Get ready to Rumble! Big-time wrestling to hit Havant Pallant Centre

Wrestling is coming to the Pallant Centre in Havant with some big names ready to put on a show.

Wednesday, 13th February 2019, 9:58 am
Updated Monday, 18th February 2019, 10:03 am
The high-flying Darrell Allen

The Saturday night grappling spectacular, on March 2, will feature an all-in American Rumble, in which the wrestlers can only be eliminated by being thrown out of the ring over the top rope, and the last man left standing is the winner.

Top UK matchmakers Premier Promotions, who are presenting the event, have been staging shows for more than 30 years, but this will be a new venture for them.

And promoter John Freemantle believes the Pallant Centre could become a regular venue hosting the giants of the ring.

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Karl Atlas. Picture: Sarah Barraclough

He said: ‘Havant hasn’t had top-class wrestling events before, and all the signs are that our first show will be a sell-out. So if it goes well, we will be looking to bring the top names in wrestling to the Pallant Centre on a regular basis.’

The opening show will also include tag-team and solo matches, and among the stars in action will be one of the biggest men in wrestling, ‘Man Mountain’ Karl Atlas, from Waterlooville, who when he isn’t swapping holds in the ring teaches at a Havant school.

Among the other top names set to appear are Petersfield’s Andy Boy Simmonz, who has wrestled on the under card on the WWE’s shows in the UK, and reigning Premier Wrestling Federation title-holder ‘Dazzling’ Darrell Allen.

The star-studded line-up will also include Portugal’s ‘Fantastic’ David Francisco and blond bomber Harry Sefton, a high flyer who is rated as one of country’s best up and coming young wrestlers.

Tickets for the show, with discounts for advanced bookings, are available from the Pallant Centre or the Parish Office in North Street, Havant, or on line at thepallantcentre.com