Posts Tagged ‘Erik Isaksen’

On October 6th in Nurmes, Finland at Pielisareena, I will challenge new FCF Wrestling Champion, King Kong Karhula, for his title in a his first defense to date at an event entitled Karjalan Turpakäräjät. The local event promoter in Nurmes is pushing this event hard and heavy, and things are looking fantastic as we edge closer to the big day!

Needless to say, this is a huge test for Karhula, who has finally achieved the top of the proverbial mountain, winning his first notable championship after seven years in the wrestling business, back on August 25 in Helsinki. It was then that Karhula pinned 4-time FCF Champion, Valentine, in the finals of the FCF title tournament. It goes without saying, but regardless, the hunter has now become the hunted, and good ol’ StarBuck is a 4-time FCF Champion as well.

As I have a few weeks now to recouperate from the damaged neck that I suffered in Japan at the hands (read: feet) of TAJIRI on September 1st in Toyohashi, and during this time I will be focusing all my energies returning to 100% physical condition, so that when October 6th rolls around, I will have a very real chance of scoring my fifth FCF title to date.

Last month in August, Finnish professional wrestling hit its nine-year anniversary, and I could think of nothing better than reeling in my fifth FCF Championship reign to benchmark this milestone landmark in Nurmes, Finland at Karjalan Turpakäräjät next month!

King Kong Karhula, I hope that you are ready, because this old dog is hungry and feeling downright ornery!!!

The entire Karjalan Turpakäräjät card reads:

FCF Championship match: King Kong Karhula (champion) vs. StarBuck (challenger)

Hardcore match: Bjørn Sem (Norway) vs. Vladimir Petrov (Russia)

Triple Threat match: Stark Adder vs. Valentine vs. Jessica Love

Intergender tag team match: Sara Elektra & Vili Luupää vs. Aurora Flame & Ricky Vendetta

Battle of masked men: Angel de Tormentá vs. Perkules

Opening match: Johnny McMetal vs. Murskaaja Mieto


Karjalan Turpakäräjät
6.10.2012 start time 18:00 (doors open 17:00)
Tickets 14€ (age 12-17 tickets 10€).
Must be at least 12-years of age to attend.

In cooperation with Sokos Hotel Bomba and Hyvärilä Holiday and Youth Center.
Accommodation & hotel booking for event: and

This past Saturday night, November 12 in Oslo, Norway, I met the challenge of Norwegian wrestling pioneer “The Icon” Erik Isaksen, as he vied for my coveted SMASH Championship.

Indeed, my old rival Isaksen put forth one hell of an effort, as he tried to wrestle the title away from me.  The match was spirited to say the least!

Isaksen – a former Eurostars European Wrestling Champion, a former Norwegian Champion, a former IWS Intercontinental Champion and former FCF Champion – is one of the top names in European pro wrestling today.  He and I had a storied rivalry between 2003-2005 that still is talked about to this day in wrestling circles around Scandinavia.  I respect Isaksen as one tough SOB and a very qualified wrestler to boot.

Yet, on the eve of November 12, 2011 at Oslo’s Bul-Salen, StarBuck pulled out the duke after 22:03 to retain the SMASH Championship, piledriving Isaksen two times to secure the victory and retain the title.  All I could do was lay on the mat out of exhaustion after the conclusion of the epic encounter, content with the knowledge that I was still the SMASH Champion.

I feel compelled to also make not of the fantastic NWF Championship match at the same PowerSLAM IX event, where Champion Victor Dale fell to Aron Frost in the crowning of a new titleholder.  I highly recommend either one of these chaps to any and all promoters out there, as two pros who put it all on the line and delivered one hell of a captivating and intense fight that anyone and everyone could believe in.

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Yesterday, Norway’s NWF (Norwegian Wrestling Federation) announced that their country’s pro wrestling pioneer “The Icon” Erik Isaksen will challenge me for the SMASH Championship on Saturday, November 12 at PowerSLAM IX in Oslo.

Back between 2003 – 2005, Isaksen and I engaged in a vicious and bloody feud that spanned over three countries, as we waged war over gold and honor in Finland, Norway and Italy.  What really spurred our vitriol was the fact that Erik broke my left ankle in an August 2003 match in Norway, fracturing the tibia and fibula bones so that the doctors had to use eight screws and three metal plates to reconstruct the damage.

Heteslag 2005 in Oslo - StarBuck beats Isaksen bloody in a vicious feud

During our feud, I won the IWS Intercontinental Championship from Isaksen in the summer of 2005, only to lose it back to him in a No Holds Barred match in Oslo a week later.  That latter match still stands as one of the top 10 matches of both of our careers.

Isaksen and I traded the IWS Intercontinental title back and forth in 2005 (photo: Kari Helenius)

Now in 2011, both Erik and I are older, wiser and there is no more bad blood between us.  Our issue was laid to rest many years ago, but there is a distinct possibility that this coming Saturday at PowerSLAM IX in Oslo the bad blood will resurface as Isaksen tries to wrestle the SMASH Championship away from me.  The SMASH Championship is my pride and glory, the highest achievement of my career, and I do not plan on losing to Isaksen, no matter how talented and capable he is as a professional wrestler and challenger.

Isaksen hoists StarBuck at Pro Wrestling Finlandia's Reckoning Day event in August 2005 (photo: MTS)

I am going into Oslo this coming Saturday expecting the hardest fight that Erik Isaksen has within his bones.  Anything less would not be worthy of the SMASH Championship.

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