The Smashing Machine injured!

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Former EPW champion ‘The Smashing Machine’ Chris Vice will be out of action for sometime as he has suffered a cracked skull and concussion at the hands of ‘The Behemoth’ Sebastian Sander at Hell or Highwater on July 5th.

With the seriousness of the injury, Vice will not be cleared to return to compete in a EPW ring for some time. While Vice’s doctors have yet to set a date for his return to in-ring competition, it looks likely be that the former champion will be out of action until the new year.

We here at EPW wish Vice all the best and hope for a speedy recovery.

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Headhunters vs The McKenzie Brothers – State of Origin

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The rookie tandem of Bodhi and Byron, the McKenzie Brothers, have their work cut out for them at State of Origin on August 30th as they tackle the veteran duo of Tyler Jacobs and Devlin Reeves, collectively known as the Headhunters.

Making their EPW returns at Evolution, Jacobs and Reeves made an intimidate impact by attacking McMassive’s Gavin McGavin and Mike Massive during the evening’s raffle draw. The pair would also go on to make their presence felt later that night following the EPW Championship Match between then champion ‘The Smashing Machine’ Chris Vice and ‘The Behemoth’ Sebastian Sander joining the Behemoth in a beat down on Vice.

During the tag team eliminator at Hell or Highwater, the former 2 time EPW and 3 time Tag Team Champion, Jacobs would interject himself into the contest, causing McMassive to lose their bout against the then champions TMDK. The Headhunters are intent on taking scalps and moving up the ladder of the Tag Team division.

The Margaret River siblings recently made their main show debut as a team at Hell or Highwater in the aforementioned Tag Team Eliminator. The brothers would be left laid out by the Dropkicks, who would be disqualified for their actions. This left the McKenzie’s easy prey for the next team entering the contest and were quickly eliminated by the team of Jamie Jurah and ‘The Don’ Michael Morleone. The enthusiastic youngsters will be looking to prove they can stand toe-to-toe with two of EPW’s most experienced competitors.

Will the grizzled veterans wipe the rookies out or will the brothers over come the odds and ride a wave to an upset victory? Find out when Explosive Pro Wrestling presents State of Origin on August 30th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean.

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Kingi – Team NSW at State of Origin

 

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The third and final member of the New South Wales team set to take on Team WA at State of Origin on August 30th is the veteran New Zealander, Kingi.

The Aucklander has been competing for nearly a decade on the New Zealand circuit and in recent years over has made several trips to Australia for PWA in Sydney. Kingi has been one of IPW New Zealand’s most decorated competitors holding the IPW NZ Heavyweight Champion four times, as well as being a Tag Team Champion, South Pacific Champion and NZPWI Grand Champion in 2007.

Stats:

Height: 6′ 2″

Weight: 110 kgs

From: Waitakere City, Auckland

Finishing Move: Silencer Superkick

With Kingi joining Mikey Broderick and Mick Moretti, NSW sure have formed a formidable team to face Team WA in interstate battle.

Come along and show your state pride when Explosive Pro Wrestling presents State of Origin on August 30th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean.

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Mick Moretti – Team NSW at State of Origin

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The second member of the New South Wales team set to take on Team WA at State of Origin on August 30th is the ‘Green Nation’, Mick Moretti.

Since debuting in the early part of 2009, Moretti has worked his way up the ranks to become one of the top competitors in NSW and Australia. Beginning his career with the AWF,  Moretti currently wrestles for the PWA and Newcastle Pro promotions.

A former PWA Champion and AWF Young Lions Champion, the man also known as the ‘Green Dragon’ joins Mikey Broderick in what is a formidable NSW team.

Stats:

Height: 5′ 11″

Weight: 88 kgs

Hailing from: Your Wildest Fantasies

Debut: 2009

Finisher: Clean Cut (snapmare driver)

Who will join Broderick and Moretti as part of Team NSW? Keep an eye on www.epwperth.com over the coming days.

Come along and show your state pride when EPW presents State of Origin on August 30th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean.

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Mikey Broderick – Team NSW at State of Origin

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The first member of the New South Wales team set to take on Team WA at State of Origin on August 30th is the Canberra based, Mikey Broderick.

A product of the Lance Storm Wrestling Academy, over the past eight years, Broderick has wrestled throughout Australia for some of the countries premiere promotions, as well as touring Japan for Zero1 and Osaka Pro promotions. Throughout his career Broderick has held several titles including the PWA Championship, PWA National Championship and PWA Victorian Championship.

A “fitness maniac”, the athletically gifted Broderick will be more than prepared to lead his state into the battle for State pride against Explosive Pro Wrestling’s home team representing Western Australia, as well preaching fitness to those in attendance.

Stats:

Height: 6′ 0”

Weight: 226 lbs

Hometown: Canberra, ACT

Debut: 2006

Trainer: Lance Storm

Finishers: DVD, Back Suplex Breaker

Who will join Broderick as part of Team NSW? Keep an eye on www.epwperth.com over the coming days.

Come along and show your state pride when EPW presents State of Origin on August 30th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean.

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Hell or Highwater Full Results (Part 2)

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The second half of action kicked off with the continuation of Alex ‘AK-47′ Kingston’s Gauntlet to Greatness. Kingston’s road to ReAwakening XIII was in put in danger before the match even got underway with the new tag team champions Richter and The Warship taking him out before ”The Messiah’ Davis Storm entered Bodyslam Central.

With EPW officials ejecting Richter and Warship from ringside and Kingston laid out, the Messiah grabbed the microphone. The 4 time former EPW champion would proclaim that “As talented as he is, (Kingston) lacks greatness”. The Messiah offered Kingston an easy way out, if he cannot make it to the ring by a count of 10, the match would be declared a forfeit.

To the shock of the Messiah, Kingston proved he wasn’t a “gutless little punk”, and made it to the ring at the count of 9. With Hughesy cheering him on and rallying the crowd behind him, Kingston would show guts and determination that Storm was not expecting.

For the second event in a row Storm’s ego would prove to be his downfall. The Messiah would hit his finishing maneuver the Eye of the Storm only for Kingston to kick out at 2, before climbing the ropes only to miss a frog splash. Kingston would hit the dazed Storm with a Canadian Destroyer and move one step closer to a shot at the EPW Championship.

After a quick loss to Alex Kingston at Evoluiton, ‘The Master of the Jurahverse’ Jamie Jurah put out a challenge to the youngest, fastest members of EPW’s roster in an effort to prove he still has what it takes to compete. Calling out ‘The Rising Star’ Hayden Zenith, Jurah entered the bout confident he would leave Zenith bloody and beaten.

The cunning veteran gained the early advantage early spitting water in the face of Zenith. Jurah would deliver the bloody promised busting Zenith’s lip open. Tasting his own blood, the fired up the Rising Star would not be denied. Zenith would climb the ropes and hit his patented Swanton Bomb to finish off the veteran. Both men would shake hands following the contest.

The third of ‘The Don’ Michael Morleone’s $3000 Hardcore Challenges was up next. For the opportunity to earn a shot at the Don’s Hardcore Championship, the fans picked from the crowd had to win a pin the tail on the referee contest.

A young woman won the contest with an assist from the Don and as with previous challenges the Don would attempt to knock out the fan with the belt. The young lady ducked and would jump off the top rope to hit a hurricanrana, momentarily shocking the champion. The Don quickly regained his composure and ended the young woman’s challenge with a brutal sitdown powerbomb. The Don and Lukey Bolland celebrated to the sounds of Simply the Best as the young woman was helped backstage by officials Giles O’Brien and Matt Smarkson.

It was now time for the main event. With no winner decided at Evolution, come Hell or Highwater by the end of the No Holds Barred Street Fight there would be a clear winner. It was a matter of how far the EPW Champion ‘The Smashing Machine’ Chris Vice and ‘The Behemoth’ Sebastian Sander would be willing to take risks and put their bodies on the line.

Sander made his intentions very clear as Vice made his entrance. Waiting for the champion brandishing a chair until Vice got closer to the ring where he flung the chair. The two gladiators would indeed put their bodies on the line for EPW’s major prize, brawling throughout Bodyslam Central.

Punishment dished out and received by both men, but the human body can only take so much and Sander eventually  gained the upper hand with two brutal chair shots to the Smashing Machine. His face a crimson mask, the champion refused to die, which enraged Sander.

A third chair shot flattened Vice out and the ringside medics rushed the ring only to be run off by the Behemoth. Sander demanded the referee count to three and a new EPW Champion was crowned.

The former champion laid out on the mat, body contorting, Sander was not yet finished and looking to do further damage. Held back by EPW staff as the medics attempted to get Vice on the stretcher board, Kingston stared Sander down. As the former champion was rushed away by the medics, Sander left the ring a two time EPW Champion.

Quick Results

Gorgeous Garry (w/Ms. Fontaine) defeated Hughesy

Dan Moore defeated Sam Fantastic, Tyler Jacobs and Twitch in a Fatal Four Way Match

10 Team Eliminator Match for the EPW Tag Team Titles

Fall 1: The McKenzie Brothers (Bodhi & Byron McKenzie) eliminated The Dropkicks (Leo Pratt & Scotty Ryan) via DQ

Fall 2: Jamie Jurah & ‘The Don’ Michael Morleone eliminated The McKenzies

Fall 3: Jurah & Morleone eliminated Koala Mask & Sam Fantastic

Fall 4: McMassive (Gavin McGavin & Mike Massive) eliminated Jurah & Morleone

Fall 5: McMassive eliminated Elliot Forbes & Troy Bridges

Fall 6: TMDK (Jonah Rock & Marcius Pitt) eliminated McMassive

Fall 7: TMDK eliminated Jarrad Slate & Twitch

Fall 8: TMDK eliminated Hayden Zenith & Hughesy

Fall 9: The Solution (Richter & The Warship w/ Davis Storm) eliminated TMDK to become the new EPW Tag Team Champions

Alex ‘AK-47′ Kingston defeated ‘The Messiah’ Davis Storm in the Gauntlet to Greatness

‘The Rising Star’ Hayden Zenith defeated Jamie Jurah

‘The Don’ Michael Morleone (w/ ‘The Mind’ Lukey Bolland) defeated a young lady in the $3000 Hardcore Challenge to retain the EPW Hardcore Championship

‘The Behemoth’ Sebastian Sander defeated ‘The Smashing Machine’ Chris Vice after three brutal chair shots in a No Holds Barred Street Fight to become the new EPW Champion.

Explosive Pro Wrestling returns to Bodyslam Central on August 30th with State of Origin. For the first time in the annual interstate challenge Team WA will face Team NSW lead by Robbie Eagles. Keep an eye on www.epwperth.com for details over the coming weeks.

 

Hell or Highwater Full Results (Part 1)

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Explosive Pro Wrestling’s Hell or Highwater certainly lived up to its billing as the most dangerous event of the year. Since its inception in 2002, the annual event has seen some of the most hardcore matches in EPW history.

The 13th annual Hell or Highwater kicked off with a contest between former New Gen teammates Gorgeous Garry and Hughesy. After an acrimonious split with the New Gen earlier in the year, Garry scored a victory over Hayden Zenith at Goldrush and was looking to add another win over his former colleagues.

The Man from the Local would seemingly have the match in control until the Gorgeous one’s image consultant, Ms. Fontaine would interject herself by throwing powder into Hughesy’s eyes. Blinded by the powder, Hughesy would be rolled up easily by Garry for the win.

A cardigan wearing nice guy Dan Moore, a glowstick throwing party animal Sam Fantastic, a returning grizzled veteran Tyler Jacobs and … Twitch. Four of EPW’s most different personalities would face off in a Fatal Four Way contest.

Dan Moore, coming off one of the biggest victories of his career over Damian Slater at Evolution would continue his near year long winning streak after catching Twitch coming off the ropes with a TKO. An opportunity at the EPW Championship must surely be coming in the near future for the nice guy.

Next, the EPW Tag Team Titles would be up for grabs in a 10 Team Eliminator Match. Kicking off proceedings the rookie brother tandem of Bodhi & Byron McKenzie would tackle the team of the Dropkicks. Leo Pratt and Scotty Ryan would immediately go on the attack and would proceed to give the young brothers a double team beat-down until they were disqualified.

With the McKenzie’s left laying this meant they were easy pickings for the next duo to enter the fray, Jamie Jurah and ‘The Don’ Micheal Morleone. The veteran pair would also waste no time in disposing of the team of Koala Mask and Sam Fantastic.

Things turned for Jurah and The Don when the next entrants turned out to be the team of McMassive. With a teabag on Jurah and an attempted motorboat on Morleone, the duo would leave the ring and huddled with ‘The Mind’ Lukey Bolland, before walking away and being counted out. Elliot Forbes and Jurah’s former protege Troy Bridges joined the contest next.

Bridges would make a serious error of judgement attempting to go on the attack as Forbes was in the corner with his back turned jaw-jacking with the crowd. With Bridges down, Forbes turned around straight into a motorboat. Following a pair of bulldogs and a McMassacre, Bridges and Forbes were headed back to the locker room. Now, it was time for the tag team champions TMDK’s Jonah Rock and Marcius Pitt to enter Bodyslam Central.

Tyler Jacobs, who along with along with with his Headhunters partner Devlin Reeves attacked McGavin and Massive at Evolution, would make his way ringside for the contest and sat in the entrance way as bout got under way. Jacobs would play a part in McMassive’s elimination, distracting the ref, while McGavin and Massive’s dream of becoming tag team champions came to an end with the Shootfighter on the receiving end of a F5 by Pitt.

Jarrad Slate and Twitch were the next to join the eliminator. Fortunately for Pitt and Rock these two could not function as a team, with Slate having Pitt down for the count, Twitch for some reason known only to himself would drag him off. After receiving a slap to his face, Slate had, had enough and hit a huge Das Boot leaving the ring as his “partner” was pinned by Rock.

The pace kicked up with the entrance of Hayden Zenith and Hughesy. The youngsters would use their speed to their advantage and looked impressive against their bigger and more experienced opponents. But in the end a superkick put an end to their championship aspirations. It was now time for the final team to enter as The Solution made their way to the ring.

Seeing an injured Rock in the ring clutching his knee, the Warship wasted no time in going to work. Along with The Messiah’ Davis Storm, Richter and the Warship would cause more damage to the knee of the Samoan wrapping it around the ringpost. J Rock had enough fight left to tag in the fresher Pitt. With TMDK finally seeming to have the match back in their favour, The Dropkicks would make their way through the drinking section, with Ryan carrying a kendo stick which he would strike Pitt with.

Pratt would attempt to put Pitt through the commentary table, but the champion was able to hold on to the top rope. It would take three kendo shots from Ryan for the champions grip to break. The Dropkicks rolled Pitt in to the ring, Richter rolled the referee in and new tag team champions were crowned.

Following intermission, Gorgeous Garry would attempt to perform a version of his theme song “When Will I Be Famous”, when Hughesy appeared at the sound desk playing with the backing music. The Man from the Local would proceed to gain payback on Gorgeous Garry and Ms. Fontaine for their earlier indiscretions.

Hughesy would take out Garry with a microphone stand, before planting a kiss on Fontaine. The unimpressed image consultant would then try to smash huge portrait of the Gorgeous one over the head of the drinking section’s favourite son, only to miss and get her client instead. Pleased with the payback, Hughesy would leave Garry in the ring throwing a tantrum of epic proportions.

To be continued …

 

Hell or Highwater Quick Results

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Explosive Pro Wrestling’s Hell or Highwater certainly lived up to its billing as the most dangerous event of the year. The faithful EPW fans in attendance would see two titles change hands and some absolute carnage take place. Here are the results:

Gorgeous Garry (w/ Ms. Fontaine) defeated Hughesy

Dan Moore defeated Sam Fantastic, Tyler Jacobs and Twitch in a Fatal Four Way Match

10 Team Eliminator Match for the EPW Tag Team Titles
Fall 1:  The McKenzie Brothers (Bodhi & Byron McKenzie) eliminated The Dropkicks (Leo Pratt & Scotty Ryan) via DQ
Fall 2: Jamie Jurah & ‘The Don’ Michael Morleone eliminated The McKenzies
Fall 3: Jurah & Morleone eliminated Koala Mask & Sam Fantastic
Fall 4: McMassive (Gavin McGaviun & Mike Massive) eliminated Jurah and Morleone
Fall 5: McMassive eliminated Elliot Forbes & Troy Bridges
Fall 6: TMDK (Jonah Rock & Marcius Pitt) eliminated McMassive
Fall 7: TMDK eliminated Jarrad Slate & Twitch
Fall 8: TMDK eliminated Hayden Zenith & Hughesy
Fall 9: The Solution (Richter & The Warship w/ Davis Storm) eliminated TMDK to become the NEW EPW Tag Team Champions

Gorgeous Garry’s performance of When Will I Be Famous was cut short by Hughesy.

Alex ‘AK-47′ Kingston defeated ‘The Messiah’ Davis Storm in the Gauntlet to Greatness

‘The Rising Star’ Hayden Zenith defeated Jamie Jurah

‘The Don’ Michael Morleone (w/ ‘The Mind’ Lukey Bolland) defeated a young lady in a $3000 Hardcore Challenge to retain the EPW Hardcore Championship

‘The Behemoth’ Sebastian Sander defeated ‘The Smashing Machine’ Chris Vice after three brutal chair shots in a No Holds Barred Street Fight to become the NEW EPW Champion. Vice had to be taken from the ring on a stretcher board by medics.

EPW returns to Bodyslam Central on August 30th with State of Origin. Team WA takes on Team NSW for the first time in the annual interstate battle and what will the fallout be from Hell or Highwater?

 

Tag Team Eliminator – Sixth Announcement

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The sixth team to be announced for the 10 team Tag Team Eliminator match at EPW’s Hell or Highwater on July 5th is the New Gen combo of ‘The Rising Star’ Hayden Zenith and ‘The Man from the Local’ Hughesy.

The two youngsters are coming off one of the biggest wins of their careers over The Solution at Evolution and will be looking to keep that winning form going at Hell or Highwater. The fan favourites will once again be fighting the odds and come into the Eliminator as underdogs, but as Zenith and Hughesy have proven in the past, you cannot discount the heart and fight of the New Gen.

Will the young guns walk away champions? Find out when Explosive Pro Wrestling presents the most dangerous show of the year, Hell or Highwater on July 5th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean.

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Tag Team Eliminator – Fifth Announcement

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The fifth team set to take part in the 10 team Tag Team Eliminator match at EPW’s Hell or Highwater on July 5th is the duo of current EPW Hardcore Champion ‘The Don’ Michael Morleone and ‘The Master of the Jurahverse’ Jamie Jurah.

Jurah and the Don are two of the more intellectual competitors in Explosive Pro Wrestling and they will use these smarts by utilizing underhanded tactics to gain the advantage over their opponents. The nine other teams will have to be on their guard with these two experienced grapplers taking part in the contest.

Will the Don and the Master of the Jurahverse’s tactics bring them success? Find out when Explosive Pro Wrestling presents the most dangerous show of the year, Hell or Highwater on July 5th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean.

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