All the action from the RAW Live show in Brisbane on Sunday, July 28, 2013.
All the action from the RAW Live show in Brisbane on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Leea Gilmour

Larger than life wrestlers rock it Down Under

SEXPO wasn't the only place in Brisbane to see half naked men put on a show over the weekend.

The superstars of the WWE - World Wrestling Entertainment - arrived in the Queensland capital on Sunday as part of the World RAW Tour, the company's annual pilgrimage down under 

Far from the adults-only event happening over the river at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre - the men and women of WWE put on a near three hour show for mostly young fans at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall.

It was day three of a five day tour of Australia.

They've already conquered Melbourne and Sydney and will perform in Adelaide on Monday and Perth on Tuesday before jetting back to the states.

WWE Superstar The Miz said despite the gruelling schedule the fans had made the trip to Australia worth while.

"So far so good - the fans have been absolutely incredible," he said prior to Sunday's show.

"It's a lot of fun to be here. You never know what's going to happen."

He said Australian crowds bring something to the table the Americans just can't offer.

"You get the Aussie chants," he said.

"And you get the 'Miz is awesome' chants, which I love, and they're so much fun.

"The Aussies really get into it and it makes for a great show."

Sunday's show saw Miz come up in a losing effort against current United States champion Dean Ambrose in a fan's choice  'Brisbane Street Fight' match - picked via a Twitter poll.

The former WWE Champion got his revenge in the end though - hitting his famous finisher 'Skull Crushing Finale' to the villainous Ambrose to the delight of fans.

The main event of the night saw WWE Champion John Cena defeat Ryback in a Tables match.

Several young fans had the opportunity to meet current Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel in a meet and greet prior to the show.

WWE Superstar and Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel met fans in a meet and greet in Brisbane.
WWE Superstar and Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel met fans in a meet and greet in Brisbane.

 



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