#WrestleManiaWeek Preview – Inter Species Wrestling: Boner Jam IV – BALLS OUT (4/4/19)

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada’s Inter Species Wrestling (IWS) is taking part in WrestleMania week this year as part of Game Changer Wrestling‘s The Collective. IWS is an interesting promotion, in that it’s one part CHIKARA and a heavy dose of GCW. Founded in 2005 by Mike Rotch, IWS has been a cult favorite promotion for nearly 15 years and will get there biggest national promotion with their Thursday event at 8pm. Like all Collective slots, Boner Jam IV: BALLS OUT be taking place at the White Eagle Hall in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Bastian Snow International Food Fight Invitational: Terra Calaway vs. Super Beetle vs. George Gatton vs. “Superkid” Nelson Pereira vs. The Dad Bod Squad (Kyle & Will) vs. Los Dumbf**ks (Dumbf**k #1 & Dumbf**k #2) vs. Steven Turtle Weiner vs. Sean Henderson vs. 

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With Balls Out an homage to All Init only makes sense it would kick off with a Battle Royal. But instead of being an Over the Budget Battle Royal, it’s going to be an International Food Fight Invitational!

“The Mighty” Jae Rukin vs. Daniel Makabe

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“The Mighty” Jae Rukin is a 12-year veteran from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who has found the bulk of his success in Ottawa’s Capital City Championship Combat (C4) and Acclaim Pro Wrestling (APW), where he’s the reigning C4 Underground Champion and former APW Heavyweight Champion. But he’s also waged wars in the Quebec indies, debuting with ISW in 2010, as well as Northern Championship Wrestling (nCw). The veteran is facing emerging Canadian star Danial Makabe, a 5-year pro who has spent much of his career working in Seattle, Washington with 3-2-1 BATTLE! and his hometown of Vancouver’s Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW). He’s breaking out deeper into the US in recent months, debuting with Black Label Pro, Freelance Wrestling and Southern Underground Pro (SUP).

Fluffy The Killer Bunny vs. Leon St. Giovanni

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Most times, he’s 6-year pro Ben “Action” Ortiz, a rough and tumble wrestler trained by former ECW World Champion Tommy Dreamer, but Ortiz also has a bizarre alter ego named Fluffy The Killer Bunny. If the nasty beastie from Monty Python and the Holy Grail was in a movie directed by Rob Zombie, Fluffy would be the star. Debuting in ISW in 2014, Fluffy has since appeared in Beyond Wrestling, C4, and Connecticut’s Blitzkrieg Pro, and he’s coming to WrestleMania weekend to mess sh*t up. The man sick enough to face the Killer Bunny is one of the emerging new stars from Ring of Honor, Leon St. Giovanni (or LSG), best known as one half of the tag team Coast 2 Coast. LSG has just returned from a tour with Germany’s Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) and has acquired a new mean streak, something he’ll need to face this vicious rodent.

Kickin’ N Stompin’ (Ivan Morris Sullivan & Stephen Razen Sullivan) vs. The Butcher & The Blade (Pepper Parks & Andy Williams)

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The Quebec tag team of Kickin’ N Stompin’ are the French-Canadian equivalent of the ROH’s Briscoe Brothers. Ivan & Stephen Sullivan have been teaming together since 2012 and are 3x North Shore Wrestling (NSW) Tag Team Champions in Quebec City and 3x Ultimate Championship Wrestling (UCW) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who made their ISW debuts last year. The brothers are in for a fight as they take on two tough boys from Buffalo, New York in The Butcher & The Blade. The newer tag team emerged in 2018 and features longtime friends Pepper Parks (formerly Braxton Sutter of IMPACT Wrestling) and Andy Williams, who has emerged as more than capable brawler in the wrestling world since the guitarist for metal band Every Time I Die turned to wrestling a few years ago. This will be a savage one.

Tony Deppen vs. Jigsaw vs. Werewolf of Wall Street vs. Pinkie Sanchez

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Four lunatics capable of anything square off in this fatal four-way showcase for ISW over WrestleMania week. Tony Deppen is a rising star who split the past year with CHIKARA, GCW and Beyond Wrestling, showing an ability to go from pure technical battles to hardcore assault. Jigsaw is a CHIKARA Original, starting with the company in 2002, where he’s a 2x Campeonatos de Parejas (Tag Team) Champion and the 2004 Young Lions Cup Champion. He’s also a former Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) Junior Heavyweight Champion, who spent much of the past few years in the UK working for PROGRESS, Over The Top (OTT), HOPE and IPW, as well as Germany’s wXw. Harry Wolfman, aka The Werewolf of Wall Street, is another of ISW’s most eclectic characters, whose bite is worse than his bytes. And Pinkie Sanchez is a 15-year veteran of Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW), CZW, CHIKARA, Beyond, GCW and countless other promotions.

ISW Falls Count Anywhere Championship: Sexxxy Eddy (c) vs. Swoggle

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Former WWE Superstar has a busy WrestleMania week, and on Thursday he faces a French-Canadian legend in 20-year veteran Sexxxy Eddy. Eddy is one of the co-founders of Montreal’s International Wrestling Syndicate (IWS), who have their own Collective showcase during the week, but on Thursday the former CZW star will take on the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion in a real clash of styles.iws

Team Tremendous (Bill Carr & Dan Barry) vs. The Gym Nasty Boys (Timmy Lou Retton & White Mike)

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Team Tremendous features indie star and comedian Dan Barry and partner Bill Carr, a tandem that has been wrestling together since 2012 in Beyond Wrestling. They made their ISW debut a year later in 2013, and have gone on to work around the world, including a recent appearance with PROGRESS in the UK. They face off against the Gym Nasty Boys, a duo that has only been working together since 2017, but have gained a huge cult following so far on the US indie circuit. Timmy Lou Retton and White Mike are former IWA Mid South and FEST Wrestling Tag Team Champions (and are reigning Resistance Tag champs in Chicago) and are on the verge of some bigger things.

Chris Dickinson vs. Chris Brookes

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An international showcase, as Beyond and EVOLVE star Chris Dickinson brings his hard-hitting style to the ring to face one of the top stars in the UK indie circuit in Chris Brookes. Both are accomplished and decorated tag team specialists – Dickinson is part of Doom Patrol with Jaka and is a former 2x EVOLVE Tag Team Champion, while Brookes is part of CCK with Jonathan Gresham and Kid Lykos and is a former 3x PROGRESS Tag Team Champion, 4x ATTACK! Tag Team Champion, as well as tag champ with Revolution Pro (RevPro), CZW, HOPE, Fight Club: PRO and Southside Wrestling Entertainment (SWE). But on Thursday, both will once again get the chance to show how underappreciated both can be as singles competitors in this huge WrestleMania week matchup.

King of Crazy Championship, Fans Bring the L*GO Deathmatch: Addy Starr (c) vs. Matt Tremont vs. Jeff Cannonball vs. Nick Gage

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ISW is famous for lots of crazy things, and one of them is their LEGO Deathmatches. While some companies use thumbtacks, nails and broken glass as weapons, as any parent will tell you, they all pale in comparison to the unimaginable pain of stepping on random pieces of LEGO. Well on Thursday, four competitors will compete in a match for the ISW King of Crazy Championship in a ring littered with it – and it’ll all be supplied by the audience. Well, it will be facsimile LEGO, as ISW recently announced they’d received a Cease & Desist from LEGO themselves to stop using their name on advertising.

Regardless, the show will still go on and reigning champion Addy Starr, a Canadian indie wrestler who has made waves in the UK with Pro Wrestling EVE, is putting her title and love for LEGO Deathmatches on the line against some pretty brutal competition. “Bulldozer” Matt Tremont is a deathmatch specialist and former CZW and GCW World Champion. Jeff Cannonball is another CZW alumni and hardcore beast, and a former 2x Hardcore Hustle Organization (H2O) Heavyweight Champion. The fourth man was originally supposed to be Viking, but he had to pull out, and his replacement is none other than the King of American hardcore, 4x CZW World Champion and reigning GCW World Champion Nick Gage. This will be bloody, intense and ludicrous, but like the movie says, “Everything is awesome!” And so will this be.

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