Pro wrestler Marc ‘hooligan’ to fight in Qtown
A Queenstown wrestler will show his hooligan side in the fight for the South Island’s top pro wrestling title, in Queenstown, next month.
Marc Perry, 29, said his character - Hooligan Marcus Kool - was everything he was not in real life.
‘‘It’s a very over the top, chanting, thinking they are tough and better than everyone else football fan,’’ he said.
The Queenstown wrestler, who opened a wrestling school with Troy Crosbie in Invercargill, said he doesn’t regret swapping his football training for wrestling training as a 14-year-old.
‘‘I think I’m quite lucky that because I was trained by a wres- tler in the UK there were a lot more people to learn from and there was a lot more going on in the scene there. So bringing that experience over here kind of put me ahead of everyone else.’’
Perry would have a nodisqualification match with The Monster, of Auckland, at the Southern Pro Wrestling New Zealand championship at Queens- town Memorial Centre on July 15.
One of six matches during the tournament would include two of Perry’s students.
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