WRESTLING RETURS TO CROYDON FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER DATES.
After being suspended for more than six months, wrestling is set to make a spectacular return to Croydon’s Fairfield Halls with All Star announcing dates for both October and November. First-up will be a full international line-up in Croydon’s traditional Tuesday evening spot with a 7.45pm start on 13th October, including controversial white shirted hell raiser Gangrel and near seven foot tall North American globetrotter Brodie Steele. Then, November 14th brings a Sunday afternoon spectacular, with a 3pm bell time and a programme aimed particularly at a family audience and winding up with a 20 wrestler over the top rope rumble event.
All Star’s Brian Dixon believes Croydon wrestling will be better for a break since the beginning of March. ‘I know many fans were disappointed but both ourselves and the Fairfield Halls management felt that after an almost continuous monthly run and on some occasions, extra presentations, we were exhausting the talent available. Now there is a new wave of stars sweeping to the fore here in Britain and demand to appear in this country continues from top international contenders and particularly big names from North America,’ he added.
The autumn return of ring vampire Gangrel, the sabre toothed rule-bender from the United States, has already set alarm bells ringing among home campaigners and some of the tactics employed by 6ft 10in giant Steele are just as outrageous. Kent-based ‘Wrestler of the Year’ Doug Williams, who has already seen action in the USA and twice toured Japan this year, says he’s ready to take on either man.
All Star are also planning a tribute to ring, film and television personality ‘Bomber’ Pat Roach who died at the end of July. Roach wrestled at the Fairfield Halls on many occasions, including clashes against masked legend Kendo Nagasaki, and it is hoped to include a knockout event in his memory as part of the October programme. For bookings and further details call the Fairfield Halls box office on 0208-0688-9291 or for latest line-up information ring the Wrestlecall hot line on 09068-121884 (call cost 60p min).