Get Ready to Rumble 2011

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ON Saturday the Wrestling Association of Rugby (WAR) hosts its most popular annual event of the year – Ready to Rumble.

Some 30 of the UK’s best grappling talents will descend on Rugby to take part in the gruelling, hour-long, rumble match – with the prize being a guaranteed title match with the current champion at the next event.

The current WAR champion, ‘Bird of Prey’ Falcon, is typically confident. He said: “It doesn’t matter whether there’s three, 30 or 300 – I guarantee that no one will ever take my championship belt.”

Meanwhile crowd favourite Blue Thunder thinks otherwise. He said: “Falcon and his henchmen are cowards – when I finally get him in the ring you will see what the WAR fans have been waiting all this time for – Blue Thunder as your new WAR Champion.”

With various matches on the night, including the very special, annual 30-man Royal Rumble, WAR: Ready to Rumble 2011 is set to be a thrilling evening of showmanship and fraught confrontations.

There will be many other wrestlers appearing on the night. Among them will be fans’ favourites Xander Cooper, The Judge, ‘The Mean Machine’ Iggy Taylor and ‘B52’ Lance Corporal.

Tickets have sold out in previous years, so fans are advised to book.

Tickets are on sale now and can be reserved by calling (01788) 561735 or by emailing

Entrance is £6 for adults, £5 for under- 15s and a family of two adults and two children is £18.

For more information and a list of matches for the evening, log onto

The show will be held at Lawrence Sheriff School, Clifton Road, Rugby, from 6.30pm.