The Arizona Wrestling Federation (AWF) makes its debut in Scottsdale on Saturday, June 15th at Odysea in the Desert. BELL TIME 6PM. It’s a busy June for the AWF as this is the second of three cards this month which closes out June 29th with AWF All-American Grand Slam. This is part of the build to their big debut next month in Tucson with Desert Destruction 2019 on Friday, July 19th.
AWF Heavyweight Champion WATSON enters this match coming off losing the AWF Arizona State Title at the Wildcard Rumble. Now he has an opportunity to redeem himself, but the bad news is he’ll have to do it against “The Business.” WATSON won the AWF Title from “Hellhound” Gabriel Gallo on April 27th and that was the biggest match of his career. It might be safe to say this one is bigger. One is that he’s facing the Major League Wrestling (MLW) National Openweight Champion and coming off a shocking loss.
You learn more about yourself after losing. How will WATSON respond to this huge challenge? What is his frame of mind with the loss still fresh? Is he feeling the pressure of possibly losing both Titles two weeks apart? This match seemed to be spoken into existence. When I interviewed WATSON for LWOS I asked about Hammerstone and he said he would love to. Well from our fingers to the AWF’s ears. Now we’re going to find out what the young Champion is made of. There isn’t a tougher match in the Wild West than Hammerstone and don’t forget he’s NEVER been AWF Heavyweight Champion. Let that sink in. This belt matters to Hammerstone and now that he’s got the taste of Gold again the Champion better be ready.
WATSON’s best game plan is movement. He can’t let Hammerstone control the center of the ring and get his hands on him, and use his athleticism delivering strikes from distance. The Champion is one of the hottest prospects in Arizona and was likely sitting on top until June 1st. There isn’t much doubt that WATSON got caught slipping and having the Rumble wedged in between Gallo and Hammerstone isn’t easy and there’s many who could have had the same fate.
What happens June 15th? Will WATSON be able to overcome and retain the AWF Title or will it be “The Business” as usual for your boy Hammer?