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#1 Posted on 14.11.11 0005.30
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After a lot of reruns, the AWF kicked off their "new fall season" with new episodes on KTSC. Episodes from their first taping never made it to YouTube, though, which means you have missed out on Tony DeNucci's "retirement" match with Mr. KK. (These shows had a really weird placement of the hard camera and I suspect they were taped in, like, a church. Also, you have been spared Johnny Parks' Australian accent on color commentary!) Anyway, DeNucci isn't gone - he kinda owns the fed, after all (kayfabe!) so he was storylined in as the "new Executive Director."

I don't think we actually skipped as many episodes as they have numbered, but nonetheless we'll go with their labeling and by the time we get to the bottom of this post, you'll be ALL CAUGHT UP.

Here now is

EPISODE 64 - aired 10/15/11


From Little Falls, MN (taped 9/24/11)
MR. KK vs. OX!
Get to know CRAVEN KNYTE!
RYAN CRUZ vs. JOHN JOHNSON!
And they finish early, so they have to kill five minutes with a "classic match" - UDO MANGLESDORF vs. TONY DeNUCCI from Howard Lake

EPISODE 65 - aired 10/22/11


From Little Falls, MN
MIKEY WIPEOUT vs. DANNY DANGEROUS!
Get to know OX!
UDO vs. CRAVEN KNYTE!
Classic Match: ROB JAMES vs. RYAN CRUZ from Finlayson (Episode 32)

EPISODE 66 - aired 10/29/11


From Little Falls, MN
JOHNNY PARKS vs. APOSTLE 13!
Get to know ARIYA DAIVARI!
ARIYA DAIVARI vs. THE WILDCAT!

EPISODE 67 - aired last night! (11/12/11)


From Hayward, WI (taped 10/8/11)
GUNNER CLASH vs. APOSTLE 13
EL MUERTE vs. - wait a minute - TONY DeNUCCI? Also, this is a "no DQ" match!
And in the main event: PAUL BREWSKI vs. JOHN JOHNSON!

MICK KARCH and DJ DRAPER call the action.
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#2 Posted on 14.11.11 1115.45
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Heh, Mick Karch. I remember him from Wrestling Radio with Jeremy Borash back in the day...

Is there an American promotion that DOESN'T have an authority figure angle. How did we make it until 1997 without them??
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#3 Posted on 14.11.11 1122.16
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You'll like this Arya Daivari kid. Worked for us back in the day...tagged with his big brother Shawn once.
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#4 Posted on 14.11.11 1228.08
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    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
    Heh, Mick Karch. I remember him from Wrestling Radio with Jeremy Borash back in the day...

    Is there an American promotion that DOESN'T have an authority figure angle. How did we make it until 1997 without them??
I blame Bischoff since he became a heel authority figure in 1996 every fucking promotion has had one the last 15 yrs.
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#5 Posted on 15.11.11 0840.50
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Doesn't the rise of heel authority figures roughly coincide with the decline of heel stable managers?

Back when you had guys like Albano, Heenan, Blassie, Sheik Adnan, JJ Dillon, (fill in the guy for your local territory).. you had the face put through hell by the manager and his stable, until finally someone like Jack Tunney or Verne Gagne would be dragged out to restore fairness, and order the heel to finally fight the face straight up. With the rise of the heel authority figure, today's face is forced to jump through a long series of hoops to finally get their deserved shot at the heel and/or title.

So I'd say that one role supplanted the other. And like for the McMahon family, I imagine local promotions found that it was easier/more economical to have the heel role played by someone they didn't need to negotiate a contract with, someone who wouldn't jump to another job. But you really can't have strong heel managers *and a competent heel authority figure.

(And while the idea was fresh, and worked so perfectly with Austin/McMahon - putting Cena through the same heel authority figure gauntlet feels more like "oh, this is just what we do to keep the title off the face and build to a match", rather than having established deep resentment and motivation for a big revenge match between the wrestlers themselves.)
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#6 Posted on 15.11.11 1244.24
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#7 Posted on 21.11.11 0034.32
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EPISODE 68 aired 11/19/11


From Hayward, WI
JOHNNY PARKS v. ARMAGEDDON!
GET TO KNOW "6% BODY FAT" ROB JAMES!
ROB JAMES v. THE WILDCAT!
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A new #1 contender will be determined in tonight's episode!

EPISODE 69 aired 11/26/11


From Hayward, WI
THE HAYWARD RUMBLE
Winner gets an AWF Heavyweight Championship title shot

(I'm pretty sure all the January dates they're plugging are actually in 2012 and not in 2011)

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#9 Posted on 29.11.11 0759.58
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I have to pay attention more on Saturday nights for this.
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#10 Posted on 29.11.11 1551.50
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    Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
    I have to pay attention more on Saturday nights for this.
I'd love to hear your opinion on Tony DeNucci's "Pizza Man" ads!
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#11 Posted on 29.11.11 1830.00
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The announcers are pretty good, now the wrestling has been rather subpar, imo.



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After some reruns and a missed taping's worth of episodes, AWF returns to YouTube!

EPISODE 72 aired 1/7/12 (taped 11/12/11) and finally in HD!

From Kenyon, MN (pop. 1815) and/or Wanamingo (pop. 1086)
AARON CORBIN vs. RYAN CRUZ
JOHN JOHNSON vs. CRAVEN KNYTE

DJ DRAPER & JOHNNY PARKS call the action
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EPISODE 73 aired 1/14/12

From Kenyon, MN (Turns out that Kenyon-Wanamingo High School IS in Kenyon):
BLACK STALLION vs. PAUL BREWSKI
UDO MANGLESDORF & MR. KK vs. TNT TOMMY MASON & TONY DeNUCCI
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EPISODE 74 aired 1/21/12 (sorry I didn't post it a week ago!)

In our main event of the evening from Kenyon, WILD CAT finally gets a shot at the AWF Heavyweight Championship as the title is on the line against champion ARYA DAIVARI - and just to make it interesting, it's MASK vs. TITLE!
Also tonight, in a match with absolutely NO implications, ROB JAMES takes on one half of the Barking Spiders, OX! (DRINKING GAME: take a drink every time Parks' commentary confuses Rob James and referee Rod Page)
PLUS: get to know RYAN CRUZ!
MIKEY WIPEOUT joins Draper and Parks on the call.

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#15 Posted on 25.3.12 0235.37
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Finally got a slew of episodes posted to YouTube. I feel like some were skipped in here, but perhaps I can't tell the reruns from the firstruns anymore.

By their labeling, this is EPISODE 75 aired 2/18 (taped 1/7)


From Monticello, MN
BLACK STALLION vs. PAUL BREWSKI
JOHN JOHNSON vs. TONY DeNUCCI



EPISODE 76 aired 2/25


"LIVEWIRE" JOHNNY PARKS & JOHNNY "THE HITMAN" REEVES (teacher - with The Herminator) vs.
6% BODY FAT" ROB JAMES & CRAIG "HIGH FLYIN'" GUYEN (teacher - with "Gentleman" Joe Roush)
WILD CAT and RYAN CRUZ vs. ARYA DAVARI and HIS MYSTERY PARTNER

Spoiler Below: Highlight text to read
SHAWN DAVARI




EPISODE 77 aired 3/3


Just one match: THE MONTICELLO RUMBLE
PLUS an EXTREMELY old highlights package (which doesn't translate well to "HD")



EPISODE 78 aired 3/17 (well, the parts that weren't pre-empted for high school basketball aired)


from Becker, MN (taped 1/28)
ROB JAMES vs. CRAVEN KNYTE
BLACK STALLION vs. RYAN CRUZ

Tonight's half hour was COMPLETELY pre-empted by high school basketball, so I don't know if we continued from Becker or not. When it's posted to YouTube, I'll try to remember to continue bringing it over here!
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