A professional wrestling event is soon headed to Oceania.
On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, it was announced that the world of big-time wrestling will soon be headed to Australia, with Oceania Pro Wrestling releasing a press release stating that an event is set for late 2023, as well as a fan festival.
Big Names Such As Mickie James Are Headed To Australia
Featured as co-executive producers for the show are Mickie James and Nick Aldis, who are married in real life, with the co-promoters for the event being Conrad Thompson and Cam Vale.
Oceania Pro Wrestling’s press release describes the event as:
Based around the successful Starrcast format, a similar styled event with a unique Australian
flavour is being targeted for October to December 2023 in a major regional Australian city.
A mix of the world’s best international wrestlers and the best of Australian wrestlers will feature
over a four day “international festival of professional wrestling.”
Importantly alongside the wrestling matches, will be extensive fan engagement activities with the
wrestlers and a select group of high-profile legends and hall of famers of wrestling also appearing.
This event will be a combination of a major sporting event and a major cultural event like a
Comic-Con all rolled into four days.
The event will be targeted for the last quarter of 2023, with work to begin immediately on securing
a location capable of hosting at least 5,000 fans from around Australia and NZ across four days.
Mickie James had this to say about the event:
“Australian sport has embraced Women’s athletes across sports like cricket, AFL and NRL as good
as any country in the world.
As the Executive Producer of the highly successful Women’s only EmPowerrr PPV event in 2021,
I will be building a program of women’s wrestling matches that will captive Australian and NZ
Mickie James closed out saying:
This event can be a centrepiece annually for Women’s Professional Wrestling, and as someone
who knows everyone in wrestling – expect some exciting match ups and outstanding talent, to
a country that appreciates its female athletes, matching up with Australia’s best.”