by Daniel Johnson
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Here are the facts about IWEs Youtube channel:
Number of videos: 167
Frequency new videos are added: This channel gets updated all the time. Since launching in January 2014 the channel already has a whopping 167 videos. There are some short dry spells, but sometimes about 10 uploads in a single day can be made.
Frequency full shows are added: No full shows have been added to date.
Total views of the most popular video: 2,032
Maine is not exactly a hot bed for wrestling. It is too far north with too small of a scene to make it worthwhile for some American wrestlers and some Canadian wrestlers nearby like to stay in Canada. That being said IWE launched in 2005 and continues to operate to this day out of Brewer, Maine. Folks from the promotion created a Facebook page in 2010, but did not make it’s current YouTube channel until this year. The promotion and it’s YouTube channel are based around lesser known talent, many of whom just work around the area. Some names to look out for are Ace Romero, Alex Mason and the brothers Joseph Primer and Johnny Primer. The company also brings in some of the more adventurous American and Canadian talent willing to make the travel like AR Fox, Scotty Vegas and Tony Atlas of all people. The channel features an entertaining hodgepodge of full matches, video packages and promos. The video production quality for the matches are bare bones with just one camera used and no commentary or match graphics. The promos can be interesting, but also a little silly. The camera is handheld by a cameraman who can be shaky, but it beats just watching one angle from a still camera. Also, the lighting and picture quality are decent.
A recommended clip:
AR Fox vs. Scott Wild
The description of this video describes it as “THE REMATCH OF THE CENTURY!” (their caps, not mine), which is overselling it a bit much. That being said AR Fox is a heck of an independent performer and Scott Wild gives a performance that will make you want to track down more of his matches.
Fox in particular was on a hot streak going into this encounter as you can see he then held the EVOLVE Championship and was also representing Chile Lucha Libre (CLL) as the holder of the CLL International All Star Championship.
These two are no strangers to each other so there is some sense in them starting this match with a handshake. Fox then immediately goes for a cheap shot kick, which Wild catches. Unfortunately for Wild his physique really stands out next to the supple body of AR Fox. Still, he puts most non-wrestlers to shame with that strong upper body. Wild needs all the upper body strength in him later on when Fox puts him in a camel clutch. The shouting by one fan during Fox’ s assault is pretty funny. When Fox has the clutch locked in the fan shouts, “My neck hurts” then when Fox strikes Wild’s head the fan goes, “Now my head hurts.”
Of course it wouldn’t be an AR Fox match without some crazy high flying and the move of the match has to be Fox’s reckless disregard for his own body when he does a running swanton out of the ring. No wonder the guy is currently out with an injury. At any rate both men give a respectable performance and the clip closes with a handshake.
Categories: Smooth Runs