Wrestling is set to return to its “rightful home” for a sell-out show in Dundee.
And it will be the first time in 20 years that such an event has been held at the Caird Hall.
It’s being run by Scottish Wrestling Entertainment (SWE) and is called Hell for Lycra: Wrestling Comes Home.
The event’s set to be a slobberknocker, with the venue selling out its 2,000-seat capacity.
David Low, who runs SWE and also wrestles under the name Bravehart, spoke to the Tele as he prepared for the show.
He said: “We have had some amazing shows in Dundee in the past and we are hoping that the Caird Hall can be the main venue for our bigger events — especially our yearly Hell for Lycra events.
“Dundee is amazing – it has been so good to the wrestling community over the years.
“We have regular events at the Ardler Complex and we have also had events at the Caird Hall — it’s great to be back there because it has such a big wrestling history.
“I will be in the ring myself, as Bravehart, and I’ll be taking on Chris Duke, who is a radio personality in Dundee.
“We just want to bring wrestling back to its rightful home. All the money we raise goes into supporting our wrestling school, which is on North Isla Street.
“Hell for Lycra is for the whole family, there are parts of the show that will appeal to everyone – whether it’s your kids, your aunt or your gran.”
One of the wrestlers who will compete at the show is “The 9th wonder of the world” Chyna, whose real name is Joan Marie Laurer.
“She is well known for being part of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), which is now known as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) — the world’s largest wrestling organisation. Chyna is famous for being the only female intercontinental champion that the promotion has had.
David added: “Ticket sales were going steady then we announced Chyna would be involved and things just snowballed from there.
“She hasn’t been seen in wrestling since 2002 or 2003 and she is quite a big deal in wrestling circles.
“A lot of her fans have wanted to see her for a long time — it is really good to be able to do that for them.”
Another former WWE veteran who will wrestle at the Caird Hall is Colt Cabana.
In the past, Scottish Wrestling Entertainment has booked notable performers, including Brett “The Hitman” Hart and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who passed away last month.
Former wrestler Len Ironside will be in attendance on the day to present a plaque in honour of George Kidd, who was the World Lightweight Champion for 26 years.
He said he is looking forward to his first wrestling show in the city since he competed in the city back in the early nineties.
Mr Ironside added: “It will be interesting to see how the show fares against all the other shows I have been to in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
“I haven’t been back to Dundee since 1992 when I was wrestling myself. It will be interesting to see the atmosphere in the Caird Hall again.
“When I was wrestling the Caird Hall had a really special atmosphere.”
Hell for Lycra takes place on August 29 and starts at 7.30pm.