AJ Styles, Sandman to Headline Farewell Shows For Pittsburgh Promoter

Jeff D Gorman@@JeffDGormanSenior Writer IDecember 7, 2009

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TNA champion AJ Styles and ECW icon The Sandman will be in Pittsburgh this weekend to bid farewell to retiring Pittsburgh wrestling promoter Norm Connors.

International Wrestling Cartel (IWC) will send Connors off with "A Call to Arms 2009" on Friday and Saturday at the Court Time Sports Center at 95 Enterprise Drive in Elizabeth, Pa.

Sandman will seek revenge against Jimmy Vega$ in the headliner of Friday night's show: "Prelude," which starts at 8 p.m.

Vega$ defeated Sandman, as well as ECW stars Tommy Dreamer and Ballz Mahoney, in the early years of the IWC.

Other Friday-night matchups include:

  • IWC Super Indy champion Super Hentai vs. Michael Facade
  • Cleveland Mafia (Ray Rowe & J-Rocc) vs. Babyface Fire (Shiima Xion & Jason Gory) vs. The Family (Marshall Gambino & Jimmy DeMarco) vs. Sexual Harassment (Eric Xtasy & Justin Idol)
  • Delirious & Daizee Haze vs. Switchblade Conspiracy (Jon Moxley & Sami Callihan)
  • Jimmy Jacobs vs. Johnny Gargano
  • John McChesney vs. Ricky Reyes
  • Dean Radford vs. Logan Shulo

Styles will battle Delirious on the second show, "Full Circle," which will include Connors' farewell address to the fans, presumably with an announcement about the future of the IWC.

Other bouts on Saturday night include:

  • IWC champion Shiima Xion vs. Jimmy DeMarco
  • IWC tag team champions Irish Airborne vs. The Gambino Brothers (Mickey & Marshall) in a loser-leaves-town match
  • Dennis Gregory vs. John McChesney in a Texas Death Match
  • Jon Bolen vs. Ray Rowe
  • Ten man tag match: Team Jimmy Vega$ vs. Team Super Hentai
  • "The Franchise" Shane Douglas & The Blue World Order (Super Nova & Blue Meanie) vs. Frank Stalletto, Lou Marconi, and Lord Zoltan in reunion match of Steel City Wrestling, which Connors promoted in the 90s

For more information, check out www.iwcwrestling.com

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