Recently on their official website, Australian Promotion Deathmatch Downunder have announced their schedule for events in 2022. After their 1 Year Anniversary Roll On on February 5th and Malice At The Palais in Geelong on March 5th (originally scheduled for January), the following DMDU events are scheduled to take place:
SATURDAY 12 MARCH – Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne
SUNDAY 27 MARCH – Kindred Studios, Yarraville
SATURDAY 16 APRIL – NOT HERE TO FUCK SPIDERS 2022 – Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne
SATURDAY 14 MAY – Palais, Geelong
FRIDAY 27 MAY – THE JUICE IS WORTH THE SQUEEZE 2022 – Ukrainian Hall, Essendon
SATURDAY 28 MAY – THE JUICE IS WORTH THE SQUEEZE 2022 – Ukrainian Hall, Essendon
FRIDAY 17 JUNE – Melbourne
SUNDAY 19 JUNE – Kindred Studios, Yarraville
SATURDAY 16 JULY – Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne
FRIDAY 19 AUGUST – Melbourne
SATURDAY 20 AUGUST – D.R.E.A.M 2022 – Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne
SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER – Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne
SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER – Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne
SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER – Kindred Studios, Yarraville
Interestingly, they seem to have it pencilled in to run two double-header shows in 2022, with Juice is Worth The Squeeze on May 27th and 28th and an event on the 19th of August and the D.R.E.A.M tournament on the 20th. Both those double-headers feature a Friday show, which will be interesting to see how they draw given that shows on Friday here do tend to struggle competing with people leaving work. I’d also be interested in seeing if Battle Championship Wrestling, another promotion in this state runs shows that compete with those dates, since they typically run their shows on Friday and use some of the same talent.
In terms of returning shows, Not Here to Fuck Spiders is taking place in April and The Juice is Worth The Squeeze is taking place in May, just like last year. The D.R.E.A.M tournament this time around is taking place in August rather than November, seemingly because August was the originally planned month for the show last year before COVID-19 lockdown caused the show to be postponed.
A very interesting looking calendar for DMDU in 2022. We will keep you posted on what we can here at Parts Unknown Press, but for the latest from Deathmatch Downunder, be sure to visit their website.
Update: Since originally posting this article, DMDU have announced an event for February 22nd called Taking Back Sunday at Kindred Studios in Yarraville.