We’re just over a week away from our next event at the MCW Arena in Essendon; June 10th’s MCW Hostile Takeover. We’ve previously announced a couple of matches via the official Melbourne City Wrestling Facebook page, but we’re now set to announce a total of five bouts for the evening, with the chance of a couple of surprises on the night.
First up is our main event, and in a match which independent wrestling fans from around the world will no doubt be keeping an eye on, Dowie James defends his MCW Heavyweight Championship against TK Cooper, fresh from an extended stay in the United Kingdom, where he competed most notably for PROGRESS Wrestling.
TK Cooper was told to earn a championship match at our last event, Keep It 100 (available with an MCW Encore subscription here, or to rent and download individually here), and Cooper chose to do so by attacking Dowie James and Mr Juicy (who has pencilled in his shot at the championship, regardless of who holds it, at MCW Ballroom Brawl in August) with a chair at the end of the event. An incensed Dowie James granted him the shot then and there.
In the second of two scheduled championship matches set for the evening, JXT‘s open challenge “sesh” for the MCW Intercommonwealth Championship will continue, as he faces a newly focused man on a mission, Johnathan Preston.
At MCW Keep It 100, Preston turned on his former tag team partner, Alan Payne, and formed a “business partnership” with the returning Emanuelle. Already that appears to be paying dividends with the announcement of this bout. Will the sesh continue for JXT? Or is it time for Johnathan Preston to reach the next level of competition within Melbourne City Wrestling?
Meanwhile, Alan Payne will have his hands full against the aforementioned Emanuelle, who will make his official Melbourne City Wrestling return for the first time in a year. Emanuelle was Johnathan Preston’s plan B, and you can guarantee that Payne will be out for revenge in the worst possible way, as indicated in a backstage interview following our last event, seen here on our official post show wrap-up.
We can also reveal that the next competitor in Madison Eagles‘ gauntlet for Kelly Anne has been announced. Making her debut in Melbourne City Wrestling will be Explosive Professional Wrestling‘s Amity Row.
Amity is a member of The Solution, a faction who’ve taken EPW by force over the past couple of years, and who’s leader is MCW alumni Davis Storm. Will she be able to continue building momentum against one of Australia’s top female wrestlers? Or will Kelly find herself one step closer to a future bout with Madison Eagles?
And finally, we will see a triple threat tag team bout, with the winners of the match going on to face the current MCW Tag Team Champions, KrackerJak & Lochy Hendricks, at a later stage. The first team is Fun Time Trouble, Mike Burr and Fun Time Phil, who’ve begun to finally function as a unit, following the dismissal of Josh Shooter from MCW at Clash of the Titans in April.
The second team announced are a duo who were forced into a begrudging alliance by management – Jake Andrewartha and Ali. These two have been attempting to work with each other, both at Melbourne City Wrestling live events (as evidenced by the bout against Mercer & Wolfe in March), and behind the scenes, the results which we’re told we will be seeing soon.
And finally, we will see the return of The Brat Pack, Nick Bury and Mitch Waterman, who’ve been absent from Melbourne City Wrestling following a violent war in which they were defeated by pAnic back in February. Since then, we’ve seen footage of the Brat Pack abusing random strangers in the street, rather than preparing for the bout, which we suspect may well be their downfall.
Tickets for this event are on sale now, with pre-sales ending at the end of the week. We will also have tickets available on the night at the venue door. Don’t miss out on our return to the MCW Arena, as we continue to pave the way on the road to Ballroom Brawl 2017.
MCW Hostile Takeover
Saturday 10th June 2017
The MCW Arena – Essendon Ukrainian Hall
11 Russell St (Opposite Essendon Station)
Doors 6:30pm. Show 7:30pm.