AWF NEWSWIRE WINTER 2009 - Australasian Wrestling Federation
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10th July 2009


- AWF’s Rise Up Winter Tour is on the horizon and the rising stars of AWF invite you to be there live as they showcase their hard work ethic and skillful pro-wrestling techniques in a huge series of events around NSW. The aim of the tour will be to demonstrate why the future is bright in AWF, and further exemplify why AWF continues to lead the way in all Australian wrestling. The tour will start with 3 dates being Mount Druitt, Minto and Fairy Meadow and will feature extra dates to be announced shortly.
- Commonwealth Champion Powerhouse Theo will be seen in the initial main event spots at the Rise Up Tour as he will face New Zealand’s top rising star Vinny Dunn on 24 July at Mt Druitt PCYC, and then Kid Dynamite on 25 July and Steve Ravenous on 26 July. Theo is considered the hottest commodity in Australia today, and has recently defeated internationals such as Roger Ventura of NZ and Nosawa Rongai of Japan. Theo’s work ethic and attitude is a personification of what the Rise Up Tour will be all about.
- AWF at Supanova Conventions in Sydney and Perth were once again fantastic showings of why AWF action is the best in the country and it’s rising stars are leading the way.
In Sydney AWF School of Pro-Wrestling graduate Ben Coles took out the Supa Tournament defeating the much more experienced Steve Ravenous in the final. After victory Coles stated that he chose the Young Lion’s Championship as the Title he would go after due to the win, and would do his best to defeat Bathory at Mt Druitt on 24 July and bring honour to the Championship.
Elsewhere in Sydney Twilight movie star Rachelle Lafevre got involved in the action helping Jason Dacey to a victory in a non title bout against Zander Bathory. View here for a clip of the action .
Perth too saw some great action as the Supa Tournament final pitted “International Wrestling Star” Erico facing his rival “The Shark”, with the Shark prevailing after a little help from friend TNT. The finale saw Erico whacked by TNT’s Australasian Title which lead to a Shark superkick and the win. Shark has a title shot up his sleeve at any AWF title for the future.
In all AWF had a great time as part of Supanova this year and thanks organizers for having AWF on board again, and looks forward to next years events.

- The Freakshow has added a new member who goes by the name Rigor Mortis. The strange cross painted competitor debuted as Toxin’s tag team partner in non title action at Supanova and made quite an impression despite being distracted often and occasionally breaking into prayers of sort. It will be interesting to see what impact he will have as the newest member of the growing “Freakshow”.

- AWF Australasian Champion TNT saw his surgeon on 6 July and was advised that he could begin rehabbing his shoulder effectively immediately and can hold off an operation at this stage. TNT will look to return to in ring competeition in a few months and a decision on the AWF Australasian Title status will be forthcoming.
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.
- Zander Bathory’s Young Lion’s Championship reign continues, with the evil vampire continuing to do whatever it takes to keep the title. His recent coming together with the former Shazza McKenzie has transformed her into Chantelle Bathory, and the two have formed an alliance that seemingly is hell bent on keeping The Freakshow in the AWF Championship scene.
- AWF supporter of the Year for 2008 Neil Wells has put together a fantastic new AWF fansite at that all AWF enthusiasts should check out. Neil is one of our most passionate supporters and we could definitely do with more like him who take the initiative to help spread the good word of the AWF.

- Speaking of spreading the word, now more than ever we need your help. We are looking for dedicated and reliable soldiers to join our AWF Street Team. Help distribute live event materials and become part of the AWF Crew. Members gain access to AWF events and special privileges. Call 0410 691 377 or email and become involved.

- If you are interested in joining the AWF School of Pro-Wrestling and taking the correct steps to becoming a highly skilled pro-wrestler, application for the Spring Semester (5 Sept • 28 November) are being accepted now. Visit for course details and email for an application form.
- 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)
To purchase via direct transfer please send email with address and order details and we will send transfer details.
Or via chq or money order to:
AWF Wrestling
PO Box 473,
Plumpton, NSW, 2761
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. $30.

- Thanks for your support of AWF, & hope to see you at the upcoming Rise Up events! Tell your friends about AWF and spread this news update. Better still join our email list at . Become involved and let's continue to make AWF grow each month in 2009!