The longest running tournament in Australian wrestling will come to a conclusion at ReAwakening XIII on November 29th. Eight men entered this year’s tournament with hopes of adding their name to the trophy and earning a EPW Championship shot in the future and only four remain.
The first Semi Final match up will see the “Golden Boy of Australian Wrestling” battle it out with the drinking section’s favourite son. On paper this seems to be a real mismatch, but it would be an error of judgement to discount the determination and fight in the underdog.
Damian Slater made his return to Explosive Pro Wrestling in early 2014 after being absent for several years making a name for himself competing around the world, determined to finally make his mark and challenge for the EPW Championship. He didn’t have to wait for long gaining a shot at the title on his first night back after taking out the #1 contender Dan Moore ahead of his title match with then champion, ‘The Smashing Machine’ Chris Vice at Goldrush.
The South Australian would come close to returning home with the title but Vice was able to walk away with the belt still around his waist. After advancing to the Semi Finals with a win over the ‘Legion of One’ Jarrad Slate, a victory over the man from the local will see the Golden Boy one step closer to achieving his goal.
Hughesy, EPW’s lovable larrikan has never held such lofty goals and has always been happy to have a laugh and drink between his battles in the ring. But when the need to fight arises, that’s when a different side of Hughesy appears.
After defeating his good friend Adam Banks to advance to the Semi Final stage, Hughesy was viciously attacked by his former Team Red Can partner. Fired up following his former friend’s betrayal, the man from the local is ready for the biggest singles match of his career at EPW’s biggest show of the year.
Will the Golden Boy cruise his way into the Invitational Tournament final or will the underdog give him a fight he doesn’t expect? Find out on November 29th when Explosive Pro Wrestling presents the biggest show of the year, ReAwakening XIII at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean. Tickets are available NOW!