Wrestle­ma­nia on the way to Wairarapa


The power and pageantry of pro wrestling will be on show in Wairarapa this week­end as the NZ Wide Pro Wrestlers come to Master­ton.

Lo­cal wrestlers Jay Mar­shall of Master­ton and Rufguts Roddy Gunn of Feather­ston will join oth­ers from around the coun­try in putting on a show called ‘Melt­down 2017’ at the YMCA build­ing on Queen Street.

Pro­moter Daniel Bo­han said Jay Mar­shall will given a ti­tle shot against the NZWPW heavy­weight cham­pion ei­ther cur­rent champ Chad Howard or chal­lenger, Wayne la Per­fec­cion of Chile, as de­cided in the main event on Fri­day the 13th in Lower Hutt.

Rufguts Roddy Gunn is one of the most ex­pe­ri­enced and tal­ented wrestlers in New Zealand and his match for Master­ton will de­pend on re­sults from the first round of the Right to Chal­lenge (R2C) Tour­na­ment that will kick off the night be­fore in Lower Hutt.

‘‘The card will also fea­ture Shane Sinclair, widely re­garded as the best tech­ni­cal wrestler in New Zealand, a two time Ocea­nia Wrestling Cham­pi­onship medal­list and in­vi­tee to mul­ti­ple WWE try­outs, as well as some of the best wrestlers from Welling­ton and Auck­land.

‘‘NZPWP has ac­tu­ally been the launch pad for a lot of guys who have gone on to great careers over­seas. Sev­eral of our alumni are wrestling abroad now, Johnny Idol is a big star in Mex­ico, pack­ing out venues most nights,’’ he said.

‘‘An­other guy Travis Banks is do­ing re­ally well in the UK and is the cur­rent cham­pion of Progress Wrestling UK. So the wrestlers on show in Master­ton are up to the task of putting on great bouts and get­ting the crowd go­ing.

‘‘We hope peo­ple will come down and cheer the lo­cal guys on and see some live ac­tion.’’

The ac­tion kicks off at the YMCA build­ing on Queen St at 7pm with doors open­ing at 6.30pm. Tick­ets are. Adult: $15.00 Child 15 years or un­der: $10.00 Fam­ily Pass (2 Adults & 2 Child): $35.00

Lo­cal wrestlers Jay Mar­shall and Rufguts Roddy Gunn will ap­pear.

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