Yesterday on social media, Sydney-based promotion PWA teased a major announcement at 10am today. Today on social media, they delivered on that promise.
Pro Wrestling Australia announced that after a hiatus of a year- forced by the global pandemic- they would return with a Black Label event on Feb 12, 2021, at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville, Sydney. PWA Black Label is the company’s unique presentation of 18+ centred wrestling shows, a successful approach that enabled PWA to move from smaller RSL venues to Max Watts, and the Star Casino for a Progress cross-promotional show. While PWA have held shows recently, with limited attendance, they were branded Green Label- allowing those under 18 to attend.
While it is undoubtedly exciting news to have a Black Label show again- less restrictions on content, bigger venue, more fans- it wasn’t the only big news revealed. Slipping in at the end of the promo video was a graphic that read “live on FITE”.
FITE TV is the home of major promotions like AEW, NJPW and ROH, streaming their shows live to a global audience. Recently, Australian promotion PCW joined FITE, and PWA looks to follow suit on Feb 12. This means that more top-level Australian wrestling will be seen worldwide on a larger platform, which can only help the pro wrestling scene Down Under.