POWER bombs and super kicks will all be part of one of the best shows the south-west has ever seen, according to national heavyweight wrestling champion Daniel Swagger.
Swagger was joined by dwarf wrestler Blake “Mr Big” Johnston in Warrnambool yesterday to promote the wrestling spectacular and met with pupils from Warrnambool East Primary School for an anti-bullying seminar.
Johnston was controversially set alight by St Kilda footballer Clinton Jones during Mad Monday celebrations.
Yesterday was Johnston’s first public appearance since the incident and he said he wanted to let children know they could overcome all challenges.
“Hopefully I can let them know that no matter what speed hump they hit they can come away from it,” he said.
“I just want to thank my friends for their support.”
Both Swagger and Johnston said they were looking forward to returning to Warrnambool in January next year for the wrestling spectacular.
“It’s a family friendly-entertainment,” Swagger said.
“It’s not bloody or violent. It’s close to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which is the closest thing to PG (parental guidance).
“I’ve spent a lot of time in WWE and it’s moved away from violence to entertainment.
“People can expect to be blown away.”
Swagger said the drawcard will be an epic Tables, Ladders and Chairs main event match and a crew from England will ensure the event has the competitiveness of the Ashes.
“The cricketers might be struggling with the Ashes but it’ll be a sure thing with the wrestling.”
Event promoter Steven Pullen said it was expected between 1000 to 1500 spectators would attend.
“It’s great entertainment for all ages,” he said.
Tickets went on sale yesterday. For more information visit www.coastalconflict.com