NEWS UPDATE AUGUST 2009 - Australasian Wrestling Federation
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13th August 2009


- AWF’s Rise Up Winter Tour is into it’s last stage with Wallsend on 15 August and Bankstown on 22 August climaxing the events. We haven’t been in the Hunter area for a while, so our Newcastle fans please come out so we can make it a regular stop off again, and Bankstown would be a good new regular area also.

- Commonwealth Champion Powerhouse Theo continues to impress with victories over the regions best. Theo’s recent wins over top New Zealand Heavyweight Vinny Dunn, Adam Hoffman and Steve Ravenous at Rise Up events, plus his defense in Perth, WA against NC Viper have kept him at the top of the heap and has solidified the Commonwealth Title as the hottest belt in the country at the moment. Theo will face two other hungry competitors upcoming, with both men making their first appearances in main events, being “Mint Condition” Mick Moretti at Wallsend, and “Spaceboy” Jason Dacey at Bankstown.

- Speaking of Championships, TNT has a major announcement at the upcoming Wallsend event to make regarding the Australasian Championship. For those in NSW, TNT now pens a column at the start of each month in Drum Media updating it’s readers on all AWF. The magazine is a free street press available at most music stores so be sure to check it out.

- With the fallout of PsychoticSlam, has come the break down of many of the major units and changes to the AWF roster. The Platinum Players unit has crumbled. It could be sighted that recent in fighting at events and a lack of victories led to their downfall. Leader Steve Ravenous is seemingly the only remaining member. Can he pick up the pieces of the once most prominent faction in AWF and build the Players up again, or will he too fall into obscurity? Time will tell.

- After being defeated at Fairy Meadow by Adam Hoffman, former AWF Champion Il Cognito has notified AWF officials that he his going to have a leave of absence. Could he be looking for more members of the Freakshow, or to regroup after the recent loss of AWF title? Stay posted to see where this leaves The Freashow in the coming weeks.

- Speaking of Carnival Freaks, fresh from The Jim Rose Vs Jake “The Snake” Roberts tour, former WWE Smackdown wrestler “Kizarny” Sinn Bodhi will be coming to Australia for AWF in October as part of the Break Out Tour. Full details to be announced on AWF website in coming days.

- Freakshow member Zander Bathory’s Young Lion’s Championship reign continues, with him barely escaping recent bouts with the Championship. It appears that The Freakshow’s strategy is to keep their last remaining title at all costs, be it via disqualification or sneak attack. These desperate measures will need to be taken into consideration as “Team Astronomy” mount their one two punch against Zander for the title at upcoming events.

- Jason Dacey enters into the biggest two weekend of his wrestling career in the final leg of the Rise Up tour. With his recent form pinning Young Lion’s Champion Zander Bathory in a non title bout, he has been granted a rematch for the Title at Wallsend. Jason likes to go by the monicker “Spaceboy” for his whacky and crazed antics, however if you get him mad, he says he will go into “Destroyer Mode”, with everything in sites being on a collision course! The following weekend at Bankstown on 22 August, Dacey will face Commonwealth Champion Powerhouse Theo, in his first Commonwealth Title shot, and main event ever. It is possible that after the next two events Jason Dacey could be both AWF Young Lion’s and Commonwealth Champion. That would be a wild turn of events and madness to top even his 21st birthday bash!

- AWF will have some new faces appearing at upcoming events. Lebanon’s Ahmed Iblis will make his AWF debut alongside AWF school graduate Grant Linstrom at Bankstown on 22 August, and a former AWF wrestler will return to action at Parramatta on 12 September.

- AWF School of Pro-Wrestling at Minto, NSW is starting it’s next Beginners Course on 5 September, so if you have been considering taking the correct steps to becoming a highly skilled pro-wrestler, applications for the Spring Semester (5 Sept • 28 November) are available now and should be returned asap. Visit for course details and email for an application form.

- AWF is scheduled to begin holding a wrestling class on Tuesday’s at Mt Druitt PCYC from 7-9pm upcoming. Please email if you are interested in participating in the sessions. Beginners through to experienced pro’s.

- The next Dreamcamp will also be held in the October school holidays. For those interested please email and we’ll notify soon.

- AWF’s Spring Tour is entitled “Break Out” and will kick off on 5 September at the AWF Dojo, and continue through to the end of November. See upcoming events to see current tour dates.

- AWF Wrestler’s Ben Coles, TNT and Massive Q recently appeared in a TV commercial for I&J Fish. Ben Coles is the star of the advert as “Iron Jay”, and the ad traces his life from a young age to becoming the champion. For a view of the advert and to pick up a screen saver visit

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- On the Merchandise front latest AWF DVD releases are:
International Invasion • featuring Il Cognito Vs Austin Aries, Mochizuki & Saito Vs TNT & Flyswat, Danielson Vs McGuinness, Corino Vs Kidman, TNT Vs Cima Vs Ravenous, Candido Vs Sabu - $25 (Available Now)
PsychoticSlam Sydney (18-4-09) - feat Erico Vs Theo, Plat Players Vs Aust Made, Chris Masters Vs Al Snow, Il Cognito Vs TNT in a cage and more - $25
PsychoticSlam Wollongong (19-4-09) - feat Chris Masters Vs Il Cognito, Powerhouse Theo Vs Roger Ventura, Al Snow Vs TNT and more - $25
A Decade of AWF - The best moments of AWF over the last 10 years - 2 DVD set • Featuring Mad Dog Vs Krackerjack (Hardcore), TNT Vs Il Cognito 30 Mins, Thug Thomas Vs Lobo, Hilton Vs Danielson, 4 Way for AWF Title, AWF Documentaries and Extras - $30
(Add $5 postage per order)

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Upcoming DVD release will be This Is AWF Wrestling Autumn 2009, which will feature highlights from the season.

- New AWF “Pro-Wrestling Is The Only Real Sport!” shirts are available at the merchandise stand at AWF events and the AWF Website now for $30.

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