Bizarre Australian Wrestling Series Now Streaming Worldwide
Underworld Wrestling: Season 1 NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon Prime Video
[MELBOURNE, 30 August 2019—] Season 1 of Underworld Wrestling is now available to stream worldwide on Amazon Prime Video, together with a teaser trailer showcasing what the full season has to offer. This unapologetically wacky television series redefines the limits of fiction by blending professional wrestling, fighting sports, and high-concept entertainment. Producer Mark Williamson explains that “the goal of Underworld Wrestling is to further explore the storytelling potential of pro wrestling while also having fun with its satiric aspects.” Inspired by old-time wrestling sports, B-grade exploitation film, and the real-world underground crime scene, Underworld Wrestling throws age-old rivals and the dark arts together in the squared circle for public entertainment.
Underworld Wrestling follows the story of an underground fight club that has existed in the shadows of Melbourne’s bustling city for over a century, said to have emerged during the Victorian Gold Rush era. Members maintain the club’s exclusivity to compete for two sacred and dark prizes: the Underworld Championship titles. Legend has it that whoever controls both titles wields great power: most think this power comes in the form of fortune and some crave its glory, but a select few think it bestows mystical powers. The first season of Underworld Wrestling coincides with the appointment of a new sinister and crazed president of the fight club, whose first order of business is to dismantle the club’s secrecy and open the fight club up to the world in live and recorded public shows.
Underworld Wrestling showcases wrestling talent from Australia and New Zealand with matches filmed in front of a live audience in Melbourne, Victoria. According to a Sydney Morning Herald review, “This hilariously bonkers and distinctly Australian wrestling series practically body-slams itself on to the screen.” Released by Bounty Films, Underworld Wrestling first launched on Amazon Prime Video in August 2018 to become the first Australian pro wrestling promotion to stream worldwide to over 100 countries. Subscribers of Amazon Prime Video can have access to the first full season of Underworld Wrestling alongside the latest blockbuster movies and television content from around the world. With further plans to extend to additional streaming services in India and South Asia, more announcements are due to follow.