PRESS RELEASE: Explosive Alliance set to change the face of WA wrestling

PRESS RELEASE
SUNDAY – MAY 15, 2011
EXPLOSIVE ALLIANCE TO CHANGE THE FACE OF WA PRO WRESTLING
Explosive Pro Wrestling (EPW) along with the Southern Hemisphere Wrestling Alliance (SHWA) have some of the most exciting news to have hit the Western Australian Pro Wrestling scene for a number of years. As of today, the Southern Hemisphere Wrestling Alliance will be moving out of the SHWA Forge and into Explosive Pro Wrestling’s training facility, The Dynamite Factory.
The Dynamite Factory has been going strong since 2002 producing some of the best talent in the country, including Bobby Marshall, Shane Haste and current EPW Champion/Head trainer, Davis Storm had this to say about the new alliance “We see it as an exciting step forward for the WA wrestling scene. Hopefully it can lead to a more inclusive atmosphere that will benefit fans, wrestlers and promoters alike. The Dynamite Factory has always been a hub for progression and learning in professional wrestling and we think this will ensure that the only direction for wrestling in this state is up and onwards.”
The two companies will continue to remain separate entities, but will have a relationship similar to
that between World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW),
with the possibility of talent appearing on each other’s events. This is an unprecedented move not
only in WA, but wrestling throughout Australia with two companies coming together for the
betterment of the scene. SHWA’s General Manager Amanda Kirk had this to say about the
burgeoning alliance "These are exciting times; it gives a new life to the Perth Pro Wrestling scene
and sets an example for the nation. The possibilities are endless."
Explosive Pro Wrestling’s next event “Midday Mayhem 2” will be held at the Morley Sport and Recreation Centre on June 12, 2011. For more details on the show visit www.epwperth.com
Southern Hemisphere Wrestling Alliance’s next event “SHWA Invades Midland” will be held at the Swan Park Leisure Centre in Midvale on May 22, 2011, as well as being part of the Supanova Pop Culture Expo at Claremont Showgrounds over the weekend of June 25-26, 2011. For more details please visit www.shwa.org.au

About Explosive Pro Wrestling
Nearly Ten years ago the dormant Pro-Wrestling scene of Western Australia was awakened by a group named Explosive Coastal Wrestling, who held their first event, aptly titled “Awakening” at the Wanneroo Civic Centre. Today, known as Explosive Pro Wrestling (EPW) the company has been the pinnacle of the WA scene since that day in November 2001, becoming affiliated with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) in 2005.
EPW performers have made names for themselves on the Australian and International scenes. Names such as Shane Haste and Mikey Nicholls, who have just returned from touring for Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan, Bobby Marshall who has wrestled throughout the United States and featured on National Wrestling Alliance television programming and four time EPW Champion, Davis Storm.

About Southern Hemisphere Wrestling Alliance
December 2008 saw a new fledgling company named Southern Hemisphere Wrestling Alliance (SHWA) hold their first event “Exodus” at the Karrinyup Sports Centre. Over the next two and half years SHWA formed alliances with Adelaide’s Snakepit Pro Wrestling and Sydney’s Australasian Wrestling Federation.
Current SHWA Champion, Jarrad Slate, was trained in Calgary, Alberta, Canada by former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) star, Lance Storm. Slate along with talent such as “Mad” Mike Massive, Jake Paragon and Crimson Lightning have wrestled Interstate.

For further details please contact:
Amanda Kirk – SHWA General Manager. Email amandakirk@shwa.org.au

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