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AFRICA WRESTLING PROUD PRESENTS HOUSE OF PAIN 8TH AUGUST 2014
Why should you care? Well, the AWA House of Pain event is one of the largest wrestling shows in South Africa and we’d like to celebrate this fact by rewarding our fans with a star-studded line-up and the best grappling in the land. So here it is, the AWA’s usual brand of chaos in raw format.
TAG BOUT DEBUTS NEW BRAWLERS
The School of Hard Knocks has churned out two more up-and-comers, in the shape of The Prince and Falcon. They have teamed up with AWA stalwart, Miss Gorgeous, and will be facing the more seasoned alliance of Max the Body, El Marco and Little Hillbilly. Will experience outweigh exuberance? Or will the young pups overcome the complacent veterans?
SA CRUISERWEIGHT CHALLENGE
The gauntlet was recently thrown at the feet of current Cruiserweight Champ, Johnny Palazzio by the man on an enviable winning streak, Mr Money. The Kwazulu Natal local has had a tremendous run of successes overcoming some exceptionally skilled fighters in the process. Will his luck have any effect on the Italian’s more maverick approach to wrestling or will Palazzio prevail once again.
NUMBER ONE CONTENDER
The quest for Cruiserweight gold doesn’t stop with these two. Vinnie Vegas will be facing Ed Electric for the esteemed honour of being next in line to contend for the title. These are two established AWA mat masters, well-rounded and hungry for a win. Vinnie arguably wants it more having just lost the title to Palazzio but you can’t count either one out till the bell tolls.
BIG MYSTERY MATCH-UP
In a fit of overconfidence the Missing Link, all new Africa Heavyweight Champion, has put out an open challenge to anyone and everyone at the AWA. His opponent has been chosen but will only be announced on the night of the bout so don’t miss the reveal. The only question now is will the Link be missing his shiny new belt at the end of the night.
A FITTING FINALE, THE CARS INCORPORATED BATTLE ROYALE
It’s our biggest bout of the night and one of the largest Battle Royales that the AWA has had the privilege of hosting in recent years. A whopping 23 wrestlers will enter the ring with only the last man standing to win the Cars Incorporated Battle Royale trophy as well as the Golden Ticket that allows them to challenge anyone for any title in any sort of match.
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THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS IS NOW ACCEPTING ADMISSIONS
The AWA training centre has thrown open its doors to all over the age of 16 years old. ‘We don’t discriminate, we take anyone and everyone in,’ says Shaun Koen, founder of the Africa Wrestling Alliance. It’s true. The organization welcomes both boys and girls, men and women, any colour or religion. ‘The benefits of our style of training are numerous; you don’t need to aspire to be one of our athletes in order to train.’
With its boot-camp style of fitness, members of the AWA Training School receive excellent cardiovascular training in combination with learning the basics of grappling, which is a form of self defense. Wrestling is also a great team sport, so serves as a nurturing environment high in camaraderie and teamwork. ‘It’s like being part of a new family,’ adds Shaun. Sure, if a somewhat overactive one. In truth, despite the high-impact, no holds-barred aesthetic, the reality about wrestling training is that it’s really just good clean fun.
Something for the ladies – The AWA recently opened up an exclusive ‘Diva’ division, targeting like-minded women who would like to cultivate their skills in the ring. Again, levels of aspiration are dependent on the athlete and what goals they have in the realm of wrestling.
Toughening up – Are you an ex-rugby player, gymnast or body builder? Maybe your sporting career has been more intense? Looking to try something new? Maybe take your body to a new limit or your fitness in a new direction. Do you think you have what it takes to be a fully-fledged wrestler?
No experience needed. We can train from a grassroots level all the way to professional if you are committed to the journey.
If you would like to join the AWA School of Hard Knocks training camp, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 082 456 0792 (office hours) and we’ll set you down the path to wrestling glory and physical fitness.