A right rumble in the ring

WrestleFest 2020's taking to the ring in Queenstown on Saturday night. Photo: Layton Findlater
WrestleFest 2020's taking to the ring in Queenstown on Saturday night. Photo: Layton Findlater
Queenstown’s premier pro wrestling event’s back.

WrestleFest, Southern Pro Wrestling NZ’s sixth event, will hit the ring this weekend with six matches set to take place at the Queenstown Memorial Centre.

SPW co-owner and wrestler Marc ‘Hooligan Marcus Kool’ Perry is expecting Saturday’s event will sell out its 350-person capacity.

Perry says: “It’s the biggest and best line-up we’ve ever had.

“We have three championship matches, plus I’ve got my biggest ever challenge against Jack Bonza, who’s been dominating the Australian scene.”

For the first time the event’s being filmed for TVNZ Duke – it’ll be screened around July.

Originally from England, Perry’s been drawn to wrestling since he was a kid.

“I used to be mesmerised by all these characters and people on TV, that’s kind of why I fell in love with it all.”

He likens Saturday’s show to a “live action movie” but without the option for any retakes.

“If something happens that’s not supposed to, it’s not like we can just stop everything and redo the scene.”

The event runs from 6.30pm tomorrow at the Queenstown Memorial Centre.

Tickets are on sale at eventfinda.co.nz

hugh.collins@scene.co.nz

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