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.