In 2016, our sixth anniversary double header, along with the Melbourne City Invitation, was so well received, that we’ve decided to do the same thing for MCW SEVEN this year. The two night anniversary celebration takes place on Friday October 13 and Saturday October 14 at the MCW Arena in Essendon, and you’d already be well aware that we’ve lined up a hell of a series of Melbourne City Invitational qualifying bouts for Friday night.
Now, we’re set to announce two championship matches, with one happening on Friday, and one happening on Saturday. On Saturday night, we will see Jonah Rock defending the MCW Heavyweight Championship against a man who has competed across no less than 25 countries. To some, he is known as Lucha Undergrounds “Son of Havoc”, and to others, he is known as ‘M-Dogg’ Matt Cross!
Matt Cross has held championships across a multitude of promotions worldwide, and will be looking to leave Australia with gold in just over one weeks time. In addition, as Son of Havoc, he’s been a Lucha Underground Trios Champion, and has held places in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated top 500 since 2006! Meanwhile, Jonah Rock has been a man posessed since making his return to Melbourne City Wrestling at Ballroom Brawl in August, where he became the first man to win the Ballroom Brawl Rumble, and use that opportunity to win the championship in the same night!
Jonah Rock is now the third triple crown champion in Melbourne City Wrestling history, and just last month, became the first Australian competitor to enter the prestigious PWG Battle of Los Angeles tournament. Needless to say, this is going to be a massive championship bout, and it will take place on Saturday night at MCW SEVEN!
Meanwhile, the MCW Intercommonwealth Championship will be defended on the Friday night, as Adam Brooks defends against a man who impressed many back at MCW New Horizons in August, Caveman Ugg!
Though he was unsuccessful in a six pack elimination challenge bout at that event, Ugg threw each competitor around with ease, before succumbing to a last ditch roll-up from JXT, who would win the bout by doing so. With JXT having challenged for the MCW Intercommonwealth Championship (and losing), MCW Management decided that since Ugg had made such an impact, even as the runner up, he too would be afforded this championship opportunity.
Meanwhile, Adam Brooks has been going from strength to strength, off the back of recapturing the MCW Intercommonwealth Championship from Will Ospreay in a wild triple threat match, which also took place at MCW New Horizons (available here on MCW Encore). Since then, the momentum for Brooksy has been off the charts, as he too has now captured the attention of Pro Wrestling Guerrilla in the United States, and will appear there later this month. But it can be said that Adam Brooks has never faced a man the size of Caveman Ugg, and that is going to make for an extremely interesting clash of styles at night one of MCW SEVEN.
Tickets for both nights are on sale via this link, with discounted early bird tickets for both nights almost completely sold out. Get in quick, as once they’re gone, there’ll only be unreserved general admission left. Tickets will also be available at the door on both nights.
Friday October 13 & Saturday October 14 2017
The MCW Arena – Essendon Ukrainian Hall
11 Russell St (Opposite Essendon Station)
Doors 6:30pm. Show 7:30pm.