MCW’s Ballroom Brawl show was tonight: 3.5 hours (including intermission) at the Thornbury Theatre.
Hot opener for the tag title: defending champions ‘The Brat Pack’ are seriously Elite Elite at inciting the crowd, and retain after shenanigans, and also just being good. Heels that are hated, how about that?
The actual Ballroom Brawl (20 man rumble) was fun and had plenty of little stories along the way. It featured the return of TMDK’s Jonah Rock… and he won, to love from the fans. Prize is capability to challenge for the main title at any time.
After the break: Adam Brooks © vs Will Ospreay for the Intercommonwealth Title. Was 29 minutes of awesomeness: lit as fark, I believe the kids would say. And NEW champion, and he’s looking to become a permanent resident and make Australia, and MCW in particular, home. Holy ■■■■.
Finish had Brooks standing on the top rope, Ospreay runs up/rebounds off the second rope to get high enough to RKO/ace crusher him alllllllll the way down.
(He also won the PWA main belt in Sydney last night, off Robbie Eagles… who will be at the next, bigger, MCW show in two weeks.)
Hard on Kelly-Anne and Bea Priestley to follow that: adequate match, but the crowd was just exhausted.
That continued into the main event: Mr Juicy © vs Dowie James for the heavyweight title. A very deliberate wear-em-down match, with Dowie being a bit heel-ish targeting the injured shoulder of Juicy. Half hour in — HIT MY MUSIC, here comes Jonah, Dowie shoved off top rope to the floor, Jonah cashes in, brutal frog splash, NEW CHAMPION.
Some tickets still left for the show in two weeks: do yourself a favour.