Pro wrestler Marc ‘hooli­gan’ to fight in Qtown

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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.

The Mir­ror has a dou­ble pass to give away to the South­ern Pro Wrestling New Zealand Cham­pi­onship. To go in the draw to win email us on mir­ror@stl.co.nz with ‘‘Wrestling’’ in the sub­ject line.

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