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RCW & MCW: A Building Foundation Of Australian Wrestling Talent

Look at the Australian wrestling scene, putting out some of the best talent in the world.



Ashley Rose Nova debuts with a look at Australia’s RCW & MCW, and the foundation they lay for the Australian talent.

Pro-wrestling has been a growing art form, filled with uniqueness and athletic ability. It is an industry that cannot be described as another in the world. Wrestling continues to grow on a global level. Talent from around the world appearing in promotions such as Ring of Honor, WWE, and New Japan Pro-wrestling.

Australian talent has never shined brighter in pro-wrestling, with talents being seen on an international level from Buddy Murphy, IICONICS, Rhea Ripley, and of course Tenille Dashwood.

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The style of wrestling talent from both Melbourne City Wrestling and Riot City is best described as elegant, graceful, high impact, and hard hitting all at once. Buddy Murphy broke through the walls of pro-wrestling on an international level, displaying to the world a unique style that displayed smooth transitions move by move.


Murphy performed in Australia under the name Matt Silva it was at Melbourne City Wrestling that he would develop the building foundations of becoming a relevant champion. At one time he also competed at Riot City Wrestling.

Riot City Wrestling was developed in 2006 by Joe Greco and Christopher Paul, located in Adelaide, South Australia. Both RCW and MCW at one time where in cooperation with each other, most popular matches from the two promotion are rivalries between their wrestlers.

RCW keeps growing in strength and in popularity, they are live monthly in Adelaide. Riot City is known for developing exceptional talent. The tour the regional areas of South Australia to provide an exclusive show to locals. Cultivating and exciting new fans of the promotion. The development of the roster is due to the high dedication to the industry of pro-wrestling. They tend to train over 4 times a week at the exclusive Riot City Wrestling Academy. The men and women dedicated to their training earn a chance to compete on the main roster with various promotions throughout Australia.

Riot City currently has three titles. The RCW Championship, RCW Women’s Championship, and the RCW Tag Team Championship. Another annual event is the RCW Strength Cup.

The RCW Strength Cup is one of the most prestige titles in Riot City.

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Melbourne City Wrestling also takes in-ring training and match development to another level. They provide classes at their wrestling academy. MCW has achieved to provide high-quality training just like RCW. They consider and are open to all styles of wrestling around the world. MCW development strives to achieve high style performances. The promotion at one time called Australian Championship Wrestling and was developed into MCW in 2010. The founder of MCW is Michael E. Jozis. MCW style can very much be seen in the influence of Buddy Murphy’s performances. They combine their own style along with strong style and Lucha Libre. They are based and located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

In 2018 Progress assisted in promoting a show with MCW called Explosive Pro-Wrestling. This provided the result and birth of the MCW Wrestling Academy.

MCW host several events on every second Saturday at Essendon Ukrainian Hall and their super card events are held at the Thornbury Theater.

In 2017, the promotion expanded with an online subscription service known as MCW Encore. This service includes past events. Past events include talent from Buddy Murphy (Matt Silva), Tenille Dashwood, Peyton Royce (KC Cassidy), and Dakota Kai (Evie).

Melbourne City Wrestling offers pro-wrestling in a different view. The in-ring development for each match allows both roster’s men and women to shine. The storytelling of each match is very competitive in nature. As they put their bodies on the line on regular bases.

Where to see more MCW:

The main championships that MCW has are MCW World Championship, MCW Intercommonwealth Championship, MCW Tag Team Championship, and other opportunities.

Both Australian Promotions are very dominating and provide the fundamentals of wrestling. Men and Women in both rosters are highly determined in their performances in the squared circle. Alluring the ability to deliver a high-quality show. As the continuing of Australian talent growing. It is clear that Riot City and Melbourne City Wrestling are in the prominent place of the industry known as pro-wrestling.

Pics & Video Courtesy of WWE| RCW| MCW

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NXT Minus 6: Too Early To Fantasy Book War Games?

Everyone loves fantasy booking. Right?



The answer is No. It’s not too early.

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6. NXT teases us with a Matt Riddle-Arturo Ruas match that went 3 minutes? I know it’s not happening, but those guys deserve a Takeover spot. Kudos to NXT for playing up the mma aspect. Everything from Mauro’s commentary to the ref stoppage made this feel like it should have been in an octagon. If you haven’t already seen it, check out Ruas’ match from the Evolve 10th Anniversary show. Dude is a killer.

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5. We got the final opening round match of the Dusty Rhodes Everyman Classic. Bronson Reed is good. He delivered what might be the biggest frog splash I’ve ever seen. There is always a place for athletic big men, but he’s not the story.

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4. Dexter Lumas is creepy. The key to wrestling is to crank your personality up to 11. If this creepy thing is any part of Dexter Lumas, I don’t want to be in a room with him. I don’t trust him around my kids. I wonder how many crimes against humanity he’s already committed. Creepy in a way that Bray Wyatt can only hope to be.

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3. Tyler Breeze enters the running for Savage Burn of the Year. He looked at Jaxson Ryker and asked “Weren’t you Buddy Murphy?” Brutal. That line alone is worth the return of Prince Pretty. 

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2. I finally got the moment I was waiting for: an interesting KUSHIDA match. I was ready to send him to 205 in exchange for Akira Tozawa. And if this is Apollo Crews, I will gladly take him back full time in NXT. Stellar matchup and worth watching. 4.4 stars. 

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1. Oh no, this cannot be happening. They’re turning Keith Lee into Kassius Ohno 2.0? He’s talking about getting passed over for the new guys? And he’s jobbing to Damian Priest next week? Been here a year and zero Takeover matches? The Ridiculous Keith Lee deserves better. THIS…CAN…NOT…BE…HAPPENING!!!


Bonus time: Old school versus new generation. Tyler Breeze heads up a cast of NXT OGs to take on Undisputed Era in (cue William Regal voice) War Games to determine NXT supremacy. Keep Apollo around. Throw in Cesaro and Harper, maybe even Samoa Joe, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a brawl. Either that or Undisputed Era versus the Club. I’m cool with both.      

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Tiffany’s Takes: WWE NXT (7-17-19)

Who will be the first to challenge Adam Cole for the NXT Championship?



Who will be the first to challenge Adam Cole for the NXT Championship?

Have I ever told anyone that I can’t stand Matt Riddle? I have? Okay. I don’t even know what it is, but he sets my teeth on edge. I will give him props for having a good match with Arturo Ruas, but I’m not sure what they’re doing with his character, except teasing a heel turn after that NASTY beatdown of Ruas. I am here for Killian Dain vs Riddle, that even sounds like fun!

Looks like we are going to Undisputed Era vs Street Profits at some point, but I’m waiting for UE to make a big deal about Street Profits being on the Main Roster for the last couple of weeks.

I love that Mia Yim is learning from everyone’s mistakes in dealing with Shayna Baszler and is going after Baszler’s friends, who are the real reason she’s stayed on top for so long. This feud is going to get nasty in a hurry and I can’t wait!

The next match of the NXT Breakout Tournament  had a lot to live up to after two AMAZING matches and one not so amazing. I’m not sure what in the world Australian Strong Styles is, I’m guessing it’s like any ‘Strong Style’ in that it’s pretty hard hitting. I also didn’t know Australia had a Black Forest, it was never on ‘Crocodile Hunter’. I did like this match, however. I can’t say it was as amazing as some of the other matches, but it was really good. Bronson Reed won the match for Australia, so we’ll see what happens in Round 2.

Someone should tell Tyler Breeze that having a beard doesn’t make you a man. I’ve seen teenagers with better facial hair. I did love the little dig at Forgotten Sons, but I don’t think Breeze really wants to pick a fight with Jaxson Ryker, that’s not going to end well.

Well, it looks like we’ll likely get a confrontation between Io Shirai and Candice LeRae next week, unfortunately for Kacy Catanzaro, she’s going to be Shirai’s punching bag before that.

I wasn’t really into KUSHIDA vs Apollo Crews. I’m just not a huge fan of either guy. The match was really good, but I don’ t think anyone really thought Crews was going to beat KUSHIDA, who is getting built into a title contender, but it was a longer match than Crews has been having for most of his WWE run, so there’s that.

I’m still not into Keith Lee, I just don’t get it, but I’m super stoked  about the prospect of Lee vs Damian Priest, that promises to be a wild match.

So, it’s officially official, we WILL be getting Adam Cole vs Johnny Gargano III and it sounds like it’s going to be the last one. I did like Gargano comparing his victory tour of trying to inspire young people in Cleveland with Cole’s obnoxious antics at the Gargano restaurant. Also, love the ‘Johnny Badass’ thing, very cool. NXT TakeOver: Toronto II is going to be a wild ride in that Three Stages of Hell match! Thank you, William Regal for booking that!

That’s it for Tiffany’s Belated NXT Takes! Tune in Monday for Monday Night RAW!



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