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British Wrestling (BritWres)

ActuallyDenz

Well-known member
Not sure if there are any fans of pro wrestling on here (not entirely convinced pro wrestling is even a sport, so may not belong in the sport forum), but here we are. Having grown up watching WWF/WWE but not enjoying what their product has become over the last couple of years, I started watching the British wrestling scene and came across a lot of wrestlers doing their thing at an indie level that I've enjoyed watching online.

The #SpeakingOut movement in the summer hit hard as quite a few people I'd come to respect were outted as abusers and that shook my interest in wrestling for a while. One concept that WWE introduced that I thought was interesting was the idea of a cinematic match, where matches took place away from the wrestling ring and essentially shot like a film, so they could show segments not possible in a regular match and I guess re-shoot certain spots that didn't happen quite right. A group of some of the bigger names in the current BritWres scene came together and put together a cinematic match which they aired last night - it's a big gruesome and more than a little off the wall, but I enjoyed it, so figured I'd share it here.

 

Nursemorph

Author Level
Professional wrestling is in the "Sports Entertainment" category so it, technically, is a sport as the wrestlers are athletes..just that winners and losers are decided in advance.

I do like watching pro wrestling even if it is a little predictable...WWE is rather bland these days as they have too many wrestlers who are either very poor or are simply going through the motions having been with them so long. I tend to only watch NXT these days as they at least have some decent stuff...however, I watch a lot of AEW as they have so many exciting wrestlers and their tag-team division is second-to-none..worth watching if you like your wrestling (they air their Tuesday night show, AEW Dark, on Facebook)
 

AgentCooper

Fire Walk With Me
Moderator
That’s not British wrestling!

This is British wrestling...

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ActuallyDenz

Well-known member
The likes of Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, Kendo Nagasaki & Mick McManus came to mind when I saw the title.
That period in the 70s and 80s with the above names on World of Sport every week was pretty much the golden age of British wrestling. There's probably a similar depth of quality in the current British wrestling scene, but there's not the same level of exposure unless you're already a fan of the companies and so paying for their subscription services or watching their channels on Youtube.
 

Martinr36

Grand Master
That period in the 70s and 80s with the above names on World of Sport every week was pretty much the golden age of British wrestling. There's probably a similar depth of quality in the current British wrestling scene, but there's not the same level of exposure unless you're already a fan of the companies and so paying for their subscription services or watching their channels on Youtube.
Was regular viewing at 4:00 PM of a saturday afternoon
 

Stephen M

Spamtastic
One of the best descriptions I have heard for pro wrestling is: "Adult pantomime."

Giant Haystacks was an interesting character, he was a lover of and very knowledgeable about opera.

Kent Walton was fun as a commentator, he managed to do it as if it was all genuine, although I have heard stories that he would argue and refuse to back down to anyone claiming it was acted.

Another interesting story from that time which I cannot verify but have heard from sources I trust was that when the acting union was a closed shop aspiring actors in need of an Equity Card could get one by pro wrestling or stripping.

Apologies for the rather sordid idea of Haystacks or Daddy doing the latter.
 
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