Comedian Stephen Merchant heads to Norwich for ‘top-drawer’ wrestling event

Stephen Merchant will be in Norwich tonight (Picture: Ian West/PA)

Stephen Merchant will be in Norwich tonight (Picture: Ian West/PA) - Credit: PA

Ricky Gervais' sidekick Stephen Merchant is headed for Norwich for tonight's World Association of Wrestling's Night Of Champions event.

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The comedian tweeted about his imminent arrival this morning and joked that he had packed a leotard just in case he's hauled out of the audience and thrown into battle.

He tweeted: 'Off to Norwich for top-drawer British wrestling tonight @WAW_UK Night Of Champions. Taking my leotard just in case they need me in the ring.'

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Stephen is in town to watch the WAW Open Light Heavyweight Championship which will see Ricky Knight Jr. take on El Ligero at Epic Studios.

WAW has been invading our very own Mustard TV since September last year, bringing all its hard-hitting action to the local channel.

Tag team brothers (L) Zak and Roy Knight are WAW regulars. Picture: Ian Burt

Tag team brothers (L) Zak and Roy Knight are WAW regulars. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The wrestling association was founded in 1994 by 'Rowdy' Ricky Knight, grandfather of this evening's headliner Ricky Knight Jr., and his wife Sweet Saraya.

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