Wrestler David just brushes his op­po­nents aside

Painter is ready to rum­ble at La­goon

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - David Camp­bell

A Pais­ley painter and dec­o­ra­tor will swap his brushes and rollers for su­plexes and clothes­lines as he gets ready to head­line a ma­jor home­town show.

David Camp­bell Thom­son, known as DCT in the wrestling world, is set to chal­lenge for the ju­nior heavy­weight ti­tle at the La­goon later this month.

The 27-year-old can’t wait to pull on his leo­tard and boots in a show that also fea­tures pop­u­lar Scot­tish wrestler Grado and WWE su­per­star Pete Dunn.

He said: “Do­ing a home­town show is al­ways a bit more spe­cial. I have done them be­fore and it is as al­ways re­ally good and hope­fully I’ll get good sup­port on the night.

“I have wres­tled all over the coun­try, right to the very top all the way down to the very bot­tom, and in Ire­land.

“You can’t re­ally ask your friends to travel far away to watch you, so this is a good chance for them to come and see me.”

And David, who works for Miller Homes as a painter and dec­o­ra­tor, is hop­ing that an­other spe­cial guest might make an ap­pear­ance on the night. “My dad has never been to a show. “He’s al­ways had work com­mit­ments and things on but I’m hop­ing he can make it down this time around,” he ex­plained.

The for­mer Pais­ley Gram­mar pupil has be­come a pop­u­lar fig­ure on the Bri­tish wrestling scene since first step­ping be­tween the ropes five years ago.

“I was al­ways a fan of wrestling grow­ing up. I loved it. So a few years ago I just googled ‘wrestling school’ and it brought up Source Wrestling School in the south side of Glas­gow and I went along,” he added.

“I worked with Damian O’Con­nor, who is now Kil­lian Dain in the WWE, he helped train me. I worked for six or seven months be­fore I had my first match and now I have been all over the UK wrestling.”

DCT will take on vet­eran Glen Dunbar for the Scot­tish Wrestling Al­liance ju­nior heavy­weight ti­tle on the night.

He went on: “I have quite a flam­boy­ant style in the ring. I think it’s go­ing to be a re­ally good show.”

The event will take place at the Pais­ley La­goon on Friday, Septem­ber 29, from 6.30pm.

Tick­ets are avail­able from Ticket Scot­land and there will be VIP meet and greets on the night.

Hard at work David gets dec­o­rat­ing and (in­set) ready to get in the ring Win­ner David with a ti­tle belt

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