Swaffham wrestler Tom Falcon looks to soar in hometown main event

Wrestler Tom Falcon will be headlining a show in his home town of Swaffham, later this month. Also p

Wrestler Tom Falcon will be headlining a show in his home town of Swaffham, later this month. Also pictured is his trainer (R) Jim Cambridge. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

For Tom Gorrett wrestling has always been a passion since he first started watching shows aged 11.

Now the 26-year-old is poised to take to the ring himself to star in the main event in his home town of Swaffham.

His alter-ego Tom Falcon, along with his tag-team partner

Nathan Shaw, will be taking on Joe FX andthe heaviest wrestler in Europe The Bulk as

part of Falling Starr Wrestling's show at The Nicholas Hamond Academy on Saturday, February 20.

Mr Gorrett has had a rapid rise in the industry having begun training at the Falling Starr academy, run by Jim Cambridge wrestles as Jimmy Starr, less than a year ago.

Mr Gorrett said: 'I've been a wrestling fan most of my life and I have been going to Jim's shows since he started them really.

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'It has always been something I wanted to do but I never believed I would be amazing at it or anything.

'Last year I went to a show and just thought why not try it and I've gone from there.

'Jim is a great coach and with him helping me I have really gone for it.

'It has always been a dream of mine to perform in front of a home crowd in Swaffham so it is really exciting. It is the biggest show of my young wrestling career.'

Mr Cambridge, who toured the world as a professional wrestler for more than 10 years, said: 'As a student Tom is exactly what you want. He puts a lot of effort in but he also has respect for you and for his peers, he is really well liked within the academy.

'He has trained really hard and he took to it really quickly.

'A win in the main event could really push him on, get his name known on the UK scene. It could push him up to the stars and it will be up to him really where he goes from there.'

The Falling Star academy holds training sessions in both King's Lynn and Swaffham and

has a number of shows throughout the year around the Norfolk area.

Tickets cost £12 for adults or £8 for children. Doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 7.30pm.

For more information or for tickets visit fswrestling.co.uk

Do you do an unusual sport? Write to doug.faulkner@archant.co.uk

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