In a huge coup for the British Wrestling industry, Ideas Tap are working alongside the prestigious Old Vic Theatre on London’s Waterloo Embankment for a project that will showcase the industry to the Nations media and potential new fans base, like never before.
A completely free two-day British Wrestling festival will take place in central London on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th February 2011 with the top companies and wrestling in the country coming together to celebrate the resurgence of our once World respected industry. The 48 hour extravaganza will be called BritWres-Fest 2011 and is expected to be a major turning point for the industries drive to return to our TV scenes in the UK.
BritWres-Fest 2011 is set to be a very high-profile event that will give invaluable exposure for the entire industry to a new and potentially lucrative audience. For two full days, the event will take over the atmospheric Old Vic Tunnels, a series of cavernous chambers underneath Waterloo station. The much sought after venue is owned by the world famous Old Vic Theatre, whose Artistic Director is none other than Hollywood superstar Kevin Spacey.
It is understood that the chance to host this unique celebration of British Professional Wrestling was first offered to the Frontier Wrestling Alliance. However, because of its potential significance for the development of the UK scene as a whole, FWA management decided that the event should be opened up to as many of the top wrestling promotions in the country as possible. Therefore, each of the two evenings will see shows featuring guest matches from the major companies under the British Wrestling Council umbrella. Meanwhile, during the daytime events will involve free wrestling training seminars hosted by some of the most respected professional wrestling trainers in Europe.
British Wrestling Council Founder and Record Breaking British Heavyweight Champion Alex Shane is heavily involved in the event. Shane said “This is exactly the type of opportunity that we believed would be presented to us if we did the ground work to bring a heightened sense of Professionalism and Media awareness to our domestic industry. This was far too big an opportunity to simply use for the FWA alone and we are delighted that we can share Ideas Tap’s generous offer with our Brothers in Sisters in other wrestling promotions in the UK”. He continued "Despite this being open to a whole new audience to attend for free it was important that we did not forget British Wrestling’s loyal fan base and as such provisions have been put in place to make sure that they have first access to tickets for these huge, must see events”.
Tickets for the shows and day time training are completely free of charge and can be applied for by British Wrestling fans FIRST by going to www.britwres-fest.com Keep checking the website for more news and matches about these two very special days for British Wrestling as we get closer to BritWres-Fest 2011.