Newcastle Pro Wrestling holds event at Cessnock Leagues Club

Some of Australia’s best male and female wrestlers will make their way to Cessnock Leagues Club this Saturday night.

The Newcastle Pro Wrestling bout will feature high-flying, hard-hitting wrestling action that is suitable for the whole family.

Cessnock local Mat “Full Force” Rogers and Maitland’s Oliver “Big Rig” Young are among the wrestlers who will jump into the ring.

Young, 19, took up wrestling two-and-a-half years ago after many years as a fan of the sport.

After 18 months of training with Newcastle Pro Wrestling, his truckie-inspired character "Big Rig" made his show debut.

Young said it’s fun to experiment with the character, and that he’s looking forward to interacting with a new crowd at Cessnock.

Young is also enjoying the physical attributes of the sport.

“It’s a lot more demanding than people think,” he said.

“The training is very cardio-based, and there’s a lot of skill involved.”

PHYSICAL: Oliver Young at training.

PHYSICAL: Oliver Young at training.

Newcastle Pro Wrestling launched in Newcastle in October 2011.

Wrestlers train at the House of Free Fighting training academy in Gateshead, and graduates have the opportunity to compete at the professional shows.

Young is gearing up to take on King Kareel Kubby on Saturday night, while Rogers will take on Zane Arthur.

Other wrestlers in action include the “Kings of Song Style” Juan Direction, Harley Wonderland, Facebrooke, Adam Hoffman and Michael Spencer.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

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Check out the first instalment of The Big Rig’s Outback Adventures in the post below.


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