There’s a strong argument that Matthews could be the most accomplished wrestler ever to come out of Australia.
He’s won titles in NXT and WWE, is a current champion in AEW and has faced the world’s best over the last decade, including Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Kazuchika Okada, Sting, Seth Rollins, Rey Mysterio, Bryan Danielson, Roman Reigns – his credentials are clear to see.
When he reclaimed the MCW title, he showed that the one of the best in the world was keeping one foot in his home country for the foreseeable future. So, you’d think that anyone who was going to step into the ring with him would be understandably intimidated by his experience and reputation.
Tommy Knight isn’t like most wrestlers.
The absolute powerhouse from Adelaide clearly does his talking in the ring, with an uncompromising take no prisoners style that has quickly gained the respect of the MCW faithful.
His instant classic rivalry with Slex turned to a begrudging partnership, and finally mutual respect, claiming the MCW Tag Team Championship in the process, and if you’ve been paying any sort of attention over the last year, you know one thing – he’s ready.
In Matthews you have experience, technical ability and an unrivalled history of success. Whereas Knight brings power, intensity and a raw attitude.
This is a first-time matchup that promises something special, and it’s harder than you might expect to predict a winner.
Ballroom Brawl 2023 is SOLD OUT from the Thornbury Theatre – Saturday 8th July.