New Dory Funk Jr. column, NCW training center, CHIKARA + IWS event

Reported by Adam Martin of
On Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 3:00 AM EST

Dory Funk Jr. sent this in:

Funk's Corner - Credibility and Teamwork in Wrestling

In the "Old School" Days of the regional wrestling territories, the promoters of the National Wrestling Alliance worked together.

Eddie Graham, the Owner of the Florida Territory had one of the most brilliant minds in the wrestling business. Eddie built his business on a foundation of credibility in wrestling and giving the fans more than their money's worth in entertainment.

Eddie also believed in the strength of the NWA and worked hard to promote the credibility of the NWA and it's World Champion.

I was in Tampa, Florida for an appearance as NWA World Champion on Championship Wrestling from Florida's television show when Eddie got a call from fellow NWA promoter, Jim Crockett Sr. of the Mid Atlantic Territory. Jack Brisco and I were scheduled to wrestle in Greensboro Coliseum in a couple of weeks for the NWA World Championship and Jim Crockett needed an interview with Jack Brisco and myself for his TV show, Mid Atlantic Wrestling.

Who would be better to anchor the interview than the "Dean of Professional Wrestling," Gordon Sole with comments by Eddie Graham, Jack Brisco and Myself.

The complete interview for Brisco vs Funk for the NWA World Championship is now on our website at

Dory Funk Jr. - Coach of the Funking Conservatory

NCW sent this in:

The NCW Professional Wrestling Training Center

Your dreams of becoming a professional wrestler, manager, referee or valet are about to come TRUE !

The ball is squarely in your court ! NCW is about to offer a one time only, discounted deal, to get you headed towards your dreams and goals.

In a break from the normal, NCW will set and conduct a class situation for trainees, starting Nov. 27, 2007

" I have been training individuals non-stop for 18 years." "One student comes in, 3 weeks later another starts, 6 weeks later a third would start and so on" " I'm soon ready to take a break, and will, early this spring { 2008 }" "With that said, I have decided to conduct a group class, starting Nov. 27, which will put my students on a time frame of being well trained and able to work with other NCW stars as well as, on their own, by the time Feb.,08 rolls around" says head trainer, 6-Time World's Welterweight Champion & brand new co-holder of the NCW tag team gold, "Dirty Deeds" Darren Wyse.

The training center will therefore accept a group of applicants who are ready to start towards their dream on Nov 27, 2007. For those who act now, NCW will be offering a one time only tuition discount. Furthermore, tuition fees will rise by an additional 500.00 after the Nov. 27 deadline w/ another opportunity to begin training not coming to, at the earliest, June 08'. NCW's current rates are as follows....

Payments made in full at time of contract signing = $2500.00
Payment plans = $3000.00
As stated, these rates are set to move to $3000.00 & $3500.00 respectively.

For those who take advantage and get started for the Nov. 27th class, NCW will offer an additional $300.00 off, for those who pay fully in advance & $150.00 off, for those who pay on a payment schedule { the minimum $750.00 deposit will still apply}

There are numerous pro wrestling schools available – a few excellent, some good, many very, very bad. Ask yourself the following questions...

Do you want to be a professional wrestler or employed within the professional wrestling industry ?

Are you serious about trying to make a career in the industry ?

Do you want to be trained in every aspect of the profession – wrestling, showmanship, television presence and interview skills, ring psychology, locker room protocol – the entire wrestling experience ?

Does the owner/operator and his instructors have a history of success in wrestling themselves ?

Do they have current contacts and a good reputation in the industry ?

Is the tuition they quote reasonable or excessive ? { Also are they TOO cheap ? This is often a red flag, usually ending up with a charlatan sticking $500.00 or $1000.00 of your money in his pocket and doing nothing in return !}

Do they give you guarantees that seem too good to be true, or do they give you the pros and cons of entering the business up front ?

Do they ask you to sign contracts promising large percentages of your income to them if you are successful, even if your success is not directly related to their efforts?

" Dirty Deeds" Darren Wyse is a 20 year veteran of the ring, with another 18 years experience as a trainer. He has also headed the very successful NCW professional wrestling company for the past 16 years.
He has traveled the world, held numerous belts, had thousands of matches and has worked with everybody from Jerry Lawler to Bruno Sammartino to The Sandman to Tazz to The famous Von Erich Family to Missy Hyatt to Dick Woerhlie to the king of all media, Howard Stern and everybody in between.

The time is NOW !
YOUR time is NOW !
Take advantage of this 1st time, only time, last time offer !!!
Again, rates for the Nov. 27 class, will be slashed to $2200.00 paid at contract signing, or $2850.00 on payment plan.

Contact the NCW office {Questions welcomed} at 717-887-8157 or via E-Mail at

CHIKARA sent this in:

CHIKARA: 2007 Season Finale complete card released!

We want to thank everyone that went out and picked up a copy of "The Best of CHIKARA" at retail outlets nationwide, as stock-outs and massive reorders are already happening after our first official day of sale (although in some places, the DVD was released a tad earlier than planned)! Not only can this DVD be found on store shelves, but online retailers from Amazon to Netflix are offering it worldwide!

As our season finale rolls closer, we're offering a great discount on select items in the CHIKARA store, and this sale will continue until Friday night, so stop by and stock up! Until then, have a look at the nine confirmed matches that make up our season finale card in Philly next Sunday, including this giant Triple Main Event:

~MASK vs. HAIR!~
Lince Dorado vs. Mitch Ryder

Claudio Castagnoli vs. Chris Hero

Hallowicked vs. Eddie Kingston

Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw & Helios vs. The Osirian Portal & Shayne Hawke

Larry Sweeney vs. Bryan Alvarez for the Tex-Arkana TV title!

Delirious & Cheech & Cloudy
MIYAWAKI & El Pantera & Passion Hasegawa

F.I.S.T. vs. Tim Donst & Los Ice Creams

Robbie Ellis vs. Hydra

The Colony vs. Super Smash Bros. & Shane Storm

Advance tickets are already on sale (in our online store) and complete information is available at ! And if you haven't seen our website lately, you haven't seen us at all! Check out our totally revamped homepage with tons of new photos, original artwork, info and hoo-ha! Join the rest of the CHIKARMY and come see us live; keep up to date with all things CHIKARA by subscribing to our free, weekly podcast !

"Battle of Who Could Care Less"
Friday night, November 16th, 2007
Live @ The Riverside Beneficial Assoc.!
1742 Pear Street
in Reading, PA!
All seats just $15.00!
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Bell time is 7:30 pm.

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Saturday night, November 17th, 2007
Live @ The American Legion Hall!
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All seats just $15.00!
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Bell time is 7:00 pm.

"Chapter 11"
Sunday afternoon, November 18th, 2007
Live @ The New Alhambra (ECW Arena)!
7 Ritner St. on the corner of Swanson
in South Philadelphia, PA!
All seats just $15.00!
Doors open at 3:30 pm. Bell time is 4:00 pm.

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IWS sent this in:

Fallen Angel Wins Fall – Loses Face
IWS Freedom to Fight 2007

A journey of a million miles begins with but a single step, and for the International Wrestling Syndicate’s Max Boyer the impossible quest that he began on Saturday night is the goal to prove that he is equal to his classmate, the man many believe is the greatest Canadian technical wrestler of his generation, “Mr. Wrestling" Kevin Steen. In order to do that, Max has decided to walk in the steps of the journey that Kevin Steen walked from regional talent to international superstar. That first step, that first hurdle: TNA’s “Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels.

The one-line results will record that Christopher Daniels won the match and beat Max Boyer. What those meager results will obscure is that the true victory was achieved by Max Boyer who proved over seventeen hard-hitting minutes that he was every bit Daniels’ equal. In the end, a desperate Daniels had to practically throttle IWS referee Bakais to get enough leverage to stay on his feet, and it was only the distraction of that maneuver and a veteran tug of the tights that gave Daniels an opening for the pin-fall victory.

Results Quick and Dirty
IWS Freedom to Fight 2007
Saturday, November 3rd
Bogey’s, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Attendance 341

Unsanctioned Street Fight: Beef Wellington vs. Viking
Beef beat Viking like a dog for 5:18

Shayne Hawke and EXesS vs. The Missionaries of Violence (Sexxxy Eddy and Lufisto)
EXesS forced Eddy to tap to his modified Stretch Muffler in 16:25

Jimmy K vs. Kid Kamikaze
Jimmy K pinned Kid Kamikaze with a variant on the Fisherman’s Buster after 9:25

SLI 2007 (Fred la Merveille and Kenny the Bastard) vs. Jimmy Stone and Dan Paysan
Jimmy Stone and Dan Paysan beat the SLI 2007 in 12:06 pinning Kenny the Bastard with Career Suicide, a combined Kryptonite Crunch/Wop Drop.

IWS Tag Team Title Match (Best Two out of Three Falls):
IWS Tag Team Champions The Super Smash Brothers (Player Uno and Stupefied)
2.0 (Jagged and Shane Matthews)
The Super Smash Brothers won in two straight falls.
Player Uno won the first fall with a flash roll-up on Jagged at 5:25.
Stupefied won the second fall with a 450 top rope splash on Shane Matthews at 9:22.

IWS Title Match: IWS Champion PCP Crazy F’N Manny vs. Twiggy
PCP Crazy F’N Manny beat Twiggy in 10:34 with a Junkie Driver through a table.

Main Event: IWS Canadian Champion Max Boyer vs. TNA’s Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels Christopher Daniels won the non-title match after 17:00 with a roll-up while pulling the tights.


Detailed Results

Freedom to Fight 2007 began with Manny showing off his new title belt accompanied by his goons, 2.0 (Jagged and Shane Matthews). After crowing about how his run as champion has just produced the best attendance at Bogey’s in nearly a year, Manny asked Beef Wellington to come out and explain why he had got involved in the title match at Blood, Sweat and Beers 2007. Not that Beef was planning on explaining anyway, but before he got much of a chance to, Viking interrupted - sending Manny, Shane and Jagged fleeing from the ring with just his music.

There was no bell and no referees and not much in the way of civilization when Beef and Viking clashed. They beat the shit out of each other for more than five minutes before Beef emerged the victor standing over Viking’s beaten, bloody body with a demonic grin on his face. Beef also had holes in his head and thumb-tacks still stuck in his skull, so it was not a victory without its costs. With Viking temporarily beaten, Manny took his chance to rid himself of a thorn in his side and came out of the back with Viking’s gear, throwing him out of the ring, out of Bogey’s and out of the IWS.

The “Bad Penny" Shayne Hawke was not even supposed to be on this show (to my tremendous relief), but when Tomassino was forced to cancel his appearance as EXesS’ partner against the Missionaries of Violence, Shayne practically broke his leg rushing to take his place. As would be expected, the IWS’ biggest misogynist, EXesS spent most of the match trying to beat Lufisto into submission, but the IWA-MS Queen of the Death-Match Champion is made of sterner stuff than that and gave EXesS as good as she got. Always looking for the weakest link, EXesS was forced to find his victory against Lufisto’s partner, a man that EXesS has historically has success against, Sexxxy Eddy, forcing Eddy to tap to his modified Stretch Muffler submission at 16:25 while the most annoying man in Quebec, “Le Maudit Roux" Shayne Hawke ran interference and kept Lufisto distracted.

After the match, Lufisto chased EXesS and Hawke to the back with a chair. Rather than thanking his partner for the save, Eddy snapped, attacking Lufisto from behind and braining her multiple times with her own chair. As the crowd chanted, “You tapped out!" Eddy grabbed a mike to rant, “I am sick of you Lufisto! I am sick of this team! Have we ever even won one match as a team? Hottie Holly makes me win matches! Lufisto doesn’t! We could have had it so good together the three of us, but you weren’t interested in a threesome. And I was even going to let you fuck me in the ass with a strap-on! Consider this relationship over!"

I am now required to plug Holly’s web-site . And I swear on a stack of Bibles that the above is a substantially accurate quote of what Eddy said.

In the Halloween spirit, Kid Kamikaze came to the ring wearing the mask of Dos Caras, a Lucha Libre wrestler that has proved to be an inspiration to Kid Kamikaze in the past, but honoring his idol did Kid Kamikaze little good. For every submission that Double K pulled out of his bag of tricks, Jimmy K answered with a counter and a submission of his own. Those only familiar with Jimmy K from watching the IWS (like say Kid Kamikaze) might believe that he is only a high impact high-flyer. As Kid K learned to his cost, Jimmy K was mentored in old school submission wrestling by legendary Quebec trainer Mark le Grizzly. Jimmy K won the match, dropping Kid Kamikaze on his head with what looked like a modified Fisherman’s Buster at 9:25.

After Jimmy K’s victory, an incensed Don Paysan, still smarting over his loss to Jimmy K during Hardcore Heat 2007, attacked with the help of his new tag team partner Jimmy Stone, rolling over Jimmy K like the Capone Mob taking out Bugs Moran. Jimmy was saved by the unexpected help of Fred la Merveille and Kenny the Bastard. Fred, incensed at the loss of the Montreal Canadiens at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the last ninety seconds of the game on Saturday just prior to this match, came to the ring to beat up some Torontonians and none of those being available decided that a pair of Filthy Italians would do just as well. In a match that I can only describe as “eye-poke-a-riffic", the SLI 2007 controlled for much of the match only for Kenny to succumb to Jimmy and Dan’s new double team move “Career Suicide" a combined Kryptonite Crunch/Wop Drop at 12:06.

Despite 2.0’s protests that it is scientifically impossible, lightning did strike twice as the Super Smash Brothers proved that their victory of the IWS tag team titles at Blood, Sweat and Beers 2007 was no fluke, beating former champions Jagged and Shane Matthews in two straight falls. Player Uno won the first fall at 5:25 with a flash roll-up of Jagged. He was instrumental in the second fall, dazing Shane Matthews with the Goomba Stomp, just before his partner Stupefied hit Shane with a top rope 450 splash for the pin at 9:22.

Manny came to the ring for his scheduled title match claiming that no one had answered his open challenge and that IWS referee Yan should announce him the victor by default. Before that could happen, Twiggy’s music hit and the IWS’ pint-size rocker hit the ring to challenge Manny… and to remind everyone that he had beaten Manny once before at Know Your Enemies 2006. Despite some early success, it appeared that Manny would use his superior size and strength to win the encounter, gaining what seemed like an insurmountable advantage after pitching Twiggy from the ring like Tom Brady passing up the middle to Wes Welker… and wiping out most of the front row in the process. Twiggy’s luck turned when Manny angered the wrestling Gods by pulling Twiggy up from a certain three count at 5:43 of the contest. Rallying with the support of the crowd, it seemed like we were about to witness the crowning of the IWS’ most unlikely “heavy"-weight champion ever. To the fans’ dismay, 2.0 hit the ring to save their boss, but right behind them was Twiggy’s tag team partner Vanessa Kraven, who cleared the ring for Twiggy and helped him bring a table into the ring. After the table refused to sell for a Twiggy senton splash on top of Manny, Twiggy crushed both the table and Manny with a top rope double foot stomp. You could have given Manny an old school King Kong Twiggy five count and Manny’s shoulders would never so much as twitched. Unfortunately, for a three count or for a five count, for any count, you need a ref and Yan was busy being yanked to the outside by 2.0. Their interruption and diversion of Vanessa Kraven gave Manny a chance to recover and kill Twigg y with his own table and a Junkie Driver at 10:34.

Look, I am not a guy to hand out snowflakes like they were Smarties, and you have no idea how much it pains me to say this, but when it came to straight out FUN, this was the Match of the Night. It had everything. Twiggy playing missile. Manny getting his come-uppance for his arrogance. 2.0 acting like dicks. Vanessa Kraven bringing the crowd to its feet with the timeliest run-in ever. A no-selling son-of-a-bitch table. (Those are always fun.) Twiggy crushing Manny’s chest with a double foot stomp. It even had a Pornstar Juan cameo. Just FUN FUN FUN FUN. And Manny is going to be gloating about being involved in the Match of the Night for months. Kill me now!

Christopher Daniels may have gotten the pin against Max Boyer in the main event, but after he made the mistake of calling Max a coward for refusing to put his IWS Canadian title on the line in the match (a decision that was not Max’ to make and a decision that Max strongly disagreed with) it was Christopher Daniels who ended up on his back, seeing stars, as Max taunted him with the Canadian title and challenged him to a match for the belt at the Medley during Praise the Violence 2008 on January 26th .

I am required to point out that Max was seriously off the reservation when he made this challenge. If Manny had not been flat on his back on a Ping-Pong table nursing his ribs when Max grabbed the mike, the volume on the mike would almost certainly have been killed. First of all, Max would have to still be IWS Canadian Champion at Praise the Violence, by no means a sure thing. Secondly, and almost as importantly, Manny would have to agree to fly Christopher Daniels back in and risk the chance that one of his IWS champions would be a wrestler who lives a few thousand miles away.

Also, I need to address the fact that Eddie Kingston was announced for our next show Season’s Beatings 2007. Given that he had to cancel his Ottawa appearance, it is by no means certain at this time that he will be available to come to Montreal on December 1st, although we certainly hope that he will. More news soon.


A Few Quick Announcements

Here is the Freedom to Fight 2007 preview video: Llakor like lots.

So, if I can stop procrastinating, I am supposed to be writing a 50, 000 word novel this moth called “Jobber". You can read why here:

I have a very, very, very limited number of posters from Freedom to Fight 2007 signed by both Christopher Daniels and Max Boyer. If you want them contact me by e-mail or MSN at Buying tickets to Season’s Beatings 2007 and Praise the Violence 2008 will probably convince me, but I will listen to other offers.

Patrick Lono would like you to know that Christopher Daniels called him a ham sandwich and stole his coat hanger. Joey Soprano would like you to know that in Quebec, “Lono" is pronounced Ho-Mo. And I would like you to know that I am solely responsible for the crappy, crappy camerawork on our latest Bloodstream:


The IWS presents: Season’s Beatings, Saturday, December 1st, 2007 at Bogey’s World Bar & Billiard, 3250 Cremazie Est (corner of Cremazie and St-Michel near the St-Michel metro), Montreal, Quebec, CANADA. Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm, tickets are $20 for VIP, $15 for Regular. 18+, card and times subject to change. For more information go to or e-mail .

The IWS proudly presents: Praise the Violence, Saturday, January 26th, 2008 at the beautiful, downtown Medley, 1170 St-Denis, near the Berri-UQAM Metro. Montreal, Quebec, CANADA. Doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 9 PM. VIP tickets are $30, Regular tickets are $25. VIP ticket holders admitted first. No reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased online at or in person at the Medley box office. 18+. Card and times subject to change. For more information go to or e-mail .

Our DVDs for each show are released through Our biggest recent release is Un F’N Sanctioned 2007 featuring then NWA World Heavyweight Champion Christian Cage - . Our best-selling DVD from last year is Un F’N Sanctioned 2006 featuring Sabu’s last match in the indies before his re-debut on Raw (two nights later) as well as the crazy hardcore Fans Bring the Weapons match -