Wrestling meets Alan Partridge as WWE comes to Norwich with guest appearance from Triple H
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WWE came to Norwich for the first time this weekend as hundreds of fans packed into Epic Studios to see their wrestling idols.
The WWE Presents: UK Championship Live was held at the venue on Magdalen Street and included an appearance from 14-time world wrestling champion Triple H.
The ring played host to some of the biggest names in British wrestling including Pete Dunne, Trent Seven and James Drake.
Dan Maloney was also in action and there were Alan Partridge references galore whenever he stepped in the ring. Originally playing a bad guy on night one, the chants were enough to turn him into a fan favourite.
And the audience erupted when Triple H finally stepped into the ring on the second day of the event to thank the crowd and said he had no idea what the 'Dan' chants were about.
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He also hinted that there may be more WWE shows in Norwich in the future. He said 'There's a movie that says 'if you build it, they will come', and if you continue to come, we will continue to build it.'
The big winner of the event was Pete Dunne who defeated Trent Seven. He will now go on to NXT TakeOver: Chicago to face Tyler Bate for the WWE UK Championship.
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Epic Studios will play host to more wrestling this weekend as the World Association of Wrestling presents three shows. Rey Mysterio Jr, Alberto El Patron and Dos Caras Jr are juts some of the names who will be appearing.