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International Wrestling Syndicate is a professional wrestling promotion based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

It was formerly known as the Internet Wrestling Syndicate and before that as World Wrestling Syndicate. It is also home base to many independent wrestlers, such as Kevin Steen, El Generico, Beef Wellington, Sexxxy Eddy. An online show entitled Bloodstream, is produced almost monthly. Their shows are currently available through wrestling video companies Smart Mark Video and Fortune Video Editing.


Dawson Wrestling Federation In April 1998 Eddy Dorozowsky organized the Dawson Wrestling Federation to perform on the grounds of Dawson College in Montreal. He became the promotion’s first champion. After the show on April 23, 1999 wrestling was banned from being performed on Dawson College property.

World Wrestling Syndicate Eddy joined with Manny Elefthriou and Nic Paterson to form the World Wrestling Syndicate. The WWS had their first show was Blood, Sweat & Beers 1999 at Wally's on June 17, 1999. The last WWS show was Praise the Violence on April 8, 2000.

Internet Wrestling Syndicate In 2000 Manny entered into a partnership with Wild Rose Productions, a Montreal-based Internet adult entertainment company owned by Carol Cox. The company was renamed Internet Wrestling Syndicate. The first show was Change at the Just For Laughs Cabaret on November 10, 2000.

It held the first of its Medley shows, Praise the Violence 2001, in Montreal on March 31, 2001.

On May 25, 2001 with Know Your Enemies, the IWS began putting on shows at Le Skratch in Chomedey, Laval. Le Skratch would be the home base of the IWS for the next two years.

The second Medley show Born to Bleed 2001 was held November 10, 2001. On November 24, 2001, it held Payback's a Bitch 2001, Carl "XL" Leduc was scheduled to face the then IWS champion Sexxxy Eddy for the IWS title.

In 2002, the IWS held Know Your Enemies on April 20, 2002, Scarred For Life on July 14, 2002 and Blood, Sweat and Beers September 21, 2002.

In 2003, the IWS held Body Count on May 17, 2003 and The last show at Le Skratch was Season's Beatings held on December 13, 2003.

In 2004, the company began promoting from Unison. The first show was Praise the Violence on January 17, 2004. The IWS held its Fifth Anniversary show called V on June 15, 2004 at Le SPAG. It held Freedom to Fight on September 25, 2004.

International Wrestling Syndicate The IWS found a new home at Bar le Break with Breakout on March 5, 2005. The IWS was invited to perform at the Viking Hall, in Philadelphia putting on Freedom to Fight on July 9, 2005. On September 3, 2005, the IWS travelled to Gatineau, Quebec just across the river from Ottawa, Ontario, and it held Season’s Beatings on December 3, 2005.

In 2006, the company held Praise the Violence on January 28, 2006, Know Your Enemies on March 11, 2006, Breakout on July 8, 2006, Freedom to Fight on June 17, 2006, Hardcore Heat on August 26, 2006.

In 2007, the IWS promoted Bodycount on June 16, 2007 at Bogey's World, the 8-year anniversary of IWS.

In May 2008, Kevin Steen became the first person to ever hold two IWS titles simultaneously when he defeated Max Boyer to win the IWS Canadian Title while retaining the IWS Heavyweight Title.

IWS will celebrate their ten-year anniversary on May 30, 2008 at the Medley in downtown Montreal. Former WWE, WCW and current TNA Wrestling superstar, Kevin Nash will make his return to Montreal as he appears in action.

Current champions

Championship Champion(s) Defeated Date Won Location
IWS World Heavyweight Champion The Green Phantom Beef Wellington March 6, 2010 Laval, Quebec
IWS Canadian Champion Max Boyer Shayne Hawke October 9, 2010 Montreal, Quebec
IWS World Tag Team Champions Franky The Mobster & Twiggy Dan Paysan & Jagged March 6, 2010 Laval, Quebec

See also

External links

International Wrestling Syndicate Events
Praise The ViolenceAt The FringeScarred 4 LifeYesterday Don't Mean ShitBorn 2 BleedPayback's A Bitch
Extreme Dream Part 1Extreme Dream Part 2Know Your EnemiesFreedom To FightAt The FringeScarred For LifeUn F'N SanctionedBlood, Sweat & BeersPayback's A Bitch
Season's BeatingsViolent ValentineKnow Your EnemiesFreedom To FightBody CountScarred For LifeHardcore HeatBorn To BleedUn F'N SanctionedBlood, Sweat & BeersPayback's A BitchSeason's Beatings
Praise The ViolenceViolent ValentineKnow Your EnemiesVGran GalaHardcore HeatBody CountFreedom To FightBlood, Sweat & BeersBorn To BleedSeason's Beatings
Great VictoryBreakoutUn F'N SanctionedAdrenalineKnow Your EnemiesScarred For LifeGreat Victory Part 2Freedom To FightExtreme DreamExtreme Dream IISyndicate InvitationalHardcore HeatBlood, Sweat & BeersThe Original Is BackDevil's NightSeason's BeatingsIWS Events
Praise The ViolenceIWS EventKnow Your EnemiesScarred For LifeRoad To BarcelonaUn F'N SanctionedIWS EventFreedom To FightBreakoutSummer SlaughterWarped Summer VacationHardcore HeatBlood, Sweat & BeersBorn To BleedSeasons BeatingsIWS Event
Praise The ViolenceViolent ValentineUn-F'N-SanctionedThe Original Is BackBig ImpactKnow Your EnemiesBig SlamScarred 4 LifeBody CountNew Blood SensationSummer SlaughterHardcore HeatBlood, Sweat & BeersFreedom To FightSeason's Beatings
Praise The ViolenceViolent ValentineKnow Your EnemiesScarred For LifeFreedom To FightSummer SlaughterHardcore HeatUn F'n SanctionedBlood, Sweat & BeersWrestling Impact - Night 1Wrestling Impact - Night 2
Seasons BeatingsViolent ValentineKnow Your Enemies10th AnniversaryHardcore Heat

Praise The ViolenceFinal Show

For James

Debut ShowIWS EventIWS EventIWS EventIWS Event

King Of Kings

Praise The ViolenceIWS Event15th Anniversary ShowScarred 4 Live

Blood, Sweat & BeersUn F'n Sanctioned 2015Praise The ViolenceBorn To BleedScarred 4 Life

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