AWF NEWSWIRE JANUARY, 2014 - Australasian Wrestling Federation
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1st January 2014

2014 is upon us, and AWF is excited for the year ahead. Many shows will run this year, there are new local talents rising up, and international guests lining up. New projects are also in the works, and wrestling school trainees are working hard. It is set to be a good year of pro-wrestling in AWF.

2013 AWF Year Awards
Wrestler of the Year: Iron Ben Coles
Coles held the AWF Championship for 3 years until finally being beaten by Jay Law in October. A true milestone and exceptional length to hold any title.
Tag Team Of The Year: Beasts Of The Colosseum - Dean Draven & Gladiator Apollo
Defeated Elite Tag Team of Falco & Linstrom in record time at AussieMania 2 on 29 June, 2012 and remained Champions for all of 2013. A solid year of teaming, and in addition Apollo also won December's OJ Fitzpatrick Cup Tournament.
Match Of The Year: Jay Law Vs Iron Ben Coles - PsychoticSlam 2013 (12 Oct, 13)
Jay Law ends Iron Ben Coles reign as AWF Australasian Champion by pinning him with a powerbomb in a near 20 minute bout to become the new AWF Australasian Champion.
Future Prospect: Saxon Bruce
Saxon Bruce debuted as Jack Tasman's partner on 12 October after training hard for 2 years at the AWF School of Pro-Wrestling. Moves well for a big man, and will be interesting to see if he can make his presence felt and make an impact in 2014.

AWF On Demand
AWF On Demand will launch with some initial content to premier in the coming weeks!
The site will contain full shows and bouts from AWF's video library. Many bouts will be added and edited that have never been available before.
Tell us what shows and bouts you would like to see from AWF's events! Email info@awfwrestling.com.au
Pricing will see recent events at $15, Older events will be $10 and Individual Bouts $2/$3.
AWF hopes we can raise extra revenue via this platform to host better live events and help subsidise future talent.
More details to be announced soon. Stay tuned!

AWF Championship News
- The AWF Young Lion's Championship has been vacated as Magnum Holmes has disappeared from action and hasn't defended the championship in 90 days. A new champion will be crowned later in 2014 once a stellar field of under 25 competitors is established.
- Mighty Mel became the Australian Women's Champion on 12 October defeating Rachel Rose. Congrats to Mighty Mel for all of her work with AWF over many years, and for being a good ambassador for the company.
- Rumours are abound that there may be troubles in the AWF Tag Team Champions ranks of the Beasts of the Colosseum after Apollo defeated partner Draven to win the OJ Fitzpatrick Memorial Cup at Year End Extravaganza on 7 December, 2013. Apollo made it clear that he had intentions for more glory than the tag titles and would be going after other belts in AWF if possible in 2014.
- Commonwealth Champion Blakestone has the challengers lining up, and after being turned down as Blakestone's manager, "Lord" Mark Williamson is on a mission to send competitors from around Australia to defeat the Commonwealth Champion. After Blakestone abolished South Australia's Grimm, Williamson and new charge Massive Q attacked the Champion, and have set the stage for a huge Title bout at Parramatta on 1 Feb, 2014. Feud build up can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiaPadXQvKg
- Jay Law is the new Australasian Champion and has the best wrestlers from around the world petitioning for title shots. After escaping TNT at Year End Extravaganza on 7 December via disqualification in his first title defence, Law will make his second defence against the number 1 contender at Windsor Wrestlefest on 22 February. It will be interesting to see if Law can be a dominant champion in AWF. Jay Law makes a statement here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D05mz4Ws_1g

The Detonation Crew Explodes!
After much miscommunication in 2013, and tensions perhaps stemming back from PsychoticSlam 2012, TNT attacked Iron Ben Coles post misfires at Year End Extravaganza events that cost TNT losses to Michael Elgin of Canada, and a disqualification loss to Jay Law on the verge of winning the Australasian Championship. As a result of the attack TNT injured Iron Ben's right arm, and Coles went to the hospital and required surgery, and will miss AWF events in early 2014.
TNT and Coles are no doubt headed for a collision in 2014 once Coles recovers from the brutal attack causing bicep surgery.
Footage of the events can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=547Q61gqlYc

AWF @ Supanova Pop Culture Conventions in 2014
AWF is proud and excited to announce that it will be once again part of the 2014 Supanova Pop Culture Expo around Australia in 2014.
AWF & Supanova have been a great tag team for many years now, and it is our absolute pleasure being associated and part of the convention yearly as it has grown. AWF thanks the Supanova team for having AWF Wrestling on board again.
AWF would also like to think all our fans and affiliates across Australia who have made these events so fun and successful.
Looking forward to a great 2014 at Supanova events! Be sure to catch us across Australia in 2014!

GOLD COAST 2014
April 4-6
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

MELBOURNE 2014
April 11-13
Melbourne Showgrounds

SYDNEY 2014
June 13-15
Sydney Showground, Olympic Park

PERTH 2014
June 20-22
Claremont Showgrounds

ADELAIDE 2014
November 21-23
Adelaide Showground

BRISBANE 2014
November 28-30
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

www.supanova.com.au

New Talent to Start in AWF in 2014
AWF is excited to have many new faces from around Australia debut at February Fight Club.
A list of competitors includes Benny Factor (VIC), Jake Nova (QLD) Seth Maxx (VIC), and Tyson Gibbs (NSW). Be on hand at Parramatta RSL on Sat 1 Feb to see who will make an impact and be successful in their debut AWF NSW events. Tickets available now at: http://www.awfwrestling.com.au/item/99/AWF+February+Fight+Club+Tickets.htm
In addition to these new potential breakout stars, a handful of students from the AWF School of Pro-Wrestling will be making in ring debuts in February. Be on hand at Parramatta and Windsor to be part of these surprises.
Other wrestlers who will compete in AWF from around Australia in the first half of 2014 include Gabriel Wolfe, Cadman Turner, Mad Dog Mcrea, Vixen, Jade Diamond, Mad Turk Hussain and more to be announced.
It will be interesting to see who can rise to the top of AWF in 2014 and break away from the crowd.
You can check out some of the new talents on the AWF Website profile page at http://www.awfwrestling.com.au/roster/index.htm

Windsor Wrestling Arena
AWF now has the use of our very own facility for live events and specialty training in Windsor, NSW.
The first events at the venue where held in December, being a large attendance for a Michael Elgin wrestling seminar, and two nights of live events for Year End Extravaganza.
AWF will return to the venue on Sat 22 February for Windsor Wrestlefest, and the venue will also host special AWF group training sessions and TNT private wrestling sessions.
AWF @ The Metro Lair
Sat 15 March AWF will return to Sydney city's hear in George Street's Metro to see AWF showcase with an 18's Plus event that is set to rock the city. On the same night after the Wrestling in the Metro Theatre will be the world famous Suicide Girls Burlesque event, so make a wild night of it!
Details and tickets for the AWF @ The Metro Lair event will be available soon at www.awfwrestling.com.au and http://www.metrotheatre.com.au/events/metro

AWF DVD Releases
PSYCHOTICSLAM 2013 DVD NOW AVAILABLE FROM AWF WEBSITE STORE!
Purchase now to see the AWF Australasian Championship Title Change between Iron Ben Coles and Jay Law, Jack Tasman's retirement, Commonwealth Title War with Blakestone Vs Grimm, The Australian Ladies Title decided, Mark Williamson making an impact and more great action!
PsychoticSlam 2013
Parramatta RSL, Parramatta NSW, Australia
12 October, 2013
The Card:
Mark Williamson returns!, The Illusionist Vs Masive Q, Australian Women's Title: Mighty Mel Vs Rachel Rose, Commonwealth Title: Blakestone Vs Grimm, AWF Tag Team Title Bout: Jack Tasman & Saxon Bruce Vs Beasts Of The Colosseum, AWF Australasian Title Bout: Jay Law Vs Iron Ben Coles
Running Time: 2 hours
$20 In Australia, $25 International - Plus P&H
Order at AWF Website Now via Paypal: http://www.awfwrestling.com.au/item/97/PsychoticSlam+2013.htm

TNT Vol 1. DVD: Watch Me Explode DVD NOW AVAILABLE FROM AWF WEBSITE STORE!
DVD includes some of TNT's most requested and memorable bouts!
TNT Volume 1: Watch Me Explode
Match Listing:
TNT Vs Cima, TNT Vs Steve Corino, TNT Vs Daniel Bryan, TNT Vs Austin Aries, TNT Vs Xpac, TNT Vs Il Cognito, TNT On Starspace
Running Time: 2 hours
$20 In Australia, $25 International - Plus delivery
TNT says "Thank you for your support of this project and I hope you can add TNT Vol 1: Watch Me Explode to your DVD collection."
Purchase from AWF Website Via Paypal here: http://www.awfwrestling.com.au/item/96/TNT+Vol+1%3A+Watch+Me+Explode.htm
TNT: Watch Me Explode! DVD Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17D7v9I--tg
AWF thanks its fans for the support of these DVD releases.

Upcoming releases in coming weeks will include Year End Extravaganza 2013 Night 1 & 2, and Supanova 2013. Stay tuned at http://www.awfwrestling.com.au/store/index.htm for these and more new AWF DVD releases.

Visit AWF's World Wide Friends

AWF has many friends and affiliations around the world, and here are some new friends from the UK to check out!
Pro-Wrestling:EVE is a European all-female professional wrestling promotion. Downloads featuring former star's of WWE,TNA also the very best female talent in the world. http://store.payloadz.com/results/results.aspx?m=234573
Future Pro Wrestling : DVD's, Featuring Colt Cabana,Doug Williams and The Bravado Brothers also featuring the best talent the UK has to offer http://www.fpwuk.com/shop-tickets/

Also head over to http://www.rohwrestling.com/ to check out the latest from Ring Of Honor in the USA, and keep up to date with what recent AWF touring competitor "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin is up to.

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Let's have a great 2014!
Best energy from the AWF Team

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