IWA Pro Wrestling is Australia's hottest live touring act, we will again be touring regional NSW and QLD in 2014/15. Keep an eye on the tour dates to see when IWA hits your town!
IWA is almost ready for the first tour of 2014, be part of the action !IWA PRO WRESSTLING LIVE Club Forster Friday 10th January 2014 Doors 7.30pm – Show 8pm Tickets: Members $16.50 | Non Members $18.50 | Child U16 $14.50 | Unreserved Seating IWA PRO WRESTLING LIVE CEX Coffs Harbour Saturday 11th January 2014 Doors 7.30pm – Show 8pm Tickets: $16 for Adults & $14 Children Under 12yrs
Mark Mercedes Retires after 21years. IWA Entertainment would like to officially announce after 21years of professional wrestling Mark Mercedes will retire and perform his final match on Thursday September 26th At South’s Juniors Club at Kingsford in Sydney Australia. Mark Mercedes began amateur wrestling at the age of 18years old, shortly won the City of Sydney, NSW State and Australian Championships. He then went on to compete in Olympic game trials before turning professional in 1992. Mark then moved to Florida USA where he began training at The Malenko wrestling school under Boris, Dean & Joe Malenko. In 1993 he co-promoted and performed on the largest national wrestling tour of its time Wrestle Riot 93 featuring – Jake The Snake Roberts, Don Muraco, Junk Yard Dog, Jim The Anvil Neidhart, and many more. After Wrestle Riot He went on to gets his first big break back in the USA performing for Ted Turner’s WCW World Championship Wrestling, on the TBS network against Ravishing Rick Rude. After the success of WCW Mercedes continued in the independent wrestling scene in both USA, Australia & New Zealand before landing a big contract in Germany working for Otto Wanz’s CWA Catch Wrestling Association. This grueling one year tour through Europe ended in late 1997, where Mercedes returned back to the USA and began work again for WCW which at this time was the biggest wrestling company in the world. Mark went on to perform at one of WCW biggest ever Monday Night Nitro show at the Atlanta Georgia Dome in front of 43,000 people. Working along side Hulk Hogan, Bill Goldberg, Randy Macho Man Savage, DDP Diamond Dallas Page, Sting and many more. After WCW Mercedes began to continue working in Australia forming the IWA International Wrestling Australia and formed a business relationship with business partner Tyrone Townsend which lasted over ten years. IWA went on to be the most successful wrestling touring company in Australia performing on average 5-10 shows per month year in year out. Mercedes also began to tour Japan, the Pacific Islands and performed on the WWA Pay per view in Auckland New Zealand against Rick Steiner and continued to keep him self busy both on the road performing and promoting events. In 2007 IWA International wrestling Australia were successful for the first time in 30years and returned Australian wrestling to a national audience on the Aurora channel with the Foxtel and Austar network. Three seasons followed with many national tours backing up the television show. In 2010 Mercedes reduced his in ring performances and moved to backstage to concentrate on producing and directing live events. On Thursday 26th September 2013 a long and historic career will end for Mark Mercedes, who was a pioneer in Australian wrestling. IWA is looking forward to saying goodbye to Mark and thank him for his dedication Australian wrestling. It will be a chance to say good bye and a thank you.
IWA will return to Nth Queensland in late JULY for the 2013 Charters Towers Show. Three days of wrestling action will be on the cards and the crew is ready and looking forward to the roadtrip up north.
www.warren.countryshows.com.au, Friday 22nd - Bathurst RSL: www.bathurstrsl.com.au and Saturday 23rd - Dubbo RSL: www.dubborsl.com.au
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