The Wrestle Rampage Dojo has built a reputation since 2006 as one of the leading schools in Australia to learn the craft of Professional Wrestling. With ties to the biggest promotions in Japan and the USA, the Wrestle Rampage Dojo has seen many of its graduates go on to further success at a world-class level. Several of the Dojo’s trainees thus far have toured Japan with promotions such as New Japan Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling NOAH and ZERO1 Pro Wrestling, as well as our trainer Damian Slater recently wrestling with World Wrestling Entertainment in the Cruiserweight Classic. The Dojo has proven to be a stepping stone for those who have what it takes to make a career in Professional Wrestling.
With World Class facilities, The Pro Wrestling Dojo is the ONLY training centre in the nation which has a curriculum in which you will learn the Japanese, British, Mexican and American professional wrestling styles, in addition to Mixed Martial Arts disciplines of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Freestyle Wrestling and Muay Thai Kickboxing. The dojo is frequently visited by MMA coaches who assist in training sessions.
The Pro Wrestling Dojo is calling out for any aspiring wrestlers to join the rookie class of 2017. Experience is not necessary. The night will be run by 1 of Australia’s leading and most experienced professional wrestlers, Jonah Rock. Jonah has spent over a decade training and wrestling around the world with the very best, including several tours with Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan. We strongly believe that you will not find another experience like this in Australia.
If you are interested in attending this open tryout, please email email@example.com to confirm your spot. ALL attendees must be aged 15 or over. Parental consent required for those under 18. We also welcome those who may be interested in becoming a referee. If you cannot make the session but are still interested in training at The Pro Wrestling Dojo in the near future, we encourage you to still register your interest.
Do you have what it takes?
DATE: Thursday, March 9th 2017
LOCATION: Wrestle Rampage Dojo (St. Clair Rec. Centre – 109 Woodville Road, Woodville, SA)
BRING: Towel, training shoes, appropriate sporting clothing.
One of the most highly anticipated matches for this Saturday night’s MOMENT OF TRUTH event will be a Tag Team Grudge match as Wrestle Rampage’s most dominant team of BIG & GORGEOUS take on MR. JUICY and EINAR IRONSIDE.
At last months’ RELOADED event, MR. JUICY looked set to shock the world and take the AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP from DAMIAN SLATER, before BIG & GORGEOUS inserted themselves into the picture. We still have no idea why MR. JUICY was in their firing line or what prompted the duo to make such a statement. If we go back in the history books, MR. JUICY spent years in a team with ‘Big’ WILLY GIBSON (previously known as WRECKIN’ BALL WILSON) named ‘JUICY BALLS’. The partnership ended when GIBSON defected to ‘Team Gorgeous’, however this was seemingly never resolved.
Regardless, MR. JUICY has an opportunity for vengeance as he teams with viking descendant, EINAR IRONSIDE who himself is coming off a controversial loss to ‘Gorgeous’ GREG GRAHAM at last month’s event. You won’t want to miss this Tag Team Grudge Match, February 25th @ St. Clair Recreation Centre!
For years now, the honour of being named the ‘Australian National Champion’ has been afforded to only a very select few. Athletes such as DAMIAN SLATER, JONAH ROCK, HARTLEY JACKSON and RYAN EAGLES have proved that while the toughest task is staying on top of the mountain, it is definitely not impossible, as all have established lengthy Championship reigns. However underneath them stood an entire roster of hungry fighters trying to build momentum to one day take their shot at the throne.
Now with the TMDK vs. The Brotherhood war over, we have a landscape in which a collection of experienced wrestlers are ready to take the next step. In fact the Wrestle Rampage main event scene has never been so strong, with ROBBY HEART, AJ ISTRIA and LINK BARNETT all coming off impressive victories over some of Australia’s very best.
For ROBBY HEART, a large lay-off due to injury saw the former 2-time Australian National Champion return a changed man. Dark, ruthless, emotionless. After beginning his career with perhaps the most successful rookie run of all time, taking down giants and capturing gold, HEART spent years swimming in circles, focused too much on personal issues and fighting other’s battles. Since coming back to Wrestle Rampage, HEART has picked up huge victories over AJ ISTRIA and CHRIS VICE, and will enter this match a hot favourite.
AJ ISTRIA has had a career of constant progression. After wrestling and training in Japan under WWE superstar TAJIRI on multiple occasions, ISTRIA took his next big step by moving from Queensland to South Australia, to train and wrestle full-time with Wrestle Rampage. ISTRIA’s submission grappling skill has grown in that time, as has forged his reputation as an ‘arm collector,’ known for a vicious Arm Bar that has put away the likes of veterans ROCKY MENERO and HAVOK. ISTRIA is simply ready for the big time and will be looking to continue his momentum and walk into an Australian National Championship match with DAMIAN SLATER or JONAH ROCK.
The dark horse in this one has to be ‘Human Bullet’ LINK BARNETT. New Zealand’s self-proclaimed ‘CosFighter’ has been wrestling for well over a decade, building a reputation as one of the most unorthodox, exciting Pro Wrestlers in Australasia. BARNETT moved to Adelaide to work his way to the top of the Wrestle Rampage ladder, but has yet to receive an Australian National Championship shot. After defeating former EPW Champion and Western Australian standout ALEX KINGSTON, BARNETT feels that this is his time to break out from the pack. If anyone’s style can cause problems for either SLATER or JONAH, it is LINK BARNETT’s.
This Saturday night at St. Clair Recreation Centre, 3 pathways will come to a head as we will find a new #1 contender to the Australian National Championship!
February 25th’s MOMENT OF TRUTH event will be a proving ground for hungry young athletes, looking to make an impact early in the year.
Another name making his professional debut is TOMMY KNIGHT; the most recent graduate of the WRESTLE RAMPAGE DOJO under JONAH ROCK and AJ ISTRIA. Whilst KNIGHT’s squared circle experience is limited, he brings to the game a vast background in Mixed Martial Arts. The blue belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner is known for his powerful striking and suplex ability, and will no doubt be looking to use this hybrid approach as he enters unfamiliar waters. TOMMY KNIGHT will naturally be coming in as the underdog, but this is DEAN VALENTE’s fight to lose.
DEAN VALENTE on the other hand, has struggled to find his feet after a strong start to his career. Perhaps it was a lack of focus that cost ‘The Big Man on Campus’ throughout 2016, but VALENTE has promised that 2017 will be ‘The Year of Dean’. Although a victory was not in the cards at last month’s RELOADED, VALENTE demonstrated a more ruthless edge and proved that he could go toe to toe with some of Australia’s best. VALENTE has the edge in experience, but his resilience has been untested, which could very well be the deciding factor when he comes face to face with a larger, hungrier fighter.
TOMMY KNIGHT has quickly built a reputation at the Wrestle Rampage Dojo as a natural with an unbeatable work ethic. However he will be stepping into his debut with a man desperate for the victory. Who will win this important ‘Rising Star Showdown’?
Who would have thought a year ago that 2017 would begin with the implosion of THE BROTHERHOOD? What was touted to be Wrestle Rampage’s most dominant stable of all time, crumbled at the hands of TMDK at the conclusion of last November’s TLC match. The result was 3 of Australia’s most elite talents’ left with shattered egos and plenty of blame passing.
With DAMIAN SLATER wiping his hands clean of the group, HAVOK and CHRIS VICE attempted to co-exist in some form but the relationship was clearly fractured and January’s RELOADED event ended in fists.
So now we will finally see the unexpected. HAVOK will battle ‘The Smashing Machine’ CHRIS VICE 1-on-1 in what is expected to be nothing but a fight!