Over the course of a surreal, extraordinary and wonderful evening, The Wrestling descended upon Melbourne Town Hall. Tommy Little, Sam Simmons, Tegan Higginbotham and David Quirk all stepped into the ring. Luke McGregor and Greg Fleet debuted as managers. Des Bishop and Matt Okine commentated on proceedings, aided by suave MC Lawrence Mooney. Mel Buttle interviewed everyone. Jason Byrne and Ronny Chieng led the teams of good and evil, respectively. And Hamish Blake showed up unannounced, stepped into the ring and did some refereeing. Ridiculous.
Enormous, undying thanks to everyone involved in the performing and organisation of the show, MICF for taking the plunge and bringing it over, and the heroic Pleasance and Ditto Productions across the water.
Words, as ever, don’t quite capture the sheer overblown lunacy of the night, so here are some pictures courtesy of Jim Lee and Stano Murin. It went a bit like this:[doptg id="1"]