EPW State of Origin Quick Results

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Quick results from a huge shock filled night at Bodyslam Central.

Hayden Zenith and Dan Moore were announced as being injured by Sebastian Sander during the week. Zenith suffering a broken ankle and Moore a dislocated shoulder.

Hughesy defeated Gorgeous Garry (w/ Ms. Fontaine) in the Slop Bucket Match

The Headhunters (Devlin Reeves & Tyler Jacobs) defeated The McKenzie Brothers (Bodhi & Byron McKenzie)

The Four Sides of Strange contest between Eddy Bombay, Elliot Forbes, Sam Fantastic and Twitch was declared a no contest after Team NSW interjected themselves.

‘The Rising Star’ Hayden Zenith defeated Jay Taylor in a Invitational Tournament Quarter Final despite competing with a broken ankle.

The Solution (Richter & The Warship) defeated McMassive (Gavin McGavin & ‘Mad’ Mike Massive) to retain the EPW Tag Team Titles after interference from The Headhunters.

‘The Behemoth’ Sebastian Sander (w/ Amber) defeated Adam Banks to retain the EPW Championship

‘The Messiah’ Davis Storm defeated Jonah Rock in a Invitational Tournament Quarter Final

‘The Don’ Michael Morleone (w/ Lukey Bolland) defeated Barry Shaw in the $3000 Hardcore Challenge to retain the EPW Hardcore Championship

Team NSW (Kingi, Mick Moretti & Mikey Broderick w/ William Darcy) defeated Team WA (Alex ‘AK-47′ Kingston, Kiel Steria & Marcius Pitt) in the State of Origin Match after Steria turned his back on his home state to reunite with Darcy.

What will the fallout be when Explosive Pro Wrestling presents Road To Glory at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) on October 4th?

 

Challenge the Don at State of Origin!

 

For the next $3000 Hardcore Challenge at State of Origin on August 30th, ‘The Don’ Michael Morleone is changing things up. Instead of choosing opponents from the crowd, the Don will choose from challenges posted on Facebook.

Get creative with your video entries and have a chance at ending the Don’s record smashing reign as EPW Champion and winning $3000 to boot!

Do you think you have what it takes to mix it up with the longest reigning champion in Explosive Pro Wrestling history? This your chance to make history of your own and add your name to the record books!

Find out who the Don chooses as his opponent when EPW presents State of Origin on August 30th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean.

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The 2014 Invitational Tournament begins

 

The longest running tournament in Australia returns at State of Origin. The prestigious Invitational Tournament is coming into its 14th year and over the past 13 years has been used as the launching pad to bigger and better things for those who have gone on to win it.

The Invitational tournament debuted at Explosive Pro Wrestling’s inaugural event Awakening on November 4th 2001. A 16 man one night tournament saw Jimmy Payne outlast 15 other men by defeating Davis Storm in the final.

Eight out of the 13 previous tournament winners have held the EPW Championship, 11 have been co-holders of the Tag Team Titles and 1 man Tyler Jacobs has also gone on to win the Hardcore Championship, making him the only Triple Crown winner in EPW history.

The eight men selected to take part in the 2014 tournament selected have been hand picked by a select panel of former tournament winners including the inaugural winner Payne, Brad West (2003), Marcius Pitt (2010), Alex Kingston (2012) and Adelaide’s Bruce ‘Havok’ Mills (2005).

The competitors in the 2014 Invitational Tournament are:

Davis Storm (Leader of the Solution, 4x EPW Champion, 2x EPW Tag Team Champion, 2009 Invitational Tournament winner)

Hayden Zenith (former Rising Star Cup holder)

Jonah Rock (TMDK member, former EPW Tag Team Champion, current Wrestle Rampage Australian National Champion)

Jay Taylor (2x EPW Tag Team Champion, 2008 Invitational Tournament winner)

Dan Moore (2x EPW Tag Team Champion, 2013 Invitational Tournament winner, former Rising Star Cup holder)

Gorgeous Garry (1x EPW Tag Team Champion, former Rising Star Cup holder)

Hughesy (The drinking section’s favourite son)

Damian Slater (1x Warzone Champion, 1x Wrestle Rampage Australian National Champion)

Quarter Final 1

Davis Storm vs Jonah Rock

No stranger to the Invitational Tournament after reaching the final in 2001 and finally adding his name to the winners list in 2009, the Messiah will need to be on top of his game at State of Origin. Over the past couple of months the leader of the Solution has been both easily distracted and overly confident which has lead to him to losses against Alex Kingston and Team Red Can in a six man tag where Storm would be pinned after being hit with his own finishing maneuver, the Eye of the Storm.

The Samoan Monster returns to EPW after a gutsy performance at Hell or Highwater in which Rock and Marcius Pitt would lose the Tag Team Titles in the 10 team Eliminator Match to the Solution’s Richter and the Warship. It would not take long for Pitt to recover from that loss and the TMDK member recently became the new Wrestle Rampage Australian National Champion in Adelaide after defeating Damian Slater.

Will the Solution’s success be the thing to snap the Messiah out of his losing streak or will the Samoan Monster’s championship form continue?

Quarter Final 2

Jay Taylor vs Hayden Zenith

A former Invitational Trophy winner, Jay Taylor is looking to get back on track in EPW with a win at State of Origin. Since losing the Tag Team Titles at ReAwakening XII last November, the self proclaimed ‘Prince of Perth’ has found himself distracted by Siren Monroe on several occasions and has yet to pick up a victory in 2014. The Invitational Tournament may just be the opportunity JT needs to turn his year around.

After recently returning from a stint training in America at Chikara and CZW, ‘The Rising Star’ Hayden Zenith is coming off two impressive performances at Hell or Highwater last month. After defeating a former EPW Champion in Jamie Jurah, the youngster will be looking at making his mark in the tournament.

Can JT start to turn his year around or will Zenith continue his rise up he ranks?

Who will come out on top in one of the most star studded Invitational Tournament’s in EPW history? Find out which two men will be the first to reach the Semi Finals when Explosive Pro Wrestling presents State of Origin on August 30th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean!

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Tag Team Championship Match: The Solution vs McMassive

 

Last Month at the most dangerous show of the year, Hell or Highwater, the Solution’s Richter and the Warship brought an end to the reign of TMDK, becoming the new EPW Tag Team Champions. Two of the most intense and focused competitors in EPW, Richter and Warship are coming off their first successful defence of the titles over the new team of Sexasaurus Rex at House Show 51.

Fresh from their war with the New Gen, the Solution will be looking to prove their worthiness as champions to their leader ‘The Messiah’ Davis Storm and to the EPW locker room, and at State of Origin on August 30th, they get their first chance to do so against one of the most successful tag team combinations of recent years.

Since forming in 2012, McMassive have never made a secret of their desire to become EPW Tag Team Champions. Despite several opportunities, fan favourites McGavin and Massive have always just fallen short of achieving the goal.

The Shootfighter and the Moving Man Mountain have been on a roll as of late, eliminating two teams from the 10 Team Eliminator. and very nearly defeating the then champions TMDK, before the Headhunters’ Tyler Jacobs interjected himself into the contest distracting the duo.

Will McMassive have the solution to win the gold or will the champions leave the challengers laying in the wake of a (Mc)Massacre? Find out when EPW presents State of Origin on August 30th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean.

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EPW Championship Match: Sander vs Moore

 

Since winning the Invitational Tournament at ReAwakening XII, Dan Moore has faced obstacles on his path to a shot at Explosive Pro Wrestling’s major prize, the EPW Championship. Moore was originally scheduled to receive his title shot at Goldrush in March against then champion ‘The Smashing Machine’ Chris Vice, before Damian Slater intervened and sent the Nice Guy’s dreams crashing though the announce table.

Moore would finally gain redemption over the South Australian in a I Quit Strap Match at May’s Evolution and after patiently waiting for his chance, the Nice Guy finally gets his shot at the championship at State of Origin on August 30th.

Last month at Hell or Highwater, ‘The Behemoth’ Sebastian Sander regained the EPW Championship from Vice with a brutal display. Leaving the former champion with a fractured skull, the Behemoth has made his intentions clear and does not care who gets put in front of him.

Sander is intent to dominate the competition and make his second reign as the EPW Champion an impactful one. With the championship now in his grasp, how will the Behemoth deal with his valet Amber. With his focus on regaining the title, Sander had forced the stunning valet to wear a sack, will the humiliation of Amber continue at State of Origin?

Can Moore pull off an upset victory or will the Behemoth continue his path of brutality and prove the saying “Nice Guys Finish Last” to be true? Find out when EPW presents State of Origin on August 30th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean.

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Gorgeous Garry vs Hughesy

 

Gorgeous Garry may have won the battle by defeating ‘The Man from the Local’ Hughesy with the help of his image consultant, Ms. Fontaine at Hell or Highwater, but the war between them is just getting started. The drinking section’s favourite son would gain revenge over the “Gorgeous One” and Fontaine by interrupting the TV star’s debut live performance of his theme song “When Will I Be Famous”.

Furious with the interruption of his big moment, the Gorgeous One has been suckered into a Slop Bucket Match with Hughesy at State of Origin. The rules of the match are unclear at this stage, but by the end of the contest, someone will be getting covered in slop.

Which man will get the undesirable image makeover? Find out when EPW presents State of Origin on August 30th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean.

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Four Sides of Strange

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Four of EPW’s most unique competitors will take part in the first ever Four Sides of Strange match at State of Origin on August 30th.

‘The Plus Sized Party Animal’ Sam Fantastic, has certainly made an impression on EPW fans since his debut earlier this year. The colourful and fun loving competitor will be hoping to dance his way to another victory.

In his career to date, ‘The Bolly Boy’ Eddy Bombay has yet to be taken seriously, boasting one of the worst records in EPW and constantly heckled by the fans. Will a victory for Bombay start to finally turn his fortunes around?

The man from the compound, Twitch proved last month at Hell or Highwater that he is a loner, costing Jarrad Slate and himself victory in the Tag Team Eliminator when it look like they had the match won. Twitch certainly is an enigma in the ranks of EPW and this kind of match is right up his alley.

A man of wealth, Elliot Forbes has yet to make an impression in EPW, but a victory in the Four Sides of Strange match, Forbes has the opportunity to up his stock.

With these four competitors the Four Sides of Strange is certainly set to be an entertaining match. Find out who will come out victorious when EPW presents State of Origin on August 30th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean.

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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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