Whenever Australia battles England the rivalry is fierce. This Monday as Pro Wrestling Australia (PWA) takes on England’s Progress Wrestling at The Star the intensity of the rivalry will be taken to an entirely new level.
Progress was established in 2011 fusing Japanese ‘strong-style’ wrestling with a punk rock ethos. Since then the company has grown exponentially year on year and is now considered one of the hottest promotions in the world.
In Australia PWA has been steadily growing since 2007, with much more rapid growth in the past few years. The most recent growth comes on the back of a wrestling boom in Australia, which echoes the growth seen in the UK and by Progress.
The women of PWA have been some of the leaders in the field having already produced international superstars Madison Eagles, Billie Kay and Peyton Royce. The latest batch of talent is not to be overlooked though, in particular Jessica Troy has now taken the reigns to lead the company into the future.
“To be in a place where they have been, filling their shoes per-say, is absolutely incredible. To be considered even almost on their level in a show’s hierarchy… just, wow.” said Jessica.
On Monday Jessica will take on one of the world’s best wrestlers in fellow Australian and first ever Progress Women’s Champion Toni Storm.
“The hype around Storm is outstanding so I’m very happy she’s bringing that hype back to Australia.” said Jessica.
When asked why she would call out one of the world’s best Jessica said, “I want to travel the world wrestling just like Storm, so calling her out seemed like an excellent way to get noticed and show her and everyone else who watches what I’m made of.”
Even if you’ve never had an interest in professional wrestling before Jessica explained that there is more depth to the shows than simple physicality, “Obviously you can expect great physical matches but they’ll also be full of emotion and passion so everybody is in for a treat.”
Apr 23. The Star Event Centre, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont. $49.30+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.prowrestlingaustralia.com.au