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News and Notes from the International Wrestling Syndicate
IWS Xth Anniversary Show ? Montreal – 05/30 ? Nash vs. PCO

News and Notes leading up to the Quebec Show of the Year this Saturday

The Wrestling Observer called the IWS Fantastic!
Well, technically, they called our press release Fantastic! But if you don?t think that I am going to use that as an out-of-context pull quote, you don?t know me that well ? or at all.


— From their fantastic press release: The International Wrestling Syndicate celebrates its Tenth Anniversary on May 30th at tthe Medley with the biggest grudge match to hit Quebec since the Rougeaus fought the Garvins in the old Montreal Forum: Kevin Nash vs. Pierre-Carl Ouellet. The History: In September 1995, PCO (as Jean-Pierre Lafitte) was scheduled to face Kevin Nash (as WWF Champion Diesel) in Montreal. PCO refused to job in his home-town. Kevin Nash was a monumental ass-hole about it. PCO lost his push and eventually his position in the WWF. What You Need To Know: For the first time in 14 years, PCO will be in the same ring as Kevin Nash, the man who cost him his dream job and literally millions of dollars in lost revenue. PCO will be able to punch Kevin Nash in the face as hard as he wants and not go to jail for it.

Actually, technically that is what Bryan Alvarez had to say about us on Friday. On Sunday, Dave Meltzer was not quite so enthusiastic, but hey two mentions in the Observer off one press release. I?ll take that for a dollar!


–International Wrestling Syndicate on 5/30 at the Medley in Montreal is billing the Kevin Nash vs. Pierre-Carl Ouellet match the biggest grudge match in Montreal since the Rougeaus vs. Garvins. The Rougeaus vs. Garvins was an awesome angle. Anyway, this is stemming from a 1995 house show where Jean Pierre Lafitte (Ouellet’s wrestling name at the time) refused to do a job for Diesel in Montreal in a WWF title match. That was a bad political move as he push was dropped and he was gone from the company soon after.


Mike and Nic Paterson’s Press Release for our Tenth Anniversary Show:


On Saturday May 30th, 2009, the International Wrestling Syndicate (IWS) is proud to present Ten F?N Years: a not to be missed star studded spectacle of Pro Wrestling, Violence and nostalgia, to commemorate the IWS? Tenth year in the business. On this night two former WWE champions, Big Sexy Kevin Nash and PCO Pierre Carl Ouellet, have been signed to wrestle in the Main Event on the biggest card in the history of Montreal Independent wrestling. This battle of titans will headline a show that includes a Ten Commandments Death Match between hardcore legends PCP Crazy Manny and The Green Phantom, a Fatal Four Way match for the IWS World Championship (Champion Beef Wellington vs. Sexxxy Eddy vs. Viking vs. Franky The Mobster), as well as a Mixed Martial Arts contest featuring Heavy Max Fury and IWS Bully Excess. In order to bring perspective to this showcase of intestinal fortitude, death defying maneuvers and electricity so thick it could be cut a knife; IWS President Nic Paterso n has contracted the hosting services of beloved Montreal comedian and unabashed wrestling fan Mike Paterson (Discovery Kid’s Edible Incredible, Brault & Martineau Ads). Mike was so excited to be there that he has thrown his hat into the IWS Legends 20 man Battle Royal! A mass of wrestling humanity will fill the ring at the Medley, as 20 past and present IWS stars battle it out in a No holds barred, over the top, Battle Royal! This will be an epic night, where legends will be made, titles will change hands, and the capacity crowd will get hit in the face with a reminder why they are wrestling fans.

For ten years the IWS has been bringing Wrestling’s biggest stars to Montreal (Jake The Snake Roberts, Psycho Sid, The Dudley Boyz, Christian, and Sabu). Undoubtedly, The signing of former WWE/WCW/TNA World Champion Kevin Nash is the biggest acquisition in the company’s history. Kevin Nash can be seen every week on TNA Impact (Spike TV) and around the world on Pay per View. Since 1995 he has been a dominant force in the world of Professional Wrestling. Along with Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall he revolutionized the business by forming the New World Order (NWO). There is no love lost between Nash and his opponent, Montreal’s own Pierre Carl Ouellet. PCO, who has enjoyed success in every major wrestling company (WWE WCW TNA), can boast the advantage of having over 1,000 rabid Montreal wrestling fans rallying behind their hometown hero. Kevin Nash thinks he can walk into the Medley and dominate with high impact power moves, but PCO is not going to let anyone come into his back yard and push him around.

The revolution that is the IWS started ten years ago; on gym mats placed on the floor in a make shift ring in a pub that has long since gone bankrupt. It has now become one of the world’s top Independent Pro Wrestling companies, launching tons of stars, and selling DVD’s around the world. The IWS is known for its signature hardcore style, performers that put their bodies on the line, and for infamous ?fans bring the weapons? matches. The milestone event Ten F?n Years will not disappoint. Bodies will be broken, insane weapons will be used, and blood will be shed as the IWS prepares to embark on its next ten years: Another decade of victimizing the industry.

Contact Mike Paterson 514 969 8666 pmikep@gmail.com or Nic Paterson nicnixon@yahoo.com


I asked Manny what exactly an ?IWS Ten Commandments Death Match? was. According to Manny, ?It means that the Green Phantom and I are going to kill each other in ten different ways.? I asked him to be more specific. Manny said that he would call me right back with more details, and well that was Thursday.

Let’s see chairs would be one, tables are two, ladders are three, barbed wire is four, light-tubes are five, thumbtacks are six, fire would be seven and I am tapped out. (Frankly I am just guessing at the first seven anyway, I have absolutely no idea what those two maniacs have planned.)


I just started a When We Were Marks blog here:

Let’s see how long I can keep up some regular updates.


IWS Xth Anniversary
Card Quick and Dirty
Saturday, May 30th
The Medley, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Grudge Match: Kevin Nash vs. Pierre-Carl Ouellet

IWS Title Match: Champion Beef Wellington vs. former champions Viking, Sexxxy Eddy and Franky the Mobster

IWS Canadian Title: Canadian Champion Shayne Hwke vs. Twiggy

IWS Tag Team Title: Champions The Untouchables (Dan Paysan and James Stone) vs. 2.0 (Jagged and Shane Matthews)
If 2.0 lose they can longer be a team in the IWS.

IWS Ten Commandments Death Match: The Green Phantom vs. PCP Crazy F?N Manny

MMA Match: EXesS vs. Heavy Maxx Fury

IWS Veteran Battle Royale: Twenty man over the top Battle Royal with wrestlers from the ten years of the IWS.

The IWS is justly famous for our Medley shows and justly famous for making wrestling history with our guest stars: Sid Vicious? first active wrestling match after shattering his leg in WCW (during our Fifth Anniversary show.); Sabu’s last match in the indies before debuting on RAW in Un F?N Sanctioned 2006. This year we give you one of the biggest grudge matches in Quebec wrestling history, a match that many people thought would never ever happen: Kevin Nash vs. PCO

This is the show you can?t miss. Come celebrate ten years of IWS insanity!

The IWS proudly presents: X, Our Tenth Anniversary Show. Special guest is Big Sexy Kevin Nash! X takes place Saturday, May 30th, 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 $35, Regular tickets are $25. VIP ticket holders admitted first. No reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketpro.ca or in person at the Medley box office. This is an all ages show. Card and times subject to change. For more information go to www.iwswrestling.com or write to Llakor@hotmail.com