB 680AM
Calgary on the FAN 960AM
Vancouver on MOJO 730AM
Nationally on Star Choice satellite television channel 865
Or listen live online at www.liveaudiowrestling.com or www.cfrb.com .
THE “END OF DAYS” IS FAST APPROACHING
The UNION of INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS presents “END OF DAYS” on Saturday December 15th at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Etobicoke, Ontario (3850 Lake Shore Blvd West at Browns Line). There is plenty of free parking for those who drive. The Hall is also directly adjacent to both the Long Branch GO Station and the the TTC’s Long Branch streetcar loop, so it’s easy to reach via public transit. Doors open at 6:30pm. Bell time is 7pm.
TICKETS are $20 each and are ON SALE NOW at the Legion Hall or via secure online purchase in the “UNION Shop” at www.wrestlersunion.ca. And remember, 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.
MAIN EVENT – UNION HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
STEVE CORINO (Champion) vs. SEBASTIAN DARK
“FIGHT TO BE FIRST” One-Night Contenders Tournament
Semi-Final A – REGGIE MARLEY vs. STERLING JAMES KEENAN
Semi-Final B – PEPPER PARKS vs. RICKY LANDELL
Winner of Semi-Final A vs. Winner of Semi-Final B
8-Man Tag Team Explosion!!!
THE FLATLINERS and WYLD STALLIONS vs. THE ALL-KNIGHTERS and OLSEN TWINS
Plus: the JONES OMNISPORT CORPORATION, JOSH ALEXANDER, “Impact” EDDIE OSBOURNE, the Masked Hideous BLOB, ANTHONY KINGDOM JAMES, the UNION debut of THE HORNET and much, much more!!!
COMING THIS JANUARY: THE 1ST ANNUAL NORTHERN LIGHTS CLASSIC
On Saturday January 12th 2008, the UNION will crown a new cruiserweight champion when it holds its first annual cruiserweight tournament: The NORTHERN LIGHTS CLASSIC. This one-night, 8-man tournament isn’t just UIPW’s attempt to bring together some of the greatest cruiserweight talent in the world. More than that, it is our way of honoring a fallen friend.
James Fawcett, who wrestled professionally as DEVIL BHUDAKAHN, was a member of the UNION roster in 2003 and 2004 in Erie, Pennsylvania. As the leader of the DEVIL’S ADVOCATES, alongside GLENN SPECTRE and JAKE GARRETT, he was co-holder of the first-ever UNION Tag Team champions. Fawcett was found dead in his suburban Pittsburgh, PA home on July 15th 2007. Jimmy grew through out his career to be a tremendous source of advice and encouragement to those with whom he shared both the ring and the locker room.
In memory of our comrade, the winner of each year’s NORTHERN LIGHTS CLASSIC will be awarded the JAMES “DEVIL BHUDAKAHN” FAWCETT Memorial Trophy. The UNION wishes to extend our deepest thanks to the Fawcett family for their permission to honor Jimmy in this manner. A portion of proceeds from this event will go to charity to help in efforts to prevent suicide.
The first two participants in this inaugural event are “The Future of Fashion” SHIIMA XION and The HORNET. Six more participants will be named in the coming weeks.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday DECEMBER 15th – END OF DAYS
Saturday JANUARY 12th – The 1st Annual NORTHERN LIGHTS CLASSIC
Saturday FEBRUARY 23rd – title to be announced
Saturday MARCH 15th – BEWARE THE IDES!!!
Saturday APRIL 19th – title to be announced
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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