Wishaw wrestler wants team

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Wrestling

Premier Bri­tish Wrestling re­turns to La­nark­shire this week­end and one Wishaw wrestler is aim­ing to steal the show.

De­clan Early, bet­ter known as Krieger, is one half of the PBW tag team cham­pi­ons along with part­ner Lou King Sharp. The duo are up against Mike Bird and Wild Boar from ri­val pro­mo­tion In­sane Cham­pi­onship Wrestling (ICW) on a what is sure to be a night of high drama at Air­drie Town Hall. Krieger, who has been wrestling for the past four years, said: “The Bri­tish wrestling scene is boom­ing at the mo­ment and we have plenty of great matches for the fans.

“It’s my lo­cal show and the team we are go­ing up against it are go­ing to be tough.”

Kreiger, 22, grew up watch­ing WWE le­gends The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin dur­ing the com­pany’s At­ti­tude Era in the late 1990s.

But since then he im­mersed him­self in the Bri­tish wrestling scene in­clud­ing stars such as Nigel McGuin­ness, Doug Wil­liams and Zach Sabre Jnr.

Wrestling on this side of the At­lantic is on the rise once again with ICW break­ing its at­ten­dance record last Novem­ber by stag­ing a show at the SSE Hy­dro and the renowned World of Sport wrestling show set to re­turn to ITV later this year.

Krieger, who has taken a year out froms tudy­ing pri­mary teach­ing at Strath­clyde Univer­sity to pur­sue his wrestling dream, added: “The dream is to do this full time.

“A few of the guys can earn a good liv­ing from trav­el­ling around the coun­try.

“My fam­ily and girl­friend Ab­bie are very sup­port­ive. I met Ab­bie at one of our shows so she gets it.

“PBW has sold out a few of our shows and we’ve had a lot more peo­ple com­ing to our wrestling school. Peo­ple com­ing to the show can ex­pect a great night of wrestling.”

Premier Bri­tish Wrestling is live in Air­drie Town Hall this Satur­day, April 8. Doors open at 7pm.

Tick­ets, rang­ing from £10 to £15, can be pur­chased by call­ing the box of­fice on 01698 403120 or in per­son at the Mother­well Con­cert Hall.

Fancy get­ting into the wrestling ring?

PBW run wrestling classes at Peak Fit­ness 4 You, South Bridge Street, Air­drie, ev­ery Sun­day from 11am to 3pm and are priced at £10 per

ses­sion.

Wrestling star Kreiger poses inside the ring

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