Action packed professional wrestling is coming to the New Theatre in Peterborough this month.
Expect a night of bone-crunching manoeuvres and flamboyant outfits; professional wrestling is a sensationalised form of performance art with a universal appeal like no other.
But despite once being a staple of popular, terrestrial channels in the UK, British wrestling has since tapped out to the global WWE, which has reigned for more than 60 years and launched some of the most celebrated wrestlers of all time.
LDN Wrestling, a touring company that will be gator rolling into Peterborough, aims to reinstate the demand for British wrestling.
Sanjay Bagga, 34, who left university to become a wrestling promoter, founded the group in 2004. He said: ‘‘Wrestling and this great country go hand in hand, it is in our culture… but British wrestling took a big knock when it got taken off the TV in the 1980s, so I felt there was a gap in the market for a wrestling event with affordable prices.”
After a successful 17 years, and with plans to bulldoze through another two hundred shows across Europe, LDN Wrestling is definitely on its way to helping Britain re-stake its claim on the wrestling world.
Top of the bill leading the British troops is British Heavyweight Champion Alan Lee Travis taking on Team America led by Texican Cam Cole assisted by Will Allday and the American tag champions InZanley Rude.
LDN Wrestling will be at the New Theatre Peterborough on Friday February 21, with tickets ranging from £15 to £18. Tickets can be booked online at www.newtheatre-peterborough.com or at the box office on 01733 852992.