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Wrestling smackdown does not disappoint


By Matt Leslie


Lucha DS, centre, performs a backward slam on Lad Chapman and Glen Dunbar during the Northern Fights wrestling bout at Thurso. Picture: Studiograff
Lucha DS, centre, performs a backward slam on Lad Chapman and Glen Dunbar during the Northern Fights wrestling bout at Thurso. Picture: Studiograff

A NIGHT of wrestling drama was promised at Thurso's Royal British Legion Club and the punters did not leave disappointed.

The Caithness Pro Wrestling (CPW) roadshow – titled Northern Fights – rolled into town with a bill packed with mouthwatering bouts.

The main event featured the mysterious Lucha DS who was defending his undisputed CPW title belt against not one but two adversaries at the same time – local fighters Lad Chapman and Glen Dunbar.

A was a thrilling contest with Lucha DS's style of flying off from the ropes proving to be a hit with the crowd.

There were bodyslams, half-nelsons and clotheslines galore with no-one guessing which one of the three would emerge victorious with the belt.

However, things then took a twist.

CPW champion Lucha DS has a friendly word with the crowd. Picture: Studiograff
CPW champion Lucha DS has a friendly word with the crowd. Picture: Studiograff

For reasons known only to themselves, the triple tag-team called Contagion – which was made up of Corvyn Cameron, Connor Rose and Reaver, and had competed earlier on that night – decided to storm the ring.

They proceeded to take on the three wrestlers who were already in there with a brawl taking place that unfortunately saw the referee caught up in the crossfire as he was beaten up.

At this point, the rest of the fighters on the bill felt that attacking the ref was too much and they too piled in to get the Contagion team out of the ring.

With the referee in no fit state to continue officiating, the CPW bout was declared null and void, meaning that Lucha DS retained his title – albeit not in the manner he would have wanted to.

However, going by the crowd's ecstatic reaction, the full-on rumble had them cheering to the rafters.

Earlier, Contagion were receiving cheers instead of the boos they got later on as they emerged victorious by a pinfall from their triple tag-team bout against Russell Adamson, Scott McManus and Angel Hayze – the latter being 18 years of age and making her professional debut.

Angel Haze gets off the canvas during the tag-team match in the Northern Fights wrestling event in Thurso. Picture: Studiograff
Angel Haze gets off the canvas during the tag-team match in the Northern Fights wrestling event in Thurso. Picture: Studiograff

Brotherly love was cast aside when Mr X took on Mr E with the former winning by a pinfall.

There were two prizefighter challenges that saw Robert Wishart defeating Dean Ford by submission and Connor Rose beating Russell Adamson by pinfall.

The CPW roadshow returns to Thurso's Royal British Legion on August 31, under the banner of Random Now!



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