Former WWE star, Kenny Doane was announced this past Saturday night as one of the first competitors invited to participate in the 6th annual IRON 8 Championship, to take place, Saturday, May 30th at the National Guard Armory in Quincy, MA.

Originally hailing from Worcester, MA, Kenny Doane was a two-time PWF Tag Team Champion before signing with World Wrestling Entertainment.  He was a former Ohio Valley Wrestling Television Champion, and in WWE was a former World Tag Team Champion as part of The Spirit Squad.

“The Heat” Kris Pyro was also given an invitation after his victory over “The Talent” T. J. Richter at NECW’s MARCH BADNESS.

The IRON 8 has become an NECW tradition and one of the area’s premiere wrestling events of the year.  Billed as “the ultimate test of skill, stamina and strategy,” the IRON 8 is an event like no other.  8 men are selected by the NECW Championship Committee.  They are then paired into 4 one on one match-ups.  The four winners of the opening round bouts then go on to face each other the same night in a four way, 45 minute iron man match.  The man who scores the most pins or submissions in the 45 minute period is the winner and the 2009 IRON 8 Champion.

In order to win the event, a wrestler must be capable of wrestling for an hour – first against a top flight competitor on a one on one basis, then against 3 other opponents in an all out battle for athletic supremacy.

More competitors will be announced in the week’s to come.