A BLAIRGOWRIE wrestling club is hoping to cash-in on success by playing host to the Million Dollar Man.
After being spotted by Fife-based Gilmartin Film Productions in January, Scottish Wrestling Entertainment (SWE) have been asked to put on a bigger and better version of their “Hell For Lycra” production in a bid to sell out Perth Concert Hall.
Former WWF star Ted “the Million Dollar Man” DiBiase will top the bill during the August event, which will see local wrestlers mix with Stateside stars.
As well as DiBiase, moves are afoot to bring another old-school favourite, Joe E. Legend, to Perthshire – along with relative newcomer Shannon Moore, who competes under the sport’s re-branded moniker, WWE.
SWE co-founder David Low explained that the prospect of joining his childhood heroes on the Fair City stage is the realisation of a 15-year dream.
David said: “We’ve gone from doing shows in little town halls and community centres to doing big venues like the Concert Hall purely off the back of Hell For Lycra’s success.
“Now people know that there is a wrestling club in Blairgowrie and we want to be known throughout Scotland and beyond. We’re delighted to have been given this opportunity and have decided to take a chance and see how far we can run with it,” he said.
David added that Rory McAllister, one half of WWE tag-team duo The Highlanders – as well as Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore – have also been approached.
The 27-year-old father-of-four when on to say that the 30 wrestlers in the SWE stable, based on Blairgowrie’s Welton Road, have stepped-up their training in a bid to up-stage their visitors from across the Pond.
He said: “We’re all training much harder now because we have an incentive. We don’t want the likes of the Million Dollar Man to come all the way over here for us to embarrass ourselves by not being in good shape.
“This show could open so many doors for us. We’re going to give it everything we have,” he said.
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