Leeds set for weekend wrestling showdown

READY FOR ACTION: LPW Wrestling in Leeds. Picture by Tony Knox.
READY FOR ACTION: LPW Wrestling in Leeds. Picture by Tony Knox.
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Leeds Professional Wrestling organiser Adam Bowler is counting down the hours until Saturday night’s LPW Takedown show at Harehills Working Men’s Club.

The eighth edition of LPW will showcase both national and local wrestling talent following in the footsteps of the likes of Big Daddy, Mr Oddjob and Giant Haystacks who lit up Leeds Town Hall during wrestling’s golden era.

A local wrestling promoter since 2011, Bowler believes that there is a growing passion for the sport in Leeds.

“There is definitely an audience for wrestling in Leeds”, said Bowler.

“We are hoping to get 300 people.” LPW are hoping the family-friendly entertainment on offer will appeal to a wide range of ages and attract new fans to a sport that is steadily growing in popularity.

The night’s festivities start off with Kev Cash and charismatic local JD Boom taking on Caz Crash in the Cruiserweight Championship Match. Other highlights include a Divas Triple Threat Match and the return of Prince Ameen to LPW in an International Challenge Match with The Commando. The finale comes by way of Leeds’ own Priscilla taking part in a Fatal 4 Way with the victor taking the LPW Championship title.

Doors open at the venue on Cowper Road in Leeds at 7pm for a 7.30pm bell time for the full bill of wrestling action as well as the chance to have photos taken with the wrestlers for £5. Tickets are available on the door at £10 for adults and £5 for children under 12. Families of two adults and two children get in for £25.