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October 2003 NEWS

More names for BCW Kitchener show posted October 30, 2003

BCW have announced on their website some more names that will be at the Kitchener show on November 19, 2003 at Conestoga College. 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan, Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart, BCW Tag Team Champs The Hacker & Gutter, El Tornado, Tyson Dux, Bobby Rude, A1 and more.

Ontario worker to appear at WWE tapings posted October 29, 2003

One of Ontario's best heels will be working the WWE Raw show tapings in Cleveland, Ohio on November 3, 2003 and on the WWE Smackdown tapings in Buffalo, New York on November 4, 2003. Not sure if he will be appearing on TV or just in dark matches but a big congratulations out to Quinson Valentino none the less. 

New Ring Wars event in Collingwood posted October 28, 2003

Just got word that Ring Wars will be returning to Collingwood, ON on November 2, 2003, bell time is 7:30 PM. Some of the names on the card so far are former ECW wrestler New Jack, Notorious TID, Highlanders and others. The event will be held at the Collingwood Collegiate Institute.

News on GLCW, CIWA & Kitchener BCW shows posted October 27, 2003

I received some more info on who will be at the GLCW show in Brantford on November 22, 2003. Some of the names on the card are: GLCW Canadian Champion QUINSON VALENTINO, JQ PUBLIK, "As Seen on TV" NOTORIOUS T.I.D, SCOTT CHASE, "Big Ticket" REGGIE MARLEY, CUSTOM MADE MAN, THE HIGHLANDERS & GLCW Ontario Champ FLEXX FALCONE.

From the CIWA office as posted on the OPW message board:

"The Canadian Independent Wrestling Alliance returns to Peterborough, Sir Sanford Fleming College Brealey campus, 8 PM. 
The card features Ruffy Silverstein defending his title against Showtime Eric Young. Both combatants have recently had WWE Dark Matches.
Quinson Valentino will take on "Outlaw" Scott Chase. Valentino will be appearing for the WWE in Cleveland and Buffalo the week prior to the 8th.
The Sports Generation makes it's way to the CIWA, but not in the way they wanted to. Yes, Kwan "The Asian Nightmare" will face fellow Sports Generation Member "Impact Eddie" Osbourne. Whose corner will the "Sport" be in?
Cody Steele battles the King of Peterborough Hardcore Hero TJ Harley for his CIWA Hardcore Championship.
The Tyrant Eric Dawson tangles with the Intelligent Sensational Crimson Mask.
The Tag Champs the Highlanders will have their hands full with the Ebony Express
AND The CIWA has it's first womens match, with the 21st Century Fox taking on Angel.
See ya there!"

Also just got word of some of the names that may be appearing at the BCW show in Kitchener. Hacksaw Jim Duggan, D'Lo Brown, Jim Neidhart, Chris Sabin and Joe E. Legend are just some of the names being considered. The show will take place on November 19, 2003 at the Kenneth E. Hunter Recreation Complex @ Conestoga College, 299 Doon Valley Drive in Kitchener, Ontario. Thanks to Jeff Black for the info.

Angel on NWA-TNA tv this week posted October 27, 2003

Angel will be make her debut on NWA-TNA this week on their TV show "Xplosion" in a managerial capacity. The show is not available in Canada (not that I know of) but if you're in the USA then check your local listings for when it is on.

GLCW upcoming event posted Octover 27, 2003

"Outlaw" Scott Chase emailed me to let me know that Great Lakes Championship Wrestling will be holding an event on November 22, 2003 in Brantford, ON. See events section for more details.

BCW coming to Kitchener, OCW show in November posted October 27, 2003

I spoke with Richard from Border City Wrestling and he told me that BCW will be holding an event in Kitchener at Conestoga College on November 19, 2003. No names have been announced for the card as of yet.

In other BCW news, here are some other matches that have been signed for the November 20, 2003 event in Oldcastle, ON:

Raven vs. Shane Douglas
Truth Martini vs. Chris Sabin for the BCW TV Title
& D'Lo Brown vs. Dyson Pryce

Richard also mentioned that OCW with be running a show on November 8, 2003 in the Windsor area at Dylan's Bar.

Injuries at NSPW Crossroads  posted October 27, 2003

As stated below, Derek Wylde received a concussion after attempting his Sky Drill Press and landing on his head. He was rushed to the Niagara Hospital right after the match and I saw Hacker and Inferno Adams rushing out shortly after the event ended to go to the hospital and check on his fellow workers. Also as stated above Ash was not able to continue and I heard that he actually spent the night in the hospital. His neck was very sore and he did receive a concussion but he was released on Sunday.

NSPW Crossroads report from Oct. 25, 2003 posted October 27, 2003

Here is a report of the Neo Spirit Pro Wrestling show on October 25, 2003 in Niagara Falls. Look for close to 200 exclusive photos on this site in the next few days:

The show opened up with a ten bell salute to the late Stu Hart. Mikey Styles then announced that NSPW has a new announcer and this would be his last show. Mikey then introduced former WWE(F) and AWF personality, Jason Sensation.

Crazy Steve pinned Jake O'Reilly

Kris Chambers was set to take on Cody Steele when Sinn came out and announced that he would take on Cody and Kris Chambers would take on Inferno Johnny Adams

Kris Chambers (with Angel) pinned Johnny Adams. After the match a "fan" (AWF's Phoenix) attacked Angel. Angel then challenged the "fan" to a match on the November show.

The All-Knighters (Robin Knightwing & Joey Knight) with The Amazing Kevin Grace pinned Ruffly Perfect (Marco Malaquias & Ruffy Silverstein) with Crazy Steve in a number 1 contenders match.

NSPW Tag Champs Silver Rush Fusion (Hacker & Jace Fury) defended their tag straps against The Italianos (Primo Scordino & Tony Carbonie) via pinfall

Pee Wee Cassels comes out and then the new NSPW commissioner Kinkaid makes his way to the ring and takes out Pee Wee. He then brings out Knoxx to celebrate Knoxx's birthday and have a beer with him. The he calls out Los Jalapeno to come out and give a retirement speech. Jalopeno tells everyone that he is retiring from the ring and gives a heartfelt, out of character speech, thanking the fans and even JT Playa for providing the voice during his promos.

Completely Cody Steele beat Sinn with a pinfall. After the match Textbook Tyson Dux comes out and attacks Cody.

Team Wrestleplex (Shawn Spears & The Gnarly Hippy Floyd Osbourne) against Team TJ (TJ Harley & Ash) went to a no contest when Ash could not continue after being on the receiving end of a Hippy piledriver.

JT Playa beat Lazz via submission to retain the NSPW Grand Championship title.

Dangerboy Derek Wylde pinned Showtime Eric Young. The match was cut short when Derek Wylde landed on his head after a Sky Drill Press to the outside. After the match Hacker and Jace Fury ran into the ring and they had an impromptu match against Wylde and Eric Young in which Eric Young got the pinfall against Fusion. 

NSW show on October 26, 2003 postponed posted October 23, 2003

Just received an email from Brandon Rage of New School Wrestling. Brandon informed me that the NSW debut show scheduled for October 26, 2003 has been postponed as the venue had double booked on that day. NSW has rescheduled the show for November 23, 2003. The venue has also been changed to A.A.V.C. at Cawthra & 3rd Street in Mississauga, ON.

From the NSW website:

"Due to circumstances beyond our control we have post-poned our first show on Oct,26,2003 until Nov,23,2003. We have also changed the venue to A.A.V.C located at Cawthra & 3rd Street in Mississauga."

Here is the card for the event as listed on the NSW website:

Sunday Nov,23,2003 - 3pm @ A.A.V.C 
Tickets $12.00 at the door. 

*MAIN EVENT: NSW World Heavyweight Championship*
World Renowned Vs Mike Garcia

This will be the match to crown our very first NSW Champion. both of these men have past history together, and they're sure to make history in the every first NSW Championship match. 

*Grudge Match*
Stephen Elias Vs Brandon Rage

Also on the show a huge grudge match, when Elias will take on the high flying Brandon Rage. Elias is going to have to use as many of his cheat moves as he can to wear Rage down to get the win.

*NSW Intercities Championship*
P.P. Smalls Vs Dynamite Dino

This is one that many of us in the NSW have penciled in for match of the night. P.P. and Dino are sure to bring the house down whenthey go one on one to crown the first NSW Intercities Champ.

*Heavyweight Showdown*
G.Q. James Vs Great Scott

*Single Match*
Italian Tornado Vs Urban Angel

*Women's Action*
Deanna Conda Vs Vicky Vegas

***CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

BCW show confirmed for November 20, 2003 posted October 23, 2003

BCW has informed me that their show on November 20, 2003 at the Ciociaro Club in Oldcastle, ON will go on as planned. Here is the email I received:

"Border City Wrestling will be returning to the Ciociaro Club for the 
3rd Annual Doug Chevalier show on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20th at 7:30PM!!! 

Already confirmed for this years event, will be:

* Current WWE Superstar AL SNOW!
* BCW Heavyweight Champion " The Franchise" SHANE DOUGLAS!
* Former WWE & Current NWA-TNA Superstar D-LO BROWN!
* NWA-TNA Superstar & BCW TV Champion CHRIS SABIN!
* BCW Tag Team Champions THE HACKER & GUTTER!
* NWA-TNA Superstar & Member of "The New Church" SINN!
* NWA-TNA & BCW Diva TRACY BROOKS!

Tickets are on-sale NOW, by calling the BCW Hotline at (519)734-8239. 
All ticket outlets should have tickets by the end of the week, so be 
sure to call before stopping by. We will have more announcements in the 
next few days, so keep checking the website at 
WWW.BORDERCITYWRESTLING.COM for more info!!!"

One of the matches already signed will be Al Snow vs. Shane Douglas

UWA to hold an event on October 25, 2003 posted October 17, 2003

Universal Wrestling Alliance will hold an event in Ottawa, ON on October 25, 2003 at the Hunt Club Riverside Community Centre. Some matches already signed are:

UWA Cruiserweight Championship: Caster McFear vs 'Showtime' Shaun MacMillan (Current Champion)
Midget match: Little Farmer Pete vs. The Lone Wolf Frenchy Lamont
Also appearing on the card, Kwan Chang, The Hickster, Super Dave, Dave Dalton, Virus, Axl Williams, Jacob Caine, Colin Oliver Carnage and more. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Partial card for CIWA on November 8, 2003 posted October 17, 2003

CIWA is returning to Peterborough, Ontario on November 8, 2003. Here is the card so far:

Current CIWA World Champion, Ruffy Silverstien vs. 'Showtime' Eric Young
'Tyrant' Eric Dawson vs. The Crimson Mask
Angel vs. 21st Century Fox
Hardcore Championship Match: TJ Harley (current champion) vs. 'Completely' Cody Steele
And more!

Ontario fed will be back soon and new fed starting posted October 17, 2003

Full Impact Wrestling should be back up and running very soon. Their website is back up and according to Kevin from FIW, "Yes, the website is back up, and yes we've had the same problems as other feds have had... money... insurance ... etc. But with those issues dealt with now, look for something new from FIW in the future."

Also look for a new promotion entitled World Power Pro Wrestling to start in Ontario very soon as well.

Stu Hart passes away posted October 16, 2003

Stu Hart has passed away this afternoon from complications of pneumonia and diabetes at the age of 88. Our prayers and thoughts are with the Hart family who have suffered yet another loss. The following is from 1wrestling.com:

"Stu Hart, the patriarch of the famous Hart wrestling family, passed away this afternoon from complications of pneumonia in Calgary, Albert Canada. He was 88.

Hart, one of the biggest names in professional wrestling to ever come out of Canada, had been hospitalized at Rockyview Hospital while being treated for an elbow infection stemming from a fall from home and a swollen stomach believed to have been caused by a intestinal infection. While in the hospital, Hart developed pneumonia.

Hart, the father of Bret Hart and the late Owen Hart, had a hand with training a number of top wrestling stars in the infamous "Dungeon" as well as promoting one of the more famous Canadian wrestling territories, Stampede Wrestling.

Hart's life had been told in the biography Stu Hart: Lord of the Ring by Martha Erb, published in March 2002."


RIP Stu Hart
May 3, 1915 - October 16, 2003

Ring Wars Halloween Card posted October 16, 2003

Here is some of the matches signed for Ring Wars Ring n' Ears Halloween event on October 31, 2003 at the 360 club in Toronto (326 Queen Street West):

Notorious TID vs. Phil Latio in a Kendo Stick Match
A Tag Team Tables match
A Last Man Standing Hardcore Battle Royal
and of course New Jack is scheduled to be there

Big Time Wrestling is back under a new name posted October 16, 2003

Big Time Wrestling out of Welland, ON has been renamed to Rough Wrestling Inc. According to the Eddie Osbourne website, the RWI will be holding 2 shows in Welland on November 2, 2003 and December 6, 2003

Photo of Eric Young on NWA TNA posted October 16, 2003

Thanks to Twiggy the Ref for posting a photo of Eric Young from NWA TNA last night. Also in the same match,  Squared Circle trainer, El Fuego. Photo below is courtesy of NWA TNA.

Eric Young on NWA-TNA tonight posted October 15, 2003

Thanks to CJ Felony for the following news:

"I thought I'd pass along that fellow Ontario Indy worker 'Showtime' Eric Young is scheduled to be working the NWA: TNA PPV tonight alongside several other X Division stars...

The following comes from Bob Ryder's "Notes from Backstage" column:
A match that could be a show-stealer is a tag match involving four hot prospects for the X Division - Sonjay Dutt, Showtime Eric Young, El Fuego, and Jarrell Clark."

Congrats to Showtime, it's great to see more and more Ontario workers being noticed.

Trailer Park Boys & Squared Circle Training Team Up posted October 15, 2003

From the Squared Circle Training website:

"Trailer Park Boys & SC Team Up at The Toronto Man Show: Oct.31 - Nov.2:

Ricky, Julian and Bubbles from the Trailer Park Boys in their first appearance in Toronto

Come and meet them during the Q&A and Autograph sessions located in The Sports Zone at The Squared Circle Wrestling Exhibit

Brought to The Man Show by Showcase

The Toronto Man Show will take place for 3 exciting days, October 31, November 1 & 2, 2003 at its new location - Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario."

Indy worker to go to Britain posted October 15, 2003

Ontario and Quebec worker, Dru Onyx will be traveling to Britain to work for British Wrestling Federation: NWA (UK) Hammerlock. Thanks to Internet Wrestling Syndicate for the press release:

"Rodney Kellman, who wrestles for the Internet Wrestling Syndicate under the name Dru Onyx, has been invited (and is being paid) to fly to England to compete for the British Wrestling Federation: NWA (UK) Hammerlock. This federation, considered by experts to be the home of the best technical wrestlers in Britain, operates under the aegis of the National Wrestling Alliance, a US based international sanctioning body for professional wrestling. While not as famous or as popular as the WWE, the NWA is an older body steeped in respect for wrestling's traditions and which can trace its roots and title back to 1908. It, along with the WWE, is one of two wrestling organizations that can truly be called international federations. "

EWA results from October 11, 2003 posted October 15, 2003

Thanks to EWA management for the following results:

Max Alexander def. Caster Mcfear and Shaun MacMillan to win over a full time spot with EWA

Sexy Oliver suffered a broken nose when he and EWA World Champion Triple X Sexxxy Eddy got into a scuffle with Heavy Maxx Fury and TNT

Green Phantom def. Face Of Death

Oddyssey def. Toxic

Soulrage announced that he would not be able to compete that night due to Sakrilige breaking his hand on his way to his hotel room the night prior. Soulrage also announced that he had a replacement to face Sakrilige later on in the evening.

The Wildcats def. the Ebony Express in a No Disqualification Match

TNT def. CJ Felony

Nororious T.I.D. def. Custom Made Man in a Lumberjack Match

Sakrilige def. The Jokers Wild in a Handicap Match

Triple X Sexxxy Eddy def. Heavy Maxx Fury to retain the EWA World Championship when Maxx Fury's best friend TNT turned on him

Next EWA event posted October 13, 2003

Elite Wrestling Action will be holding their next event at the same venue on November 15, 2003. It will be held at Bumpers Pub and Billiard, 126 Second Street West  in Cornwall, ON again.

2 Ontario workers on WWE TV this past weekend posted October 13, 2003

Bobby Rude worked a WWE Velocity match on Saturday against Billy Kidman and 'Showtime' Eric Young worked on WWE's Sunday Night Heat last night.

OPW worker in serious motorcycle crash posted October 13, 2003

Rookie OPW worker 'Graveyard' was involved in a serious crash on Saturday evening. The wrestling trainee lost the lower part of his left leg from the knee down due to the crash. Willy Allen, who often had Graveyard accompany him to the ring posted the following on the OPW website:

"I'd like to wish my bro a big get well soon!
On Saturday night we were sitting around talking about wrestling,He left and said he be back in about an hour!He was in Woodstock when I guess he hit a car in an s bend. His Harley was totaled and he has lost his left leg from the knee down. I went to the London hospital as soon as I got the call. He was in good spirits and all he was worried about was his bike and of course how he was gonna be able to get to the ring again. I'll try to keep everyone posted on his recovery as soon as I get more info! Be Good!
Wild Thing Willy Allen!"

Our thoughts and prayers are with Graveyard. Get well soon.

Ring Wars resluts from October 10, 2003 Collingwood show posted October 13, 2003

Results of the Ring Wars show in Collingwood, ON on Friday, October 10th, 2003 - 9:00 p.m.
From the Ring Wars website:

The Xzibit and Magnificent Matthew defeated Mikey Madrox and The Brown Hornet.

George Tergis (from Battle Arts and Zero One Japan) and Johnny GeoBasco fought to a double countout.

Iron Mike Albright defeated Kidd Copeland.

Magnus defeated Max Omega.

The Highlanders were declared winners over Xzibit/Matthew when Xzibit and Matthew walked to the back and refused to come back out and finish the match.

Notorious T.I.D. defeated Thorn via 'Takin it Home' and pin.

Partial card for NSPW's Crossroads event on October 25, 2003 posted October 10, 2003

Some of the matches signed for NSPW's Crossroads event on October 25, 2003 at the Polish Hall are:

"Dangerboy" Derek Wylde vs. "Showtime" Eric Young in a rematch that should be top notch
Lazz vs. JT Playa for the Grand Championship
"Completely" Cody Steele vs. Kris Chambers in a 2 out of 3 falls match
The Italianos (Primo Scordino & Tony Carbonie) vs. Silver Fusion (Hacker & Jace Fury)

News about Ring Wars next event posted October 10, 2003

Just received an email from Ring Wars about their next show on October 10, 2003 in Collingwood, ON. Here is the email:

"Attention all RING WARS fans!

Coming off of our great event at Brock University, we have now arrived 
at our next stop in the Battle Scars tour: COLLINGWOOD!

This Friday night, October 10th, blood will spill at the Collingwood 
Curling Club, located at 152 Hume Street. All the action gets underway at 
7:30 pm, with tickets available at the door for only $10 for a General 
Admission! (First two rows are $15).

Scheduled to be at the event are:

“As Seen on TV” Notorious TID: Fresh off a defeat at the hands of “The 
Original Gangsta” New Jack, how will TID’s frustration overflow at this 
event? Who is on his radar this time?

Also appearing at this event, victorious at our last event are: The 
Hornet, “The Human Punisher” Magnus, the team of Xzibit/Magnificient 
Matthew and Mikey Madrox! Madrox is one specifically to keep an eye on, 
since he is coming off of an upset victory over “Sexy Baby” Jamie Jackson!

Also announced as appearing at this event is THORN. Many other RING 
WARS participants are scheduled to appear in Collingwood, but you’ll have 
to be there to find out who creates a few BATTLE SCARS on Friday night.

RW"

New Indy Fed in Ontario! posted October 6, 2003

WOW, back in July when I started this website it was looking like Ontario wrestling was dying but with all the shows through the summer, promotions like Ring Wars and TWE coming back, and new feds popping up things are looking good once again. There is a new fed in Ontario called New School Wrestling. I've been told they are fully sanctioned and insured and they will be holding their first event in Mississauga, ON on October 26, 2003 at 7pm @ Club 107. Tickets are $12.00 at the door. Here is the card as advertised on their website:

*MAIN EVENT: 3 Way Dance - NSW World Heavyweight Championship*
World Renowned Vs Mike Garcia Vs Brandon Rage
This will be the match to crown our very first NSW Champion. All three of these men have past history together, and they're sure to make history in the every first NSW Championship match. 

*NSW Hardcore Championship*
Stephen Elias Vs Johnny Dynamic
Also on the show we are gonna crown the first NSW Hardcore Champion, when Elias will take on the high flying Johnny Dynamic. Elias is going to have to use as many of his cheat moves as he can to wear Dynamic down and become the Hardcore Champion.

*NSW Internet Championship*
P.P. Smalls Vs Dynamite Dino
This is one that many of us in the NSW have penciled in for match of the night. P.P. and Dino are sure to bring the house down whenthey go one on one to crown the first NSW Internet Champ.

*Single Match*
Italian Tornado Vs Toronto Urban Angel

*Single Match*
Bishop Vs Justin Trouble

***CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

Ontario Indy Wrestling wish this new promotion all the luck in the world and I hope to make it to that event.

NSPW results from Oct 5, 2003 show posted October 6, 2003

Here are the results of the Oct 5, 2003 NSPW 'Under Siege event in St. Catherines:

Los Jalapeno w. help from PWee defeated Sean Spears
Marco Malaquais, Ruffy Silverstein, and Crazy Steve defeated TJ Harley, Ash, and GQ
The Gnarly Hippy defeated Otis Idol
The Itallianos defeated the All Knighters
Hacker and Fury defeated Showtime Eric Young and Lazz
Cody Steele defeated Kris Chambers - During this match Angel once again got into a fight with a "fan".
Jay T Playa defeated Derek Wylde in a Ladder match

Thanks to 'kid vicious' for the results.

TWE and CWA  Upcoming Events posted October 6, 2003

According to Phil Latio's website he is scheduled to wrestle for Twin Wrestling Entertainment on Sat. November 15, 2003 in St. Catherines and Sunday November 16, 2003 in Toronto, ON.

According to Bill Skullion's website, Bill will be wrestling on October 27, 2003 in Toronto at Club OV's for CWA Extreme.

TWE to hold charity wrestling dinner posted October 6, 2003

Twin Wrestling Entertainment and The Canadian Professional Wrestling Hall of Fameis looking to hold a charity event that would include a meet and greet with past wrestling stars as well as stand up comedians and other entertainment. The event will be held in the Greater Toronto Area. They are in the early stages of planning and they have asked for Ontario Indy Wrestling's help. They want to know if fans would be interested in an event like this and if so what stars they would like to see attend the show. Here is the email I received:

"Twin Wrestling Entertainment is in the early stages of planning a 
charitable wrestling dinner with a meet and great, autographs, dinner and 
stand up comedy for the Canadian Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. 
TWE and the CPWHOF need the wrestling fans of North America to give us 
their input on which pro wrestling greats that they would like to see 
come to the show. For more information about the event (which will occur 
in the Greater Toronto Area) and for your input as to who you would like 
to see at the show, please e-mail Twin Wrestling Entertainment at 
webmasterAdam@twinwrestlingentertainment.com 

Thank you,
Twin Wrestling Entertainment"

Give them a quick email and let them know your thoughts on this.

Ontario Indy Wrestling and the LAW posted October 5, 2003

As many of you already know, I have been trying to get The LAW (Live Audio Wrestling) to promote Ontario independent wrestling much more on their weekly 2 hour radio show. I called in on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003 (while my car was getting towed) and commented on the fact that the WWE PPV was a pretty bad event and that I still had a bone to pick to the LAW for not promoting Ontario's indies because they are in many ways more entertaining than the WWE as of late. Host, Dan Lovranski then cut me off when he realized it was me and told the listeners that they try but would only promote legit companies. Now I agree that backyarders have no place in pro wrestling and I would never promote a backyard promotion on this website. I had emailed Dan a list of upcoming shows by sanctioned indy companies as he requested me to do and there was no mention of those shows on the September 21st broadcast. That night I was ready to write a lengthy commentary on this site urging everyone to stop listening and supporting The LAW as they have no interest in promoting local wrestling.

A week went by and I listened to the LAW on September 28th. Low and behold they did mention the Ring Wars and NSPW events that were coming up in the next week. I tried getting through to comment on the TWE show that took place on Sept 27th and to thank them for finally promoting indy shows and to urge them to continue to do so but there was not enough time left to get me on the air so I told the screener to thank Dan for me. Hopefully the LAW will continue to promote the great independent wrestling scene here in Ontario in the weeks and months to come.

On another note, I have to thank canoe.ca's Slam Sports for giving this site an unsolicited plug in their wrestling news and rumours section on September 24, 2003:

"Speaking of the Ontario wrestling scene, kudos to Emanuel Melo for the continued good work with his Ontario Independent Wrestling site. Very cool. Check it out at www.ontindywrestling.cjb.net."

Thanks for the plug and be sure to check out Slam Wrestling as they do a great job of covering independent wrestling across Canada regularly. 

Card for EWA Oct 11 Thanksgiving Bash event posted October 5, 2003

EWA hasa sent me the following email regarding their upcoming card on October 11, 2003:

Elite Wrestling Action will host its second action packed extravaganza @ Bumpers Pub & Billiards (126 2nd Street West) in Cornwall, Ontario.
Bell Time: 7pm
Admission: FREE - NO ADMISSION
***COGECO 11 Television will aslo be on hand to film the action*** 

EWA World Championship Match
Triple X Sexxxy Eddy (Champion)   vs   Heavy Max Fury

Special Stipulation Grudge Match
Sakrilige   vs   Soulrage

Kona   vs   Giovanni

Lumberjack Match
Notorious T.I.D.   vs   Custom Made Man

4 Corners Tag Team Match
Jokers Wild   vs   Ebony Express   vs   Wildcats   vs   New Breed

Mr. Xtreem   vs   Sexy Oliver

Face Of Death   vs   Dru Onyx

Oddyssey   vs   Toxic

Triple Threat Match
Caster McFear   vs   Shaun MacMillan   vs   Max Alexander

*Card Subject to Change*

Ted Dibiase's Oshawa church show posted October 4, 2003

Ok, so although this event did have some religious preaching it apparently was not as religious as the 100 Huntley Street evangelist show portrayed it to be. Reported attendance was quite large at about 2500 people. You can read a great review of the show on Cody Steele's Message Board but here are the quick results:

Hacker beat Tyson Dux. Before the match started Dibiase came out and said that everyone has a price and "bought" The Hacker to do what Ted wanted. Ted tripped Tyson to allow Hacker to get the pin.

"Showtime" Eric Young pinned Joe E. Legend

Chris Sabin beat Johnny Ova in a ladder match

The Road Warriors Beat "Buff" Bagwell and Greg Valentine

This is now a quote from Fallen Angel's review as found on Cody Steele's message board as to what happened after the main event match:

"After the show, there was a dramatic presentation
featuring Hawk tied up, as he was surrounded by demons.
He was being pushed down in the ground for 5 mins, and he was stumbling around until a Loud Booming voice came through the auditorium, calling for him. Then some ex-football player who was doing the ring announcing for the show (I think his name was Brian Winters from the CFL), was talking to Hawk, and leading him through a prayer.

He was talking about his drug abuse, alcholism, and rowdy ways he lived his life, but Brian said that with the power of prayer, "You will be freed from your sins", and after he lead him through the prayer, he got up and broke through the chains.

Ted DiBease also held a sermon after the show where
and The Road Warriors, Bagwell and Valentine all said
something about how God changed their lives... "

Ring Wars Oct 3, 2003 results posted October 4, 2003

Results as posted on the Ring Wars website:

Eddie Osbourne defeated Sean Spears.

Magnus and Kidd Kopeland defeated The Scottish Highlanders.

Colin Douglas (on crutches and in a cast resulting from a serious knee injury) cut a promo, followed by Notorious T.I.D. coming down and interrupting him...then beating on him with a kendo stick AND his crutches...which led to New Jack coming down and cutting a promo...challenging Tid later in the evening.

Hornet defeated Danger Boy.

Mikey Madrox school-boyed 'Sexy Baby' Jamie Jackson while Jackson argued with the referee, resulting in a pin.
Xzibit and Magnificent Matthew defeated Iron Mike Albright and Johnny GeoBasco, followed by Albright turning on GeoBasco and giving him a lariat followed by a belly-to-belly suplex.

New Jack defeated Notorious T.I.D. in a match that saw both guys carry it throughout the building and left both bloody. 

Twin Wrestling Entertainment Sept 27, 2003 results posted October 4, 2003

Twin Wrestling Entertainment (formally Twin Towers Wrestling) held a free event in Toronto at the Galleria mall on September 27, 2003. TWE's Wrestlefest 5 featured former WWF stars Greg "The Hammer" Valentine and The Honky Tonk Man as well as many Ontario indy workers. Attendance was about 150 people or so and the crowd was really into it. I spoke with a member of the ring crew by the name of Hawaii after the show and he told me that TWE has bought insurance for a year and are planning to run many more shows in Ontario as well as other provinces in the future. Honky Tonk Man and Greg Valentine both signed autographs for the fans at $5 a signature before the show. 

Here are the quick results of the September 27th show:

"Completely" Cody Steele defeated The Hacker
Otis Idol Beat "Picture Perfect" Marco Malaquis w/ 20th Century Fox
The Gnarly Hippy and Ash Beat Primo Scordino and "The Specialist" Randy Vaughn w/ Phoenix
Honky Tonk Man Beat Kris Chambers w/ Angel Williams
Greg Valentine Beat Flesh Gordon
"Showtime" Eric Young Beat "Sparkling" James Champagne 
The Gnarly Hippy won a Battle Royal last eliminating The Hacker
"Bloody" Bill Skullion Beat Knoxx of Body Count in a Hardcore Match, the finish saw Bill chug some lighter fluid and blew a huge fireball onto Knoxx. Really interesting finish.

Overall it was a decent show. Some say the Hardcore match was a bit too violent considering they were at a mall with many young kids at ringside but I didn't think it was inappropriate and I didn't notice any of the parents leaving in disgust. I thought match of the night was a toss up between the Cody/Hacker and Showtime/Champagne, they were both great matches as far as wrestling was concerned although the hardcore match was very entertaining as well. I look forward to more shows from TWE in the future. Watch for exclusive photos of the event right here in the coming weeks.

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