Big night of wrestling set for Wauchope RSL on January 14

Getting ready to wrestle: Curtis James, Chad Wauch, JD Wilson, Tristian Lewis and Commando all have their eyes on the prize at the big night in Wauchope RSL.

Getting ready to wrestle: Curtis James, Chad Wauch, JD Wilson, Tristian Lewis and Commando all have their eyes on the prize at the big night in Wauchope RSL.

Saturday night promises to be an exciting one at the North Coast Pro Wrestling competition at Wauchope RSL.

North Coast Pro Wrestling’s Josh Briggs says it’ll be great entertainment.

“We have a rumble – a 20-man over the top – for the Mick Bickley Cup, named after one of our wrestlers who passed away last year,” he said.

The main event is going to be a surprise.

“We have got Johnny Dodge, a Wauchope local boy, coming back as our general manager and it will be his choice for the main event and he will make that up on the night.

“We have also got JD Wilson versus Poison, who’s from Queensland, which will be a big attraction,” Briggs said.

There’ll be wrestlers from all over the country including Queensland, Sydney, Newcastle, Port Macquarie and Wauchope.

There’s nothing better than going out in front of a live crowd, and seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces. - Josh Briggs

The local boys are Delicious, Chad Waugh, Curtis James, Johnny Dodge and Tristian Lewis. Commando from Queensland is returning after a four year absence.

Josh says wrestling is very popular on TV and live events are getting bigger and better, with 5,000 wrestlers around Australia.

“It’s a family show. There’s nothing better than going out in front of a live crowd, and seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces,” he said.

They were hoping to have some women wrestlers on the bill this time around, but no-one was available.  

Briggs said wrestlers train several times a week.

"You've got to know how to fall, and be really fit."

Tickets are at the door, which open at 6.30pm and wrestling gets underway at 7pm.

Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for children and under fives get in free. A family ticket costs $40 for two adults and two children.

North Coast Pro Wrestling are starting up a training school this year and would welcome interest from young people from the age of 15 or 16, boys and girls.

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