The Melbourne City Invitational, which takes place at Melbourne City Wrestling’s Sixth Anniversary Extravaganza double header (October 7th and 8th at the MCW Arena in Essendon) is continuing to shape up as the biggest and best tournament that we’ve ever assembled. Of the four qualifying matches to take place on the Friday night, we’ve announced two so far: Slex vs Marty Scurll, and Adam Brooks vs Lochy Hendricks.
We can now reveal that on Friday October 7th, the third qualifying match in the tournament will see Josh ‘The Axe’ Shooter returning to MCW action, as he goes up against the ‘Jurassic Punk’ Syd Parker, in a bout that will combine two very different styles – the raw power of Shooter, against the unpredictable aerial ability of Parker.
In their quest to further their respective professional wrestling careers, both competitors have travelled abroad. Syd Parker spent two years in the United Kingdom, winning championships and competing in promotions such as World Association of Wrestling, run by the Knight Family (of whom WWE superstar Paige descends from). Meanwhile, Shooter has also competed in the UK, competing for IPW:UK, as well as making an appearance at a Progress Wrestling ENDVR event. In addition, ‘The Axe’ has spent time competing in Japan, for BJW.
Shooter and Parker are undeniably both well rounded athletes, who are only now just approaching their physical prime. But only one of them will be able to advance in this prestigious tournament. Tickets for this special two night extravaganza are available now, either by purchasing tickets online, or at the door. Stay tuned, because we have one more MCI qualifying match to announce, as well as some great non-tournament action as well.
MCW Sixth Anniversay Extravaganza
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th October
The MCW Arena – Essendon Ukrainian Hall
11 Russell St (Opposite Essendon Station)
Doors 6:30pm. Show 7:30pm.