American Superslam Wrestling
October 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm
Fancy an evening out in Blackpool with huge burly men and gigantic roaring noises from a gladiator enthused crowd? American Superslam Wrestling promises costumes and pantomime; cries of “Shall I bust his arm?” and so much more. It may surprise you to learn that the most common age group in the audience is 8-12 year olds, who love all that stuff. Yes you heard me right. The kids of today hey? Caught Up In The Commotion You literally cannot help but be enthusiastic at this event. Whether you want to or not, some aspect of stereotyped masculinity will appeal, and you will find yourself shouting along with the ten year olds. Don’t know who to cheer for? Well, if you don’t want your kids or anyone else’s for that matter, to think you have been living under a rock for a couple of decades, you need to get familiar with the American Superslam Wrestling Stars. Top Wrestling Stars First there is Fit Finlay better known as the Belfast Bruiser. This man is a legend on the circuit. Professionally wrestling since the 80s, he does not know when to lie down quietly, and has some gruesome facial expressions to whip up any crowd. Usually wears a green manotard – that’s a man in a leotard for anyone not familiar with the jingo. Danny “Boy” Collins is another circuit legend, famous for beating Fit Finlay to the heavyweight title in 1989. It is as if that old grudge has never been settled when these two get fighting in the ring. El Ligero also known as Simon Musk is a British professional wrestler and currently highly regarded in this world of bump and jump to the ground. Usually sporting a Viking horn mask in colourful yellow and blue, he is one to watch out for. Theatre or Sport? If you’ve not followed wrestling since the 80s you may not have realised that things have gone futher than those days when Hulk Hogan used to run around looking insanely dangerous sporting his peroxide locks. Back then, fans would pride themselves on spotting fake moves, non strikes made to look like strikes and fake pain. Today, with advances in stunt mechanics and better actor training, it is really difficult to spot that the whole act is choreographed, making for a thrilling experience that transcends the televised experience of watching wrestling. It all feels very real. The wrestling ring is to be set up in the Blackpool Pavillion, which has great viewing and vantage points so that you won’t miss a moment of the action.