Saturday, April 30, 2011
- "Firefly" Felix Young def. Elliot Forbes in 10:00
- Avalanche def. "Mad" Mike Massive in 6:46
- Jake Paragon def. "Mr. Attitude" Aston Crude in 11:24
- The Wraith def. Dan Steel in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match in 10:58
- Crazy Train def. SHWA Golden Hardcore Shovel Champion, Jimmy Jamal Jenkins in a Non-Title Handcuff Match in 10:39
- SHWA Champion, Jarrad Slate went to a No Contest with Crimson Lightning in a Non-Title Submission Match in 2:03 when The Steel Kings and Avalanche interfered
- Jarrad Slate, The Wraith & Crimson Lightning def. Jimmy Jamal Jenkins, Dan Steel & Avalanche in a Street Fight in 8:21
- Jay Taylor & AZ Vegara def. Ryan Dangerfield & Brett Foxx
- "Shotgun" Tyler Jacobs def. Scotty Ryan
- "Shotgun" Tyler Jacobs & Chris Vice went to a double countout
- Alex Kingston def. Leo Pratt
- "Shotgun" Tyler Jacobs def. Chris Vice
- Team Allstar & Davis Storm def. The Brothers Schmidt & "The Future" Dan Moore
- EPW Champion, Marcius Pitt def. Bobby Marshall in a Non-Title Match
Saturday, April 23, 2011
One half of the voices of Explosive Pro Wrestling, and the two time WPW Commentator of the Year, Mean Dean Olsen brings WPW all the latest on the EPW scene.
It’s time for The Mean Scene yet again and WOW, Explosive Pro Wrestling’s historic show Midday Mayhem did not disappoint, what an amazing display of how exciting the future of EPW is looking. It was the first EPW afternoon show in 10 years and dare I say it was worth the wait. With fantastic, face paced action from start to finish and a few surprises too, it was an event that was not to be missed.
We started things off with a three way to find a new number 1 contender for Tyler Jacobs’ EPW Hardcore Championship. It was Alex Kingston, Dan Moore and Chase Griffin battling it out in a match with risks taken, skateboards and trashcan’s used as weapons. Chase in the end won the match, then Jacobs came out and beat down Dan and told Chase at Evolution the Hardcore title match would be a Chain Match.
Jamie Jurah next, made short work of Barry Schmidt. Bombarding him with stiff kicks and doing away with Barry, after the match Jurah told the EPW board of directors that he wants bigger matches and better competition in the future. Time will tell how this works out for Jurah.
Tag team action was next as the exciting team of Brett Foxx and Adam Banks were up against The Blackest Hour. Adrian Priest and Dorian had to try and get past the quick unpredictable offence of there opponents but thanks to Rick Sanders and a handful of powder, The Blackest Hour have continued there dominance in EPW.
We had a Grudge Match next to end the on going feud between "the Shootfighter" Gavin McGavin and “Gorgeous” Garry Schmidt. This was a great match showcasing how well these two have gotten to know each others style throughout there many bouts. With plenty of counters and an impressive showing from Schmidt, Mcgavin was too good winning by submission with his ankle lock hold.
Next we had a number 1 contenders match with the returning Bobby Marshall up against “the Golden Greek” Marcius Pitt. Much to the surprise of many, Pitt dominated this match up, something not many people can say after matches with Marshall. The action was intense from the get go, but after a brutal F-5 on the outside concrete floor and another inside the ring Pitt was crowned the new number 1 contender for the EPW championship. After Pitt's loss at Goldrush, he looked more focussed than ever before at Midday Mayhem.
After the halftime break, Lukey and I drew the raffle as we often do and were then interrupted by Leo Pratt. Lukey exchanged insults with Pratt, much like at Goldrush and yet again Leo’s wit can not match that of Lukey’s. Frustrated, Pratt then started to attack Lukey, with Lukey having enough of the nonsense, gave Leo the big hulk smash. Pratt came back from this with a low blow and nailed the Party Popper and took Lukey out. At this time I would like to with Lukey all the best and a speedy recovery.
Everyone was in for a treat next as we had a tag team title, Tables Match. Reigning champs Team Allstar were defending against Wimbledon and Vice. Earlier in the show Vice took out Brad West by putting him through a table and as soon as the match started they disposed of Big Vin too. What was a smart game plan for the former champs, Wimbledon and Vice were impressive in this match and even managed to injure The Don and put him through a table. Then they focused on Sebastian Sander and he took a tonne of punishment. But eventually The Don returned to the match and pushed Johnny Wimbledon through our announce table, then it was the combined Team Allstar who planted Vice through a table to retain the titles.
“Hollywood” Kiel Steria with William Darcy next came out and issued a challenge to his former Blitz Team partner Alex Kingston. At this point in time we have not heard a reply from Kingston but be sure to stay tuned to www.epwperth.com for more details as they arrive.
The main event was next, EPW champion Davis Storm was defending his title against AZ Vegara. With Amber out of action, JT aligned himself with AZ and had a big impact in the match, he got involved at every available opportunity with sneak attacks all over the place. Storm’s chances were not looking good, with AZ being very dominant and cutting every corner he could, AZ was on top of his game and had the better of many of the matches contests. After AZ avoided the Eye of the Storm and missed hitting the Vertebreaker, Davis locked on the crossface and AZ had no choice but to tap out. An amazingly thrilling match up both men fought a hell of a battle and the future is defiantly looking bright for Vegara, but as Storm was celebrating his title victory, Marcius Pitt made his way to the ring. Pitt said Storm claims to be a fighting champion and demanded he put the title on the line then and there. The new number 1 contender wanted to capitalise on the champion who had just been through one hell of a fight.
The bell rung and it was on, an impromptu title defence. The effects of his match just minutes ago meant Storm was not 100 percent. Pitt who had rested after his match came straight out and nailed an F-5 wanting to get it over with quick, but Storm kicked out. After some more back and forth action and hitting another F-5 Marcius Pitt got the three count and was crowned the new EPW champion. No one saw this coming and Pitt was ravenous at Midday Mayhem so things in EPW are defiantly looking to be exciting in the future.
After what has been a spectacular beginning to the year, this leads us to the 10th annual Evolution. If Midday Mayhem has shown us anything, it’s that you can’t afford to miss any of EPW’s shows. With the Hardcore title Chain Match announced and many more to come, you can bet this will be an event not to be missed and I want to see everyone there. If you love your pro wrestling your going to love EPW’s Evolution. Until next time, keep supporting local wrestling and stay tuned to www.epwperth.com
- Alex Kingston def. "Hollywood" Kiel Steria
- Adam Banks & Brett Foxx def. Hayden Zenith & Eddy Bombay
- Gavin McGavin def. Dorian
- EPW Hardcore Champion, "Shotgun" Tyler Jacobs def. Chase Griffin to retain the title
- AZ Vegara & Jay Taylor def. EPW Tag Team Champions, Team Allstar (Sebastian Sander & Michael Morleone) to become the new champions
- Jamie Jurah def. "Gorgeous" Garry Schmidt
- Davis Storm def. EPW Champion, Marcius Pitt to become the new champion
- Jamie Jurah def. "Bruiser" Barry Schmidt
- The Blackest Hour def. Brett Foxx & Adam Banks
- Gavin McGavin def. "Gorgeous" Garry Schmidt
- Marcius Pitt def. Bobby Marshall to become the #1 contender for the EPW Championship
- EPW Tag Team Champions, Team Allstar (Sebastian Sander & Michael Morleone) def.Chris Vice & Jonathon Wimbledon to retain the titles
- EPW Champion, Davis Storm def. AZ Vegara to retain the title
- Marcius Pitt def. EPW Champion, Davis Storm to become the new champion
Credit: Explosive Pro Wrestling
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
WPW: How long did you train at the SHWA Forge before making your debut?
CRUDE: Wow, straight into it... not even a hello or anything? I started training with SHWA in I believe late August - thanks to none other than Ashley Turner. His persistence got me there, and I was hooked from then on. I was a quick learner and debuted in November at Road to Redemption. I owe the fact that I even gave wrestling another chance to the persistence of Ash.
WPW: The best wrestling characters are usually the ones that are an extension of that performer’s personality. How much of Aston Crude is in your everyday self?
CRUDE: (Laughs) If you meet me you'll see that I'm actually a rather quiet, polite kind of guy. Only my best friends see the lewd version of myself. It's definitely me though - it's the side of me that doesn't get to come out much because I'm pretty well mannered all the time. It's almost like what I bottle up finally comes out when I portray the Aston Crude character.
WPW: Who came up with the idea to do Total Attitude and how long does it usually take to come up with an episode?
CRUDE: I came up with the idea a while back because I want to do what nobody else in Perth, or Australia has done, or can do. Try to... separate myself from everybody else. Nobody really has a show like this. I guess I kind of thought that “The Dirt Sheet” with John Morrison and Miz was well done and thought I could do it even better. Usually, I only have a brief idea of what a show is going to be about just before we record it. All my rants are improvised, and pretty much done in one take.
WPW: What do you enjoy doing most, the wrestling or cutting promos?
CRUDE: As fun as my promo's are, I always prefer the walk to the talk. I'm working on my ring skills, I think within the next few months you'll see some drastic changes in my weight and size, and my in ring work. Which will make it even more fun.
WPW: Outside of wrestling, you perform Stand-Up Comedy. Obviously, this is where you mic skills and promo cutting was honed. Do you have any upcoming gigs and could you give us an example of one of your favourite pieces?
CRUDE: Since doing the wrestling I haven't done any gigs, but I plan to. I’ve got some great stories to tell. Usually at the Brisbane or the Brass Monkey. I don’t think giving an example could possibly do any of my jokes or stories justice - it needs the delivery I give it at my gigs! I'll post comedy gig dates for 2011 on my Aston Crude page for everyone to see in the coming weeks as soon as I bother getting more bookings.
WPW: In regards to something you mentioned in the first edition of The Lewd View. Did you really sleep with a chick from Australia’s Next Top Model?
CRUDE: (Laughs) You pervert. Yeah, that wasn't a lie. I picked her up at a bar - she was surrounded by men. I don't know how I did it. Perhaps the curiosity of my cute butt in tight jeans got the better of her.
WPW: What sort of feedback have you received on the WPW column, The Lewd View and what can WPW readers expect from future columns?
CRUDE: The feedback has been great, I feel like I can do no wrong at the moment! Lots of people from SHWA, EPW, my friends, my family have been so great with their feedback. It means a lot. In future columns I suppose I’ll continue to put over SHWA heels! If it’s anything SHWA needs, it's someone to talk up the talented guys we have. I still feel like a lot of people aren't taking us seriously enough - so I’ll use the LV to talk us up. Other than that I'll probably talk about the lost arts in Pro Wrestling, and my favorite moments in wrestling history.
WPW: Who would you like to have matches against in the future, either WA talent or Interstate?
CRUDE: To be honest, I'm still watching 80’s and 90’s wrestling all the time, so I don’t even really know anyone interstate! Kyote would be someone. I'd like to wrestle Shane Haste because we go way back when I was a teenager, and I think I could learn a lot from him. In SHWA, I want to work with Crazy Train in a lengthy program because I think we could have some incredible matches, and of course Dan Steel - he's a close friend and he's damn good in the ring. I would trust that guy with my life.
WPW: Only six months into your pro career, at SHWARMAGEDDON you received your first shot at Jarrad Slate and the SHWA Championship in a Triple Threat Match, with Avalanche. Are you surprised to have risen up the ranks so quickly?
CRUDE: Not really. Slate has beaten every heel at this stage so he needs someone new to battle! (Laughs) I know that’s not the only reason though. I'm surprised that it's happened so early in my career, but I knew it would happen at some point. Crude is too much of a loudmouth and little p***k to keep away from the spotlight. I think people often complain in wrestling about their "push". It's not about waiting for a push or an opportunity; it's about making your own push. I haven't just sat there and waited, I’ve been proactive in trying to get over as best I can. I've become noticed because the Crude character acts like he's a big deal.
WPW: What are you hoping to achieve in the business over the next, say, two years?
CRUDE: Firstly I want to meet Amber from EPW because she makes me purr. I also want to help SHWA become taken much more seriously as a wrestling company. I think we've started moving in the right direction, it's just going to take time to work out the kinks. So, I'll continue to work my butt off to bulk up, get in great shape and get real good in the ring. As well as all that, I want to be SHWA Heavyweight Champion (or if we ever bring out an “Intercontinental” level upper midcard title) and I want to wrestle in every state during the next two years. One things for sure though Tez, I'm living the dream I had when I was 12 years old and I won't ever be slowing down.
WPW: Thanks for taking the time to talk to us, Aston.