Tomorrow night, Saturday September the 8th, the Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers holds its first show in over 3 years and it’s first ever show in Toronto, Ontario.Â Â The show, titled “BORN AGAIN” will be headlined by 4-time World Champion and ECW Original, “The King of Old School” STEVE CORINO, as he goes into battle against upstart indy sensation STERLING JAMES KEENAN.
“Tha O Show” will be out in force, as Big Daddy Donnie and Dan-e-o will be in the house, laying down the play-by-play for the Hammerlock Video DVD release.
The card itself promises to be one of the more exciting shows Toronto has seen in some time.Â The Corino-Keenan battle has been simmering for over a year, starting in Britain’s 1PW promotion where Keenan guided TNA’s monster, Abyss, to the 1PW Championship.Â Abyss lost the title to Corino following an incident in which both Abyss and Keenan physically assaulted Corino’s 9 year old son, Colby.
Their hatred continued to grow on the American indy circuit.Â In Cleveland’s Absolute Intense Wrestling, Corino captured the Absolute Championship which Keenan had been gunning for.Â Â Keenan feels that Corino swept in and stole the belt that was soon to be his.Â In Buffalo, less than two weeks ago, Keenan defeated Samoa Joe and Rikishi at BaseBrawl VII to capture the Natural Heavyweight title.Â Â Backstage, Corino and Keenan clashed as SJK bragged about his championship win.
This battle will explode Saturday night when Steve Corino and Sterling James Keenan meet in singles action for only the second time ever.Â Â Will this put an end to their situation or is it just the beginning of an all-out war?
“BORN AGAIN” also features an incredible array of indy talent in some exciting match-ups.
EL GENERICO, the brash young luchador who’s taken promotions like Ring Of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerilla and the International Wrestling Syndicate by storm, is coming to the Union.Â He will face off against the growing ego of “Fabulous” JOHN McCHESNEY.Â McChesney is the current IWC Super Indy champion, a title he has now held four times, and wants fans to remember that he was the last champion of the original Union.Â With the tournament to crown the NEW Union Champion coming in November, both of these men will be looking to make a big impression on Union officials in this match.
Buffalo, NY native PEPPER PARKS will be at “BORN AGAIN” to take on brash young RICKY LANDELL.Â Parks is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the NWA where he is the current NWA Empire champion and recently competed in the tournament to choose a new NWA World champ.Â Â Landell is a mover and shaker in the rival AWA where he is a former World Tag Team champion and has held several regional titles including his current reign as Zero-One Max United States champion.
Homegrown Ontario talent will also be on display at “BORN AGAIN” and will certainly be front and centre with the debut of the North Lights Cruiserweight division.Â Â Cambridge, Ontario native EDDIE OSBOURNE will take on his heated rival, Hamilton’s own RIP IMPACT.Â And hometown Toronto fan favourite The HORNET goes up against “The Future of Fashion”, SHIIMA XION.Â Â Both of these matches promise to be incredibly exciting with the high-risk, fast-paced Northern Lights style on full display.
In addition there will be matches featuring ROBIN KNIGHTWING and KEVIN GRACE of the legendary ALL-KNIGHTERS stable, “The Bastard Son of 1,000 Corpses” SEBASTIAN DARK, the 6 foot 9 inch “Motor City Monster” EDDIE VENOM, “The Big Ticket” REGGIE MARLEY, “The Right Stuff” BRODIE LEE and much, much more…
Join the Union for a night of excitement this Saturday night when pro wrestling in Toronto is “BORN AGAIN”.
UIPW presents “BORN AGAIN”
Saturday, September 8th 2007
Bell time 7pm / Doors open @ 6:30pm
Royal Canadian Legion Hall #101
3850 Lake Shore Blvd West (between Dixie Road and Browns Line), Toronto
TICKETS are just $20 each and are available now online at www.wrestlersunion.ca or in person at Legion Hall.
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And remember, if you’d prefer to take public transit, Legion Hall #101 is directly adjacent to both the Long Branch GO Train Station and TTC Long Branch Loop. The Legion Hall is licenced by the LCBO, so remember to plan ahead. BRING YOUR I.D. and PLEASE use public transit if you’re going to drink.
Driving from the West:
Take the QEW EAST to Cawthra Rd (Exit 134). Turn right onto Cawthra Rd South to Lakeshore Rd. Turn left onto Lakeshore Rd east. Lakeshore becomes Lake Shore Blvd at 43rd St.Â The Legion Hall is the next building on your left-hand side.
Driving from the East:
Take the GARDINER EXPY WEST to Brown’s Line (Exit 139). Take Brown’s Line south to Lake Shore Blvd. Make the right turn onto Lake Shore Blvd and The Legion Hall will be the first building on your right-hand side.
Driving from the North:
Take the 427 SOUTH to the Brown’s Line/Gardiner Expy/Evans Ave exit. Keep left at the fork to continue on to Brown’s Line. Take Brown’s Line south to Lake Shore Blvd. Make the right turn onto Lake Shore Blvd and The Legion Hall will be the first building on your right-hand side.
On the TTC:
Take the WESTBOUND 501 (Queen Street/Queensway/Lake Shore Blvd) OR WESTBOUND 508 (King Street/Queensway/Lake Shore Blvd) street car to the LONG BRANCH LOOP
Take the subway to ISLINGTON STATION then take the SOUTHBOUND 110A or 110B bus to the LONG BRANCH LOOP
Take the subway to KIPLING STATION then take the SOUTHBOUND 123 or 123C bus to the LONG BRANCH LOOP
On MISSISSAUGA TRANSIT:
Take the EASTBOUND 23 bus across Lake Shore Blvd to the LONG BRANCH LOOP
Take the SOUTHBOUND 5 or 5B bus down Dixie Rd to the LONG BRANCH LOOP
On GO TRANSIT:
LONG BRANCH station is located on the LAKESHORE WEST train line. Passengers boarding at PORT CREDIT, CLARKSON, OAKVILLE, BURLINGTON or HAMILTON can take the EASTBOUND train directly to LONG BRANCH. Passengers boarding using the LAKESHORE EAST, MILTON, GEORGETOWN, BRADFORD, RICHMOND HILL or STOUFFVILLE train lines may need to transfer trains at UNION STATION.
For more information, including schedules and fares, please contact:
TTC: 416-393-INFO (4636) or www.ttc.ca
Mississauga Transit: 905-615-INFO (4636) or www.mississaugatransit.ca
GO Transit: 1-888-GET-ON-GO (438-6648) or www.gotransit.com