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#1 Jetlag

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:32 AM

Based in Hamburg, Germany, the IBA (Internationale Berufsringkampf Agentur) vows to bridge old school european wrestling between the 80s and 90s. Having signed top tier wrestling talent from more than 12 nations, the goal is to run a series of events across the surroundings of Hamburg and Lower Saxony. A variety of prizes lure the aspiring wrestlers to make their mark in top notch wrestling contests and tournaments for the entertainment of the highly educated and critical local german audience.

 

Ruleset

 

IBA have introduced a unique ruleset which functions as a hybrid between european and international wrestling styles. Matches are 2/3 falls (with the exception of some preliminary and special contests), KO may end the match immediately. Wrestlers may receive yellow or red cards for lesser or greater fouls. Special stipulation matches may be granted upon request to the matchmaker.

 

Official Roster

 

Heavyweights

 

Steven Regal (England)
Tarzan Goto (Japan)
Headhunter A (Dom. Republic)
Headhunter B (Dom. Republic)
Greg Valentine (USA)
Franz van Buyten (Belgium/Germany)
Kim Duk (S. Korea)
Tom Magee (Canada)
Klaus Wallas (Austria)
Indio Guajaro (Colombia)
Canek (Mexico)

 

*Per special agreement, Headhunters will both represent Dominican Republic and F. Van Buyten will represent both Belgium and Germany,

 

Middleweights

Masayoshi Motegi (Japan)
Emilio Charles Jr. (Mexiko)
Mile Zrno (Croatia)
Franz Schumann (Austria)
Blue Panther (??????)
Lightning Kid (USA)
Marty Jones (England)
Dave Morgan (Wales)
Jörg Chenok (Germany)
2 Cold Scorpio (USA)
Terry Rudge (England)

 

*per special agreement, Middleweights may move up to heavyweight division upon request

 

Trainee: Markus Buchholz (Germany)

 

Staff

 

Ring Announcer: Manfred Koch
Head Referee: Mick McMichael
Matchmaker / Spokesperson: Peter William
Promoter / Spokesperson: Sven Hansen

 

 

Business will pick up soon.



#2 gordi

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 05:54 AM

Yes! Yellow cards and red cards and all matches 2/3 falls unless otherwise specified: what a great way to make your promotion stand out right from the start.

#3 Lee Casebolt

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 07:23 AM

Agree with Gordi. Both of our first two promotions look great. Can't wait to see how things line up.



#4 Jetlag

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:04 AM

IBA Infoletter #1

 

The IBA has taken up business operations. Sponsors have been found and a TV deal with one of the many emerging private TV broadcasters has been made. IBA will be taping a weekly studio show ("Total Catch") for a 50 minute late night time slot in front of a small audience, aswell as run several houseshows in the surrounding towns of Hamburg, building up to a monthly big show in Hamburg. Houseshows will be taped using 1-2 cameras and production of commercial tapes is considered.

 

Regional newspapers and a few national news outlets have run stories on the new wrestling organisation and conducted interviews with Sven Hansen and Peter William. Both emphasize the legitimacy of the sport. When asked why a legit sports organization would air on a private channel along with raunchy gameshows (), the reply was that only the new private broadcasters are adventurous enough to showcase the "brutal and entertaining sport", while the traditional governmental TV stations are too "fruity" to risk upsetting their audience. When asked who the potential new breakout wrestling stars would be, Peter William  mentions Steve Regal, 2 Cold Scorpio and Tom Magee.

 

A local TV station ran a short documentary on the belgian born and residing in germany former champ Franz van Buyten, who is currently training for the initial IBA events. Van Buyten acknowledges that he is aging but will give his all in order to make both his countries proud. He also mentions that middle european generally stick together, and middle european audiences generally cheer any wrestler regardless of their nationality as long as he fights fair and brave. Also mentioned in the documentary are Terry Rudge, Greg Valentine and Klaus Wallas, which Van Buyten calls some of the fiercest competitors in the game. Clips of Greg Valentine breaking someone's leg in a US match are shown.

 

A Hamburg newspaper ran a brief interview with a local Hotel owner, who was tasked by IBA organizers with housing their international superstars. The Hotel owner describes the difficulty of this, as some wrestlers come from countries with "very strange customs", and many wrestler are eccentrics, not to mention the hostilities between them. He explains he had to run background checks on each wrestler and split them into two groups which he placed in different hotels each, hoping everyone will get along this way.



#5 gordi

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:42 AM

 When asked who the potential new breakout wrestling stars would be, Peter William  mentions Steve Regal, 2 Cold Scorpio and Tom Magee.

 

 

 

:lol: Nice! Magee really had a great build, a good look, and top-notch athleticism. It's not hard to imagine a promoter projecting him as a future star. 



#6 Lee Casebolt

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 09:36 AM

 

 When asked who the potential new breakout wrestling stars would be, Peter William  mentions Steve Regal, 2 Cold Scorpio and Tom Magee.

 

 

 

:lol: Nice! Magee really had a great build, a good look, and top-notch athleticism. It's not hard to imagine a promoter projecting him as a future star. 

 

 

I liked that, too. Hey, they can't all be winners.







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