AEW’s Buddy Matthews captures MCW World Heavyweight Championship

Buddy Matthews returns to his home country of Australia and captures the Melbourne City Wrestling World Heavyweight Title

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For the second time, Buddy Matthews is MCW World Champion. 

Thornbury, Australia was home to Melbourne City Wrestling’s February 11th show and the main event of the evening saw Buddy Matthews defeat Mitch Waterman to become MCW World Heavyweight Champion. 

This is the second time in Matthews’ career that he has held the championship. His first title reign took place in 2012. 

After the bout, Matthews was interviewed by FOX Sports Australia. He was asked when he’ll be back in Australia and said it depends on the travel. He credited AEW for providing him with a schedule that allows for him to head back home. 

It’s all about the travel – it’s how many times I want to jump on a plane and travel 30 hours. To see my family is everything, and my WWE schedule was very hectic. Not that this one isn’t, but AEW – I’m very fortunate to work for a company that allows me to go and see my family. Pop over, and help these guys. It’s really cool to come and do that. In the end, I’m Australian. As much as I’ve lived in America and I’m kind of an American now, it’s home, and it’s nice to get away.

Speaking about his return to MCW, Matthews stated that it was fun and challenging to come back and work with Mitch Waterman. 

He enjoys giving advice to the next crop of talents and wants to get show MCW on a bigger stage. He stated that he’s got the flag now and wants to run with it. 

It’s one of those things where you realize the journey you’ve gone on over the 10-plus years. It’s taken its time, but it’s also been very, very fast. It’s cool to come back and be remembered – kind of share the wisdom I’ve gone and found. It’s full circle.

To be an inspiration to him (Mitch Waterman) over those years, to make him want to be a wrestler on my way out – and now he’s like the poster boy of MCW. To come back and mix it up with him, new talent, it’s fun for me, it’s challenging for me. I enjoy passing on that wisdom. Making my mind think; I’ve got a mind, if I don’t share it, I’m selfish. So I think MCW is the pinnacle of Australian wrestling, and if I can be here and help show that on a bigger stage – I’ve got the flag now, let me run.

Melbourne City Wrestling’s next show is scheduled for April 8th. 

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