Underworld Wrestling Launches on Amazon Prime Video
First Australian Wrestling Promotion Streaming on a Major Worldwide Platform
[MELBOURNE, VIC, AUSTRALIA, 10 August 2018—] Today Underworld Wrestling (UW) officially launches its first episode on the worldwide streaming platform, Amazon Prime Video. With this launch, UW becomes the first Australian pro wrestling promotion to achieve international distribution: streaming to over 100 countries. UW episodes will incorporate high-impact action presented through unique storytelling and spectacular athletic violence.
UW showcases diverse wrestling talent from Australia and New Zealand with events recorded in front of a live audience in Melbourne, Victoria. As producer Mark Williamson acknowledges, “Underworld Wrestling’s launch on Amazon is a significant achievement for independent professional wrestling in Australia”. Prime Video subscribers will have access to UW content alongside the latest blockbuster movies and television content from around the world.
What is Different About Underworld Wrestling?
Launched by a successful Kickstarter campaign early in 2018, Underworld Wrestling (UW) is a high-concept professional wrestling promotion that redefines the art of wrestling by blending pro wrestling, fighting sports, and live entertainment. Melbourne is currently a hotbed for independent pro wrestling, but UW is changing the expectations and reputation of pro wrestling with unique rules, a league ladder, time limits, and presentation style that has garnered international attention. UW’s first event has been reviewed by renowned U.S. pro wrestling critic Brian Zane: “I believe that the combination of special match rules and a points system gives this promotion something to make it stand out and it makes it unique” (Wrestling with Wregret 31 July)
The Story of Underworld Wrestling…
Underworld Wrestling has existed in the shadows of Melbourne’s bustling city for over 200 years as a fight club for the elite and privileged to revel in violence and compete for two sacred and dark prizes: The Underworld Wrestling Championship titles. Legend has it that whoever controls both titles wield great power.
While many believe that pro wrestling in Australia started in the 1960s, that history is littered with half-truths and damaging fiction propagated and manipulated by elite cult members of Underworld Wrestling, who have kept the promotion a secret in order to maintain exclusive access to the sacred prizes.
This secrecy has been recently dismantled with the election of a new sinister and crazed president of Underworld Wrestling, whose first order of command has been to open Underworld Wrestling out for public demonstrations of violence to the world. This new Dark Lord of Underworld Wrestling believes that “all are equal at the end of the world”; he is determined to control both Championship titles and he wants everyone to be there when he brings about the end of all things.
Producer: Mark Williamson