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Mike Connell

Promoter, Legacy Wrestling in Rugby

Legacy Wrestling

PRESENTED ON JUN 07, 2018
IN COVENTRY @ VOL 35

Dramatic scenes, heartbreaking moments, adrenaline fuelled excitement and unrivalled audience interaction; who doesn't want to watch superheroes battle it out right in front of their eyes? Taking you on a rollercoaster of emotions and dragging you into a story you will never forget, welcome to the uniquely misunderstood world of professional wrestling as seen through the eyes of 20-year veteran and Legacy Wrestling promoter Mike Connell.

 

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