IMPACT Wrestling has announced that it will be undertaking an Australian tour in June/July 2023, with 4 days of activities in Wagga supported by the New South Wales Government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund.
Today’s announcement includes two “marquee wrestling shows” on Friday 30 June and Saturday 1 July at Wagga’s Equex Centre, to be broadcast on Fite TV. Also announced was Conrad Thompson recording a live podcast, as well as meet & greets and autograph sessions.
This announcement appears the to be the culmination of the “Oceania Pro Wrestling” announcement in November 2022, which promised a convention across four days, and involved Nick Aldis (who has recently returned to IMPACT), as well as Cam Vale and Conrad Thompson, who are involved in this tour.
The IMPACT announcement also makes it clear that the previously announced New Japan Pro Wrestling “Oceania Cup” has been delayed.
“We are so excited to bring IMPACT Wrestling to the great fans of Australia, with a big thank-you to the NSW Government and the Regional Events Acceleration Fund for helping this tour,” said IMPACT Wrestling president Scott D’Amore.
Conrad Thompson was quoted as saying “This is my first time in Australia … I am really looking forward to seeing the fans and having an awesome experience in Wagga Wagga.”
Cam Vale, promoted by IMPACT as being the Managing Director of GLO Sports, said “the broadcast reach of this event will be significant; it will drive economic activity and showcase the Equex Centre as a multi-sport venue capable of hosting international events.”
“(I) am excited about the opportunities the IMPACT Down Under Tour will bring to engage local business and community stakeholders, showcasing Wagga Wagga as a great location for signature events like this.”
PWDownunder will keep you updated on talent and show announcements as we move closer to the event, which is just 7 weeks away.