2017 was a very busy year for pro wrestling in South Wales, and with the popularity of the sport continuing to rise across the country, now is a very exciting time for both fans and athletes as we begin 2018.
At the forefront of this movement is Cardiff based promotion, Attack Pro Wrestling – an independent organisation that offers a unique take on wrestling entertainment. Walking among the excited crowd at Cathays Community Centre it’s clear to see the passion for wrestling here builds from the fans up. I took to my seat with a high sense of anticipation, and needless to say the night that followed did not disappoint.
If you’ve never been to a wrestling show before I would highly recommend the Attack shows. The high risk stunts on display provide a form of physical theatre with no comparison – and as I watch current champion, Flash Morgan Webster slam into the ring from a 20 foot balcony – I’m marvelled to be so close to the action at a cost of only £12.
Experiencing the action in person is a world away from watching on TV as well. At ringside, the intricate skills of the throws and submission on display are better seen, heard, and sometimes even felt. Now with a roster of athletes that include some of the worlds most exciting prospects such as Mark Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster, Wild Boar, and Pete Dunn, there has ever been a better time to head down to a show.
It’s not just the skills on display that make it such an entertaining evening either. It’s more than that. There’s a real sense of culture at the Attack shows, and an electricity to the atmosphere that is almost tangible. A combination that could only be described as a cross between the glamor of WWE, mixed with the rugged passion of back yard wrestling.
Overall, I came away from the evening feeling very impressed with Attack Pro Wrestling, and will definitely be going back to more shows in the future. Why not head down yourself, and don’t forget to take part in the infamous raffle.
Photos by Rob Brazier. http://www.theheaddrop.com