Wrestler fights for NZ title
A Queenstown wrestler will fight his student for the national heavyweight title on Saturday.
Student JK Moody, of Invercargill, is the defending the SPW New Zealand Heavyweight Championship against his former Queenstown trainer ‘Hooligan’ Marcus Kool.
Kool said as a local wrestler he would have a strong crowd and others could find that intimidating.
‘‘The crowd gets rowdy.
‘‘They can throw a lot of guys [wrestlers] off with their chants - they are a lot of fun.’’
Kool was determined to win and said he could better last year’s finale, where he jumped off a balcony at the Queenstown Memorial Centre.
‘‘I still lost last time, I definitely need to win now and do what it takes.’’
Two Australian athletes are scheduled to compete on the night also. New Zealand’s top tag team would also be decided on the night, with one tag team match lined up.
❚ Doors for the event at the Queenstown Memorial Centre on Saturday will open at 6pm and $20 tickets are on sale on eventfinda.
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