Battle Championship Wrestling: BCW33 Review - 31st
Park, Sydney, Australia
By Greg Tingle
Championship Wrestling delivered a world class pro
wrestling event at Max Watt's, Entertainment Quarter,
Moore Park, Sydney, last night.
nature, pro wrestling is extremely subjective by nature.
There was no way I was going to miss the main event
of BCW33 which was Ken Shamrock vs Dan 'The Beast'
Severn. In over 4 decades of been a fan and follower
of pro wrestling this stood out, and just a few suburbs
down the road from my coastal pad.
expectations of the main event were pretty high, and
both men exceeded the great match I expected. This
was performance art of the highest caliber. You are
talking a hybrid of say Hackenschmidt vs Gotch, Austin
vs Hart and Ali vs Frazier all rolled into one. A
beautiful and violent masterclass of what pro wrestling
should be. The match was more than WrestleMania or
NJPW / AEW / NWA / Impact PPV etc worthy.
my estimation and strong opinion this match in a different
scenario (read WWE and UFC budget and promo machine)
deserved an audience of 93,000 + (Inside reference
to WrestleMania 3). Those who attended may be the
only ones who truly grasp of what a classic main event
occurred in 'Sin City' Sydney, Australia.
BCW card was solid to strong throughout, but I can't
speak highly enough of the main event. For those into
stars I'm going with 4.5 + + +, and I already know
that some won't agree, with others in attendance,
and perhaps even Shamrock, Severn and the promoter
may say 5 +. Again, subjective. For me, this is what
pro wrestling should be. Into the new week I will
examine the undercard in detail which was very solid
has the right mix of matches, talent, value for money
and has a tremendous fan community and vibe. It was
a historic night of pro wrestling and I feel blessed
to have witnessed history.
pre event I was running with quite the 'Age shall
not weary them' tagline and theme for Shamrock vs
Severn, but in reality, the legends showed up the
youngsters, and they wrestled and fought like 30 year
olds! Mind you, Shamrock got a glass of water from
one of the bars half way thru the 30min odd match,
and then continued on the beatdown. Brilliant post
match comments / insults by both. Severn cut the promo
of his life and Shamrock barbed something to the effect
of "This is far from over big boy".. it
would be interesting to see a rematch in Impact or
even the NWA.
the expression goes..to Ken and Dan, 'You still got
it'. This was pro wrestling at its best. Thank you
to all in BCW for making it at historic night in pro
wrestling and combat sports. Brilliant.
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