STATE OF THE UNION #1
IWU News for 03 June 2007
~The Union is reborn!
~Debut show announced, former ECW champ signed
~New champions to be decided by tournaments
THE UNION IS DEAD. LONG LIVE THE UNION!!!
The staff and management of the Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers would like to announce that as part of its return to the indy wrestling scene, the promotion is undergoing a name change. Going forward, the group will officially be known as the INTERNATIONAL WRESTLERS UNION. The IWU, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will promote shows throughout Southern Ontario featuring a roster of some of the world’s finest independent wrestling talent.
Our new website is now open. For more information on the past, present and future of the International Wrestlers Union, including information on how you can bring an IWU show to your community, please visit http://www.wrestlersunion.ca.
UNION’S FIRST EVENT TO BE HEADLINED BY “KING OF OLD SCHOOL”
The International Wrestlers Union presents “BORN AGAIN” on Saturday September 8th 2007 starting at 7pm at Royal Canadian Legion Hall #101 in Toronto, Ontario. Doors open at 6:30pm. 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 venue has a fully licensed bar so fans are reminded to bring valid ID and use public transit if they plan to purchase alcohol. Seating is strictly limited to 200. Tickets are on sale now.
Today, the International Wrestlers Union is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with STEVE CORINO to join the promotion’s roster. Mr. Corino, a four-time world champion and the only wrestler in history to hold the ECW, NWA and AWA World Heavyweight titles during his career, will wrestle in the main event at “BORN AGAIN”.
And in the first match we can announce for “BORN AGAIN”, American indy sensation STERLING JAMES KEENAN takes on Canada’s own luchadore superstar, EL GENERICO. Generico hopes speed, agility and a home country advantage can help him defeat his foreign foe. The obnoxious Keenan has been making a name for himself throughout the United States and Europe and has just completed his first tour of Japan. How will he fare north of the border? Join us at “BORN AGAIN” to find out.
Tickets are on sale now for $20 (general admission) and strictly limited to 200 seats, so buy yours today before they sell out. You can be amongst the first to gaurantee your tickets by purchcasing them securely online via PayPal in the store at www.wrestlersunion.ca.
NEW UNION CHAMPIONS TO BE DECIDED VIA TOURNAMENT
The Union first promoted events from April 2003 – April 2004 in Erie, PA. During that time, four men held the Union Heavyweight title: SEBASTIAN DARK, CHRIS HAMRICK, “MDOGG20” MATT CROSS (who beat JERRY LYNN in a “top contender’s” match after Hamrick was stripped of the title) and, finally, JOHN “FABULOUS” McCHESNEY.
As part of the promotion’s rebirth, the International Wrestlers Union will hold tournaments over the next few months to crown inaugural champions in three divisions: World Heavyweight, World Tag Team and Northern Lights. (The Northern Lights Division will features the Union’s cruiserweight wrestlers, ie: wrestlers under 200 lbs.)
The first of these tournaments will take place this November when the Union’s World Heavyweight title will be up for grabs in a one-night, eight-man slugfest. Union officials are working to hammer out agreements that would see the Union Heavyweight title defended on shows in the United States, Europe and Asia on a continuing basis, solidifying its status as a true World championship.
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Saturday September 8th – BORN AGAIN
Saturday October 6th – STATE OF SHOCK
Saturday November 3rd – CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT 2K7 (featuring the Union World Heavyweight title tournament)
The INTERNATIONAL WRESTLERS UNION is an independent wrestling promotion based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada maintaining partnerships with promotions in Canada and around the world. For more information about THE UNION, please visit the official IWU website at www.wrestlersunion.ca or on the web at www.myspace.com/wrestlersunion.