Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Mean Scene #16

Photo: Tez Himself

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.

Ladies and gentlemen, 10 years ago Explosive Pro Wrestling made its debut in W.A. and has set the standard for all to follow ever since. Now a decade later it’s time to show everyone just how amazing EPW really is. That’s right I’m talking about ReAwakening X!! This historic milestone event will take place at the Vasto Club in Balcatta on Saturday, November 12th and believe me you do not want to miss this show as it will be jam packed with the best wrestling action you’ll see all year. Let’s take a look at what you can look forward to.

The Blackest Hour will be in action in a six man tag match and after Rick Sanders had his hair cut off at Telethon Bash they will be taking no prisoners as they go up against Brett Foxx, Adam Banks and the returning “for one night only” Devlin Reeves. This one will see tempers flaring as the Blackest Hour have been demolishing Foxx and Banks as of late and when they fought back, Sanders and co. were not happy. With former Blackest Hour member Reeves in this match up, things have gotten personal. One thing’s for sure there’s going to be a lot of people hurting after this one.

The feud between Team Allstar and the Entourage has been heading towards it’s boiling point for quite some time now. Throughout the year William Darcy and his crew have been all over the Allstars and Brad West has had enough. It will be Brad West, Alex Kingston and The Don up against South Australia’s Rocky Menero, Hayden Zenith and Leo Pratt. After the brawls we have seen during the year between these two groups, on the biggest show of the year this one promises to be explosive.

ReAwakening X will also see the semi finals and the final of the 2011 EPW invitational tournament. In the first semi we see the 2011 Rising Star cup winner, the rookie Scotty Ryan go up against Mr. Cash Money himself Carlo Cannon. We all know how good Cannon can be, as we have seen many times, but after Ryan’s surprise win at Telethon Bash, could the rising star shock the wrestling world again?

The second semi is between two people who are no strangers to each other, Sebastian Sander and “Hollywood” Kiel Steria. We’ve seen both competitors go at it a number of times, but on this biggest stage of all, and for a huge prize, they’ll be pulling out all the stops. The winners of the two semi finals will then do battle to crown the winner of the 2011 Invitational Champion. It’s the longest running tournament in Australian wrestling and with a future opportunity for a shot at the EPW championship; all four men will have the fight of their careers ahead of them.

After spending 2011 aspiring to get EPW gold around his waist “the Shootfighter” Gavin McGavin finally got the job done at Telethon Bash when he dethroned Tyler Jacobs and became the EPW Hardcore champion. While McGavin is ecstatic about his title victory the celebration will have to be put on hold as he has one of the biggest matches of his career at ReAwakening X. Board of directors member, Brett Corvus has put the new champ up against one of EPW’s toughest Bobby Marshall. Given Marshall’s history at ReAwakening events and hardcore matches I think it’s safe to say he will do some horrendous things to the Shootfighter. McGavin fought hard to win the belt and now he’ll have to fight even harder to keep it, I wish him all the best of luck, he’ll need it.

The ever impressing EPW tag team division with have a four way battle over the Tag Team Championships at ReAwakening X and if that wasn’t enough, it’s going to be a table’s match. The current tag champs AZ Vegara and Jay Taylor will have to odds against them when they have to defend the gold against the Brothers Schmidt, the reunited Dan Moore and Chase Griffin and the newly formed team of Jamie Jurah and Jimmy Payne. A match of this caliber promises plenty of action and high impact mayhem. As we see time and time again the tag team division in EPW keeps going from strength to strength and it’ll be interesting to see how Dan and Chase will go on the grand stage, we have seen in the past how good they are as a combined force, but since reforming they still aren’t quite on the same page. Jimmy Payne and Jamie Jurah are new to the tag league but when you have two guys with the talent, skill and power as these two, it can only mean a painful night out for their opponents. When two former EPW champions and EPW tag champions join forces they have to be a big chance at winning the titles. The Brothers Schmidt on the other hand have had an interesting year but have been rather impressive in the last half of the year and who knows, it could finally be the time for the Schmidt’s to reign supreme. Meanwhile as impressive as JT and AZ have been as champs they have had a lot of outside help from the lovely Amber, but will that be enough when you are up against four other teams? I guess you’ll have to be there to see who will win and how amazing it will be.

Now the main event of ReAwakening X is humungous, we have the current EPW champion “the Golden Greek” Marcius Pitt facing off against “Shotgun” Tyler Jacobs. Now that in itself is a huge match up, but the stakes are even higher as Pitt puts his title on the line and now Jacobs has put his career on the line. Tyler Jacobs is an EPW original, throughout the entire 10 years of EPW he has been one to watch, a jack of all trades. He has won every title and done everything there is in the company and no matter who he faces off with, always puts on an amazing contest and backs down to no one! Pitt on the other hand has had a spectacular 2011, he finally won the EPW championship defeating former champ Davis Storm and later in the year he even defeated Storm and forced him into retirement. Leading into ReAwakening X the Golden Greek is looking to retire another EPW original, retain his championship and go down in history as one of the all time greats in EPW, but this is easier said than done. Tyler Jacobs is as tough as nails and three times as sharp, and any match be beats his opponents with a ferocity like no other, throw into the mix he has a chance to once again hold the EPW championship and he has to defend his career, you better believe Jacobs is going throw everything he has into this match up. I hope Marcius Pitt knows what he has got himself into. This match will be one for the history books, we will either see a new champion, one of the originals regaining his throne or we will see one of the new generation assert his dominance on the new era of EPW and sending another EPW original away for good.

It seriously doesn’t get any bigger than this, EPW ReAwakening X, Saturday November 12th at the Vasto Club in Balcatta. I want to see all of you there, tell your friends and family, and tell them to tell their friends and family. It will be EPW at it’s finest, 10 years in the making, history will be made, don’t miss it. Until next time keep supporting local wrestling and stay tuned to