It’s history in the making

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STARS of the pro-wrestling world will front up for a big night hosted by Southern Pro Wrestling (SPW) at ILT Stadium Southland in Invercargill on Saturday, July 14.

SPW founding member Troy Crosbie said Southern Rumble – History in the Making could be the biggest independent wrestling promotion show staged in New Zealand.

“When we started SPW the first big goal to look towards was the stadium show – and in less than three years here we are,” he said.

The show will feature the SPW New Zealand heavyweight championship match between JK Moody and Kane Khan. The SPW New Zealand tag team title will also be on the line.

Kiwi-born female international pro-wrestling star Bea Priestley will also be returning to Invercargill after making a name for herself overseas. She will take on former World Wrestling Entertainment star Tenille Dashwood, of Australia.

“Tenille was one of the first women to sort of revolutionise the women’s movement in America. She put women wrestling on the pedestal over there,” he said.

Will Ospreay, the “Aerial Assassin”, classed as one of the best professional wrestlers in the world, will also be back to take on Marcus “Hooligan” Kool.

Crosbie, “Powerhouse T-Rex”, will face Gino Gambino, of Australia.

The show will end with a 20-man rumble, in which the only way to be eliminated is to be thrown over the top rope and out of the ring.

“The public can expect a thoroughly entertaining family friendly event. It will be a milestone of the SPW and an amazing show,” Crosbie said.

The host will be New Zealand comedian Rhys Mathewson.

Southern Rumble – History in the Making, ILT Stadium Southland, Saturday, July 14, doors open 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets at TicketDirect

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