Wrestler Sysum is just incredible on ITV show
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.
Justin Sysum from Gloucester appeared on ITVWOS Wrestling show, he is pictured in action on the left