Bret Hart To Participate In ‘Australian Stampede’ This April

Haus of Wrestling has received the following press release from Starrcast. In it, shows revolving around Bret Hart and Mickie James are announced for their Australia event in April.


Scheduled just one week after WrestleMania 40, promoters confirm three international wrestling shows for Starrcast Downunder, to be held in Australia from April 10th to 14th 2024.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of regional Victoria, Ballarat will play host to three key wrestling shows under the legendary WWE Hall of Famer, Bret “The Hitman” Hart and Multi Women’s World Champion Mickie James, and a third show by Oceania Pro Wrestling.

Event 1: “Australian Stampede” will feature international wrestling stars and legends in the biggest independent international wrestling show in Australia in 20 years, under the presence of the legendary Bret Hart, on Sunday April 14 (AEST).

Event 2: “HER” will be a standalone female international wrestling show on Saturday April 13 (AEST), elevating women’s wrestling as a marquee event as part of Starrcast Downunder tour, led by female wrestling trailblazer six-time WWE Women’s Champion and five-time TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James.

Event 3: Australian Showcase 2” Complementing these two shows will be a third Australian-International wrestling show with talent from Oceania Pro Wrestling on Friday April 12 (AEST). The debut Australian Showcase occurred in July 2023 as part of the IMPACT Downunder Tour.

AEST: Australian Eastern Standard Time. 

The wrestling events will stream domestically and internationally with announcements well in advance of the events.

Approximately 12 wrestling legends and 30 Australian and international wrestlers will make Starrcast Downunder a must-attend event. Stage Shows and the legends and stars attending, will be announced throughout January.

The first Tickets go on sale on Sunday 7th January at 12pm AEST at

The event will also feature signing sessions, dedicated stage shows, and a myriad of activities synonymous with the Starrcast brand. 

Quotes from the Promoter:

Quotes attributable to Bret Hart:

“It is extremely exciting to be coming back to Australia for the first time in 20 years, in an event showcasing other legends and wrestling talent from around the world and from Australia. The Australian fans have always been so great to me, and I look forward to being a part of this event, along with the best from Dungeon Wrestling.”

Quotes attributable to Mickie James:

“I cannot express how excited I am to return to Australia for the first time in six years. There couldn’t be a more perfect time, place, and opportunity to host a second all-female wrestling 

event with a whole new feel in Australia and the City of Ballarat under the new HER brand. I poured my heart and soul into the 1st event, Empower in 2021, and wasn’t sure it would happen again.”

Quotes attributable to Conrad Thompson, Starrcast:

“I am excited to finally announce that Starrcast is coming to Ballarat in Australia. This is my first trip Downunder, the first time Starrcast has been held outside the USA and there will be many other firsts announced in the coming weeks”.

Quotes attributable to Cameron Vale, Managing Director, Oceania Pro Wrestling:

“The combination of these wrestling shows is a first for Australia, a hotbed for wrestling fans and wrestling talent, where we can really put our best foot forward on an international wrestling stage, in a major regional location such as Ballarat”

OPW in collaboration with international co-promoters Conrad Thompson and Mickie James, extends sincere gratitude to Visit Victoria for their invaluable support as the destination partner in bringing this event to Australia and strategically positioning it in a significant regional market like Ballarat.  

For media enquiries contact Cam Vale through