Bassendean: best EPW and WWE Aussie wrestlers battle in Hell or Highwater

Andrew Baggio (Damian Slater) & Brett Pitsikas (Pro name Marcius Pitt). Photo: Bruce Hunt
Andrew Baggio (Damian Slater) & Brett Pitsikas (Pro name Marcius Pitt). Photo: Bruce Hunt

SOME of Australia’s best pro wrestlers will take to the ring next Saturday for Hell or Highwater at Cyril Jackson Recreation Centre in Bassendean.

Hosted by Explosive Pro Wrestling (EPW), the July 21 event will showcase the country’s greatest wrestlers battling it out in the ring over seven hard-hitting matches.

School of Pro Wrestling Malaga member Andrew Baggio said an anticipated contender was Robbie Eagles from Sydney who has international wrestling experience with California’s Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and New Japan Pro Wrestling.

The 31-year-old from Quinns Rocks said they expected hundreds of fans on the night to witness hard-hitting matches with “insane risks” each wrestler takes.

Baggio, a school teacher by day, said wrestling wasn’t for the faint hearted, having torn a ligament in his knee, broken his sternum and been concussed a couple of times.

It was a childhood dream of Baggio’s to become a wrestler and he achieved that by competing in more than six countries, having worked for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Brett Pitsikas (Pro name Marcius Pitt) & Andrew Baggio (Damian Slater). Photo: Bruce Hunt

“I began watching WWE at the age of 11 and always dreamed of being in the same ring as the likes of The Rock and Triple H,” he said.

“It was a very surreal feeling when Triple H became my boss for my stint in the WWE.

“My biggest achievement was representing Australia in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament in 2016, which was witnessed by millions around the world.”

Since moving to Perth from Adelaide, Baggio said he’d seen it become a spectacle followed all over the world through the power of social media and encouraged people to head to Hell and Highwater to experience the mayhem.

Hell or Highwater

Cyril Jackson Recreation Centre

Fisher Street, Bassendean

Doors open at 6.30pm, show starts at 7pm

Tickets $10 children and $15 adult

Buy online at epwperth.com/event/hell-or-highwater-2018/