Originally Posted by Rich Cranium
Back when Axel first started in ECW, it was as part of a tag team with his kayfabe brother Ian. They were known as the bad breed, and were, for some reason, billed as being from Newcastle, England. Not too long after their ECW debut they lost a losing team must split match (to The Public Enemy, I think). After their split, they went on to feud with each other and competed in some sick matches, including a Taipei deathmatch where both men dipped their fists in glue and glass!!! Ian soon left ECW and went on to form IWA-MS, a small company which mainly focused on hardcore wrestling, but it was also the place where CM Punk, Colt Cabana, Chris Hero and others got their first break. The best thing about IWA-MS was their annual tournament, featuring the best Indy talent possible, held to honour the memory of, former ECW tag champion, Ted Petty (Flyboy Rocco). I've heard many stories about Ian, and none of them are flattering to him. AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels both claim he stiffed them on pay, and they aren't the only ones.
After listening to a good potion of the link, I've now had a lot of the rumours confirmed as fact.
Although I've seen a lot of IWA-MS, and have been a supporter of his due to the awesome shows he's put on, I have to say Fuck Ian Rotten. What a scumbag.
Poor Mickie Knuckles!