Portishead is becoming a hotbed for professional wrestling as sell out crowds have forced show organisers to move to a bigger venue.

The last event hosted by British Kingdom Pro-Wrestling (BKPW) featured WWE superstar Brian Kendrick and sold out the 200 capacity Somerset Hall in January.

This time around, Japanese star Mochozuki Junior will take on British talent Lee Hunter at the 300 capacity Gordano School Hall on the March 30, 2024.

The influx of both foreign and home superstar wrestlers to perform in the Portishead area is a trend that has been steadily increasing over the past few years.

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BKPW have hosted four events in Portishead in each of the last two years alone, and the buzz and support from local fans has kept the stars returning.

BKPW promoter Nadia Ageli said: “Portishead shows are always so well attended, and the fans are so great here. We’re able to bring in the biggest stars and grow the market.

“These stars are more used to wrestling in 27,000 seat arenas than towns where the total population is 27,000, but they absolutely love it in Portishead. The crowds are loud, and they know their wrestling. Homegrown talent also knows that Portishead shows are the ones to be on and the competition is fierce.”

The match is being made possible by a partnership between BKPW and large, prestigious Japanese promotion Dragon Gate, which is seeing an exchange of wrestling stars between the UK and Japan.

As well as Mochozuki vs Hunter, the event will also feature four other fights between other homegrown British wrestlers, including fan favourites Saime Sahin and Curt Atlas.

Doors open at 6:30pm at Gordano School, with the event kicking off at 7:00pm.