Re: Aussie Indy Wrestling
Started going to more shows with a mate of mine. We both love wrestling, always to go the WWE shows, but with how Australia is blowing up with internationals coming over, the NJPW tour and our guys getting spots in WWE and NJPW, we're making the effort to travel. Sydney is an hour and a half on the train.
Last week, we went to PWA's inaugural Black Label event at Parramatta RSL. It was billed as 18+/adults only, and while there was some swearing, there was no over the top violence, just quality wrestling.
Matty Wahlberg is a rookie to keep an eye on. Ridiculous athleticism and charisma, and he only started in April last year. He's the guy with the red cup in my video in my last post. Super fun to watch.
Mat Rogers is another to watch. One of the first guys I've seen at these shows and thought, "That's a guy Vince would like." Really big, great presence, and finished the match with a top rope Pumphandle Slam, which I had never seen before.
The show was built around Bullet Club coming to Australia, at least, Bad Luck Fale and "Mr Juicy" Gino Gambino. They wrestled Jack Bonza and Mick Moretti, and had a very comedy heavy match, with Bonza and Moretti failing to lift Fale. Post match, Gambino gets on the mic and credits Fale as being the reason NJPW are touring Australia.
Video promo for a show on the 25th of Feb... Will Ospreay returns to PWA! They sold front row tickets for that show in the intermission, we bought two and most of the front row tickets are now taken. Can't wait to see him live, it was Ospreay and his matches with Eagles that really started this indy journey for me.
Main event of PWA Black Label was Robbie Eagles vs. Caveman Ugg. My two favourite wrestlers on the Aussie scene (with Jack Bonza a close third), and they tore it up. Fantastic match, Eagles retains the PWA Championship. Shakes hands with Ugg and offers a rematch any time. A No DQ match is scheduled for 3rd of Feb. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem likely I'll make it, got a loaded February:
- Back to work
- 10th Feb- Travelling to Perth
- 18th Feb- NJPW Sydney
- 25th- PWA Sydney- Return of the Ospreay
On the subject of NJPW's Australian tour, Robbie Eagles, Mick Moretti and Jack Bonza were selected as local talent to join the card.
I took the short trip to Campbelltown two weeks ago for Rock N Roll Wrestling (RRW). They held their first Rock'n Rumble, won by Jack Bonza. This means that Jack Bonza will face Ryback upon his return to Australia. I spoke to the promoter, Hunter Hayes, who said the event will likely happen in April.
As I did with Friday Night Fights, I recorded the Rock'n Rumble. I'll upload the match in its entirety within the week. Showcases a great mix of talent from RRW, PWA and Newy Pro.