My first MCW show, they were smart in putting on a big show right before Super Show-Down. Didn't sell out in advance, I bought my tickets on the night as we got there. There was a massive line going down the block for the Thornbury Theatre, so I quickly jumped on my phone to buy a couple of tickets for me and my mate. I think by showtime it was sold out, with our GA tickets we only just managed to get a seat, it was packed with people standing. Good thing- with my CP there's no chance my legs would have survived standing the whole show.
Spotted Buddy Murphy up on the balcony, visiting his old stomping grounds to support his mate Adam Brooks. He left after Brooks' match.
Also spotted PWA Sydney wrestlers attending as fans- Matty Wahlberg, Ricky South and Facebrooke.
Filip Bros vs. TMDK (Damien Slater and Marcus Pitt) was the opener. Really crisp, technical stuff with a dose of high flying. Stevie won with a Shooting Star Press.
Kellyanne vs. Avary was fun. Never seen them before but Avary really impressed me with her ability and obnoxious character work. Quite attractive too. And Kellyanne was crisp. I had heard her rep beforehand and she lived up to it.
Slex vs. Adam Brooks for the MCW Intercommonwealth Championship was MOTN by far. It seemed that Slex was a heel and Brooks was the face, but the MCW regulars went ballistic for both so hard to tell. Brooks got the big victory.
Four way tag match, was my toilet break and I honestly had no idea who anyone was. Sorry.
Jonah Rock vs. Caveman Ugg was kinda short, but loads of fun. Damn, Jonah was probably the most over person on the whole card! Rock made Ugg tap to a guillotine, which was a little surprising- just that Ugg tapped, not that Jonah won.
Dowie James vs. Loverboy Lochy Hendricks. Didn't know either guy as they haven't really travelled up to Sydney, at least for any shows I've been to. But the MCW faithful gave Loverboy hell, mocking him with a persistent "NYAH" chant which was funny at first, but jumped the shark after a while.
Shazza McKenzie vs. Indi Hartwell was okay. They honestly had a much better match at the beginning of the year in Parramatta RSL. Crowd was a bit fatigued by this point.
MCW Heavyweight Championship- Gino Gambino vs. Robbie Eagles. Okay, if Jonah Rock wasn't the most over guy on the show, that award goes to Robbie Eagles. He woke the crowd up and an awesome main event occured between Eagles and Gambino. Eagles did a great job attacking the leg while still going for broke with the high spots. Amazing false finish with the 450 on the leg and then a kneebar (brilliant callback to Eagles vs. Ospreay II) last month. But Gambino's manager got involved, Gambino got in a title belt shot to the head, followed by two piledrivers.
All in all, loved my first MCW experience. The only minor complaint was that I might have shaved off a match or two, even the MCW hardcore fans seemed a bit worn out in the second half of the show. But Slex vs. Brooks and Eagles vs. Gambino were more than worth the $40 admission.