Z1 Wrestle Rampage News: Ryan Eagles(c) vs. Damian Slater – LADDER MATCH
ZERO1 Australian National Championship – LADDER MATCH
Ryan Eagles(c) vs. Damian Slater
MIKEY NICHOLLS, JAYSON COOPER, HARTLEY JACKSON, ROBBY HEART and for the past 500 days, RYAN EAGLES. These are the elite few who have been able to rise and call themselves the ZERO1 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION since the title was introduced in 2008. The inaugural champion (originally under the jurisdiction of the NWA) was crowned in a tournament held at Perth’s Challenge Stadium. It was MIKEY NICHOLLS who came out on top, overcoming names such as CLAUDIO CASTAGNOLI (now ANTONIO CESARO) and ROCKY ROMERO. Many have tried to achieve the same feat since that day and many have failed.
But despite NICHOLLS’ victory, it is RYAN EAGLES who has been perhaps the most newsworthy and controversial champion of them all. Exactly 2 years ago at Thebarton Theatre, Sydney’s EAGLES made his ZERO1 debut, winning the #1 contenders tournament thanks to his new ally in Channel 10 sports media icon MARK AISTON. EAGLES went on to become the champion and has since made it his mission to show as much disrespect to both ZERO1 and South Australia as humanly possible.
Now EAGLES faces a long-time adversary who was also one of the 8 faces in that original title tournament held in 2008. Adelaide’s DAMIAN SLATER has evolved from a fresh faced pro wrestler into an established fighter who has honed his skills around the world. SLATER’s accomplishment list is lengthy as he has consistently put away almost all of the top names in Australia. At 2012’s WRESTLE RAMPAGE, it was SLATER who defeated Japanese Junior Heavyweight legend IKUTO HIDAKA. However the 1 thing that has evaded him all this time is the ZERO1 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!
On Friday, November 1st, We will see EAGLES v SLATER, one more time. And the match? It will be one of the most dangerous and adrenaline filled matches in Pro Wrestling. A LADDER MATCH! The championship will be hung from the roof of Thebarton Theatre and the winner will be the man who can climb a ladder and retrieve that title! There are no disqualifications! No count outs! There can only be 1 rightful champion who leaves Thebarton Theatre with the gold. You will not want to miss this epic showdown!!