On Saturday May 13, Melbourne City Wrestling returns to the MCW Arena in Essendon with ‘Keep it 100’, an event which will not only feature all the fallout from MCW Clash of the Titans (and the beginning of the journey to Ballroom Brawl), but an event which will also mark the return of TK Cooper and Dahlia Black, two competitors who have not been seen on this side of the world for two years, having been away competing for promotions in the UK such as Progress Wrestling.
First up, as announced at Clash of the Titans, we will see the rivalry between Elliot Sexton and Mr Juicy come to a close, as these two former friends will do battle in a falls count anywhere match. The rules are simple – anything goes, and pinfalls can take place ANYWHERE. Since losing the MCW Heavyweight Championship, Elliot Sexton has had a complete change in attitude, first attacking JXT with a chair, and following up on that by attempting to cripple Mr Juicy when he intervened. At Clash of the Titans, Sexton once again beat down his former Weekend Worriers compatriot with a chair, leaving him lying in the ring. It was Mr Juicy who demanded the falls count anywhere match, which Melbourne City Wrestling management were happy to agree to immediately.
This is a friendship which has become broken beyond repair, and the rivalry will come to an end on Saturday May 13th at the MCW Arena. But the question remains – what lengths will these two gladiators go to in order to try and claim victory in this deeply personal feud?
Our second announcement will see Kelly Anne in action for the first time after becoming the second ever winner of the Vera & Jenny Memorial Cup at MCW Clash of the Titans. Following the bout, Evie, Kelly Anne’s opponent (making her final appearance in a Melbourne City Wrestling ring) was quick to praise Kelly Anne as being the very best female professional wrestler in Australia today, but that brought out Madison Eagles, making her first appearance in MCW for three years, who was quick to claim that until Kelly had beaten her, then she couldn’t lay claim to being the best.
It’s a statement that is tough to argue, as Madison Eagles is not only a former PWWA and two time SHIMMER Wrestling Champion, but she has consistently been placed in the prestigious PWI Top 50 Females list, including a first place spot in 2011. On top of that, Madison Eagles has been responsible for a wide range of female wrestlers gaining notoriety overseas, including the likes of Evie, Tenille Tayla (now Emma in WWE), KC Cassidy (Peyton Royce in NXT), Kellie Skater, Shazza McKenzie and Kelly Anne herself, a boast which she was quick to point out whilst running down Kelly Anne last Friday night.
With that in mind, a showdown between Madison and Kelly Anne to determine just who the best female wrestler country is, has been put forward. But unless Kelly Anne can beat a series of opponents, selected by Eagles herself, it will remain a dream match in the minds of professional wreslting fans. We can now reveal that the first competitor to be hand picked by Madison Eagles is one of her proteges from the Professional Wrestling Alliance promotion in New South Wales, none other than Charli Evans.
Evans is no stranger to MCW audiences, and not only has she been trained by Madison Eagles, but she’s been a co-holder of the PWWA Championship for over 600 days, having won the championship (alongside Jessica Troy) back in 2015. But how will she fare against a newly focused and determined Kelly Anne? We’ll find out in just under two weeks, as we present ‘MCW Keep it 100’ on Saturday May 13.
And finally, we’re proud to announce the return match for TK Cooper, who last appeared in Melbourne City Wrestling back in mid 2015, as part of our tournament to crown the inaugural MCW Intercommonwealth Champion. Since then, along with Dahlia Black (who will be also be appearing at MCW Keep it 100) and former MCW alumni Travis Banks, Cooper has been making massive waves in the United Kingdom for the Progress Wrestling promotion. Collectively, all three Kiwi’s are known as the South Pacific Power Trip, and they’ve become mainstays for Progress.
With their visa’s now expired, Cooper and Black now return to Australia and New Zealand, where they’ll be appearing for our affiliated promotion, Southern Pro Wrestling. We’ve moved quick to secure TK Cooper some tough competition for his return, and they don’t get much tougher than ‘Good Time Trouble’ Mike Burr! At MCW Clash of the Titans, Mike Burr defeated Josh Shooter, and in the process forced ‘The Axe’ out of Melbourne City Wrestling. In the process, Burr finally found a much needed ally in the unlikely Fun Time Phil, who has been trying to impress Burr for months with his brand of unusual antics.
The alliance of Mike Burr and Fun Time Phil may well come in handy on May 13th, as TK Cooper will have Dahlia Black in his corner at ringside, who is coming off a very serious ankle injury back in March. With the scores seemingly being evened out, can Mike Burr continue his run of momentum that he’s on? Or will TK Cooper spoil proceedings in his first match back in Australia in two years?
Tickets for this event are now available online via this ticketing link, and we will also have plenty of tickets available at the venue on the night. As we build towards the biggest Ballroom Brawl event in MCW history, we’re going to hit the ground running on Saturday May 13.
MCW Keep It 100
Saturday 13th May 2017
The MCW Arena – Essendon Ukrainian Hall
11 Russell St (Opposite Essendon Station)
Doors 6:30pm. Show 7:30pm.