It snuck up on me! The first IWA East Coast event of the year takes place tonight. “A Need To Bleed 2006” sees former WWE and WCW star Big Van Vader coming to town to take on Ashland Kentucky’s Juggulator. The highlight of the night will be Mad Man Pondo facing Ian Rotten in a barefoot thumbtack match, and the fans are bringing the thumbtacks! In addition, IWA favorites Necrobutcher, Chris Hero, Tracy Smothers, Mickie Knuckles and El Drunko will all be in action.

As the poster on the right says, this all takes place tonight (Feb. 8) at the South Charleston Community Center. Tickets are 10 and 15 dollars, and the show kicks off at 7 p.m. I’ll have a full wrap-up tomorrow. If you’re into ultra-hip bloodsport, this is the place to be.