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The 2008 Ted Petty Invitational was an event held yearly by IWA Mid-South. It features a tournament designed to showcase the top technical independent talent. The 2008 card took place on September 26 and 27 at the Hartman Recreation Center in Joliet, Illinois.

Roster Changes

  • On July 15, 2008 IWA Mid South announced that previously announced entrant Delirious had been taken out of the tournament to work in England along with Roderick Strong. Later, El Generico was also announced to be working the show in England.
  • On August 8, Arik Cannon was announced as being unavailable to compete in both nights, and was therefore replaced by AAA wrestler Cassandro.
  • On August 12, it was announced that BJ Whitmer was undergoing surgery on his hand, and would be replaced by Ares.
  • At the We Are Family 2 show on August 17, it was announced that Jayson Quick and Jason Hades were both pulled from the TPI and will instead meet in a Steel Cage I Quit Match for the IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship, with the added stipulation that the loser must drop Ja(y)son from their name.
  • Before Night One started, it was announced that defending champion Mike Quackenbush would not be taking part in the tournament due to a family emergency.
  • During the introductions on Night One, Dingo was attacked by Jayson Strife, later demanding he was removed from the tournament. As such, a Match was booked between Dingo and Strife for the IWA-MS Heavyweight Championship later that night, with the added stipulation that the loser must leave IWA Mid-South for a year
  • Quackenbush and Dingo were replaced by Necro Butcher and Eddie Kingston

IWA Mid-South Ted Petty Invitational 2008 (Night One) show events

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.

  • Ted Petty Invitational 2008 First Round Match: Ace Steel vs. Ares
  • Winner: Ace Steel

IWA Mid-South Ted Petty Invitational 2008 (Night Two) show events

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.

  • Ted Petty Invitational 2008 Final Three Way Elimination Match: Claudio Castagnoli vs. Drake Younger vs. Sami Callihan
  • Drake Younger eliminated Sami Callihan
  • Drake Younger eliminated Claudio Castagnoli
  • Winner: Drake Younger

Tournament brackets

  1st Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
                           
   Claudio Castagnoli  
 Jimmy Jacobs  
     Claudio Castagnoli  
     Dave Taylor  
 Dave Taylor
   Tracy Smothers  
       Claudio Castagnoli
     Sara Del Rey
   Sara Del Rey  
 Trik Davis  
     Sara Del Rey
     Cassandro  
 Cassandro
   Chuck Taylor  
  1st Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
                           
   Sami Callihan  
 Chris Hero  
     Sami Callihan  
     Eddie Kingston  
 Eddie Kingston
   Necro Butcher  
       Sami Callihan
     Egotistico Fantastico
   Josh Raymond  
 Tyler Black  
     Josh Raymond
     Egotistico Fantastico  
 Egotistico Fantastico
   Prince Mustafa Ali  
  1st Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
                           
   2 Cold Scorpio  
 Bobby Fish  
     2 Cold Scorpio  
     Ace Steel  
 Ace Steel
   Ares  
       2 Cold Scorpio
     Drake Younger
   Michael Elgin  
 Ricochet  
     Michael Elgin
     Drake Younger  
 Drake Younger
   2 Tuff Tony  

The winners of each group fought in a three way elimination match which was won by Drake Younger.

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