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PER VARIETY: The Generation Iron Network Sets Feature Film Doc On IWS Wrestling

The Generation Iron Network Announces Production Commencement on IWS Wrestling Feature Film Documentary

The Generation Iron Network proudly unveils its latest venture into the world of professional wrestling with the announcement of a groundbreaking feature film documentary chronicling the tumultuous journey of the International Wrestling Syndicate (IWS). As exclusively reported by Variety, production is set to kick off on March 2nd, 2024, capturing the electrifying atmosphere of the 25th IWS anniversary celebratory wrestling event.

Directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Vlad Yudin, known for his works on “Generation Iron,” “The Hurt Business,” and “Ronnie Coleman: The King,” this documentary promises an unprecedented behind-the-scenes exploration into the heart and soul of one of North America’s most iconic wrestling promotions.

Founded by Edward Dorozowsky, famously known as SeXXXy Eddy, alongside Manny Eleftheriou, also recognized as “Crazy Manny,” the IWS has carved its niche as a beacon of hardcore wrestling excellence. From its humble beginnings as the Dawson Wrestling Federation to its evolution into the World Wrestling Syndicate and finally blossoming into the International Wrestling Syndicate, this documentary will delve deep into the 25-year legacy of IWS, highlighting its journey from obscurity to global recognition.

“We have done a lot of really cool and out-of-the-box docs over the last few years, but the one about IWS Hardcore is going to be insane,” expressed director Vlad Yudin. “We are absolutely excited to bring the IWS story to the world.”

The documentary promises to capture the essence of IWS, a promotion renowned not just for its hardcore wrestling style but also for its unparalleled live atmosphere, described by Manny Eleftheriou as “not just another pro wrestling show – it’s a party.”

Style of Wrestling

IWS is synonymous with its hardcore wrestling style, featuring high-risk maneuvers, intense physicality, and the liberal use of weapons such as steel chairs, tables, barbed wire, and thumbtacks. However, amidst the chaos, IWS maintains a balance of traditional wrestling storytelling, with feuds, alliances, and character development playing pivotal roles in its programming.

Notable Events and Matches

From signature events like “Scarred 4 Life,” “Praise the Violence,” to the infamous “Un F’N Sanctioned,” IWS has produced a plethora of memorable matches featuring legendary wrestlers such as Sabu, Rob Van Dam, Sami Zayn, Kevin Steen (now known as Kevin Owens in WWE), and many others.

Talent and Roster

Boasting a diverse roster of wrestlers from around the globe, IWS has served as a platform for both established veterans and rising stars. While hardcore wrestling remains its forte, the promotion has showcased a myriad of wrestling styles, paving the way for talents to shine in major promotions like WWE, AEW, Impact Wrestling, and Ring of Honor.

Legacy and Influence

Despite its independent status, IWS has left an indelible mark on the wrestling industry, influencing promotions worldwide with its hardcore style and innovative storytelling. Serving as a launchpad for numerous wrestling talents, IWS continues to shape the future of wrestling.

The IWS Wrestling documentary will be produced by Vlad Yudin and Edwin Mejia Jr., with Manny Eleftheriou and Andrew Stott serving as executive producers.


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