Wrestling spectacular at Worthing Assembly Hall

Picture shows Zack Sabre in action against Jushin 'Thunder' Liger in Tokyo.
Picture shows Zack Sabre in action against Jushin 'Thunder' Liger in Tokyo.

THE giants of the grappling game will be throwing their weight around for a good cause when Worthing Assembly Hall stages its annual Christmas and New Year Wrestling Spectacular in conjunction with the Mayor of Worthing’s Charity Appeal.

Headlining the event on Monday, December 30, will be international superstar and Wrestler of the Year Zack Sabre Junior.

Zack is jetting back from the other side of the world to appear in Worthing after teaming up with Yoshinari Ogawa to defeat Jushin “Thunder” Liger and Tiger Mask, two of Japan’s most famous stars, in front of a packed crowd at the 10,000-capacity Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo and become the new Japan junior heavyweight tag team title champions.

Sabre, a Premier Wrestling Federation title-holder in this country, will be defending the Worthing Trophy he won at the Assembly Hall in 2012.

Among the other wrestlers competing in the evening’s knockout tournament, sponsored for the 20th year by local firm Sussex Ford Breakers, will be rugged Londoner Stingray Stevenson, who will be making his Worthing debut, Young Wrestler of the Year and Rumblemania Trophy holder “Dazzling” Darrell Allen, and teenage powerhouse Josh Faulkner.

The show, which starts at 7.45, will also feature a six-man, last man standing, international tag team battle with an American rumble-style, over the top rope, finish when among the wrestlers in action will be local stars Barry Cooper and Charlie Checkmate, Colombia’s Jorge Castano and Indian ace Rishi Ghosh.

Tickets, including special reserved ringside seats and discounts for advance bookings, are available from the box office or online via Worthing Theatres website, or at the Assembly Hall on the night of the show.