Preview: EPW Collision Course (5/12/18)

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Explosive Pro Wrestling (EPW) is coming off a massively successful joint show with PROGRESS Wrestling last month in Perth, and EPW Collision Course is their first follow-up major show. Taking place this Saturday at the Cyril Jackson Rec Centre in Bassendean, Western Australia, Collison Course has huge implications for the company going forward, so let’s run down the card:

Street Gang Hooligans & Kiel Steria vs. The Headhunters

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The Hooligans are some of the best EPW has to offer, having a phenomenal feud with the Untouchables earlier this year, and Steria has come off looking really good in the multi-man matches he’s been a part of the last few shows. However, this match will be all about the Headhunters. These dominating heels have been getting a push since Hot Summer’s Night earlier this year, and going over the hottest babyface tag team in the company is a great wey to position them to challenge for the tag belts soon thereafter.

Prediction: The Headhunters

The Taylor King Challenge

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The “Child Star” is at it again. During his segment “The Taylor King Show” at EPW at the Aberdeen earlier this year, he was interrupted by the returning Gorgeous Garry, and since that storyline had to be put on hold when PROGRESS came to town, look for Garry to answer the call here to tie off that loose end. However, King will go over, since Garry is merely playing a bit piece here to get King over as a heel.

Prediction: Taylor King

Vegara vs. Jay Taylor vs. Jonathan Wimbledon vs. Bishop

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All four of these men have been mixing it up in multi-man matches lately, and they’ve all been terrific, if devoid of story. That is, until Lord Wimbledon (and David Nero) were attacked following their loss last month by mysterious figures simply refered to as “Them.” This four way match will likewise be very entertaining, and expect “Them” to make an appearance.

Prediction: Jonathan Wimbledon

EPW Tag Team Championship Match: Generation Zero (Allyson Cruz & Hayden Zenith) (c) vs. The Choc Blockers (Shazza McKenzie & Big Fudge)

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This should be a good one. Cruz fell short challenging Toni Storm for the PROGRESS Women’s Championship last month at PROGRESS x EPW, but will shine brightly in this match. Shazza McKenzie, who made an appearance on NXT recently as enhancement talent, will also be highlighted, but in the end, Gen Zero will retain, as all the future storylines look to be revolving around the stable, since they currently hold all the titles in EPW.

Prediction: Generation Zero

Julian Ward vs. Tyler Jacobs

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Ward teamed with PROGRESS World Champion Travis Banks in a winning effort against the Street Gang Hooligans last month, while Tyler Jacobs lost in a Fatal Four Way match. Jacobs, who recently reinvented himself with his new religious extremist gimmick, has yet to gain any steam, and will lose to Ward to help build him up, as the company is very high on him.

Prediction: Julian Ward

Generation Zero (Michael Morleone & Scotty Ryan) vs. The Untouchables (Marcius Pitt and Damien Slater)

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The stable known as Generation Zero currently holds all the titles in EPW: “The Don” Michael Morleone holds the EPW Heavyweight Championship; Hayden Zenith & Allyson Cruz are the tag champs; and Scotty Ryan is the Coastal Champion. Ryan and Morleone are coming off huge wins at PROGRESS x EPW last month. Ryan defeated the “Hottest Man Alive” Jay Taylor, and Morleone survived a No DQ contest against the one and only Jimmy Havoc to retain. The Untouchables, likewise, had a terrific showing, overcoming Moustache Mountain. With the two singles champions teaming up against two of the best wrestlers in the country, this is sure to set up title programs hereafter. Look for Pitt and Slater to get the win, and to start chasing gold.

Prediction: The Untouchables

Davis Storm vs. Gavin McGavin

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Oh, boy. This one will be a doozy. It was actually voted on my fans on Twitter to main event this show. It’s devastating that Davis Storm isn’t better known international, as he is so talented, and the same could be said for McGavin as well. Storm, who is known as “The Godfather” of EPW, is coming off a series of losses in EPW, most recently to Pete Dunne at PROGRESS x EPW, and is (in storyline) reconsidering himself as a wrestler, even stating that if he loses by submission, he will retire. McGavin, the EPW 2017 wrestler of the year, jumped on Storm on Twitter, and thus the feud was born. This match will have terrific work, and a lot of emotion, as Storm is fighting to find himself again.

Prediction: Davis Storm


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