AWF Pro Wrestling - Update


AWF Pro Wrestling - Update - June 2004
(Credit: AWF Pro Wrestling)


AWF WOLLONGONG WARFARE 2004
PRO-WRESTLING RETURNS TO THE ILLAWARRA

The Australian Wrestling Federation returns to Woonona Bulli RSL on Sunday 6 June with an action packed live professional wrestling event that is sure to rock the foundations of the Illawarra.

AWF will present an evening of hard hitting pro-wrestling, incorporating a variety of styles from around the world, in various match formats, that will entertain and captivate the live audience in 2 hours of non stop action.

Wrestlers from NSW and Victoria will be competing as part of the event, and included amongst them will be local Wollongong resident Glenn “The Captain” Balliana. “The Captain” says “It is going to be good to have the home court advantage for the first time. I hope the supporters of sport in Wollongong will come along and rally with me in my battle with Sydney’s Kid Dynamite. I am training hard, and with the crowd on my side I think it may just make the difference.”

Along with a strong undercard, the show will climax with the main event showcase of the very first Australasian Title defence for newly crowned AWF Champion, “High Flying” Mark Hilton. Hilton won the Championship in a Tournament Final on 17 April, 2004 by defeating Tony Kebab, Dean Draven and TNT in a Final Four Elimination bout at Cessnock, NSW. Hilton is a martial arts black belt, a stuntman, and now the AWF Australasian Champion. His credentials and dedication make him a world caliber star, and his first defence against Challenger TNT will be an occasion not to be missed by all fans of action.
So wrestling fans of the Illawarra, we urge you to come along and support the Australian Wrestling Federation, so as it can return as a regular fixture of the area in the future. The evening will be an event suitable for the whole family, and is sure to be a memorable night, so we advise to book early to avoid disappointment.


The Card
- Former AWF Champion TNT will challenge newly crowned AWF Australasian Champion Mark Hilton. This bout will mark Hilton’s first title defence.

- In the Number One Contenders match, with the winner receiving an Australasian Title Match, “Mad” Tony Kebab will clash with the intense Dean Draven.

- Local Wollongong wrestler “The Captain” will grapple with Sydney hotshot Kid Dynamite.
- The massive Cremator will clash with the hard nosed Victorian “Mad Dog” Mcrea.

- Victoria’s Spike Steel will grapple with the dorky but skillful Billy Flyswat.

- In a Special 6 Person Challenge Match, Teen Wolf, Scott Club, and The European Assasin will face off with experienced bullies PC Virus & The Future Shock joined by femme fatale grappler The Webmistress.

WHEN: SUN 6 JUNE – Belltime 6:00 PM
WHERE: Woonona Bulli RSL Club – 455 Princes Hwy, Woonona, NSW.
TICKETS: $15 at the venue.
ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS CALL: 0410 691 377
Visit www.awfwrestling.com.au for more details on show and promotion.



AWF NEWS- MAY / JUNE 2004

Official Rankings May 2004
AUSTRALIAN WRESTLING FEDERATION

AWF Australasian Champion: Mark Hilton

01. TNT
02. Dean Draven
03. "Mad" Tony Kebab
04. Dean Draven
05. Krackerjack
06. Mad Dog Mcrea
07. Kid Dynamite
08. Future Shock
09. Billy Flyswat
10. Spike Steele

RESULTS

Australian Wrestling Federation
Sat 17 April, 2004
Cessnock Supporters Club, Cessnock, NSW, Australia
Crowd: 175

An enthusiastic crowd turned out for a historic night of Australian wrestling, as the third Australasian Champion was crowned, plus on the undercard some new AWF stars shined and continued to develop.

Results from the event were as follows:
- Kid Dynamite pinned Spike Steele with a top rope splash after a distraction from TNT, and interference by Nuclear Blast.

- 3 Way Bout: Future Shock won over PC Virus and Scott Howitt. Fall one saw PC nailed low by Shock after a miscue, and then Howitt score a quick legdrop for the pin. Shock then scored the win thereafter with a PC computer shot. PC and Shock then formed an alliance and beat Howit down afterwoods.
- Krackerjack pinned Billy Flyswat with a throw up backbreaker in an entertaining bout.

- Gravity & Brody Neville defeated The Captain & Teen Wolf. Finish saw Teen Wolf walk out on the cocky Captain, with Gravity capitalizing and scoring with a top rope senton splash, followed by a Brody footy tackle for the win. Crowd was behind local Brody.

- Mad Dog Mcrea pinned Steve Ravenous with a roll up and feet on the ropes.

- Final 4 Way Elimination: Draven pinned Kebab with the top rope headbutt to take the first fall... TNT pinned Draven with the Detonator for the second fall after Kebab smashed Draven with the belt. Draven and Kebab brawled to the back... Mark Hilton pinned TNT to win the AWF Australasian Championship with a top rope shooting star press after approximately 20 minutes of action. Hilton thanked the fans and vows he will be a fighting champion.

NEWS BRIEFS

- “High Flying” Mark Hilton is the new AWF Australasian Champion after winning the Final 4 Elimination Bout for the Gold at Cessnock on 17 April... Hilton not one to rest on his laurels says that he is going to train even harder now he is champ, and is looking to outlast TNT’s over a year reign as AWF Champion, and give fans someone who they can be proud of as Champion.

Hilton’s first Title defence is against TNT at Woonona Bulli RSL on June 6.

- Dean Draven and Tony Kebab will contest for the number 1 contenders spot at Woonona on 6 June, with the winner facing Mark Hilton or TNT at an upcoming event. There appears to be no love lost between Kebab and Draven as the two brawled to the back after the 4 way encounter at Cessnock, and both men claim they cost each other the AWF Title through underhanded means. The score will be settled on 6 June.

- The Detonation Crew continued to grow at Cessnock, as TNT unveiled his new head of security, Nuclear Blast... Blast stands 6 foot 4 inches and is 125 kilos of hard muscle, and is without doubt the most impressive physical specimen on the Australian Wrestling circuit. Immediately “Big Nuke” made his presence felt, as he interfered in the Kid Dynamite versus Spike Steele match, swaying the match to Dynamite’s side on more than one occasion, eventually giving the Kid an opening via a brutal chair shot, to pin Steele. Blast no doubt will give opponents of TNT and Kid Dynamite much to look out for in upcoming bouts.

- Get well wishes go out to big Steve Ravenous who injured his leg recently whilst training. Steve is expected to be sidelined for a few months with the leg injury, and will not be able to wrestle on upcoming AWF cards. We wish Steve a quick, healthy and full recovery, and look forward to seeing him back in action after his rehabilitation.

- PC Virus and The Future Shock have finally buried the hatchet in their ongoing feud, and have joined forces. The two publicly united at Cessnock after rookie Scott “The Club” Howitt put up a fighting effort against them in a recent 3 way dance. After Virus was upset with an out of nowhere pin, Shock showed his true colours and took advantage of a PC keyboard attack and scored the win. Afterwoods Shock invited PC to brutalise Howitt and embarrass the rookie. The team seems hell bent on destroying the up and coming young AWF talent, that are impressing AWF fans, possibly more than them... Furthermore to the alliance, it appears that “Virus Shock” have possibly aquired the services of the Webmistress as their manager as the trio are teamed at Wollongong Warfare to team against a group of rookies. Only time will tell.

- “The European Assassin” Marek Szathmary has returned from a trip to his homeland of Slovakia and will appear on upcoming AWF cards. His recent trip home saw him interviewed on the countries top sports program during prime time, and Slovakia payed tribute to him by applauding him as the first person from their land to take on pro-wrestling. There are plans for AWF to possibly have footage aired on Slovakian TV in the future as Marek’s career continues to develop.

- The AWF School of Pro-Wrestling continues to flourish and welcomes any interested students to come and view a session... Please contact training@awfwrestling.com.au or call 0410 691 377 to make arrangements... AWF welcomes new students Josh, Adam and Christian who have just been accepted into the school and wish them the best with their training.

- Adam Bedford has a torn chest muscle from weight training and will be out for an unspecified time. We wish him a speedy recovery.

UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS

"WOLLONGONG WARFARE 2004"
SUN 6 JUNE - 6 PM
WOONONA BULLI RSL
455 PRINCES HWY,
WOONONA, NSW
TICKETS: $15 AT VENUE

"NORTHERN LAKES SHOWDOWN"
SAT 19 JUNE - 7:30 PM
LAKE HAVEN RECREATION CENTRE
GOOBARABAH RD,
GOROKAN, NSW
TICKETS: $15 AT VENUE

"BATHURST BASH"
SUN 4 JULY - 6 PM
BATHURST PANTHERS
132 PIPER ST,
BATHURST, NSW
TICKETS: $15 AT VENUE

MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!


Hope to see you all at the matches!!

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