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Professional wrestling has a long and proud tradition in the North East. Opposite St James’ Park once stood New St. James’ Hall, which alternated boxing and wrestling nights for decades until the decline of the latter from its TV heyday in the mid-sixties.

The building is no longer there, but a new  outfit, NORTH Wrestling, are bringing back the glory days of grapple with an event showcasing the best Northern-based talent, while also enticing top wrestlers from around the UK to your very doorstep.

“We’re starting with a bang,” says promoter Andrew Bowers. “We’ve signed current UK Independent Wrestling poster boy Will Ospreay, who was recently crowned New Japan Pro Wrestling’s first ever UK ‘Best of Super Juniors’ winner.”

Jason Prime and Alexander Henry will be flying the flag for the Newcastle wrestling scene, and there’s a great undercard including Pete ‘the Bruiserweight’ Dunne, creepy tag-team Sons of Ulaid, and many more completing the line-up.

“I’m so excited for the first NORTH Wrestling event,” Bowers says. “Newcastle has a thriving wrestling scene, and is quickly catching up with the rest of the UK. We simply want to provide the best UK wrestling has to offer, set in an unrivalled atmosphere.”

NORTH Wrestling’s NCL.1//BRACE YOURSELF is live at Riverside, Newcastle on Saturday 30th July.

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