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Encyclopedia > Greg Bownds
Greg Bownds
[[Image: |200px|An image of Greg Bownds.]]
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Ring name(s) Aussie Ozbone
TNT
TNT Kid
Tommy the Cat
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Born February 20, 1977 (1977-02-20) (age 30)
Sydney, Australia
Trained by Shane Fenton
Rey Misterio, Sr.
Debut April 5, 1994

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Bownds is often regarded as one of the most well-known wrestler's in Australia, not only becoming an "established main eventer" amongst numerous federations across the country but also in Japan, where he has worked for Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX [1] [2], one of very few Australian wrestlers to do so, he also has studied thelucha libre wrestling style in Mexico. A professional wrestling promotion is a company or business that performs regular shows involving professional wrestling. ... Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX, formerly known as Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE, is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded in 2001. ... One of the most well known Lucha Libre wrestlers (luchadores), Rey Mysterio. ...

Contents

Career

Beginning

Bownds wrestled as "Tommy the Cat" and then "TNT Kid" for World Wide Wrestling and Australian Championship Wrestling. He won the Australasian Tag Team Championship with Kiss before leaving the promotion after a backstage dispute and vacated the title. In 1998 Bownds defeated Mark Mercedes for the ACW Heavyweight title in Fairfield, New South Wales. From here Bownds moved to International Wrestling Australia in 1998 where he became a popular face. An ankle injury put him out of action for six months in 1999 until he formed the Australian Wrestling Federation. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Fairfield is a suburb in south-western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... This article is about the year. ... Wikify|date=April 2007 Pwcompanybox name = Australian Wrestling Federation acronym = AWF image = established = 1999 style = location = New South Wales, Australia founder = Greg BowndsRobert Jones owner = parent = sister = formerly = merged = The Australian Wrestling Federation (AWF) was formed in 1999 by Greg Bownds and Robert Jones AWF live events are frequently promoted...


Australian Wrestling Federation

1999-2005

In 1999 Bownds formed the AWF and toured Australia with the likes of Sabu, Marty Jannetty, Super Dragon and Chris Candido [3]. Bownds has made his biggest impact here, he has wrestled in, and booked for, the promotion since its inception in 1999. In August 2001 Bownds (wrestling as TNT) won an eight man tournament to become AWF Australasian Champion, defeating Lobo in the finals, holding the title for the next 12 months before losing it to Il Cognito. This article is about the year. ... Terry Michael Brunk (born December 12, 1964 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Sabu. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Super Dragon (born Daniel Lyon) began wrestling in 1997. ... Chris Candito (March 21, 1972 – April 28, 2005), better known by his ring names, Chris Candido and Skip, was an American professional wrestler best known for his participation in the World Wrestling Federation tag team known as The Bodydonnas with Zip, and his girlfriend and valet Sunny. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths: August 25 - Aaliyah Films: August 10 - Osmosis Jones played by Chris Rock, starring Bill Murray August 24 - Bubble Boy Categories: 2001 by month ...


In November, 2002, TNT regained the AWF Australasian Heavyweight Championship after defeating Il Cognito. He then proved himself to the Australian fans after he defended it for months on end against all challengers. In March 2003, TNT lost the title to the same man he won it from, Il Cognito, in a 30-minute Iron Man match. Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Australasia is the area that includes Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and the many smaller islands in the vicinity, most of which are the eastern part of Indonesia. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Ironman match is a professional wrestling match that is forced to go a set time limit. ...


Throughout late 2002 and early 2003, Bownds went to Mexico and studied the Lucha libre wrestling style under Rey Misterio, Sr. [4] and Phobia, two of the sports' most respected wrestlers. Miguel Ángel López Díaz (born January 8, 1958), better known by his ring name Rey Misterio, is a famous Mexican professional wrestler. ...


In April 2004 TNT attempted to regain the AWF Heavyweight Championship in a championship-crowning fatal fourway match after the title was vacated by the injured Il Cognito. In the match finale TNT was pinned by high flyer Mark Hilton. This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ...


Throughout 2005 Bownds feuded with Hilton, Scotty Club and Dean Draven. He also toured Australia, wrestling as part of the World Series Wrestling events (marketed as International Assault) [5], defeating American stars Frankie Kazarian and Super Dragon in a triple threat match at the New South Wales show. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Series Wrestling is a professional wrestling promotion, founded in 2005. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Super Dragon (born Daniel Lyon) began wrestling in 1997. ...


2006-Current

In mid-2006 Greg toured Japan where he wrestled as Aussie Ozbone in Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX, he wrestled alongside TNA stars such as Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin[6] [7]. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX, formerly known as Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE, is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded in 2001. ... Patrick Martin[1] (born May 23, 1983), is an American professional wrestler currently wrestling for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Josh Harter[2](born February 4, 1982), better known by his ring name Chris Sabin, is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ...


In January 2007, TNT defeated Steve Ravenous to win his third AWF Championship but lost it to Dragon Gate wrestler CIMA soon after, Bownds then regained the title the next night. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the. ... Dragon Gate is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion formerly known as Toryumon Japan. ... Nobuhiko Oshima, better known by his stage name CIMA (pronounced Shima), is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently wrestles for Dragon Gate. ...


In March 2007, TNT defeated Steve Corino in the suburb of Cardiff in Newcastle, New South Wales to win the AWA World Heavyweight Championship [8]. However, the title would soon be returned to Corino and the title change negated when the "proper paperwork" could not be found. March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Steven Eugene (Steve) Corino (born May 29, 1973 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently working for Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX and numerous independent promotions. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... The American Wrestling Association (AWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the highest ranked championship in the current AWA Superstars of Wrestling promotion. ...


In June of 2007 TNT defended his AWF Heavyweight Championship at International Assault 2 (a World Series Wrestling tour) against Kid Kash, Austin Aries and Billy Kidman. TNT then toured Japan with the Dragon Gate Promotion, whilst over there he wrestled 3 matches. TNT teamed with Masaaki Mochizuki and defeated Super Shisa and Super Shenron, then teamed with Ryo Saito and defeated Shingo Takagi and Jack Evans and finally teamed with K-ness and Lupin Matsutani and was defeated by the team of Taka Iwasa, Akira Tozawa and Keni'chiro Arai. For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ... David Cash (born July 31, 1969 in Waynesboro, Virginia), better known as Kid Kash, is an American professional wrestler who has worked for Extreme Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action. ... Dan Solwold[1] (born April 15, 1978), better known by his ring name Austin Aries, is an American professional wrestler currently performing in Ring of Honor. ... Peter Gruner (born May 11, 1974 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a professional wrestler on the World Wrestling Entertainments Smackdown! Brand, best known by his stage name of Billy Kidman. ... Dragon Gate is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion formerly known as Toryumon Japan. ... Masaaki Mochizuki ) is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently performing for Dragon Gate. ... Ryo Saito, is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently wrestles for Dragon Gate. ... Shingo Takagi (鷹木信悟, born November 21, 1982 in Yamanashi) is a former Japanese bodybuilder, turned professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Akira Tozawa (born 7/22/1985 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan) is a Japanese wrestler for Dragon Gate. ... Kenichiro Arai (born July 7, 1972 in Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese wrestler for Dragon Gate. ...


TNT defeated Masaaki Mochizuki at the AWF Double Dragon Challenge in July 2007, he also managed to defeat Ryo Saito and successfully retain his AWF Heavyweight Title. In August TNT once again toured with the WSW Promotion and defended the AWF title against Kid Kash. Later that month the AWF ran a show in which TNT once again successfully defended the AWF Heavyweight Title against Lee Starr. Masaaki Mochizuki ) is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently performing for Dragon Gate. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ryo Saito, is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently wrestles for Dragon Gate. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


TNT successfully defeated Mana in August after interference from The Platinum Players went wrong. TNT also successfully defended his title on against Lebo Ceda, the Lebanese Monster. Mana is a traditional term that refers to a concept among the speakers of Oceanic languages, including Melanesians, Polynesians, and Micronesians. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


At AWF Fighting Spirit (live from the AWF Minto Dojo) he successfully defended the AWF Australasian Heavyweight Championship against Irish Whip Wrestlings Harry Hardshaw. Irish Whip Wrestling (IwW) is a professional wrestling promotion based in the southeast of Ireland which has been running shows since 2002. ...


In October 2007 TNT travelled NSW defending his title against Dragon Gate Japan's Super Shenron and Sabu, however his match with Sabu ended in a "no-contest" after interference from the Platinum Players, this met with poor crowd reaction. He also challenged the top Rudo in Dragon Gate, (Gamma). For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ... “NSW” redirects here. ... Dragon Gate is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion formerly known as Toryumon Japan. ... Gamma (uppercase Γ, lowercase γ) is the third letter of the Greek alphabet. ...


Bownds is also the head trainer of the AWF School of Pro Wrestling and has trained over 50 active Australian professional wrestlers. He is currently the AWF's head booker. Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ...


In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves[9]

A facebuster, also known as a face plant, is generally a takedown move in professional wrestling in which an attacking wrestler forces his/her opponent down to the mat face-first without involving a headlock or facelock. ... Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... In professional wrestling a neckbreaker is any throw or slam that focuses its attack on the opponent’s neck. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shawn Michaels performing a Moonsault on Chris Jericho. ...

Championships and accomplishments

  • Australian Championship Wrestling
    • ACW Australian Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Australian Wrestling Federation
    • AWF Heavyweight Championship (4 times, current)
    • AWF Australasian Championship (2 times)
  • World Wide Wrestling Australia
    • WWW Australasian Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Kiss

Wikify|date=April 2007 Pwcompanybox name = Australian Wrestling Federation acronym = AWF image = established = 1999 style = location = New South Wales, Australia founder = Greg BowndsRobert Jones owner = parent = sister = formerly = merged = The Australian Wrestling Federation (AWF) was formed in 1999 by Greg Bownds and Robert Jones AWF live events are frequently promoted...

References

  1. ^ Official review of the show on July 29, 2006
  2. ^ Official results of the show on July 29, 2006 - Bownds as Aussie Ozbone defeating Osamu Namiguchi
  3. ^ Interview with Greg Bownds
  4. ^ Interview with Greg Bownds
  5. ^ Official WSW website at the time
  6. ^ Official review of the show on July 29, 2006
  7. ^ Official results of the show on July 29, 2006 - Bownds as Aussie Ozbone defeating Osamu Namiguchi
  8. ^ Review of AWF show
  9. ^ Online World of Wrestling profile

External links

  • AWF official website

 
 

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