The AWA shook the Parow Civic all the way to the rafters with its ultimate House of Pain event, not to mention the curtain closer Royal Rumble brawl!
Ed-Electric managed to beat newcomer, El Marco, in a closely contested battle. The rookie managed to hold his own for most of the match but ultimately succumbed to the more experienced Ed-Electric.
Miss Gorgeous lost spectacularly to the MMA fighter, Sammy Swiegers. Swiegers was sent into a rage after being kissed by his exuberant rival, who he then eliminated with an unceremonious tap-out.
Little Hillbilly had to surrender his Towbars Cape Lightweight title to Zaheer Bayat. Seems the aerial tactician was employing too many of his acrobatic tricks and after one backfired, Bayat was able to capitalise and take the win.
The four way elimination round for the SA Cruiserweight title proved to be very exciting. Max the Body was first to be eliminated followed by young David Finlay. Thereafter Vinnie Vegas, the title holder, and Johnny Palazzio got into a tussle that ended with both men pinned simultaneously. Vegas retains his title by default, much to Palazzio dismay.
The Oz managed to hold onto his title against a vicious challenge from the Missing Link. It wasn’t without complication, as outside interference from Von Steele saw the Link unfairly pinned. By holding Link’s legs and assisting in a pin, Von Steele has invoked the full wrath of the Missing Link. So while the Oz will walk away with his All Africa Heavyweight title, a new gauntlet has been thrown down. Missing Link wants to face both of the men in a two against one bout.
The Royal Rumble remained a controversial affair. Last year’s winner, Von Steele, was the first man in. In a tremendous display of will power and tenacity, he managed to outlast every other fighter save for one, Miss Gorgeous. The two of them were the last to share the squared circle, but ultimately it was the Gorgeous one that hailed victorious after a ‘French Kiss’ attack. Von Steele will never be the same again. Miss Gorgeous is your new King of the Royal Rumble. Or is that queen? Also impressive was the display put on by the latest AWA wrestling talent, a sign of great things to come.
See you at the next AWA event!