SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS ILLUSTRIOUS SCHOOL OF WRESTLING NOW OPENS TO THE PUBLIC!
The AWA (Africa Wrestling Alliance) has officially opened its doors to you! We are welcoming all those that have aspired to physical greatness. Whether your darkest deepest desires have been to be moulded as a high-flying, hip-tossing wrestler, or something more conventional such as a top-performing rugby player, gymnast or bodybuilder, the AWA School delivers the knowledge gained from its 23 years of experience. Bookkeepers, librarians, meat packers or train drivers, we don’t discriminate. If you’re just a regular guy or girl, don’t hesitate to contact us so that together we can make your dreams come true at the AWA Wrestling’s TRAINING school.

BECOME A NAME IN THE BIG WORLD OF WRESTLING LIKE SA`S FAVORITES LIKE JAN WILKINS; TARZAN JACOBS; DANIE VOGUS AND MANY MORE LOCAL STARS!
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON ON THE TRAINING MAT! CONTACT: SHAUN KOEN ON 082 456-0792 OR ON TRAINING@AWFWRESTLE.COM

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Coca Cola Royal Rumble 2016 is here!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On November - 23 - 2016

House of Pain / Coca-Cola Royal Rumble – December 6th 2016
The final House of Pain of 2016 has arrived and with it the Coca-Cola Royal Rumble! This is the big one folks, with over 20 of the country’s finest athletes competing for bragging rights and the spoils! And that includes the All Africa Heavyweight Championship belt.

Coca-Cola Royal Rumble
22 men enter the ring, who will emerge victorious? The Freakshow was last year’s winner and managed to hold onto the title up until now. Does he have what it takes to retain the belt for another year? There are 21 challengers who think they have a shot at walking out there with the Royal Rumble belt around their waist so The Freakshow is going to have his work cut out for him, but if anyone has the grappling skills to fight off the horde it’s him.

All Africa Heavyweight Championship
Crowd favourites such as Johnny Palazzio, Mr Money and The Oz will be battling in the squared circle while Shaun Koen will be taking on the Missing Link for the heavyweight title. That’s a winning streak almost two years long but this might be the night that Shaun Koen finally wrestles the title from the Link. Nobody thus far has managed to get close to defeating The Missing Link, the most feared wrestler in South Africa. Can Shaun Koen, South Africa’s most loved wrestler topple him once and for all?

Will you be there to see who the new Royal Rumble and All Africa Heavyweight Champion is? Don’t miss out.

Tickets are available by phoning 0824560792 or at the box office on the night from 6:30pm on the night. Prices range from R50.00 unreserved seats to R80.00 for the reserved seats.

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Breaking News – watch this space!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On July - 21 - 2016

RIP: Jan Skull de Beer

Posted by Africa Wrestling On May - 11 - 2016

The AWA salutes a fallen comrade, Jan de Beer better known as the Skull. We offer our sincerest condolences to his families and friends.

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Big Top Wrestle Rumble

Posted by Africa Wrestling On April - 11 - 2016

AWA in conjunction with the McLaren Circus are bringing pro-wrestling to the people of Mitchells Plain on Tuesday 3rd May 2016.

That’s right – we’re taking our finest wrestling athletes along to enthral the locals. Heavy-hitters such as the All Africa Heavy Weight Champion – The Missing Link, Johnny Palazzio, The Oz, Vinnie Vegas and the Freak Show will be representing and that means plenty of action and drama. That’s all the punches, all the kicks and more. The night will culminate in a 14-man (maybe more, watch this space!) Battle Royale where the best of Cape Town’s wrestling talent will converge in the squared circle. Don’t miss the chance to see our star-studded line-up and the best grappling in the land.

Venue: McLaren Big Top Circus Tent, Portlands Primary, Mitchells Plain
Admission: R80 per ticket – ticket office open daily on show days at 10am
Website: www.mclarencircus.co.za
Phone Bookings: 082 747 5726
E-Mail Bookings: bookings@mclarencircus.co.za

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House of Pain is here!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On April - 4 - 2016

House of Pain 2016

Freedom Fight! The Parow Civic Centre plays host once again to the Africa Wrestling Alliance’s flagship bust-up, the House of Pain. This celebratory wrestling event sees South Africa’s top athletes compete in back-to-back bouts, one-on-one match-ups and ring-rumbling tag-team battles.

TITLE SHOTS

El-Marco will be defending the lightweight title that he won in December when he beat The Hillbilly and Devon Shooter in a Triple-Threat match. Who will get the opportunity to wrestle this coveted belt from El-Marco’s hands?

Cruiserweight champ, Ed Electric has managed to retain his title for 18 months straight – will this House of Pain mark the day he succumbs to a more skilled wrestler? And if so, will he put up a fight?

HEAVY HITTERS

Watch as heavyweights such as Missing Link, Johnny Palazzio, Shaun Koen, Freak Show and The Oz go head-to-head in ground-shaking bouts.

This House of Pain will also mark the debut of two new combatants, Jay Cooper and Mike Zander. One thinks he’s a model and the other thinks he is the greatest gift to the sport of wrestling. Watch as the AWA stalwarts put them both in their place!

So feel free to stay out late with us at this year’s first House of Pain event – the next day is Freedom Day! Watch this space for more updates on this exciting event.

Ticket Prices: R80 All reserved | R50 All unreserved

Enquiries: 082 456-0792

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House of Pain 2016

Posted by Africa Wrestling On February - 2 - 2016

House of Pain

It’s here at last, the first House of Pain of 2016!

That’s right, you can expect all the melee and carnage from your favourite wrestlers come 26 April at the Parow Civic Centre. Don’t miss this one, folks!

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House of Pain 2016!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On January - 18 - 2016
House of Pain 2016

House of Pain 2016

It’s coming – watch this space!

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Training resumes

Posted by Africa Wrestling On January - 19 - 2015

The AWA’s School of Hard Knocks reopens on Tuesday 20th January 2015 so pull in if you think you have what it takes to join the ranks of the Cape’s wrestling elite. All you need is to be older than 16 years, and willing to prove yourself on the mat.

Contact Shaun Koen on 082 456-0792 to become a AWA superstar!

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We salute Nelson Mandela

Posted by Africa Wrestling On December - 12 - 2013

The AWA are fiercely patriotic, so naturally it saddens us greatly to lose this great man, an icon of freedom and indeed our land. But we will continue to celebrate his fighting spirit.

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From NERD to WRESTLER

Posted by Africa Wrestling On September - 22 - 2013

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FROM NERD TO WRESTLER

VINNIE The One Man Show VEGAS

The current Cruiserweight Champion Vinnie Vegas, who has been branded by many as being pound-for-pound the best wrestler in SA, is set to face longtime rival the “Italian Stallion” Johnny Palazzio in the main event on the September 30th at Parow Civic Center. Known as “The House Of Pain”, Parow Civic Center has been the AWA’s battle home ground for many years, hosting some of SA wrestlings best matches. The self-proclaimed “One Man Show”, Vinnie is no stranger to success at “The House of Pain”. Success, however, has never come easy.

Now residing in Athlone, Vinnie grew up in Mitchell’s Plain surrounded by many bad influences such as crime and gangsterism. Encouraged from an early by his parents to stay on the straight and narrow path by working hard while encompassing a strong sense of morals and discipline, Vinnie matriculated from Mondale Secondary School and went on to complete his National Diploma of Information Technology at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. As a youngster, Vinnie was an introvert, spending most of his time reading comic books and playing video games. A nerd by definition. It was also at this early age that he became captivated by the larger than life spectacle that is professional wrestling. Collecting all kinds of wrestling memorabilia such as magazines, posters and action figures, Vegas had discovered he had a passion for the squared circle action. Finding inspiration in wrestling heroes and role models, he would also harbor a dream of one day competing in a wrestling ring. Many would mock that dream as Vinnie was but a scrawny kid, but he would not be deterred and thus, after completing his studies, he contact Shaun Koen and the AWA in March 2004.

Still, having never competed in sports at school level, Vegas initially struggled with athletic aspect of wrestling but stayed determined by never losing sight of his goal by mastering the technical aspects.

His hard work would soon pay off as he would get to make dream come true with his wrestling debut in August 2005 against William McQueen. But with dreams accomplished, new goals arise and championship glory was in “The One Man Show’s” sights. An opportunity would eventually come when Vinnie competed against fellow challenger William McQueen and then-champion Johnny Palazzio in the first ever ladder match in June 2007. And even though he would not attain victory on that night, Vegas would continue to press forward by competing and perfecting his craft. He studied many matches from all over globe including America, Europe and Japan, and incorporated many of their styles into his own. It had also expanded his arsenal of wrestling moves to a unique collection that continue to “wow” audiences at every show. Trademark moves such as his “Raging Storm”, super kick and flying elbow are not only used to inflict pain onto his opponents, but would soon bring in championship gold. And his first championship success would eventually come in December 2009, by winning the Coca Cola Royal Rumble title when he eliminated 25 members of the AWA roster in a single match. Happy, but with a hunger not yet satisfied, Vinnie continued to focus on winning the Cruiserweight title. He would then receive another opportunity for the title against the then-champion Mr. Money, one year later. This time, a seasoned and more experienced Vinnie Vegas accomplished his goal and became the AWA Cruiserweight champion.

Since then, he has become a 2-time Cruiserweight champion and thanks to wrestling, he has traveled and competed all over South Africa, including in Swaziland. These days, Vinnie has new goals and dreams. When asked, he says that as the current champion and a near 10 year veteran, he’s current goal is to be a role model to not only the fans but to the new up and coming wrestlers that he helps train at the AWA HardKnocks Academy. He also looks forward to competing at the “House Of Pain” on September 30th. When asked for a quote, he said: “It’s another one for the bucket list. Another goal. To defend a championship in the main event of the “House of Pain”. Not many wrestlers can stake that claim. I’ve prided myself of being a “genius of hard work” and getting this opportunity proves that when you set your mind on something you want, you can accomplish it!”

You can see Vinnie Vegas, Johnny Palazzio, Shaun Koen, AWA Heavyweight Champion The Oz and the rest of the AWA roster compete on September 30th at Parow Civic. As well as on October 5th in Kraaifontein at the Grand opening of Allies Meats on Old Paarl road where the wrestling will be no cover charge at the “Parking Lot Brawl”.

For all your enquires and Bookings contact Shaun Koen on 082 4560792

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