IWA East Coast returns to the South Charleston Community Center on June 7 with “Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter,” another classy evening of refined mayhem. The big name guests for this evening of ring magic include Matt “Brother Runt” Hyson (AKA: Spike Dudley from WWE), The Blue Meanie of ECW fame, and Tracy Smothers, who has wrestled all over the world for every major company.
Hyson will take on Warpig, the monster who’s demolished almost every opponent he’s faced in IWA East Coast. Hyson’s reputation as “the giant killer” will be tested mightily as he runs up against the Kosher Colossus. An interesting side note: My “Animated Discussions” cohort, Melanie Larch, helped IWA get in touch with Hyson. She’d been trading emails with him since his “Spike Dudley” days. We can call her “Booker Mel” now.
Blue Meanie and Smothers will face each other in a dance-off. At least, that’s the idea. Nobody will be shocked if violence somehow ensues. Meanie is famous for his dancing skills, while Smothers is known for his short temper. There’s no telling how long Smothers will put up with Meanie’s disco hijinks. Meanie has just returned to the ring following major lung surgery earlier this year, so it’ll be interesting to see if he can shake off the ring rust should the dance turn dangerous. Meanie is the guy who was singled out by WWE wrestler John Bradshaw Layfield last year and had his face half ripped off by WWE’s top locker-room bully. This happened at the “ECW One Night Stand” event, and led to Meanie getting a short-term deal from WWE, to forestall any legal actions.
The most anticipated match of the night sees hardcore legend Ian Rotten facing off against Ashland’s Juggulator in a “loser leaves IWA East Coast” match. This match will feature barbwire-wrapped baseball bats, and the loser will be gone from IWA East Coast forever! The outcome of this match is a huge question mark with massive repercussions. Juggulator is local, and has a decent following, but Ian is not only a legend–he owns the ring that IWA East Coast uses. The loss of either man could be a major blow to the organization. Ian is also coming off a year that almost saw his forced retirement. He suffered a major concussion in 2005, and wasn’t supposed to get back in the ring after that. Anyone who thinks wrestling is all fake should meet Ian, and take a look at his forehead. He’s got the better part of two decades worth of scars to prove how “fake” wrestling is.
Also on the program: Trik Nasty seeks revenge against his former partner J.D. Escalade. Mad Man Pondo and 2 Tuff Tony team up to face the mysterious Hane Brothers. “High” flyer, El Drunko, takes on “high flyer” Omega Aaron Draven. “Mr. Insanity” Toby Klein takes on Brain Damage in the first ever “Cheese grater on a pole” match. Fans will be treated to all that and more, next week.
This will be a fun evening, and we should enjoy IWA events at the South Charleston Community Center while we can. There are rumors that the Community Center’s management isn’t too keen on keeping IWA East Coast in their arena. It’d be a shame if they allow their squeamishness to drive IWA East Coast to another building, since it’s such a good fit where it is. Fans might want to stop by while they’re at the show and tell the building’s management how happy they are that they can see IWA shows in such a nice place.
If You Go: IWA East Coast presents “Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter” starting at 7 PM, Wednesday June 7 at the South Charleston Community Center, 601 Jefferson Road. Tickets are $15 and $10 and can be purchased at the door, or in advance at the Cold Spot in Dunbar.