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The IWF return to action in their NEW home venue in HEDWORTHFIELD COMMUNITY CENTRE, Fellgate, Jarrow (Next to Fellgate Metro).
Show date – 15th April 2006
Belltime – 7pm (Doors open 6:30)
Tickets cost £4 or £12 for a family of 4.
The final three matches have been announced:
IWF NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIP – LADDER MATCH
HARRY PAIN v LITTLE DRAGON
When ‘Superfly’ Billy Graham retired in early 2004, his IWF Northeast Championship was retired as a mark of respect. However, this generation of IWF high-flyers have demanded that this belt be brought back. Therefore, the first Northeast Champion for over three years will be crowned on Saturday as former IWF Tag Team Champion HARRY PAIN meets the masked ninja sensation LITTLE DRAGON in what is sure to be a spectacular ladder match. Whichever of these fine athletes emerges victorious must face a huge challenge when ‘The Man That Gravity Forgot’ Pac returns to the IWF scene.
LEE KYLE v ADAM CHRIST
ADAM CHRIST (The new name of Boogie Knights) attacked LEE KYLE in February after Kyle informed him that he was not booked on that show due to a long losing streak and the dip in popularity of his impressionist character. Christ attacked Kyle with various weapons and the two have been at one another’s throats ever since. Kyle will feel confident that he has the technical skills to defeat Christ, especially in front of a partisan home crowd. However, look for his opponent to attempt to turn this one into a wild brawl, allowing the balance of the match to tilt into his favour.
After wrestling each other on numerous occasions, ‘FRONT COVER’ RD WOOD and ‘BIG ISSUE’ ROBBIE RYDER seem to have realised that they will be unable to advance any further up the card simply by fighting each other and have decided to form a tag team. They have taken a massive risk by issuing a challenge to the much bigger team of former IWF Champion ASSASSIN and former IWF Champion JIMMY BLADE. No word on whether or not the challenge has been answered, but on speaking to Wood and Ryder, they surprised me by admitting that even though they plan to team up, they would still like to face each other one-on-one one final time before committing themselves fully to tag team action. Is this the right attitude for a tag team to take? Only time will tell.
Although not booked into a match NICK DAMOCLES and COURTNEY SYNN have assured me that they will be at the show and that their presence will NOT go unnoticed.
Also on the card:
IWF RING OF FAITH CHAMPIONSHIP
LIAM ‘THE PLAYER’ ATKINSON v JOE LEGEND
On a recent show for another promoter, LIAM ‘THE PLAYER’ ATKINSON attacked then Ring of Faith ‘Unbreakable’ Bobby Jackson after his match and claimed his title. Due to this being Jackson’s final match before joining the navy, he is unable to return to attempt to regain his crown. This situation has not sat easily with the IWF championship committee who have reacted by scheduling Atkinson’s first defence to be against the most difficult opponent possible. As a result, he will go up against JOE LEGEND! Atkinson has never faced a wrestler with the credentials of Legend and will have to perform at his very best to stand any chance of holding onto his belt.
BROTHER v BROTHER
JORDAN WRIGHT v JOEY WRIGHT
Following the last IWF show in Gateshead, It became clear that the issue between JORDAN WRIGHT and his brother JOEY were far from over. At that show, Joey revealed that he had left their tag team ‘The Wright Stuff’ to form ‘Wright Stuff 2000’ with, of all people, ‘Old School’ Billy Morrison. Jordan went on to defeat his younger brother in a well received match, after which Joey went on to tell anyone who would listen that he would defeat Jordan easily should they step into the ring again. It looks like Joey will get his chance as he goes one-on-one with his brother on April 15th.
YOUNGSTA v DM VALENTINE
When he returned to the company in February after two years out with a serious back injury, most expected DM VALENTINE to ease himself gently back into competition. This was not the case as he defeated Robbie Ryder in an explosive match. Obviously feeling fit and well, he has revealed that, as he never received a rematch after losing the IWF title back in 2003, he would use his rematch clause to challenge IWF Champion YOUNGSTA on April 15th. If (And it is a big if) Valentine is as ready as he thinks he is, history shows that he has a great chance of ending Youngsta’s reign as IWF Champion.
IWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
‘BAD BOY’ JED MASTERS and SHAUN AVERY v CHRIS WHITTON and KID RICHIE
The main event of the final show in IWF’s former home in Gateshead saw jubilant scenes as the popular duo of Avery and Masters finally ended the lengthy IWF Tag Team Championship reign of Pac and Harry Pain. In this, their first title defence, they have proven that they will be fighting champions. Richie and Whitton first made a name for themselves as an exciting young tag team in 3CW and, although they rarely team together these days, it is not difficult to imagine the fast paced offence of these arrogant youngsters giving the popular D-Unit pairing all sorts of problems.