Invitational Tournament Semi Final: Slater vs Hughesy

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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!

 

Hardcore Championship SCRAMBLE

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On November 29th, ‘The Don’ Michael Morleone will have held the EPW Hardcore Championship for a record 810 days, just over 2 years and 1 month. At ReAwakening XIII, the Don’s reign is in serious jeopardy as the title will be up for grabs in a 10 minute Hardcore Scramble match.

For the better part of 2014, the Don along with his manager ‘The Mind’ Lukey Bolland have used a combination of smarts and underhand tactics to hold on to the gold. At Road to Glory it looked like a fan named Barry Shaw, had done the unthinkable and taken out the $3000 Hardcore Challenge, becoming the new champion. It was not to be as the Mind would live up to his nickname having the odds stacked in the champions favour from all angles.

With the Don and Lukey having their way for so long, EPW matchmakers have now put the champion and his manager in a situation that they will not be able to weasel their way of so easily.

Will the Don and Lukey find a way to escape their way out of this with the title in  their grasp or will we see the longest championship reign in EPW history come to an end? 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!

 

 

Invitational Tournament Semi Final: Zenith vs Storm

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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.

This Semi Final match up will see a clash of generations as one of Explosive Pro Wrestling’s rising stars comes face to face with an EPW original. Hayden Zenith and ‘The Messiah’ Davis Storm are certainly no strangers to each other, both men bring part of the year long war between the new generation of EPW and the Solution.

Zenith, a former Rising Star Cup winner,  is one of EPW’s most exciting high flyers and is looking to work his way up the EPW ranks. After suffering an injury at the hands of a destructive Marcius Pitt, the youngster competed in his Quarter Final match with Jay Taylor at a serious disadvantage. Having to compete with crutches and basically with the use of only one good leg, Zenith had luck on his side as Taylor’s cockiness cost him severely when the Rising Star rolled him up for the schoolboy pinfall to advance to the Semi Final round.

The Messiah is one of the most experienced and cunning competitors in EPW. Storm has been a part of Explosive Pro Wrestling since Day 1 and is a record equalling 4 time EPW Champion. The once fan favourite turned on EPW and its fans believing he and his Solution teammates knew what was best for the company. Storm is coming off a big win over TMDK’s Jonah Rock in the Quarter Finals and will be looking to capitalise on any weakness Zenith will bring into the contest and use it to his advantage to reach his third Invitational Tournament Final.

Will Storm have the Solution for victory or will Zenith cause a huge upset? 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!

 

 

Amber: A Woman Scorned

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After several months of being mistreated at the hands of ‘The Behemoth’ Sebastian Sander, the stunning Amber was discarded by the EPW Champion at Road to Glory. The now former girlfriend would be dragged out of Bodyslam Central by EPW officials at the request of the champion.

It had looked like Amber was set to be the one who would be the one to make the break after Sander’s continued public humiliation and abuse, but it would be the Behemoth who would call an end to it. With a one track mind and an appetite for destruction, Sander only has eyes for the championship belt and will do anything to make sure any distractions are dealt with swiftly.

With Sebastian Sander on the path to his first championship reign mid last year, the sultry vixen made a play for the Behemoth. The pair would soon on top of the EPW world when Sander scored the pinfall in a 6 man tag match to claim his first EPW Championship.

The champion was dominant and Amber was there to guide her man at ringside. Things would soon start to turn in the pair’s fortunes and relationship as Sander would lose the title to the ‘Smashing Machine’ Chris Vice at ReAwakening XII.

Blaming her for the championship loss and his lack of focus, Sander would make both Amber and his opponents pay as he laid a path of destruction to another shot at EPW’s most valued prize. The anguish and total embarrassment, the champion put her through was at times tough to watch, but Amber would still remain by the champions side.

Several times it looked like she was ready to walk away but the success of Sander made it hard to do so. Once a couple that seemed to have everything, the partnership between Sander and Amber is now over.

Will Amber make  an appearance at ReAwakening XIII? 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!

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EPW Championship STEEL CAGE Match

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The Steel Cage match is one of the most dangerous and exciting contests in professional wrestling. At Explosive Pro Wrestling’s biggest show of the year, ReAwakening XIII, three men with one goal will be locked inside the confines of a 15 foot high steel cage.

On only two previous occasions in ReAwakening history has there been a steel cage match and on November 29th, these three men will put it all on the line for the most valued prize in Explosive Pro Wrestling, the EPW Championship …

The current EPW Champion, ‘The Behemoth’ Sebastian Sander has been a destructive force both in and out of the ring in 2014. Sander’s hunger to be champion has seen the big man put several competitors out of commission including Chris Vice, Dan Moore and Hayden Zenith.

Since winning the championship from the Smashing Machine at July’s Hell or Highwater event, The Behemoth has sent a loud and clear message to the locker room, that he will do anything to remain the champion. Sander’s intense sole focus resulted in the firing of his long time valet Amber at Road to Glory after several months of humiliation.

Now completely free of what he believes was a distraction of his focus, who knows what kind of single minded brutality the Behemoth plans to unleash against his trapped opponents.

After suffering a fractured skull at the hands of Sander following their contest at Hell or Highwater, ‘The Smashing Machine’ Chris Vice made a surprise return at Road To Glory, and would end up winning the 20 man #1 contender’s rumble after last eliminating Damian Slater to earn a shot at Sander.

Vice had thought to have been put on the shelf indefinitely by Sander following their Street Fight contest at Hell or Highwater, the Behemoth was far from happy to see his long time rival and biggest threat to his championship earn a spot in the main event of the biggest show of the year.

Can the Smashing Machine gain some payback on the Behemoth, and claim the gold for a second time?

The third and final competitor, Alex ‘AK-47′ Kingston has had a long and challenging road to ReAwakening. After losing at championship match to Vice at January’s Great Aussie Bash, Kingston was ready to walk away from EPW.

A challenge was soon issued by the then head of the Board of Directors, Kingston would face off against a gauntlet of former EPW Champions and if he passed the gauntlet, he would get one more chance at the gold.

Over several months, Kingston would pass each challenger that was put in front of him and at Road to Glory would advance to the ReAwakening XIII main event after defeating Kiel Steria in a gruelling Last Man Standing match that would see both men put their bodies on the line in the pursuit of victory.

During the Gauntlet to Greatness, Kingston showed that the fire inside to become EPW Champion burns brightly. Will the high flyer pull off the biggest victory of his career and etch his name in the EPW history books?

Who will leave the Steel Cage with the EPW Championship around their waist? 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!

 

Road To Glory Quick Results

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Quick results from last night’s event Road to Glory.

Jonah Rock defeated Jay Taylor

Hughesy defeated ‘Coach’ Adam Banks in a Invitational Tournament Quarter Final. Banks turned on Hughesy after the match.

Damian Slater defeated ‘Legion of One’ Jarrad Slate in a Invitational Tournament Quarter Final

Barry Shaw defeated ‘The Don’ Michael Morleone. ‘The Mind’ Lukey Bolland said the match did not count as he had not signed off on it. Lukey immidiately made made a rematch, and made himself Special Guest Referee.

‘The Don’ Michael Morleone defeated Barry Shaw to retain the EPW Hardcore Championship following a super fast three count from the Special Guest Referee. Shaw would get the last laugh, by writing his name on the huge $3000 cheque.

The EPW Tag Team Titles were declared vacant by ‘Mean’ Dean Olsen after referee Matt Smarkson threw the match out as the final 2 teams Headhunters and McMassive were refusing to listen to his instructions. Former champions The Solution and the Dropkicks had been eliminated from the contest.

Alex Kingston defeated Kiel Steria in the final Gauntlet to Greatness match

Jordan Bishop defeated Liam Mendel in a Lumberjack Match to win the Rising Star Cup

‘The Smashing Machine’ Chris Vice won a 20 man rumble to become #1 contender for the EPW Championship after last eliminating Damian Slater. The main event for ReAwakening XIII will see ‘The Behemoth’ Sebastian Sander defend the EPW Championship against Alex ‘AK-47′ Kingston and ‘Vice in a three way contest.

Explosive Pro Wrestling returns to Bodyslam Central on November 29th with the Biggest Show of the Year, ReAwakening XIII. Keep an eye on www.epwperth.com for updates.

Jonah Rock vs Jay Taylor

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After being eliminated from the Invitational Tournament, ‘The Samoan Monster’ Jonah Rock and the self proclaimed ‘Hottest Man Alive’ Jay Taylor will be looking to return to the winners list at Road To Glory on October 4th.

One half of the former Tag Team Champions, TMDK, Rock will be determined to score a victory after a hard fought contest against former 4 time EPW Champion, ‘The Messiah’ Davis Storm that saw the Samoan Monster bow out of the tournament.

2014 has been one of the most successful years for the Adelaide based Rock, competing in Pro Wrestling NOAH, becoming the Wrestle Rampage Australian National Champion and co-holding the EPW Tag Team Titles for the majority of it.

Confidence and belief in your ability is something that every professional wrestler needs, but for some that breeds cockiness and ego. For Jay Taylor, it was this cockiness that cost him the match against a one legged ‘Rising Star’ Hayden Zenith and a spot in the Invitational Tournament Semi Finals.

A former Tag Team Champion and contender for the EPW Championship, JT has the ability, but his ego has been left to run rampant. ‘The Prince of Perth’ will certainly need to be on top of his game for Road To Glory. Will the humiliating loss at State of Origin be the outcome that Taylor needed?

Will it be the Monster or the Prince that walks away victorious? Find out when Explosive Pro Wrestling presents Road to Glory on October 4th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean!

 

20 man Battle Royale

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20 of EPW’s best will compete in a Battle Royale at Road to Glory on October 4th for the opportunity to become #1 contender for the EPW Championship at the biggest event of the year, ReAwakening XIII.

Current champion ‘The Behemoth’ Sebastian Sander will surely be keeping an eye on this match as well as the Gauntlet to Greatness Match between Alex Kingston and Kiel Steria.

Who will be the next to earn the right for a shot at the biggest prize in EPW? Find out when Explosive Pro Wrestling presents Road to Glory on October 4th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean!

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Who will be the new Rising Star of EPW

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After a year’s sabbatical the Rising Star Cup returned to Explosive Pro Wrestling this year. Ten of EPW’s young up and comers have been battling it out Members House Show events for the opportunity to become the next Rising Star at Road to Glory on October 4th. The Rising Star cup has been a proving ground for those youngsters wanting to step up and make themselves noticed.

The tournament began at House Show 50 in June and the Semi Finals held at House Show 52 last Friday night saw Liam Mendel advance over Troy Bridges and the man of the cloth Jordan Bishop advance over Byron McKenzie. The two youngsters will be giving it there all to add their name to cup along side past winners such as Dan Moore, ‘The Behemoth’ Sebastian Sander, Alex ‘AK-47′ Kingston, Gorgeous Garry, Scotty Ryan and the last holder of the cup Hayden Zenith.

2014 Rising Star Cup Tournament

Quarter Finals
Liam Mendel defeated Twitch (House Show 50 – June 20)
Jordan Bishop defeated Lucius Stark (House Show 50 – June 20)
Troy Bridges defeated ‘The Real McCloy’ Tim McCloy (House Show 51 – August 1)
The McKenzie Brothers (Bodhi & Byron McKenzie) def. ‘Outlaw’ Billy Williams & Koala Mask. Byron advances after scoring the pinfall on Williams (House Show 51 – August 1)

Semi Finals
Liam Mendel defeated Troy Bridges (House Show 52 – September 26)
Jordan Bishop defeated Byron Mckenzie (House Show 52 – September 26)

Who’s star will begin to rise? Find out when Explosive Pro Wrestling presents Road to Glory on October 4th at Bodyslam Central (Cyril Jackson Rec Centre) in Bassendean!

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