Wrestler Sy­sum is just in­cred­i­ble on ITV show

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A WRESTLER from Glouces­ter has been tipped to be­come the next Hulk Ho­gan af­ter win­ning two ma­jor pro wrestling sin­gles ti­tles in one day – in­clud­ing one shown on UK tele­vi­sion.

Justin Sy­sum was the star of the day when he de­feated Ram­page in a clas­sic bat­tle many fans are call­ing a ‘match of the year can­di­date’ in the fi­nal episode of WOS Wrestling on ITV

A few hours later the 33-year-old beat ‘The Show­stealer’ Nathan Cruz to cap­ture the NGW Undis­puted Cham­pi­onship in front of a rau­cous crowd at Hull City Hall.

Justin’s dou­ble win hap­pened within a seven hours last Satur­day. Now he has found him­self with the nick­name ‘Su­per­hu­man’.

The for­mer ham­mer thrower and Amer­i­can foot­ball player turned pro as a wrestler six years ago and was un­known out­side British wrestling cir­cles when WOS be­gan in July.

But his turbo-charged per­for­mances on the 10-part weekly series – which marked British wrestling’s re­turn to ITV for the first time in 30 years – have earned him le­gions of new ad­mir­ers.

Justin said: “I had to make sure I stepped up to get on Ram­page’s level be­cause he’s the best in the coun­try. “I am proud of the match we had.” Justin, who was born and still lives in Glouces­ter, at­tended the Crypt School in the city.

After­wards he went to the Univer­sity of Southamp­ton from 2004-07 to study bi­ol­ogy. There he played for Southamp­ton Stags Amer­i­can Foot­ball team, scor­ing two touch­downs as they won the na­tional univer­sity fi­nal. Sy­sum also com­peted in the ham­mer at the British na­tional ath­let­ics cham­pi­onships.

He was trained at Glouces­ter Ath­let­ics Club by Com­mon­wealth gold medal­list ham­mer thrower Lor­raine Shaw.

Pic­tures WOS Wrestling/ITV

Justin Sy­sum from Glouces­ter ap­peared on ITVWOS Wrestling show, he is pic­tured in ac­tion on the left

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