Matt Kaye (Formally Matt Striker) to Wrestle on Great Britain’s World of Sport TV Taping 17th November 2013
All New World of Sport Wrestling
Great Britain’s Iconic World of Sport Wrestling Set to Make a Comeback at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls Sunday 17th November 2013
Ware, Hertfordshire, UK, 21st September 2013
World of Sport Wrestling, an iconic British ITV brand, is set to make a comeback Sunday 17th November 2013 at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls. The event marks the first new World of Sport Wrestling taping in 28 years.
ITV’s World of Sport Wrestling broadcast from 1955 to 1985, and drew huge ratings with an average viewership of 8.5 million; at its peak an audience of 18 million tuned in for the 1981 Big Daddy vs. Giant Haystacks match at Wembley. Other British wrestlers such as Mick McManus, Jackie “Mr TV” Pallo, Kendo Nagasaki, Les Kellett, and “Bomber” Pat Roach all became household names. So popular was World of Sport Wrestling that a 1968 event held at the Royal Albert Hall featured Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, as a guest of honour.
World of Sport Wrestling utilises a highly respected technical style drawn up by the late Admiral Lord Mountevans in the Committee Rooms of Great Britain’s Houses of Parliament.
The comeback event at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls, which is being taped for ITV, will feature new wrestlers, but promises to be in the spirit of the original World of Sport Wrestling, utilizing the Mountevans rules.
Flying in exclusively to wrestle the Mountevens style is international superstar Matt Kaye (formally Matt Striker).
World of Sport Wrestling legend Johnny Kidd is also scheduled to wrestle.
World of Sport Wrestling legend Johnny Saint, the man widely considered the world’s greatest technical wrestler, is appointed as a special guest referee.
Steve Grey and a number of other World of Sport Wrestling legends will also be making a special appearance.
Veteran British wrestling commentator Lee Bamber is scheduled to attend and get back behind the microphone. Master of ceremonies Steve Lytton and “Ukulele” John Atkins are also scheduled to appear.
Tickets for this family friendly event are priced at £12 adults, £10 concessions, and £40 for a family of four. Tickets may be purchased via the Fairfield Halls website fairfield.co.uk, or alternatively telephone the Fairfield Halls box office on 020 8688 9291 (booking fee may apply). Tickets will also be available on the door, subject to availability. Doors open Doors 2pm, and the event commences 3pm.
About WOS Wrestling Ltd
WOS Wrestling Ltd, a privately held company, is principally engaged in providing family-friendly wrestling on its television programming, digital media and publishing platforms. Incorporated in 2010, WOS Wrestling Ltd have a contractual agreement with both ITV Broadcasting Limited and ITV Studios Limited in relation to ITV’s World of Sport brand. In 2012 WOS Wrestling Ltd began distribution of classic World of Sport Wrestling television episodes on Apple iTunes. In 2013 WOS Wrestling Ltd sold numerous trade mark rights to World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and ITV Studios Limited. The company is headquartered in Ware, Hertfordshire, UK, with a further office in Delaware, USA (WOS Wrestling, Inc.). WOS Wrestling Ltd has consecutively produced annual pre and post tax profits that have contributed towards corporation tax.
Additional information on WOS Wrestling Ltd can be found at woswrestling.com.
About ITV Broadcasting Limited and ITV Studios Limited
ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster. It is the largest commercial television network in the UK operating a family of channels including the rebranded ITV. It also delivers content across multiple platforms either directly or via itv.com and ITV Player. ITV Studios is an international production and distribution business which produces and sells programmes and formats in the UK and worldwide.
Additional information on ITV Broadcasting Limited and ITV Studios Limited can be found at itv.com.
WOS, World of Sport and the World of Sport logo are registered trademarks of ITV Studios Limited. ITV is a registered trademark of ITV Network Limited. Matt Striker is a registered trademark of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. Photographic images on this page are copyright Rob Brazier, Denis Rouvre, and Tony Knox. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. WOS Wrestling Ltd is registered in England and Wales, company number 07393109. WOS Wrestling Inc is registered in Delaware, USA, company number 5089081.