The Syndicate is a stable that formerly existed in the NIWF, but now exists in True Honor Wrestling. The stable formed sometime in June 2007 before NIWF Global Warfare and disbanded in August of 2007. Over three years later, the stable was revived in True Honor Wrestling.
Birth of the Syndicate Edit
Sometime in June, Tornado Hardcore Television Champion Kris "Fa Sho" Destiny decided to meet up with Terror superstar Tony Newton in forming a tri-brand stable with the mission to win all NIWF Championships. They immediately started to recruit NIWF Provincial Champion Jay Swift and after a few days, Swift agreed to join in. Swift's manager Marina Valdivia, followed Swift into the Syndicate and the stable started to take form at the Global Warfare Pay-Per-View.
Every single member of the Syndicate was involved in a title match at Global Warfare (Destiny being involved in 3). Global Warfare was considered a moderate success for the Syndicate. Swift retained his Provincial Championship while Destiny retained the Tornado TV title and won the Storm Intercontinental title. However, Destiny and Newton were unable to win the Unified Tag Team Championships and Marina fell short of the Women's Championship.
After Global Warfare Edit
The Syndicate would go through some interesting developments after Global Warfare. On the July 1st edition on Terror, Swift, Marina and Newton decimated UFO, Mickey Lance and Kerrie Maddox to end the show. Only five days later, Swift turned on Newton and he, along with the returning Tomas Montgomery, put Newton through a table. Montgomery would replace Newton and Newton would never be seen again. The next night on Tornado, Destiny would lose his TV title to the Hell Demon and would be stripped of the Intercontinental Title by then-Storm GM Nick Dime then took a short leave of absence. Destiny returned on the July 22nd edition of Storm, but Montgomery was on leave due to his wedding. Meanwhile, the Syndicate would pick up impressive victories and Destiny became the first ever Storm Heavyweight Champion on July 22nd, giving the Syndicate huge momentum heading into Wrestle-fest
Wrestle-fest was a decent night for the Syndicate. Montgomery was still on leave so he did not compete at the PPV. However, the rest of the Syndicate was involved in title matches. Successes for the Syndicate included Swift retaining the Provincial Championship and Marina finally winning the Women's Championship. Unfortunately, Destiny would lose his title to Anthony Bloodbath.
Beyond Wrestle-fest and the Peak of the Syndicate Edit
The week after Wrestle-fest brought nothing but good things for the Syndicate. Montgomery returned from vacation, Swift and Marina won a mixed tag team match and Destiny not only regained his Storm Heavyweight Championship but won the Canadian TV Championship as well. At this point, the Syndicate held FOUR TITLES! The next week, all four members won their matches. Montgomery defeated the Wraith, Marina defeated Jamal 5000, Swift retained his title against Tim Timmons and Destiny retained his title against JT Bennington. Everything seemed to be going right for the Syndicate at this point.
Death of the Syndicate Edit
August 17th, 2007 would mark what many will consider to be the fall of the Syndicate. It was just a typical episode of Friday Night Terror with Montgomery defeating the Wraith in a rematch and Swift retaining his title against Jamal 5000. The main event of the show would be Sylvaine Gingras and Emmy Rhimes against Destiny and Marina in a tornado rules tag team match with both the Canadian TV and Women's Titles on the line. During the course of the match, Destiny was arguing with the referee over a count. Marina would then turn on Destiny by hitting him with a So Cal Stinger. Marina would then focus on the match and would proceed to get a pin on Emmy Rhimes at the same time Destiny was pinned by Gingras. As a result, Destiny would lose his title and afterwords, Marina quit the Syndicate. Two days later, Destiny would lose his Storm title to Red Travis. Hours after Storm, Destiny announced he would take a one-week sabbatical and Swift announced he would leave the Syndicate and stay with Marina. With Destiny on leave, and with Marina and Swift leaving, the Syndicate was ultimately declared dead on August 19th, 2007.
Revival in True Honor Wrestling (2010) Edit
On the September 6 2010 episode of THW Showcase, Jay Swift and Marina Valdivia re-united as the Syndicate, marking the revival of the faction. On that night, they shocked the world when Swift turned on his former partner Gemini ending the Electric Destroyers. They would outsmart the Pride on that night, igniting a feud between them. Instant success occurred on the September 20 Showcase when they defeated the Pride (Miranda Alvarez and Vincent Matthews) to win the THW Tag Team Championships.
Jay Swift (co-founder of 2010 version)
Marina Valdivia (co-founder of 2010 version)
Kris "Fa Sho" Destiny (co-founder of 2007 version)
Tony Newton (co-founder of 2007 version)
Tornado TV Title (1x, held by Destiny)
Storm IC Title (1x, Destiny)
Storm Heavyweight Title (2x, Destiny)
Terror Provincial Championship (1x, Swift)
Terror Women's Championship (1x, Marina)
THW Tag Team Championships (1x, Swift and Marina, current)
Destiny held four titles during the Syndicate's run, though those reigns were brief.
Swift won the Provincial Championship before the Syndicate and would hold the title throughout the stable's run. He would hold the title until September 1st, 2007 weeks after the breakup of the Syndicate.
Tomas Montgomery and Tony Newton did not win a title while the Syndicate was active.
Destiny is the only member to hold two titles on two seperate occasions.
Swift and Marina, who were recruited into the Syndicate in 2007, were the first to leave. Ironically, they were the ones that reformed the faction in 2010.
Swift and Marina were just friends before the Syndicate but started a relationship during their time in the group. Currently, they are not dating.
Nobody ever cared about Tony Newton.
Tomas Montgomery,Jay Swift and Kris "Fa Sho" Destiny are all current or former World Champions. When Marina won the HCW World Championship in January of 2009, every member of the Syndicate other than Tony Newton would become a recognized current or former World Champion.
Currently, Swift and Marina are the only two active mainstream wrestlers. Montgomery and Newton are retired, and Destiny is dwelling in some independent federation, with no chances of getting back in the mainstream.
Marina and Swift are the only two to have ever held a title during both incarnations of the Syndicate, and the only ones to ever win a tag team championship.