AWE tonight on PPV
JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling
A Canadian independent wrestling organization will be showcasing itself to the nation tonight, as Action Wrestling Entertainment heads to pay-per-view.
AWE presents its first volume of Larger than Life, a two-part airing of an event taped earlier this year at the University of Manitoba's Inverstor's Group Athletic Centre. The tapig drew 1,300, who came to see local favourites such as Chi Chi Cruz, Shane Madison and Wavell Starr, as well as top American talent such as Fatu (aka. Rikishi), The G-Man (TNA's Kip James) and James Gibson (better known as Jamie Noble).
The event is the culmination of hours upon hours of work by the AWE crew. Mike Davidson, director of wrestling operations for AWE, has been looking forward to this day for a long time. "There has been a lot of legwork involved in getting to this point, so it feels amazing to be able to say that this is a done deal," Davidson said in a release. "So much work has been put into this project that it’s hard to believe we’re actually here. I've always said that I wanted to become the CFL of Sports Entertainment, and this is the first step towards that goal."
The PPV broadcast, which is available on providers such as Shaw, Vu!, Viewer's Choice and Star Choice, will be important for AWE on many levels, as Davidson notes that the group will be making a major statement as part of the show. "During the event we will be announcing more details on the status of our national television deal," he said in an august release.
To help celebrate the event, local fans are invited to watch Larger than Life with the AWE's stars at Boogie's Diner, located at 1155 Main St.
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