Wrestler David just brushes his opponents aside
Painter is ready to rumble at Lagoon
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