AWF NEWSWIRE SUMMER 2010 - Australasian Wrestling Federation
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23rd January 2010

AWF NEWSWIRE SUMMER 2010

- 2009 was a good year in wrestling for AWF with many shows and fans being entertained across Australia. New talent was groomed, and many stepped up. AWF would like to thank its fans world wide for their continued interest and support during the year.

The AWF 2009 Year Awards are as follows:

Match of the Year: TNT Vs Il Cognito Steel Cage Match (18 April, 2009)
Wrestler of the Year: Powerhouse Theo
Tag Team of the Year: The Gosford Giddyups
Most Popular: Iron Jay Coles
Most Hated: Massive Q
Rookie of the Year: "Mint Condition" Mick Moretti
Future Prospect: Tama Williams
Supporter of the Year: Alex Kelly

- As the new year rolls in the focus shifts to the huge Best of the Best year opener event scheduled for Panthers on Friday 15 January. After a tournament spanning the second half of 2009, the final for the Australasian Championship will finally take place, with Iron Jay Coles & Massive Q meeting in the final in what will be the biggest bout of both men's careers. Also featuring on the show will be a 4 man tournament with Blakestone (NSW), Obie Cartel (Qld), Mark Hilton (NSW) & Krackerjack (VIC), plus all other AWF Championships being defended. This will be a show not to be missed and will set the tone for 2010 events. Book now at Panthers Penrith.

- AWF will return to Adelaide, South Australia from 19-21 February to take part in the Adelaide Fringe Festival. The festival brings Adelaide alive during February, and with AWF in town it will be even more exciting as we present WrestleRage over 3 big nights. As part of the shows international wrestler extraordinaire, Dragon Gate&ROH favourite El Generico will be in town, plus NZ's Mana The Polynesian Warrior, TNT, Iron Jay and more of AWF's best. Book from Jan 9 at http://www.adelaidefringe.com.au/

- Obie Cartel of Queensland will make his AWF debut the weekend of 15 & 16 January. Obie was impressive at the TNA media day in Sydney in mid 09, and says he is coming to AWF to prove he is "The Best" in Australia. Be on hand at Panthers to see if Queensland's best can defeat one of NSW's best, Blakestone.

- "Iron Bone" of Africa will look to invade AWF rings in January. The mysterious Iron Bone is a many time African Heavyweight Champion and has been keen to compete in AWF for sometime. His impressive background has granted him a Commonwealth Championship bout Vs Powerhouse Theo at Panthers on 15 Jan, and he will also be on hand on the 16th at The Cube. "Iron Bone" says he will win the Commonwealth Belt and represent his people as a real champion.

- AWF is excited to be appearing as part of Supanova Pop Culture Expo events in April, 2010. 10 & 11 April will see Brisbane & 17 & 18 April will host Melbourne events, plus June will see Sydney and Perth spectaculars. Past years Supanova's have been fun filled weekends, with great AWF action being some of the highlights, so be sure to mark the events on your 2010 calendar! Visit www.supanova.com.au for up to date info on pop culture stars that will be on hand.

- AWF School of Pro-Wrestling at Minto, NSW is starting it's next Beginners Course on 6 March, 2010,so if you have been considering taking the correct steps to becoming a highly skilled pro-wrestler, applications for the Autumn Semester (March - May) are available now and should be returned asap. Visit http://www.awfwrestling.com.au/awfschool.php for course details and email info@awfwrestling.com.au for an application form.

- TNT will return to action in 2009 in a limited capacity while he continues to rehabilitate injuries. He is scheduled to wrestle on 18 Jan in Adelaide for HRPW Reborn Tour, then will appear in Adelaide on 23 January Vs Ahmed Iblis (along with AWF's Iron Jay Vs Rocky Manero) at the AWS event. TNT says "I will also be at upcoming AWF January events, watching what goes down, so I'll definitely be around. I want to ensure that my shoulder is good so I can be at 100% again soon. Thank you to all the fans of AWF who have given me support in 2009. I truly appreciate it. I want 2010 to end up being a great year. We deserve it! "

- Get well wishes go to Max Comic, who has an injured humorous and will be out of action till approx April.

- Rigga Mortis will return to in ring action in early 2009 after suffering a broken leg in October.

- Former AWF Tag Team Champion Rob "The Scientist" is in the USA until March for further training with Booker T and match opportunities.

- AWF is on Facebook. Make sure you visit & join our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/AWF-Australasian-Wrestling-Federation/112480879521 to get more of the latest from AWF. Interact with AWF and many of our wrestlers and get the latest info.

- There will be many new AWF DVD releases in January. Please see the AWF website in coming weeks for new titles.
Available now:
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
AWF PsychoticSlam Sydney, 18 April, 09 - $25
AWF Break Out @ Mt Druitt, 25 Sept, 09 - $20
AWF Break Out @ The Cube, 9 Oct, 09 - $20
AWF Break Out @ Wallsend, 10 Oct, 09 - $20
AWF Break Out @ The Cube, 11 Oct, 09 - $20
Coming Soon: Best of AWF in 2009

To order send a cheque or money order to AWF Wrestling: PO Box 473, Plumpton, NSW, 2761. (Add $5 postage per order in Aust, $15 International) or by Paypal at awftnt@three.com.au

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

- Thanks for your support of AWF, & hope to see you at the upcoming Summer events! Tell your friends about AWF and spread this news update. Become involved and let's continue to make AWF grow each month in 2010!


See you at the matches!