Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

the Renegades

Kade Morgan is New Zealand’s only third generation wrestler, hence his nickname of "3G". Morgan follows in the footsteps of his uncle Rip Morgan (the last NZ heavyweight Champion of On The Mat) and great-uncle Butch of the Bushwhackers.

A graduate of the KPW "Wild 4 Wrestling" school, "The Technician" Shane Whitehead, comes from a very impressive athletic background, having eight years experience in amateur wrestling, eighteen months of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and one year of Muay Thai kickboxing already under his belt. He trained with Olympic-level wrestlers in the USA, and represented New Zealand overseas at a Commonwealth level in both the USA and Australia. Making his triumphant debut in his home town at River City Rumble in 2008, The Technician quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with. However, things turned sour following a losing streak where his opponents cheated to snatch victory from him. After one such loss to Jonnie Juice, The Technician snapped and turned his back on the fans. Frustrated at not being able to get ahead, he accepted Kade Morgan's offer to team up and enter the KPW Tag Team title tournament.

They went on to win that tournament, and become the KPW tag team belts. Cementing themselves as bona fide champions, and contenders to any belt in the South Pacific.

Friday, January 22, 2010

the Brute

To clarify this one a little... Trained by his father Shane O'Rourke - who wrestled as "The Crucifier" - the Brute is a second generation wrestler who brings a "no fear" attitude to the KPW roster and uses some not-so-legal moves passed on to him by his father. The Brute is wheeled to the ring in a straitjacket by his attendants, accompanied by the lovely Nurse Payne, as much for his protection as the audience's!

As a subject of experimental "positive associational" therapy, the Brute can be kept calm by focusing on his "lovely one" - a small soft toy possessed by the lovely Nurse Payne. In the right hands, this seemingly harmless little doll can serve to temper the Brute's wild rages and keep him calm enough to focus on the job at hand - usually battering an opponent!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Miles D'Rock


From KPW commentator, and bastion of integrity to the world of professional wrestling, Blair "the Flair" Rhodes - "I feel compelled to point out in Mr D'Rock's defence that he recently ran the New York Marathon."

In all likelihood, Mr. D'Rock is in far better shape than I ever will be. A "friend" once said, upon watching Terry Funk wrestling during his ecw run - "you know J, the only way you will ever be that thin by the time you get to that age... will be if you are dead". Ahhh... friends.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Max "the Axe" Damage and Queen Hollie


Hollie may not be the "Most Dangerous" Queen, nor may she be my favourite Evil Queen ( Brandi will always have that spot ), but this is not to say that she doesn't have much merit herself. A manager of perennial challenger to the KPW title, Johnny Juice, she remains always a force to contend with at ringside, and backstage ( where her tantrums and dummy spits are becoming now legendary ). Currently being stalked by an unknown assailant, even Queen Hollies icy resolve seems to be thawing as uncertainty reigns.

Will it end in tears or triumph for the leader of "Team Pretty" though... only time will tell. And believe me, that time draws nigh... she will meet her "stalker" on "Off The Ropes", Sunday 31st January. Stay tuned for more.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Whetu the Maori Warrior

I've mentioned KPW in the past... but recently, I have also been drawn into their new tv show "Off The Ropes" ( which I assume is a take on the old NZ wrestling show "On The Mat" ).

The show reminds me a lot of the old territorial days of wrestling, and presents itself in a family friendly, basic, no-nonsense style of grappling that I for one miss. Check them out, and watch their show online at - http://www.offtheropes.co.nz/home/

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Shadow Phoenix

Arguably one of the best high-flyers in the world today, and sporting what I believe may be the best outfit in wrestling today, Shadow Phoenix has made his return to Australian Wrestling. Australia, Japan, North America... Be sure and check him out, wherever you may see him... you won't be disappointed.



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Tyler Black

I've been watching a lot of Ring of Honor lately, and if there's one guy there that seems to be the heir apparent, the guy who's going to do it all... it's Tyler Black.
Tyler Black has competed in many North American independent promotions including Scott County Wrestling, IWA Mid South, the National Wrestling Alliance, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Wrestling Society X and Ring of Honor. In several promotions, Black was the tag team partner of Jimmy Jacobs, competing under the names Doin' It For Her (WSX), Kiss 2 Kill (PWG) and was once a member of The Age of the Fall along with Jacobs, Necro Butcher, Lacey, Allison Wonderland, Joey Matthews, Zach Gowen, Delirious, Brodie Lee, and Rain.


At Final Battle 2008, Black lost a Number One Contenders match for the ROH World Heavyweight Championship to Austin Aries. Jimmy Jacobs distracted Black as he was trying to use his Phoenix Splash. Jacobs would turn on Black after the match. Austin Aries came to aid Black, but then subsequently hit him with a chair. Because of the ending of the Final Battle match, Black was given a non-title match against the ROH World Champion Nigel McGuinness on January 16th in Manassas, VA. In the match Black defeated McGuinness with a superkick. The next night in Edison, New Jersey, Black was set to face Jimmy Jacobs, but when Austin Aries, the #1 contender, refused to face McGuinness that night, Black was put into the main event this time with the title on the line. The match however ended in a time limit draw just as Black was going for the pin following a superkick. On June 26 Black defeated Jimmy Jacobs in a steel cage match to end their feud. On October 10, 2009, Black defeated Kenny King in a first round match and then Claudio Castagnoli, Colt Cabana, Delirious, Chris Hero and Roderick Strong in the finals to win the 2009 Survival of the Fittest tournament.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Kijimuna

Some of you may remember my Dingo Cannon cartoon of a few weeks back...
This one, of Kijimuna, is kind of a sequel...