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Coca-Cola Royal Rumble #HOPDEC16

Posted by Africa Wrestling On December - 14 - 2016

20 men entered, and Sammy Swiegers emerged victorious in this ultimate display of the AWA.

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Shaun Koen vs Missing Link #HOPDEC16

Posted by Africa Wrestling On December - 14 - 2016

It was an epic throw down between these giants of the ring, with the title eventually going to Shaun Koen.

Photos by Shaun Laishley

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Merry Xmas from the AWA

Posted by Africa Wrestling On December - 14 - 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the AWA. Travel safely and enjoy the festive season with your loved ones.

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Watch the House of Pain!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On December - 14 - 2016

Got Coke? Watch wrestling.

Posted by Africa Wrestling On November - 23 - 2016

AWA’s flagship brawl, the 22-man Royal Rumble is proudly brought to you by Coca-Cola.

Date: 6th December 2016

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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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House of Pain is here!

Posted by Africa Wrestling On July - 22 - 2016

AWA House of Pain – Parow Civic | Monday 8th August

Soon the Parow Civic Centre will reverberate once again with the thunder and spectacle of the AWA House of Pain. It’s the country’s premiere wrestling event hosted by Cape Town’s oldest wrestling organisation, star-studded with the finest athletes in the land. The likes of Shaun Koen, The Oz, Johnny Palazzio, Ed Electric and Freak Show will throw down in this epic show in a series of one-on-one and tag bouts before culminating in the flagship match, the 22-Man Battle Royale. The idea is simple, 22 men enter the squared circle but through a process of elimination over the top rope only one will walk away, victorious. This lucky master of the mat will also walk away with the much coveted AWA Golden Ticket. This will entitle this ‘last man standing’ to challenge anyone in the AWA for their title. Absolutely anyone, anytime – at their request. See the appeal in that? Palazzio, who is the current ticket-holder certainly does, as he could still cash it in on the night of the House of Pain, so watch out.

Throwing their collective hats into the ring will be six new wrestlers making their debut, products of the AWA School of Hard Knocks training camp. Do any of them have what it takes to stage an upset and leave with the Golden Ticket? Stranger things have happened, but stalwarts and ex-champions such as Vinnie Vegas, El-Marco and Mr Money will surely have something to say about that.

Come for a great night’s entertainment, bring your family or just your partner and stay as late as you like because the next day is Woman’s Day – how convenient is that?

Tickets are available at the door or else you can book at 082 456-0792 Prices begin at R50 for unreserved seating and R80 for reserved.

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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
Phone Bookings: 082 747 5726
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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.


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?


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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