Town gets to grips with wrestling show

WRESTLING fans will be in for a treat this Saturday when a prestigious show is staged in the town.

Showtime Championship Wrestling has been more than a year in planning but has announced its first show this weekend at the Saxon Suite in Daventry Leisure Centre.

SCW is Daventry’s own wrestling promotion and is the brainchild of Matt Edgar and Rob Maltman.

Rob’s wrestling career started in 2008 in Kettering where he took the role of ring announcer and moved on to help train wrestlers, develop their character and helped write shows and storylines.

Matt Edgar has learnt his trade through sport. Spending three years sitting a diploma in Sports Development at Rugby College along with many other coaching awards.

Matt aims to bring this knowledge of sports and fitness development to the promotion with a long-term goal of opening up a local training centre to bring on some of Daventry’s own talent and try to create a new wrestling star for the town.

While Daventry has staged wrestling shows before, SCW is encouraging fans to leave their feedback on the twitter site and facebook pages – www.twitter.com/MRshowtimeRM.

They are keen that wrestling embraces the social networking scene as most wrestling fans spend a lot of time discussing and debating the topic online.

They will be putting on a wrestling show that the fans decide what happens. The twitter and facebook sites are open 24/7 so that even if you miss a show you can still offer your opinion, engage in debate and view footage in your own time.

SCW will be using talent from different towns such as Kettering, Daventry, Rugby, Luton and others, but they have also employed national talent, such as Dave Mastiff, rated Britain’s number two wrestler, and James Mason, a veteran UK wrestler who has appeared on both WWE and TNA.

They believe that from the top of their card to the bottom the talent shines through.

Doors open 6.30pm with showtime at 7pm. Tickets can be booked online or pay on the door.

The show is family-friendly and suited to all ages.