Michael Scibilia is a PhD candidate in the School of Film, Media and Communications at Monash University.
WrestleClash has brought professional wrestling to the heart of the Melbourne CBD with a unique brand of sports and entertainment and will be throwing a Christmas party like no other at the 1000 Pound Bend on Friday, 6 December.
A Very WrestleClash Christmas is the latest instalment of the company's themed Over 18s events that are a far cry from your typical wrestling show.
WrestleClash shows have no interest in delivering 'family entertainment.' They powerbomb the notion of an all-ages event through a flaming table and wish it well in its future endeavours.
In its place is a two-hour event that doesn't make a grown man or woman embarrassed to say they're at a wrestling show. There will be profanities. There will be burlesque. And there will be beer.
It's a party that doesn't take itself too seriously but still manages to provide intense in-ring action featuring regulars such as "The Mad Bastard" Krackerjak, Adam "Brooksy" Brooks and the rotund, beer-swilling crowd-favourite Mr Juicy.
The shows have the fans on their feet for the entire time. Well, that's partly because there is no seating in the venue, but sitting down and watching is a passive activity and WrestleClash is all about providing an interactive experience.
While the matches are yet to be announced, the Christmas-themed edition is already promising "a night of carols, egg nog and a few cheeky surprises mixed with some risqué burlesque and the hardest hitting & unbelievable wrestling action."
If all of that sounds appealing, tickets are on sale now through the WrestleClash website and are $5 cheaper than tickets bought at the door. There are also group specials which entail each person in the group receiving a free beer, wine, or softdrink.
So come on, what are you waiting for? Christmas?
1920s strongman Concrete Davidson at WrestleClash's last event, the Oktoberfest celebration titled 'Brawl in the Bierhaus'